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Designing a learning technology ecosystem


The global pandemic has seen people rapidly adopting new technologies. Hear how Tracie Cantu, Director of Learning Technology at Wholefoods, is adapting her approach in light of these developments. Find out how she sees an increase in user experience data driving an L&D evolution, and how a modern learning ecosystem meets her organization’s unique needs. Top tips for successful learning in the face of change. Be flexible with your learning technologies.

Five perspectives on Learning Technologies 2016

Sponge UK

It’s the biggest event of its kind in Europe and draws thousands of people from across the learning space to see and experience the latest the industry has to offer. But Learning Technologies 2016 means different things to different people so we’ve taken the temperature of this year’s event by getting a cross-section of perspectives. . Why I’m back at Learning Technologies for the first time in 10 years.” . I’m not a fan of shiny technology and shiny content.

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Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 9

Upside Learning

Ten Top Technology Tools for Teachers. Lists 10 top technology tools that are all free, easy-to-use, easy-to-access and can be used in any subject, at any age to enhance the learning experience. Survey: Mobile Learning At A Tipping Point.

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Podcast 33: Training ROI in Action – With Ajay Pangarkar

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 33 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW. To find out more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. But if you’re not entirely sure what that term means, today’s podcast is for you.

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Is it time to replace SCORM? A Look at Emerging Learning Technologies

Growth Engineering

Is it finally time for SCORM, the specification superstar of the noughties, to move over for modern learning technology? Before SCORM the eLearning world was a jumble of different system specifications that just couldn’t communicate or work together. Online learning only worked on the LMS is was originally created for. SCORM solved this headache by providing a standard software specification that worked across all learning technology.

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GE TV: Elliott Masie on the Future of Learning Technologies

Growth Engineering

Elliott is one of the rock stars of the learning and development world, having been one of the industry’s most prominent thinkers for decades. He heads up The MASIE Center , a think tank focused on supporting learning and knowledge within the workforce. He also leads the Learning CONSORTIUM , a coalition of 200 global organisations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies. The current state of gamification in learning. I’m a learning producer.

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Podcast 10: The New Face of Nonprofit Leadership Development – With Meera Chary of Bridgespan

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 10 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 10 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: What does it take to create a compelling facilitated team learning experience? KEY TAKEAWAYS: Innovative learning technology is helping consulting firms provide high-value advisory services to a much broader audience.

Workplace Learning Trends in 2018

Origin Learning

In this blog post, we will have a quick glimpse of what we believe would be some of the key trends in workplace learning this year. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality – these two topics have been on a number of technology trend lists for the past four to five years. But it was 2017 when the AR and VR bandwagon really got a big push with technology companies providing affordable VR/AR accessories. App-Based Learning. Bite-Sized Learning. Podcasts.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | July 17, 2020

Mike Taylor

Multiple-Choice Questioning as a Valuable Learning Opportunity. Some see these questions as a way to assess student learning while also providing options. Devlin Peck has put together a guide that includes everything you need to know about the Experience API (xAPI) and Learning Record Stores (LRS) in 2020. So he decided he would sell himself the best hour of the day to improving his own mind, and the world could buy the rest of his time.” Podcasts.

48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read


I might be biased, but being part of the learning and development community is not only fascinating but rewarding. But it’s also the reason that to be the best trainer/ training manager/ chief learning officer, you have to keep your learning and development top of mind too.

Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Learning & Development

Convergence Training

As you know, there are many new technologies available now or coming soon that may influence learning and development in different ways. So many that it’s a little hard to keep track of them all, not to mention have an understanding of what they are and just exactly what influences they may have on workforce learning and development. And with that said, let’s start learning about disruptive technologies and their use in learning and development from Dr. Lee.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | July 31, 2020

Mike Taylor

“The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning, you’re not old.” — Rosalyn Yalow. I hope you’re navigating things in your world successfully and finding some happiness along the way! Microsoft’s Announcement Changes the Future of Learning — Here’s What You Need to Know. Microsoft has announced a “new learning app for MS Teams”. Does that mean it’s game over for large parts of the learning tech market? Podcasts.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | MAY 22, 2020

Mike Taylor

This is the first week of a graduate level course that I’m teaching at Franklin University in their online Instructional Design & Learning Technology program. Don’t miss the new Podcast section I’ve added this week. You can help me out a bit with that by letting me know what your top 3 favorite podcasts are! Last week’s most clicked item: (The Right) Learning Modalities To Deliver Digital Learning. Learn more & listen. Podcasts.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | September 13, 2019

Mike Taylor

It always melts away the rest of the world and I just want to hold on to that feeling forever. Here are this week’s finds from the Learning, Design & Technology world. As learning professionals aren’t we really in the persuasion business? Here are some of the techniques from the @visme blog that marketers use and we should steal for our learning content. How to Improve Your Visual Design Skills (for Learning Professionals). Friday5 learning

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | September 6, 2019

Mike Taylor

Learning impacts every part of your life, long after you’ve left school. Knowing how to learn, and more importantly, having a system for doing it repeatedly and efficiently, is the most valuable skill you can cultivate in our modern age. Here are a few things from the learning, design & technology world from this week for you. Ger’s Learning Notes: Social Learning. Social learning can be very simple and effective. Friday5 learning

Fresh Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 31, 2018

Mike Taylor

I hope this finds you doing well and here are some of the best things from the world of learning, design, and technology this week. Dive in to see what this year’s Learning & Development (L&D) Global Sentiment Survey has to say. Learning Is a Learned Behavior.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

1) What can associations learn about member education from other sources of professional development? Talk with consultants who’ve helped other organizations retool their learning programs. Employers are increasingly concerned that graduates lack skills that are critical for success in today’s world of work. But associations are uniquely compelling because community-driven social learning is part of the association experience. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Digital Participation

Your Training Edge

The huge wave of internet in last few decades has led to the evolution of online based user experience, whether it’s about searching, marketing, shopping and learning. Much discussed topics in few of my previous articles have been MOOCs, video learning and other online modes that are extensively being used all over the world. These must be addressed and learners should understand that how media form the perceptions of the world and their surroundings.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 16, 2019

Mike Taylor

Here are some things from the learning, design and technology world that I won’t assume you’ll like – but I hope you will! How to Build Expertise While Learning. In this article Jos Arets ( @AretsJos ) discusses the difference between evidence-based and evidence-informed, teaching you how to determine the effectiveness of any learning service, by aiding the decision-making process. The Surprising Truth About Human Behaviors and Learning with Daniel H.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | June 7, 2019

Mike Taylor

“Dialogue is the most powerful learning technology on earth.” Here are a few exciting things from the learning, design and technology world this week. WHY DO “LEARNING STYLES” THEORIES PERSIST? Andew Watson ( @andrewwatsonttb ) highlights that one possible reason for the persistence of the debunked idea of learning styles is still around is possibly because professional schools teach it. (Or, Friday5 learning

What is crowd-accelerated learning?

Origin Learning

The script of learning is changing rapidly. Technology advancements, latest gadgets, and emerging concepts in the world of business are making organizations look at newer methods of skills training and imparting impactful development lessons. Learning from one another with face time is in. With the top-down approach not bringing in results that organizations typically search for, the learning architecture has to accommodate a new community of learners.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, June 28, 2007 Emerging Technologies in e-Learning I sat in on a lunchtime WebEx presentation with Gary Woodill -- Director, Research and Analysis, Brandon Hall Research. The topic: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning. Developed over 60 e-learning programs. In the 90s there were one or two ways to do e-Learning: CDRoms and then the web.

Training Delivery Methods: Choosing the Right Modality for Your Content


Content is a huge focus in the training world, though it’s really only one part of the learning equation. These include: Podcasts. Borrowing from the popular media format, Podcasts are an excellent way to educate team members, allowing them to absorb information at their own pace in a familiar style. This category of modalities includes: Instructor-Led Trainings (in-person or virtual). Interactive Learning Guides.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Arrgghh!!! Main | Great Quote from Interview with Raph Koster » February 04, 2008 Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!)

Personalize Learning by Leveraging Geolocation In Mobiles – The Pokemon Way

CommLab India

It is the finest example of how ‘augmented reality’ makes it possible to bring virtual things to the real world. You can apply the same principles to make your mobile learning more real and personal by leveraging the Geolocation feature. You can come up with location-based learning services based on the GPS in mobiles. Learning Based on Location. You can offer location-centric learning the other way round. Location Defines the Learning Scope.

e-Learning Acupuncture: Technology, Colleges and Community Online Conference

E-Learning Acupuncture

skip to main | skip to sidebar e-Learning Acupuncture Erics ramblings, experiences and random thoughts about e-Learning, distance education and Educational Technology. Its a completely virtual conference. Technology in the Classroom – Hindrance or Help?

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 23, 2019

Mike Taylor

Here are a few things from the learning, design and technology world to greet you and I hope you get a whole lot of whatever brings calmness to you. In a world where anything visible is likely to be assessed or evaluated, people respond as you would expect them to: They keep the most important things under wraps in an effort to manipulate what others think of them. What PwC Learned from Its Policy of Flexible Work for Everyone. Friday5 learning

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Top 7 topics at this year's ALT-C

Learning with e's

A quick trawl of titles and keywords revealed these top 7 favourite topics: e-Learning 31 Web 2.0 Social Software 25 VLEs 24 Blogs 20 Mobile learning 19 Social networking 18 Wikis 16 No surprises really. I was also interested to note that there are only 6 papers featuring the term ‘distance learning’ (although several more imply it) – but. Has distance education now been overhauled in the glittering world of learning technology?


e-Clippings (Learning As Art): So here I sit, technically in-between jobs.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Two new addictions.flickrvision and twittrvision. federal government working in the e-Learning Technology Center (eLTC) at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU).

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Free learning & development webinars for September 2020

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 9AM – 10AM PT: Learn How to Create Assessments for Your Video Training and Publish to an LMS You’ve shot an awesome video for the upcoming training initiative, but what’s the best way to get your video into an elearning course on your LMS?

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Selling your services by the hour

Clive on Learning

Not surprisingly, the most popular services on offer at the moment are those that can be provided virtually, like graphic design or coding, but currently no-ones extending this to learning technologies. post-producing a podcast or video? It's what makes the world goes round Now here's an idea. This site, [link] , allows you to offer your services to carry out particular tasks at a specified hourly rate. Alternatively, you can buy those services from others.

Key eLearning Trends for 2019

Origin Learning

When we published our list of ‘Workplace Learning Trends in 2018’ in January this year; we listed the following: Augmented and Virtual Reality. App-Based Learning. Bite-Sized Learning. Podcasts. Learning Experience Platform. The Social Learning Gamble.

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Back to Basics – What is eLearning?

Rob Hubbard

Workers of the world unite – it must be time for another Luddite revolution!’. This was one of my friends, a nurse, on Facebook last week, venting her anger against learning technologies. This is still such a common perception of elearning; dull, mandatory training, done on your own, using technology that doesn’t quite work properly. Such a shame, when there is such a wonderful, eclectic, creative and interesting wealth of approaches and technologies out there.

Video killed the radio star: So will LXP kill LMS?

Learning Pool

In their very comprehensive investigation into the reasons behind the development of the learning experience platform ( Powering the Modern Learner Experience ), authors Ben Betts and John Helmer make clear that dissatisfaction with the traditional form of the learning management system (LMS) played a major part. Since the dawn of history, each new technology arrival has created an expectation that the old way of doing things was now doomed to extinction.

Association LMS Buying Companion

Talented Learning

It’s when thousands of ASAE members come together to reconnect with colleagues, learn new professional skills, and focus on the future of their respective organizations. This month, as the ASAE Annual Meeting heats up in Salt Lake City, a spectrum of exciting and innovative technologies will be on display. If you’re an association decision maker, how do you decide which learning technologies are the best fit for your particular needs?

DevLearn 2016: Must see sessions to spark your creativity

Sponge UK

There’s a month to go until DevLearn, the Elearning Guild’s annual learning extravaganza in Las Vegas, so we’re highlighting our must see sessions at the show. The Magic of Storytelling and Learning. Listen: Elearning Guilds podcast, Penn Jillette on Creativity and Magic. Knowing how to tell stories effectively in this new medium will be critical for learning professionals in the near future. Learn: Pixar in a Box on

eLearning Startup Opportunities

Tony Karrer

approaches that leverage distributed content creation, social aspects as part of learning, collaborative learning and editing. We are collectively underestimating the incredible impact that technology is going to have on education. eLearning Technology.