Mirror Neurons, Virtual training, Crowds, Misunderstanding, Long Tail, & Copyright

Big Dog, Little Dog

While much of a recruit's introduction to the Army is the same as it has always been--firing ranges, long marches, obstacle courses, and the like--the Army is increasingly utilizing new technologies to help soldiers learn their jobs. Long-tail economics favors the blockbuster, Harvard study finds - c/net. Remember the long tail? Your Mashup Is Probably Legal - Slashdot.

PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning

Tony Karrer

concepts and technologies (mashups, widgets, aggregation, OpenID, RSS, etc.) Flexibility and extensibility Web browser platform Aggregation/Mashups Ease of use Several thoughts jumped out at me: The concept of a Personal Learning Environment (PLE) exists, but actual PLEs only exist as theoretical combinations of skills, methods and tools.

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Social Learning Objects - Flash Cards

Tony Karrer

And I would suggest that there are a couple of interesting implications: Web-Based, Niche Authoring Tools I've claimed for a while (see Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups and Incredibly Cool! This is something we've wanted to do for a long time in learning, but it's always been hard. This is exactly what the implication is Learning's Long Tail and Attention Crisis , Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape , eLearning 2.0.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

for Learning Professionals Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 Test SCORM Courses with an LMS Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples Training Method Trends Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis SCORM Test Web 2.0 Corporate Access (6) LinkedIn for Finding Expertise (6) Social Learning (6) Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape (6) As a side note, I used this as an opportunity to update my Blog Guide. This lines up with what I predicted in 2008.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

One of the common reasons I hear from knowledge workers inside large organizations for not following the suggestions I provide is that the organization itself puts up barriers to working this way. Predictions #2 => Convergence Ramps Up Big Time The recent Morgan Stanley Mobile Internet Report that I discussed in Mobile Internet Apple Facebook is really labeled wrong. If you want to optimize total learner hours, then you make long courses aimed at lots of employees.