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

His requirements for a PLE Framework include: Personalization Social features Social filtering I ncorporate various Web 2.0 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! Vision of Future of Application and eLearning Development ) that the age of desktop / installed heavy authoring tools are going to lose out to web-based authoring tools that focus on particular niches and allow composition.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Top 2008 Posts based on Read Counts: 100 eLearning Articles and White Papers Free - Web 2.0 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 26) Web 2.0 Applications in Learning (24) Free - Web 2.0 Opportunities (6) Real-Time Collaborative Editing (6) Web 2.0

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. Now, for the pessimists out there – Do you remember back to the really early days of the web?