Long Tail Blogging is Dying?

Tony Karrer

Just read an article in the Guardian The long tail of blogging is dying (Found via Donald Clark ). But recently – over the past six months – a new trend: fewer blogs with links, and fewer with any contextual comment. I'm sure that this will continue to change, but I would question the notion that long tail blogging is dying. Some weeks, apart from the splogs, there would be hardly anything. I didn't think we'd suddenly become dull.

Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

Someone was just asking me about the big trends in learning and the implications of those trends on corporate learning and development. So, here's a bit of a compilation of some of the things I've been talking about in my blog which points to some of the major trends in learning. Trends in What L&D Organizations are Doing As a result of these trends, some L&D organizations are looking to social and informal learning.

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How to build an SEO-friendly training portal


Keywords/Long-tail keywords. Long-tail keywords are just that: keywords, just longer. For example, if you’re offering online courses on marketing, it’d be better to be specific and use long-tail keywords that reflect the purpose and the audience.

2009 Top Posts and Topics

Tony Karrer

Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool Tool Set 2009 Knowledge Work Types LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers SharePoint Using SharePoint SharePoint Examples SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 Long Tail Long Tail Blogging is Dying? Business of Learning Trends in Learning Side Note – Read Counts I also looked at the top posts according to read counts.

6 great tools to help determine the title of your next course

Superb Learning

A great way to build an effective title is to use analytical data such as popular keywords and trends. Simply type in a keyword and Ubersuggest will give you long-tail versions of the term and the volume of searches.

Learning Power Laws

Tony Karrer

Some of the specifics of this transformation are captured in the following graphic: This is lines up really well with a lot of what I discuss in Business of Learning and Trends in Learning. Several of them I regularly talk about: Amara’s Law ( backstory ) states that " we tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.

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 37) Training Method Trends (27) Examples of eLearning 2.0 (26) 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.

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100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

2007 Training Industry Report Summary This report covers stats on the industry's trends and growth over the last year and will appear in the upcoming Training magazine edition. Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. just reached 100. Thought I'd share. No particular order to these.

Who's Responsible for This?

Kapp Notes

So, here is the big question for this month: Do educational institutions and corporate learning & development departments have responsibility for supporting Long Tail Learning? They didn't inspect a part after it was manufactured, instead they showed the operator how to determine if a machine was running in tolerance or trending toward non-tolerance.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

But when I do these predictions, I focus on the stuff that’s part of the bigger trends and the potential that these trends have for impacting workplace learning professionals especially around the impact that technology will have. They say its about: 5 Trends Converging (3G + Social Networking + Video + VoIP + Impressive Mobile Devices) The growth of mobile devices has been amazing.

Artificial Intelligence Comes to Learning

CLO Magazine

The concept of the long tail most saliently reflected at Amazon means that any content, however niche, can find its ideal audience as long as the engine cataloging it and powering its discovery is up to the task. This trend is shifting from consumer entertainment to corporate learning. That it emphasizes efficiency and engagement as well as short-term and long-term goals?

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Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

I personally believe that traditional training as publishing is on an overall downward trend. I personally would bet against training as publisher of formal learning in the long-term. Incremental changes, e.g., going from face-to-face in a classroom to virtual classroom or courseware, likely are not going to be sufficient in the long run. I am planning to hold a discussion through Learn Trends around this topic in July. This is a very strange time.

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Knowledge Skills Mentoring Tips - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Long Tail Blogging is Dying? Learning Management Systems - Trends and Issues - Discovery Through eLearning , July 8, 2009. eLearning Learning Hot List. July 1, 2009 to July 10, 2009. You can subscribe to get the Best Of eLearning Learning by visiting the site and subscribing via email or RSS to the Best Of. Top Posts. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009.

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

One of the really cool things about eLearning Learning and Browse My Stuff is the ability of the system to determine hot topics or trends based on the content that is being brought together in topic hubs. Long live ADDIE! Social media trends for 2010 , November 3, 2009. Using the system, I found that the top hot topics in eLearning for 2009. I would be very curious to hear thoughts on topics that you feel were big discussion points around eLearning that are not listed below.

Mastering Multimedia with Matt Medeiros


But that Drift conference wasn’t long after that, I think. ” There’s this mass democratization that’s been happening for a long time but it’s really coming into focus. What you covered took too long.” Matt: So, again, long-winded answer.

Long Live?

Tony Karrer

Just got through reading - Long Live Instructor-Led Learning - by Saul Carliner, who is a person I know, like and respect. He had me scratching my head about Long Live what? Long Live – is actually an important issue being raised through this discussion that I'll get to below… Let me start with the fact that Saul and his article made no attempt to directly engage with any of the "bloggers" who he so quickly lumps together and dismisses. Long Live? Long Live what?

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The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers

Charles Jennings

With these trends in mind it's hard not to agree with Tony Karrer when he says that the type of training we’d call ‘traditional’ is on an overall downward trend along with traditional publishing. Following the vendor rationalisation process there were a small number of strategic suppliers, more preferred suppliers, a longtail’ of approved suppliers and an even longer one of non-approved suppliers who were excluded from bidding for further work with the company.

Listen: Discover Financial Services’ Jon Kaplan on tuition assistance programs and the importance of building trust among your learning team

CLO Magazine

Jon: I have a long history of trying things out that I don’t like. The trend for that, and this is where the universities do have a value, the trend for that came out of studies that were done to change the nature of curriculum because curriculum was gender and racially and ethnically biased and how do you get around that. Like many bosses, Jon Kaplan thought he was a good leader. The results seemed to prove it.