Learning, Long Tail, Needs Analysis, Web 2.0, & Creative Thinking

Big Dog, Little Dog

This is not some relativistic world where training is fine as long as the manager says it's good (what David Wilson of Elearnity terms the 'conspiracy of convenience'). No, there are particular types of measure that are of value to stakeholders, and as long as the learning function can show its effect on these, and be seen to be operating effectively, then it is doing its job. Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape - eLearning Technology. February 25, 2008.

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? The Mirror Neuron Revolution: Explaining What Makes Humans Social - Scientific American.


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Learnlets » Requirements to do a web biz ‘play’

Clark Quinn

The Long Tail backlash, exposing flaws in mainstream media

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I think for the most part anyone with a small entrepreneurial bone in their body instinctively understands the concept of the long tail. Chris Anderson, the author of The Long Tail, writes this post in response the Wall Street Journal article that tries (unsuccessfully) to tear down the book and the concept. This comment from the Long tail blog reflects my thoughts. "It That was pre-web and even web1.0.

Social media: Prevention is better than cure

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s also the long tail of boring, low profile gripes that fester unanswered. I’ve changed my mind about a restaurant or an online shop plenty of times because of negative comments about them on the web. social media customer service participatory culture united breaks guitars web 2.0My previous article, Social media: It’s not about the technology!

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? It’s interesting at the end of the year to go back through blog posts to see what my Best of 2009 is.

Learning Power Laws

Tony Karrer

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. and Adoption of Web 2.0 This describes a lot of what we see around web 2.0 This is a common theme in my posts: Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape and Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis.

How to avoid eLearning paralysis and get moving with your projects

Vignettes Learning

There are thousands of solutions like Web 2.0 web applications, authoring tools and learning methods both formal and informal. I relate the abundance to what Chris Anderson describes as the Long Tail [link]. Tags: social networking instructional design Web 2.0 Many eLearning projects have false starts and failed attempts. One reason is paralysis. What can you do about it? And how do you get moving with your projects. eLearning abundance is a hay stack.

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 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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Skimming and Learning Design

Tony Karrer

One of the common themes on my blog is the world we live in with availability of trillions of web pages, millions of people, and thousands of tools, has meant a significant and continuous change in our work literacy. No one will sit through long detailed pieces of information. When we talk about the Long Tail Learning and Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis , the focus is on how to help learners when you cannot possibly get in front of all the information.

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.

How to deliver mobile training to millennials and Gen Z


Though the possibilities are infinite thanks to cloud web development advances, you can deliver mobile training via three methods: Social media platforms Video and audio platforms Online training platforms.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 01/17/2007

Big Dog, Little Dog

Web 2.0: Dog or Tail. Is Web 2.0 the next Long Tail or a dog ? Related links: The Long Tail and B2B. When New Ideas Are Bad for Innovation - Business Week. What is especially impressive about Apple's feat is that [Apple] did it with an R&D spend that is one-tenth the size of Microsoft's annual spend, and that they did it during a period of otherwise flat industry performance.

Waterfall model - ADDIE - "is risky and invites failure"

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Microsoft is having trouble supporting the long tail. 37signals is filling the gaps in web based productivity software for folks who just don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on MS bloatware. And those of us who have access to the MS suite but choose a more user-friendly, well designed web product. So where are the little guys supporting the long tail in eLearning?

Learning 2.0 Strategy

Clark Quinn

Over the past two years, I've worked with start-ups and corporations around the world who are grappling a bit with the impact of Web 2.0 You need to be able to spot new kinds of opportunities that you might not have been involved in before (see Long Tail Learning ). However, because of the ever shifting web 2.0 I was a bit surprised by the lack of preparation of workers for web 2.0 uses Web 2.0

Summer Reading List 2008

Kapp Notes

Traditional business book layout but if you have any interested at all in Web 2.0 One book that compliments Wikinomics and Inside the Tornado is The Long Tail which describes a new economic process involving a sale of a few things but all the time. Ok, I know this is a little late but I have actually been away on vacation using Blogger's advanced posting function for the past two weeks. It is great for vacation by the way.

Clive’s columns vol2

Clive on Learning

Here’s what you’ll find: Mixed messages from the market Learning for real in virtual worlds Three tiers in the content pyramid Statistics are like a bikini There’s life in Kirkpatrick yet CIPD survey paints a confusing picture Tough times bring opportunities as well as threats Training’s long tail Learning 2.0 I’ve assembled another collection of my columns, this time from e.learning age and IT Training magazines and written over the past two years.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 Web 2.0: Web 2.0 Newbie's guide to Twitter | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone 22. Steve Hargadon: Web 2.0 Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: E-Learning & Web 2.0 The Wales-Wide Web | Personal Learning Environments 65. Ten Web 2.0

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

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Speaking and Workshop Services

Tony Karrer

Tony educates individuals, businesses and organizations on social media, web 2.0 Tony is a great evangelist for web 2.0 – I’m pumped to use more Excellent! In Learning, Extended Brain and Topic Hubs , I talked about the story behind the launch of Speaking Pro Central. While I've been speaking and conducting workshops for quite a while, I've never really treated this aspect of my professional life … well professionally.

2.0 and Interesting Times

Tony Karrer

is the use of Web 2.0 Thus, we must look to provide value in the long tail of learning. Interesting post by Dan Pontefract where he provides definitions of some different "2.0" definitions and the HR & Organizational impacts. It's worth taking a look at some of these: Enterprise 2.0 Definition (via Andrew McAfee ): the use of emergent social software platforms within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers HR & Org Implication: Enterprise 2.0

Using WordPress and LifterLMS to Deploy the Course Marketplace Business Model with Adrian Nutiu


Chris Badgett: I’m really excited to talk with you, because I think the course creator journey and just being a web professional and doing things on the internet, building online businesses and all these things, is something I’m obviously super passionate about.

Some Questions and Answers

Kapp Notes

The third path is toward Web 2.0 E-learning is one way this can be accomplished as well as Web 2.0 Recently, someone sent me some questions about the field of e-learning and I thought I'd answer them here and give everyone a chance to provide input as well. 1) How is e-Learning Evolving? I think it is evolving along four paths. The first is a "quick and dirty" path.

eLearning Startup Opportunities

Tony Karrer

They are going after things like: specialized tools and content that meet particular industry or audience needs games and simulations web 2.0 Technology's Impact on Learning and Education is Greatly Underestimated We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. It can be from anyone as long as it gets her credit from her high school.

Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

And surveys such as Web 2.0 In Long Live , I discuss how we are not talking about eliminating instructor-led, but that organizations are looking at alternatives. The whole problem is Long Tail Learning. Strategy You need to think about systems quite different: LMS and Social Learning You have to prepare workers for web 2.0 Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

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Knowledge and Learning In The News - 02/05/2007

Big Dog, Little Dog

Web 2.0. A video response to Web 2.0. Moving into the long tail - growing changing learning creating. SAT 2.0 - Around the Corner v2. The power of self-motivated learners is finding knowledge in unlikely places. Side note - you can read the Demos study, " Their Space " that is cited in the post here. Out of Context - Training Day. Most of us aren't aware of how powerful our surroundings and situation are in driving our behavior.

Collaboration - Storyboard - Enterprise 2.0 - eLearning Hot List

eLearning Learning Posts

Long Tail Blogging is Dying? Anthropological Definition of Web 2.0 eLearning Learning Hot List. June 26, 2009 to July 3, 2009. Top Posts. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. eLearning Technology , July 2, 2009. The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Learning Visions , June 26, 2009.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 01/28/2007

Big Dog, Little Dog

Comment: The Web 2.0 long tail - iTnews. Freak-Freakonomics - Ariel Rubinstein. A review of Freakonomics. 5 Principles of Innovation - The Practice of Leadership. Five principles that give life to the process of innovation: Innovation starts when people convert problems to ideas. Innovation needs a system. Passion is the fuel, and pain is the hidden ingredient. Co-locating drives effective exchange. Differences should be leverage. mLearning Info - Educational Concepts.

The tail is not yet wagging the dog

Clive on Learning

In The Long Tail , Chris Anderson (formerly a reporter for the Economist) argued that the easy availability to media content afforded by the internet would shift purchasing power away from mass media and towards the previously hard-to-serve niches. Now to a large extent that has happened and speciality web sites, books and musical offerings are more accessible than ever before, but according to the Economsit, this hasn't affected the big hits.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Day 4 - Man.Im just getting warmed up! (and a shocker!)

Mark Oehlert

found via an article in the Wall Street Journal) turns out that a Harvard professor has found out that the arguments put forward by WIRED editor Chris Anderson in The Long Tail, might not be exactly spot on. Anderson does post a response and Elberse responds to that but be warned, this gets quickly into such exciting territory as defining what is the "head" versus the "tail." That must change how we view the head versus the tail. **I

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

For most workplace eLearning the implication of this is that we are going to be getting asked a lot more about whether content will be accessible and work on other devices, e.g., mobile web access, home access, etc. Now, for the pessimists out there – Do you remember back to the really early days of the web? Do you remember the horrific feeling when you learned what it was going to take to author something to run over the web?

9 On-page SEO Tips for Getting Noticed

Hurix Digital

How long will it last once applied? If possible, use the primary keyword at the start of the title and use modifiers to possibly capture long tailed keywords. URLs are commonly known as web address. Ria started her venture to sell organic beauty products with a twinkle in her eye. She had big dreams of establishing a brand catering to tens of thousands of women in a few years.

Leading Learning and New Skills

Clark Quinn

This month on the Learning Circuits Blog - I asked some very leading questions If we have responsibility for informal learning, social learning, eLearning 2.0 , long tail learning , etc. I'm personally out to change this, but we are a long way from being in a position to lead. Web 2.0 Clive Shepherd The application of web 2.0 First of all, the web 2.0

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Squeezed from above and below

Clive on Learning

Except for a very select few at the very top of these professions, having a strong intellect or artistic talent has never been a guarantee of a healthy income: For just a moment in time there was the dream that the internet, with its ability to cross international boundaries and to reach out to the long tail, would herald a new age of opportunity for thinkers and creatives, not just to reach new audiences but to share in the wealth. The search engines, social networks and web 2.0

Drive Traffic To Your eCourse Website: Volume Counts With Content Creation

Academy of Mine

If users are engaging and spending time on the pages you create, Google and other search engines see those engagement metrics as a “signal” that helps indicate to them that web searchers value the content you’ve created, which in turn will likely push you up in organic search rankings over time. – Provides the opportunity for you to chase the “long tail” of search.

Thinking, Instructional Design, PWLE, Manufacturing, & Google

Big Dog, Little Dog

The idea that content on the web is "free" is mistaken: the hidden cost may be the demise of old media and entire art forms on which the free content depends. Another web idea dismantled by Keen is the concept of the "long tail" - the slow but gradual accumulation of sales by niche products such as books that could never have commanded shelf space in shops but can wait for buyers to find them on Amazon. Thinking is so over - Times Online.


Leading Learning and New Skills

Tony Karrer

This month on the Learning Circuits Blog - I asked some very leading questions If we have responsibility for informal learning, social learning, eLearning 2.0 , long tail learning , etc. I'm personally out to change this, but we are a long way from being in a position to lead. Web 2.0 Clive Shepherd The application of web 2.0 First of all, the web 2.0

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