Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis

Tony Karrer

Adler's recent article - Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 talks about the implications of the Long Tail on Education. Background If you are not familiar with the concept of the Long Tail, head over to take a look at the Long Tail article on Wikipedia. You can also look at getAbstract 's - Abstract on Anderson's The Long Tail. It's a crisis born of the Long Tail and the Attention Economy.

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.


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

Superb Learning

This means it can harvest keyword ideas from not just Google, but also YouTube, Bing, Yahoo, Amazon, Wikipedia, and many other popular websites. Simply type in a keyword and Ubersuggest will give you long-tail versions of the term and the volume of searches.

How to deliver mobile training to millennials and Gen Z


With Twitter, you can create training specific hashtags that your team can search for (just make sure to create long-tailed tags so they don’t get jumbled with anything else).

Death of Magazines - Broader Deeper Coverage

Tony Karrer

In Disruptive Changes in Learning , I point to how the long tail of learning is addressed through alternative sources. Mainstream media -> YouTube Mainstream press -> Blogs And this has real impact when you see things like: InfoWorld Folds Print Magazine and you also see things like The Industry Standard coming back, but as an aggregator / prediction market. How do you pursue opportunity in the long tail

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


Google doesn’t show YouTube when you search for courses, and the higher-end sites like MasterClass work with just the top 0.1% It’s a higher-up level than YouTube but below the bigger marketplaces. So, for example, YouTube has one huge problem, like discoverability.

Social media: Prevention is better than cure

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s also the long tail of boring, low profile gripes that fester unanswered. IMHO, United’s final mistake in the whole sorry saga was to fail to post a comment on YouTube saying something to the effect of: we are seriously concerned about your allegation, it doesn’t reflect our corporate values, we are investigating it immediately, and can you please contact us via x so that we can get more details from you.

knowledge and Learning In The News - 8/26/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Fireside Chat: The Long Tail - Signal vs. Noise. The theory of the Long Tail is that our culture and economy is increasingly shifting away from a focus on a relatively small number of "hits" at the head of the demand curve and toward a huge number of niches in the tail. In this chat, the participants discuss the impact of the tail, mass amateurization, the role of reviews/recommendations, and how, in the future, everyone will be famous for 15 people.

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

Big Dog, Little Dog

The Machine is Us/ing Us - YouTube. 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.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 10 Signs of Intelligent Life at YouTube (Smart Video Collections) | Open Culture 70. My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. just reached 100. Thought I'd share. No particular order to these. Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2.

How to Build an Internet Company Teaching English to Spanish Speakers Online with Marcus Carter


Cut a long story short, met my wife and the rest is history as far as living in Spain is concerned. I don’t really pronounce the N or the T, is just that long A that I use that a native speaker will understand and say that I cannot play tennis.

Knowledge Skills Mentoring Tips - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Long Tail Blogging is Dying? How to share a link to a specific timecode in YouTube video - Business Casual , July 9, 2009. How to share a link to a specific timecode in YouTube video , July 9, 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.

Mastering Multimedia with Matt Medeiros


Platforms like YouTube allow you to create your own TV show by uploading videos and creating your own channel. Podcasting is another thing you do, audio’s a thing you do, YouTube’s a thing you do, Video’s a thing you do. What you covered took too long.”

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

PowerPoint: embedding YouTube video , November 17, 2009. With all that is going on in terms of long tail learning and the business of learning , not to mention social and informal learning, there’s no surprise that there’s a lot of discussion around changes in design and instructional design as well as lots of discussion about new roles in this new world. Long live ADDIE! YouTube (390). PowerPoint: embedding YouTube video , November 17, 2009.

How Course Creators Can Improve Their Affiliate Marketing Programs with Dustin Howes


Dustin Howes: Make this super dumb and easy because not everybody is going to be a veteran affiliate that is going to promote your program, but they may have a lot of long tail value, which means they might just bring in one sale a month or maybe one sale a year. There’s this giant long tail that you’re talking about. If you get a … Let’s just take for example a YouTuber. The conversion rates on those YouTube videos are huge.

Do You Trust Me?

The Learning Circuits

Chris Anderson (Editor of Wired Magazine and author of the new book The Long Tail ) and John Hagel(author of The Only Sustainable Edge ) were lively and provocative. As to the matter of authenticity and trust Anderson shared that in the new world where "Hollywood is being challenged by YouTube, the recording industry by MySpace, and the media by the blogosphere" all people will have to make decisions on are reputation, quality of expression and expertise.

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How Course Creators Get Leads Through Content and Scale Revenue Through Smart Promotions with Marketing Professional Daniel Daines-Hutt


In this episode Daniel shares his strategies for creating his long form content, and some best practices you may want to try out to improve your production strategies. I’m joined by a special guest who I have known for quite a long time, Daniel Daines-Hutt from down under. It’s been too long. They can make videos and write all day long, they’re just not sure how to do it. 10% of those people then signing up for a year long, $2,000 thing.

How to Grow Your Email List with an Email Challenge and SEO Course Case Study with Brendan Hufford


The best content ranks for thousands of long tail keywords. It’s in Stitcher and Apple Podcasts, but also on YouTube. I think it’s way more fun on YouTube than it is in the podcast, because you’ll hear music on the podcast, but what you don’t get to see is all the fun edits that I’m doing on YouTube. I recently, in February, I think, did a 30-day daily YouTube challenge, and it was good.