Best of eLearning Learning January 1, 2010 to January 15, 2010 The following are the top items based on social signals.

  1. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010- The eLearning Coach, January 3, 2010
    So many cool ways to learn online now. The whole world is a school. This list is meant for continuous learners and for procrastinators looking for distractions in the coming year.
  2. Social Learning Strategies Checklist- Social Enterprise Blog, January 11, 2010
    Comprehensive checklist of Social Learning Strategy topics that learning professionals and executives should consider when thinking through their objectives and plans.
  3. Taxonomy of Learning Theories- E-learning in the Corporate Sector, January 12, 2010
    Great look through various learning theories organized in an interesting way.
  4. Collaboration 2.0 - There's a Shift happening- Free as in Freedom, January 15, 2010
    Changes in the way we collaborate and the way we think.
  5. 14 Things We Can Learn from the BEST – Part 1- aLearning, January 3, 2010
    Who doesn’t have the goal of being even better in 2010? Sure, we have our internal goals, but what haven’t we thought of? Are there other opportunities out there we haven’t thought of? What can we learn from those considered the BEST in education and training?
  6. Learning Tools Directory 2010- Jane Hart - Pick of the Day, January 11, 2010
    Jane continuing to do great things with her Learning Tools directory.
  7. Computers are dumb – make smarter e-Learning- Usable Learning, January 11, 2010
    Video of a great presentation by Dan Myer on how to Be Less Helpful to students. It’s an hour long, and is well worth the viewing, even if you aren’t really interested in math
  8. Five Platforms for a Classroom Back-channel Chat, January 11, 2010
    Experiences and platforms for back-channel chat in the classroom.
  9. Social learning in the enterprise- Learning and Working on the Web, January 3, 2010
    Whereas early e-learning was all about delivering content, primarily in the form of online courses, produced by experts and managed via learning management systems, Social Learning is about creating and sharing information and knowledge with other people using (often free) social media tools that support a collaborative approach to learning.
  10. eLearning-What's Old Is New Again - ASTD, January 6, 2010
    Great article looking at what really is going on in eLearning.
  11. Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners- The eLearning Coach, January 14, 2010
    Motivation is the force that drives people to fulfill a need. If you can tap into a learner’s intrinsic motivation—where an individual is rewarded by the learning itself or an internal goal—you’ve got it made. But in both workplace and academic environments, people are often unmotivated because they are required to take courses in which they have no interest.
  12. 10 Best (Learning) Books of 2009- Sticky Learning, January 11, 2010
    Review of 10 books around learning / eLearning in 2009.
  13. Predictions and Plans for 2010- The Learning Circuits Blog, January 4, 2010
    Great collection of Predictions around learning and eLearning for 2010.
  14. Planning A Video Production- The eLearning Coach, January 8, 2010
    Great post on how to plan a video production.
  15. LMS Contracts – What U Must Have, Need 2 Know- eLearning 24-7, January 8, 2010
    Great piece on LMS contracts. I should add this into my list of posts around LMS.
  16. Is this instructional design?- The eLearning Coach, January 6, 2010
    A look at what instructional design really is.
  17. Informal Learning - 2010- MinuteBio, January 9, 2010
    Informal learning (a.k.a. social learning) grew immensely in 2009. I think there is little doubt that it will grow further in 2010, but I also expect it to find more of a foothold in corporate training departments where its adoption been a challenge.
  18. Information Filtering- eLearning Technology, January 8, 2010
    Harold Jarche posted Business models looking back and forward where he looks at various trends and implications on business opportunities. One of the main points he makes is: In early 2010 it is pretty obvious that nobody needs an other Web portal. I both agree and disagree. He’s right.
  19. Sharing tacit knowledge- Learning and Working on the Web, January 5, 2010
    H.L. Mencken , American satirist, wrote that, “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” That pretty much sums up the problems we are facing today in our organizations and institutions. We are using tools that assume simple, or at most complicated, problems when many are actually complex.
  20. Here’s How to Be an E-Learning Superstar in 2010- Rapid eLearning Blog, January 5, 2010
    Great post that looks at how to work on rapid elearning developers alone or in a small team.
  21. Ten Exciting Ways To Waste Your Training Dollars, January 4, 2010
    Must read post that looks at places where we may be wasting our money.
  22. How is the internet changing the way you think?- elearnspace, January 8, 2010
    Every year, the Edge asks a few hundred people a provocative question. This year, the question is: How is the internet changing the way you think? (if if you’re interested in topics from previous years, they are available here ). As always, it’s a fascinating read.
  23. Who's making all this money?- Clive on Learning, January 14, 2010
    A critical look at the size of the eLearning marketplace.
  24. On Finding a Job in the Learning and Development Industry- Element K Blog, January 8, 2010
    As 2010 gets going, many in the L&D industry continue to face the job-search struggle. Many more will encounter a similar need this year or in years ahead, so I thought it might be helpful to provide a blog posting with some resources to aid your search. I'm not talking about the obvious "big and broad" sites for job hunting, places like Monster , CareerBuilder , and others, or the social networking sites, like LinkedIn , that can be so crucial during a job search.
  25. Learning Discovery – The Art of Defining Work Context- Living in Learning, January 4, 2010
    Work context? Why not the art of defining knowledge and skill requirements? After all, we are talking about learning here, and training is obviously a part of that, right? Certainly, it is…and that is exactly the point of this writing – training is indeed a part of learning – and in some cases, only a very small part. Josh Bersin of Bersin

Hot Topics Predictions (31)

  1. My mLearning Predictions for 2010, January 2, 2010
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Mobile Learning (21)

  1. The Advent of Mobile Learning Technology, January 7, 2010
  2. Audio + Visual + Apps = Mobile Learning, January 8, 2010
  3. Mobile Learning Makes Kids Better Behaved, January 14, 2010
  4. General Considerations for Mobile Learning (mLearning), January 14, 2010

Google Wave (8)

  1. Five Platforms for a Classroom Back-channel Chat, January 11, 2010
  2. Great Workplace eLearning Posts from 2009, January 4, 2010
  3. Collaboration 2.0 - There's a Shift happening, January 15, 2010
  4. eLearn Magazine’s 2010 Predictions, January 8, 2010

Twitter (76)

  1. The Backchannel, January 5, 2010
  2. Informal Learning - 2010, January 9, 2010
  3. Presentation: You know you need to create content …, January 11, 2010
  4. Great Workplace eLearning Posts from 2009, January 4, 2010