2011 Predictions

Clark Quinn

For the annual eLearn Mag predictions, this year I wrote: I think we’ll see some important, but subtle, trends. The eLearning Mag predictions should be out soon, and I strongly encourage you to see what the bevy of prognosticators are proposing for the coming year. Deeper uses of technology are going to surface: more data-driven interactions, complemented by both more structured content and more semantics.

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Upside Learning

The past weeks have seen a flurry of Web activity – bloggers making predictions for the coming months; retrospections on the year gone by; new product releases; top lists, summary posts being pulled up, and more. Many analysts are predicting 2011 will be the year of the tablet. In 2011 60 Percent of Mobile Web Traffic Will Be Video. Bytemobile has found that in 2011, 60 percent of all traffic on mobile Web devices will be for video. eLearning Outlook For 2011.

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eLearning Predictions for 2011 and Beyond

Web Courseworks

Some very interesting topics came up in the facilitated Think Tanks, and I wanted to share some of the predictions that were developed from these active group discussions regarding where eLearning will go in the next ten years. Below you will find a table that summarizes the different opportunities and challenges that were predicted to arise in the next ten years by the participants in the conference Think Tanks and by me.

My E-learning predictions and plans for 2011 #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

On that community he runs a series of post regarding ‘The big question’ The question of the month is: What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? My predictions. I don’t think that 2011 will be a year of great transformations but these changes will slowly gain importance. 2011 Moving from the LMS to the workplace. 2011 will be a crucial year for easygenerator. Kasper Spiro: My E-learning predictions and plans for 2011 #LCBQ.

Top 5 eLearning Skills for 2011

eLearning Weekly

I focus here on what I think are the top skills for elearning now, in 2011. Instead, when looking to hire, I think managers are going to care more about these job skills, my top skills for elearning in 2011. Cisco experts predict 90% of the internet (consumer IP traffic) will be video by 2013. What are the skills you need to land an elearning job? Working in elearning taps into many skill sets.

2012 eLearning Predictions and How to Cope

Web Courseworks

With 2011 nearly behind us, I’d like to look ahead to the New Year and share my predictions for the eLearning industry and how to cope with the changes. eLearning 2012 Predictions distance learning elearning eLearning Design eLearning Management Jon Aleckson Patti Shank predictions social media Technology Web Courseworks

Top 5 eLearning Skills for 2011 – A Follow-Up

eLearning Weekly

Following up on last week’s post titled, “Top 5 Skills for eLearning in 2011,” I’d like to explore this at a different angle. The eLearning skills you need for 2011 may be directly influenced by the industry in which you work, and therefore some are more prevalent than others. From there, what eLearning skills do you need for 2011 – the remaining ten months? Several predictions and forecasting models show mobile (smart phones, tablets, etc.)

My 2011 Predictions

eLearning Cyclops

Here are my e-learning predictions for the coming year. You know I have to include a Flash prediction. I predict a Flash player will finally be included on the iPad and iPhone this year. Say goodbye to the "e-" and the "m-" and say hello to just "learning" in 2011. The coming flood of tablets in 2011 will move m-learning much further along. See prior prediction. Want to see what I predicted last year? Well it's that time again.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011. After such an exciting and rewarding 2010, my predictions for the coming year seem broader and more varied given the fast changing dynamics of the marketplace and accelerated adoption of mobile learning by organizations of all sizes.

Horizon Report 2011 – Electronic Books And Mobiles

Upside Learning

The Horizon report for 2011 has been published and is available for download. This year, the predict mainstream adoption of electronic books and mobiles. I’d referred to last year’s report in one of my posts at the time. This in their opinion will be followed by game-based learning and augmented reality within two to three years. Further on the time horizon are learning analytics and gesture based computing.

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eLearning Cyclops: My Big Question Response - Predictions for My.

eLearning Cyclops

Wednesday, February 9, 2011. My Big Question Response - Predictions for My 2011 #LCBQ. I recently posted my 2011 predictions , but they are general predictions for e-learning and technology. So, here is my response to the Learning Circuits Big Question , which asks to be more focused on our challenges, plans and predictions. Another exciting plan, and somewhat of a challenge, for 2011 is delivering more learning to my audience that is off the LMS.

eLearning Predictions and Plans 2011 #LCBQ

The Learning Circuits

For February the question is: What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? What predictions do you have for the year? In your predictions and plans, don't try to look too broadly. You might want to look back at previous years: Predictions and Plans for 2010 Challenges Plans and Predictions for 2009 Predictions for Learning in 2008?

My 1-liners from ElNet 2011

E-Learning Provocateur

Lisa Vincent – well actually, Lisa’s guest – claimed the responsible investment approach predicted something bad was going to happen to BP. Last week I attended ElNet’s Workplace E-learning Congress in Sydney. As per my tradition, I will share my 1-line takeaways with you here, and I am more than happy to discuss them further. Simply add a comment! Please note my 1-liners don’t necessarily reflect a synopsis of each presentation.

Year End Musings, Reflections, Predictions and Thoughts: Part One

Kapp Notes

I have been meaning to do a comprehensive posting about 2011 and what happened during the year and then follow up with thoughts on 2012 with some predictions thrown in and have decided to combine both and create a series of postings combining both. Another virtual world has bitten the dust in 2011, Teleplace. Well done in 2011. Stay tuned for more year end musings, reflections, predictions and thoughts in the next few days… Out and About prediction

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

As in the past, this year’s list includes predictions across a gamut of new technologies, consumer/buyer trends plus a few anticipated seismic shifts in the world of business that should collectively reshape the landscape for the adoption and accelerated growth of mobile learning for businesses. So, in no certain order, here are my predictions… 1.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. Prediction #1 - mLearning Engagements Expand. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, 2011 will be the year of the deployment. 2011 proved to be another year more focused on the pilot project rather than the production deployment for enterprise mobile learning solutions.

2012: The Year of Learning in a Social Business

Jane Hart

Predictions for an upcoming new year are inevitably based on the “flow” from the current year, so if you have taken a look at my Top 100 articles of 2011 (or even my complete 2011 Reading List), you will not be surprised to hear that many predict that 2012 will be the “ Year of Social Business “ Up to now, for many organisations, Social Business has been about social … Read the rest.

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The Reports of Flash’s Death are Slightly Exaggerated

Web Courseworks

Some people are predicting the end of Flash entirely with the looming promises of HTML5. eLearning elearning Flash game based learning HTML5 Jon Aleckson predictions Samantha Amjadali Tony Karr Web CourseworksThe Reports of Flash’s Death are Slightly Exaggerated: Implications for eLearning Managers Over the last few weeks, Flash has been quite the technology water-cooler topic. Don’t forget to take into account where these reports are coming from. Many of the [.].

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Learning predictions in a time of unpredictability!

Learning Pool

In 2019 it would’ve been impossible to predict how 2020 would change everything. In today’s blog, Director of Research at Fosway Group, David Perring shares his Learning predictions for 2021. You’d have to be an idiot to predict what’s going to happen in 2021…wouldn’t you?!

eLearning & mLearning: It's All Happening--And Faster Than You Think

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

It's that time of year again so the 2011 Horizon Report has been released with some interesting insights on just how far we've come in a year. I would say that this prediction is spot on-if not even a little behind the times. Last March Gartner predicted that smartphones would outsell PCs in 2012. But, just two months into 2011, it looks like smartphones are already outselling PCs. Smartphones by AJ George.

Year End Musings, Reflections, Predictions and Thoughts: Part Two

Kapp Notes

In Bloomsburg, the year 2011 will always be known as the year of the big flood until, of course, we have another big flood. Out and About predictionThe Great Flood (Metaphor). But this year’s flood was bad, the water covered over 25% of the town of Bloomsburg, houses were lost and people were wiped out. They lost everything. The university was closed for a week due to the flooding of the town. It was and continues to be very sad.

Weekly Bookmarks (8/21/11)

Experiencing eLearning

Women who tinkered with the spreadsheets seemed to be doing just that, and, for them, tinkering predicted more effective problem solving. The Human Factor: How Gender Differences Matter in Software Training by Mary Arnold : Learning Solutions Magazine. If your software training includes time to explore or “tinker,&# men and women will have different rates of success. A strategic approach may be better than going through individual features.

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Upside Learning

Gartner Forecasts Mobile App Store Revenues Will Hit $15 Billion in 2011. billion last year to $15 billion in 2011, and keep growing to an astounding $58 billion by 2014. 2011 To Become The Year Of The Smartphone? While 2011 has unofficially been branded many things, such as the “year of the tablet,” there’s also reason to believe that 2011 will also become the “year of the smartphone”. 10 Mobile Trends for 2011.

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Upside Learning

Predictions and Hopes for Elearning in 2011. Lists 22 predictions and 14 hopes covering diverse topics including: mobile learning, analytics, accreditation, open educational resources, quality of e-learning, perceived quality, accountability, faculty development, and many calls for collaboration. Predictions for e-Learning in 2011. Here are some predictions for 2011.

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LMS: Build Vs Buy – A Decision Paradigm

Upside Learning

An off-the-shelf LMS does offer greater predictability with respect to the overall implementation time. Off-the-shelf LMS offers greater predictability to plan the roll out. Many times I come across this typical dilemma my clients face and deliberate upon – should they try to custom build an LMS or buy an off-the-shelf LMS and customize it?

mLearning: The Time is Now

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

"However, after nearly 10 years of predicting that m-learning will go mainstream, we're finally seeing enough momentum now that it really is going mainstream, and it's driven by the consumer market." Before jumping in, consider these points from Jason Bickle's eLearning Devcon 2011 session, Design Approaches for Adapting Content for mLearning. by AJ George   The push for mobile learning (mLearning) has been a surprisingly long one.

Cheatsheet: Three Action Items from the Bersin Prediction Report


Bersin & Associates, leading analysts in the talent management, leadership and learning technology sector, just released an excellent new report: “Strategic Human Resources and Talent Management: Predictions for 2012”. I’ve created a quick cheat sheet with the highlights. Right eLearning Solutions

Enabling Virtual Sales Success in 2021: 6 Predictions


Read on for six predictions for sales enablement and other trends in 2021. Prediction #1: Sales Enablement Will Become Essential. Prediction #2: Sales Organizations Will (Finally) Consolidate Tech Stacks. Prediction #4: Data will Drive Decision Making and Content Creation.

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Upside Learning

Mobile Trends: The Future Guide To The Best Predictions For 2011. Find the most interesting and relevant trends, anticipations and predictions about the mobile world and how these will affect any web site publisher work in 2011. This time around we decided to go all out on training and learning.

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Predictions are what likely will happen…not what *should* happen

Janet Clarey

The annual predictions for e-learning in 2011 are in at eLearn Magazine. Some bullet points based on others predictions: More content curation. I found the predictions encouraging in a “new moon rising&# way. Uncategorized E-learning elearn mag predictions

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Upside Learning

Know if this prediction will be true. IDC predicts that the smartphone market will grow 49.2% in 2011, due to an increasing number of users who will replace feature phones with smartphones. This week we get serious about serious games. It’s a known fact that the best kind of learning comes as a result of well-designed experiences and as such games, with their high level of engagement and interaction, serve as the right mode for learning.

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Cheatsheet: Three Action Items from the Bersin Prediction Report


Bersin & Associates, leading analysts in the talent management, leadership and learning technology sector, just released an excellent new report: “ Strategic Human Resources and Talent Management: Predictions for 2012 ”. Research reports are great.

Sneak Peak: My Book on Gamification of Learning and Instruction

Kapp Notes

Chapter seven, presents a framework for developing games that teach higher order thinking skills from predicting outcomes, to synthesizing content to ultimately problem solving. For a while I have been stealthy working on a book titled “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction&#. Here is some leaked info about the book…look for it in Spring 2012. The first chapter introduces terminology. What is a game?

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Upside Learning

Seven Technologies That Will Rock 2011. Lists 7 technologies that will continue to engage (and enthrall) us in 2011. 11 Ways to Learn in 2011. Lists some notable events and developments (among many others) in 2010, and based on them makes some predictions for the coming 12 months. In continuation to our weekly roundup of the best links shared on Twitter and Facebook, here is a collection of our top 15 links from the last week, each accompanied by a quick brief.

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eLearning Australia

Upside Learning

This blog claims that analysts predict Australia is likely to become the 2nd biggest market for eLearning after the USA. We’ve been serving the Australian market for more than four years now. It’s not a large market for us but one that has been growing consistently. I just returned from a two week-long business visit to Australia this Sunday, not my first visit to the country but definitely the one where I sensed that the local eLearning industry is gaining momentum.

LMS for Training Companies – Then & Now: Get The Free eBook

Upside Learning

It will also give you a sneak peak into the future by making predictions about the changes that one can expect in the LMS in the coming period. Now, more than ever, Training Companies are accepting eLearning with open arms. Now, more than ever, Learning Management Systems are undergoing a massive transformation.

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Upside Learning

But according to the latest report by the social learning platform Xplana, we have reached the tipping point for e-textbooks, and the company predicts that in the next five years digital textbook sales will surpass 25% of sales for the higher education and career education markets. This time we decided to do our homework, pack our bags and take a trip down the school days. Yes, we have covered it all from QR codes in education to replacing smartboards with iPads.

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Upside Learning

The answer, quite predictably, is no. We have said this before and are saying it again; informal learning is the new ‘learning’. This is not to say that informal learning would act as a replacement to the formal mode of learning, but it is the synergy between these both that produces effective growth. Based on this premise, we have debunked some of the common myths of informal learning. Also, we help you assess this new form of learning in a new light.

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Feedback Essential for Video Games and Learning

Kapp Notes

Feedback in a classroom or in an online learning module…usually not so constant, predictable or helpful. One of the features video games, board games and other types of games have over traditional learning environments is the frequency and intensity of feedback. Feedback in games is almost constant.

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What Can eLearning Learn from “7 Ways Video Games Reward the Brain?”

Integrated Learnings

When we don’t quite predict something perfectly, we get really excited about it. By Shelley A. Gable. I’m a big fan of TED talks. A few weeks ago, a colleague pointed me to a recent talk, “ 7 Ways Video Games Reward the Brain ,” presented by Tom Chatfield. It sounded like a great source of inspiration for eLearning design.so I immediately clicked the link and viewed the 17-minute video.

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