Tony Karrer

How Khan Academy Nike Training Club and SparkPeople Motivate Users Behavior

Tony Karrer

Provides an interesting concept in terms of allowing users to earn points to be able to change their avatar. This is a good way to provide structured actions that tie back to the central motivational scheme. Khan also provides points as a motivator.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Clayton R. Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009.

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] March 11-13, 2013 EDUCAUSE Northeast Regional Computing (NERCOMP) Annual Conference: Improvising the Future, online and Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Clayton R. Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year.

What's Wrong with Traditional Stock Photography Sources for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Back in 2007, I provided a long list of sources of stock photography for eLearning. And there are lots of other posts available on eLearning Learning Stock Photography. But I really missed something important: traditional stock photo sources are often a pain for eLearning.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

The explosion in the world of mobile learning (mLearning) is fueled by the numbers, but also by the need to provide new kinds of learning and support that can be used at the point of need. The answer is simple: Information Overload provides inherent opportunity for curation.

Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash

Tony Karrer

By way of background, Rapid Intake provides tools that allow you to very rapidly input content that is composed into courses. About a year ago, I wrote about the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash.

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eLearning Startup Opportunities

Tony Karrer

Cramster helps students with homework by providing answers to textbook questions and interactive support - think little pieces of eLearning for helping students figure out those problems. We'll see startups providing rating systems, filtering systems, etc.

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. I went back and looked at what I had written before on eLearning Strategy and saw that I had said at the time: I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post. I've really been striking out.

Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

Examples of eLearning–Ten Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Two examples of elearning Elearning example: Branching scenario eLearning Examples 100+ Free Websites to Find out About Anything & Everything 100+ places to learn a language online 100+ free sites for learning about business The last three provide a glimpse into the great variation that exists to learn and get help on particular topics. I was just asked for some examples of eLearning.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Often conference organizers forget to provide the full name of the organization and an e-mail contact address. Clayton Wright has done his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009.

LMS Low-Cost Webinars Hosted eCommerce Subscriptions

Tony Karrer

I was talking with a startup that has an existing audience and now want to provide a monthly subscription for access to training to this audience. They will only convert a portion of the audience to the new service. The learners will get access to webinars, recorded webinars, videos, and other online content that they will author separately.

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

But I’m not sure they line up with what most LCMS packages provide – unless you decide that you will use it as a super-authoring tool. I received an inquiry from a reader at a large company that is continuously working on large projects with lots of course content running around. They have Articulate courses, classroom courses, SharePoint sites, etc. They have an LMS but not an LCMS.

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. Seven Simple Secrets to.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

It offers a significant advantage over other methods of providing audio with PowerPoint. We were looking for something that provided us with a short production and turn-around time, that our small development team could do in-house. But a couple of the reasons from these case studies have to do with providing support to ESL learners: B. The support provided by Speech-Over for modulation and pronunciation is good.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

It provided high value for me and hopefully value for people reading it. Aggregation and Social Filtering Provide High Value eLearning Learning has somewhat become my singular source of great eLearning content. Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years, for example: Learned about Learning in 2009.

Flash Controversy Continues - Is It a Good Choice for Development?

Tony Karrer

Do I need an interface that could be provided more quickly via Flash? Garin Hess wrote a post 5 Reasons Flash is NOT dying.give me a break! and it seems like my recent post Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash got him a little fired up. I am fed up with people saying Flash is dying. That it's old technology. That HTML5 is the ultimate replacement. That it shouldn't be allowed to go forward. Come on! Give me a break!

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eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

Most often this includes some kind of vision for what you are looking to provide. What's your role relative to providing business and performance focused initiatives? Do you get in and analyze aspects of performance relative to that and provide Data Driven performance solutions?

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Broad ning ur persp ctive 5The Secret to Getting eLearning Results Isn't What You Think We work hard to provide learning. skills and provide opportunities to practice; we build exceptional self-paced online. Training Model (shown below) provides a framework for.

LCMS - Warehouse and Authoring

Tony Karrer

Meta tags provide information on where the content came from, who the owner of the content is, when it was created, when the last time it changed etc. Powerful and flexible workflows facilitate content reviews, approvals and provide audit trails. While content can be authored, tagged and stored from any authoring tool the built in ones provide for very powerful content management.

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Training Magazine Network Now Bringing You eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

A critical element of our value is providing the kind of in-depth thinking and research that is brought together in eLearingLearning’s site and newsletter. I'm really excited today. We get to finally announce that eLearning Learning has partnered with Training Magazine Network.

Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality

Tony Karrer

Here’s a very quick summary of some of the responses regarding the added learning value of a voice-over as opposed to plain screen text: Audio provides an additional channel of information which the brain can process in parallel with the visual information [Kapp].

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

One of the common reasons I hear from knowledge workers inside large organizations for not following the suggestions I provide is that the organization itself puts up barriers to working this way.

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

Data Collection : Does the tool provide detailed statistics on individual and/or group performance? Instructors are able to modify score reports to provide feedback. The instructor can set up various security settings for each class to provide more secure grading and decrease the risk of cheating.

Twitter Conference Ideas

Tony Karrer

For my keynote at TechKnowledge, I did something a little different to plan out my presentation - and provide value to the audience (or at least part of the audience). Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences.

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Narrowing Gap between Face-to-Face and Online Presentations

Tony Karrer

You can get the audience to provide thoughts and suggestions just like chat online. Are people noticing this? It seems that face-to-face and online presenting are becoming more similar. Some aspects: Wireless access is becoming more common in places where presentations occur. If you are a conference organizer and you don't arrange for wireless, be prepared for some negative comments. See Better Conferences.

Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

Facebook provides an API that gives you access to friends, groups, etc. You can think of Facebook as providing a platform that handles authentication, profiles, networks, groups and notifications. Facebook seems to be coming up everywhere the past few weeks.

LMS eCommerce Solution

Tony Karrer

In this case, they are looking to provide their content as eLearning and sell it to individuals and organizations. Users will self-select their role which will take them to the appropriate version of a SCORM course Test at the end, pass or retake Provides certificate for the individual that they can print This all seems like pretty simple stuff right? Do any marketplaces provide the group eCommerce capabilities?

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

It's providing the necessary direction and hand holding. I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. It aims at a very broad audience that includes everyone from early adopters to technology laggards.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

eLearning Reviews: research on elearning Provides those interested in research on elearning with concise and thoughtful reviews of relevant publications. 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. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

A glimpse behind the scenes of technical moderation - eModeration , June 10, 2010 For anyone who believes that a moderator spends his or her time deleting rude words from forums and hitting 'reject' on naughty video submissions (although we do this also), I wanted to give a quick glimpse into the nitty-gritty involved in eModeration's most complex project for a mobile phone provider client. wanted to provide a bit more context for this.

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Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog

Tony Karrer

You cannot know any of this without the openness blogging (or equivalent) provides. Updates recent studies show additional reasons: Blogging and Social Networking Boosts Your Social Life. Blogging -- It's Good for You.

eLearning Templates – 20 Resources

Tony Karrer

Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts come through eLearning Learning that provide eLearning templates or toolkits or other kinds of interesting resources.

Convert ILT to eLearning - Estimating

Tony Karrer

So, the basic question is: We current provide a two day (16 hour) classroom training course for our employees. I received an inquiry from a reader and I'm hoping that people can chime in on their thoughts. It relates to my post about eLearning Costs , which bases cost estimates on seat time of the eLearning course. We are planning to prepare an e-learning course based on this classroom course. How should we estimate the e-learning course duration for this lesson?

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

Using SharePoint before, during and after courses This typically takes the form of sharing best practices, code examples, templates, links; posting announcements; having discussions; showing calendar items; supporting student profiles; supporting student project work; sharing notes, documents; providing course content. In some cases, login was provided to allow the third party to more actively participate. This provides an easy way to have easy access to support materials.