Micro-Learning Myth or Must
MAY 18, 2015
This week on eLearning Learning , the top two articles were funny to see side-by-side: You can find them on the Weekly Edition.
How Khan Academy Nike Training Club and SparkPeople Motivate Users Behavior
NOVEMBER 26, 2012
Ultimately, we are trying to design something that will motivate users to take action that we know will have positive impact. Khan Academy.
eLearning Conferences 2013
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
Clayton R. Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. You can contact him at: crwr77 [@] gmail.com. link].
eLearning Conferences 2012
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Clayton R. Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Private? Personal?
What's Wrong with Traditional Stock Photography Sources for eLearning
JUNE 12, 2012
Back in 2007, I provided a long list of sources of stock photography for eLearning. The best way to illustrate the point is with an example.
Online Systems for Behavior Change
OCTOBER 29, 2012
I've always believe that to truly have impact on performance, we need to be experts at Behavior Change. Need to Change Behavior? eLearning Technology.
Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. It's been fun working with them and has definitely added a new spark. Rovy F.
Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models
JUNE 22, 2011
Particularly we focused on the implications of TalkWheel, Quora and Namesake. We see some of this dynamic when we run webinars and have chat.
Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles
MARCH 24, 2010
In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool.
eLearning Startup Opportunities
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
They are going after things like: specialized tools and content that meet particular industry or audience needs games and simulations web 2.0
Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
About a year ago, I wrote about the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash. Now any document can become a Web page." The mobile version is HTML 5.
eLearning Conferences 2011
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
Clayton Wright has done his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. You can contact him at: email@example.com.
Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy
NOVEMBER 1, 2010
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've really been striking out. I'm hoping that people will help out. Here’s some of what I found. Strategy eLearning 3.0 eLearning Technology.
Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources
OCTOBER 25, 2010
I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session. Because it was their first ever public session and my first ever online session neither of us knew what we were doing. There was zero feedback.
Examples of eLearning–Ten Great Resources
JANUARY 11, 2011
I was just asked for some examples of eLearning. I had collected up eLearning Examples a couple years ago, but thought it was worth going back to look for more. The following are some very good lists of widely varying examples of eLearning. Elearning samples eLearning Examples Examples of E-Learning Where are Examples of eLearning? Lots Right Here!
Agile eLearning - 27 Great Articles
APRIL 6, 2011
The first couple of responses to this month's LCBQ Addressing I Want it Now #LCBQ have come in and Kasper Spiro's caught my eye: On demand: agile e-Learning development #LCBQ. Like Kasper, I'm very familiar with Agile in software development. I was not as familiar with it in terms of eLearning development. It's the updating part that doesn't happen.
Open Source eLearning Tools
OCTOBER 13, 2010
I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source. Here’s some of what I pulled out.
I Feel the Need - The Need for Speed
APRIL 26, 2011
This month's #LCBQ is: How do you address the "I want it now!" demand from stakeholders ? If you are reading this, you are a knowledge worker.
Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets
JANUARY 24, 2011
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. Of course, it’s still a bit of a mess. Sound familiar? We need to make the changes. Greater re-use?
SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
This is either in terms of specific needs, e.g., improve customer satisfaction, or as part of an overall eLearning strategy. This is very hard.
LMS Low-Cost Webinars Hosted eCommerce Subscriptions
OCTOBER 13, 2011
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.
Seven Things I Learned This Year
DECEMBER 14, 2010
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. So here are a few of the things that are a bit different for me. 1. for more on this. 7.
LCMS - Warehouse and Authoring
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
I’ve received some good feedback on my post Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets. One thing is pretty clear, LCMS tools have really headed towards a kind of super Authoring tool and there's a related but quite distinct need for support for a Warehouse. Know anyone who can contribute to this? So what does this mean.
Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning
SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? Are there places where text-to-speech makes sense?
Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010
JANUARY 18, 2010
When I say that, keep in mind that 90% of what workplace learning is all about will be basically unchanged this year. So, viewer discretion is advised.
Flash Controversy Continues - Is It a Good Choice for Development?
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
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!
NOVEMBER 30, 2010
I just read George Siemens post Will online lectures destroy universities? He makes the point that despite articles like Why free online lectures will destroy universities – unless they get their act together fast : Statements like “universities are obsolete” or “universities are dying” are comical. And untrue. Utter nonsense. eLearning Technology.
Facebook as a Learning Platform
OCTOBER 15, 2007
Facebook seems to be coming up everywhere the past few weeks. Classmates nearby nod in agreement. What is Facebook? More on this below.
Continuing Education and Learning Management Systems
MARCH 31, 2011
One of our colleagues came to me with a particular challenge, and I'm not sure I have a good answer, nor do I know specifically how to go about finding an answer. I'm hoping that readers can weigh in on both aspects: (1) specific thoughts or suggestions on LMS products that might fit and (2) how do you get answers to questions like this? Solutions?
Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality
OCTOBER 20, 2010
This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. For example: He reads well.
Training Magazine Network Now Bringing You eLearning Learning
SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
I'm really excited today. We get to finally announce that eLearning Learning has partnered with Training Magazine Network. You see a new logo.
Filtering, Crowdsourcing and Information Overload
FEBRUARY 2, 2010
Great post by Tim Kastelle - Filtering, Crowdsourcing and Innovation. He’s talking primarily about Innovation pipelines based on crowdsourcing.
ROI and Metrics in eLearning
OCTOBER 16, 2007
I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. I did a quick search for resources and here's what I found. thought it would be worth posting this list here. Use EVA instead. ROI is toast. Use EVA instead. Does it cost less to design and develop online teaching and learning today than it did a few years ago?
19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences
AUGUST 5, 2010
I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). They had attended the LearnTrends free online conference. This conference has been run for a few years now and is tentatively scheduled for November 15-17 this year. Assign people into roles. Technical Issues. Inject fun into the event.
Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison
AUGUST 31, 2010
I’ve recently been working with Sameer Bhatia the CEO of ProProfs as I was going through an evaluation of various online tools that support easy, fast, low-cost testing and quiz tools. He helped me pull together the following evaluation of a few different solutions: ClassMarker Quia ProProfs Google Docs Forms Creator, and Quibblo. Grading Yes.
Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash
MAY 6, 2010
Earlier this year I questioned why there was Still No Flash on the iPhone and iPad. But it’s pretty clear that even Adobe sees the problem here.
100 eLearning Articles and White Papers
APRIL 28, 2008
My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. just reached 100. Thought I'd share. No particular order to these. 1. 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 learning 2.0
Narrowing Gap between Face-to-Face and Online Presentations
SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
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. and paying attention.
eLearning Conferences 2010
NOVEMBER 19, 2009
Clayton Wright just sent me his incredible annual list of eLearning Conferences. You can contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Louis, Missouri, USA. link].
Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources
JULY 13, 2010
I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki? How about math? Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs