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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

If you are interested in this, I will be doing a Virtual Presentation – Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010 that will be closely aligned with this post.

2010 Shift Index - Passion and Performance

John Hagel

While many Edge Fellows ultimately contributed to our quest (they are listed in the Shift Index), two in particular played a pivotal role in helping to orchestrate and design the effort: Duleesha Kulasooriya and Dan Elbert. The release of the 2010 Shift Index.   What were we trying to do? They were very helpful on that dimension.

Great ending to 2010

Jay Cross

Buxton quotes T.E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom : All men dream; but not equally. Innovation in process trumps innovation in product.

Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this paper I would like to address the core design elements in the development of a personal learning architecture being developed in the National Research Council''s Learning and Performance Support Systems program. The NRC-designed MOOC differs significantly from traditional courses. Engagement is at the core of cMOOC learning.

The Pernicious Effects of Advertising and Marketing Agencies Trying To Deliver User Experience Design

Adaptive Path

This is a glorious time for folks who work on designing for user experience. As those vehicles got more complex, it was recognized they needed UX disciplines like information architecture and interaction design involved, and so agencies grew UX capabilities in order to deliver that service. The Poisonous Core. Customers are sheep.

ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world?

Charles Jennings

Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too.

the design process: official versus how it feels

Adaptive Path

Tags: Experience Design Management design official plan unofficial

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

The most wonderful aspect of Web-based social media is that they are designed for sharing. In California, Ray Prock, Jr. Network Learning.

How Do You Torture a User Experience Designer?

Adaptive Path

We bounced this question off the walls inside Adaptive Path and came up with a list of our favorite, excruciating scenarios: Sit them down in front of another awkwardly designed seat-back media player…on a plane… for 5 hours. Like this: Preface all design feedback with “Well, I’m a visual person…&#.

Update: Designing mLearning

Clark Quinn

Well, it’s been a bit of a saga, but there are some new developments about my forthcoming: Designing mLearning: Tapping Into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance. It’s the usual good news/bad news scenario, but only mildly. First, for the bad news.  Hope your holidays have been good so far! mobile

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. You can contact him at: And send that to Clayton. link].

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

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.

Where Good Ideas Come From

Steven Berlin Johnson

On Friday, I got the galley copies of my new book, to be published in early October. It’s a book, in other words, about the space of creativity.

The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book

Steven Berlin Johnson

Fast forward to 2010, and you check-in at Foursquare for this lecture tonight, and tweet a link to a description of the talk. But it gets worse.

eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30

Tony Karrer

I had an interesting conversation the other day about whether there’s that much new going on in eLearning here in 2010. That said – I’m still under the impression that my central eLearning Predictions for 2010 is going to come true. by Bill Brandon , January 27, 2010 The iPad and its impact on m-learning. What are these?

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Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

The design philosophy of the AK-47

Dave Gray

The design philosophy of the AK-47 , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Can’t we find ethical examples which enable people, but don’t kill?"

The Social Organisation Manifesto

Martijn Linssen

op 5/27/2010 02:18:00 AM Labels: 2.0 , adapt , change , E2.0 , maturity , Social Business Design , trust 1 reacties: eva.santisteban said.

Designing E.T.’s Experience: Interview with UX Week Speaker Doug Vakoch of SETI Institute

Adaptive Path

In our conversation, Doug lays out the design principles for communication with E.T., Images sourced from

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

One at a time, but going after all of them! :-D 27 July 2010 00:34 said. 27 July 2010 00:50 Martijn Linssen said. W.r.t.

Design a Superhero

Adaptive Path

Experiment #1: You are designing the superhero of _travel. In this experiment, I asked a fellow design researcher who loves to travel to help me design the Superhero of Travel. Experiment #2: You are designing the superhero of _ baseball fandom _. Tags: Creativity Design Research Methods Uncategorized

The Pecha Kucha Instructional Design Smackdown Challenge

Ellen Wagner

Tags: eLearning Guild Instructional Design social media Trends WCET

All Social is Learning | Organizational Knowledge Design

Martijn Linssen

Best regards, RJ Johnson John / November 24, 2010 @Choosey – I hear you! Lee Myers / November 22, 2010 John, thank you for this summary.

Six habits for visual designers new to UX design.

Adaptive Path

I haven’t noticed much basic guidance for visual designers new to the UX world. A few get a start here, but many matriculate from traditional backgrounds like branding and print, or areas with semi-similar processes like interactive ad agencies and in-house web departments. Often these are positions designing for singular needs.

Transparency By Design: Improving Online Learning Quality

Ellen Wagner

You may remember that my Dec 12th post entitled "No More Living in Shame" dealt with the topic of the perceived (lack of) quality found in online degree and certification programs. There is certainly plenty of evidence available today that.

2010-2020: The Great Divide

Martijn Linssen

Not a hydrological divide of the Americas, but an IT-divide of the business. How can you keep it all together ? Yes, you will. We need agreements.

Designing for an uncertain world

Clark Quinn

My problem with the formal models of instructional design (e.g. Note: I let my argument lead where it must, and find I go quite beyond my intended suggestion of a broader learning design.  However, most of our design models are predicated on knowing what we need people to do, and developing learning to deliver that capability. 

The 2010 IBM Global CEO Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IBM recently released the 2010 Global CEO Study.  For the 2010 study , IBM held more than 1,500 face-to-face interviews with private sector CEOs (80%) and senior public sector leaders (20%) from 33 different industries spread over sixty countries. This is IBM’s fourth biennial CEO study since 2004.  It is also the largest. 

Reflections on ISPI 2010

Clark Quinn

Tags: design mobile strategy technology

‘Social Business’ is Past Retirement Age

Andy McAfee

Advocating something like “social business design should place technology at the very, very end, and people first &# is both dumb and harmful, which means that a response is important. The single biggest group of books and articles we read, though, had to do with business as a social system. The Institute was founded in 1946. In the 2.0

Nicole Lazzaro’s “The Future of UX is Play: The 4 Keys to Fun, Emotion and User Engagement”

Adaptive Path

She’s been working in game design for the past 20 years and I wanted a closer look at her model of the 4 keys of emotion and fun in game play.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Support for live presentations by a Process Design Consultant. found that the act of adding TTS made me aware of a number of design issues with the presentation. Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Are there places where text-to-speech makes sense? Case Study B. Results?

Teaching Design to High School Students

Adaptive Path

A couple weeks ago at the AIGA’s D.Talks – The Rise of Service Design , Hugh Dubberly said that one of the best ways to impact the future is through the application of design to education. Why is now the time to be thinking about teaching design to high school students? Is this an interaction design challenge?!

Learning is (still) conversation

Harold Jarche

Other top-rated methods include the use of (external) search engines; trial & error; informal on-the-job instruction; and professional reading.


Dave Gray

In his book Smart Things , Mike Kuniavsky suggests metaphor as a tool for thinking through ubicomp designs and interactions.

A Rant About Women ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

When I was 19 and three days into my freshman year, I went to see Bill Warfel, the head of grad theater design (my chosen profession, back in the day), to ask if I could enroll in a design course. could either go for a set design or lighting design course, and since I couldn’t draw or draft well, I couldn’t take either.

TED is Political

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

TED attendees are like "Nina Khosla, design student at Stanford. Commenting here : I have never been jealous of the rich (though there was a pretty long period of time in my youth when I was angry about not being able to afford food and housing). I'm not about to start being jealous. They are no elite. Does that name sound familiar? Maybe.

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Work is learning, learning work

Harold Jarche

This is a very different approach from the way we designed jobs and training in the past. The enticements are ideas and education.

Quotes from 2010

Harold Jarche

tdebaillon “Most companies aren’t designed for collaboration.”  My Little Enterprise 2.0 Tweet I found many quotes this past year, especially via Twitter. Here are most of them, all together (this way I’ll be able to find them all when I want to use them). NetworkLearning. KareAnderson “Life is like a game of cards. JaneBozarth. skap5.


Made on the Web, designed by us

Dion Hinchcliffe

With a new survey showing that the majority of people on the Web are willing to co-create, crowdsourcing is looking like a repeatable, reliable way to outsource work and partner with online communities to create concrete results. Crowdsourcing has become increasingly attractive to small businesses as well as enterprises.