Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. I'm hoping to address questions such as: How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself? What should be in your tool set? What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools? Should twitter be part of your tool set? But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

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. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile.

Trending Sources

Strategy & Business Lists Hard Facts Among Decade's 10 Most.

Bob Sutton

Kerry Patterson: Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High. Dave Owens Great New Book Published Today » Strategy & Business Lists Hard Facts Among Decades 10 Most Significant Books. Strategy and Business just released a list of the 10 "most significant books" published between 2001 and 2010.  Here is the rest of the list2009 Managing , by Henry Mintzberg (Berrett-Koehler). ARSE Tools and Tips. Bob Sutton.

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New and Improved Data Visualization Tool: Maps for Media Funding

Beth Kanter

Nonprofit data nerds will love this new resource from Media Impact Funders and Foundation Center called “ Foundation Maps for Media Funding ,” a free, interactive mapping and research tool that shows the full scope of philanthropically funded media projects worldwide since 2009.

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Rapid Prototyping Tools Revisited

Adaptive Path

Along with my thoughts on why and how to create effective design prototypes, I listed some rapid prototyping tools. Sixty of you offered suggestions for additional tools and techniques. The list of rapid prototyping tools has been updated and can be found below. The list has grown to 42 items with 18 new or updated tools. Please comment with your own perspective on these tools and send me links for more!

Blogs in Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

While the earliest blogs were created by hand, blogging becam widely popular with the advent of blog authoring tools. Blog authors may also post a list of blogs they frequently read; this list is known as a ‘ blogroll ’. Most uses of blogs in the classroom began with the instructor using blogs to post class information such as lists of readings and assignment deadlines. Submission for a forthcoming STRIDE handbook for The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

So, here's the hot list for April 1 - April 11 via eLearning Learning. Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning: - Ignatia Webs , April 6, 2009 It ain’t always easy to dive into eLearning. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners? Tags: Tools.

Informal learning hot list for February 2009

Jay Cross

Thus it belongs in both a best of list and a hot list. Hot List on Informal Learning. February 2009 Posts. Top 10 Tools for Your Blog or Web Site. February 2009 Keywords. As Tony says, “I’m not always sure I can explain why certain things are going to be in the hot list for the week. Still I would claim that most of those posts are pretty good ones - certainly I’m happy seeing that list.

Twitter Conference Ideas

Tony Karrer

Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences. TweetLater as Planning Tool For every presentation, I spend a few minutes making sure I have a sense of my timing.

Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

In the course of tracking down the sources of unlicensed distribution, they found many things, including the copying of his column to alt.fan.dave_barry on usenet; a 2000-person strong mailing list also reading pirated versions; and a teenager in the Midwest who was doing some of the copying himself, because he loved Barry’s work so much he wanted everybody to be able to read it. This entry was posted on Friday, March 13th, 2009 at 9:22 pm and is filed under Uncategorized.

Hot List

Tony Karrer

There are some very cool new features especially our hot list feature coming out soon on the eLearning Learning Content Community. Thus it belongs in both a best of list and a hot list. This is going to take some work to get it right, but we believe it will help to highlight various hot list content. We are particularly excited that this capability will soon allow us to have a weekly post that highlights hot list for the week.

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

Wes also asks us to consider: current visual list of education applications from the website “All My Favs.” This is similar to the list of Web 2.0 tools that I often use in my presentations. All of these represent potential metacognitive tools and methods.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

Tag, List, File, Classify. Web tools to help us go public include micro-blogging; blogs and podcasts. The great benefit of using digital tools and Web platforms is that we can retrieve our knowledge artifacts (or information that has special meaning to us) anytime and anywhere.

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I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet I Know It When I See It by Andrew McAfee on January 27, 2009 More and more often these days I get asked “Does [offering X] from [vendor Y] qualify as an Enterprise 2.0 dagblakstad January 27, 2009 at 3:22 pm I found this post excellent, and one I will revisit when developing new software. Saqib Ali January 27, 2009 at 4:30 pm Excellent blog post Prof. tools are doing?

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. for Learning Professionals (20) Tools Used (18) Learning 2.0 Is the barrier the lack of free access to the tools?

2009 Top Posts and Topics

Tony Karrer

It’s interesting at the end of the year to go back through blog posts to see what my Best of 2009 is. I’ll also do a post similar to my post last year 2008 2009 that will look at my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009. But for now, let me just focus on my Best of 2009. To create this list, I’m using eLearning Learning as described in Using Special Parameters to Create Year End Post for details on how I’ve come up with this list.

eLearning Host List February

Tony Karrer

Using various social signals we came up with the following as being the hot items during February 2009 via eLearning Learning. You can find a bit more on this capability in the post Hot List. Enjoy. Top Posts and other Items The ‘Least Assistance’ Principle eLearning is not the answer Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace Here’s How I Built That PowerPoint E-Learning Template Informal learning - what is it? What Goes in the LMS?

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

Clayton Wright just sent me his incredible annual list of eLearning Conferences. December 2009 December 1-4, 2009 New Zealand Association for Research in Education , Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand. www.online-educa.com December 2-4, 2009 eAsia , Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

One of my most popular posts each year is my list of predictions. In fact, my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 , was most popular post for 2009 (see 2009 Top Posts and Topics ) and it came up pretty high in the recent Top 125 eLearning Posts of 2009. tools.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

Once again, Clayton Wright has been nice enough to compile an incredible list of conferences focused on use of technology in learning. His notes on the list. No liability is assumed for any errors that may have been introduced inadvertently during the assembly of this selected conference list. If possible, please do not remove the contact information when you re-distribute the list as that is how I receive updates and corrections. link] index.php January 18-22, 2009.

August Informal Learning Hot List

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

August 1, 2009 to August 30, 2009. Blog – Five Futuristic Interfaces on Display at SIGGRAPH - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , August 3, 2009. How I use social media - Full Circle , August 4, 2009. Five Challenges Social Media Will Bring to Business - HarvardBusiness.org , August 14, 2009. Big Data and Real-time Structured Data Analytics - OReilly Radar , August 13, 2009. Half an Hour , August 3, 2009. August 27, 2009.

Smart.fm: Why Goals are the new Lists

Adaptive Path

For smart.fm, the ah-ha moment came when we realized that it’s about Goals, not Lists. Today, you learn using Lists. A List is a set of content about a topic that is typically managed by a single person or a content partner. It’s hard to rally around a list.

Collaboration - Knowledge Management - Expert - Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List - May 29, 2009 to June 5, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. eLearning Technology , June 3, 2009 Should you Care about Google Wave? yes, they went there - WISE Pedagogy , June 1, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals. 4 Simple Tips for Recording High-Quality Audio , June 2, 2009 Does Google Wave Mean the End of the LMS?

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

In my post, 2008 2009 - written in December 2008, I looked at how well I did in those predictions, and my results were pretty good, not perfect. tools. Strategies will move much slower than organizations who adopt easy to use tools and make tactical use of these tools. Social learning solutions like social homework help provided by Cramster ; CampusBug , Grockit , TutorVista , EduFire , English Cafe , and the list goes on and on. Articulate has a great tool set.

Top Ten Tools

Jay Cross

Among other things, the Center maintains a list of the Top 100 Tools for Learning. The list compiles the Top 10 lists of 195 learning professionals. Two years back, the most popular tools were Firefox, Delicious, Google Search, Skype, and PowerPoint. Currently, the top tools are Twitter, Delicious, Google Reader, Google Docs, and SlideShare. Here are some definitions as well as guidelines on choosing your tools: Definitions. Tags: Tools

Hot List - Second Half of January

Tony Karrer

As I was at ASTD last week, I missed doing my Hot List for the week. You can find out more about this in Hot List and Hot Last Week. So, I've compiled the list for roughly the second half of January. Hot List - 1/17/2009 - 1/31/2009 Posts Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course Building a Learning Portal YouTube videos inside Slideshare Learning 2.0

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. eLearning Technology , June 3, 2009 Student Guide: Introduction to ‘Wikis’ in Blackboard - Don't Waste Your Time , June 12, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design 11: The Kemp Model - The E-Learning Curve , June 10, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe - Learning Visions , June 9, 2009 Attribution in a Web 2.0

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

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. subQuark , June 14, 2009 Twitter Collaboration Stories eLearning Technology.

Google Wave – Social Learning – Business – eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 12, 2009 to June 19, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Business Casual , June 14, 2009 Brain rule #12 - Clive on Learning , June 12, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals.

Tools for Catalyzing Collaboration

Nancy White

I love that he is mixing tools with process and fundamental views about participation. Blue Oxen Associates » Tools for Catalyzing Collaboration: June 2009. There are an overwhelming number of online tools that promise to help you collaborate more effectively. How do you tailor those tools for your organization? And most importantly, how do you use these tools most effectively? Get real, hands-on experience with several of these tools.

Your favorite 2009 posts on Internet Time Blog

Jay Cross

Top Ten Tools. Among other things, the Center maintains a list of the Top 100 Tools for Learning. The list compiles the Top 10 lists of 195 learning professionals. eLearning is not a big cost-cutter. C orporations are flocking to eLearning for all the wrong reasons.

Selling Learning Communities – Not Everyone Will or Wants a Group Hug

Tony Karrer

Jack Merklein from Xerox Global Services did a really great presentation at LearnTrends 2009 entitled - Common tools for Diverse Communities at Xerox Global Services. You can find the LearnTrends 2009 Recording including Jack’s presentation.

Learning Design Tools (Demonstrations)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Continutaion of IMS 2009 in Montreal blog coverage. You need simpler tools and methods. It runs for four years ending November 2009. So we got new tools for running learning designs. Within the application, you query a Wookie server, which displays a list fo the widgets available. Question: in Moodle, how do you control the flow within the activity The tool brought into LAMS is basically the tool that does the workflow control.

Rapid Prototyping Tools

Adaptive Path

Newsletter readers : jump straight down to the list of tools. But how do you select the best prototyping tool for the job? In order to evaluate a prototyping tool or technique, we first need to define what makes an effective prototype. Selecting the Tool. With the baseline set that a prototyping tool must enable us to create effective prototypes (above), we look at our particular organization to see what will fit. Prototyping Tools.

Social Network Tools

Tony Karrer

What tools might be on your short list for them to consider? I'm hoping you can help a reader with thoughts and likely help others of us … A medium size nonprofit and lobbying organization is working on a designing and creating a social / work network for experts, students, volunteers who are willing to help through campaigning, lobby, sharing knowledge, working on solutions (writing documents). They currently don't have any kind of solution.

Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool

Tony Karrer

For people new to the concepts of social media and reviewing their tool set, is Twitter a good choice as a tool? Thus, my opinion is: Twitter is not a tool for people who are new to social media and the use of social media for personal learning and work.

Contest - Win a Free Copy of Digital Habitats via LearnTrends 2009

Tony Karrer

I almost think it's more a performance support tool than a book. Nancy White and John Smith will be doing a session at LearnTrends 2009 (a free online conference – you should definitely go register). I've known Nancy White and John Smith for quite a while.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This topic is designed to give you some tools and ideas for including social media appropriately in your overall organizational strategic plan and to measure its effectiveness. Track how many times a blog post has been viewed (using your blog software or a tool like Google Analytics ).

December Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning December 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. innovating education , December 10, 2009 Google Goggles will rock m-learning.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This means not being dogmatic about tools because “they work for me&# recognizing that technology is designed for groups, but experienced – and experienced quite differently – by individuals. on 05 Jul 2009 at 11:21 pm [.]