Best of Breed Tools for Learning 2015

Jane Hart

Following the release of the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015, I have been working on this year’s Guidebook, and have now created a Best of Breed Tools for Learning 2015 list, where I classify the tools in 30 categories.

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The best of July 2015

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of the articles and posts from July 2015 – with short quotes from each – just 5 this month 1 – Big Learning, Simon Terry, 15 July 2015 “Organisations need to rethink their approach to learning.

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Thank You 2015

Dan Pontefract

In 2015, I celebrated 20 years of a truly wonderful marriage. In 2015, I watched our goats turn 12-, 10- and 8-years old. In 2015, I wrote a 93,000 word book, scrapped it, and then wrote another book consisting of 70,000 words. Thank you 2015, for I am a very lucky man.

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Maker Faire 2015

Adaptive Path

Prototyping UX Week 2015 Adaptive Path Maker Faire Scott SullivanThis past weekend was the 10th annual Maker Faire Bay Area – The Greatest Show & Tell On Earth.

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New Tools in March 2015

Jane Hart

In my Pick of the Month for March, I am focusing on news about some FREE tools that I came across last month. But, if you’d like to see all the 45 links to articles and posts I shared on Twitter last month, you can find them here. If you are not on Twitter you can subscribe here to […].

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Best of Breed Tools for Learning 2015

Jane Hart

Following the release of the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 (compiled from the votes of over 2,000 learning professionals worldwide), I have been working on this year’s Guidebook, and have now created a Best of Breed Tools for Learning 2015 list, where I classify the Top 1000 tools in 30 different categories. #

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Conation: The Word of 2015

Dan Pontefract

Conation is one of those words and it just so happens to be my Word of 2015. Conation is my word of the year for 2015. My Hopes for the Drucker Forum #gpdf14 In 2015, Will I … Alarming Trends in CIPD Employee Outlook Survey Communitas: The Word of 2014.

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The best of June 2015

Jane Hart

This month I’ve chosen just 5 resources from many that I shared on Twitter in June 2015. Note: If you are not on Twitter and you would like to get email notifications of the links I share, you can subscribe here.] 1 – Performance Matters, or, Guy Walks into a Brain-tumor Clinic – Jane Bozarth reflects on what she […]. Social learning

The best of April 2015

Jane Hart

Here is my selection of the must-read posts from April 2015. I have chosen these resources from over 50 I shared on Twitter last month – and I have included a short quote to give you a taster of why I chose each one. Note: If you are not on Twitter you can subscribe here to get email notifications of the […]. Social learning

Guidebook to the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 is ready

Jane Hart

Completely revised and updated, the 2015 GUIDEBOOK will provide you with even more information about each of the tools on the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 list – to help you make use of them for personal learning as well as for your professional practice.

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10 Not-to-be-missed posts from January 2015

Jane Hart

Here is my selection of the must-read posts from January 2015 – with a quote providing a taster of each. I have chosen these resources from over 50 links I shared on Twitter last month. You can see the full list here.

top tools for 2015

Harold Jarche

Jane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 10 Tools for learning. Voting closes on 18 September. Here are my top tools this year, with last year’s position shown in brackets. Please add yours!

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Maker Faire 2015

Adaptive Path

dotorg_ideas Prototyping UX Week 2015 Adaptive Path Maker Faire Scott SullivanThis past weekend was the 10th annual Maker Faire Bay Area – The Greatest Show & Tell On Earth.

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The best of August 2015

Jane Hart

Here are links to some of the posts and articles I shared on Twitter in August – with some quotes from each. If you’re not on Twitter you can subscribe to them by email. There are 4 key themes this month, and the reason I chose them, is because these are exactly the topics I discuss in my […]. Social learning

Learning in the Workplace Survey 2015

Jane Hart

This is our 4th Annual Learning in the Workplace Survey. The survey asks you to rate 10 different ways you learn at work. Once you submit your own data, you will be able to view the results submitted from over 3,000 people worldwide – plus an analysis of what this means for L&D practices.

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10 Trends for Workplace Learning (from the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015)

Jane Hart

On 21st September I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015. Yesterday, 1 October I ran a webinar for the L&S Group. The slideset is below, and the points in the slides are elaborated beneath it.

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The best of May 2015

Jane Hart

I shared a number of really great posts on Twitter last month, so it was very difficult to make my monthly selection of the must-read ones. But here are my 12 chosen posts, with a quote from each one, to give you a taster of what it is about. Note: If you are not on Twitter and you […]. Social learning

10 not-to-be-missed posts from February 2015

Jane Hart

Here is my selection of the must-read posts from February 2015. I have chosen these resources from around 30 links I shared on Twitter last month. You can see the full list of links here. If you are not on Twitter you can subscribe here to get email notifications of the links I share. (1)

Meet The UX Week 2015 Keynotes

Adaptive Path

We’re excited about these three keynotes we’ll be seeing at UX Week 2015 , and we think you’ll be too! Join us at UX Week 2015 in San Francisco, August 25-28! dotorg_ideas UX Week Adam Savage Adaptive Path Apollo Robbins Forrester Jessica Hische Leah Buley UX Week 2015

Guidebook to the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 is ready

Jane Hart

Completely revised and updated, the 2015 GUIDEBOOK will provide you with even more information about each of the tools on the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 list – to help you make use of them for personal learning as well as for your professional practice.

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2015 top 10 tools for learning

Clark Quinn

Jane Hart has been widely and wisely known for her top 100 Tools for Learning (you too can register your vote ). As a public service announcement, I list my top 10 tools for learning as well: Google search: I regularly look up things I hear of and don’t know. It often leads me to Wikipedia (my preferred source, teachers take note), but regularly (e.g. 99.99% of the time) provides me with links that give me the answer i need.

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best finds of 2015

Harold Jarche

Here are what I consider the best of Friday’s Finds for 2015. Every second Friday I review what I’ve noted on social media and post a wrap-up of what caught my eye. I do this as a reflective thinking process and to put what I’ve learned on a platform I control: this blog.

Playtime is Over: Reflecting on 2015’s Service Experience Conference

Adaptive Path

g Service Design Service Experience Conference Uncategorized Service Design Service Experience Service Experience Conference 2015At this year’s Service Experience Conference , it was clear: playtime is over. Service design has matured. We must get out of the sandbox. It’s now time to deliver.

8 must-read posts from September 2015

Jane Hart

Here are links to some of the posts and articles I shared on my Twitter account @C4LPT this month – with some quotes from each. 1 – At the beginning of the month Jacob Morgan interviewed the CEO Of Skillshare, who says Want To Learn Something? Teach Yourself (Forbes, 1 September). Jacob explains. “Michael and I look […]. Social learning

2015 Top Tools for Learning

Charles Jennings

Jane Hart’s 9th Annual ‘Top Tools for Learning’ Survey closes on Friday 19th September 2015 and will be published the following Monday. My list of top tools for learning in 2015 : Google Search : ‘Professor Google’ is he is known in my house. If you haven’t already voted, please take a visit here and do so if you’re reading this before the close date. If it’s too late, make sure you’ve marked up the action to contribute to next year’s survey.

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Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015

Jane Hart

Over 2,000 learning professionals from around the world from both education and enterprises contributed to the 9th Annual Survey of Learning Tools. Very many thanks to all those who took the time to complete the online form, write a blog post, send me an email or tweet me their selection. I have now compiled the Top […]. Social learning

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It’s time to vote for Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015

Jane Hart

Voting for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 – the 9th Annual Survey – is open for learning professionals around the world – from both education and workplace training. All you need to do is submit your favourite 10 Tools for Learning. A tool for learning is any software or online tool or service that you use either for […]. Social learning

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Evolution of the Desk: From the 1980s to 2015

Jane Hart

This fab Vine video was created by Harvard Innovation Lab (via The Next Web). Social learning

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2015 in Review: Workplace Learning – Trends, Disruption & Change

Jane Hart

Here is my review of 2015 – in both my own blog posts as well as those that I’ve included in my monthly reviews throughout the year. I’ve given each month a theme (sometimes one which extended into later months of the year!) JANUARY – BLENDED LEARNING In What does the term blended learning mean I revealed […]. Social learning

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Today show on Back to the Future: celebrating the exceptional ‘future’ that is 2015

Ross Dawson

This morning I was interviewed on both of Australia’s national breakfast TV programs, Today and Sunrise, to greet 2015. It seemed far-fetched, but the concept is now a reality and will be available for purchase in 2015.

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100 tools that didn’t quite make the 2015 Top 100 Tools for Learning list

Jane Hart

As my Christmas gift to you, here are 100 more tools that didn’t quite make the list of 2015 Top 100 Tools for Learning. So these are Tools 101-200. Click on the parcel below to view them in ALPHABETICAL order. Social learning

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New Era in Learning Begins in 2015

Nine Shift

The year 2015 is the first year in a 15 year transition of rapid change in learning, teaching and education, we reported (or predicted, your choice) in our annual Nine Shift presentation before 300 people.

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 – and what they tell us about the future of workplace learning

Jane Hart

On 1 October between 10 and 11 am (GMT) I shall be running this webinar for the Learning & Skills Group. Click here for details how to join the webinar. Social learning

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2015 Reflections

Clark Quinn

In the meantime, I hope you had a great 2015, and that your 2016 is your best year yet. It’s the end of the year, and given that I’m an advocate for the benefits of reflection, I suppose I better practice what I preach. So what am I thinking I learned as a consequence of this past year?

2015 The Year When the 21st Century Rushed Forward

Nine Shift

In 2015 we were leaving the Industrial Age quickly behind, and rushing forward in the 21st Century. . In my 2014 NineShift presentation, I said we were "On the Edge of History." No longer. We are now over the edge.

How digital collaboration will evolve in 2015

Dion Hinchcliffe

Providing a usable digital workplace today increasingly means giving access to a wider set of collaboration tools as part of an open adoption approach that''s is more dynamic, user-centric, and strategic. Collaboration

The Year 2015 Big for Trains

Nine Shift

The year 2015 has already been huge for trains, I told the All Aboard Wisconsin conference in the Wisconsin Dells two weeks ago. Here's my top 5 big train events of the year so far: 1.The emergence of the private sector in providing passenger rail. 2.Groundbreaking for California High Speed Rail. 3.The plans for private high speed rail in Texas, which may begin sooner than the California service.

Learning in the Modern Workplace is more than training or e-learning

Jane Hart

I think I have now pinned down the main reason why some people could not understand the points I was making in my post, The L&D world is splitting in two. It’s because Traditionalists see LEARNING as something to be designed, delivered and managed – in the form of some classroom training or e-learning – and LEARNERS as […]. Social learning

In 2015, Will I …

Dan Pontefract

In 2015, Will I … Publish the next book ? Grow as a father to ‘ let some things go ‘? Become less intense? finally) Run >10km in one go again? Cycle >5000km? Celebrate 20 years of marriage (on July 1) in style?

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Notes from ELI 2015 Riyadh - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

'Rob Kadel The Untapped Potential for eLearning Pearson Research & Innovation Network / University of Colorado Denver - learning to think laterally, or to think divergently (think outside the box) - instead of thinking of one answer, thinking of many possible answers - example: alternative ways to commute to work - Research & Innovation Network (Pearson) - Kimberly O''Malley, head - turning ideas into useful and usable innovation networks - various centres for different projects - accomoplishments: collaborative games, essay scoring algoritms, etc - Student success - what does it mean? - beyond school - Oxford Economics survey 2011 - skills most in demand: - interpersonal and communication skills - digital - agile thinking - global operating skills - CEOs valued these, but said most employees today do not have these skills - we can reach this, but have to look at the world students live in today - The current environment - tech in schools - two speeds: full steaam ahead, or, what do we do now? - we need to meet students in their own space, in the technology they already use - Personalized Learning - Howard Gardner: individuation, pluralization - individuation: each student taught in ways that are comfortable - pluralization: anytung being taught should be taught in several ways (to reach more students) - in a practical snese - not just 1:1 computing - students and teachers customize learning objectives and strategies for work - rigorous curriculum framework - relevant assessment, teachers as facilitators - SAMR model of technology integration - It takes a village: components of education transformation - leadership: establish vision, lead by example, - policy: align with outcoms - curriculum and assessment - in alignment with each other, must ensure students gain essential knowledge and 21st c skills - digital tech - tools and data to support personalization - sustinable resourcing - develop resources at scale - research and evaluation - Purposful planning - getting to goals - eg. ''all studnets must achieve success in mathematics before graduation'' - need to clearly define what these thinsg are - Goals > Objectives > Activities > Tasks (hierarchal structure) - if you can measure the tasks, you can measure all the way up - the task level is the easiest to measure - eg. Pearson''s MathXL - importance of verbs (action words) - use Bloom''s digital taxonomy (HOTS to LOTS) - the full-steam ahead approach is not purposeful - need to map out all learning tasks beforehand (example, school with Chromebooks couldn''t read MS Word documents) - ensure that adequate staff are assigned to each task - ensure that budgets are accurate - that you can measure the success of your program - Learning outcomes and efficacy - it isn''t enough to merely be good, you have to do good (ie., you have to show you are good) - Pearson - has taken a strong effort to measure our products and our services (video clip from Pearson CEO) (but no, this isn''t an advertisement for Pearson, he assures us) - "return on investment in human capital" - measuring the tasks = measuring efficacy - Challenges in the Gulf region - infrastructure - are all schools and all users connected? - leadership - are leaders supporting and demonstrating effective technology use? - language - more than half of websites that exist are in English - how to maintain rich heritage of Arabic language - but how to teach them all English - digital literacy - students need basic understanding of how to use devices - not just mobile phones, can you work with computers, eg., save and send a file - professional development for teachers Q&A - Q: will tech in the education field cut out labour, the way it has in other fields - A: I don''t think it will replace teachers - there is the danger or potential that it will replace teachers, but that''s not the way we want to go - want to keep teachers as facilitators - Q: you talk about an outcome-based theory, based on tasks, which is a classical theory around for years - but do you do tasks first, or goals first? - A: just a way of redefining the way we have thought of education in the past - it is very difficult to measure goals, but it is possible to measure the outcomes - Q: what about social media - A: replicate them in the ''walled garden'' -- or experiment with tools (but they don''t always work) - Q: knowledge is non-reductive? - A: it depemds on the language we use - ''what does it really mean''? Olaf Zawacki-Richter The development of online distance education and media usage behavior in higher education - traditional students - 1950s - male, - C.A.Wedemeyer 1981 - increasing diversity in university, beginning of open university, open admissions - University of London 1826 "beginning" of open university, distance learning - 1889 - sample of advertisement describing correspondance study - so correspondance education is closely linked to the development of the postal system in Europe - South Arica - UNISA - The open learning movement - begins in the 1960s - list: OU (1969), Athabasca (1970), FernUniversitat (1974) - some very large ones - China, Turkey - new open universities - Nigeria, Malaysia - UMUC - development of online distance education - more open universities - Russia - traditional campuses - eg. Penn State - ''world campus'' Institutional Structures - Oldenberg University, Germany - need organizational structure to "manage this process in a profeessional way" - Centre for Lifelong Learning (C3L) - Structure of the blended learning program: - independent study phase - 1st cintact session - online projevt work - 2nd contact session - project portfolios Instructional design model: ADDIE - emohasis on first phase, evry important - need to know prior knowledge, media preferences Media usage behavious in Education - does the net generation now arrive at the university? - very few empirical studies supporting the claims of Tapscott, Presnky, etc - so what are these studients doing? Research questions: wat do they use, what is their value, informal media, etc? - exploratory study - data in 2012 - big 276 question survey, 2,339 students fro German universities - 99% have access to broadband, 38% use internet 4-6 hours per day - media typology (Grosch and Gidion) - acceptance rates llfdifferent tools and rechnologies - second Life - dead last on the list - cluster analysis - 5 groups: - ubiquitous web services, email, LMS - provuided by uni - eg. online library - cooperation & entertainment - comouter conference, social netwirks, iTines - external web 2.0 toos, blogs, skype - exotic applications - 2nd life, Twitter - not used much for learning - high acceptance by traditional studnets just a few, eg. email, non-traditional students use a wide range of tools - gap between demand and supply of e-learning, significantly higher demand for e-learning among non-trad - media usage typology - entertainment - 51% - periphrial - 20% - advanced - 20% - instrumental - 7% - Implications: - developed authoring tool for courses for tablets - iAcademy - C3LLO - mobile LMS - mostly for communications - no relationship between age and media usage - very high acceptance for LMS and print-based materials - the university should not imitate informal social networks Richard L. Edwards Executive Director, iLearn Research, Ball State University Increasing Student Success through Online Learning, Learning Analytics, and Learner-Centered Practices - student success - students maximizing their abilities - online education joins: online learning, learning analytcs, and learning processes - from minister of education: "less teaching, more learning" - more learning = more effective teachning Student Success - formal vs informal learning - learning anytime, anywhere - learning how to learn - lifelong learning Areas of broad agreement at #ELI_2015 - we have the technology to make online learning effective - the demand for online education is growing rapidly - 21st century learners were born into a digitally connected workd - there will continue to be waves of innivation in e-learning Claim: students are leading us into the "postmodality" er - online learning is no longer a novelty - meeting the needs of these students will require institutional ecosystems Thomas Cavanaugh, 2012, Educause Premise #1 - success in online learning requires an ecosystem - can''t focus on student success in isolation from, eg: - faculty development, eLearning support, 3rd party support, IT support, admin & services - "we have educated them in terms of their whole mind and body" - clubs, sports, etc - we have to replicate that in online learning - Ball State''s iLearn Premise #2 - eLearning mindstes andd our cultures of learning affect how we develop our online programs - institutions that take risks succeed, institutions thta take a step back do not succeed - success is possible, but you first have to believe that onlin innovation is what you want to do - "You have to believe" - Drector of iLearn - chief moral officer: - foster continuous learning among faculty and staff - encourage critical and creative thinking, new solutions, etc - turn research into practice, support pilot projects, fail fast - build a culture of assessment to identify successes and failures "we no longer can talk about what constitutes great teaching without evidence" - disruptive innovative - elewarning has that potential, but it won''t be destructive - educate more of your citizens at a lower cost - continbuous evolution - the more we talk about teaching and learning and the less about technology the more success you will have Premise #3 - anticipate great change - what is going to change the most? education, work, or society? - I would say all of them are going to change a lot - the drivers are deep changes in the nature of work - the jobs 20 years from now aren''t the jobs of today Overview of iearn Research Projects - new forms of content delivery - open educational resources - learning analytics - gamification - flipped intsruction - enhancing student engagement Slide: Support :: learner Centred Practices Engagement :: Blended and Online Learning Feedback :: Learning Analytics (Research-based model :: Action Research Projects) Analytics - student in the centre - types of anaytics, stakeholders, data quality and transfers, potentiql bottlenecks, scale of analytics - speed of anaytics - small data: descriptive; big data: predictive 3 Takeaways - Adopt best practices for learners (7 principles of good practice - Chickering and Gamson 1987) - what are the practices great students do - eg. self-regulation - eg. Ball State MOOC to give students better skills - note-taking, study skills, historical thinking, writing skills - help students develop their metacogntive skills - learning how to learn - most of your existing tools can be reourposed to support this - eg our HITS project - eg. pretest for foundational skills, then fix deficiencies - eg. write metacognitive questions to be answered each week - identify misunderstandings and confusions - based on data from online course - students responses result in just-in-time changes - start small pilot projects, see how it works in your ecosystem, and evaluate outcomes - collqborate with faculty and staff - strategic coordination - teaching is teaching; learning is learning Q: should we be building one platform for the whole country, o multiple platforms? A: I tend to favour one platform, because of support costs, but prefer a flexible and customizable approach - one platform for all is just good business sense Q: suggestion to use MOOCs not to teach a course, but to teach the skills hey need - but how do we make sure students use them? A: we''re going to require the prep-MOOC for every student that gets a deficiency grade at the mid-term'

The Uberfication of Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

I wanted to thank all of you who responded so positively to my post on The L&D world is splitting in two – either publicly or privately – to tell me about what you are doing to bring about fundamental change in your own L&D departments.

Adaptive Path 2015 Conferences & Workshops: End of Year Registration Sale

Adaptive Path

The scoop: register for any of our events by January 5th, 2015 and we’ll take 15% off the currently (already steeply discounted) early bird prices. We hope to see you in 2015! Events 2015 Events Adaptive Path Events Conference Managing Experience UX Intensive UX Week Workshop

The enterprise technologies to watch in 2015

Dion Hinchcliffe

It's impressive how much the enterprise technology landscape has changed in just a year. While some priorities remain unchanged, important new players have emerged that business and IT leaders must consider in their plans this year