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Chasing Technology Good and Bad

Clark Quinn

The fact is, we’re chasing the wrong technologies. The problem with the technologies we’re chasing is that we’re chasing them from the wrong beginning. And of course that’s wrong. After, of course, authoring tools and creating elearning.

3 Tips to Make Corporate eLearning Courses More Engaging

TOPYX LMS

percent of Fortune 500 companies utilized eLearning (online learning) technologies.¹ Large companies aren’t the only organizations investing in eLearning; small- and mid-sized companies are, too.² eLearning technologies like learning management systems and mobile learning tools allow organizational leaders to manage training content conveniently, from a central location. LMS eLearning and Corporate Training eLearning LMS training

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Learning Design Insights

Clark Quinn

I attended a recent Meetup of the Bay Area Learning Design & Technology, and it led to some insights. I’d chosen to start with 3 or four questions to prompt discussion: What is good learning design? Are you doing good learning design? design

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Some new elearning companies ;)

Clark Quinn

Here’s a collection of those that have piqued my interest of late: Sisters eLearning: these folks are taking a kinder, gentler approach to their products and marketing their services. Their signature offering is a suite of templates for your elearning featuring cooperative play. Yalms: these folks are offering the ‘post-LMS’ It’s not an LMS, and instead offers course management, hosting, and tracking. design mobile social technology

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. It needs to be repurposed for eLearning. The course will not be narrated in its entirety, but there may be some snippets of narration here and there.

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elearning versus mlearning

Clark Quinn

pointed to this post saying “mLearning is starting to diverge from eLearning not only in specific meaning, but in approach and design as well”, and I want to politely disagree. Depends, of course, on what you mean by elearning, to start with. The clear implication is that elearning is about courses on the desktop. As a consequence, I’m talking performance support, social networks, portals, and more, as well as courses on the desktop.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. link] December 3-5, 2012 mHealth Summit: Technology, Business, Research and Policy , Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC, USA.

What is Elearning?

TOPYX LMS

Thank you to our Guest Blogger spearhead eLearning. Elearning is described as the delivery of training or education through digital or electronic methods. The History of Elearning. These initial systems were only designed to provide information to learners.

How Effective are Video-Based Training Courses?

TOPYX LMS

Traditionally, employers have delivered training in-person, but today’s organizational leaders are wising up to the fact that, like it or not, technology plays a huge role in training. As time marches on, technology will likely be solely relied upon to meet training needs.

Flash Dead for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Of course, that still leaves some really hard questions about how you design for all the different mobile platforms with widely different screen sizes and their non-standard inputs and widely varying connection speeds. eLearning Technology.

3 Ways to “Spring Clean” eLearning Content

TOPYX LMS

Are you using LMS-based learning or utilizing any eLearning content? It’s safe to assume that individuals understand eLearning to simply be learning that is enabled and available online. eLearning can be fun, easy, and affordable. The Importance of Organizing eLearning Content.

Instructional Design Orthodoxy

Xyleme

I will be dating myself here, but so much of the orthodoxy in the instructional design process was forged back in the late 80’s and early 90’s when the only Computer-Based Training (CBT) tools were Toolbook for the PC, and Hypercard for the Mac. The idea that you might allow scrolling was to many an Instruction Designer taboo. In my blog posts, I’ve been challenging instructional designers to embrace cultural shifts, and evolving technologies rather than brace against them.

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Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

I don't know if I've seen this reported by the eLearningGuild , but their reports showed some interesting information about satisfaction levels reported by members on course authoring and rapid eLearning tool satisfaction levels. Lectora QMIND Design Collaboration P1.

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Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Of course, I’d recommend skimming through eLearning Learning to find the latest and greatest. Applications in Learning - eLearning Technology , March 3, 2008 Have LMSs Jumped The Shark?

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

I spend a fair amount of my consulting time working with large organizations to help define how they will apply technology to particular business / performance / learning needs. For the purpose of this post, I'll call it the L&D Technology Group. eLearning Technology.

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. The topic was roughly (surprise) New Technology for eLearning. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. As always I do this by looking through eLearning Learning and related sites like Communities and Networks Connection.

LMS Key Features Facilitate eLearning

TOPYX LMS

There’s no denying that LMS key features facilitate eLearning. If you’re unsure as to what eLearning is then you are not alone. eLearning’ is a red-hot term these days. According to eLearning NC, “Understanding eLearning is simple.

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 eLearning Technology - 6:09 AM 7 comments links to Social Learning Measurement Permalink: Social Learning Measurement Bookmark this page at: 7 Comments: At 4/15/2009 08:37:00 AM , Will Thalheimer said. We ought to measure everything of course until we really understand whats going on.

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. And the list would be even better with help - see Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning. eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

Crowdsourcing the Future of eLearning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Or students in one country creating a Math 8 course for all students on Moodle. online classes and institutions might develop local capacity by developing courses and resources for a global audience. Students - allowing students to 'friend' courses on different sites, and share forum messages from similar courses around the world. The idea of making students co-creators of the course, by creating definitions, wiki entries, etc.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Elliott Masie Learners as designers. Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Here are my top 10 eLearning predictions for 2011.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People. I’ve had quite a bit of experience with this and actually one of my very first projects was creating a pretty incredible eLearning solutions for Lexus sales people. Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support.

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. crw Another source of major eLearning conferences is: Tom King's eLearning Google Calendar. docnum=446 January 12-14, 2009 Learning and Technology World Forum 2009, London, United Kingdom. link] aspx January 14-17, 2009 British Educational Technology Show , London, United Kingdom.

Social Learning - Instructional Design - Free - eLearning Hot Topics

Tony Karrer

Weekly Hot eLearning Hot List 5/22/09 - 5/29/09 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Presentation: Blogs in Education - Don't Waste Your Time , May 22, 2009 Implementing New Learning Technology? Choose the Right Pilot Group - Kapp Notes , May 22, 2009 Capture Examples - eLearning Technology , May 29, 2009 Twitter: The #1 Tool for Learning - Upside Learning Blog , May 26, 2009 Adobe eLearning Suite: is it worth it?

Level of polish?

Clark Quinn

A debate broke out amongst some colleagues the other day about the desirable level of polish in our elearning. After weighing in, I thought it required a longer response, and of course it has to go here. So, the main complaint was that so much elearning looks dated and incomplete.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

Free chapters from Implementing eLearning

Jay Cross

Seven years ago, Lance Dublin and I wrote a book entitled Implementing eLearning. We wrote that for eLearning to work, you needed to set the stage with change management and sell the stakeholders with the methods of consumer marketing. Marketing Design.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

But when I do these predictions, I focus on the stuff that’s part of the bigger trends and the potential that these trends have for impacting workplace learning professionals especially around the impact that technology will have. Of course, I do. eLearning Technology.

So you (still) want to be an elearning consultant?

Harold Jarche

Prior to the Web, the learning professions were focused on either delivering courses or some specific sub-set of learning. With the Web, we went from training to e-learning course delivery, with an emphasis on technology, especially learning management systems (LMS) and rapid authoring.

When the Learner is the Teacher, Do We Need Instructional Designers?

Xyleme

It’s a new world out there for the Instructional Designer. It’s no longer about producing 3-ring binders, or monolithic eLearning. It’s about harnessing the new ways of learning that are enabled by a new breed of technology, and a cultural shifts in how we use it. When designing for mLearning, we need to put ourselves in the shoes of the user who is walking around with a very powerful tablet and/or smart phone. Instructional designers are now learning facilitators.

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New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract We often talk about games, simulations and other events in learning, but these technologies support only episodic learning. Equally important are those technologies that provide a context for these learning episodes, an environment where students and interact and converse among themselves. Context Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies. Retrieved from eLearning Europa: [link] Attwell, G.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. In his post, he really is looking primarily at the University of Manitoba's Connectivism Course that he designed and delivered with George Siemens to 2200 students in Fall 2008 and you can tell that he's busy thinking about the technology behind the Fall 2009 course. Stephen goes through a great description of the course. eLearning Technology.

Skimming and Learning Design

Tony Karrer

It also has an impact on Learning Design and Learning Organizations … more on this below. Implications for Learning Design If we know that people are likely to consume information in this way, what does it mean for Learning Design. eLearning Technology.

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CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Elearning is growing and evolving hand in glove with a constellation of technologies that have their roots in a number of places. ″ tools, there is a constant thread of the dynamic interplay between technology and the groups using it. We are not simply deploying technology.

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. I tend to work on things that are a bit leading edge like Data Driven performance solutions or eLearning Startups or the next great idea that someone has. In the world of eLearning, I generally pay attention to other innovators. These are often bloggers as exemplified by the great bloggers found via eLearning Learning. eLearning Technology.

eLearning - Social Media - Mobile Learning

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List - May 15, 2009 to May 22, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Choose the Right Pilot Group - Kapp Notes , May 22, 2009 Presentation: Social Bookmarking with Delicious - Don't Waste Your Time , May 15, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design, Part 1 - The E-Learning Curve , May 19, 2009 Meeting icebreaker-How to get a group to acknowledge differences in perceptions. Browse eLearning Content

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List May 1, 2009 to May 31, 2009 Here is the best stuff from May 2009 via the eLearning Learning site. Clive on Learning , May 29, 2009 Implementing New Learning Technology? Business Casual , May 16, 2009 Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences? Tony Bates , May 8, 2009 Are Your E-Learning Courses Pushed or Pulled? , Browse eLearning Content

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community

Nancy White

This is the 10th and last in a series of blog posts I wrote for Darren Sidnick about communities of practice in an elearning context late last year. Elearning is growing and evolving hand in glove with a constellation of technologies that have their roots in a number of places.

The "e" in "eLearning"

Tony Karrer

The issue of the "e" in "eLearning" seems to come up more often than it really deserves. Of course, I'm adding to the discussion right now? The problem is that there may be an implication that somehow people who talk about eLearning are only talking about technology. We are simply alerting people to the fact that we are likely using technology and specifically web technology of some kind to assist in learning (and really performance).

eLearning Learning – March 1 – 15 2009

Tony Karrer

Here are the top items via eLearning Learning. Adult Learning in the Workplace – Research Findings Top Keywords PKM eLearning Tools Informal Learning Swish Adobe Captivate Twitter LinkedIn Tools Harbinger Adobe Google Articulate Microsoft eLearning Technology. Browse eLearning Content

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100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 eLearn: Opinions Good short article on characteristics of 2.0 Technology Integration Matrix Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below.

Video Lessons

Clark Quinn

So, I’ve been creating a ‘deeper elearningcourse for one of the video course providers. And there were some realizations in this, of course. Of course, he’s been doing video for decades. design technology

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ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. To ensure adequate funding and organization-wide commitment to your training program, you must be equally committed to Online Course Development: What Does It Cost? Does it cost less to design and develop online teaching and learning today than it did a few years ago? Proving 900 Percent ROI The ROI for e-learning internally at Cisco is 900 percent per course.

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