Reordering the Serious eLearning Manifesto
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
So, as you may know (and if you don’t, you should ), almost three years ago now, I teamed up with colleagues Michael Allen, Julie Dirksen, & Will Thalheimer (all worth knowing about) and put together the Serious eLearning Manifesto.
Flash Dead for eLearning
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
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eLearning Conferences 2012
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. The list focuses primarily on the use of eLearning, technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. Clayton R.
eLearning Conferences 2013
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. link] December 6-7, 2012 mLearning : Making Learning Mobile, offered by the eLearning Guild, online. Clayton R.
Q&A on the Future of Social, Mobile and eLearning
MAY 23, 2014
I was asked to comment on a few questions related to eLearning, social learning, etc. What does the future of eLearning look like? I’ve always loathed the term eLearning. Many people are forced to take eLearning.
eLearning Learning Launches New Features
AUGUST 15, 2011
Over on eLearning Learning , we've just launched a new version with some great new features. The intent of eLearning Learning is to bring together and make it easy to find great content. There are some pretty interesting new features coming soon for eLearning Learning.
eLearning Startup Opportunities
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
I'm going to be moderating a CalTech MIT Enterprise Forum that looks at Entrepreneurial Opportunities in eLearning - basically where do we mutually see a good opportunity to create a successful eLearning Startup. I'm working right now with two eLearning startups doing exactly that.
Agile eLearning - 27 Great Articles
APRIL 6, 2011
I was not as familiar with it in terms of eLearning development. So, I wanted to pull together some reading and resources around Agile eLearning , Agile ADDIE , etc. Integrated Learnings The Agile Elearning Design Manual: Problems with existing approaches - The Learning Generalist The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Iterations huh? - If Agile turns into rapid elearning , then we are back to Rapid eLearning Tools Debate. eLearning Technology.
The Quinnovation eLearning Process Survey
JUNE 1, 2016
My interest is in finding out about the processes used in designing and delivering elearning. In the interests of understanding where the market is, I’m looking to benchmark where organizations are. Sure, there are other data points, but I have my own questions I would like to get answered. So I’ve created a quick survey of seven questions (thanks, SurveyMonkey) I’d love for you to fill out.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
This is either in terms of specific needs, e.g., improve customer satisfaction, or as part of an overall eLearning strategy. I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post.
eLearning Conferences 2011
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. link] December 9-10, 2010 What’s Hot, What’s Not in e-Learning , eLearning Guild Online Seminar. Clayton Wright has done his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again.
Open Source eLearning Tools
OCTOBER 13, 2010
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?
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. And there are lots of other posts available on eLearning Learning Stock Photography. But I really missed something important: traditional stock photo sources are often a pain for eLearning.
Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Others are actually are fairly instructive about what the current trends are in eLearning.
eLearning for Kids
MARCH 29, 2012
eLearning for Kids. That’s when you turn to eLearning for Kids. Established eight years ago by my friend Nick Van Dam, eLearning for Kids serves up free lessons to millions of kids aged five to twelve. eLearning for Kids is run by volunteers and funded with contributions.
mLearning more than mobile elearning?
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
Someone tweeted about their mobile learning credo, and mentioned the typical ‘mlearning is elearning, extended’ view. Which I rejected, as I believe mlearning is much more (and so should elearning be). That would take me back to mlearning being more than just mobile elearning, as Jason Haag has aptly separated. Sure, mobile elearning can be a subset of mlearning, but not the whole picture.
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? Instead, most examples of eLearning actually fall outside of that realm. eLearning Technology.
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 went back and looked at what I had written before on eLearning Strategy and saw that I had said at the time: I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post. Strategy eLearning 3.0
The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual
NOVEMBER 9, 2013
I’m very pleased to announce the publication of this new book edited by Rob Hubbard, which includes a chapter I have written on informal and social learning. Here’s a description of the book published by Wiley. “Technology has revolutionised every aspect of our lives and how we learn is no exception. The trouble is; the [.]. Social learning
So you (still) want to be an elearning consultant?
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Tweet Last week I commented that many people in the “learning” field are too absorbed in their own interests and not the businesses they are supporting. Working smarter in the 21st century requires the integration of learning into the workflow.
Beyond Instructional Design: How Performance Support is Revolutionizing eLearning
APRIL 11, 2016
Ready to get results with performance support? Trivantis have asked me to host this free webinar, in which I will consider how you can move beyond instructional design to designing for performance support. In the session I will cover the following aspects. Trends in modern authoring. Insights on providing resources and bite-sized content, such as video, screencasts, or text instead of courses. How to support content personalization.
Crowdsourcing the Future of eLearning
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MAY 5, 2011
will all be on the same system - eLearning will make no sense in the future, it will be standard learning with content, etc., Based on points submitted beforehand, and the discussion at the final plenary. Paul Stacey created a slide show based on the contributions. Global - it's not about e-learning, it's about we-learning. The idea that post-secondary education will be available to all worldwide. -
Workshopping what’s needed: going deep on elearning
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
It’s past time, both at the level of our elearning design, and at the level of elearning strategy. In different places with different goals, but each is a way to proceed on going deep on elearning. If getting serious about elearning design is your thing, you should join us on Wednesday, Nov 30 at Online Educa in Berlin. It’s past time to stop producing elearning that’s ineffective. Here, my workshop is focused on going deep on elearning.
Reviewing elearning examples
JANUARY 30, 2012
I recently wrote about elearning garbage , and in case I doubted my assessment, today’s task made my dilemma quite clear. I was asked to be one of the judges for an elearning contest. Seven courses were identified as ‘finalists’, and my task was the review each and assign points in several categories. Only one was worthy of release, and only one other even made a passing grade. This is a problem. Let me get the good news out of the way first.
ROI and Metrics in eLearning
OCTOBER 16, 2007
I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. BPM and workflow technologies have been able to achieve significant gains in productivity Metrics Recently, functional managers have begun using eLearning to meet business objectives. Managers look beyond employees to customers, suppliers, and distribution channels -- everyone benefits from seeding eLearning throughout the value chain.
Why the Real Power of eLearning is Social
AUGUST 30, 2011
Looking Back eLearning has been with us in one form or another for at least the past 50 years, maybe longer. Probably the first player on the enterprise eLearning block was the University of Illinois This post was prompted by a webinar I gave on behalf of Citrix/GoToWebinar on 6th July 2011 and originally posted as a guest post on the Learning Pool blog. I’ve made a few changes to it here.
Getting Serious about eLearning
MARCH 4, 2014
Well, I won’t give it all away, since we’re doing an official launch next week, but in short, we’re attempting to do something about what we perceive as the sorry state of elearning.
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. This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , and Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products. eLearning Technology.
eLearning is not the answer
FEBRUARY 20, 2009
eLearning is not a big cost-cutter. Corporations are flocking to eLearning for all the wrong reasons. This sort of fanciful thinking tripped up eLearning ten years ago. eLearning was going to make email look like a rounding error. First-generation eLearning was a flop.
Training Magazine Network Now Bringing You eLearning Learning
SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
We get to finally announce that eLearning Learning has partnered with Training Magazine Network. These two industry leaders in online learning and training bring together their extensive content and community offerings to form the largest eLearning offering on the Web.
Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010
JANUARY 18, 2010
Also, before you read these, you might want to go back and look at predictions in the past and how well I did on those predictions: Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 , 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009. eLearning Technology.
eLearning Templates – 20 Resources
DECEMBER 7, 2009
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
JANUARY 12, 2010
JANUARY 2, 2009
crw Another source of major eLearning conferences is: Tom King's eLearning Google Calendar. link] ResearchatAUC/conferences/ elearning/Pages/default.aspx January 11-14, 2009 Association for Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education (ACUTA) Winter Seminar – Unified IP Communications Applications Across the Enterprise and Preparing Communications Technologies for Emergencies and Disasters, Palm Springs, California, USA.
Levels of eLearning Quality
JULY 31, 2012
Of late, I’ve been both reviewing eLearning, and designing processes & templates. As I’ve said before , the nuances between well-designed and well produced eLearning are subtle, but important. Reading a forthcoming book that outlines the future but recounts the past, it occurs to me that it may be worthwhile to look at a continuum of possibilities.
eLearning Conferences 2010
NOVEMBER 19, 2009
Clayton Wright just sent me his incredible annual list of eLearning Conferences. link] December 10-11, 2009 Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Streamlining Your e-Learning Development , eLearning Guild Online Forum. into Your e-Learning Mix , eLearning Guild Online Seminar.
What do elearning users say?
APRIL 15, 2014
The report, a survey of 2000 folks in a variety of positions in organizations, asks what they think about elearning, in a variety of ways. The report covers a variety of aspects of how people learn: when, where, how, and their opinion of elearning. Towards Maturity is a UK-based but global initiative looking at organizations use of technology for learning.
100 eLearning Articles and White Papers
APRIL 28, 2008
My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 eLearn: Opinions Good short article on characteristics of 2.0 eLearn: Case Studies - The Reluctant Online Professor 12. Storyboards & eLearning (Pt. E-Performance Essentials: ELearning and Social Software An interesting article - Early e-learning traded technology for human interaction. Mzinga : White Paper Series : eLearning 2.0 &
The Write MOOC Stuff
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
edX eLearning learning learning 2.0 A few years ago, I had the chance to ask Daniel Pink — author of the books Drive and To Sell is Human — if there were any secrets to his exquisite writing skill.
Origins of “eLearning”
NOVEMBER 30, 2008
The term eLearning also enjoyed simultaneous discovery. No wonder eLearning sprouted up in many places. I have been credited with the first use of eLearning on the web. Update : I just came upon an article on the web that talks of eLearning in 1997.