Tony Karrer

Micro-Learning Myth or Must

Tony Karrer

This week on eLearning Learning , the top two articles were funny to see side-by-side: You can find them on the Weekly Edition. Both articles may be interesting to read, but it also highlights how hot Micro-Learning is right now.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Kindly retain the contact information when you re-distribute the list or mount it on the web as that is how I receive updates. link] November 30-December 1, 2011 AfriHealth : Using IT to Establish Health Care Information Systems, Nairobi, Kenya. Clayton R.

Trending Sources

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-5, 2012 Australasian Conference on Information Systems , Geelong, Australia. link] December 5-6, 2012 Southern Africa ICT Summit, organized by African Information Technology Exhibitions and Conferences (AITEC), Maputo, Mozambique. Clayton R.

What's Wrong with Traditional Stock Photography Sources for eLearning

Tony Karrer

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.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

The answers are then used to provide valuable information to Quora users and the rest of the web. Like Quora, the goal is to build a network of user selected experts to provide valuable information to users.

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Filtering, Crowdsourcing and Information Overload

Tony Karrer

The other part of this thought process is that the feedback on my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 was that I should have Information Overload and Information Filtering as my user chosen prediction number 10. Great post by Tim Kastelle - Filtering, Crowdsourcing and Innovation.

Agile eLearning - 27 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

I found some amazing resources using eLearning Learning and via search: What Agile Means to Me - ID Reflections ADDIE isn't Dead; it's just more Agile - Integrated Learnings The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Of Project Spaces & Project Managers - The Learning Generalist Agile instructional design - Jay Cross's Informal Learning Agility and Autonomy - Learning and Working on the Web Designing for Agile Learning - Big Dog, Little Dog No time for design?

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

Strategizing informal learning Five Steps to Mobile Learning Success by Brian Taliesin If you feel I’m missing good articles, please let me know. 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.

eLearning Startup Opportunities

Tony Karrer

More broadly, addressing the issue of information overload for particular audiences is going to provide big time opportunity. This kind of approach (using curation and social signals) is big time opportunity for dealing with the increasing flow of information.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

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] December 4-7, 2010 Technology Information Education Services (TIES) Educational Technology Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

What a difference a decade makes – now there’s almost TOO much information. 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. It was the first ever public session for Placeware - a virtual meeting software company that was much later acquired by Microsoft and became Microsoft Live Meeting.

I Feel the Need - The Need for Speed

Tony Karrer

Consider the content (knowledge, information, learning) you personally need to get your job done. In fact, often the information does really exist. There is some information around core technologies that will last longer.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Learning Conversations , December 30, 2008 Why you should embrace open source - Informal Learning , February 14, 2009 Free, High Quality, Reusable Content - Daretoshare , August 22, 2009 eLearning Technology. 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.

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

Here are some specifics of what this reader is going for: We need to figure out a way to get information from other departments to make sure we have the most current information available. We need to set up a process to determine all courses the information will impact. I received an inquiry from a reader at a large company that is continuously working on large projects with lots of course content running around.

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Information Overload and Learning.” Jonah Lehrer suggests the danger of too much information is “it can actually interfere with understanding.” Wesley Fryer discusses How are you dealing with TMI?

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And the system itself is growing with sites like Social Media Informer. Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years, for example: Learned about Learning in 2009. And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. A lot of it is thinking through where my thinking has changed over the course of the year.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

Informal learning? Are you focused on and responsible for informal learning solutions? that can be used as part of informal learning support does not mean that you are really supporting informal learning in the organization.

LCMS - Warehouse and Authoring

Tony Karrer

The following all come from her, and I've interspersed some commentary: Requirement: “We need to figure out a way to get information from other departments to make sure we have the most current information available.” Your reader also points out a common problem in larger organizations of knowing whether or not the content is the most currently available information. Requirement: “We need to set up a process to determine all courses the information will impact.”

Best Lecture

Tony Karrer

I’m not quite sure that I buy the article’s contention that: The simple fact is that university lectures never worked that well in the first place – it’s just that for centuries, we didn’t have any better option for transmitting information. I just read George Siemens post Will online lectures destroy universities?

Training Magazine Network Now Bringing You eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

It’s not easy for our industry professionals to stay current on all of the important analysis, information and how-to pieces available. Our members need this kind of information to stay at the top of their game, and eLearningLearning.com is the best place for them to do just that.

19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences

Tony Karrer

There’s some good information back in Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences , Be an Insanely Great Professional Conference Attendee , Online Conference Formats , and Conference Preparation. This is especially true with information like testing the virtual meeting software, getting into sessions, protocols during sessions, time zones, etc. I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference).

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Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality

Tony Karrer

Here’s a very quick summary of some of the responses regarding the added learning value of a voice-over as opposed to plain screen text: Audio provides an additional channel of information which the brain can process in parallel with the visual information [Kapp].

ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology: Formalizing and Investing in Informal Learning eLearning Technology: State of Assessment by E-Learning Developers Additional Articles Added April 28, 2008 · Cost Comparison: Instructor-Led Vs. E-Learning · ROI and Metrics in eLearning : eLearning Technology · e-Learning Centre by Learning Light - Costs, benefits and ROI of e-learning · Tips to ensure that your investment in e-learning is effective.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Information Overload This is probably the biggest and most interesting topic out there. In a world of full connectivity to all information and all people, how do you handle filtering.

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

Security Each user has a unique login and password, so the information is kept secure. I’ve recently been working with Sameer Bhatia the CEO of ProProfs as I was going through an evaluation of various online tools that support easy, fast, low-cost testing and quiz tools. He helped me pull together the following evaluation of a few different solutions: ClassMarker Quia ProProfs Google Docs Forms Creator, and Quibblo.

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Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

The advantage of that is that likely a sizable portion of the audience is already on Facebook and thus wouldn't have to upload profile information. Facebook seems to be coming up everywhere the past few weeks.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. just reached 100. Thought I'd share. No particular order to these. Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Understanding E-Learning 2.0 There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

Rethinking conferences - Informal Learning , February 17, 2009 When I signed up for Spaces for Interaction: An Online Conversation about Improving the Traditional Conference , I didn’t appreciate how timely the topic would become. There will be more information coming around the use of Twitter at the conference. Here's the conclusion in full: Microblogging at conferences seems to be an additional way of discussing presented topics and exchanging additional information.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. I wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki?

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eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 12-15, 2009 Technology Information Education Services (TIES) Educational Technology Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. link] December 15-18, 2009 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS): Doing It, Research that Matters, 30 th , Arizona, Phoenix, USA.

How long does it take to select an LMS?

Tony Karrer

Tools for On-Demand Information - An LMS? I saw a post by Bryan Chapman discussing how long it takes to select an LMS. I've known Bryan for quite a few years - more than 10. And he and I do a lot of LMS selection and implementation work. And I think we are both pretty good at it. I may even be the person he's talking about in his post as the other consultant, but I'm not quite sure. So, the real answer to how long it takes is, of course, it depends.

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Concept Worker

Tony Karrer

He describes how our society has gone from agricultural to industrial to the information age. Daniel Pink's book A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future contains a description of new age - the Conceptual Age. But then he describes how we've really moved on past that to a new age where the dominant value for most organizations are created by high-end knowledge workers working on concepts. He calls them creators and empathizers.

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

They focus more on information push and it's less intended to have user-contributed content. I've been having fabulous conversations about using SharePoint. SharePoint is so flexible and the documentation for it is so big and diverse, that a big part of my goals have been to understand the different ways that training organizations are using SharePoint. In my post SharePoint Examples there are some great examples in the comments.

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

See also: Tools for On-Demand Information - An LMS? Not only will employees be able to react directly to Application alerts, they will be able to view Profile Information and provide real-time feedback to other employees with the SumTotal profile launch button that is available next to each User within the email view screens. I've had a similar discussion several times over the past few months.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

All the information below was obtained from Internet sources and announcements in educational journals. 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] ELIEventsCalendar/92 January 20-22, 2009 Information Online , sponsored by the Australian Library and Information Association, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

The information in this series has been something I've been presenting, writing, blogging about and more recently doing workshops around. Tool Sets are Personal A caveat that I make in every presentation on this topic is that studies of personal information management repeatedly show that tool sets and methods for personal work and learning are personal. 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.

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Elves, Measuring Results and Informal Learning

Tony Karrer

And this exception relates closely to my earlier concern eLearning Technology: Informal Learning is Too Important to Leave to Chance. So, on to informal learning. If we have set up environments that help people collaborate, and support their informal learning, we should see output improvements. Keywords: eLearning Trends, Informal Learning Brent and I have been having a nice blog discussion.

Flash Quiz Tools

Tony Karrer

Note - the empty column now contains links to more information on the tools. OnDemand Presenter provides the ability to develop robust multi media content allowing you to easily incorporate both conceptual and transactional information into interactive presentations. Update June 2008 - added one free flash quiz tool based on a question I received. This tool is listed at the bottom. A client wanted to create online quizzes that would live inside of a larger site.

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Learning and Networking with a Blog (Deleted Scenes)

Tony Karrer

No confidential information should ever be put in a blog post. Most bloggers find that it is rather easy to turn specific questions or issues on a project into generic discussions that contain no confidential information My article in Training + Development Magazine was just published - Learning and Networking with a Blog. You must launch the reader and then go to page 20 to find the article.

Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

Using David Wilkins diagram: We are talking about how formal (or informal) can leverage tools that employees will be using outside of the context of learning.