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

link] November 28-December 2, 2011 International Conference on Computers in Education ,19 th , organized by the Asia Pacific Society for Computers in Education, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Summit 2012: Build Smarter Organizations, Old Town Hilton, Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Clayton R.

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] or https://www.acteonline.org/ November 30-December 1, 2012 Cyberspace, 10 th conference, organized by Masaryk University and the European Academy of Law and ICT , Brno, Czech Republic. link] February 26-27, 2013 Faculty Marketing Innovation , organized by Liquid Learning Ltd.,

What's Wrong with Traditional Stock Photography Sources for eLearning

Tony Karrer

as well as facing away from the camera to be used in scenarios and conversations Photos organized by outfits and characters. 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.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

This organization makes the conversation seem more like a roundtable discussion. Patrick tells us: Talkwheel’s design makes class conversations easier to follow, more interactive, and more effectively organized.

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Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

But I’ve seen organizations cobble together solutions using SharePoint more than I’ve seen LCMS solutions. This seems to be backed up by The LCMS at a Crossroads : Our research has shown that content management needs vary widely from company to company, and some organizations are well served by some combination of social and collaboration platforms, portals, and the lightweight content management functionalities now common to rapid development tools.

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. I wish I had a good name for these groups, but they are called something different in most organizations.

Flash Controversy Continues - Is It a Good Choice for Development?

Tony Karrer

What are the implications downstream for the organization? Garin Hess wrote a post 5 Reasons Flash is NOT dying.give me a break! and it seems like my recent post Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash got him a little fired up. I am fed up with people saying Flash is dying. That it's old technology. That HTML5 is the ultimate replacement. That it shouldn't be allowed to go forward. Come on! Give me a break!

LCMS - Warehouse and Authoring

Tony Karrer

The need for the Warehouse - keeping track of learning content assets across the organization has its own set of requirements. I would really like to have a dialog (email exchange) with people who are managing large collections of production and produced digital assets in larger organizations who can describe how they are managing it. I’ve received some good feedback on my post Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets.

Best Lecture

Tony Karrer

that really should not be replicated by every organization. I just read George Siemens post Will online lectures destroy universities? He makes the point that despite articles like Why free online lectures will destroy universities – unless they get their act together fast : Statements like “universities are obsolete” or “universities are dying” are comical. And untrue. Universities are continuing to grow in enrolment and general influence in society.

ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

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? I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. I did a quick search for resources and here's what I found. I thought it would be worth posting this list here.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

One of the common reasons I hear from knowledge workers inside large organizations for not following the suggestions I provide is that the organization itself puts up barriers to working this way. How will organizations actually execute on this?

Narrowing Gap between Face-to-Face and Online Presentations

Tony Karrer

If you are a conference organizer and you don't arrange for wireless, be prepared for some negative comments. Are people noticing this? It seems that face-to-face and online presenting are becoming more similar. Some aspects: Wireless access is becoming more common in places where presentations occur. See Better Conferences. A larger percentage of the audience these days brings a laptop to presentations and it seems that the factor of Laptop Distraction is quieting down.

Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

I was just talking to someone from a very large organization. They had previously tried to get an internal platform for social networking rolled out in the organization and had limited adoption. You can do the same thing with Facebook for your organization, group, class, etc.

LMS eCommerce Solution

Tony Karrer

In this case, they are looking to provide their content as eLearning and sell it to individuals and organizations. Key aspects: Individual eCommerce - someone can go on and buy the course just for themselves Group eCommerce - someone can go on and buy a block of courses that can be taken by people in their organization Pricing will need to be variable Group reporting - the person who bought for the organization should be able to see who's taken, completed, etc.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Horizon Report 2008 The annual Horizon Report seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations. Our schools, universities, corporations, and non-profit organizations, need to adapt. Innovate: Collecting, Organizing, and Managing Resources for Teaching Educational Games the Wiki Way 66. My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

Social Conference Tools - Expect Poor Results - eLearning Technology , April 23, 2008 I saw a post by David Warlick - Reaching Out With Your Conference where he suggests that conference organizers should: Consider a social network for your conference. The conference organizer has put signs in the middle of each table with a topic. I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic.

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 13-16, 2009 Global Higher Education Forum (GHEF 2009): Current Trends, Future Perspectives, sponsored by the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration and organized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia and the Universiti Sains Malaysia , Penang, Malaysia.

Concept Worker

Tony Karrer

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. Daniel Pink's book A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future contains a description of new age - the Conceptual Age. He describes how our society has gone from agricultural to industrial to the information age.

Convert ILT to eLearning - Estimating

Tony Karrer

How will the finished product be implemented within the organization? Does the organization use a learning management system (LMS)? I received an inquiry from a reader and I'm hoping that people can chime in on their thoughts. It relates to my post about eLearning Costs , which bases cost estimates on seat time of the eLearning course. So, the basic question is: We current provide a two day (16 hour) classroom training course for our employees.

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

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. Using SharePoint for Work Team or Communities of Practice (CoP) Collaboration Outside of any particular formal learning, many training organizations are using SharePoint to support work teams. I've been having fabulous conversations about using SharePoint.

Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

Tony Karrer

use of Web 2.0 / social media for work and learning) is that organizations often have not established their policies or guidelines around the use of these tools. However, I'm not really sure how many organizations have these kinds of policies and who in most organizations establishes them. on how to get these established in your organization or stats on how common it is among different kinds of organizations, please point me to them.

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

These discussions center on what requirements should go into an LMS RFP and more broadly how the LMS should really be integrated into the organization. I've had a similar discussion several times over the past few months. Initially, the conversation was about having learning content appear on the enterprise portal. Many LMS vendors provide portlets, gadgets or widgets that allow for access of learning content (most often meaning courses and courseware) through the corporate portal.

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Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

But I'm worried, because while I just got through writing about my concern in Using SharePoint that learning organizations seemed to be making the same mistake of Not Preparing Workers for Web 2.0. 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?

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

link] February 27-28, 2009 Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (ECOO): Expanding Our Boundaries, Courtyard by Mariott Downtown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. link] or [link] ca May 10-14, 2009 Building the Scientific Mind BtSM 2009, Third Advanced Colloquium: In Search of a Home in the Universe, organized by the Learning Development Institute, Egypt.

eLearning Tools - Wikis, Blogs and More

Tony Karrer

Wikis, blogs, and other tools will arrive in the workplace whether companies are ready or not, as younger employees tend to develop their own self-organized networks that cut across traditional corporate divisions. Found via Donald Clark - Business Week article - The Wiki Workplace that discusses use of Wikis and Blogs and particularly their use. Geek Squad is a case in point.

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Making the Most of Attending a Conference - Ideas Needed

Tony Karrer

Last year's experience was horrible when it came to the conference itself, because I felt no sense of connection with such a massive organization. I'll learn through those things, but it seems that creating a conference where I also get to have a great participation experience is not on the agenda of conference organizers or attendees.

Learning and Networking with a Blog (Deleted Scenes)

Tony Karrer

So here are two associated pieces of content that are the article's "deleted scenes": Getting Started with Blogging Probably the first step in blogging is learning about blogging for yourself before you try to use it for your organization. Once you are comfortable with blogging, you can begin to focus on where and how it should be used in your organization. My article in Training + Development Magazine was just published - Learning and Networking with a Blog.

Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

If an organization has SharePoint and InGenius, my preference would be that social interaction occurs in SharePoint. With the recent launch of InGenius by SkillSoft, I believe it’s time again to raise a pretty important question: Where do Social Learning Tools belong?

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

Tony Karrer

And particularly, I got to spend time with Jack on how he sells learning communities in the organization. In a later session, we discussed the fact that one of the big barriers in many organizations is that they don’t “have a Jack.”

Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

Combined this forms the body of content that the topic hub aggregates and organizes. Topic Hub The topic hub brings together content that its told about by the Curators, organizes it based on keywords that act a bit like tags, and uses social signals to figure out the best stuff.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

And my personal experience is that it's pretty rare to run into an organization that is not at least planning on adopting some social software solutions. Once enough people in the organization adopted email, it was very hard for any individual to avoid adopting it.

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

corporate universities, and Learning Organizations. This is a very strange time. While increasing amount of concept work and the pace of change puts a premium on learning, the business of learning faces an incredibly difficult time.

Corporate Training

Tony Karrer

In order for a corporate learning organization to get into the business of supporting pull learning and supporting work, we need to 1. Jay Cross - father of the Informal Learning Flow has been doing some great writing recently that look at the future of corporate training.

Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids

Tony Karrer

He has awards for "custom content" organized by the type of function they were supporting, e.g., sales. Just when you've made the transition from the prior generation of CBT authoring tools (e.g., Authorware , Toolbook ) to the new generation of WBT authoring tools (e.g., Captivate , Lectora ), it looks like things are slowly shifting again. The shift I'm seeing is away from the design of pure "courseware" solutions and much more to "reference hybrid" solutions.

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Learning 2.0 Strategy

Clark Quinn

When I used to work with organizations on defining an eLearning Strategy, I always worked from a very broad view of needs across the organization and the implications that had on people, process and technology. implies some pretty significant changes in the way that organizations look at the role of a knowledge worker, management, the learning/training organization, boundaries of organizations, when you reach across boundaries, etc.

Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape

Tony Karrer

Beth tells us: I'm thinking of "topics" as anything that an organization's people would want to learn about for their jobs. And when you talk about all people within an organization, well it seems clear that it's very, very large - effectively infinite.

Selling Social Learning – Be a Jack

Tony Karrer

Here’s what Be a Jack sounds like: If I can bring together outside experts and/or people from across the organization with expertise and facilitate a conversation on the critical business issues you are facing and help you capture that so that it can get distributed in the organization – is that something you would want? I was just reading a post - Top 5 tips to gain buy in for learning with social media.

Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis

Tony Karrer

Impact How does this impact the world of learning organizations and corporate learning functions (training organizations)? Challenges The list of issues above represent what can truly be considered a crisis for corporate learning organizations. John Seely Brown and Richard P.

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