Tony Karrer posted his list of best eLearning links again (Best of eLearningLearning).

So without further ado – here it is (with my comments, for what they are worth, in italics):

Best of eLearning Learning

October 9, 2009 to October 16, 2009

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Featured Sources

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

  1. Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and IdeasKapp Notes, October 16, 2009 A post by Karl Kapp with a list of online games and the reason gaming is actually a very good tool for teaching business ideas and concepts to kids
  2. eLearning Portal IntegrationeLearning Technology, October 13, 2009
  3. Mentoring vs. Training — Why Social Networking Isn’t EnoughaLearning, October 13, 2009 I was fortunate enough to be part of both formal and informal mentoring at my previous organisation and experienced it as extremely positive. The point that Ellen makes is very true “mentoring is not the same as training, and shouldn’t be substituted for it Social networking/social media are not the same thing as training, and shouldn’t be substituted for it, either.”
  1. Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media CaptureThe E-Learning Curve, October 14, 2009
  2. Live online learning – a free downloadClive on Learning, October 13, 2009 Onlignment has issued a free download e-book, A Facilitator’s Guide to Live Online Learning: covering planning and building and facilitating learning sessions and communicating with voice and live video/text and image. It looks like it could be well worth the download.
  3. Educational iPhone Apps to Make You SmarterKapp Notes, October 8, 2009 The iPhone still haunts me! For those who don’t know, the iPhone is way to expensive for me to afford it on my South African librarian salary. But I live in hope … one day you will be mine!
  4. Convert ILT to eLearning – EstimatingeLearning Technology, October 14, 2009 a great post from Tony for anyone who has ever wondered what the criteria should be when guestimating eLearning duration as  a classroom course
  5. Rhizomatic Learning: What is it?Dont Waste Your Time, October 12, 2009 David talks about Steve Wheeler’s presentation on Personal Learning Networks as well as Rhizomatic Learning which spontaneously shapes, constructs and reconstructs depending on external environmental factors
  6. Whose learning are you responsible for?Internet Time, October 12, 2009 I like this quote from Jay Cross “Any organization that is committed to working smarter needs to assess the impact of helping employees learn at every step in their career cycle” smart words from a smart man!
  7. Leadership Development – First break all the rulesFree as in Freedom, October 11, 2009 Sumeet Moghe asks some great questions about developing leaders in organisations (such as ow about a Leadership Development program that targets the regular players in your organisation?) and advocates breaking some rules (such as Try to fill your future positions) in his post on where organisations can find leaders
  8. Helpful — Free — Resources for Finding LMS and LCMS VendorsaLearning, October 11, 2009
  9. CCK09: does Connectivism want to change the world?Ignatia Webs, October 9, 2009
  10. Reading: “College technology ‘catching up’ with students”Dont Waste Your Time, October 9, 2009
  11. How a piece of 166 year old graffiti was (partly) responsible for e-learningThe E-Learning Curve, October 16, 2009 – a mathematician went out walking with his wife and had a breakthrough, but nothing to write on but a tree trunk – the first example of mobile learning perhaps? 🙂
  12. 3 Steps to a Driving Question for Project Based LearningBlender – Training Solutions, October 16, 2009 –Tom Preskett makes the case that personal learning environments (PLEs) should be unique to each user, and should change according to the user’s needs and experiences
  13. Personal Learning Environments – Concept not ToolLearning Technology Learning, October 16, 2009
  14. Game-Based Learning Impacts Youth Behavior/AttitudesWeb Courseworks, October 15, 2009
  15. Why You Should Have User Centric Tutorials for Software ProductsThe Writers Gateway, October 13, 2009
  16. Using Screenr to Create a Video PostMinuteBio, October 12, 2009 – I’ve used Screenr quite a few times – its easy, fast and hasslefree and within minutes you can tweet your video or upload it to YouTube
  17. Rules for Social Media? Just say no.Electronic Papyrus, October 12, 2009 – Hinoj talks about 4 misconceptions of social media (SM needs to be carefully monitored for accuracy; SM needs to be controlled; SM can waste valuable work time and best practices are the same for all)
  18. Guest post: “What’s New in Human Trafficking”Business Casual, October 12, 2009 – talks about human trafficking are gaining popularity here in South Africa as we are the hosts for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, and while it’s not something I consciously think about each day it really is a very important issue
  19. If the world is changing, why am I studying about the guys that sent us down the wrong path?Adventures in Corporate Education, October 10, 2009
  20. Interview with Brent SchlenkerLearning Visions, October 10, 2009
  21. Computer-based Games in Classrooms: Leveraging the InstructorVikas Joshi on Interactive Learning , October 9, 2009
  22. The danger of a simple storySimply Speaking, October 9, 2009
  23. Your learner journey can start here…ThirdForce Blog, October 9, 2009

Other Sources

The following are the top items based on social signals.

  1. How to Create Screencasts You Can Be Proud Of, October 13, 2009 – 17 tips on making screencasts better for your viewers and easier for you
  2. 5 great resources to find out about Google Wave, October 14, 2009 – Jane Hart posts links to get you up to speed with Google Wave
  3. All things Twitter, October 14, 2009 – Jane again, this time with the ultimate guide to all things Twitter
  4. Learning to teach through video | In the Library with the Lead Pipe, October 14, 2009 – if videos become too technical they lose me (I don’t have a tech background)  and Kim Leeder not only agrees, but posts about the ways you SHOULD be doing technical videos
  5. How to steer your client away from an information dump, October 13, 2009 – using branch scenario’s to make your training simple and effective
  6. Twitter Research – Best of eLearning Learning, October 12, 2009 – if you know someone who talks gets that glazed over look when hearing the words twitter or tweets send them this presentation
  7. Mobile Services Taxonomy, October 12, 2009 – gives a nice taxonomy of mobile services with emergencies at the top and an engaged community at the bottom
  8. How CarTalk can save your e-Learning, October 14, 2009
  9. Defining the ‘e’ in e-learning, October 15, 2009 – Elliott Masie goes through the evolution of elearning and the early methods of going e
  10. The keynote and the harshtag, October 9, 2009 – almost sounds like that song from Oklahoma “oh the farmer and the cowman should be friends“! But it’s actually about the keynotes at the Higher Ed Web Association’s conference
  11. PKM: our part of the social learning contract, October 15, 2009
  12. Mobile Momentum, October 10, 2009 – includes some useful pointers to various industry reports and posts
  13. What I’ve Been Up To: Some Social Media Training Resources, October 16, 2009 –
  14. Online Degrees Viewed More Favorably, October 15, 2009
  15. Positive Learning through Online Games, October 13, 2009
  16. My iPod Learning Mix, October 15, 2009 – Donald Clark shares his killer iPod learning mixes
  17. Warmth and Competence. How our Learners Perceive…, October 16, 2009
  18. A few web 2.0 resources, October 16, 2009 – links to IBM and Microsoft web 2.0 resources
  19. Cost Comparison: Instructor-Led Vs. E-Learning, October 14, 2009 – Paul T. Walliker gives a very good post about comparing costs with regards to cost per development and hour; factors influencing costs; constructs a model and gives you his key findings (I won’t spoil the ending and tell you which is cheaper, the instructor or e-learning)
  20. Knowledge Notebook, October 15, 2009 – Knowledge Notebook is designed for high school and college students to us for note taking, free association of notes, activity scheduling and smart views

Hot Topics

Google Wave (6)

  1. 5 great resources to find out about Google Wave, October 14, 2009
  2. Google Wave Invitations Available, October 13, 2009
  3. Opus Meets Google Wave, October 15, 2009

Learning Environment (16)

  1. A first look at Sakai 3, October 16, 2009
  2. Personal Learning Environments – Concept not Tool, October 16, 2009
  3. Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture, October 14, 2009
  4. How a piece of 166 year old graffiti was (partly) responsible for e-learning, October 16, 2009

Pedagogy (12)

  1. Creating games with Caspian Thinking Worlds software, October 16, 2009
  2. Learning to teach through video | In the Library with the Lead Pipe, October 14, 2009
  3. Twitter Research – Best of eLearning Learning, October 12, 2009
  4. Blackboard reinforcing the Status Quo, October 12, 2009

Toolkit (6)

  1. Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open, October 9, 2009
  2. Open Source E-Learning 4: KompoZer Web Editor, October 12, 2009
  3. Twitter Research – Best of eLearning Learning, October 12, 2009
  4. My Top 10 e-Learning Tools, October 11, 2009

Twitter (43)

  1. All things Twitter, October 14, 2009
  2. Twitter; for your Business, October 9, 2009
  3. Twitter Research – Best of eLearning Learning, October 12, 2009
  4. Reading: “College technology ‘catching up’ with students”, October 9, 2009

LinkedIn (17)

  1. eLearning Portal Integration, October 13, 2009
  2. Social Network = Social Class?, October 13, 2009
  3. What’s an Online MBA Worth?, October 15, 2009
  • My education-based entries into EMC’s Innovation Conference, October 9, 2009
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