15 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –10

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The past weeks have seen a flurry of Web activity – bloggers making predictions for the coming months; retrospections on the year gone by; new product releases; top lists, summary posts being pulled up, and more.

At Upside Learning, we have been doing our bit in spreading knowledge. In continuation to our weekly roundup of the best links shared on Twitter and Facebook, here is a collection of our top 15 links from the last week, each accompanied by a quick brief. This week we deliver you a dose of the latest in mobile learning, Web design & development, eLearning and Social Media.

Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further? You can dig into our previous lists here

    1. 100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom

Facebook isn’t just a great way for you to find old friends or learn about what’s happening this weekend, it is also an incredible learning tool. Read on to learn how you can be using Facebook in your classroom, no matter if you are a professor, student, working online, or showing up in person for class.

    1. Is This the Year of the Educational Tablet?

Many analysts are predicting 2011 will be the year of the tablet. Read this article to know if the tablets will find more success in the education market.

    1. 20 Inspiring TED Videos For Graphic And Web Designers

Includes some of the most interesting videos in the design field. Videos that will not just help you, but inspire.

    1. 157 of the Most Useful Websites on the Internet

Lists 157 websites, across a wide variety of topics that you may find useful.

    1. 8 Apps to Prepare You for Your Next Presentation/ Webmeeting

Lists some of the best apps, available on the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad (some of which may have Android and Blackberry equivalents), which will help you plan on the go, sketch out your presentations and rehearse almost anywhere.

    1. Reader’s Digest Hits the iPad

Reader’s Digest – one of the world’s most widely-read magazines – has launched its iPad edition. The new app is called simply Reader’s Digest and is a free app with one free sample / preview issue that offers a sample table of contents and select story previews.

    1. Informal Workplace Learning

One way that valuable knowledge in the workplace is acquired is through the informal learning experiences of the everyday work life of employees. Read this article to know how organizations can benefit from enhanced employee performance by realizing increased productivity and profitability.

    1. How to Have a Learning Conversation

Employees learn best when they have guidance, support, and performance feedback from someone they trust and respect in the organization. Read this article to know the questions that managers should ask to ensure regular learning-focused conversations with the people who report to them.

    1. The Evolution of the Learning Game

The strategies for creating and using serious games have advanced. No longer confined to rote learning at the end of a tutorial or even to the desktop, serious games come in all shapes and sizes. Read here to know how today’s experiences in games can be much more immersive.

    1. Bridging The eLearning Skills Gap

This article talks about the eLearning Skills Matrix that will help organizations to assess the impact of e-learning on the roles of learning & development professionals, subject experts, e-learning specialists and other personnel, to identify skills gaps, and to locate resources that would help in bridging any gaps.

    1. In 2011 60 Percent of Mobile Web Traffic Will Be Video

Bytemobile has found that in 2011, 60 percent of all traffic on mobile Web devices will be for video. The study also shows that 10 percent of mobile Web users account for 90 percent of mobile Web traffic.

    1. How I Use Visualization To Drive Creativity

Creativity. It’s been one of the most important attributes of business success yet something very few business leaders talk about. This article talks about different ways in which you can drive your personal creativity.

    1. The Social Side Of The Internet

A new national survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has found that 75% of all American adults are active in some kind of voluntary group or organization and internet users are more likely than others to be active: 80% of internet users participate in groups, compared with 56% of non-internet users. And social media users are even more likely to be active: 82% of social network users and 85% of Twitter users are group participants. Read the full report here.

    1. Responsive Web Design: What It Is and How To Use It

Almost every new client these days wants a mobile version of their website. In the field of Web design and development, we’re quickly getting to the point of being unable to keep up with the endless new resolutions and devices. It is in this scenario that responsive Web design is, and would be, the key to improving user experience.

    1. eLearning Outlook For 2011

Lists and discusses 6 predictions for eLearning in 2011.

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