22 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 14

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This time around we decided to go all out on training and learning. And true to our commitment, we have covered the whole spectrum – from calculating the effectiveness of your training to delivering training to multi-taskers, from methods to engage learners with emerging and connective technologies to the future of learning.

But our loyalties towards mobile learning cannot be questioned! For all you mobile lovers, dig in to know about the top trends in mobile, cool iPhone Apps for educational purposes and studying aboard, and tons of iOS Apps for freelancers.

Find it all here in our Weekly Digest – a collection of our top 22 links from the week gone by, each accompanied by a quick brief.

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

1. Mobile Trends: The Future Guide To The Best Predictions For 2011
Find the most interesting and relevant trends, anticipations and predictions about the mobile world and how these will affect any web site publisher work in 2011.

2. Engaging Learners with Emerging and Connective Technologies
It is time for schools to foster learning environments that empower learners with the tools that allow their voices and ideas to touch the world; embrace their choice of path, creation, and representation of their learning; and provide them with environments to support the development of 21st Century habits. Read to know how schools can engage learners with emerging and connective technologies.

3. Training Evaluation: A Mug’s Game
Training more efficiently is a mug’s game. Managers and workplace performance professionals should focus on Working Smarter, by helping people learn and develop socially.

4. How Effective is Your Training? Focus on Measurements that Matter
Just as logging after-school reading activities is no measure of a child’s reading comprehension, neither is a post-training quiz if it’s incapable of measuring anything meaningful or performance-related. Read this post to understand how you can write better quiz questions.

5. A Quick Guide To Attitudinal Training
If you’re involved in creating a course with the explicit or subtle goal of changing an attitude, you might be wondering how to go about doing this. Attitudinal training is one of those under discussed topics, because most of us are focused on intellectual skills.

6. The Future Of Learning
What is the future of education? With the upsurge in ownership of smart mobile devices such as iPhones, Androids and Blackberries, the rapid social penetration of touch screen computers such as iPads, and an increase in the purchase of Kindles and other e-reader devices, the future of learning is definitely smart mobile.

7. The Human Factor: Delivering Training to Multi-Taskers
Don’t look now, but your learners are multi-tasking. Regardless of the age group your class belongs to, the delivery mode of your training, or how carefully you’ve constructed your lesson, in today’s world, it’s rare to gain your learners’ full attention. Know how to deliver training to these multi-taskers.

8. 5 Traits Of The Super Learner
How strong is your capacity to learn? Can you leap complex concepts with a single bound? Master a new language faster than a speeding locomotive? Roll your eyes at hyperbole without even blinking? Know if you fit into the mould of a super learner.

9. 90 Awesome iOS Apps for Freelancers
Find over 90 apps that will empower you as a freelancer to get more done when you’re away from your computer. Whether you’re a designer, writer, consultant or anything else, you’ll find tons of helpful tools.

10. 100 Awesome iPhone Apps for Studying Abroad
Gone are the days when studying abroad was more of a worry than an opportunity to see new things, people, and places. These days, all that the student needs is common sense, a destination, and an iPhone. So set up an international plan, and download these iPhones apps, then prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime.

11. 10 Ways Technology Supports 21st Century Learners in Being Self-Directed
Life in the 21st century provides a whole new world of opportunities for self-directed, passion-driven, personalized learning. Here are 10 ideas every teacher should consider when supporting learning for students today.

12. E-Learning Early Indicators
Putting the rumors about ‘LMSs being almost dead’ to rest, here are five indicators that will give you insights into what to expect from an LMS in the future. Featuring amongst the ‘Best Product Debut at TK11’ is Upside2Go, our revolutionary platform for mobile learning. Read it all here.

13. HTML5 Will Be Done in 2014, What Comes Next?
Even though many are already using the still-unfinished language to code complicated web apps, the web’s governing body made the transition official by announcing that HTML5 will be complete by 2014.

14. The Ultimate Guide To Using iPads In The Classroom
You’ve heard of the iPad and seen it in action. But what purpose would it serve in the classroom? You might be surprised.

15. Educational iPhone Apps for Small Business Owners
With more people using smartphones, companies can take advantage of mobile training options. Here are a few possibilities to consider.

16. Report: Blended Learning Could Hit Or Miss
Blended learning has the ability to transform education, according to a new report – but if certain guidelines and practices aren’t ensured, blended learning could become just another add-on to an archaic system on its way out, the report warns.

17. Employee Engagement Matters for eLearning
According to most definitions, an “engaged” employee is a high-quality performer who takes personal responsibility to work toward the success of an organization. How can organizations foster a culture of employee engagement? Read this article to know more.

18. Video Games to Enhance Learning
Learning experience can be made more enjoyable by creating video games into which educational content and assessment tools have been surreptitiously added – and to incorporate such games into school curricula. Know how other schools are carrying it out.

19. Graphics for eLearning: Why and Where I Buy Them
Think finding appropriate graphics for your eLearning courses is eating up a major chunk of your time? Here are different types of images and places where you could find them, in half the time.

20. eLearning startup Opportunities : eLearning Technology
If you were going to do an eLearning Startup – where would you focus? Or if you are doing an eLearning Startup – what is it? Know the different opportunities present in the eLearning domain for startups.

21. The 2010 Mobile Year in Review
comScore presents the inaugural Mobile Year in Review report, a look at the top trends in mobile throughout 2010 and their implications for the coming year. The report looks across the U.S., EU5 and Japan, providing insights on the dynamic mobile ecosystem.

22. A Few Good Online Survey Tools
Online surveys can be a huge help in understanding what your constituents think and how successful your programs are, without breaking your budget. Here are few good online survey tools.

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