Paul Signorelli is a San Francisco-based writer, trainer, onsite and online presenter, and consultant. He has served as part of a team of training specialists helping Sutter VNA & Hospice workers learn how to use smartphones for medical-recordkeeping and is a frequent presenter and participant in online learning opportunities for ALA TechSource and others. Paul continues to develop and deliver online courses for a variety of clients; participated in the creation of the New Media Consortium’s 2011 Horizon Report as an Advisory Board member; and has co-written a book, with Lori Reed, about the leadership roles played by trainers. He has previously written for Learning Solutions Magazine, and for blogs at Building Creative Bridges and ALA Learning (http://alalearning.org).
The annual Horizon Report provides e-Learning developers and instructional designers with concise analysis and forecasts of the technology that will most affect teaching, learning, and assessment over the next five years. Here’s a summary of what’s in this year’s edition.
You already know about e-Learning and mLearning. You have read here about t-Learning (learning via
Twitter). Now there’s s-Learning — learning via Skype. Here’s how to use this free service to deliver
Technology tools that might still be on the periphery of our personal e-Learning radar screens are about to be adopted widely by those we serve, a newly released report shows. If we don’t develop an understanding of and familiarity with them now, the learners who currently turn to us for assistance may leave us behind.
Many e-Learning practitioners are looking for examples of ways in which instructional designers are using social media. There are already a number of innovative applications that are publicly available. This week’s author shows you a selection of the best uses to date of social networking, along with new tools, lessons learned, and research on what’s next.