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Training Day Blog: Virtual Surgery

Kapp Notes

This week over at the TrainingDay blog , my post is called Surgery Anyone? Virtual Surgery That Is. Stop by the site and leave a comment, you could win a free book. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. This is specifically about what I have learned about blogging to build your reputation as a learning consultant over my 9+ years of blogging. started blogging in December 2006 as a tool for my own professional development. Blogging Platforms.

Session on Blogging

Kapp Notes

Hey Check out one of the blogs created by an attendee called Superduperfun Blog __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideCurrently I am in a session teaching Training Conference attendees about blog.much fun is being had by all.

Thoughts about 2006 and Predictions for 2007

Kapp Notes

The Learning Circuits Blog Question for December has been posted. What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2007? What are your predictions for 2007? started my blog in September 2006. Again, belated thanks to Waleed. I met some great online folks through blogging and my book effort. What do you see as the biggest challenges for 2007?

Get People Moving.have them play a Video Game

Kapp Notes

Also see the blog posting Senior Citizens Going Nuts for Nintendo Wii Be careful though, all this extra exercise might lead to some aches and pains and sports injuries. One of the main complaints about video games are that they encourage obesity and inactivity.that's not always the case. With the sometimes-sedentary senior citizens,video games are actually getting them moving.

Out and About: Presentation at ASTD Mid-NJ Chapter

Kapp Notes

You can link to a write up on the even from the Mid-MJ ASTD blog at an entry called Training the Gamer Generation You can read Steve's impressions of the events on his Impactiviti blog with an entry of the same name called Training the Gamer Generation Several attendees asked about downloading the sides from the presentation. The photo is taken from the presenter's perspective.


ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

This level of evaluation will increase the visibility of learning and development efforts, because successful implementation of Level 3 evaluation Internet Time Blog: ROI is toast. 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. thought it would be worth posting this list here. Kirkpatrick's Level 3: Improving the Evaluation of E-Learning Level 3 evaluations measure whether the there was an actual transfer of learning to the actual work setting. Use EVA instead. ROI is toast. Use EVA instead.

Shooting Educational/Instructional Videos

Kapp Notes

Here are some resources: Shooting Good Video Tips Tips and Tricks For Working With Your “Talent” (Professional or Not) On Your Next Video Shoot The Digital Media Dude (great resource) Australia's Funniest Home Videos (an unlikily but good source of information) A Veteran Videographer's Advice on Shooting Video for the Web from Tom Werner's blog where he took fantastic notes from vetern photographer Phil Pendry. Currently, I am involved in creating an educational corporate video. So here are some resources that can help you think about creating videos for educational uses.

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Design Day and the ASTD Big Question for July

Kapp Notes

I left a comment on Tony Karrer's blog about creating a "Design Day" so that everyone in the blogosphere adds a comment about the importance of instructional design as opposed to focusing on technology. Around the same time, the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog had the July "Big Question" which was "Choosing Tools" which is actually a series of questions: How does the eLearning design process need to change to accommodate such a wide variety of tools? And then Dennis Coxe over at Sailing by Sound picked up on my comment and posted an entry called "I Declare 'Design Day'".

Wake Up Karl, the Meme has you.Again

Kapp Notes

First, the Rules: 1) Post these rules before you give your facts 2) List 8 random facts about yourself 3) At the end of your post, choose (tag) 8 people and list their names, linking to them 4) Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know they've been tagged Now, in the spirit of this meme, here are the other three. 1) I am not a coffee drinker, I like tea with milk and sugar. Christy Tucker over at Experiencing E-learning has tagged me for another meme. First I will refer to the last meme in which I was tagged for 5 exciting facts about me. Enjoy these little known tidbits.

Email is Sooo 1990s

Kapp Notes

This week on the TrainingDay blog , I have written about how email is now "snail mail" since the gamers want to have information via text messages as opposed to email which takes too long. You can read the posted called Email is Antiquated. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

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Disastrous E-Learning Might Be Good

Kapp Notes

This week over at TrainingDay blog , my post is titled Disastrous E-Learning Might Be Good When you consider how to change the behavior of learners, you might want to take a page from the Hollywood disaster movies and add that flair to your e-learning. Also, don't forget, you can win a book if you leave a comment on the TrainingDay blog.unfortunately, it's not my book (yet). __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

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Design: New Environments, New Challenges

Kapp Notes

See my post: New Environments, New Challenges at the TrainingDay Blog. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideHow are workplace learning professionals going to react to online learning environments, are we going to be on the cutting edge or play catch up.

Implementation: Evaluating Collaboration

Kapp Notes

According to many sources, less than 1% of the people who visit blogs or wikis actually contribute or collaborate with the author of the wiki or blog. One of the goals of Web 2.0 and other technologies is to foster collaboration. But, there seems to be an issue with how many people actually collaborate. This is called the 1% rule. One of the major issues with collaboration in an academic or even a corporate setting is determining how to evaluate each individual's contribution to the overall collaboration. How do you ensure equal participation?

Design: Level One E-Learning Questions

Kapp Notes

Please feel free to add some of those questions as a comment to this blog or write a posting on your own blog and I'll link. Rarely are e-learning courses evaluated at the reaction level (level 1). The level that provides face validity to the content and measures customer satisfaction. have created a short list of questions related to level 1 e-learning evaluations but would really like some input on other questions that might be appropriate at the end of an e-learning class. Here is what I have so far: How relevant was the course content to your job?

35+ ID & Elearning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

One way I stay connected with the community and what’s happening in the field is by reading blogs by instructional designers, elearning professionals, and educators. I use Feedly for my RSS reader, but you can use other readers or subscribe via email. If you don’t want to subscribe to all these blogs individually, check out eLearning Learning. More Blogs.

1 Million Views. Thank You!

Experiencing eLearning

Today, I reached a milestone in my blog: 1 million total views. It’s taken me over 8 years to reach this milestone, and I’m hardly the most-viewed blog in our field. For those out there struggling with low traffic on a new blog, don’t give up hope! Look how low my numbers were in 2007 though (I started in December 2006, so the 6 views in 2006 don’t really count).

Top Ten eLearning Blogs

Tony Karrer

I was recently asked for a list of the top ten blogs that relate to corporate eLearning by someone who wanted to get a sense of content quality and value of reading blogs. debated for a while, because I have quite a few blogs that I subscribe to and my personal style is to quickly scan a lot of blogs, selectively reading posts that I think are going to be interesting, comment on some, and post my thoughts about others. A Top Ten list is not all that relevant to my style, but I came to understand the request (from a very persistent person). Learning Matters!

eLearning Tools - Wikis, Blogs and More

Tony Karrer

Found via Donald Clark - Business Week article - The Wiki Workplace that discusses use of Wikis and Blogs and particularly their use. 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. Geek Squad is a case in point. Many thousands of Geeks are using a growing suite of collaboration technologies to brainstorm new products and services, manage projects, swap service tips, and socialize with their peers. Great Stuff

The writings of Lee Kraus: Making Sense of New Technologies by George Siemens

Learning and Technology

Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media December 10, 2007 Making Sense of New Technologies by George Siemens tags: technology Sense-Making of Technology and Media: a George Siemens Weekly Digest George Siemens has written a post over at Robin Goods blog. would recommend that you read both Georges and Robins blog. You have a very, very interesting blog.

The writings of Lee Kraus: Thanks for the Notice

Learning and Technology

Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media February 9, 2007 Thanks for the Notice tags: blogging , elearning Back in December, the Online Education Databas e site listed their staffs Top 100 Education Blogs. Learning Technology-assisted learning and online learning are topics discussed in these blogs. Congratulations Lee! Thanks, Bob. Congrats! hi all. eq2 plat.

Learning and Networking with a Blog (Deleted Scenes)

Tony Karrer

My article in Training + Development Magazine was just published - Learning and Networking with a Blog. 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. To help with this, it might be worth looking at a discussion in October 2006 on the question - " Should All Learning Professionals Be Blogging ?” Then subscribe to blogs. How much time does it take?

Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. Design for Learning is written by Natalie Laderas-Kilkenny, a former coworker of mine who blogs on education and technology. In the Middle of the Curve is one of the first blogs I linked to, back in January 2007. Learning Tyro highlights blogs and posts of the week. learning.

The Rapid eLearning Blog » Go Beyond Information Sharing – 5 Ways Your E-learning Courses Can Create Understanding

Rapid eLearning

50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story (Alan Levine)


50 Web 2.0 This presentation reviews lessons learned in exploring 50 web sites (tools) for creating content via slideshows, timelines, media mixers, comic strips, and presentation makers—and shows how the same story can be told 50 different ways " - Alan Levine Actually, Alan Levine's presentation shows how the same story can be told 49 different ways, using 49 different free Web 2.0 Yes!). JUICE?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Informal/DIY Learning: Montessori School for Adults?

Learning Visions

Tuesday, March 06, 2007 Informal/DIY Learning: Montessori School for Adults? Blog Book Tour: Learning in 3D #lrn3d Allison Rossett: ELearning Isn’t What You Think It. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Weve been exploring the notion of sending our son to a local Montessori school come this fall. Hell be 4. eLearnin.

The Rapid eLearning Blog » Your E-Learning Success Depends on These 7 Questions

Rapid eLearning

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Thursday, June 28, 2007 Emerging Technologies in e-Learning I sat in on a lunchtime WebEx presentation with Gary Woodill -- Director, Research and Analysis, Brandon Hall Research. Animation Tools Avatars Blogs Clickers Gaming Tools E-Portfolios Mobil Learning Personal Learning Environments Personalization Rapid e-Learning Semantic Web Simulation Tools Social Bookmarking Social Networking Tools VoIP and Telephony Wikis Wearable Peer to Peer Authoring Tools Haptics (the ability to touch things and get a sense of force feedback. The topic: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning. Hmmmm.

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

wanted to go back and figure out what things really struck me during 2007. So I first went back to what I wrote about last year: Some of the more specific memories from 2006: I started my blog in February 2006. We had discussed Wikis, Blogs and were embarking on Second Life. Getting Value from LinkedIn , Thomas Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong! It's all pure service.

Edublog awards 2007

Clive on Learning

Thanks to Tony Karrer for alerting me to the fact that this blog has been nominated for an edublog award in the elearning / corporate education category. Anyway, if you like this blog, go the awards site and cast your vote. How exciting. If you don't, vote for Tony or one of the others. As ever, don't waste your vote

The Rapid eLearning Blog » How To Get Your Learners to Remember More

Rapid eLearning

Informal Learning Blog » Inside out

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit I want to incorporate a reading list for the next level of the 30-minute masters (taking a crash course in Instructional Design). 11:55 PM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer? Blog Book Tour: Learning in 3D #lrn3d Allison Rossett: ELearning Isn’t What You Think It. Im much more into practical application.

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Looking Back at 2007

Tony Karrer

In December 2006, I posted my challenges and predictions for 2007. Biggest challenges for 2007? could answer this as the biggest challenges for Learning Professionals generally, and maybe I'll come back and do that, but for now, let me just write what I see as some of my bigger challenges in 2007. found several very high quality developers at several levels in 2007. In the meantime, I'm spending more time blogging and in virtual sessions. But, I've increased my blogging and writing and decreased my speaking. This is probably my biggest failure for 2007.

CAC Digest: 2007 Event

Kapp Notes

Here is a digest of the CAC links, both in the blog and on alumni blogs (a first), of the 2007 event. Twice every year our Department of Instructional Technology holds its capstone event. Our Corporate Advisory Council Event. Alumni and professionals from the field return to the Bloomsburg Campus to participate in the event. The first day of the event is when Corporations show off what they are doing in terms of learning and e-learning to each other and to the students (who are all potential employees). Here is a link to the assignment and subsequent student proposals.

Starting a Blog in 5 Easy Steps and Keeping at it!

Designed for Learning

Tumblr is a microblogging platform that started in 2007 and went from 1 billion to 10 billion posts in just one year! study by Universal McCann reports that over 77% of Internet users read blogs. It is also reported that there are 900,000 blog posts posted every day in. blog how-to blogging stepsRecently, Tumblr reached 10 Billion posts mark. In US alone, this 77% would conservatively mean more than 54 million readers.

We're a Finalist - Edublog Awards 2007

Tony Karrer

The Edublog Awards just announced their finalists for 2007. Thanks to all of you for participating, talking, blogging, commenting, etc., helping me with ideas, nominating this blog as a finalist, and generally inspiring this. You can see the other blogs who were nominated, vote for your favorites and go to the Award Ceremony which will be held in Second Life. Vote Here