2008 Predictions: The Pressure is On!
JANUARY 4, 2008
Stephen Downes has upped the ante on predictions for 2008 by creating a report card on predictions of 2007. But I do thank him for the time and effort and it has made me more careful with my 2008 prediction which will be released soon. Here is his post. think he should have submitted the grades for the other bloggers and then let the blogosphere grade his prediction.
ASTD's Big Question for December 2008: New Learning
DECEMBER 26, 2008
The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2008? learn so much all the time from students, clients and colleagues, it is hard to narrow it down to just two or three things, but I'll try. Here are a few of the lessons I have learned. First I learned that the best mobile learning device has to be the Nintendo DS. Then begin to design your mobile learning objects.
PowerPoint 2008: Change the Theme for a Single Slide
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JANUARY 27, 2011
Have you tried to change the theme for just one slide in your PowerPoint 2008 presentation? In PowerPoint 2008, right-click (or [Command]-click if you do not have a right-clicker) a slide and choose Duplicate Slide. About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Writer and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." by AJ George. You are not alone. Hold down the [ Shift ] key and select both the original slide and its duplicate.
Eduverse Foundation Presentation
SEPTEMBER 23, 2008
Second Life Session (list of links to blog entries I've done about Second Life and 3D Worlds) Learning Archetypes for 3D Worlds Summer 2008: Learning in 3D Class (explains a little about the course design for the class I taught this summer.) This morning, I had a great time giving a presentation to a group over in the UK via a mash up of Skype and Second Life.
OCTOBER 30, 2008
Great presentation last week to a group of enthusiastic trainers. Group Three Group Two. Group One. Today I am doing a presentation called "Innovations in Technology And What it Means to Learning and Training" Here are some resources related to the presentation; List of Recommended Books Definition of Mnemonic Here is a copy of the presentation.
Death and Dying in a Virtual World
OCTOBER 24, 2008
Here is an intriguing story about killing another person's avatar.and going to jail for it. The story Online divorcee jailed after killing virtual hubby tells of a 43 year old Japanese women who hacked into a computer system and killed her virtual husband. if convicted could face a prison term of up to five years or a fine up to $5,000. wonder if virtual CSI solved the crime.
Great Machinima about Machinima
DECEMBER 10, 2008
Check out this great video explaining machinima by a former student of mine.she has exceeded her professor as all good student do. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide
Speaking at Penn State University Park on Virtual Worlds
OCTOBER 18, 2008
This upcoming Tuesday, I will be speaking close to home in State College PA.home of Penn State on the topic of "Why 3D Worlds for Learning?" It promises to be a lot of fun since many alumni from our program are working at Penn State in various departments and capacities. look forward to seeing them all.
Corporate Advisory Council Conference: Corporate Presentations
NOVEMBER 24, 2008
The Corporate CAC presentations this fall began with a little snow fall at Monty's but quickly progressed into some great presentations and sharing of information. Here is a brief re-cap of the presentations. First Presentation Christopher Reese discusses Knowledge Management with CAC members. Christopher Reese opened the corporate presentations with a talk about Knowledge Management and NASA.
Teaching Higher Order Skills in a Virtual World
OCTOBER 28, 2008
Students standing outside of green building on MSIT island. Another question about virtual worlds and learning. How do you get learners to engage in higher order cognitive skills (e.g., abstraction; synthesis; evaluation; experimentation; reflection) in a virtual world? Virtual worlds are ideal for placing a learner into a problem solving situation. Where to put solar panels?
We have 2D Virtual Classrooms, Why 3D?
OCTOBER 29, 2008
Sitting around a conference table for class. Another question and this one is simple.why 3D? We've got plenty of great 2D platforms for communication, what does 3D add? Here is a short answer. In a 3D world, the interaction with the students feels more intimate than with a 2-D distance learning application such as Centra, Horizon Wimba or Adobe Connect.
What We Can Learn From The Blue Man Group
OCTOBER 15, 2008
Having recently been invited to speak in Las Vegas (see Keynoting in Vegas--Not the same as headlining but. ), I took some time to see a few shows and one of my favorites was the well known creative and innovative act know as the Blue Man Group. The blissful party atmosphere created at their live events has become the trademark of a Blue Man Group experience. Each person stood up and was cheer.
Time to Learn Basic Physics? Then Time for an Online Game
OCTOBER 1, 2008
An image from the physics game LunarQuest. For those of us who struggled to learn physics, here is a Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) teaching the fun of physics in an interactive way. Check out the description of the game called Lunar Quest. The game is not yet ready for release but is on a busy development schedule. They are calling it the LunarQuest Developer's Diary.
Real Time Video Game Updates
SEPTEMBER 29, 2008
EA , the gaming juggernaut, has created a video game that updates, in real-time information and statistics that alter how the video game is played.everyday. The game is NBA Live 09. Here is the marketing description: NBA LIVE 09 has rewritten the rules and fundamentally shifted the way you look at sports simulation games. NBA LIVE 365 takes the statistical data of Dynamic DNA and brings it to life.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
Here are some resources to support today's webinar: A whitepaper titled Embrace Informal Learning: Understanding the tools of informal learning and their impact on organizations. Web 2.0 Lessons Learned Tear Down These Walls: Web 2.0 Extends Class Here is how to start a blog using Blogger. Also, you can use Typepad or WordPress. Here is a good overview of podcasting.
Presidential Thoughts on Innovation and Technology
AUGUST 28, 2008
Gordon Synder of Gordon's Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Blog has a great post titled Obama on Technology and Innovation where Gordon summarizes Obama's policy. have reproduced some of it here but check out the entire post. 1. Encourage Diversity in Media Ownership - Protect Our Children While Preserving the First Amendment - Safeguard our Right to Privacy 2.
Instructional Design Clients.Gotta Love'm
AUGUST 25, 2008
I have so totally been the vendor guy in this video. Shout out to Mike Qaissaunee at Frequently Asked Q who had this video on this blog. Great find Mike!! think it was originally posted at Communication Nation: The Process#links (trying to cite the right heritage of postings.)__ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide
Connectivism and the modern learner
DECEMBER 27, 2008
Recently, I read a blog article about connectivism by Debora Gallo. Soon after, I attended a presentation about m-learning by Jan Herrington, in which she too mentioned connectivism. This got me thinking… I don’t know anything about connectivism! Theoretical foundations. According to Chaos Theory , everything is connected, as illustrated so eloquently by the Butterfly Effect. Moving on.
Games Used for Learning Across the World.but not so much in the US
AUGUST 18, 2008
Image from the educational game Immune Attack. Here is an interesting article Game consoles remain classroom rarity and some key information from the article. In one middle school in Japan took a leap in a pilot program and allowed students who were learning English to do some of their work last year on Nintendo DS handhelds.
And You Thought Mechanical Engineering was Boring
AUGUST 14, 2008
Here is a great video from Northern Illinois University showing how mechanical engineering can be made fun by incorporating game elements, problem-based learning and real race cars into the course.
Learning to Surf
JULY 19, 2008
In early June my family was fortunate enough to go on a trip to Hawaii, I had never been there before so it was a great chance to see the birthplace of the hula and of surfing. To that end, our family decided to take surfing lessons.a very tourist-in-Hawaii thing to do.it was great! We had a wonderful time. The speed at which I was able to learn to surf suprised me. small student to faculty ratio.
Conference in Texas
JULY 28, 2008
Today I am off to the SAME-TEC conference in Austin, TX. The conference is a combination of three National Science Foundation (NSF) Centers. My job is to evaluate the conference for the NCTT Center for which I serve as an external evaluator (which I have done for several years.) talk to participants about their learning and observe presentations and workshops.
Google Steps into the 3D Universe
JULY 10, 2008
Creating an Avatar in Google's Lively. Ok, so Google did create Google 3D Earth with some pretty cool 3D features as a venture into 3D worlds but now they are jumping in with both feet and offering (for free) a product called Lively. And thanks to Andy S.
This Dummy is No Dummy
MAY 7, 2008
When most training and education developers think of simulations, they think of online simulations or if you talk to an airline pilot she might mention a flight simulator. Sounds like they need some practice. Enter medical mannequins also known as patient simulators. These gadgets are the medical equivalent of flight simulators. One such medical mannequin is named iStan.
SAT Prep--Just Like Playing a Video Game
JULY 7, 2008
Back in March, Kaplan , the huge learning company, announced that it was teaming with videogame developer and publisher Aspyr Media* to create Kaplan-branded interactive entertainment products and bring them to market. While most people think of Kaplan as a test prep company, the truth is, they are into all type of educational content and delivery.
Innovations in E-Learning Conference
JUNE 5, 2008
As part II of my week at conferences, I am now at the Innovations in E-Learning Conference held at George Mason University in Virginia. She turns to me and says "Are you Karl Kapp?" I said "Yes" and she said "Hi I am Wendy Wickham." As I get older, I need more time to process information and so I think to my self, hey I know Wendy.but from where? Then in few seconds it hits me. It is fantastic!
Mobile Learning Via Audio
JUNE 7, 2008
One thing many people seem to forget when thinking about "mobile learning" is that the one universal application that runs across all mobile phones is voice. Some really inventive voice-focused training modules can be developed and delivered all with a mish-mash of mobile phones. They can be linked to an automated voice systems and sales reps or others can simply "call in" for some training.
Pictures from the Innovations in e-learning conference
JUNE 6, 2008
Lots of great stuff happening the last day of the Innovations in e-learning conference, check out the great notes again taken by Wendy at In the Middle of the Curve. Thanks Wendy, Great Job.killing zombies has paid off!!! Here are some photos taken the last day. Here I stand with Sid Meier, game developer guru, apparently, we are both a little blurry for the photo. Sid was great.
Innovation in e-learning Conference
JUNE 5, 2008
Innovation in e-learning Conference , originally uploaded by professorkapp. Having fun at the conference. Here is a list of bloggers attending the Innovation in e-Learning Conference. From left to right are Wendy Wickham , Mark Oelhert , Stephen Downes , and Karl Kapp
Tell Me a Story
MAY 16, 2008
Karl asks Stephen Denning about the power of storytelling. Last week I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the 5th Annual Kaplan-EduNeering Knowledge Summit (more about my speaking with Nadira Hira in another post.) I really enjoy these knowledge summits. meet some wonderful speakers and great Kaplan-EduNeering clients. He makes a compelling argument. What a great idea. Try it.
Are we nearing entrance to The Matrix?
MAY 6, 2008
The ideas and concepts of the widely popular movie The Matrix are closer than many people think. An article at MSNBC.com indicates that in many ways and with many technologies we are getting closer and closer to entering The Matrix.a world where computer generated images are indistinguishable from physical objects and computers interact with humans as if they were.human.
You ask for some online games.I give you the FBI.
MAY 5, 2008
Ok, so one of my favorite quotes in Die Hard is when Hans and Theo are trying to get into the vault and Theo is not sure how they are going to get past a certain lock and then, the FBI agents (Johnson and Johnson)cut the power circuits thus opening the vault and Hans says "The circuits which cannnot be cut locally are cut automatically in response to a terrorist attack.
Do we really need to design differently for the so called "Digital Natives"?
MAY 1, 2008
This month, I worked with Tony Karrer to help create the ASTD Big Question (which always seems to be multiple questions under one big theme.) The main question is Learning design differences for Digital Natives? Of course I have strong opinions on the topic due to the fact that I've written about it many times and I spend all day with digital natives at Bloomsburg University. Let me rant first.
NASA Jumps into the Game Development Universe
APRIL 23, 2008
Are you trying to "sell" games internally as a valid method of teaching content. Perhaps if you mention that government agencies like NASA are investing in this methodology, you might have a better chance of making your case. Also, guide them to Games Teach Life Saving Skills: Accidently as an argument as well.