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2008 Predictions: The Pressure is On!

Kapp Notes

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

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2008? Those are a few of the lessons I've learning and I am sure there are so many more as I learning through blogging, writing articles, speaking with others, reading and being part of the overall learning and development community. Here are a few of the lessons I have learned.

Eduverse Foundation Presentation

Kapp Notes

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.

Instructional Design Clients.Gotta Love'm

Kapp Notes

Shout out to Mike Qaissaunee at Frequently Asked Q who had this video on this blog. I have so totally been the vendor guy in this video. 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

Innovations in E-Learning Conference

Kapp Notes

She is the author of the blog, In the Middle of the Curve. It turns out she is blogging the conference and doing a fantastic job. I don' know how she types so fast. He blogs about the conference and took a fantastic picture of lightening from the storm we encountered while at the conference (it was a really violent storm.) Then in few seconds it hits me. It is fantastic!

Connectivism and the modern learner

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently, I read a blog article about connectivism by Debora Gallo. Recommend news feeds, podcasts, blogs and discussion forums. 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. Learning in the digital age. Moving on.

Presidential Thoughts on Innovation and Technology

Kapp Notes

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.

Pictures from the Innovations in e-learning conference

Kapp Notes

blogged by Wendy) For those of you who may not know the impact Sid has had on the video and PC game industry, here are some of this best known titles: Anders Gronstedt, a frequent lecturer on the topic of Second Life provides some insightful information in one of the sessions. Thanks Wendy, Great Job.killing zombies has paid off!!! Here are some photos taken the last day. Sid was great.

Work at Learning, Learning at Work

Kapp Notes

Manish Mohan is helping to create a Working/Learning blog carnival. You can read about the definition and thought behind a blog carnival at Dave's blog. think it was originally created by Dave at Dave's Whiteboard and then Manish agreed to host the April edition. So, here are my thoughts on "Work at Learning, Learning at Work" There is a mistake that most people make.

Do we really need to design differently for the so called "Digital Natives"?

Kapp Notes

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.

We Need a Degree in Instructional Design

Kapp Notes

Image from Kathy Sierra's old "creating passionate users" blog via Jane Bozarth Lately there has been a lot of discussion over at Cammy Bean's blog Learning Visions about whether or not someone has the "right" to be called an instructional designer or whether or not you even need to know instructional theories to be called an instructional designer. don't think so.

It's that time of Year Again, EduBlog Awards

Kapp Notes

And this year we’re going to run the nominations for each category just the same as we did last year :) In order to nominate blogs for the 2009 Edublog Awards you have to link to them first! For information on how to nominate a blog for The Edublog awards, go to the following link and be heard! For over six years, the great folks over at the Edublog awards have done a great job of collating the best of the edublogosphere and handing out awards to some of the outstanding folks writing and posting in this space. Now into its 6th year! Nominations: Close Tuesday 8 December!

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Shout Out: Rachel Troychock

Kapp Notes

technologies such as blogs and wikis into learning. If you'd like to read more about what Rachel's doing check out her blog Rachel's eLearning Blog I've blogged about Rachel's presentations before. Here she is with fellow alumni Pete Mitchell talking about using vodcasting for e-learning on this very blog. It is awesome to see alumni making an impact in the field, blogging and getting involved with the industry. The article is about up and comming folks and what they are doing in the field of learning and e-learning. So a big CONGRATULATIONS to RACHEL.

Cost Consious Corporate Gift Idea

Kapp Notes

It reveals new methods and tools that are being used successfully in a variety of settings, including Flash mobs and cheat codes, video iPods, instant messaging and blogging. It is always so hard to determine what type of corporate gift is appropriate for clients, co-workers or your boss? What do you get them that is not too expensive but not too inexpensive, that is business-focused but not too business-focused. With these tough economic times, such decisions can be difficult. Check it out as a gift for yourself, your entire team or your client.

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STC Conference

Kapp Notes

You can check out her Blog at Bozarthzone. I've blogged about here book before in Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get to Work. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideThis has been a busy conference week for me. On Monday, I attended the 55th Annual Society for Technical Communication conference in Philadephia, PA. You can see the conference web site here. I was only at the conference briefly but had a great audience for my presentation with some great questions and discussion.

Work at Learning, Learning at Work: Create a Learning Portfolio

Kapp Notes

Once again I am participating in the The Working/Learning blog carnival. The idea is for many blogs to createin posts that relate to how individuals can go about their own learning, and how learning happens in the workplace. This carnival has one broad theme: work at learning; learning at work. This week it is being hosted by Rupa at One Stop Resource for Instructional Designing. Check out Rupa's posting for the carnival. Here are my thoughts for this month. Learning at work is both accidental and purposeful. Often a person will learn from a co-worker, a boss or even a client.

Kindle Bound--3G4L

Kapp Notes

In the meantime, you can keep up with all the latest on the Kindle from an insider in the publishing world by reading Joe Wilkert's Kindleville blog. Well now we have some publishers blogging about potential game changing technologies and it is interesting to read what they are saying and how they are reacting. Joe also has a blog called Publishing 2020 which he calls "A Book Publisher's Future Visions of Print, Online, Video and All Media Formats Not Yet Invented." We don't yet know the exact data but I'll keep you posted. Good and interesting read.

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Physicians Resist CDSSs

Kapp Notes

If you don't believe me about the resistance, check out Wendy Wickham's post on her blog leading to many stories along this topic. I was doing some research for a presentation titled "Overcoming Resistance to Incorporating Technology Into the Hospital Environment" that I am giving shortly (today) and uncovered some really interesting information. First, getting Doctors to use new technology is a big deal and hard to do. Thus a large number of articles in medical journals are dedicated to the subject. and Ven Herk, B. 2000 in article titled "Who is Afraid of the System?

The Rapid eLearning Blog » What Everybody Ought to Know About Instructional Design

Rapid eLearning

LinkedIn Connection Approach Rethought

Tony Karrer

If you read my blog much, you know that I use LinkedIn quite a bit to help me find experts and expertise. You can see how I do this in my posts/screencasts LinkedIn Searching for Experts and Expertise and LinkedIn Answers to Get Help. One of the techniques that I show in the first is that you can expand the reach of your search by choosing to search groups. Thus, by searching the eLearningGuild or ASTD groups, I'm able to find people who can help answer questions. The screencast then shows how I would go about formulating a request for help through an intermediate contact.

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.

Blog Discussion

Tony Karrer

Dave Ferguson just raised the issue of blog discussion that has come up before when I talk about Learning and Networking with a Blog. The issue he raises in Mandatory Blogging is: Here at your own blog, you often have extended discussions. Dave points out that given the 90-9-1 Rule he's not likely to get much dialog by creating a blog, posting and waiting for comments. actually think Dave has a pretty good blog. talked about different Types of Blog Discussions before. And Dave is participating in blog carnivals that certainly help.

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

They could also do it as comments on a blog. I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. It aims at a very broad audience that includes everyone from early adopters to technology laggards. Participation will eventually mean a lot of different things, but initially it will primarily be sharing ideas. user can do this through posting to a threaded discussion quite easily. Typically they center around threaded discussions. Generally are easy to get into. Options are simple. They center around individuals.

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100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education (Techlearning blog) 11. The Bamboo Project Blog: My Personal Learning Environment An example of a PLE 26. Horizon Report 2008 The annual Horizon Report seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations. Learning and Networking with a Blog (Deleted Scenes) : eLearning Technology 46. The Art of Building Virtual Communities (Techlearning blog) 63.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? Oh, and as I mentioned in a recent entry on my blog, Dont Make Me Think by Steve Krug is useful on the usability stakes - perhaps more so when you step from courseware and in to the wider field of elearning/performance support. 7:49 AM Cathy Moore said. Im not looking for the obtuse theory books. What would you add?

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2008 2009

Tony Karrer

It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. My blog is really the hub of my thinking and activity, so by going back through posts for the 2008, it gives me a pretty good perspective on what's been happening inside my head during 2008. world.

Blogging Strategies

Clark Quinn

for Learning Professionals Free Online Course (you can jump in at any time) is all about Blogs for Learning. Interestingly, when I prepared the notes for this week, I was able to leverage what the course members had produced during the previous week on Social Bookmarks : [link] [link] [link] You can read in the link Blogs for Learning about my perspective on using Blogs for Learning and Networking. And one of the course members raised a really interesting question in the Forum around blogging strategies: Matthew, how has blogging changed the way you think?

TechKnowledge 2008 Blog Coverage

Tony Karrer

My experience has been that ASTD audiences do not blog as much as other audiences such as the eLearning Guild and I commented about that in More eLearning Bloggers. However, I've noticed that there have been quite a few posts discussing experiences at ASTD TechKnowledge 2008. ASTD TechKnowledge 2008, Lots of Fun TK08 - Tony Karrer and Implementation of Social Learning How to Add Scenarios to Your Rapid E-Learning Courses.Rapidly! Here are a few: First Thoughts After ASTD TechKnowledge Sessions.

Best eLearning Blog 2008

Tony Karrer

I want to thank everyone who voted for and reads this blog - eLearning Technology. It was announced that we won for Best elearning / corporate education blog. In a way, each of us votes every day for blogs. Blogging about them. You can see the ones that I most actively engage with either in the sidebar of this blog or in the sidebar of eLearning Learning. previously had some commentary on the edublog awards. also lobbied for a few of my fellow bloggers who did not win. The bottom line is that none of us do this to win awards. We spend time reading them.

On growing facial hair

Janet Clarey

Coming off of a women’s blogging jam here at IiL08 (which went over two hours) I just have to sigh when I see that 22 of the 25 listed are men. There are similar numbers of men and women blogging and certainly women are not underrepresented in our field. Via Stephen Downes , I noticed this link of 25 Great Edublogs. It is an excellent list. Mostly older men. Mostly white. We had some discussion on this. Any thoughts on this consistent issue? Genre? Style? Biology? Content? What would you’re list look like and why? And more importantly, is this important

The Rapid eLearning Blog » Why Looks Matter in E-Learning Courses (And What You Can Do About It)

Rapid eLearning

Mindbloggling: My Edublog Award nominations

Janet Clarey

It is the 5th year of the Edublog Awards, an awards program for bloggers who use blogs and social media to support education (so it’s a practitioner focus). while the focus on the “Eddies,&# as they are called, is the K-12 and higher ed sector, there is a category for “Best elearning/corporate education blog.&#. make a point to read blogs that do not focus on elearning and corporate education exclusively because many are just good reading and contain a great deal of information that is easily transferable to workplace learning. We need more Dan Meyer.

Internet Time Blog » Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008

Jay Cross

The Rapid eLearning Blog » The Hidden PowerPoint Shortcut Everyone Should Know

Rapid eLearning