• WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
    [2009] Interview with Karl Kapp on Games, Gamification, and LEARNING!
    Ke (2009) found that the learning outcomes achieved through computer games depend largely on how educators align learning (i.e., In games without instructional support such as elaborative feedback, pedagogical agents, and multimodal information presentations (Hays, 2005; Ke, 2009; Wouters et al., 2009). Karl Kapp is one of the learning field's best research-to-practice gurus! Legendary for his generosity and indefatigable energy, it is my pleasure to interview him for his wisdom on games, gamification, and their intersection. What the heck are you talking about? 2013).,
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
    [2009] Being Great at One Thing Can Kill Innovation
    Further, the culture he’s fostered has proved to be effective: The company has expanded its suite of products, is selling them in 176 countries, and has nearly tripled its share price since 2009. “I want people to be inquisitive, I want people to ask questions and take chances,” Ridge told Taylor. “My job is to create a company of learners. In a Sept. 16 article in Harvard Business Review , Fast Company cofounder Bill Taylor writes about the determination of Garry Ridge, CEO of the iconic WD-40 Co., to champion a learning culture. The fear of failure is the biggest fear in the world.
  • TOPYX LMS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    [2009] TOPYX Learning Management System Earns Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Social Collaborative Learning
    Since Interactyx launched the brand in 2009, TOPYX has been honored with prestigious learning industry awards  every year. TOPYX, together with our client Interstate Batteries, has been honored with a Bronze 2016 Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Use of Social Collaborative Learning. Now in its 22 nd year, the program is a prestigious awards program recognizing the best organizations that have successfully deployed programs, strategies, systems and tools that have achieved measurable results. Experience the TOPYX difference by requesting a demo. In the News LMS & eLearning
  • TOPYX LMS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    [2009] TOPYX Learning Management System Earns Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Social Collaborative Learning
    Since Interactyx launched the brand in 2009, TOPYX has been honored with prestigious learning industry awards  every year. TOPYX, together with our client Interstate Batteries, has been honored with a Bronze 2016 Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Use of Social Collaborative Learning. Now in its 22 nd year, the program is a prestigious awards program recognizing the best organizations that have successfully deployed programs, strategies, systems and tools that have achieved measurable results. Experience the TOPYX difference by requesting a demo. In the News LMS & eLearning
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
    [2009] Concerned about Retention? The Potential for a Resume Tsunami
    To highlight the importance of treating employees well during layoffs, in 2009, some Deloitte Consulting LLP colleagues and I wrote “ Where Did Our Employees Go? To highlight the importance of treating employees well during layoffs, in 2009, some Deloitte Consulting LLP colleagues and I wrote “Where Did Our Employees Go? I’m so excited about a report we published today: Calculating the True Cost of Voluntary Turnover: The Surprising ROI of Retention. Voluntary Turnover (Quits) vs. Unemployment Rate 2001-2016. As you can see in the chart above, data from the U.S.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
    [2009] Concerned about Retention? The Potential for a Resume Tsunami
    To highlight the importance of treating employees well during layoffs, in 2009, some Deloitte Consulting LLP colleagues and I wrote “ Where Did Our Employees Go? Examining the Rise in Voluntary Turnover During Economic Recoveries , Deloitte Review / Bill Chafetz, Robin Adair Erickson, and Josh Ensell, 2009. [2]. To highlight the importance of treating employees well during layoffs, in 2009, some Deloitte Consulting LLP colleagues and I wrote “Where Did Our Employees Go? Voluntary Turnover (Quits) vs. Unemployment Rate 2001-2016. ” [3].
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
    [2009] Benefits of Scenario-Based Learning
    Clark, 2009). * Are the outcomes based on skills development or problem-solving? * Is it difficult or unsafe to provide real-world experience of the skills? * Do your students already have some relevant knowledge to aid decision-making? * Do you have time and resources to design, develop, and test an SBL approach? Why are scenarios effective for learning? They provide realistic context and emotional engagement. They can increase motivation and accelerate expertise. Here’s a selection of quotes explaining the benefits. What is Scenario-Based e-Learning? The instruction is guided.
  • ELEARNINGMIND  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
    [2009] How Neuromarketing Preys On Your Subconscious
    In 2009, snack food company Frito-Lay monitored brain activity when subjects consumed their Cheetos product. That campaign—and the research firm involved—received the 2009 Grand Ogilvy Award from the Advertising Research Foundation. Picture this: A pilot is in the cockpit of a fighter jet, pressing buttons and switching levers. As the propellers fire up, there’s an audible whir and you can hear the increase of power. The jet blasts down a runway and takes off into the sky at record speed. This This is neuromarketing stimulation. Conventional psychology says that it does.
  • KZO INNOVATIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
    [2009] IDC & Salesforce release research that measures the impact of the Salesforce ecosystem
    times the rate of IT spending since 2009, and expected to grow more than 6 times the rate of IT spending from 2015 through 2020. KZO Drive is extremely excited to be a part of the Salesforce ecosystem. As a new app in the Salesforce App Exchange, we look forward to contributing to these great outcomes! But despite its small share of the $2 trillion IT market, it is growing at 4.5 More than 70% of IT spending is tied up with maintenance of legacy systems and routine upgrades. By 2020, for every dollar earned by Salesforce, the company’s ecosystem will gain $4.14.
  • MLEVEL  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
    [2009] 3 Ways Mobility Elevates Your Training Programs
    2009 saw the rise of songs like “Video Phone” by Beyonce, “Text Me” by R. Kelly, and “LOL :)” by Trey Songz. Next came Carly Rae Japsen’s “Call Me Maybe” in 2011, and recently “Hotline Bling” by Drake became the best-selling song in the U.S. Despite the silly nature of these cell phone centered songs,  they tell (or sing) us something about where people are choosing to spend their time. According to a study done by eMarketer, the global population of 2.5 billion selfie-taking, snap-chatting, tweeting millennials spent a whopping hour and 28 minutes a day on their mobile devices in 2012.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    [2009] Insider Tips to Unleash Multimedia in E-learning [Infographic]
    Studies by Miller (2009) show that the effective use of multimedia goes a long way in creating learner interest in the subject-matter of the online course. Can you create an engaging and effective e-learning course using only words? Words are useful, but in a self-paced learning environment, multimedia elements play a critical role in engaging the attention of learners. Studies also revealed multimedia plays a key role in conveying the intended message. Here is an infographic on 3 tips to unleash multimedia in your e-learning courses. Hope you like it. eLearning Design eLearning course
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016
    [2009] 3 Insider Tips to Unleash Multimedia in E-learning
    Studies by Miller (2009) show that the effective use of multimedia goes a long way in creating learner interest in the subject-matter of the online course. How can you engage your online learners effectively? What does it take to ensure your learners actively participate in the learning process? Well, you need to make the best use of multimedia in your e-learning courses. The studies also revealed multimedia play a key role in conveying the intended message. Here are 3 proven tips to harness the full potential of multimedia in your online course design. 1. Get the graphics right.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016
    [2009] LMS For Training Companies – 6 years later, is it still the same?
    Back in 2009 when we first shared our thoughts on. Learning Management learning management system for training companies LMS For Training Companies
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
    [2009] 5 Tips to Prepare Your Storyline Course for Your LMS
    Infrequent updates, the latest dating back to 2009. August. As the kids go back to school, our thoughts are turned to learning. In the training world, that means in many cases that we are preparing our courses for publishing to a Learning Management System (LMS). Since there are countless LMSes out there, and they all function slightly differently, there’s not really any one guide that can tell you every step of publishing a course so it will work flawlessly in your LMS, but these 5 tips should ensure that your course works in your LMS. SCORM (Shared Content Object Reference Model).
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016
    [2009] eLearning-Caught in the Phenomenon called Pokémon Go
    Augmented reality is back in discussion, and again with the same hype that was associated to it a few years back (starting from 2009- next bout in 2012 and now in 2016). And why? All thanks to the latest game by Niantic- Pokémon Go, that urges you to ‘Get Up and Go’- go to the […]. eLearning Pokemon Go Pokemon Go and eLearning
  • TOPYX LMS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016
    [2009] Interactyx Named To Florida Companies On Growth “Watch” List
    Created by the Florida legislature in 2009 and grounded in the philosophy of Economic Gardening® —  growing existing businesses in a community, region or state.  BONITA SPRINGS, FL – August 17, 2016 – Interactyx, the developer of the TOPYX® learning management system (LMS) software , is honored to be named among 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. Interactyx’s team, competitive market position and strong community involvement were among several factors that put them in contention for the award. Interactyx is an Inc. Novas.
  • TOPYX LMS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016
    [2009] Interactyx Named To Florida Companies On Growth “Watch” List
    Created by the Florida legislature in 2009 and grounded in the philosophy of Economic Gardening® —  growing existing businesses in a community, region or state.  BONITA SPRINGS, FL – August 17, 2016 – Interactyx, the developer of the TOPYX® learning management system (LMS) software , is honored to be named among 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. Interactyx’s team, competitive market position and strong community involvement were among several factors that put them in contention for the award. Interactyx is an Inc. Novas.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016
    [2009] Five Tips for Creating Effective Learning Videos
    will bring back the camera video during chapter breaks and generally at the end to summarize the lesson and to provide my viewers with a personal farewell. **I still get recognized to this day as the guy who made Jing Videos back in 2009. 4. The use of video-based learning content has been growing in popularity across all industries, changing the way people learn. As a result, the expectations for this type of content have risen and video creators are finding it more difficult than ever to ensure that their content is effective and engaging. Is it part of a series? Animations.
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016
    [2009] Cognitive Tunnelling: How to Achieve Focus Through Stories
    In worst-case scenarios, failure of attention can lead to death as was the case of Air France Flight 447 which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in 2009. What happens in "failure of attention?" A lot of things are getting automated these days and it’s no longer limited to factories and industries. Automation now also allows us to control our home’s air conditioning units, lights, and appliances. It’s a good thing for sure, especially for those who benefit from them the most like the elderly and the disabled. Strayer says this spotlight can go “wide and diffused, or tight and focused.”
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016
    [2009] Incorporating Play Into Learning Design
    Avery, 2009 Kuschner, David. YouTube.com, 2009 Barbakoff, Audrey. What thoughts run through your mind when you see the photo above? Some of us may shake our heads and say, “That guy’s too old to play.” Meanwhile, others may smile as a similar memory flashes through their mind’s eye. Built to Play, Built Through Play A belief among a number of adults appear to be about play being frivolous, something extra, an add-on or something that’s nice to do when we have the time. Furthermore, play is viewed as just a childish inclination which shouldn’t be around anymore. PsychCentral.
  • GROWTH ENGINEERING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
    [2009] 10 tips for improving retention with online learning
    Research by Dianne Dukette and David Cornish (2009) suggests that the maximum attention span for learning is 20 minutes. If you’re a learning manager responsible for delivering training to hundreds of employees, you’ll have a pretty keen idea of the importance of knowledge retention. Well, pretend you’re not a learning manager for a minute, and let’s take a look at the issue through a learner’s eyes. Remember what it was like trying to learn something new? Maybe you submitted a written assignment but, by the time you got any feedback, you’d forgotten what the assignment was even about.
  • ELEARNINGMIND  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [2009] What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning
    The term hit mainstream when location-sharing service Foursquare came out in 2009, employing gamification elements like points, badges, and mayorships to motivate people to engage more with the service and “check in”. The word “gamification” has received a lot of hype over the last few years, and as designers and developers we continue seeing the term misused and misunderstood in the media and in conversation. Gamification deserves a much better fate than becoming a watered down buzzword with no substance, and we will explain why. Contrary to popular belief, gamification is not….
  • ELEARNINGMIND  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [2009] What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning
    The term hit mainstream when location-sharing service Foursquare came out in 2009, employing gamification elements like points, badges, and mayorships to motivate people to engage more with the service and “check in”. The word “gamification” has received a lot of hype over the last few years, and as designers and developers we continue seeing the term misused and misunderstood in the media and in conversation. Gamification deserves a much better fate than becoming a watered down buzzword with no substance, and we will explain why. Contrary to popular belief, gamification is not….
  • TOPYX LMS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [2009] TOPYX Topics – Social Learning Newsletter – July 2016
    GrowFL was created in 2009 by the Florida legislature as an economic development program to assist second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida. “We are pleased to call Lee County and Southwest Florida our home for the past decade. GrowFL Company to Watch. Interactyx: A 2016 Florida Company to Watch Finalist. Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX® learning management system (LMS), is headquartered in Bonita Springs, FL and has been named a finalist for the 2016 Florida Companies to Watch™ by GrowFL. Novas, Chief Executive Officer of Interactyx. Without it, a company dies.
  • TOPYX LMS  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [2009] Interactyx Named a 2016 Florida Company to Watch Finalist
    GrowFL was created in 2009 by the Florida legislature as an economic development program to assist second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida. Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX® learning management system  (LMS), is headquartered in Bonita Springs, FL and has been named a finalist for the 2016 Florida Companies to Watch™ by GrowFL. “On behalf of all of us at Interactyx, we are honored to be recognized by GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and the Edward Lowe Foundation as a 2016 Florida Company to Watch finalist. In the News
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016
    [2009] Developing a High Performing IT Organization
    Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chief Information Officer (CIO) from 2009 till 2013. Having led IT organizations over the past two decades, I have learned much from the mistakes I have made. Regarding the workforce, one of my lessons learned is not to over value the technical skills of an individual. Deep technical skills are certainly needed and should be valued in any IT organization, but making personnel decisions based solely (or even mainly) on the individual’s technical skills has significant downside. That, in turn, drives the collective success of the team. Richard A.
  • RAPTIVITY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
    [2009] Kasy Young, from Be Your Best Foundation, shares her experience with Raptivity
    To begin with, Kasy has been with Raptivity from 2009 and throughout the podcast, she shares how Raptivity Games has helped her deliver exceptional learning outcomes. Raptivity is all excited to showcase its third podcast from Kasy Young, President, Be Your Best Foundation. Kasy also sheds light on how Raptivity is the secret sauce that elevates the Young Social Graces Society programs by addressing behavior and bully problems in schools. She also shares how Raptivity Support team is exceptional in addressing her queries. Hear the podcast to know about her experience with Raptivity.
  • LEARNUPON  |  MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016
    [2009] Become a SCORM pro – Day 1. What is SCORM?
    Up to 2009, 4 editions of the 2004 version were released, each refining what preceding versions had delivered. As CTO of LearnUpon, with sixteen years’ eLearning experience, I’ve seen a lot of SCORM. Over the years, our team has helped hundreds of customers to resolve every kind of issue the format throws up. That’s left us with internal expertise that could save you a lot of time and work. So this week, I’m bringing you something a little different – everything you need to know about SCORM ! Before SCORM. That was life pre-SCORM! SCORM was soon born.
  • TOM SPIGLANIN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
    [2009] Checking In
    When we adopted Arianna in 2009, we met her older brother Erik and have remained in contact with their family via Skype. Well, I’m busy preparing for the FocusOn Learning conference that will be taking place 8-10 June in Austin, Texas. I’m leading a pre-conference workshop titled Guerrilla Video Techniques for Beginners, as well as two conference sessions. The first will be on Thursday on the subject of effective video for learning on a shoestring budget, and the second on Friday titled, “Lights, Camera … Wait, Who Has the Script?” Video. It was was great.
  • ELEARNINGMIND  |  THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016
    [2009] Continuous Partial Attention Is The New Norm In Learning
    Psychologists Shawn Green and Daphne Bavelier published a 2009 study which found that the CPA required by video games–causing the player to watch the screen, weigh incentives, listen to prompts, and use motor skills all simultaneously–actually improved user perception, reaction, and neurologically processing. If multitasking had a cousin, it would be continuous partial attention (CPA): The ability to pay attention to more than one thing for an extended period of time. What are some of the ways to tell if you have continuous partial attention? The Gamer Effect.
  • OPENSESAME  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
    [2009] Are Game-Based Virtual Simulations the Future of Online Training?
    Slate reports that after presenting a 2009 military simulation video designed to help soldiers dealing with suicidal tendencies, suicide rates decreased 60 percent among training participants over the following nine months. Imagine this: you’re a Human Resources Manager for a small company and you’re tasked with providing required sexual harassment training for 85 employees. You hear about a company creating game-based, virtual simulation courses in lieu of traditional in-person training. Why are WILL’s training courses so unique? As Jessica, do you confront the harasser yourself?
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
    [2009] Designing UX for eLearning? Skip the Cargo Cult
    It is from a UX conference held back in 2009, but its message is pretty timeliness. When it comes to user experience (UX), most eLearning designers will tell you they can do better. The problem? They are not really UX/UI designers. They are instructional designers, eLearning specialists and trainers. If they work inside an organization, they do not have the luxury of having a cross-functional team that includes someone with deep UX/UI design experience. UX testing is not even on most project plans! No testing required. This 6-minute video challenges that idea. “Good artists copy.
  • CDSM  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
    [2009] CDSM Developer Cycles in Aid of Maggie’s
    Gareth began working at CDSM in August 2009 and plays a vital role as a Senior Developer working on our learning platform technology. Our very own Gareth Thomas will be participating in the upcoming Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by le Tour de France 2016 to raise funds for the charity, Maggie’s. Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by le Tour de France 2016 will be taking place on Sunday 5 th June 2016 at Margam Park in Port Talbot, South Wales. The Gran Fondo will take place in approximately 2,905m of climbing, passing through the beautiful Brecon Beacons and the Medio Fondo approximately 2,060m [1].
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
    [2009] Digital Content Distribution A Better Deal for Corporate Training than Higher Ed
    As Forbes reports, when Inkling was founded in 2009, its main prospects were traditional textbook publishers. Recent reports suggest that digital books aren’t gaining popularity as quickly as initially predicted, particularly in higher education. However, in the corporate training space, interactive digital content has been celebrated as an innovator, and creators and distributors of that content have reaped the rewards of that innovation in the form of funding. Last year, XanEdu Publishing, Inc., million.  Research conducted by Training Industry, Inc.
  • CDSM  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
    [2009] #TeamCDSMRun are back …
    The first IAAF World Half Marathon Championships to take place in the United Kingdom since 2009, the 2016 event will take place in Cardiff this Saturday 26 th March 2016. #TeamCDSMRun are back, fresh and ready to take on the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships Cardiff 2016 this Saturday. The running team is led by our Head of Operations and Management – Kieran McGlynn, the other team members are Sam, Rebecca, Jay and Alex who come from various departments here at CDSM. The team are now ready take on the first event of the #TeamCDSMRun calendar this year.
  • NUGGETHEAD  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [2009] Visual Theme: Learning Solutions 2016 recap
    It is also the very first conference I attended that I felt “at home” back in 2009. Walking out to load my bags in the car last Monday (March 14), I tapped the Weather app on my iPhone to check what to expect as I headed to Orlando for the 2016 Learning Solutions Conference & Expo. Where I stood the current temperature was nearing 70 degrees while in Orlando it was slightly cooler. That’s a first! The temperature in Orlando really didn’t matter because I knew the temperature at the conference would be high (metaphorically speaking). My peeps. Wednesday.
  • GROWTH ENGINEERING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [2009] The Birth of Gamification (History of Gamification Pt.2)
    2009 – Gamification: here, there and everywhere. 2009 saw the launch of Foursquare , an app allowing users to search for and discover new places. Last week we took you back to a strange time. It was a time when games were games, and work was work and we were just starting to see the potential of combining the two. During the latter part of the 20th Century, people were beginning to consider games as a way to increase productivity in the workplace. With the conception of Frequent Flier rewards, the power of game mechanics to engage customers was also realised.
  • EFRONT  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016
    [2009] 5 Strategies to Engage the Millennials
    Price, 2009). Ever wondered why young trainees complain about today’s training materials, especially when these training materials have been developed by seasoned and mature training developers? Why, despite being a state-of-art eLearning course, its learners do not meet the learning achievement expectations? In this article, we share a recent research on learning habits of millennials and a proposed teaching strategy for them. The digital generation of today is affectionately called the millennials. She created her famous 5 Rs of engaging these millennial learners.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
    [2009] Whats the Hype behind Employee Wellness Programs
    Since 2009, Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) have conducted surveys analyzing the development of corporate health programs designed to improve employee productivity by creating a healthier work environment. Endorsed by the Affordable Care Act, employee wellness programs are increasingly popular with organizations that believe in the importance of health in business. And that’s got to be good for business.” The “period policy” is not a completely uncommon concept.
  • MLEVEL  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
    [2009] Meet 50 Northwestern alumni behind some of Chicago’s top startups
    Founder and CEO Marcy Capron picked up a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication back in 2009 before heading to Miami Ad School for an MA in Advertising. Garber picked up an MBA at the Chicago Booth School of Business but received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern in Psychology and Business Institutions in 2009. Pinto is a part of Northwestern’s class of 2009 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He attended the school from 2005 to 2009 and graduated with a degree in Education and Social Policy. Recap from: Built In Chicago News Article.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
    [2009] strategic transformation of workplace learning
    For example, performance improvement specialist, Gary Wise extrapolated Josh Bersin’s research data from 2009 and found that as much as 95% of workplace learning is informal. Is your learning and development team able to transform so it can support complex work, help people be more creative, and adapt to the changing nature of the digital workplace? Strategic transformation is more than changing what you work on. “Strategic Transformation. not just through conventional training but as people carry out their daily jobs) and how performance problems can be solved in different ways.
  • GROWTH ENGINEERING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016
    [2009] 10 Serious Games that changed the world
    After she suffered a concussion in 2009, the resulting symptoms left Jane feeling depressed and suicidal. Game-based learning is just one term covered by serious games, but serious games have had a serious impact in society. Here’s a list of 10 ways the world has been transformed by play. 1. Microsoft Flight Simulator (1982). Flight Simulators are the grandfathers of serious games so it seems only right to mention the most successful commercial flight simulator of them all. Tiltfactor Laboratory (2003). Force More Powerful (2006). Movement. Darfur is Dying (2006). PeaceMaker (2007).
  • LEARNING WIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016
    [2009] A new recipe for learner engagement (and how to bake it)
    Corporates can enable their employees to develop by offering relevant ‘lifelong’ learning & development activities, and studies have shown that both employees and the companies they are working for will benefit (Aguinis & Kraiger, 2009). 2009). Despite an attractive learning offer, state-of-art learning technology and a corporate learning strategy, we hear that many CLOs are struggling with what really counts: learner engagement! This article offers a new learner engagement recipe to boost learner engagement in your corporate learning environment. Why engage your learners?
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2016
    [2009] A friend of a friend
    Earlier, in 2009 I suggested that it might even be reduced to one or two degrees of separation. Facebook has recently claimed that it has reduced the degrees of separation between people. This claim is based on its analysis of the personal data it has collated from its 1.6 billion subscribers. If you are a subscriber to Facebook (and there aren't many people around that I know who aren't), then your data is included in this massive calculation exercise. through his small world experimen t. Back in 2012, I predicted that the era of social media would reduce that degrees of separation.
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [2009] Ingrain Immersive Learning…Get the drift?
    From a start of 3 million users in 2009, the growth has been phenomenal. “Ambitious, Driven, Business focused, emerging…Professional and…Member | Available from Jan 2016” – these are compelling ‘characteristics’ of an individual, who knows the market forces and the power of the social media platform, to get to the goal envisioned and shared on a public social sphere. The world is shrinking and yet expanding. Today, it’s a globe where connecting the dots is what matters most. It’s an evolving terrain. Its younger cousin LinkedIn was not far! Not the esoteric kind though! Hold on!
  • USABLE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
    [2009] I’m an Elephant!
    2009 –   Ruth Clark. Specifically, I’m a Neon Elephant: The Neon Elephant is an award from Dr. Will Thalheimer of Work-Learning Research, given for bridging the gap between research and learning practice. This is really delightful, given the company of previous awardees : 2014 –  Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel for their book, Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. 2013 –    Gary Klein. 2012 –   K. Anders Ericsson. 2011 –  Jeroen van Merriënboer. 2010 –   Richard E. Clark. 2008 –   Robert Brinkerhoff.
  • TOPYX LMS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2015
    [2009] Have You Gone Social With Your Learning – Broadcast
    Interactyx, the developers of TOPYX LMS software, has been a leader in the social learning industry since TOPYX hit the market in 2009. Social Learning Gains Momentum. Jodi Harrison, Vice President of Business Development at Interactyx, was a guest on the popular radio broadcast from the Brandon Hall Group, called HCMx Radio. She joined hosts Rachel Cooke, COO and Michael Rochelle, Chief Strategy Officer & HCM Principal Analyst at Brandon Hall Group for the 20th installment of their radio show / podcast. The full conversation can be accessed above – hit play. Jeffrey A.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015
    [2009] The 12 Days of eLearning
    The very first templates sold in 2009 were sold on our website eLearningTemplates.com, but the company news, blog, about us, and contact us details were housed on eLearningBrothers.com. 12 Lectoras Inspiring – This was the year that the eLearning industry was taken by storm and witnessed a powerful partnership as Trivantis incorporated our template library and cutout people images into the Lectora Inspire 12 feature set. Every user who purchases Lectora Inspire gains instant access to our eLearning templates, interactions, games, and more through the Inspire product. Learning Objectives.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2015
    [2009] Office 365 Video: Your Corporate YouTube
    Jack, also known as SharePointJack ( Follow @SharePointJack ) is a technology enthusiast, IT SharePoint administrator for a fortune 500 company, and a Camtasia user since 2009 who loves sharing and teaching others. He has helped organize SharePoint Saturday Events in the Chicago area, as well as speaking about SharePoint and technology at numerous events in the midwest. YouTube is a great service for sharing videos and screencasts publicly with the world. Plus it gobbled up space on our servers. Office 365 Video addresses the gap left by YouTube’s wide open security. Channels. Playback.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2015
    [2009] My 2015 EduBlogs Award Nominations #eddies15
    thoroughly good event to get involved in, and be nominated for too. I’ve been lucky enough to have been nominated and a finalist for the 2009 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , and 2014 awards. Let’s Yes, it’s that time of year again … the Edublog Awards. The Edublog Awards started in 2004 in response to community concerns relating to how schools, districts and educational institutions were blocking access of learner and teacher blog sites for educational purposes.  The purpose of the Edublog awards is  promote and demonstrate the educational values of these social media. ”. Thank you.
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015
    [2009] JAY CROSS – Pushing the Envelope to the End
    He brought us together in 2009. “It all boils down to learning, but not the sort of learning you experienced at school. No, this is learning as a life skill. You’re learning all the time, taking in new information and making sense of it. You learn from experience, from conversations with peers, and from the school of hard knocks. You’re in charge of it, not a teacher or institution.” David Kelly , amongst others, has done a wonderful job in gathering many of the remembrances of Jay that have been written over the past week. Jane has also done a great job curating Twitter condolences.
  • OPENSESAME  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015
    [2009] 4 Online Tools to Help Your Small Business Thrive
    2009) Okta - Secure Identity Management & Single Sign-In. At OpenSesame, we believe in supporting fellow tech startups, and today we have compiled a list of four online tools from these businesses. The only two pieces of criteria for selection were that the companies and their tool had to: a) belong to Gen Z (founded after 2004) and b) be used by the OpenSesame team. It was written of our own volition and no one else’s!  . Okta is an application that allows you to have multiple websites signed in at the same time. One click and you’re ready to go!  . What tools did we miss?
  • JANE HART  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2015
    [2009] RIP Jay Cross
    Jay was always full of life and this is how I want to remember him: after our presentations at the L&SG event in London in 2009 […]. Jay was my hero, my colleague and a good friend. It was terrible to hear the news today that he died yesterday (6 November) at his home in California. Social learning
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015
    [2009] eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter
    SCORM has since evolved to a newer version, known as SCORM 2004, and its most recent release is known as SCORM 2004 4th Edition, which was released in 2009. Just like humans need a common language to communicate with each other, eLearning courses and learning management systems (LMS) need a common language so that courses can send information back to the LMS from students taking those courses. To accomplish this, the industry has come up with several eLearning standards that allow courses created by any vendor to “talk” with an LMS created by any other vendor. SCORM.
  • DESIGNED FOR LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2015
    [2009] Why I #lrnchat
    lrnchat started in 2009 and this is what we are all about. Every Thursday at 5:30 PM PST, a bunch of folks get together on twitter and chat about all things learning in our weekly #lrnchat @lrnchat. There are several reasons why I #lrnchat. But if I had to sum it up in a single word, I'd say I #lrnchat to ENGAGE. engage with the topic of conversation. What do we chat about? Well, the themes from October include: - Learning and Rest - Creative Thinking - Learning from Animals - What an inspiring and insightful chat with special guest, Animal Behaviourist, Jason G. Goldman.
  • ATD LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015
    [2009] Flash Is Dead! Long Live Flash for E-Learning!
    Indeed, I’ve been using Flash for my web e-learning projects since 2009. The.swf file, the exported Flash object that plays in the Flash player in your browser, has been my friend for a long time. That was Flash version 3.0. Since then, I’ve programmed and built using Flash 3,4, 5, MX, MX 2004, 8, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC, CC 2014 and now CC 2015. No doubt, I love Flash. However, in 2010, an executive (from a company that shall remain nameless) beat up on my Flash. quickly came to the defense of Flash because of my long-standing relationship with the tool. So what?
  • LEARNING WIRE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015
    [2009] The Real Truth about ROI – the Learning Performance Model
    Berings, Poell, & Simons, 2008; Eraut, 2007; Van der Heijden, Boon, Van der Klink & Meijs, 2009). L&D plays an essential role in increasing employees’ competences. 2009) found a positive relationship between learning in organizations and job satisfaction. The most consistent challenge for L&D leaders throughout the past 20 years has been the need to prove the ROI of learning investments and thus prove their contribution to strategic business goals. This article aims to illustrate the real truth about ROI and share the developed Learning Performance Model (LPM).
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015
    [2009] Leader vs. Boss: 4 Tips You Should Know
    In 2009, US companies spent $12 billion on leadership development , and it’s easy to see why. (This week’s blog post inspired by the elearning course “ So, You Want to Be the Boss… ”).  . In the same way athletes need motivation from inspirational coaches in the locker room before winning the championship, the most productive employees are the ones who believe not only in the institution they work for, but in their team, starting with the woman or man in charge. No, not their boss, but their leader. This post discusses the differences between the two. Think about the word “boss.” As C.S.
  • PARADISO  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015
    [2009] SCORM Compliance and Tin Can Api
    The last major update was the 2004 4th Edition, released 6 years ago in 2009, but since the introduction of new training and elearning techniques and technology training has started to show less reliance on SCORM, and SCORM compliance isn’t the be all and end all it once was. Imagine owning lots of DVDs but not having a player capable of playing them. In the case of elearning, SCORM is like the DVD player, without which you wouldn’t be able to play your movies. It defines how content from the client side interacts with whichever learning management system is being used. Intro to SCORM.
  • LEARNING WIRE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
    [2009] Horizontal vs vertical development?
    — [1] Nick Petrie, “Future Trends in Leadership Development,” Center for Leadership Development, White Paper, 2014,  p.14. [2] Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey, Immunity to Change ,  Boston: Harvard Business Press, 2009, p. 1. [3] Petrie, p. Companies train to develop their staff.  They want to produce more effective, better, employees; better for the company, better for the employees.  Company training aims at two types of development; horizontal development (the skills to do the job) and vertical development (how to function at increasing levels of authority).  Learning trend
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
    [2009] Transform your PowerPoint into a PowerCast using Camtasia!
    Cherrett, Wills, Price, Maynard, & Dror (2009), found that viewing a video and using the content to solve a problem can foster deep learning and promote student curiosity. 2009). Today’s guest blogger is Michael F. Ruffini, Ed.D.! Michael is a Professor of Educational Technology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate educational technology courses in the Department of Teaching and Learning. For more information on his work, visit his website, The Teacher Cast Academy , or send him a note at mruffini(at)bloomu(dot)edu. neoK12.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
    [2009] 7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know
    According to the US Department of Education’s studies on online education published in 2009 and revised in 2010, “on average, students in online learning conditions performed modestly better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.”. You’ve decided that it’s time to move your courses online. Membership numbers seem stagnant and renewals are decreasing. As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs. But wait…How will you explain eLearning to your Executive Director? An LCMS?
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2015
    [2009] Selfie number 10
    first met Joyce at the first Personal Learning Environment (PLE) conference in Barcelona in 2009 and we have been friends ever since. Recently, in the wake of the #blimage blogging challenge I've been thinking about the power of photos and images. Not only can they help us to think metaphorically, they can also emote memories. have quite a collection of selfies and other photos of me with people who have either inspired me or influenced my thinking in some way. usually run into them at conferences, and of course, a good way to create a memory is to get a picture taken with them.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
    [2009] ELC 026: Looking Into The Future Of Instructional Technology
    Dr. Brown was Editor-in-Chief of the journal, TechTrends from 2009 to 2012. Are you curious about the future of instructional technology and learning? Abbie Brown, Ph.D., and Tim Green, Ph.D., make it a point to follow the trends and issues in our field—from the latest technologies to new research. Together, they produce the Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology and Learning Sciences Podcast. Abbie Brown […] Post from: The eLearning Coach ELC 026: Looking Into The Future Of Instructional Technology. Abbie Brown, Ph.D., and Tim Green, Ph.D., Podcasts
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
    [2009] Compelling content requires some media chemistry
    text and speech used together alongside any visual element makes for difficult viewing (the brain can only process one verbal element, so the learner has to choose which to concentrate on and try to ignore the other) video (say a presenter's webcam), alongside still images or animation, is equally distracting because the learner cannot watch both at the same time See Richard E Mayer's Multimedia Learning (Cambridge University Press, 2009) to see the research that backs all this up. Media chemists know less is usually more Media consumers, especially learners, want the easy life.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
    [2009] Supporting emerging technologies
    Reflection: Learning Technologies 2009. Thanks to Grainne Conole for sharing this on Facebook this morning, and to Michelle Pacansky-Brock for sharing on LinkedIn too –  5 Ways to Support Faculty Who Teach with Emerging Technologies. It’s a great image (available from Mindwires, CC BY) depicting 5 types of innovators, or rather 5 approached of innovating in learning and education, from the (my understanding of the labels, anyway!): ‘Laggards’ Those who  follow on once a technology has proven itself. Late majority. Early majority. Early adopters. Innovators.
  • LEARNNOVATORS  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
    [2009] Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
    For example, there was a decline in overall training expenditure in the UK from a high point, in 2008, of £5.157bn (US$ 7.7bn) to £5.076bn (US$7.6bn) in 2009, with a slow recovery to £5.100bn (US$7.65bn) in 2012. ABOUT BOB LITTLE (Senior Partner, Bob Little Press & PR). Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. His interests include singing and sport – notably cricket. He is also a Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Carmen and a Freeman of the City of London. THE INTERVIEW: 1. Virtual classrooms.
  • EFRONT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015
    [2009] Interviewing Potential Online Facilitators
    An effective instructor should be able to encourage self-directed learning habits and imbibe the value of life-long learning in their learners (Reushle & Mitchell, 2009). 2009). Hiring an online instructor or a facilitator is one of the most significant decisions you may make for your newly launched course. Be wary of face-to-face instructors eager to teach your online courses. Online teaching is not the same as face-to-face instruction. It It requires certain personality traits that help an individual succeed in the online medium. References. Conrad, R. & Donaldson, J.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015
    [2009] New Scientific Review of Learning Styles
    2009; Snider, 1992; Stahl, 1999; Tarver & Dawson, 1978), and each has drawn the conclusion that there is no viable evidence to support the theory. Just last month at the Debunker Club, we debunked the learning-styles approach to learning design based on our previous compilation of learning-styles debunking resources. Now, there's a new research review by Daniel Willingham, debunker extraordinaire, and colleagues. Willingham, D. T., Hughes, E. M., & Dobolyi, D. G. 2015). The scientific status of learning styles theories. Teaching of Psychology, 42 (3), 266-271. link].
  • TALENTLMS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [2009] Why do Learners Drop Out of a Course?
    Recent work by Patterson and McFadden (2009) indicated that dropout rates in online courses may be six to seven times higher when compared to traditional courses. Despite the best laid plans, the loudest bells and whistles and the loftiest experts in your learning network, learners might enroll only to drop after the first two weeks. There is nothing more heartbreaking than to see the dropout rates of a seemingly perfect course rise above the horizon. In this article, we will uncover the “why” behind the drop-outs and the “how” to stall them to a complete stop. There is hope.
  • LAMBDA SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015
    [2009] eBook: Filling the Totara & Moodle Reporting Gap with Lambda Analytika
    Fast forward a few years to 2009, wherein a survey from Bersin & Associates found that 45% of LMS owners described LMS reporting as their number one challenge. When the learning management system spread from the education market to the corporate sector in the mid-2000s, tech-savvy business professionals were quick to criticize LMS reporting functionalities. Unfortunately, this percentage has only increased in the last six years. lms reporting Moodle Reporting Moodle Reports
  • GEOTALENT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
    [2009] Cost-effective Learning Management for Law Enforcement & Community Services: Part 3
    Leal, J., E-Learning and Online Education: Implications for the Future of Law Enforcement Training , World Future Review 2009, last accessed May 28, 2015 from [link]. [Post by K.M. Lowe, Writer & Corporate Communicator]. Continued from previous post. Today, our changing world is providing new challenges for law enforcement. report called The State of E-Learning in Canadian Policing noted that “Technology-supported learning can be an enabler of high quality policing. Not surprisingly, there was one just a short distance away. References. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.
  • LAMBDA SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
    [2009] Filling the LMS Reporting Gap with Lambda Analytika
    Fast forward a few years to 2009, wherein a survey from Bersin & Associates found that 45% of LMS owners described LMS reporting as their number one challenge. When the learning management system spread from the education market to the corporate sector in the mid-2000s, tech-savvy business professionals were quick to criticize LMS reporting functionalities. Unfortunately, this percentage has only increased in the last six years. lms reporting Moodle Reporting Moodle Reports
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
    [2009] technology, change, and us
    Working since 2009, forged in a global furnace of libertarian money, trade, avarice, criminality, espionage and law enforcement, Bitcoin and other crypto currency experiments provide increasing confidence that blockchains are robust in harsh environments and have a bright future.”. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds. Innovation vs. (social) copying [without innovators to copy, none of us can learn socially]. Another attribute of the most successful strategies is that they are parasitic. Image: NPR.
  • MARCIA CONNER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [2009] The Rise of Social Everything
    ” The Nielsen Global Online Consumer Survey from 2009  pointed out 90% of consumers surveyed trusted recommendations from people they know, and 70% trusted consumer opinions posted online even from people they didn’t know. Within a few years, the word “social” may seem as cliché as “synergy” feels now. Social connection will be like a dial tone, something we once expected to hear and now don’t bother listening for as we dial. What it represents is just there. Between now and then, though, we have some growing up to do. Social Business.
  • 360 TRAINING  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [2009] Interview: Lori Myers on Assessments
    Lori explains that prior to Pre-PAC, there were few credentialing opportunities in Family and Consumer Sciences, but since launching their first assessment in December of 2009, Pre-PAC now offers 11 different assessments and corresponding certifications. “We are currently working on a new one,” she tells us, revealing that the new assessment will focus on leadership. The 360training Authoring Program was delighted to have the recent opportunity to talk with Lori Myers about the ground-breaking assessment work of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). Your Turn.
  • LEARNNOVATORS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
    [2009] Andrew Scivally – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
    Founded in 2009, eLearning Brothers (eLB) based in the Salt Lake City area in Utah, USA,is a global provider of eLearning templates. In 2009, due to some unfortunate circumstances, my brother needed to start working from home and it was at that moment we started to think about starting the company. ABOUT ANDREW SCIVALLY (Co-Founder, eLearning Brothers). Andrew Scivally is one of the co-founders of eLearning Brothers, the other being Shawn Scivally, his brother. The companyhelps eLearning professionals create engaging, interactive, and inspiring learning content. THE INTERVIEW: 1.
  • LEARNNOVATORS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    [2009] LEARNNOVATORS GAZES INTO THE FUTURE OF E-LEARNING WITH ANDREW SCIVALLY
    Founded in 2009, eLearning Brothers (eLB) based in the Salt Lake City area in Utah, USA, is a global provider of eLearning templates. Chennai (India). Learnnovators, a leading e-learning company in India, has Andrew Scivally, Co-Founder, eLearning Brothers, as the guest in the latest edition of “Crystal Balling with Learnnovators” – a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of learning. He discusses about the challenges involved in the making of the templates (based on the popular authoring tools available in the market) in this age of constant updates.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015
    [2009] Debunker Club Works to Dispel the Corrupted Cone of Learning
    Will Thalheimer’s post from 2009 debunking these claims is where I learned it was incorrect. A new group called The Debunker Club is working to dispel myths and misinformation in the learning field. From their website: The Debunker Club is an experiment in professional responsibility. Anyone who’s interested may join as long as they agree to the following: I would like to see less misinformation in the learning field. will invest some of my time in learning and seeking the truth, from sources like peer-reviewed scientific research or translations of that research. Molenda, M.,
  • ALEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
    [2009] aLearning Trail Guide Now Available on Amazon
    Much has changed in the technology of elearning since the trail guide was originally published in 2009, but the step-by-step instructions for gathering what you need to develop, and then create, your association’s elearning strategy are still valid. Though I’d thought it was time to retire aLearning: A Trail Guide for Association eLearning , I continue to see sales and interest in the book — a great sign that online learning is alive and well and growing in the world of nonprofit and trade associations! And that help is easier to get than ever. How cool is that?
  • CHALLENGE TO LEARN  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015
    [2009] People that inspire me: my 5 eLearning heroes
    Jay Cross in his famous ketchup bottle shirt- by Ignite Gnomedex 2009. Recently I was doing a presentation on eLearning trends. During that presentation I realized that there are just a handful of people driving fundamental change in eLearning. These are the people who really change our landscape and have a big influence on my working eLearning life. So I decided to share these 5 eLearning heroes with you, so you can plug-in to these sources of inspiration as well. ELearning Hero #1: Jay Cross. Jay is the guy that coined the term eLearning for the first time in 1998. But there is more.
  • LEARNNOVATORS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    [2009] Dan Pontefract – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
    Dan is also a renowned speaker and has been invited to deliver over 100 external keynotes and presentations since 2009, including a TEDx Talk. ABOUT DAN PONTEFRACT (Author, Speaker, Chief Envisioner). Dan is author of “ Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization ” and is currently at work on the follow-up book. He is Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office; a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance corporate culture, leadership, learning, work styles & collaboration practices. 100 Awards. He’s an educator at heart. THE INTERVIEW: 1.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    [2009] Three Guidelines for Effectively Integrating Games in the Classroom
    Wouter, 2013, Ke 2009, Hays,2005). Ke (2009) found that the learning outcomes achieved through computer games depend largely on how educationalists align learning (i.e., 2009). A number of meta-analysis studies have been conducted in the field of game-based learning attempting to create generalizable findings that can be used to select and create meaningful educational and instructional game experiences. Here are three guidelines culled from research on the subject. The vast frozen wilderness faces the player as she learns about heat flow formula. References: Hays, R. T.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [2009] Three Abstracts: Does Your Instruction have Too Much “Certainty”?
    2009) Uncertainty and engagement with learning games. I was recently researching the element of “chance” as it is used in learning games and how chance relates to learning. It turns out having the element of chance in your learning game design is actually a good thing. Often instructors and designers try to reduce chance as much as possible in learning games so that everyone has a “fair” opportunity to win or achieve success. However, according to several research articles, that might not be the best course of action. Abstract One. Robinson, S. Pages 21-26. Game
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
    [2009] CBSE Open Text Based Assessments – Lip Service or Silver Bullet
    While this is a good “upward” aspiration, it is unlikely to be true on a significant scale as pointed out by the NCFTE 2009 report itself. The Open Text-based Assessment or OTBA was also notified on May 31, 2013 by the Central Board of Secondary Education. Applicable to select subjects in Class IX and XI, this was made a mandatory component of the Summative exams at the end of the year. Experts hired by CBSE have now made essays/case studies etc. It assumes and implies several things. It assumes that teachers will be able to execute if oriented and trained.
  • OBSIDIAN LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [2009] Making Connections: Trends in Social Learning
    Building on the concept of communities of practice , Etienne Wenger (2009) has proposed a social theory of learning. 2009). The focus of this theory is “learning as social participation,” in which learners actively participate in the practices of social communities and construct personal identities in relation to these communities. As instructional designers, we’re aware of various theories about how and why people learn. And, of course, we’ve heard about social learning. And just as technology has advanced, learning theory has advanced. Here are some possibilities.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
    [2009] Simplicity in Learning
    The Association for Talent Development, Learning Circuits Archives “Time-to-Develop-One-Hour-of-Training” 2009, K. There is beauty in simplicity. Simplicity speaks to us, captures our emotions, tells a story and in some cases propels us to act. L&D people, God love ‘em, are the embodiment of over-thinkers. The originators of the overly complex. “If one is good more must be better” . L&D is still looking for the formula to make their jobs easier, yet development more complex. ADDIE, SAM, Gagne, Blooms, Kemps. Simple is our nemesis. GAH. . years. ref 1). ref 3).
  • OBSIDIAN LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
    [2009] That’s not my style: Learning preferences and instructional design
    When we take a look at the research, we find that the term  learning style has varying definitions (see, for example, Wang, Wang, Wang, & Huang, 2006; Franzoni & Assar, 2009; Kinshuk, Liu, & Graf, 2009; Wu & Alrabah, 2009). Several models have been offered to define and explain learners’ preferences for learning (Chang, Kao, Chu, and Chiu, 2009). 2009). 2009). 2009). In fact, students preparing to be teachers are often taught about “learning styles” in their courses. Overview of Learning Styles. OK, now what?
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    [2009] my pkm story
    By 2009, I saw PKM as the missing component of most enterprise KM efforts. By late 2009, I described PKM as our part of the learning contract. It has been over 10 years that I have examined, practiced, and developed models for personal knowledge management/mastery. Here are some reflections on how my thoughts have evolved over that decade. PKM shifts responsibility. Companies should recognise that their employees are not “human resources”, but investors who bring their expertise into a company. Early Tools. Organizations are still enamoured with information technology.
  • TALENTLMS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [2009] eLearning in the Workplace
    References Overton, Laura & Hills, Howard (2009). Workplace learning, professional development and eLearning are phrases with increasingly blurred meanings. Information technology systems are used to develop business infrastructure and conduct operational protocols like CRM, Finance and Human Resources. The same systems are extended to include learning management systems (LMS) that enable education and employee development. eLearning has become the cornerstone of education services to the mobile and the busy employee. Just-in-time training is the name of the game.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015
    [2009] 10 Songs to Get You Ready for Nashville and the LUC 2015
    Jack White relocated from Detroit to Nashville in 2009 and is often credited with influencing the idea that Nashville makes a great home base for non-country musicians too. I used to love making mix CDs and wanted to share some LUC 2015 inspired songs. Since everything is digital now, I made you a playlist to help you get ready for the 2015 Lectora® User Conference in Nashville, Tennessee this April 29 – 30. Crazy Town – Jason Aldean. This popular country song is an ode to the aspiring music star, playing for tips in honkytonks and just trying to make it “in this crazy town.”. Blog LUC
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015
    [2009] our future of work
    Later, in 2009, five of us established an international think-tank, the Internet Time Alliance , where we continue to advance better ways for people to work and learn. Henry Demarist Lloyd wrote in March 1881, that “ When monopolies succeed, the people fail … “, in his piece denouncing the practices of Rockefeller’s Standard Oil. Capitalism does not have to be corporatism. There is little doubt today about the extent of corporate power and influence of monopolies, especially in their newest form: platform capitalism. This is far more than a social change.
  • NICK LEFFLER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [2009] Communities of Inquiry
    2009). I want to preface this post with the following information: Before a few days ago I had never heard the term Community of Inquiry, which is exactly why I’ve chosen to write and learn about it. Now for the why because I wouldn’t just pull this one out of a hat and decide to delve deeper. I’m joining in (if even partially) to a cMOOC called Exploring Innovations in Networked Work and Learning which I found out about from Tanya Lau. Why Communities of Inquiry. From this point forward I’ll refer to it as CoI (or maybe I won’t, we’ll find out).
  • LIVING IN LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015
    [2009] Living in Learning – 2014 in Review
    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report if you are interested in how the year unfolded. I’ve been grinding away since June 2009 with an average pace of a blog every month. Thanks to all you who stop by to read and the choose to follow Living in Learning. appreciate every […]. Continuous Learning
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015
    [2009] Four Emerging Technologies that L&D Leaders Need to Consider
    “Modern” browsers have been around since 2009, but many huge corporations still mandate compatibility of web and eLearning applications with Internet Explorer 8, which is a dinosaur in technology years. I attended the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show two weeks ago with an eye to seeing what technologies have potential application within the L&D industry. came away with notes on five areas that I think will impact L&D in the future. Some are “near-term” ones that I think merit 2015 focus; others extend out a few years. Mobile in Cars… Really. BIG DATA.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [2009] play the long game
    We have been experimenting at the InternetTimeAlliance since 2009, and I am now engaged with EthosVO , a new way of creating and exchanging value amongst peers. Platform capitalism is the ability of a common internet exchange medium to enable easy commercial transactions. Buyers of services get convenience, while sellers get a larger market. The spoils go to the owner of the platform, receiving a percentage of revenues. Most of these platforms are created when regulations and oligopolies make these transactions difficult by traditional means. Uber is disrupting taxi monopolies.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [2009] Abstract of Study: Effect of Computer-Based Video Games on Children: An Experimental Study
    2009). Here are the results of an experimental study that compares the results of using a computer to teach (with no game activities) vs. using a computer game to teach. The results of the study indicate that a video game condition can lead to an increase of learning over just using a computer for instruction. Here is the abstract: This experimental study investigated whether computer-based video games facilitate children’s cognitive learning. One hundred and eight third-graders from a middle/high socio-economic standard school district in Taiwan participated in the study. Control Group.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [2009] xAPI, LRS – The Interview
    When we were coming up with an approach for the Experience API back in summer of 2009, I talked quite a bit with Chris Messina who was an author of the ActivityStrea.ms Today’s post is quite unique since it takes a different path than previous posts. xAPI and LRS (Learning Record Stores) have been in the news and frankly everywhere within the e-learning industry in the past 1.5 years. The challenge was how to do it, since it contains an extensive amount of technical jargon, that cannot be easily removed. . This is where I had an epiphany.  . This is the interview.  . Grainger, Inc.
  • TOM SPIGLANIN  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015
    [2009] I Believe in the Value of Working out Loud
    We all remember teachers in  early school years insisting that we show our work. Especially in math classes, teachers expected us to show how we solved problems, not just arrive at correct answers. Did they want to see that we were actually applying the concepts being taught? Or were they making sure we actually did the work and not copy answers from the back of the book? Regardless the purpose, there’s no doubt some students hated the practice, especially after reaching a level of fluency. We mostly complied, however. The alternative was poor grades and disappointed parents. 09 Jan.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
    [2009] What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain
    The research study titled “Reading Stories Activates Neural Representations of Visual and Motor Experiences” appeared in the August 2009 issue of the journal. 2009). We all intuitively know that when we hear or read a story, we often will mentally “act out” various aspects of the story and vividly visualize what is happening within the story. Research Study. These results suggest that readers dynamically activate specific visual, motor, and conceptual features of activities while reading about similar activities in the context of a narrative. Here is the abstract from the study.
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