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  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
    [2009] The state of e-learning 2009
    Here’s a personal look back at e-learning in 2009 (I will do another blog on priorities for Canadian e-learning in 2010 , and a third blog on international trends to watch in 2010). have very mixed feelings about e-learning in 2009. Good developments in 2009 The technology gets better First, the developments in technology are very exciting. Disappointments in 2009 Then we look at the public sector, and in particular the big research universities, and what do we see? wouldn’t write them off, but I had hoped for more developments in 2009. Thank you.
  • ELEARNING LEARNING POSTS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009
    [2009] Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning
    October 9, 2009 to October 16, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Saturday, October 24, 2009. Monday, October 26, 2009. Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas - Kapp Notes , October 16, 2009. eLearning Portal Integration - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2009. Mentoring vs. Training — Why Social Networking Isn’t Enough - aLearning , October 13, 2009. Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture - The E-Learning Curve , October 14, 2009.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009
    [2009] Jing Me, Tweet Me! Jing Direct to Twitter Coming Soon!
    Sometimes words are not enough! Especially when you only have 140 characters on Twitter. Soon, you'll be able to easily add visuals and screencasts to Twitter with the click of a button in Jing! There will be a Jing update on December 8 that will give you a fast and easy way to add your Jing screen captures and screencasts to Twitter! How will it work? Simple! Set up a new Share button in Jing for Twitter. Just as always, you will capture an image or make a video of your desktop. Jing will post your tweet along with a link to your Jing screen capture or screencast. That's it! Tweet away!
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009
    [2009] Be the Camtasia for Mac Product Manager for a Day.
    If you could take "Troy Stein":[link] job as the "Camtasia for Mac":[link] Product Manager for one day. what would you do with the product? Camtasia for Mac was released a little over 2 months ago. And, as you know, we're always looking for feedback and ways to improve. Our software is better because of you and your input. As the Product Manager, part of Troy's job is to set the roadmap for Camtasia for Mac, select new features and functionality, see trends and steer the product. So, if you were the Camtasia for Mac Product Manager job for a day, what would you do? What would you change?
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009
    [2009] Happy 5th Anniversary 'Screencast'!
    It's been 5 years since "Jon Udell":[link] invited his readers to "propose names":[link] for making videos of software. They landed on the term "Screencast":[link] for this genre. And, since then, screencasting has grown leaps and bounds. It's easier to record and produce a screencast. Software and hardware have improved. The barriers to entry on screencasting have been lowered. You don't need a production studio or expensive, complex equipment to do it. You can read the post "here":[link].
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2009
    [2009] Screencast of the Week - Why Most Screencasts are Tedious.
    A blog post title caught my eye last week, 'Why Most Screencasts And Online Presentations Are Tedious (And How To Fix It)'! knew I had to check it out! Turns out it was written by "Sean D'Souza ":[link] who has a great site, "PsychoTactics":[link] that uses an understanding of psychology to understand why customers buy (or do not buy). love Sean's blog post and screencast. He talks about techniques they use in TV programing like the scene, camera angle or some other change in the shot. Typically there is a change __every seven seconds__. No change. Here's Sean's great screencast. Enjoy!
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009
    [2009] Berlin Meet-up - TechEd EMEA
    I'm sitting in Detroit, Michigan at the Airport watching people run to catch their planes, wrestle with their luggage, and herding children. It's good people watching today! :-) I'm getting ready to head across the pond for "Microsoft TechEd EMEA":[link] in Berlin! TechSmith will have a booth at the show, so if you're attending the tradeshow, please stop by! I'd love to meet-up! Troy Stein, the Camtasia for Mac Product Manager, will also be attending the show. So, if you have any feedback for him, this would be a great time to meet and share thoughts with him. We'd love to see you!
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [2009] Spork Adventures plus Tasty Screencasts at Blogworld Expo
    Last week, the TechSmith crew was at the Blogworld Expo. We had a great time and even had a fun new booth. The theme of our booth was all about Snagit, Camtasia and Jing making tasty screencasts and yummy screencaptures. In our booth, we had our new Om Nom Nom Monster. He's eating some screencasts and screencaptures with a spork ! :-). And, keeping with the theme of tasty video and screencaptures, we thought it would be fun to get some titanium TechSmith sporks! If you find me on the road, ask me for your own titanium TechSmith spork. It's a quick one - it runs less than a minute long.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2009
    [2009] Progress Reports with Camtasia for Mac
    This week's Screencast of the Week is a great one! How many of you take pictures? If you're like me, you love taking pictures to document travels, capture milestones and fun times with friends, family and co-workers. What if you took those pics, added some background music and turned it into a video to share with your friends and family? It's a great way to commemorate good times! John Basile (aka Scraster ) did that for his good friends who had chronicled the progress of their pregnancy with a photo session every Sunday morning. The baby, (John's Goddaughter) was born September 13th.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009
    [2009] Free Tool for Camtasia Studio Users
    I'm starting the Bill Myers fan club! I've blogged about him several times before. Bill's been using Camtasia Studio to create training DVDs and CDs. And, he has recently created a free tool to quickly build custom user interfaces (also known as front end menus) for Camtasia movies placed on CDs. Bill has been nice enough to make his CD creator public for anyone to use. You can see his free CD User interface builder, along with a short video showing how to use it and what can be created with it here. Don't you love it when people share?! Thanks, Bill!
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
    [2009] Welcome Camtasia Relay 1.2!
    Good news! We've been busy at TechSmith working on Camtasia Relay! And, I'm happy to report that we have a new release of Camtasia Relay available. And, if you are an existing Camtasia Relay customer, the new version is a free update! You can find more info here ! Not familiar with Camtasia Relay? Camtasia Relay makes it easy for instructors and presenters to record live lectures, training or presentations on a Mac or PC and publish the videos automatically in multiple formats (for Web and portable media devices). What's new? Improved Real Media outputs.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
    [2009] All About Screencasting - Meet Scrast and Camtasia Users Group
    Calling all Camtasia users! There have been some great resources cropping up on the internet for screencasters and Camtasia users that I wanted to share with all of you. First up, check out Scrast. Scrast is a site all about screencasting. Scrast launched earlier this year and they've been adding more content, tips and tricks and tutorials all the time. They have a nice section with 'Tips for better Screencasts' and a section dedicated to Camtasia. Also, Camtasia Studio expert, Lon Naylor has set up the Camtasia Users Group. love the tagline for the group, "Simply useful Camtasia stuff!".
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
    [2009] We Need Your Help - Screencasting Tips for New Screencasters
    In the words of a great band, The Beatles, "Help, I need somebody, Help, not just anybody, Help, you know I need someone, help!". Yes, I need your help! More and more people are screencasting. We're looking to gather and compile a list of the best screencasting tips to share with people that are new to screencasting or looking to take their screencasts to a new level. If you have any tips to share, would you please comment on this post? look forward to seeing your feedback and creating a great resource! Where will we use the info we gather? Together we can make better screencasts!
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009
    [2009] You had me at Snagit - Snagit for Mac is Coming!
    Now that we've released Camtasia for Mac , one of the top questions I've been hearing is, 'Will there be Snagit for the Mac?!' Well, you asked for it. The good news just keeps coming today! I'm pleased to share the news that you will be getting your wish! I'm happy to announce that TechSmith is in the early stages of actively developing Snagit for the Mac! Want to keep up with the latest news about Snagit on the Mac? You can sign up to receive email updates here. I'll also post any news and info here on the blog and on Twitter.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009
    [2009] Today is the Day! Meet Camtasia for Mac!
    Today is the day that many of you have been waiting for! I'm really happy and pleased to finally be able to share Camtasia for Mac v1.0 with you! Thank you for supporting us on this fun journey! We built Camtasia for Mac from the ground up. We conducted focus groups, surveys, and received great feedback from a good number of very early beta testers, and did of usability testing. hope you enjoy the product as much as we enjoyed creating it. Get comfortable, this is a long blog post! wanted to show you what is new in Camtasia for Mac as well as answer some question I've been hearing lately.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2009
    [2009] Screencast of the Week - Orchestrate
    Think you can't make an engaging story about labor scheduling software? Think again! Ian Ozsvald and the team at ProCasts did just that! ProCasts wins the highly coveted Screencast of the Week award this week with the screencast they created for Orchestrate - Employee Scheduling Software. liked this screencast for several reasons. The audio is high quailty - as you know audio is king! also thought the opening animation was interesting and added a nice touch - it made the screencast seem professional and polished. And, ProCasts made great use of zooms , transitions and callouts. Think again!
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009
    [2009] Welcome TechSmith's New Education Community Site
    I'm happy to share some good news with you! My partner in crime, Dave McCollom , our Education Evangelist at TechSmith has just launched a brand new blog. Plus, he's added a new page chock full of great resources for educators that are using all TechSmith products. There is already some tutorials and examples showing how to creatively use Snagit, Camtasia Studio and Jing in the classroom. Dave will be working to provide you with more content all the time. We made the site with you in mind and need your input on what you need and how to improve. Education Community Site. Education Blog.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2009
    [2009] Screencast of the Week - Fighting Hunger, Editing By Candlelight and WFP
    When Beth Kanter talks, I listen! Beth is wonderful for so many reasons. Beth is very innovative and is a rock star in the Nonprofit world. She teaches Nonprofits to effectively use technology and social media. She also happens to be a Camtasia Studio user. :-). Beth caught my eye the other day when she posted this on Twitter :  .    What a cool use of Camtasia Studio! The UN World Food Programme (WFP) recently launched a video blog called 'On the Road'. The first series was shot in Tanzania with Marcus Prior. Check out several videos made with Camtasia Studio here - 'On the road: Tanzania'.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009
    [2009] Come Visit TechSmith! May 28 is 'Take Your Customers To Work Day'
    Now here's a 'holiday' I'm excited to celebrate and I hope you will join in too! just learned that May 28th is ' Take Your Customer To Work Day '! We like to think that every day is ' Take Your Customer To Work Day ' at TechSmith and our doors are always open to visitors. We love it when users come to visit. We've even had people spend part of their vacation with us ! So, on May 28th, I'd like to invite you in to visit TechSmith in Okemos, Michigan. Come have coffee (or a beverage of your choice) and some sweet treats with us! Come on in - we've been waiting for you! Can't make it on May 28th?
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
    [2009] Bacon, 360|Flex and TechSmith
    Part of my job is to connect with people. And, as you may know, I might be what some people call a little quirky. :-) So, I thought we should have something fun in the booth. Somehow I stumbled up Maple Bacon Lollipops - I had to try them! mean, what could be better than sugar plus organic bacon on a stick?! figured, it'd be fun for Brooks Andrus, our Senior Flash Developer, and I to take them down to Indianapolis for 360|Flex this week. The lollipops would be a great hook to get people to talk to us and a way to have fun at our demo table. So far, so good! Maple + Sugar + Bacon + Stick = Good?
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009
    [2009] Attending TechEd or in Los Angeles?
    TechSmithies have descended on Los Angeles this week for Microsoft TechEd. If you're in the area or attending the show, I'd love to meet up! Beverage of your choice is on me! mail , call or text me (517.410.0030). I'm looking forward to a busy week doing demos in the booth and attending some sessions. Also, I don't know LA very well. Any advice on places to eat downtown? I'll be posting pics of our travels here. And, you can always see where in the world we are by visiting our Calendar of Events here. Any requests on where should travel to next or events we should attend?
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009
    [2009] Google Book Preview of "Learning in 3D"
    Want a sneak peak at Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration ? Here is a link to a Google book preview that you might enjoy. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009
    [2009] The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Think Small (Iterations, Action Maps, Storyboards, and Mini-Modules)
    Sumeet Moghe, 2009. We explored the waterfall approach towards elearning development in a prior post of this series. As you will notice in the above representation of the model, the issues are: Too much time gets spent in upfront design and planning when all of this is quite likely to change. Customers get to see working elearning pretty late in the process - as a consequence we run the risk of an endless cycle of amendments. Can we reduce flab in our analysis and design phase? Can we create more opportunities for customer feedback? believe the answer is a resounding "Yes!"
  • RAPID ELEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009
    [2009] Here’s Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio
    A few weeks ago I announced a job opening. I got about 1000 inquiries and ended up looking at over 200 portfolios. could have looked at more but I got a lot of emails from people who didn’t have portfolios. They tended to fall into one of two camps. They either didn’t have a portfolio or the projects they worked on were proprietary so they couldn’t share them. know that many of you are in the same boat. And based on the tons of emails I get about finding work in this industry, I’d like to share some thoughts about why you need a portfolio and how it can help you get better at elearning.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009
    [2009] We Need You! To Beta Test Camtasia for the Mac
    One of the steps in software development is to beta test the software. And, we could use 50 - 100 beta testers for Camtasia for the Mac. Interested? Just fill out this shortly survey here. Troy Stein and the Camtasia team will review the submissions shortly. And, if you're accepted to beta test, you'll hear from them shortly. Thanks for your help in the development of Camtasia for the Mac! We could not do it without you.
  • ELEARNING LEARNING POSTS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2009
    [2009] Webinar Blackboard Slides - Weekly Best of eLearning Learning
    Week of July 24, 2009 to July 31, 2009. Proven tips in custom course development ,  Tuesday, August 04, 2009. CoachingOurselves 2hr Workshop for Individual Managers , Thursday, August 06, 2009. The Business Case for Measurement of Learning, Thursday, August 06, 2009. Your Social Learning System As A Profit Center, Friday, August 07, 2009. Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging E-Learning With Power Point , Monday, August 10, 2009. The e-learning skills gap - Clive on Learning , July 24, 2009. Blogger in Middle-earth , July 31, 2009.
  • LIVING IN LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
    [2009] The Learning Continuum – Using the PDR Design Model
    recently had the honor to participate as a panelist in the July 27, 2009 online discussion sponsored by Learning Trends, ISA, and Training Magazine Network. Many of us cut our professional learning design teeth using the long-held tradition of the ADDIE instructional design (ISD) model. In our blogosphere I have heard how “old school”, and in some cases, how obsolete this foundational design model from the 1960s has become. If age denotes obsolescence, then I am in trouble for sure. Insightful words to be sure, certainly not an overt indictment of ADDIE. training. So what do we do?
  • ELEARNING LEARNING POSTS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
    [2009] Video - Screencast - Webinar - Best of eLearning Learning
    August 21, 2009 to August 28, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 04, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 11, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Monday, September 14, 2009. Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs - eLearning Technology , August 24, 2009. Electronic Papyrus , August 25, 2009. Tackling a New Captivate Project - In the Middle of the Curve , August 21, 2009. Blogger in Middle-earth , August 26, 2009. Kapp Notes , August 24, 2009.
  • BLOGGER IN MIDDLE-EARTH  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2009
    [2009] Elearning - A Primer
    This article was first published on Futurelab in March 2008. I've reproduced the text of the article here with some minor amendments. Some links to resources are now no longer current. Considering the raft of links that could be included in the text, I chose to preserve the referencing style used in the original article. Those who detest wading through a fan of links will be relieved. Enjoy! It is today we must create the world of the future Eleanor Roosvelt What is elearning? But there is much discussion on what elearning should consist of. What skills are needed to teach online?
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2009
    [2009] Adult learning shminciples
    In the global game of Corporate Bingo, the term “adult learning principles&# must be one of the most abused. It’s a convenient abstract that can whitewash a range of unsubstantiated claims and half-truths. But what exactly are adult learning principles? The theory. Malcolm Knowles is widely regarded as the father of adult learning. Since the 1960s, he articulated a distinction between pedagogy (the teaching of children) and andragogy (the teaching of adults). In a nutshell, andragogy boils down to 5 key assumptions: 1. Adult learners are self directed. 2. The real world. The ideal.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009
    [2009] 10 Sites to Learn Something New in 10 Minutes a Day
    The kids need to be fed and bundled off to school. The toast is burning. The cat just knocked a pile of papers off the counter, and you’ve got a big presentation to give in an hour and you haven’t even begun to prepare. Okay, so that bit of fiction certainly doesn’t describe all of us, but there is a universal truth to it: our lives are busy and hectic and we have little in the way of spare time. So how can we ever find the time to actually learn something new? And these resources will do all that in under 10 minutes each day. Add them in the comments! 1. Ryan Awesome list!
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2009
    [2009] Camtasia Studio v6.0.2 Released - FLV is Back.
    You've spoken and we've listened! As promised , we brought back the FLV format in Camtasia Studio v6.0.2 today. Download the update here. It is a free upgrade if you purchased Camtasia Studio v6. If you'd like to see everything updated in Camtasia Studio v6.0.2, visit here. Thanks for your patience and feedback. We appreciate it! What would like to see added to Camtasia Studio next?
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2009
    [2009] Win a Copy - Camtasia Studio 6 - The Definitive Guide
    Just leave a comment on this blog post by May 10, 2009 11:59 pm EST with either some feedback about Camtasia Studio (ex. Daniel Park of dappertext has been at it again! Daniel is a professional screencaster (and he use to work at TechSmith making our videos). And, when he's not busy making screencasts and training people all over the world about how to use Camtasia Studio, he works on his book - _Camtasia Studio 6: The Definitive Guide_. He just updated it for Camtasia Studio v6 and it is hot off the presses! The book offers over 500 pages of step-by-step instruction and tips and tricks.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
    [2009] RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline
    RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline Written by Richard MacManus / December 20, 2009 8:04 PM / 74 Comments « Prior Post One of the interesting trends of 2009 has been the gradual decline of RSS Readers as a way for people to keep up with news and niche topics. 2009 Update on RSS Reader Market Well, unfortunately Feedburner no longer publishes any useful data about RSS Readers. Pheedo also has gone quiet from a blogging perspective - its last blog post was January 2009. Posted by: almostinfocus | December 20, 2009 9:10 PM I'm with Francine.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009
    [2009] Communities of Practice
    Accessed January 14, 2009]. 2003, 2009) 'Communities of practice', the encyclopedia of informal education , www.infed.org/biblio/communities_of_practice.htm. Smith 2003, 2009 infed is a not-for-profit site [ about us ] [ disclaimer ]. ideas ? thinkers ? practice communities of practice The idea that learning involves a deepening process of participation in a community of practice has gained significant ground in recent years. But how would things look if we took a different track? In other words we learn. Some have names, many do not. cit. ). cit. ). cit. ). 1982).
  • BOZARTHZONE   |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009
    [2009] The Myth of "Best Practices"
    I get lots of requests for list of "best practices".in in e-learning, in the virtual classroom, in instructional design, in classroom presentation. Here's the deal: there's no such thing. A "best practice" is best only in the precise, specific context in which it exists. don't recall who first offered this analogy, but think of it this way: what works in my marriage won't necessarily work in -- and may even damage -- yours. Even if moved from one situation to another very close one, the odds of transfer being made with practice intact is nil.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
    [2009] [from catspyjamasnz] Learning with 'e's: Two fingered salute
    They stood facing each other across a muddy ploughed field. It had rained heavily the night before. On the one side, flying their colourful banners, the pride of French medieval nobility: at least 30,000 men in shining armour, armed to the teeth and ready for an overwhelming victory. On the other side, the army of Henry V - less than 8,000 English and Welsh soldiers, weakened and bedraggled from weeks of forced marching, dysentery and hunger. The French looked like they had just stepped out of a Louis Vuitton boutique, and their opponents looked like crap. The personal web is on the rise.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] Chunking Information
    If we ran a contest for the favorite esoteric word of Instructional Designers, the term “chunking&# might win. It’s one of those terms you never hear until you enter the world of online learning or writing for the Internet. Chunking is a great concept that’s worth diving into, so let’s examine the purpose of chunking and how to accomplish it. Chunking Defined. Chunking refers to the strategy of breaking down information into bite-sized pieces (Oh, that’s the visual!) so the brain can more easily digest new information. Why We Chunk Content. George A.
  • TONY KARRER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009
    [2009] Twitter Conference Ideas
    Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences. Here are a few of the things we've been doing Twitter as Social Chat At both DevLearn and TechKnowledge , we created a hashtag and created a specific Twitter account that was the hub. Using TweetLater and GroupTweet anyone who sent a direct message to the hub account then broadcast to everyone following that account. We also encouraged everyone to put in the hashtag. Through twitter search you can see the various conversations going on. DevLearn was more successful because of the free Wifi.
  • RAPID ELEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
    [2009] Are Your E-Learning Courses Pushed or Pulled?
    Tidbits: I’m trying something new for the ASTD 2009 International Conference & Exposition. I’ll be doing a series of rapid elearning demos at the Articulate booth. Here’s the challenge for many of us. We want to make our courses engaging and interactive, yet sometimes the content or the time pressures of work don’t make that easy. The default position for many elearning courses is to merely push the information out to the learners. The end result is that the course is heavy on information and light on interaction. It’s just a matter of rethinking how you approach the course design.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009
    [2009] Sad to lose Chris Henry
    [link] [link] Crazy story if true: "On December 17 , 2009 Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry died from injuries sustained from a domestic dispute with his fiance, Loleini Tonga. His official time of death was 6:36 AM, reported police. 1 The cause of death is was from injuries sustained from falling out of a moving pickup truck, which his wife is believe to have driven. Henry was seen jumping into the bed of the pickup truck as Tonga drove away from their house, where tire marks were found in the yard. feel for his three children. Posted via web from Lee's posterous
  • RAPID ELEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
    [2009] Build Branched E-Learning Scenarios in Three Simple Steps
    This post is in response to some conversations I had during the last ASTD conference in Washington, DC. There were some people who suggested that rapid elearning was only good for basic linear courses and they lamented that they couldn’t build interactive scenarios. I’ve built hundreds of rapid elearning courses and I can tell you that building branched scenarios with your rapid elearning tools is not only possible, but it’s actually pretty easy to do. added some tutorials at the bottom of the page that shows you how to do so. And in the other I show you how to insert it in a course.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009
    [2009] Can Fun Help Change Behaviors?
    Yes, we believe it can. Having fun is an experience that stays with you longer than any form of instruction. We advocate inclusion of games & fun interactions to achieve long term learning, and change of behaviors. Learning Games that pull learners to have fun (and learn while they have fun). This video below from the fun theory , an initiative of Volkswagen, shows just how fun could be effective in getting people to consider changing their habits. Let’s use more fun activities in our learning courses as well. Related posts: What are Serious Games?
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
    [2009] Seven Tips for an Easy and Effective LMS Switch
    recent survey on customers’ happiness with their LMS (conducted in Jan 2009, published in Mar 2009) by Bersin & Associates observed: “The study found that a significant proportion of LMS customers – fully one-quarter of customers – are dissatisfied with their systems and say they are likely to switch vendors within the next year.”  For an eLearning initiative to be successful, strong leaders and champions are needed in the organization. The LMS remains a key link in the success chain. Read on. The key point here is NOT to forget this is true. Some could be: a. Data migration.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009
    [2009] LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers
    I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? Generally 50-70%. How many of you actively use LinkedIn? Generally down to 10%. How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? - Now down to 2-5% I am continually surprised by this result ( Getting Value from LinkedIn ). can't remember how I could get things done without LinkedIn. And I consider knowing how to effectively use LinkedIn to be a core Work Literacy.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009
    [2009] ZaidLearn: Any Free Hosted CMS or LMS? (Yes, Obama Says!)
    Related Posts - Edu2.0 & LectureShare Can We Host and Facilitate Our Courses Online For Free? Are there any FREE Course/Learning Management Systems (C/LMS) out there that require no financial hardware, software and hosting investments? In other words, are the any free hosted C/LMS that we can explore and perhaps use? FREE HOSTED C/LMS? Features include: wiki content editing, course blogs, online grades, announcements, text messaging, Nfo mail, message boards, student journals, and chat. MyiCourse Provides tools for users to build, manage and deliver courses. How do they make money? IMAGINE!
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009
    [2009] News: The Evidence on Online Education - Inside Higher Ed
    View mobile edition Get Daily E-mail About Us Contact Us Login/Sign Up June 29, 2009 Home News Views BlogU Audio The Lists Career Advice Job Seekers Employers Skip to main content Search News Browse Archives News Photo: (c)istockphoto/LincolnRogers The Evidence on Online Education June 29, 2009 Share This Story Related Stories The Kindle Factor June 15, 2009 Home Dissection Kits and More June 5, 2009 Lessons From V.I. Lenin and Father Roderick May 28, 2009 Teaching or Tanning? Tags: online education teaching learning research 2009 elearning John R.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2009
    [2009] Rules for Kids and Teenagers for Facebook Usage
    So I succumbed to pressure and signed up my daughter on Facebook. Most of her friends are already on Facebook. In just a few hours, she has 7 friends and 3 more pending requests. Her FB wall is now active and flowing. browsed her wall updates and some of her friends’ profiles and I am… PETRIFIED, and that’s an understatement. So I plan to give her a printout of the following rules for Facebook. Don't talk to strangers. Just as we tell you not to talk to strangers in real life, the same rule applies online. Do not accept friend requests from people you don't know. Watch what you say.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009
    [2009] Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked
    Essays Parents Guide to Game Ratings Additional Reading > Take the Quiz < Back to Main Menu Reality Bytes: Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked Henry Jenkins MIT Professor A large gap exists between the publics perception of video games and what the research actually shows. The following is an attempt to separate fact from fiction. 1. The availability of video games has led to an epidemic of youth violence. According to federal crime statistics, the rate of juvenile violent crime in the United States is at a 30-year low. According to a 2001 U.S. The news on this front is not all bad.
  • BOZARTHZONE   |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Alternatives to Kirkpatrick
    While the Kirkpatrick taxonomy is something of a sacred cow in training circles—and much credit goes to Donald Kirkpatrick for being the first to attempt to apply intentional evaluation to workplace training efforts—it is not the only approach. Apart from being largely atheoretical and ascientific (hence, 'taxonomy', not 'model' or 'theory'), several critics find the Kirkpatrick taxonomy seriously flawed. Learners work within a system, and the Kirkpatrick taxonomy essentially attempts to isolate training efforts from the systems, context, and culture in which the learner operates.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009
    [2009] The writings of Lee Kraus: Collaboration at Cisco via John Chambers
    Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media February 20, 2009 Collaboration at Cisco via John Chambers tags: Cisco , collaboration , web2.0 The writings of Lee Kraus Welcome! I try to focus on creativity, innovation, collaboration, technology, and elearning. Here is an interesting video of John Chambers , fellow WVU grad, discussing command and control versus collaboration style management. It is very clear that Cisco applies a very sophisticated management style to production and operations. Lee Kraus, 2010. Template by Tina Chen. Powered by Blogger
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009
    [2009] Camtasia for Mac - Sneak Peek, Adding Polish
    It's time for another sneak peek all about Camtasia for Mac! One of the things that sets a good screencast apart from a great screencast is a little polish. After you've recorded your screencast, you can use Camtasia for Mac's sophisticated editing options to make your screencasts standout from the rest. Whether you're new to screencasting or are an expert, Camtasia for Mac has great features and options for you. And, the multiple audio and video tracks can be moved and edited independently so it's easy to update and add new elements while maintaining maximum creative control.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009
    [2009] Camtasia for Mac - Sneak Peek, SmartFocus
    I've never been good at keeping secrets. Even to this day, I still have a hard time keeping holiday gifts or other news as a secret - I just get so excited and have to share the good news! So, blog readers, you get the benefit from my weakness! I'm going to let you in on a few secrets as we get closer to the launch of Camtasia for Mac on August 25. Up first is a sneak peek of one of the new features in Camtasia for Mac - SmartFocus. Those of you familiar with Camtasia Studio on Windows will recognize this feature. Camtasia for Mac will also include TechSmith's patented SmartFocus technology.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009
    [2009] Matt Lagrotte and his Camtasia Studio Story
    Last weekend I jumped in the car and headed to Ann Arbor, Michigan. They were having a " GiveCamp ". Haven't heard of a GiveCamp? Well, they truly a wonderful thing. Here's the lowdown: "A GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where software developers, designers, and database administrators donate their time to create custom software for non-profit organizations. The only limitation is that the project should be scoped to be able to be completed in a weekend." See here for more info. The event kicked off on Friday and the developers and charities worked round the clock all weekend long. Inspired?
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009
    [2009] Roadtrip to San Francisco for Web 2.0 Expo.
    On the road again. just can't wait to get on the road again! always find myself humming that old Willie Nelson tune when I'm packing my suitcase. And, this week is no different! On Monday (March 30), I'm heading San Francisco with Dirk Frazier, the Screencast.com Product Manager, and Justin Welsch, from R&D, for the Web 2.0 It's my first year attending the Web 2.0 Expo so I'm excited to see what the conference is like. If you're in the Bay Area or attending the conference, we'd love to meet up. First round of a beverage of your choice is on me!
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009
    [2009] Blogosphere Happenings for Kapp Notes
    __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2009
    [2009] Happy Holidays from TechSmith - It's the Most Robotic Time of the Year!
    2009 was a great year because of you and your support! Robots are always cool, right? I've always loved them - in fact, I'm even "knitting a robot army":[link] At TechSmith, we're getting in the holiday spirit by celebrating the most 'Robotic' time of the year! We made an electronic holiday card to celebrate the 'Most Robotic Time of the Year' which you can view "here":[link] It even has a TechSmith holiday jingle, some pics with our favorite robot around TechSmith, and. you can even download and make your own "TechSmith robots":[link] (PDF)! We have a robot for each product! Thank you!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2009
    [2009] McAfee Keynote at DevLearn 2009
    Andy McAfee gave us a lively and informative presentation on his view of Enterprise 2.0.  BTW, Cammy Bean’s has posted a prose recitation of the talk.  With no further ado
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009
    [2009] Google In Discussions To Acquire Yelp For A Half Billion Dollars Or More
    Yelp has whispered that 2009 revenues will be around $30 million and are expecting $50 million or so in 2010. Google and Yelp are in advanced acquisition negotiations, we’ve confirmed from multiple sources. And while the deal isn’t done, we’ve heard that it’s very likely to close. The price is supposedly at least $500 million. Yelp was founded in 2004 as a way to let users leave reviews on local businesses. Yelp last raised venture capital in early 2008 from DAG at a $200 million pre-money valuation, we’ve heard. They’ve raised a total of $31 million over four venture rounds.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2009
    [2009] NBA Player Fined $7,500 for a Tweet
    Brandon Jennings [ @YUNGBUCK3 ] has made headlines for his unconventional road to the NBA — after skipping college he played professional basketball in Europe before getting drafted by the Bucks in 2009 — but now he’s making headlines for his tweets. Last weekend Jennings tweeted 15 minutes after the Bucks game against the Trailblazers ended. That’s a big no-no in the NBA, as the league’s social media policy spells out that players aren’t allowed to tweet post-game until the team has finished talking to the media. The cost for Jennings’ Twitter hiccup? hefty $7,500. Yess!!!
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [2009] The Social Media and Mobile Computing Explosion
    Interesting numbers about the Social media and mobile computing revolution, while we wont really vouch for the numbers, Gary goes to great lengths to provide sources and substantiation for the basis of his calculation. The rate of adoption of these technologies is phenomenal, and has cut across varied age-groups. Regardless of what aspect of learning you’re interested in, you can be sure that learners are using mobile technology and social media, are you ready for it? Related posts: Types of Social Media Users Five Myths of Mobile Learning The Semantic Web Cometh – 2.
  • LEARNADOODLEDASTIC  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
    [2009] The Three Dubya's - Wimba, Webex and WiZiQ
    Coming towards the end of a phase of Live Online Learning learning using Wimba Live Classroom. Thought i'd take some time to reflect on the Wimba application and compare it with my previous experiences with Webex (training room) and WiZiQ. These are just my initial comparisons, I intend to go into much more depth on these and other applications at a later time. With each of the three tools that are the focus of this post i have been involved heavily in design, delivery and support of live online synchronous classes. Can be integrated to Blackboard VLE, but was not for this trial.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009
    [2009] 7 skills for the successful e-tutor
    Today I read an interesting article entitled: 'Seven habits of highly effective teachers' in the Times Education Supplement. It's an adaptation of Stephen Covey's self-help book: 'The seven habits of highly effective people' and I'm glad the TES has herded these ideas into a teaching context. Teachers are under a lot of pressure to perform and achieve good results, and it's not easy for them. They need all the help they can get. that e-learning tutors require to be highly effective. As ever, I value your opinions and invite you to comment on this post. But it helps. Why must I do it this way?
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009
    [2009] Mobile Learning in India
    Six in ten people (more than 4 billion individuals) around the world are carrying a powerful computing device in their pockets and purses. They don’t realize it, but today’s mobile phones have the computing power of a personal computer from the mid-nineties, while consuming a fraction of the energy and are made at significantly lower cost. In India, the mobile phone has revolutionized communication and India is now one of the fastest growing markets for mobile phone services, with growing usage and increasing penetration. All of these learning processes can be supported through mobile phones.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009
    [2009] How to Embed Almost Anything in your Website
    How to Embed Almost Anything in your Website Learn how to embed almost anything in your HTML web pages from Flash videos to Spreadsheets to high resolution photographs to static images from Google Maps and more. Embed RSS Feeds in Web Pages Go to this page , replace the feed URL with your own feed, use the default color scheme or change it to something else and then click Get Code. You’ll get a JavaScript snippet that can be easily placed in the sidebar of your blog. You can also use RSS widgets like WidgetBox or YourMinis that are done in Flash and not JavaScript. servers. Thanks!
  • BOZARTHZONE   |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2009
    [2009] Final Version: E-Learning Buzzword Bingo Card
    Here 'tis, with thanks to all those who contributed (see original post and comments). I had more suggestions than spaces (especially loved Bex's "needs more cowbell") so if I compile enough maybe there'll be a Card 2. I am scared to think there might be that many buzzwords associated with e-learning, but fear there probably are
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009
    [2009] Blackboard vs. Moodle: a comparison
    As a user of Blackboard at Bournemouth University I have been involved in various discussion about it’s merit or lack of). These are usually started by someone who doesn’t like Blackboard, and probably hasn’t used it much either (or even tried?). They are usually fans of Moodle, even if they’ve not used it (but have talked [.]. Blackboard Moodle myBU PLN Technology University 2.0 VLE Web 2.0
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2009
    [2009] Do Microcourses Have a Place in Workplace Learning?
    From Wikipedia – Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Generally, the term ‘microlearning’ refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. More frequently, the term is used in the domain of E-learning and related fields in the sense of a new paradigmatic perspective on learning processes in mediated environments on micro levels. Earlier this week Clark Quinn talked of Microcourses wondering if microcourses have any use. He writes: “.I absolutely agree there.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009
    [2009] What Sports Teach Our Kids and Why Video Games are Better.
    Violence at a Youth Hockey Game. Introduction Recently I appeared on a local radio talk show to speak about some of the benefits of Video Games for education. It is a popular topic for radio talk shows because it is somewhat controversial and many people have strong opinions on the topic (not really based on fact but strong opinions never-the-less.) Then he contended that video games can't teach ethics, empathy or other important skills. The implication is that kids learn far more positive lessons in organized kids sports than playing video games. Do sports always teach these laudable values?
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
    [2009] Six Steps to Creating High Quality Video Training by Jeremy Vest
    Games and immersive learning are great, but today the most accessible and most easily developed instructional medium is video. Producing great video instruction for use online is simpler than you may think, and may also be less expensive than other rapid development methods. Here are six steps you can begin using today to develop online video e-Learning.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009
    [2009] Why mobile learning is on the rise and benefits diverse populations
    In January 2009 Carly Shuler (a fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center ) came out with a fabulous paper on the benefits of mobile learning entitled: pockets of potential - Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Children’s Learning. Although the document focuses on mobile learning for children, you can easily deduct the benefits for all learner groups. Carly Shuler recently graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with an Ed.M. in Technology, Innovation and Education, where she studied how new media and emerging technologies can be used to effectively educate children.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2009
    [2009] The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Agile Re-explained
    Sumeet Moghe, 2009. In my last post we looked at the problems with our existing approach to building elearning. In summary, the problems we noticed were: A lack of shared understanding within the team, about the the customer's learning problem. The high risk associated with not having generalists in the team. The delay in seeing working pieces of elearning. The time spent in creating documentation and in analysis. The risk of endless reviews and amendments. In today's post I'd like to introduce Agile thinking. Elearning development isn't very different from Software Development.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2009
    [2009] Top 20 Posts for Q1 2009
    Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 eLearning Conferences Tool Set 2009 Remote Collaboration Better Memory Share Best Practices – Patterns Information Radar How long does it take to select an LMS? One of the best things about having kids is getting a Spring Break with them. I'm fortunate enough to be doing that this week. So, rather than doing my normal posts, what I decided to do was to go back and do a couple of best of posts during the week. Of course, I cheated and used eLearning Learning to help me come up with these.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
    [2009] Instructional Design Models
    Great Ideas in Education (Sebastian Foti) Instructional Models, Strategies, Methods, And Skills (Saskatchewan Education) Teaching and Learning with Internet Tools ID models overview from Daniel Schneider (University of Geneva) Greg Kearsley Theory Into Practice (TIP) Database (Descriptions of 48 theories related to learning and instruction) All links verified September 06, 2009. An instructional design model gives structure and meaning to an I.D. problem, enabling the would-be designer to negotiate her design task with a semblance of conscious understanding. Main Index.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2009
    [2009] Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups
    Aune Comments With businesses and families spread out more and more, we’ve dug up 60+ sites that will help everyone be on the same page. Business Productivity 37Signals.com - Maker of collaboration tools including Basecamp Basecamp reviews (others listed below). 8apps.com - A mixture of social network and productivity applications. BlueTie.com - Online collaboration directed towards small and medium sized businesses. Businessitonline.com - Centralized cash flow, documents, calendars and more for a team or small business. They can then access them from a number of different mobile devices.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2009
    [2009] The Ten Commandments of eLearning
    We discovered ‘The Ten Commandments of eLearning” as elucidated by Cath Ellis and Clive Shepherd. We’ve decided to follow in the same vein and list our commandments. First off, we thought ten is too many to remember, so we cut it down to five. There are some similarities to Cath and Clive’s commandments but that is to be expected given the nature of this post. 1. Pedagogy First, Technology Second – Cath put it first on her list, we do as well. Use technology, leverage it, but always remember it’s a means to an end. Remember, technology can’t replace learning, only augment and support it. 2.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009
    [2009] The Future of the Training Department
    The latter 20th Century was the golden era of the training department. Before the 20th Century, training per se did not exist outside the special needs of the church and the military. Now the training department may be at the end of its life cycle. Join us for a brief look back at the pre-training world and some thoughts about what may lay ahead. Before industrialization, work was local or industry meant cottage-industry. People had vocations, not jobs. Sometimes guilds helped apprentices learn by doing things under the eye of a master, but there weren’t any trainers involved. The U.S.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2009
    [2009] Five Things Not to do While Selecting an LMS
    Selecting an LMS is a challenging task and that’s just because it takes care of an important business function and needs to work well. The web today holds a great deal of information on how to select an LMS, LMS Selection tools, directories of leading LMS systems, sample RFIs, and a whole lot of other very useful and handy information. However it is equally important for the decision makers to know what NOT to do while (before and during) selecting an LMS as many of these things aren’t clearly highlighted elsewhere. More so, the don’ts leave a deeper impression! It is not an IT system purchase.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009
    [2009] Reading Comprehension and Line Length - Survey Results
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009
    [2009] eLearning Templates – 20 Resources
    Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts come through eLearning Learning that provide eLearning templates or toolkits or other kinds of interesting resources. And the list would be even better with help - see Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning. eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2009
    [2009] The Standalone LMS is Dead
    This past week, I attended the SharePoint 2009 conference in Las Vegas. I’ll provide some feedback on that particular release in another blog posting (read Bill Simser for now) but what the conference itself got me thinking about was that, thankfully, the standalone LMS is definitely going to become redundant. Dinosaur. Soviet Union. Saturn Car. Hierarchy. you get the picture). Sadly, there are too many organizations like this out there. The LMS should no longer be thought of as a destination for the learner. Jon Husband does a good job of illustrating this over here.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009
    [2009] Ten commandments of e-learning (content design)
    Cath Ellis recently set out her ten commandments of e-learning and this prompted me to try and articulate my own. Now e-learning's a big subject if you include all its many variants - formal and informal, synchronous and asynchronous and so on - and if you take into account all the issues relating to its management and marketing. So, what I've done is restrict my thoughts to the design of interactive, e-learning content, drawing heavily from the 60-minute masters : Structure into modules. Keep each module to one main idea. That's enough for most learners to cope with in one session.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2009
    [2009] About Three and Half Years to Appear
    I wrote this post in April 2007 wondering if my cell phone could be connected to my bathroom scales so that I could easily monitor my weight. happen to like to weigh in a lot. link] Well, [link] is now available. So what else is now available from this list? want it to be the key to my car and home. want it to track my family members and tell me where they are. want it to be my wallet. want to watch the news on it. want it to translate different languages. want it to be a universal remote control. want it to monitor my heart rate and blood pressure and transmit the data to my doctor.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
    [2009] How to Train Corporate on Social Media: One Approach
    Mashable has noticed an interesting approach to training employees on using social media. The company, Telstra has put together a guide to social media and posted it online. The use a comic book format to discuss Facebook and MySpace. The format is interesting and it seems easy enough to go through. It also has embedded video that is available on YouTube. It is certainly worth a closer look. Certainly worth a deeper look. Mashable has noticed an interesting approach to training employees on using social media. The company, Telstra has put together a guide to social media and posted it online.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
    [2009] Firefox 3.5: The World’s Most Popular Browser
    Firefox 3.5 is now the most popular browser worldwide, edging past Internet Explorer 7, according to analytics site StatCounter. The timing has favored FF3.5, however: IE7 usage has died off as people upgrade to IE8, meaning that Internet Explorer’s Internet Explorer market share is currently spread equally across IE7 and IE8. Add together all versions of IE versus all versions of Firefox Firefox , and Microsoft’s browser is still leading the pack by a long way. StatCounter uses its tracking codes on 3 million websites (5 billion total pageviews) to generate the numbers.
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2010
    [2009] Global eLearning Market Reached US$27.1 Billion in 2009, Will Reach $49.6 Billion in 2014
    billion in 2009 according to a new report by Ambient Insight called, "The Worldwide Market for Self-paced eLearning Products and Services: 2009-2014 Forecast and Analysis." The demand is growing by a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.8% and revenues will reach $49.6 The global market for Self-paced eLearning reached US$27.1 billion by 2014
  • GRAM CONSULTING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009
    [2009] 10 Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work (part 1)
    The goal of learning in the workplace is performance–individual and organizational.  If we’ve learned nothing else in recent years, we’ve learned that improving performance through learning is more effective the more it is integrated with real work.  Learning pundits encourage the “integration of learning and work&# but don’t always offer practical strategies that busy learning professionals can to use to make it happen.  How can we begin to truly reduce the number courses and catalogs in enterprise training and find ways to bring learning to the job?
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [2009] Google's New Interface for News: The FastFlip
    Google has released a new interface for thier news. FastFlip. think it is interesting because it represents another way to access and browse information. As we start to combine realtime information such as Twitter search and Google Waves with news and articles we need new ways of reading through the large amounts of data. kind of like the new format, but I am not sure if I would seek it out. have been using Cool Iris more lately so maybe it can be useful.
  • THE WRITERS GATEWAY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [2009] 2009 Top Posts – The Writers Gateway
    This post is in response to the Big Question December 2009 – What did you learn about learning in 2009? Well, 2009 is also now very special because this year I decided to become an independent professional. guess this year I learnt much more than last year. Let me quickly list some highlights here: I have written better quality articles. have gained good instructional designing and technical writing skills. learnt microblogging through Twitter. The Instructional Designers Community of India was formed this year and I got the opportunity to  organize learning sessions.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2009
    [2009] The Best EDU Blogs on the Planet!
    Here are other useful blog lists: 100 Most Inspiring and Innovative Blogs for Educators Blogs by Indian Learning Professionals and Companies (Manish Mohan) Top 50 P-12 Edublogs (Dangerously Irrelevant) Top 100 Language Blogs 2009 Top ELearning Blogs The Top 20 Venture Capital Bloggers (Erick Schonfeld) Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs (Upside Learning Blog) 8 Top Elearning Blogs You Don’t Want to Miss (Articulate) SPECIAL MENTION Alright, I cannot resist! TOP BLOGS! blogs or sites of this and that. Is that so hard to ask for? within 10-15 minutes. MY TOP LISTS = TROUBLE?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009
    [2009] The Finnish Education System Rocks! Why?
    “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela FUTURE LEARNING FINLAND A couple of weeks back (16th September), I attended a Future Learning Finland one-day seminar & networking session. Finpro had invited a few dozen people from Malaysia for this session. Their goal was basically to share and market their world class Finnish education system and related educational products and services, and also gain more insight into the current and future learning trends and needs in Malaysia. Though, how come they invited me of all people? NOKIA!
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009
    [2009] Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool
    Other Posts in the Series Tool Set 2009 Work Skills Keeping Up Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Networks and Learning Communities Collaborate Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Work Literacy Workshop Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.comFor people new to the concepts of social media and reviewing their tool set, is Twitter a good choice as a tool? Thus, my opinion is: Twitter is not a tool for people who are new to social media and the use of social media for personal learning and work. There is one exception to this.
  • LARS IS LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
    [2009] How to build a social learning culture
    I was asked by Trainingzone to provide some tips for bringing the learning benefits to bear of social tools within an organisational context. All comments/feedback welcome. Resisting the rush to social media feels a bit like trying to push water back up a waterfall doesn't it? fairly futile exercise. Why is it so popular? Well, homo sapiens are a particularly social
  • GRAM CONSULTING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
    [2009] ADDIE is dead! Long live ADDIE!
    I’m at risk of flogging a very dead horse here, but some recent posts from Ellen Wagner (What is it about ADDIE that makes people so cranky?) and Donald Clark ( The evolving dynamics of ISD and Extending ISD through Plug and Play ) got me thinking about instructional design process and ADDIE in particular (please  don’t run away!). Don responded with some great comments on how ISD (ADDIE) has evolved and adapted. Much of my career has been involved in applying ADDIE in some form or other and I’ve landed on LOVE/HATE relationship with it that that you, lucky reader, will now be subjected to.
  • RAPID ELEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [2009] Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning
    Twitter’s all the rage. Some people love it. Some people hate it. But many people really don’t know much about it or don’t do much with it. I’ll have to admit, I have mixed feelings about Twitter (and much of the other social media). On one hand, I really love to play around with all of the new social media tools and am excited about what’s going on and the potential for learning. On the other hand, much of their value is exaggerated. A lot of this social media stuff can be distracting and a waste of time. like to focus on the more practical information that I can use. You know who you are.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2009
    [2009] Ultimate Guide to Delicious Social Bookmarking
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
    [2009] Synchronous vs. Asychronous E-learning
    A review of more than 350 comparative studies found e-learning modes of delivery every bit as effective as traditional modes of delivery. When the study was published 10 years ago, most e-learning was asynchronous. Since that time, the explosion of bandwidth has made it much easier to use synchronous e-learning. This study of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning shows (not surprisingly) that each one is better at some aspects of the learning experience. This table provides a nice overview of the differences and best uses of each. Using Asynchronous vs. Synchronous E-Learning. Asynchronous.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
    [2009] Corporate Training
    Jay Cross - father of the Informal Learning Flow has been doing some great writing recently that look at the future of corporate training. His recent posts make me really think (that's good) but also make me wonder. How many people really have the opportunity to pursue the Future of Corporate Training? More on this below. But first some context. Courseware and Broader eLearning Jay's post eLearning is not the Answer : Corporations are flocking to eLearning for all the wrong reasons. It’s cheaper: no travel, no facilities cost, no instructor salaries. Great points Jay. Can you reduce it by 50%?
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009
    [2009] Data, Information, Insight.A Fine Balance!
    "Data is raw material! Analyzed data lead to assumptions. Assumptions can lead to mistakes. Don't assume.know! Don't settle for information, demand insight!" I don't know who is the originator of the quote above, but it appears on almost every wall here in the form of posters, banners, wall stickers, table stands. The first few weeks here, I did not fully appreciate the depth of this message till I came across the following video by Nick Milton of Knoco.com discussing data, information and knowledge. Jones: I Finally Get It – Why Social Networking is So Important. moment today. Who was wrong?
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2009
    [2009] HTML 5 and eLearning Development
    A couple of weeks back we posted about Silverlight posing some (at this time, actually little) competition to Flash. Now we have HTML 5 coming up – this makes the race hotter. Or does it? Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it’s a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX. It makes HTML more powerful by adding new elements like video and audio. list of new elements in HTML 5 can be found here at IBM’s site and the draft specification is available here at W3C’s site.
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