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  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
    [2009] 2 Juicy Ways to Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint
    RealPlayer YouTube Video Wizard Format Factory Today we basically have FREE access to millions (if not billions) of videos on the Internet ( my personal favorites! ) , and surely among them you are going to find some mind stimulating videos that you would like to infuse into your face-to-face learning sessions (like this amazingly funny video: Learning English Pronunciation ). Now, I am going to share with you two (2) juicy ways to insert your favorite YouTube videos (or videos from other sites) into your PowerPoint presentations. So, how can we get the job done quickly?
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [2009] Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter
    I’ve finally managed make a decent recording of my session at the Adobe Learning Summit. The session was titled ‘Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter’- and showcases a new idea around how we believe Captivate courses of the future can help bridge the gap between 'Classroom based training' and eLearning. Follow this link to view the demo (runs 18 mins). This makes use of a Captivate widget that we will be sharing with you in the near future. So, post viewing this session, if you find the idea interesting and would like a copy of the widget, please drop me a note.
  • 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?
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  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.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009
    [2009] New online book on mobile learning -available for free download
    New online book on mobile learning -available for free download by Jan Herrington, Anthony Herrington, Jessica Mantei, Ian Olney and Brian Ferry (editors), New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, 2009, 138p. ISBN: 978-1-74128-169-9 (online) Available: [link] It is fully downloadable from this site either as individual chapters or as the whole book in pdf form. Thanks to IAmLearn to send this new information around.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
    [2009] Four C’s of digital media
    Gaurav Mishra wrote a guest blog post at Beth Kanter’s blog, on the 4 C’s of social media , complete with explanations and possible uses of this framework: Content. Collaboration. Community. Collective Intelligence. like the way that Gaurov puts these on the axes of becoming more visible and at the same time more difficult, as one progresses from content creation to collective intelligence. His rationale for the framework: If you are a journalist, analyst or academic in the business of understanding social media initiatives, you’ll find the 4Cs Framework really useful.
  • ELEARNING 3.0   |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
    [2009] MediaToday - April 2009
    My partner, Dr. Harry Sova, has published his new version of MediaToday. MediaToday is in its 12th year of publication, it is an exploration and celebration of emerging media technologies and trends in popular culture throughout the global marketplace. MediaToday is all about your world of Interactive Communication; stories of new ideas, creative applications, and developments relative to your lifestyle and careers. MediaToday is targeted at academic faculty, staff and industry professionals that are interested in interactive media and communication news and trends.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009
    [2009] Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer?
    I had a conversation by email with someone I really care about that probably came off a bit bitchy, a bit holier-than-thou…it you can have just “a bit&# of either of those traits.  And, I’m probably about to come off the same way here. That’s not an apology. I yam what I yam. And, no doubt I’ll piss off some people for my opinion of rapid e-learning tools. My email conversation came at a time when I saw the tweet (below) from Clark Quinn on Twitter so I felt some sort of validation of my opinion (don’t you love serendipity?). Same holds true for our field.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2009
    [2009] Conflicting personas: social media as an ‘AND’ role (initially titled ‘AND’ job which is entirely inappropriate, even for this blog)
    You know one of those brief tweets or status updates that can easily be lifted from bigger, continuous conversations  you’re having with online friends and followers? Out of context stuff. Or, it’s a user’s name that’s exploited, like this from NBC news anchor Brian Williams: “There’s no way of knowing if the incoming text from partygirl99 is being written from Tehran or Texas.&#. Poor partygirl99. Williams’ statement is very true. It is hard for traditional media to vet information coming from the public in a form they’ve never seen. Wha???
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2009
    [2009] A Year in Books (2009)
    2009 was a big year for me. Working with and designing for Moodle was new for me in 2009. Visual Design & Presentations In 2009, I co-presented two sessions at DevLearn, gave a talk at the Massachusetts chapter of ISPI and presented a few online webinars. New job. New company. Working full time from a home office. Oldest child in kindergarten. New challenges – and some old ones too. great year, really. Thanks for joining me in this journey and for all you’ve contributed to my learning over the past 12 months. Hopefully I learned something from all that book reading.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009
    [2009] 3 Things to Consider When Building Your E-Learning Courses
    The difference between effective and ineffective elearning is how you design the learning process. In this post, I’ll do a quick run through of some ideas centered on instructional design and three things that you want to consider when building your courses. Focus on meaning and not information. We tend to equate learning with sharing information. Typically if there’s something we want to change, we think about how to get more information to people. In fact, most of the elearning courses I see are focused exclusively on sharing information. That is when the learning happens. shape?
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2009
    [2009] Describing What You Do: Instructional Design
    You're at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? Are you met with comprehension or blank stares? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom:  So, what do you do? Me:  I'm an instructional designer.  I create eLearning. Playground Mom:  [blank stare] Me: corporate training. Playground Mom:  [weak smile] Me:  I create training for companies that's delivered on the computer. Playground Me: weak nod."Oh, Oh, I see." I see that she really doesn't see and I just don't have the energy to go further.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
    [2009] eLearning Development India: Results of Salary Survey 2009
    I’d been waiting for the results of the Unofficial Salary Survey 2009 after we wrote about it about 6 weeks back. Related posts: eLearning Development India - The Unofficial Salary Survey 2009 eLearning Development: How long does it Really take? This year the survey got over 100 responses from eLearning professionals in India – up from 54 last year. At such a growth rate this survey has the potential to be a good benchmarking source for Indian eLearning companies. Or is such a wide range in remuneration a reality we live in. Another thought comes to mind - are all IDs same?
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
    [2009] Gaining "Momentum" 2009 PDG Conference
    Opening my talk at the PDG Momentum 2009 Conference in Philadelphia. This year I once again had the privilege of speaking at the client conference of Performance Development Group (PDG). I was challenged with a really interesting topic. The title of my talk was " The Wrong Information to the Wrong Person at the Wrong Time: Why Corporate Training Programs are Not Alighted with Today's Workforce." The talk was heavily influenced by the work of my co-author-- Tony O'Driscoll. See Chapter Two of the upcoming Learning in 3D where the topic of the marginalization of learning is discussed.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2009
    [2009] Highlights from 2009 in Pictures
    via feedproxy.google.com Great video on 2009. really think Orli captures the core technologies and trends of 2009. Posted via web from Lee's posterous via feedproxy.google.com Great video on 2009. really think Orli captures the core technologies and trends of 2009. Posted via web from Lee's posterous
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2009
    [2009] State of elearning 2009
    State of elearning 2009 Tony Bates reflects on 2009 , noting positive developments and disappointments: Then we look at the public sector, and in particular the big research universities, and what do we see? No comments By gsiemens – December 18, 2009 via elearnspace.org Interesting quote via George Siemans, from Tony Bates. think there is too much focus on trying to innovate within the system rather than innovating the system itself. The latter requires vision, leadership, and experimentation/failure. Posted in Uncategorized. Posted via web from Lee's posterous
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2009
    [2009] Will at Work Learning: Myths the Business Side Has About Learning: Result of Data Gathering
    About Search This Blog Web Notable Books Sponsoring Ads (vT1) Tracker Sponsoring Ads (vG2) « Performance Support for High-Stress Situations | Main | Famous Measuring-Training Story from Neil Rackham » Friday, 23 January 2009 Myths the Business Side Has About Learning: Result of Data Gathering I've been gathering a list of Myths that the Business Side Has about Learning. link] Posted by: Dan R | Saturday, 24 January 2009 at 05:57 AM Very useful will. Will at Work Learning Will Thalheimers research-based commentary on learning, performance, and the industry thereof.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2009
    [2009] The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Of Project Spaces & Project Managers
    My Tenets of Leadership From Training Specialist to Learning Generalist Why your Training Team needs Versatilists © Sumeet Moghe, 2009. Whether you're part of a consultancy or an in-house training outfit, you're providing a service to a customer your people should matter a great deal to you. A few years back, I read Guy Kawasaki 's Art of the Start and Guy insists that product manufacturers and service providers should niche themselves. He explains the thought using a graph like the one you see above. You're perhaps stupid if you provide a unique service and no one wants it.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009
    [2009] 2009 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges
    ASTD's Big Question for January is, again, a series of questions. What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year? What are your major plans for the year? What predictions do you have for the year? First a little reflection. This year has been a busy year as my consulting has been more active than any previous year. Try Dissecting a Frog #2: Top 5 Funny and Semi-Learning Related Videos (My favorite) #3: Help, I have an Instructional Design Master's Degree and I Can't Create E-Learning What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year? with time management. To continue blogging.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2009
    [2009] Predictions for 2009
    My predictions for 2009: With the continued economic difficulties, e-learning will grow due to its cost efficiency, or at least its perceived cost efficiency. And because of its low environmental impact it will become very attractive to companies wishing to become "green." Blogs and social media will grow as a knowledge management tool. It has already begun, but we will see it become more common place. And they will not only be used as learning tools internally, but also externally, reaching out and educating clients and customers. Blogging m-Learning e-Learning Networking
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
    [2009] Seed, feed, & weed
    In my presentation yesterday, I was talking about how to get informal learning going.  As many have noted, it’s about moving from a notion of being a builder, handcrafting (or mass-producing) solutions, to being a facilitator, nurturing the community to develop it’s own capabilities.  Jay Cross talks about the learnscape , while I term it the performance ecosystem. The point, however, is from the point of the view of the learner, all the resources needed are ‘to hand’  through every stage of knowledge work. But if you build it, they may not come. Networks take nurturing. 
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
    [2009] Moodle: A fantastic tool for informal learning - and not just “e-learning”
    Last week I hosted a webinar called “Come Moodle with Us: Straight Talk on Moodle as an LMS Solution.&# Along with two of my colleagues at BLP, we showed attendees OUR Moodle site - and attempted to illustrate many of the cool features Moodle provides and how Moodle facilitates informal learning and not just functions as a place to house and track e-learning. Those who want to use it just to track learning are missing its point. In our case, it connects all the employees in our organization to each other. Example: I created a “course&# in Moodle called Adobe Max.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
    [2009] The Future of the LMS
    We started the month talking about the features and functions of learning management systems. It’s only fitting we end talking about the changes the future holds for those features. Soon, it won’t be enough that the LMS tracks formal learning like instructor-led training courses or e-learning modules; the future is here, and learning management systems are changing rapidly to keep up. Leanne talked about Moodle’s ability to categorize those on the system by their expertise in her last post. In a sense, she saw the LMS as more like a social network and less like a database.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009
    [2009] Every multimedia developer’s nightmare…the LCMS
    It seems important to begin this post with a disclaimer…this is my “multimedia developer&# opinion. You’ve been warned. As a multimedia developer the thought of developing e-Learning with an LCMS development tool sends shivers up my spine (not the good kind, like when you learn a new way to make something animate in Flash…yes, I know I need to get out more). Don’t get me wrong, the majority of LCMS development tools are great for rapid development, and are a great way to manage content and content objects with a single application.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009
    [2009] Tips and Tools for Synchronous e-Learning
    The blog carnival didn’t get quite the response I was hoping for this month, so I decided to go in a slightly different direction, and look to see what the higher education field had to share about e-learning. Higher education started out as all synchronous learning - and as they have branched into web-based solutions they have stuck with the synchronous model in many cases. They also like to do a lot of research and writing about theories, which makes for some good ponderables. store of real-life experiences. An inclination to problem-centered learning. Desire for meaningful learning.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009
    [2009] Analogies are like Informal Mnemonics
    Analogies have been a source of great amusement for me this past wee k. Analogies can be very helpful in learning, if they’re used correctly. In this award-winning (if I do say so myself) sample , we use water as an analogy to teach the surprisingly complex topic of electricity. Learning games use analogies all time. Anne Derreberry talks about games that mirror reality (like a flight simulator) and others that teach through metaphor (like World of Warcraft as a leadership training lab). Either can. Analogies can be useful in classroom training, too. like the idea a lot – with a few caveats.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009
    [2009] Mobile phones as training tools
    What role do you think mobile phones should play in training? Check out this video - admittedly focused on using cell phones in the classroom - and let me know what you think? 1) Are mobile phones a viable training tool in the distance-based or live classroom in a training setting for adults? 2) Should schools be embracing mobile phones as teaching tools for children in schools? Can’t wait to hear what you think! Click here to view the embedded video.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2009
    [2009] Engage the Right to Land on the Left
    “Emotion is the fast lane to the brain.” These are the words of Doug Stevenson , author of the Story Theater Method , and speaker at today’s CIASTD meeting.  I have to tell you Doug made me laugh, he made me sad, at times I was touched – the key is I was feeling and learning at the same time. The Story Theory Method is about using your personal stories to enthrall and engage learners to make a point. It’s about engaging the right side of the brain, tapping into the audience’s emotions, involving them in your story. Think about some of your stories, maybe a time you made a mistake at work.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2009
    [2009] April’s Big Question - Stuck?
    The Learning Circuits blog posted their big question for April – Stuck? Getting Unstuck? feel very fortunate that I don’t typically face being stuck in old and boring ways of doing things due to oppressive corporate standards. I don’t know that I can go as far as Ignatia and say that I’ve never taken no for an answer when a cool idea is blocked. I do think I can honestly say that we get to play with enough new ideas and concepts that stuck isn’t typically an issue for me. Still, I enjoyed reading the other responses. agree wholeheartedly. Blogging changes the way you look at the world.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
    [2009] Top 10 things I Don't Have Time to Blog About
    I am using Posterous now and thought that I would like to try to post to my blog from Gmail and so here it is. Top 10 things I Don't Have Time to Blog About When people don't respond to your email. What do you do? Did they miss it? Do they hate you? CreateWV Conference has some great tracks on Education. Web 2.0 and elearning. Where are we at right now? Where Marketing and Training come together. Data mining and SEO and Paid Search. Twitter app in the form of Google Reader would be awesome. Squarespace pros and cons. Mostly Pros. Not once, BUT TWICE? They hate you. If not will they soon?
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2009
    [2009] LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 2
    Following on from my previous article , below I share some of the key messages that I drew from Day 2 at the LearnX Asia Pacific conference held recently in Sydney… Personal Professional Development: I expected the keynote by Stephen Downes to be the standout session of the event, and I was not disappointed. Instead of focusing on supporting the learning of others, Stephen shifted his focus to how e‑learning professionals can support their own learning. His premis is, bluntly, if you don’t take care of your own career, you risk losing it. Is m-learning just learning hype?
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009
    [2009] LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 1
    I attended the annual LearnX Asia Pacific conference this week at Sydney’s Darling Harbour. While the weather was dreary, I found the sessions topical and thought provoking. Below I’ve shared some of the key messages that I drew from Day 1… The Magic of Speed Thinking: Ken Hudson , Director of The Speed Thinking Zone , kicked off proceedings with a keynote address about working smarter, not harder. Ken’s central theme is that being able to think faster and better can help us unlock ideas and improve our productivity. must admit, it lifted the energy of the room.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009
    [2009] Google Latitude
    I have been playing with Google Latitude , but the fact that they don't have an iphone app is a real pain. You actually have to open the browser to get it to pick up your location and there is no other reason to go to that page. That isn't very practical. They should connect it to something else, that you actually use, like gmail. I am looking for a solution for my Dad. Does the Droid automatically update latitude? If so how often? Every X minutes? Can you set it? Thanks.
  • GRAM CONSULTING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
    [2009] 10 Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work (part 3)
    This post continues the Ten Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work series. Last post I discussed communities of practice and social media, two strategies focused on collaboration and networks where learning and knowledge are a natural byproduct.  This post shifts focus to how structured problem solving and Action Learning approaches can intimately wed learning with working.   I’ll discuss strategies 6 and 7 from the list.  Each uses problems and work tasks as the subject matter for learning, reflection and behaviour change. 10 STRATEGIES FOR INTEGRATING LEARNING AND WORK. 1.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010
    [2009] US eLearning Market Stats: 2009
    eLearning Network today released the below graphic providing some stats about the US eLearning market in 2009. That report put the world market in 2009 at $27.1 Related posts: Global Self-Paced eLearning Market Forecasts eLearning Development India: Results of Salary Survey 2009 CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2009. Tags: eLearning eLearning Business eLearning Development eLearning Market eLearning Market Stats US eLearning Market Stats US eLearning Market Stats: 2009 Click To Enlarge The Image.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2009
    [2009] Camtasia for Mac - Sneak Peek, Text & Shapes
    I've been bouncing around the country on planes, trains and automobiles today trying to get to Seattle for Gnomedex. Thankfully I eventually made it to Seattle, but unfortunately my luggage did not. :-) So, I'll keep the sneak peek for Camtasia for Mac short and sweet tonight. Sometimes you need to draw your viewers attention to a particular area of the screen. Or, you need to provide them with additional instruction. There's a way to easily do this with Camtasia for Mac. You can add text annotations, shapes and arrows to your screencasts. The screencast runs less than a minute.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
    [2009] Accidental Instructional Designers #dl09
    At DevLearn ‘09, I had the pleasure of hosting a Thursday morning Breakfast Byte. Conference participants gather around a topic of interest at an ungodly early hour, while sipping coffee and eating croissants. bleary-eyed, loosely organized conversation. If you know me, you’ll know my topic was right up my alley: “Instructional Design: You Do What for a Living?” Over 25 IDs gathered to talk about how they got here and where they're going. asked people to introduce themselves and tell their stories – how they each got into instructional design. Many of us thought that we would be teachers.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009
    [2009] 5 Common Visual Design Mistakes
    I was working with a student intern the other day. We reviewed his first attempt at a rapid elearning course. For this review, we focused on the course’s visual design. Overall, he did a great job, especially for someone just starting out. However, he made some mistakes that are common to many of the courses I see. thought I’d do a quick rundown of what they are and provide some tips on how to prevent them. 1. Not Considering the Impact of the Visual Design. Good elearning design is as much about visual communication as it instructional design and learning theory. Look at a company like Apple.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009
    [2009] Innovation Awards 2009
    We’ve just announced the innovation awards associated with LearnTrends 2009. The session was fraught with technical difficulties, so I thought it would be worth capturing a bit about each of the four award winners here. CUDA Business Brain CUDA technologies is a small software firm within the Hi Performance Learning and IQ Business Group in South Africa, the United Stated and Australia. In 2007, they launched the CUDA Business Brain as an integrated Workplace Performance Support Solution. It provides a blend of learning management and performance support. Congratulations to the winners.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009
    [2009] CAC 2009 Student Presentations
    Mock E-Learning RFP Fall 2009 This semester the focus is on developing a “Training System” for the introduction of a new product from Big Power Tool Company (BPTC). Today student's present their mock solution to a mock exercise as part of their Master's of Science in Instructional Technology degree requirement. It is a great event. Students have written a 40 page proposal, created a 20 minute "sales" presentation and are prepared for a 15 minute question and answer session from our corporate advisory council members (we have over 30 in attendance this semester).
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2009
    [2009] The Right Way To Go About Open Source LMS
    As responses to a recent post where I listed f ive things not to do while selecting an LMS I received a couple of queries about using an Open Source LMS, customizing it to suit the requirements and if it is advisable to do so. There were also questions around the best approach to use an open source LMS and on how to estimate the amount of maintenance such might require on an ongoing basis. This post is for people exploring an open source LMS as an option either for a new LMS setup or for a switch-over. A lot has already been written about open source LMSs in multiple contexts. Training.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009
    [2009] Sense-making with PKM
    Note: This is a revised HTML version of previous PDF’s posted on the site , which should make it easier for sharing. We may learn on our own but usually not by ourselves. People learn socially. In looking at how we can make sense of the growing and changing knowledge in our respective professional fields, I see two parallel processes that support each other. One is internally focused, as in “How do I learn this?” and the other is external, as in “Who can help me learn this?”. Here is an internal process based on repeating four activities: Sort. Categorize. Make Explicit. Retrieve. Write.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] The Future Of Learning Design
    If you are intrigued by the future of learning design, you won’t want to miss the second half of this interview with Karl Kapp. In case you missed the first half, see Games and Simulations. Coach: What types of challenges do newer technologies, such as mobile and podcast, present to the instructional designer? Karl: The biggest problem is that in the learning field we sometimes get seduced by the technology and forget the underlying learning need and, even more importantly, the underlying business need. Learning initiatives are not altruistic for companies. Wrong format. Thanks, Karl!
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
    [2009] Are Learning and Entertainment Mutually Exclusive?
    Jennifer’s post titled Corporate Training – Journalism or Entertainment , really got me thinking about learning versus entertainment. Are they congruous or exclusive? want to believe training can effectively be delivered in an entertaining way. I for one want to be entertained. However, is it possible that I may learn more from something on the boring side? Possibly, it is a fine line to follow. Let’s consider a couple examples. How frequently does an instructor lead training have a lively and entertaining facilitator, is fun to attend and popular with learners? Where is the balance?
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009
    [2009] Convert ILT to eLearning - Estimating
    I received an inquiry from a reader and I'm hoping that people can chime in on their thoughts. It relates to my post about eLearning Costs , which bases cost estimates on seat time of the eLearning course. So, the basic question is: We current provide a two day (16 hour) classroom training course for our employees. We are planning to prepare an e-learning course based on this classroom course. How should we estimate the e-learning course duration for this lesson? What are the important criteria in estimating eLearning duration when its based on a classroom course? Is it feasible to do so?
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2009
    [2009] the Horizon report 2009 from Educause
    The Educause Horizon Report for 2009 has just been published. It makes predictions about the emerging technologies that are likely to have a significant impact on education. This year's predictions are: mobile devices, cloud computing, geo-everything, the personal web, semantic-aware applications, and smart objects (always linked with examples). With its 36 pages it is a great report to read. Not always that surprising, but I bet you will be able to use some of the links to your benefit. For more details see the full report.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2009
    [2009] ASTD ICE 2009 -Impressions
    I’ll confess that I may not have been at the ASTD conference every day this past week, but I do have some impressions of the event I’d like to share. I was pleasantly surprised at the large turn-out (unofficial estimates are somewhere around 8,000), which was comprised of a large contingent of international attendees and probably a good amount of people networking for a job. This was my first visit to ICE since the DotCom Era. sensed some of the same vibrancy of those heady days when eLearning exhibits reached several stories high. There are insiders, and then there are outsiders.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2009
    [2009] Why do I bother?
    The Edublogger Awards are in full swing, and people are voting as I write this. have been blogging seriously since the end of 2006, and have done so on a regular basis, so I will be interested in the results when they are announced. Reading Tom Barrett's post tonight ' Why Bother Blogging? ' got me thinking about my own reasons for blogging. It can be hard work, but it can also be very rewarding. Some readers have remarked that they wish they were as prolific as me when it comes to blogging, and other have asked me where I get all my ideas from to blog about. Now tell me.
  • ELEARNING 3.0   |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009
    [2009] Top 60 Jobs That Will Rock the Future
    Republished With Permission from GetDegrees.com. We know where the jobs are now… but where will they be ten years from now? Twenty? Some job descriptions will always be in need, but many others are evolving to fit the ever-changing course of technology and science. When the future of employment comes, will you be ready? Read on for some ideas of what to expect: HEALTH CARE. 1. Medical Roboticist. New technology is doing amazing things for medical patients these days, especially in the world of robotics. We aren’t quite at a Six-Million Dollar Man level yet – but we’re getting awfully close.
  • ELEARNING 3.0   |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009
    [2009] Top 60 Jobs That Will Rock the Future
    Republished With Permission from GetDegrees.com. We know where the jobs are now… but where will they be ten years from now? Twenty? Some job descriptions will always be in need, but many others are evolving to fit the ever-changing course of technology and science. When the future of employment comes, will you be ready? Read on for some ideas of what to expect: HEALTH CARE. 1. Medical Roboticist. New technology is doing amazing things for medical patients these days, especially in the world of robotics. We aren’t quite at a Six-Million Dollar Man level yet – but we’re getting awfully close.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
    [2009] Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for?
    Training companies the world over are changing the way they operate and the services they offer customers. An important one is the inclusion of eLearning (or online training) as part of their core offerings for existing and new customers. Such an offering is not purely driven by a cost-saving strategy on the customer’s part, but is also due to the growing acceptance of eLearning as an effective way of delivering training. An appropriate Learning Management System (LMS) is the key to the successful execution of this piece of strategy. Who’s who in the LMS?
  • SKILFUL MINDS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] Using Social Network Analysis in Social Business Design
    My previous post discussed the Open/Closed culture fallacy in social business design. contended that leaders of large corporations are typically unable to answer the key strategic questions posed by David Armano in an important post recently. In this post I'll continue that line of thinking by considering a combination of David's third and fourth questions in light of the open/closed culture fallacy.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
    [2009] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 My Top Ten Tools for 2009 Cammys Top 10 Tools of 2009 These are my favorite tools in support of my own learning adventures. ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 #tk10 ▼ 2009 (87) ► December (6) ► November (11) ► October (10) ► September (7) ► August (4) ► July (5) ► June (6) ► May (10) ▼ April (6) Games for the Six and Under Crowd (iPod Touch/iPho. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Now I stop first at Twitter. Have a question?
  • JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009
    [2009] Informal Learning 2.0
    Published in Chief Learning Officer, August 2009. Effectiveness – Jay Cross. Informal Learning 2.0. Jay Cross. In the world of business, the era of networks is crowding out the Industrial Age. Network connections are replacing rigidity with flexibility, penetrating internal boundaries and silos and obliterating the walls that have separated businesses from their customers. Networks reduce transfer costs to zero, enabling companies to focus on what they do best while outsourcing what others can do better. In sum, networks are ushering in new ways of doing business. Like the U.S.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2009
    [2009] Snagit - Best of the Best
    We're honored that Snagit made the cut for their March - June 2009 list. You can see all of the Best of the Best: Hive Five Winners, March through June 2009 here. Post your comment by 10:00am EST on Friday, July 17, 2009 to qualify. One of my favorite blogs is Lifehacker. The blog is all about getting things done and who doesn't need tips about how to improve that? learn something new in every post. Periodically Lifehacker asks readers for their picks for software, hardware, and other tools. Thanks to everyone who voted for Snagit! appreciate it!
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2009
    [2009] 2009 Predictions How Did I Do?
    In fact, my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 , was most popular post for 2009 (see 2009 Top Posts and Topics ) and it came up pretty high in the recent Top 125 eLearning Posts of 2009. So this post is my chance to go back to the predictions I made at the start of 2009 and see how I did. #1 - "Self-Directed Learning" Increases Due to economic pressures, companies are going to reduce training budgets to a point where it doesn't make sense to create content on marginal topics. Certainly the Hottest Topics in eLearning for 2009 were social and informal learning.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [2009] 2009 Top Posts and Topics
    It’s interesting at the end of the year to go back through blog posts to see what my Best of 2009 is. I’ll also do a post similar to my post last year 2008 2009 that will look at my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009. But for now, let me just focus on my Best of 2009. Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank eLearning Portal Integration Data Driven Notable Topics for 2009 Work Skills and Knowledge Work Work Skills Keeping Up? What I found is that read counts are actually dominated by mostly older posts. eLearning Technology.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2008
    [2009] 2008 2009
    It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. In my Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 , my last prediction was: Prediction #10 => Knowledge Worker Skills - Just Beginning in 2008, Big in 2009 The discussion of knowledge work skills is going to be BIG. We won't hear much this year, but in 2009, this will be something you'll hear in a big way. The fact that this is one of the general sessions at ASTD TechKnowledge is interesting way to start 2009.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub
    Probably just three years ago, if you said Element K I would have immediately thought about off-the-shelf courseware. However, Element K has made substantial, progressive improvements to their LMS, most recently by building custom integrations between Jive Clearspace and KnowledgeHub, Element K’s LMS. They announced this in October, 2008. Via email, I asked Sue Rodeman, VP., Platform Prod Management & Marketing, Element K about their social media capabilities. This is fueled by the various Web 2.0 tools at everyone’s finger tips and by the changing demographic of today’s workforce.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2009
    [2009] How long does it take to select an LMS?
    I saw a post by Bryan Chapman discussing how long it takes to select an LMS. I've known Bryan for quite a few years - more than 10. And he and I do a lot of LMS selection and implementation work. And I think we are both pretty good at it. I may even be the person he's talking about in his post as the other consultant, but I'm not quite sure. So, the real answer to how long it takes is, of course, it depends. But to give you some better answers than that the eLearningGuild has some great survey data on it. I put out some of that data in my post - LMS Team Size and Time - Wow 23 Months! months.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009
    [2009] 7 Tips for Better E-Learning Scenarios
    Tidbits: Next week, I’ll be in Washington DC at the ASTD 2009 International Conference & Exposition. In a previous post, we looked at how you can make your elearning courses more effective and engaging by getting your learners to pull the course content rather than you just pushing it out to them. great way to create a pull-type course is build it around problem-solving scenarios. scenario can put the course content into a context that is relevant to the learners because they can use the information in a real world setting. Focus on the desired result. What’s in it for the learner?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2009
    [2009] Whither the library?
    I go to libraries, and check out books.  I admit it, when there’s a lot I want to read, I’d rather read it on paper (at 1200 dpi) versus on the screen.  And some recent debates have got me thinking about libraries in general, public and university.  There’re some issues that are unresolved, but leave me curious. As the editor on one for-profit journal (British Journal of Education Technology), and now on one ‘open access’ (Impact: Journal of Applied Research in Workplace E-learning), I’ve been thinking more about the role of the journal, and the library. 
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009
    [2009] The ‘Least Assistance’ Principle
    While I agree vehemently with most of a post by Lars Hyland, he said one thing I slightly disagree with, and I want to elaborate on it.  He was disagreeing with  “buying rapid development tools to bash out ill formed ‘e-learning’ to an audience that will not only be unimpressed but also none the wiser - or more productive&# , a point I want to nuance.  I agree with not using rapid elearning to create courses for novices, but there is a role for bashing out courses for another audience, the practitioner.  And there’s something deeper here to tease out.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2010
    [2009] Top Posts of 2009
    Predictions for 2009. welcome your thoughts of what made these the most interesting posts of 2009.  Seeing all the top 10 lists, I thought I’d look at what the top 10 posts were for Learnlets (using Google Analytics), and I have to say that the responses were interesting, as some weren’t the ones I thought were most interesting. suspect that they’re the ones that other people pointed to most for a variety of reasons (including me pointing people to the Broken ID series beginning). Here’s the list: The ‘Least Assistance’ Principle. Learning Twitter Chat!
  • JANET CLAREY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009
    [2009] Role Models in Educational Technology on Ada Lovelace Day
    Suw Charman-Anderson is the catalyst behind Ada Lovelace Day , “an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology.”. Suw described Lovelace as someone who understood that computers could do a lot more than crunch numbers. think our little corner of the blogosphere – the edusphere – has a fair amount of women who understand that “learning technology” encompasses a much broader definition of both learning and technology. I’ve blogged about women edubloggers a total of six times (list below) each time finding new and interesting voices to follow and learn from.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
    [2009] My Top 10 Learning Tools, Apr 2009
    My top 10 learning tools in April 2009: Google Reader – I read blogs via RSS feeds. It’s time to update my top 10 learning tools and techniques list. This time I’ll try to focus more on tools and services. You can view my previous lists of Aug 08 and Jan 08. have tried Google Reader, NetVibes, Bloglines and Feedly, and I have stuck to Google Reader. It also allows me to share interesting articles from my feeds. In case you are interested, you can view my shared items here. Twitter – I will complete one year of Twittering next month. It’s been a great learning tool.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009
    [2009] Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009
    Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning: - Ignatia Webs , April 6, 2009 It ain’t always easy to dive into eLearning. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners? Ignatia Webs , April 7, 2009 While trying out different types of solar panels, I began to like the set of solar panels mentioned below. Steve Hargadon: Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education , April 3, 2009 web2.0
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009
    [2009] Social Media Revolution
    2009 US Department of Education study revealed that on average, online students out performed those receiving face-to-face instruction 1 in 6 higher education students are enrolled in online curriculum 80% of Twitter usage is on mobile devices…people update anywhere, anytime…imagine what that means for bad customer experiences? Great video similar to Did You Know? Here are some of the stats from the video: By 2010 Gen Y will outnumber Baby Boomers….96% last year met via social media Always love to see this. Pretty amazing stuff. eLearning Technology.
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
    [2009] Twitter in your Teaching
    Is it just me or are you seeing the word ‘Twitter’ almost everywhere these days? live in a semi-rural community and last weekend I was leafing through my local free community newspaper and I stumbled across a quarter-page announcement saying that I can now receive updates via their Twitter-feed. When the local community-based newspaper has a twitter feed that really emphasizes the fact that Twitter is everywhere!!! So if it’s everywhere you have to ask yourself, how can you use Twitter for Teaching? Well, luckily other people are asking themselves that question too.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2009
    [2009] The Big Question: Predictions for 2009
    The Learning Circuits Blog Big Question for January asks what are your challenges, plans and predictions for 2009? Here are my offerings: Challenges Keeping innovation and change on the agenda when all anyone's interested in is survival. Keeping the income flowing in when spending on external contractors could take a hit. Plans I want to finish my project Learning in all Contexts , which has been on the back burner too long. also want to write a short and really accessible book on learning technology for trainers. When there are days left over you do your own thing.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009
    [2009] eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos
    With increasing bandwidths and better compression techniques available, use of videos in Flash platform based eLearning courses is on the rise. However, often we find videos not being used optimally. This could leave your learners with a bad experience. Here are a few technical aspects to keep in mind when working with videos. Please do share any others that you may know in comments area. 1. Choosing source video. a. Don’t double compress videos – use uncompressed or lossless formats when compressing to FLV format. b. Supported source formats are: asf, avi, dv, mov, mp4, mpg, mpeg, wmv.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009
    [2009] My Top Ten Tools for Learning 2009
    As of January 2009, Sakai is our LMS, a great improvement over our previous system. 10. I’m updating my Top Ten Tools for Learning for Jane Hart’s Top 100 list. decided this year that I wouldn’t look at my 2007 or 2008 lists first and would just start fresh. I’m also organizing my list into tools for personal learning and for developing courses. Personal Learning. Google Reader is my main tool for personal learning right now, as it’s the hub where everything I read comes in. When I’m actively working on new ideas, this is where I collect my thoughts.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
    [2009] Business applications of Twitter
    Earlier this week, I attended a Twitter Camp billed Twitter is not for dummies. I had the privilege of facilitating one of the breakout sessions, which focused on the business applications of Twitter. We discussed a range of issues around this topic, and we generated some really bright ideas that I feel are worth pursuing in the corporate sector. Some of the ideas specifically relate to e-learning, while others may fall more comfortably into other portfolios. In a nutshell, I see the business applications of Twitter falling into three main categories: 1. External. 2. Internal. 3. Personal.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009
    [2009] Top Nine Posts of 2009
    Building Better Learning Games My live blogged notes from an April 2009 webinar with Enspire learning. 4. From January 2009, in which I get Karl Kapp’s goat ;) 5. wrote this one back in June 2009 and it does seem to be the year of Moodle. The eLearning Guild’s 2009 LMS report certainly agrees , and by evidence of the number of corporate Moodle projects we’ve worked on this year at Kineo the tipping point seems to have arrived. 6. Looking through this list, most of these posts weren’t even written in 2009! Why not ten? I don’t know. 1. Isn’t there a better way?
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009
    [2009] When Do Learning Games Make Business Sense?
    T+D Blog - Serious Gaming in the Workplace asks the question: Is serious gaming being taken seriously in your workplace? It is time to change the perception of "gaming" among CEOs and other corporate executives. It is a valuable learning tool that is taking too long to become a mainstream part of everyday learning. However, I've been wondering for long time about when the added costs of building games really pays off. Last year in Training Method Trends I showed some data from the eLearning Guild that had games and simulations decreasing as a modality. But transfer does not equal ROI.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
    [2009] Learned about Learning in 2009
    And as part of this, I’ve been taking advantage of: 2009 Predictions How Did I Do? 2009 Top Posts and Topics , Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009 and just running through my blog posts for the year. 2009 has continued that effort. I’m convinced that we are all struggling to have our Work Skills Keep Up. And many of my 2009 Top Posts and Topics are related to exactly this. Online Sessions / Conferences / Discussions => Now Visible Networking I’ve seen during 2009 a real growth in the ability to spark up interesting discussions as online sessions.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] Does your organization need a Chief Learning Officer?
    Innovation in eLearning | Upside Learning CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2009. Upside Learning sponsored the inaugural CLO Summit India at the end of last week. My partner Amit Gautam and I attended the summit and came back satisfied with the level of participation seen at this inaugural summit. Overall we felt it was a great inaugural event that pulled in some respected names to speak. There were some equally respected names in the audience too. We feel the CLO Summit has the potential to grow into a premier HR event in India focused around L&D. Do you need a CLO?
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009
    [2009] eLearning On The Rise
    Recently I came across this June 2009 dated survey analysis report from AchieveGlobal , called Learning in Difficult Times. This survey was conducted in early 2009 and concludes – amongst other trends – that eLearning is on the rise. Related posts: Training Companies Are Adopting eLearning CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2009 The Ten Commandments of eLearning. In March earlier this year I wrote – ‘ while the times are tough, they are on our side ’ (by ‘our’ I meant all technology enabled learning solution providers). Here’s more to support that thought.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2009
    [2009] The Year That Was 2009
    Here’s a look back at the popular posts on this blog and where readers came from during 2009. Top 10 posts: eLearning and Content Development Salaries in India. Also in the list were posts inviting participation in the survey and the 2008 salary survey findings. Rules for Kids and Teenagers for Facebook Usage Instructional Designer Competencies Getting Started with Instructional Design Learn and Lead (About) Blogs by Indian Learning Professionals and Companies Web 2.0 Quotient - version 1.1 shift happens (Data source: Google Analytics).
  • JANET CLAREY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009
    [2009] Personality type and a learner’s success with social media
    I’ve been thinking about a possible link between a specific personality type (introvert) and social media success for several months and what it means for learning in the workplace. (I haven’t done any significant research on this topic yet.). I can’t synthesize this provocative older post from Venkatesh Rao but his insight was this: …the word “social” in the term “social media” represents the ultimate in misleading advertising, and is responsible for many failures and a lot of disenchantment, especially within the enterprise.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009
    [2009] Googley design
    Googley design …worth thinking about in the context of instructional design. Focus on people—their lives, their work, their dreams. Every millisecond counts. Simplicity is powerful. Engage beginners and attract experts. Dare to innovate. Design for the world. Plan for today’s and tomorrow’s business. Delight the eye without distracting the mind. Be worthy of people’s trust. Add a human touch. The principle flows from Google’s Corporate Philosophy. “Ten things Google has found to be true:&#. Focus on the user and all else will follow. Fast is better than slow.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
    [2009] Blog: August 2009
    Top 10 posts viewed in August 2009: Online Induction: Ice-breaker activities (August 7th) - read 634 times. Reading: Global Mobile Learning Research Project 2009 (August 19th). Blackboard vs. Moodle: a comparison (July 23rd). What is a Learning Technologist (August 13th). Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators (May 9th). In the Classroom. August 3rd). Poll: What is the best mLearning Device? August 15th). Effective Practice in a Digital Age - JISC (August 1st). Why call it 'eLearning' when it is clearly NOT eLearning (April 1st). Universities face closure (August 13th).
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009
    [2009] How to Create E-Learning Courses That Don’t Waste Your Learner’s Time - The Rapid eLearning Blog
  • JANET CLAREY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2009
    [2009] LMSs that kick ass - OutStart
    Another Friday and another LMS that kicks ass! This week’s featured system is OutStart. interviewed Jeff Whitney, Vice President of Marketing. By way of background, Jeff told me that OutStart has two flavors: Participate, their general social software solution and TrainingEdge.com, their SaaS solution which includes LMS, collaborative authoring, and social media specifically configured to support learning. OutStart acquired Participate Systems in November, 2005 and since then they’ve enhanced the system extensively and integrated it with their other learning solutions. Thanks Jeff!
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
    [2009] CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2009
    CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) recently published their annual Learning and Development report and is now available for download. Some data that’s emerged is quite interesting. “Fewer practitioners (39 per cent) are involved in “introducing or extending e-learning” this year, a fall of 6 per cent on 2008.&#. It’s disappointing to read that a little more than a third of the respondents will introduce or continue their eLearning programs. Perhaps this ties into the current economic conditions or their company’s track record and results in implementing eLearning.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [2009] Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class Five
    Scripting tips from Matt. This week's class was a whirl wind of different platforms. We started in Second Life and then we went to ProtoSphere and then to Centra and then back to Second Life. We visited the Genome project and the Particle Laboratory in Second Life, both great places and then we went into ProtoSphere to check it out and then we went to learn a little about scripting in Centra and then we went into Second Life to do some scripting. One really cool web site we visited allowed us to create automatic Second Life scripts. Hillary's page also has other great Second Life information.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009
    [2009] Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class Four
    Class visits the Holocaust Museum in Second Life. This class consisted of three different parts. The first part we visited the exhibit at the US Holocaust Museum. The interactive nature of the exhibit and the interactions of the avatars with the exhibit made it a great educational place to visit. Holocaust Museum has some really well done effectives like fire and falling glass. We then had guest speaker Heather Gee. Heather provided a great tutorial on how to build a building within Second Life. She provide advise on creating phantom walls, how to make a roof and other key building information.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009
    [2009] Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class Three
    Experimenting with building in SL. This class was a blended class, as I am travelling in AZ, I recorded the first part of the session as an asynchronous class which students listened to before attending the "live" session. The recording discussed Learning Archetypes and using the ADDIE model to create instruction. The presentation below combines last night's class with some concepts (like the Tony O'Driscoll's Seven Sensibilities) that we covered in other classes. Why3 D2 Penn State Presentation View more presentations from kkapp. Then we all experimented with building.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
    [2009] Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class Two
    Border crossing created in Second Life for use at Loyalist College. This class began with a tour of the border patrol work done by Ken Hudson and others at Loyalist College. It took a while but we were able to get everyone assembled and then toured the area and where able to see both the automobile crossing and the location used for air transportation training as well. Impressive. Here is a video about the project at Loyalist. We then discussed the Seven Sensibilities of 3D Learning developed by my co-author Tony O'Driscoll. Here is a video he created on the topic.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2009
    [2009] Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class One
    Getting the class together in SL. Recently, we had our first summer class of the course "Learning in 3D," the class focuses on how to create 3D learning spaces and how to use those spaces effectively to promote learning and to leverage the wonderful attributes of 3D. First we talked about different levels of Gamers (Game 1.0-4.0). To find out what level gamer you are, consider playing Gamer Rater. Evolution of avatars (thanks again Heather Gee). We then discussed different kids focused simulations, simulated games and virtual worlds like: Simulations at Edheads.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [2009] Five media forms
    Last week I posted on Exploring e-learning in all its forms , which Mark Bethelemy elaborated on in his post From formal courses to social learning. The following table is my attempt at allocating technologies to each of the five categories. added a column to explain whether e-content would be an input to the activities involved or an output.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
    [2009] The 7 c’s of natural learning
    Yesterday I talked about the seeding, feeding, and weeding necessary to develop a self-sustaining network. referred to supporting the activities that we find in natural learning, for both formal and informal learning.  Commit : we take ownership for the outcomes.  We work until we’ve gotten out of it what we need. Crash : our commitment means we make mistakes, and learn from them. Create : we design, we build, we are active in our learning. Copy : we mimic others, looking to their performances for guidance. Converse : we talk with others. Collaborate : we work together.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2009
    [2009] Google Sites Upgrade with Lists
    I just noticed a cool upgrade in Google Sites. You can now embed a Google spreadsheet as a list. This was a much need feature that allows you to edit the spreadsheet within google sites. wonder how long it has been there? Look for it when you set the properties when embedding a spreadsheet in your page.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009
    [2009] Moodle is an Airport, Not a Total Solution!
    No, it is not an Airport! It is more like a space station ! If you ask a true learning professional, he or she will probably articulate Moodle as a virtual learning environment (VLE) , or course management system (CMS) , or worst case a learning management system (LMS). Whatever Moodle is, in this post Moodle is an 'Airport' (figurative speech that is!). However, I am not going to spend the rest of this post proving the 'Airport' theory, but I will share some of my experiences and ideas on how we can get the best from Moodle, and not fall into the pitfalls (that I have faced over the years).
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009
    [2009] Presentation: Twitter in Education
    Twitter in Education Twitter Blogging eLearning Social Network University 2.0 Web 2.0
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2009
    [2009] 3 Graphic Design Principles for Instructional Design Success - The Rapid eLearning Blog
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2009
    [2009] ADDIE should have been DADDIE all along
    By Jay Lambert. Being in the realm of performance improvement, we are always searching for ways to improve our own processes. So it was an “aha” moment when I read Gerry Wasiluk’s post about the DADDIE model on the Articulate Forum. Basically, his former group borrowed from Six Sigma and added the ‘Define’ step to the beginning of the learning industry-standard ADDIE model. (As a reminder, ADDIE stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate.). What constitutes Define? Things we are all already doing anyway really. Define encompasses the logical first steps of a project.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
    [2009] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points Jane Bozarth : Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging eLearning with PowerPoint. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Session hosted by Training Magazine. Effective design using PPT as a tool. Not PPT 101. But will talk about how to make instruction more engaging, interactive and interesting. Why PowerPoint? We have it. It’s cheap. It’s idiot proof. Pretty universal. Easy to deal with. Can do an awful lot with PPT. Info dumps are not instruction!
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2009
    [2009] Edublog Awards, 2009 (Nominations)
    Well, for those interested here are my nominations to the 2009 Edublog Awards. I don’t want to put a nomination in for each category, rather only for the ones that stand out to me. These are; Best individual blog: Jane’s eLearning Pick of the Day Best individual tweeter: Steven Anderson / Web 2.0 Classroom Most influential blog post: Steve [.]. Awards Award Blogging Collaboration eLearning Social Network Technology Twitter Web 2.0
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009] What I Learned in 2009
    I'm not going to entirely couch this in terms of "What I Learned About Learning" ( this month's Big Question ) because I think it is all of a piece this year. Lesson 1: Learning how to play well with others I find that playing well with others often means ceding control. This requires huge amounts of trust. This year, the administrative team for our partially implemented LMS grew from 1.5 ( the Veteran did a lot of work with the Instructor-Led tracking piece) to 4. trust the other team members implicitly. History. They seem to feel the same way about me. It ain't policy - just common courtesy.
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