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2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is an annual question: What did you learn about learning in 2009? So one of the tasks I will do to answer this question is to see what posts were the Best of 2009 from several different sources. How Long Does It Take to Develop One Hour of E-Learning-Updated for 2009. I had done some work in this area in 2003 and wanted to see if any information had changed. Here are my top posts via Google Analytics for 2009.(I'll have no idea why this continues to be my most popular post on Google even thought it is over a year old.

Google Book Preview of "Learning in 3D"

Kapp Notes

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. Want a sneak peak at Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration ?

eLearning: Top Posts of 2009 - Upside Learning Blog

Upside Learning

As we knock on 2010’s doors, it’s a good time to look at what we did on this blog in 2009. We started this blog in March 2009 and in its 10 month existence has more than a 100 posts. Here’s a screen grab of tag cloud for our posts: Here is a list of some of the best posts of 2009: Top 20 Most Viewed Posts. 1. Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009. 5.

Google Latitude

Learning and Technology

I have been playing with Google Latitude , but the fact that they don't have an iphone app is a real pain. Tags: latitude google 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.

Best of eLearning Learning - First Half of December 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

December 1, 2009 to December 15, 2009. eLearning Templates – 20 Resources - eLearning Technology , December 7, 2009. It’s Culture, Leadership and E2.0 … or fail - trainingwreck , December 13, 2009. Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009 - eLearning Learning Posts , December 2, 2009. Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter - Adobe Captivate Blog , December 11, 2009. Dont Waste Your Time , December 10, 2009. Free-to-Use E-Learning Development 19: Techsmith Jing (Part 3) – Conclusions - The E-Learning Curve , December 8, 2009.

Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

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.

Google In Discussions To Acquire Yelp For A Half Billion Dollars Or More

Learning and Technology

Google and Yelp are in advanced acquisition negotiations, we’ve confirmed from multiple sources. Yelp has whispered that 2009 revenues will be around $30 million and are expecting $50 million or so in 2010. Google is building out their own directory of local businesses with its Place Pages, which can be accessed via Google Maps and local search.

Social network begins where google search stops!

ID Reflections

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Google Wave as a Learning Tool

Learning and Technology

The web is a buzz over Google Wave. The tool was created by the engineers that brought us Google maps. But I immediately began to think about how Google Wave is a platform for social learning. It would also be fun to consider how Google Wave might be transformational in creating a new approach or social learning platform. The web is a buzz over Google Wave.

Workplace learning in 10 years

E-Learning Provocateur

While such a team may fill a gap in the short term, it’s akin to appointing a Photocopier Operating Team, a Word Document Authoring Team, a Google Searching Team and an Email Sending Team. To answer this question, I’ve organised my own two cents’ worth under six major banners… 1. The responsibility for e-learning development will decentralise across the organisation.

Google Wheel

Dont Waste Your Time

Thanks to Darren at ProBlogger , I've just found Google Wheel! Pop on over to Google (you can click the logo to the right, it'll open in a new window) and perform a search. Technology eLearning Google Semantic Web Web 2.0 So, where is it and what does it do? For this example I'll do a search on " blackboard vs moodle "). The search results will look something like this.

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NOAA: Advice for Federal Agencies about Virtual Worlds & a Great Interactive Example

Kapp Notes

One recent prototype we call Second Earth attempted to blend the capabilities of tools like Google Earth or Microsoft Virtual Earth with the collaborative capabilities of Second Life. Waiting for the tsunami to hit on NOAA's island in Second Life. My advice to other federal agencies interested in virtual worlds is to define your goals before you break ground.

The writings of Lee Kraus: Google Wave as a Learning Tool

Learning and Technology

Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media June 12, 2009 Google Wave as a Learning Tool tags: elearning2.0 , google , social learning , waves The web is a buzz over Google Wave. The tool was created by the engineers that brought us Google maps. But I immediately began to think about how Google Wave is a platform for social learning. Very exciting!

Google Goggles and Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Yesterday Google released a visual search engine called Google Goggles. This will prove useful for m-learning - users can take a snapshot of any object and Google Goggles will provide relevant information about it. All he need do is take a snapshot and input the image to Google Goggles which will recognize the landmark and retrieve information about it. Tags: Future Learning Innovation Mobile Learning Google goggles mLearning Mobile Technology visual search It is available right now as an application for Android 1.6+ (i.e.

The Future of Search (video) #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

I came across this excellent little video on The Guardian website (via Flipboard): “The future of search … made simple – an animated guide” “How will new mobile phones, technology such as Google Glass – the wearable gadget that searches for whatever we look at – and social networks like Facebook and Twitter influence our searches? EdTech trends for 2010.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. 12:03 PM Downes said. "I teach classes on the internet" and then "I write software that lets people teach classes on the internet" and then "I design ways of creating software that lets people teach classes on the internet" and finally "I help people use the internet to learn things" (You cant simply start with the fourth thing, because then they think I work for Google). 1:13 PM Joe Deegan said. What do you say? We move on.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Google Collaboration Tools. It would be difficult to create a ten-list without mentioning some of Google’s continually evolving Google Collaboration Tools for Education and Business. Google has created a compelling infrastructure for a variety of collaboration tools. Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? Dimdim.

Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009

Upside Learning

We decided to contribute to the 2009 list by sending in our own list of Top 10 Tools for Learning Professionals. Google Search: This is the first place I go when I’m looking for answers. Google Reader (and numerous blogs): Blogs have been a huge source of information, as well as a big influencer, about anything new in recent times. I get a chance to learn from the gurus and sometimes interact with them. have my favorite blogs (about 20 of them) on Google Reader which makes it easier to keep up with the latest posts. 3. Our team just loves it. 3.

RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline

Learning and Technology

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. with 20%, Blogines 19% and Google Reader 13%. But even Google Reader isn't that amazing.

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Google Fusion – Is This the Future of Free Data Visualization?

Upside Learning

Google fusion is a cloud based application from Google where you can share and visualize data online. Fusion API : Yesterday Google released the Fusion API which will help to update and query the dataset programmatically, without ever logging in to the Fusion Tables website. Tags: Future Technology Innovation eLearning google fusion google fusion api An Example.

Video - Screencast - Webinar - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

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.

2009 Review

Experiencing eLearning

Google Wave in 10 Minutes. Google Wonder Wheel & Other Search Options. ranks pretty highly in the Google search results for “ instructional designer ,&# currently #3 (behind Wikipedia & Indeed). Looking at just the numbers, my number of views didn’t increase dramatically in 2009. It’s time for that annual ritual of looking back at the year.

Google Wave in 10 Minutes

Experiencing eLearning

Lots of people have written about Google Wave, but I haven’t really had time to watch the full 80-minute demo. If you’re looking for a shorter version, this 10-minute video shows the highlights and some of the possibilities without requiring the full time commitment of the full preview. I’ve been using Google Docs to collaborate with SMEs for over two years now, and it’s great for a lot of things. Right now, sometimes it is a challenge to follow the threads of conversation in Google Docs. Tags: Tools Google Wave Posted in Tools.

ZaidLearn: Any Free Hosted CMS or LMS? (Yes, Obama Says!)


MSN, Yahoo, Google and Facebook) will soon acquire them for a big buck. 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?

The Future of the Training Department

Learning and Working on the Web

For example, Google’s ubiquitous GMail service is still in Beta. 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. People had vocations, not jobs. Fast forward to the 20th century. The U.S.

The Three Dubya's - Wimba, Webex and WiZiQ


suggest they take a leaf out of Google's book who have just joined forces with my own university DMU to provide a student email service in a mutually beneficial arrangement. Coming towards the end of a phase of Live Online Learning learning using Wimba Live Classroom. These are just my initial comparisons, I intend to go into much more depth on these and other applications at a later time.

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About Three and Half Years to Appear

Learning and Technology

Functionality yes, practical no I want it to always have my location on a google map. (We are close.) I want it to alert me when I am within 10 miles of anything on "my interests" list like a Mountain Bike shop or a Ben and Jerry's. 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.

Mobile Learning in India

Upside Learning

Having a browser on the phone opens up all the learning resources available on the web, including Google, LMS applications, typical eLearning courseware and other tools/applications. Six in ten people (more than 4 billion individuals) around the world are carrying a powerful computing device in their pockets and purses. All of these learning processes can be supported through mobile phones.

Google Chrome OS Announced

eLearning Cyclops

Google has announced they will release the Chrome Operating System in 2010. Cloud Netbook Google Cloud ComputingThis OS is for netbooks and takes full advantage of the cloud. Thus, less of a need for a hard drive and a much quicker machine. In fact, they are currently boasting of a 7 second boot-up time. Here is a video preview of Chrome OS. Not sure what cloud computing is?

Google Latitude

Learning and Technology

I have been playing with Google Latitude , but the fact that they don't have an iphone app is a real pain. Tags: latitude google 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.

Google Calendar in Lectora

Integrated Learnings

I'm a big fan of Google and I use Google's online applications on a daily basis. I've found the Google Calendar to be easy to use and easy to access at home, at work, and on the go. When I was recently asked to teach a class on how to use Google Calendar I started thinking about how to integrate it with Lectora. Grab Code Snippet from Google Calendar.

First Impressions of Google Wave

Learn and Lead

I got a Google Wave invite and didn’t really know what to do. I was quite lost when I first logged on. Here’s what you can do when you get a Google Wave invite. think the Contact list shows your Google contacts who already have Wave account. I am assuming this since Wave showed me only my limited contacts. started a wave to discuss what Google Wave is all about.

The Best EDU Blogs on the Planet!


GREAT LISTS The great thing about discovering new blog lists, is that we might discover new blogs that we can subscribe to via our RSS reader (please use one! I use Google Reader ). TOP BLOGS! As we move closer towards 2010, you will increasingly see new posts or articles screaming here are the top 8, 10, 20, 30, 50, 100, etc. blogs or sites of this and that. Is that so hard to ask for?

My Top Ten Tools for Learning 2009

Experiencing eLearning

Google Reader is my main tool for personal learning right now, as it’s the hub where everything I read comes in. Diigo is the tool I use to collect all the interesting sites I find through Google Reader and elsewhere. Google Docs is where I do most of my collaboration with SMEs. As of January 2009, Sakai is our LMS, a great improvement over our previous system.

Conflicting personas: social media as an ‘AND’ role (initially titled ‘AND’ job which is entirely inappropriate, even for this blog)

Janet Clarey

It started with this: What followed was a bunch of  #whackamole tweets that eventually started to show up in a search for the game “Whack-a-Mole&# on Google (Whack-a-Mole was the answer to my question). 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? Wha???

2 Juicy Ways to Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint


POWERPOINT 2003 POWERPOINT 2007 If you prefer reading a brilliant article about this instead, CLICK HERE (Yes , it even tells you how to Get Videos from Google Docs into PowerPoint. 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?

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Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

Look at Google and Cisco. On paper, Google’s net worth was about $30 billion at the end of 2008. Stock market investors value Google at $125 billion. The July issue of Chief Learning Officer is now available online. It features an article in which Jon Husband and I delve into how to measure the impact of learning in the network era. The industrial age has run out of steam.

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