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Learning to Fly

Learning Visions

A few weeks ago, after an Easter candy sugar fueled meltdown, my six year old daughter learned how to ride a bike without training wheels. In about 20 minutes. Here’s how it went down: “Hey, let’s take off those training wheels and see what happens…” “Really, mom? OK…” I held onto the back of her back a couple of times and then just let go. She was off. It’s good to be a kid.

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Gamification Blog Book Tour, Week Four Stops and Week Two Recap

Kapp Notes

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction blog book tour has been a lot of fun, with interesting comments and exciting dialogues and some in-person stops. Here are the stops for week four and a recap of week three. Week Four: May 7: Mike Qaissaunee Frequently Asked Q. May 8: Larry Hiner drlarryhiner. May 9: Catherine Lombardozzi Learning Journal. May 10: Brent Schlenker Elearning Development. May 11: Zaid Ali Alsagoff Zaid Learn. Recap of Week Three. During the week, there was a review of the book published at Learning Solutions Magazine. You can read the review here. We then skipped a stop.


Tracking is not Learning

eLearning Development

SCORM and the LMS are the Achilles Heel of training. Tracking data has become synonymous with measurement. This week I got an email from a vendor promoting the tracking capabilities of the product. It made realize how often tracking data is used to misrepresent training success. Many people think that metrics pulled out of an LMS indicate the success of training programs. They see tracking metrics as “performance measurement” Tracking is not measurement and is no indication that learning took place, or that learning will transfer to job performance. eLearning LMS Training

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New Free eLearning Guild eBook: 53 Tips on Using the Cloud for eLearning by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

What comes to mind when you think of the cloud? Do you think of exciting ways to use this latest technology … or do you think about a place meant solely for daydreams? How can your organization get the most out of the cloud? What does it mean to the eLearning world? To learn more, start here – 53 tips from 11 eLearning technology and instructional design experts in a free eBook!

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Bristol (and the West)’s Got Talent


I’ve been thinking a lot about what weeLearning is and I’d like to tell you how I see it. weeLearning is an attempt to recreate our favourite bit about conferences and seminars. The bit where you head down the pub afterwards … Read more › events get involved history introductions

Ode to stress management

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eLearning Cyclops: The Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center

eLearning Cyclops

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center. Last week, I had the pleasure of touring the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center. This is a training center that uses numerous types of simulations - everything from live

Gamification Blog Book Tour, Week Four Stops and Week Two Recap

Kapp Notes

TODAY’S BLOG BOOK TOUR STOP: May 11: Zaid Ali Alsagoff Zaid Learn. And if you missed a couple of recent stops, check out Mike Qaissaunee’s post Gamification of Learning and Instruction and Koreen Olbrish’s The Shamification of Gamification. And Larry Hiner at drlarryhiner as well as Catherine Lombardozzi at her Gamification Whistle Stop. May 8: Larry Hiner drlarryhiner. Games

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