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What does the 80's movie WarGames tell us about learning games?

Integrated Learnings

by Jonathan Shoaf. recently watched the 1980's movie WarGames with my son. As a dad, I often use movies like that as an opportunity to teach something new to my son. So we talked about the military, the Cold War, and then my son started naming countries and wanted to know if they were an enemy or ally of the United States. Of course, I explained that things were not that simple. The movie is about a young computer hacker, played by Mathew Broderick , who unwittingly accesses a NORAD supercomputer controlling United States military nuclear weapons during the Cold War.

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Learning pathways

Learning with e's

I recently heard a story about the building of a new university campus. Unusually, the architect hadn't designed any pedestrian paths into his plan. When asked why there were no pathways between the buildings, he replied cryptically that he was waiting to see what happened. Soon, over a period of time, as students and staff walked between the buildings, they made their own tracks through the grass.

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Top 10 Ideas to Expand Your Learning

Atrixware

As part of wrapping things up last year, we looked at some of the best free learning tools out there.  A sort of looking back on the year and hitting the high points so to speak. Now a few months into the new year, I am more than ready to move forward and greet this year with everything I have. Want to come with me?  Awesome!  Go Digital. There is digital … and then there is digital ! 

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Strategic Doing is designed for open, loosely coupled networks

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Comparing Strategic Planning and Strategic Doing. “In Strategic Doing, metrics play a different role. We use metrics to facilitate learning. Whereas strategic planning is a deductive process of thought and action, Strategic Doing using inductive reasoning. We learn as we do. Metrics provide a convenient tool to accelerate our learning. With them, we figure out what works.

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Cheating on tests less likely if you use SharePoint?

SharePoint and Assessment

Do you deliver online tests to employees (for compliance, certification or training purposes) or to students in college or university courses? If so, might your test-takers be less likely to cheat if you deliver tests or exams embedded in SharePoint than in a standalone application? The answer  is possibly yes. Motivation. To cheat at a test, you need motivation, a reason to do it.  Opportunity.

Quiz Reports in Course Companion for Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate

I hope many of you have already tried the course companion by now and have taken a look at the Dashboard. In my previous blog, I explained the concept of Progress Index. In this blog, I will explain the Quiz reports that you can access by clicking the Quiz tab on the Dashboard. Quiz reports provide [.]. Whats new Learner Analytics Learner Engagement

Cheating on tests less likely if you use SharePoint?

SharePoint and Assessment

Do you deliver online tests to employees (for compliance, certification or training purposes) or to students in college or university courses? If so, might your test-takers be less likely to cheat if you deliver tests or exams embedded in SharePoint than in a standalone application? The answer  is possibly yes. Motivation. To cheat at a test, you need motivation, a reason to do it.  Opportunity.

Skiing Through the Boreal Darkness!

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Book Across the Bay ! Fantastic is the only word which one may use to describe a night time ski on the frozen ice of Lake Superior (10 kilometer race). Every 10 meters your trail is lit by a luminaria, followed by bonfires at each 1 kilometer point. Welcome to life in the Northland! Last night, along with 2,500 other people, I skied across the largest freshwater lake in the world! Northern Life

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

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