Wed.Feb 01, 2012

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5 Top Game Based Learning Links: GBL Digest 2

Upside Learning

‘Gamification’ is a term that one comes across very often. Some of us love it, some of us might even hate it; but nobody can ignore it! As gamification gradually finds its way into the realm of education, more and more educators are voicing their criticism or admiration for it. Despite the criticism, the gamification of education is here to stay. Below are our top 5 GBL links from this week.

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My Thoughts on Adobe, Captivate, Articulate, Storyline, Mobile Learning and More [Interview]

mLearning Revolution

This morning, I had the opportunity to be on #eLearnChat, a video Podcast hosted by my good friend Rick Zanotti and Jean Franzblau. The one hour interview felt more like 20 minutes to me, as I enjoyed it thoroughly. Here are some topics we covered and my honest thoughts on how I feel about them: My departure from Adobe and my thoughts on the new corporate world. Mobile Learning and Tablets.

Social Learning: what actually is it?

Jane Hart

Following my last post  Social Learning: Are you starting from the right place , I was asked to explain what “social learning” actually is in an organizational context. Rather than provide a bland definition, I thought I would provide some quotes from some key resources that will give a flavour of what it is all about. We’re not talking classes and workshops here. Social learning

Human 2.0

Learning with e's

Post human. Such a strange concept, and one that many people struggle to understand. At its simplest, being post-human is a state closely aligned to the cyborg, or cybernetic-organism - part human, part machine. In other words, the post-human condition emerges when humankind and technology merge to the point where they become a part of each other. He believes it's not a matter of if, but when.

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[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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What Learning Designers (Still) Need to Learn Themselves: Q&A With Julie Dirksen

Mindflash

How do you design course material for optimal retention, attention, and engagement — at the same time juggling the needs of your “learners,” subject matter experts, and others?  It’s a daunting challenge, but one that instructional designer Julie Dirksen believes anyone can master with some clear-eyed guidance. It kind of spins on “how do we craft those experiences?” One

What’s hip in learning in France

Jay Cross

Today I attended two learning events in Paris, in the morning the  iLearning Forum  hosted by  Sally Ann Moore  and this afternoon Expo-Langues , the conference where Peter Isackson and I will be speaking tomorrow morning. Looking at other cultures inevitably teaches me about nuances I had failed notice in my own. Buzzwords travel from the U.S. to France incredibly fast. Catalog of courses? Social?

Three themes at Learning Technologies 2012

Good To Great

This year’s Learning Technologies event was a bit different from previous years for me. In the past, working for a supplier, I’ve spent most of my time on the exhibition floor – although I gained something new from the experience each year. This year, though, I was able to really experience the conference as a delegate and a track chair. Creativity and innovation don’t just happen – they require a conscious effort and a willingness to challenge the status quo. We mustn’t lose sight of who we are designing learning solutions for – the users.

There They Go Again: Bashing Brainstorming

The Peformance Improvement

What did brainstorming ever do to receive such vitriol? Jonah Lehrer writes in the January 30 issue of The New Yorker: Typically, participants leave a brainstorming session proud of their contribution. The whiteboard has been filled with free associations. At such moments, brainstorming can seem like an ideal mental technique, a feel-good way to boost productivity. It doesn’t work.

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Course of the Week: Projecting Inventory Buys (Course & Calculator)

OpenSesame

Check out the OpenSesame Course of the Week: Projecting Inventory Buys Course & Calculator by the Retail Owners Institute. Course of the Week

Virtual Training

eLearning Brothers

The Learning eXplosion , by Matthew Murdoch and Treion Muller, is a great read that steps you through how to successfully move your classroom instructor-led training into the virtual classroom. The book specifically focuses on 9 Rules for Creating Effective Virtual Training : 1. The Rule of Continual Change – Learners and designers must always be prepared for change. 2. The Rule of Knowledge Transfer – When transitioning from instructor-led classroom to virtual classrooms, be prepared to think through a new approach to the training delivery, content, timing, etc. 3.

What Amazing Thing The Facebook IPO Did!!!!

Mark Oehlert

YOU HEARD ABOUT FACEBOOK RIGHT???? 5BILLION IPO!!!!! You know what changed? Nothing. Darfur? Peace in Middle East? Clean drinking water to anybody else in Africa? Any fewer people in this country denied basic civil rights like being able to marry who they want to? Any fewer abused kids today? absolutely mean to be a party pooper. Someone tell me what product got created here. The Japanese tsunami.

You’re Invited! Meet Bravais: Xyleme’s Cloud Learning Solution

Xyleme

You’re invited to take part in the public’s first glimpse of Bravais [brav-ey]; Xyleme’s new cloud learning solution that allows you to quickly deliver personalized learning applications. This is a rare opportunity to attend a live webinar with Xyleme’s President & CEO, Mark Hellinger. He will be your guide as you explore everything Bravais. Along your journey you will find out how Bravais can revolutionize the way your learners access and interact with your learning content by: • Delivering learning anywhere, anytime, on any device. Reserve your spot now – before it’s too late!?

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