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3D Virtual Worlds are NOT Dead, Dying or Disappearing

Kapp Notes

There are many reasons by I believe that virtual worlds are not dead, dying or disappearing. Here are three indicators that I see. Classes in 3D Worlds and About 3D Worlds. First contrary to the belief of many, Second Life is not dead or dying. Last night I had the pleasure of traveling to Randy Hinrich’s Virtual World Certificate Class for 2012 in their Winter Thinkfest. Version 2.0

Overcome Your Formal Education with Unschooling

Bottom-Line Performance

How many years of formal education have you received in your life? We like to think we are pretty smart, but what did we really learn? The technological advances of the industrial revolution created huge demand for a certain type of individual: follows instructions, sticks to procedure, generates predictable results, easy to manage. Ever wonder why? You risk ridicule, even failure.

Web 2.0 culture

Learning with e's

In previous posts I argued that as teachers, we should be prepared to give our content away for free. There are two reasons for this. One is to benefit those learners worldwide who wish to learn from you and need to see your content. Secondly, it is so you can reap the exponential rewards the social web offers. Look at the photograph. It is only later, when they are more immersed into the Web 2.0

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Dont Waste Your Time

“So long, and thanks for all the fish” – immortal words from Douglas Adams and ‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’, a parting comment from the dolphins leaving Earth. What has this to do with me? Well, I’m off, so … “thanks for all the fish” After 5 years at Bournemouth University I am going to join the College of Social Science at the University of Leicester. know that Leicester is a big user of BlackBoard so I am among ‘friends’ and will be using a system I am familiar and confident with. For me and my family, exciting times.

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

LMSs, TMs and HCMs

eLearning 24-7

And now a brief announcement: Shocking news! SumTotal is calling their product a Human Capital Management system. Sure, they offer a separate LMS called SumTotal Maestro, but their TM has surprisingly (not really) been morphed into a HCM, will others follow? Oh wait, others were starting the trend. Never mind, now back to our regular scheduled blog. The Taleo Spin. If you visit the Taleo home page, you will learn the following two items. And even better (now remember, the above tag line). must have been sleeping, but when did “learning” slide under Talent Management?  Call to Arms.

Learning Styles: What Is All the Fuss About?


I’ve recently been reading quite a few articles, tweets and blog posts about whether learning styles exist. Most I read make their arguments against, but there are still others who are holding onto their belief in the various models and theories. Both sides are blogging, tweeting and retweeting in defense of their positions. Frankly, I don’t understand what all of the fuss is about.

Now Is the Time for India to Democratize Learning

Jay Cross

A synopsis of my remarks to Emerging Directions in Global Education 2011, Delhi, India. For the first 60 seconds, we listened to Yoyo Ma playing Bach’s Cello Suite #1 in G as the flowers unfolded. As time speeds up, we perceive that what once appeared rigid is actually fluid. Progress is unfolding at an unprecedented rate. More happens in one of your minutes than in one of your grandfather’s hours.

The chaotic world of work

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Here are some of the insights and observations that were shared via Twitter this past week. JenniferSertl – “ Your competitive advantage is not where you work or what you do. It is the accuracy & articulation of your observations & life experiences. The contributors may be volunteers or paid employees. Importantly, even paid contributors add to the common pool.

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New Learning metaphors: presentation on learning maps at #LSCON12

Challenge to Learn

Next week is the Learning Solution conference organized by the E-learning guild in Orlando. will present concurrent session 311, Wednesday at 14.30 in the International Center Room. will present my ideas about new learning metaphors and will show some examples of possible solutions. great opportunity to get feed back on this ideas and I hope to get some new ideas from the audience too. The organization told me they are expecting 140 people to attend this session, which would be really great, I’m looking forward to it. will do two other presentations as well. View this document on Scribd.

e-Learning for Kids: Professional Instructional Design Volunteers Needed to Make a Difference for Children!

Take an e-Learning Break

Do you have timeto volunteer your instructional design skills during a three-month period?If If so, e-Learning for Kids, a global non-profit foundation that reachedover 3 million children in 190 countries in 2011 (with 50 percent usage inthe United States) with its free courseware, needs your help! The goal is todevelop 100-plus lessons in 2012 for Math World—a virtual world for learning Mathin the context of different countries and continents. To-date, more than 80lessons have been launched! How can you help? Are you a skilled instructional designer who can develop two or more storyboards?

E-Learning Service Level Agreements – Making expectations clear

e-Learning Academy

Question from a client Are there any examples of e-learning service level agreements (SLA) that you know of? want to reduce expectation mismatch between ourselves and the e-learning provider. Well, what a great idea. Wouldn’t it be great if e-learning providers issued formal service level agreements upon engagement, complete with escalation procedures and penalties. I [.]. Client question Project Management

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Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

#TrainChat: Recap of our Twitter Chat with David Kelly


On Friday, the Daily Mindflash hosted a Twitter chat with contributor David Kelly, in which we discussed his latest article, “ Three Essential Tips for New Online Trainers.” ” Once again, the chat was a success, with hundreds of questions, comments, and opinions pouring in to the hashtag #trainchat about online training and instructional design. Other responses from participants.

Step 4: Decide what can be addressed using non-formal approaches


Over the past year we have been publishing extracts from The New Learning Architect. We continue with the fifth part of chapter 11: Having identified the situations in which a formal approach is necessary, your next task is to decide how non-formal interventions can contribute to meeting the remaining needs in question or to support formal learning. Coming next:  Step 5: Decide what can be addressed on an on-demand basis. Return to  Chapter 1   Chapter 2   Chapter 3   Chapter 4   Chapter 5   Chapter 6   Chapter 7   Chapter 8   Chapter 9   Chapter 10. Blog newlearningarchitect

Fishbowl Conversation at EdgeX

Jay Cross

The third day of the EdgeX, The Disruptive Educational Research Conference, opened with a fishbowl discussion. We briefly reviewed India’s staggering goals for higher education in the coming ten years. Enrollment will zoom from 300 million to 580 million! As Alasdair Fraser’s Dawn Rant played in the background, the audience broke into small groups for five minutes to generate topics for discussion.

Why Your Diversity Training Is Backfiring


Studies show that diverse teams are more creative teams. But the research is just as clear that having folks with very different backgrounds working together is also a source of conflict , and that teams need solid communication skills to reap the benefits of that diversity. All of which you as a trainer might read and say “ No problem! Standard-Issue Diversity 101. And what was the result?

Model # 10 Interactive Stories for eLearning - Evernote

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Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

Model # 9 Interactive Stories for eLearning - Information Overload

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Model # 8 Interactive Stories for eLearning - Two Monks

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Vignettes Learning

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