March, 2007

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Book Related Developments

Kapp Notes

As Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning nears it release day of April 14, 2007. number of book related developments are occuring. First, Training Consultant Steve Woodruff's on his blog Impactiviti has done a nice and thoughtful review of the book (scroll down to see it.) This was one of many illustrative stories sprinkled throughout the book that increased its practical value.

eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008

Tony Karrer

See also - Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 I was talking with someone last night who asked me what some of the bigger eLearning Trends were. told him about eLearning 2.0 and the move to DIY. But I also promised to point him to some of my posts that I thought would help him get a handle on the most important eLearning Trends going on today: eLearning Trend #1 - eLearning 2.0 - see What is eLearning 2.0? and eLearning 1.0 vs. 2.0 Does a Learner WANT an LMS? However, this should be a good basis for diving in deeper

Learnlets » LCBlog’s big question of the month: Supporting New Managers

Clark Quinn

This month's Learning Circuit's big question is What Would You Do to Support New Managers? I've noticed that some create long answers to these questions, but I try to be brief. Of course, I risk people missing the nuances of my reply

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Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Fun with Learning

Kapp Notes

It was low graphics but high entertainment. So the other day my youngest son and I go on the Jellyvision site to check it out. We go to the iCi showroom and play the CompassLearning games. Every topic my 9 year old says."hey hey we are learning that in school." Alright, I know this." This is fun!" Many they like, some they think are horrible and a few they love. The secret to Jellyvision is. sound.

Disruptive Changes in Learning

Tony Karrer

George Siemens recent post - Formal and informal.control vs foster discusses the move from mainstream, controlled information to consumer generated information. His examples include: Mainstream media -> YouTube Mainstream press -> Blogs Microsoft Office -> Office 2.0 It's easy for us to look at this and think about it as "those guys" being disrupted. But take a look at my post around eLearning 1.0


Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Games for Girls.

Learning Visions

and by girls, I mean women. Specifically me. Image of Torus Trooper -- a game I've never even heard of -- from yotophoto. CC License). I've been trying to learn about games lately. Inspired by all this blog talk about simulations

Informal learning - less than a dollar a hit

Clive on Learning

For some months now I've been carrying Jay Cross's new book Informal Learning around in my bag to read on train journeys. must have been making lots of very short journeys because I never seem to have spent more than ten minutes or so on any one of the topics - a sort of lucky dip reading experience. So, what do I think? like it. There are just two issues I'd like to take up.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

The writings of Lee Kraus: Incredible Presentation the will Make you think about your Job!

Learning and Technology

An incredible presentation by Nancy Orthberg, make time to check this out. I got it form here. Signal Without Noise--by Guy Kawasaki by Guy Kawasaki

Disconnecting Input and Output

In the Middle of the Curve

Before the Electronic Health Record, doctors scribbled incomprehensible code onto pieces of paper that wound up in a large manila folder on a shelf. These were called clinical notes. The doctors refer to these clinical notes to treat patients. With the advent of the Electronic Health Record, doctors now enter their clinical notes in one of 3 ways: - The stubborn ones continue to scribble incomprehensible code on pieces of paper - which are then scanned into the Electronic Health Record. More sophisticated users type their notes directly into the Electronic Health record. Better tracking.

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School House Rock, School of Rock

Kapp Notes

Remember School House Rock? It was a fun, interesting way to learn the boring aspects of conjunctions, how a bill becomes a law and multiplication tables (remember 3 is a magic number.) This type of knowledge is known in academic circles as declarative and conceptual knowledge. Information that must be memorized as well as concepts to be understood…like what is a bill ( listen to song ).

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Second Life and Learning - Tony O'Driscoll

Tony Karrer

Tony O'Driscoll - who will be on a panel at the eLearningGuild conference in Boston coming up in a few weeks and will be talking about this very topic - has published a paper in eLearn and created an interesting blog post with video (embedded below) that starts with a question many of us are asking: Are virtual worlds a breakthrough technology that will forever reshape learning and business?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Informal/DIY Learning: Montessori School for Adults?

Learning Visions

We've been exploring the notion of sending our son to a local Montessori school come this fall. He'll be 4. So last week, we had the chance to take a tour of the school, peek in on some classrooms, and ask a lot of questions

Case studies galore

Clive on Learning

Laura Overton, who has been working with e-skills UK , the sector skills council for IT professionals and IT users, but who is not yet a blogger (come on Laura), put me on to this excellent resource of UK e-learning case studies. counted 66 in total and no, I haven't read them all (actually I haven't read any yet, but they will definitely become part of my knowledge network

e-Learning Acupuncture: Find files instantly with Google

eLearning Acupuncture

I work in a military university that has a military computer network. This network has a firewall that is very stringent. Some file types are blocked by the firewall. In fact, the list is quite long and that makes me very frustrated at


Beyond Fear

In the Middle of the Curve

Kathy Sierra has received attacks beyond anything I was afraid of when I started blogging. What is happening to her makes me ill. Really ill. The message those threats sends - Don't aim too high. Don't speak your mind. Don't do anything extraordinary. Yes - I'm a Z-list blogger. I'm thankful that people read me. I'm thankful I reside in a friendly and supportive corner of the bloggosphere. And I'm not going to stop speaking just because a collection of people(known and unknown) choose to spend their time attacking others in progressively uglier ways. For no real purpose.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

Today's Toys, Tomorrow's Tools

Kapp Notes

This week over at TrainingDay , my post Today's Toys, Tomorrow's Tools is a little bit of a rant. But I think it is important to continually remind ourselves that the upcoming gamers are going to learn differently than us digital immigrants and we need to adapt as well as help them adapt.we can't dictate terms to these digital won't work. Cooperation is the answer. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

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Get Together at Conferences - F2F Still Matters

Tony Karrer

Just yesterday, I posted about Conference Preparation and I'm preparing for a couple of conferences so I definitely looked back at: Be an Insanely Great Professional Conference Attendee. One of the questions I often ask attendees - especially as we are discussing virtual classroom tools and virtual environments (e.g., Second Life) - is: Why did we come to this conference? You do get inspired.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Video Games & Retirees

Learning Visions

Interesting article in today's New York Times by Seth Schiesel about the increasing acceptance of video games among retirees/baby booomers, especially older women. Some of this due to the introduction of the Wii

Six disciplines of breakthrough learning

Clive on Learning

Now I don't know if the train journeys to London are getting slower or I'm reading faster, but I managed to get through The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning by Wick, Pollock, Jefferson and Flanagan (Pfeiffer, 2006) in the time it took to travel 60 miles. don't remember who put me on to this book - I think it was a posting on Bill Brantley's Design of Knowledge - but thank you to whoever it was because this was a worthwhile read. The book is subtitled 'How to turn training and development into business results', which about sums it up.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

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Update on the Twitter Experiment

In the Middle of the Curve

Thursday night, I had a productive Skype chat with Brent Schlenker and Paul Fender. We talked about our respective projects, blogging, educational theory and the like. Inevitably, Twitter came up. I'm writing this from my sketchy memory. I am certain that the order of the conversation is completely wrong. And I hope I'm properly attributing who said what. Brent, Paul - I trust you to correct me. It was a blast talking to both of you. Paul: I know you 2 have been experimenting with Twitter - I don't see it. Wendy: There's a couple of things I want to investigate. Sort of a semi-asynchronous IM.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Virtual Reality is Back

Kapp Notes

When I was in graduate school many moons ago, the big thing was virtual reality. The concept was that the learner would immerse him or herself into an environment and then interact with the environment. It was really over-hyped and never went anywhere. It appears to me from recent events that virtual reality is a big way. You need to read the article. Intel (INTC ) Corp.

Happiness - Must Watch Video

Tony Karrer

Found via Tony O'Driscoll. guess Dan Gilbert - author of Stumbling on Happiness was the keynote at Training 2007. Tony was nice enough to point us to a video from a Ted talk: You really should watch this. People who won the lottery and people who are paralyzed are equally happy one year after the event. The brain is amazingly good at synthesizing happiness. don't want buyers remorse.

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