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3 Barriers to adoption of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations

Kapp Notes

Here is my answer to the second of a series of questions from a graduate student about serious games/immersive learning environments. The question is What have been the barriers to widespread adoption of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations? People tend to accept and hold in high esteem past experiences with which they are familiar. This is the idea that “game” is a four letter word.

How not to do social media

E-Learning Provocateur

As my friends can attest, I’m a big Socceroos fan. grew up playing football (aka soccer) and although a few different codes compete for my attention in my home town, the World Game is the one I truly care about. It was to my great joy, therefore, that the national administrators of the sport comprehensively revamped the local league several years ago. Maybe it was a sign of things to come.

Best Lecture

Tony Karrer

I just read George Siemens post Will online lectures destroy universities? He makes the point that despite articles like Why free online lectures will destroy universities – unless they get their act together fast : Statements like “universities are obsolete” or “universities are dying” are comical. And untrue. Universities are continuing to grow in enrolment and general influence in society. Calling universities obsolete while we are early on in the so-called knowledge economy is like declaring factories obsolete in the 18th century just as the industrial revolution was taking hold.

Presentation: “Creative Commons: What every Educator needs to know”

Dont Waste Your Time

From my observations of some student presentations I invigilated recently I know there are clearly issues with students knowing and understanding what is legal and what is not when you use and re-use content or images you find on the Internet. It is well worth listening to the 20 minute slidecast that accompanies this presentation, it brings the static pages to life.

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

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Tune in to The Forge - Live Today at 2pm EST

Visual Lounge

Today is the day! You're in the right spot to tune in live for our December episode of The Forge. To watch the show live, just visit this blog post on the Visual Lounge at 2pm EST to join us! Note: you may need to refresh your browser at 2pm. What will we be talking about on The Forge today? Mostly music! You'll learn where you can find music that you can use for free and legally in your screencast. Snagit Product Manager, Tiffany Wood, will show you how to build a digital card. We'll look at gifts you can get for screencasters. We'll also have a few surprises too! Welcome to "The Forge" Chat!

It’s ‘snow’ joke, eLearning works (reflection)

Dont Waste Your Time

Well, here we are again. The UK has ground to a halt, it’s covered in quite a thick blanket of snow (for the UK in November/December), and most people can’t get where they ought to be; work, family, study, etc. However, it didn’t bother me too much. could access the various personal and network drives to get information I needed, remotely. If not, it’s mine!). Image Source.

Learning 2010

The Learning Circuits

We are going to continue a tradition in the Big Question. The Big Question for December is: What did you learn about learning in 2010? If you are a blogger, I would highly recommend taking this as an opportunity to go back through your blog posts over the year and looking for any "aha moments" or highlight the posts that you think were the best/most interesting. 2006 - Past experiences.


Adobe Learning Summit 2011 – Mark your calendars

Adobe Captivate

The Adobe Learning Summit 2011 registrations are now open. Date - 21st March 2011 Venue – Hilton, Walt Disney world resort, Orlando. We will be co-located with Learning Solutions 2011. Join leading eLearning designers, developers, trainers, industry experts and Adobe product teams in a collective explosion of information, imagination, and inspiration. Catch Steven Johnson , best-selling author of six [.]. Conferences and events Adobe Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Conferences Events

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.

Screencast of the Week - Behind the Scenes of a Screencast

Visual Lounge

This week's screencast is from Mel Aclaro. have to say the title of his blog post about his screencast caught my eye right away - " Camtasia Isn't Just For Screencasting ". picked this screencast for several reasons. Mel recorded his editing session and narrates over it to explain his workflow in Camtasia for Mac. love how he shares his tips with us. This week's screencast is from Mel Aclaro.

“Evolution of the Blogger” #Infographic

Dont Waste Your Time

From it’s (our?) origins in the early 90′s and the geeky individuals who examined and wrote code, the ‘blogger’ has evolved into a business stream, hobby, professional enterprise, educator, student, political activist, obsessive blogger, etc, some earning a learning through their activity and others (like me) doing it because I can and because I want to.

The Perils of an Email Centered Strategy to Social Learning

The Learning Generalist

A few days back Nikhil Nulkar and I were discussing the need for social media in the enterprise. After all, we still have the original killer app of the internet - email. As Andrew McAfee says, "Email is freeform, multimedia (especially with attachments), WYSIWYG, easy to learn and use, platform independent, social, and friendly to mouse clickers and keyboard shortcutters alike." Let me explain.

Friday Cartoon: “The tech repair video said to first unplug the computer…”


One of my favorite kinds of cartoons to do is one where it circles back on itself. After that it was a fairly short walk to the trainee working on the computer that was also instructing him. The Check out more of Mark Anderson’s Mindflash cartoons: “The millennials are testing much better since we changed true/false to like/dislike.”. Now he’s our boss.&#.

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.

Newest Flash Player Update Breaks Captivate Published Content

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

If you spent the Thanksgiving holiday away from your computer, the Internet and Captivate then you missed all of the excitement. It appears that the latest Flash Player update (10,1,102,64) is causing much angst in the Captivate community. It seems that if you are using Captivate 5 and included text animation in your projects, the published lessons will not play correctly in the newest Flash Player. You can learn more about the issue here. And there is a fix for the problem here. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate

Holiday Giveaway from E-Learning 24/7

eLearning 24-7

Many of us, see e-learning vendors who put $$$ ahead of their customers. They see us a data point to place in their bottom line. The holidays means nothing. No thank you. No, we appreciate you. No, we care about you. Perhaps a card is sent, rarely personalized, but with a signature stamped. It’s a shame.  It’s even a bigger shame, during this holiday season, when times are tough for everyone.  When the global economy is still struggling and all of us are feeling its impact. There was no quid pro quo. The Vendors (alphabetical order, followed by giveaway). Must be used by Feb.

Best Practices for Using Video in e-Learning by Jessica Athey

Learning Solutions Magazine

Video is a valuable support for asynchronous online instruction, but it takes planning and forethought to use it well. Here are some tips to help you add video impact to your e-Learning! Design Strategies Getting Started Media Tools

Rapid E-Learning Workshop: How to Create a Tabbed Notebook

Rapid eLearning

It’s funny what you find when cleaning out your computer files. In this case, it’s a tutorial that I created over two years ago after a rapid elearning workshop I had given. For some reason, I never ended up posting it. So here it is. The output of the workshop is an interactive tabbed notebook. But the focus is really on learning some core rapid elearning tips when working with PowerPoint.

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.

My Top 10 'Learning' books from 2010

Sticky Learning

Another year comes towards to an end and its been another year of great reading for anyone with an interest in learning. Once again I have read from a wide range of areas, all with something to add to how I think of learning. Below you'll find my top recommendations for the year along with a short summary of what I got out of reading each book. Do you think there is a standout number one?

From learning to working technologies

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Here is a graphic of Moore’s technology adoption curve. Inspired by Jane Hart , this is my view of the current state of the learning technologies industry: The Late Majority and Laggards are focused on meeting their compliance needs. Many of these are in traditional industries. The Early Majority are focused on learning and particularly course delivery.

SnowFlake Nordic GoPro Camera Test


As many of you know, last Winter I wore a GoPro wide angle digital camera when I competed in several of the regions cross-country ski loppets, including the Mora Varaloppet, the City of the Lakes Loppet and the American Birkebeiner. It was a great experience becoming SkiCam Man , and like a bad dream. he's back! Yesterday I experienced both clouds and sun during my workout.

PowerPoint 2010: Secret Passageways, Part II

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. Last week I shared a couple of the lesser-known PowerPoint tricks to help speed up your workflow. This week, a few more. Change Your Point of View. Faster You can switch your View options by using the View tab on the Ribbon. faster way is to use the buttons at the bottom right of the screen. This will move the object just 1.25 points each time instead. points. " PowerPoint

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

5(+1) Biggest Mistakes in Online Education

eLearning Acupuncture

Guillermo Ramirez from Politecnico Grancolombiano in Bogota Columbia has shared a provocative presentation on SlideShare that attempts to bring us back to the basics of what education is and what education is not. His presentation highlights that the primordial essence of the concept of education is strongly rooted in a relationship between teacher and learner. Have a look at the slides below.

My Personal Learning Network is the most awesomest thing ever!!

George Siemens

We wrapped up our open course on Personal Learning Environments and Networks a few weeks ago. want to address a few aspects of the discussion about personal learning networks (PLN). Often, on Twitter, blogs, and Facebook, I’ll read some variant of “my PLN is the most wonderful thing evar!!!&# “It meets all my knowledge and emotional needs&# “It’s better than getting a university degree&# “It makes my toast in the morning&# “It cleans the oven and the toilet&#.and and so on. Let’s tackle this in a bit more detail. Connectedness is crazy stuff.

The End of Paper Based Resumes?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Over the past year, we have been covering innovation in the talent acquisition market. As organizations look to become more efficient in the way they identify and attract talent, solution providers are responding in a big way. We are seeing more in terms of employer branding capabilities, sourcing analytics, and social networking integration. In fact, over 70% of organizations use social networking in their recruitment efforts. Recruitment is no longer what it used to be. Given this rapid evolution of talent acquisition technology, where is the market heading? What does SocializedHR do?

How I used Wordle as a basic TNA tool | Good To Great

Good To Great

12 Responses to How I used Wordle as a basic TNA tool. Craig Taylor | November 30, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Reply. You certainly did Stephanie. loved the use of Wordle as TNA tool… I think you may have started a craze as I know that I and 1

Training Consumed in 60 Seconds: Microlearning Is Made For Today's Growing Teams

Microlearning is a way to solve the problems facing educators and trainers of today. Learn how to create effective training programs through Microlearning with Grovo.

What will emerge from the mayhem?

Clive on Learning

The Towards Maturity 2010 Benchmark Report has confirmed what you would have expected to come out of a severe recession in terms of e-learning. Here's my interpretation: Live, group, face-to-face courses are being converted lock, stock and barrel into self-paced, self-directed, online courses as a panic solution to a lack of funds. This is allowing most of those working in e-learning to maintain business as usual and in some cases to grow their revenues. These decisions are in many cases not being made rationally and certainly not out of a heartfelt desire for e-learning.

Table: Key Advantages of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations

Kapp Notes

Recently I was asked a series of questions by a Ph.D., candidate about games and simulations to augment his literature review. decided to answer the four questions in blog postings. So here is the answer to the first question which is, “What are the key advantages of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations?&#. Since I am working on another project to link game attributes to learning outcomes, I’ve decided to answer the question in the form of a table. Game Element. Theory and/or Empirical Support. Key Advantage. Immersion in learning environment (which can be highly realistic).

Taking Cues from Industry: Using Casual Games for Learning at DAU by Alicia Sanchez

Learning Solutions Magazine

The Defense Acquisition University in the U.S. is launching a gaming portal today. While this was an. obvious move, it required strategy. This week’s spotlight explains how and why DAU is taking this step. Management Strategies Serious Games