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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.

The cult of the question

Clive on Learning

Sometimes it seems that instructional designers are obsessed with questions. They cannot imagine an effective learning resource that is not liberally sprinkled with opportunities to interact: Plain text is frowned at, yet strangely not in blogs or on the WIkipedia. Page turners are frowned at, yet strangely not on your Kindle. Presentations are frowned at, yet strangely not when shown on TED. The reality is that it is not always essential for online materials to include interactivity. Not everything needs to be an online tutorial. In other words, interaction is part of the blend.

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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.

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

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter


On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. During the last 2 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from this community of practice. As a result, I have created the following list of

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.

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.

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.

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

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).

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“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.

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.

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.

Making an impression

Learning with e's

If all the world is a stage, I demand better lighting! also want someone to prompt me when I forget my lines. Some better costumes would be nice. Oh, and more exotic scenery? And while we're at it, how about a better script - one that more accurately reflects my true feelings. When William Shakespeare wrote those immortal lines. not all the other stuff above. But what is the real 'me'?

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.

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.

How To Avoid Project Failure

The eLearning Coach

You don't want your project to fail, but how can you control it? Post from: The eLearning Coach How To Avoid Project Failure.

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.

Google vs Apple Software Development


I am not an object oriented programmer, but if I was I would take Stanford's free course on how to develop apps for the Apple iPad / iTouch / iPhone environment. Given the huge uptake on this technology, I did watch the 1st session of the Stanford course which gives a techie like me an understanding of the Apple iOS. Starting at 16:41 of the first lecture, the course gives a quick overview of how Apple's development system is constructed. This course is just one example of iTunesU ! I've added this course link to my Engineering Learning Portal Software Engineering Section.

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.

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

Fields of connection

Learning in a Sandbox

I’ve finished reading a very interesting book “ Fields of Connection &# by Jan Jacob Stam (i’ve read in Dutch: het verbindende veld). The book is about the practice of systemic work and organizational constellations. In this post I’ll give a brief summary and explore its use for organizational development. there must be a balance in giving and taking. Systemic order.

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?

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.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.