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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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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

eFront

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

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.

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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).

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'?

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.

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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.

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

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?

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

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Designing eLearning

Big Dog, Little Dog

A learning methodology is a set of procedures composed of methods, principles, and rules for enhancing individual capacity and performance. Yet, some elearning designers only think of the technology and content, which normally leads to a “page-turning&# design — the learner reads what is on the screen and then clicks the next button. Fact - unique data (e. g., Excel formulas). Concept.

Adobe RoboHelp: Word 2010 Support

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The following was recently announced by Ankur Jain , Product Manager, RoboHelp on the Technical Communication blog : "Many of you must be wondering about Adobe's plans to support Microsoft Word 2010 in RoboHelp. Some of you have submitted requests for RoboHelp to support Word 2010, and many others have asked me about it in various forums. I'm pleased to announce that the next major release of RoboHelp will support Microsoft Word 2010 for all the workflows including import/linking and printed documentation output (.docx docx and.doc). Adobe's Technical Communication Suite RoboHelp

Transmedia – Immersive Storytelling for Learning

Rob Hubbard

Imagine a learning experience that is truly participatory; that doesn’t focus on a linear narrative but, instead, is a rich weave of stories from a number of different media and platforms; that immerses its audience fully in the story, making them part of the learning experience. This is Transmedia Learning, or it could be…. If you google ‘transmedia’ yo u would be forgiven for thinking that this is purely an academic construct. Indeed, it was ‘born’ in academic circles. The first person credited with coining the term ‘transmedia’ is Prof. As we know, storytelling is a powerful learning tool.

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Great content again this month.  And I feel honored that social signals came in granting my post on eLearning Strategy top spot.  But I’m always more interested in finding great posts that I may have missed.  And interestingly several of the posts are around John Seely Brown’s keynote at DevLearn.  Enjoy. Here’s some of what I found. Understanding the Tools of the Social Learning Landscape - Free as in Freedom , November 2, 2010I am with Mark Oelhert this morning in his all day workshop about the tools of the Social Learning Landscape. The catch is that you can use social media and Web 2.0.

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Design with, not for.

Sticky Learning

I've had a short phrase stuck in my head now for a few weeks, in fact it is stuck so well that I have found myself using it numerous times when speaking with clients. The phrase is: Design with, not for.  . simple philosophy, however so often it is the straightforward things that cut right to the heart of the matter! When designing learning we have a choice, to push our approach, emphases, content, style etc onto our learners and clients. In other words we can 'design for'. The result, design is pulled towards learners' needs.

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

Why Gowalla should merge with Foursquare

E-Learning Provocateur

Man… I was percolating a blog post that predicted Gowalla would merge with Foursquare , when Ben Parr chimes in with this: Gowalla Turns the Tables, Integrates With Foursquare. It’s the quick and the dead on the interwebs! Why would I suggest Gowalla merge with Foursquare? Million users, while Gowalla has around 340,000. Compare that to Facebook which has over 500 million users.

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.

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