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This Dummy is No Dummy

Kapp Notes

When most training and education developers think of simulations, they think of online simulations or if you talk to an airline pilot she might mention a flight simulator. Sounds like they need some practice. Enter medical mannequins also known as patient simulators. These gadgets are the medical equivalent of flight simulators. One such medical mannequin is named iStan.

Will at Work Learning: FREE Research Report on Feedback

Will at Work Learning

call me crazy, but i think it's important to invest in the research base for our field. i've spent a good chunk of the last year reviewing research from the world's preeminent refereed journals in regard to how to give learners feedback

Online collaboration

Jay Cross

Digital Natives of Today are Digital Immigrants of Tomorrow!

Designed for Learning

This month's question from Learning Circuits is around Learning design differences for Digital Natives. My basics are clear - good design works for all. The basic principles of learning were the same before the digital divide and they still work now - we learn when we 'do' - when we make mistakes. Doing' is important to any learning that has happened in my life and in yours. And they did.

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Internet Time Blog » Interesting sites

Jay Cross

the sextet shares a few non-learning sites that may interest you. jon husband's wirearchy blog provides an alternate point of view on corporations, technology and organizational development. jon's focus is on the “social architecture

Telemedicine: courses and information on a new initiative

Ignatia Webs

In the near future ITM will be involved in a cooperation with the soon-to-be-build English RAFT. At this moment RAFT is a French forum focusing on Telemedicine and courses build to access in low resource settings. RAFT has weekly medical courses open to all, with a real gift for medicine. They have been providing free medical courses from as early as 2003.

You ask for some online games.I give you the FBI.

Kapp Notes

Ok, so one of my favorite quotes in Die Hard is when Hans and Theo are trying to get into the vault and Theo is not sure how they are going to get past a certain lock and then, the FBI agents (Johnson and Johnson)cut the power circuits thus opening the vault and Hans says "The circuits which cannnot be cut locally are cut automatically in response to a terrorist attack.

Is PowerPoint Evil? (Part 3)


Part 1 - Teaching Habits That Inspire You Out of Learning? Part 2 - I Have Bragging Rights, Because I Am.? ZaidLearn's PowerPoint Links "It's the way people depend on all those bells and whistles that come with the software to try to shore up a weak presentation." - Chris Oakes (1998) ".To PowerPoint is a competent slide manager and projector. suppose PowerPoint is evil! Wait a minute!

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.

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 05/09/2008

Experiencing eLearning

will at work learning: free research report on feedback. 21 points from research on feedback summarized, plus a downloadable free report with all the details. feedback is generally good for learners and should tell them the right

share your thoughts on these three topics with other eLearning professionals

Ignatia Webs

The SCoPE seminar on social media benefits for researchers is going smoothly with lots of input from different eLearning experts. So if you have any thoughts on: research should ALWAYS be OPEN to the public at every stage! Net-etiquette is crucial to make or break Web2.0! How would you subdivide social media apps with eLearning and/or research in mind? or any of the other topics. Feel free to join SCoPE (its free and a great eLearning community) and share your ideas

Online Presentation for ELearning! Magazine

Kapp Notes

Join me on Tuesday May 13, 2008 for an online presentation titled Increasing Learner performance Through Interactivity. The time is 10:00 AM PST which is 1:00 EST. The presentation description: Designing engaging interactive instruction can help learners increase knowledge and performance. Learn how to use instructional strategies to develop interactive exercises and activities that support on-the-job performance. Review five key design strategies that encourage interactivity. See examples of interactive exercises and explore the possibilities of adding similar activities to your instruction.

Is PowerPoint Evil? (Part 3)


Part 1 - Teaching Habits That Inspire You Out of Learning? Part 2 - I Have Bragging Rights, Because I Am.? ZaidLearn's PowerPoint Links "It's the way people depend on all those bells and whistles that come with the software to try to shore up a weak presentation." - Chris Oakes (1998) ".To PowerPoint is a competent slide manager and projector. suppose PowerPoint is evil! Wait a minute!

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Twitter Crowds

Learning and Technology

links SCoPE corrected in previous post

Ignatia Webs

The links in my previous post were broken (thank you Ullrich for bringing it to my attention), but now they are working. cheers

I Report Bugs - Do You?

Tony Karrer

I received an email telling me that my blog was having problems (showing code all over the page). quickly checked and didn't see a problem and sent an email back. The response I received was: Your blog looks fine now. Sorry for wasting your time. What a misconception. The person had taken the time to report a possible bug on my site. In my mind they are doing me a huge favor. Most of the time I report bugs. And this extends beyond the online world. If I'm at a restaurant, I will try to tell the manager about an issue - most of the time not to fix it, just to make them aware. is this the norm?

Differing Expectations?

In the Middle of the Curve

OK - I am going to put on my flak jacket for this. wonder if the conversation about whether learning design should be different for the "Digital Natives" is a red herring. There's more research demonstrating that the standard training operating procedure (stand in front of classroom, babble, watch eyes glaze over) doesn't work. And, like Clark Quinn , I am beginning to doubt that the increasing need for more engaging and effective instruction is a result of cultural change (particularly in regards to the technologies available at the time).

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.

Making Six Sigma Training Fun

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Ignatia Webs - Untitled Article

Ignatia Webs

In relation to the SCoPE seminar on social media in research I am currently facilitating , I have planned a live session. So let's get together and exchange ideas live on social media that is used in research, I have set up a session through WiZiQ. After an intro of about 20 minutes in which I will give a short overview of the big outlines on social media and how it is linked to research, the floor will be completely opened to discuss possible thoughts and questions you might have. These questions can be the basis of discussion threads during the ongoing seminar in SCoPE. Feel free to join

Twitter Status

Tony Karrer

My twitter status just changed. Sue Waters - who I met through the posts: Reframing Conference Social Tool Participatio and Social Conference Tools - Expect Poor Results yesterday walked me through what she had done at a couple of conferences. See her page: mlearn2007 by others and mlearn2007 my notes. Along the way, she convinced me that Twitter was something that I should stop resisting. She did this by sending a tweet out that asked how Twitter helped people with their personal learning. She quickly got back: dmcordell @dswaters Hi, Sue. I'm the only LMS in a rural district. Great for PD.


Comments on the Facebook Adoption Curve

In the Middle of the Curve

I've been getting some amazing comments on Facebook. Too much food for thought!!!! For those (like me) who hate leaving our feed readers, I'll share: sleepycat said. For me (as a 35+ person), the generalness (for lack of a better term) of Facebook that really holds no appeal. blog and read blogs that appeal to me. I'm active in subject-focused social networks. That's enough. think you're right in that it does come down to priorities. learn from the blogs I choose to read and the networks in which I participate. Facebook has an overwhelming number of gadgets and widgets. christytucker said.

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.

Experiencing E-Learning » Community Size & Connection Strength

Experiencing eLearning

britt watwood asked a thought-provoking question in a comment, and he graciously agreed to let me promote his comment to a post. question i think for all of us - which ties in with shirky's latest book - is at what point does a

follow up on ITC presentation about mobile projects and discussion

Ignatia Webs

In follow-up of a previous mail here is the multimedia result. Yesterday I delivered a presentation on three mobile projects through the online classroom tool WiZiQ. The presentation is now available as a recording through this WiZiQ-link. In order to view it you need to register for WiZiQ and afterwards link to the link I mentioned. The slides of this presentation have been uploaded to Slideshare: SlideShare"> | View | Upload your own. The WiZiQ-presentation became very lively once the introduction was given. The presentation takes a minute to really start going but I think it is worth a look.

Not just the "Scary Times" Success Manual

Learn and Lead

Using Dave Ferguson’s three clicks out method I discovered I found ten strategies for transforming negativity and unpredictability into opportunities for growth, progress, and achievement that comes from Dan Sullivan's Strategic Coach. As I read through the ten strategies I wondered why these were only for the scary times like the recession. These are strategies that we should use even in the good times. found these useful and similar to some of the things I base my life on. 1. Forget about yourself, focus on others. Focus on helping others transform their negatives into positives.

Catching Up to Our Imagination

In the Middle of the Curve

In one sense, the emergence of a generation that grew up with the expectation that 'digital environments provide high degrees of sensorial satisfaction and intellectual stimulation' has smoothed the path: at last the demand, and consequently the market, is there for learning practitioners to create great content. If we look to examples like the popular Nintendo Wii Big Brain Academy I think we can see the first glimmerings how we can create learning content in the short-to medium term. still think we're a bit short on effective authoring tools to facilitate this. Finally(!), No one has it.

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.