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President Elect Brings Web 2.0 to the People

Kapp Notes

We all know that President-elect Barack Obama used text messages and his web site to a distinct advantage in the election. Well, we now know his is going to be using those tools in his presidency as well. He just launched Change.Gov The web site will be used to revolutionize the way the commander in chief communicates with the American people through online videos and interactivity via the web.

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Concept Worker

Tony Karrer

Daniel Pink's book A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future contains a description of new age - the Conceptual Age. He describes how our society has gone from agricultural to industrial to the information age. But then he describes how we've really moved on past that to a new age where the dominant value for most organizations are created by high-end knowledge workers working on concepts. He calls them creators and empathizers. That is to make emphasis on his focus on the right-brain aspects. In other words. That's not as helpful as it should be.

Harold Jarche » Post Work Literacy

Learning and Working on the Web

the work literacy online learning event is over and many of the participants are now at devlearn08 and i might surmise that they're connecting with some folks they met during the course. our learning community event spanned six weeks

Get to Know Your Learners (And Avoid These Pitfalls)

Rapid eLearning

I once worked on a project for new machine operators who were not able to meet their quotas within 90 days of being hired. assumed that I would build a standard course that took them through the tasks. Before starting, I wanted to get to know more about the learner’s environment, so I spent a few days with the machine operators. Do you know what I discovered? Trust me on this one.

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

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The Right Place to Find Help: ASTD's Big Question

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Big Question on the Learning Circuit's Blog is about Social Networking and finding help and expertise if you have a question or a concern for which you need input and/or advice. The basic question is " If you need input from people, where's the best place to ask?" But, then the question breaks into sub-questions. tools. Let me explain. In the old days (before Web 2.0) With Web 2.0

New Communication on the Web - Google Chat Video

Learning and Technology

I just tried video chat on Google and it was easy and cool. It worked really well. think this is another important step to improved communication on the web. really need to get a laptop with an integrated camera and mic. wonder if this is enough justification to get a new Mac laptop? It will also be interesting to see if you can embed a chat module into other pages like Blogger and Google Sites.

mLearn08: mobile ePortfolio's by Selena Chan

Ignatia Webs

It was a chaotic couple of weeks in which I learned a lot, and now it is time to send it in to cyberspace. During mLearn08 there were a lot of inspiring speakers and because of the parallel sessions I could not see all of them, but I would like to share the one's I found inspiring. Selena is an energetic, but in non-verbal attitude a bit shy speaker. Working on a phd on tracking identity formation.

Carrying off the prizes

Clive on Learning

Seeing this pic on the Thinking Worlds Blog of the team at Caspian Learning celebrating their award for best game or simulation at last Thursday's E-Learning Awards in London (and yes that's Donald Clark there on the left, joining in) reinforced for me just how much fun these events can be, particularly when you're a winner. Sorry if it's a little long. All good excuses, but all miss the mark.

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

Blending Online and Classroom Instruction: At the Same Time

Kapp Notes

Last night, Scott came to my class to talk about "Polished Presentations" usually he drives up to Bloomsburg for the presentation but last night, due to a mix up on my part, he was unable to make the 120 mile trip. Due the the distance, this semester we leveraged technology and Scott gave an online far pretty normal stuff. So first, here is the set up. Everybody stand up.

Changing Roles for Educators (CCK08: Paper 2)


Background The field of interest that I work in is teaching and learning. My focus is primarily on distance learning, but I still do some face to face teaching. would say that on the whole participants on these courses are much wiser and more aware of teaching methods other than the straightforward unengaging lectures that may have been more the norm twenty years ago. What to do? Web 2.0 Oh, My!

mLearn08: MiLK: students building mobile learning games in higher education by Debra Polson

Ignatia Webs

Debra Polson is a very enthusiastic speaker. She showed showcases of custom mobile games. Debra motivates students to develop mobile games and they love it! All of the examples are about Fun first, then Educational. Examples mentioned: Scape (an urban sustainability education tool), Scoot and Milk (the mobile learning kit), I will focus on this last one. Long live Australian creativity


Learning Journeys

Today, I’m reviewing SlideRocket , an online presentation tool.  My review is mixed. Let’s start with the good points. It’s free.  You can purchase individual or business accounts with more functionality, but the free account is fine for most uses. The image quality is superb. The user interface is fairly self-explanatory.  PowerPoint users beware.  It is nothing like PowerPoint.

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.

The Learning Innovation Lab (Part 2)


Keynote - SlideShare Version Keynote - PDF Version (77 MB) IMETC Event Smart Education: Converging Technology, Pedagogy and Content "One of the things that really delights me in this field is seeing people who have taken to these new technologies and new approaches achieving genuine success. Anyhow, now I am seeing it again as Zaid Ali Alsagoff gives his first ( no doubt of many ) keynotes. No way!

Mystery of the Missing Friday

In the Middle of the Curve

The great thing about crossing coasts is that you get to wake up way too early in the morning on too little sleep. And you wind up missing an entire day of a conference because all of the flights leave early. Thankfully, Brian Dusablon , one of the other attendees, has notes on some Friday sessions. And don't forget BJ's DevLearn Blogger list!!!! I've got a final post on another computer that I just don't have the energy to set up right now. promise it will be up tomorrow. And for all of the cool people I met during DevLearn - thank you for making this the most fun conference I've ever been t

What is m-Learning?

eLearning Cyclops

As with distance learning and e-learning, m-learning encapsulates many modes of learning. definition general enough to capture it all could be: A distance learning event delivered, synchronously or asynchronously, via an electronic mobile device. Granted, this definition is similar to others out there, but generic enough to include current applications that are commonly accepted as m-learning. Plus, it leaves room for those applications yet to be innovated. Distance Learning m-Learning

FOR SALE - Experienced Online Instructor

eLearning Acupuncture

Are you seeking an experienced online instructor to teach at the post secondary level in the following fields: chemistry, physics, biology, biotechnology, molecular biology, mathematics, pharmacology, statistics, educational technology, education, or ethics? If so, please contact ME - I am for sale. Seriously. Here is my brief CV and a detailed teaching dossier can be made available to interested parties. I can teach entirely using Web 2.0 technologies or I can teach within your school's LMS. You decide

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.

The Learning Innovation Lab (Part 2)


Keynote - SlideShare Version Keynote - PDF Version (77 MB) IMETC Event Smart Education: Converging Technology, Pedagogy and Content "One of the things that really delights me in this field is seeing people who have taken to these new technologies and new approaches achieving genuine success. Anyhow, now I am seeing it again as Zaid Ali Alsagoff gives his first ( no doubt of many ) keynotes. No way!

Deeper Instructional Design

In the Middle of the Curve

Presentation: Deeper Instructional Design: Cognitive Science and How People Really Learn Presenter: Clark Quinn (yup.blogger.hiding in the corner.near the power.) Context Elements of Enhanced ID - Objective - Intro - Concept - Example - Practice - Summary Action! How do people really learn - use that to design system. - And what technology affords us. Doing more strategy. More people looking for 5 year roadmaps in his practice. Gets into format not examineable + Experts have a hard time describing what they do. Gap between what they say they do and actually do big. Hard to extinguish. Avidly?


Tony Karrer

I'm at the Dan Roam - The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures - keynote at DevLearn. You can find something similar here. What problems can we solve with pictures? All of them. We all know how to do this. Three quarters of our brain is dedicated to visual processing. After you hit age six or seven, in education we stop emphasizing visual thinking. The act of creating the picture forces us to think in new ways. Whoever best describes the problem is the one most likely to solve it. Much like asking better questions.) They print all their cities on their napkins.

Why it's not worth paying peanuts

Clive on Learning

In his posting All of the Above - how to cheat Multiple Choice Questions , Donald Clark provides the following quote from a talk given by Professor Dylan Wiliam, Deputy Director of the Institute of Education, gave at the ALT conference in 2007: “The variability at teacher level is about four times the variability at school level. If you get one of the best teachers, you will learn in six months what an average teacher will take a year to teach you. If you get one of the worst teachers, that same learning will take you two years.

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

Live Blogging with Cover It Live

Learning Journeys

Interested in live blogging an event?  Want your microblogging updates to be posted in real-time to a single blog post? Try Cover It Live. I ran across this fantastic service being used at Mark Oehlert’s e-Clippings blog.  He is live blogging DevLearn 2008 in San Jose, California. Cover It Live answers the question, “What will my readers see?&# , with this explanatory video.  However, if you want to see it in action, visit e-Clippings today. From : CoveritLive’s web based software takes your next live blog to a new level. Your readers will love it.

Authority from Blogging

In the Middle of the Curve

I'm going to quote Christy Tucker's comment on one of my DevLearn post because she brings up a good point. That and I'm ridiculously flattered. Not often I get my name mentioned with Stephen Downes in the same sentence. For those not familiar with Christy's blog , she has been blogging almost as long as I have and finds the greatest stuff in her daily bookmarks. By the way, my lack of comment on any post from anyone is more a reflection of my continued struggle with trackbacks and reporting. If you send me a comment with a link, if I haven't found it already, I will check it out. Promise.

eLearning Research

Tony Karrer

At a panel at DevLearn. We have: Will Thalheimer, Work Learning Research Kevin Oakes, I4CP Claire Schooley, Forrester Chris Howard, Bersin Kevin Martin, Aberdeen Biggest trend is Learning 2.0 trend. Allow people to work faster, better through informal learning. eLearning 2.0 addresses informal, on-the-job. It's relatively new. Bersin is publishing report on learning 2.0. Collaborative. Learner in charge. Looking out there for the information they need. Find it. Use it. And it sits there. Younger generation used to finding things on their own. Talent management being discussed in the board room.

Rapid drag and drop authoring

Clive on Learning

Rapid development tools are by definition going to adopt a position towards the 'easy-to-use' end of the scale, even though this usually means compromising on functionality. One feature that I find I really miss is the ability to include drag and drop activities. Here's why: Drag and drop is great for testing whether learners can identify the parts of something, e.g. the bones in the body, the parts of a machine, an area on a map. It's also great for having learners put objects into a sequence. Not to forget matching up pairs. It has a game-like feel. It's fun.

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Best Practices for Launching an LMS

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Adobe Captivate 4 Sneak Peek

Learning Journeys

I didn’t get to attend the Adobe Summit or DevLearn 2008 this week in San Jose, CA, and I’m totally jealous of everyone who got a sneak peek of Adobe Captivate 4.  . Thankfully, Philip Hutchison posted an excellent overview of all the new features on his pipwerks blog.  Captivate 4 will be part of the new Adobe eLearning Suite.  You must check out Philip’s review. Thank you, Philip! Tagged: adobe, captivate

Implementing Immersive Simulations

In the Middle of the Curve

Presentation: Best Practices for Implementing Immersive Simulations Presenter: Corti (Came in late - first person networking) - The 'big idea' (what is your hook) - Defining it - Project team - Vendor Selection - Design it + Paper mock-ups important, incl. storyboarding. Mistakes on paper cheap - Build it + Build to work, then build pretty + 20: 80 rule. For immersive learning, at least 80 percent of the project needs to be done before you can show the client. Build for learners, not gamer + Make sure you have time to do iterative process. Manage it + Beware of feature creep. TLC required.

New Literacies

Tony Karrer

At the Tim O'Reilly keynote at the DevLearn conference. His outline is very interesting in that he's promising to talk about the "new literacies." I'm hoping this is going to be similar to Work Literacy. He uses the same quote I often use from William Gibson - The future is already here, it's just not evenly distributed. Pattern recognition is key. What do these companies have in common: Google eBay Yahoo Amazon MapQuest Craigslist Wikipedia YouTube Built on top of Linux (open source). Services. Not packaged apps. Data aggregators, not just software. Allow people to share ideas. Hadoop. Design.