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Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

Facebook seems to be coming up everywhere the past few weeks. The most recent, which finally got me to post, was a Stephen Downes post - I'm Majoring in Facebook, How about You? Students, however, seem more interested in cashing out. "I want to build a really cool app and then sell it for some amount of money," says Jennifer Gee, a 21-year-old computer science graduate student. What is Facebook?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. I'm struck by why I find this topic so interesting. As a practical person, I tend to avoid theory. But in my quest for an informal M

Try Before You Buy

Kapp Notes

Over at Money.com , they have a great article called Real $3.1M mansion causes a virtual stir. To quote the beginning of the article "Flipping through the real estate section is so yesterday -- touring an exact replica of a home for sale in Second Life is what's in store tomorrow." Is your training so yesterday? worlds offer some of these advantages. think it tells a compelling story.

Learnlets » J. Nives Quinn, Jr. (1917-2007) RIP

Clark Quinn

Today my father died. It wasn't unexpected, he'd been ready for years, and we're fortunate that his final demise was relatively quick and painless. He was an interesting guy: born in east Colorado at the edge of the prairie


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.

50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story (Alan Levine)


50 Web 2.0 This presentation reviews lessons learned in exploring 50 web sites (tools) for creating content via slideshows, timelines, media mixers, comic strips, and presentation makers—and shows how the same story can be told 50 different ways " - Alan Levine Actually, Alan Levine's presentation shows how the same story can be told 49 different ways, using 49 different free Web 2.0 Yes!). JUICE?

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The writings of Lee Kraus: Making Sense of New Technologies by George Siemens

Learning and Technology

Sense-Making of Technology and Media: a George Siemens Weekly Digest. George Siemens has written a post over at Robin Good's blog. It is a the first of a series that is designed to help use all the new technologies that are coming from

Classroom v. Technology

In the Middle of the Curve

Table from Zhang,D., Zhao, J.l., Zhou, L., and Nunamaker Jr., Can e-learning replace classroom learning? Communications of the ACM 47 , 5 (May 2004), pg 75-79. Warning: the link may not work outside of an academic institution. read Stephen Downes' musings on the relative advantages of technology vs. the classroom with great interest. Many of my students don't feel the same way.

The Rapid eLearning Blog » Go Beyond Information Sharing – 5 Ways Your E-learning Courses Can Create Understanding

Rapid eLearning

Information isn't the same as understanding. Many elearning courses are designed to just share information. In some cases, that's fine. But, there are many elearning courses that are performance-based and in those cases we need to

The science of learning

Clive on Learning

Last week I attended a one-day workshop entitled The Science of Learning, which was facilitated by cognitive neuroscientist Dr Itiel Dror of Southampton University. Itiel is becoming a bit of a celebrity amongst the e-learning community in the UK as someone who avoids the grand theories of learning and concentrates instead on practical tips based on what we know about the brain and how it works (assuming we really do and this I must place on trust). So here we go: The brain is a machine with limited resources for processing the enormous quantity of information received by the senses.

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IPTV- Myriad Possibilities, May Change the Way We e-Learn


Convergence of telecom, Media and IT had been a topic of business discussion for long. Fast paced technological developments in all these sectors have accelerated the convergence process. Today, we stand very close to the culmination of this much touted phenomena. We are not very far away when internet, telephone and entertainment requirements will be served by one single company. In India alone, Bharti-Airtel and other telecom players have already laid down required IPTV infrastructure and probably are in the process of designing ambitious marketing plans. Transformation in Media Planning. 1.

The Matrix -- Re-explained

The Learning Generalist

Cant resist this. Here goes. this is the matrix revolutions explained.a long read a but worth it. another point of fact.revolutions has broken the world record for being the top most grosser.this choice was already made.happy reading Neo is a human. But, he is a human with enhanced genetics, enhanced implants, and a machine programmed mind (probably based on a "The One" template program). That's why, at the end of Revolutions, when his body is being taken away, he is shown as an orange glow. The orange glow is how the machines see each other, and therefore how they see Neo. The phrase ".

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.

ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. I did a quick search for resources and here's what I found. thought it would be worth posting this list here. Kirkpatrick's Level 3: Improving the Evaluation of E-Learning Level 3 evaluations measure whether the there was an actual transfer of learning to the actual work setting. This level of evaluation will increase the visibility of learning and development efforts, because successful implementation of Level 3 evaluation Internet Time Blog: ROI is toast. Use EVA instead. ROI is toast. Use EVA instead.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Informal/DIY Learning: Montessori School for Adults?

Learning Visions

We've been exploring the notion of sending our son to a local Montessori school come this fall. He'll be 4. So last week, we had the chance to take a tour of the school, peek in on some classrooms, and ask a lot of questions

Book News

Kapp Notes

Over at Learning Simulations , Phil Charron has written an entry about Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning. You can read what he has to say in his entry by the same title of the book, Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning. I do some work with his company from time-to-time and so I sent him an autographed copy. For a sneak preview, go to the book's web site.

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Learnlets » See you in the funny papers

Clark Quinn

I decided to elaborate a bit more on my comment that I think comics/cartoons are underused in learning, as I truly believe this. I've used them in elearning to serve as a motivating example, humorously exaggerating the negative

10 Qualities That Make A Good Teacher (Richard M. Reis)


Article - What Makes a Good Teacher GOOD TEACHERS? Really Want to Be Good Teachers. Take Risks. Have a Positive Attitude. Never Have Enough Time. Think of Teaching as a Form of Parenting. Try to Give Students Confidence. Try to Keep Students-And Themselves-Off Balance. Try to Motivate Students by Working Within Their Incentive System. Do Not Trust Student Evaluations, Neither do bad teachers.

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 writings of Lee Kraus: Thanks for the Notice

Learning and Technology

Back in December, the Online Education Database site listed their staff's Top 100 Education Blogs. realise that I am slow to recognize that it was even there, but I do want to stop and say thanks to those who thought it was worthy of

Taureaux Piscine (Bulls and Swimming Pools)

In the Middle of the Curve

Those crazy French. One of the beautiful things about a computer moratorium is the necessary rediscovery of books. For whatever reason, I find myself in ruts when most of my life is on a computer. Meandering through libraries and random reading help me broaden my knowledge pool of odd trivia. Case in point - Taureaux Piscine. Do so - you win. Do it again, win again. What is there that's comical?

The Rapid eLearning Blog » Your E-Learning Success Depends on These 7 Questions

Rapid eLearning

Many times you get projects where the customer has already determined what she wants. If the customer's right, this is good and saves a lot of time. However, if the customer's wrong, then you have a problem. You'll waste time and money

Harold Jarche » Power Laws

Learning and Working on the Web

In presenting — and certainly in teaching — we need to make certain that the audience is engaged so that they may, with our help, find for themselves what is there to be discovered, including the discovery of the possibilities that

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

Informal Learning Blog » Inside out

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Teemu Arina and I met online about 18 months ago. I was leading a remote presentation on informal learning from California to a group in Helsinki. We finally got together F2F at Online Educa in Berlin last year

The Matrix -- Re-explained

The Learning Generalist

Cant resist this. Here goes. this is the matrix revolutions explained.a long read a but worth it. another point of fact.revolutions has broken the world record for being the top most grosser.this choice was already made.happy reading Neo is a human. But, he is a human with enhanced genetics, enhanced implants, and a machine programmed mind (probably based on a "The One" template program). That's why, at the end of Revolutions, when his body is being taken away, he is shown as an orange glow. The orange glow is how the machines see each other, and therefore how they see Neo. The phrase ".

Correlation Between IQ and Net Worth (Wealth)

Tony Karrer

the non-relationship between financial worth and iq Originally uploaded by pkedrosky. Just saw a post If You're So Dumb, Why Aren't You Rich? that cited an article in the journal Intelligence. It shows the correlation between IQ and Net Worth. Surprisingly there isn't one. Can that be right

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

I sat in on a lunchtime WebEx presentation with Gary Woodill -- Director, Research and Analysis, Brandon Hall Research. The topic: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning. You can buy each of the three reports in this series for a mere

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.

Training Day Blog: Virtual Surgery

Kapp Notes

This week over at the TrainingDay blog , my post is called Surgery Anyone? Virtual Surgery That Is. Stop by the site and leave a comment, you could win a free book. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

eLearning Weekly » mLearning: Now I See The Light

eLearning Weekly

There's quite a buzz around mobile learning (a.k.a. mLearning), but up until recently I hadn't seen examples that I believed were convincing or promising. always envisioned people working through eLearning courses on their cell phones

What Good Teachers Say About Teaching (Berkeley)


Article: [link] A-Z Index (short essays): [link] "At the University of California at Berkeley, the Distinguished Teaching Award was instituted in 1959 to recognize and reward excellence in teaching. On at least ten propositions, the contributors are in near or total agreement: The teacher's main task is to guide students through the learning process , not to dispense information.

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Learnlets » Labeling Games

Clark Quinn

I've mentioned before how I got into this field, and back then what we were doing was creating educational computer games. Playing the original Colossal Cave adventure, I realized how we could put meaningful skills into these

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Scenes from a Vigil

In the Middle of the Curve

Video taken from a candlelight vigil for Virginia Tech, held in Alexandria VA on April 18, 2007. My friends are more eloquent than I may ever be

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The Rapid eLearning Blog » How To Get Your Learners to Remember More

Rapid eLearning

Everyone wants to build good elearning courses, whether for sharing new information or changing workplace behaviors. While not all elearning objectives are the same, there are things you can do in your course design that help your

Harold Jarche » Disorientation in Learning

Learning and Working on the Web

A model I've used several times is Marilyn Taylor's learning cycle. Her work is not widely published but there is a reference in this PDF from NALD (see page 53). You can also read about the model in Making Sense of Adult Learning


Humor in eLearning

Simply Speaking

This is a news snippet from The Time of India on Wednesday, 10 January 2007. You can let your imagination run riot wondering what can happen to movies if further such moves are contemplated by the authorities. Might as well tell moviemakers to only make documentaries. And in course of time, all fiction. One such is the use of humor. But surely humor can be clean and unoffensive?

5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget

In the US alone, companies spend over $70 billion on corporate training and about $1000 on individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what's the result? Companies end up wasting millions of dollars each year on ineffective training practices.

Are e-Learning Employees Humans?

The Learned Man

Asim Chowdhury continues to enlighten and regale us with his somewhat caustic style of writing. His articles, I am sure, have managed to stike a chord with loads of eLearning folks and even if they haven't you wont be left without a smile! Asim probably would make the perfect 'union leader' in an eLearning company.

Fun - Wheel of Fortune Graphic Generator

Tony Karrer

There's a few different fun tools at: [link] Error Message Generator Word Puzzle Generator Street Party Sign Generator Highway Sign Generator Gas Station Sign Generator Road Construction Sign Generator Pack Place Sign Generator Office Building Sign Generator Bar-B-Q Sign Generator Chinese Restaurant Sign Generator Graffiti Generator Las Vegas Strip Generator A fun/smart idea.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

I want to incorporate a reading list for the next level of the 30-minute masters (taking a crash course in Instructional Design). This would be for those who want to take their own learning to the next level. list of important books

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Yale's Online Course Initiative

Kapp Notes

Last night in a "blogger only" press conference (love the idea), a team from Yale University announce the launching of seven online introductory courses. Complete courses with audio and video from each class session within the course. For an excellent summary of the session, see Christy Tucker's summary in Open Yale Courses, New Media Traditional Pedagogy. Diana E. E.

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.

Leadership and online multiplayer games

Clive on Learning

When I sat down on the train tp read Leadership in a Distributed World - Lessons from Online Gaming, a paper from IBM Global Business Services, I thought I knew right up front what the conclusion would be. After all, the paper starts by making the point that, "as technological innovation enables companies to disaggregate and send increasing amounts of work to employees and external partners around the world. No more outward bound activities in the wilderness, no more constructing of Lego towers. They will then be perfectly prepared to run the accounting department in some regional office.

From Public Speaking Class to CEO of Google (Schmidt)


YouTube - Eric Schmidt Public Speaking Class Wikipedia - Eric E. Schmidt Portfolio.com - Dr.Eric E. Schmidt, Ph.D. Eric Emerson Schmidt, Ph.D born 1955 in Washington, D.C.) is Chairman and CEO of Google Inc and a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Inc. Schmidt started of his working career as research staff for Xerox. In 1983, Schmidt joined Sun Microsystems as software manager.

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