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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.

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

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

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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


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.

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.

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 ".

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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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.

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.

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?

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

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 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

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

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

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 ".

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.

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

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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

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

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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The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

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

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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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