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Enspire Learning: Creating eLearning Courses that Engage & Inform

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Enspire Learning is the newest addition to the community of course sellers, and they have some of the coolest courses I’ve seen in awhile. Enspire’s staff is made up of folks with unconventional backgrounds bringing a rock’n’roll, Austin, Texas-inspired approach to elearning design. Creating eLearning Courses

Course of the Week: Mastering Management by Enspire Learning

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Happy Holidays from Enspire Learning

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Happy Holidays from Enspire Learning Brought to you by those creative cooks at Enspire Learning in Austin, Texas: How the Finch Stole E-Learning. Posted by Cammy Bean at 10:53 AM Labels: enspire learning 1 comments: Karl Kapp said. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Take the Survey!

ASTD ICE Conference Recap, Lessons Learned and Random Events

Kapp Notes

I also caught up with my friends from Enspire Learning. I spoke with a bunch of folks from Enspire but got to see Robert Bell present with Randy Esterling (of ConAgra) who presented on the topic of “Managing Talent for Results”: a Serious Game for Business Managers that Really Works. had a great time at the ASTD ICE Conference which recently concluded in Dallas Texas. Not even close.

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ASTD Philly 2013 Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Enspire Learning. Here are the resources from my presentation. Here are the slides: Companies Mentioned. Zombies Run. Game On! Learning. Knowledge Guru. Allen Interactions. Axionify. Game Development Software ThinkingWorlds (3D Software). Unity 3D (3D Software, fairly Complex). Raptivity(Games Pack). Raptivity (Simulation Pack). Articulate Storyline. Here is some content and references from the presentation. An experience as an avatar can change a person’s real life perceptions. Reference: Yee, N., & Bailenson, J.N. 2006). August 24- 26, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Reference: Baylor, A.

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Resources from Learning 3.0 Conference Presentation

Kapp Notes

Enspire Learning. Met some wonderful people in Chicago, reconnected with old friends and co-author Tony O’Driscoll and had a great time!! The river cruise was a lot of fun and educational. Wonderful Chicago skyline as seen from the river. The presentation was a great deal of fun. We played “Fact or Fishy” Here is a copy of my slides from the presentation. Learning 3.0

ASTD DC Metro 2013 Presentation Resources:Gamification of Learning

Kapp Notes

Enspire Learning. Had a great time last night with the wonder folks from the ASTD DC Metro chapter, a full house with lots of great questions and interactions. Met a number of new friends, saw an old college classmate, Dara Nicholls, and ran into Richard Blunt, author of Do Serious Games Work? Here I am with Erik. A well played game by both teams. Here are the slides from the presentation.

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Excerpt from Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Kapp Notes

SAP partnered with an e-learning design company, Enspire Learning , located in Austin, Texas to craft six, hour-long modules tackling six major difficulties with distributed, or “virtual,” teams the training including a 20-minute capstone simulation for each of the six modules. Enspire and SAP recognized the significant design challenge of meaningfully discussing cultural differences while remaining sensitive to the cultures of learners world-wide. Looking through some old files, I found this interesting excerpt from “Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning.” Games

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The Finch Who Stole E-Learning

Kapp Notes

The folks over at Enspire have created a wonderful holiday greeting. And thanks to Bjorn Billhardt, Stephen Robinson and the whole gang at Enspire for a little holiday cheer and laughter! __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideYou really need to check out the animated story How the Finch Stole E-Learning. It will bring a smile to your face.

Serious Play Conference

Kapp Notes

Robert Bell , Multimedia Coursewriter, Enspire Learning. The Serious Play Conference, taking place August 23-25 at DigiPen Institute of Technology, has announced the International Serious Play Awards , a program to recognize and certify exemplary products for training or learning in the education, corporate, government/military, healthcare and consumer markets. In addition to being eligible for the competition, all titles entered into the 2011 Awards Program will be eligible for Serious Play Certification. The certification will be valid for three years. Brayden Olsen , CEO, Novel.

Resources from Training 2013 Conference and Expo #trg13

Kapp Notes

Enspire Learning. The presentation was a great deal of fun. We played “Fact or Fishy” Had a great audience and we had a great deal of fun. Team A got beaten fairly handidly so Team B gets accolades throughout the land. Here is a copy of my slides from the presentation. Games, Interactivity, Gamification for Learning: Creating Engaged Learners from Karl Kapp. Here is a link to the Poll Everywhere software I used to play the Fact or Fishy Game. Companies Mentioned Designing Digitally. CodeBaby. EduNeering Zombies Run. Game On! Learning. Knowledge Guru. Raptivity(Games Pack).

Resources: Keynote Address to #SPBT Medical Device Summit

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Enspire Learning. Met some wonderful people and had a great time at the inaugural SPBT event The medical Device and Diagnostic Trainers Summit. The presentation was a great deal of fun. We played “Fact or Fishy” which resulted in a tie between team A and Team B. We had a wonderful tour of Princeton (lot of smart people used to live and still live in the area) and we had a delicious dinner. Here is a copy of my slides from the presentation. The Gamification of Learning: What Research Says About Simulations & Serious Games from Karl Kapp. CodeBaby. EduNeering Zombies Run.

Learning In Practice Awards 2012

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Excellence in Content: Gold: Enspire Learning. Cisco Systems partnered with Enspire Learning to create an e-learning course on organizational learning. Bronze: Enspire Learning. The ninth annual Chief Learning Officer Learning In Practice Awards recognized learning leaders, vendors and organizations that have made a substantive and measurable change in business, vision, strategic alignment or leadership. Learning providers were recognized for their service in eight categories, including e-learning, academic partnerships and social learning. These are their stories.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games

Learning Visions

Read on for notes from a webinar today, April 9, 2009: Building Better Learning Games: Leveraging Game Design and User Testing for Results Our hosts today: Enspire Learning (Ben Katz) Doorways to Dreams D2D -- financial entertainment. About five months Had lots of volunteer support for testing and feedback Made at Enspire with a team of three people! Focus on casual video games.

ASTD Mid NJ 2013 Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Enspire Learning. Had a great time last night with the wonder folks from the ASTD Mid-NJ chapter, lots of great questions and interactions. Met a number of new friends caught up with some old friends and heard some wonderful presentations. Took one of our students, Melissa, to the event and she had a great time meeting everyone as well. and might have even gotten a few job opportunities!). I want to thank all the people for a wonderful event. I really enjoyed meeting and speaking with all the great folks. Here are the slides from the presentation. Gamification of Learning from Karl Kapp.

Learning In Practice Award Winners Announced

CLO Magazine

Bronze Origin Learning Excellence in Community Service Award Gold Cornerstone OnDemand Silver Bellevue University Bronze University of Phoenix Excellence in Content Award Gold Enspire Studios Silver AchieveGlobal Bronze EBSCO Information Services Excellence in E-learning Award Gold Ivy Planning Group Silver Saba Software Bronze WeejeeLearning Excellence in Gaming and Simulations Award Gold Carney Inc. Silver Enspire Studios Bronze C Technologies Inc. Rancho Mirage, Calif., For 2013, the top honor went to Rob Lauber, vice president of Yum! University at Yum! Brands Inc.,

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Blog Book Tour: Week Two

Kapp Notes

We are kicking off week two of the Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning book tour. The first week was a lot of fun sparking all types of discussions. Check out these additional posts relating to discussions about the book: Men and Women- Games and Learning On Games, Learning and Gender So What Kind of Gamer are You?

2013 Excellence in Content

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GOLD: Enspire Studios. Dell partnered with Enspire Studios, the custom development unit of Austin, Texas-based Enspire Learning, to create an online learning experience that would satisfy this need. Enspire thought the combination of linear and non-linear course navigation gave learners the right amount of control. Enspire also included game mechanics throughout the course to help employees retain the material. Dell Inc. The course included three main sections: “Brand Filter,” “Case Studies” and “Call to Action.” to 92.6.

Learning In Practice Awards 2013

CLO Magazine

GOLD: Enspire Studios. Dell partnered with Enspire Studios, the custom development unit of Austin, Texas-based Enspire Learning, to create an online learning experience that would satisfy this need. Silver: Enspire Studios Bronze: C2 Technologies Inc. The 10th annual Chief Learning Officer Learning In Practice Awards recognized learning leaders, vendors and organizations that have made a substantive and measurable change in business, vision, strategic alignment or leadership. These are their stories. CLO of the Year: Yum Brands’ Rob Lauber. GOLD: Iron Mountain.

7 Tips for Better E-Learning Scenarios

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Enspire Learning is hosting a free webinar on June 9th, Pick Up the Pace: Creating Quality Rapid E-learning. In a previous post, we looked at how you can make your elearning courses more effective and engaging by getting your learners to pull the course content rather than you just pushing it out to them. A great way to create a pull-type course is build it around problem-solving scenarios.

Virtual Team Management

ID Reflections

I was going through the Demonstrations and Case Studies on the Enspire Learning website when I came across a marvelous simulation on Virtual Team Management. You can access the demos by registering. As a part of a project team that is globally distributed at the moment, I realized how important the parameters mentioned in the simulation are for the success of such projects. Never assume!

Video Games for Corporate Hiring, Training and Advancement

Kapp Notes

Helfrich who tweets as @studentlifeguru for this interesting article about Sun Microsystems, (a wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle) who teamed up with vendor Enspire Learning to develop two online video games as part of its new hire integration process. Thanks to Scott M. One goal of this $100,000 enterprise was to target Gen X and Gen Y employees. Sol City is in danger.

Top Nine Posts of 2009

Learning Visions

Building Better Learning Games My live blogged notes from an April 2009 webinar with Enspire learning. Why not ten? I don’t know. Essential Reading for Instructional Design? This post from February 2008 is still at the top, lists and links to books and articles, including Dr. John Curry’s post How to Get an Instructional Design Education Without Paying Tuition. Getting Started in Instructional Design Another oldie, from 2007. Probably simply popular because it’s on the sidebar list in my blog. Tells you something about placement. Instructional Design – What’s in a name?

Blog Book Tour: Week Two Happenings

Kapp Notes

Day Six: 09/17/07 - Enspire Learning's Corporate Blog This entry was great because it provided an opportunity to play a simulation. If you haven't seen the postings on the blog book tour for this week, you need to check them out. I hope you took advantage of that offer. Day Seven: 09/18/07 -Mark Oehlert's e-clippings(Learning as Art). Mark's stop was week 2, stop 2 a high pressure stop. Mark gave some insights into his review of the book before it was even published. He provided over 18 pages of comments that really fueled alot of the ideas and insights into the book. Thanks Mark.

Blog Book Tour-- First Update

Kapp Notes

The blog book tour is going well, great contributions on the tour "stops" Be sure to check out the stops below. Also, we've had Rupa from Writer's Gateway join the tour with her posting Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning-My Thoughts on Chapter 1. Check out all the stops below and add your own comments and insights. Join in the conversation! Week One Day One: 09/10/07 - A podcast interview with Brent Schlenker. Please stop by and have a listen. The first part of the podcast discusses Brent's impression of Apple's business model and the iPhone and then the interview begins.

Blog Book Tour Begins

Kapp Notes

Today is the beginning of a 14 stop blog book tour. Below are the tour dates and "stop" locations. During the Blog Book tour, I will be not be posting on Kapp Notes , instead, I will be posting on the the blogs which are listed below. The tour will last three weeks and promises to be a lot of fun. Enjoy all the postings and you can even read the first chapter for yourself. Check it out.

2013 Excellence in Gaming And Simulations

CLO Magazine

Silver: Enspire Studios Omaha, Neb.-based Enspire Studios developed Managing Talent for Results, a one-day board game experience supplemented with a Web-based digital application played over the course of four virtual years in the life of a fictional company. Gold: Carney Inc. At the U.S. Defense Department, information security is serious business. So is gaming. But typical compliance training can be dull and ineffective. Working with federal contractor SAIC and Carney Inc., DISA rolled out a new annual training program called the Cyber Awareness Challenge in late 2012.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems

Learning Visions

Update: I was just looking at the Enspire Learning website, and it looks like they did the development work on the Shadow Specters Game for Sun. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. technologies and gaming to create a unique onboarding experience. Publicly available training program. Wiki Platform Using Web 2.0 Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I see the value. At least from the instructional designers and the businesss point of view. Learning objectives clarify exactly what it is youre trying to teach. But I find them painfully boring to read and to write. And yet one could argue that most learners dont even bother reading them. Really?

Blog Book Tour: Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

You can see the tour next week at the following locations: Week Two Day Six: 09/17/07 - Enspire Learning's Corporate Blog Day Seven: 09/18/07 -Mark Oehlert's e-clippings(Learning as Art) Day Eight: 09/19/07 - Mike Qaissaunee's Frequently Asked Q Day Nine: 09/20/07 - Jane Bozarath's Bozarathzone Day Ten: 09/21/07 - Brent Schlenker's Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development Then you can see the tour at these other locations the next week. Talk about a fun week with plenty of activities and discussions about gamers, cheat codes, teaching the new generation of learners and labels.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Top Posts in 2007

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, December 03, 2007 Top Posts in 2007 Snow is falling general over Massachusetts. Its the kind of day here in New England when you turn inward and take stock of the past year. Me, Id mostly like to take a nap. All female. 1: No one had even heard of Second Life. Take the Survey! eLearnin.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Things That Light Up My Life

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, December 18, 2007 Things That Light Up My Life This is a geeky instructional designer moment. But here it is. photo by tanakawho Whats been lighting up my life this week is when I hear a Subject Matter Expert say, "Lets cut that. Lets go with your Less is More." Its music to my ears. eLearnin.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blog of the Week

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, December 10, 2007 Blog of the Week Ego boost alert for this Bean: Donald Taylor has cited Learning Visions as Blog of the Week 13. Im blushing. Thanks! Posted by Cammy Bean at 11:44 AM Labels: me 4comments: Christine Martell said. Cammy, You deserve it. I always appreciate your perspectives and willingness to put forward your ideas as they are forming. Glad I have company in noticing. 1:06 PM Michele said. Hey Cammy--ditto! 1:28 PM Sue Waterssaid. Thanks for all the warm fuzzies. eLearnin.