- ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world?- Performance Learning Productivity, May 28, 2010
Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. But it simply isn’t appropriate for today’s world. Challenging?
- A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning)- Social Enterprise Blog, May 12, 2010
For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. Many of whom I really respoect. I see it in blog posts, comments, posts, LrnChat discussions, and all sorts of places. Not because they are wrong about social, but because they get so little right about LMS. Not even close. Why?
- Workscape evolution- Informal Learning, May 7, 2010
This morning Jane Hart posted this 5-stage model of the evolution of workplace learning in an organization. I’ve re-worked the model to show: my domain is the workscape (the merger of work and learning, the learning ecosystem). overarching issue is who controls the curriculum. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other.
- QR Codes: In the Classroom #QRCode- Dont Waste Your Time, May 28, 2010
I’ve written previously about QR Codes, what they are, and how we might use them. I’ve met and chatted with Andy Ramsden of Bath University and seen how they have integrated them into the assignment and feedback process. But first … I have found that there is something about the QR Code generation we ought to know about; this is.
- Take This LMS and Shove It- Living in Learning, May 19, 2010
With the rapid shift to informal learning, the LMS is being dethroned as the center of the learning systems universe. While still important, a more critical role to support the convergence of learning assets and workflows requires consideration of robust EPSS technology to play a pivotal role in the very near future.
- The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0- trainingwreck, May 8, 2010
I find myself in the center of an intellectual tempest. The traditional ‘learning’ folks are trying to sort out how to revolutionize the industry by augmenting their formal learning strategies to incorporate social media, social learning, social networking and the like. It’s a good thing to witness, but slow as molasses in some circles. here ). 2.0
- First iPad University Course- The eLearning Coach, May 16, 2010
These students will be getting an iPad loaded with course content. Read the interview. Post from: The eLearning Coach First iPad University Course. ipad
- A Few Practical Tips on Storyboarding- MinuteBio, May 16, 2010
When I peruse my blog stats it always amazes me that my storyboarding posts are some of the most visited and my storyboard template has been downloaded far more than expected. guess the practical things are the most valuable. Determine who you are making storyboards for. a combination of the aforementioned. Put storyboards up on a wall. Thanks!
- Changing our 'Trainer' Mindsets- Free as in Freedom, May 16, 2010
I am a trainer by profession. know there are war cries in the industry to just get rid of the training department completely. agree and I disagree. Jane Bozarth 's landmark quote remains at the back of my mind. Trainers won't be replaced by technology. They will be replaced by trainers who are willing to use technology.” So am I really a trainer?
- Why bash the LMS?- Learnlets, May 10, 2010
In response to a query about why someone would question the concept of the LMS, I penned the (slightly altered, for clarity) response that follows: What seems to me to be the need is to have a unified performer-facing environment. It should provide access to courses when those are relevant, resources/job aids, and eCommunity tools too. Yes, but.
- 30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With- Upside Learning Blog, May 20, 2010
ID is an interesting domain to be involved in. On the one hand, you are continuously learning about different work environments as you are called upon to resolve different performance issues. On the other hand, your understanding of the domain, and your role in it, changes over time. Adventures in Corporate Education by Gina Minks.
- LMS Template- eLearning 24-7, May 21, 2010
Provides a template you can use when comparing LMS vendors, thus creating an apple to apple process. vendoranalysis.xls
- Build Trust, Not Control- The Peformance Improvement Blog, May 3, 2010
As we come out of the recession and companies prepare for hiring and growth, the level of trust in a company’s culture will have a lot to say about whether that organization will be successful or not. Without trust, employees become what Judy Bardwick, in her article titled "The High Cost of Mistrust," calls actively disengaged.
- 172 Interactive Health Tutorials and 32 EduGames!- ZaidLearn, May 4, 2010
How Does Your Brain Understands What Your Ear Hears ? Answer: Learn Genetics Not sure if that was correct, but the two (2) links or resources above are certainly worth exploring. 172 Interactive Health Tutorials If you haven't seen this amazingly healthy resource repository yet, it is about time! from the Patient Education Institute. Not bad!
- What is the future of the LMS?- Social Media in Learning, May 4, 2010
The Learning Management System has been with us for just 10 years or. so, and yet for many it is now seen as the core system required for. delivering e-learning in an organisation. 0160; I have already mentioned in. an earlier posting how, that the first thing that is often recommended. to someone embarking on e-learning is to buy a LMS!
- Ten Myths about Video in e-Learning: Part 1 by Stephen Haskin- Learning Solutions Magazine, May 3, 2010
Video has been called the original rapid e-Learning method, and there is no doubt that it is now an important medium in our work. However, there is also a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding about video, spread in conferences, online forums, and over coffee. This two-part series examines ten of the most common of these myths.
- These 12 Tutorials Teach You How to Build an Interactive E-Learning Course- Rapid eLearning Blog, May 4, 2010
It’s a fact that you CAN build effective elearning with rapid elearning tools. You’re not locked into linear, click and read content. All it requires is that you craft a sound learning strategy and get the most out of your tools. In a previous post I shared how to create the graphic elements for that course in PowerPoint. Review. Interview. Refer.
- Using Twitter to deliver a collaborative keynote- Jane Hart - Pick of the Day, May 23, 2010
My posting last Thursday explained how I was in Athlone, Ireland to deliver a keynote to the Irish Learning Technology Association's EdTech10 conference. All in all it worked out very well, and afterwards, Juanita @JFJ24 tweeted: "will you be blogging your reflections on the. experience. Think it woud be interesting". Preparing for the keynote.
- Elearning example: Branching scenario- Making Change, May 3, 2010
You’re a US Army sergeant in Afghanistan. Can you help a young lieutenant overcome cultural differences and make a good impression on a Pashtun leader? That’s the challenge behind “ Connect with Haji Kamal , decision-making scenario that my cool client Kinection and I developed for the US Army. The goals. Complex branching.
- LMS is no longer the centre of the universe- Learning and Working on the Web, May 4, 2010
OK, so here’s the deal – if learning is work and work is learning, why is organizational learning controlled by a learning management systems (LMS) that isn’t connected to the work being done in the enterprise? Learning is no longer what you do before you go to work, never having to learn anything else in order to do your job.
- The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning- elearnspace, May 6, 2010
When I survey the landscape of educational tools, I come to the following conclusion: Elgg is the most important tool, currently available, in shaping the future of learning. Disclaimer: I was on an advisory board for Elgg when it first started, though the board never really did much, but I mention it now so it looks like I might be cool). Why Elgg?
- Is Google Analytics the next LMS? (continued)- Sana Easy Bloggers, May 10, 2010
Last week we shared our visions on using Google services (such as Analytics) as an alternative to expensive LMS software. Judging from the many responses, re-blogs and re-tweets we received, this topic struck a vibe in the e-Learning community. Nevertheless, we have some ideas on that. will take Sana EasyGenerator as an example.
- Four strategies for online content- Onlignment, May 24, 2010
Online learning content can perform many different functions, depending on the learning strategy which you are employing. Exposition. By exposition we mean the delivery of learning content to the learner with little or nothing in the way of interaction. The learner is not choosing the content; it is delivered according to an established curriculum.
- What makes a good blogpost?- Learning with e's, May 12, 2010
I have now been blogging for almost four years, and during that time I think I have learnt a thing or two about what makes a good blog post (and also what doesn't). Some of my most visited blogposts have provocative or intriguing titles such as ' Another nail in the coffin ' ' Two fingered salute ' and ' Web 2.0 Wonderland '.
- The Myth of Subject Matter Experts: An Excerpt from Simulations and the Future of Learning- Clark Aldrich, May 21, 2010
What follows is an excerpt from Simulations and the Future of Learning : If you were to design a leadership simulation, something that had both valid learning and computer-game-like interactivity, how would you do it? Other than playing more than my fair share of computer games, I was way outside my domain of expertise now. Where should we start?
- Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash- eLearning Technology, May 6, 2010
Earlier this year I questioned why there was Still No Flash on the iPhone and iPad. It’s become quite clear that Apple (Steve Jobs) is going to block putting Flash on these platforms. Today the big news is Scribd Switches to HTML5; Adobe To Make Tools for HTML5. But it’s pretty clear that even Adobe sees the problem here. eLearning Technology.
- Standalone LMS is Still Dead (rebutting & agreeing w/ Dave Wilkins)- trainingwreck, May 15, 2010
Last year, I wrote a piece entitled “ The Standalone LMS is Dead ”. Last week, Dave Wilkins of Learn.com wrote a piece entitled “ A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of social learning) ”. Let the fireworks begin. But before striking my match, I must first state that Dave is a professional; both classy and clever. ie. Period. the LCC).
- BlackBoard 9: links and resources- Dont Waste Your Time, May 5, 2010
I’m really looking forward to our upgrade to Blackboard version 9 this summer. I’ve had a play on the BB development website (last year!) and on the test server here at BU, and I want to like it … I really do! So, do I like it? University of Syracuse: BB9 Testing Issues: blogs.syr.edu/blackboard9testing. html. Blackboard vs.
- Online Tools: Improve Your Productivity- The eLearning Coach, May 5, 2010
Want to be so productive you can leave work early? Then try out some of these online apps. Post from: The eLearning Coach Online Tools: Improve Your Productivity.
- Here are 6 Tips to make your Rapid Elearning a Success- Free as in Freedom, May 23, 2010
A few days back I ordered a large meal at a restaurant. Unfortunately, the food tasted awful - really awful. My first thought was to curse the chef - not for one moment did I think of complaining about the ingredients. strange thought came to my mind. bad chef with great ingredients, can still produce an awful meal. Do they use an application?
- Google TV for Education- Learning and Technology, May 28, 2010
Earlier, Google showed their new Google TV solution. Some pundits dismissed it due to the fact that much of this technology exists, but I think that Google has a pretty good feel for timing. think the timing feels right for integrating television programming with web-browsing. Then, having GoogleTV integrated in for the instructor would be awesome.
- Nonlinear Presentations: Alternatives to “Death By Powerpoint”?- Electronic Papyrus, May 25, 2010
A recent reference in the New York Times indicates the U.S. Army is close to declaring war on PowerPoint. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who heads U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, told the Times, “It’s dangerous because it can create the illusion of understanding and the illusion of control. Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.”
- The Big Question: What will workplace learning technology look like in 2015?- Clive on Learning, May 20, 2010
The May Big Question in the Learning Circuits Blog is What will workplace learning technology look like in 2015 ? My first instinct was to pass on this one, because it seems only a few months since we made our predictions for 2010. So, in for a penny … First the killjoy stuff. So, can the next five years break this pattern? Just maybe.
- Using Twitter in a face-to-face Workshop- Social Media in Learning, May 2, 2010
I've just been reading yet another article that expresses the view that Twitter is a trivial, inconsequential tool and has no place in learning, so I thought I'd write this posting on my experiences of using Twitter in a face-to-face Workshop. 0160; The purpose of the event was to look at how social media can be used to support.
- Nuts and Bolts: Principles of Multimedia Learning by Jane Bozarth- Learning Solutions Magazine, May 4, 2010
Some of the most frequently asked questions among instructional designers are the ones dealing with text, images, and narration and how best to use them together. There are many examples of combinations that do not work, but not so many explanations of the principles behind making the right choices.
- Here Are Ten Rules to Create Engaging Elearning- Rapid eLearning Blog, May 25, 2010
At the recent ASTD conference, I was asked how to create engaging elearning. If you’ve been reading the Rapid E-Learning Blog for a while, then you know I’ve tackled this subject before. decided to pull ten ideas that are fundamental to building good elearning courses. Rule 1: Don’t Create the Course. Rule 3: Understand Your Objectives.
- Choosing the right social and collaboration platform- Jane Hart - Pick of the Day, May 28, 2010
Yesterday I gave a short webinar to the Learning & Skills Group. Don Taylor, Chairman, asked me to talk about how you choose a social and collaboration platform, as he thought this would be a topical discussion in the light of some people's concerns with the changes at Ning. .
- The big mistake in elearning- Making Change, May 10, 2010
Here’s a short presentation that includes: The one powerful change that will make our elearning a lot more effective. quick demo of action mapping. fun example of the type of information that should go in job aids. How to get people to stop telling you, “Turn this information into a course&#. Can’t access YouTube? P.S.
- Identifying a collaboration platform- Learning and Working on the Web, May 5, 2010
This is a follow-up from yesterday’s post that the LMS is no longer the centre of the universe and Jane Hart’s post today on A Transition Path to the Future. It may be that you want to retain it in some cut-down form, or it may be that it is providing no real value at all, and it is a barrier to “learning&#. Does your LMS do this?
- Networked Learning Conference- elearnspace, May 18, 2010
The Networked Learning Conference has now posted conference papers from the 2010 conference. want to draw attention to three papers in particular that were influenced by CCK08/09 that Stephen Downes and I have delivered over the last few years (we’re gearing up for 2010. Blogs and Forums as Communication and Learning Tools in a MOOC.
- Enjoyable e-learning: is it an oxymoron?- Onlignment, May 5, 2010
In this video I explore whether it is possible to make e-learning enjoyable. do this in Pecha Kucha format – that’s 20 slides, each 20 seconds in duration - as presented at the Informatology Unconference last week.
- A Learning Portal is Not an LMS- Getting Down to Business, May 18, 2010
I have been in several discussions recently with clients, partners, and many in the training industry, and I have been hearing a common theme emerge: "I need a learning portal, not an LMS". What does this mean? insert name here) are synonymous. An LMS is built with administration, scheduling, and tracking in mind.
- No Lecture Webinars- Experiencing eLearning, May 12, 2010
These are my live blogged notes from the webinar How to Create No Lecture Webinars by Ray Jimenez , presented through Training Magazine Network. Awkward phrasing, grammar errors, and typos are mine errors, not Ray’s. My side comments in italics. Key Idea. 350 participants right now–a big group for an interactive webinar. Questions to.
- Do you care about Web 3.0?- eLearning Acupuncture, May 12, 2010
Have you heard the buzzwords: Web 3.0 or the Semantic Web? Are you clueless as to what exactly these are? Do you even care? Well, if you don't care then you can stop reading now (*smile*). If you have continued reading then I must share with you a little tidbit I recently found. mini-documentary by Kate Ray called A Story about the Semantic Web. No.
- Five 3D Environments on Your 2D Laptop- Kapp Notes, May 5, 2010
Here are five products on the market today that allow you to escape the 2D environment of your laptop and add a third dimension to your file structure, navigation and functionality. 3D interfaces are starting to appear everywhere for your laptop, iPad or other portable computing devices. Check them out.
- What does a facilitator of an online learning trajectory do?- Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning, May 25, 2010
I'm helping different people to facilitate online trajectories. It's always funny to see that people who are experienced facilitators face-to-face are so scared for an online process. And then suddenly they see they can use the same basic facilitation skills online. In the beginning, most are disappointed by the number of responses to messages.
- The Simple Value of Twitter/Yammer in Business- Engaged Learning, May 25, 2010
Remember a time you were at a gathering – a child’s soccer game, a party, a dinner with friends, your neighborhood watch meeting. Your conversation was mostly, if not all, casual. There wasn’t an agenda – you talked about what came to mind. Often those topics center in your similarities. Or collaborate on a project?
- PowerPoint 2007: Insert YouTube Videos- I Came, I Saw, I Learned, May 19, 2010
by AJ George I am often asked how to get YouTube videos into a PowerPoint presentation, and, unless you're using the latest version (PowerPoint 2010), it's an understandable question. it's not a simple process. Click here for a good tutorial. 0160; Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint 2007 with Internet. Click the OK button.
- The Adventures of Developing an e-learning Course!- ID Reflections, May 15, 2010
Preamble I have just been reading a post by @ tomkuhlmann called Five Ways to Guarantee Your E-Learning Course is a Success. The post is a relevant read for anyone in the field of delivering e-learning, training, and responsible for organizational performance. There’s a lot that goes into building a course. Who can review the content?
- Kontax m4lit Steve Vosloo taking on South African youth literacy via low-cost mobiles- Ignatia Webs, May 10, 2010
Some researchers seem to have a natural savoir vivre to get idealism and research out there for all to enjoy. Steve Vosloo is such a researcher, a mobile learning researcher into critical research. If you have the time to read any of his papers, you will see that his research reports satisfy your scientific mind with his great theoretical drive.
- LMS Resources- aLearning, May 8, 2010
I know, I know. You don’t have time for all of this. You need an LMS and you have a teeny tiny amount of time to spend figuring it all out. Resist the temptation to skim the surface!! Several studies have revealed that at least HALF of the organizations that invested in an LMS were at least somewhat dissatisfied with their selection!
- Reaching the Reluctant Trainee, Part 1- Mindflash, May 4, 2010
If you’ve always assumed that your training audience should be purely motivated by the goals & objectives you provide, I’ll wager that you’ve also come across a few holdouts that resist online training no matter how many goals or objectives you throw at them. Reluctant Trainee Types. 1. The Skeptic. Who are they? 2. The Technophobe.
- Synchronous eLearning Design Overview- eLearning Blender, May 3, 2010
As I described in my last post ( Help me Design Synchronous eLearning ), I am working on a school project that requires the design of an eLearning course that includes at least one online synchronous session. I've included an outline of my lesson plan for the introductory synchronous session and would love your feedback. What is Moodle?
- Learning Technology 2015- The Learning Circuits Blog, May 3, 2010
I was struggling this month to feel inspired about a Big Question. probably need some help soon to keep the questions going and interesting. Volunteers? Luckily Stephen Downes came to my rescue by pointing me to a fantastic piece Technology to Enhance Learning in 2015? or more correctly, how will things have changed from today.
- Non-formal learning characterized- The E-Learning Curve, May 3, 2010
Can we characterize different types of learning modalities? Non-formal learning characterized is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.
- Finding research on workplace learning- Learning Conversations, May 15, 2010
Reading the latest issue of ALT-J (the peer-reviewed journal of the Association for Learning Technology), you could be forgiven for thinking that Learning Technology is only being used in the formal education system (ie. primary through to tertiary), and not at all in the workplace. So I raised this question with other ALT members.
- Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training Methods- Learning Visions, May 27, 2010
I’ve been trying to read a lot lately – books, not just blogs. And I do find that the age-old book report is a great way to synthesize and encode all those juicy learning nuggets. My latest review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training Methods: A Guide for Training Professionals. Recommendation: Thumbs Up. And bashes the learning styles myth.
- Are You a Manager by Chance or by Choice?- Designed for Learning, May 25, 2010
Are you a manager by chance or by choice? The reason I ask this is because most managers become managers only by a matter of their vertical growth (by chance) in the organization and not necessarily because they can manage people well or that’s what they’d like to do (by choice). So what is it about becoming a good manager that is so illusive?
- Creating Dynamic Presentations with Prezi- WISE Pedagogy, May 24, 2010
Last week I led a hands-on workshop for the Faculty Summer Institute at the University of Illinois on how to create a presentation in Prezi. If you have never heard of Prezi, think of it as an alternative to PowerPoint that is not only free, but offers a lot of viewing and display options that PowerPoint doesn’t. There are still a few bugs.
- T-Bite: What is Web 3.0?- The Writers Gateway, May 23, 2010
What if this happens? You enter this sentence in Google: &# I want to know where the best momos are available in Bangalore.&# Instead of throwing umpteen search results, Google gives you exactly the information you are looking for without you spending a lot of time on the web. This is something that might happen in the future. This is what Web 3.0
- Great Tips from Articulate!- eLearning Brothers, May 14, 2010
David Anderson over at Articulate has been doing some great screenr videos! Just watched a few on adding some great zoom and motion effects to PowerPoint. Also watched a great way to insert an Engage.swf file as a Flash object. Check out his Articulate videos. Thanks Dave! Want to spice up your Articulate courses?
- Biggest lesson from my graduate studies: Communities ignite learning- Adventures in Corporate Education, May 8, 2010
If you follow me on Twitter or are friends with me on Facebook, you know that I graduated last weekend with a Master of Science degree from the Instructional Systems program at Florida State University. Here’s a video to prove it! FSU has an amazing program. But my real learning did not happen during my studies. Thanks Lila, Gene, and Ernie!
- Social media: It’s not about the technology!- E-learning in the Corporate Sector, May 3, 2010
As an enterprise, Acme Corporation is “dipping its toes&# into social media. It might be said it’s adopting a cautious, almost experimental approach to the concept. In other words, usage of social media within the organisation relies heavily on grass-roots support and viral marketing among its rank-and-file employees. 1. 2. 3. Sorry. 4.
- Mindmap of NLC 2010- Learning in a Sandbox, May 3, 2010
I’m Live mindmapping the Networked Learning Confernce. Ur invited to put your insights in here as well!!!
- Communities of practice- Learnforever, May 31, 2010
I was surprised recently to hear a senior colleague refer to communities of practice as though they are a passing fad. The language may have been around for less than twenty years, but communities of practice are as old as human society itself. So what made my colleague think they are a passing fad, and – implicitly – something new?
- Sizing Up an eLearning Lesson- Integrated Learnings, May 27, 2010
By Shelley A. Gable. If you’re designing a one-week course, or even a partial day course, how do you divide its content into lessons? Intuitively, I used to define lessons by topic. Some lessons I’ve designed are as short as 15 minutes, while others are up to four hours. The topic would drive the length. Why does lesson size matter? 2- Reusability.
- Announcing new Text-to-speech voices in Captivate 5- Adobe Captivate Blog, May 25, 2010
Take a moment and think about the eLearning content that was generated last year-. honestly, did you not create more courses with audio narration last year? My customer interactions definitely indicate that this is the case. And the single biggest reason is Captivate 4 voices. The NeoSpeech text-to-speech (TTS) feature really touched a chord.
- The 4 Cs of Extended Enterprise Learning and Performance- Leveraging Learning, May 25, 2010
At VMG we spend a lot of time thinking about what drives enterprise learning and performance. Although each of our clients and partners has unique problems to solve, each solution we create contains some mix of the following four elements: Let’s look at each of these, starting at the bottom. Control. You must pass this certification. Content. Now.
- Want eLearning? Have Course-itis ? Take a Pill.- Designing Impact, May 21, 2010
So your client has a severe case of "course-itis"? They insist their eLearning must be a course, hey? Give them a pill! Seriously, check out some initial low-cost ways to help cure them of what ails them. Stay tuned for more on how-to's.
- Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy: Examples from the Online World- Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning , May 15, 2010
Online collaboration between learners is the bedrock of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. It talks about using various collaboration tools to achieve the 6 learning stages namely - knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. This taxonomy does not specify which collaboration tools and technologies should be used for learning.
- Just-in-time learning- Spicy Learning, May 21, 2010
Being one of the newest members of the team here at Saffron Interactive, I’ve had to get to grips with the concept of e-learning. In the last few months I’ve come to understand what the company is about and the passion behind it. If you’ve never been on YouTube before, you’d be amazed at the amount of things that you can find on there.
- How To Turn YouTube Into YouLearn- Learning Putty, May 11, 2010
YouTube is a fantastic platform you can use to showcase your training videos. It’s fast, easy, and you can’t argue with the price (free). You You may be wondering how you can go about making your own videos. Although the process of making a YouTube video may seem like a complicated one, it isn’t necessarily.
- Social Media Cultural Awareness: 3 tips to keep you out of trouble every time- Business Casual, May 6, 2010
I had a great time participating in this Social Media Panel in February with my friends Eric Stegemann , Loren Nason and Jacob Swodeck (moderator). high-value activities professionals should be doing in social media. search engine optimization. building your "hubs and spokes" strategy. 0160;Look before you leap. 2. 34; 3.
- Reflections on WES 2010- mLearning Trends, May 3, 2010
Our team just returned from a full week down in Orlando, Florida participating in Research in Motion’s 2010 Worldwide Enterprise Summit (“ WES ”) Conference which proved once again to be a spectacular event and learning experience for all in attendance. and opportunities abounded! Who’s not in attendance at WES? platform coming sometime in Q3 2010.