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  • ELEARNING WEEKLY  |  SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2008
    [Providers] From the Vendor’s Perspective
    LMS providers, service providers, etc.), I ran across a great post over on the Learning Reflections blog this week that presents several tips for ensuring good working relationships with vendors. The post is The 7 Top Tips for Implementing Learning Technology. The Vendors View! When working with learning technology vendors (ex. I often find myself thinking, "Our organization is unique, and we need things implemented our way." Just because it’s my turf, I (mistakenly) think I always know better. Be sure to check out the post.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012
    [Providers] Lectora eLearning Software Sponsors mLearnCon by News Editor
    Lectora will bring its mobile learning expertise and experience to provide attendees the best eLearning tools for their mobile learning needs. Lectora® eLearning software will sponsor mLearnCon Mobile Learning Conference & Expo June 19 – 21 in San Jose, CA. This premier event focuses on mLearning management strategy, technology alternatives, and design and development options. Instructional Design Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Mobile Learning
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Providers] Giving thanks
    I’m still at the stage where I’m working with my acquisition editor, but he’s provided much guidance and support. If you do it right, and I try, you also are dependent on some colleagues who’ve stepped up to provide case studies or interviews for you. You also find yourself very grateful for other colleagues who’ve provided guidance in various ways about the book writing process, strategic input, and offers for support upon release. A book is an endeavor that draws upon many people. And I’m fortunate to acknowledge that I do. social
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Providers] Talking on Games at Learning Technologies UK (26-27 Jan)
    And I mmodestly think that while there are some really great books out there, none really provides any improvement in what I focused on: why learning can and should be hard fun. In particular, the alignment between what makes engaging experiences and what makes effective education practice is still the best model I’ve found to frame design, and my design process still provides systematic and pragmatic guidance about how to design them. On short notice, I’ll be speaking on games at the UK’s Learning Technologies conference at the end of the month. games
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
    [Providers] Augmenting Learning
    First, it captures the notion that mLearning is not about providing a full learning experience, it’s about supporting a full learning experience: with additional resources, access to learning resources (calendar, content, etc), and a stretched out learning experience. The book does accomplish the goal of providing pragmatic advice, but in a way commensurate with the goal of providing conceptual clarity, and I can live with that. Unfortunately, the publisher didn’t like it. Worse, the eminent Allison Rossett thought augmenting wasn’t a good word.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2009
    [Providers] Convenience vs Context
    In performance support, this is a huge opportunity: providing location specific information (about this device, or this client), or event-based support (providing a quick reference sheet for a negotiation, having a reflection session afterward). Similarly, event information could be provided (&# for your review meeting, remember to focus on the behavior, not the individual&# ). What are the real opportunities in mobile learning? I’ve argued before that mobile is not really about learning, but about performance support.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Providers] Blockchain & Ownership of Intellectual Property
    The online service “Proof of Existence” is one of the examples of how the capabilities of this novel technology can go beyond the world of banking and finance [1] , in this case, providing a glimpse of how bitcoin can have a great impacts in the sectors of law and intellectual property one day. CapitalWave provides online courses about Blockchain. The bitcoin block chain is well recognized for its use as a ledger for the digital currency transactions, however it also possesses potential for others, more radical uses also; uses that are just now starting to be explored. 5] [link].
  • EI DESIGN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
    [Providers] Creative Instructional Design: 9 Examples Of Learning Strategies You Can Use And A Free Gift For Instructional Designers!
    We had three polling questions to engage the participants and also provide context to three important aspects, namely: Power of creative Instructional Design vs Instructional Design. In September 2015, I had released an eBook on Creative Instructional Design Featuring 7 Learning Strategies You Can Use. The eBook has been designed as a job-aid to Instructional Designers and helps them bridge the gap between theory and application. All the learning strategies shown here can be easily applied on their projects. Micro learning. Why micro learning is here to stay. Instructional Design Suite
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016
    [Providers] Training on Smartphones Five Critical Questions to Ask Before You Begin
    You will need to provide tablets or laptops that they can use in the office. The idea is to provide information that reminds your employees how to handle a process or procedure – information that they can access where and when they need it. There are many compelling reasons to deliver your training directly to your employees’ cellphones. To cite just a few… Mobile training can be conveniently delivered to large numbers of employees who work in multiple locations. There is no hardware cost and no need to install a training center. Be sure to look before you leap. Follow @ehackel
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
    [Providers] A Mixed Bag
    The part of us that wilted as we realised that the childish fun flipchart doodles provided was no more? Some say you’ve got to take the good with the bad, and I guess that’s the theme of today’s blog. I’ve recently been working on a couple of courses in Articulate, a rapid authoring tool in which you can build professional online instruction and interactions such as multi-response, in Engage, Presenter and Quizmaker. But every fairytale has its trials, and with its hidden file settings and disobedient applications, Articulate is no exception. Why we should treasure it: It’s fast.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
    [Providers] Harness Personal Connections for Purposeful Development
    “Social interactions provide the means by which people connect to share what information they feel has value. If HR doesn’t understand and provide some structure for these interactions, they are missing a real opportunity to add value to organizations in the future,” said Harris of Brandon Hall Group. Promote a higher level of commitment to a community to reap the most benefits from social networks. A staggering 1.7 zettabytes — 1.7 billion terabytes — of data were created in 2010. Social networks offer a viable solution.
  • CORPORATE ELEARNING STRATEGIES AND DEVELOPMENT  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2006
    [Providers] Secondlife session Learning2006
    David Anderson from Countrywiide provided a great introduction to the attendees at Learning2006. Secondlife session Learning2006 Originally uploaded by Brent Schlenker. What many people don't know is that both he AND his wife are awesome content creators within Secondlife. The amazing piece in the picture was created, and recreated only in a couple weeks. AWESOME! Much of what he created didn't get into the 1hour session. So I would encourage you to get into LearnLand and check it out
  • LEARNNOVATORS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
    [Providers] Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
    Clive is a Director of Onlignment Ltd, which provides expertise in all aspects of online communication. Great blends are ‘end to end’ – they prepare the learner, they provide opportunities for application, and they follow-up with resources. ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & & Fastrak Consulting Ltd.): Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He established his interest in interactive media as Director, Training and Creative Services for American Express in EMEA. THE INTERVIEW: 1. How exciting is the scenario? They work.
  • ELEARNINGMIND  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Providers] ELM Expert Series: These 3 Things Are Vital If You Want Your Sales Training To Be Relevant In the Future
    ID provides clear perspective and context, that without it, learner’s might miss the important pieces of information. It’s the blueprint you need to allow for the most simple and most effective learning experience you can provide your team members. Most sales training is still implemented by sales managers and directors. Businesses take their most successful salespeople and hope they can sprinkle their secrets across the entire sales force. The issue with this way of thinking though, is that most successful salespeople are not necessarily the best teachers. The result?
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Providers] The Relationship Equation: How Sellers Can Cultivate and Leverage Strategic Relationships
    Equation for Success Let’s go back to the example of my company’s recent win, because how I created mutual success was through social capital and this framework: It comes down to putting twice the effort into providing value (creating and sustaining) in building relationships; when that is in place, it allows for leveraging a relationship for a specific need. From there I invited her to a leadership forum I had founded, which provided her further resources and benefits. Finally, the time arrived when they were ready to choose a solution provider for a key initiative.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
    [Providers] Simulations - Considerations
    Provide job aids. Currently, I am involved in creating simulations for a new system application. This is something I have done a lot of over the years. And I have learned quite a bit, but the hard way. To avoid the problems I encountered in the past, I strongly suggest making the following considerations prior to developing software or system application simulations. Have access to a “test” system to capture the sim's screens. Is there sensitive data or information on the system (test or live) that should not be displayed on the simulation? Timing of the course launch. Coaching labs.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
    [Providers] Reflecting on 2009's Posts - Big Question
    I cannot speak about what I learned without mentioning that in 2009 my employer (Provident Bank) was acquired another bank. December's Big Question at the Learning Circuits blog is "What did you learn about learning in 2009," but they also suggest looking at your top 2009 posts for "aha moments." So, here are my top ten 2009 posts according my blog's best of list found through eLearningLearning. I have simply added my thoughts next to each. Flash Accessibility (508 Compliance) I was surprised to see 508 Compliance top the list. And there is no end to that learning curve. Blogging ISD
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2010
    [Providers] Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?
    Granted, many authoring tools provide a great deal of ease when adding content, navigation and quizzes, but the interactions they include within these tools are limited. Back when I first started developing e-learning courses, I used Macromedia's Authorware. For more interactive elements, I used Flash and imported the SWFs into Authorware. Over the years, I have used ToolBook, Trainersoft, and even Dreamweaver with Coursebuilder. Almost every course involved using Flash for interactive elements (animations, games, quizzes, simulations, video, etc.). Tools flash e-Learning
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
    [Providers] May's Big Question
    HTML5 development tools will not provide the ease of creating rich Internet applications. Learning Circuits' Big Question for May is "So what can, should, or will, we offer the digital generation by 2015?" Five years is not very far into future, but in terms of technology things can change immensely in that amount of time. Just think of how learning technology has changed in the past five years. Off the top of my head here are a few things I think we will be offering in 2015. The cloud has also grown, but I see in five years much more robust development tools on the cloud. on the cloud.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2010
    [Providers] My e-Learning Don'ts
    Providing feedback is a chance to correct misconceptions, reinforce learning, etc. Here is a list I compiled of things I think should NOT be done when designing e-learning courses. I believe the following are counter to adult learning theory, sound e-learning design and they just down-right irk me. They are not in any particular order. Don't: Turn off navigation until a screen's audio is done. Not only do most people read quicker than narration and may choose to move on, it is just plain wrong to deny learners user control. Force navigation. Didn't I mention user control earlier?
  • ELEARNING BLENDER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
    [Providers] A Corporate Example of Project Based Learning
    The email sent to participants at the beginning of the project will outline the guidelines of the project and provide access to the project web site which serves as a resource to participants throughout the project. This step of the process is initiated through an email from the facilitator describing the guidelines of the project and providing access to the project web site. This allows the facilitator to provide formative feedback to the group before they potentially go too far down the wrong path. The details of each step of the process are described in the table below.
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Providers] Tips for Browser Testing Your E-Learning Courses
    Provide training. Although we could have provided a “live” training session via a tool like Adobe Connect, the movie worked out even better. Not only did we not have to worry about coordinating everyone’s schedules, but we also provided our testers with a resource they could refer to over and over again. In addition to providing our testers with a movie, we also provided them with an Excel spreadsheet that served as a “browser testing plan.” We recently undertook a rather large browser testing project. It involved testing 16 courses on a total of 9 browsers.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017
    [Providers] Learning Paths for Financial Professionals One Firms Solution
    Any professional with a bachelor's degree leaves college with technical knowledge, but is it enough for their industry? As accounting students, our employees are taught audit, tax and accounting theory and application during college. However, we do not hire one person for all three disciplines. We hire employees to focus on one of these disciplines and eventually become an expert. Therefore, training is a necessary component for all employees' growth, whether they’re new or seasoned. There is a benefit to looking at a map, choosing your direction and understanding the purpose.
  • TONY KARRER  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2007
    [Providers] PLE - PWLE Discussion Contiunes - Corporate vs Personal and IP Rights
    Tools provide by the enterprise that will sometimes reach outside the enterprise to give public visibility. The enterprise provides tools to employees that they can use as part of the PWLE. Second - while I would expect Stephen to argue about the issue of control (see below for why corporations likely will want access, ownership, control), I'm surprised to see him argue that the same tools provide by the corporation or access completely independent of the corporation changes it from a PLE to not being a PLE. Yes this does provide some formality to it. Just do it.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017
    [Providers] The Top 78 Captivate Features
    Use JavaScript with Captivate – Employ the power of JavaScript to provide Captivate with many extra abilities. Hi, all, I’ve been working on finishing the writing of my first Captivate manual and I thought this portion of it might be helpful to anyone who needs to know or be reminded me of all of Captivate’s features. I hope you find this useful. Let me know if you have any questions. You can download the nicely formatted PDF here: elearningjoe-captivate9features. 78 Important Features of Adobe Captivate 9. Captivate Version 9.0.2.437. March 6, 2017. Joe Ganci. Media.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
    [Providers] Aligning Training Efforts with Strategic Organizational Goals
    If done properly, audit and recommendation process provides a methodology for moving from“learning as an event focus” to a “learning as a process” focus which will increase employee learning and retention. Step Four: Recommendations and Strategy Development This step involves a written document describing recommended steps and providing input on the steps that need to be taken to proper align curriculum. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Step One: Define Strategic Knowledge Objectives.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
    [Providers] Want to Write an Electronic Book? Check Out Sony
    We’re committed to providing our customers access to the broadest range of eBook content available and believe these collaborations will allow us to expand the store selection with a host of compelling works from independent sources,” said Sony eBook Store director Chris Smythe. Additionally, we recognize that it is important to provide independent authors and publishers the opportunity to quickly and easily bring their ideas and content to a wide audience of readers.” So an interesting development and puts it in greater competition with the Kindle.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2009
    [Providers] Tips for Teaching Problem Solving Skills
    Provide practice ? Solving problems in a safe environment provides the learner with a high level of comfort when he or she actually encounters a similar situation on the job. One of the best methods of teaching learners how to solve a problem is through the use of case studies and branching stories. A goal of a problem solving e-learning module is to present a problem to the learner that closely approximates an actual situation the learner will encounter on the job. Include the following in your case study to teach problem solving: ? Needs to be realistic ? Job related ?
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2008
    [Providers] The 2008 Top 3 Semi-Learning Related Books
    It doesn't approach the topic from a learning perspective, instead it provides a much broader view and does a good job of explaining the impact these technologies are already having on organizations. My entry Pedia Palooza hits on some of the same issues by providing links to all types of social media articles. Here are some great reads to take you into 2009 and to get you to think about technology, learning and games from a new perspective. They'd make great stocking stuffers for the geeky person on your Christmas list as well. Applicable for any brainstorming operation.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2008
    [Providers] Games and Learner Assessment
    Multiple choice math tests can only provide a list of possible answers and have no easy mechanism for determining whether the student figured the answer out properly or merely guessed well. These suggestions also provide a way of creating authentic assessments in the context of educational games. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideHere is an interesting article titled Proof of Learning: Assessment in Serious Games. MCQs are not always the best choice, though. How long did it take? How many attempts?
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2008
    [Providers] Shootorials: Kongregate Teaches You How To Make Your Own Games
    They provide a side-scrolling game called "Shoot!".so Kongregate , my favorite place for demonstrating the endless variety of Flash-based game potential (currently 8,334 free games), is now hosting a tutorial section designed to teach you how to build Flash-based games. so you play the game, then you download the source code , and off you go. Currently they have three tutorials up with 6 more in the pipe. I love this - how smart is Kongregate being
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Providers] Survey: Retirement Outlook Improving
    The following are the top reasons workers delay retirement: • I can''t afford to retire financially: 79 percent • I need the health insurance/benefits: 61 percent • I enjoy my job: 49 percent • I enjoy where I work: 46 percent • I fear retirement may be boring: 27 percent The survey provided good news for workers looking for a new job at the end of their career. About 58 percent of workers age 60 or older say they are currently putting off retirement, according to a new survey, down from 61 percent in 2013 and a peak of 66 percent in 2010. Chicago — Feb.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Providers] Working Out the Kinks: Companies Experiment With Mobile
    This is especially true if content is provided via mobile apps, said Robert Gadd, co-founder and president of OnPoint Digital Inc., Most clients of Skillsoft Corp., a Nashua, N.H., e-learning company, are still experimenting with mobile learning, according to Tim Hildreth, the firm’s vice president of product management. But as demand increases, Skillsoft will either release mobile-friendly content or retrofit existing products that make sense on mobile. For tablets, users can have a more immersive experience with games or simulations. Kevin Cavanaugh, vice president of IBM Corp.’s
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013
    [Providers] What’s Ahead: Can Measurement Be Standardized?
    Vance said the goal for all statements is to provide learning executives with more guidance on metrics reporting. Still, questions remain on how a learning leader should report evaluation metrics to senior leaders. The first takeaway, according to Laurie Bassi, CEO of HR analytics firm McBassi & Co., starts with the mindset: Don’t approach reporting to prove the function’s worth. This is why so many ROI studies are not taken seriously — their motivation is wrong. Instead, focus on business outcomes and outline how learning has aligned to improve them, Bassi said.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [Providers] IBM Launches New Skills Programs
    In addition to cyber security, IBM now provides software licenses and how-to training materials in three new areas: Big data and analytics : Now professors can bring big data software directly into the classroom with access to a variety of IBM big data offerings. The new resources will aim to help reduce a critical technology skills gap outlined in IBM's 2012 Tech Trends Report released Wednesday. Armonk, N.Y. — Dec. 5 IBM has announced an array of programs and resources to help students and IT professionals develop new technology skills and prepare for jobs of the future.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
    [Providers] Social Learning: Top Down Versus Bottom Up
    — to provide commentary in the form of insights, pose questions, link to comments and share them with others in the organization,” Ambrose said. Companies look at pricing, product features and ease of use when determining the L&D technology that is right for them. There are two broad categories of learning technologies emerging: top down and bottom up, according to John Ambrose, senior vice president of strategy, corporate development and emerging business at Skillsoft, an e-learning and performance support company. Skillsoft went this route with its inGenius social product.
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2007
    [Providers] Isolating Performance Content with "Application Points"
    Application Points" are those ideas that provide learners instant knowledge to meet working proficiency (not full proficiency) to help them do a task now, today. By focusing on "Application Points," we focus on instant learning and cut the unnecessary content (or provide them as secondary links). To add to Clive Shepherd's 30-Minute Masters (Clive, Your Wiki is a great practice of user content sharing), there is a need to help trainers, SMEs , leaders, and speakers to isolate "Application Points" from a huge body of content. Importantly, learners learn what is immediately useful.
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2007
    [Providers] e-Learning 2.0 Driven by Web 2.0 "SLATES"
    Dion Hinchcliffe made a good summary of where Web 2.0 is impacting Enterprise 2.0. In his article he summarizes the new reports from Forrester, CIO Insight and McKinsey that suggests the faster adoption of Web 2.0 in enterprises. What is most interesting is his reference to Andrew McAfee's thinking on SLATES: Search, Links, Authoring, Tags, Extensions, Signals. My takes are: 1. SLATE is a prescription on how people will learn and do their work. In SLATE we see learning behaviors.
  • EJ4 ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
    [Providers] 5 Simple Tips For Creating Unforgettable Training Content
    Provide an easy metaphor. A training program can only be considered effective if employees apply the new behaviors or skills they’ve learned in the workplace. Studies have found that up to 90% of new skills are lost within a year and so, by that benchmark, a lot of corporate training is ineffective. Highly successful programs do exist though. One of the main ingredients that separates truly effective training from what amounts to corporate busy work is a strategy for getting employees to remember and use their training to the point where it becomes habit. In short, training has to stick.
  • HAPYAK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015
    [Providers] Easy Branding for Videos using HapYak
    Chapters, Branching, Quizzes, Polls, Surveys, Text, Links, Images, even custom iframes provide a fresh new toolset when creating a video strategy for the new age of the web. A picture is worth a thousand words. In that case, videos are made up of frames of hundreds to thousands of pictures, thus exponentially increasing their worth. Such an effective method of communication is an incredibly important asset in almost every industry. From marketing, to ecommerce, to education and corporate training, video gives you a unique medium to get your message out to the world. Welcome back!
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
    [Providers] August Learning Game Design Workshop Recap
    They have a great office space, and even provided participants with a midday ice cream break! Another successful Learning Game Design workshop is in the books. Sharon Boller and Karl Kapp gave their first joint session in May of 2013 at ASTD International in Dallas… and the gaming goodness continued in Indianapolis on August 28th. We had a full room, with many participants coming from the Indianapolis area. Some out-of-town guests joined the party as well. ExactTarget was our gracious host for the workshop. Flow of the day. Post-Workshop Resources. Games to Play and Evaluate.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs in the corporate world
    Most MOOCs provide completion certificates to those who pass all tests and quizzes. Companies may not want to host a training that is available to a massive group on people, but instead may only want to provide training to employees or a certain section of employees based on their role. Companies can use MOOCs to provide various non-mandatory or soft skill trainings that users can choose to take. The academic world is abuzz with the newest form of learning for students – the Massive Open Online Course or MOOC. Open: MOOCs were originally designed to be free for all.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
    [Providers] How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 2
    According to a 2011 ASTD report , social media enables learning by providing platforms for people to exchange information, facilitating communication, personalizing the learning experience, and supporting informal learning. Discussion boards provide spaces for learners to ask and answer questions and hold conversations about the course content. Blogs provide opportunities for people to express their own ideas and comment on the ideas of others. Web 2.0 And researchers, educators, and trainers have begun to realize that learning is no exception. Blogs and microblogs.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Providers] Measuring the Effectiveness of Gamification
    By leveraging unique elements of the game to encompass a sense of accomplishment by the user and to provide an outcome of feeling like he/she has mastered a topic. All told, gamification can provide your organization with invaluable results. How can we measure it with regards to the platform that gamification provides? Have you ever been gamified? My guess is that it’s happened on many occasions without you ever even knowing it. Allow me prove my point. If you are a member of a Frequent Flyer Program (FFP)… you have been gamified! What a great concept…thinking in outcomes!
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013
    [Providers] How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2
    The main difference between blogging and discussion forums is that discussion forums are less structured, while blogs provide a more formal way for learners to articulate their ideas and receive feedback from others. The main purpose of microblogging in MOOCs is to provide opportunities for synchronous interaction, such as a once-a-week live conversation. Microblogging and live webinars provide great ways for learners to converse with subject matter experts. So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media.
  • SUDDEN INSIGHT  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [Providers] My Top 3 Free Stock Art Sites for e-Learning
    Of the choices provided for images, Flickr and Google Images will be the most helpful. Note that Creative Commons isn’t really a search engine – it’s just a portal that offers convenient access to search services provided by other independent organizations. Wherever you get your “free” stock art, you should always verify that the work is actually provided under an unrestricted license. Summary: My top 3 free stock art sites are Every Stock Photo, Creative Commons and Dreamstime. That said, who doesn’t like free? Every Stock Photo.
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2008
    [Providers] Kudos to Brent Schlenker for Annual Gathering Coverage
    I have to say to all you wannabes trying to really cover a conference or provide ways for attendees to follow what's going on, Brent Schlenker has really raised the bar. Check out the Pageflakes page below: Brent used Pageflakes to aggregate Twitters, Flickr tags, blog posts, del.icio.us tags and more on one page. This kind of thing should become standard procedure for conferences: 1. Order catering 2. Set up Social networking solutions
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
    [Providers] Yourmembership.com AMS Integration Bridge Now Available
    The off-the-shelf integration with Yourmembership.com will provide users of both systems with single sign-on, secure data transfer, eCommerce and enhanced member self-services. Digitec has completed an integration bridge with the Yourmembership.com association management system (AMS) in its Knowledge Direct learning management system. Now that the bridge is in place, users will log in through the Yourmembership.com AMS and be automatically granted access to the Knowledge Direct LMS. Curious about whether we’ve integrated with your association management system? Tweet This!
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Providers] Linking with Performance & Learning
    The problem seems to lie with our current definition of learning – the solutions provided today cater to the 20% of learning that occurs formally – in classrooms and workshops and elearning. Peter’s passion is in enabling people to be highly engaged and productive in their work by providing learning and support at the moment of need. Session Overview. When business managers want improved business outcomes, do they reach for the phone and call the Learning Department first? Session Lead. Peter Davis the Senior Knowledge Manager for Westpac’s Retail Banking Business.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010
    [Providers] 3D Virtual Scavenger Hunts
    You can conduct virtual scavenger hunts with new employees from all over the world providing an engaging mechanism to learn facts and information about the company while simultaneously encouraging them to learn more about their fellow employees. Establish a scavenger hunt in a virtual factory to provide the learners with an opportunity to learn the location of certain machines or safety stations. Creating a 3D virtual scavenger hunt helps students better learn to navigate through a virtual world. This is a good activity for when the learners are a little unsure of navigation.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
    [Providers] Random Web 2.0 Statistics
    Top US Search Providers October 2009 ) There are more than 85,000 active contributors working on more than 14,000,000 articles in more than 260 languages at Wikipedia. Facebook Statistics ) On Facebook, the average user has 130 friends on the site with more than 8 billion minutes spent on Facebook each day (worldwide) providing approximately 45 million status updates each day. Here are some interesting Web 2.0 Statistics gathered from a number of different sources. Web 2.0 same source as above) Web 2.0 An estimated 6.8 percent of all search queries in October 2009.( Web 2.0
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009
    [Providers] Save Yourself Time and Money--Before Implementing a Virtual World, Do an Analysis
    Jumping into a virtual world can provide a competitive advantage, facilitate collaboration and provide virtual role-plays across the enterprise but, if a careful analysis is not done before taking the leap into virtual worlds, disaster could loom. Conducting a virtual brainstorming session. Here is some advice (and a sneak peak at content from Learning in 3D ) that you should follow in terms of analysis. Problems can even occur where the virtual world doesn’t run on the current network. None of these situations is favorable. Task, Concept or Skill. Learner Environment/Experience.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007
    [Providers] ASTD's Big Question for December: New Learning
    I still get emails about the piece and when we switched servers, got a lot of emails asking me to re-instate the link or provide a new one. tools provides learners an opportunity to learn from each other and learn from the larger professional community. The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2007? I learn so much all the time from students, clients and colleagues, it is hard to narrow it down to just one or two things, but I'll try. Here are a few of the lessons I have learned. Mostly about the power of the network and Web 2.0 tools.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008
    [Providers] The High Art of Reusability
    The image shows that Disneyland provides article material for Walt Disney Magazine which, in turn, feeds Publications (Books and Comic Books) which plugs films which feed into the Creative Talent of Studio Theatrical Films which feed 16 mm films which then feeds Television which uses TV revenue to pay off the costs of creating their own films while plugging merchandise and creating licencing revenues which, in turn, promote Disneyland. We often talk about reusing "knowledge objects" for elearning but seldom do organizations really take it to heart. What a great concept!
  • RAPTIVITY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [Providers] A Wrapper for Raptivity Interactions
    Raptivity for many years has done a fantastic job of providing a means of creating interesting, fun and educational interactions that anyone can create. Your base tool handles the course navigation, the introductory and conclusion text for the course, each objective and scenario while the various Raptivity Linker “short courses” provide the interactions for the rest. Let Lectora provide the navigation only to the launching point of the scenario. This is really a different “modus operandi” than many vendors in the online learning industry. But you know – it works. Simple.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 28: Just Do It!
    Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. It’s Day 28 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Just do it! There are only a couple of days left in the 30 Day challenge for me. I’m sure I’ll be reflecting on what I learned and the goals that I set personally. Giving myself more than a few moments of reflection. There have been a few people who have stuck with it, and I’ll talk about those brave souls on day 30. It was there where I had my aha moment. Just Do It! Really?
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 27: Dust Bunnies
    Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. It’s Day 27 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Dust Bunnies! My office is driving me crazy. I’m not the most organized person, but now it’s straining even my easy-going nature. I suppose this is good news, I have a variety of projects and proposals that need attention. Therefore, my desk is scattered with notes, sticky notes, and other assorted pieces of paper. Crazy right? So, today was the day. Let’s get it together Shannon.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 21: Is it me?
    Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. It’s day 21 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Is It Me? Today was the last day of the Designing Learning Certification. My aha moment today came from one of the participants. I’ve written about this before , about how sometimes L&D people have a tendency to blame the student when courses go into left field. They blame the student when additional help is needed. Why am I getting calls?” She had always blamed it on herself.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 20: Plan B
    Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. It’s day 20 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Plan B. Ever have one of those days? A Murphy’s Law kinda day? Time for Plan B. My plan for the day was to facilitate my instructional design workshop, get some dinner, do some work and post for the challenge. Well, not so much – there were twists in the road. The certification program went off without a hitch. Great people, lots of different backgrounds. Time for Plan B. More Plan B.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 18: Common Sense Ain’t Common
    Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. It’s day 18 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Common Sense Ain’t Common. Today I flew home, and once again had the opportunity to sit and observe mankind try to navigate the world of travel. Recently, I started a hashtag #AirportCommandments – this is where I am making note of the crazy, silly, and downright odd behaviors of people traveling. I mentioned this before, in this challenge post about eliminating the weight.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 12: World Brain Day
    Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. . It’s day 12 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – World Brain day. There seems to be a day for everything. National Hot Dog Day , Donut Day , and Dog Day – well, today is World Brain Day. I got this great email from Hermann International and it really made me think. So much so, I had to jump here and write this post! See, I’m a forgetful kinda gal. Thank you world! Take a shower. Feed your Brain. There is something to this.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 10 & 11: Building Excitement
    Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. . It’s day 10 & 11 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Building Excitement. It would seem like I have broken a rule. Two posts, one day. Well, that’s what a Learning Rebel does…adjusts the rules for a positive outcome! Positive Deviance! I found myself one day behind in the challenge. It’s my challenge and I’m one day behind??? But then Kate Pinner inspired me with her post. Rules? There ain’t no rules!
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge: Day 8 – Travel Day
    Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. . It’s day 8 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Travel Day. Today was travel day. A four hour flight from California back home to Illinois. Whenever there is a travel day, there are a lot of moments that make me shake my head. Questions that fill my brain… Why do people just stop in the middle of the concourse to check their phones or try to read signs? Why do people lose all sense of graciousness when retrieving their luggage?
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge: Day 7 – Recharge the Battery
    Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. . It’s day 7 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Recharge the Battery. Today was a day for friendship. This is the last day of my time in California to visit “The Daughter” She and I had brunch with some friends today. Great friends whom I have known for awhile and are an important part of my L&D network. They are fun, witty and we are close enough to be able to keep each other honest when we go off the rails. Choose you!
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 2: I’m Ready to Rumble
    Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 2 and I’m ready to rumble, with myself. Beginning this challenge has lead me to realize what a poor job I do to properly gather my thoughts and ideas. I have to admit, I had come upon this realization for awhile now, but the message was further driven home by a comment Bruno Winck made on my original 30 Day Challenge post , and then Michelle Ockers vlog on Project Management this morning. Notes EVERYWHERE! Of course!
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge: In Sickness and in Health!
    Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. Here we are. Day 1 of the 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge. . And, I’m sick. Can you believe it? Part of my brain said, can we start this challenge tomorrow? You know, when water isn’t a scary thought? Well, you can see which side of my brain won the battle today. But there is a lesson to be learned here. It’s funny how we find the time and energy to do the things we feel are important or that we consider fun, therefore here I am. Downer, right?)
  • ELEARNING BLENDER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009
    [Providers] Software Implementation Training Plan
    The eLearning tutorials developed in Adobe Captivate and delivered through Moodle provide the learner with the skills required to complete common everyday tasks. The ILT classes pick up from where the eLearning courses left off by covering more advanced topics and providing the opportunity to discuss unique situations. A major benefit of the ILT class is that it will provide what the eLearning was missing by covering the "what if" situations. I've been working on what I consider a large project and I am hoping to use this post as a sounding board for my plan.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
    [Providers] IDC India – Games Vs Simulations
    I’ll also attempt to provide some guidance on which performance-content context (a’la Merrill) would work well for games and simulations. I’ll be making an online presentation about the fundamental differences between games and simulation at 11:00 AM IST on 24th April, 2010. The event is being hosted by IDC India which is a community of practice for instructional design professionals in India. The presentation is meant for beginners, and will help them draw lines between simulations and games from a learning and learner experience perspective. See you on Saturday.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010
    [Providers] eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #16
    – It’s finally ready and the launch imminent, Moodle provides a iPhone app to access moodle resources. Social media & workplace performance matrix – Harold Jarche takes Jane Hart’s case study resources and puts them in a matrix, made accessible to all through Google docs spreadsheet. Definitely worth a look to see who’s trying social learning in the workplace and the results they’re seeing. A mobile moodle for iPhone. Open source, the code will be released shortly. Keep an eye out for this one. The latest version is OpenGL 4.0 and its just been announced at GDC. OpenGL 4.0
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009
    [Providers] Twitter: The #1 Tool for Learning
    I personally believe that Twitter is a great tool to get access to knowledge and information—provided you follow the right people. There’s been quite a bit written about how Twitter can be used for learning. A few interesting reads are listed at the end of this post. It’s also a great place to get answers—better than Google searches sometimes—if the right people are following you. Now learning professionals have voted Twitter the #1 learning tool. responses in its favor compared to 42.5% in favor of the #2 tool, Delicious. Really. •. Happy Tweeting!
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009
    [Providers] Getting the SME to Share Expertise for eLearning: Understanding “Type”
    Sternberg outlines what constitutes an expert and provides nine views of an expert: General Process: experts who solve problems using different processes than non-experts. I noticed Jane Bozarth's blog posting concerning a lively discussion on "Tips for Working with SMEs?" " My blog post on handling subject matter experts back in January also seemed to stimulate discussion. I am currently working on my PhD. dissertation proposal on contributing factors to expertise-sharing between the SME and the design team. This goal is best attained through mutual understanding.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016
    [Providers] Knowledge Guru Adds 2 New Question Types to Quest App
    These two question types enable you to provide learners with variety and increase the learning power of a Quest game. The kinds of questions you can create in Knowledge Guru’s Quest app now include “Select all that apply,” and “Answer in Order” questions (aka “Ranking questions). We have created a short game called QType Guru that contains questions about Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning. Play it here! The game shows you good examples of all three question types available for Quest games. Learners click in the circle to select an item.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [Providers] Don't miss the train!
    At almost 500 pages, it's a weighty tome, but the 21 chapters it contains (one of which is one of my own) blend together succinctly to provide the reader with a stimulating sequence of accounts, case studies and research reports from across the globe. Tracing a history of educational technology from multi-media, through virtual worlds and digital games through to mobile learning and open content, Tony draws out well established learning theories and melds them together with emergent ideas to provide a well argued treatise on how e-learning in all its various forms is evolving.
  • HAPYAK  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015
    [Providers] HapYak Announces Portu as CEO
    Designed for ease of use, HapYak provides the tools to add calls-to-action, quizzes, and interactive elements to any video, regardless of video host, and the most robust video analytics platform available. DECEMBER 01, 2015. HapYak Interactive Video announced today that Mark Portu will join the company as CEO. Portu is a veteran in the online video space formerly as CEO of The Feedroom, an online video pioneer, and most recently as Chief Product Officer of online video platform Piksel Inc. Content is not just about delivery. But video can be like the rest of the web. Interactive.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [Providers] Evaluating Training Through Stories
    providing an opportunity to apply newly learned leadership skills). Participants rated the management training program 4.3 on a five-point scale. Sixty percent said that they have applied the training to their work. What do we know about effectiveness of the program? Not much. We cannot determine from this data if the management training program made a difference for the organization. If it didn't make a difference, there is little reason to continue to offer the program to managers in the same form. Those are our three bottom lines; that’s why we’re here.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
    [Providers] Employee Surveys: How is as Important as What
    If an organization cannot provide an opportunity for feedback and reflection and does not intend to use the data for decision-making, management should not conduct the survey. An epidemic of employee surveys is killing knowledge and wisdom. Fueling this epidemic are two erroneous beliefs: 1) anyone can design and administer an employee survey effectively; and 2) the results of employee surveys are the property of management. I want to address each of these myths and maybe succeed in immunizing a few readers against further spread of the disease. Myth 1: Anyone Can Do It.
  • SKYPREP  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] What are the Benefits of Using eLearning?
    Fill out this form to schedule a demo and we will provide you with a complete tour of SkyPrep. You probably already know the benefits of giving your employees the training they need to succeed. But you may not know how to coordinate it all. Or, even where to start. You may worry you can’t spare the time to get your staff all together for a group training or up-training session. There are several advantages to using e-learning including: Anywhere, Anytime Learning. This in turn will allow your employees to access materials using the internet at any time and place of their choosing.
  • THE ELEARNING NOMAD  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016
    [Providers] How a few easy tweaks can improve your online icebreakers
    Your icebreaker can start with one ‘sharing’ post each but you need to provide a natural next step that invites people to start a dialogue. A new group is ready to start the e-facilitation workshop on Monday: 25 people from 17 different countries will learn together over the next 5 weeks. I’ve been running these workshops for 10 years now – a couple of times every year – and I’m always looking forward to guiding a new group. The first week is particularly exciting because that’s when we are able to create a real buzz. Among total strangers? Yes, indeed. Not just individual postings.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015
    [Providers] Why Make/Play Learning
    Over the years of providing instructional experiences to graduate students, middle school students, high school students and community college students as well as learning and development professionals, I have learned that one of most powerful learning experiences is when it is hands-on and when the learning is reinforced over time. This powerful combination leads to learning and, more importantly, insights. I have literally seen kids learning as they work through content by building and playing. As we all know, learning is not exclusive to one time or place or even event. Education
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014
    [Providers] A Quick Look at Two 3D Learning Worlds
    You can also see the 3D object management tools that will provide people with flexibility to create custom spaces and artwork in ProtoSphere. It is interesting that with all the attention on the Facebook purchase of Oculus Rift , the virtual reality goggles that immerse the learner in a 3D world, people have forgotten about the continued work on building and creating 3D virtual world platforms for learning, collaboration and teamwork. Well two companies that I have worked with are continuing to be pioneers in the area of virtual 3D worlds. You can download the whitepaper here.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013
    [Providers] Some Thoughts of Games Vs. Simulations
    Feedback and Assistance Provided by a NPC. Simulations and Serious Games have both differences and similarities. While there are many definitions of games and simulations, here is a synthesis of decades of work from Aldrich, Alessi & Trollip, Clark & Mayer, Kapp and Shank to identify defining characteristics of games and simulations. The chart below synthesizes some ideas about distinctive traits of each of the two interactive learning types. Certainly there are different definitions and interpretations of both of serious games and simulations. Element or Attribute. Simulation.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
    [Providers] What to Wear to a Virtual World Job Interview
    Here is an interesting and thought provoking article by Maria Korolov over at Hybergrid Business which provides some ideas on dressing for success.virtually. Perhaps a little too over the top for a job interview. You have probably been wondering what you should wear in case you ever went on a virtual world job interview. I know its been keeping me awake at night. In fact, I once went to a virtual interview to talk about the Learning in 3D book and was told to "put some shoes on" apparently even in the virtual world, "no shoes, no shirt--no service still applies." 4.Bring props.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
    [Providers] 3D Environment Used to Teach New Recruits
    The solution: shorten the learning curve and provide a safe practice environment for recruits to carry out their Safety Rounds Inspections, prior to boarding the ship for the first time. Here is a link to an interesting study of how the 3D simulation software, Thinking Worlds was used to create training to improve the Royal Navy's "worst performing course" – Engineering Safety Rounds Inspection. The simulation helped to cut failure rates by 54%. Here is the opening paragraph from the case study. What would you do if 13% of all new recruits were failing one of their most critical courses?
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
    [Providers] FDA and Social Media. Maybe a Model for Others
    It will be interesting to see where this all goes and the level of guidance provided. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. The FDA regulates what pharmaceutical companies can say in magazines, newspapers, television and even doctor's offices. The next frontier, it appears, is social media. The FDA back in November 2009 had a meeting to gather input about the use of Social Media to represent products and inform the public.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
    [Providers] eLearning Guild Presentation: Applying ADDIE to 3D Worlds
    Of course, here are some Second Life resources and blog entries the provide a good deal of information about using virtual immersive environments for learning: Second Life Session Second Life Resources and Information Second Life Education Wiki Second Life Books Creating Learning Spaces in Second Life Second Life.Its Synchronous Enjoy the resources and please add more!!! __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. The schedule for the first day of the online conference.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009
    [Providers] Cool Level One Evaluation
    However, Level 1 Evaluations which measure initial learner reaction to instruction are typically boring checklists or Likert-type scales which are painful to complete and don't provide much more information than how was the room temperature or donuts. As learning professionals, we are familiar with Donald Kirkpatrick and his four Levels of Evaluation.If you need to get up to speed, you can read an interview with him here. Many of them could be better designed to ask more work relevant questions (but that's a different post.)
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2007
    [Providers] Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: ESL in SL
    The SL environment provides a great opportunity to immerse the learner in the language and the situation. This weekend I attended an English as a Second Language (ESL) class. It was a surreal experience for two reasons. 1) I already speak English (unfortunately, the only language I do speak except for a little French which I continually butcher, oui) 2) the class was in Second Life (SL). The instructor, Kip, separated the attendees into two groups and then asked a series of questions in English using slides and then the participants answered with written English sentences.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2007
    [Providers] Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Learning to Spell
    It has engaging activities and characters that provide an exciting learner experience and has built in motivation. Learning to spell in elementary school can be a drag, it is all rote memorization. Writing the words over and over again so you can learn them for the test. A web-site named Spelling Time has developed a fun an interactive method to teach kids in grades 1-5 spelling in an engaging manner. The process involves multiple steps, first an animated character speaks a word and then you type the word. It also works blended learning right into the learning process.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2007
    [Providers] Spring 2007 CAC: The Phoenix Group and Xerox Corporation Presentation
    The training provided a lot to the salesforce in terms of helping them to understand how to configure a solution and then present that solution to the client. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideCliff Sobel from The Phoenix Group and James Knittel from Xerox presented a solution they jointly created and how they developed entertaining ways to get across information about their new products. Transferring knowledge that the sales reps from Xerox could use. Cliff mentioned that there were four key issues with existing training that needed to be addressed.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2007
    [Providers] CAC Teams: Emagine
    In Phase Three, a checklist will be provided to the PDFRS official that will be training security personnel. This team won the "Best Presentation" and "Best Overall" award. It consisted of Ashley Kreischer, Yan Zhang, Marnie Welliver and Brian Seely. Our solution focuses on the S.T.A.R. procedure based upon the results of the Wonderlic IQ test. In Phase One, we will develop 3 online courses which each consist of four components based on the S.T.A.R. procedure with focus on transitions from each phase to the real world.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2007
    [Providers] Out and About: Talk'n About Games
    He talks a bit about the presentation on his blog and provides a Link. Pictured from Left to Right are Karl Kapp, Greg Walsh and Steve Sugar. Three guys talking about games (apparently arranged by height). Recently I had the pleasure of presenting on the topic of games with two interesting and exciting gentleman. One was Steve Sugar who has written a half-a-dozen books on what he calls "19th century games." Steve has developed board games, games where you toss koosh balls, bingo games and just about any other type of fun, educational game you can think of. Mission accomplished.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2007
    [Providers] T&D Reviews Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning
    If you are looking for some summer reading, you might want to pick up the book or the article and provide your own review. This morning I opened up the July 2007 issue of ASTD's Magazine, T&D and found that Paula Ketter has just reviewed Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning. Here is some of what she had to say: [This book, like others, talks about] the impending retirement of baby boomers and how companies are dealing with the critical knowledge transfer that needs to take place. Knowledge transfer is one of the most critical issues facing organizations today.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2007
    [Providers] NCTT Summer Workshop
    These are people that are on the front lines of dealing with the techno-natives and are constantly looking for new ways to provide learning opportunities for these kids who have grown up playing video games, surfing the web and creating content on sites like MySpace and YouTube. Every summer the NCTT organization does a great summer workshop for educators in 2-year, high school, vocational schools and other schools about technology in the area of Information and Communication Technologies. This year the workshop was kicked off by Gordon Snyder Jr. per year. The Gamer Generation." Tools.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2007
    [Providers] Week Six of Learning in 3D: More Tech problems and Virtual Morocco
    Ann (SL Name) also described how she and her group created the Info-Fez that provides factual data to anyone wearing the Fez as they walk around. So, I thought only technical problems could occur in Maine ( see week five post ). Not true. Here in my hometown the internet failed me. Luckily after some frantic struggling I was able to get online. No wonder they call it the "bleeding edge." After the technical difficulties, the class took a wonderful tour of Virtual Morocco led by none other than Ann Enigma (AKA Hilary Mason). A great tour and a wonderful learning experience.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007
    [Providers] Hello, You are On the Air with Karl Kapp
    Joe and Mark provided great commentary, questions and insights plus they did their home work digging up some articles about the "evils" of video games and well as some articles about the benefits. Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan on their radio talk show On the Mark on News Radio 1070 WKOK. Mark was across the table and Joe sat beside me. The topic was "video games are good for kids?" A controversial spin on the book and a good approach for a general talk show. And don't let Joe fool you, he is totally into Sid Meier's Civilization.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2008
    [Providers] Game Teaches Life Saving Skills: Accidently
    Games can create a virtual memory and provide real-life practice of real-life skills which can be applied outside of the game. Screen Capture from America's Army Game which Helped Save a Life. The power of games for learning is that they can teach lessons that the learner doesn't even realized she or he has learned until the time comes to apply those skills. A player of the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Play Game( MMORPG) American's Army was able to aid a victim because knowledge he learned from the game. His medical background? Thanks to K.R.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008
    [Providers] Library of Learning Objects
    My work as an evaluator provides me the opportunity to see the high quality work these organizations produce. I do a lot of work with organizations funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). One of the NSF funded organizations, Wisc-Online has created a large database of online, multimedia learning objects on dozens of topics. There are even social networking aspects such at "write a review" and "tell a friend" built into the library. You need to register to view the items but their is no cost to check them out and see if they would be of value to you.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2008
    [Providers] Second Life Webinar-Today
    NETWORKS also provides a National Faculty Externship Program, Online Webinars, and TechSpectives Blog to keep educators up-to-date with emerging technologies and educational issues. ID Stadium which is used for in-world presentations. Today I am presenting a webinar titled " Second Life in Education " for NETWORKS which is is a National Science Foundation Resource Center that is focused on the advancement of semiconductor, automated manufacturing, and electronics education. It is a great resource, you should check it out. Virtual Jeans=Real Jeans. Second Life Books.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2008
    [Providers] Creating Learning Spaces in Second Life
    This morning I received an email message from, Fiona, who provided me with a really interesting link to 50 Tips and Tricks to Create a Learning Space in Second Life. Actually, it is really a listing of great SL resources and ideas broken down by different categories such as: Training Purposes --Employers and educators who want to train new hires or test their students can use Second Life in a number of ways. Blogs and Websites --Turn to these blogs for tips, services and tools when setting up a learning space in Second Life.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2008
    [Providers] New Music Distribution Model: Video Games
    In fact according to an entry on Joystiq, the new Mötley Crüe single was downloaded on Rock Band five times more than on iTunes Here are some interesting statistics courtesy of Reuters Canada's article Rock acts ringing up sales via video games According to data provided by the band's management, Tenth Street Entertainment, the Mötley Crüe track was downloaded more than 47,000 times via the Xbox 360 version of the game in the first week after it became available.By A new music distribution model has arrived (about time for the music industry) and it's called Rock Band.
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