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  • ECONTENT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2007
    [Providers] MIT Heat Transfer Manual / eBook - NorthStarNerd.Org
    Download access requires providing your city, country, and occupation via a web form. NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Engines Of Our Ingenuity | Main | The Webs Agog About Twitter! » March 13, 2007 MIT Heat Transfer Manual / eBook MIT and Professors John Lienhard (father and son!) have made their heat transfer manual available for free download. No personal data is required by the form. Heat Transfer Textbook (3rd edition. 760 pages.
  • ECONTENT  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2007
    [Providers] A Soldier / MIA Comes Home - NorthStarNerd.Org
    House of Hope Freedom Tree / The Story of Major Danielson Here are excerpts from an email I just received from Brian: "This is to provide some noteworthy information in regard to Major Ben Danielson (my father, and my mother’s husband). This decision is a contingency that we had really ever expected and a type of divine intervention that reveals the power of God’s providence. he is a MIA no more. There will be a memorial service in Kenyon, Minnesota on June 15th and 16th. This posting relates to House of Hope Lutherans Freedom Tree (see thumbnails, click to view expanded).
  • ECONTENT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2007
    [Providers] Google Video: Your Training Search Engine - NorthStarNerd.Org
    Posted at 07:46 AM in Elearning | Permalink Comments Search Engine Optimization optimizes the content of website and build link popularity so that the website can achieve high ranking and visibility in several search engines.Seo Services India can not only provide SEO Services but also guide for maintaining the top position in Leading Search Engines for keywords. Posted by: SEO Services Provider India | August 29, 2007 at 02:48 PM Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview. Here are links to the examples used in my screencast. Please try again.
  • ECONTENT  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2007
    [Providers] Google Maps Screencast / Tutorial - NorthStarNerd.Org
    to provide increased value for your customer. NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Hello from Milepost 214. Two Nerds in Iowa! Main | Happy Easter » April 07, 2007 Google Maps Screencast / Tutorial In Fridays post , I noted how I was excited about Google Maps new visual user interface which allows an individual to create map mash-ups without the need to know programming code or scripts. in this case maps and other web based information.
  • ECONTENT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2007
    [Providers] Why Ning Gets A Partial Ding! - NorthStarNerd.Org
    This service provides the ability to create, without charge, ones own public or private social network. NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « The Invisible Hand Podcast | Main | Innovation Day at eContent » April 20, 2007 Why Ning Gets A Partial Ding! was all prepared to like Ning. Your newly created network may include links to blogs, rss feeds, forums, photos and videos. just to name some of the more prominent features. even created a Ning.
  • ECONTENT  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2006
    [Providers] My Favorite Engineering Webinars - NorthStarNerd.Org
    NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Corporate Use of Wikis | Main | Drivetime Podcasts » August 13, 2006 My Favorite Engineering Webinars Now that Ive moved from MSN to Typepad, I think its time to post the organizations which I find the most useful in terms of providing free, high quality, advanced engineering webinars. Anyhow, without further adieu: Primary Webinar Sites Carnegie Mellon University (Electrical and Computer Engineering).
  • ECONTENT  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006
    [Providers] Google Alert and RSS - NorthStarNerd.Org
    twitterfeed.com would not accept it.help Posted by: george cunningham | May 23, 2010 at 11:34 PM Here is a web service that provides RSS results for Google Search [link] Since the returned XML is RSS 2.0 NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Whats a Wiki? Main | The Eagle Has Landed » August 31, 2006 Google Alert and RSS If you've been reading this blog for the last month or so, you know I've wanted a Google RSS feed service. Google Alert.
  • ECONTENT  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2006
    [Providers] Free eBooks / Manuals - NorthStarNerd.Org
    In order to provide this content for free, one page advertisements have been inserted at the beginning of each chapter, but NOT within the actual technical explanations. NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « SuperNova 2006 Podcasts | Main | WikiTexts. FreeLoadPress now has their initial selection of manuals / texts online, and I am pleasantly surprised. The manuals are available in downloadable pdf. Your comment has not yet been posted. Please try again.
  • ECONTENT  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2006
    [Providers] Language Learning eBooks - NorthStarNerd.Org
    Some examples are provided, along with a tutorial explaining how to create and use your own Google eBooks. NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Annenberg Language Learning Resources | Main | Language Learning » November 02, 2006 Language Learning eBooks This posting is a follow up to my original Language Learning Posting. The third posting in this series is Annenberg Language Learning Resources. Your comment has not yet been posted.
  • ECONTENT  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2006
    [Providers] Language Learning - NorthStarNerd.Org
    Although you will have to spend a few dollars to purchase their training, the number of languages upon which they provide instruction is amazing. Many public libraries provide free access to language learning, and other eContent. The most common eLearning provided free by libraries in the USA is Rosetta Stone. provided by your public library) Use the Database or Rosetta Stone Link! not to mention many cities throughout the USA. What universally impresses me on all of these travels is the number of languages my peers and friends know. and a few words in Czech.
  • ECONTENT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2008
    [Providers] Data Mining for Knowledge - Educypedia - NorthStarNerd.Org
    Educypedia is an excellent online encyclopedia which tends to focus on providing valuable links to other content on the web. NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Welcome to the UnEvent! Barcamp | Main | Google Docs Screencast / Tutorial » April 11, 2008 Data Mining for Knowledge - Educypedia Another title for this post could be. why I blog, or why I wiki. My topics is using Web 2.0 tools for learning and knowledge collaboration. Please try again.
  • ECONTENT  |  FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2008
    [Providers] Google Sites Addendum - NorthStarNerd.Org
    Not a wiki | Main | Lifes Turns » May 30, 2008 Google Sites Addendum Yesterday I provided annotated screenshots of Google Sites basic editing functionality. NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Google Sites. Today I will expand upon that start with a review (and more annotated screenshots) of the Google Sites basic templates which include: web pages, announcements, dashboards, file cabinets and lists. Your comment has not yet been posted.
  • ECONTENT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2008
    [Providers] Engineered to Perfection. Almost! - NorthStarNerd.Org
    John Hunter finds interesting items from the world of technology, and provides useful reviews. NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Google and You. Flashing Experience | Main | Sci-Fi. or Fantasy? 1984 to 2008 via 2001) » July 11, 2008 Engineered to Perfection. Almost! Rankings are always open to debate, but I was very pleased to see this blog was recently rated the 4th most popular engineering blog in the world! my readers "cold". Thanks again.
  • ECONTENT  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2008
    [Providers] The NorthStar Nerd goes YouTube - NorthStarNerd.Org
    Youll also find in my own subscription area YouTube providers who Ive identified as having excellent engineering seminars and courses. However, please note that all of these providers are found via my Engineering Learning Wiki and Search Engines. NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Birke Bashin For Chinas Kids! Essentially YouTube is a marketing channel. for me and everyone else. Ive known for some time that this step was required.
  • ECONTENT  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2008
    [Providers] Need Innovation? Ask R2-D2 and C-3PO! - NorthStarNerd.Org
    and provides a link to the most recent episode. NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « MATLAB and Martians! Main | LabView Learning at Middle C » August 06, 2008 Need Innovation? Ask R2-D2 and C-3PO! This blog often focuses upon engineering learning content. Without innovation within your engineering design groups, it's debatable how long your company will survive. The source (Harvard's IdeaCast ) and the message is excellent.
  • ECONTENT  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2008
    [Providers] Modeling and Control. Its not Rocket Science! - NorthStarNerd.Org
    The information provided will be based on ourexperiences in these areas." NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Enginering Learning Custom Search | Main | Tracking Google Results via Google Alert » August 14, 2008 Modeling and Control. Its not Rocket Science! In my continuing search to discover some of the top engineering blogs and sites, I  have a couple of additions to Engineering Blog Quest 2008. After all. Oh yes. Please try again.
  • ECONTENT  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2008
    [Providers] Lake Superior vs. Silicon Valley Hot Spots - NorthStarNerd.Org
    You need to understand that Google provides free wireless to the entire town on Mountain View. NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Tracking Google Results via Google Alert | Main | Innovating in the Corporate Environment » August 17, 2008 Lake Superior vs. Silicon Valley Hot Spots Recently I had the opportunity to visit friends in Silicon Valley. Six young men boarded the train. all obviously geeks in their young 30's. Why was this possible??
  • ECONTENT  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008
    [Providers] Data Visualization for Kids - NorthStarNerd.Org
    Main | Google Chrome » September 02, 2008 Data Visualization for Kids See my prior post for my New York Times data visualization links , however in addition to grown-ups I've tried over the years to provide high quality / educational resources for kids which encourage our children to encourage the sciences. NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « NY Times Visualizes the Northstar Nerd! Thus, today I bring you the Wolfram Education Portal.
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006
    [Providers] e-Learning Acupuncture: Knee Replacement Surgery can be Fun!
    The questions directly target the task currently being performed and provide quick feedback. skip to main | skip to sidebar e-Learning Acupuncture Erics ramblings, experiences and random thoughts about e-Learning, distance education and Educational Technology. Thursday, November 09, 2006 Knee Replacement Surgery can be Fun! colleague of mine (actually he’s my boss… thanks Mark!!!), turned me on to this cool website by EdHeads which shows a virtual knee replacement surgery. The use of audio augmented the use of the Flash animation. Have fun! Add Post To: Email This BlogThis!
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2007
    [Providers] e-Learning Acupuncture: Paper still beats electronic in 2007!
    Students were provided with a paper-based package of course notes free of charge. skip to main | skip to sidebar e-Learning Acupuncture Erics ramblings, experiences and random thoughts about e-Learning, distance education and Educational Technology. Monday, January 15, 2007 Paper still beats electronic in 2007! Catchy title eh? colleague and I (thanks Susan!) just wrapped up a very small study with some graduate students at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) and the results were quite interesting. First, let me briefly explain the scenario and method. Tremblay, M.Ed. Assess.
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2007
    [Providers] e-Learning Acupuncture: Support Materials for using Wikis at a Distance
    Selected members of the class will provide feedback to each draft business plan and then the pairs of students will finalize their business plan for submission to the professor. In this course, we’re not obliging the groups to use a Wiki; however, we’re providing details on how to use one in case they want to try it. skip to main | skip to sidebar e-Learning Acupuncture Erics ramblings, experiences and random thoughts about e-Learning, distance education and Educational Technology. Students will be put together in pairs and asked to produce a 1st draft business plan.
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2007
    [Providers] e-Learning Acupuncture: Life by PowerPoint!
    Vicky Davis, of Cool Cat Teacher Blog fame, has recently cobbled together some information that provides a good refresher to educational practitioners about creating effective PowerPoint presentations. skip to main | skip to sidebar e-Learning Acupuncture Erics ramblings, experiences and random thoughts about e-Learning, distance education and Educational Technology. Thursday, June 14, 2007 Life by PowerPoint! Ok, youve all heard by now the expression " Death by PowerPoint ". Yup, its a clever expression and its also true. It works for us, but sometimes it doesnt work for the learners.
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2008
    [Providers] e-Learning Acupuncture: Putting the microscope on Flickr
    Specimen preparation There was no required textbook for the course and a lab manual containing protocols and theory was provided. skip to main | skip to sidebar e-Learning Acupuncture Erics ramblings, experiences and random thoughts about e-Learning, distance education and Educational Technology. Monday, January 28, 2008 Putting the microscope on Flickr Last semester I taught an Introductory Microscopy laboratory course. The course was basically divided into 3 parts: 1. Microscope operation 2. Basic histology 3. So students had difficulty studying away from the lab. We (*Thanks Nancy!*)
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2005
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Reflections on Learning 2005
    We are going to provide our learners with: more exposure to a wider range of eLearning technologies and methodologies (including real-time webinars, blogs, wikis, podcasting, mobile learning, etc.) Sponsered by the Masie Center , this was one of the most innovative and thought-provoking conferences I have ever experienced. Firstly, the Masie folks get it. Conferences are about making connections. They facilitated this in two important ways. Weeks before the event, particpants were able to post profiles and communicate with each other via an online Colleague Community. Well done! A? , ??A???
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2005
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: It’s the People, Stupid
    In a field dominated by providers of technology, we at eLearn Campus have deliberately carved out our niche in the human capacity building business. This may not sound blindingly obvious. But in my daily interactions with those in the training and development field, I don’t think many are living by this credo. Because there exists an unhealthy obsession with technology when it comes to eLearning. To be fair, there are many complex technical choices that have to be made around eLearning. Nothing could be further from the truth.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: eLearning That Doesnt Break the Bank
    Downes scours the web for everything that is of relevance to the world of eLearning, provides a summary, and links to it. Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Monday, January 16, 2006 eLearning That Doesnt Break the Bank How do you deal with information overload? let someone else do it for me. subscribe to Stephen Downes weekly summary of OLDaily. PowerPoint) Blogs (e.g.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Compliance Training: Going Through the Motions
    This not only creates tremendous savings in administrative costs, it provides documented evidence that training was completed. There is a raft of health and safety, environmental, human rights, privacy, and financial reporting guidelines that must be adhered to, and training is seen (and often legislated) as a key component to remain "in compliance." And in large organizations eLearning is often seen as an intelligent means of addressing this compliance training challenge. There is no variance based on the differing approaches of individual trainers in individual locations. Just Do It!
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Thinking Beyond the Course
    There are other ways to provide training support without the boundaries and restrictions created by a formal course structure. Learning Communities Many times, learning can be facilitated by merely providing a means for those with similar roles, functions, or interests, across the organization to communicate with each other. Even in the eLearning field, our first instinct is to create a course. This is a tidy and convenient way to give structure to a training intervention. However, a course, or even a series of courses, may not always be the appropriate response. Just Do It!
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: How to Grow Your eLearning Business
    The need for eLearning was driven by growing enrolments against finite classroom space and time table slots, and providing options for learners in scheduling their study and avoiding conflicts. And this is even true of many organizations that have learning as a central mandate (e.g. universities, colleges, professional associations, sector-specific training organizations, etc.). know it is possible to ramp up an eLearning program quickly. How was this done? It was driven by organizational need, vision and investment. eLearning was not an "add on," it was a means of realizing growth.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: The Joys of Contracting "In"
    have your team develop new competencies (this takes time and does not address capacity issues) hire people with these competencies (you take on new overhead and have to carry these costs no matter what level of development work you have down the road) contract in the competencies as required (provides flexibility to access certain needed competencies when needed) Smart organizations decide what core competencies they have and then contract in those competencies in which they are lacking. Producing good eLearning is a complex process. There are many different competencies required (e.g.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Engage Learners Graphically
    Also, good design can provide a variety of stimuli and appeal to learners with different learning styles. Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Wednesday, May 31, 2006 Engage Learners Graphically I have talked a lot lately about the wisdom of "in-sourcing" the competencies needed to produce good eLearning - competencies and expertise that you may not have on hand. A??? , ??A?
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Respect Different Ways of Learning
    cellular chocolate phone cellular phone comparison - cellular phone game - cellular phone service provider and 10:19 PM Anonymous said. Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Thursday, June 08, 2006 Respect Different Ways of Learning We ran our How to Bring eLearning to Life: Graphical Choices & Tools webinar today, with 40 participants from across North America. Good work!
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Determining Competency Requirements
    Now, this is an oft-heard refrain from the eLearn Campus team, but Mike provided some frameworks for determining competency requirements and then laid out some simple dos and donts. Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Thursday, June 22, 2006 Determining Competency Requirements My colleague Mike Grant led a webinar today on How to Develop Competencies for Effective eLearning.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Learning is a Process, Not a Thing
    These things/objects are the base or atleast provide the context from which activities and exploration can be built around to foster learning. It is difficult to go to an eLearning conference or read an eLearning journal without hearing about the wonders of these self-contained electronic learning widgets that can be catalogued, shared and re-used. have always been skeptical about learning objects. But I have never been able to articulate this skepticism better than Michael Feldstein has in a recent article in eLearn Magazine titled Theres No Such Thing as a Learning Object. We consider.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Its All About Engagement
    Instead of the traditional model of present information / test on it, you have learners making decisions and drawing on relevant content as needed to help make decisions (or in providing corrective feedback). Although they represented a wide cross-section of sectors (e.g. financial services, business services, health, education, government, etc.), they had remarkably similar perspectives on what is necessary to engage learners. We focused on two case study examples: an online sales training challenge, and an online workplace harassment training challenge.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Dancing With Vendors
    She has been on both sides of the dance - as a client with the University of Wisconsin , and now as a vendor with Desire2Learn , a learning technology provider. Sometimes it will be necessary to bring in learning design expertise, or programming expertise, or you may have to buy or lease some learning technologies to help you meet your goals. call this process "dancing with vendors" (with apologies to Kevin Costner). Sometimes the dance is a beautifully choreographed piece wherein each partner (client and vendor) knows their steps and move effortlessly as one. Hello Merry Christmas!
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Simulations: Keeping It Real!
    few years ago, one of our clients asked me to review an online training simulation and provide feedback on its effectiveness. The program provides feedback on user decisions throughout and lets the user know how close he/she is getting to the goal, and how much time and money are left. The simulation was titled ExperienceCSR, developed by a Toronto-based company called ExperiencePoint. It takes a participant through a process of planning and implementing a corporate social responsibility program within a fictional organization. Because I was totally engaged. A??? , ??A? A? , ??A???
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Doing vs. Knowing
    He provided some great insight on what makes simulations work and we took a tour through a simulation on change management that his company has produced. Simulations provide opportunities to "do" things. Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Friday, August 11, 2006 Doing vs. Knowing We ran our most subscribed webinar ever yesterday. let them screw up once in a while.a
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Where is Everyone?
    But for others it may be about providing recognition for completion. Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Thursday, August 17, 2006 Where is Everyone? Michael Grant Co-Founder and Director of Research eLearn Campus What would you do if you held a course and nobody came? wanted to put down some thoughts on this prior to our August 24th webinar on this topic. Hint: yourself.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Getting Opt-in for Your eLearning
    Mike provided strategies for improving eLearning adoption rates, and Jon provided some insights from the many discussions he has had with eLearning professionals across many sectors. Learners are provided with much incentive and support to complete the program (including the most valuable resource: time). Reasons for low adoption rates: no clear communication from above on importance of program / no incentives or penalties tied to completion or non-completion / no alignment with business goals / no alignment with HR system / time and space not provided for completion.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Painting Your Value Picture
    eLearning budgets in such environments must be able to show that investments in eLearning can realize these minimum returns via providing net benefits to the organization. Twenty-nine participants from a range of sectors (telecommunications, financial services, legal, medical, pharma, entertainment, software, business services, government and education) heard Mike describe how eLearning budgets should be more than just a collection of figures in a spreadsheet. Budgeting, done properly, paints a picture of your strategy to use eLearning to create value for your organization. Bottom line?
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Break Out of the Box
    Blogs and Wikis) to provide missing communication elements Doing away with ridiculous and over-zealous IT policies that do not allow for any flexibility concerning the introduction of new technologies in aid of learning (or having these hosted externally) The focus is on making technology the slave to learning, not its master. Usually, the reason they say that they cannot do these things is because of the limitations of the authoring software or learning management system that they happen to use. They feel they are "boxed in" by the technology choices they have made previously. Hi Tony.I
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Figuring Out the Blended Learning Puzzle
    Instead of misleading stock answers, we provided general guidelines with case examples to get folks thinking creatively about how to tackle their own training challenges. Learners can be "prepped" via eLearning before they arrive for classroom-based (or hands-on) sessions, and/or eLearning can provide continuing support or job aids after such face-to-face sessions. And we looked at how self-service eLearning can be blended with supported eLearning provided by online coaches for those requiring extra assistance. They are doing this for two reasons. promise I will stop!).
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Harvesting Your SMEs Brain
    In the last year, for example, I have developed eLearning courses or online job aids that teach people how to: use software; manage greenhouses; work safely with hazardous materials; provide support for individuals with special needs; design landscapes; run a small business; produce food safely; and communicate effectively. am not a subject matter expert (SME) in any of these areas, but I worked with people who are. My job is to "harvest" the SMEs brain in their area of expertise and to translate this into an effective eLearning experience for a targeted group of learners.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Be Nice to Your SME!
    There is a lack of clarity in what they provide to us." We showed how you can change the role of the SME from one of a writer of content, to an oracle or storyteller who can provide you with the grist for well-contextualized activity-based learning. Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Thursday, November 30, 2006 Be Nice to Your SME! trying to guess at this. A??? , ??A?
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2006
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Learning Should be "Hard Fun"
    Along the way, you have an experienced mentor (in the form of an avatar) that provides feedback on your decisions. Like any good adult learning, you must provide a realistic context for the learner to be exposed to and in which to apply new concepts and information. They played games like World of Warcraft, The Sims, Sim City, Civilization, Flight Simulator, and various sports-related games. Its not just kids playing computer games, many adults also enjoy the challenge and stimulation of games and can become as thoroughly engaged with these as the younguns. A??? , ??A? A? , ??A???
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2007
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Score an "A" in eLearning (X4)
    This will provide an indication of their likelihood of adapting well to online learning. Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Sunday, January 07, 2007 Score an "A" in eLearning (X4) There are many ways that even the best eLearning training interventions can be kiboshed, but I see the following two come up again and again. Doing so, we answer the following key questions.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2007
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Tailor Your eLearning for Better Adoption
    granting time or proper location for eLearning) / supervisors not holding staff to account for completing eLearning / management not providing learning and technical support to ease transition to eLearning format Bad Experiences: Learners have experienced bad eLearning before and are now "gun shy" Old Habits Die Hard: Attachment to the classroom model for training / reluctance to embrace change All of these factors noted above, and the fact that it is so easy to put off doing eLearning (unlike, say, showing up for a scheduled classroom session), conspire to keep eLearning adoption rates low.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2007
    [Providers] Breakthrough eLearning: Dealing with eLearning Objections
    However, if done well and integrated well into an organizations training mix, eLearning can provide new and innovative ways for trainers to engage their trainees and can allow them the luxury of devoting precious face-to-face time to the types of learning that are crucial to be done in person (e.g. It got me to thinking about the various objections to eLearning that I have heard over the course of my ten years in this field. Here are some of my favourites, and my responses to each. When will we realize that there can be good and bad approaches in both forms? am not an eLearning fanatic.
  • TONY O'DRISCOLL  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2007
    [Providers] Learning Matters! » Death of Distance Demo
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): New Numbers and New Transparency from Linden Lab/Second Life
    It certainly isnt Linden Labs responsibility to entertain you - that has never been their business model, all they have done is provide a 3D virtual world development platform where the only limitation (outside of number of prims) to what you can create is your own vision. think this is great - this raises the bar for other online experiences that tout membership or registration numbers. developments and will drop anything to oggle a new AJAX calendar, can so miss the boat on SL. Cmon, you get bored walking around in SL? Congratulations.I so is a virtual life. del.icio.us
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Using Performance Results to Hire
    Each semester we have an event where students are required to provide a "sales presentation" and a working prototype to a group of about 30 industry professionals. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « New Numbers and New Transparency from Linden Lab/Second Life | Main | My Blog is Worth $66, 615.72 (any buyers??) Check out this quote from Perry: " I’m also recruiting now from the people we find. hired a girl calledJill right out of my forums recently, didn’t even ask to see a resume. She’s awesome. could be good. del.icio.us
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "New JKO Portal to Offer Joint Online Training" (Defense Link News)
    JKO complements and provides links to service-operated portals, including Army Knowledge Online, Navy Knowledge Online, Air Force Portal and MarineNet. These portals will continue to provide service-specific training. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Listening for Learning" (IT Conversations) | Main | Map of Online Communities (xkcd Rox!) David S.C. Chu, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, joined Air Force Gen. Lance L. Smith, commander of U.S. So it fills a very important capability for us.” Chu Gen.
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): and later Mark will try to figure out what is going on in the PLE debate.and fail.
    If you think of the environment in which a cheetah lives - it provides him with the opportunity to hunt, it isn't the hunting itself. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Funny Funny (not safe for work) e-cards | Main | Three Panel Soul.required comic strip reading » June 13, 2007.and later Mark will try to figure out what is going on in the PLE debate.and fail. Tony Karrer has a great compendium of the posts at the heart of evidently a raging debate on the existential nature of personal learning environments. del.icio.us
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Semantic Technology Primer (found via Stephen D)
    From the site: "Semantic technologies include software standards and methodologies thatare aimed at providing more explicit meaning for the information thatsat our disposal. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « video jug test | Main | "The Book of Learning and Forgetting" » June 14, 2007 Semantic Technology Primer (found via Stephen D) Thanks to Stephen for finding this great rundown on the semantic world. T2 Subscribe to e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert) gapingvoid Understanding Comics Quoth he. del.icio.us
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "The Book of Learning and Forgetting"
    anybody care to provide a review of this book ? e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Semantic Technology Primer (found via Stephen D) | Main | A holodeck for a virtual world.Im getting recursively dizzy. » June 14, 2007 "The Book of Learning and Forgetting".anybody June 14, 2007 in Books | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference "The Book of Learning and Forgetting" : Comments The comments to this entry are closed. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Better Conferences (cross posting from Tony Karrer)
    think that at some level we can make structural changes to events all we want but if we dont figure out how to get people in this field - even newbies - feeling that part of what they owe this field - in return for providing them with some kind of career path - is an enthusiastic, honest and ongoing critique of the same, then we are just re-arranging deck chairs on some huge, supposedly unsinkable ship. Anyway, Tony collected and extended these thoughts into a post here.already with some great comments. finally got back from travel tonight and posted a rather windy comment on Tonys blog.I
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer?
    Provide feedback about a class. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « All Hail the Cult of the Amateur!! Sign me up for a lifetime membership! Main | Alternative and Activist Search Engines » June 21, 2007 Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer? There is Video Jug , 5min Life Videopoedia , and Sclipo - just to name the ones open in my browser at present. am still trying out all three - hey! They are of course free and ad supported by Google ads. Then we have Sclipo. " Sounds pretty good right?
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova)
    hope we retain - as an industry - a level of intellectual curiosity about games and game design that can lead us to a deeper understanding of the potential of games to change (for the positive I believe) how we are providing instruction. and Ill have a question afterwards. " As an educator, I dont see why I would have any learning objectivestied to inworld factors of production. If a players actor getsstronger, faster or better at casting spells, the participant hassimply done well at the game, but hasnt learned anything directly as aresult. del.icio.us books futures Web 2.0
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it.
    Tom Werner points to some stats from a recent WSJ article that certainly provides some good corporate ammo: Everyone knows that IBM is a bellwether company in the use of technology for learning. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Passively Multiplayer Online Game (PMOG) | Main | "New study examines how online games can teach business skills" (Red Herring) » June 28, 2007 Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it. The Wall Street Journal on June 18 ran an article on social networking at IBM. Comments This is so cool.
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Virtual Currency for Your Email
    Attent also provides a variety of toolsthat enable everyone to track and analyze communication patterns andinformation exchanges across the enterprise." e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Zepheira and Semantic Web Resources | Main | Shout out to my current favorite Web-based tool: Pixer » July 03, 2007 Virtual Currency for Your Email Seriosity, the same company that just published the Leadership in Games and Work with IBM, also has an interesting product called Attent. Now that is powerful. del.icio.us books futures Web 2.0
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform
    havent gone very far but I like the sound of this: " OpenLaszlo programs are written in XML and JavaScript and transparently compiled to Flash and, with OpenLaszlo 4, DHTML.The OpenLaszlo APIs provide animation, layout, data binding, servercommunication, and declarative UI. Just ran across it and am starting to investigate. An OpenLaszlo application can be asshort as a single source file, or factored into multiple files thatdefine reusable classes and libraries." T2 Subscribe to e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert) gapingvoid Understanding Comics Quoth he. del.icio.us
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wanna new job? How about CEO at SocialText?
    Ross is the founder of Social Text , "the first wiki company and leading provider of Enterprise 2.0 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Slow Week.Goin Campin | Main | PSP in the Classroom (UK style) » July 20, 2007 Wanna new job? How about CEO at SocialText? Well, Ross Mayfield certainly knows how to stir things up. solutions." Today Im invoking themost powerful inflection point I can for Socialtext. It is time for Socialtext to be taken to the next level,and for that, I want to openly recruit the CEO 2.0 for Socialtext."
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Argument for Casual Games in the Corporate World
    " Network delivery "The type of game experience that casual games provides is not compromised by small code footprints or browser based delivery. Casual games are a huge segment of the game world - think World of Warcraft is impressive with several million subscribers? Try the casual sector with somewhere over 80 million players. This article from IGDA does a good job of laying out the case for casual games for training for both implementers and developers. Sure, eventually your entire workforce will be video game savvy, but that tipping point is still a long way off. del.icio.us
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook)
    Bythat I mean that while not exactly the same, the designers clearlylooked at the user experience they wanted to provide and then lookedfor ways to do that within the confines of this technology. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007 | Main | Quote of the Day: Jenkins on Convergence » August 28, 2007 Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook) This story from Inside Facebook hippedme to what has to be one of the slickest apps on the iPhone. Im glad you think so. Issues I have with Facebook are 1.
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Another thougtful refutation to Keens money-grubbing argument.
    " He lived in those days, when (after providence had permitted theInvention of Printing as a scourge for the Sins of the learned) Paperalso became so cheap, and printers so numerous, that a deluge ofauthors coverd the land: Whereby not only the peace of the honestunwriting subject was daily molested, but unmerciful demands were madeof his applause, yea of his money, by such as would neither earn theone, or deserve the other." e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Speaking of gold diggers.Hey! Steve Jobs! found via InfoCult ).money
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform
    One of the questions that Temkin often has to field is whether Laszlo Webtop uses AJAX, and here is what he says about that: "Yes.Although Ajax means different things to different people, it’sgenerally understood that it relates to the advanced use of JavaScriptand XML to provide browser-based applications that resemble desktopapplications. It sounded interesting and I have heard rumors that one of the armed services in the U.S. is actually investigating using it and today I see that Open Laszlo has its own track at AjaxWorld West 2007. Laszlo is abstract from the Flash player.
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Mobile, collaborative and location-based learning" (FutureLab)
    The MRL’s initial concept used cellular phone networks as a locative device to provide the structure for a mobile phone game called ‘Hitchers’[1]. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « September 11 | Main | Gamelab Institute of Play » September 13, 2007 "Mobile, collaborative and location-based learning" (FutureLab) ( link ) "MobiMissions is a new location-aware mobile phone game prototype created in partnership between Futurelab and the Mixed Reality Lab (MRL) at the University of Nottingham. del.icio.us books futures Web 2.0
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: The Blog Book Tour - Week Two
    Both make the great point that the human species studies nothing as closely as other human faces – we are experts – and that is what makes building a human-quality face on the computer so hard (famous game designer Warren Spector has said that “we can do faces just well enough to be creepy”) but it also provides us with a way out. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « I swear.this is why people switch to Apple. Main | Im tired people, so Im only going to say this about 1,000 more times. Karl really touched a nerve! simuations. del.icio.us
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Mark is very late to the virtual worlds big news about SL and IBM.
    Platform stability: Making interfaces easier to use in order to accelerate user adoption, deliver faster response times for real-world interactions and provide for high-volume business use. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Tell me something.about conferences. Main | "A Vision of Students Today" from the Creators of "The Machine is Us/ing Us" » October 19, 2007 Mark is very late to the virtual worlds big news about SL and IBM. " Yea! Here is the Virtual Worlds Weekly coverage and a clarifying post from Christian Renaud.
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "US House approves extension to Net tax ban" (Washington Post)
    To cover the costs of providing government services? e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « How about a Virtual Room instead of a Virtual World? Main | "World Privacy Forums Top Ten Opt Outs" » October 31, 2007 "US House approves extension to Net tax ban" (Washington Post) So the U.S. House passes a new, 4-year moratorium on taxing access to the Internet. How ridiculous that we are having this debate at all. State and local governments worry that the moratorium will hurt their revenues.really? What is their cost? del.icio.us
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Dissertation: The Effective Integration of Digital Games and Learning Content by M.P.J. Habgood
    "This thesis provides a theoretical and empirical exploration of game designs that follow a more integrated approach, broadly known as intrinsic integration (Kafai, 2001). e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Kindle.The Universal Textbook? Main | Id like to pass along my latest addiction.say goodbye to free time. » November 20, 2007 Dissertation: The Effective Integration of Digital Games and Learning Content by M.P.J. Habgood ( link ) Just getting into this but it looks promising. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2007
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Federal Government Distributed Learning Association (FGDLA)
    Advocateand promote the use of distributed learning for education and trainingwithin the federal government and provide a forum for sharinginformation and enhancing interaction for all government agencies. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Heading Home from I/ITSEC 2007 | Main | Tom and I disagree and then I kinda support his argument? » December 04, 2007 Federal Government Distributed Learning Association (FGDLA) Ive probably said this before but if I havent (even if I have), the U.S. Well now Jay is at the Dept. del.icio.us
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2008
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wow.Has it been almost a month?! Lets Talk 2008.
    Organizations will continue to fail to appreciate the strategic and differentiating nature that rich training and learning opportunities provide, that part of that failure will continue to rest with training departments inability to articulate their alignment with the larger business goals. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « 2007 edublog winners announced! Main | Thinking about conferences. » January 07, 2008 Wow.Has it been almost a month?! Lets Talk 2008. cant believe its been almost a month since I blogged. Ill say that: 1.
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2008
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Worlds for Study: Invitation - Virtual Worlds for Studying Real-World Business (and Law, and Politics, and Sociology, and.) (by Robert Bloomfield)
    This document provides an introduction to virtual worlds,discusses why virtual worlds are so well-suited to the study ofreal-world business, and describes how a platform could weave togethervarious types of virtual worlds and virtual spaces to achieve a varietyof research and educational goals. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The Ecology of Games: Connecting Youth, Games, and Learning (ed. by Robert Bloomfield) : Comments The comments to this entry are closed. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2008
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Prism for Firefox: Run Web Sites/Apps w/out a whole big browser getting in the way.
    OK.today we have two reasons why having a browser built on open source code with a powerful and passionate development community behind it, will continue to provide a more robust and user-focused experience than something provided by say a large corporation - no knock on large corporations (some of my best friends.). e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Attending Hinchcliffe and Companys "Web 2.0 University".and and I could use some help. Main | Hey! made a Blidget! Thats a tough one. " Ooooh. Dont see it yet? del.icio.us
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2008
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "The Core of Fun" (Raph Koster via IT Conversations)
    Some of the elementsof fun are that how you complete an activity should matter, it shouldbe hard enough that theres a chance of failure, that should be able toget better with practice, and that context should be provided andshould matter for every action." e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Seven Strategies for Implementing a Successful Corporate Wiki" (Industry Week) | Main | Look! teacher using stories to teach! He gives a list ofways in which an activity can be made more fun, with examples fromsocial media and ecommerce.
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2008
    [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): ahhh.the goood old days of Herding Cats and Building Planes on the Fly.
    that second video clip provides a distinct "I knew it" moment ;o) Posted by: Karyn Romeis | May 14, 2008 at 08:09 AM The comments to this entry are closed. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Does anyone else see "Student Records" in "Data Portability"? Main | How will ISD handle "Neural Buddhism"? » May 13, 2008 ahhh.the goood old days of Herding Cats and Building Planes on the Fly. Great stuff. So was this one about the plane. Comments As a person who has done a lot of flying but still hates it. del.icio.us
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010
    [Providers] Building skills under pressure - update from BILD anual event
    Other TM highlights from the BILD event included: Immersive learning and serious games We’ve previously featured research and articles on Immersive Learning and the use of games and virtual worlds in learning, and David Wortley, Serious Games Institute, provided further examples of how such technologies are being applied to many diverse areas of L&D. Technology is changing learners and David provide strong evidence on new ways of learning, new devices and new challenges. How do we build skills when under pressure?
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
    [Providers] Benchmarking - a business improvement tool for L&D
    Performance benchmarking provides a comparison of key performance indicators which will vary from function to function. Typically they may be defined in terms of cost, cycle times, customer satisfaction, product performance , absenteeism but generally they are set to provide a standard against which other achievements can be measured. As we can see from other business areas, benchmarking provides an ideal opportunity to raise the bar within the function in terms of performance, products and focus. Why does Business Benchmark? Parker 96). So what is benchmarking?
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010
    [Providers] Thank you for registering!
    Please check your email and follow the link provided. Thank you for registering for the SmartVideo Workbench tool. You will receive an email with downloading instructions shortly. Check out the demo. Take the Workbench for a test drive with our fun online quiz. Contact. Get in touch. If you do have any questions, you can always check the FAQs section. If that doesn’t answer your query, why not send us an email workbench@saffroninteractive.com and let us know how we can help. Workbench features. SCORM 1.2 compatible. Trackable. Customisable. Supports images.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010
    [Providers] E-Learning 24/7 Latest News and Notes
    Learning 24/7 &  HR.com have teamed up to provide the first full LMS expo virtual event on the net.  Latest news and notes. Coming this Thursday June 24th :  The Revolution is Coming -  How tablets will take e-learning farther and further than b4. Product Reviews: Coming in July - All Exclusives! Topyx LMS by Interactyx – Now supports the Ipad tablet and will enable you to create HTML5 courses via their content authoring tool and fully SCORM certified – This part is coming this summer. GeoLearning LMS. Plateau LMS. Mzinga - Newest product b4 it hits the streets. 
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010
    [Providers] Best Buy’s Lead eLearning Designer: “Tablet Devices…Hold Huge Potential” (Interview)
    Training professionals have to be aware of this constantly changing picture to be able to provide value to organizations. Apple is touting HTML 5 as a viable substitute for Flash, but I haven’t seen any indication it will provide as robust interactivity as Flash. As the Lead eLearning Designer at Best Buy Enterprise, Bob Stryker designs and develops eLearning courses, mostly having to do with legal and HR topics. He also recently co-developed BeforeTheBoycott.com with Nancy Lacroix-Shutter for the National Civil Rights Museum. see that shifting in significant ways.
  • LEARNADOODLEDASTIC  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010
    [Providers] Getting Anchored in My #CritLit 2010 MOOC
    Reflecting back at the outset, the course details did outline that: "Content for the course is being drawn from the presentation Pedagogical Foundations for Personal Learning This presentation provides a frame for an understanding of the critical literacies required in a networked learning environment. The six week course as it suggests in the course details does also indeed follow the course themes weekly and these provide a background to the practical critical literacies which are being discussed on the course. Wikipedia 2010. John Mak 5. John Mak 6.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010
    [Providers] Adobe’s eLearning Evangelist: The Future of “21st-Century” Training & Development (Interview)
    Allen works closely with the eLearning Suite and Captivate teams at Adobe, providing a channel to customer needs and concerns and helping facilitate communication among team members. Allen Partridge is the eLearning Evangelist for Adobe. In addition to his work for Adobe Systems, he continues to serve on the doctoral faculty in the Communications Media and Instructional Technology program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Allen has written several books and a host of articles on topics ranging from 3D game development to Instructional Design for new technologies.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
    [Providers] #IeL2010 Through the Eyes of a Newcomer
    Others focused on distilling down complex topics or key insights on current trends in eLearning which were provided in an engaging presentation with real world examples(I found these the most valuable sessions). Michael is brand new to eLearning. He’s a web developer by background and took the job as a way to apply his web skills. was curious to get his take on the conference, since he doesn’t have the baggage many of us do when attending these things. On Day 1, I attended the all day Game Design Workshop where I thoroughly enjoyed Brenda Brathwait as the speaker. Hmmmm….
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010
    [Providers] preconference workshop during mLearnCon: android 101
    The afternoon part of the workshop was hands-on (difficult to blog as my hands try to get going with all the provided guidelines). activity = framework in which the views can run (cfr view controller of iPhone) content provider: = allows information to be exchanged with other application, but in a structured format (=security wise, every app runs in its own space (typical linux), this prevents people from corrupting other content). Currently in San Diego for the mLearnCon conference , the first one! Organized by the eLearning Guild. And what a great experience! guidelines).
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010
    [Providers] Deborah Bowser of Hewlett-Packard on Globalization and eLearning
    Deborah Bowser works at Hewlett-Packard in the Sales and Marketing Delivery organization, providing New Hire training to HP’s inside sales force, specifically focusing on the Personal Systems Group business unit in Rio Rancho, New Mexico’s newly opened Sales Center. As relationships develop globally, again, the team is more productive and flexible, providing the business with results faster. She will be one of the leaders featured in a book on leadership that will be published this summer, titled “Notes From Those Who Are Led.” That’s a good question! Thanks for your thoughts.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010
    [Providers] Planes, people and places
    The stunning Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (City of the Arts and Sciences - pictured below) provides a futuristic spectacle both day and night and is well worth an hour or two of wandering around, just to appreciate the sense of scale and space, as well as the fine attention to detail the complex affords. I'm just back from the EDEN Conference, having spent just over 15 hours travelling, via 4 trains, a bus and a much delayed flight. The plane eventually arrived, but when we finally landed at London Gatwick, I had missed all of my connections, and I finally arrived home very late.
  • IDIOT  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010
    [Providers] Thinking of Setting Up an Advisory Panel?
    The agenda for most are either or all of these: a) Provide valuable gyan or mentoring support b) Be the company's brand ambassador/mouthpiece c) Help get business contacts. This will ensure that you get enough wisdom from someone who knows your industry well and has had similar experiences facing the challenges that you encounter to be able to provide you advice on the same. During my research about how to set up an advisory board, I came across some useful information. The reasons why companies look for advisors may vary. Where/How to look for advisors? 2) [link]. 3) [link].
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010
    [Providers] Learning innovation in the public sector
    Many use technology to automate the old way of ‘doing learning’ ie providing courses on line but this may not be enough moving forward. For example, can sharepoint be used to help provide innovative learning support ( as in BT’s innovative Dare2Share project)? Can online meeting spaces be used to bring cohorts of learners together ( Devon County council provides a great example of this)? This will require collaboration on a scale not yet seen by the public sector and technology has the potential to provide the glue that sticks all this activity.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
    [Providers] Frank Jaquez at Bank of America on The Future of Global Training
    We recently purchased an LMS and various authoring tools enabling us to provide various blended learning solutions to a globally dispersed audience. Technology has allowed us to provide training and make it easily accessible world-wide. Corporations can provide the tools and content, but it is up to the individuals to drive their learning. Frank Jaquez is an Instructional Designer in the Overseas Division at Bank of America. He welcomes your emails at frank.s.jaquez@bankofamerica.com. How have 21st century technologies (e.g. Internet, software, etc.) helped you? D Blog.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010
    [Providers] Alister Black of UK’s National Health Service on Innovative Blended Learning
    Prior to joining the NHS, Alister worked for Adobe Systems Europe for eight years providing technical support for Adobe Acrobat. envisage users having access to learning platforms that will offer person-to-person contact, eLearning, user communities, printed materials, podcasts, video-casts and other materials as well as providing access to classroom based training. It also provides links to free and open source software which is a big plus in a sector where resources are often stretched. You can contact him via LinkedIn. For them, eLearning is natural and expected.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010
    [Providers] Lisa Downs of T-Mobile on Collaboration, On-demand Learning, and More
    Well, that’s a tough question, as it’s always hard to try to predict the future, but I think we’ll continue to see learning programs be focused on providing on-demand learning and employing a variety of tools and strategies to reach an increasingly diverse workforce. Every so often, we will feature interviews with clients and Learning & Development professionals from all over the world. In the spirit of social and collaborative learning, we want this blog to be a place where Learning & Development professionals can informally teach and learn from one another.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
    [Providers] Paul Angileri of Intel on Mobile Learning, Learning Communities, and More
    Paul’s focus is designing and providing training and performance support solutions for enterprise software platform projects. Could you provide an example of what that kind of program will look like? And Harold Jarche and Clive Shepherd provide some good posts on mixing theory and practice in workplace learning. Every so often, we will feature interviews with clients and Learning & Development professionals from all over the world. Paul Angileri is an Instructional Design consultant working with Intel Corporation’s End User Training group in Chandler, Arizona. Blogs?
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010
    [Providers] Our New Must-See Website: 4 Key Features
    To provide a better reading experience, we’ve refreshed and re-posted some of our favorite articles, and we also introduced a Search bar and Categories. You might have noticed this already, but just a few days ago, we launched a brand spankin’ new website. We think you’ll like it—we’ve invested 119.48 hours into redesigning it so far, and the timer hasn’t stopped. We decided to build a new website because our old one only told part of the Bloomfire story. We like it, and we think you’ll like it too! New (and Entertaining) Use Cases. Until now.
  • ELEMENT K BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
    [Providers] On the Forgetting Curve and Ways to Improve Retention
    " I say this because I've seen a lot of well-design learning content in the past 10 years, from a wide variety of providers and also developed in-house by L&D teams. " He then provides a list of 10 techniques you can consider to increase learning retention, with some being approaches I hadn't yet considered. In a posting back in December 2008 I referenced one of my favorite L&D concepts: the Forgetting Curve. This is a painful truth for all in the L&D space, but one that, if tackled head-on, can be managed in a way that leads to strong learning results.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010
    [Providers] About Advertising
    Admongo was created by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to teach kids ages 8-12 about advertising and provide them with the skills they need to make informed decisions about ads and the things they buy. Kids learn by playing a game - in either multimedia or HTML format. Admongo shows kids: How to recognize different types of advertisements How to read, question and understand advertisements Why it is important to be a smart consumer Check it out: [link
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
    [Providers] The Disciplines of Modern Enterprise Learning - The ASTD BIG QUESTION for July'09
    British Telecom , one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services, has recently implemented the “ Dare2Share ” program. If you are not already a follower of the ASTD Big Question each month on the Learning Circuits blog, I highly recommend it. Every month, a general question is posted on a “priority topic facing learning professionals.” ” Anyone is open to respond. Starting this month, I will be doing my best to chime in each month. You will be able to find my responses on this blog. knowledge management. David.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009
    [Providers] The Future (and History) of Learning, in 3 Minutes a Day
    In the course of being an analyst, I talk to many solution providers - including providers of learning management systems, content development tools, social software, custom content developers, and host of different learning-related professional services. BTW - to our members reading this entry, if you have not checked out our new Solution Providers Library , go now. It is THE best way to find learning or talent management related solution provider.). Provide the learner with instant feedback and additional educational material as each question is answered.
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