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Guilty of Overhyping Tech?? Come Back to Earth

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Ok, so sometimes I may hype a new technology because I think it is cool or because it looks neat and well.what looks neat might not be so practical. Therefore, every once in a while, it is good to come back to Earth. So I got a big kick out of the posting by Jacob Nielsen called Usability in the Movies -- Top 10 Bloopers My favorites are: The Hero Can Immediately Use Any UI Break into a company -- possibly in a foreign country or on an alien planet -- and step up to the computer.

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Great Leads and Misc Information.tying it all together

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Sometimes, things just all seem to come together at once. A number of alumni and friends of Bloomsburg University's Instructional Technology program have sent me some great links and they are all about wildly different things but all are related to the gamer generation. Check them out. Here is one titled Most-Praised Generation Craves Kudos at the Office from Alison Stone.

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Bad News for Employers.Retirement Age is Dropping

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When I speak and consult with corporations, I often bring up the concept that the retiring boomers are going to be leaving the workforce in a few short years taking with them years of invaluable experience. Experience that cannot easily be replaced, I raise this alarm so that companies can begin to think about capturing all that lost knowledge before it disappears and using some of the tools of the gamers to do it.

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Show Me the Examples! ASTD Big Question for June

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This month the question is "Where are the Examples of eLearning?" and we are supposed to consider both good and bad examples as well as give some thoughts on why the example should get some attention. I've decided to look at several different types of "e-learning." Traditional Here is some learning sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency. It is called the EPA Watershed Academy.

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TrainingDay: Summer Reading List

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This week at the TrainingDay blog , I posted a list of semi-learning related books you might want to pick up and read on the beach. They are all less than $10 US dollars and are great fun and good reads. Check out Summer Reading Suggestions (only semi-learning related) and leave a semi-learning related book of your own in the comments. Remember, leave a comment on the TrainingDay blog and you could win a book (those are fully learning-related.not as much fun!

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Podcast Interview: 10 Questions for Karl Kapp

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Two colleagues of mine from the world of National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technology Education (ATE) grants and funding, Gordon Snyder and Mike Qaissaunee, interviewed me for their weekly podcast. They both work with the National Center for Telecommunicatoins Technologies (NCTT) for which I serve as the external NSF evaluator. They do great work and you should check out the NCTT web site.

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Out and About: PREP Weekend Conference

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This weekend, I spent my time in Hilton Head Island at a conference evaluating a National Science Foundation (NSF) project called Plastics Resources for Educator's Project. The PREP project , as it is called, was started over 10 years ago to develop Reusable Learning Objectives (RLOs) in the area of plastics education. The project has since spurred a book, additional web site and great collaboration among plastics educators across the country.