Another 3D Virtual World Shutting Down

Kapp Notes

There avatars wave good bye as the virtual world closes on March 9, 2010. The well-known virtual world called There is closing on March 9, 2010. was then spun off to Makena Technologies in 2005. And, all purchases of Therebucks and member program updates made between midnight Pacific Standard Time February 1, 2010 and 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time on March 2, 2010 will be refunded in full.

How not to do social media

E-Learning Provocateur

The Football Federation of Australia (FFA) was born, and in 2005 the A-League kicked off. As my friends can attest, I’m a big Socceroos fan.

Trending Sources

Recent Research on Interactive Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

of Geography, 2005) ‘ Measuring the Effects and Effectiveness of Interactive Advertising ’ (Paul Pavlou, David, Stewart, University of Southern California, Journal of Interactive Advertising, Vol 1 No 1 Fall 2000) ‘ An Introduction to Digital Media ’ (Tony Feldman, 1997, Routledge Publishers, NY, Pages 13-20) ‘ Interactive or Non-Interactive?

A most fundamental human right

Learning with e's

In 2005 I accompanied a group of students and staff from the University of Plymouth on a two week study tour of South Africa. We spent most of our time in and around Cape Town, visiting schools in the city and in the townships.

Sun 14

Quotes and excerpts on the need for Learning 2.0 from the Best of T+D: 2007-2009

ID Reflections

Informal Knowledge Transfer by Eric Sauve A 2005 McKinsey & Company report titled, “The Next Revolution in Interactions,” examines how workplace tasks are completed in developed economies. Gartner , a research institute, estimates that the frequency of nonroutine situations that require tacit knowledge will double between 2006 and 2010.

Web 2.0 Strategy

Janet Clarey

Harvard Business Essentials, 2005). I’m finally getting around to reading the ASTD State of the Industry Report for 2009 which was released in November. I found this graphic quite interesting.

Who Are the Smartest People in the World?


In 2005, Kasparov retired from chess to focus more deeply on writing and politics — he briefly worked on a campaign for President, and was arrested in 2007 for his involvement in a protest against the Russian government.


Reach out and connect

Learning with e's

Wendy Earle's 2005 discussion on the nature of literacies is a useful starting point. One of the digital literacies I identified in yesterday's blogpost was effective social networking. So what's the big deal about this? We all do it these days don't we?

K-12 Classrooms: Research Review of Multigrade, Multiage, Combination Classrooms

Will at Work Learning

This review was conducted in September and October of 2010. -. Recent research indicates that teachers, tutors, and other learning professionals tend not to be very good at providing instructional explanations at learner’s appropriate levels—but that they can improve on this by specifically being informed of their learners’ level of understanding (Wittwer, Nückles, & Renkl, 2010). 2010). 2005).

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

PENS was created in 2005 by AICC as a new interoperability standard. As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. While the assumption would be that all the products are alike, or that fee based tools are superior to their free counterparts, nothing could be farther than the truth.

The Terrible Speed of eLearning

eLearning Weekly

This post has been ruminating around in my head ever since an executive suggested turning some classroom training into podcasts back in 2005. It’s 2010, and elearning is expected to move at fast forward to the nitty-gritty pace. . Sales reps should appreciate this post.

Questions of the Week

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  Mayer 2005. Adobe Captivate: Can I Stop The Presentation From Continuing After a Web Link? I have a Captivate slide that contains buttons taking the student to one of our Web pages (a link to a URL). My problem is I'm not sure how to get the lesson to stop playing while the student checks out the site. as it stands now, the lesson continues to play in the background. Answer: Show the Properties of the object that initiates the URL link.

If You're Learning by Blogging You Must be BLEARNING!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I can say from personal experience, since 2005 and the start of this blog, I've learned more than in all of my formalized education. This week is about blogging.

Bottom-Line Performance, Roche Diagnostics Receive LTEN “Partnership” Award

Bottom-Line Performance

” The “Partnership” award category was especially appropriate, as BLP and Roche have partnered since 2005 to create solutions that support customer training, product launches, safety & compliance, and more. “We Bottom-Line Performance, Inc.

Arnold says "Violence in Movies-Good, Violence in Video Games-Bad"

Kapp Notes

A ban signed into law by Schwarzenegger in October 2005. When the Terminator starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, was first released in 1984 one of the huge complaints about the film was the extreme level of violence. In the opening scene, he beats up some thugs.

Cliff Atkinson’s Beyond Bullet Points

Learning Visions

The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning (Cambridge University Press, 2005). I’ve been slowly making my way through Cliff Atkinson’s Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 to create presentations that inform, motivate, and inspire.


Telling the Truthiness

The Peformance Improvement

   "The Colbert Report," October 2005); “the quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than concepts or facts known to be true" (American Dialect Society, January 2006).

Thanksgiving Story and The Value of Video Games

Kapp Notes

In 2005 I had a Cerebral Aneurysm that greatly effected my short term memory. of 2005 Thanks to some Divine intervention, and my DS I was back to work by January 1st 2006 Please keep up the research ,and I know you will help allot more people that are in the same shoes that I was back in 2005. Here is a touching message I received from a gentleman I went to high school with way back in the late 1980′s.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 12/29/2005

Big Dog, Little Dog

Gordon, president of Imperial Consulting Corporation in Chicago and Palm Desert, California, has serious misgivings about the future of America in the world economy, which he documents while offering a possible solution in his new book, The 2010 Meltdown: Solving the Impending Jobs Crisis. 2005 (podcast) - IT Conversations. Was Drucker Wrong? - Tom Davenport.

Weekly Bookmarks (4/12/2010)

Experiencing eLearning

Lengthy study from 2005 comparing how e-learning is used in Australia and Korea, finding some similar concerns. My interview with the UW-Stout ID certificate students in March 2010. NCVER – E-learning in Australia and Korea: Learning from practice. Like most other studies, this one has found that e-learning “cannnot on its own guarantee successful learning outcomes for students.

5 myths of time management reprised

From the Coleface

I saw that AccountingWeb have republished some tips on time management that I wrote back in 2005. If nostalgia about music goes in 20 year cycles, it seems like the web is going for 5 year cycles… Anyway, it seems like an entertaining debate about how tidy your desk should be has kicked off on the AccountingWeb website.

Weekly Bookmarks (3/14/2010)

Experiencing eLearning

Background paper prepared for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2005. Donald Clark Plan B: Moodle: e-learning’s Frankenstein. How Moodle has evolved from its original educational roots. tags : moodle , e-learning , lms. Introduction to Moodle for corporate L&D. Overview of the pros and cons of Moodle in the corporate realm. tags : moodle , e-learning , corporate , lms. Cammy Bean’s Learning Visions: Instructional Design as a practice in corporate vs. academia.

The Contours of Our Times

Big Dog, Little Dog

The latest issue of Wired magazine (February 2005) has an interesting article, "Revenge of the Right Brain", that is adapted from Daniel Pink's upcoming book, "A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age." Link added on Jan 27, 2005: Revenge of the Right Brain. For example, Pink argues that by 2010, India will become the largest nation of English speakers in the world.

Before we criticise the next new medium …

Clive on Learning

The article explains that "cinema was denounced as 'an evil pure and simple' in 1910; comic books were said to lead children into delinquency in 1954; rock’n’roll was accused of turning the young into 'devil worshippers' in 1956; and Hillary Clinton attacked video games for 'stealing the innocence of our children' in 2005." Don't Shoot the Messenger , in a recent issue of The Economist, emphasised just how much new media have been resisted over the ages.

Future of elearning industry looks Bright!

Kapp Notes

billion in 2010. Reported in June 2005 issue. Reports, factors and the current market conditions strongly indicate that elearning is going to be a growth industry over the coming years.

Post D

Clive on Learning

In case you haven't twigged, D is the Roman numeral representing the number 500, and that's how many posts have been issued from Clive on Learning since October 2005. This is post D, a milestone. That's roughly 10 posts a month. My first - post I - was called Bringing e-learning into the 21st century. Interestingly it was a simple republishing of a column I had written for a magazine. Nowadays, the process is reversed: I blog first, then elaborate my favourite postings into columns.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools Directory

eLearning 24-7

Identifies SCORM version/edition (may be multiple), AICC (if applicable) or PENS (if applicable): PENS was created by AICC in 2005, but a few vendors are starting to utilize it this year. Listed below is the RCAT (Rapid Content Authoring Tools) Directory. Features 102 vendors. Feel free to use and share directory. File has been tested and is free of spyware, malware, and viruses, and any or all nasties. : ).

That’s not my style: Learning preferences and instructional design

Obsidian Learning

For Cuthbert (2005), a learning style is an individual’s preference for understanding experience and transforming it into knowledge. Just as the notion of “learning style” has no single definition, there is no single instrument used to measure it (Miller, 2005). 2005).

Serendipitous revisiting

Clark Quinn

So the work I did laying out the appropriate elements for game design in 1998 were appropriate for a book in 2005. In many ways, it can seem like we revisit the same old ideas again and again. I’ve ranged over design, social, games, mobile, strategy and more in many different ways. I try to write when there are new ideas, but many times the same themes are reviewed, albeit extended. This might seem tiresome (more so, perhaps, to me than you :), but there’s value in it.

TechKnowledge 2012 Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Baylor and Kim (2005) report that in multiple studies with avatars of different gender and race, evidence indicates that students learned significantly more and had significantly greater motivation when working with one motivator and a different expert avatar as compared to working with the just the one mentor avatar. 2005). 2010) A meta-analytic examination of the effectiveness of computer-based simulation games.

Resources from my presentation at Innovations in e-learning Symposium

Kapp Notes

2005). 2010) A meta-analytic examination of the effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. 2010) A meta-analytic examination of the effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. Once again, hats of to Chris St.

#DevLearn 2012: Kapp Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

2005). 2010). Wow, had a great 3 days at DevLearn, met some absolutely wonderful, fascinating and brilliant folks. Saw a bunch colleagues and friends, and had lots of fun in the Gamification Workshop. So the slides to the Gamification workshop can be found here.

Vegas Workshop Resources

Kapp Notes

Here is a link to his slides from the 2010 Game Developer’s Conference related to the one page game design document. 2005). Here are the resources and slides from my workshop presentation in Las Vegas. Day One: Here are the introductory slides.

It is great to have that startup feeling again

Challenge to Learn

In 2005 Easygenerator was acquired by ISM, a large Dutch e-business company. I joined the company as CEO in 2010 and we were doing OK, making a living, serving customers mainly in The Netherlands, some in Europe and a few outside Europe.

Pumpkin Carving for Geeks with Snagit.

Visual Lounge

And, I have some pics from the 2005 pumpkin carving contest at TechSmith here. Carving pumpkins is serious business at TechSmith! This week we had a pumpkin carving contest at the office. And, since we're geeks, we had some pumpkins carved with a technology theme.

The Birth of Gamification (History of Gamification Pt.2)

Growth Engineering

2005 – The First Modern Gamification Platform. By the beginning of 2010, gamification was getting the recognition it deserved. Last week we took you back to a strange time.

#ASTDTK2013 Resources from ASTD Presentations

Kapp Notes

Baylor and Kim (2005) report that in multiple studies with avatars of different gender and race, evidence indicates that students learned significantly more and had significantly greater motivation when working with one motivator and a different expert avatar as compared to working with the just the one mentor avatar. 2005). 2010). ASTD TK 2013 has been a great time. I’ve enjoyed spending time with old friends and making new ones.