Thoughts about 2006 and Predictions for 2007

Kapp Notes

The questions this month are: What will you remember most about 2006? taking my lead from Tony Karrer's post ) What will you remember most about 2006? I started my blog in September 2006. The Learning Circuits Blog Question for December has been posted.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Virtual NBC

Kapp Notes

I wish you Happy Holidays and a great New Year. Hope you and yours have a great holiday season no matter where in the world you are located or how you celebrate. Also wishing you a happy holiday is the US television station, NBC.

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Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Shopping in Second Life

Kapp Notes

Circuit City just announced that they are opening a store in Second Life in an article titled Circuit City Enters Second Life. The process was facilitated by IBM as discussed earlier in my post IBM Opens a Business Unit in Second Life.

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Kapp Notes

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Web 3.0 - eLearning 3.0?

Tony Karrer

First let me apologize for talking about Web 3.0 and eLearning 3.0 when we don't really understand much less have digested eLearning 2.0, but there's so much buzz, I can't help myself. Will Thalheimer posted about Web 3.0 and Learning where he is discussing what is being called Web 3.0. In particular he cites a recent NY Times article. But Web 3.0 has been getting lots of attention for a while now.

Knowledge Management Core Issues

Tony Karrer

Great post by Denham Grey - Perennial KM issues that are very similar to the core problems that we deal with in eLearning: How to speed learning, increase awareness and share experiences. With an ever deceasing half-life of knowledge , just keeping up has become a major corporate imperative. Sure we have improved search engines, more stuff on the web and many ways to make connections, but the difficulty is making sense and finding people really 'in-the-know'.

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Is Gagne Relevant for eLearning Courseware Design?

Tony Karrer

There's an interesting discussion sparked by Donald Clark's - Gagne's Nine Dull Commandments. His basic point is that Gagne's: Gaining attention Stating the objective Stimulating recall of prior learning Presenting the stimulus Providing learning guidance Eliciting performance Providing feedback Assessing performance Enhancing retention and transfer to other contexts is in his words.

Elves, Measuring Results and Informal Learning

Tony Karrer

Brent and I have been having a nice blog discussion. Our previous posts discuss what should be measured: Intermediate Factors in Learning , Intermediate Factors - Impact Many Measure One. And we finally seem to be agreeing with one exception. And this exception relates closely to my earlier concern eLearning Technology: Informal Learning is Too Important to Leave to Chance.

Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary

Tony Karrer

Background Over the past six weeks, I've been leading a course: Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0 Approaches Course Description: The purpose of this course is to give you an opportunity to learn about collaborative learning by participating in collaborative learning. This course is designed to teach how to design and build collaborative learning experiences using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0 approaches.

Corporate pandemics of 2006

The Learning Circuits

Inspired by a batch of recent frustrating consulting gigs, a battery of medical check-ups and the current buzz about pandemic preparedness, here are my predictions for six emerging corporate pandemics that trainers will have to deal with in 2006: 1) Ulteriorsclerosis - the clogging of an important initiative by personnel or policies, for spurious reasons that mask more pernicious ulterior motives. Widespread ulteriorsclerosis will lead to the demise of several organizations in 2006.


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Wikimania 2006 and Wikiversity

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

As it just so happens, the Wikimania 2006 conferense is in full swing at Harvard. Fellow blogger and Intel colleague Josh Bancroft is blogging the event at Check out his flickr stream here. Sounds like lots of great conversations going on. Also, Mark Oehlert over at e-clippings points me to the Wikiversity. Tons of wiki goodness here. Wikibooks is fabulous in and of itself but the addition of wikiversity makes me smile.

2006 and 2007 - Dump Microsoft Now and Best Posts of 2006

Tony Karrer

Doug Belshaw post of his "20 top blog posts of 2006" Doug's perspective is a bit different than mine, but the list was interesting to see. I'm curious what people in eLearning felt were the top posts of 2006? Stephen Downes provided a list of year-end wrap-ups that had several interesting posts.

Nominate the Best Instructional Design Essays of 2005 - 2006

The Learning Circuits

What are the best instructional designs essays of 2005 and the first half of 2006? Mindful Learner has a great idea, based on Joel Spolsky's software post. Please nominate them by replying to this post, and include the title, the author's name, and a URL/where the essay can be found. Please also link to this post from other sites. Let's see how many great entries we can gather. Thanks! This is going to be fun. Clark

Daylight Savings Time 2006

Marcia Conner

Last fall I posted information about the turning of the clocks. T-2 hours and some 30 minutes until the time zone craziness begins I thought it worthwhile to post something new about the change. I learned last year from people who wrote me about my post that ours was not the

Is your eLearning Broken? Seth Godin at Gel 2006

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Seth Godin at Gel 2006 [link] [link] Another great presentation by one of my favorites.Seth Godin - [link] He is the founder of Squidoo which is where you can find the Corporate eLearning Development lens - [link] and some awesome books. Watch this video and ask yourself if your elearing is broken. Is it? Do you really think people are going through your course and committing every last word to memory and applying to their daily work? Is ISD broken

Something Everyone Should Do

Tony Karrer

And then carve out 30-60 minutes to think through the questions: What will you remember most about 2006? The Learning Circuits Blog Question for December already is getting some really great posts.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Learning about Second Life

Kapp Notes

7, 2006 -13,788 is the total number of profitable in-world business owners at the end of November Read the article How Real Money Works in Second Life __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

The big question for December

Clive on Learning

What will you remember most about 2006? Learning Circuit's big questions for December are: 1. For me, it will probably be my first complete year of blogging. I have learned absolutely masses from both the process of blogging and from the content of my colleagues' blogs.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Flash: Embedding Video in the Experience

Learning Visions

Thursday, June 15, 2006 Flash: Embedding Video in the Experience I really like how they did this. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. The acting is lame, but the interface is tres cool.

You are the Person of the Year!

Tony Karrer

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Avatars for Learning

Kapp Notes

A great deal of research is being undertaken in the area of know, the lifelike animated people that inhabit Second Life and other online worlds. One person doing work in this area is Amy L. Baylor at Floridia State University.

Out and About: Interview with Marc Rosenberg

Kapp Notes

Here is an interview I did with my colleague Marc Rosenberg author of two influential books in the field of learning and e-learning for the web site I worked with Marc at the 2005 EduNeering Knowledge Summit a private event for EduNeering clients.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Check Out BrainPOP

Kapp Notes

There is a lot going on in terms of educating kids through the Internet, this same enthusiasm will be coming to an online training classes design for employees in the near future.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Nobel Prize Games

Kapp Notes

What do you get when you cross a Nobel Prize winning science or literature project with the desire to educate youth on science and get a web-based game of course.

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It's official - e-learning makes you happy!

Clive on Learning

I was going through my notes from Online Educa when I spotted a reference Jay Cross had made in his session to a site called Authentic Happiness , run by the Positive Psychology Center of the University of Pennsylvania (can you believe).

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Learning Multiplication Tables in a Game

Kapp Notes

There are video game based learning tools for a variety of topics including Algebra and Spanish. Here is one for multiplication tools. Timez Attack is a new video game instructionally designed exclusively for learning multiplication tables.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: IBM Opens Business Unit in Second Life

Kapp Notes

One of your new year's resolutions better include learning to use Second Life. Well for one thing, IBM has just announced that it will open an Emerging Business Unit in Second Life.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Informal Learning at

Kapp Notes

There is a blog entry titled Biases that eLearning 2.0 Faces (or What are we Up Against) over on Tony Karrer's eLearning Technology blog. Tony quotes a post by a person who raises some concerns about eLearning 2.0.

Time for a Second Life

Moodle Journal

Just recently I decided that the time had come to put my money where my enthusiasm was, so I upgraded my membership in Second Life and bought some land and see how it could be used in conjunction with my work on Moodle.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Avatars On Your Web Page

Kapp Notes

When you visit a web page, wouldn't it be nice to see if any of your fellow co-workers or students were at the site and then have a chat with them? Imaging having an online team meeting and having everyone visit a specific web site.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Army's Future Force

Kapp Notes

An interesting article over at Wired talks about a new real time strategy game developed by the US Army called Future Force Company Commander. The game is based on the US Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) Networked Weapons.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: More Second Life

Kapp Notes

Basically Second Life is the Matrix , as in, “Wake Up Neo, the Matrix has you.” You can learn a little more by checking out my previous entry on the subject, Get a "Second Life."

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Learning Spanish in a Game

Kapp Notes

In addition to being in Algebra (see Algebra Game ), my 12 year old son is also in a Spanish Class.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Learning Algebra in a Game

Kapp Notes

Here is a game where you navigate to a specific location using coordinates displayed on a graph. It is designed to teach about the X and Y axis to students taking an algebra class.

CAC Conference: Student Presentations

Kapp Notes

I teach a class called “Managing Multimedia Projects” in that class students are given an RFP for an e-learning based proposal and they have to develop a solution. This semester the idea came from an alumni, Chris Chappell who has created a site called


Blogcast from Bloomsburg: Innovative Technology vs. Real World Restrictions

Kapp Notes

David talked about Innovative Technology vs. Real World restrictions. Dave focuses more on the technology side of the business than the instructional design aspects. He talked about what types of technologies people have on their computers.