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.

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 tinyscreenfuls.com. 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.

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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

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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

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

Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. Page update Mar 2008. When the above graphic was taken, it shows the overall satisfaction reported by eLearningGuild members about various tools. I was reminded of the various Brandon Hall shoot-outs.

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.

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Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog

Tony Karrer

Updates recent studies show additional reasons: Blogging and Social Networking Boosts Your Social Life. Blogging -- It's Good for You.

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.

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 avatars.you 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.

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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 e-learningguru.com. I worked with Marc at the 2005 EduNeering Knowledge Summit a private event for EduNeering clients.

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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.

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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.

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 literature.you get a web-based game of course.

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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.

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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 Nick.com

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.

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.

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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: 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.

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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.

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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.

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Adoption of Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 Revisited

Tony Karrer

A consistent pattern in our response to new technologies is we simultaneously overestimate the short-term impact and underestimate the long-term impact. - Roy Amara of the Institute for the Future.

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 MyBestDay.net.

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.

Blogcast from Bloomsburg: Leveraging Optimal Software Training

Kapp Notes

Alum Scott Fisher and Shawn Rosler talked about how they are using Captivate to create user training on a software system used for electronic medical records.

Blogcast Bloomsburg: The Phoenix Group

Kapp Notes

Cliff showed some examples of the work his company does to help clients meet their performance needs.

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Blogcast Bloomsburg: E-Learning in the Real World

Kapp Notes

David Cerreta and Chris Deluca from LeanForward presented their thoughts and experiences with the needs of clients and client expectations. They discussed the needs of younger learners (18-23) in terms of how they expect to learn online. They highlighted a number of projects they have created.

The Big Question for November - Future of ISD / ADDIE / HPT?

Tony Karrer

November's Big Question on the Learning Circuits Blog has been posted. The question this month is: Are ISD / ADDIE / HPT relevant in a world of rapid elearning, faster time-to-performance, and informal learning? To me, this is one of the most important questions facing us today.

Second Life from Dartmouth

Moodle Journal

I hav e just looged out of the first Second Life conference for teachers, I think. I got into the conference from a French restaurant in Dartmouth via rather a weak wifi signal, in fact I am Blogging from here still.

Social networking so far

Moodle Journal

I have some satisfaction and surprises reviewing the way in which my plans for introducing a social networking forum are working out with the courses this year. I have given the rounded figures in the table.

Do You WANT an LMS? Does a Learner WANT an LMS?

Tony Karrer

I should be working on content for my presentations at DevLearn in October that look at what's next in eLearning. (As As a side note: if you are going to DevLearn and are reading this, please drop me a note.)

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Learning Design in a Nut Shell

Tony Karrer

I've recently updated my mental model of how I go about Learning Design, so I thought I'd share. These days is that we have such a big mix of different delivery models, tools, etc.

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Learnlets » December’s BIG Question(s)

Clark Quinn

Monday Question - Learning Design Different Now?

Tony Karrer

Jim Belshaw suggested in a comment on a previous post suggested that a good model for a blog is to post a question each week that might stimulate discourse (something that many of us want). The question today actually comes from a Lee Kraus post.

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