Spring 2007 CAC: NXLevel

Kapp Notes

Bob Christensen presented for NXLevel. He discussed their product called i-Prism which has been designed for the creation of e-learning with a great deal of flexibility and abilty to manage content and learning objects. The tool allows the inclusion of videos, quizzes and Flash animations.

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Spring CAC 2007: Ardent Learning

Kapp Notes

A last minute "surprise" presentation at CAC, Sam Shahani asked if he could present even though the company was not on the Agenda, of course I said "yes" it is always great to have information shared and presented.

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Trending Sources

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  A recent  question in the Microsoft Office forums  inquired about the process of animating a picture in PowerPoint so that it came onto the slide piece by piece--like a puzzle.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: Troubleshooting Pasted Slides

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Here's the scenario: You are an eLearning developer and receive a PowerPoint presentation from another party (a client, colleague, SME, etc). You've decided to paste some of the slides into another PowerPoint presentation following your own finely crafted master layouts. After you do this, you notice the formatting didn't quite take. Perhaps the bullets are positioned incorrectly. Maybe the title is incorrectly formatted. The whole thing is a big ol' mess.

Book Related Developments

Kapp Notes

As Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning nears it release day of April 14, 2007. A number of book related developments are occuring. First, Training Consultant Steve Woodruff's on his blog Impactiviti has done a nice and thoughtful review of the book (scroll down to see it.)

Yale's Online Course Initiative

Kapp Notes

Last night in a "blogger only" press conference (love the idea), a team from Yale University announce the launching of seven online introductory courses. Complete courses with audio and video from each class session within the course.

Get People Moving.have them play a Video Game

Kapp Notes

One of the main complaints about video games are that they encourage obesity and inactivity.that's not always the case. With the sometimes-sedentary senior citizens,video games are actually getting them moving.

Try Before You Buy

Kapp Notes

Over at Money.com , they have a great article called Real $3.1M mansion causes a virtual stir. To quote the beginning of the article "Flipping through the real estate section is so yesterday -- touring an exact replica of a home for sale in Second Life is what's in store tomorrow."

Book News

Kapp Notes

Over at Learning Simulations , Phil Charron has written an entry about Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning. You can read what he has to say in his entry by the same title of the book, Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning.

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Training Day Blog: Virtual Surgery

Kapp Notes

This week over at the TrainingDay blog , my post is called Surgery Anyone? Virtual Surgery That Is. Stop by the site and leave a comment, you could win a free book. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Survey Says

Kapp Notes

Of course you all know about SurveyMonkey.a great piece of web-based software that allows you to create excellent surveys with relative ease. The price is reasonable as well! I haven't used it for a while and found out they revamped the interface and did some changes to the management of the surveys.

Guild 360 Synchronous Learning Report Available

Kapp Notes

Parts of the Stove: Simple Tools for Effective E-Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a short "e-learning program" I developed called Parts of the Stove. The purpose was to show how you can use a digital camera, PowerPoint animation and a tool like Adobe's Breeze (which now has another name.) It is a little old but still shows the power of such tools.

Out and About: Presentation at ASTD Mid-NJ Chapter

Kapp Notes

Here is a picture of the great folks from the ASTD Mid-NJ chapter. The photo is taken from the presenter's perspective. Last night I had the pleasure of speaking to the Mid-NJ Chapter of ASTD on one of my favorite topics “Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning.” It was a great event.

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Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Fun with Learning

Kapp Notes

I've been a fan of Jellyvision's You Don't Know Jack for a while, my first CD of the game had the following system requirements: 486SX/33 or better microprocessor Windows 3.1x

School House Rock, School of Rock

Kapp Notes

Remember School House Rock? It was a fun, interesting way to learn the boring aspects of conjunctions, how a bill becomes a law and multiplication tables (remember 3 is a magic number.) This type of knowledge is known in academic circles as declarative and conceptual knowledge.

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Design: Boo

Kapp Notes

Here is a great site for learning about skeletons called eskeletons. It is a site that allows the learner to examine different parts of different types of skeletons. The technology is not 3D but is very effective.

Brain Drain: The "Perfect Storm" of Unfilled IT Jobs

Kapp Notes

Just returned from a conference sponsored by the National Center for Telecommunication Technologies (NCTT ) held in San Francisco, CA.

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PowerPoint 2007: Insert YouTube Videos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Over the next few weeks I will show you how to insert YouTube videos into PowerPoint 2007 (both with and without an internet connection) and PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac.   Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint 2007 with Internet.

So Far to Go: A Local School Board Candidate Armed with Mis-Information

Kapp Notes

Dawn's web page sites two articles on the topic, one from AUGUST 31, 2006: from THE WALL STREET JOURNAL called Saying No to School Laptops and one from MAY 4, 2007 in the NEW YORK TIMES "Seeing No Progress, Some Schools Drop Laptops." I live in central Pennsylvania so I guess this is to be expected but.please. Our school board was approving its budget for the next year and there was a line item of $327,000 for the purchasing of nine mobile laptop labs each having close to 30 computers.

Shooting Educational/Instructional Videos

Kapp Notes

Currently, I am involved in creating an educational corporate video. I've worked on a script, helped to develop the treatment and vision for the shoot, coordinated dates and talent with the client and helped with the talent while on location.corporate executives. So here are some resources that can help you think about creating videos for educational uses.

Software Training

Kapp Notes

If you do any kind of software training, you need to check out the discussion going on in the comments field of Tips for Teaching Software to Others. Just some great stuff. Also, see Design: Creating a Scenario to Teach Software Procedures and Wendy Wickham's In the Middle of the Curve: How am I Gonna Use This? for additional ideas. Please add additional ideas. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Session on Blogging

Kapp Notes

Currently I am in a session teaching Training Conference attendees about blog.much fun is being had by all. Hey Check out one of the blogs created by an attendee called Superduperfun Blog __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle, Part II

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Last week  I showed you how to animate a picture in PowerPoint so that it came in as a puzzle, piece by piece. That was cool.

Wake Up Karl, the Meme has you.Again

Kapp Notes

Christy Tucker over at Experiencing E-learning has tagged me for another meme. First I will refer to the last meme in which I was tagged for 5 exciting facts about me. Then I will add three additional facts for the required total of eight random facts. Enjoy these little known tidbits. Here is a link to my first five called Wake up Karl, the meme has you.

Design Day and the ASTD Big Question for July

Kapp Notes

I left a comment on Tony Karrer's blog about creating a "Design Day" so that everyone in the blogosphere adds a comment about the importance of instructional design as opposed to focusing on technology. And then Dennis Coxe over at Sailing by Sound picked up on my comment and posted an entry called "I Declare 'Design Day'". It is a great entry outlining 3 elements of good design.

Value of Research

Kapp Notes

As an academic and a person who values research, I think it is critically important to our industry to back research and to use it to make sound judgments regarding the design, development and delivery of e-learning. One site I especially like is No Significant Difference. Will Thalheimer has done a fantastic job in promoting that agenda and so have the likes of Ruth Colvin Clark and Richard Mayer as well as others.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Disastrous E-Learning Might Be Good

Kapp Notes

This week over at TrainingDay blog , my post is titled Disastrous E-Learning Might Be Good When you consider how to change the behavior of learners, you might want to take a page from the Hollywood disaster movies and add that flair to your e-learning. Also, don't forget, you can win a book if you leave a comment on the TrainingDay blog.unfortunately, it's not my book (yet). __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

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Email is Sooo 1990s

Kapp Notes

This week on the TrainingDay blog , I have written about how email is now "snail mail" since the gamers want to have information via text messages as opposed to email which takes too long. You can read the posted called Email is Antiquated. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

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ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. I did a quick search for resources and here's what I found. I thought it would be worth posting this list here. Kirkpatrick's Level 3: Improving the Evaluation of E-Learning Level 3 evaluations measure whether the there was an actual transfer of learning to the actual work setting.

Today's Toys, Tomorrow's Tools

Kapp Notes

This week over at TrainingDay , my post Today's Toys, Tomorrow's Tools is a little bit of a rant. But I think it is important to continually remind ourselves that the upcoming gamers are going to learn differently than us digital immigrants and we need to adapt as well as help them adapt.we can't dictate terms to these digital natives.it won't work. Cooperation is the answer. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

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Shout Out: Abbey Stahl--All the Rage

Kapp Notes

Tonight's supplement to my daily newspaper is a paper within a paper called All the Rage, For Teens! By Teens! About Teens! Typical teen stuff, what to wear to the prom, choosing a college and so forth. However, one article caught my eye "MySpace, IM--why so addictive?"

Implementation: Evaluating Collaboration

Kapp Notes

One of the goals of Web 2.0 and other technologies is to foster collaboration. But, there seems to be an issue with how many people actually collaborate. According to many sources, less than 1% of the people who visit blogs or wikis actually contribute or collaborate with the author of the wiki or blog. This is called the 1% rule.

Design: Level One E-Learning Questions

Kapp Notes

Rarely are e-learning courses evaluated at the reaction level (level 1). The level that provides face validity to the content and measures customer satisfaction. I have created a short list of questions related to level 1 e-learning evaluations but would really like some input on other questions that might be appropriate at the end of an e-learning class. Please feel free to add some of those questions as a comment to this blog or write a posting on your own blog and I'll link.

Out & About: A Change is Coming to Higher Ed

Kapp Notes

The future of higher education is online. Unfortunately, many faculty and administrators can't see the tidal wave of online learning that is approaching but it is approaching. The cost of higher education is untenable in its current form. Just like manufacturing was 20 years ago, same with financial institutions, insurance.those industries were changed forever by technology.higher education is next. It will be stripped to the bare bones before too long.

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Design: New Environments, New Challenges

Kapp Notes

How are workplace learning professionals going to react to online learning environments, are we going to be on the cutting edge or play catch up. See my post: New Environments, New Challenges at the TrainingDay Blog. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide