Happy 2008

From the Coleface

Welcome to 2008. I’ve had a fantastic start to the year, with the joys of becoming a father for the first time. Lilia is gorgeous, hard work at times and suddenly 9:30 pm has turned into an eminently sensible time to go to bed, rather than a time to move on to the second pub. Back in the world of work, the start of the new year means that the biggest e-learning event of the year is on the horizon. The Learning Technologies show is on 30 and 31 January.

Learnlets » 2008 Predictions

Clark Quinn


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2008 2009

Tony Karrer

It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. My blog is really the hub of my thinking and activity, so by going back through posts for the 2008, it gives me a pretty good perspective on what's been happening inside my head during 2008. To do my review, I first looked at what I was writing about and what people were reading on my blog in 2008.

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Best media of 2008

From the Coleface

It seems like this is the time of year when newspapers are putting together lots of lists of the highlights of the year, so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. My list is of new media treatments that could be used for learning. It’s unusual in that it only has one item. Have a look at Darth Vader canteen on Youtube. It combines great content with an attention grabbing yet harmonious media treatment.

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Learnlets » 2008 Predictions for Learning

Clark Quinn

Summer Reading List 2008

Kapp Notes

Ok, I know this is a little late but I have actually been away on vacation using Blogger's advanced posting function for the past two weeks. It is great for vacation by the way. Any way here are some interesting books for summer reading. They are not all training related and I am sure you've heard of them but they are some of the more interesting books I've read about the changing Internet and overall technology climate.

Challenges 2008

Tony Karrer

This was a great exercise and the fact that I had not considered my big challenges for 2008 made it harder to do my Conference Planning for ASTD TechKnowledge 2008. So, when I look at 2008, some challenges jump out at me: Challenge #1 - How do I balance time spent between blogging, direct conversations, small group virtual conversations, small group networking, speaking at virtual conferences, speaking at conferences and writing?

ASTD TechKnowledge - DevLearn Conference

Clark Quinn

Here's was the specific question (and all the information I have to go on) to help advise this person - I have been trying to decide whether to attend DevLearn 2008 or ASTD TechKnowledge in 2009. I just received a question that I'm sure often is on the minds of people in eLearning - which conference they should attend (eLearning Guild DevLearn or ASTD TechKnowledge). I'm hoping that everyone can weigh in on their thoughts.

Experiencing E-Learning » Predictions for E-Learning in 2008

Experiencing eLearning

Training 2008 Presentation Links

Kapp Notes

Here are some links to some postings in my blog that provide additonal information about Second Life. Second Life Resourses The Office in Second Life.CNN in Second Life The Learning Webvolution. article written with Tony O'Driscoll.) Second Life.Its Synchronous Discussion of some of the negative aspects of SL. Fair and Balanced Hope you found thess links helpful. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

2008 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big Question for January is "What are your Predictions for Learning in 2008?" The three questions, now modified for 2008, are: What will you remember most about 2007? What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2008? What are your predictions for 2008? What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2008? Time management is a big issue that I need to get some more control over in 2008. What are your predictions for 2008?

Summer Academy 2008 Bloomsburg University

Kapp Notes

Even after a long day, the audience of college faculty members of the PA State System of Higher Education asked insightful questions about "digital diversity". Last night, I had the privilege to speak with a group of my colleagues from universities across the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

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2008 Summer SL Class Underway

Kapp Notes

Once again I am teaching a class using virtual worlds, this class "Learning in 3D" will include the use of both ProtoSphere and Second Life. The quick six week class will cover just the basics of navigating in 3D worlds, building a small structure and learning about the different type of environments available. The first class had the usual Second Life chaos but it was a lot of fun for everyone.

Learn Trends 2008 - Free

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer have organized the second annual free online conference: Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovation 2008 November 17 - 21, 2008 | Online | Free Last year's conference had two thousand people from all over the world take part in the week-long conference.

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Best eLearning Blog 2008

Tony Karrer

I want to thank everyone who voted for and reads this blog - eLearning Technology. It was announced that we won for Best elearning / corporate education blog. I previously had some commentary on the edublog awards. I also lobbied for a few of my fellow bloggers who did not win. The bottom line is that none of us do this to win awards. It's nice to be recognized, but it's not going to change what we do. In a way, each of us votes every day for blogs. We spend time reading them. Commenting on them.

Learnlets » TechKnowledge 2008 kickoff

Clark Quinn

TechKnowledge 2008 Blog Coverage

Tony Karrer

However, I've noticed that there have been quite a few posts discussing experiences at ASTD TechKnowledge 2008. ASTD TechKnowledge 2008, Lots of Fun TK08 - Tony Karrer and Implementation of Social Learning How to Add Scenarios to Your Rapid E-Learning Courses.Rapidly! My experience has been that ASTD audiences do not blog as much as other audiences such as the eLearning Guild and I commented about that in More eLearning Bloggers.

Stats Review from 2008

Experiencing eLearning

I’ve been blogging for just over 2 years now; my first posts were on December 26, 2008. I’m still quite pleased with the growth I saw in 2008 over my first year of blogging. 2008: 61062. time more views in 2008. 2008: 121. 2008: 223 , in September. My growth hasn’t been steady, but 2008 was steadier than 2007. April 2008 is when I liveblogged the TCC 2008 conference.

eLearn Magazine 2008 Predications are Out!

Kapp Notes

You can see the entire list of predication's-- Predictions for 2008. You can see a longer list of predictions I made for 2008 at 2008 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges Also, there was a little more pressure than usual this year as Stephen Downes evaluated last years predictions in an interesting blog posting Last Year's eLearn Magazine Predictions. You can see a discussion we had about the evaluations at 2008 Predictions: The Pressure is On!

Summer 2008: Learning in 3D Class

Kapp Notes

Matt and I have teamed up at several conferences as co-presenters (see ASTD TechKnowledge 2008, Lots of Fun and Second Life Training Presentation for more details on our presentations) so it was great to team up with him again. Preston providing instruction and answering questions in Second Life. So the second week of the summer Learning in 3D class was exciting. We have an impromptu guest speaker.Preston Straaf aka Matt Monahan.

What will be hot in 2008?

From the Coleface

January is the time of year when you’ll read lots of predictions as to what will be hot in 2008 in L&D, so I thought it would be rude not to get into the act too. Hence my safe prediction for 2008 is that you’ll be hearing lots about web 2.0. My methodology is surprisingly simple – take what two bodies who try to predict what conferences people will pay to attend have included in their programmes for the year.

Summer 2008 Learning in 3D Class: Four

Kapp Notes

Overseeing the interesting structures built by students. Second Life class last night had to go on without me as I was "in-the-air" to Texas during class time due to the perils of air travel. So we had a guest speaker who covered basic scripting and some semi-advanced building. The class is coming along well and we have a number of machinima videos coming to YouTube by the end of the semester.

2008 Predictions: The Pressure is On!

Kapp Notes

Stephen Downes has upped the ante on predictions for 2008 by creating a report card on predictions of 2007. But I do thank him for the time and effort and it has made me more careful with my 2008 prediction which will be released soon. Here is his post. Half an Hour: Last Year's eLearn Magazine Predictions If you want to see most of the blogs referenced, see Darren Draper's Bloggers Make Better Predictions.

Summer 2008 Learning in 3D Class Three

Kapp Notes

Here we are sitting around the conference room discussing our visits to far away places in the metaverse. This was an exciting class, we first learned to create note cards and then learning about Learning Archetypes in Second Life which are picking up some momentum. We also learned some ideas about developing lessons within Second Life in terms of what needs to be created to make a successful educational experience in a 3D world.

ASTD TechKnowledge 2008, Lots of Fun

Kapp Notes

Arrived back from the ASTD TechKnowledge 2008 conference late the other night (3:00am) but the conference was worth it. I got to see a lot of people and make some really good connections. Matt Monahan and I had a lot of fun in our pre-conference workshop, Learning in 3D. We had a lively group of about 10 participants some of who had never even logged into Second Life before and some who were practically pros. Matthew Monahan and I put them through the paces.

The 2008 Top 3 Semi-Learning Related Books

Kapp Notes

So there you have it, the 2008 Top 3 Semi-Learning Related books for you to read before 2009. :) __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideHere are some great reads to take you into 2009 and to get you to think about technology, learning and games from a new perspective. They'd make great stocking stuffers for the geeky person on your Christmas list as well.

What did I learn about learning in 2008?

Clark Quinn

The Learning Circuit’s Blog Big Question for December is “What did you learn about learning in 2008?&# It’s good to reflect, and using the end of the calendar year is a traditional time. Consequently, I trolled back through a year of blog posts. Whew! I saw several recurrent threads, but the strongest one is on learning to learn.

ASTD's Big Question for December 2008: New Learning

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2008? I learn so much all the time from students, clients and colleagues, it is hard to narrow it down to just two or three things, but I'll try. Here are a few of the lessons I have learned. Mostly about finding a good "model" for mobile learning course design, how others tend to view immersive learning environments and how Social Media is taking off in the least likely places.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Predictions for 2008

Learning Visions

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 My Predictions for 2008 I wont deign to make grandiose predictions about the state of eLearning in the year 2008 as many have already done. My Predictions for Learning in 2008 are, well, more about expected outcomes for my own learning journey this year based on some key personal events on my near horizon. Posted by Cammy Bean at 11:06 AM Labels: 2008 , Learning Circuits 4comments: Christine Martell said.

Upbeat Learning Technologies 2008

Lars is Learning

I spent last week in London at Learning Technologies Exhibition and Conference. The general mood amongst the vendors and attendees I felt demonstrated a confidence in the future at odds with the wider economic gloom that the media and city types would have us believe. While the longer term impact of globalisation and an overstretched financial sector will clearly affect us all, I wonder if we

My Predictions for 2008

Learning Visions

Training budget shock in 2008

Lars is Learning

As reported by Personnel Today in the UK: - Almost half of large companies in Western Europe plan to spend more on training and L&D in 2008, according to Human Resources consultancy Mercer. Its 2007 European Total Rewards Survey found 46% of 200 multinationals surveyed planned to up their training spend this year. Just 4% said they would spend less, while half said expenditure would remain

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ASTD TechKnowledge 2008 - Conference Planning

Tony Karrer

ASTD TechKnowledge 2008 is coming soon in San Antonio. Now that it's less than a month away, I thought I'd sit down and try to do some conference planning. To help me prepare, I went back to a few previous posts on related topics.

Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008

Tony Karrer

The Big Question this month are Predictions for Learning in 2008. during 2008. Prediction #2 => Virtual Classroom Tools - Meeting Tool + Second Life Lite A medium size Virtual Classroom / Meeting Tool will announce features in 2008 that are not 3D immersive, but that are more like Mii characters in a 2.5D Prediction #10 => Knowledge Worker Skills - Just Beginning in 2008, Big in 2009 The discussion of knowledge work skills is going to be BIG.

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 01/24/2008

Experiencing eLearning

5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

January 30th, 2008. [.] January 31st, 2008. April 29th, 2008. May 2nd, 2008. [.] The Rapid Elearning Blog. 5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development. December 11th, 2007. 15 comments. Almost daily I get emails asking how to get started with developing elearning. There’s no substitution for experience. Here are five tips that will help you gain experience and develop the skills to build elearning courses that you can be proud of.

Learn about Learning - 2008

The Learning Circuits

2008 - Past experiences. We are going to continue a tradition in the Big Question. The Big Question for December is: What did you learn about learning in 2007? If you are a blogger, I would highly recommend taking this as an opportunity to go back through your blog posts over the year and looking for any "aha moments" or highlight the posts that you think were the best/most interesting.


US Economy and e-Learning in 2008


Here are my views in response to January’s Big Question from ASTD -. One of the leading e-Learning forecasts suggests that current size of the US market alone is close to $10 billion. Market has shown consistent growth over last 5 years. Forecast also suggests reasonably good growth for next 4-5 years (the entire forecast period). In my views growth of e-Learning is the function of two important factors.

Photos of 2008

Jay Cross

An amazing set of photographs of the news of 2008. Savor history. Thanks to Luiz Algarra for the link.

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PowerPoint 2008: Change the Theme for a Single Slide

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Have you tried to change the theme for just one slide in your PowerPoint 2008 presentation?   In PowerPoint 2008, right-click (or [Command]-click if you do not have a right-clicker) a slide and choose  Duplicate Slide.     About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Writer and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." by AJ George.