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. 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.

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.

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Eduverse Foundation Presentation

Kapp Notes

Second Life Session (list of links to blog entries I've done about Second Life and 3D Worlds) Learning Archetypes for 3D Worlds Summer 2008: Learning in 3D Class (explains a little about the course design for the class I taught this summer.)

Webinar Resources

Kapp Notes

Extends Class Here is how to start a blog using Blogger. Here are some resources to support today's webinar: A whitepaper titled Embrace Informal Learning: Understanding the tools of informal learning and their impact on organizations. Web 2.0 Lessons Learned Tear Down These Walls: Web 2.0

Innovations in E-Learning Conference

Kapp Notes

She is the author of the blog, In the Middle of the Curve. It turns out she is blogging the conference and doing a fantastic job. Wendy blogs about it in her post An Interesting Interlude.

Presidential Thoughts on Innovation and Technology

Kapp Notes

Gordon Synder of Gordon's Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Blog has a great post titled Obama on Technology and Innovation where Gordon summarizes Obama's policy.

Connectivism and the modern learner

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently, I read a blog article about connectivism by Debora Gallo. Recommend news feeds, podcasts, blogs and discussion forums. Soon after, I attended a presentation about m-learning by Jan Herrington, in which she too mentioned connectivism.

Pictures from the Innovations in e-learning conference

Kapp Notes

blogged by Wendy) For those of you who may not know the impact Sid has had on the video and PC game industry, here are some of this best known titles: Anders Gronstedt, a frequent lecturer on the topic of Second Life provides some insightful information in one of the sessions.

Work at Learning, Learning at Work

Kapp Notes

Manish Mohan is helping to create a Working/Learning blog carnival. You can read about the definition and thought behind a blog carnival at Dave's blog. I think it was originally created by Dave at Dave's Whiteboard and then Manish agreed to host the April edition.

Do we really need to design differently for the so called "Digital Natives"?

Kapp Notes

This month, I worked with Tony Karrer to help create the ASTD Big Question (which always seems to be multiple questions under one big theme.) The main question is Learning design differences for Digital Natives?

We Need a Degree in Instructional Design

Kapp Notes

The Rapid eLearning Blog » What Everybody Ought to Know About Instructional Design

Rapid eLearning

It's that time of Year Again, EduBlog Awards

Kapp Notes

And this year we’re going to run the nominations for each category just the same as we did last year :) In order to nominate blogs for the 2009 Edublog Awards you have to link to them first! For information on how to nominate a blog for The Edublog awards, go to the following link and be heard!

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Shout Out: Rachel Troychock

Kapp Notes

technologies such as blogs and wikis into learning. If you'd like to read more about what Rachel's doing check out her blog Rachel's eLearning Blog I've blogged about Rachel's presentations before. Here she is with fellow alumni Pete Mitchell talking about using vodcasting for e-learning on this very blog. It is awesome to see alumni making an impact in the field, blogging and getting involved with the industry.

Cost Consious Corporate Gift Idea

Kapp Notes

It reveals new methods and tools that are being used successfully in a variety of settings, including Flash mobs and cheat codes, video iPods, instant messaging and blogging. It is always so hard to determine what type of corporate gift is appropriate for clients, co-workers or your boss? What do you get them that is not too expensive but not too inexpensive, that is business-focused but not too business-focused. With these tough economic times, such decisions can be difficult.

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STC Conference

Kapp Notes

You can check out her Blog at Bozarthzone. I've blogged about here book before in Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get to Work. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideThis has been a busy conference week for me. On Monday, I attended the 55th Annual Society for Technical Communication conference in Philadephia, PA. You can see the conference web site here.

Work at Learning, Learning at Work: Create a Learning Portfolio

Kapp Notes

Once again I am participating in the The Working/Learning blog carnival. The idea is for many blogs to createin posts that relate to how individuals can go about their own learning, and how learning happens in the workplace. This carnival has one broad theme: work at learning; learning at work. This week it is being hosted by Rupa at One Stop Resource for Instructional Designing. Check out Rupa's posting for the carnival. Here are my thoughts for this month.

Kindle Bound--3G4L

Kapp Notes

In the meantime, you can keep up with all the latest on the Kindle from an insider in the publishing world by reading Joe Wilkert's Kindleville blog. Well now we have some publishers blogging about potential game changing technologies and it is interesting to read what they are saying and how they are reacting. Joe also has a blog called Publishing 2020 which he calls "A Book Publisher's Future Visions of Print, Online, Video and All Media Formats Not Yet Invented."

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Physicians Resist CDSSs

Kapp Notes

If you don't believe me about the resistance, check out Wendy Wickham's post on her blog leading to many stories along this topic. I was doing some research for a presentation titled "Overcoming Resistance to Incorporating Technology Into the Hospital Environment" that I am giving shortly (today) and uncovered some really interesting information. First, getting Doctors to use new technology is a big deal and hard to do.

LinkedIn Connection Approach Rethought

Tony Karrer

If you read my blog much, you know that I use LinkedIn quite a bit to help me find experts and expertise. You can see how I do this in my posts/screencasts LinkedIn Searching for Experts and Expertise and LinkedIn Answers to Get Help. One of the techniques that I show in the first is that you can expand the reach of your search by choosing to search groups. Thus, by searching the eLearningGuild or ASTD groups, I'm able to find people who can help answer questions.

Blog Discussion

Tony Karrer

Dave Ferguson just raised the issue of blog discussion that has come up before when I talk about Learning and Networking with a Blog. The issue he raises in Mandatory Blogging is: Here at your own blog, you often have extended discussions. Dave points out that given the 90-9-1 Rule he's not likely to get much dialog by creating a blog, posting and waiting for comments. I actually think Dave has a pretty good blog.

The Rapid eLearning Blog » Why Looks Matter in E-Learning Courses (And What You Can Do About It)

Rapid eLearning

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. Is the Future of Education (Techlearning blog) 11. The Bamboo Project Blog: My Personal Learning Environment An example of a PLE 26. Horizon Report 2008 The annual Horizon Report seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations.

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

They could also do it as comments on a blog. I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. It aims at a very broad audience that includes everyone from early adopters to technology laggards.

35+ ID & Elearning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

One way I stay connected with the community and what’s happening in the field is by reading blogs by instructional designers, elearning professionals, and educators. If you don’t want to subscribe to all these blogs individually, check out eLearning Learning. More Blogs.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? It's not really their fault that the 10 steps took me 21 posts on my blog (starting here ). Also here's a list of some great blogs that IDs could follow to keep up with.

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The Rapid eLearning Blog » The Hidden PowerPoint Shortcut Everyone Should Know

Rapid eLearning

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. To do my review, I first looked at what I was writing about and what people were reading on my blog in 2008.

Blogging Strategies

Clark Quinn

for Learning Professionals Free Online Course (you can jump in at any time) is all about Blogs for Learning. Interestingly, when I prepared the notes for this week, I was able to leverage what the course members had produced during the previous week on Social Bookmarks : [link] [link] [link] You can read in the link Blogs for Learning about my perspective on using Blogs for Learning and Networking. Before blogging, those thoughts were fleeting. The third week of Web 2.0

TechKnowledge 2008 Blog Coverage

Tony Karrer

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. 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!

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. In a way, each of us votes every day for blogs. Blogging about them. You can see the ones that I most actively engage with either in the sidebar of this blog or in the sidebar of eLearning Learning. I previously had some commentary on the edublog awards.

On growing facial hair

Janet Clarey

Coming off of a women’s blogging jam here at IiL08 (which went over two hours) I just have to sigh when I see that 22 of the 25 listed are men. There are similar numbers of men and women blogging and certainly women are not underrepresented in our field. Via Stephen Downes , I noticed this link of 25 Great Edublogs. It is an excellent list.

Mindbloggling: My Edublog Award nominations

Janet Clarey

It is the 5th year of the Edublog Awards, an awards program for bloggers who use blogs and social media to support education (so it’s a practitioner focus). while the focus on the “Eddies,&# as they are called, is the K-12 and higher ed sector, there is a category for “Best elearning/corporate education blog.&#. So, per the rules (that all nominations must be made in the form of a blog post), here are the blogs in various award categories that I love reading.

Internet Time Blog » Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008

Jay Cross