2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is an annual question: What did you learn about learning in 2009? So one of the tasks I will do to answer this question is to see what posts were the Best of 2009 from several different sources. How Long Does It Take to Develop One Hour of E-Learning-Updated for 2009. It generated some good discussion about objectives in virtual spaces and helped to clarify some of my thinking in that area. So there are my most popular posts for 2009.

Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

If you are contemplating beginning – it might help to look at links that interest you to get some grounding ideas. Building Better Learning Games- Learning Visions, April 9, 2009. Marc Prensky – Twitch Speed, June 17, 2009. Casual Games get Serious, June 17, 2009.

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eLearning: Top Posts of 2009 - Upside Learning Blog

Upside Learning

As we knock on 2010’s doors, it’s a good time to look at what we did on this blog in 2009. We started this blog in March 2009 and in its 10 month existence has more than a 100 posts. Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009. Can Fun Help Change Behaviors?

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change. If you care about being relevant and valuable in 2015, you had better be making moves in 2009. Recommendations The intent of this series is to capture my thinking at the start of 2009 about the tools and methods for work and learning. I would also recommend considering participating in a workshop that will help you get going on these tools.

Observe the Supreme Court, Become President, Negotiate Peace with Online Games

Kapp Notes

Here is a free computer game for teenagers created with the help of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor that helps explain what happens at the Supreme Court and its impact on the United States.

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Spending Some Time At Penn State to Learn about Games and Social Media

Kapp Notes

He is working with large sections of students in a variety of disciplines to help faculty leverage Web 2.0 Beaver Stadium, home of Penn State Nittany Lions. The past few days, I have spent quite a bit of time at Penn State University. First I visited for the football game against Minnesota.

NOAA: Advice for Federal Agencies about Virtual Worlds & a Great Interactive Example

Kapp Notes

to help refine your design and improve your conversion rate to your goal. Waiting for the tsunami to hit on NOAA's island in Second Life.

Virtual Hospitals Protocol

Kapp Notes

In an article titled Can Second Life help teach doctors to treat patients? Because their assignment takes place in a respiratory ward, they can access recordings of real-life patients' breathing to help with their diagnoses.

Simulations and Learning how to run a "Code"

Kapp Notes

As part of the workshop, I got to experiment and see some of the medical mannequins and tools they use to help train future nurses. Taking a break from the Innovation in Learning workshop conducted at Johns Hopkins.

Finding a MMOLE/Virtual Learning World Vendor

Kapp Notes

It is acceptable to speak with vendors to help clarify what you want at trade shows and venues create for such interactions but when you finally craft a Request for Proposal, make sure you have a clear understanding of the requirements you need. A screen shot from the MMOLE of ProtoSphere.

Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

Kapp Notes

This provides a realistic feel to the interaction and helps the learners feel that they are in an actual space working, learning and collaborating together. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

Virtual World Brainstorming Session

Kapp Notes

One of the great things about what I do is getting to meet and work with really thoughtful and creative people and the other day, I got a chance to brainstorm with a group of great people on the topic of Virtual World Implementations.

Implementing a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

First, they help assure senior management that virtual worlds can represent their image and culture in an appropriate way, which helps gain trust and confidence in the pilot. Image from a virtual world created by Forterra. Considering the implementation of a virtual world?

Seeking Some Assistance and Advice

Kapp Notes

So please add a suggestion or two about how you would envision a viral campaign to help potential readers learn about the book. As you may know in January 2010 (around the 19th or so) my new book co-authored with Tony O'Driscoll is being published. The book, Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration is about using 3D virtual immersive environments for learning and collaboration. Learn more about the book here.

Audio in E-Learning

Kapp Notes

Clark, Mayer, 89-90) So having text with programmed audio reading word-for-word is not a good design technique (although, you might want to have audio together to help those with certain disabilities). I had a lot of fun with Dan and Charles who helped with the technical aspects and some of the logistics. Audio is a powerful and impactful tool, but it is often used incorrectly within e-learning courses.

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Some Posts About Web 2.0 and Informal Learning

Kapp Notes

and SharePoint Pedia Palooza A Pharmaceutical Leveraging Web 2.0 --In a Big Way The Right Place to Find Help: ASTD's Big Question Tear Down the Walls: Web 2.0 Here are some posts about the various uses of Web 2.0 in corporate settings. Web 2.0 Extends Class Informal Learning: Structuring a Blog Some informal learning resources Wiki or a Blog?

Facebook--Good for Your Memory: Twitter--Not So Much

Kapp Notes

In another article, Study: How Twitter is hurting students , Alloway found that: Keeping up-to-date with Facebook improved children’s IQ scores Playing video games – especially those that require planning and strategy – and Sudoku also were beneficial Using Twitter, YouTube and text messaging does not engage enough of the brain to be helpful, and actually reduce attention span.

Accidental Instructional Designers May Want to Just Say No

Kapp Notes

A degree is a foundation for the individual and, more importantly, for the field which helps distinguish fads from facts. Help, I have an Instructional Design Master's Degree and I Can't Create E-Learning So, before we move the discussion to the skills required of an instructional designer, I have one more idea. Being an instructional designer is about applying a systematic process to help others learn.

The Higher Educational Bubble Continues to Grow

Kapp Notes

They amenities are not going to help new college graduates to get jobs, they are not preparing them for workplace acumen. The definition of an economic bubble is, according to Wikipedia , “trade in high volumes at prices that are considerably at variance with intrinsic values ”.(Another Another way to describe it is: trade in products or assets with inflated values.) Universities and colleges have inflated values disproportionate to their value.

8 Scary and Uncomfortable Reasons for the Growth of Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

Terrorism One event that curbed travel and helped spur a wider adoption of virtual classroom technology was the vicious attacks at the World Trade Center on 9/11. S top, proceed with caution. While I think there are many legitimate reasons why an organization should partake in virtual immersive environments (VIEs) for learning and collaboration, there are also some "less-than-comfortable" reasons organizations are leaning in this direction.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

I spend a fair amount of my consulting time working with large organizations to help define how they will apply technology to particular business / performance / learning needs. I'm hoping that people will help out. You get requests for help building particular kinds of solutions.

35 More Qualities Of The Ideal Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

It also helps guide design choices when you know how to facilitate. Feel ‘powerful’ in helping people become more effective in their personal and professional life and rise to the responsibility of doing that work effectively and to the best of one’s ability.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games

Learning Visions

Thursday, April 09, 2009 Building Better Learning Games Interested in building casual games for your learners? But, help may be on the way on the form of companies which are delivering a template-driven platform for creation of pretty cool immersive games in 3D.

Best Practices for Creating Online Courses

eLearning Brothers

I hope that the previous list helps get you thinking while designing online training. There are many things to think about when creating eLearning. There’s no way that I can mention all of them in this post but I’d like to mention a few that come to the top of my mind. Course Outline / Storyboarding. Know the audience. Find good SMEs. Always create an outline of the course. Storyboarding allows you to structure content flow. Decide what knowledge/skills need to be taught first.

Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

October 9, 2009 to October 16, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Saturday, October 24, 2009. Monday, October 26, 2009. Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas - Kapp Notes , October 16, 2009. eLearning Portal Integration - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2009. Mentoring vs. Training — Why Social Networking Isn’t Enough - aLearning , October 13, 2009.

Video - Screencast - Webinar - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

August 21, 2009 to August 28, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 04, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 11, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Monday, September 14, 2009. Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs - eLearning Technology , August 24, 2009. Electronic Papyrus , August 25, 2009. Blogger in Middle-earth , August 26, 2009. August 25, 2009.

4 Simple Tips for Recording High-Quality Audio

Rapid eLearning

If you do have a limited budget (or you want to do the narration yourself) then here are some tips to help you do the best job possible. Use a screen to help prevent the popping p’s that plague so many amateur recording sessions. Good audio is critical to your elearning success.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Understanding the universe of options can help you match your need to the best approach. Blogging could help an organization’s knowledge quotient to explode and is definitely something worth exploring.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Ellen Wagner says, " I Ds help transform intangible information assets into things of great business or epistemological value." Thats a great description, but it still doesnt help me tell the woman on the playground what it is that I do. I usually say "I create training that genuinely helps people do their jobs better."

Using Gagne's 9 Events of Learning in e-Learning

eLearning Cyclops

If the content involves software I may also include a screenshot if it helps. How well does Gagne’s Nine Events of Learning fit in e-learning? I think it is a good fit, but in full disclosure, I do not always use all events or in the intended order.

Twitter Conference Ideas

Tony Karrer

Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences. Here are a few of the things we've been doing Twitter as Social Chat At both DevLearn and TechKnowledge , we created a hashtag and created a specific Twitter account that was the hub.

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Happy Holidays from TechSmith - It's the Most Robotic Time of the Year!

Visual Lounge

2009 was a great year because of you and your support! Robots are always cool, right? I've always loved them - in fact, I'm even "knitting a robot army":[link] At TechSmith, we're getting in the holiday spirit by celebrating the most 'Robotic' time of the year!

Can Fun Help Change Behaviors?

Upside Learning

Yes, we believe it can. Having fun is an experience that stays with you longer than any form of instruction. We advocate inclusion of games & fun interactions to achieve long term learning, and change of behaviors. Learning Games that pull learners to have fun (and learn while they have fun). This video below from the fun theory , an initiative of Volkswagen, shows just how fun could be effective in getting people to consider changing their habits.

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Content Organization Cheat Sheet

The eLearning Coach

In addition to researching and developing content for courses, you may find yourself creating training manuals for webinars or the classroom, writing web copy, making reference materials, and developing Electronic Performance Support Systems, Help documentation, presentations and so on.

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I wanted to collect together some of the resources I've found that can help you get more out of LinkedIn. I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? Generally 50-70%. How many of you actively use LinkedIn? Generally down to 10%. How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? -

7 skills for the successful e-tutor

Learning with e's

It's an adaptation of Stephen Covey's self-help book: 'The seven habits of highly effective people' and I'm glad the TES has herded these ideas into a teaching context. They need all the help they can get. But it helps.

Today is the Day! Meet Camtasia for Mac!

Visual Lounge

You can check out some training videos to help you transition to Camtasia for Mac here. It creates stunning screencasts of our apps, which helps us rise above other developers." We need your help. That's where we need your help.

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