Class Meeting in 3D World of VirtualU

Kapp Notes

Last night the class ventured into VirtualU for a tour hosted by Jim and Steve Parker who have created a virtual platform build on Active Worlds. Gathering in the lobby before class starts.

Class Meeting in 3D World of Second Life

Kapp Notes

Learning in 3D Class sitting around conference room table. Any other "learning insights" from last night's class? The class accomplished its goal of pointing out some difficulties in virtual worlds.

Fourth Summer 2012 Learning in 3D Class

Kapp Notes

In the fourth “Learning in 3D Class” we had the opportunity to visit within the virtual world of ProtoSphere. Dom provides an explanation of how ProtoSphere is deeply integrated with Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and SharePoint 2010.

The Flipped Corporate Class?


Flipping the classroom has been a topic since Daniel Pink wrote about it in 2010. In Cyberspace & Internet Time that’s far away and long ago. Seems to be happening only in Grades K-12 and Higher Education. The very places that tend to be the slowest to change. If you’ve been off the planet for [.]. Flipped Classroom

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: Save a Presentation with Embedded Fonts

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If you are using PowerPoint 2010, choose  File > Save As. AJ teaches a live, 3-hour class that offers tips/tricks for improving the look and feel of your PowerPoint presentations:  Slide Sprucing: Remodeling Lackluster PowerPoint Slides for eLearning and Presentations.  by AJ George    When creating PowerPoint presentations and moving them from one computer to another, one area of concern is fonts.

Moving Games Forward

Kapp Notes

Logistics: Educators often find it difficult to integrate the play of game into the time structure of school day, which is often ruled by 45-minute classes.

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From Three Days in a Class to 30 Seconds on a Smartphone

CLO Magazine

Training Market,” published in August 2015, corporate learning investments have been increasing by 10 percent or more each year since 2010. According to Bersin’s most recent “Corporate Learning Factbook: Benchmarks, Trends and Analysis of the U.S.

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11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

Or, if you are in Dr. Kapp's Instructional Game Design Class, you may want to consider one of these free programs for the educational game you are developing as a final project.

Bloomsburg University Instructional Technology Students Win Awards

Kapp Notes

Below are students in my class doing breathing exercises as they learn about preparing for presentations. Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Bloomsburg University College of Science and Technology Spring Honors Symposium and students from a number of departments were honored.

Helping People Find Jobs: Part of Our Responsibility as a Bloomsburg Professor

Kapp Notes

Additionally, I am teaching two online classes and working to bring in more funding for the department to help more students find job. In Pennsylvania, the job situation is rather bleak. More than 591,000 Pennsylvanians are jobless and the jobless rate has risen from 9.2 in June to 9.3 in July (doesn't seem like much unless you are one of the.1 who lost your job.) More Pennsylvanians are out of work than any other time in the last 20 years.

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The Future of Book's As Seen By Kids

Kapp Notes

Here is a great video showing a vision of the future of books created by a 12th Grade class. If you want to see the future.look to the kids! If they can imagine it, it is going to publishers should take note. Found it on

Free e-Learning books


Designing Successful e-Learning by Michael Allen ( Only Chapter 7: Designing Outside The Box) "While its target audience is instructional designers, this book should also be required reading for all training managers seeking guidelines on implementing world-class training.

PowerPoint 2010: Animating the Pieces of a Grouped Object as a Whole

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Last week I was revamping the presentation accompanying our Online Trainer Training: Engaging the Virtual Learner class when I ran into a bit of an animation shortcoming in PowerPoint. by AJ George.

PowerPoint 2010: Adjusting the Saturation for a Clip Art Image

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In one of my recent Optimizing PowerPoint for eLearning & Presentations classes , I demonstrated how to adjust the saturation of an inserted image to take the image to grayscale. After the class, one of the students asked how to make this adjustment on clip art images.

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Adobe Captivate 5: Two-Bits for the Best Rate

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We are now offering Beginner and Advanced classes, as well as a half-day course on Advanced Actions. Both Windows and Macintosh developers can attend the classes. by Kevin Siegel. You can easily record audio from within Captivate by choosing Audio > Record to.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning


These activities can include a range of individual tasks, small group work and whole class activities based on both content and collaboration.

Three Approaches to Overcoming Objections to Learning in 3D

Kapp Notes

Secondly, I often draw the analogy that an immersive 3D experience for serious learning is not really different than creating in-class role plays or doing other immersive experiences (such as outdoor team-building events). In Learning in 3D, we asked Steve Mahaley, of Duke Corporate Education for some ways he overcomes objections and resistance from executives and others to using 3D virtual immersive environments (VIES) for learning and collaboration, here is what he said.

10 Common 3D Virtual World Training Questions and Answers

Kapp Notes

Encourage Avatar Customization in a Virtual World Class 6) Will virtual immersive environments really work for virtual conferences? Recently a number of folks have asked me some questions about 3D worlds that I think can be answered in some of my previous posts so here are some of those posts as answers to frequently asked questions about virtual immersive environments: 1) How do I get started in 3D?

Virtual Book Club forming for "Learning in 3D" #3dbookclub

Kapp Notes

The timing of tweenid is perfect as @mimimuircastle was asking Twitter-folk about the book, who has read it and if it would be valuable to help create a class in a virtual immersive environment. Yesterday, Tony and I provided a webinar for Training Magazine Networ k and had a great time. During the webinar Enid suggested that a book club be formed to discuss "Learning in 3D" and to really dig into the contents.

Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Regardless of whether it’s a pre-class micro-course (5 -10 min) or a post class follow-up in the form of summaries, scenarios that help learner apply some of what they learnt; quizzes (you can even track scores if you wish), mobile devices work perfectly well.

Q&A With Student from King's College

Kapp Notes

You have blogged and spoke many times on the program Second Life, which we are currently in the process of registering for in class. You take a "computer class" but you never really used technology as part of an Art, History or English class. From time to time, I get questions from students who have an assignment to speak to someone in the field.

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Virtual World Vendor Forterra Systems Purchased by SAIC.

Kapp Notes

Having the financial stability afforded by a large company puts us in a strong position to continue offering world class solutions for all our customers. A few weeks ago, I wrote a post called Not a Good Week for the Virtual Worlds Space where I reported, based on other reports, that Forterra Systems had laid off some of its workforce. It now looks like the large consultancy firm SAIC has purchased Forterra and is going to leverage the 3D capabilities as part of its offerings.

Why E-Learning is So Effective

Rapid eLearning

Something you can’t always do in class. If you take a class in the real world and need a refresher, you better hope that you took good notes. Tidbits: I’m in San Diego at the Training 2010 Training & Expo this week. E-learning is hot. And for good reason.

E-Learning Award Winners 2010

Clive on Learning

Best Lecture

Tony Karrer

Rather than getting a lecture from whoever is teaching your course locally, wouldn’t it be better to get a world-class lecture. As the article points out: At the same time, millions of learners around the world are watching world-class lectures online about every subject imaginable, from fractional reserve banking to moral philosophy to pharmacology, supplied by Harvard, MIT, and The Open University. I just read George Siemens post Will online lectures destroy universities?

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

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  AJ will be teaching a live, 3-hour class that offers tips/tricks for improving the look and feel of your PowerPoint presentations:  Slide Sprucing: Remodeling Lackluster PowerPoint Slides for eLearning and Presentations.

Adobe Captivate 4: Train the Agents

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by Kevin Siegel During my Adobe Captivate beginner classes, I always teach students how to use Captivate's Text to Speech. Attend a live, instructor-led online training class. Worried about your class canceling?

Converting Instructor-Led Training to E-learning or Distance Learning: Keys to success

Bottom-Line Performance

I’ve submitted an e-learning script to a SME for review and heard back, “But that’s not what I say when I teach the class.” Obviously, not everything a facilitator says can be kept in the e-learning course, but be sure and find out what happens in the class.

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

Best Features The program allows users to set up a ‘class’ so there is a unique login and password to track users. The instructor can set up various security settings for each class to provide more secure grading and decrease the risk of cheating. Weaknesses If students are not registered for a ‘class’, then the instructor cannot view the data from the quizzes. You can see the results of students in your class.

Virtual World Presentation

Kapp Notes

My hats off to Randy, great class, engaged and brilliant students and exciting pioneering work in virtual worlds! Last night I had the pleasure of speaking to a group at the University of Washington Virtual Biodome.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Converting Empty Phrases to Gold

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If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby.   It is important to note that empty phrases relate to the reader's amount of interest concerning your topic.

Featured Online Classes

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  In this half-day class, you will learn how to. Lessons Covered During this 3-Hour Class: Upgrading legacy Captivate projects to Captivate 5. Mastering Track Changes in Word 2007. Track changes can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Make sure this powerful tool is on YOUR side. Mark up a document with Track Changes. Compare two versions of a document. Combine multiple reviewers' comments. Change the formatting of tracked changes and balloons.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

June 2010. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss.

Featured Online Classes

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Participants will use their word processor during class to write narratives and step-by-step documentation. In this interactive half-day class you will learn to define the appropriate voice and tone for a narrative text and take specific steps to create the engaging and personable writing style that voice-over narratives require. During the class you will. Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts.   Got Captivate or Camtasia as your eLearning tool? Great!

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning


Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins.

Meet David Frazier, State of Alabama technology trainer

Visual Lounge

Our state is currently in proration: big budget cuts, no new hires, no new programs, no raises, and a of course no training because there is no money to send people to classes. Our newsletter Editor, Daniel Foster , caught up with a Camtasia Studio user, David Frazier.

Do People Really Like To Go On Training Courses?

Upside Learning

It’s the responsibility of those in charge of organizational learning, those in charge of instructional design, and those in charge of class/workshop delivery to make it so. “Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.&# – Plato. What Plato said then holds true for training today.