In Good Company: Thanks Zaid Learn and Everyone Create a Personnel Learning Network

Kapp Notes

This weekend I got a nice little piece of news when Zaid Ali Alsagoff sent me an email letting me know I had been named on his list of his " TOP 10 LEARNING SITES FOR PERSONAL LEARNING" now this is an honor because Zaid does some amazing work on this blog, especially in terms of visuals.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” For example, Harold Jarche tells us 2010: Year of the CM.

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Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

Upside Learning

Tags: Mobile Learning Training Companies mLearning Mobile Applications Mobile Apps Training

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Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. LMS Resources - aLearning , May 8, 2010 I know, I know.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

There are just some things that the company must know that you know. A touch dramatic, isn’t it? Now that I have your attention, please bear with me. There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring.

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Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2010

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting to look back upon the Upside Learning blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2010. Here are Upside Learning’s Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2010. Top 100 Tools For Learning 2010 – C4LPT Survey.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

If you breach the regulations, the company will be in hot water, so they’re not just going to take your word for it. In my articles Online courses must die!

Five Software Products for Adding an Avatar to Your eLearning

Kapp Notes

The company can create the instruction for you or you can build NOAH products yourself. The company provides consumers with easy-to-use avatar animation, facial morphing and voice lip-sync solutions for real-time 3D filmmaking and previsualization for professional post-production.

Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore

Kapp Notes

Immersive Workspaces™ is a collaboration solution that enables companies to communicate in a media- rich, 3-D environment. Here are even a few more alternatives to Second Life for you to check out. OpenSimulator or OpenSim Building in OpenSim. OpenSimulator is a 3D Application Server.

Linden Labs Raising Prices But Extending Discount for Current Users

Kapp Notes

An educational or not-for-profit institution that is currently under contract with us will be able to renew early (or purchase additional regions) and continue to receive the current 50% discount on land maintenance provided that the renewal takes place prior to the December 31, 2010. If your organization renews and enters into a contract no later than December 31, 2010, it can lock in the current discounted rate for up to 24 additional months.

Another 3D Virtual World Shutting Down

Kapp Notes

There avatars wave good bye as the virtual world closes on March 9, 2010. The well-known virtual world called There is closing on March 9, 2010. The Forterra sale to SAIC, though, did not prompt There.com's closing, according to the company. Prior to that sale, Makena acquired from Forterra all of the rights to the software used to run There, and Forterra's interest in Makena Technologies, making the companies completely distinct in every way," explains the Makena FAQ.

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

Kapp Notes

We oversee graduate assistantships where they work with real clients such as the PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence, several local manufacturing companies and other organizations so students can gain practical skills to apply their craft and so the students have working products to show potential employers. In fact, our department spearheaded academic involvement in the local Bloomsburg Regional Technology Center which houses over six companies started by or employing our graduates.

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What it means that MS LifeScience Award Goes to 3D Virtual Conference Design

Kapp Notes

Event By now you've probably already heard that the Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Award 2010 has gone to a project that uses a 3-D virtual environment to hold a virtual scientific poster session. The session, held by the pharmaceutical company Merck was conducted in Photosphere and featured the opportunity for scientists to gather and interact with each other. This is because of the link between pharmaceutical companies and the larger "healthcare industry".

The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Upside Learning

As a result they may not be able to allocate enough, skilled resources or if they do then you can imagine the cost to the company for such resources. Moodle is a good LMS with which has grown over the years and offers a host of functionality and features that are very useful to have in an LMS.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. See Failure of Creative Commons Licenses and Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning? I really think that 2010 marks the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Social Learning

less big companies, for more than 20 years.

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Mobile Learning at the High School Level

Kapp Notes

Meanwhile I am involved with a very large company who is running a pilot to see if their employees would benefit from having mobile devices for communication, learning and collaboration. A few weeks ago, Scott Newcomb a fourth grade teacher in St. Marys, Ohio informed me about a Mobile Learning project he has been involved with for the last two years.

Training Magazine Closes and Now, it appears, So Do the Conferences

Kapp Notes

Just got this in an email: Regrettably, we have some unfortunate news to share with you: The Nielsen Company has made the decision to cease operation of Training magazine and Training magazine Events effective February 26. This will also be our last day with the company.

Why an Instructional Design Degree from Bloomsburg University ROCKS our Community!

Kapp Notes

As a faculty member and the assistant director of the Institute for Interactive Technologies I am proud of the accomplishments our students have achieved and of the partnerships developed with local organizations, companies and social service groups that I have helped to build over the past 12+ years. As well as provided support for such local (in Bloomsburg) companies as ASP Platform Services , Touche EDI , Keystone National High School and SusQ-cyber Charter School.

3D Video Game Revolution is Close

Kapp Notes

Eisler said more than 400 current PC games, including "Battlefield: Bad Company 2" and "Resident Evil 5," can be played in 3-D with the right equipment. As a bridge to the full scale adoption of 3D video games, the software company NVIDIA has a product called 3D Vision™ which helps to transforms PC games into full stereoscopic 3D right out of the box, without the need for special game patches.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Company-wide training modules by an IT Process & Quality Manager at a Large Global Communications Corporation. Company-wide training modules by a Lead Courseware Developer at a Security Products Corporation. Our company has a prior background in TTS - our phones use TTS - and we've tried TTS before for training. The reasons we use TTS are three fold: * E-learning with voice-over is a preferred training approach within our company.

Virtual World Vendor Forterra Systems Purchased by SAIC.

Kapp Notes

I think this sends a signal to both large consultancy firms that they also better get onto the virtual immersive environment opportunity Here is the press release: FORTERRA SYSTEMS ACQUIRED BY SAIC Forterra Systems is pleased to announce that effective today, all assets of the company have been acquired by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). The company is headquartered in McLean, VA, has approximately 45,000 employees and annual revenues of $10.1

Q&A With Student from King's College

Kapp Notes

I had gotten the internship at, unbeknownest to me at the time, an instructional design company. A short-time later at a company called Telesis Computer Corporation , I was able to purchase an early authoring tool called IconAuthor. From time to time, I get questions from students who have an assignment to speak to someone in the field.

eLearning & mLearning: Using Color in Learning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Purple is a very well-rounded color that could be used to express anything from lightheartedness and fun in learning to sophistication of a company or brand. by AJ George I've previously written about how to effectively use fonts to convey ideas and emotions in your eLearning courses.

Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Mobiles are excellent devices to help retrieve information like ‘how to’ manuals or videos, or simply search for answers on Google or the company’s intranet which in itself is fast turning into a social environment.

Anatomy of a PLE

Learning with e's

Further, the content sent to the application ends up becoming the 'property' of the Internet company and is difficult to delete, a target for data mining.

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2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. A.K.A.

E-Learning Award Winners 2010

Clive on Learning

Eight Tips for LMS Implementation

Upside Learning

We also shared our experience about what typical things training companies look in an LMS for. In the past I have written a few posts mainly focused on making the process of selecting the right LMS for your business need – be it internal training management or selling training as a business.

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Seven Ways to Use the iPad for Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

I am the fence sitter, I’ll be the first to admit that Apple doesn’t just make a product, it creates a user experience and there is much to learn from Jobs and company. The iPad is here. After all the hype, which it didn’t quite live up to, there was a lot of commentary web-wide on whether it’s suitable for elearning, or a specific type of learning. Here at Upside our camp is divided, there are iPad lovers and there are iPad baiters.

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Best Lecture

Tony Karrer

Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning? ). I just read George Siemens post Will online lectures destroy universities? He makes the point that despite articles like Why free online lectures will destroy universities – unless they get their act together fast : Statements like “universities are obsolete” or “universities are dying” are comical. And untrue. Universities are continuing to grow in enrolment and general influence in society.

The 4 lessons Kid Fury teaches us

E-Learning Provocateur

Yes, the kid’s stunt was probably an innocent bit of fun, but I wonder if he would have done it had he loved the company?

Augmented Reality and M-Learning

eLearning 24-7

A couple of companies enjoying the AR experience. Let me pose this scenario: Every day, you walk down the same street. You walk past the buildings, see the crowds and yawn. But on this day, you decide to use your smartphone and look down on the screen.