The Rise of the Digitals

Your Training Edge

People who use technology too frequently and have a high adoption rate for the latest technology are referred to as “Digitals”. As technology is improving, there is a rise in Digitals. Defining Digitals. Characteristics of Digitals. Where Digitals Are Usually Found.

ASAE 2010 Annual: Leaders of Communities of Practice

Web Courseworks

Digital Dynamics: The New Look of Publishing (Sunday, 8/22, 3:15-4:30 p.m.). Tags: ASAE 2010 Associations are the hub of activity for "communities of practice.” Communities of practice are voluntary. Professionals join to gain access to peers, best practices, and education.

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.

Game Based Learning 2010 – Recap: Day 1

Upside Learning

Dr. Stewart says the use of simulations, digitally enhanced mannequins, games, and virtual realities, all are part of new age medical training. I attended the two day conference on Game Based Learning held earlier this week in London.

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November 2010 Monthly Roundup: 5 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

Digital Instructional Media Design 101 – Principles Of Gestalt Psychology. Digital Instructional Media Design 101 – Designing for Flow. In continuation to our series of monthly roundup posts, here is a collection of our top 5 posts for November, each accompanied by a quick brief.

October 2010 Monthly Roundup: 5 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

Digital Instructional Media Design 101- Storyboarding. Digital Instructional Media Design 101- The Design Of Interaction. In continuation to our series of monthly roundup posts, here is a collection of our top 5 posts for October, each accompanied by a quick brief. Moving To eLearning.

Do you need a digital horcrux?

Spark Your Interest

Here’s some services that will help you track/manage your digital horcruxes.

Be a star in your digital constellation

Spark Your Interest

Image via Wikipedia. One of the challenges of social media is the ongoing addition of new tools to play with in addition to managing the ones that change if you’ve invested time in using them (like delicious ). But, they are fun to try and nothing lasts forever.

Digital Instructional Media Design 101- Storyboarding

Upside Learning

As designers of electronic learning and information, we often find ourselves confronted by the purpose of the learning. Electronic Learning is about performance and content; in a sense instructional design is not purely creative; it is design with intent.

Digital Interaction Design to Tangible Interaction Design

Upside Learning

When I write about interaction, most people reading it view it in the context of software or some form of digital technology. Interaction design is not just screen-based digital interaction anymore.

Are You Analog or Digital?


Faster than a speeding blog post. More powerful than a retweeted tweet Able to leap small Internet Service Providers in a single bound. Anywhere in Cyberspace! It’s a message. It’s a meeting. It’s VMman! Yes, it’s VMman – Virtual Manager – strange visitor from another generation who came to Earth with powers and abilities [.]. Education Learning

Adobe Museum of Digital Media (AMDM)

eLearning Cyclops

Adobe now has a preview of its Adobe Museum of Digital Media. This is a virtual museum dedicated to digital media. As Adobe describes it, The Adobe Museum of Digital Media (AMDM) is a unique virtual space designed to showcase and preserve groundbreaking digital work and to present expert commentary on how digital media influences culture and society. (

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Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. > Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010? Susan Nash December 27, 2010 5:14 PM Christoforos Online said.

Digital Instructional Media Design 101 – Designing for Flow

Upside Learning

With so many more of our team members playing digital games nowadays, we think we know why we get so caught up in them. When was the last time you were so involved in what you were doing that you forgot yourself? You lost track of time? You were ‘in the zone’?

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Digital tribes

Learning with e's

Today I'm giving a keynote speech at the Engaging the Digital Generation Conference which is being held at the Hendon campus of Middlesex University. Digital Tribes and the Social Web: How Web 2.0 YouTube, Flickr ) reveals the emergence of collective digital literacies.

Digital Instructional Media Design 101- The Design Of Interaction

Upside Learning

Last month our ID team got their feet wet with the learning campaigns in the Age of Empires II – Age of Kings. I’d recommended that all IDs play the game for a few hours to understand how different ‘gamey’ elements are from the conventional ‘interaction’ we use in conventional courseware.

August 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

Digital Instructional Media Design 101- Basic Usability. In continuation to our series of monthly roundup posts, here is a collection of our top 10 posts for August, each accompanied by a quick brief. Creating Successful m-Learning Strategy – Part 3.

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

October 2010 did not disappoint! 4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great , October 21, 2010 Continuing the recent trend of PowerPoint in the news , I stumbled upon an article in USA Today that provided some tips and advice for designing more engaging presentations. Open Source eLearning Tools , October 13, 2010 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. October 25, 2010 Open for use?

Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech

Tony Karrer

In this post we’ll look at the second component of a text to speech voice: the digital signal processor (DSP) and its measures of quality. Digital Signal Processor (DSP) The digital signal processor translates the phonetic language specification of the text produced by the NLP into spoken speech. This is the second post in a series on Text-to-Speech for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me (which turns out to be a great way to learn).

Digital Instructional Media Design 101 – Principles Of Gestalt Psychology

Upside Learning

This week I focus on how a basic understanding of the Gestalt principles can help create harmonious design and improve the odds that the intended message is conveyed to the learners we design for. The Theory.

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Presentation: “Twitter in Education, what next?” - Dont Waste Your Time , September 10, 2010 As a follow-up to my (successful?)

Engaging the digital generation

Learning with e's

The conference is entitled: Engaging the Digital Generation in Academic Literacy , and looks like it's going to be a very interesting event. Below is the title and abstract of my keynote: Digital Tribes and the Social Web: How Web 2.0

PeLC's digital footprint

Learning with e's

As part of my reflection on the event I have been looking at the digital footprint the conference has left on the Web. privacy digital identity Tags: Josie Fraser digital footprint Dave White pelc10 Plymouth e-Learning Conference podcast Web 2.0

3 Trends of Digital Education


Digital content delivery is opening new possibilities in education. But how do you define digital education? Digital Content - Textbooks today are going digital, and the sale of digital textbooks is expected to rapidly grow over the next decade.

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Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy: Examples from the Online World

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Online collaboration between learners is the bedrock of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. In the digital world, examples of learning activities that lead to remembering include highlighting and social bookmarking. Digital examples of comprehension include categorization, tagging, boolean searching and annotation. Classifying digital information in files and folders involves categorization. Digital examples of synthesis include multimedia production and publishing.

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.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

July 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010 Here is a list of educational games that can be used to teach kids during the school year or over the summer break. Education As We Know It Is Finished - Lars is Learning , July 14, 2010 So says Clayton M.

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April 2010 Great ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

April 1, 2010 to April 30, 2010. From Social Media to Social Strategy - , April 1, 2010. The iPad isn’t a computer, it’s a distribution channel - OReilly Radar , April 13, 2010. Collaboration and Cooperation - Half an Hour , April 12, 2010. Manual for Civilization - The Long Now Blog , April 6, 2010. The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book - , April 23, 2010. Cognitive Edge , April 9, 2010.

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Digital literacy 9: Broadcasting yourself

Learning with e's

In the last in the series on digital literacies , we explore how each of us can become our own broadcasters and publishers. This kind of digital literacy enables learners and teachers to fully engage in the social web culture, and all its rewards.

Exclusive Gift for Camtasia Users from Digital Juice

Visual Lounge

As you may have heard on The Forge earlier today , Digital Juice has an exclusive digital gift for Camtasia users to celebrate the holidays! Digital Juice is giving you 70 High Impact SoundFX and 3 Full-length MusicBOX songs. Tis the season for giving!

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CellCast Takes Top Honors at DemoFest 2010

mLearning Trends

We're pleased to officially announce two awards for OnPoint's CellCast Solution gained from our recent participation in DemoFest 2010 held in conjunction with The eLearning Guild's annual DevLearn 2010 Conference in San Francisco.

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Digital literacy 8: Repurposing content

Learning with e's

Continuing my series on digital literacies , today's post is about how we can reuse existing content. slideshare creative commons copyleft repurpose mashup digital literacyThe ability to repurpose, remix or otherwise reuse existing content is one of the key features of the social web.

Digital Instructional Media Design 101- Basic Usability

Upside Learning

Some days ago, I wrote about some basic design principles pertinent to the presentation of information. Taking that forward, this post specifically addresses the issue of ‘ Usability ’. In eLearning, usability is simply about designing interfaces to the content that learners find convenient and practical to use. The courseware we design need to be logical, intuitive, and clear to the learners who take the course. We often spend a lot of time and efforts in trying to make our courses look pretty.

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Digital Instructional Media Design 101- Graphics

Upside Learning

“’What is the use of a book’, thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversations?’”. ’”. Most of us agree that the use of images and graphics in e-learning help the learners make visual associations. However the images or graphics need to be relevant to the content being presented. They need to support the text and be used, not for diversion, but a clear instructional purpose. Even a relevant image or graphic can hinder learning if the page isn’t designed properly.

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Digital literacy 6: Organising and sharing content

Learning with e's

So this blogpost for example is tagged with a few key worlds such as 'digital literacy' and 'content creation' as well as more generic terms such as 'social web', 'blog', 'podcast' and 'video', because these terms have appeared in the text (see labels below).

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 5

Upside Learning

The term “21st-century skills&# is generally used to refer to certain core competencies such as collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving. But exactly how the digital wallet will become main stream is still up in the air.

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Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age

Learning with e's

Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age View more presentations from Steve Wheeler. I enjoyed a very interesting and stimulating day at Colchester Institute yesterday, where I gave two workshops for staff entitled: Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age.