Volatility in 3D Virtual World Industry

Kapp Notes

I think it is natural churn in a market that is fast emerging but some of that churn can seem unfriendly and one can certainly see the industry as "half-full" as the analogy goes. There is a great deal of "churn" in the 3D virtual immersive environment space.

E-Learning Industry Worth $325 Billion by 2025


Many people don’t know the opportunity that lies before them with regards to this industry. To give you an idea of the growth that has been occurring, back in 2010 the market size was roughly $32 billion. The e-learning industry has various sub-markets that are driving the growth. The fact that the e-learning industry is growing so rapidly is one reason we are seeing major corporations invest into it so heavily.

Survey Request: Take some time and help the industry

Kapp Notes

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Future of elearning industry looks Bright!

Kapp Notes

Reports, factors and the current market conditions strongly indicate that elearning is going to be a growth industry over the coming years. billion in 2010. This leads to a growing increase in the need and acceptance of online learning in a variety of industries. industry

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. Tags: 3D worlds industry

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. December 2010 November 30-December 3, 2010 International Workshop on Cloud Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (CPSRT), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

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

Kapp Notes

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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. Apple iPad Disappoints eLearning Industry.

Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

Upside Learning

Foreman’s Mate – a utility for the workers in construction industry. Earlier I had written about healthcare industry being at the forefront of the mobile learning innovation and that post contains with some good examples too.

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Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs

Upside Learning

The LMS market is heating up by the day for past many months now and it looks like it is going, more or less, as predicted by Bersin & Associates about 6 months back – The LMS market: hotter than ever.

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

Kapp Notes

Jibe is a virtual world based on Unity3D's player and integration with industry vetted backend systems. 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.

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. life sciences industry solutions director, Microsoft. “By 2) The pharmaceutical industry is highly regulated and rightfully concerned about social media and what is allowed to be said and what is not allowed to be said.

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

Kapp Notes

We bring employers to campus twice a year to interview students for jobs and internships and to describe the state-of-the-industry to students , once in the fall and once in the spring. 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.)

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eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] January 2010 January 3-4, 2010 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Marco Island, Florida, USA. link] January 3-6, 2010 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDC), Kolkata, India. link] February 22-23, 2010.

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. Flash may Die and HTML 5 is Going to be Big 2010 opened my eyes are Flash and HTML 5. I really think that 2010 marks the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash.

Augmented Reality and M-Learning

eLearning 24-7

If you doubt that premise, you can look no further to see what are the big players in the industry. Let me pose this scenario: Every day, you walk down the same street. You walk past the buildings, see the crowds and yawn.

E-Learning Award Winners 2010

Clive on Learning

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.

Best Lecture

Tony Karrer

Calling universities obsolete while we are early on in the so-called knowledge economy is like declaring factories obsolete in the 18th century just as the industrial revolution was taking hold. I just read George Siemens post Will online lectures destroy universities?

Co-Author Speaking at 3D Life Science 2010 Event in Malvern, PA

Kapp Notes

On January 19th, 2010. The event will be moderated by a top life sciences industry personality, and will feature several surprise guests, the panel will discuss how pharma organizations are using innovative (some would say radical) collaboration technologies to out-think and out-sell their competitors in today's exceedingly competitive environment. Tony O'Driscoll (my co-author and partner in 3D) will be presenting at an event co-sponsored by Microsoft and ProtonMedia.

This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad

Upside Learning

How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning Apple iPad Disappoints eLearning Industry. About a month back I blogged about Smokescreen which allows advertisers to run simple Flash movies on iPad/iPhone using HTML5/JavaScript.

Creating 3D Graphics – Isometric Views With Orthographic Projection

Upside Learning

We often create scenario based courses for the engineering industry. Because they are for engineers; we consider the best way to represent graphics and animations is to use 3D isometric views with orthographic projections.

Our Favorite Game Design Blogs

Upside Learning

These are constraints we see commonly in the learning industry. Over so often I get asked what fundamentals of game design apply to the design of learning games – a very difficult question to answer that.

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Performance Learning Productivity

Sarbanes-Oxley, AML, Fraud, Health & Safety all fall into this category along with a lot of other industry-specific demands for compliance or ‘proof’ of activity.

Moving To eLearning

Upside Learning

Different industries and organizations have different business models and way of doing business; keep that in mind when doing any sort of analysis. Our customers account for a number of factors before taking the plunge into e-Learning. I was trying to put together some of the key change factors leading organizations to adopt e-learning stand-alone and as a part of the training blend. I arrived at these factors driving the change: 1. Business Strategy. Geographical Expansion Of Business.

Apple iPad Disappoints eLearning Industry

Upside Learning

The eLearning industry thrives on Flash and without it how do I even present the great stuff we create to prospects. I would love to hear comments from peers in eLearning industry on the iPad and what it could have been for the industry. Tags: Future Technology Innovation Learning Technology Mobile Learning apple ipad augmented reality eLearning elearning industry ipad

Here Are Ten Rules to Create Engaging Elearning

Rapid eLearning

Sometimes in the elearning industry we tend to become so idealistic about what real elearning is or isn’t that all we do is complain or force all sorts of instructional design rules that diminish creativity. Why not be inspired by that industry? Enter the 2010 Articulate Guru Awards.

The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Sixth Day.

Visual Lounge

Scott is a 20-year training industry veteran. We're half way through our "12 days of Screencasting. Have you found the tips useful? Today you're in for a tasty treat. Forget the Six Geese-a-Laying - who wants that?! Today's tip is from screencast expert and veteran Scott Skibell.

The Future of Work: As Gartner Sees It

Upside Learning

The eLearning industry will need to account for the coming change and have a strategy in place to deal with the changes. Tags: Future Learning Future of eLearning Future Of Learning The Future of eLearning Industry Earlier today, I stumbled on this bit of research on the Gartner site; while it dates back to August there’s some interesting speculation about the Future of Work. People will swarm more often and work solo less.

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.

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.

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?


Does the future road-map of open source system map with my industry/domain growth needs? Manish is a thoroughbred e-learning and IT industry professional who has led many strategic initiatives in his 12-year career. You love Microsoft!

A Few 2010 Training Industry Statistics

Kapp Notes

Every year Training puts out a “state of the industry report&# well worth the read. Here are a few highlights: Average training expenditures per learner in 2010=$1,041. 32% of training budgets decreased in 2010. The average expenditure for training outsourcing was $257,871 in 2010. Average hours of training per employee=40.1 (up up 9 from 2009). 61% of Mandatory or Compliance Training is delivered online. 23% of Executive Development is delivered online.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

Improving Conferences - Ideas & the Year Round Conference - Engaged Learning , February 6, 2009 WH Says: “…Open up the pool of presenters beyond the same 10-20 names I see at every e-learning conference … More voices would be a good thing and shows strength (and depth) in our industry.&#. How to Run a Conference That Makes Us Say “WOW!” - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2010 Attending conferences is always a mixed bag.

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Mobile Learning: Book Review

Kapp Notes

Instead, Goodill provides a “state of the industry” report and provides information on why mobile learning might be right for your organization. I read the book and then asked Gary a few questions about mobile learning and the state of the mobile learning industry. 2010), making it appealing to the business market. Recently, I was sent a copy of Gary Woodill’s latest book, The Mobile Learning Edge.

What is being a curator of digital microcontent? Or, the one with the big stuffed animals at Wal-Mart.

Janet Clarey

Microlearning as a term reflects the emerging reality of the ever-increasing fragmentation [emphasis mine] of both information sources and information units used for learning, especially in fast-moving areas which see rapid development and a constantly high degree of change.

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21st Century Workplace Challenges

ID Reflections

Gary Hamel summarizes it thus: Industrial Economy was based on physical capital Information Economy was based on information Creative Economy is based on ideas Employees with these traits are best positioned to help their companies – and themselves – in the Creative Economy: · Initiative: Seeing opportunities to try something new, and actually following up on them.