GBL 2010 – Recap (Day 2 Part 1): Serious Games

Upside Learning

I have been thinking about penning this one for a couple of weeks now, but just couldn’t do sooner. Related posts: Game Based Learning 2010 – Recap: Day 1 Patterns at Play – Fundamental to Games What are Serious Games?

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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.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

In 2010, the RCAT market continued its upswing and nothing indicates to me it will be changing anytime soon. 2010 E-Learning 24/7 Awards (No official icon logo handed out to winners, rather just a “WHOO-HOO&# – uh, you can make that sound to yourself.thank you). Market Trends Update 2010. Support for Office 2010. Same thing with PENS i.e. a SCORM LMS that does not support PENS will not work with a PENS content authoring tool.

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). PENS Testing Resources - for those who are interested in this interoperability standard created by the folks from AICC, back in 05. Uncategorized e-learning elearning Open Source SCORM m-learning mobile learning PENS E-Learn Info

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

PENS was created in 2005 by AICC as a new interoperability standard. Tags: AICC PENS SAAS SCORM Uncategorized authoring tools e-learning e-learning vendors elearning content authoring tools rapid content authoring tools rapid content authoring As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing.

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.

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.

The Learning Professional’s toolkit – what’s essential?

Spark Your Interest

If I could be facetious and say pen, paper and a library card, I would. June’s BQ is… “what tools should we learn?&#. Tony’s question is fairly specific, but anchored in the “what did I learn that I’m glad I did&# vein.

Posts that Influenced Me in 2009

ID Reflections

That is when I thought of penning this down for further analysis and to examine the pattern of influence. As we enter 2010, do we need leaders or builders?

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Writing & Grammar: Tiny Questions that Drive Writers to Distraction

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

These tiny questions and others like them have driven writers to distraction since--well probably since the invention of papyrus and pen. by Jennie Ruby Do I use a or an before the word historic ? Do I use everybody or everyone ? Do I use toward or towards ? And for just about as long, editors have tried to answer them. Professional editors in the field of publishing know a big secret that many business writers and members of the general public don't know.

Adobe RoboHelp 8: Scripts Make Quick Work Out of Redundant Tasks

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Get your pen and paper out. by Kevin Siegel If you have ever used Microsoft Word to record or write a macro using Visual Basic, you already appreciate how much time macros can save you by automating repetitive tasks.

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

Performance Learning Productivity

Database technology in its other guises has helped organisations collect and manipulate data across the entire HR arena over the past 25 years far-and-away beyond what was done beforehand with pen-and-paper, and then spreadsheets.

Learning and Development Articles of Interest

Kapp Notes

Second, Bloomsburg University alum Shawn Rosler penned a piece in ASTD's T&D Magazine titled Trimming the Fat: Using a Practical Eye for an Academic Process. Recently a colleague of mine and an alumni of Bloomsburg University's Instructional Technology program both had articles published.

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The E-Learning Foundations Intensive: Day 1

NuggetHead

Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources Tags eLearning , ls2010 The E-Learning Foundations Intensive: Day 1 by Kevin on March 22nd, 2010 Today is Monday; the end of the day on Monday. Search Copyright © 2010 LearnNuggets.

Cat and My Room: Influences that Shaped Me.

ID Reflections

I can see myself sitting on the floor in my favourite blue shorts and a red shirt, bent over a chart paper, sketch pen in hand, occasionally getting up to change the song playing on the cassette player.

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The beauty of notes

Clive on Learning

I have always furiously defaced my books with pens and highlighters, much to the astonishment of others who regard this as sacrilege. One of the little gems I discovered in Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows relates to the Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus who, in his 1512 textbook De Copia encouraged students to annotate their books, in order to mark “occurrences of striking words, archaic or novel diction, brilliant flashes of style, adages, examples and pithy remarks worth memorising”.

Blog Book Tour Recap Week Six::Impressive

Kapp Notes

Day Twenty-Seven Brian Miller at his blog Cognitive Technologies reviewed the book in this post Book Review: “Learning in 3D”, Kapp & O’Driscoll, 2010 and he commented on some content that he thought could enhance the book especially in the area of where we discuss an equation that states that when interactivity and immersion are multiplied they result in engagement in motivation.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: Skills & Drills Workbook

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Slide Shows, Transitions and Builds Review a Slide Show Without Transitions | Give a Presentation From Your iPod | Use the PowerPoint Pen | Set Slide Transitions | Set Animation Effects and Builds | Change Build Order and Object Timing | Play a CD During a Presentation | Insert Music | Record Audio for a Presentation. We are pleased to announce that our newest book, Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials is now available.

How much can you really learn at a computer?

Clive on Learning

That's why, when I need to think about anything seriously, I print out any material that I need to review, grab a pen and paper, and retreat from my computer to the sofa. After close to thirty years of espousing the benefits of computer-assisted learning in its many forms, a creeping doubt is setting in.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #9

Upside Learning

Color Picker by Korean designer Jin-sun Park is a concept pen that can scan colors from anything around and instantly use the color for drawing. After placing the pen against an object, the user just presses the scan button. HipLogic.

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Discussion with Chip Ramsey, CEO of Intellum

Kapp Notes

Chip and I discussed everything from how I got started in the e-learning industry, including how I got my first job because of "Whilly Whistle" and some news and information about the upcoming Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration book I've penned with Tony O'Driscoll. Recently, I sat down with Chip Ramsey the CEO of Intellum , a company soon to be a house-hold name in the e-learning space, and discussed with him a wide range of topics.

What Agile Means to Me

ID Reflections

As I mulled over these rather shocking, almost blasphemous, aspects of Agile, I thought it would be a good idea to pen down my thoughts and put them forth for inspection and feedback. I complete exactly 3 months at ThoughtWorks today. While this has been a momentous career shift for me, I may not have written a blog post on it except for the learning.

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Why bash the LMS?

Clark Quinn

In response to a query about why someone would question the concept of the LMS, I penned the (slightly altered, for clarity) response that follows: What seems to me to be the need is to have a unified performer-facing environment. It should provide access to courses when those are relevant, resources/job aids, and eCommunity tools too. That’s what a full technology support environment should contain.

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Time Saver Tuesday - Camtasia Studio Hot Keys

Visual Lounge

ScreenDraw allows you to add drawing effects like arrows, circles, highlights, pen and more over the screen while you are recording. "If I save time, when do I get it back?" Too bad it doesn't work that way in life! :-). It's time for another Time Saver Tuesday!

Rapid Prototyping For Mobile Learning Applications – II

Upside Learning

The quickest way to start prototyping is to simply use paper and pen/pencil. At Upside, we like to start with pen/paper sketches, and then move on to higher fidelity prototypes. As I mentioned in my last post about Rapid Prototyping mobile apps , I’ll be discussing levels of fidelity and how you could determine which level works for your mobile application design project. Fidelity indicates how closely a prototype resembles the final product.

Time Saver Tuesday - Snagit Quick Styles

Visual Lounge

First, create the object you want to save, like an arrow, callout, shape, text box, pen object, or highlight color. I don't often set New Year resolutions, but this year I'm going to try to stick with one. And, that is to bring you a weekly Time Saver Tuesday tip.

Here’s a Boatload of Free Hand-Drawn Graphics

Rapid eLearning

Both Windows Vista and 7 are pen-capable so you can use your computer to create the drawings. Tidbits: Here’s a chance to vote for your favorite elearning blog in the 2010 Edublog Awards. I like to use hand-drawn elements in some of my conference presentations.

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.

The (Initial) iPad Experience

Clark Quinn

I do have a pad of paper and a pen. :) Stay tuned! I’m usually a late adopter of new technology, largely because I’m frugal. I don’t like to spend money until I know just what the value is that I will be getting. So, when I heard about the iPad, I wasn’t one of those who signed up in advance. Which isn’t to say that I didn’t have a case of techno-lust; I am a geek, a boy who loves his toys. And, after all, I am on the stump about mobile learning.

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It's not really learning anymore

Learning with e's

It wasn't her fault though - it was rather a distinct lack of wifi connectivity and technology failure on my part that made me resort for the first time in ages to taking notes with - shock horror - a pen and paper!

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Screencast of the Week - Picture-in-Picture for Whiteboard Recordings!

Visual Lounge

Using an eBeam interactive whiteboard (which can capture the pen strokes on any whiteboard) they created some PIP Whiteboard recordings! There are a couple elements that can make screencasts interesting and engaging. Motion from drawing on the screen with something like a Tablet PC or Wacom tablet make a screencast dynamic and can focus viewers attention. And, the Picture-In-Picture (PIP) option in Camtasia makes screencasts lively and shows off the presenter's personality.

Paper cuts

Learning with e's

Now, living in 2010, time has moved on, but I'm left wondering if some people's minds aren't still mouldering back in the last century. I have to write on the assignments with a pencil or pen to try to give feedback to each student. Paper is a wonderful thing.

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Recording calls: Marrying Skype and Gmail (or other email services)

Janet Clarey

There’s a ton of tools out there for this type of thing, even the Smart pen. Way ‘back in the day’ I had to secure recorded statements from people. The statements were transcribed, often analyzed, and sometimes used in litigation.

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Pocket video

Jay Cross

I never could get the IBM Light Pen to function with my $250 8″ b&w monitor. ) I spent another 30 minutes flipping minuscule DIP switches with a ballpoint pen to get it to work.). Video is to photographs as photographs are to text.

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How much "design" for the instructional designer?

Learning Rocks

As an instructional designer I often have thoughts on how to present the information I am trying to arrange and I usually try to communicate these by means of rough sketches and crude diagrams - either as pen sketches captured on my phone camera or as crude diagrams cobbled in PowerPoint if I want to play around with layouts.

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How much "design" for the instructional designer?

Learning Rocks

As an instructional designer I often have thoughts on how to present the information I am trying to arrange and I usually try to communicate these by means of rough sketches and crude diagrams - either as pen sketches captured on my phone camera or as crude diagrams cobbled in PowerPoint if I want to play around with layouts.

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How Learning Professionals Made Training a Dirty Word

Big Dog, Little Dog

An author writing for a training magazine pens, "How many times have you heard training directors say: "I need to find a way to assure that what I teach in the classroom is effectively used on the job?" "I "Training is what you do to dogs.". Right. Tell that to the U.S.