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

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No wonder that in trials they could see statistically significant better results in trainees exposed to this solution as compared to those undergoing the traditional training. I have been thinking about penning this one for a couple of weeks now, but just couldn’t do sooner.

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A Few 2010 Training Industry Statistics

Kapp Notes

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. Every year Training puts out a “state of the industry report&# well worth the read. 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.

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Random 3D Virtual World Statistics

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Sitting at my virtual desk gathering statistics. Here are some interesting Virtual World Statistics gathered from a number of different sources. The virtual world of Whyville, aimed at providing an educational virtual world for kids, turned 11 years old in March 2010. million to The Make-A-Wish Foundation in February 2010. The majority of these actions will be completed by March 31, 2010.

More Random Web 2.0 Statistics

Kapp Notes

Statistics I've been gathering for some presentations. In January 2010, over 75,000,000 people visited representing 1,100% growth over January 2009. Twitter Statistics: The Full Picture. The January 2010 sales surpassed December 2009 sales of 19.1

Interesting Mobile Statistics By Tomi Ahonen: mLearnCon

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His presentation was full of interesting statistics about mobile usage among teens and across geographies – all very useful pointers for m-learning developers. In 2010 Estonia has also become the first country to allow tax returns to be filed by SMS.

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

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This article talks about many such startling statistics. Augmented Reality Marketing In 2010 And Beyond. Along with location-based marketing, augmented reality applications really came into focus for many brands, from luxury companies to small businesses in 2010.

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More Examples of Correlation Without Causation

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a previous blog post , I wrote about the common misconception that a statistically significant correlation between variables means that one of those variables is causing the other. So, what might be true statistically for a large group might not be true for an individual.

Learning Statistics

Kapp Notes

Here are some interesting statistics about learning. These types of informative statistics appear in ASTD’s annual State of the Industry report. billion (Rs 2,05,000 crore) by 2010. Of course, the data was collected before the great finanical meltdown but still interesting data According to ASTD, an organization of professional learning and development practiioners: ASTD estimates that U.S. organizations spent $134.39 billion on employee learning and development in 2007.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 2

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Learning Management System Acquisition Statistics. This article on the Brandon Hall blog mentions new statistics on this new technology. This video on iPads in Education highlights some amazing statistics about the use of mobile phone and devices.

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January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Top Informal Learning links for the first month of 2010. Protecting Reputations Online in Plain English - Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English - , January 6, 2010. A Few Thoughts on the Nexus One - OReilly Radar , January 5, 2010. Networking Reconsidered - , January 4, 2010. Tonight On CrunchGear: Live At CES - TechCrunch , January 7, 2010. The opposite of “open” is “theirs” - Joho the Blog , January 14, 2010.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 1

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Each week sees us sharing interesting articles (including news, reports, statistics etc.) 2010). from various spheres of learning and technology on varied social networking platforms.

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The World in Figures 2010

Clive on Learning

I was pleased to receive a complimentary copy the other day of the Economist’s Pocket World in Figures for 2010. As someone who revels in statistics, this was an irresistible read. There’s lots of great stuff in there, but I’ve pulled out a few which are of relevance to learning and technology (excuse my UK focus): Of the world’s top 10 universities, four are British and the rest American. Canada and Japan are the only other countries to appear in the top 20.

Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Merrill’s First Principles

Integrated Learnings

After learners attempt to guess, reveal the alarming statistic. By Shelley A. Gable.

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Correlation Without Causation

The Performance Improvement Blog

Even David Brooks, a highly respected journalist and editorial columnist for the New York Times, demonstrates this bias toward causation in his December 7, 2010 column. Organizational leaders often misinterpret social science data.

Good Evaluation Facilitates Learning

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training, coaching) and organizations has more to do with facilitating learning than it does with statistics. Evaluation of programs (e.g., Typical measures such as ratings of programs, frequency of participation, or fluctuation in revenue are useful only if they become the stimulus for a facilitated discussion of stakeholders that addresses implications for enhancing performance. Good evaluation requires good facilitators.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

Such data may include productivity statistics, quality scores, complaint volumes, engagement indices… whatever can be analysed to identify training needs and/or evaluate learning outcomes. In my articles Online courses must die!

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

Bottom-Line Performance

In the ILT course, learners used fun-size bags of M&Ms to learn about basic statistical concepts. Bottom-Line Performance, Inc. Promote Your Page Too. We receive frequent requests to convert ILT courses to e-learning or distance learning.

Tween's Playing Online Games Like Never Before

Kapp Notes

In 2010, when M2 Research asked a similar question, they found 91 percent of boys and 93 percent of girls aged 8-11 are playing games online on a regular basis. Here are some other statistics from the M2 Research Report. Tween's playing a video game. Most of them do on a regular basis.

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Command-and-Control Leadership vs. People-Centered Leadership

The Performance Improvement Blog defines command-and-control as: …a style of leadership that uses standards, procedures, and output statistics to regulate the organization. Command-and-control leadership remains pervasive throughout business, government, and nonprofit organizations. A command and control approach to leadership is authoritative in nature and uses a top-down approach, which fits well in bureaucratic organizations in which privilege and power are vested in senior management.

Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Nine Events of Instruction

Integrated Learnings

After learners attempt to guess, reveal the alarming statistic. By Shelley A. Gable. You’re tasked with outlining an eLearning lesson. You’ve analyzed your content and audience, and you have a clear understanding of what learners need to be able to do by the end of the lesson. But how do you avoid designing a lesson that’s little more than a basic info dump? How do you truly engage learning?

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Microsoft Word: Customize the Status Bar

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In Word 2007 or 2010, the Track Changes shortcut appears at first to be absent, but if you right-click the status bar, you get a menu in which you can choose to add the Track Changes shortcut. If you click it, it produces full statistics about the number of pages, words, characters, paragraphs, and lines. by Jennie Ruby.

Evaluating eLearning in a Crunch

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If you’re in a crunch to do this quickly, don’t worry about dusting off your statistics textbook. By Shelley A. Gable. For anyone who’s in the midst of designing an eLearning course, have you figured out how you’re going to evaluate its success? Some of you are proudly nodding. Some may be thinking that it’s not necessary. Others would like to evaluate, but lack the time and/or know-how to do so. For those of you in the first category.kudos. You’re onto something.

Style counsel

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I would love to see a statistically rigorous experiment based on the country and bike scenarios – a study that investigates the learning of both knowledge and skills, cross randomised to cover the various combinations of teaching and learning styles. Sometimes I am a contrarian thinker.

Facts are a bitch

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I was going to blog next about my favourite talk at TEDxCanberra , but before I do that I just want to share my musing for today. This morning I posted the following question to Twitter: What do you think of Parrashoot as the name of a local photography competition in Parramatta?

The 2010 ASTD State of the Industry Report is now available!

Take an e-Learning Break

These types of informative statistics appear in ASTD's annual State of the Industry Report. ASTD estimates that U.S. organizations spent $125.88 billion on employee learning and development in 2009. This amount reflects direct learning expenditures such as the learning function's staff salaries, administrative learning costs, and non-salary delivery costs (including outsourced activities). Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. total ($78.6

Four Ways User-Generated Content (UGC) Can Make its Way into.


Home > Learning Content Management , Social Learning > Four Ways User-Generated Content (UGC) Can Make its Way into Formal Learning Four Ways User-Generated Content (UGC) Can Make its Way into Formal Learning January 20th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment This past week, I’ve been reading and referring to Jane Hart’s article The State of Social Learning Today and some Thoughts for the Future of L&D in 2010 quite a bit. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

eLearning and an Aging Workforce

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Between baby boomers approaching retirement and retirees reentering the workforce to supplement their income, statistics from a variety of sources indicate that a large proportion of our workforce is 50+. By Shelley A. Gable. It seems like every major news outlet runs the occasional story about how the United States workforce is aging.

20,000 US Hackers Wanted.Creating the Computer Elite (or Failing at it)

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He provided statistics like an "estimated 1.5

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Links of the Week

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Statistics on Wikipedia indicate that PHP is installed on more than 20 million websites and one million web servers." Flash isn't BAD and HTML5 isn't GOOD In the seemingly never ending Flash vs. HTML wars, Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer decided to run a simple test (using YouTube) to compare both players' CPU utilization. In summary: Flash isn't always bad and HTML5 isn't always good. Click here for his findings.

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PBS Article: 8 Video Game Myths Debunked

Kapp Notes

According to federal crime statistics, the rate of juvenile violent crime in the United States is at a 30-year low. A while back, PBS did a series on video games called The Video Game Revolution and they created a companion web site. One article on the site takes apart some common myths about video games. Check out Reality Bytes: Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked for yourself, in the meantime, here is small sampling of the conclusions of the article.

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Advice to Teachers in Florida: Don't use Facebook with Students

Kapp Notes

Facebook Statistics "Educators just need to unfriend students immediately to prevent incidents like this from occurring," Donzelli warned. So rather than teach teachers or students how to intelligently use social media tools to communicate(like people do in corporations or in everyday social interactions), a school in Florida decided to advise against such silly and dangerous Web 2.0 behavior without supervision.

Bloomsburg University Instructional Technology Students Win Awards

Kapp Notes

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.

Are You Training for Ideas or Actions?


I’m considering one of these two training options: Option 1: Give him an essay to read on waste disposal practices and share some impressive statistics about the positive impact of recycling on our planet. I have a problem.

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Audio in eLearning.What Is Your Vote?

Integrated Learnings

To further this point, I think a lot of us have seen various statistics suggesting that people are more likely to recall information that they see and hear (as opposed to just one or the other). By Shelley A. Gable. Do you include audio narration in the eLearning lessons you develop? Or why not? I was working on a project several weeks ago where the team debated whether to include audio narration in a series of eLearning lessons. The team was split in their personal opinions.

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What It Takes To Be a Mall Santa


Here’s a little Santa 101 for interested applicants: Job Market and Statistics. Based on these statistics, job hunters are looking at just around 2,208 openings nationwide, making it a rather competitive marketplace.

How Many Americans (U.S.) Have Broadband Access?

eLearning Cyclops

Source: Digital Nation: 21st Century America's Progress Toward Universal Broadband Internet Access , February 2010. The report also delves into statistics on households with no Internet access at all. They will be using data from the 2010 census for the full report. "In

Bloomfield College Keynote Resources

Kapp Notes

Statistics Learning, Web 2.0, Gaming and Statistical Round Up Some Posts about Web 2.0 Here are the resources to accompany my address: Understanding Digital Diversity for Bloomfield College (which ranks first among small colleges in New Jersey according to Forbes list of best colleges.)