Social Learning, Collaboration, and Team Identity

Skilful Minds

One of my earlier posts asked the question, Who's on Your Team? Its focus was on the importance of social software applications in the Enterprise to the ability of distributed project team members to recognize who is on their team at any point in time, and who isn't. Organizational analysts refer to the challenge as a boundary definition problem for teams, when members are spread across large distances whether geographic or cultural in nature.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

is up - Adventures in Corporate Education , April 18, 2009 Facilitating a twitter chat - Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning , March 9, 2010 To get Twitter you gotta Tweet! In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set.

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.

Contest: Test Your 3D Instructional Design Skills and Win Some Money

Kapp Notes

The Serious Games Challenge will be launched from Caspian Learning’s ‘Experience Lounge’ exhibition stand at the Game Based Learning conference on 28 th March 2010.

Live Camtasia Training with the Customer Success Team

Visual Lounge

In order to meet these additional needs we’ve formed the TechSmith Customer Success Team. These sessions run 90 minutes, cost $79, will give you a detailed walkthrough of Camtasia, best practices, tips and tricks, and the opportunity to interact with the Customer Success Team.

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.

Army Discovers the Weapon to Kill PowerPoint Briefings…Video Games

Kapp Notes

The team takes a scenario — whether based on actual events or invented by a trainer — and using a variety of software, creates a 2-D or 3-D virtual training event of that scenario. Recently, there has been a lot of calls for the death of PowerPoint especially from the US Army.

Training for a Critical Incident in a 3D Virtual Environment

Kapp Notes

This use of a virtual world challenges team members to respond together to resolve an issue, incident, or problem.

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

Kapp Notes

hosts and develops 3D worlds to meet in online for education, team building, conferences and expositions. 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.

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

Upside Learning

Deploy the open source LMS at your organization involving your IT team for deployment, and also ongoing maintenance. The involvement of IT team doesn’t stop at installation and configuration. Not your IT team!

How not to do social media

E-Learning Provocateur

I had become a “fan&# of a couple of other sports clubs (eg Wests Tigers) when I noticed there was no Facebook page dedicated to the Australian national football team. As my friends can attest, I’m a big Socceroos fan.

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. Our hats have to go off to the team, which have in a very short time introduced a whole new suite of casual games, a completely new foundation for our user interface, improved internal efficiencies for the product, real estate, a whole new level of Community Involvement, etc, etc.

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

Kapp Notes

The student teams provide a "sales presentation" defending an e-learning solution they developed in a realistic situation. 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.) More Pennsylvanians are out of work than any other time in the last 20 years.

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eLearning Development Is An Iterative Process

Upside Learning

A review by a separate review team/individuals is very important for any eLearning course. Earlier this month, Tom Kuhlmann talked about 10 things to do before your eLearning course goes live. His post makes great sense but what really caught my attention was the statement he began with. “It’s

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.

Learn About The Role Evaluation Plays in Grants

Kapp Notes

Gordon Snyder and Karl Kapp, a veteran ATE PI-evaluator team, will also join the webinar, talking about their successful experiences working together on funded ATE proposals. I do work as an evaluator on several National Science Foundation (NSF ) Advanced Technology Education (ATE) grants. learn a little more about the ATE programs ) I have been asked to share some of my experiences in an upcoming webinar about NSF ATE Evaluations.

Three Approaches to Overcoming Objections to Learning in 3D

Kapp Notes

Secondly, I often draw the analogy that an immersive 3D experience for serious learning is not really different than creating in-class role plays or doing other immersive experiences (such as outdoor team-building events). In Learning in 3D, we asked Steve Mahaley, of Duke Corporate Education for some ways he overcomes objections and resistance from executives and others to using 3D virtual immersive environments (VIES) for learning and collaboration, here is what he said.

Eight Tips for LMS Implementation

Upside Learning

Below are a few things you definitely need to take care of: Create a team and an owner of the implementation : Early on, it is very important to clearly define a team for configuration and implementation of the LMS. Ideally these should be represented in the team formed in Step 1.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

We were looking for something that provided us with a short production and turn-around time, that our small development team could do in-house. Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course?

Creating a "Story" as the Foundation for Virtual World Learning Events

Kapp Notes

Plot (something happens) -Maybe a salesperson is trying to make a sale or a person violates a safety procedure or they must lead a team to accomplish a goal. Good stories shouldn't be relegate to only reading a novel on the beach, use them to promote learning! Storytelling is a powerful instructional tool, stories help learners contextualize information and gives them an experience-base from which they can recall techniques and actions when encountering the same situation at work.

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.

Leadership Development Has Failed. But There’s a Better Model

CLO Magazine

percent per year between 2011 and 2015, down 82 percent from the growth experienced between 1990 and 2010. Teams Drive Success. It’s called teaming. In Western business culture, the concept of the strong leader is held supreme; the team is an afterthought.

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

Kapp Notes

On January 19th, 2010. You’ll also get an exclusive sneak peek at imaginative new “stuff” that could fundamentally change how Life Sciences teams work together online. Check out the event at the Life Sciences 2010: The Global Collaboration Imperative. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle, Part II

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I see this effect being really nice in conjunction with a team photo to show how everyone is a part of the bigger picture, but I'm sure there are many other applicable uses for it.

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

Bottom-Line Performance

It’s my job to help the team realize that a clear slide for an ILT course may be very confusing in an online environment. One way that I help the team through this grieving process is with the e-learning course design document. We have a face to face meeting with the team.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.


While I've found Yugma to be a very useful tool for what the Yugma team likes to call "fluid collaboration," all the other apps you've highlighted in this post (as well as others) provide simple, useful, browser-based platforms for the same processes.

eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part I

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Pick a team--static or dynamic--and you'll be able to find scientific evidence to back up your choice. by AJ George If you're a habitual blog reader, then you've already been made privy to my foray into the effective use of fonts and some font resources. And you've already delved deep into color with my 4 part series on using color in learning ( color and mood , color and learning , using color for special needs , and color resources ).

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

Performance Learning Productivity

I bet Tony Hayward, CEO of BP, hopes and prays that his L&D teams have well-documented evidence that everyone involved with the Deepwater Horizon drill rig had been through their mandatory and compliance training.

Filtering, Crowdsourcing and Information Overload

Tony Karrer

From there, we had smaller and smaller batches of people reviewing until it got down to the core team looking at the top few submissions. Great post by Tim Kastelle - Filtering, Crowdsourcing and Innovation. He’s talking primarily about Innovation pipelines based on crowdsourcing.

Collaboration: A mantra that makes work play!

ID Reflections

One where we see what we have to do daily as our commitment and call of duty towards projects, clients, team, and the business. The venture failed to involve all team members and thus demonstrate the true spirit of collaboration.

UpsideLMS Sweeps 5 Brandon Hall Excellence In Technology Awards (2010)

Upside Learning

Earlier today, we received emails from Brandon-Hall Group letting us know that our best value LMS – UpsideLMS – has won 5 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards (2010) awards. This is a major milestone for us and one that motivates the entire team at Upside to work harder and reach new milestones. There is no better way to start a morning than to find not one, not two, but FIVE emails with congratulations written all over them.

Teacher to Instructional Designer: Interview Questions

Experiencing eLearning

When I was part of a team interviewing teachers who wanted to switch, we always asked a couple of questions: Have you developed any curriculum or lesson plans collaboratively, or have you always developed by yourself?

eLearning as Part of a Change Management Effort

Integrated Learnings

In our example, supervisors built awareness by talking to employees individually and in team meetings about the inconsistent handling of customer complaints. They shared employees’ success stories during team meetings and as model examples for individual coaching. By Shelley A. Gable. Have you ever thought, “well, that was a waste of time; it’s not like I’m gonna do anything differently now;” as you completed a training course? I’ll admit it: I have.

Here Are Ten Rules to Create Engaging Elearning

Rapid eLearning

Enter the 2010 Articulate Guru Awards. You can enter as an individual or as a team. At the recent ASTD conference, I was asked how to create engaging elearning. If you’ve been reading the Rapid E-Learning Blog for a while, then you know I’ve tackled this subject before.

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. In our weekly instructional design team meetings the following week, we discussed our impressions, and what makes AOE offer such meaningful interaction and engagement.