More Random Web 2.0 Statistics

Kapp Notes

In January 2010, over 75,000,000 people visited representing 1,100% growth over January 2009. The January 2010 sales surpassed December 2009 sales of 19.1 Estimated number of iPads sold as of April 11, 2010 821,000. Wikipedia Article Traffic Stats.

Augmented Reality and M-Learning

eLearning 24-7

WhereMark app allows users to explore Wikipedia (in a Wikitude app style) and local searches, find places to eat and shop with navigational AR references. Let me pose this scenario: Every day, you walk down the same street. You walk past the buildings, see the crowds and yawn.

Creating 3D Graphics – Isometric Views With Orthographic Projection

Upside Learning

According to Wikipedia -. 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.

Learned vs. Learners

ID Reflections

According to Wikipedia (2007) “…an expert, more generally, is a person with extensive knowledge or ability in a particular area of study.” ~ Building Expertise , Ruth Clark Today, we need experts and in more diverse areas than we even know. I have been deviating from the key themes of this blog, i.e., learning, performance, training and collaboration, for some time now. However, the deviations have been topics that moved me deeply, and I did not want to write about them in a separate blog.

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?)

The 4 pillars of blogging

E-Learning Provocateur

This is the advice that Wikipedia gives to its contributors, and I love it! I have been blogging for some time now, and I can honestly say that it’s been a growth journey. I started blogging primarily for myself – essentially to organise and articulate the thoughts in my own head.

Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

This Wikipedia article provides more details about HTML5 video support. Last week, while justifying Apple’s refusal to allow Flash player on iPhone/iPad, Steve Jobs wrote– “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ”.

Weird recursion

Learning with e's

The microphone gaffe - as its now known, even has its own Wikipedia page. Brian Kelly has posted a fascinating analysis of the success of my slideshow 'Web 3.0 - the way forward?'. In What's the value of using Slideshare?

Ted Nelson’s Unbook

Jay Cross

Wikipedia says: Administrators of Project Xanadu have declared it an improvement over the World Wide Web, saying “Today’s popular software simulates paper. A new unbook.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

When a vendor decided to add mediawiki to their LMS, so it looks exactly like Wikipedia, while everyone else uses some funky looking wiki.what happened? On 11-18-2010, I was part of an online panel discussing whether the LMS as we know it is dead and if not, what is the evolution of the LMS. In that discussion, each of us covered various avenues and in a couple of topics all commented.

Rapid Training Development the Agile Way

Integrated Learnings

Teirney spoke about the process they followed in her session 'Agile Instructional Design & Development' at the recent Lectora User Conference 2010. As defined by Wikipedia , "Agile software development refers to a group of software development methodologies based on iterative development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing cross-functional teams.". By Jay Lambert.

Five Ways to Use an LMS for Effective Learning Measurement

Upside Learning

I couldn’t find it on Wikipedia and Google didn’t help much either. Wikipedia kept prompting me to go for learning management instead. It was perhaps my first experience where Wikipedia or Google didn’t open the right door for me.

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

A truly excellent article by Matt Thompson, titled An Antidote for Web Overload , addresses the reasons behind Wikipedia’s increasing replacement of traditional news sites as the go-to source for breaking news items.

Autonomous Learning - is it the same as informal learning?

Sticky Learning

Firstly, look up any definition of informal learning (for example, here on wikipedia ) and simply replace the word informal with autonomous. Formal learning and informal learning. I get the idea here, there is learning that is structured and there is learning that happens outside of structured environments. Marcia Conner's explanation of informal learning is a good starting point in understanding the thinking underlying informal learning.

Start and End eLearning Courses with Methods That Facilitate Learning

Integrated Learnings

The image below, borrowed from Wikipedia , illustrates how much we tend to remember at various points while taking in a sequence of information. By Shelley A. Gable. Think back to the last time you were in training, whether it was online or in the classroom. What pieces stand out most?

Play the ball, not the man

Learning with e's

I read Wikipedia founder Larry Sanger's blog with interest this week. 2010) Creating tomorrow's schools today: Education - our children - their futures. wikipedia Larry SangerIn response to my post Content as Curriculum? he had written a protracted and elaborate response.

Secrets of Working Smarter

Jay Cross

March 30, 2010. Jay, with his colleagues in the Internet Time Alliance, has recently produced the 2010 version of his “unbook,” Working Smarter: Informal Learning in the Cloud. 2010) Working Smarter: Informal Learning in the Cloud. Learning Solutions Magazine.

Links of the Week

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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.

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?

If You're Learning by Blogging You Must be BLEARNING!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Definition from wikipedia - "A blog (a blend of the term web log ) [ 1 ] is a type of website or part of a website. This week is about blogging.

Definition: Metacognition

Kapp Notes

information as cited by Lawanto, 2010) It has also been defined as a process by which the brain organizes and monitors cognitive resources. Here is the Wikipedia definition of metacognition. 2010). The short definition of Metacognition is "Thinking about Thinking."

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.

Creating a Moodboard

Moodle Journal

One of my courses this year is in Website Production, and I was interested to see that the design stage included a moodboard, I was a little unclear about exactly what that meant exactly, so I decided to make a start with Wikipedia.

Learning in Action (the Innocence Project)

Spark Your Interest

Image via Wikipedia. The other morning, I listened to the news (on the radio, how retro of me) before dragging myself out of bed and this small report piqued my interest: [link]. I was not familiar with the project, but basically law students work with a mentor on wrongfully convicted cases.

Tools 2.0

Bottom-Line Performance

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year, and is feeling ready for 2010. Instead of just publishing information, we can participate in creating new information (think Wikipedia). Welcome back! Our blog topic for the month of January will be Web 2.0 and training.

Don't Forget the Power of 3D Machinima

Kapp Notes

Wikipedia Definition. She also mentioned in her blog she doesn't like the Wikipedia definition of Machinima.) One creative element of 3D Virtual Immersive Environments that many people tend to forget is the power to create machinima.


Zemanta – will it make me a rock star?

Spark Your Interest

Image via Wikipedia. I have found a new tool (hopefully it’s not just a shiny object?), which I am pretty excited about.

Searching for the common ground

Spark Your Interest

Image via Wikipedia. K-12 Education. College/university. Workplace learning. Are these different things or are there some aspects that are similar? Personally, I think there are many connection points, and I find myself wondering how we can share and collaborate across these three fields.


Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

Bottom-Line Performance

Mobile is no longer new, but it does appear to be “stuck” with adoption not proliferating as trend watchers predicted back in 2010, 2011, and 2012. At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends.

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Iterative Development Processes Don’t Always Work!

Web Courseworks

Image from Wikipedia. Of course it’s very trendy to proclaim our eLearning departments utilize an iterative process for developing eCourses or simulations. Prescribing to an Agile development process is all the rage. For the most part, these processes generally do work.

More cool e-learning for kids (and their grown-ups)

Spark Your Interest

Image via Wikipedia. I noticed that a post of mine cool e-learning for kids got a few hits a day, fairly consistently, so I thought it must be time for a follow up.

ASAE Annual: A Gathering of People Who Build Communities of Practice

Web Courseworks

According to Wikipedia here is the definition. “A I will be attending my second ASAE Annual Meeting which takes places August 21 – 24, in LA. Last year’s Annual was held in Toronto. I am especially looking forward to this year’s event because it looks like there are a few surprises in store.

The missing ingredient (secret sauce?)

Spark Your Interest

Image via Wikipedia. On Saturday, October 23rd, I was lucky enough to be one of the select participants at the TEDxUBC event – themed FastForward Ed. It was a great experience, although I definitely had some talks that I preferred to others. .

Top eLearning Sites?

Tony Karrer

Cathy pointed me to questions about Alexa ( Wikipedia article ). I was asked what the biggest traffic sites are in eLearning that were not vendor specific sites. This was from a marketer trying to reach eLearning professionals.

Do you fear technical things?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Image via Wikipedia One time I got a call whether I know what to look for when you buy a laptop. Or people ask if I know how you can make Outlook address list. Or what a great mobile provider is in the Netherlands.

Less is more: A different approach to L&D in a world awash with information

Performance Learning Productivity

Wikipedia created a transparent knowledge creation environment by allowing open discussion and online collaboration. This post appeared on the site last month. I’ve re-posted it here for people who don’t choose to register on the TZ website.

Who are Instructional Designers? The existential dilemma.

ID Reflections

Wikipedia has a page devoted to the role of a BA and there are umpteenth other websites that define the role too. Apologies for a long post but it is one of those where I was internally debating and had to resolve this conflict with myself… 1. Post objectives: a.