Games Can Provide Authentic Experiences

Kapp Notes

To provide effective instruction, it needs to be as authentic to the actual experience as possible. Gamification of context provides two key advantages. So, providing a game for learning creates an authentic environment other than a classroom or a slideshow and highlights how certain variables or actions taken in situation play out over time. The context of an online course or the context of a classroom is not authentic.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

The number of vendors who went mobile with tablets at the start of the year was extremely small compared to where it stands at the end of 2012. My Forecasts for 2012. Considering that the number was zero at the start of 2012. Numbers at the start of 2012 were dismal. .

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Trending Sources

6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

All of these trends saw significant uptake in 2012… and look to continue. Yes, teachers are now encouraging students to bring their smart phones and tablets to class and some schools are even providing them. It’s launching at DevLearn 2012.

#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

At one time a true freebie – they still offer a stripped down version, their new fee based system provides enough oomph to make anyone go “Wow” Features include: The standards – i.e. my 90/10, whereas 90% of the features are the same in the majority of systems in the space.

Tin Can: My First impressions from mLearnCon 2012

Upside Learning

Summary: Tin Can is designed to provide a common data storage for learning experiences across a number of devices/platforms/media/information systems. Who would handle such an amount of data and also provide open API for others to access this data for intelligent analytics?

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The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012

Connect Thinking

This question led me to think about a much larger question – the state of e-learning in Australian organisations in 2012. But these models are hard to find from reputable e-learning providers, or are prone to budget blow-out.

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The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012

Connect Thinking

This question led me to think about a much larger question – the state of e-learning in Australian organisations in 2012. But these models are hard to find from reputable e-learning providers, or are prone to budget blow-out.

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State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

Provided a strong cluster sample, representing folks across the globe, not just the U.S. I always recommend going to the 3rd party content provider for my 3rd party courses – i.e. soft skills, MS Office, etc.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

You simply hook it up to a computer and it provides a Kinect-like experience. Kinect technology and gesture free will equally make an appearance in 2012. I am projecting that the number of vendors who enter this space to start slow, but gain steam – at least with some aspect, by the end of 2012. If you had to decide which of the following: AR or Kinect technology will be more widely used in 2012, I’m betting on Kinect technology. See you back in 2012.

#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

Next week, 12-12-12, will be #10 to #1 learning management systems for 2012. While their UI is very user friendly, they really haven’t done much in terms of new cool features in 2012. Now in 2012, they overhauled that UI, added some very forward thinking features including digital signatures and are now on the rise. A great example of someone who doesn’t do a lot of advertising, is under the radar, inexpensive but still provides enough to be effective.

In case you missed it – 2012 according to Clive on Learning

Clive on Learning

Before I take a break for Christmas, I thought I'd provide you with this summary of all my posts on Clive on Learning in 2012. 2012: A time for highly connected learning specialists I've marked with asterisks a few posts that were particularly signifiant from my point of view.

Second Summer 2012 Learning in 3D Class

Kapp Notes

Clicking on items provided additional information to the students who were all dressed in scrubs when the entered the room. The virtual 3D space was created to provide a familiarization of the environment, equipment and space to employees prior to their arrival.

eLearning Conferences 2012

eFront

Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences for January to June 2012 Clayton R. Only listings until June 30, 2012 are complete as dates, locations, or Internet addresses (URLs) were not available for a number of events held after this date. => January 2012 January2-4, 2012 College Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Orlando,California, USA. link] February23-24, 2012 MoodleMoot Austria ,Linz, Austria.

eLearning: How to Incorporate Gamification Elements

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Provide Continual On-The-Spot Feedback. Everything you do in a game provides instant feedback. by AJ George  If you happened to catch my earlier article on the  gamification of learning , then you know that I have been dubious about its effectiveness. To be clear, it's not the premise of having fun in learning that I feel we should be wary of. It's the tendency to turn everything into a competition based more on winning than on learning.

Game Based Learning – Why Does it Work?

Bottom-Line Performance

Levels provide people with the motivation to keep playing. all can tie into providing relevant practice. This provides relevance. ii] Kapp, Karl (2012). This is the full text of a “scroll of knowledge” from the Knowledge Guru himself.

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eLearning & Gamification: Apply the Octalysis Framework to Your Training

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Yu-kai provided a few examples of the Octalysis in action so I'll start by using a couple of those. The lack of chat function (which I hear they later added--but long after I stopped playing) made it hard to provide feedback on how awesome your drawing skills were. 

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. link] December 1-5, 2012 Learning Forward Conference, (Learning Forward is the new name for the National Staff Development Council, NSDC), Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Despite their pedagogical flaws, however, MOOCs provide unprecedented access to quality content for millions of learners. And isn’t content sourced from some of the world’s best providers a giant leap in that direction? Content providers will charge for assessment.

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Despite their pedagogical flaws, however, MOOCs provide unprecedented access to quality content for millions of learners. And isn’t content sourced from some of the world’s best providers a giant leap in that direction? Content providers will charge for assessment.

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What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said. This can provide a company blogging facility, and is another way for individuals to “learn out loud” and/or “narrate their work “ (as my ITA colleague, Harold Jarche puts it).

How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century—A Revision

Social Learning

The “chain of evidence” supports the results, showing the value learning and reinforcement has provided to the business. If the end goal is to provide stakeholders with a return on their expectations, they would want to start with results and change of behaviors back on their jobs.

Four Articles & Papers Defining this thing called #Gamification

Kapp Notes

In the article, the authors provide insight into several different ways in which individuals and organizations have defined “Gamification” The author, Ivan Mosca (Università di Torino), writes.

TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment

eLearning 24-7

Last week, I attended TK 2012 in Las Vegas. For the price of $1,500 or so to attend (non-member), and even near 1K to attend as a member, at least provide something, rather then free ice cream at 3 p.m. With Unison you can integrate right into their other product – the platform called Focus – which provides video capture – oh, output includes mp3, mp4, avi, wav and mov. They stressed it provides analytics and is secure.

Best articles on Working Smarter, April 2012

Jay Cross

APRIL 19, 2012. APRIL 24, 2012. APRIL 13, 2012. APRIL 19, 2012. Two actions that can begin even before a formal offer is made: Providing access to an online knowledge base. JAY CROSS | TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012. JANE HART | MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012.

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Pick of the Month: April 2012

Jane Hart

Note, for easy reference, all the resources in my daily Picks are collated monthly on my 2012 Reading List. They provide top-down classes and rigid content. Here is my pick of the resources that I shared on Twitter and in my Pick of the Day in April.

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Resolve to Engage Your Learners in 2012

The Learning Circuits

As the challenge unfolds and you provide information to the learner, you should be providing more and more learning opportunities, introduce the fraud detection worksheet. Incorporate policy points into the feedback you provide the learner, add in exceptions. Provide alternative endings, provide different levels of “correct” …don’t keep giving one right answer. Don’t passively hand them content, instead make them do something in 2012.

How Khan Academy Nike Training Club and SparkPeople Motivate Users Behavior

Tony Karrer

Provides an interesting concept in terms of allowing users to earn points to be able to change their avatar. This is a good way to provide structured actions that tie back to the central motivational scheme. Khan also provides points as a motivator.

Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]

mLearning Revolution

NOTE : Participants will be provided with a 100+ page PDF , which includes Slides, Hands-on Exercises, Best Practices and Resources. The URL and the Agenda will be provided after you register.

Gamification in the Realm of Employee Training

Kapp Notes

It provides a new lens for the creation of all types of instruction, the lens of game-designer. Finally, most games provide continual, focused feedback. Interview training developed with the Thinking Worlds Tool.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

A PLN is “a system of interpersonal connections and resources that support informal learning” (Trust, 2012). Social media connection tools provide a space for educators to connect with a global audience. 2012). Torrey Trust is my guest blogger.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

A PLN is “a system of interpersonal connections and resources that support informal learning” (Trust, 2012). Social media connection tools provide a space for educators to connect with a global audience. 2012). Torrey Trust is my guest blogger.

The 21st Century Curator

ID Reflections

Whether we depend on others to provide us with curated content or wedecide to become curators in our area(s) of expertise or interest, the need forcuration as a sense making and PKM activity is undeniable. If Web 1.0 was aboutonline access and Web 2.0 is about social nets, Web 3.0

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Ideas About Games and Learner Assessment

Kapp Notes

Multiple choice math tests can only provide a list of possible answers and have no easy mechanism for determining whether the student figured the answer out properly or merely guessed well.

12 Questions To Ask An Elearning Provider

e-Learning Academy

Here is a list of questions to ask an e-learning provider before you engage them. Thank you to Zoe Karathomas for allowing me to share our combined thoughts: Have you worked with clients of a similar size/industry to ours? and can I have a list of recent referees to contact?) Have you developed similar materials and content [.]. Development Project Management