Not a Good Week for the Virtual Worlds Space

Kapp Notes

This was one of the alternatives I listed for something other than Second Life in my Alternatives to Second Life (continued, again) I described Metaplace as: Is a Flash-based virtual world platform that allows players to buy and sell items, own property and play online games. This is also a company I mentioned as an alternative to Second Life and is a big player in the 3D Virtual Immersive Environment space.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #2

Upside Learning

Or, in other words, Pearltrees is a somehow alternative visual version of the social book marking concepts that drive delicio.us, or a “collaborative network” that let users create, organize and share the world of their interests. The implications for learning are obvious. This one is about how the iPod touch is a BIG player in mobile device market. Are mobile learning companies developing applications for the iPod? Google Dumps Gears for HTML5.

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Making the Case for Adaptive Learning

CLO Magazine

With so many tools and products available to corporate learning professionals, sifting through the ones that are most practical for an organization can be challenging. Conversely, can it show that learning initiatives drive revenue? So how does that happen in learning and development?

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mylearningworx - a reflection on the launch event

Learning Rocks

If your passion is to teach people about local history or some craft or hobby, their platform allows you to quickly and easily pull a course together and sell it to others who want to learn. While most elearning to date has been in either the mass market of formal K-12 education or in custom products for large wealthy companies, there aren't that many folk really addressing the "long tail" of online formal learning.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

1 - "Self-Directed Learning" Increases Due to economic pressures, companies are going to reduce training budgets to a point where it doesn't make sense to create content on marginal topics. Strategy" Fails One of the better, cheap support mechanisms for self-directed learning are web 2.0

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. Learnnovators: You are considered a ‘guru’ for your expertise in e-learning development. So what about learning?