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Apple’s Secret Training Ground

CLO Magazine

Apple keeps a tight lid on what goes on in its learning organization, Apple University. Apple Inc.’s ’s learning organization, Apple University, grabbed headlines last month when Morten T. Hansen, a noted academic and co-author of the best-selling Jim Collins book Great By Choice , joined its staff from the University of California at Berkeley. It’s unclear what Hansen will do at Apple. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.

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24 Hours with the Apple Watch

Tom Spiglanin

My Apple Watch arrived a few days ago. The packaging itself is classically Apple. Also in typical Apple fashion, the instruction manual was a few pages at most, in a dozen languages with lots of photos. With my Southern California accent, this worked acceptably well.

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Reflections on the ‘New Groupthink’ and lessons for asynchronous collaborative e-learning

The eLearning Nomad

Susan Cain refers to an extensive University of California (Berkeley) research back in the sixties, echoed by later studies, which indicates that the more creative people tended to be more socially poised introverts. In other words, writes Cain, if you’re in the backyard sitting under a tree while everyone else is clinking glasses on the patio, you’re more likely to have an apple fall on your head.

Why we’re betting Chromebooks aren’t just another interactive whiteboard

Visual Lounge

Eric Marcos ( @mathtrain ), a teacher from Santa Monica, California, let his middle school students loose with his personal tablet PC a few years back. Both Apple and Google now claim to have more than 1 million apps in their respective mobile app stores.

Learning Facts and Foundational Knowledge with Stories

Vignettes Learning

I am teaching a course on interactive elearning design at the University of California, Irvine and a nagging question has surfaced. This is similar to the very familiar illustration of “Newton’s apple” on gravity. Synthesis: Facts – whether foundational or advance – can be related to real-life occurrences to engage learners and help them find context while gaining required knowledge. __ Does story-based learning only apply to experienced learners? What is common among these photos?

Corporate Classrooms: Adapting to change

CLO Magazine

Apple has hired several high-profile academics and thinkers to teach at its development center, Apple University. The company’s most recent addition came in January when Morton Hanson, a University of California at Berkeley School of Information professor — and co-author of Jim Collins’ best-selling book, “Great By Choice” — joined the company. Despite expectations for its demise, the classroom has experienced a revitalization of sorts.

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Some universities, including the University of California, have faced lawsuits from students. Think of Apple’s Siri and Google Voice. There’s recently been a lot of interest in captioning online video content. With over 48 million Americans having some degree of hearing impairment, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued rules requiring more video to include captions. Many online education sites have taken note.

The benefits of online training for a franchise network


You want the customer to have the same experience whether they visit a location in Texas, California, New York or Guam. You’re familiar with the phrase “one bad apple spoils the bunch”.

How Changes Are Shaking Up Higher Ed

CLO Magazine

Coursera offers 116 courses from Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, University of California — Berkeley, University of Michigan and Princeton. Also in the mix : edX, previously MITx, which includes MIT, Harvard and University of California — Berkeley. ITunes University from Apple offers course authoring and courses from universities, with more than 250,000 downloads every week. Innovation and technology are mixing up traditional practices.

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For example, the University of Southern California examined online courses and found them unacceptable for students at undergraduate level, who lack the learning that happens in a social setting of a residential university.

Don’t Look Now, but We May Have Just Missed the Singularity


In 2012, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in California and the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology announced the development of a “ biological computer ” made entirely from biomolecules. Then came Apple’s Siri.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Free Articulate & Moodle Seminars in Boston and Chicago

Learning Visions

Delivering Quality at Speed - Articulate & Moodle This seminar will focus on getting the best out of Articulate and Moodle with case studies from Motorola, BP, Apple and McDonalds. Preferably southern California!)

knowledge and Learning In The News - 7/25/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Poldrack, a psychology professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. The story behind Dean Kamen's Segway scooter, and his combustive meeting with the kingpins of Apple and Amazon. Study: Distractions Impede Learning - ABC News. What's new is that even if you can learn while distracted, it changes how you learn to make it less efficient and useful," said Russell A. The Expert Mind - Scientific American.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

In Defense of Powerpoint - Free as in Freedom , September 5, 2010 In the past couple of years that I’ve had a Mac, a lot of people I’ve spoken to about presentation skills have remarked to me, “Oh, but you have Apple Keynote for presentations. Having recently attended the CLO Symposium in Dana Point, California, I’m happy to report back that we just might be turning the tide in the learning world. Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Lets go ahead and solve the future of publishing right now.

Mark Oehlert

The other interesting piece is that I wonder why the textbook publishers have not more fully embraced electronic publishing since at the K-12 level at least, it would that would go a long way to freeing them from the tyranny of the Texas and California textbook markets. Apple/iPhone/iPod Application Becomes the Platform Arrghh!!!

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

In California, Ray Prock, Jr. Thirdly, Apple fanatics are going to say, “What about Keynote?&# I look forward to doing this each month as I always find that I missed some REALLY great content. October 2010 did not disappoint! Here is the best from this past month.