8 Scary and Uncomfortable Reasons for the Growth of Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

Other times business are seeking a virtual world solution to solve a business problem and not addressing underlying fundamental problems. Virtual Classrooms are Really Boring We've all multi-tasked while attending a WebEx, Centra Session or an Adobe Connect presentation. S top, proceed with caution.

Profile of a learning architect: Tiina Paju-Pomfret

Clive on Learning

This was accomplished using Bupa’s Saba Centra virtual classroom platform. Bupa Live originated as a business project at the very top of the organisation, with the aim of ‘creating one Bupa’ across the global business.

consolidation continues - BlackBoard + WebCT & more.

The Learning Circuits

This announcement comes on the heels of Saba acquiring Centra. Personally I like its focus on 'on-demand learning' and its Services Oriented Architecture as I think generic content is a tough business to be in. Plus Saba + Centra creates a US$100M revenue company which is not too shabby! Wow, consolidation is running rampart in the eLearning space as everyone continues to merge or acquire.

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Dispelling the LMS Myth

eLearning 24-7

Must adapt to the new way of doing business. Web conferencing or chat rooms – I know it might come as a shock but WebEx was alive and in full mode in 2000 and so was Centra – remember them? Meeting the new ways of doing business. I’d say they are clearly meeting the demands of today’s business and educational needs (for those systems targeting that market). Last week I came across an interesting obit: A Mr. L.M. System had passed away.

Why an Instructional Design Degree from Bloomsburg University ROCKS!

Kapp Notes

Full disclosure--I am a professor in the department and might be biased in my opinions but I am going to try to stay neutral* First, Cammy said, "maybe ID programs need to come out of business schools instead of education schools." The Bloomsburg program is not out of the business school but it is not in the School of Education either. In fact, within two years our program will be physically housed in the same building as our business school.

M-Learning: Where’s the app for that?

eLearning 24-7

Saba Centra. Business? If you are a LMS vendor – business, unless your target market is education/academia – then education. As I write on my iPad, thoughts swirl abound. With all these vendors talking about their solution and its capabilities on mobile devices, it should be easy to find an app for that. Regardless if the vendor is m-learning specific, content authoring tool, LMS, web conferencing or a hybrid. It shouldn’t matter.

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Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace

Janet Clarey

This was the first time I presented on this topic and the first time I led a session using Saba’s Centra platform. Cisco internet Business Solutions Group, Global Education. Here are the slides from an online session I did yesterday on Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace. Great questions, great crowd, no big tech issues. Cammy Bean took some notes and gratuitously posted them on her blog.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry

Learning Visions

Saba and Centra) WebEx is partnering with an LMS provider as will Adobe [link] Rapid Development Trend How do you expect the % of informal usage to change over 2 years?" 2) Understand the business problem that youre trying to solve. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, May 22, 2007 Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry I listened in this afternoon to the Adobe seminar: Overview of the eLearning Industry.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been busy, as well. JSB on the roots of informal learning - Internet Time , September 5, 2010 Informal Learning begins with these words: “THIS IS A BOOK about knowledge workers, twenty-first-century business, and informal learning. Centra (4). Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. As always, great stuff found in the eLearning world in September.

O Collaboration - Where Art Thou?

The Learning Circuits

as an aside I was recently talking to a generic courseware provider and expressing amazement that they were still in business given that no one has ever wanted a generic course but a solution to a specifc problem and he replied that they may be a dinosaur but that dinosaurs survived for thousands of years and it took a meteor hit to wipe them out - good point!)