Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

Kapp Notes

The first software element that makes up a virtual world is a synchronous learning tool similar to WebEx or Adobe Connect or Saba’s Centra. Another important element of a metaverse is the social networking capability.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use.

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Can the ‘big LMS’ break clear of formal training?

Clive on Learning

Getting mobile: Their Centra web conferencing system and performance applications are available for iPhone and iPad, with Android and Blackberry in the works. Social network analysis. I must confess it is now four months since I received an in-depth demonstration from the people at Saba of their People Systems Suites.

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Profile of a learning architect: Tiina Paju-Pomfret

Clive on Learning

A portfolio of learning assets was created, which included ‘above the line’ learning interventions (instructor-led classroom and online classroom) as well as ‘below the line’ (e-learning, email and phone support, with corporate social networking groups).

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Training departments are no more at fault than bankrupt companies like Blockbuster Video, Borders, Silicon Graphics, Nortel Networks, Circuit City, Bethlehem Steel, Smith Corona, Polaroid, Wang Labs, or Underwood Typewriters. The Industrial Age is giving way to the Network Era.

LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

Saba’s native & long-standing social learning toolset includes Wikis, Communities of Practice, User-generated content capture and exchange, Discussion Forums, Q&A, Expert location, RSS, Search-based learning and — significantly — Saba Centra, a real-time collaborative capability for Web-conferencing, e-Meetings & Virtual Classes. The sixth LMS in the LMSs that kick ass Friday series is Saba.

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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. Google, Google Scholar, and Wikipedia for homework, the school’s VLE/LMS, instant message, text, profile on a social networking service like Facebook or MySpace.). Neomillennial User Experience Design Strategies: Utilizing social networking media to support “always on” learning styles.