How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

Origin Learning

The design could primarily be a traditional brick-and-mortar learning with an online component that provides the opportunity to research and/or to complete assignments and homework.

We have 2D Virtual Classrooms, Why 3D?

Kapp Notes

In a 3D world, the interaction with the students feels more intimate than with a 2-D distance learning application such as Centra, Horizon Wimba or Adobe Connect. When students talk to me or sit around a table and provide input to the group, it feels as if we are all actually in the same room.

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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. Using a virtual world or metaverse for training is not as science-fiction as it sounds.

Help, I have an Instructional Design Master's Degree and I Can't Create E-Learning

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Big Question relates to a person who graduated from a theory-only program in Instructional Design and was not provided with the experience of actually creating instruction using any of the latest tools.

consolidation continues - BlackBoard + WebCT & more.

The Learning Circuits

Today BlackBoard announced plans to merge with WebCT; the two leading providers in the higher education eLearning space (BlackBoard alone forecasts US$150M+ for their fiscal year). This announcement comes on the heels of Saba acquiring Centra. 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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One-way conferencing in a two-way world

Jay Cross

It wouldn’t be hard for WebEx, Adobe, Centra, Elluminate Blackboard, or their peers to provide a default conferencing environment that mirrors best practices for interactive meetings instead of mimicking what went on in yesteryear’s boring one-way workshops and classrooms.

Dispelling the LMS Myth

eLearning 24-7

He was online quite a bit and provided a wealth of information to his clients. 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? When a vendor offers the ability to add APIs, offer personalization, increases multilingual capabilities and provides. Last week I came across an interesting obit: A Mr. L.M. System had passed away.

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.

Profile of a learning architect: Tiina Paju-Pomfret

Clive on Learning

In this next profile, extracted from The New Learning Architect , we see another fine example of how a learning and development department has been able to break free from the confines of the face-to-face course to provide support for learning across multiple contexts.

Why an Instructional Design Degree from Bloomsburg University ROCKS!

Kapp Notes

The latest version of Adobe PhotoShop and Flash, Lectora, Adobe Captivate, Plateau (LMS), Adobe Connect, and Saba's Centra to name a few. This is experience provided under the guidance of faculty while students are in graduate school a mixing of theory and practical hands-on experience. (we We had Chris from Zerion Software as company that builds iPhone Applications and Mark from viaAcademies which provides online Instrumental Music courses for school-aged students.

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

Learning Visions

This session will provide big picture of trends in the industry. Provide support for SME online, resources, rapid e-learning chunks. 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?" Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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!)