Mirror Neurons, Virtual training, Crowds, Misunderstanding, Long Tail, & Copyright

Big Dog, Little Dog

Virtual training at Fort Benning. While much of a recruit's introduction to the Army is the same as it has always been--firing ranges, long marches, obstacle courses, and the like--the Army is increasingly utilizing new technologies to help soldiers learn their jobs. This suggests that the brain is constantly creating hypotheses about the world and checking them against reality. 37 billion - US and UK businesses count the cost of employee misunderstanding - Cognisco.

Some Questions and Answers

Kapp Notes

These efforts are being driven by the "gamer" generation and cost much more than option one but are used more for permanent information, high-end skills like leadership or operating complicated and difficult machinery or software and provide a high degree of fidelity. Finally, I see a movement, not just in e-learning but in business as well, toward virtual worlds for collaborative learning, design and transactions.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

If you are interested in this, I will be doing a Virtual Presentation – Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010 that will be closely aligned with this post. Essentially telling the CEO – we’ll produce more and better quality – but it’s not going to cost any more. For a lot of training offerings they will look to keep costs very low – build it fast and inexpensively. So in 2010, you are going to be asked to produce faster, lower cost learning solutions.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Day 4 - Man.Im just getting warmed up! (and a shocker!)

Mark Oehlert

found via an article in the Wall Street Journal) turns out that a Harvard professor has found out that the arguments put forward by WIRED editor Chris Anderson in The Long Tail, might not be exactly spot on. Anderson does post a response and Elberse responds to that but be warned, this gets quickly into such exciting territory as defining what is the "head" versus the "tail." That must change how we view the head versus the tail. **I

Internet culture

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

To prosper in this world, forget command and control. The long tail : When it comes to learning opportunities, small businesses, esoteric specialists and fast-moving teams traditionally have been short-changed. Rich niches imply a need to assess upside opportunities more closely than out-of-pocket costs. Ambient findability : Before the Net put the world’s knowledge at everyone’s fingertips, a lot of what passed for learning was rote memorization.

The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers

Charles Jennings

The world has changed, and it will keep changing rather than returning to previous states. I don’t know what the ‘learning industry’ will be called in the future, but its focus will certainly be a lot wider than what is generally seen in today’s world as ‘learning and development’, let alone ‘training'. Learning Tree is a perfect example of a ‘traditional’ training company that has not altered its business model in light of a world changing around it.