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Problem-Based Learning in 3D Environment

Kapp Notes

Today I am presenting on the topic of Designing Problem-Based Learning Environments in a 3D On Line Virtual World at the 19th International Conference on Teaching and Learning. And I am receiving an Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching,Learning and Technology (I was nominated by Bloomsburg University for the award, I am honored.) More impotantly, here is the MSIT Second Life Wiki which ontains the paper for the conference and a ton of useful resources.

Larger LMS Audience Means Lower Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

I just pulled a report as part of an LMS Evaluation and saw an interesting pattern: The pattern shows that the larger the audience the lower the satisfaction scores. My guess is that Learning Management Systems that target enterprise solutions and larger audiences will come out lower in LMS Satisfaction surveys.


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Learnlets » eLearning Guild Keynote: Keith Sawyer

Clark Quinn

Today I'm at the eLearning Guild's Annual Gathering. Yesterday I was part of two different pre-conference symposiums, one on Immersive Learning Simulations (read: serious games) and Mobile Learning, and today we started off with a

What $1,000,000 buys in Northern California

Jay Cross

Poppy Lane is a quiet, one-block street in the Berkeley hills that ends at a small public park where people come to climb Remillard Rock, watch their kids in the tiny playground, or play fetch with their dogs. The Meyer lemon tree out front bears fruit all year long.

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eLearning Design and Development Training Course

Tony Karrer

Someone on LinkedIn asked: Can anyone recommend a really good e-learning design/development training course? This is for a colleague who is new to instructional design & development so something that covers the basics at an introductory level would be best. Thanks!

Open Source Mahara and Moodle

Moodle Journal

I was wondering if anyone out there in Moodle land has thought of trying out the e-portfilio and social networking tool Mahara yet. Mahara has been designed as a means of storing evidence of lifelong learning in digital format called artifacts, a Mahara concept. An advantage to this approach is that students can display their artifacts in views depending on the intended audience; seems good in itself. In relation to Moodle, its appears that 1.9 and Mahara v0.9

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 04/17/2008

Experiencing eLearning

voicethreads: extending the classroom with interactive multimedia albums | edutopia - annotated. using voicethread as an asynchronous multimedia discussion with sixth graders with great results and conversations from students

Boolify - tackling a new basic skill

Lars is Learning

Thanks to Jane Hart for pointing me to Boolify - David Crusoe and his team are, in his own words addressing what I would term a 21st century basic skill:"One of the challenges of web searching is that while it's important for kids to know how to conduct good searches, e.g., for research, the common textual tools do a poor job of modeling, for kids, the impact that their boolean has on results

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Bad Course on Instructional Design

Tony Karrer

I just posted about eLearning Design and Development Training Course listing two examples of courses that talked about instructional design for eLearning. Whoops. I should have looked more closely. The course from MyUdutu ( [link] ) may talk about it, but it is a classic example of what not to do in eLearning. So while it talks about Instructional Design - it hardly is something to review.

It's all happening in small financial institutions in Asia

Clive on Learning

There are quite a few interesting surprises in the eLearning Guild's Snapshot Report on Learning Modalities released yesterday. The report looks at the take-up of various forms of e-learning as reported by an ongoing survey of Guild members, the majority of whom are located in the USA. Traditional e-learning Asynchronous (self-paced) e-learning is used sometimes or often in 83% of organisations, but more so in bigger organisations.

TCC08 Keynote: Why Do We Need A Second Life?

Experiencing eLearning

Presenter: Dr. Barbara P. McLain, Professor, Music Education and Secondary Instrumental, University of Hawai’i at Manoa. In Second Life: Professor Lilliehook. “Change ahead requires vision now&#. Visions for change. Touch screen computers. Holographic displays. 3D TV. Merged technologies. What would you do as an educator if you had a holographic display? Trends. Social networking. Visual communication. Diminishing attention spans. Multitasking. Game-based learning.

Understanding the Generations

Kapp Notes

A while ago (I am so far behind in "posts I want to make"), Colleen asked me if I had any references or anything about the differences in generations in the workplace so I wanted to provide her with some references and then thought I would share with everyone they are. Of course the first book I would recommend is " Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning " but that really just has the first chapter concentrated on the gap between boomers and the net generation (gamers).

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Learnlets » eLearning Guild Keynote: John Patrick

Clark Quinn

Today's keynote was John Patrick, talking about the future of the internet and implications for learning. There was a lot of the former, and unfortunately not enough of the latter. He made some great points, specifically that we're only

$1,000,000, continued

Jay Cross

Continuing the photo tour of our outpost on Poppy Lane in North Berkeley. What you see from Poppy Lane… …and what you see if you peek over the fence. Looking from the dining room to the front deck. Here’s the view through the dining room. The top floor resembles a glass shoe-box.

TCC08: Social Bookmarking to Support Professional Practice

Experiencing eLearning

Using a Social Bookmark Site to Assist in Diffusion of Online Information to Support Professional Practices. Presented by Heather Carter-Templeton, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. Working to improve information literacy skills in nurses. Professor #1. Does online research. Gets email subscriptions. Can’t find the information she wants when she needs it–it’s at home when she needs it at work, etc. Professor #2.

e-Learning Guild Annual Gathering - Day 1

Mark Oehlert

So the general conference is starting today. I did a WAY early "Breakfast Byte" session this morning on managing emerging technologies - good turnout and amazingly consistent focus on FEAR as the leading problem in implementing new technologies for learning.

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Learnlets » Learning Management Colloquium: Bob Dean

Clark Quinn

In addition to the Q&A with Patrick (and Steve Wexler on the Guild research), the other thing I wasn't involved in was Lance's thought-provoking interview with Bob Dean (who I've blogged about before). He came in as a representative of

eLearning, Informal Learning 2.0, Wikipedia, Wisdom, KM, & Strategy

Big Dog, Little Dog

Update from ASTD TechKnowledge - Rapid eLearning News. Surprisingly, everyone wanted to bad-mouth E-Learning, but no one bothered to stop and ask Jennifer to tell us more about why it was working so well for her."

TCC08: Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible

Experiencing eLearning

Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible to Students with Disabilities. Presenters: Adam Tanners, Doctoral Student in Exceptionalities, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI. Kavita Rao, Educational Technology Specialist, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu HI. Overview. Background. Legal Mandates. Four Scenarios. Conclusion. Four student profiles. Matthew: Blind. Marlee: Deaf.

eLearning or handson training?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

eLearning or handson training? Originally uploaded by Brent Schlenker

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Learnlets » eLearning Guild Keynote: Keith Sawyer

Clark Quinn

Today I'm at the eLearning Guild's Annual Gathering. Yesterday I was part of two different pre-conference symposiums, one on Immersive Learning Simulations (read: serious games) and Mobile Learning, and today we started off with a

Left/Right Brain, ISPI, Working Memory, Newspapers, & Cognitive Dissonance

Big Dog, Little Dog

Split brain behavioral experiments. To reduce the severity of his seizures, Joe had the bridge between his left and right cerebral hemisphers (the corpus callosum) severed. As a result, his left and right brains no longer communicate through that pathway. Let Computers Compute.

TCC08: Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why?

Experiencing eLearning

Presenters: Alice Bedard-Voorhees, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA. Lisa Cheney-Steen, Colorado Community College System, Denver, Colorado, USA. Starting with an intro to Web 2.0. New tools pop up all the time. Why not just use the features in your LMS? Information or Presentation. Social Connection. Collaboration. Categories overlap & aren’t clean distinctions. Information & Presentation. Blogs. Podcasts. Voicethread. Slideshare.

Dilbert on Generation Differences in the Workplace

Mark Oehlert

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Learnlets » Learning Management Colloquium: Day 1

Clark Quinn

After the keynote, the Learning Management Colloquium started with an introduction by Lance Dublin, then 'deep dives' by Bryan Chapman, Michael Echols, and Marc Rosenberg. This is a separate stream within the Guild's Annual Gathering

Internet Time Blog » What $1,000,000 buys in Northern California

Jay Cross

30 poppy poppies. poppy lane is a quiet, one-block street in the berkeley hills that ends at a small public park where people come to climb remillard rock, watch their kids in the tiny playground, or play fetch with their dogs

TCC08: What can Educators Learn from Online Religious Communities?

Experiencing eLearning

This is another liveblogged post from the TCC 2008 conference. Presented by Scot Headley, Amy Dee, Sue Phillips, Tricia Meyer, Jeanette Eggert. Doctoral students at George Fox University. Based on seminar where doctoral students created online community projects. Used a wiki for the course –most content went through the wiki, not through Moodle. The seminar raised a question about whether online religious communities could be a model for online educational experiences. Amy Dee: Wiki-Mania.