Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? It turns out that the mechanics of videogames can transform the world—making even the most arduous tasks pleasant and rewarding. To be effective the game must make work seem like play. Incorporating games in learning makes good sense; doing so can transform learning – and quite possibly the world.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D

Mark Oehlert

» March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D Pardon this hodge podge but I have waaayyy too many items to get through them individually and quite frankly the number of tabs I have open is getting a little scary. Make3D turns your vacation photos into 3D worlds: "Ever wish you could recreate the effect of those neat multilens 3D cameras without having to buy the hardware?

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Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. The New York Times recently featured a fascinating article by Andrew Martin and Thomas Lin that details the shift in thinking within the military that may soon take it to the forefront of virtual training.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace

Learning Visions

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace Over the past few weeks Ive conducted about 17 interviews with current college students and recent graduates. This was a little wake up call to me as I sit in my little e-Learning world, trying to immerse myself in all that is new. The rest of the world is not in this technology bubble yet. Im a major geek, yet I avoid Second Life and continue to be skeptical about its use in elearning.

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects) by Jim on February 15, 2011 in Informal Learning , performance support , social learning One thing that has always struck me as particularly fascinating about social learning is how it is often at its most effective when its direction is provided by the learners themselves.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 My experience is that when implemented and administered effectively, wikis can essentially serve as an institutional knowledge reservoir and stop the brain drain, or at least slow it to a trickle.

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e-Learning Glossaries

eFront

e-Learning applications and processes are constantly changing and evolving, and the e-Learning community has members all over the world. It is important that e-Learning professionals, researchers, experts, and learners have a common basis in order to communicate effectively. E-Learning Essentials Common e-learning terms used in online education including accreditation, virtual classroom, community, university, college, etc.

MOOCs Aren’t Interactive, So There’s No Real Learning Taking Place

Your Training Edge

In fact, in a study about interaction in MOOCs presented at the EdMedia2013 World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, 65% of MOOC students reported being “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the level of interaction in their courses. Hold virtual office hours. To encourage instructor-learner interaction, hold virtual office hours in an online chatroom for an hour or two each week. Incorporate projects and other real-world problem solving.

Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

A: Virtually every LMS vendor out there in the marketplace provides these features. Just a quick overview of common features folks ask and virtually all systems offer (this is by no means an entire list). Virtual classrooms, which is the same as virtual meetings or webinars – often seen with an integrated platform such as WebEx, GoTo Meeting or their own proprietary one. SCORM/AICC/PENS/IMS. Market themselves effectively.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SHOCKER: Most Kids Think That Learning from Games Would Be a Good Idea

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Will Thalheimer and the Answer to Who Learns What from Where | Main | Just remember, I think I thought of it first.the Intact Cohort Conference » April 22, 2008 SHOCKER: Most Kids Think That Learning from Games Would Be a Good Idea Paul McNamara over at Network World s BuzzBlog reports on a study from Project Tomorrow.

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. While Cisco’s success may be partly attributable to the ability of social media to effectively eliminate distance, you don’t need to be a multi-national to reap the benefits.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” That’s all fair, and we should seek to accommodate as many people as possible in our pursuit of effective training.

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5 Reasons to Get Started with Office 365

OpenSesame

Now, modern technology including mobile devices and tablets offer a “virtual” office space where you can work from just about anywhere. Here are five reasons why Office 365 can help your productivity and mobility: Work with team members in real-time: No matter where you are in the world, Microsoft 365 allows you to create, edit, and share documents with team members using Office Web Apps and Microsoft SharePoint.

The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives by Jim on March 3, 2011 in EHR Training Since the beginning of last year’s health care debate, we’ve all been hearing a lot about Electronic Health Records (EHR), and the promise they hold for saving money and improving patient outcomes.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves by Paul on May 17, 2011 in user adoption User adoption is the single biggest challenge when implementing new technology – it is now and it has been for 15 years. According to a study done by the Sand Hill Group and Neochange, the most critical factor for software success and ROI is effective user adoption (70% listed it as #1).

My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It's not “to be.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It’s not “to be original&# ) by Jim on January 5, 2011 in eLearning , social learning With the New Year comes new resolutions, and I’ve made an effort (you might even call it a resolution) to have at least one of mine be training related (the others were booked solid).

The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe) | Social.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe) by Jim on December 22, 2010 in feedback , marketing The holidays are upon us, which means gifts, family, services… and the end of the fiscal year. So, while SurveyMonkey’s research is interesting, it still doesn’t tell us conclusively what the effect is of over-questioning your clients.

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The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe)

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe) by Jim on December 22, 2010 in feedback , marketing The holidays are upon us, which means gifts, family, services… and the end of the fiscal year. So, while SurveyMonkey’s research is interesting, it still doesn’t tell us conclusively what the effect is of over-questioning your clients.

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Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Learning from The King’s Speech by Jolene on February 26, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , eLearning , social learning With the Academy Awards coming up, one of the most talked about movies this month must be The King’s Speech, which I finally saw this weekend.

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9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. Those future trends include Spontaneous Learning Systems (SLS), Intelligent Mentoring Systems (IMS), and highly personalized learning services. Also, in some way or other, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality systems will surely find applicability in some sectors. He has spoken to groups around the world about education and eLearning.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them. He broke to the world what is most likely going to be the biggest story of the year, while it was happening in complete secrecy.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 My experience is that when implemented and administered effectively, wikis can essentially serve as an institutional knowledge reservoir and stop the brain drain, or at least slow it to a trickle.

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Who's Building the Social Learning Roads? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? The number one most asked question by social media marketers was, “How do I measure the effect of social media marketing on my business?” I’m merely attempting to show how confusing this new world of social media is.

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eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 29-31, 2009 e-Activities (e-Learning, e-Communities, e-Commerce, e-Management, e-Marketing, e-Governance, Tele-Working), 8th, World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) International Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa. link] January 5-8, 2010 International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement Conference (ICSEI 2010), 23 rd , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. link] January 9-11, 2010 World Universities Forum , 3 rd , Davos, Switzerland.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

docnum=446 January 12-14, 2009 Learning and Technology World Forum 2009, London, United Kingdom. https://gem.glasgows.co.uk/ latwf/login_mailinglist.html January 12-14, 2009 Management World 2009, Singapore. link] conference.php January 16-18, 2009 World Universities Forum , Mumbai, India. link] company/events/ February 12-14, 2009 Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Annual Meeting and Conference, Marriott Orlando World Center Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Who's Going to Build the Social Learning Roads?

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? The number one most asked question by social media marketers was, “How do I measure the effect of social media marketing on my business?” I’m merely attempting to show how confusing this new world of social media is.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID?

Learning Visions

In the UK, according to Clive, virtually no one has a degree in Instructional Design. Im curious what other folks experiences has been. Im so happy to see you post this up. Im struggling with this right now. Im not on to trying to source another college or university to try out. In the corporate world I learned that reputation, ability (work produced), and ROI counts for a lot more than a piece of paper and knowledge of field specific terminology.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange of Information by Paul on March 14, 2011 in social learning Most of us in the adult learning industry have already found and incorporated Twitter into our everyday lives. Sure, these are great tools, but how do we utilize them effectively to change how people learn in the workplace or at school?

Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices | Social.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices by Paul on November 24, 2010 in mobile learning , social learning In an article she wrote for Training Magazine in June 2009 called Best Buy’s New Role , Terah Shelton explores Best Buy’s then-new Results-Oriented Learning Environment (ROLE). Our world has evolved into a just-in-time learning society.

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Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices by Paul on November 24, 2010 in mobile learning , social learning In an article she wrote for Training Magazine in June 2009 called Best Buy’s New Role , Terah Shelton explores Best Buy’s then-new Results-Oriented Learning Environment (ROLE). Our world has evolved into a just-in-time learning society.

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e-Learning Acupuncture: Technology, Colleges and Community Online Conference

E-Learning Acupuncture

You might ask, what do I think about when Im shoveling? Well, its a bit out of my budget for the moment; however, Im going to Hawaii in another sense this spring. Its a completely virtual conference. ► March (3) Let the world changing online video games begin! From World of Warcraft to Second Life – Teaching S.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. An instructor guides learners through a course in a real-world environment such as a classroom or meeting room. One benefit of a cloud LMS is that it’s quicker and more cost-effective to install than self-hosted learning solutions. Defining clear objectives also helps to assess the effectiveness of a course after its completion.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Meeting Face to Face

Learning Visions

Or is it substituted by other tools (how effective?)(web If I notice Im losing someones attention in class, Ill instantly make direct eye-contact, maybe raise an eyebrow, and start talking directly to that student, and most of the time. How simple and effective is that eyebrow raise? And how effective is that substitution? Im the same when teaching face-to-face -- big user of the laugh to create connection.

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The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

Skillfully blending these elements together will ultimately give you the most effective training and the best results for your company. The use of interactive multimedia, if well done, can make the instruction much more interesting and effective. Also, remember that training, regardless of how well it is designed, is not effective unless the employees are properly motivated to take it. This solution could result in more effective training at less expense.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

> Resources Down-and-dirty Guidelines for Effective Discussions in Online Courses Joanna C. Dunlap Improving the Odds of Effective Collaborative Work in Online Courses Joanna C. Designing Successful e-Learning by Michael Allen ( Only Chapter 7: Designing Outside The Box) "While its target audience is instructional designers, this book should also be required reading for all training managers seeking guidelines on implementing world-class training.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] November 30-December 2, 2011 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture: The Effects of Global Learning – Teaching the World about the World, Rome, Italy. link] December 1-3, 2011 E-Activities (e-Learning, e-Communities, e-Commerce, e-Management, e-Marketing, e-Governance and Tele-working) , 10 th , sponsored by World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS), Bina Nusantara University, Island of Java, Indonesia. Clayton R.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): What if "This is your brain on drugs".was a good thing?

Mark Oehlert

Now Ill fist fight anybody who says that they are more ignorant of this field than I but there is a great quote in this post that Stephanie Allen points to as well that argues to me some piece of truth: "As noted above, Im mindful of the limits of neuroscience, and Id hateto see the genetic determinism of recent years replaced by a"neuro-determinism" that simply substituted brain scans for gene maps.

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LearnTrends Tweetstream backchannel

Jay Cross

Feature | Block TroyBrock @RealEstateZebra Im in the same boat with #googlewave you can go to #learntrends and get in on some waves. -12:46 Im really excited about this one. Feature | Block jsuzcampos Let me sum up #learntrends : context agile social augmented mobile meta networks culture CoP 3d virtual systems RT @jadekaz <I 2nd that!> Im really excited about this one. Applying an old model to a new world won’t work.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 7-8, 2012 Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education , 3 rd , organized by the Centre for Teaching and Learning and the IT-Academic Core Processes and Systems, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. link] or search for updated URL December 9-12, 2012 International Congress of Telemedicine and e-Health : Telemedicine and e-Health in Rebuilding Medical Systems in Developing Countries, sponsored by the Virtual e-Hospital Foundation, Prishtina, Kosovo.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] December 7-11, 2010 Blueprint for Excellence National Conference, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA. link] December 10-11, 2010 Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education , hosted by the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. link] December 18-20, 2010 World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET) Summer Congress , Bangkok, Thailand. link] January 14-16, 2011 World Universities Forum , 4 th , Hong Kong, China.