A Way With The Fairies


The makers of masterpieces such as Toy Story and The Lion King evidently couldn’t engineer a dinky little augmented reality app that would work on my device of choice – or even on my device of second choice. I discovered the Aurasma app a while ago, and I’ve been toying around with it to get a sense of how it works. One of the greatest hoaxes to be perpetrated last century was that of the Cottingley Fairies.

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Learning Creativity and About Creativity From Lego

Upside Learning

I studied engineering and found that it enabled a framework of thought that allowed me to be creative within its constraints. Systematic creativity is encouraged and enabled in many disciplines such as the arts, science, design and of course, engineering. This offering a system of interaction and creation (leading to an environment of play) rather than a toy is great for play and learning.

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This Week on #TalkTech: MakerSwarm, Interactive Video, and Data Hoarders

Bottom-Line Performance

MakerSwarm makes “hacking” devices so easy a 10-year could do it—and that’s how we inspire the next generation of engineers. Could MakerSwarm inspire and empower a whole new generation of engineers? The idea is simple: We’re surrounded by electronics with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and computer chips inside them: gadgets like smartphones, e-readers, TVs, toys, appliances, and more. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.

Top 10 virtual classroom platforms

Ed App

Virtual Classroom Platform #3 – Deck Toys. Another virtual classroom platform with several benefits is Deck Toys. Osmo focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills. Using Virtual Classroom Platforms.

How much is an authoring tool worth?

Clive on Learning

If you're a serious graphic designer, you'll pay $3K for Creative Suite; and audio and video engineers pay similar prices for their software. If, on the other hand, you are talking about toys as opposed to tools of the trade - and I like toys as much as the next person - then $99 seems about right. When I buy a toy I have modest expectations about utility and don't expect any support. In fact many toys never get used. The recent release by Trivantis of Snap!

Thank You, Thank You for Kickstarter Backing

Kapp Notes

We are committed to boot-strapping the organization so we aren’t seeking any venture funds, we really are looking for other, more organic, methods of growing and expanding so we can stay focused on our core mission of making learning of science and engineering fun and engaging and helping. What a crazy ride the last few weeks have been. As you may know, I have co-founded a company called 2K Learning and we decided to try Kickstarter to fund part of our company’s birth.

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eFront 3.6.12 just released


What better time for new toys if not Christmas! Especially with branches and tests we have reworked substantially their underlying engines. We are using the power of the Xapian search engine, along with Open Office’s excellent conversion scripts, to provide for a seamless yet powerful integration with efront’s own search engine. Today we would like to announce a new version of eFront.

Why all the hype surrounding augmented learning?


Did you ever break a toy when you were little because you were curious about what's inside it? I did — more than once — and I was thrilled every time I learned about the inside of the toy. So I've always wondered whether it could be possible to satisfy my curiosity AND keep the toy intact. Or what about seeing all parts of a car engine in action, or determining what's wrong with a car by simply looking under the hood?

Why Executives Should Learn Design Thinking

CLO Magazine

In these workshops — and in many design thinking courses — participants are likely to find piles of colored pencils, play dough, toys and white boards covered in colorful drawings, and they are encouraged to use them all for inspiration. Learn with Toys. He said at first he was surprised by the toys and coloring tools, but he later found them to surprisingly helpful. “A

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What is SCORM?

Growth Engineering

Think of a child’s shape sorting toy. Download your free Engagement Engine Workbook to map out a strategy which uses gamification, social and personalised learning: The post What is SCORM? appeared first on Growth Engineering. If you have any involvement whatsoever with online learning, you’re going to need to wrap your head around SCORM.


Behind the Glasses: Meet Kristy Muir


Behind the Glasses pulls back the curtain and shines a spotlight on some of the individuals who keep our engines running. Before joining Degreed, Kristy co-founded an EdTech startup, created a learning computation toy that taught teachers and students through block-based coding and text-based scripting, and built out a curriculum that’s still used around the globe. Degreed has a pretty basic philosophy: the people behind our company are the real secret sauce.

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Designing E-learning and M-learning for PC and Tablets


As we all know, tablets are not just toys for kids, though they do offer a host of game-based learning apps for the young ones. Existing tools and engineering frameworks can limit having to re-create the wheel, passing cost-savings on to you, and reducing development timelines. At a party recently, I noticed that the kids were missing. My mom instincts kicked in, and, slightly concerned, I asked one of the fathers where his son was. His answer only required one word: “iPad.”

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Jay Cross - Untitled Article

Jay Cross

The cab is at the head of the train to keep engineers from suffocating. The museum has acquired a great collection of “toy trains.” Yesterday afternoon I took the train from Berkeley to Sacramento. Wifi, plenty of room, no distractions: the train makes a good office. My destination was the California Railroad Museum. The Railroad Museum is captivating for the same reason as the Monterey Bay Aquarium : it’s the real stuff and it comes from right here.

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How to Remove Unconscious Bias for Improved eLearning

ThinkingKap Solutions

We promote very different toys for boys versus girls to play with. She’s an aeronautical engineer and is part of management for an aerospace company. Say we’re creating a training course for a group of engineers at a given company. At this company the engineers happen to be primarily male. How do we create the proper balance between a scenario reflecting the audience (male), without perpetuating the stereotype that typically only men are engineers?

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On Trend for 2018: Learning and Flexibility

CLO Magazine

Apache Kafka is an engine that creates powerful data pipelines and streaming apps. At the beginning of 2017, Kotlin was little more than a toy for developers. In an ever-changing work environment, courses can become stale as they work to maintain old standards without innovation. When employees see theneed to innovate before learning leaders do but aren’t given the opportunity to do so, tension can rise.

Meet the CLO Board: Tamar Elkeles

CLO Magazine

With little kids, you’re using food, potentially, as a reinforcer, or a toy. A person, or a manager, or an engineer is the same as a bottle of wine — it is what it is. As we kick off 2021, Chief Learning Officer is pleased to recognize and highlight its Advisory Board.

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Is your company ready for the iGeneration?


Because the toy tablet he wanted to play with refused to change its screen whenever he swiped. A tech device, an internet connection, and a search engine. I don’t know about you, but I find shopping malls to be tremendously tiring: so many choices, so many people, so much noise. But at the same time, shopping malls can be truly surprising, and even inspiring. The last time I’ve found myself in a shopping mall, a crying kid got my attention. A preschooler.

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Where Does Innovation Spring From?

CLO Magazine

The Slinky has been a favorite toy for decades, but its discovery had nothing to do with fun or play. In 1943, naval engineer Richard James was trying to design stabilizing springs that would keep sensitive instruments steady on battleships. One day, James dropped a helical spring he was working on and, as it slinked and clinked across the floor, he got the idea to turn it into a toy. Look for potential in the unexpected — the payoffs may surprise you.

E-Learning Tricks and Treats

eLearning 24-7

For 2017, Halloween edition of Tricks and Treats, Voodoo has reached into his bag of toys, and removed the ones he sees as “treats for 2017” He will keep those on the side for later. Growth Engineering – Gamification never looked so good or so crisp. This is Voodoo. He is a little devil, wrapped in black and white fur that can create terror and joy in a single bound. Right after he jumps full throttle on me. He looks so quaint.

Top 11 Learning Technology Trends from LTSF 2019

Leo Learning

Cue the example of David’s son looking at YouTube instructional videos for a new toy, while the instructions sat in their box, neglected and still in their plastic wrapping. But what if your search engine could translate and subtitle any audio contained in the video, and then treat this as searchable content? LEO Learning recently attended Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2019 at the ExCeL in London.

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Top 11 Learning Technology Trends from LTSF 2019

gomo learning

Cue the example of David’s son looking at YouTube instructional videos for a new toy, while the instructions sat in their box, neglected and still in their plastic wrapping. But what if your search engine could translate and subtitle any audio contained in the video, and then treat this as searchable content? We recently attended Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2019 at the ExCeL in London.

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Innovation. Maybe.

Jay Cross

His reply: “There is nothing in this patent whatever, nor is there anything in the scheme itself, except as a toy.” Morgan’s comments on behalf of the officials and engineers of Western Union after a demonstration of the telephone. “The Edison Company offered me the general superintendency of the company but only on the condition that I would give up my gas engine and devote myself to something really useful.”

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] February 3-5, 2010 Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration , sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Palm Springs, California, USA.

PC software piracy

Clive on Learning

In the e-learning world, that means a select group of professional graphic designers, authors, software engineers and toy lovers, while the rest can do very nicely with the free tools. The following brief article appeared last week in the Economist: "The share of software on personal computers that is pirated rose to 41% last year, according to a report by the Business Software Alliance, a trade group, and ICD, a market-research firm. A further 44% is paid for.

The Designer’s Toolbox

Jay Cross

Especially important for engineers (because “they don’t get empathy.”). I keep a bunch of toys, games, and magic tricks handy at the Internet Time Lab.). Most of the three dozen people convened by the irrepressible Aaron Silvers for a recent retreat in Sedona, Arizona, would say they’re designers, but not instructional designers. We’re software nerds, change agents, standards developers, experience designers, game developers, and problem solvers.

Tools of my trade

Learning with e's

Facebook - I tried several other social networking tools before Facebook , including Myspace and Bebo, and toyed with LinkedIn like everyone else. Don't forget to comment today :-) Search Engine - I almost always use Google, but increasingly other search engines are on the horizon for me including Bing and Yahoo. For a while now I have been thinking about the impact Web 2.0

Gamification in E-Learning – Are you really learning?

eLearning 24-7

If you offer neither than your points and point totals are as useful as those crummy toys you would get at a carnival. . One LMS platform that is heavily geared towards gamification is Growth Engineering. I’m an addict. An addict for games. Not just any type of game mind you, rather one that I can win at. I readily admit to playing my Xbox 360 late into the night forgetting that I have to rise and shine early.

Who’s The Best: Learning System Tourney

eLearning 24-7

Besides my Top 50, I’ve toyed with the idea of having a tourney of learning systems. eLogic Learning, Litmos, Unicorn LMS, Growth Engineering, CrossKnowledge, Docebo, Cornerstone, SumTotal, Thought Industries, Learn Amp. Look around and you see folks trying to figure out who is better, who is the best. Sports? Yep, it is achieved via playoffs. Politics? Here in the states, it is called the primaries, then mid-terms (this year at least). Books?

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

link] 2009-annual-meeting February 1-6, 2009 DigitalWorld , sponsored by the International Academy Research, and Industry Association (IARIA) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society, Cancun, Mexico. March 9 or 13, 2009 (date to be announced) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Workshop on PervasivE Learning (PerEL 2009), Galveston, Texas, 2009.

A way with the fairies

E-Learning Provocateur

The makers of masterpieces such as Toy Story and The Lion King evidently couldn’t engineer a dinky little augmented reality app that would work on my device of choice – or even on my device of second choice. I discovered the Aurasma app a while ago, and I’ve been toying around with it to get a sense of how it works. One of the greatest hoaxes to be perpetrated last century was that of the Cottingley Fairies.

Adobe eLearning Suite: for the master of all trades

Clive on Learning

Quite a bundle and an exciting prospect for toy lovers. Captivate and Presenter are rapid authoring tools, presumably aimed at trainers and subject experts; Photoshop and Flash (at least the animation building aspect) are professional tools normally aimed at graphic designers; Soundbooth is for audio engineers; Dreamweaver and Flash (the ActionScript development environment) would normally be used by serious web programmers.

Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

eLearning 24-7

The top three LMSs in Higher Education (Blackboard, Brightcove (D2L) and Instructure) were in attendance and a new entrant into Higher Education, Growth Engineering also made an appearance. Although huge kudos to Brightcove for having stuffed mini teddy bears and moose toys. Growth Engineering. Speaking. The Final Frontier of E-learning. These are the voyages of me. My five year (okay, as many years) mission is to speak at as many shows as possible throughout the world.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] December 14-16, 2010 E-Activities (e-Learning, e-Communities, e-Commerce, e-Management, e-Marketing, e-Governance and Tele-working) , 9 th , sponsored by World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS), University of Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela. link] December 18-20, 2010 World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET) Summer Congress , Bangkok, Thailand.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

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. link] December 21-23, 2011 World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET) Winter Congress, Phuket, Thailand. Clayton R.

In With the Old

CLO Magazine

Similarly, threadUP allows parents to buy a box of toys or gently used children’s clothes for $5. The 20 percent time is a well-known part of our philosophy here, enabling engineers to spend one day a week working on projects that aren’t necessarily in our job descriptions. The face of the new economy is propelled by collaboration; I’ve told you this before. But there’s an aspect of teamwork that’s going unnoticed — sharing.

Josh Bersin, global industry analyst, on how Immersive Learning is poised to disrupt L&D


Automation is not only affecting learning, but everything else — sales and customer service and engineering and manufacturing — and so employees are reaching out to their employers to say “I want you to keep me up to date, because I’m worried about my skills and my profession and keeping my job and my earnings.” The funny thing about VR is that, now that it’s popular, there are a million little tinker toys out there. There’s a dramatic shift occurring in the learning space.

How to Do Video Marketing on Social Media for Course Creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto


Because YouTube, it’s not even really like a social media platform in the sense that people are there to socialize with her friends, it’s actually kind of like a search engine for content. It’s like a toy. Jason Hsiao: Not only is it like a toy in that there’s no way to create a failed video. This idea of as simple and fun as a toy, where you cannot break … If its designer, you can’t break it, and it can actually be fun.

eLearning Conferences 2012


link] February19-21, 2012 World Academy of Science,Engineering and Technology (WASET) , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. link] February22-24, 2012 World Academy of Science,Engineering and Technology (WASET) Winter Conference, Penang, Malaysia. link] February22-24, 2012 International Conference on InformationManagement and Engineering , sponsored by the World Academy of Science,Engineering and Technology (WASET), Penang,Malaysia.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

And highly capable tablets and eBook readers now occupy prime real estate in many of our briefcases and messenger bags and likely sit atop everyone else’s tech toy wish list. As 2012 draws to a close, its time to evaluate how in focus my lens on the future of enterprise mobile learning proved to be this past year and how many of my year ago predictions hit their targets.

Marketing Automation and Learning Content Personalization for Course Creators with Spencer Forman from WP Automation Lab


We’re getting noticed by this web search engine thing because, now, this new cool thing people type a word and they’ll find me. We’ll do everything off of Infusionsoft but we’ll still keep Infusionsoft as your marketing engine. Spencer Forman: When a business needs help, you’re going to help them as a consultant, not because the toys are so cool, or the technology is not democratized, or because I built something you can’t get out of.