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. Incorporating games in learning makes good sense; doing so can transform learning – and quite possibly the world. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

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.

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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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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn

Mark Oehlert

» December 06, 2007 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn Hurry, hurry, step right up and cast your vote! Clives blog is great, so is Tonys and Wendy is a great, relative newcomer with wonderful insight into her daily worklife, Ive read Susan Smith Nashs e-Learning Queen for a while and really respect her work and while I dont know Mohamed Amine , Im sure he does great stuff too.

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Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network by Jolene on April 28, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , Video , social learning According to the 1996 report from the U.S. Because video can be the virtual “over-the-partition” colleague.

Four Industry Announcements

Kapp Notes

The same thing could be said about navigating through the world of e-Learning. All of the e-Learning specifications are captured- from SCORM and AICC to IMS, PENS and LETSI RTWS. We quickly realized that our unique position (think Switzerland) in the industry means we can share this list with the world and create a valuable resource for everyone.We’re the World’s Most Powerful e-Learning Authoring Software. 3D worlds 3D worlds lrn3d virtual immersive environment

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.

Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace by Paul on February 21, 2011 in social learning If you’ve paid any attention to the adult learning landscape over the last few years, you know that the new social learning push is being fueled by the emergence of social media.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning Welcome to stop #3 of The Karl Kapp Games, Gadgets, and Gizmos Virtual World Book Tour. Im a linear reader in recovery and have been actively learning how to skim books and not feel guilty about it. Although Im not in active instructional design mode for any projects right now, I did jot a bunch of ideas. those born between 1991-2000), Im a bit of an ape (no offense to apes, mind you).

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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 Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

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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. E-Learning Essentials Common e-learning terms used in online education including accreditation, virtual classroom, community, university, college, etc. News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/05/2010 e-Learning Glossaries Think about e-Learning.

Recent Second Life Happenings: Going Corporate

Kapp Notes

Some interesting things are going on with the folks over at Linden Labs , the developers of the virtual immersive environment of Second Life. As described: The Linden Prize will award one Second Life Resident or team with $10,000 USD for an innovative inworld project that improves the way people work, learn and communicate in their daily lives outside of the virtual world. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D Book

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Continuing in Second Life

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 05, 2007 Continuing in Second Life Im still at it. Since I last posted, Ive been back "in-world" a couple of times. link] -- if youre in Second Life you can also try searching for Meteora or NOAA Virtual Island ). Its a virtual click-to-learn exercise. All this to say, Im keeping an open mind. Im ashamed to admit I havent given it a try yet, although it is on my To-Do list.

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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 2: Starting the day with Raph

Mark Oehlert

Main | I dont want to go to another conference EVER that does not recycle » February 18, 2008 GDC Update 2: Starting the day with Raph ( BTW - I will go back later and add pics/links/etc to these posts but unbelievably, internet access is wicked spotty here and Im trying to get out what I ca n) So GDC is now a world of summits. There is the Mobile Summit, the Virtual Worlds Summit, the Serious Games Summit.summit overload. Outside our little world?

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.

Ideal Job Roles for Digitals – The Person-Technology Fit

Your Training Edge

That is where they have spent most of their time, on their phones using IM’s and SMS and on their PC’s & laptops (browsing, blogging, YouTubing, Facebook, and Twitter etc.). A big chunk of the digital generation relates to the video & virtual gaming sector. In today’s world, it is quite silly to say that Digitals find it hard to find a job.

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How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

For every sales pitch you hear about social learning, for every shiny social network logo you see out there on the web, you should be looking for real use cases and story of social media being used in a real world setting… with tangible benefit to an organization. The possible reasons are many: It seems like more work: We spend enough time sending emails, meeting, IM’ing and (imagine this) actually working as it is.

The Office in Second Life.CNN in Second Life

Kapp Notes

You can read all about it in the article CNN enters the virtual world of Second Life As the article states; Just as CNN asks its real-life audience to submit I-Reports -- user-generated content submitted from cell phones, computers, cameras and other equipment for broadcast and online reports -- the network is encouraging residents of Second Life to share their own "SL I-Reports" about events occurring within the virtual world.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Community in Second Life: Renaissance Island

Learning Visions

Friday, August 24, 2007 Building Community in Second Life: Renaissance Island As you know, Ive been trying to walk-the-talk and experiment a bit with Second Life, role my virtual sleeves up and see what all the fuss is about. People with similar interests are connecting in a virtual space to create a virtual world in which they learn about another time and place. Im trying to remain open to both sides.

TCC09: Digital Learning Environments: Context Sensitive and Imaginative Classes in Second Life

Experiencing eLearning

Using it already, but need to migrate your course content for virtual world delivery? Tips on how to streamline your virtual world classes and help your students learn how to use Second Life are featured in this session.&#. I wish I could say we’re really ready to teach in Second Life, but I think we’re still a few years away from using any virtual worlds. Just IM her (Lyr Lobo) and ask for I think Holiday Fun 2008.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Scrambled Egg Mind of a Beginner

Learning Visions

Im in that beginner-mind zone. Although Ive been doing this work for 15ish years, the ground beneath me is shaky and I feel like Im in new waters, navigating new people, new processes, new tools. Im suddenly racking up lots of frequent flyer points. Next week Ill be heading to Kineo World Headquarters in the UK for 5 days. Adjusting to life as a virtual office worker. When Im actually in town, I work from the shed. Im @cammybean.

What Can Charlie Sheen Teach Us About Internal Marketing? | Social.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS What Can Charlie Sheen Teach Us About Internal Marketing? In an aptly named article, “ Why Charlie Sheen Should be Your Social Media Manager ,” Osas Obaiza at iMedia Connection brings up an interesting example of how this plays in the external marketing world: Take a look at the McDonald’s Twitter account, it boasts at paltry 90,925 following.

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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. So, long story short, social media once again proves its immense utility in a world where Web 2.0

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?” When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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The Return of the (Digital) Native | 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 Return of the (Digital) Native by Jim on March 25, 2011 in mobile learning In recent years, we’ve all heard a lot about digital natives. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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.

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.

Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget)

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget) by Jim on December 8, 2010 in Project Management/Project Delivery Thesis: Keeping a team happy and humming along on a project is often as simple a matter as balancing the urge to ov er-manage or under-manage.

Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget) by Jim on December 8, 2010 in Project Management/Project Delivery Thesis: Keeping a team happy and humming along on a project is often as simple a matter as balancing the urge to ov er-manage or under-manage.

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. You can have the best software in the world, with the most sophisticated features, analytics and integration, but if people don’t use it, it isn’t going to add value.

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).

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.

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. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe)

Dashe & Thomson

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. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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Measuring Project Success: Thoughts for the Training Professional.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Measuring Project Success: Thoughts for the Training Professional by Jim on April 24, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery When we think of the concept of “success,” it often seems relatively straightforward. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.