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Information, Press Releases and Industry Happenings

Kapp Notes

A great deal seems to be happening in the e-learning space and I've been getting a number of press releases and information about product, events and other great happenings so I thought I'd share some of that information in this post. The Motorola Foundation, in association with the Innovation Generation program, has awarded a $50,000 grant to Iowa State University to fund a games development competition that encourages students to create video games and educational training applications.

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Learning to Innovate

CLO Magazine

Over the next 15 years, two more bold moves followed, first to the south of France for a position with Airbus Helicopter and then, two years ago, to Silicon Valley to head up leadership development, culture innovation and the North American Leadership University for Airbus, joining a newly created team of three in a small office in Mountain View, California. “We can really, truly contribute to innovating — and the future of the company.”

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Big Virtual World Event on the Horizon

Kapp Notes

Here is a press release about one big virtual world event where Tony and I will be speaking about Learning in 3D. The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference (VWBPE) will feature more than 150 presentations and a keynote address by Mark Kingdon, the CEO of Linden Lab® creators of Second Life® (SL). Presenters at VWBPE10 are at the forefront of capitalizing on advances in new technologies and a broad range of disciplines related to virtual worlds.

Accelerating Innovation in eLearning

OpenSesame

We’re proud to now be the world’s largest source for enterprise elearning courses. We’re thrilled to be growing in Portland, a hotbed for startups and innovation and bring to market new, innovative training technologies like Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR). For more information, please view our press release. . Left Press ReleasesAt OpenSesame, we’ve been working to make enterprise elearning easier.

8 Scary and Uncomfortable Reasons for the Growth of Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

While I think there are many legitimate reasons why an organization should partake in virtual immersive environments (VIEs) for learning and collaboration, there are also some "less-than-comfortable" reasons organizations are leaning in this direction. Pandemic(s) People are becoming more and more paranoid about contagious disease and these diseases are getting more and more pressing making people more nervous about "catching something." They are seduced by the technology.

The College Tour Right of Passage–Done Virtually

Kapp Notes

has created a product known as “ 3D Virtual Campus Tours.”. Virtual dorm room, just hit "reset" and it automatically cleans itself. The first tour they created and launched was a 3D virtual campus tour for The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) utilizing the award-winning Unity development platform for games and interactive 3D. And thus the innovative and exciting 3D Virtual Campus Tours. Virtual world developer Designing Digitally, Inc.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT BOB LITTLE (Senior Partner, Bob Little Press & PR). Join us on this exciting journey as we engage with thought leaders and learning innovators to see what the future of our industry looks like. As the Senior Partner of Bob Little Press & PR , you have been providing business-to-business public relations (PR) services to many organizations in the ‘learning’ and ‘learning technologies’ industry for years. Virtual classrooms.

5 Steps for a Winning Virtual Product Launch

Allego

“‘Can you launch a drug virtually?’ Succeeding in the current circumstances means finding new ways to navigate this now-virtual world. When the press release hits, the doctors start calling the companies, ‘When and how can I get this product?’ Innovate, Adapt, Execute. “I

How to Stop Worrying About a Jobless Future? An article from Jean-Marc Tassetto, co-founder of Coorpacademy

Coorpacademy

According to The World Economic Forum, technologies like AI and Robotic Process Automation are indeed entering every profession, and at speed. ” […] “The old method of scheduling fixed hours needs to be discarded in favour of a blended learner-chosen model, where classroom training could be supported by a virtual environment in which all lessons and material are digital and available, 24×7 and increasingly via mobile and in short bursts.

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Braidio Partners with Arkos Health to Power Telehealth Patient Engagement Layer

Braidio

This engagement layer helps empower new access to health services through on-demand virtual care during an unprecedented global pandemic. Based in San Francisco, Braidio is surrounded by some of the most innovative and disruptive companies in the world.

OpenSesame named 2020 “Overall eLearning Company of the Year”

OpenSesame

EdTech Breakthrough recognizes OpenSesame as a leading provider of educational technology. Portland, OR – 24 June 2020 – OpenSesame, the global elearning innovator , today announced its selection as the “Overall e-Learning Company of the Year” in the second annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards program in recognition of its efforts to support employers in safely educating and ensuring the health and productivity of their workforces during COVID-19.

OpenSesame pilots Coursica™ to bring learning to college students and recent graduates taking a gap year

OpenSesame

Coursica, a new program powered by online learning innovator OpenSesame, aims to bridge the gap for these students with a new type of virtual internship, or “virtualship.” . The first half of the Coursica program is a training virtualship consisting of 100 hours of curated courses from the OpenSesame catalog, virtual mentoring sessions with the Coursica advisor team, and professional development reading. Uncategorized eLearning Press Release

Four Industry Announcements

Kapp Notes

This seems to be “press release” week for me but some great things are happening like the Innovations in Clinical Research Worksho p I blogged about the other day. Koreen will be joining Ayogo’s executive team and continuing her work in immersive learning design with organizations interested in leveraging technologies to create engaging learning experiences, now with even more expertise and experience in game design as part of Ayogo.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

I love innovation. Innovators and Risk Takers – emerging technology integrated, new ideas, pushing the envelope in what is possible in e-learning/social learning/m-learning, coming up with something that has never been done before – risk takers. Steady as it Goes – with updates and new features – occasionally new innovations, but go to the next level.whoa, whoa. Gerbil in the Wheel Mentality - innovation? Innovative Products.

JANE HART – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT JANE HART: Jane Hart is the Founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT) – one of the world’s leading websites on learning trends, technologies and tools. JANE HART - CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter | Main | Netvibes Ginger - Promote on Blog Feature test » March 06, 2008 Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP HBR IdeaCast 80: Where Does Strategic Innovation Come From?

Interesting Developments in 3D Learning and Collaboration Space

Kapp Notes

The story seems to have broken in a number of places, Virtual Worlds News reports that Linden Lab Lays Off 30 Perfect Of Staff. Here is what the press release indicates: IBM and and ProtonMedia have entered into a teaming agreement that will result in the delivery of innovative, 3-D virtual collaboration and communication solutions engineered specifically for global life sciences organizations. According to Worlds in Motion.

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Computational Thinking Will Be Vital For The Future Job Market

Coorpacademy

It is rapidly establishing itself as the literacy of the 21 st Century as digital technologies become the core of the workplace. Business is being disrupted, which will have a huge impact on the employment vista in the coming years, according to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2016 Future of Jobs report. Instead, to maximise learning and easily measure success, content needs to be placed online in an intuitive virtual learning environment.

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A Commitment to Move

CLO Magazine

Innovations in Learning and Talent. ACL, which was launched in 2015, includes physical classrooms that are virtually linked to one another across Accenture’s training network. The team met with experts to hear about advances in technology and neuroscience. Varma credits the learning and development organization’s ability to chart new areas in learning and performance innovation to a clarity of purpose and high involvement by the company’s leaders.

The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles

Learning with 'e's

A Tale of Two Keynotes We live in tumultuous times where change is constant and disruptive and where technologies are increasingly pervasive throughout society. Such change and disruption has been in the background of my thinking about learning technology for the past decade. In May 2000, I was invited to present two keynote speeches about the role technology would play in the future of higher education. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology)

Mark Oehlert

» February 11, 2008 "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology) ( story link ) Now this is what I call an *LMS (lecture management system). I also think it is fairly interesting that MIT continues to press ahead and not only make notes and syllabi available from their classes but seem to also seek new ways to make that data even more accessible.

Visit Lectora eLearning at Enterprise Learning! Conference

Trivantis

Come see the latest for Lectora, the world’s leading eLearning authoring software September 27-29 th at the 2011 Enterprise Learning! Magazine , The (ELCE) “is singularly focused on helping executives build smarter organizations by leveraging learning and workplace technologies to Get Empowered- Be Engaged- Evolve your enterprise.” If you can’t make it to the ELCE, visit the Virtual Enterprise Learning! Press. Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU.

7 Tips To Stay Ahead Of eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes

Infopro Learning

Are you up to date with the latest eLearning technologies and methodologies? Specifically, those on the forefront of eLearning technologies or theories, such as experienced Instructional Designers who have the inside scoop about upcoming software or eLearning topics. You may want to start incorporating it into your eLearning strategy , or brainstorm ways that you can utilize the technology or tool in the near future.

Predicting the future: the reason behind this new course with Brightness

Coorpacademy

When Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in the 15th century, was he aware of the impacts his brilliant invention would have on the transmission of knowledge among people and on the world’s future? The world’s transformation gets faster everyday: the world is changing faster than it’s ever been. What will be the next inventions which will transform the world as we know it (like the printing press, the light bulb or the telephone in their times)?

Top 15 Sales Training Webinars of 2020 (So Far)

Allego

These are our most popular sessions, from industry experts and in-house SMEs, designed to answer the most pressing questions about learning and sales readiness today. eLearning is Survival: How to Train Employees and Thrive in a Virtual World. Innovators of eLearning have taken the stage. Join Tim Hagen, founder of Progress Coaching, to learn how to successfully train and coach employees virtually. How to Drive Commercial Excellence Through Virtual Training.

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Publishing Success with Digital First Publishing

Magic EdTech

While the paperless world imagined by George Pake in 1975 is still to emerge, digital first publishing has steadily evolved, creating a radical disruption of business as usual for the publishing industry. Innovations in technology, decreased cost in publishing and purchase, and user demand for multimedia and immediate gratification are greatly responsible for the rise of digital first (Gutenberg, 2018; Filigheddu, 2018).

mLevel Wins Silver & Bronze Stevie® Awards in 2016

mLevel

Recap from: PRWeb’s Press Release. mLevel was presented with a Silver Stevie® Award in the Sales or Customer Service Solutions Technology Partner of the Year category and a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Sales Training Practice of the Year category at the tenth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top sales awards, business development awards, contact center awards, and customer service awards.

7 Tips To Stay Ahead Of eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes

Infopro Learning

Are you up to date with the latest eLearning technologies and methodologies? Specifically, those on the forefront of eLearning technologies or theories, such as experienced Instructional Designers who have the inside scoop about upcoming software or eLearning topics. You may want to start incorporating it into your eLearning strategy , or brainstorm ways that you can utilize the technology or tool in the near future.

What’s Happening with OLIVE? Find Out.

Kapp Notes

The other day, I caught up with Warren Haseley at SAIC about the 3D virtual world of OLIVE (On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment). My role at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment (OLIVE) Business Development Manager. I support global commercial business sales, international virtual initiatives, and assist on government virtual world projects. Conducting CRP in a virtual world.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): TED Videos - Watch em all!! (via Boing Boing)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Virtual Worlds Platform Matrix" (Virtual Worlds Weekly) | Main | Happy July 4th - Independence Day In the U.S. via Boing Boing) When Mark Frauenfelder from Boing Boing starts going on like this : " I went to TED2007 as a member of the press and was profoundly impressedby the quality of the events and the speakers.

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Digital tribal identity

Learning with e's

Earlier this year I published an edited volume entitled 'Connected Minds, Emerging Cultures' which was a compendium of papers written by leading theorists and practitioners in the field of learning technology. Over the next few days I will present an abridged, bite size series of exerpts from one of my chapters which was entitled: 'Digital Tribes, Virtual Clans'. Maidenhead: Open University Press. Maidenhead: Open University Press. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Where we are today: Primary forms of social learning technologies used in corporations today appear to be e-mail, live online learning (Web conferencing), threaded discussion, and collaborative content development. Organizations are just beginning to use social media technologies and few are using the social learning technologies available in their LMSs. Find opportunities where social learning technologies will foster learning. Educational Technology Systems, Vol.

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

mLearning Revolution

What a difference three short years make in technology. Back in 2012 you would have been hard-pressed to find anything exciting in version 6 of Adobe Captivate, in fact most of the cool stuff at the time was coming from Adobe’s competitors, namely Articulate with their new Storyline software and their latest iteration of Articulate Studio. Thus far the post has been retweeted close to 500 times and overall the idea has resonated well with learning designers across the world.

Reimagining workplace learning during COVID-19

CLO Magazine

With imposed limitations on both in-person business activities and travel, working professionals may be kept at home for weeks or even months, forcing millions of business meetings, transactions and negotiations to take place virtually. In the healthcare space, providers are moving the less critical, more chronic medical appointments to alternative means such as telemedicine and virtual doctor visits. Could the pandemic be a black swan moment for innovation in workplace learning?

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Digital learning as a ‘third place’: Lessons from the coffeeshop

Nomadic Learning

At Nomadic, we sometimes see ourselves less as developers of 21st century digital ecosystems and more as architects of (virtual!) 17th century coffee houses—sites where new knowledge is forged through vigorous discussion and debate about pressing issues of the day. They were key drivers of the Enlightenment-era experimental thinking which provides the foundations for much of our modern world. In a digital world ruled by connectivity, the venues have largely become virtual.

Digital tribes

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Bruce Warrington Ten years ago, in 2009, I published an edited volume entitled 'Connected Minds, Emerging Cultures' which was a compendium of papers written by leading theorists and practitioners in the field of learning technology. Over the next few days I will present an abridged, bite size series of exerpts from one of my chapters in that volume: 'Digital Tribes, Virtual Clans'. Maidenhead: Open University Press. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Video killed the radio star: So will LXP kill LMS?

Learning Pool

Since the dawn of history, each new technology arrival has created an expectation that the old way of doing things was now doomed to extinction. Fast-forward to fifteenth-century Europe and writing, in its turn, was under threat – from the runaway success of Gutenberg’s movable type printing technology. Even oral culture is still thriving, as can be seen in slam poetry events, football terrace chants in the UK and school playgrounds around the world.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Her work with various companies like Tata Interactive Systems, Zensar Technologies, ThoughtWorks and Future Group has given her a width of experience that spans instructional design, workplace learning strategy, knowledge management, social learning and community management, and people development. Her writings and articles have been published in papers like The Business Standard, Inside Learning Technologies Magazine, U.K., Technology is merely an amplifier and enabler.

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How to design exciting, engaging and immersive technical training?

Origin Learning

Though globalization has shrunk the world, lack of bandwidth and a robust IT infrastructure can be as limiting as the lack of appropriate skill-sets can be! Complicating it more is the pressing demand for creating content and re-purposing it in such a way that it enraptures the attention of the energetic lot of new generation, tech-savvy learners, helping them to get hooked to learning that will help them build their skills and sharpen their competencies.

Gameful Approaches to Motivation & Engagement: Recap of #WhartonGame Summit

Kapp Notes

It was a veritable who’s who in the world of gamification. Richard Landers (Old Dominion) who has done extensive work in several areas of gamification including work involving looking at virtual leaderboards as methods of goal setting and motivation. His study called “Gamification of task performance with leaderboards: A goal-setting experiment” which is currently in-press may shed some light on the best uses of leaderboards in gamification.

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