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Great Time Talking #Gamification at Masie’s Learning2015

Kapp Notes

Karl Kapp and Elliott Masie riffing on games and gamification for learning at Learning2015 in Orlando, FL. Last week I had the honor and privileged of being one of the keynote speakers at Elliott Masie’s Learning2015 Conference in Orlando, FL.

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‘iPadisms’ from Elliott Masie


Last month Xyleme had the pleasure of presenting a webinar with none other than elearning luminary Elliott Masie on “iPad, a Game Changer for Blended Learning”. mobile learning blended learning elearning Elliott Masie iPad learning content Mark Hellinger mobile content Pastiche™ Xyleme

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Elliott Masie's MOOC Symposium Recap


It is no surprise then that the Masie Center , a leading think tank exploring the intersection of learning and technology, decided to host a conference around such possibilities—bringing together 70 participants (including myself) at the recent MOOC Symposium in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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Impressions of the Masie Learning 2011 Conference

Social Learning

Last week I was fortunate to attend the Learning 2011 conference, organized every year by Elliott Masie. For example: How do you provide a mobile learning experience without ensuring that your employees have access to the devices?

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Reflecting on Learning 2016


Rather, they sit alongside Elliott Masie for an informal interview that explores their background, work and personal experiences with learning. Elliott Masie is a theatrical producer and tends to integrate his interests into his events.

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Elliott Masie and the Emperor's New Slide Show

Clive on Learning

Exacerbating the situation, The Emperor ordered all his officials to develop presentations of their own to provide him with daily updates on matters of state.

Will at Work Learning: Elliott Masies LMS Wish List

Will at Work Learning

Main | What Work-Learning Audit Reveals » Friday, 15 February 2008 Elliott Masies LMS Wish List Elliott Masie came up with a great and very insightful wish list for LMSs. While the tracking element can provide an essential tool to units outside of the L&D function, whether it is desirable to lock away all the knowledge for the benefit of a certain subset is a different matter.

ELearning People You Should Know


The infographic below (created by MatrixLMS ) provides a brief biography for thought-leaders in the elearning industry, as well as their twitter handle. Elliott Masie – [link]. In any industry it’s good to be connected.

Stop Taking Employees Back to School

CLO Magazine

They are often easier and less challenging, and many do not yield a final result that provides upward mobility for employees. It assumes that a teacher is in charge, often providing content from the front of the room.

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Mobile Learning: More than just Mobile + Learning

Social Learning

Elliott Masie’s Learning Consortium defines mobile learning quite broadly: “We define mobile learning… as all ‘knowledge in the hand.’ Provide Access to performance support/knowledge”. Mobile learning seems to be creating a lot of excitement in the learning community these days.

Learning Intensity: Are We Setting the Bar Too Low?


What I like most over the many years I’ve followed Elliott Masie is how he thinks. The ability of the game’s mechanics to evaluate each learner’s interaction during each scenario allows the course to provide more precise feedback to the learner on their performance than other training experiences. Games provide a more positive and memorable learning experience if they are challenging enough. How memorable is the training you’re providing your employees?

Principles for Creating a Successful Virtual Reality Learning Experience

Kapp Notes

The book provides a model called 3DLE which builds from 3D sensibilities in VR (like sense of self and sense of space) to design principles (discussed here) with several instructional strategies and overall macrostructures sandwiched in the middle.

Where Have All the Learning Portals Gone?

CLO Magazine

While almost every learning management system provides a central entry page for each learner, these systems tend to be fairly nondynamic and only lightly personalized. Clearly, learning systems can provide a variety of resources, prompts and reminders to employees about their choices.

2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning

Kapp Notes

At the Masie 2016 conference my sessions on “game design” and “thinking like a game designer” were two of the top 10 most well attended sessions and my book bundle (my two gamification books and an ATD games and gamification report) was in the top 5 of books sold.

The Best of eLearning in November 2015


This article provides good explanations and resources. As John Blackmon, Chief Technology Officer at Trivantis said, “Lectora’s Responsive Course Design provides the solution that eLearning developers need for quick, effective mobile course development.” (The

Top 25 websites for elearning tips

Sponge UK

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS. Cathy Moore doesn’t post too often on this blog but each one generates a lot of lively debate from learning designers as they take on board the advice or use the tools that are provided. Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS.

Inspiring E-Learning Quotes from the Great Masters


We need to stop being order takers and instead analyze the performance problem and identify all the ways to solve that problem, many of which likely include providing just-in-time support, often online.” – Cathy Moore (From our interview with her). “

Conferences can be better, a whole lot better

Jay Cross

Provide a generic ROI proposal for attending to send to the boss, saving people the time of working out the value to be extracted from the event. Attendance at the events I examined (eLearning Guild, Masie, Training, ATD, Learning & Technology, Educa) is rising.

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Learning 2013 Recap: Hillary Clinton, Broadway Stars and Trekkies, Oh My!


Earlier this week, I had the privilege of attending Elliott Masie’s Learning 2013 conference in Orlando, Florida. The Masie Center has a reputation for quality events with a bit of a dramatic flair, and Learning 2013 did not disappoint.

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Here Come the MOOCs

CLO Magazine

The three most visible MOOC providers — Coursera, Udacity and edX — have partnered with colleges and universities. “That’s an important topic for every CLO to look at,” said Elliott Masie, CEO and founder of The Masie Center, a learning and development advisory. Masie said MOOCs’ first O, for open, is another core principle, and could mean a few different things to learning executives.

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Evidence Is Essential in Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Provide proof that leadership development programs have an impact. Elliott Masie is the chairman and CLO of The Masie Center’s Learning Consortium. Move from agendas that are comfortable and familiar — and don’t be afraid of change. Good news, Sarah. You have been selected for our leadership development track. We will be promoting you to a more senior position in the organization, and in six weeks you will be attending our Next Leaders Development Program.

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Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

Web Courseworks

The content between the two covers, in 55 insightful chapters and 9 luminary perspectives, written by 96 expert authors provides an update, but more importantly, takes a deeper dive into each subject area than the first edition.

The Transformative Journey of Corporate MOOCs


When systems start to provide the content I need differently from the content you need, we will have taken a giant step forward.” – Karl Kapp (in our interview with him).

The principles of learning

Jay Cross

Yesterday I came upon a 13-year old cassette recording of Peter Henschel, executive director of the Institute for Research on Learning , speaking to a breakout session at Elliott Masie’s TechLearn conference.

2016: 12 months of learning

Sponge UK

March – Julie Dirksen Podcast The Sponge UK podcast got off to a great start in 2016 with Elliott Masie talking us through his vision for the future of learning; March saw it continue to attract big name guests.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DIY vs. Formal Learning

Learning Visions

Elliot Masies most recent Learning Trends newsletter leads with the headline "DIY: Do It Yourself Trends". Maybe its managers or mentors who have to provide guidance -- on-the-fly instructional design. (I Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, February 27, 2007 DIY vs. Formal Learning DIY Learning (Do-it-Yourself) is the term of the week, it seems.

Walking to Work or Carrying Your Lunch? Putting Content Into Context. Part I.

Social Learning

He had a manual underneath his seat that provided a checklist that walked him through what to do in the event a bird hit the engine. Elliott Masie defines performance support as GPS for learners.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Elliott Masie Learners as designers. The explosion in the world of mobile learning (mLearning) is fueled by the numbers, but also by the need to provide new kinds of learning and support that can be used at the point of need.

Staying Relevant in E-Learning in 2014

E-learning Uncovered

Elliot Masie’s Learning 2014 : October 26-29, 2014, Orlando, FL. : Provides current and archived Learning Technologies articles, webcasts, books, and blog posts. : Provides publications and resources for developments in training and online learning tools and techniques. As you dive into the new year, keep your sights on what is possible for e-learning.

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Buzzword: Micro-learning


Once the content is in an XML format, then applications can be built on top which pull the chunks out in a variety of different ways, and provide a range of interfaces for users to navigate or search them.

Free e-Learning books


My evolving learning journey

Jay Cross

Needless to say, the “capital of Silicon Valley&# has a different take on providing wifi. Google provides a lot of the infrastructure social learning rides on; they own Blogger, YouTube, GoogleDocs, GoogleAnalytics, and so forth.

Breakthrough eLearning: Compliance Training: Going Through the Motions

Breakthrough eLearning

This not only creates tremendous savings in administrative costs, it provides documented evidence that training was completed.

The Future of Mobile Learning

CLO Magazine

Here are The Masie Center’s predictions for adaption and development pathways that major organizations will take in the next 36 months as experimentation with mobile learning expands: Device readiness: The first step will be to make current and new content device-ready. For example, a video can be posted to a cloud server that will provide a format appropriate to the browser and device requesting it.