Boys and their toys

Clive on Learning

It amuses me that I have done so well with my upgrade (I'm left with only Adobe Acrobat Writer, Captivate and Articulate yet to be installed with full Vista compatibility) while my friend, with whom I collaborate on music projects, has been waiting over a year for new versions of audio software that will work on his Intel Mac.

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So much music, so little time

Clive on Learning

I am currently reading David Jennings' excellent new book Net, Blogs and Rock 'n' Roll , which analyses how consumers discover music online. In the meantime, the book has got me thinking about my relationship to music and about how music and learning interact. I have been keenly interested in music all my life. In the last ten years I have devoted a great deal of time to composing and recording music, mainly alone, sometimes with colleagues.

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smart-e-bear by Intellitoys

Take an e-Learning Break

but put this toy on your list for 2009. Parents can customize the bear’s responses with their child’s name, favorite music and stories, by using the included software (PC and Mac compatible) and USB port on the bear. Tags: toys It's too late for Christmas. This soft bear will be your child’s companion during playtime and bedtime for years to come.

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Tipping the balance #blideo

Learning with 'e's

As he waits for the music to start, he toys with a snow globe - a piece of trivia which holds his attention briefly. Then the music starts. and he begins to weep as the music washes over him. And yet, the music it produced was able to reduce a man to tears. Music has the power to reach deep down into our very souls and does so because it bypasses our intellect and aims directly for our hearts, our emotions.

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4 Ways Tech Today Impacts Learning


While the tech toys we have today do offer creative outlets for learning, they are also a distraction. Nothing is to stop an online learner from listening to music, watching a YouTube video, while also reading some elearning content. It isn’t a secret that technology is changing the way people live their lives, it only makes sense that it also impacts the way that we learn. Mobile devices alone are opening up new doors within education and corporate training.

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Most Amazing Stuffed animals gift for kids with Lots of Fun


They feel like that Buy stuffed animals online toy protects them at night. The same toy is their best friend during the day. Kids since their childhood are very fond of toys like these as they are their best friend and they share a very strong bond with the toy.

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Toystore Heaven

Marcia Conner

My small community houses possibly the best toy store I've ever been in. The people are friendly and knowledgeable, the selection includes items for every budget, the layout is sensible, the toys (and of course musical instruments, costumes, drawing supplies and books) are plentiful but not so over-the-top you think

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BLP Hosts “Game Design Day” for the Children of Dayspring Center

Bottom-Line Performance

Suddenly you’re a nerd because you got really excited about one of your classes—and I’ve seen it happen just as much with art and music as with math and science. Donated clothes and toys each Christmas in our “Adopt a Family” program. Produced an animated music video that raised awareness and funds for Dayspring Center. Last Friday, 20 young people from Dayspring Center’s Camp Discovery program visited our offices.

Fostering Creative Design Opportunities

Coffee and Design

The quote below is from the music producer Brian Eno (U2, Talking Heads, Roxy Music) which comes from a book entitled Brian Eno: His Music and The Vertical Sound of Color. As Eno puts it, “start with new tools, from nothing, and toy around.” The other day we discussed how a designer’s creativity often happens during their downtime… but we are always on. So what do we do?

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4 Tips for Improved Video in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

No, I’m not one of those weirdos who insists that music must be listened to in the format it was originally created for; I don’t have Mozart recorded on a wax cylinder. It wasn’t until I was older, playing with more professional toys, that I realized that you often get what you pay for in terms of recording devices. The online video revolution that has occurred in the past decade influences many aspects of our lives, and that includes eLearning.

Behind the Glasses: Meet Kristy Muir


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. We have a super musical family; my oldest daughter plays the guitar, my middle daughter plays the ukelele, and they can switch between the two. Degreed has a pretty basic philosophy: the people behind our company are the real secret sauce.

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5 Best Practices Of Developing an E-Learning Video

CommLab India

You may also consider using elements of entertainment such as music and dance to make the course interesting. Related Posts Creating E-learning Videos: 5 Video Editing Tools That’ll Help 360 Degree Videos: The Shiny New Toy in Corporate Training Advantages of 360 Degree Videos in Corporate Training [Infographic]. Video – an immensely popular media, used extensively in the world of corporate training.

Digital Easter Egg Hunt in the E-Learning Household


Inside each egg there is a little toy, a candy, or a dollar bill, as well as a piece of paper with the password. Spice it all up by using the easy-yet-fun capabilities of Storyline, such as adding funny sound effects to the correct/incorrect feedback, slick transitions between the pages, and a favorite music track to some of the screens.

How You Can Engage Your Millennial Workforce – Tips And Learning Strategies That Work

Adobe Captivate

While Baby Boomers or people from the Gen X group would have played with He-Man action figures or Barbie dolls as children, most Millennials would have had gaming consoles, computers, and mobile phones as toys back in their childhood. While employees of older generations would prefer focusing on one task at a time, Millennials are comfortable working on a document, listening to music, and responding to their peers on chat at the same time!

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The (Initial) iPad Experience

Clark Quinn

Which isn’t to say that I didn’t have a case of techno-lust; I am a geek, a boy who loves his toys. I made a mistake and synched everything (all photos, music, etc) when I really just wanted the limited set I had on the iPhone, but I was able to rectify that. I’m usually a late adopter of new technology, largely because I’m frugal. I don’t like to spend money until I know just what the value is that I will be getting.

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4 Simple Tips to Create Irresistible Video-based E-learning

CommLab India

Apart from these, you can also go ahead and add background music and conversational explainer narration if your budget is feasible. Related Posts Creating E-learning Videos: 5 Video Editing Tools That’ll Help 4 Ways Video-based Learning Enhances Sales Training [Infographic] 360 Degree Videos: The Shiny New Toy in Corporate Training. Do you know a whopping 100 million hours of video is watched per day on Facebook ? Breathtaking, isn’t it?

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Want to Inspire and Amaze Online Learners? Do What The Pros Do

SHIFT eLearning

Andrew Stanton, a Pixar studios filmmaker responsible for "Finding Nemo," "WALL-E" and the Toy Story franchise, says getting the audience to care is the most imperative commandment of all. No, he said you could find your music faster. Emotions play a pivotal role in learning, too, and eLearning courses should reflect our natural tendency to rely upon our emotions as we learn, grow and discover.

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eLearning Thought Leaders: Jane Bozarth – DevLearn Preview

eLearning Weekly

eLW: Think rock-n-roll / pop music, specifically live music–what was the first concert you ever attended and what was the most recent? I like Shazam for music ID. JB: Running an upscale toy store. . Jane Bozarth likes social media. She lives on Twitter and Facebook whether online at a computer or connected through an app on a mobile device. Her latest book is Social Media for Trainers.

Airtable’s Chief Product Officer on Building Products that Amplify Our Creative Potential

Actio Learning

Now, it’s credited with fueling the 2000s music festival craze—as “suddenly everyone who’s producing electronic music has a clear path how to bring [it] on stage.”. We know from programs like HyperCard, and toys like Legos, and networks like Twitter, that systems are capable of exhibiting quite complex patterns of emergent behavior when they’re set up with the right building blocks.

Transform corporate learning through e-Learning tools


Nowadays e-learning has become like a charming toy that everyone wants to play with. I am sure you would be using social media, watching videos online, or listening to your favourite music. Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.

5 Golden Rules of Creating Course Content


Like kittens we will typically just go find another toy to play with as soon as we get bored with the current one. He has had a unique journey, from training and enablement services for small to large sized businesses to managing shows and artists for a major music label. So you’ve got your fancy new LMS or web training portal up and running. You’ve got your course outlines in place, documents and handouts set up.

Open all OERs

Learning with e's

He concluded with a reference to Apple's new toy, suggesting that the iPad will do to educational resources what the iPod did to popular music. Time to reflect on the Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) workshop on Open Educational Resources, which was held in Windhoek, Namibia this week.

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Wonderful Brain

Music played and the job was happily concluded—always to spectacular results. Dad: Cornering me in the kitchen, sotto voce: “Everything is in the trunk; some of the toys have to be assembled.” You know as well as I, the toys were for fun and laughs a temporary thing.

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


We’ve built into Animoto so much stuff that just makes it so painless like just dealing with syncing with music and providing just all sorts of great fonts and colors and animations just all built into stuff to help your video stand out. Chris Badgett: What did you bring from the music industry that you learned about making effective videos? We actually have, not only a ton of music, it’s real music. It’s not like crappy elevator music.

Why an Instructional Design Degree from Bloomsburg University ROCKS!

Kapp Notes

Sixth, we have a "commercial" arm of our academic department, The Institute for Interactive Techologies, that does ID work for companies like Kellogg's, Black and Decker, L'OREAL, Toys R Us and other organizations (real life experience) that include students working on projects. We had Chris from Zerion Software as company that builds iPhone Applications and Mark from viaAcademies which provides online Instrumental Music courses for school-aged students.

Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018


Of course, there are no talking fish or toys in the “real world”, but they thrive in Pixar’s worlds. Finally, audio can make a huge difference; it sets the mood, and in keeping with your budget, search for royalty free music on YouTube. Storytelling. We know it’s effective in educating – Ebbinghaus forgetting curve be dammed when there a good story behind the learning.

How Video-Based Learning Impacts the Future of Corporate Training

Obsidian Learning

It’s action figure reviews posted by their ten-year-old’s favorite toy reviewer (who is also ten). In the minds of learners, the future of corporate training is already here. It’s Google searches for YouTube how-to videos when they’re installing a new kitchen faucet.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Nothing to do with learning.but Transformers ROCKS!

Mark Oehlert

This film is not subtle - cmon, its based on a line of toys - it is unremittingly violent but not in a 300 kind of way. We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Happy July 4th - Independence Day In the U.S. Main | Bandwagon Alert!! I got my iPhone!

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My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

Whatever it is, this one is music to my ears after many years of toiling away to make mLearning a reality for the enterprise. 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.

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

Mark Oehlert

read Broken Toys). We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « GDC Update 1: Geez My Hotel Room is Small!

How to Level Up Your Marketing, Web Design, and Photography with Consultant and Business Coach Jean Perpillant


I’ve used it in a scenario where I’ve had it clipped onto a client where she was talking about something that was happening in an anniversary event that was happening behind her, and there was music playing back there.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] February 9-12, 2011 Music Library Association, 80 th , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. link] March 7-11, 2011 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education , (SITE), 22 nd , Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Clayton Wright has done his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. You can contact him at:

57 PowerPoint Christmas cards to download and share!


Even though the design is very minimal, we were able to bring this heart-warming narrative to life using motion and music! New toys? “The Christmas classics are already ringing out in supermarkets the world over, so we thought we’d take a musical approach to this year’s holiday card. Also featuring flurries of snow, gently flickering candlelight and music to warm your cockles, with a customisable label for your own message.”

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: The Blog Book Tour - Week Two

Mark Oehlert

The critical question is of course – why gadgets over toys? I think that the answer is kind of near the heart of an essential characteristic of the gamer generation – a toy represents someone else’s fully realized and produced idea while games, gadgets and gizmos are tools with which gamers construct and produce their own ideas – this is the idea that experiences should be able to be customized by the person in them.

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eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] February 15-19, 2012 Music Library Association, 81 st annual, Dallas, Texas, USA. link] March 9-18, 2012 South by Southwest (SXSW – Music, Film, Interactive), 26 th , Austin, Texas, USA. link] March 27-30, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning (DIGITEL 2012), 4 th , Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan. Clayton R. Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again.

eLearning Conferences 2012


link] February15-19, 2012 Music Library Association, 81 st annual, Dallas, Texas, USA. link] March 9-18, 2012 South by Southwest (SXSW – Music, Film, Interactive), 26 th ,Austin, Texas, USA. link] March27-30, 2012 IEEE InternationalConference on DigitalGame and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning (DIGITEL 2012), 4 th , Takamatsu, Kagawa,Japan. Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences for January to June 2012 Clayton R.

From EDUPUNK to ds106. 10Q: Jim Groom

Learning with 'e's

It''s a mishmash of edtech, 80s pop culture, animated GIFs, retro toys, ds106 art, and all things cinema. I thought it might be a cool band name, but given I have no musical talent, I reserved the domain and settled for a blog. Recently on this blog I featured an interview with Martin Weller , one of the keynote speakers for EDEN 2015.

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