The Top 5 Sights and Sounds at ATD International 2016


While the conference itself provided an oasis for all things learning, the Inkling booth was truly a #knowledgeparadise. Their technology helps professionals practice scenarios before they are put to test in real life. The annual ATD International Conference boasts one of the largest gatherings for folks in learning and development, human resources, talent acquisition, and the like. This year, held in the Mile-High City, did not disappoint.

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E-Learning is Becoming More Social: Here’s How it’s Happening


In addition to revolutionizing the way cinema was made, as with most sci-fi movies, it introduced new concepts of where technology could eventually take us. In Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel “Ready Player One”, he describes entire virtual schools rendered in a virtual environment, the Oasis. In “Ready Player One”, the users of the Oasis are galvanized to compete in a competition to find keys and unlock doors. In March of 1999, the movie “The Matrix” was released.

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Reflections on Two Decades and Three Degrees

Allison Rossett

I found an oasis and I drink up. These are what some call “technology-enhanced” courses. After two decades and three degrees, I continue to believe in the technology, the experience and the value that comes from focusing on helping students find their goals and their way. She is also a full-time PhD student in the University of Minnesota Learning Technologies program. Blog posting careers instructional design online learning professional development technology

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48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read


Learning technology books (2). Richard Mayer and Ruth Clark use evidence-based findings to show how (and why) it’s so important to ensure that the technology you use meets the psychological learning needs of your learners. Learning technology books.

Chief Learning Officer Names Best Companies for Workforce Development

CLO Magazine

CA Technologies 39. Oasis Outsourcing Inc. AT&T tops the list of companies recognized as the 2013 LearningElite at a gala dinner at the Spring Chief Learning Officer Symposium in Austin, Texas. AT&T walked away with the honor as the best company for employee learning and development at Sunday night’s LearningElite Gala, Chief Learning Officer magazine’s annual recognition of leading companies for learning and development.

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Informal learning hot list for February 2009

Jay Cross

The myth of the concentration oasis. You can harness the same technology to focus searches for information. Wouldn’t it be cool to let the wisdom of your crowd suggest things on the net that merit your attention? It beats threshing a barrage of chaff to locate the kernels of information you want. It’s a time-saver, time is money, and most of us could use more of it. Enter smart aggregation.

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Chief Learning Officer Unveils Top Companies for Workforce Development

CLO Magazine

CA Technologies 39. Oasis Outsourcing Inc. Austin, Texas, March 18, 2013 — Chief Learning Officer magazine (CLO) recognized 52 organizations as learning and development leaders Sunday night at the 2013 LearningElite Gala hosted by the magazine at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas.

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So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

Blog – How to Save Media - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , May 3, 2009. The myth of the concentration oasis - Mind Hacks , February 11, 2009. Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning , March 11, 2009. 100 Laptop Becomes a $5 PC - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , June 23, 2009.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

See Christys post, Technology Skills for Instructional Designers for more on this conversation.) I come from an old-school approach: I sort of understand the technology, but I leave the graphics and programming expertise to others.

Virtual Reality and Micro Learning: Ready. Set. Engage. - Tip #145

Vignettes Learning

In this story, people escape the harsh reality of the real world by entering into a virtual reality (VR) platform called OASIS. The latest craze Pokémon Go is an example of a platform that uses this technology to view and interact with objects only seen in your mobile devices. Steven Spielberg just released the trailer for the highly anticipated movie “ Ready Player One.”