Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010As always, great stuff found in the eLearning world in September.

  1. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents- Kapp Notes, September 15, 2010
    Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. If you are considering creating a "Serious Game" or an instructional game, one of the first place to start is a great game design document. But how to write one? These samples will give you some ideas.
  2. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning- The eLearning Coach, September 29, 2010
    We all need inspiration at times.
  3. Four roles for social media in workplace learning- Clive on Learning, September 28, 2010
    I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. The discussion forms part of the agenda for the World of Learning Conference, an event that I have enjoyed participating in for something like ten years now.
  4. 5 Must-See PowerPoint Tutorials for Creating Better Training- Mindflash, September 29, 2010
    From the New York Times to the US Military , 2010 may go down as the year PowerPoint-hating went mainstream. Ellison’s generic PowerPoint and inept delivery ultimately inspired a brilliant post from Garr Reynolds where he referred to him as “The Darth Vader of PowerPoint.”. Challenge #1: I don’t know how to get my image to fill the entire screen.
  5. Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3- eLearning 24-7, September 14, 2010
    While this market has always existed, it is clearly taking a whole new form in two areas: Strong emphasis to embed into a web site or blog. Capabilities to push quiz on Twitter and Facebook. Another trend, is a heavy push towards academia – although this has always been the case, it is very evident that the real real driver is now K-12.
  6. Voice-Over in eLearning- The Learning Circuits Blog, September 1, 2010
    Over the past couple of months, Dr. Joel Harband has been teaching me all about Using Text-to-Speech in eLearning. This has been a great way for me to learn about the topic. The comment was: Even the best Text-to-Speech can only do one thing - receive text and spit it back out. Are there places where text-to-speech makes sense? When/why?
  7. HOLD THE FRONT PAGE - PLE's need Teachers- Learnadoodledastic, September 23, 2010
    Call it a PLE if you like, to me it is connectivist learning. Other terms that i can identify with are Dave Cormier's ' Community as Curriculum ' approach and Wendy Drexler's elucidation of Networked learning in the ' Networked student model ' ( video ). PLE - "My PLE is where I store all my “keys” to the network. The destination is the PLN."
  8. Presentation: “Twitter in Education, what next?”- Dont Waste Your Time, September 10, 2010
    As a follow-up to my (successful?) presentation ‘ Twitter in Education &# this one looks into the uses of Twitter, rather than the tool. Twitter in Education: what next? View more from David Hopkins. Social Media for Working & Learning: Twitter in the classroom, 10 useful resources. Related posts: Presentation: Twitter in Education.
  9. What is the definition of adult digital literacy?- Adventures in Corporate Education, September 5, 2010
    Since my presentation at #bitnorth (embedded below), the notion of digital literacy – in particular for adults – has really stuck with me. If we give people access to broadband, and they learn how to effectively use the new digital tools, how can we be sure they become digitally literate? There is also the New Media Literacies project.
  10. In Defense of Powerpoint- Free as in Freedom, September 5, 2010
    In the past couple of years that I've had a Mac, a lot of people I've spoken to about presentation skills have remarked to me, "Oh, but you have Apple Keynote for presentations. It's so much better than Powerpoint." At the end of several of my presentations people ask me, "You didn't do that in Powerpoint, did you?". refrain. Convinced? thought so!
  11. Voice Over in e-Learning, Sometimes- MinuteBio, September 12, 2010
    September’s Big Question over at the Learning Circuits Blog is regarding use of voice-over in e-learning. The question addresses numerous topics regarding the use of audio. So, I thought I would contribute my two cents. First off, most of the courses I have created do not have narration. So, when have I used narration in e-learning?
  12. Connectivist and Constructivist PLEs- Viplav Baxi Meanderings, September 21, 2010
    Is the PLE a connectivist construct or a constructivist construct? Or both? Or neither, just influenced by many theories? statement by Wendy Drexler in her paper prompted this question. quote: Principles of connectivism equate to fundamentals of learning in a networked world. emphasis added ). Let us address the technology aspect. objects.
  13. Wikis in eLearning 2.0- Learning with e's, September 12, 2010
    The latest issue of the journal Interactive Learning Environments is a special issue entitled: Towards eLearning 2.0 University , and is guest edited by Adriana Berlanga, Francisco Garcia Penalvo and Peter Sloep. Now the three have brought the issue to fruition, and an excellent one it is, exactly as I anticipated. More from this issue tomorrow.
  14. Learning styles: Worth our time?- Making Change, September 21, 2010
    If you had time to evaluate the research on learning styles, what would you conclude? Here’s what four cognitive psychologists concluded: “The contrast between the enormous popularity of the learning-styles approach within education and the lack of credible evidence for its utility is, in our opinion, striking and disturbing. If classi?cation
  15. Nuts and Bolts: Too Many Tools by Jane Bozarth- Learning Solutions Magazine, September 7, 2010
    Cognitive overload – too much information – is one type of problem for learners. Another type of problem that designers can create for learners is too many distractions from too many tools. Here’s how to recognize the problem, and what to do about it.
  16. Cognitive Load Theory Coming Under Withering Attacks- Will at Work Learning, September 14, 2010
    First I must explain that there is a difference between empirical research findings and the theoretical formulations that human researchers create to explain their findings. To reiterate, we have: research findings (data). theoretical explanations (rationales that researchers invent). Dick and Carey 1990; Gagne´ et al. 1988; Reigeluth 1983). 2010).
  17. web 3.0/xWeb- elearnspace, September 30, 2010
    In PLENK2010, there has been some great activity on week 3 discussion of the extended web (xweb). I’ve posted on this on the connectivism site. Some felt that the term was ego-centric, others felt it had limited application to learning, and some wondered how xWeb differs from Web 3.0. I’ll try and clarify the distinction in this post.
  18. US Leads the Global Mobile Learning Market #mlearning- Litmos, September 6, 2010
    In August 2010, Ambient Insight released a new report called " The US Market for Mobile Products and Learning: 2009-2014 Forecast and Analysis" with the subheading 'US Takes the Lead in the Global Mobile Learning Market: Consumers and Healthcare Buyers Drive the Market.' million in 2009. and revenues will reach $14 billion by 2014. Schnicker.
  19. Social Learning : the video- Jane Hart begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting - Pick of the Day, September 10, 2010
    Thanks to LAB SSJ for sharing this video with me - and thanks for the mention
  20. Lectures, bloody lectures- Learning and Working on the Web, September 2, 2010
    Tweet Yesterday I attended Lectures: Dead and Alive , The 2010 Tucker Talk , delivered by Dr. Bruce Robertson, Professor of Classics, who asked, “In an age of instant online videos, why do people still travel thousands of miles to hear a public presentation? Why are lectures so improbably still ‘alive’?&#. think he was an anomaly.
  21. Strategies for learning and performance support: a summary- Onlignment, September 6, 2010
    To wrap up this series of posts on strategies for learning and performance support, here’s a summary of the characteristics of each. To see the original posts, click on the images above or the column headers below. . Exposition. Instruction. Guided discovery. Exploration. Examples. Group instruction, on-job training, self-study materials.
  22. A Dozen Handpicked E-Learning Resources- Rapid eLearning Blog, September 7, 2010
    It’s hard to believe that we’re approaching the last quarter of 2010. This year seems to have flown by. ve had fun with travel across the country and getting to meet so many blog readers at various conferences. This past week I dedicated a little bit of time trying to catch up on some reading. If you’re like me, you’ve probably been busy, as well.
  23. 11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)- Kapp Notes, September 8, 2010
    If you are thinking of creating an educational game but don't want to invest a lot of money, you can try out these free software programs (or free for 30 days in some cases), some are 2D and some are 3D. Or, if you are in Dr. Scratch Computer vs. Panda3D is Open Source and free for any purpose, including commercial ventures.
  24. Experimenting beyond the course!- Stoatly Different, September 27, 2010
    On Friday I was lucky enough to be asked to present at the eLearning Networks “Learning Beyond The Course” Conference. opened with a piece on the importance of Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose, followed by a quick Curatr demo. But the first thing I did was run an experiment…. Learning is, I think, a highly creative activity. Results of the Experiment.
  25. Reusing eLearning material (OER) from other sources or not, asks UNESCO. Three reasons why I hesitate- Ignatia Webs, September 22, 2010
    Unesco is inviting us to jointly discuss OER, so if you are interested, let yourself be heard! Let me first tell you how this started to become important (again). Last week I was one of the co-organizers and facilitators for an international eLearning workshop for the Linqed Network. However some issues got a heated debate going. concerning OER.
  26. Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning- eLearning Technology, September 14, 2010
    Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? Are there places where text-to-speech makes sense?
  27. New Experiments in e-Learning- Moodle Journal, September 19, 2010
    After all the inevitable turmoil of applications and enrolment for the new academic year, I finally got down to some regular classes. met with my new first year level 3 students and during the session introduced them to the vle. Not a bad start for a first class of the term, but that’s not what this post is really about.
  28. 10 Steps to Creating an Online Community – There Aren’t Any- Engaged Learning, September 27, 2010
    There aren’t any steps. I’ve never really liked “STEPS&# lists, because they are too generic (unless you are putting together the Space Shuttle, or something like that). It is as if they will take you to the holy grail. Steps imply that they must be done in order – in sequence. Yet each community is in its own phase.
  29. A Deliberate and Effective PLE- Learnadoodledastic, September 17, 2010
    Thinking about my own PLE in relation to the reading led me to developing my own PLE Model. The thinking behind the model is outlined below the following diagram. Questions that crossed my mind were: 1. Is your PLE Deliberate? What is the Purpose of your PLE? which leads onto the question. What model of a PLE fits your purpose? Data Gathering, 2.
  30. TweetBook: Create a PDF ‘Diary’ with all your Tweets- Dont Waste Your Time, September 23, 2010
    I was pointed to TweetBook by Jane Hart begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting ; if you have an account on Twitter, you’ll absolutely love Tweetbook. Tweetbook is a free service that will create a PDF ‘book’ of all your own tweets. The beauty is that links are still clickable, but not to profiles. haven’t used this, but I’ve been assured it’s proved useful.
  31. Mike Myatt's Top 31 Leadership Blogs for 2010- The Peformance Improvement Blog, September 2, 2010
    If you’re like me, you appreciate seeing someone else’s “top list” for a topic of interest. It helps me sort through the thousands of blogs that I don’t have time to read. Mike Myatt gives us some help on the topic of leadership with his list of Top leadership blogs. Although numbered here, Myatt listed these in no particular order. N2growth Blog.
  32. PowerPoint Tips- eLearning Brothers, September 10, 2010
    Many designers use PowerPoint to create eLearning courses. Here are some simple tips to think about when building an online course: Don’t Cram So Much Text onto a Slide. It is widely known that people don’t read online, they scan. If a user sees a bunch of text on the slide they will almost always ignore it. Easy on the Animation.
  33. 27 Books for L&D Folks.- ID Reflections, September 25, 2010
    I have listed down a few books that have shaped my thinking over the last one year. believe they are all very essential reads for today’s learning and development folks. There are many more that can be added to the list but I will keep that for another post…You can see some of them in the picture of my bookshelf above. Subject Title Author.
  34. Learning malpractice- Learnlets, September 27, 2010
    Richard Nantel tweeted about Chris Dede talking about Educational Malpractice. Unfortunately, while it does accurately characterize the education space, it is not inappropriate to apply to the workplace as well. would extend that to Training Malpractice, but I want to take it further. Let’s start with formal learning, or training.
  35. If You Force Them, They Won't Learn- Bozarthzone , September 19, 2010
    A link on Twitter caught my eye this morning: "5 Hallmarks of Good Homework" , Much of the content is applicable to L& D (make assignments relevant, have a purpose, that kind of thing). If you're interested in workplace learning I encourage you to take a look. Reading has become a chore, like brushing your teeth."(Kohn, Kohn, 2006, pp. 2006).
  36. No pain, more gain? Research supports "less learning more often"- Lars is Learning, September 26, 2010
    Many years back, I coined a phrase that neatly summarised my view on how to change current training design and delivery practice so that it can dramatically improve effective learning and performance. My phrase? Less learning more often" (click to read the full article) Is it happening? Well, it's beginning to it seems.
  37. Hidden shortcuts of Captivate 5- Adobe Captivate Blog, September 3, 2010
    Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to boost productivity. While most of the keyboard shortcuts are listed besides the menu items in Cp5, there are few which are hidden underneath. Here is a list of some of those shortcuts. Editing shortcuts. Shortcut key. Action. Ctrl + I (Win), Command + I (Mac). Left indent selected items. Decrease magnification.
  38. How to revamp your learning model- E-learning in the Corporate Sector, September 7, 2010
    In my articles Online courses must die! and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration. Informal learning. believe in the power of informal learning. Figure 1.
  39. Deciding Not to Learn at Conferences?- aLearning, September 24, 2010
    Remember awhile back when I posted on ASAE’s “Associations and CEOs: A Report on Two Studies During a Down Economy.&# [ "Why ANY Revenue Increase is a Good Thing" ]? The good news is that the new report, “Decision to Learn,&# seems to clarify things. According to Lillie R. What will you do about that? What’s that you say?
  40. JSB on the roots of informal learning- Internet Time, September 5, 2010
    Informal Learning begins with these words: “THIS IS A BOOK about knowledge workers, twenty-first-century business, and informal learning. 8220;Training&# ? formal learning of all kinds ? channels some important learning but doesn’t carry the heaviest load. Conversation was a more effective teacher than school. Peter was right.
  41. Using #Articulate #Quizmaker Hotspot questions in a different way- Discovery Through eLearning, September 13, 2010
    I posted a question on the Articulate Community forums about a paper based questions that I was having difficultly changing to an online question. The question is this (image below) based on the diagram you just labelled, pick 3 correct sites for an I.V. start. Of the 10 labels, 5 are correct and the instructor wants the learner to pick 3.
  42. Promoting Distance- Learning Technology Learning, September 24, 2010
    Recently I have arrived at the opinion that developing a viable distance learning offering is the way to go for Higher Education. Much of the e-learning I've been involved in has concentrated on developing blended learning where there was previous just face-to-face. This is largely like banging your head against a brick wall. THIS IS WRONG!!
  43. Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?- Upside Learning Blog, September 30, 2010
    Technology around us is evolving at a rapid pace and is in turn affecting a speedy evolution of learning technology. Work is changing and, to keep pace with it, training is changing too. Which of these technology changes will impact training the most? think mobile applications are the game changer for training. Let me explain why I think that way.
  44. Learning, Literacy and Learner Skill- Blogger in Middle-earth, September 14, 2010
    This year, the New Zealand Ministry of Education displayed a list of terms in a draft instruction sheet for learners of Chemistry. The proposal is that page 3, labelled for student use, may assist learners to reach the standard and achieve a rudimentary qualification in secondary education ( NCEA Level 1).
  45. Free Videos for Learning and Development Professionals- Element K Blog, September 11, 2010
    I recently wrote a blog post titled "Podcasts in the Learning and Development Industry" wherein I described and linked to several of the more popular and valuable podcasts for learning professionals. And they do a good job, especially relative to our relaxed standards for YouTube content, at producing high-quality, professional videos.
  46. Storyboarding- Informal Learning, September 9, 2010
    Julie Wedgwood has a new blog , and she’s off on the right foot. Instead of the usual “Look at me,&# Julie has started with what will interest other people. Like Julie herself, the blog is helpful and upbeat. Julie’s probably best known for her pioneering work using storyboards for learning. Of course, sound’s important, too.
  47. PLENK 2010 - The Most Awesome Course on Planet Earth!- ZaidLearn, September 19, 2010
    Click here to watch the animation video (It looks good in IE and Chrome, but Firefox messes it up for now!) CLICK HERE to register for PLENK 2010. HOW DID YOU DO THAT? used xtranormal to create the animation (above) by simply writing the dialogue script (text only! Seriously!). Between 4000-6000 words for sure!),
  48. Is Your eLearning Team Sick?- Web Courseworks, September 7, 2010
    I recently had lunch with an old acquaintance from the University of Wisconsin, Kathleen Paris, Ph.D. She has, over many years, been involved with the University’s efforts to improve quality and promote strategic planning. One of her solutions for such an organization is The Clover Practice™, a 3-tiered strategy that she has developed.
  49. Adobe Captivate: Analyze and Chart Quiz Data Without an LMS, Part II- I Came, I Saw, I Learned, September 8, 2010
    by Kevin Siegel Last week I wrote about how Adobe Captivate 5 offers an alternate reporting method for posting quiz data instead of an expensive LMS: and the free Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer. To recap, you can set up to receive your learner's posted quiz data. Strap yourself in. that's right.
  50. More cool e-learning for kids (and their grown-ups)- Spark Your Interest, September 10, 2010
    Image via Wikipedia. noticed that a post of mine cool e-learning for kids got a few hits a day, fairly consistently, so I thought it must be time for a follow up. One of the things that I think is really powerful is for educators to use resources as part of their learning strategy, not go looking for a packaged solution. How lucky was that?
  51. Power to the SMEs! – a Presentation the BBP Way- Learning Visions, September 16, 2010
    Today I presented a webinar through MyKineo : Power to the SMEs! Empowering subject matter experts to help create better eLearning. It’s an interesting topic and one I’d like to dive into more with all of you…but what I really wanted to share was my presentation creation process! ve been reading Cliff Atkinson’s Beyond Bullet Points.
  52. Weekly Bookmarks (9/19/2010)- Experiencing eLearning, September 19, 2010
    Spaced education improves the retention of clinical knowledge by medical students: a randomised controlled trial – Kerfoot – 2006 – Medical Education – Wiley Online Library Annotated. Research summary on spaced education for medical students. The e-learning included emailed scenarios and questions. Annotated.
  53. Corporate handwriting – why typography is important in e-learning.- Spicy Learning, September 3, 2010
    Western fonts and typefaces fall into one of two identifiable categories; either they have small features at the end of strokes to distinguish each character, or they don’t. Serif fonts (or “Roman” fonts) are the ones with the swishes, and sans serif typefaces are the ones that don’t. Am I complaining? No way. hate Lucida Handwriting. Why not?
  54. Social Chat Culture: Thoughts on joining #lrnchat- Road to Learning, September 30, 2010
    The social chatting culture has been quite rampant and people seem to love an online discussion with ' tweeple ' as they are known. Or is that term old already? Today, I chanced up on lrnchat on Twitter in a time that I could attend and quite enjoyed the conversations. Choose an organizer who can plan how this topic can be discussed or guided.
  55. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Instructional Designers- Integrated Learnings, September 30, 2010
    By Shelley A. Gable. Stephen Covey is a well-known organizational consultant, perhaps especially well known for his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. was thinking about the book the other day, and I also started thinking about how those habits might translate for instructional design specifically. Here’s what I came up with…. But ah ha!
  56. Take your students back in time with video!- eLearning Acupuncture, September 13, 2010
    In September 2010, the YouTube Time Machine (YTTM) was born. The concept is simple. Select a year anywhere from 1860 to today and this service cues up videos found on YouTube pertaining to that year. Everything from TV commercials, to news reports, to music videos, to sports and movies. Want to know a bit about the culture of a particular year?
  57. Best of Learnability Matters - Most Informative and Popular Posts- Learnability Matters, September 7, 2010
    As promised, we have compiled the list of most informative and popular posts. Once we started digging our archives, it was immensely satisfying to realize that it was a really, really tough task to choose certain posts over others. The following list is based on the highest number of comments, highest number of retweets, and [.].
  58. From An Employee to a Consultant - A Story of Embracing Change- Designed for Learning, September 10, 2010
    I have been working on designing and developing a training workshop on embracing change and transition. Perhaps, the timing was just right. say this because I am just about ready to celebrate my one-year anniversary as an independent consultant and what a change it has been! Maybe this can help people who are contemplating the shift. It wasn’t easy.
  59. Time to Eliminate Software Product Tutorials?- The Writers Gateway, September 2, 2010
    The software industry is loaded with help manuals and tutorials. It doesn’t matter how complex or easy the product is, a help manual or a tutorial is a must have. Why would someone need a help manual or a tutorial if the product is self-explanatory, obvious, easy to use? Let’s begin with the basic question. What users want? Reasons.
  60. Lists are the enemy of learning!- Sticky Learning, September 5, 2010
    I have to begin here by saying, I've never been a fan of lists, I like things a little more 'free-form', I find lists stifling. Lists put an artificial order on things, they say, after doing/reading this, the next 'logical' point is X. When you put something in a list you tend to simplify things because a list is really a series of BRIEF
  61. Writing for Podcasts – An Electronic Papyrus Video Blog- Electronic Papyrus, September 21, 2010
    [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.]. In our first video blog, EP Blogger Jeff Hino offers some tips for creating ear-friendly podcasts.
  62. Project Initiation Questions- Learning Conversations, September 22, 2010
    In my experience, and that of others I talk to, a lot of training projects and programmes flounder simply because the right questions were not asked at the beginning. The list of questions below is not exhaustive, but covers the main areas that you would (ideally) want to discuss with a potential client before even putting in a costed proposal.
  63. Knowledge Management Contexts: Peter Drucker- The E-Learning Curve, September 20, 2010
    Many of the work concepts and practices we associate with the Information Age were developed in an era more typically identified with heavy industry. Knowledge Management Contexts: Peter Drucker is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.
  64. Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits- Daretoshare, September 13, 2010
    I read an interesting article from the New York Times. Below are some points that I thought were worth bringing to the surface. Feel free to read the entire article: [link]. In recent years, cognitive scientists have shown that a few simple techniques can reliably improve how much we learn from studying. Forgetting is the friend of learning.
  65. Learning Leaders Are Beginning To Get It … Sorta- trainingwreck, September 28, 2010
    I might not make many new friends with the following words, however, it needs to be stated. Having recently attended the CLO Symposium in Dana Point, California, I’m happy to report back that we just might be turning the tide in the learning world. They all go together. There is, however, huge apprehension. Still. The opportunity? Hmmmm.
  66. The eXtended Web PLENK discussion- Viplav Baxi Meanderings, September 30, 2010
    Missed Janet Clarey’s great interactive talk this Wednesday but caught up with the recording. think it was a great session on many accounts. Janet brings her great experience in Corporate Learning Development research at Brandon Hall into the session she leads. Thanks, Janet! The main questions that she addressed were: What are Web 1.0/2.0
  67. When worlds collide- Learning with e's, September 13, 2010
    In yesterday's post I gave the first part of a review of the latest issue of the journal Interactive Learning Environments , which is a special issue entitled: 'Towards eLearning 2.0 University'. There are 7 papers in the issue, each of which focus on social media that are being used to support and enhance learning in higher education.
  68. Do we really need narration?- Making Change, September 7, 2010
    When should elearning be narrated? think we should rephrase the question as, “When is it a good idea to force all learners to go at the same pace?&#. That’s what narrated material does. The pace of the narration controls the pace of the material. New studies suggest that learner control + text works better.
  69. Social Networking: A Platform for Training New Managers Online? by Bill Brandon- Learning Solutions Magazine, September 5, 2010
    Adoption and use of social networking by younger workers, who will soon be managers and supervisors, is growing rapidly. How can you leverage this technology to ensure they are ready for their new duties?
  70. Jane Bozarth's new book on Social Media- Clark Aldrich, September 11, 2010
    Jane Bozarth has a new book out on social media. The timing is perfect. For me, the first social media grouping includes blogs, wikis, YouTube or YouTube-Like applications, and podcasts. She explains in clear terms with a lot of hand-holding not only what they are, but also where to use them.
  71. PLE: connectivist or constructivist- elearnspace, September 22, 2010
    Viplav Baxi tosses out a few provocative questions , including: “If for a moment we were to ignore Connectivism as a theory, but recognize the MOOC and the PLE as technological platforms, could they be assumed as a logical manifestation of social constructivist practices in the digital age?&# What would those tools look like? objects.
  72. 5 Ways to Improve Bad eLearning- eLearning Weekly, September 24, 2010
    Experience tells me that elearning people do not have a lot of time to go back to the vault of existing training and revise it. New projects dripping with deadlines take priority. If nothing else, it makes it easier for elearning employees to pass people on the way to the cafeteria. Using time constraints is wise. Ways to Improve Bad eLearning.
  73. Top 5 ways to use Augmented Reality in Education- Jane Hart begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting - Pick of the Day, September 28, 2010
    Johnny Kissko wrote to tell me about a series of postings he is writing on the top 5 ways to use augmented reality in education. Although this is aimed at K-12 education I thought I would share it with you as it is interesting reading! Here are the postings so far. Second Life [mobile learning]. iPhone AR Apps. Xbox 360 Kinect. Toozla.
  74. A framework for the social enterprise- Learning and Working on the Web, September 27, 2010
    Tweet I have put together two of the major articles on social learning in the enterprise that were posted here this year. framework for social learning drew on my collaboration with colleagues at the Internet Time Alliance and the evolving social organization was co-authored by Thierry deBaillon. Social Enterprise White Paper (PDF).

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