Wii + Second Life = New Training Simulator

Interesting thoughts on using a Nintendo Wii and Second Life together, from the Gadgets blog of Wired online Nintendo games have made the Wii controller a satisfyingly realistic controller for pretend tennis, golf and baseball. But how about using it to practice doing surgery, applying pesticides or operating a nuclear power plant? It will be […]

Apple opens registration for iPhone Tech Talks

Apple just sent me an email with information on iPhone Tech Talks that are scheduled for Los Angeles, CA 08/02 San Francisco, CA 08/24 Chicago, IL 08/28 New York, NY 08/30 New York, NY 08/31 It looks like an interesting day,and I will admit to a small amount of “return-ers remorse” Bring your notebook, your […]

Is YouTube an Enterprise App for Training?

Google and ZDNet seem to think so. I stumbled on to this Enterprise YouTube coming post on ZDNet in the Googling Google blog by Garett Rogers. … why would a company want to integrate with YouTube, especially since most are either considering or have already blocked the website from their network? After thinking a while, […]

Adobe on AIR Events- Premiere Example of "Seminars 2.0"

I just got back from the roving Adobe on AIR barcamp event in Seattle. The bus is cool, the APIs are cool, the AIR product/environment is cool, and the whole event approach is cool. It really struck me as a “2.0” seminar, in the “Web 2.0” sense- early feedback from users/participants, user-driven, high-tech, effective and […]

Why I returned my iPhone after just 7 days

A short list of the reasons why my iPhone went back to AT&T on Saturday. Couldn’t accept meeting invites on it. No Cut/Copy/Paste. The keyboard. Not enough fine tuning control over email: Can’t control size of email initially downloaded Only checks at pre-defined intervals; 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour… Doesn’t put things in “Sent […]

My Computing History

Already my close friend and personal curmudgeon has scoffed at my switcharoo (see his comment here). I have little to comment on his comment, other than to share that perhaps Microsoft provides a most excellent operating systems for the type of person who shuns human contact. But seriously folks, here is a log of computers […]

The Big Switch Begins

I love computers. Apple is putting the excitement and fun back in computing for me with the MacBook Pro, iPhone, and iPod. I plan on using all of those devices to create elearning and/or delivery elearning in the next 30 days. My journey is just begining, and it started in Shanghai (or at least that’s […]

The learning community mourns the loss of Claude Ostyn

The elearning community and especially the specification and standards world mourns the loss of Claude Ostyn (http://www.ostyn.com/) who recently passed away after a battle with terminal illness. From his long-tenure at Asymetrix and Click2learn to his more recent independent consulting, Claude has been an advocate at the vanguard of learning frontiers. Claude Ostyn made great […]