ACM / eLearn Magazine on Second Life for Learning

The Association for Computing Machinery (acm) publishes eLearn, an online magazine about Education and Technology. Just a few days ago they published Another Life: Virtual Worlds as Tools for Learning, by Jay Cross, Internet Time Group; Tony O’Driscoll, IBM; and Eilif Trondsen, SRI-Business Intelligence. Quite a coincidence, since I unknowingly published an entry about that […]

Training Video Gets New Life and a Second One too

On February 16, 2007 I hosted an Adobe eSeminar on Machinima as a tool for developing training videos. Tom Crawford explained how one can co-opt video games or re-purpose them for creating cheap, effective training videos. Using something like The Movies you can short-circuit the painful process of shooting "real" video. You also skip the […]

Captivate 2 bug: FTP breaks SCORM packaging

If you use the current release of Captivate 2 to make elearning intended for an LMS, then do not use the built-in FTP. Likewise, do not use the current Captivate 2 release with FTP and PENS. When the FTP box is checked, Captivate 2 makes invalid SCORM 1.2 and invalid SCORM 2004 packages. Under these […]

Stability and Evolution in Standards for Elearning

Late last year the ADL reached agreements with several other elearning standards organizations, including AICC, IEEE and IMS. The agreements allow the relevant work of those groups to move forward with SCORM as this portion of the ADL effort transitions to a new stewardship organization. This is a significant achievement. It indicates the maturity and […]

Elearning Events Calendar Updates

I added several 2007 events to the Elearning Events Google calendar, including: SALT New Learning Technologies (Jan 31 – Feb 2) ID+SCORM (April 5-6) IMS Learning Impact (April 16-19) Energy Industry CBT Alliance (April 23-25) I have entries clear out until the end of November 2007. However, oddly there are no May events (?yet). If […]

Lies, Lies, Lies… and Learning

Larry Israelite is the editor and one of the authors of Lies About Learning. I came to know Larry through Elliott Masie and the Learning Consortium, and I love his frankness on this subject, starting with the subtitle of the book, Leading Executives Separate Truth from Fiction in a $100 Billion Industry. In the book, […]

Events Update and Call for Contributions

The Elearning Events calendar has been updated with major elearning events through June 2007. View it here at Mobilemind in the side bar, or see the full page view of the Elearning Events Calendar [Subscribe ]. There is also an open call for presentations or contributions for iLearn Paris January 29-31, 2007 – presentation abstracts […]

Effective learning is more than Flash interactions

Learning is more than Flash interactions. Transfering and transforming information into strategic skills, knowledge and performance is more than instructional design. Too often we use ADDIE and elearning like a defibrillator— perhaps rescuing the organization during the current "crisis," but doing little or nothing in terms of the big picture planning for preparation, ongoing "treatment", […]