Story, Comics, Manga and Elearning

People pay money for stories. People tell stories. People learn from stories. What is the story in recent elearning you’ve taken or developed? In his book, A Whole New Mind, Dan Pink cites a great quote from Ursula K. Le Guin: The story—from Rumplestiltskin to War and Peace—is one of the basic tools invented by […]

Elearning Events Calendar Updates

I updated the public Elearning Events Google Calendar with major industry events from April through October 2008. Updates and additions include CLO Spring Symposium, Learning Systems 2008, WATS, Training Leadership Summit, and Learning Impact Summit, as well as events in the early Fall.

Update: CNET Reports Gizmodo Banned

Unsurprisingly the CEA (CES organizers) have banned Gizmodo and are looking at further sanctions. CEA’s take on CES Gizmodo prank: Banned! This results from the earlier presentation-fouling pranks, Gizmodo CES horseplay reported all over the web. Lesson learned for presenters & trainers, prepare for the juvenile– turn off IR ports/devices/remotes you don’t need or tape […]

Rapid Syndication Surfing: FeedDemon & NetNewsWire

Reading blogs has become a primary source of news for me. I sorely missed FeedDemon when I switched to Mac. Then I found about about NetNewsWire, but dawdled on buying it. Surprise, BOTH are now free. My favorite apps list just got bigger and free-er. I’ll expand on the details of each below. Feed readers […]

Applications I Loved in 2007

Here is the promised new year follow-up with applications I really like and use. Open source stuff [Windows & Mac]: Firefox 2, Flock, Thunderbird 2, FileZilla, and Audacity All of those worked great on Windows and great on Mac. In 2004 when still using Windows for daily work, I dumped IE & Outlook and switched […]

Services/Web Solutions I Loved in 2007

Year transitions mean two things in the media (and the blogosphere)– old year recaps and new year predictions. I predict that I will get to prognostications for 2008 in a future post. I also predict I will love these things in 2008. Meantime here are some great web tools/services I had the pleasure of using […]

Quick Firefox Tip: Open Location + Address Completion

Here is a quick tip for Firefox: Enter Ctrl-L company Ctrl-Return. [Use Command-L and Command-Return on Mac.] Bam! Firefox completes it as http://www.company.com and goes there. Here is how it works. You use Control-L to automatically place the cursor in the URL address field and highlight all the text. Then type just the company name […]

Baby Got Backlinks

OK, I just watched the last 2 segments of VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 90’s on Tivo, so please forgive the back-dated back reference. Maybe I should have gone with “D’oh, FINALLY Got Blogger Backlinks Working.” Using RAGE Google Sitemap Automator has been all the rage with me during the holiday break, but I […]