LETSI Tech Meetings Live Blog

This is a temporary location for the Live Blog of LETSI Tech Meetings being held during June 2009 at IEEE Headquarters in New Jersey. Ultimately this post will be come a link to this blog hosted on the LETSI site. LETSI Tech Meeting June ’09 Thanks.

Elearning Events Updated for 2009

The Elearning Events Calendar is updated with key elearning conferences and trade shows from January 2009 – June 2009. I didn’t do a good job of updating it from August-December 2008, but I’ll try to be better. If you are aware of a conference I missed, send an invite or email to events(at)mobilemind.net and I’ll […]

Seattle Bunko Breakfast: Video Clip 1

Dan Pink, author of The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need visited Seattle in late July and was kind enough to host a happy hour version of a “Bunko Breakfast” at the Arctic Club Hotel. There were 15-20 people in attendance including 3-4 from the Snohomish County Workforce Development Council, […]

Call for Whitepapers on SCORM- Do SOMETHING please

LETSI is soliciting white papers on SCORM to help identify the issues and ideas that are key priorities for the learning and training community. The submission deadline is August 15, 2008 and more information can be found on the LETSI web site SCORM 2.0 page or in the PDF file LETSI White Paper Solicitation on […]

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 […]

Dear WebEx, It is 2007

<rant> Dear WebEx, please help your product become less sucky. We live in a web world. People use different web browsers, different Java versions, different OS platforms, and some people even (gasp) have smartphones. I had a horrible experience with your product today. Bad enough for me to spend the time writing this rant. Bad […]