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 […]

OLPC Arriving Soon, Mosquito Nets Already in Mali

Two cool updates with cool videos too. First off, the OLPC Give One, Get One ‘XO’ laptops are on their way. I got an email note on Saturday morning indicating mine should arrive by January 15. Coincidentally, I just stumbled on to a fascinating video with XO designer Yves Behar describing key features. Watching the […]

Google Trends: Authoring Tool Trends

I used Google Trends to plot search popularity of Authorware, Toolbook, Lectora, and Captivate since 2004. It may not be a direct correlation to sales or interest, but there seems to be some consistency with gut-level reactions for industry positions. Authorware trending down since 2004, Toolbook relatively stable but lower, and a pretty good horse […]

Kindle Review for the Masie Consortium

I’ve had an Amazon Kindle for a week now. In fact, I’ve even read a book already and passed it on to friends and colleagues to get their feedback. It was kind of cool to get the jump on folks like ZDNet and have real Amazon Kindle review done by last Monday. Their “initial impressions” […]

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 […]

OLPC GO,GO Extended and/or Help Stop Malaria for $10

Last night on TV I saw am advertising spot for the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) initiative that featured Masi Oka (Hiro Nakamura from NBC’s Heroes) and then I went and checked online and it looks like the offer is extended through December 31, 2007. If you’d still like to try out the Give One, […]

Awesome One-Laptop-Per-Child Charity Option

I’m probably late to the party, but there is an awesome charity opportunity for anyone supportive of the OLPC One-Laptop-Per-Child initiative. I just found out about this through the JiWire newsletter, and it seems to be a great thing for anyone who is both involved in elearning and a charitable individual. Here’s the link to […]