Elearning, Machinima and the Law

One of the great take-aways of Learning 2006 for me was Machinima. Now there’s some IP follow-up that is due for anyone considering using Machinima content for training. I think machinima is a powerful, effective and low cost alternative technique to “from scratch” 2D/3D animation, graphics and video production for e-learning. However, as always, one […]

Live from Learning 2007 (twitter and wiki)

I’m already at Coronado Springs for Learning 2007. I doubt that I’ll really do much blogging at all while I’m here. However, as a Masie Fellow, I try to dabble in what may be avant-garde for learning, so I’ll try to update my own twitter more often. I also created a L07 (L-zero-7) twitter at […]

A Friend Passes

Artist, inventor, innovator, collaborator and colleague Philip V.W. Dodds passed away on Saturday morning. Please help me recognize and celebrate his accomplishments and the lives he continues to touch. I tried to write this yesterday and just couldn’t. I truly believe the elearning community would not have SCORM as it is today without Philip’s contributions […]

Authorware Impact Survey

The AICC (Aviation Industry CBT Committee) is hosting a discussion forum on Authorware End-of-Development and developing an Authorware Impact & Issues Survey to help assess the impact and move towards solutions for heavily-invested corporate customers. A presentation used for live discussion is available from the AICC site, as are the AICC Meeting Minutes with additional […]

Cheat This Book- Gadgets, Games & Gizmos

I’m barely in "Gen-X." I’m about 12 years too young to truly appreciate the Abbie Hoffman reference I just made. I’m about 12 years too old to be a real "gamer." Nonetheless, here I am in my 40’s staying up late to write a book report on Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning by Karl […]

Learning in 2012 with the Masie Learning Consortium

As a Masie Fellow, I participate in monthly Masie Learning Consortium calls hosted by Elliot Masie. This month’s call was on Learning in 2012. I won’t give away the store and undermine the value of Consortium, but I’d like to share a few interesting thoughts from the discussion of what learning organizations and training will […]

1 Million Hours of Coaching

I stumbled on to a great little untold story of a coaching success. In early August, I finally got around to watching the Walt Mossberg & Kara Swisher interview of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates from D5 last Spring (free iTunes video podcast here, but you can probably find it elsewhere too). First off, it […]

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 […]