Thoughts on Learning in 3D- Virtual book Tour

I’m fortunate that this blog is an early stop on the “#Lrn3D” virtual book tour for Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration by Karl M. Kapp and Tony O’Driscoll. There is much to come on the tour, from colleagues and friends widely held in high esteem through the learning […]

TryPhone or iPhoney = iPhone + Lost in Translation

The TryPhone site run by MobileComplete is very nice if you want to check out the menu structure and general user interface of most popular cell phones. It breaks down a bit on more complicated user interfaces with gestures, button double-clicks and shortcuts. It gives you the general idea, but the graphics are a little […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Interesting Reading – Blogs I Like

UPDATE: Google Blogger is totally crappy about providing any feedback other than failure, so I’m breaking this into 2 posts. Validating the HTML of the posts with the W3C and Dreamweaver validator is useless; Blogger just silently fails with a blank screen. I perceive much of my own value as being a node in a […]

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 […]