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 […]

Apple opens registration for iPhone Tech Talks

Apple just sent me an email with information on iPhone Tech Talks that are scheduled for Los Angeles, CA 08/02 San Francisco, CA 08/24 Chicago, IL 08/28 New York, NY 08/30 New York, NY 08/31 It looks like an interesting day,and I will admit to a small amount of “return-ers remorse” Bring your notebook, your […]

Is YouTube an Enterprise App for Training?

Google and ZDNet seem to think so. I stumbled on to this Enterprise YouTube coming post on ZDNet in the Googling Google blog by Garett Rogers. … why would a company want to integrate with YouTube, especially since most are either considering or have already blocked the website from their network? After thinking a while, […]

Adobe on AIR Events- Premiere Example of "Seminars 2.0"

I just got back from the roving Adobe on AIR barcamp event in Seattle. The bus is cool, the APIs are cool, the AIR product/environment is cool, and the whole event approach is cool. It really struck me as a “2.0” seminar, in the “Web 2.0” sense- early feedback from users/participants, user-driven, high-tech, effective and […]