Why I returned my iPhone after just 7 days

A short list of the reasons why my iPhone went back to AT&T on Saturday. Couldn’t accept meeting invites on it. No Cut/Copy/Paste. The keyboard. Not enough fine tuning control over email: Can’t control size of email initially downloaded Only checks at pre-defined intervals; 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour… Doesn’t put things in “Sent […]

The learning community mourns the loss of Claude Ostyn

The elearning community and especially the specification and standards world mourns the loss of Claude Ostyn (http://www.ostyn.com/) who recently passed away after a battle with terminal illness. From his long-tenure at Asymetrix and Click2learn to his more recent independent consulting, Claude has been an advocate at the vanguard of learning frontiers. Claude Ostyn made great […]

Flex for Learning Integration, Visualization and Actualization

These are exciting times for learning & talent management systems and for Adobe Flex. A few weeks ago at LMS 2007, Elliott Masie addressed what he saw as the powerful potential of Flex for visualization of enterprise learning and human performance information. As a follow-up, the Masie Center is working with Learning Consortium members and […]

Effective learning is more than Flash interactions

Learning is more than Flash interactions. Transfering and transforming information into strategic skills, knowledge and performance is more than instructional design. Too often we use ADDIE and elearning like a defibrillator— perhaps rescuing the organization during the current "crisis," but doing little or nothing in terms of the big picture planning for preparation, ongoing "treatment", […]

Nice Maps of Elearning Vendor Landscape

Somehow I stumbled on to this diagram or "mind map" of the elearning vendor landscape at European analyst Elearnity Research. Elearnity Research – Vendor Navigator A combination of that chart and the Clark Aldrich Chart of Consolidations might make for quite an interesting discussion of the future of elearning. Or at least make someone look […]

Synchronicity: Is ISD Dead or am I dead tired?

I am at Masie’s Learning 2006 having a great time working, learning and networking. This is the most lively I’ve seen this conference or its predecessor since 1998 or so. Lots of GREAT speakers, new ideas, new vibrant attendees, fun things, compelling discussions/sharing and cool technologies too. I’ve posted to the Learning 2006 Wiki twice […]

New Cool Tool- Articulate Engage

Articulate Engage is an awesome tool to add to your rapid elearning quiver. It isn’t the standard PowerPoint-to-Flash tool, nor is it another capture-based tool like TechSmith Camtasia or Qarbon ViewletCam. Engage gives you interactions that break out of the rapid elearning tutorial "box" that can corner you into only "click next to continue" or […]