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Friday, May 01, 2009

Call for eLearning Demonstrations

One of the hardest things to find are real-life examples of different kinds of eLearning Solutions. On May 21, Learn Trends will be hosting a free online event where the people who have developed interesting eLearning solutions will demonstrate and briefly discuss what they've done.

This is an online call for people who can "demonstrate" their system. Even if you can't participate - please help me get the word out on this.

Because of my concerns about bandwidth - demonstrations will really be screen shot slides. Sorry. This makes it a bit harder to demonstrate 3D worlds, video based training, etc. But it can still be done - just screen shot it and plan to explain it.

Generally we are looking for examples of a variety of different kinds of solutions. We hope they will vary from practical solutions to common problems to leading edge solutions. Some example areas and this is by no means inclusive:
  • Self-Paced Courses
  • Performance Support Tools
  • Mobile Learning
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Social / Network Learning
  • 3D Learning
  • Games
  • Toolkits
  • Interesting Tools
We especially would like participants who are developing solutions inside of organizations to participate. These are most often the hardest examples to see.

To participate, you must be available May 21 from 9AM to Noon Pacific Time.

If you are interested, please send me an email ( with:
  • A brief description
  • A couple of example screen shots
We expect to have more examples than we can show and discuss in the 3 hours, so we will likely only be able to choose some of what is sent in. We will try to choose a variety of different examples that represent effective patterns.

We are also trying to come up with ways to effectively share examples that are not shown real-time during the session.

Two last things:
  1. Please help me spread the word about this.
  2. If you know of places that examples already are captured, please point me to those. Another aspect of this is beginning to capture examples that will be available online.


Collin Kromke said...

I don't have anything to demo, but I'll be blocking this time off on my calendar so I can attend. Great idea, Tony!

Character Education said...

o wow, i think there are lots of guys around me how can participate. i am farwarding your email to them.

Dan said...

Hi Tony,
Fantastic blog, thanks. I unfortunately can’t make LA on 21 May but there’s a video on mnemonics creation site (please twitter about new learner-link themes- I’m looking for contributors and beta-testers).
I’ve also been working with University of Nottingham (UK) the past months on the DELVE –Design of Learning Spaces in Virtual Worlds- project; we’ll be putting up a website with various Second Life for learning resources shortly – in the meantime here is a SLURL and I can provide video/ learning event screenshots with pleasure should you wish to use them at your event.
Finally, I just read your LinkedIn piece and was very interested and inspired to re-investigate that method of connecting. Thanks again, Tony, and anyone interested in (especially) mnemonic devices please feel free to add me as a Linkedin friend!
A hug to all the e-learners changing the world for the better.