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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

eLearning Tour

On May 21, 2009, I moderated an eLearning Tour in association with Learn Trends. It was designed to take you on a quick tour of different examples of eLearning Solutions happening out there. The tour guides and their topics:
  • Judy Brown - Mobile Learning Solutions
  • Bob Mosher - Performance Support Tools
  • Karl Kapp - Games and Simulations
  • Tony Karrer - Self-Paced and Other eLearning Solutions
Below are the videos from the sessions:

Mobile Learning

Performance Support

Simulations and Games

Asynchronous eLearning

Mobile Learning
Judy Brown, Tour Guide

For the mobile learning section of the tour, we will be talking about the opportunities and benefits in using devices our learners are already carrying for various types of learning. The topics / presenters will be:

Overview/Introduction – a quick scan of the current and future environment
  • Judy Brown, Mobile Learning Strategic Advisor, mLearnopedia

Innovative Podcasting – Introduction of research and an example of improved audio communications
  • Christopher von Koschembahr, a pioneer in mobile learning previously with IBM

Mobile Lessons Learned – Overview of experiences in the first year of use of iPhones and iPods for all the learners at Abilene Christian University
  • William Rankin, Associate Professor of English & Director of Mobile Learning Research: iPhone
  • George Saltsman, Director of the Adams Center for Teaching & Learning and Director of Educational Technology
Performance Support

Bob Mosher, Tour Guide

In the Performance Support tour we will be looking at technologies and approaches which bring learning directly to the learner’s “moment of need”. Performance Support offers a unique opportunity to go beyond learning and acquiring knowledge directly in the context of doing work. 4 case studies will be shared. The topics / presenters will be:

Overview/Introduction – a overview of the PS learning landscape and some overall design principles which need to be considered

  • Bob Mosher, Chief Learning and Strategy Evangelist, LearningGuide Solutions US

Electron Performance Support integration – 2 examples of highly guided and integrated Performance Support environment for IT applications and the DoD.

  • Dan Peay, Transcensus

Performance support for Processed based learning – Two more examples of PS used for helping support Medical Devices and On-boarding.

  • Bob Mosher, Learning Guide

Simulations and Games
Karl Kapp, Tour Guide

In this part of the tour, we'll explore how organizations are using games and simulations to provide engaging, effective training to their employees. You will see how:
  • Mini games
  • Game Engines
  • Machine Simulations
  • Soft Skills Simulation
are being leveraged to transfer knowledge within organizations.

Speakers during this section will be:

Adam Nelson who currently leads the learning group at Linden Lab, the creators of Second Life, designing and implementing next-generation adaptive learning environments in enterprises of all sizes. Prior to joining Linden Lab, Adam spent 10 years at Ninth House, a leading leadership and behavioral change company.

Phil Sueper - Simulation Designer for The Performance Development Group. Over the past nine years, he's designed more than 200 performance simulations. He will present a series of simulations with very brief summaries of the unique approaches to learning included in each

Self-Paced, Asynchronous eLearning
Tony Karrer, Tour Guide

In this part of the tour, we will quickly go through a series of demonstrations of different types of asynchronous, self-paced eLearning that comes directly from the submissions.

The topics / presenters will be:

Really Rapid eLearning - A rapid process, integrating SMEs to produce software overviews.
Ben Duffy, eLearning Program Manager, Fairchild Semiconductor

Narrative eLearning - Teaches about Pandemic Influenza Preparedness at Work and at Home through conversations at work and at home, and newscasts - incorporating audio and bandwidth constrained “video.”
Kim Koehler, Learning Center, Park Nicollet Health Services

Scenario eLearning - Introduces AmeriCorps VISTA to new members through an exploratory environment with interactive scenarios.
Angela Nicholas, Instructional Designer, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory

Non-linear, Clue/Puzzle eLearning -
Introduces banking staff to a banking service and customer enrollment through a film noir setting where learners play a private detective search for clues.
Jeffery Goldman, e-Learning Designer, Provident Bank

Social eLearning - A reusable product that invites conference audiences into a conversation with keynote presenters before and after the event.
Douglas Flather, Vice President, Product Development, Washington Speakers Bureau Multimedia

More on our tour guides:

Karl Kapp

Karl is a consultant, speaker, scholar, and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations. His background teaching e-learning classes, knowledge of adult learning theory, and experience training CEOs and front line staff provides him with a unique perspective on organizational learning. In 2007, he voted as one of's 2007 Top 20 Most Influential Training Professionals. Recently, he won the Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology. His experience with technology companies and high-tech initiatives provides him with insights into the future of technology. He shares those insights and perspectives through writing, consulting and coaching with clients in the field of learning and e-learning.

He is the author of "Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning" and is working on a book about 3D Learning.

Judy Brown

Judy Brown is a Mobile Technology Analyst who has been involved in technology for learning for over 25 years and with mobile learning since 1996. She coordinates the site. She moderates the Mobile Learning Content Community and is a fantastic speaker on all things mobile learning.

Bob Mosher

Bob has been an active and influential leader in the learning and training industry for over 23 years and is renowned worldwide for his pioneering role in e-learning and performance support. Bob joined LearningGuide from Microsoft, where he was Director of Learning Strategy and Evangelism. Before, Bob was the Executive Director of Education for Element K where he directed and influenced their learning model and products. He is an influential voice in the IT training industry, speaking at conferences and participating within industry associations such as CLO Magazine, CompTIA, ASTD, The E-learning Guild and The Masie Centre.

Tony Karrer

Dr. Tony Karrer is CEO/CTO of TechEmpower, a software, web and eLearning development firm based in Los Angeles, and is considered one of the top technologists in e-Learning. He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO. Dr. Karrer taught Computer Science for eleven years. He has been the acting CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse. Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science. He is a frequent speaker at industry and academic events.


Anonymous said...

Drat! Company blocks ning sites... =(

Anonymous said...

i'd love to watch these, but all i see are large cyan rectangles where the movies should be.

Tony Karrer said...

They are flash movies. You might want to check that you have the flash player installed and visit the Adobe site for help.