As students return to school, many of them (and their teachers) are seeing tablet computers in the classroom, a trend that will only grow. Marc looks at what tablets bring to K-12 education, the concerns that they raise, and what we can do to ensure the success of this technology in the classroom.
by News Editor
[Press Release] Callidus Software Inc., the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), announced late yesterday it has acquired the leader in collaborative rapid eLearning authoring, Rapid Intake.
Augmented Reality (AR) digitally enhances a workplace by adding computer-generated information and sensory inputs, including teaching and performance support, or by combining real-world stimuli and information with instructional content. This can be done today – the tools exist, and it’s only a matter of designers using their imagination. Here are some ideas and tools to get you started.
by News Editor
edCetra Training has released an infographic summarizing the state of private cloud computing today, its benefits, and its future directions. In addition, on September 7, edCetra is launching a TweetChat (#clouduc8), a monthly discussion about learning in the cloud.
Many vendors offer ways to upload and share PowerPoint presentations online. One of these services is Brainshark Mobile, which targets smartphones and tablets as delivery destinations. Here is a review of Brainshark’s offering, including the major features that are available at no charge as well as those in the upgrade offerings.
by Bill Brandon
Technology extends what we can do at work, at play, and in our careers. It also reorganizes relationships and culture. Designers who think effective use of mobile technology is just a matter of fitting learning content onto smaller screens, or who approach social media as just another learning delivery channel, may be missing the bigger picture. Here are some ideas to consider.
Do you enjoy a challenge? The author had to determine if specific harvest skills had been transferred from a workshop to lead farmers and then on to individual farmers in remote villages in Rwanda. The key to his success was the “clicker”: an audience response system. Not working in Rwanda? His tips will help you use clickers to lead focus groups in the corporate world, too.
by Neil Lasher
Many of us who were at mLearnCon a month ago are still processing the experience. That includes the experts who led sessions and major parts of the program. Here are the reflections of the MOSHPit Master, as he relates his learning in San Jose to the challenges we face.
by David Kelly
What can you learn from an eLearning Guild conference, even if you don’t attend? With mobile and social technology, the answer is, “A lot!” It’s great to attend conferences in person, but budgets and schedules don’t always align to make that possible. Here is what one non-attendee gleaned from the backchannel. He didn’t get as much as he would have in person, but what he did get is impressive
by Bill Brandon
The eLearning Guild's mLearnCon 2011 exemplified the growth in interest and practice in the mobile learning area, with over 50% more attending this year than last. Here is a very brief overview of what went on in San Jose June 20 to 23!