I just got back from eLearning Guild Annual Gathering in Boston and had a totally amazing time. I caught a bunch of excellent presenters, including eLearning guru Tony Karrer, as well as a panel discussion including Silke Fleischer from Adobe Captivate and Jay Cross of Internet Time.
Also, I was totally engaged, inspired and a little frightened by the key note speaker, Henry Jenkins, who is the Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program. He examined the convergence of media and how borders are blurring between audience, content and producers. One of his examples was the television show American Idol. Does this mean I will have to start watching TV, yikes!!! I bought his latest book, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide and read about halfway on the flight home.
Applying game theory to eLearning
Jeff Johannigman gave an excellent background of the who, what, where, why and how behind gaming from theory to application.
***I also had the pleasure of talking to Mark Oehlert, who is another passionate gamer, with so many progressive and relevant ideas.