January 3, 2011

Wow, pretty big things from Adobe in 2010…very excited about all things mobile and open source. http://amplify.com/u/k95m http://amplify.com/u/k95n

Twellow ASTD TechKnowledge 2010!

January 25, 2010

With so many training folks on Twitter, I created a “Hello my Name is” Twitter sticker for attendees to wear and make the Twitter name exchange must faster.

Jeff Tillett and I will be handing these out at our presentation on using rapid video with training (session TH305TI), which will include three hands-on workshop stations with real equipment and props.

Feel free to download and print this 3”x5” Twitter sticker to write your Twitter user name.

See you at ASTD TechKnowledge 2010!

DevLearn 2009 eHandouts | Session 114 Low Cost Mobile Learning

November 21, 2009

Thanks to everyone who could make our DevLearn09 session (#114) on delivering low cost mobile solutions. Please find the session (embedded slideshare) handouts below. There were many amazing presentations to catch, so if you missed it, check out a nicely written summary from the eLearning Weekly blog (BJ Schone rocks!).

Looking forward to staying in touch with the many familiar and new peers online. See you on the cloud!

Twellow DevLearn 09!

November 9, 2009

To make the technology-enabled social networking easier (i.e. Twitter), I created a “Hello my Name is” Twitter sticker for attendees to write their twitter user name on. This will hopefully make the Twitter business card exchange must faster.

My fantastic fellow T-Mobile co-worker Jeff Tillett and I will be printing them and handing them out at our presentation on how to develop low cost mobile learning solutions on Wednesday (114).

Feel free to download and print this 3”x5” Twitter sticker to write your Twitter user name.

I am looking forward to attending the many DevLearn inspirational presentations on innovative learning (gaming, mobile and social), as well as the usual informal conversation with (in my humble opinion) the best minds in the eLearning world.
See you there!

Real-time Collaboration * Google Wave

May 30, 2009

The geniuses behind Google Maps recently announced Google Wave, which they are calling a “personal communication and collaboration tool”. It is a browser application (HTML 5)  that brings the opportunity to “collate” and evolve emails and traditional documents into a real-time collaborative experience that will integrate instant messaging, wiki (read-write) and social networking components.  You can also easily embed these “wave” conversations on blogs to share the discussion…pretty cool!

BONUS points – Google Waves works on Android mobile devices. I repeat…Google Waves works on Android mobile devices. Check out the video below!!! I cannot wait to try out on my G1. Being a huge fan of Gmail and Google Documents, I just signed up for the alpha and am VERY, VERY interested in how a tool like this can be used to streamline business communication and collaboration. HEADS UP teammates and peers out there, get ready for the Mark Wave…coming soon!

They are not only calling it an application but also a platform and protocol. Being open source, Google is looking for the community to try out, see what works and extend it to make it better.

I like this quote about email-

“…email (aka snail mail), which was invented 40 years ago, is still today is the most popular communication tool….but lacks the experience of real-time SMS etc. ”

Question = Answer * ChaCha!

March 25, 2009

When you have a question about something what do you do?

A. Ask a friend?
B. Go to the library?
C. Google the answer?
D. Make up an answer? (No!)
E. None of the Above

What about using ChaCha?

Learning “on demand” is a hot topic and popular way for finding information today. A peer suggested ChaCha to me yesterday. When I tried it, an answer for  “death of Napoleon” came back in less than a minute…”gastric cancer” wow that was fast!

In January of 2008, ChaCha launched its mobile answers text service at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Since that day, hundreds of thousands of people have become ChaCha fans – of both the text AND mobile answers voice service – asking ChaCha millions and millions of questions every month.

On September 17th, 2008 ChaCha announced that it now has more than a million users and has answered more than 27 million queries since it launched its revolutionary mobile answers service in January. This, combined with its quarterly growth rate in Q2, makes ChaCha the fastest growing mobile search service, surpassing both Google and Yahoo in both WAP and text-based search growth rates (according to the latest data from Nielsen Mobile).

ChaCha was the fastest growing U.S. mobile text-based search service again for the 2nd quarter in a row surpassing Yahoo and on the heels of Google growing market share from seven percent to 28 percent in only 90 days, according to Nielsen Mobile.

Here is how it works:

Try it two ways:

Call 1.800.2ChaCha (1.800.224.2242)
Text 242242 (spells ChaCha)

1. Simply ask your question from your mobile phone as if you were talking to a smart friend.
2. We’ll instantly route your question to the most knowledgeable person on that topic in our Guide community.
3. Your answer is then returned to your phone as a text message within a few minutes.

gLearning * Guitar Learning in your hand(s)

December 11, 2008

Want to learn to play the guitar on your phone? SplashPlay, available via the Android Market, allows you to download songs, add chords and share with others through the SplashPlay website.

With a very slick interface, this type of application makes learning a fun, flexible and a rewarding experience. I certainly could have used this type of performance support tool when I use to play bass in a band and totally forget my part!


SplashPlay , Keith Sturch, Andreas Ipp, Friedger Müffke and Ronan Schwarz

Learn to play the guitar on your phone. Download your favourite songs, add chords and share with others through the SplashPlay website. With optionally available hardware, chords appear also on the real instrument.