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.

sticker
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!


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

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.


DevLearn08 Recap * Learning in a Web 2.0 World

November 17, 2008

Just getting back from San Jose and a million thanks to Brent and the Guild for an absolutely amazing DevLearn08 (#dl08). The event was held in the beautiful Fairmont hotel near Adobe headquarters and was jammed packed with inspirational keynotes, deep dive concurrent sessions and physical + virtual connections with fellow bloggers, tweeters and learning professionals.

What were your favorite presentations? I was able to catch excellent conversations and sessions on mobile learning (Judy Brown, BJ Schone, Barbara Ludwig, David Metcalf), immersive learning (Mark Oehlert), instructional design using the semantic web (Rueben Tozman), micro-blogging trends (Michelle Lentz), new work literacy (Tony Karrer)…and many, many others. Of course, there was a lot of tweeting going on and informal aha moments. Special shout out to my new T-Mobile teammate Jeff Tillet, who I am excited to dive into new media learning solutions with.

Keynote Highlights

Tim O’Reilly – follow the alpha geeks, early adopters and people who need training the least (high performers). Reach out to them and turn them into mentors, as well as provide convenient resources, reinforcement. Then study successes.

Dan Roam says – break every problem into Who, What, Where, Why and How…all you need is a napkin and sharpie. By the way, I tested the PowerPoint slideshow drawing feature, which is cool and can even convert to a slide object.

John Medina – covered a few of his 12 Brain Rules and how the education system counteracts how the brain has evolved to process and store information.

LinkedIn, da Vinci and Qik dinner

The days and nights were crazy busy, and in a few cab rushed evenings, I was also able to meet up with Jackie Danicki from Qik in beatiful Palo Alto for dinner, see the Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at the Technology Musuem, drive around Google-land and get a tour of LinkedIn headquarters, where we rocked out to Guitar Hero and got free snacks and fruit drinks in the LunchedIn kitchen. Special thanks to my co-presenter George Aston’s cousin Scott (LinkedIn web developer) for the dinner and tour…look forward to further tech discussions.

Thanks to everyone for coming to our 402 session on Using Rapid Video…it was almost a full house, which was cool. After quick hitting brain and film theory fundamentals with video examples, we broke the session into a hands-on video workshop with three groups tasked with props, storyboard and a Flip camera to rapidly create content. George and I were stoked by the amount of participation and levels of creativity. Please find what the groups created below on YouTube, as well as our slide deck in SlideShare. Also, if you are interested in current trends in user generated video, check out my article in Training Solutions Magazine.

402 Workshop Videos

Group 1 | Using paper props

Group 2 | Using real props

Group 3 | Using a flip chart and markers

Note: First few audio seconds for each video have a slight delay…not sure why…maybe a Vista issue with Flip software???

Presentation SlideShare Deck


New School eLearning * SEO Rapper

August 13, 2008

eLearning is a term that is applied to a wide range of content delivery. Some are page turner “click here to continue” modules, some are interactive simulations and others are well crafted rap songs, such as “Design Coding” performed by rapper Poetic Prophet, aka SEO Rapper, which can be found on the YouTube channel m0serious TV, in the How to Style category.

But can Robert Mager dance to it…

With a running total of 324,979 views, the Design Coding video is an example of a new school of eLearning design, which thinks outside of the box and takes the “B” out of boring and it turns it into “beat”, as in 4/4 time signature.  The content is well scripted and covers the basics of web design in 3 minutes, 22 seconds, all executed in a body movin’ tune that your younger sister and even your grandfather can dance (or code) to. When is the last time you had a web design course in less than five minutes that you can rock out to with your iPod?

Other SEO rapper videos (songs) include Link Building 101 and Social Media Addiction. Here is an excerpt and embedded video of Design Coding:

Call to action to increase the temptation
use appealing graphics they create motivation
if you have animation
use with moderation

…describe your doctype so the browser can relate
make sure you do it great or it won’t validate
check in all browsers, I do it directly
gotta make sure that it renders correctly
some use IE, some others use Flock
some use AOL, I use Firefox


Common Craft * Electing a US President in Plain English

July 31, 2008

As always, Common Craft develop excellent video eLearning content. Keep them coming craft!!! Check out their “short guide to understanding the basics of the US election process”. Please Digg it if you have the time.