Just got back from vacation to Cape Cod, besides working about 40 hours in the first couple days to help the team make some deadlines, I had a great time. The first day, we took a walk on the beach and its amazing how quickly the sight and sounds of the ocean quickly clears your mind and helps you to relax. Amazing! Recommend it for homework for everyone, if you haven’t gotten to walk on the beach summer get it done before it gets to cold.
If you need to be inspired, watch the Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement address at Stanford.Love what you do, don’t settle. If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are doing today? Stay hungry, stay foolish.
Looking for a powerful way to use twitter and learning, check out #lrnchat. A place for people interested in the topic of learning, to learn from one another and discuss how to help other people learn. The online chat happens every Thursday night 8:30-10pm EST / 5:30-7pm PST.
Q0 (our #lrnchat warmup): How???ve you been? What have you been learning?
Q1: Why aren???t ppl using social media & twitter-like tools in training? What myths do they have? Excuses they use? Legit reasons????Addition: My hope with Q1 is to hear both reasons why not using, and how you reply.
Q2 from @kasey428: Have you used (or seen used) social media to push out training reinforcement as follow-up to ILT or elearning?
Q3 inspired by @ichrisbarnes: Do we know of any places SoMe is bad (for learning, in training, for edu)?
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If you are free on Thursday nights from 8.30 – 10pm eastern, checkout the weekly chat where the moderator posts a question and everyone chimes in with input. The chats have taken place over the past 9 weeks and the logs are posted on their blog at: http://lrnchat.wordpress.com/. Great concept and way to learn from people in the field.Learn more at:
E3: Microsoft Project Natal – Look’s Amazing. Controller free interaction, voice control, 3d imaging and sensing emotions.
During my presentations on Games & Simulations, I encourage the audience to be sure to go out and play and try the different types of games and environments that are out there. This is a key for you to understand the different types of games and options that you can incorporate into the training content that you may be developing. One of the most fun consoles out there is the Wii because of its innovate interaction with the game and the ability to have multiplayers at the same time jumping and moving to achieve a specific goal. This is especially a great console for home’s with families and it gives you an excuse to do your homework and have some fun with the kids or your spouse.
Many trillions of elements, continually growing through a large number of feeds.
No. It comes from Wolfram|Alpha’s internal knowledge base. Some of the data in that knowledge base is derived from official public or private websites, but most of it is from more systematic primary sources.
Many different sources, combined and curated by the Wolfram|Alpha team. At the bottom of each relevant results page there’s a “Source information” button, which provides background sources and references.
Most of the data in Wolfram|Alpha is derived by computations, often based on multiple sources. A list of background sources and references is available via the “Source information” button at the bottom of relevant Wolfram|Alpha results pages.
In concept, perhaps Leibniz’s characteristica universalis from the late 1600s???or the science-fiction computers of the 1960s. Technologically, many pieces of Wolfram|Alpha have precursors, but the ambitious scope of the whole project is believed to be unique.
Guy Kawasaki posted The Art of the Tutorial, an article for his American Express Blog . In his article, he discusses how companies, or any web site should be able to explain their business in under 2 minutes to a new client, customer or visitor. He show cases some examples for his newer startup AllTop, which I’ve posted about before as well as the production company who designed the tutorials and has produced all 3 examples he demonstrates.
They do a great job of showing, in this case, how to cook something using still shots/photography, a voiceover and simple directions. It’s a great example of how designers, instructors and everyone involved in e-learning should take into account on how to teach our audiences. I love the treatment and its effective. This technique can be applied to any business, idea, or training, think about it when you start your next production. Would love to hear your thoughts. Web Link: http://www.startcooking.com
Remember that classic story that you parents told you everytime you complained, asked for something or misbehaved? Mine was always the “classic” myth about having to go to school everyday in the blizzard with a foot of snow, walking uphill both ways.
One of the area’s of a web site that is often forgotten is the error or maintenance page. Here’s a couple of creative examples of major names, Adobe, Twitter and LinkedIn that I’ve grabbed over the last couple months. Would love to see any great examples you might have to share with everyone.
Great article for experienced or new designers as well as programmers to help improve usability in web or application design.