Could you live on $1000/month? Learning Games with a Cause

A homeless organization in North Carolina, Urban Ministries of Durham, recently created an online learning game to help people understand the challenges of living at the poverty line.  “Spent” is a great game that very easily engages you and helps you realize the challenges of working a minimum wage job. Check it out: While […]

Tech Quick Look: The shrinking social world…

The following infographic by Vincenzo Cosenza does a great job of showing how Facebook is becoming the dominant social network across the world. While Twitter and LinkedIn are also making strides, Facebook growth has been much more rapid.  In the 132 countries analyzed, it is the market leader in 115, replacing localized, previously dominant rivals. […]

Learning Design Principles: Going from Forgettable to Compelling

I’ve presented twice in the past week on learning design principles with the goal of helping people reach their own conclusion that “telling does not equal learning.” I’ve posted my presentation on – feel free to review it and share it with others. Here’s a quick summary: Principle #1: Content does not equal outcomes. […]

Why Games Make Great Learning Solutions

Finally – I have time to write a blog post about some of the wonderful stuff I’m immersed in at DevLearn 2010. Probably my favorite sessions today revolved around games in learning. Jerry Bush, the “game guy” for Cisco shared what Cisco is doing with learning games – and it’s really impressive. Check out some […]

Getting in Touch…

Do you remember the first time you used a touch-screen device like a modern smart phone or tablet computer? The sensation you felt as you used what previously was a common tool (phone or computer) in a completely new way? It’s a definitive experience for many people and it comes as no surprise that touch-screen […]

Twitter in learning strategies: Yes or No?

Okay, people who don’t know what to do with Twitter (and I struggle myself). These are fantastic links that I came across while perusing people I follow today: From Tony Karrer: Tips on Teaching Online From Joe Deegan: A fantabulous example of an e-course authored in 3 days that was super engaging and very appropriately […]