Are learning agents worth using in e-learning?

Many of you have heard the buzz on learning agents or “pedagogical agents” (if you have a PhD in education). These on-screen personas serve as guides for learners. Their intent is to personalize the learning experience and help learners focus during an e-course. But…do such agents actually increase learning? According to my favorite researcher, Ruth […]

Is it new to you? – Mobile Learning

Technology has always played a big role in my life and I hope that this blog will allow me to share everything that I am doing and what I feel is interesting. I think that mobile learning is really exciting. In fact, I thought it would be so exciting it was actually a factor in […]

LOL – A Little Laughter for the Week

Every week I’ll try to bring you something to make your day a little brighter. It may not always be learning related, but I promise, it will always be funny. Because what better way to start the work week than with a laugh? This week’s LOL is taken from Sharon’s LOL Live presentation. Feel free […]

Diving into the Virtual Frontier

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but, I’m really excited about the online world and the enormous potential for learning, sharing and staying connected in the impersonal 21st century world. I didn’t always feel this way about the virtual community, but I’m coming around. Recently I had my first real overview of Second Life. If […]

Getting Started in eLearning – Where to begin?

This month’s Learning Circuits Big Question asks how an instructional designer major should get started in elearning. The question is great for my first LOL post, because before I started with BLP I hadn’t designed elearning. Luckily, I found a job at a company that values instructional design as much as the technical skill and […]

LOL Podcast #1 – Using Stories to Engage Learners

Stories can make learning content go from forgettable to memorable. This episode explores several ways to use stories in e-learning, provides a couple of examples of stories, and shares a tool to help you manage the characters in stories than span several courses.