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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.