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Nov 2, 2009

Learning from Game Developers

by Dave Darrow For the longest time, we’ve had to avoid using the “g-word” when describing things like business simulation and virtual worlds. As proved by Clark Aldrich and Karl Kapp, the tide is turning and the value in game-like experiences for learning is becoming more evident. This mindset is somewhat obvious for people like me who have played video and computer games since grade school so it’s nice to see it being validated. Because of this, I often try to look for common ground between game development and e-learning design. Recently, I read an article on The Escapist, a gaming blog, titled The Incredible Disappearing Teacher that described the challenges...

by Dave Darrow For the longest time, we’ve had to avoid using the “g-word” when describing things like business simulation and virtual...

Oct 29, 2009

Becoming a Business Partner: Tip # 1 – Know your Client Inside and Out

by Sherry Engel So how do we get to the point that we know the client so well that we become a...

by Sherry Engel So how do we get to the point that we know the client so well that we become a...

Oct 22, 2009

Even Superheroes need a CAPE

In a world filled with acronyms, I apologize for creating another– although, to be fair, I created this one a while ago....

In a world filled with acronyms, I apologize for creating another– although, to be fair, I created this one a while ago....

Oct 22, 2009

Transformative Learning: Part 2, Applying Transformative Learning

by Dawn Francis, Ed.D. In my earlier post, we defined what transformative learning was. Your next question is probably, “so what is...

by Dawn Francis, Ed.D. In my earlier post, we defined what transformative learning was. Your next question is probably, “so what is...

Oct 21, 2009

Conversations with Clark

I’m blessed to know some of the smartest people in this industry. My friend Clark Aldrich pinged me today to take a...

I’m blessed to know some of the smartest people in this industry. My friend Clark Aldrich pinged me today to take a...

Oct 16, 2009

Becoming a Business Partner Tip # 4: Link Learning and Performance Interventions to Business Impact

by Sherry Engel According to an ROI Institute study of Fortune 500 CEOs, 96 percent of executives want to see the business...

by Sherry Engel According to an ROI Institute study of Fortune 500 CEOs, 96 percent of executives want to see the business...

Oct 16, 2009

Transformative Learning: Part 1, An Overview

You may have noticed that I’m presenting a paper in November at the 8th International Transformative Learning Conference. You might be wondering:...

You may have noticed that I’m presenting a paper in November at the 8th International Transformative Learning Conference. You might be wondering:...

Oct 9, 2009

Virtual Worlds and the Hype Cycle

When Gartner announced their recent report on virtual worlds and business a few days ago, I rather cynically tweeted: “Gartner reports on...

When Gartner announced their recent report on virtual worlds and business a few days ago, I rather cynically tweeted: “Gartner reports on...

Oct 7, 2009

Learning Partner or Business Partner?

Learning Director, Performance Consultant, Training Partner…is your title similar to any of these? How does your client view you…as a learning partner...

Learning Director, Performance Consultant, Training Partner…is your title similar to any of these? How does your client view you…as a learning partner...

Sep 28, 2009

Why a blog?

Okay, I admit when I titled this post, I couldn’t help but think of the famous “Why a Duck?” scene from the...

Okay, I admit when I titled this post, I couldn’t help but think of the famous “Why a Duck?” scene from the...

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