On The Brink discusses the past, present and future of connectivity with insights from technological thoughtleaders including David Rowan, chief editor of Wired UK; Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr; and Eric Wahlforss, the co-founder of Soundcloud. Each discuss the emerging opportunities enabled by technology as we enter the Networked Society. Concepts such as borderless opportunities and creativity, new open business models, and today's 'dumb society' are discussed.
The Envisioning Technology website, which features the predictive visualizations of emerging technology strategist Michell Zappa and his team of researchers, is one of the few web sites that contains information that is so insightful, forward-thinking, fascinating, and intellectually stimulating that it can be hard to comprehend. Of particular interest is the Envisioning the Future of Educational Technology that predicts the co-evolution of education and technology up to the year 2040.
"E-learning, surely it's another doomed-to-fail e-thing," many are saying. It's churned up waves of hype, numerous inflated ROI projections and grabbed headlines, but it will inevitably lead to less than adequate results for those gullible enough to launch headlong into such uncharted waters. Right? Well, maybe…but only if we fail to learn from previous e-ventures that wasted so much time, effort, and money.
How much does one hour of Level 2 elearning cost? and what about Level 3?
If you have been involved with custom eLearning development you have asked these questions. The concept of ‘levels’ of custom eLearning development is a commonly used standard matrix for comparing vendors; sadly, this is a much abused concept too.. Every vendor (and client) has a unique definition of levels and they seldom match.
Last month The Chapman Alliance published the results of their study about the efforts taken for development of various levels of custom eLearning.
This learning, the pearl of wisdom that you’ve found, or the critical message you need to impart, need not be a snoozefest, a monologue with a smattering of polite applause or a barely remembered Wednesday. It’s up to you. You — the designer, presenter, educator, leader (whatever you call yourself) have to leap over three hurdles.
Do you use PowerPoint for presentations, communication initiatives, or eLearning? Do your slides induce glazing of the eyes and barely concealed yawns? In other words, does your information design skills suck?
Check out this hilarious, and painfully true, slideshare on what NOT to do!