Future location of Cyclops eLearning (formerly MinuteBio)
Last week, I had the pleasure of touring the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center. This is a training center that uses numerous types of simulations – everything from live actors to mannequin and online sims. As I toured the center, I tweeted a few pictures and some notes, which I am sharing below.
The Simulation Center is an extremely impressive training center and I was very pleased to have the opportunity to get a tour. You can learn more about the center at the following link – Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center.
It is not every day I use “wicked” as an adjective, but this calls for its use. While attending the Enterprise Learning Conference & Expo today, I saw an example of the use of augmented reality as created by BMW. The video clip shown during the “Next Generation of Learning Systems” session is the same clip as the one found on YouTube and embedded below. I promise it will wow you and even if you are not a New Englander, like me, you will still say is “wicked cool.”
With Hurricane Irene on its way towards the east coast (U.S.) I thought I would share the following online learning courses that may be of assistance to those in its path.
Are You Prepared? – 72hours.org
Be Red Cross Ready – American Red Cross
Hurricane Preparedness – Propane Exceptional Energy
To all those potentially affected by the hurricane, please be careful, prepare as well as you can, and be safe.
I have been honored to be a involved in the revitalization of the Learning Circuits’ Big Question. For several years now I have been responding to the Big Question and have over and over been inspired by the questions posed, not to mention by the many fantastic responses and comments. It has also been a great opportunity to interact with other e-learning bloggers. I am looking forward to being involved and also very excited to be working with Tony Karrer, Glenn Hansen, Thomas Edgarton, and Holly MacDonald on this venture. I hope in the coming months to see the Big Question grow even more in contributors and perspectives.
I hope that you will be visiting and participating in the discussions. We will also be tweeting posts, responses and all things Big Question using the #LCBQ hash tag. So, keep your eyes out for the next BIG QUESTION!
Over at the Learning Circuits’ Big Question it is time once again to reflect on the past year. So, I took a look at my most popular posts during 2010. FYI: I used eLearningLearning to identify my “Best of” posts according to social indicators.
Here are the top 10 posts written in 2010:
- My e-Learning Don’ts
- A Few Practical Tips on Storyboarding
- Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You – June’s Big Question
- Looking for THE SCORM Resource?
- e-Learning and Games in Healthcare
- Keeping Up – April’s Big Question
- What is HTML 5?
- Voice Over in e-Learning, Sometimes
- e-Learning via the BBC
- Flash Tutorials on Screenr
While it is nice to see I still have posts from 2009 that make it in the top 10, I only included those written in 2010. The first thing that jumps out is that quite a few relate to development. Although on reflection I probably wrote a great deal this year on development. Any skew towards development is probably due to starting a new job last February and dealing with learning a new LMS, some new software, and getting reacquainted with some old software. All of which I was able to do and the blog helped by being a tool of self-reflection and a great source of helpful comments and shared resources from my very generous readers.
I was very pleased to see the “My e-Learning Don’ts” post at number one. I wrote it as a bit of a rant against “ineffective” e-learning, but it was tweeted quite a bit and was referenced in several other blogs. That was very flattering and on reflection I think I hit on many of the things that also irk others and sinks many e-learning projects. Hopefully it provided a dose of prevention… I know for me I will revisit it, and the comments generated, as reminders of what not to do.
Thank you everyone who visited my blog in 2010 and here’s to a great 2011. Happy New Year everyone!