Monday, October 31, 2011

Final Eight

To my readers:

We are now down to 8 Courseware Development groups due to the following reasons:
  • Nuvvo has been apparently deactivated
  • Konnects has apparently gone to a paid-membership-only platform
Please continue to join and participate in the other groups as desired.

Thanks - Ted

Monday, October 24, 2011

WizIQ Blog

To all of you who are interested in the WizIQ online learning system:

I am happy to report that they have started a blog - please visit this blog - it contains many interesting articles!

I've also added this blog to the Blogroll,

Monday, October 3, 2011

Just Don't Overdo It

Some of you are on Facebook. Most of you who are on Facebook probably like to play games - usually, the price is right (free!). As long as you don't overdo it, I highly recommend The Sims Social from Electronic Arts - you can learn a lot from this game (wow- eLearning!):

  1. The object is to enhance your property (indoors and outdoors), and to maintain it. You learn cooperation because without the help of Facebook friends who also play, you will get nowhere.
  2. You learn organization because various things you buy have to be put in their proper place.
  3. You learn maintenance because various items need to be cleaned and/or repaired, and outdoor spaces need to be kept weed-free.
  4. You learn budgeting because you have coins and points that can be spent in a variety of ways.
  5. You even learn a bit about relationships, i.e., what type of in-game friendships you should have, and should not have, depending on your actual relationships, both online and real-world!

Have fun, and remember, it's only a game!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

More Do-it-yourself eLearning

Recently, my vehicle wouldn't start, so assuming the battery had drained, I decided to jump-start it with another vehicle. I followed these steps:
  • Googled 'how to jump start a car'
  • Visited this site
  • Printed the relevant pages
  • Successfully did the jump-start
  • Drove the vehicle, parked it, tried to start it again, and the battery drained again
It then became apparent after inspecting the battery that the battery probably needed replacement. To disconnect the old battery, and connect the new one, I followed these steps.

  • Googled 'how to disconnect a car battery'
  • Watched this YouTube video
  • Disconnected the old battery and took it to the store
  • Had them test it, and, after confirming its demise, bought the new battery
  • Googled 'how to connect a car battery'
  • Watched this YouTube video
  • Installed the new battery, drove the vehicle, parked it, and it started OK!
The moral of this story is not that I got my vehicle running again - it's that eLearning is all around you, even in this informal form!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

pcLearning4U Newsletter

To my readers:

As some of you know, I am growing my personal computer training business, pcLearning4U. As part of these efforts, I have started a free email newsletter. The next edition of the newsletter will be published shortly, however, due to anti-spam rules, I have to limit delivery to subscribers.

The good news: subscribing is easy - just click this link and the form will walk you through the very easy subscription process - hope to see you on the list!

Thanks - Ted

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

eFront eLearning blog

I've added the eFront blog to the Blogroll, authored by Christopher Pappas. This is a very good eLearning blog, which features, among other things, Christopher's list of the top eLearning and workplace learning blogs. From the blog, you can also do other things such as subscribe to the eFront newsletter and like the eFront Facebook page.

I urge all my readers to take a look at this site and participate as desired!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

LinkedIn 1000!!

I am happy to report that the LinkedIn Courseware Development Group has reached 1000 members!

  • There is increased interest in the Nuvvo group
  • I'm adding new people to the Twitter list as often as I can find them
As usual, your input into this blog is greatly appreciated!

Thanks - Ted

Monday, February 28, 2011

The LinkedIn Group is Closing in on 1000 Members, but...

And this is a big but, folks - the other Courseware Development groups are generally not growing at all.

The good news is that my business, pcLearning4U, is slowly improving. The result of this, however, is that I don't have as much time to manage and contribute to these groups. Therefore, I would greatly appreciate your input into the following:

1. I'm going to keep LinkedIn alive (obviously!), also Facebook and Twitter (due to the popularity of these platforms). I'm thinking of shutting the rest down - please make your case for keeping any of the others alive.

2. I'd also like your thoughts regarding items to post to this blog - this is not a one-man show.

Thanks in Advance - Ted