Keynotes from Strategies 2011: Creating an Explosion of Innovation

I found the Strategies 2011 keynote address on creating cultures of innovation from Frans Johansson, author of The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts and Cultures, incredibly insightful and very interesting. So much so, that I’ve recently shared his insights with the team here at Media 1. Several of our project managers have his book on their shelves, and I’m looking forward to reading it myself.

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A Great SCORM Explanation

I’ve learned a lot working here at Media 1, but when Harrison recently suggested that everyone at Media 1 should have a basic understanding of SCORM, I had to sheepishly admit that I needed to be brought up to snuff. As someone with a different background than instructional design and eLearning, I only had a…

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Media 1 Wins Regional STC Awards

Two regional chapters of the Society of Technical Communication (STC) recently named Media 1 among the winners in their annual competitions for technical communication. Awards came form the West Michigan Shores chapter and Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) chapters.

Peer reviewed by professionals from various industries within the local online technical communication community, the STC awards reflect outstanding achievements in online communication, technical art, and technical publications. These awards are given to projects that clearly and effectively present information to meet the needs of the intended audience.

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More Thoughts on Mobile Learning

Here at Media 1, we’ve been looking at mobile for quite a few years now, and my personal experience experimenting with mobile goes back to the Palm® Pilot days. The trick with mobile has always been overcoming the hurdles associated with varying platforms, sufficient bandwidth, LMS connectivity, and being able to produce compelling content. While all of those challenges to mobile are still present, the general sense is that mobile is truly becoming more accessible.

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Learning 2010 and DevLearn 2010: Social Learning and Communities

It’s been a busy last couple of weeks as I travelled to both Orlando for the Learning 2010 conference and to San Francisco for a portion of DevLearn. Attending sessions on Social Learning and Communities at both conferences, it wasn’t so much about learning new things as it was a confirmation of our beliefs and writings on Social Learning to date. It’s always nice to get some validation, but more importantly it’s an indicator of overall corporate readiness to adopt Social Learning principles into learning strategies.

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