Covert Communication #2

Game Over? New Study Says Gamification Not Built To Last
There’s a lot of buzz around the word “Gamification”. More and more organizations are throwing badges and other game elements in their programs. But is gamification an approach that can keep up with business objectives? This new study explores why it may not be. (Ernie Smith)

Accessibility in Learning
All content—web, e-learning, or other—should be accessible. Whether or not you are required by law to meet Section 508 requirements, you should make it a universal design rule to meet basic accessibility standards. Not because you want to avoid a lawsuit, but because it’s the right thing to do. (Brian Dusablon)

Selecting a Digital Curation Tool
In today’s world of ever-growing digital content there is a seemingly infinite amount of information available. Finding what you need, when you need it, is increasingly challenging. Fortunately, there is help: digital curation. (David Kelly)

The Tin Can API – A Non-Technical Analysis
If you’ve been to a learning conference in 2012, chances are you’ve heard something about Tin Can.  Tin Can (also known as The Experience API) is looking to change the way we track learning. In this excellent post, the technical jargon of the API is is set aside so that it’s benefits can be simply explained. (Gary Woodill)

20 Things to Remember About Forgetting
Even though it’s used all day and night, we are usually not aware of our memory’s processes until they fail. Yet remembering and forgetting are crucial phenomena underlying learning. (Connie Malamed)

Why I am Scared About How the Tin Can API Will Be Sold To Businesses
This is what I’m excited about. It’s not about the same, useless information we’ve been tracking, it’s about allowing creative folks to actually DO the things they dream up. (Tim Martin)

Check out the Ninjas LIVE at TechKnowledge

E-Learning Project Management in the Cloud
Brian Dusablon and Trina Rimmer
February 1st – 9:45 am to 11:15 am

Twitter 101 for Learning Professionals
David Kelly
January 30th – 10:45 am to 12:00 pm
January 30th – 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Curation: Beyond the Buzzword
David Kelly
February 1st – 9:45 am to 11:15 am

What is Tin Can and Why Should I Care?
Kevin Thorn and David Kelly
January 31st – 10:45 am to 11:45 am

How to Communicate w/ the Visual Cortex: What Learners Don’t See
Kevin Thorn
January 30th – 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
January 31st – 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

Free, Open, and Available: Tools and Techniques for E-Learning
Stevie Rocco
January 31st – 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm