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Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Death of Self-Pace eLearning In a report published in August 2016 by Sam Adkins of Ambient Insight a declaration is made that self-paced eLearning is in a death spiral: The worldwide five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for self-paced eLearning is distinctly negative at -6.4%; global revenues for self-paced courseware are dropping fast. In 2016, […]

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A Conversation with Warren Apel, Co-founder of Scholastico

I recently connected with Warren Apel, an internationally-recognized leader in educational technology. After working in international schools for 17 years, he co-founded EdTech startup Scholastico. As an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Innovator, he has given presentations, workshops and keynotes on educational technology at conferences around the world. We talked about his experience as […]

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Entrepreneur Camp for Instructional Designers: Teaching Disruption

Within the last few weeks, my colleague Mark Burke conducted an exciting and fun two day camp for our Instructional Technology students focused on helping instructional designers become entrepreneurs. It was called Entrepreneurial Workshop for Instructional Designers. I was fortunate enough to observe the workshop. The camp was wonderful, the students applied “thinking skills” to […]

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A Conversation with Lucas Blair–Founder of Little Birds Games talks about a Kickstarter Project

The other day I had a chance to have a conversation with Lucas Blair an alumni of Bloomsburg University’s Instructional Technology program and the founder of Little Bird Games and who is working on a wonderful project in which you can get involved. Here are some sound bites from our conversation… Kapp:Tell us a little […]

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UL Acquires EduNeering from Kaplan

It looks like EduNeering, the leader in compliance-based learning has been acquired by UL, a global independent safety science company offering expertise across five key strategic businesses: Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Knowledge Services and Verification Services. Looks like it is going to be a perfect fit. Keep your dial right here for more […]

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Educating Factory and Technical Workers

There was an article today over at CNN titled “Desperately seeking Americans for factory jobs” that stated: There is a “critical shortage of machinists,” a common and crucial position in factories, said Rob Akers, vice president at the National Tooling and Machining Association. “Enrollment in this field in technical schools has been down for a […]

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