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The Purge – Film – Universal Pictures presents The Purge in theaters everywhere on June 7!

This seems like a cool movie to watch. The social campaign around is interesting, a quiz to test your surviving skills and giveaways…

“Would You #SurviveTheNight? The Purge is coming!

The Purge follows one family over the course of a single night… From sundown to sunrise, for 12 hours, all crime is legal. Four people will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the danger of the outside world invades their home.

The question is… Would You #SurviveTheNight? Take the quiz to find out! Warn your friends The Purge is coming!”


How did you score in the game above? Post your answer and you’ll enter to win a shirt from the movie… not bad :)

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Top eLearning Authoring Tools Compared – A Matrix

There are sooooooooo many authoring tools out there…

So many tool choices, platform integrations, file formats to output, mobile compatibility, accessibility compliance… Flash, HTML5?!!! Ahhhhhhh….

The “paradox of choice” kicks in big time when trying to do the right thing.

Autonomy and Freedom of choice are critical to our well being, and choice is critical to freedom and autonomy. Nonetheless, though modern Americans have more choice than any group of people ever has before, and thus, presumably, more freedom and autonomy, we don’t seem to be benefiting from it psychologically.
— Ch.5, The Paradox of Choice, 2004

My friend Joe Ganci has created a great matrix comparing the main affordances of The Seven Top Authoring Tools in the market. Of course, from the time of publication to now there are probably 1269 new authoring tools out there (hyperbole granted).

The tools he compares are:

Adobe Captivate

  • Articulate Presenter
    Articulate Engage
    Adobe Connect
    TechSmith Camtasia
    Adobe Presenter
    Harbinger Raptivity
  • Reference:

    Paradox of Choice, Harper Perennial 2004


    Two Videos on The Future of Education

    70:20:10 by Charles Jennings

    An introduction to the differences between types of learning and how they come together.

    (Designing) The Future of Learning

    Although from a more academic perspective, this video provides a great overview of future learning models in this hyperconnected world. A brief history of Education and its start, and an overview of where we should be headed…



    eLearning Project Management – a Quick Video Overview

    This is a well done short video overview of elements of project management geared toward eLearning projects.

    Simple and straight to the point…

    (by Facilitador eLearning Solutions)

    Entire Novels on Twitter – Starting with Moby-Dick

    Dan Coulter created a robotic feed that tweeted automatically 140 characters from Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick every hour. This is an interesting concept that remind me of when novels used to popularly come in “episodes” on newspapers with cliffhangers making the readers “stay tuned for scenes of the next episode”…

    More detail on the story can be found on Sea-Fever’s blog post and other places around the Web, of course.

    An interesting idea would also be, instead of spilling out the entire novel, to actually ADAPT them to the Twitter/SMS dialog format. But I guess that is yet to come.

    Social Media Revolution – Evolution

    Let’s think about the impact these emerging technologies can have on Education, on learning, on other fields (not just marketing)… not sure “revolution” is the term, but definitely an “evolution” of the way people communicate. Technology is more than ever shortening distances, including the distance between learners and content, subject matter experts AND, maybe more importantly: other learners, creating best practice communities in a matter of clicks…

    The Wall Street Journal’s Article on Business 2.0 and MUVEs

    This recent article discusses the urge to using Second Life for marketing is “morphing” into a vision of utilizing these environments for learning.

    Physics in Second Life?

    Havok4, the “physics” engine in Second Life still has some flaws. But is it possible to teach physics in Second Life? Interesting posts highlighted here.

    School 2.0 Manifesto

    Written by educators, this manifesto is an example of the ideas that flourish in the minds of some avant-garde educators. Even though this manifesto focuses more on school settings (facing different challenges), many of the ideas here are also valid in solely e-learning environments.

    Information R/evolutuion

    We DO need to rethink our assumptions about information and how we produce/find it. Rethinking this process and how new technology can help building knowledge is crucial for a change in the learning sytems we now build.

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