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Learning Revolution

  1. 1. Kevin Corti, CEO & Co-founder, PIXELearning The Learning Revolution: A serious call to action!
  2. 2. <ul><li>Founder & CEO, PIXELearning </li></ul><ul><li>Board/steering group member of IDM & WM Serious about games, Digital Central & ANGILS </li></ul><ul><li>Member Elearning Guild, Elearning Network & NASAGA </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent speaker/writer on ‘serious games’ in UK, EU and US </li></ul><ul><li>Based at The Serious Games Institute, UK </li></ul><ul><li>Sold, designed & delivered over 40 game/sim projects </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Audience… </li></ul><ul><li>Passionate, innovative, excited & interested </li></ul><ul><li>Confused, wary of risks & fear of failure! </li></ul><ul><li>Navigating through the cloud </li></ul><ul><li>THE FUTURE OF E-LEARNING & TECHNOLOGIES </li></ul><ul><li>( ETD08: Prague ) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Don’t evangelise about technology for technology’s sake – it’s about doing business stupid! (with apologies to former President Clinton’s campaign organisers!)
  5. 5. But it’s all about Generation Y isn’t it?
  6. 6. … not yet it isn’t!!!
  7. 7. If you are a CxO…. Key considerations: <ul><li>What keeps the CxO awake at night? – not a cliché </li></ul><ul><li>Where can Learning 2.0 add serious value? </li></ul><ul><li>Financial performance </li></ul><ul><li>Human capital </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive environment </li></ul>
  8. 8. THE BLOGOSPHERE PEER REVIEW WISDOM OF CROWDS [1] Capture knowledge [2] Virtual experience [3] Support informal learning [4] User-generated content [5] Social networks/communities [6] Virtual worlds [7] Game the skill
  9. 9. 221,343 blogs were created. 245,156 new users joined. 2,638,958 file uploads About 1,074 gigabytes of new files. 417 terabytes of content transferred from our datacenters. 3,415,871 posts and 1,120,407 new pages. 5,862,782 comments. 4,865,114 logins. 693,555,035 pageviews on WordPress.com, and another 441,241,199 on self-hosted blogs. (1,134,796,234 pageviews total across WordPress blogs we track.) 71,351,276 pageviews in RSS feeds. 965,041 active blogs, where “active” means they got a human visitor. 156,693,165 unique people visited WordPress.com-hosted blogs. Source : http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/may-wrap-up/
  10. 10. RUN A BUSINESS PERFORM BATTLEFIELD TRIAGE RUN A COUNTRY BE A SOLDIER VISIT THE PAST [1] Capture knowledge [2] Virtual experience [3] Support informal learning [4] User-generated content [5] Social networks/communities [6] Virtual worlds [7] Game the skill BE A ROCK GOD
  11. 11. SEMANTIC SEARCH THE ANSWER IS OUT THERE! NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING DATABASES [1] Capture knowledge [2] Virtual experience [3] Support informal learning [4] User-generated content [5] Social networks/communities [6] Virtual worlds [7] Game the skill SEARCH
  12. 13. TAGGED PHOTOS MACHINIMA ANYTHING & EVERYTHING GAME MODS [1] Capture knowledge [2] Virtual experience [3] Support informal learning [4] User-generated content [5] Social networks/communities [6] Virtual worlds [7] Game the skill VIDEO
  13. 15. SOCIAL & LEISURE NICHE TOPICS/DOMAINS PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS [1] Capture knowledge [2] Virtual experience [3] Support informal learning [4] User-generated content [5] Social networks/communities [6] Virtual worlds [7] Game the skill
  14. 16. Members (589) Latest Videos (821) Latest Photos (1587) http://seriousgames.ning.com/
  15. 17. SCENARIO TRAINING COLLABORATION & COMMUNICATION APPLICATION SHARING SERENDIPITY SOCIAL, LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT [1] Capture knowledge [2] Virtual experience [3] Support informal learning [4] User-generated content [5] Social networks/communities [6] Virtual worlds [7] Game the skill
  16. 18. [1] Capture knowledge [2] Virtual experience [3] Support informal learning [4] User-generated content [5] Social networks/communities [6] Virtual worlds [7] Game the skill STEP INTO THE SHOES OF OTHERS PREMIUM SKILLS MEANINGFUL PRACTICE RISK-FREE EXPERIMENTATION SOMETHING DIFFERENT
  17. 19. Serious games / immersive simulations practice, learn by doing, experience, challenge, problem spaces, compete, apply, perform, assess, game the skill…
  18. 20. <ul><li>Provide opportunities for meaningful (and repeat) practice – “game the skill” </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on high order cognitive activity / skills rather than ‘information dissemination’ </li></ul><ul><li>Provide realistic, transferrable ‘virtual experience’ </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential, problem/task-based (adult learning theory) </li></ul><ul><li>Engage and actively involve learners rather than ‘passive reception’ </li></ul>Why use games & simulations?
  19. 21. Basically….. Is there a process , environment or system that can be conceptually and/or visually modelled and from which relevant and meaningful scenarios created? When is a Serious Games appropriate?
  20. 24. Serious Games and sims Serious games allow you to experience something from an alternative perspective; to feel what it might be like for someone else.
  21. 26. <ul><li>Pulling this all together… </li></ul><ul><li>Based around real-world scenarios, systems & processes </li></ul><ul><li>Task/goal-based, aligned to world of work </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on high value skills building </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive, adapts to choices/performance, learns from user </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters collaboration (and competition) </li></ul><ul><li>Captures rich usage & performance data </li></ul><ul><li>Is a mix of 2D and 3D (and net-based) </li></ul><ul><li>Editing & sharing for all users </li></ul><ul><li>Tightly integrated with social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters communities of shared interest </li></ul>
  22. 27. The ‘future’ bit… All of this exists today…. … some of it is proven, some not so (“in Beta”)… The real power comes when we learn how to BLEND it all together in a coherent and appropriate way…. … .it will most likely be the users that show us HOW
  23. 28. Kevin Corti, CEO founder & Chief Learning Architect Email: [email_address] Company web: www.pixelearning.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kevincorti Blog: http://theevilnumber27.wordpress.com PIXELearning +44 (0) 24 7623 6971

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