Monthly Archives: June 2012

How Toy Story 2 Almost Got Erased

Have you ever, RM*?

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Free Online Text to Speech Programs

imTranslator This online text to speech program not only generates rough, but believable, vocal imitations, it also translates your text into any of a number of languages. Being fluent in Spanish and intermediate level in Mandarin Chinese and Portuguese, I can … Continue reading

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Professor Kolodner’s Daughter, ORLY?!

Janet Kolodner is a well-respected academic in the field of Educational Psychology and Technology.  She is so smart.  She knew about the extremely rare female name, Orly. See this “Baby Names” website to learn more about why she would name … Continue reading

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Conversation I just had with a Digital Media Producer requesting a development bid

The following dialogue came straight from a email this afternoon.  (I removed the sender info from the thread.) Steve: Can you give me an estimate to do six captivate videos at about one minute each? The client will provide the storyboard, … Continue reading

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SAM, A Replacement for the ADDIE Model?

The instructional design principles found the ADDIE Model are sound.  It’s the timing that corporations have a problem—design and development take TOO LONG!  Michael Allen’s new SAM model chunks design and development together into iterative review cycles, decreasing “analysis paralysis.” See article

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