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I wanted to follow up on a couple of posts I made (long ago) about web conferencing. Figured it was about time I got back to it. I had the occasionFree web conferencing - ups and downs

[caption id="attachment_1017" align="alignright" width="466" caption="Gwen and Rhys Cooper saving children from the military"][/caption] Russell T. Davies has a knack with stories. He's very good at writing stories that - despite plotTorchwood: Children of Earth - Review

This is a follow-up to my previous, spoiler-free post. I have a few observations about continuity problems in Superman Returns. Spoilers below! If you want to read it, take your mouseReview: Superman Returns :: Spoilers!!

High Voltage: Lightning Bolt Hitting Plane Taking Off Osaka - Gizmodo With all the times I've flown during a storm, I'm surprised I haven't seen this happen before. And the blogger asksVideo loop: lightning hitting plane

This is just too perfect. I actually laughed out loud at a couple. Super-Social Networking: Superhero Facebook Status Updates My favorites are by far Spider-Man's and Green Lantern's. They need one forSuper status updates

Traveling across the 'net as part of this commentluv contest, I ran across this really interesting site that went around to different cities asking 50 random people on the street:What's your wish for today?

Learning 2006 - Josh Bersin & Elliott Masie Dialogue Josh and Elliot, two "thought leaders" in the learning industry, get together and talk about the things they're seeing in the learningElliott Masie & Josh Bersin: Learning Trends

Back in 2004 we were awaiting the birth of our first daughter. I was also beginning to teach myself how to write music around then. And I did a lot"This Child" isn't who you think

What’s the Difference Between Learning and Training? Don't worry. I'm not going off on another long post about this. I'm really just linking in here because it validates that I'm notWhat’s the Difference Between Learning and Training?

Well, the 15,000th version of Star Wars is coming out on Blu-ray soon. I'll give Lucas a lot of credit. The man is a genius at marketing. He must have aStar Wars... they did it again!

There is a lot going on in the world these days. The pace of life is increasing at an amazing rate. The progress we are making is incredible, and thereStop everything

Dr. Horrible's Sing-along blog I made a quick mention of this once before after seeing the trailer. I just saw the first act (which was so popular it brought down theDr Horrible's Sing-along blog

It's been quite a while since I found some worthy Babylon 5 geeking. Check this out. An impressive job. He fits a huge number of major points from the show intoFive years in two minutes, 27 seconds

Silence. That's all I was after. Just make the screaming stop (and prevent me from adding to it) - nothing else mattered. While the challenge presented by my youngest childThe Silence of the Lamb

Slice of Scifi - Science Fiction TV / Movie, News, Interviews & more - Jay's Doctor Who Update Well, Doctor Who's second season will air on Sci-Fi in October, as previouslyFuture Imperfect: Doctor Who on Sci-Fi

Collaborative Storyboarding

Why Collaborative Storyboard Technology Is Mission Critical

This is an excellent article extolling the virtues of collaboration for storyboarding your courses (and a little push for storyboarding itself). It doesn’t specifically promote a single commercial product, though it does highlight XStream Software’s tool at the end, but rather focuses on the generic benefits of collaboration in the Instructional Designer/Subject Matter Expert interaction.

I’m an easy sell for this kind of thing, but it certainly sold me on the concept. Less administration, more confidence, more accountability…. I’m in.

I was hoping to find a good, fully mature tool. I’ll have to keep my search going. However, I’m starting to investigate wikis and this seems like a good use for the right wiki. Unless I really luck out, I don’t think a wiki will do as good a job as a focused tool, but it may be close enough.

One thing I really like about this article, though, is the summary sidebar, “Storyboarding at a Glance.” It does a good job of providing the overall structure for the article’s arguments.

[tags]instructional design, wikis, collaboration, storyboarding, training[/tags]

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