Sugata Mitra,"The Future of Learning" #ATD2015 Keynote
MAY 19, 2015
These are my liveblogged notes from the second keynote at ATD 2015 , happening this week in Orlando, Florida. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, England and winner of the 2013 TED Prize. Known for the "hole in the wall" experiment. How did that world operate?
Becoming a Better eLearning Designer: 4 Areas to Focus On #ATD2015
MAY 21, 2015
Yesterday, I had the honor of being interviewed for ATD TV as part of the International Conference & Expo that just wrapped up in Orlando this week. Here I talk about the four pieces of eLearning pie you should eat if you want to be a well-rounded eLearning professional. These ideas all originated from conversations I've had over the years with my friend and mentor, Dr. Ellen Wagner of Sage Road Solutions
Book Review: Visual Design Solutions by Connie Malamed
APRIL 6, 2015
I got started in the business because I can write. like to think that I have some visual design acumen, but it’s pretty haphazard. The last time I studied the color wheel was probably in eighth grade. And yet eLearning is a really visual medium. We’re communicating with people through the tools of the screen: text, audio, video, images. Layout and aesthetics matter. respect her mind.
Top Resources for Instructional Designers
AUGUST 15, 2011
So where do you send new practitioners for ideas and inspiration? Here’s a list I recently compiled for some new members on my team. Allen Partridge Adobe Captivate Blog For those of you who work with Captivate, you can’t miss Allen Partridge’s blog -- practical know-how with a spark. link] Articulate’s Online Community Lots of sharing of templates and ideas in the user community. link] Want more?
New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends
Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.
Coming Soon: The Accidental Instructional Designer (The Book!)
APRIL 7, 2014
Hey, guess what? accidentally wrote a book! know, crazy, right? The Accidental Instructional Designer: Learning Design for the Digital Age : a thrilling tale of what happened when one young woman (that''s me) woke up one day to find that she was an e-learning instructional designer. The book is being published by ASTD and final proofs were sent off to the printers last week. Hope to see you there
The Accidental Instructional Designer: Now Available for Pre-Order!
APRIL 10, 2014
The Accidental Instructional Designer: Learning Design for the Digital Age is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Cynthia Banks wins the prize (as far as I know) for first actual pre-order of my book! Cynthia, I totally owe you a free copy
Getting a job as an Instructional Designer
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
I get a lot of emails from people asking me how to break into the ID field. This post is my response to those emails. Because I’m an extremely flawed human being I don’t always respond to these right away and then they sit in my inbox for months and months and wither away on the vine. So my apologies to those of you who’ve written that I didn’t get back to! Well – make something up! About what?
Session Notes: "Driving Impact with Learning Analytics" Jeff Grisenthwaite #TrainingMag
FEBRUARY 9, 2015
These are my live blogged notes from the Training 2015 Conference and Expo happening this week in Atlanta. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Metrics that Matter with Jeff Grisenthwaite, VP of Client Success at CEB (www.executiveboard.com). Scrap learning -- on average across industries 41% of learning is considered "scrap" learning. ATD Research shows annual learning spend per employee is $1,195 -- so at 45% we''re wasting a lot per learner ($537)! So how do we reduce scrap learning and create more impactful learning experience? Our goal: reduce scrap, improve performance. Effectiveness.
Shades of Instructional Design [Slides from eLearning Guild #OLF]
JANUARY 20, 2016
Today I got to kick off the eLearning Guild's latest online forum, Instructional Design Approaches for Project and Learner Success. talked about one of my favorite subjects: the many shades of instructional design and shared some tips and ideas for designing better eLearning along the way. Enjoy! Shades of Instructional design from Cammy Bean
Creating a Virtual Leadership Academy: A Case Study #ASTDTK14
JANUARY 23, 2014
Virtual learning event for physician leaders. These are my live blogged notes from ASTD Tech Knowledge session with Eric Heckerson. missed his opening setup, so didn’t get some of the context. But the upshot is they created/designed a virtual leadership event. It was “faux live” video of a teacher/speaker, onscreen with PPT slides, also links to chats and other resources. Coaching, mentoring, etc.)
Tips! Get your elearning tips!
MAY 23, 2013
I love tips. They''re short, sharp and stuff you can use. The eLearning Guild has just published a new ebook available to Guild Members: 68 Tips for eLearning Engagement and Interactivity. It''s a compilation of practical ideas and tips from 11 individuals, myself included, who will be presenting in an eLearning Guild Online Forum this July.
Karl Kapp "The Case of the Disengaged Learner" #ATDTK
JANUARY 14, 2015
These are my liveblogged notes from Karl Kapp''s session at ATD TechKnowledge, happening this week in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Karl Kapp professor of ID at Bloomsburg University, author of a lot of great books on eLearning, and general eLearning smarty pants. The average person checks their cell phone 150 times a day - that''s nine times an hour. Smartphone users spend 2.5 hours a day on their phones, some of that playing games. People are in engaged.but not with our training! They exude negativity. They''re not interested in learning and dev. Confront a challenge.
Will Thalheimer, Subscription Learning: A Fundamentally Different Form of eLearning #LSCon
MARCH 19, 2014
These are my live blogged notes from a session at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2014 , happening this week in Orlando, Florida. Forgive me any typos or incoherence. Will Thalheimer, PhD. Will at Work Learning. Every year Will reads over 200 articles on learning and learning research. He''s been talking about subscription learning--moving away from single learning events to provide experiences that ensure better retention and on the job application. Explore the Concept Research tells us that if we surface a learner’s prior knowledge, they will learn more deeply. JC Kinnamon).
Design for How People Learn by Julie Dirksen @usablelearning
NOVEMBER 30, 2011
If it’s possible to be in love with a book, then I am in love with this one. Julie Dirksen has written a most excellent book for the beginning practitioner as well as the seasoned veteran of instructional design: Design for How People Learn. I'm buying this for my design team and will recommend this to clients as an essential book for their learning design libraries.
Using Game Design To Create Accomplishment Based Learning, Julie Dirksen #astdtk13 @usablelearning
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
0. 0. 1. 2. Kineo. 1. 1. Normal. 0. false. false. false. EN-US. These are my liveblogged notes from a concurrent session with Julie Dirksen. I'm at the ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Conference in San Jose, California. Apologies for typos and incoherence. In ID school, we learned about the A and the D-esign part is mostly -- then all this cool stuff happens in this black box. Let's start with attention.
Cathy Moore on Saving the World from Boring eLearning
SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
Adobe Connect session hosted with Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist “The extraordinary, the radical, the amazing Cathy Moore…” How does one navigate this field and become a professional in this space? How did you arrive here, Cathy? When I started out there was no ID degree (in the early 80’s). Job was to help people in libraries who needed to learn how to use computers. the bulls eye) 2.
Storyboarding for eLearning
Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.
Instructional Design for Mobile Learning #id4mlearning
OCTOBER 11, 2011
These are my live blogged notes from a webinar today with Float Learning: Instructional Design for Mobile #id4mlearning. Advance apologies for typos or incoherence… Brought to us today by: Adam Bockler, Float Gary Woodill, Sr. Analyst at Float @gwoodill Jeff Tillet mLearning Strategist and Evangelist at Float (formerly ID at T-mobile) @mojotillett Chad Udell at Float @visualrinse www.floatlearning.com 18 month old company with focus on mobile. floatlearning Agenda: conversation points Where we came from Where we are at? Where’s it going? What is instruction? It’s a two way street.
The CBT Lady
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
In the spirit of trying to explain to people what I do for a living, I was trying to explain to someone recently what I do for a living. “I help organizations design and deliver online training programs…” The guy made a cross with his fingers and hissed at me saying, “Oh no, you’re the CBT Lady!” Visions of hairnet covered lunch ladies. haven’t recovered yet from this one. The CBT Lady? “Oh no. You create those horrible things that we have to sit through. Every screen is locked out. Two weeks later. Same guy. He introduces me to his wife. She and I start chatting about what we do.
David Kelly "Building a Learning Strategy from an Ecosystem of Resources" #ATDTK
JANUARY 16, 2015
These are my live blogged notes from David Kelly''s concurrent session here at ATD TechKnowledge, happening this week in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. shift in the ways we define learning strategies within our organizations. Why don''t orgs have a learning strategy? Some orgs the l&d as a team is a new idea -- they''re just hitting the low hanging fruit and there''s no strategy in place. shift happened a while ago -- we went from being training orgs to learning orgs. Nothing really changed though. Most orgs - if they have a strategy -- have a training strategy. It exists.
Nancy Duarte: Creating Stories that Resonate #storytraining
MAY 9, 2012
These are my live blogged notes from an eLearning Guild/Citrix presentation with Nancy Duarte, author of Resonate and Silde:ology. The story: a likeable hero, she encounters roadblocks, she emerges transformed (the perfect three part story structure) Organizations need to keep creating ideas to continue to reinvent themselves. And that’s what good presentations can do. How do you incorporate story?
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!
John Maeda The Art of Leadership #LSCon
MARCH 21, 2012
Opening keynote session with John Maeda, President of Rhode Island School of Design. I’m at Learning Solutions in Orlando today – hosted by the eLearning Guild. Forgive typos and poor grammar! The Art of Leadership Maeda was tenured faculty at MIT – professor by day, student by night as he got an MBA. And then four years ago he became college president with no training! So he bought books. And now he’s been learning about art and design. Four things he’ll talk about today in regards to leadership: build from foundations, craft the team, sense actively, fail productively. Most leaders use “we”.
eLearning Today [Slides from #LSCon]
MARCH 16, 2016
OK, so I'm no Bill Nye the Science Guy , but I did have fun presenting today at Learning Solutions , happening this week in Orlando. My session, "eLearning Today", took a personal look at the evolution of tech since 1996 to today. And then we dove into the tech trends of today. Coolest thing ever? Having my session live sketch noted!
Ethan Edwards: 5 Most Important Analysis Questions You’ll Ever Ask #devlearn
NOVEMBER 3, 2011
My live blogged notes with session with Ethan Edwards of Allen Interactions (www.alleninteractions.com). Same issues we’re dealing with in elearning today that we were dealing with 30 years ago. Better elearning, better processes! ADDIE…we’ve heard of it, is it iterative? Regardless of what you do – you need analysis/backgrounding. Often it’s skipped altogether. many authoring systems don’t support design – they provide formatting options. Or it’s perceived that analysis is already done by SMEs. SMES view analysis as a content dump and not a dialog. These are failures. We shouldn’t accept them.
Continuous, collaborative learning -- what is it and why should you care? #ContinuousLearning
JUNE 10, 2013
On June 6, I presented to a lively audience on "Continuous, collaborative learning". The webinar was hosted by GoToTraining/Citrix and Training Magazine. Check it out and let me know if you have any questions! Continuous, collaborative learning: making it work for your org from Cammy Bean
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.
The Five Moments of Learning Need (#ASTDLN)
APRIL 23, 2012
These are my live blogged notes from ASTD Learn Now Session with Conrad. Gottfredson and Bob Mosher of Ontuitive (formerly LearningGuide Solutions). I am. a co-facilitator for this 1.5 day conference, along with Bob, Conrad, and Chad. Udell of Float Learning. About 55 learning colleagues gathered here at the. lovely Hilton in San Francisco. “I don’t care what they know, I do care what they do.”.
Ruth Clark: eLearning and the Science of Instruction: A 10 Year Retrospection
DECEMBER 13, 2011
These are my live blogged notes from December 13, 2011: eLearning Guild Thought Leaders Webinar Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer’s book e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning – now in its 3rd edition. An expert in evidence-based elearning – author of seven books! Ruth@clarktraining.com Let’s reflect back on the three editions of the book – what’s stayed the same and what’s changed? Technology has changed! Smart phone…search functions…facebook/web 2.0…gaming…the gaming…the cloud. And what’s happened in your own life – new job?
Lurking or Legitimate Peripheral Participation
JULY 18, 2011
During the July 7 early #lrnchat about social media and social learning, there was a lot of discussion about lurking. In response to the question “What are some ways you learn through social media that aren’t collaborative, with other people per-se?. replied : I do a fair amount of lurking (ie “legitimate peripheral participation ). and Jane Bozarth replied. Most likely.
Putting the Design back into Instructional Design #DevLearn
NOVEMBER 3, 2012
Here are my slides from my presentation on Thursday, November 1, 2013 at the eLearning Guild DevLearn conference in Las Vegas. Putting Design Back into Instructional Design from cammybean. Thanks to a great audience -- we had lively conversation and great food for thought
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.
Building a Learning and Performance Support Ecosystem (Steve Foreman) #elguild
DECEMBER 17, 2014
eLearning Guild online webinar with Steve Foreman (InfoMedia Designs). These are my live blogged notes. Here''s the event page describing the webinar. What is an ecosystem and why build it? To enhance individuals and orgs by connecting people with a broad range of techs that drive performance. There''s formal training -- and then there''s all of the ways that we learn within the flow of work (performance support, collaboration, access to experts, knowledge management. ALL of these are included in an ecosystem. with more on-demand training. The six components? Where do you start? Where you are!
Let the horror continue! Ten ways to turn your learners into zombies!
NOVEMBER 1, 2013
Ten ways to turn your learners into zombies from Cammy Bean
Top Tips for Writing Better ELearning Scripts (Session slides from #LSCon)
MARCH 20, 2014
These are my slides from my session yesterday at Learning Solutions here in Orlando: Top Tips for Writing Better ELearning Scripts. Writing better e learning from Cammy Bean Want more top tips? Check out the top tips page on the Kineo website! Some weird formatting things happened when I converted this from Keynote to PPT and then uploaded to Slideshare. Please forgive me
5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget
In the US alone, companies spend over $70 billion on corporate training and about $1000 on individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what's the result? Companies end up wasting millions of dollars each year on ineffective training practices.
Using Scenarios in eLearning (My #TK11 Presentation)
FEBRUARY 3, 2011
What’s the most boring eLearning project you’ve had to work on lately? This is the question I posed to the group at my presentation here at ASTD’s TechKnowledge in San Jose. We then proceeded to have a conversation about a lot of really boring things people are working on: compliance training, policy training, product knowledge training, systems training. Boring, boring stuff. astd tk11
Responsive eLearning Design (RED)
SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
iPads, iPhones, Galaxy Tabs, laptops, desktops -- it's now a learning-on-the-go world where most of us regularly access multiple devices in a day. (Me? I've got three: my laptop, my iPhone, and my Kindle). We've got authoring tools that output to Flash and HTML and do this and do that. And everyone's scratching their heads about how to build that next elearning/mlearning/learning project.
Clark Quinn on Designing Mobile Learning (Audio Interview)
APRIL 14, 2011
Mobile Learning – seems to finally be tipping. If you’re involved with training, I suspect the push for providing mobile solutions is getting stronger. Companies are starting to distribute iPads to their sales teams; practically everyone in corporate has a smart phone now. Start by listening to my recent interview with Clark Quinn. mobile mlearning clark quinn
What's your technology mix for learning? Take the poll!
MAY 30, 2014
For those of you responsible for designing learning solutions for your organization, what''s your current mix? Asking because I''m speaking at mLearn Con in a few weeks -- The Accidental Mobile Instructional Designer -- and want to share some real world stats. Thanks for your help
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.
New eLearning Tools Roundup – #ASTD2011
JUNE 7, 2011
I spent most of my time at ASTD ICE on the Expo floor. Our booth was in eLearning Alley – along with Allen Interactions, Articulate and the eLearning Brothers. There were a lot of new authoring tools on the show floor this year. Here’s a quick run down on the tools I checked out and some of the buzz: Articulate Storyline Tom Kuhlmann and Dave Anderson of Articulate were showing off their new tool, Storyline, which goes into beta this summer. It’s a separate product from Articulate Studio, but seems to do some cool things with branching and trigger states. Zebra is a cloud-based authoring tool.
Falling in Love all Over Again with ISD – with Allison Rossett at #ASTD2011
MAY 24, 2011
These are my notes from a session with Allison Rossett “Falling in Love All Over Again—With ISD” at ASTD ICE in Orlando, May 24, 2011. Forgive typos and incoherence… ** ISD got its start in WWII – when the country was preparing soldiers for war. 400 + films – taught standards. Observations in classes to see that standards were met. From the war, these trainer types went into industry – telecom (ATT) Walter Dick – “ISD is applied educational psychology” Instructional design is all abut theory. Behaviorism – incentives and consequences. what it looks like when you can do it. Motivation.