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. I 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. I respect her mind.
Training Conf 2017 Keynote:Template Grandin, Anant Agarwal, Ken Blanchard #trngcon
JANUARY 30, 2017
My live-blogged notes from the opening keynote at Training Conference 2017 , happening this week in San Diego, CA. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Three keynotes speakers in this morning’s session: Temple Grandin, Anant Agarwal, Ken Blanchard Temple Grandin Temple Grandin was non-verbal as a child, autistic. Through great teachers, mentors, she now has a PhD and is a professor in Animal Science at Colorado State. She’s designed humane cattle systems used at 60% of slaughterhouses in the US. She’s written loads of books about autism. Get away from being abstract. The answer is SIX MINUTES.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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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).
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.
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.
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. I 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
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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. A 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. A 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.
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. Challenges of design for elearning: instruction must stand on its own can’t be adjusted or fixed on the fly (when we teach classroom…”let’s skip these pages.” Often it’s skipped altogether. Or it’s perceived that analysis is already done by SMEs. These are failures.
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! 18% of employees are actively disengaged. They exude negativity. They''re just putting in time.
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?. I replied : I do a fair amount of lurking (ie “legitimate peripheral participation ). and Jane Bozarth replied. Most likely.
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Coming Soon: The Accidental Instructional Designer (The Book!)
APRIL 7, 2014
Hey, guess what? I accidentally wrote a book! I 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.
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?
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 I don’t care what they know, I do care what they do.”.
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”.
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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. I 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.
The Accidental Instructional Designer #ASTD2014
MAY 7, 2014
My session slides from ASTD 2014. Enjoy! The Accidental Instructional Designer #ASTD2014 from Cammy Bean
Using Game Design To Create Accomplishment Based Learning, Julie Dirksen #astdtk13 @usablelearning
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
Kineo. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. 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. I know, but."
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 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. I haven’t recovered yet from this one. The CBT Lady? “Oh Oh no. You create those horrible things that we have to sit through. Every screen is locked out. And there’s a test at the end and if you get one question wrong you have to take the whole thing again!"
"Why Learning is the New Work" with Melissa Daimler @mdaimler - opening keynote @ATDCore4
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
These are my live-blogged notes from the opening keynote at this week’s ATD Core 4 happening this week in New Orleans. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Why Learning is the New Work Melissa Daimler, Head of Learning & Development, Twitter @mdaimler [link] Work IS a learning lab and the daily experiences are the curriculum. To create a great learning lab at work, we need to focus on 3 things: Design more iteratively Lead more holistically Learn more intentionally 1. Design more iteratively We’re all familiar with ADDIE; part of our DNA. It’s a very sequential process. How do you develop?
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?
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.
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Avoiding the Trap of Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling #devlearn
NOVEMBER 6, 2011
OK – so I can’t live blog my own session, but I can share my slides: presented Thursday, Nov 3 2011 at DevLearn in Las Vegas. It was a great session – lots of conversation with the group which you won’t see on the slides, a few side bars and tangents, and some free t-shirts at the end! Thanks to everyone who joined in. Avoiding the Trap of Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling. devlearn instructional design