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Thoughts about 2006 and Predictions for 2007

Kapp Notes

The questions this month are: What will you remember most about 2006? What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2007? What are your predictions for 2007? taking my lead from Tony Karrer's post ) What will you remember most about 2006? started my blog in September 2006. What do you see as the biggest challenges for 2007?

The changing Web

Learning with e's

It truly is the ‘architecture of participation’ (Barsky and Purdon, 2006) and demands active engagement as a natural part of its character (Kamel Boulos and Wheeler, 2007). has spawned concepts such as folksonomy, ‘Darwikianism’ and the ‘wisdom of the crowds’ (Kamel Boulos et al, 2006). 2006) Introducing Web 2.0: and Wheeler, S (2007) The emerging Web 2.0 tools.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: A Deserted Second Life

Learning Visions

Monday, July 30, 2007 A Deserted Second Life An interesting read from Wired.com on Second Life and Corporate America. Well, I do know that some educators are experimenting thoughtfully with Second Life ( Karl Kapp , for one). Do you have a Second Life? How companies are spending millions and yet no one comes. What about you? eLearnin.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Continuing in Second Life

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 05, 2007 Continuing in Second Life Im still at it. Slogging away in Second Life. link] -- if youre in Second Life you can also try searching for Meteora or NOAA Virtual Island ). If, like me, youve been reluctant to try Second Life, I can only say just do it and see for yourself. Department of Commerce). Very cool.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Im struck by why I find this topic so interesting. As a practical person, I tend to avoid theory. Somehow this is an easy starting point. and.70. eLearnin.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life and Gender

Learning Visions

Friday, July 13, 2007 Second Life and Gender Theres been a great conversation about Second Life and gender and the bleeding edge in the comments on my recent post. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Be sure to read and ponder and offer in your own two cents. As e-Learning strategists and practitioners pushing these cutting edge tools, weve got to make sure that the tools suit the audience. As Cathy Moore suggests, will SL alienate female participants? Talk amongst yourselves. Im going to Maine.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Plodding Along in Second Life

Learning Visions

Friday, August 17, 2007 Plodding Along in Second Life In the spirit of plodding along , I had another positive experience in Second Life. Theres a real emotional level to Second Life. If youd like to read more about my adventures in Second Life, check out my first and second visits. Cammie, There has been so much talk about designing learning for Second Life. To answer your second question: Maybe. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. He wasnt.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life and Gaming Poll Results

Learning Visions

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Second Life and Gaming Poll Results I dont claim to be a researcher, nor can I claim that the results of polls conducted on this site are in the least bit statistically significant. Last week, I asked "Have you ever been in Second Life?" Unfortunately, the Second Life poll is closed. There were 20 responses. Hi Cammy!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blog-o- the-Month at ISTE Island in Second Life

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 11, 2008 Blog-o- the-Month at ISTE Island in Second Life Imagine my surprise when Scott Merrick contacted me, letting me know that Learning Visions had been nominated as Blog-o-the-month on ISTE Island in Second Life. link] Im Bliss Yue (get it?) in Second Life, but I have to admit that its been ages since Ive been in-world. Nice blog.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogger's Hut in Second Life

Learning Visions

Thursday, November 06, 2008 Blogger's Hut in Second Life Scott Merrick (also check out Scotts SecondLife Blog ) runs the ISTEs Bloggers Hut in Second Life. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Scotts Twitter bio describes him as a "teacher, learner,old hippy." Just the kind I like! How kind! How about you?

Second Life again

Learning with e's

Found an interesting article about Second Life and other MMORPGs and their use for learning today. It was published in 2006 in the journal Educational Technology and Society by Aaron Delwiche and is entitled: 'Massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) in the new media classroom'. Several scholars have suggested that massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) such as Everquest and Second Life have educational potential, but we have little data about what happens when such tools are introduced in the classroom. The author concludes.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My First Second Life Experience

Learning Visions

Friday, August 03, 2007 My First Second Life Experience Not so good, I must say. starting talking with another newbie for about 2 seconds when we were accosted. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. spent about 25 minutes trying to make my avatar look sort of like me. Its sort of me-ish. Then I wandered around Orientation Island, which gets boring fast. And then I teleported myself over to Brandon Halls Education Island. Coage Boucher. Avoid him. probably should have reported him, right? Well, I didnt.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit I want to incorporate a reading list for the next level of the 30-minute masters (taking a crash course in Instructional Design). Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. This would be for those who want to take their own learning to the next level. list of important books, key terminology, basic theory. Because its true -- you can impress your clients and peers by working "cognitive load" into a sentence. Im much more into practical application. Amen, Cammy. eLearnin.

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LCB Question for December: 2006 - 2007

Simply Speaking

What will you remember most about 2006? Coincidentally (or may be consequently), started my personal-professional blog in September 2006. Will be a challenge for 2007 as well. What are the biggest challenges for you as you head into 2007? What are your predictions for 2007? And real tough ones, each of them. Anyway, here are my quick responses. Seriously.

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

wanted to go back and figure out what things really struck me during 2007. So I first went back to what I wrote about last year: Some of the more specific memories from 2006: I started my blog in February 2006. But by far the most vivid memory of 2006 comes from a comment made during a panel that I was moderating on eLearning 2.0. The Big Question is back. Help Needed!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 20, 2007 My Objection to Learning Objectives After reading this post, you will be able to: Explain two of the reasons why Cammy Bean doesnt like learning objectives Explain your own view of learning objectives Develop an alternative approach to listing learning objectives in your next eLearning course Introduction I hate writing learning objectives. I see the value. I do.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Top Posts in 2007

Learning Visions

Monday, December 03, 2007 Top Posts in 2007 Snow is falling general over Massachusetts. noticed some interesting trends in real-world usage of all these applications. #1: No one had even heard of Second Life. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Me, Id mostly like to take a nap. All female. Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Job Description

Learning Visions

Thursday, May 31, 2007 My Job Description I work at a small e-Learning company, which means I play lots of different roles. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. My job title is Manager of Instructional Design. And yet, on a day to day basis (at least lately) I do very little of that. Havent designed an interactive exercise in ages.

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Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

The Learning Circuits Blog, October 13, 2007. Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Games Let You Do That- Kapp Notes, July 30, 2007. Yes You CAN Create E-learning Games- Bozarthzone , June 22, 2007. Theory of Fun- Clive on Learning, August 16, 2007. Where games, sims and 3D worlds meet- Clive on Learning, June 24, 2007. Training Games, June 12, 2007. Educause.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Inspiration

Learning Visions

Monday, November 05, 2007 Instructional Design Inspiration As I mentioned last week , Im in the midst of designing my first custom eLearning course in quite awhile. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Ive gotten rusty in the practice of ID, although very adept in the research and learning part (and I can talk a pretty good game). Now that Ive been actually doing some writing, Im having to put it all to work. So, whats been working for me? What movers and shakers have inspired me to design differently? Theres more, Im sure.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Survey -- Whats Your Demographic?

Learning Visions

Friday, October 12, 2007 New Survey -- Whats Your Demographic? Some of you have been in Second Life. Thanks ~ Posted by Cammy Bean at 10:37 AM Labels: games , gaming , second life , survey 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. How old are all of you?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Flash: Embedding Video in the Experience

Learning Visions

Thursday, June 15, 2006 Flash: Embedding Video in the Experience I really like how they did this. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. The acting is lame, but the interface is tres cool. Talk about "embedding video in the experience". link] Posted by Cammy Bean at 10:14 PM 1 comments: Dean Biele said. Take the Survey! eLearnin.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 06, 2007 eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems The eLearning Guild hosted a webinar this afternoon featuring the winners of The eLearning DemoFest which took place at the DevLearn Conference & Expo on November 7, 2007. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Publicly available training program.

LCB Question for December - Past Year, Present Challenges, Predictions

Tony Karrer

The questions this month are: What will you remember most about 2006? What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2007? What are your predictions for 2007? What will you remember most about 2006? believe that I will remember 2006 as one of the more important transition years for me. The revolution in 2006 is possibly even more profound. Some of the more specific memories from 2006: I started my blog in February 2006. We had discussed Wikis, Blogs and were embarking on Second Life. So it may take a few posts.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question

Learning Visions

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 The Big Question This months big question from the Learning Circuits Blog: What did you learn about learning in 2007? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. learned that connecting with the blogging community has helped me get more passionate about my work as an instructional designer. Sentences.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Flash Celebrates 10 Years!

Learning Visions

Thursday, September 28, 2006 Flash Celebrates 10 Years! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Check out the presentation at Adobe, celebrating 10 years of Flash. Includes video clips from Jonathan Gay and a detailed product timeline. Take the Survey! Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Can I, um, have your attention, please? eLearnin. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Cool E-Learning Info From Kineo

Learning Visions

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 Cool E-Learning Info From Kineo These guys have some interesting things to say. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. And Kevin Kruse (the e-Learning guru) loves them. Check out the reports in the right sidebar [link]. Titles include: Learning Strategy Alignment and 50 Ideas for Free e-Learning. Take the Survey! Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Can I, um, have your attention, please?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Web Usability

Learning Visions

Thursday, June 01, 2006 Web Usability A recent study by usability expert Jakob Nielsen about how people read (or rather scan) websites: [link] Posted by Cammy Bean at 1:49 PM 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Take the Survey! The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! eLearnin.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Daily Sucker

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 The Daily Sucker Learning how to design good web pages by looking at web pages that suck: [link] Posted by Cammy Bean at 10:46 AM 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Take the Survey! The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! eLearnin. United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: TIPP Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 TIPP Learning Styles Last week, all of the instructors at the school where I teach had to take an online test to assess our learning styles. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. This was a new model for me, called TIPP (Traditional, Ideational, Playful, Personal). The idea is that as learners, all of us have elements of these styles when we learn, although some will be stronger than others. scored as Traditional Personal, with a visual preference. Traditional = values safety and rules. Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Success in Manufacturing

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 e-Learning Success in Manufacturing This article is kind of old (from 2002), but provides insight into the successes achieved by one manufacturing organization. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. It made me think of a proposed project we have with a major auto manufacturing firm. Take the Survey! Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Can I, um, have your attention, please? eLearnin.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Guild Content Authoring Research Report

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 E-Learning Guild Content Authoring Research Report Research report by the e-Learning Guild. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Results of a survey from 2005. Provides interesting statistics about authoring tools and use within corporate training depts. Take the Survey! Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Can I, um, have your attention, please? eLearnin. What’s Your ID Job Description?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: A General Theory of Love

Learning Visions

Thursday, May 18, 2006 A General Theory of Love An article in National Geographic about the chemistry of love sparked a conversation with my friend Bob. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. He sent me a book, " A General Theory of Love." Its keeping me up late at night. Not because Im trying to figure out the mysteries of love (although that would be nice, too) -- but because it turns out Im extremely fascinated by the brain and how it works. Take the Survey! The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! eLearnin. Powered by Blogger

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Tardy to the Party

Learning Visions

Thursday, April 06, 2006 Tardy to the Party I am extremely late to this party, but I am fascinated by the sociological implications of blogging: extreme community; loss of anonymity; anonymity; rampant voyeurism and exhibitionism; collaboration.There are a lot of much cooler people than me out there who have been blogging for a long time. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Take the Survey! Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? eLearnin.