52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning
DECEMBER 15, 2016
As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. Here are our amazing eLearning experts: Tom Kuhlmann | Karl Kapp | Ray Jimenez | Patti Shank | Bryan Jones.
Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JANUARY 8, 2015
He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. believe in research-based designs, but red flags rise quickly for me when I see people freely generalizing results where we can have no confidence they apply. Learnnovators: For decades, you have been concentrating on defining unique methods of instructional design and development that provide meaningful and memorable learning experiences through “true” cognitive interactivity. Michael: Many people responsible for instructional design today just aren’t ready to take on this complex task.
From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology
OCTOBER 9, 2012
Let’s get one thing out of the way, the future of eLearning isn’t about adding more ‘ animations ‘ to our existing eLearning (in the name of making courses more engaging), neither is it about an eLearning 2.0 or 3.0 So if technology isn’t the real challenge for us in transitioning from eLearning to mLearning, then what are the real challenges?
The Best of eLearning in August 2015
AUGUST 25, 2015
Those of you who are subscribed to our monthly eNewsletter know that we launched the beta of our Responsive Course Design solution for Lectora® Online this month ( sign up ), and we couldn’t be more excited. Responsive Course Design in Lectora. Template Tuesday: File Folder. First off, “Template Tuesday” is a great name for a blog series, and I’m mad I didn’t think of it first.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?
FEBRUARY 15, 2008
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ? Im about halfway through Michael Allens new book, Designing Successful E-Learning.
Are You Keeping Up on Your eLearning Resolutions?
JANUARY 10, 2014
Like most eLearning gurus, you probably have made a few eLearning resolutions. Some will keep or may not keep up on their eLearning resolutions. While most of us can see the application of this logic when applied to weight loss, or our finances, it might be less clear when trying to apply this to eLearning. Take eLearning/mLearning to the Next Level! Just do it!
eLearning Cyclops: New eBook from the eLearning Guild - "58 Tips.
APRIL 9, 2012
eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Free eLearning. New eBook from the eLearning Guild - "58 Tips for Breakthrough Instructional Design" I have always enjoyed the eLearning Guilds eBooks and they just released a new one - 58 Tips for Breakthrough Instructional Design. It has some great tips on research, design, development and project management, all coming from 14 experts in the field. Past eLearning Guild ebooks are also available for download. Future location of eLearning Cyclops.
How Good Graphic Design Helps Build Meaningful E-Learning
JULY 5, 2011
Because of my job, I get to look at a lot of elearning courses. One thing common to quite a few is that they lack a graphic design sense and structure. First, most of the people I talk to don’t have a graphic design background. So they tend to do very basic design work, if any at all. In today’s post I’d like to discuss why basic graphic design is essential.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design
MAY 6, 2009
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Me: Im an instructional designer. create eLearning. Posted by Cammy Bean at 5:40 AM Labels: instructional design 28comments: Robert Kennedy said. So I simply say I develop eLearning or training. follow of course with “I design training for businesses… 9:34 AM Michelle said.
What are you reading for eLearning insight?
MAY 23, 2012
If you’re in search of recommended reading for eLearning insight, consider some of these sources of inspiration …. For instance, when I was in the Instructional and Performance Technology master’s program at Boise State University, the books required for my classes included The Performance Consultant’s Fieldbook by Judith Hale (included a CD with several consulting templates), Systems Thinking Basics by Virginia Anderson and Lauren Johnson (an easy-to-read workbook), and Analyzing Performance Problems by Robert Mager and Peter Pipe. By Shelley A. Gable. What are you reading?
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems
DECEMBER 6, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. 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.
In Pursuit of The RIGHT Learning Management System (LMS) for Today’s Workplaces
JUNE 20, 2014
Sometime back, while we were in the midst of contemplating on the design of the blueprint for our own LMS, we set out on a quick journey to see what would constitute an ideal LMS. If you would like to learn more, check this interview with Andrea Biraghi, the man behind Docebo’s design excellence. LMS Rubric : This rubric (template) from Longsight, Inc. From formal to informal.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit
MAY 1, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. 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). And, more importantly, you can improve your design when you understand the theory. (Im not a big theory person. think eLearning is being killed by too much theory. Theres too much theory and not enough soul in eLearning. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!
Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Laptop Illustration
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
My guess is that some of the most common screen elements in elearning courses are computer monitors. They’re nice to use because contextually they fit elearning. Here’s a quick mockup of how you could use the laptop image in an elearning course. Learn tips and tricks that help you rethink PowerPoint’s role in your elearning. Below is the tutorial. saved it as a PNG.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report
AUGUST 29, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 29, 2007 e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report The e-Learning Guild presentation of the most recent 360 Research Report on Mobile Learning. Presenters include: Steve Wexler : e-Learning Guilds research guru Brent Schlenker : e-Learning Guild Evangelist.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems
JULY 10, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, July 10, 2007 e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems e-Learning Guild presentation on Synchronous Learning Systems hosted by Steve Wexler, Karen Hyder, and Karl Kapp. Karen Hyder: works for the e-Learning Guild -- wrote survey questions among other things.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild 2009 Salary Report
JANUARY 7, 2009
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, January 07, 2009 eLearning Guild 2009 Salary Report Check out the 2009 salary report from the eLearning Guild. Brent Schlenker asks, " Are you making over $78k as an elearning professional?" The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions
APRIL 3, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, April 03, 2007 eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions As Ive mentioned here before, Im extremely excited about attending the upcoming eLearning Guild event here in Boston. And Im even excited to work my booth -- althought that wont be my primary responsibility -- as the resident instructional designer, my job isnt selling, its learning. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Template by Tina Chen. particular speaker? eLearnin.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs
MAY 4, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, May 04, 2007 Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs Theres been a lot of good talk lately about rapid e-learning tools and templates and the roles of SMEs vs. instructional designers. Instructional designers are often SMEs who have evolved into trainers.
Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
The eLearning Guild had come up with a report 1 that lists the most desired features in rapid e-learning courseware authoring software. The eLearning Guild reported that authoring tool users were seeking a few audio capabilities in authoring tools such as: Embedding audio files. Format Templates, Themes, Skins, and Text Formatting Features. Audio capabilities.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Inspiration
NOVEMBER 5, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. 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. What movers and shakers have inspired me to design differently? Here are some of specific ideas Ive taken from a few sources that (Im hoping) will help me design a kick-ass course: Chapter 2 of Gadgets, Games & Gizmos for Learning by Karl Kapp. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers
JANUARY 7, 2008
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, January 07, 2008 The Value of Instructional Designers Ive been having on ongoing conversation with other instructional designers as to whether or not we need to have the technical skill sets to actually build the courses we design. Template by Tina Chen.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event Take Home Point #1
APRIL 18, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 18, 2007 eLearning Guild Event Take Home Point #1 Last Thursday night after the eLearning Guild event, I was fortunate to have dinner with a small group of eLearning professionals -- a diverse group coming at the industry from lots of different angles. Templates. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!
A Year’s Worth of Free E-Learning Assets
JANUARY 3, 2012
To ease your burden, I put together a list of all of the posts from 2011 where I shared free elearning assets. Free E-Learning Templates. Here’s a Noteworthy PowerPoint Template (and It’s Free!). Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Font. Use This Free E-Learning Template to Inspire Your Next M-Learning Course. Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates.
JULY 5, 2011
eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Free eLearning. Jeff Goldman. I am employed as an e-Learning Designer in Baltimore, MD. hold a Master of Arts in Instructional Systems Design from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and have eleven years experience designing and developing e-learning. My experience also includes fifteen years of designing and facilitating traditional classroom training in the banking and healthcare industries and for nonprofit organizations. Future location of eLearning Cyclops. template.
Stop creating, selling, and buying garbage!
JANUARY 12, 2012
I was thinking today (on my plod around the neighborhood) about how come we’re still seeing so much garbage elearning (and frankly, I had a stronger term in mind). One of the causes is unenlightened designers. There are lots of them, for lots of reasons: trainers converted, lack of degree, old-style instruction, myths, templates, the list goes on. You know, it’s not like one dreams of being an instructional designer as a kid. Good learning design is not something you pick up in a one week course, sadly. design strategyAnd it’s wrong.
Top Tools for Online Teaching
JUNE 28, 2013
Articulate Studio is a tool for authoring eLearning course materials, and the company keeps a blog that updates on happenings concerning education and how it ties into technology. SmartBuilder is a suite of point-and-click authoring tools for elearning courses. ClickClass is an e-learning authoring tool designed to help users deliver and manage online learning content. Prezi.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Women, Gaming & the Guild Master Ceiling
SEPTEMBER 12, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Women, Gaming & the Guild Master Ceiling This post is an addendum to my first review of Karl Kapps book, Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos for Learning. The idea of the Guild Master ceiling is an intriguing one, I admit. Template by Tina Chen.
A Look Back at 9 Years of Blogging - Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
AUGUST 22, 2014
It started with an unassuming welcome message , on a very plain, boring blogger template. Tuesday, August 23, 2005 Welcome Thanks for stopping by Corporate eLearning Development. would urge you to consider updating your skills in graphics design, color theory, image manipulation, Interaction design, cartooning, comics, audio/video production, and story telling. to vent.a
Top 10 Cost-Saving Tips from the Latest eLearning Guild Report
AUGUST 25, 2014
The eLearning Guild recently released a great eBook full of helpful cost-saving tips for e-Learning development called <em>The eLearning Guild’s 75 Tips to Reduce eLearning Costs. </em>The Snap! by Lectora is extremely intuitive, easy to use and is only $99.</li> <li><strong>Use the incredible amount of free resources available</strong> Use free stock images, animation, audio editing, image editing, stock media, color design and more. Don’t forget to check out the Snap!
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Guild Content Authoring Research Report
MAY 31, 2006
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 31, 2006 E-Learning Guild Content Authoring Research Report Research report by the e-Learning Guild. link] Posted by Cammy Bean at 1:52 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? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Take the Survey!
Free e-Learning books
NOVEMBER 14, 2010
Members of the higher education academic and research communities K-12 educators and technologists Workplace technology integrators Synchronous e-Learning - eLearning Guild (Update 11/16/2010: suggested by Miriam Ramos-Warth ) The eLearning Guild’s Handbook on Synchronous e-Learning is intended for anyone who wants to produce, lead, or promote live, interactive learning events on the Web.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Design Lively Elearning with Action Mapping
MARCH 4, 2009
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, March 04, 2009 Design Lively Elearning with Action Mapping Cathy Moore has just announced the release of her eLearning Blueprint. Looks like a really useful tool for helping map out an eLearning project. This slideshow gives you a peek into the approach: Design Lively Elearning with Action Mapping View more presentations from Cathy Moore. Cathy, You are my eLearning Action Hero! The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!
25 More Free Display Graphics for Your E-Learning Courses
OCTOBER 11, 2011
In a previous post, I share 15 free display graphics that are commonly seen in elearning courses. One of the things I love about the elearning community is the willingness to share. Recently, community member Efrat Maor shared a bunch of displays and free PowerPoint templates that she created. Download the PowerPoint template here. In today’s post, I’m adding a few more.