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TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment

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BrainShark. I’ll be honest here, this has never been one of my super favorite products, because  its whole premise is built on using PowerPoint. “ Him: “Only ours” Me: “Okay, you can create your courses with your SaaS tool, upload them into your system – and only your courses built with Brainshark, you have some reports and analytics.” Content authoring tool vendors equally not over abundent (Rapid Intake, Allen Communications, Articulate, Adobe were there among a few others). Last week, I attended TK 2012 in Las Vegas. Average.

More Than 100 PowerPoint Tutorials & a Free Template

Rapid eLearning

With as many PowerPoint questions that I get, it’s a good thing that over the past year or so the elearning community has created about 300 PowerPoint tutorials. also included a free PowerPoint elearning template to celebrate the holidays and a great 2010! Click to download the free PowerPoint template. 100+ PowerPoint Tutorials. elearning.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

Clayton Wright just sent me his incredible annual list of eLearning Conferences. link] December 10-11, 2009 Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Streamlining Your e-Learning Development , eLearning Guild Online Forum. link] December 17-18, 2009 International Conference on eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society , 6 th , Bangkok, Thailand. You can contact him at: crwr77@gmail.com.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, September 21, 2009 eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help! I am working on a presentation in a few weeks about eLearning authoring tools. high level overview for learning and development types who dont actually use the tools, but want to know whats out there, when you might use it, and some of the pros and cons. Now, Im not much of a tool user myself. Ive got some understanding of tools. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Here’s a Quick Way to Create Your Next E-Learning Template in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post, I showed you how to design your own PowerPoint templates. In other posts, I’ve talked about how to use PowerPoint’s drawing features to build the envelope icon and television monitor. These are all intended to help you become more proficient with PowerPoint and your graphic design skills. included the PowerPoint file I used to create the folders.

How to Design An Elearning Course on a Budget

Rapid eLearning

The past few days I’ve been pulling some content together for a couple of workshops I’m doing at the ASTD TechKnowledge conference in San Jose. The workshops are for those who are just getting started with the Articulate tools. If you want to use the template, feel free to download the basic PowerPoint file that I used to create the job aid. Use it as you wish. Bonus tip!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, April 05, 2007 More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design Continuing the PowerPoint conversation begun yesterday here and picked up by Clive on Learning: Dont blame PowerPoint.and Quintus Joubert PowerPoint vs. Interactive Learning. Heres another article on PowerPoint, found via Donald Clark at Big Dog, Little Dog : Bite the Bullet: Improving Your Presentation Strategies. Its the instructional design you lay on top of these tools that matters.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 04, 2007 NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning Found via SlashDot , an article in todays Sydney Morning Herald " Research points the finger at PowerPoint." The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Raise your hand. Me too. Great post Camy. Take the Survey!

5 Free Desktop Image Editors for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I’m always asked what skills a rapid elearning designer should have. Because of this, an image editing application should be in your tool chest. But before we explore the free tools, a good budget-friendly option is Photoshop Elements. It’s relatively inexpensive and should be able to do what most people need for elearning. 23: PowerPoint Doesn’t Have to Be Boring.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 15, 2009 My Top Ten Tools for 2009 Cammys Top 10 Tools of 2009 These are my favorite tools in support of my own learning adventures. My best column: eLearning, of course! PowerPoint Yes, theres lots of groaning about PowerPoint. But I like to use it as a simple wireframe tool. Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:57 PM Labels: jane hart , tools 8comments: Sue Taylor said. My list also includes my new Blackberry (tool?,

Are You Asking These Questions to Build Effective E-Learning?

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How we view effective elearning is somewhat subjective. For some it requires that all elearning center on performance. However, many elearning courses are less “learning” and more marketing. They’re about sharing information using elearning tools. I see those more as multimedia marketing campaigns than traditional training programs. At least not immediately.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: David Byrne and PowerPoint

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, April 06, 2007 David Byrne and PowerPoint Remember back in 2003, when David Byrne published a book (described by AP Technology Writer Rachel Konrad as a " coffee table book for nerds ") called E.E.E.I. Oh that David Byrne, hes so creative and alternative co-opting PowerPoint like that. The noted Edward Tufte blames PowerPoint. In contrast, "Byrne maintains that the proper use, or misuse, of PowerPoint lies in the hands of the user." Here, here. eLearnin.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Tools

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, June 08, 2007 Instructional Designers Tools Theres been a good conversation going on over at Christy Tuckers Experiencing E-Learning blog about instructional design. Christy has been writing about how to get started in instructional design and what technology tools you might need. dont do any graphic design. I use Word, PowerPoint, Visio. I can now also say that I use blogger and wikis. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! dont do any programming.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, July 26, 2007 My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart Jane Hart asked me to add my own top ten list to the mix. For the most part, I like tools that are easy to use, easy to learn, look good, and create good-looking output. But I like to use it as a simple wireframe tool.

How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Here’s what I find typical of people who do rapid elearning. Their organization needs to take existing content (usually a bunch of PowerPoint files) and get it online as soon as possible. So they buy an authoring tool and quickly convert the content. Once it’s online, they realize that many of the courses look like PowerPoint slides. Voila! This isn’t about eye-candy.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools If you dont already subscribe to Kineos occasional newsletter , please do. The latest edition is chock full o good stuff, including some thoughtful summaries of the eLearning Guild Annual Gathering and the future of rapid e-Learning tools. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! ► March (11) eLearning Geeks on Spring Break and New Skills for. Take the Survey! eLearnin.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences? Whats your take on using audio in eLearning? What about eLearning in the US has led to such an excessive use of audio? What about eLearning in the UK has led to such an excessive lack of audio in their courses?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Will the Real eLearning Industry Please Stand Up?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, July 31, 2009 Will the Real eLearning Industry Please Stand Up? What is the eLearning Industry? Is it the tools we use to create eLearning? Is it the companies and people who create those tools? Is it the associations? -- the eLearning Guild and ASTD.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions

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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. Beachward Bound Crowdsourcing: Authoring Tools & LMS Questions My Summer ID Reading List ► June (3) eLearning Authoring Tools Mindmap The Two Faces of ePortfolios The Unofficial eLearning Salary Calculator ► May (9) Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth Follow Up

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Jane Bozarth Follow Up For those of you who missed Jane Bozarths session yesterday: Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging e-learning with PowerPoint -- a recording of the session and handouts are now available (youll have to register): [link] com/discussions/show/769 Jane has posted some links following the webinar which you can find here (youll also have to register): [link] com/groups/show/394 My notes on Janes session can be found here. eLearnin.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event Take Home Point #1

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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. tools. "My guys just want the information. And certainly blogs and wikis and PLEs are not the tools for this sector of the audience. Tools. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Another take on Cognitive Load Theory

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Another take on Cognitive Load Theory The authors of the Eide Neurolearning Blog weigh in on recent research and articles on cognitive load (including the death of Powerpoint that have been talked about here ). The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! ► March (11) eLearning Geeks on Spring Break and New Skills for. Blog Book Tour: Learning in 3D #lrn3d Allison Rossett: ELearning Isn’t What You Think It. Take the Survey! eLearnin.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. Heres what I recall: They created a set of powerpoint slides. totally agree with you Cammy I have spent over 12 years creating voice over for elearning courses and computer web based training. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Mass Chapter ISPI November Meeting

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Learning Tools Crash Course: Deciding What Authoring Tools to Use and When So youve heard about PowerPoint, Articulate, Captivate and Flash. There are lots of eLearning authoring tools out on the market these days. How do you decide which tool to use?

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

primarily used the eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks sites and used Conference , Online Facilitation of Conferences , Online Interaction in Conferences , Moderating Online Interaction , and others. 28 Web Conference Training Tips - eLearning Weekly , July 10, 2009 Learning to use web conferencing technology is pretty easy, but there is a lot more to training via web conference than just putting on a headset, dialing up an audio-conferencing bridge, and logging onto the application. Conference Networking Tools - Do They Work? eLearning Technology. Uh oh.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate. But, paradoxically, it is worth noting that as instructional designers become adept at using a specific tool, their value as designers will drop. Whats your view?

How to Add Scenarios to Your Rapid E-Learning Courses.Rapidly! - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Tired of delivering boring, click-and-read elearning courses? This post features a presentation I gave at the recent ASTD TechKnowledge conference in San Antonio. In it, I show you how to quickly create two types of branched scenarios with PowerPoint for use in your rapid elearning courses. The secret for getting past the click-and-read type of elearning is to figure out how the course content is relevant to the learner. Here are three quick examples of the types of branched scenarios you’ll learn to build in PowerPoint.

Hot List - Second Half of January

Tony Karrer

Hot List - 1/17/2009 - 1/31/2009 Posts Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course Building a Learning Portal YouTube videos inside Slideshare Learning 2.0 Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.comAs I was at ASTD last week, I missed doing my Hot List for the week. You can find out more about this in Hot List and Hot Last Week. So, I've compiled the list for roughly the second half of January. The posts come from the primary sources for this group. Other items come from other sources.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The 60-Minute Masters

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, March 05, 2009 The 60-Minute Masters Because repetition is a key ingredient of learning, Ive just spent the last 30-60 minutes reviewing Clive Shepherds The 60-Minute Masters , a brief primer on creating good eLearning, rapidly. Clive has also posted a PowerPoint version of this on his 60-Minute Masters Wiki. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! ► March (11) eLearning Geeks on Spring Break and New Skills for. urge you to do the same. eLearnin.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Conversations do matter

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Saturday, April 14, 2007 Conversations do matter I am still quite brain dead from the the eLearning Guild event. So now Im sold on the values of social networking tools and Web 2.0. There is room for everything. I had so much to share with these women in just a few minutes and I think they walked away really seeing the potential in these tools for their organizations. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Dead and yet quite alive. Completely. for beginners.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Making Six Sigma Training Fun

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Maybe its not possible to make Six Sigma eLearning fun. This manufacturing process training course was originally delivered as a four hour plus death-by-PowerPoint classroom session (if you could see the original PPT source content, youd begin glazing over within a few slides).

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Since November, I have been working on a big project for a brand-name institution: 29 self-paced eLearning courses. Ive got the PowerPoints and Word docs to prove it. This is the harsh reality of eLearning in the trenches. Havent found a better, more flexible tool yet.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rubric for Online Instruction Chico State

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Interesting idea - one I could see a lot of value in if I was purchasing/commissioning elearning. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! ► March (11) eLearning Geeks on Spring Break and New Skills for. Does anyone have any experience with rubrics? Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning to Work, Working to Learn

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Heres what Ive been doing lately on the job: Tinkering Ive been tinkering around with new and old tools, expanding my skill set. PowerPoint : Tom Kuhlmans got some great demos and exercises on his Rapid eLearning Blog, like this one on building an eLearning Template in PowerPoint. Getting Inspired Looking at what other, more creative people are building for eLearning seems like a no brainer. anticipate this tool quickly becoming a best friend.

eLearing 2.0 - Great Response and Some Feedback

Tony Karrer

I did my eLearning 2.0 The audience was about half very new people to training and eLearning and the rest had varying levels of experience. took suggestions from the LCB Big Question - PowerPoint: What is Appropriate? and PowerPoint More Questions to heart and tried to improve my presentation. Tried to Cover too Much Many people said that I tried to cover too much and didn't get enough into how/where/when to apply eLearning 2.0 One really good suggestion was to break it up into two sessions: eLearning 2.0 Introduction eLearning 2.0 When and Why?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Go Read a Book

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Audio Narration and PowerPoint And then there was this, yet another argument in favor of NOT narrating the text of a PowerPoint (or eLearning course): there is research suggesting that secondary orality and literacy don’t mix. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Thank You Stephen Downes

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Beachward Bound Crowdsourcing: Authoring Tools & LMS Questions My Summer ID Reading List ► June (3) eLearning Authoring Tools Mindmap The Two Faces of ePortfolios The Unofficial eLearning Salary Calculator ► May (9) Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! ► March (11) eLearning Geeks on Spring Break and New Skills for. Even if that person works for one of the big bad guys.