Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DevLearn09 - Im Speaking!
SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 DevLearn09 - Im Speaking! Did I tell you that Im looking forward to the schmoozing part?) ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 #tk10 ▼ 2009 (87) ► December (6) ► November (11) ► October (10) ▼ September (7) What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Inst. Come November, Ill be heading to San Jose for DevLearn 09. eLearnin.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im Mrs. Dalloway
JULY 24, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007 Im Mrs. Dalloway Im just back from vacation and still trying to make the transition back into work mode. Im disturbed to report that Im The Poisonwood Bible. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Not quite there yet. But I did learn that I am like Mrs. Dalloway. Oh well. So simple.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a (K)nitwit!
JANUARY 16, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Im a (K)nitwit! Im looking forward to your post on blended quilting! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Its winter here in New England. A time when this womans thoughts turn to knitting. Or, rather, the desire to be a knitter. Yet again. This impulse hits me every few years. Me likey. Janet.I
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im getting emotional about e-Learning!
MAY 16, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Im getting emotional about e-Learning! 3) [Clark, Im interested to hear more of your thoughts on learning styles as you alluded to them here]. Given that the emotional element is relevant then Im with Clark Quinn here. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Heres some good stuff on that. 128) R.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit
MAY 1, 2007
Im not a big theory person. Im much more into practical application. Im not saying that these theories are right or wrong -- but they get tossed about and referred to with great relish by some in the industry. Im not a big theory person. Im much more into practical application." 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. A list of important books, key terminology, basic theory. Please add your own essentials. Amen, Cammy.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?
FEBRUARY 15, 2008
Im not looking for the obtuse theory books. Im already feeling a bit overwhelmed. Im about halfway through Michael Allens new book, Designing Successful E-Learning. Between you and John Im going to need to ask for a visit to Ikea for a new bookshelf too! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. What would you add?
eLearning Conferences 2012
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
link] January 25-27, 2012 American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) TechKnowledge , Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Clayton R. Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. You can contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Private?
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers
JANUARY 7, 2008
But Im not sure I can get people to hold their answers back. Sorry Tony, but Im going to jump into the conversation now. Dont worry though; Im sure Ill still have more to say if you do this for the Big Question for February. Im on a smaller team though, so we are basically the "one-stop shop." Im gonna go strap some pillows around my head now. Whats your view?
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Inspiration
NOVEMBER 5, 2007
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. Now that Ive been actually doing some writing, Im having to put it all to work. 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. Ideally, Im trying to figure out how to make this a bit interactive. Theres more, Im sure. So, whats been working for me? Karl.as
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Job Description
MAY 31, 2007
So, what do I do if Im not doing that? Im not such an anal person, so this isnt my favorite thing in the world. And Im really excited about the project Im working on. Im sure its not an insult, but I just dont think Id be so comfortable having that on my business card :) 9:03 AM ahsigmon said. My job title is Manager of Instructional Design. The website copy.
eLearning Conferences 2013
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
link] January 30-February 1, 2013 American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) TechKnowledge , San Jose, California, USA. Clayton R. Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. " But its still a massive list.
eLearning Conferences 2011
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
link] February 2-4, 2011 American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) TechKnowledge , San Jose, California, USA. Clayton Wright has done his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. You can contact him at: email@example.com. And it covers a broad range of types of topics. link].
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Scrambled Egg Mind of a Beginner
JUNE 17, 2009
Im in that beginner-mind zone. Although Ive been doing this work for 15ish years, the ground beneath me is shaky and I feel like Im in new waters, navigating new people, new processes, new tools. Im suddenly racking up lots of frequent flyer points. When Im actually in town, I work from the shed. Im in scrambled egg mind mode most of the time. Im @cammybean.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Currently Working On.
FEBRUARY 13, 2009
Im a convert. Yes, Im an English major who writes mostly text bullets instead of novels. So Im curious: what drove you to revisit theory? Cammy, Im glad to hear you so revved up. Jane -- In theory, Im not against theory. Im still of that mindset. Now Im reading Cold Spring Harbor. Friday, February 13, 2009 Currently Working On. Right on. Twitter.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jott This Blog
MARCH 25, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Jott This Blog I havent had so much time lately to blog, as this project Im working on has been quite grueling. I find my best time for thinking up excellent blog entries is late at night when Im lying in bed. That is, of course, if Im even awake after the kids have finally fallen asleep. Now Im trying to maximize my time on the drive to work.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions
APRIL 3, 2007
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. Im excited to go to as many sessions as I can. Im excited to pick peoples brains. Im excited to get feedback on our products and services (yes, my company will have a booth). 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. Excited in sort of a geeky schoolgirl way.
eLearning Conferences 2012
DECEMBER 23, 2011
link] January25-27, 2012 American Societyfor Training and Development (ASTD) TechKnowledge ,Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences for January to June 2012 Clayton R. Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. You can contact him at: crwr77 [@] gmail.com This 26th version of the conference list covers selected events from four continents. The list focuses primarily on the use of technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. Petersburg Beach, Florida, USA.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All The Worlds A-Twitter
OCTOBER 3, 2008
Like Tracy Hamilton , Im enjoying the endless thought streams. Im having fun hearing the stream of peoples activities and thoughts ("ambient intimacy"), but is that all there is to it? I know people consolidate and slim down ( Brent , for instance), but Im not sure Im ready for that challenge. Im cammybean on Twitter. Im at an office, but somewhat isolated (meaning, Im not in a cubicle, but actually have a door and need to walk about 30 paces to talk to someone). Im aware that SOMEONE is fighing a cold, but cant always remember who that was.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting to Good Enough
OCTOBER 29, 2008
" This adage works for me most of the time as Im designing eLearning courses. Right now, Im feeling like just getting to good would be an achievement. Right now, Im proofing a storyboard thats full of endless text bullets and boring software demos with no interactivity -- and theres really nothing I can do about it. What would you do if you were me? Just do it. Other.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives
DECEMBER 20, 2007
As Michael Allen says in Michael Allens Guide to e-Learning : "Learners think, Im supposed to do my best to learn whatever is here, so I might as well spend all my time learning it rather than reading about learning it." (p. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I see the value. But I find them painfully boring to read and to write.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogging the Personal
SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
In fact, Ive had very little of interest to add to any conversation of late, mostly because Im much more focused on my personal life and the many transitions Im handling there. Hey Cammy--you know me, I think you can always apply the personal to the professional, so Im with Karl that you should blog about the Wii. But I have limited, and Im generally conscious of them.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting an Informal M.Ed
MAY 9, 2007
For various reasons, Im not going to go back to school to get a Masters Degree in instructional design. But I firmly believe that this journey Im on is giving me the experience and educational equivalent (if not better) than a formal M.Ed. Even though Ive been doing this ("instructional design") for over ten years, Im starting over. At least not formally. You are my professors.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Days 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16
AUGUST 16, 2007
Im losing my steam, but trying to stay somewhat on target. So go ahead and "Email or IM another blogger in your niche to introduce yourself and your blog". I want to share as much as I can about projects Im working on. Im not sure Ill bother with that. Im not sure if it does much for a site with minimal traffic. Its nice to give gifts. I know it does to mine.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Day 25 (Go Shopping)
SEPTEMBER 4, 2007
Often I have two small kids in tow or Im trying to check ten things off a list during my lunch hour. A good aggregator (like Stephen Downes) will get me the info I need so Im not missing the really juicy stuff. Im sure many of you are the same. Im sure this relates to blogging -- the enticing thrill of a delicious looking link that can send you off in a myriad of directions.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Are You A Gamer?
SEPTEMBER 13, 2007
Im literally not a gamer. Im not sure how I got into games.but I think it had something to do with PONG. But Im so lost at sea for the most part in these environments. But Im no gamer. I dont do the online social games, so Im not a Gamer 4.0, but Im definitely a gamer. Now Im feeling a full-blown survey coming on. I used Poll Daddy to create this.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart
JULY 26, 2007
Im not a techie -- far from it. Im an instructional designer with an emphasis on writing and schmoozing. Google Alerts A nice adjunct to Google Reader; Im always discovering something new via my "instructional design" alert. Im #34 on the list. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Gmail Gmail love. eLearnin.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Google Desktop, Sidebar and Dual Monitors
JULY 25, 2007
Back to the Google Desktop -- Im playing around a bit with the searching capabilities and am seeing the light. Im struggling a bit with figuring out how to set the preferences so that it searches where I need it to search (I save most of my files to a shared network drive; not locally). So the search feature -- I get that and Im sold. My first impression was, why bother?
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Online Visual Identity
SEPTEMBER 19, 2007
So Im going to try to mix it up a bit. Im still smiling. But Im wearing a different purple shirt. I should also show you pictures of me where Im not smiling. Although Im professional, I do have many faces. Usually, Im the one with the camera. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. My last.fm
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me.
DECEMBER 29, 2008
I think Im an inherently lazy person. Im supposed to tag seven other people, which Im feeling really lazy about. So Im just doing six. can you tell that Im re-reading Lord of the Rings? Cammy--Im preferring to think of it as not "lazy" but "balanced." And even if it is, I think Im with you on that one. :-) 9:45 AM Cammy Bean said. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, December 29, 2008 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me. Check it out. Its all still true. I miss them.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Facebook has Tipped
DECEMBER 1, 2008
Im not talking about the quantity of my friends, but rather the breadth and depth. Im not sure if there was a specific tipping point for me, but I was certainly amused when one of my friends informed me that Im personally responsible for making her waste more time on Facebook than she ever thought possible. Christy -- Im all for games increasing brain power. Im with Christy - not sure when the "tipping" point occurred. Admittedly, I only get on facebook when Im pinged about something. Think Uggs. Well, my Facebook world has just tipped. Definitely.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogging & Boundaries in the Professional Sphere
MARCH 29, 2007
To work out my thoughts and ideas (hey, Im an extrovert -- I need to talk about whats going on in my head in order to process it and take it to the next level). Im a new blogger -- not fully evolved). At least, I would hope thats what Im doing. Im trembling with excitement (perhaps naively so), having never had the opportunity to attend an industry-related trade show. Im excited to meet people whose blogs I have been reading. Im excited to learn from all these thought leaders. But Im also going to be working my booth. I want to stay relevant.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Connectivism: Week 1
SEPTEMBER 12, 2008
I havent signed up anywhere, I havent taken part in any of the sessions, but Im like a moth drawn to the flame: as I peer in on all the conversation beginning to happen, I cant help but join in. Cammy, Im glad youre doing the auditing. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. In my own lazy way, at the very least. eLearnin.
Web 2.0 Applications in Learning
MARCH 3, 2008
Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. So, yes, you have to set up policies and alert people just like you do around any form of electronic communication (email, IM). It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning. It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. I discussed a bit of these issues in First Thoughts After ASTD Sessions. Provide the content. Choose the top 3-5. as I expected.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning
MARCH 23, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009 Market Differences in eLearning Im a fan of the number 42. I think Tonys Big Question of this month on being stuck, speaks about how people feel in such setups :) Im waiting to get more traffic in my blog before I throw questions on IDs into tech writing. Do watch out, Im very keen to know what people would say. But I know of few variable cases too: 1.