ASTD TechKnowledge Happenings
The Learning Circuits
JANUARY 23, 2012
If you are going to TechKnowledge 2012 , stop by and say hello, I will be doing a number of different events and I love meeting new people as well as past, present, or future students. My TechKnowledge 2012 Presentation Here is a description of my session. We’ll answer questions like: Are two avatars better in an e-learning module than one? 12:15 p.m., Room Miranda 7/8.
Angry Plants vs. Zombies: 4 Things a Game Engine Can Do For You
ATD Learning Technologies
DECEMBER 2, 2015
While an e-learning authoring tool produces an online module, a game engine’s ultimate output is a game (mostly HTML5 or mobile app). If you’re interested in using Construct 2 (along with Storyline) for e-learning, join me for my Creation Station sessions at ATD TechKnowledge 2016 in Las Vegas January 13-15. What’s a Game Engine? What Can a Game Engine Do for You?
How to Create a Learning Journal to Go with Your E-Learning Courses
JANUARY 24, 2012
The training program is broken into chunks or modules. You don’t want big long modules. Each module combines some elearning with hands-on instruction. The peer coach facilitates the hands-on instruction or practice activities that correspond with the elearning module. For example, you have a two-week program with five modules. Elearning Modules. Notes.
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. In ID we create a closed loop: "by the end of this module, you will learn." Find out in this module." 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. They exude negativity.
Are You Asking These Questions to Build Effective E-Learning?
NOVEMBER 15, 2011
So we added a few modules that taught them more about the overall production process and how they supported the organization. There were no performance goals in these modules other than to share additional information. January 25-27: Las Vegas (ASTD TechKnowledge 2012). How we view effective elearning is somewhat subjective. If it’s not, then how can it be effective? 2012….coming
How Big Data Will Reshape eLearning — and the Future of Work
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
I recently attended the American Society for Training and Development’s 2012 TechKnowledge conference , where over 1,200 attendees and 70 exhibitors got together in Las Vegas to talk about training, do some networking, and discuss the future of learning and technology. Big Data is a term that you may not of heard of before but will hear a great deal of in the near future.
#astdTK12: Yawn-Proof Your e-Learning
JANUARY 26, 2012
Cammy Bean offered some tips to jazz up our e-learning courses in this informative session at ASTD TechKnowledge 2012. For example, she suggests the following “objective” for a short module: “A five minute briefing on what you must know about” so and so. ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 ConferencesSummary: Cammy Bean provided tips for making our e-learning yawn-proof.
Year End Musings, Reflections, Predictions and Thoughts: Part Three
JANUARY 5, 2012
Just around the corner is TechKnowledge 2012 is Las Vegas on January 25-27th. We’ll answer questions like: Are two avatars better in an e-learning module than one? Lots of events happening in 2012. Here are a few places I will be visiting and activities I will be partaking in. The description of the talk is below. Do series games have to be entertaining to be educational? Karl Kapp.
Designing Blended Learning Is Easier Than You Think
APRIL 1, 2013
At the 2011 ASTD Techknowledge Conference , Allison Rossett presented results of a study that showed that most learning professionals say that the use of e-learning is important but that very few are actually implementing it. Start with a self-paced learning module that explains a new concept. Everyone is talking about blended learning, but that does not mean everyone is doing it.
Here’s a Way to Make Your E-Learning Course Objectives Interesting
DECEMBER 13, 2011
One demo is a module on having an emergency preparedness kit in case of a disaster. January 25-27: Las Vegas (ASTD TechKnowledge 2012). I’ve been working on a few demos for some upcoming blog posts and conference presentations. In the past I’ve built similar elearning courses for organizations that taught their employees about having these disaster kits. Understanding Objectives.
How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
When shopping for tools I recommend that instead of looking at a list of features, you build the same mini module with each tool. Then you can test three things: Software : Using the same basic module for each application allows you to do a better “apples-to-apples” comparison. Here’s a cool example where the Qwiki site is inserted into an elearning module. Voila! Rapid Assets.
eLearning: xAPI is Geek Free and Ready to Go
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Real world example: ZingTrain, the training and consulting arm of the Zingerman's Community of Businesses, is building customer service training modules for their employees and to sell to their clients. It's a progression of the industry toward more, toward faster, and toward better. Here's a slide I presented at the 2016 ATD ICE conference in Denver.
Help Your Client See E-Learning from a Different Perspective
JANUARY 25, 2011
For example, I compress the delivery of information into simple elearning modules and combine them with some facilitated sessions in the real world. Tidbits: Here are a few upcoming events where I’ll be speaking: ASTD TechKnowledge in San Jose on February 2-4. Most people only see linear, click-and-read elearning courses. The same goes for your clients or subject matter experts.
LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes
JANUARY 13, 2011
volume), add-on modules (if available), any customization needed (beyond what is available), etc. TechKnowledge 2011 and Mini Reviews. A new year is upon us and thus it is time to re-visit the LMS market. A lot of changes have already been happening in just a short time frame. Several vendors have left the space, a few have entered. New trends are starting to appear – and in these two cases, they are beneficial to consumers. Vendors are hearing us and are making changes. More multilingual options to their web sites, trials and social learning. LMS Directory. Not unusual.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?
JUNE 26, 2009
Hi Just to enter the debate, we have installed some great reporting modules for Moodle so you can choose which learners you want to see, what they have done, what they scored etc. However, it has a lot of reporting features, it recently developed web services which have enabled links to an Oracle system for automated registration of users from an organizations' HR module, and to Drupal (see Dokeos module in the Drupal repository). Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. That’s the low price. Wrong. Support.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives
DECEMBER 20, 2007
This approach is particularly useful if learners are undertaking occasional learning, and may be taking modules of a course over an extended period of time. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. At least from the instructional designers and the businesss point of view. But I find them painfully boring to read and to write. Really?
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers
JANUARY 7, 2008
In the earlier case I mentioned the client knew what they wanted but I think there are those who are looking for better learning solutions. I see the following areas of growth for instructional designers: understanding current learning options (wikis, rapid elearning modules, learning objects in a LMS, etc.), The programming skills should be left to the programmers. Whats your view? You bet.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help!
SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
Do you know of another tool besides adobe connect for creating an on demand module that has the webcam/video locked in the upper corner while having a ppt. ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 #tk10 ▼ 2009 (87) ► December (6) ► November (11) ► October (10) ▼ September (7) What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Inst. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Now, Im not much of a tool user myself. Ive got some understanding of tools. Experience counts. Any experience. Go on. Try it!) Thanks!
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Guesstimating Seat Time
OCTOBER 16, 2008
would go be creating a ISM (Instructional Strategy Matrix) which breaks content in a MLTP (Module lesson Topic Page)structure. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. what needs to be presented/taught. Ive never been that good at estimating seat time and often end up with projects that are longer than theyre supposed to be. So we did.
Customer Complaints, How to Avoid the Traps
JANUARY 5, 2011
LMS – it is often showing all the bells and whistles of the system; not necessarily the items you are going to purchase – this is if the system has add on modules or add-ons or extras you can purchase. When I am attending TechKnowledge 2011 in San Jose, I will be posting in real time from the show floor in this Group. When it comes to the e-learning market, specifically the LMS space (and you can toss in LCMS, CMS, Learning Portals as well), there are a lot of traps that customers fall into and can’t get out. And yes, there are times it is both parties. hello?
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design and Market Sector Differences
JANUARY 8, 2008
Courses are divided into weekly modules, and students mostly complete the activities at the same time (although they have control over when in the week they do work). Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, January 08, 2008 Instructional Design and Market Sector Differences The field of instructional design is vast and varied. In the survey Ive been running, Instructional Designers: Do You Have an Advanced Degree? about 30% of respondents have graduate degrees in instructional design. What kinds of programs do you design?
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?
SEPTEMBER 28, 2009
Therefore, a "learning designer" has made the transition from design modules that seek to mimic what a teacher would do and focus now on learner engagement and interaction. ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 #tk10 ▼ 2009 (87) ► December (6) ► November (11) ► October (10) ▼ September (7) What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Inst. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, September 28, 2009 What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer? Dietician 2.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?
JANUARY 19, 2009
What happened was that my carefully written first draft was tweaked and edited and stuffed and reupholstered so much to resemble what I now realize was a set of information dump modules. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, January 19, 2009 Instructional Design: Whats in a name? fancy term for writing training material."