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Lurking or Legitimate Peripheral Participation

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During the July 7 early #lrnchat about social media and social learning, there was a lot of discussion about lurking. In response to the question “What are some ways you learn through social media that aren’t collaborative, with other people per-se?&#. I replied : I do a fair amount of lurking (ie “legitimate peripheral participation&# ). I also retweeted this message by Colby Fordham : We all like sharers, but there is a value in lurking.

Sugata Mitra,"The Future of Learning" #ATD2015 Keynote

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These are my liveblogged notes from the second keynote at ATD 2015 , happening this week in Orlando, Florida. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, England and winner of the 2013 TED Prize. Known for the "hole in the wall" experiment. We are coming from a world -- the recent past -- where we did not have phones, computers, rapid transport.

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"Why Learning is the New Work" with Melissa Daimler @mdaimler - opening keynote @ATDCore4

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These are my live-blogged notes from the opening keynote at this week’s ATD Core 4 happening this week in New Orleans. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Why Learning is the New Work Melissa Daimler, Head of Learning & Development, Twitter @mdaimler [link] Work IS a learning lab and the daily experiences are the curriculum. To create a great learning lab at work, we need to focus on 3 things: Design more iteratively Lead more holistically Learn more intentionally 1.

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"Creating Better eLearning" - session slides from #ATDCore4

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My session slides from my presentation at ATD Core 4, happening this week in New Orleans. Tips for Better eLearning from Cammy Bean

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Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Coming Soon: The Accidental Instructional Designer (The Book!)

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Hey, guess what? I accidentally wrote a book! I know, crazy, right? The Accidental Instructional Designer: Learning Design for the Digital Age : a thrilling tale of what happened when one young woman (that''s me) woke up one day to find that she was an e-learning instructional designer. It''s a book packed full of tips and ideas and inspiration for taking your eLearning design practice from an accidental path to one of purpose, passion, and intention.

#DevLearn Keynote with Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson

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These are my live blogged notes from the opening keynote at DevLearn 14, happening this week in Las Vegas. Forgive any incoherencies or typos. Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson -- Science Literacy and the Future of Work Children are born scientists. We beat it out of them. Running around your house and breaking stuff – that’s scientific inquiry at work. A toddler spilling her milk and watching it run down the floor – an experiment in fluid dynamics.

Becoming a Better eLearning Designer: 4 Areas to Focus On #ATD2015

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Yesterday, I had the honor of being interviewed for ATD TV as part of the International Conference & Expo that just wrapped up in Orlando this week. Here I talk about the four pieces of eLearning pie you should eat if you want to be a well-rounded eLearning professional. These ideas all originated from conversations I've had over the years with my friend and mentor, Dr. Ellen Wagner of Sage Road Solutions

"Building a Smarter Learning Ecosystem" w/ @JD_Dillon at @ATDCore4

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These are my live-blogged notes from a concurrent session at his week’s ATD Core 4 happening this week in New Orleans. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Building a Smarter Learning Ecosystem JD Dillon, Principal Learning Strategist, Axonify @jd_dillon Intermingling networks…. The components that make up your org’s ecosystem is different than another org’s ecosystem. the nature of the organization and the way that work is done).

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Book Review: Visual Design Solutions by Connie Malamed

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I got started in the business because I can write. I like to think that I have some visual design acumen, but it’s pretty haphazard. The last time I studied the color wheel was probably in eighth grade. And yet eLearning is a really visual medium. We’re communicating with people through the tools of the screen: text, audio, video, images. Layout and aesthetics matter.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Trends in Learning - No LMS Left Behind [LSG Webinar Notes]

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These are my live-blogged notes from a Learning Skills Group webinar, hosted by Donald Taylor. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. TRENDS IN LEARNING - No LMS Left Behind Nag Chandrashekar, VP Products Learning Mobile and Assessment, Saba 1.

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Karl Kapp "The Case of the Disengaged Learner" #ATDTK

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These are my liveblogged notes from Karl Kapp''s session at ATD TechKnowledge, happening this week in Las Vegas. 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.

10 Things eLearning Developers Can Learn from Software Developers: Jason Rimmer #devlearn

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My live blogged notes from Jason Rimmer''s session at DevLearn. Forgive any typos and incoherencies. eLearning is a Technology Solution." ~ Trina Rimmer Tech: code, defects, platform, tools Solutions: stakeholders, subject matter experts, schedules Focus on what you need to do, not how you''re going to get there. Evolve your process alongside capabilities. How do we evolve the way we work to the rapidly changing tools and tech? Establish project ground rules 2. Track everything 3.

Join me Dec 8 @ ATD Boston Shark Tank: The LMS Edition

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Boston Area! Are you swimming in a sea of LMSs? Are the feeding chum to all the vendors out there and the waters have started to churn around you? Want to make some sense of these treacherous seas? Join me at ATD Boston Shark Tank: The LMS Edition on Dec 8. I'll be one of the sharks and I promise to make a lot of corny shark references). December 8, 6 pm Babson Executive Conference Center More info and to register.

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Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

Day 2 Keynote: Adam Savage from #mythbusters #DevLearn

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These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at this year's DevLearn, hosted by the eLearning Guild and happening in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos and incoherencies. Adam Savage "Curiosity, Discovery, and Learning" He opens by talking about his dad, who was a painter. "I I paint for the same reason I splash in the bathtub." The uselessness of academic expertise in the face that we're all going to be plant food. Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts."

Top Tips for Writing Better ELearning Scripts (Session slides from #LSCon)

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These are my slides from my session yesterday at Learning Solutions here in Orlando: Top Tips for Writing Better ELearning Scripts. Writing better e learning from Cammy Bean Want more top tips? Check out the top tips page on the Kineo website! Some weird formatting things happened when I converted this from Keynote to PPT and then uploaded to Slideshare. Please forgive me

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Session Notes: "Driving Impact with Learning Analytics" Jeff Grisenthwaite #TrainingMag

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These are my live blogged notes from the Training 2015 Conference and Expo happening this week in Atlanta. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Metrics that Matter with Jeff Grisenthwaite, VP of Client Success at CEB (www.executiveboard.com). Scrap learning -- on average across industries 41% of learning is considered "scrap" learning. ATD Research shows annual learning spend per employee is $1,195 -- so at 45% we''re wasting a lot per learner ($537)!

Training Conf 2017 Keynote:Template Grandin, Anant Agarwal, Ken Blanchard #trngcon

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My live-blogged notes from the opening keynote at Training Conference 2017 , happening this week in San Diego, CA. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Three keynotes speakers in this morning’s session: Temple Grandin, Anant Agarwal, Ken Blanchard Temple Grandin Temple Grandin was non-verbal as a child, autistic. Through great teachers, mentors, she now has a PhD and is a professor in Animal Science at Colorado State. She’s designed humane cattle systems used at 60% of slaughterhouses in the US.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

“Current Need-to-Know Tools and What’s Around the Corner” Nick Floro #olconf

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These are my live blogged notes from a concurrent session at this year’s Online Learning Conference , hosted by Training Magazine and happening in Denver. Forgive any typos and incoherencies. Current Need-to-Know Tools and What’s Around the Corner” Nick Floro with Sealworks Trends eLearning community and what we’re doing is rapidly changing. There are almost as many cell phone subscriptions (6.8 billion) as people on the planet (7.2 billion) 70 billion apps were downloaded in 2013.

10 Ways to Turn Your Learners into Zombies (Throwback to 2013!)

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This was probably my favorite webinar/slide deck ever. And while it's now four years old, the concepts and ideas still hold true today. So, are you a zombie hunter or what? Ten ways to turn your learners into zombies from Cammy Bean Thanks to @espencedalton for unearthing this relic on Twitter. Happy Halloween

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Opening Keynote: Andrea Jung "Leading a Global Business" #ATD2015

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These are my liveblogged notes from the opening keynote at ATD 2015 , happening this week in Orlando, Florida. Andrea Jung is the Chair of the Board and former CEO of Avon -- a truly global company. We need to encourage the next generation of leaders to step up. Her story with Avon -- she joined the company 20 years ago. It was started in 1886! The owner sold perfume with his encyclopedias.no one wanted the books, but they did want to buy the perfume.

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What's your technology mix for learning? Take the poll!

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For those of you responsible for designing learning solutions for your organization, what''s your current mix? Asking because I''m speaking at mLearn Con in a few weeks -- The Accidental Mobile Instructional Designer -- and want to share some real world stats. Thanks for your help

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[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Kineo Webinar: Getting Interactive with Video [Oct 5]

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Hey all! Join me this Thursday for a Kineo webinar where we'll take a look at Interactive Video. Looking to supercharge your online training and see how interactive video can work for your business? We want to share our best ideas with you so you can make a higher impact, drive effective engagement and make elearning more fun all with interactive video!

Building a Learning and Performance Support Ecosystem (Steve Foreman) #elguild

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eLearning Guild online webinar with Steve Foreman (InfoMedia Designs). These are my live blogged notes. Here''s the event page describing the webinar. What is an ecosystem and why build it? To enhance individuals and orgs by connecting people with a broad range of techs that drive performance. There''s formal training -- and then there''s all of the ways that we learn within the flow of work (performance support, collaboration, access to experts, knowledge management.

Donald Clark: Algorithmic/Adaptive Learning #DevLearn

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These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at this year's DevLearn, hosted by the eLearning Guild and happening in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos and incoherencies. Donald Clark @donaldclark “Learning Prediction for 2015 and Beyond: Two Small Letters” Algorithms and predictive analytics – Netflix knows what you want to watch. It’s time to do the same for learning. Learning styles don’t exist. Don’t build your adaptive learning system based on them. They have no scientific validity.

Six Psychological Tricks to Increase Recall #ATD2015 @MindGym

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These are my liveblogged notes from a concurrent session at ATD 2015 , happening this week in Orlando, Florida. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Sebastian Bailey from Mind Gym "Six Psychological Tricks to Increase Recall" 1. How do you increase the quit rate of smokers? let's take a look at habit change). When you look at all literature on habit change you see these stages: Persisting "I enjoy smoking" Contemplating "Maybe I should give up." Preparing "I'm definitely going to quite."

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Creating a Virtual Leadership Academy: A Case Study #ASTDTK14

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Virtual learning event for physician leaders. These are my live blogged notes from ASTD Tech Knowledge session with Eric Heckerson. I missed his opening setup, so didn’t get some of the context. But the upshot is they created/designed a virtual leadership event. It was “faux live” video of a teacher/speaker, onscreen with PPT slides, also links to chats and other resources. The moderator was live, but the speakers/videos had been pre-recorded.

Session Notes: Breaking Down Silos @JD_Dillon #TrainingMag

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These are my live blogged notes from the Training 2015 Conference and Expo happening this week in Atlanta. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. JD works in the higher-ed space, but is a corporate training guy. He supports the guys who work for Kaplan. JD was at Disney for awhile, AMC entertainment, and 5 years at Kaplan. JD''s slides for this session if you want to follow along. Breaking Down Silos (Training 2015) from JD Dillon In 45 minutes, he''s going to tell us a five year story.

Top Tips for Responsive eLearning Design #DevLearn

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Responsive web design.what''s that and what does that look like in eLearning? Check out my slides from today''s session at the eLearning Guild''s DevLearn. I break it down, look at some examples of responsive websites, and then share a whole bunch of examples of responsive eLearning, built with the open source Adapt Framework. Top Tips for Responsive eLearning Design from Cammy Bean For more on Adapt and where it can take you, be sure to visit the Kineo website for more examples and case studie

Making Interactivity Count (Session slides from #ASTDTK14)

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I presented yesterday at ASTD Tech Knowledge, "Making Interactivity Count". It was a great session, with a lot of audience participation and great conversation. For conference attendees, I believe it was recorded and will be part of the post-conference package so you can hear all the banter. Here are my session slides. Enjoy! Four Ways to Make Interactivity Count from Cammy Bean

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COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

The Accidental Designer: Book Group Discussion Guide

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Looking to develop your team''s ID skills? Want to have a good starting point for a team meeting discussion? At the request of a client who was starting a discussion group for her team on The Accidental Instructional Designer, I created a Book Group Discussion Guide. You can download the guide for free from the ATD Press page: The Accidental Instructional Designer covers nearly every aspect of the e-learning design process.