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The Accidental (Mobile) Instructional Designer #mlearncon

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This week, it''s been mLearnCon in sunny San Diego! A really great conference with an engaged community of practitioners actively solving problems and seeking out ideas and insights. I led a session on Thursday, riffing a bit off my new book. So many of us working in this field found ourselves here seemingly by accident. So we''ve been designing and developing eLearning all these years, and now a new twist has been added to our plates--making it mobile.

Learning Solutions 2022 - Conference Summary #LSCon

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It's been a long time, and, man, it was really good to be back in person with my L+D peeps at the Learning Guild's Learning Solutions 2022 (#LSCon).

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Learning Designer Survey - Please Help!

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In preparation for the 2nd edition of "The Accidental Instructional Designer: Learning Design for the Digital Age" (coming April 2023), I'm looking for updated insights about those of us who work in the instructional design/learning experience design space.

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e-Learning Templates

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If you’re developing eLearning on your own with minimal help from a graphics team, you might want to check out e-Learning Templates.com. Put together by two guys who call themselves “The eLearning Brothers”, the site offers PPT templates you can use in your Articulate courses, along with complete course style kits to Flash based eLearning games and quizzes. Each template is fully customizable in Flash (we give you the.fla Flash source file).

The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. Join Chris Paxton, President of D3 Training Solutions, to walk through simple strategies step by step.

Lurking or Legitimate Peripheral Participation

Experiencing eLearning

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.

"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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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.

"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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Kineo Blended Learning Webinar Series

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Join me and Chip Cleary, Kineo''s VP of Solutions & Consulting, as we introduce a new webinar series focused on blended learning in different solution areas. 30 minute sessions, we''ll keep it tight and focused, with real-world examples to get you inspired. The series launches Thursday, April 2 with Make Blended Learning Work for Leaders. Learn more and register today

Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

#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

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.

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.

Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

"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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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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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.

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

The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

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."

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)!

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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“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.

Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

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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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.

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.

Personalize Your Employee Training with Adaptive Learning

While you may not be familiar with the term “adaptive learning,” it is likely you’ve encountered this type of learning before. But now is finally the time to learn how adaptive learning helps with knowledge retention, and how it can be used to improve your program.

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.

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."

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.

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.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

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