Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Predictions for 2008

Learning Visions

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 My Predictions for 2008 I wont deign to make grandiose predictions about the state of eLearning in the year 2008 as many have already done. My Predictions for Learning in 2008 are, well, more about expected outcomes for my own learning journey this year based on some key personal events on my near horizon. Posted by Cammy Bean at 11:06 AM Labels: 2008 , Learning Circuits 4comments: Christine Martell said. United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me.

Learning Visions

Monday, December 29, 2008 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me. Does this cover me for the 7 Things You Dont Need to Know About Me Meme that Sue Hickton just tagged me to do? I could also say that its exhaustion -- a by-product of motherhood -- three kids ages 5 1/2 - 7 months will do that to a person. So Im just doing six. Hard to resist the pull of needing to do more, more, more. And of doing it better. United States License.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

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Friday, December 19, 2008 Best Practices for Software Training? Ive been involved in I dont know how many training modules, ranging from the overly long to the shorter chunked variety. Remember, all I do is online, self-paced eLearning). What have you been doing in the software training world of late? Cammy, thanks for doing this! watching someone else do their daily tasks using the software) gets to that model point you make. United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: InVision Learning: Seeking an Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 InVision Learning: Seeking an Instructional Designer Were seeking a full-time Instructional Designer to join our growing company here in Westborough, Massachusetts. If you, or someone you know, is an experienced instructional designer looking for work in the greater Boston area, please let me know! Youll work closely with our Flash designers and programmers who will do that heavy lifting. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? In addition to van Merrianboer and Norman, dont miss Writing Training Materials That Work: How to train anyone to do anything by Foshay and Silber. Another excellent book for those interested in epistomology is What Engineers Know and How They Know It: Analytical Studies from Aeronautical History by Walter Vincenti 5:44 PM IT Training said. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Poll: Market Sector and Advanced Degrees

Learning Visions

Friday, April 11, 2008 Instructional Designers Poll: Market Sector and Advanced Degrees My original survey on Instructional Designers and Advanced Degrees had some holes in it. I want to know if theres a difference in the ratio of working instructional designers with advanced degrees in the corporate and academic sectors. However, I do work for a for-profit company, which means Im sort of in-between. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Strategies?

Learning Visions

Friday, March 14, 2008 Instructional Strategies? What instructional strategies do you use to make your content more memorable and engaging? Do you ever develop a mnemonic for a custom course? I dont know if Ive ever done that. How could you do that in an e-learning experience? How do you get your learners to get snap happy? Do you have a public blog at this point? Let me know. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design and Market Sector Differences

Learning Visions

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? But even within the corporate market, I know the roles of the instructional designer vary widely. What kinds of programs do you design? Do you have a graduate degree in ID? What do you do? What do you design?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Monday, January 07, 2008 The Value of Instructional Designers Ive been having on ongoing conversation with other instructional designers as to whether or not we need to have the technical skill sets to actually build the courses we design. Reuben on the downside of rapid e-Learning tools: The emergence of "easy-to-use" authoring tools, however, has tempted us to believe that the instructional designer can do it all! Do you think you actually add any value these days? [I

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Update

Learning Visions

Thursday, January 03, 2008 Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Update Over 50 instructional designers have now responded to the survey: Do You Have a Degree in ID? If you do have an advanced degree in instructional design, what difference has it made to you? Do you agree with Brent? Do you know more? Do you make more money? My graduate program had ONE class that formed my thinking and understanding of actually DOING an eLearning project.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. What are they doing that’s different?

Escape from Compliance Training Jail - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

January 29th, 2008. The purpose of the course is not to learn, but instead to demonstrate what we already know. Like the healthcare industry, there are many industries that require annual refresher or certification testing that has little to do with learning. If you do a lot of regulatory training, now might be a good time to rethink your elearning strategy. January 29th, 2008. January 29th, 2008. January 29th, 2008. January 29th, 2008. [.]

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Friday, January 25, 2008 Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives My recent post on alternatives to listing out learning objectives generated a lot of interest and a good conversation. ( Personally, I dont like to hide things from learners and play guessing games, so I am an advocate of letting the learner know, up front, what they will be expected to do at the conclusion of the course, lesson, or whatever. How do you try to think like a learner?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting to Good Enough

Learning Visions

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Getting to Good Enough "Dont let good enough get in the way of perfect." Client demands, project schedules -- sometimes all you can do is churn it out. 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. Cammy - you have to do what you have to do.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Connectivism: Week 1

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Friday, September 12, 2008 Connectivism: Week 1 With little time these days, Ill be auditing the auditors version of the 12 week Connectivism course happening now. Justifying why I might spend my time doing this.filtering this info through my own context in order to create patterns that make sense to me and can be applied to me.) Cammy, Im glad youre doing the auditing. Some people would just walk away; others try to do the best they can under the circumstances.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers with ID Degrees? Survey Results.

Learning Visions

Thursday, September 11, 2008 Instructional Designers with ID Degrees? As of today, 166 instructional designers have responded to the survey: Do You Have a Degree in ID? jadekaz -- I know, I know. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Facebook has Tipped

Learning Visions

Monday, December 01, 2008 My Facebook has Tipped Malcolm Gladwell says that everything has a Tipping Point , that point at which a virus goes epidemic, when the hip new thing goes mainstream. What I do notice is that very few of my professional contacts of more than five years duration have any online presence outside of email. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Making Six Sigma Training Fun

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 Making Six Sigma Training Fun OK. Do you think I went too far with the rubber duck motif? Anybody knows that rubber ducks can make a real splash. As an advocate for eLearning myself, and as a professional creating eLearning, I totally know what youre talking about in regards to your clients not being 100% sure of your ideas. but, you know.). Cammy, I like your approach and know that it works. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogging the Personal

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Blogging the Personal Janet Clareys recent post On Growing Facial Hair is right up my alley of interest. Of course, I do see some connections that bridge the gap between my personal and professional lives: My 3 and 5 year old kids are at the end of their first month of Montessori school. 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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Meeting Face to Face

Learning Visions

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Meeting Face to Face Yesterday I had the pleasure of working on-site with a client for the day. Its nice to know who youre really talking to. ha Do we undervalue non-verbal communication? For several online classes I’ve had to take, we have a professor who requires us to post a information page with an picture to let everyone know what we all look like and we present them during the class. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Putting the Demand Back in On-Demand Learning

Learning Visions

Monday, January 21, 2008 Putting the Demand Back in On-Demand Learning I didnt come up with that headline. Im co-opting it and encourage all of you to do the same. I know I do. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! My Predictions for 2008 Instructional Design and Market Sector Differences. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All The Worlds A-Twitter

Learning Visions

Friday, October 03, 2008 All The Worlds A-Twitter Ive succumbed to Twitter. That sort of freaked me out and I momentarily panicked -- how do I reply back and just how did they find me so fast? (oh, Not a bad start-up time, if I do say so myself. I know that Karyn Romeis has a cold. I know people consolidate and slim down ( Brent , for instance), but Im not sure Im ready for that challenge. Ill let you know what I decide. Do you Twitter?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Project Ever

Learning Visions

Thursday, May 22, 2008 Best Project Ever A baby girl. As you know, Im a big fan of baby girls! Take good care of yourself and that beautiful baby and let us know when her name reveals itself to you. Ive got two sons that I love doing "guy stuff" with all day long, but my little girl takes the cake. Shes got me wrapped, and unfortunately, she knows it. Little C. -- yes, she does now have a name :) -- is doing well. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Who Gets to Be Called an Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Who Gets to Be Called an Instructional Designer? When do you cross the line and enter the hallowed world of Instructional Design? Unlike medicine, interior design, or electricians, the field of instructional design does not require a license to practice. Do I claim the title of Instructional Designer? Whether these people are really sure of what they are doing, is a big question mark. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All Work And No Learning.

Learning Visions

Monday, April 21, 2008 All Work And No Learning. Sometimes I just want to punch in the proverbial time card and go home and do the rest of my life. Of continuing to do the same crappy job, because you know how to crank out that kind of crap in the necessary time frame? How does one build learning into work -- how do you build learning into work -- when you just dont feel like you have the time? Lessons learned meetings (do people still do this?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Wheres Your Center? Whos Your Master?

Learning Visions

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 Instructional Design: Wheres Your Center? What strategies do you use to ensure a project stays learner centric vs. sponsor centric? How do you ensure your consulting expertise gets communicated in a development project? If the organization hinders your access as a developer to the people who do the relevant work, the qualitys bound to suffer. I think this helps reconcile learner goals ("What am I supposed to do, and how am I supposed to do it?")

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 08, 2008 Instructional Designer as Consultant? See part one: Instructional Design as a Spectrum ) In eLearning Magazines predictions for 2008 , Patti Shank said this: Learning content, activity, and assessment authoring tools continue to improve. I dont know how to interpret this, nor are my findings indicative of any official status in IDs. Youve gotten me to start thinking about what I do in a different way. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Go Read a Book

Learning Visions

Wednesday, January 02, 2008 Go Read a Book How many books did you read in 2007 that were not work or school related? Add this to your reading list for 2008. What do you think? Did not know if you had seen either of these two links, both book-focused and two of my favs. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! My Predictions for 2008 Instructional Design and Market Sector Differences. United States License.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Accidental Learning

Learning Visions

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 Accidental Learning Yesterday, on my evening commute, I head a wonderful essay by noted cellist Yo-Yo Ma for NPRs "This I Believe" series. I believe most of what I know originated from my own curiosity. do agree that working towards that confronting the unfamiliar takes a rare type. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jott This Blog

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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. Ill simply have to cut and paste it into my blog tool, reformat it, and do some heavy editing. Theres much more that you can do with Jott -- send Jotts to friends, send yourself reminders or txt msgs, create to do lists. I know, its a bit ridiculous. Do I use it to natter from the car? What do you take me for?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Metaphors of Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Monday, March 03, 2008 Metaphors of Instructional Design In the exciting and sometimes heated recent debate on the role of instructional designers ( The Value of Instructional Designers , Karl Kapps We Need a Degree in Instructional Design , Learning Circuits Big Question for Feb ) Ive seen instructional design compared to: brain surgery interior design carpentry I certainly dont think its rocket science nor do I think its brain surgery. Generally, I know what works.

These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

February 5th, 2008. The ideal is to meet your compliance needs and at the same time identify legitimate gaps in understanding. This allows you to address those gaps and provide the type of intervention that gets people up to the desired skill and performance level. You can do an assessment as a series of case studies or scenarios, as well as a traditional quiz. It’s kind of like an experienced driver getting a new license. February 5th, 2008.

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

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Friday, March 21, 2008 E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design Ill define it in one word: grueling. You never know. Instructional Design: When the Schedule Dictates What You Can Actually Do So how much time do you think we have here for real creative instructional design? I had an interesting discussion with someone about doing the macro of ID (big picture, planning) versus the micro (building as well). Why do you think this is the case?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Thats a great description, but it still doesnt help me tell the woman on the playground what it is that I do. How do you explain yourself? United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum

Learning Visions

Monday, February 04, 2008 The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum The Learning Circuits Big Question this month: Instructional Design - If, When and How Much? But one could argue that some SMEs may and do have a natural flair for the art of instructional design ( Rupas post on ID as art ; Donald Clarks post ). Theres the old joke about medical school, "What do you call someone whos last in his class at medical school? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning

Learning Visions

Thursday, February 21, 2008 My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning Cathy Moore had a post a few months ago ( Addicted to Audio? At any rate, as we were showing it to some of the faculty and other higher-ups there at the University, we were astounded by some of the suggestions people--people who didnt know anything about what we were really doing--had. Audio has its place but unless one knows who is taking the course and their system.it United States License.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Theory vs. Application in Instructional Design: One Academics View

Learning Visions

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 Theory vs. Application in Instructional Design: One Academics View A long time ago, I decided I was much better at the practical side of things than the theoretical. John asks, "So does it matter if Cammy knows (and I have no idea if she does) what the Dick/Carey , Smith/Ragan, or Morrison/Ross/Kemp models are? Does she need to know those?" Do you think it matters? Do I use ADDIE? Do I need to know all of the things on Johns list?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Interview with Brent Schlenker

Learning Visions

First, I sat in on a Brent webinar: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe As you may know, I struggle with describing what I do. My personal elevator speech when people ask me what I do for a living. "I teach people to do stuff using technology." I've been describing what I do as translating subject-matter expertise into a form most suited to the specified audience, and then applying the appropriate technology to deliver it. United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Stress

Learning Visions

If youve read my current job description , you know that I do a lot of other things for this small company. Ive spent a lot of time in the past year thinking about ID, connecting with other training and eLearning professionals, reading books, learning about better ways of doing eLearning. And now Ive actually got to do some better eLearning myself. You can do this. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.