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. Posted by Cammy Bean at 11:06 AM Labels: 2008 , Learning Circuits 4comments: Christine Martell said.

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). Cammy, thanks for doing this!

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. Youll work closely with our Flash designers and programmers who will do that heavy lifting.

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. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: No News

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Saturday, May 17, 2008 No News That is to say, I have not yet had this baby. My official "due date" is not until May 21, but Ive been hoping (as all expectant mothers do), that this is one project that would be delivered a bit early. Cammy, Thanks for letting us know how you are doing.

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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. 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?

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

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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: 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. ( There are better ways to do some of the things we’ve been doing.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting to Good Enough

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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. What would you do if you were me? Just do it. And they know it too.

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

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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?

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. Cammy, Im glad youre doing the auditing. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

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. but, you know.). Cammy, I like your approach and know that it works. United States License.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogging the Personal

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Blogging the Personal Janet Clareys recent post On Growing Facial Hair is right up my alley of interest. 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? This is not something I do consciously, I realize).

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

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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! United States License.

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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: 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. Shes got me wrapped, and unfortunately, she knows it.

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? United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

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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. United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Go Read a Book

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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.

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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. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jott This Blog

Learning Visions

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. I know, its a bit ridiculous.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Metaphors of Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Hey, Ive got small kids and I know my audience. I dont have cable, so I dont know from Rachel Ray). Generally, I know what works. I know how to carmelize a mean onion and have a good sense of my herb cabinet. Do you know whos going to be eating this particular meal?

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

Learning Visions

Friday, March 21, 2008 E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design Ill define it in one word: grueling. You never know. I had an interesting discussion with someone about doing the macro of ID (big picture, planning) versus the micro (building as well).

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? Theres the old joke about medical school, "What do you call someone whos last in his class at medical school?

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? Audio has its place but unless one knows who is taking the course and their system.it How would they know the difference? United States License.

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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

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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: All The Worlds A-Twitter

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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: 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: 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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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.