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.

2008 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big Question for January is "What are your Predictions for Learning in 2008?" The three questions, now modified for 2008, are: What will you remember most about 2007? What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2008? What are your predictions for 2008?

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Instructional Design Training Programs

Experiencing eLearning

On Tony Karrer’s blog, there’s a nice collection online degrees, certificates, and training programs in the comments. Master’s programs, certificates, training, or whatever would be fine. Sunanda commented on my Is Instructional Design the Right Career? post last week: I would like to know about training programmes in ID given by Indian institutes. Unfortunately, I have no idea about training for instructional designers outside the US.

Summer 2008: Learning in 3D Class

Kapp Notes

Matt and I have teamed up at several conferences as co-presenters (see ASTD TechKnowledge 2008, Lots of Fun and Second Life Training Presentation for more details on our presentations) so it was great to team up with him again.

PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac: Inserting YouTube Videos

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

This week I'm going to show you how to do the same thing, but in PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac. There are several programs that will allow Mac users to play wmv files on their systems, but I have tried and had success with Flip4Mac, which you can download for free here.

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Buzz words of 2008

Learning with e's

Here we go again with 2008. Although some of these words (or phrases) are not strictly '2008' words, or are just emerging, they have begun to rise in prominence or are perhaps being used to describe things that weren't really available or widely known about, this time last year.

DevLearn 2008 - Day 1 Recap

eLearning Weekly

Day 1 of DevLearn 2008 kicked off today with a great keynote from Tim O’Reilly ( @TimOReilly ), where he walked us through the Web 2.0 Check out the O’Reilly book: Programming Collective Intelligence. movement and how it has impacted learning and training. Here are some of the notes I took during his keynote: We should always try to follow the “alpha-geeks.&# These are the people who are constantly hacking and studying things in unconventional ways.

Instructional Design Certificate or Masters Degree

Experiencing eLearning

A certificate from a great program is probably more valuable than a masters degree from a mediocre program (although I expect your choice isn’t as black and white as that). Which program looks more interesting and personally motivating for you? My other suggestion would be to go with the certificate program because it still gives you the flexibility of continuing on for the masters.

My Workflow with Synergy

Experiencing eLearning

When I liveblogged the TCC 2008 conference , I always had the Elluminate presentation up on my primary screen (my desktop computer) and my blog on my laptop. In general, what I keep up on each computer during my regular workday is that work programs stay on my laptop and personal applications are on the desktop. On my work laptop, I use these programs that I don’t have installed on my personal desktop: Outlook. This is a follow-up to my post on the features of Synergy.

Daily Bookmarks 06/26/2008

Experiencing eLearning

TeacherTube - KCofino Virtual Preso NECC 2008. 7-minute video by Kim Cofino introducing their 21st century literacy program at the International School Bangkok. JALN: Does one size fit all? Exploring Asynchronous learning in a multicultural environment. Small-scale study of cultural differences in an asynchronous learning environment, focusing on high and low context cultures. Includes a comparison of student perceptions of online learning based on their cultural background.

Daily Bookmarks 07/24/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Includes examples & case studies of successful online K-12 programs. Evaluating Online Learning. 80-page PDF from the US Department of Education on evaluating K-12 online learning. I haven’t read it all yet, but some of this would probably apply to higher ed settings, and maybe corporate settings. tags: e-learning , education , k-12 , assessment

One Keyboard and Mouse, Two Computers

Experiencing eLearning

Synergy is an open source program that works like sort of like a virtual KVM switch , except both computers use their own monitors. I think maybe certain programs don’t like to share copied content. These issues are all very minor though; overall this has been a great program. In response to my post about liveblogging an online conference , Stephen Downes asked about my workflow using Synergy.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ?

Daily Bookmarks 08/04/2008

Experiencing eLearning

No programming required. Myths about online learning | Janet Clarey. Myths about e-learning, like “online teaching is mostly good for introductory courses.&#. tags: e-learning , change. GoAnimate - Homepage. Create animations with premade cartoon characters, backgrounds, and music. You can upload your own content too. I could see this as a tool for digital storytelling. tags: digitalstorytelling , animation. Mind Hacks: Is the cinematograph making us stupid?

Daily Bookmarks 05/22/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Article from the Toronto Star on integrating diversity in teacher education programs, therefore fostering a sense of respect for diversity in the classroom. “Our research shows who you are impacts how you deal with children, so the worst thing is to act colour-blind,&# said Solomon, whose urban diversity program has graduated more than 1,000 teachers over the past 14 years, many of whom have gone on to school leadership positions in the field of equity.

Daily Bookmarks 05/14/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional Technology Program > Student Resources > Instructional Designer Skills. The Many Hats of an Instructional Designer. Matching game about skills for instructional designers. tags: flash , game , instructionaldesign. Sage Advice on Wiki Adoption: Keys to Success. Best practices for wiki adoption in organizations: Start with what you already do. Don’t mandate–let it grow naturally. Invite Senior Leadership. Find the Champions. Practice what you preach.

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Daily Bookmarks 03/16/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Painting program, free and paid versions, with great looking brushes and tools. Connectivism Blog > Pedagogy First? Whatever. Annotated. tags: connectivism , context , pedagogy , technology. George Siemens argues that rather than starting with pedagogy for making instructional decisions, we should start with context. He recommends choosing the technology first, then the pedagogy to match, partly because “sound pedagogy&# is an ambiguous target.

Comment Challenge Catch-Up

Experiencing eLearning

I just did this one today, asking for help answering a reader question in Instructional Design Training Programs. In fact, that’s part of why I chose to do the posts on telecommute jobs and training programs; people are looking for this information. I’m slowly catching up on the comment challenge. I’d planned to do a bit more over the weekend. My husband and I went to the bookstore after lunch Saturday, then spent the rest of the afternoon in bed reading.

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Daily Bookmarks 05/03/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Most students (82 percent) believe that additional instruction and focus on writing in school would help improve their writing even further–and more than three-quarters of those surveyed (78 percent) think it would help their writing if their teachers used computer-based writing tools such as games, multimedia, or writing software programs or web sites during class. Dave's Whiteboard » Blog Archive » Think and do?

Liveblogging an Online Conference

Experiencing eLearning

I run an open source program called Synergy that lets me share the mouse and keyboard back and forth between the two. Wendy Wickham asked a good question in the comments on TCC08: Second Life: Teaching Tips from the Virtual Frontier: Christy - are you using 2 computers (one for blogging, one for the conference), or just one? How are you finding the experience of liveblogging an online conference?

TCC08: Transitioning from WebCT to Sakai

Experiencing eLearning

The mentoring programs have become so popular that they have to assign priorities to the mentoring. The full title of the presentation I’m liveblogging is “Help! I Need Somebody: Faculty Perspectives on Transitioning from WebCT to a Sakai-based Learning Management System,&# by Ariana Eichelberger, Educational Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Missed the beginning of the presentation due to my computer’s inability to start Elluminate in under 9 minutes).

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2008 - MMVIII eLearning Year in Review

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

MMVIII (2008) started off visual and mobile to be sure. Since the eLearning community tends to lag a little behind I would have to say that twitter hit the eLearning community strongest in 2008. Twitter wins the 2008 "Big Story" award in my world.

Performance Support

Clark Quinn

This process orientation focuses on the organization’s architecture for learning, a platform a level above its training programs and regulated events. Great post by Jay Cross that uses the history of performance support to set up the need for what Jay calls Learnscapes. I've been a long-time believer in EPSS and ePerformance. Jay tells us: Performance support is blossoming in organizations today under the label of Web 2.0.

Captivating Moodle Scorm

Moodle Journal

Well here comes a new high, because we just tried out Captivate, which Adobe describe as software that enables anyone to rapidly create powerful and engaging simulations, scenario-based training, and robust quizzes without programming knowledge or multimedia skills.


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.

Learnlets » Suggestions for optimizing the conference experience?

Clark Quinn

Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals

Clark Quinn

technologies prior to DevLearn 2008 so that you can participate better either in-person or as an outside spectator, and to interact and learn with people who are passionate about learning. The program topics and schedule. The goals of this program are to. Introduce you to new tools and methods for work and learning Discuss implications of these tools for learning professionals Prepare you to participate in DevLearn 2008 in new ways as an attendee or as a spectator.

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Management Training Program

eLearning Blender

Prior to becoming a manager we require that the employee is certified through the Management Training Program which is currently a 5 day, 100% instructor led course. Now that the tide towards eLearning has turned I am getting ready to begin the biggest eLearning project I've worked on. It's actually two projects for the same course.

eLearning Curriculum

Clark Quinn

We are designing curriculum for a graduate program aimed at building skills to be able to work in the eLearning and eContent design and development domain. Obviously, the starting point for this would be existing programs at other schools. Any suggestions on good programs that they should emulate? Certainly look at some of the comments in: Masters Education Technology for some thoughts from people who have attended different programs.

We Need a Degree in Instructional Design

Kapp Notes

There is far too much bad instructional design, half-baked training programs and ill-advised content masquerading as "instruction" for us to turn a blind eye and say, hey if you've designed enough of this stuff, then, by golly, you are an instructional designer.

Progress on Management Training Program

eLearning Blender

Months and Months ago I mentioned how I am starting my first larger scale eLearning project in a posting titled Manager Training Program. I am expecting that there may be some barriers I have to overcome due to the fact that this is a big change in how we facilitate training programs, and nobody likes change. I am now knee deep in the project and learning a lot along the way. I designed and developed a prototype for the first course and it is under review now.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blog-o- the-Month at ISTE Island in Second Life

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 11, 2008 Blog-o- the-Month at ISTE Island in Second Life Imagine my surprise when Scott Merrick contacted me, letting me know that Learning Visions had been nominated as Blog-o-the-month on ISTE Island in Second Life.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Product Announcement

Learning Visions

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 New Product Announcement Just in time for the holidays: "socially-networked virtual game-based blended mobile cloudy-learning 4.0" Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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. ( My Predictions for 2008 Instructional Design and Market Sector Differences.

New curricula?

Clark Quinn

But I tried to get more concrete about what might make a good undergraduate program that might be what I would want for my kids. The program (if I recall correctly) also covered a wee bit of how business worked. Ok, it was pretty technical, teaching programming, and not sure I’d focus on that instead of skills around designing technology capabilities (not implementing), and managing the process.Â