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Game Based Learning 2010 – Recap: Day 1

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They have done some truly brilliant work on Little Big Planet for Sony. Among the experiences they shared I liked the idea of ‘jamming’ – which I understood as ‘uninhibited experimentation’ – trying to get together to try to do new things without fear of failure. This quote from them was doing rounds on twitter for quite some time after their presentation – “Only by watering ideas do you find out if it’s a weed or a flower”.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question

Learning Visions

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 The Big Question This months big question from the Learning Circuits Blog: What did you learn about learning in 2007? N: "How will Santa know what I want for Christmas?" Youll do a better job. The learner wants to know what they need to know, not the detailed legal explanation. At the end of this course, you will know how to." The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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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? My response here is not so much an answer to this question, but rather, further musings on this endless topic that Ive been rambling on about of late. Theres the old joke about medical school, "What do you call someone whos last in his class at medical school?

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

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July 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010 Here is a list of educational games that can be used to teach kids during the school year or over the summer break. Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. How to support informal learning - Informal Learning , July 12, 2010 Interview.

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Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality

Tony Karrer

Value and Concern Around Voice-Over Before we jump into this specific topic, let’s look back at some of the specifics from last month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. While handling the grammar quite well, the TTS voice by itself cannot know the nuances and emphases (prosody) needed to bring out the intended meaning of the sentence and will produce a compromise prosody. Authors need to fill the gap. How do I love thee?

How (and Why) You Should Promote Informal Learning with Trainees (and the Boss)

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Do they learn more about their job from formal training (classroom, online, etc.) or do they learn more informally (from peers, managers, etc.)? In the past many companies viewed informal learning as a negative reflection on their formal training programs. If trainees were learning from a co-worker instead of a trainer it meant that there was a training “gap&# or a need not being addressed in the classroom.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Consider this part two of my response to the Learning Circuits Big Question for February: Instructional Design - If, When and How Much? One oh-so-hopeful prediction: Instructional design programs will begin teaching instructional designers to write. I dont know how to interpret this, nor are my findings indicative of any official status in IDs. Posted by Cammy Bean at 1:40 PM Labels: big question , instructional design , Learning Circuits 6comments: Dr. John H.

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.

What Tools Should We Learn?

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by Kevin on June 7th, 2010 The Big Question at the Learning Circuit’s Blog for June is “What Tools Should We Learn?” If you think about it, our lives are scattered with multiple tools that do one thing. So why do we think one tool is going to be our one-all eLearning development tool? We studied everything from C++ programming to Marketing and our capstone project was to build an eCommerce website complete with an inventory database and marketing campaign.

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

Learning Visions

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! Moodle in 2010 Kineo Insights Webinar: Challenges and Best Practi. The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectr.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a Gamer 3.0!

Learning Visions

If youve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that Ive been really into the whole topics of gamers -- who is, who isnt, and should we even use that term? If you go to the gym, do you listen to the radio or an mp3 player? When I do have the time, Id rather walk in the woods and listen to the wind. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Moodle in 2010 Kineo Insights Webinar: Challenges and Best Practi.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blog of the Week

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Your blog is awesome and you know I love your sense of humor and willingness to just say things. Although I do think we deserve a photo of you blushing. Although I do blush, thatll be hard to come by. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! eLearning Guild’s 2010 Salary Report ID Live with John Graves ► April (5) Audio Interview with Tom Kuhlmann of Articulate Book Review: Love is the Killer App Kineo Insights Webinar: Aligning eLearning with B.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning

Learning Visions

But I know of few variable cases too: 1. I know of companies who only hire instructional designers and buy Rapid elearning tools and expect the ID to do it all themselves to reduce the cost and over head of hiring graphic designers as well. Always do. rather, the question. Do watch out, Im very keen to know what people would say. So it doesnt have to matter when you show up, as long as you do. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

David Merrill ] The Design of Everyday Things , by Donald Norman Other ID books of note that have been recently recommended to me: e-Learning by Design by William Horton (recommended by Christy Tucker ) What Every Manager Should Know About Training by Robert Mager (recommended by Dave Ferguson ) The Non-Designers Design Book by Robin Williams (not the comedian) (this was recently recommended to me by someone who asked the same question on LinkedIn.

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

Learning Visions

When do you cross the line and enter the hallowed world of Instructional Design? Whether youre a good one or a bad one, of course, is another question entirely. Do I claim the title of Instructional Designer? Whether these people are really sure of what they are doing, is a big question mark. In my opinion, the one who knows instructional designing reasonably well can be called an Instructional Designer. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

As Michael Allen says in Michael Allens Guide to e-Learning : "Learners think, Im supposed to do my best to learn whatever is here, so I might as well spend all my time learning it rather than reading about learning it." (p. If they fail, theyll know what they are going to be able to do when they finish your program (hopefully, complete the task). And theyll be able to see what kinds of tasks they should be able to do at the end of the course.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

I come from an old-school approach: I sort of understand the technology, but I leave the graphics and programming expertise to others. The programming skills should be left to the programmers. 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 instructional designers should be able to use the tools? Great questions Cammy.

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

Learning Visions

They think the program isnt working when they come across a slide that doesnt have v.o. 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 for my client was always a big want, but they neglected to better understand the audience. How would they know the difference?

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

Learning Visions

This turned out to be a big mistake as it was all about proving theorems. 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? I had never seen such an excited group of people as the day I introduced ADDIE to the Project Management group and related that process to how they do business. Do I use ADDIE?

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