Learning Technologies 2010 – Day 2 Recap

Upside Learning

After having a great first day at the Learning Technologies 2010 I was looking forward to an exciting second day. They focus on the learning & training market and Josh sure knows more about the trends in the industry than most others. Some bits of what Josh shared in his presentation are available in this complimentary report titled Predictions for Corporate Learning and Training Management 2010 (registration required). Rob shared what new are their doing at BDU.

Game Based Learning 2010 – Recap: Day 1

Upside Learning

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”. Alice Taylor spoke of the various kinds of delivery medium they have used for their games & programs.

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7 questions from the University of Wisconsin-Stout ID Program

Clark Quinn

The program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout Online Professional Development’s Instructional Design program regularly asks someone to answer a series of questions from their students. June 2010. Are there any critical gaps in knowledge that you frequently encounter in the ID industry? In a world where technology changes daily, do you feel we place too much emphasis on the latest and greatest delivery method?

Ranting on the Gender Pay Gap in e-Learning

Usable Learning

In it, she referenced the significant gender pay gap: According to research results, men on average make $10k more than woman. Yes – even in the eLearning biz: There continues to be a consistent gender gap in pay between men and women. This gap is most notable in part-time employee pay, where women receive an average hourly rate that is 49.4% So they are doing a better job of managing workflow, and projects and so forth, because they have to.

Consultation/Training Needs Analysis checklist

ID Reflections

Is there a stated training need, i.e., has clear areas of performance gaps been identified by the LoB manager/training department? What is the gap that is being sought to be fulfilled. It is not really possible to do a one-on-one mapping of a training program—be it e-learning, ILT, blended, etc.—with We all know what we could do if we had more time, if the client opened his wallet a bit more, and all other ideal situations.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

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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The Adventures of Developing an e-learning Course!

ID Reflections

What type of IT support or technology do you need? Whose buy-in do you require to ensure that there is post-rollout support provided to the learners? How much of it is likely to change during the development of the training program? (It Do they know how their inputs can impact the overall development process and final output? Preamble I have just been reading a post by @ tomkuhlmann called Five Ways to Guarantee Your E-Learning Course is a Success.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Instructional and Performance Strategies for Sales eLearning Learning Theory 101 for Sales and Marketing Professionals (Part 1) - Business Casual , October 13, 2008 When consulting with sales and marketing professionals who work for companies that create training products and programs, I try not to be a "training purist" when discussion goes to "positioning" their product for the market. What’s an instructional designer doing attending sales training?

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

Tony Karrer

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. Authors know what the voice should sound like, they use punctuation and mark-up language to makes the TTS voice achieve the intended meaning and clarity as well as enlivening it. How do I love thee?

Aligning Training Efforts with Strategic Organizational Goals

Kapp Notes

One way to accomplish this is to conduct an analysis or audit of the existing training program to highlight possible mis-alignments and to identify opportunities for improvement. What do the learners need to know to support the goals of the organization? In order to align training efforts with the strategic goals of an enterprise and create effective instruction, organizations need to link strategic goals with training delivery goals and methods.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

> If you know a free e-Learning book that is not included in the list please I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link to that book. -- -- CU Online Handbook - University of Colorado Denver (Update 12/06/2010: suggested by PRL ) Do you currently teach online? Whether you currently teach online or you are thinking about doing it in the future, we are here to help you sort through this process and we hope that this handbook might help you along the way.

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?

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

Mindflash

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.

Take a Peek Inside TechSmith - Interview with Bill Hamilton

TechSmith Camtasia

What do you think? In the beginning, we took on contract programming and consulting projects until we were completely product financed in 1994. How many employees do you have? What do you look for in people you hire? What do you say to other companies who feel this is impossible to do? How do you get everyone to feel included while not bogging the company down in hours of meeting time? You just do what needs to be done.

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?

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

June 2010. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss.

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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.

Game Making for Learning

Usable Learning

The nice thing about their program is that it was very practically based, and the students (almost without exception) were working on projects (websites, marketing materials, etc.) and that by the end of the semester we were just filling in the gaps. As I mentioned earlier, the two things that I wanted the students to achieve by doing this were: Revisit key material. I know this isn’t a new idea : There are lots of folks doing this kind of thing, or related things.

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What’s in a Moodle

Saffron Interactive

That means no license fees and an army of enthusiastic volunteers to do your development for you. Basic functionality like downloading updates and plug-ins and connecting to different devices isn’t easy with Linux for a novice (this was long before I had any programming know-how). I turned to the Linux community of experts for help and found more impenetrable programming-speak and the assumption of proficiency.

Elearning Thought Leaders: Tom Kuhlmann

eLearning Weekly

Anyone who has read his blog ( Rapid eLearning Blog ) knows that it is a wealth of tutorials and practical tips for elearning designers and developers. We try our best to help them do that. Since it’s ultimately all about communicating with people, we leverage the communication channels to do so. If I plant a garden, all I need to do is poke a small hole with my finger. Rapid elearning tools offer a lot of capability without requiring advanced programming.

BE a businessperson

Jay Cross

That question is this: what would Andrew do? Your objective will often be to do convince Andrew what you say/do is worthy of investment. When in doubt about ROI, just ask yourself “What would Andrew Carnegie do?&#. When you talk with a businessperson, you must talk like they do. How could you do your job right without knowing where the corporation was headed? Once you know the answers to these questions, you are ready to proceed.

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! 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. Moodle in 2010 Kineo Insights Webinar: Challenges and Best Practi.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Name That Tool

Learning Visions

Friday, May 01, 2009 Name That Tool I just got a FaceBook query from someone and I thought you all could help: Im looking for a tool you might have come across, but I dont even know what product/programming group it belongs to. Id want to be able to do a couple things with the data before giving the user feedback. Im sure I could do a better job describing this, so let me know if Ive been clear. What tool do you think hes looking for?

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

Learning Visions

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! Help learners see the model, show some examples of how the model explains the steps, then have them perform some tasks by predicting, from the model, how to do things.

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!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Conversations do matter

Learning Visions

Saturday, April 14, 2007 Conversations do matter I am still quite brain dead from the the eLearning Guild event. But what I did learn is how much other people still dont know about this stuff. It confirmed what I have been thinking: that most of the e-Learning and training world out there is still doing the same old same old. Some folks dont know that they will have to change. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools

Learning Visions

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools If you dont already subscribe to Kineos occasional newsletter , please do. Not only are they really smart guys, but theyre also funny -- AND they like to share what they know with the rest us -- for the greater good of the e-Learning community. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Moodle in 2010 Kineo Insights Webinar: Challenges and Best Practi.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"?

Learning Visions

Friday, January 30, 2009 Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"? Is the degreed-ID the department manager and not doing any actual design work? You need to know how to work with other groups and meet their needs." And lord knows that the battalions of MBAs in the financial industry havent heaped up laurels lately.) Six Sigma) could in theory do well, and perhaps nudge a too-comfortable, old-school training department out of its comfort zone.

Aging Members Will Stick Around (& Keep Learning) Longer Than You Think

WBT Systems

Businesses will have to bridge that gap with older, 65+ workers. At Goldman Sachs, a ‘returnship’ program provides training to retirees who want to restart their careers. Between 2000 and 2010, the 55+ segment grew from 13 to nearly 20 percent of the workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Are employers encouraging older employees to continue working in some capacity to bridge that gap? What do employers and aging members need?

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. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Network Instructional Designers Survey

Learning Visions

Not only do we do instructional design, but we also do a whole lot of other stuff. use authoring tools (55%) do graphic design (41%) do testing (55%) [me too!] programming (17%) audio engineer (13%) voiceover artist (20%) [me too!] Now, granted there had only been 30 respondents at the time of the post, but the results do show the breadth of talents and skills that are required of IDs these days. What do you do on that list?

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. Training managers have a lot to do. Why do I need to do that? What can we do? This guide will provide business reasons and practical approaches for building accessibility within your online training program.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help!

Learning Visions

A high level overview for learning and development types who dont actually use the tools, but want to know whats out there, when you might use it, and some of the pros and cons. Do you know of another tool besides adobe connect for creating an on demand module that has the webcam/video locked in the upper corner while having a ppt. Hey Danielle -- I just asked my network and came back with this tool: Zentation [link] Don't know anything beyond that.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. Training managers have a lot to do. Why do I need to do that? What can we do? This guide will provide business reasons and practical approaches for building accessibility within your online training program.