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How to Select the Right E-Learning Software

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about buying elearning software. And with that I get to see some of the ridiculous checklists that some IT groups create to compare software. When it comes to selecting software, it can be hard to know what to look for and what questions to ask.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2015

OpenSesame

Each year we list our top tools for learning to try in the new year. And now, in our third year of this series, we have collected 300 tools to choose from. Simply type in a favorite author or book title and instantly browse those the possibilities.

Need Screenshots for Your E-Learning? Here Are 3 Tools That You Already Own.

Rapid eLearning

I use them for a lot of my software training. I’d stick with a paid tool because they don’t cost that much. But what do you do if you don’t have the money for a paid tool and you don’t want to download risky free product? ALT+Print Screen: captures your active window.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

Learning Visions

Friday, December 19, 2008 Best Practices for Software Training? This has been the year of software training. Weve taken scenario-based approaches, so the learner can sit with an expert and watch how he does his job using the software.

The Next Generation of E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

And it runs parallel to how digital media’s empowered people all over the world to create and deliver content using a host of online tools and social media applications. For the most part I work by myself, I’m not a programmer, and I have to make do with the tools I have…and I have no budget.

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Gameful Approaches to Motivation & Engagement: Recap of #WhartonGame Summit

Kapp Notes

Kevin is the creator of the University of Pennsylvania Gamification MOOC by Coursera which has had over 300,000 students and author of the book For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 1-5, 2012 Learning Forward Conference, (Learning Forward is the new name for the National Staff Development Council, NSDC), Boston, Massachusetts, USA. link] January 3-6, 2013 Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, 128 th , Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

Rather than segregating learners by different styles where they will receive "one-dimensional instruction", we should instead create "multidimensional instruction" using a variety of activities and presentation modes. The author cited two learning styles tests which came in at.60

Do You Have the Skills to Succeed?

Rapid eLearning

While today’s software has made the job easier, but it’s also made it more challenging for the person who has to develop and deliver elearning courses. Expertise with your authoring tool. Regardless of the authoring tool you use, you need to become an expert using it. The tools are getting easier, but unless you learn to really use them you probably won’t go past basic course design. And those tips work regardless of the tools you use.

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

Learning Visions

Maybe it’s the marbles I have in my mouth but I have had people (using unconscious Active Listening) ask? "So, I usually start out by saying "Im an E-Learning author" – if whoever Im talking to then has little question marks in his/her eyes, I add that I develop computer learning programs for companies. This post has been removed by the author. Free Articulate & Moodle Seminars in Boston and Ch.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Conference in Boston - Adventures in Corporate Education , June 17, 2010 This week I attended the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Spark Your Interest , June 3, 2010 June’s BQ is… “what tools should we learn?&#. Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free) - eLearning 24-7 , June 7, 2010 Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software&#. All software below is free.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Community

Learning Visions

When time permits, my favorite lunchtime activity is to escape out to the woods and go for a walk. Blogger's New Polling Tool My Online Visual Identity 31 Days: Days 26, 27, 28 So What Kind of a Gamer Are You?

Event Recap: ASTD Atlanta Conference & Expo (ACE) 2014

E-learning Uncovered

For those of you who are actively involved in ASTD national and local chapters, you undoubtedly know the benefits of these types of events. Comparison of Rapid E-Learning Authoring Tools : You can find our current version of our famous (or infamous!)

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning from Observation

Learning Visions

A study is cited in which researchers looked at brain activity while subjects learned how to build a structure with Tinker Toys. Not surprisingly, a lot more activity was seen if test subjects were watching to learn (anticipating that they were to do the task later) vs. watching only. The very active area here was the cerebellum, which apparently has a big role in "motor learning and expertise".

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

With the rise of rapid eLearning tools and the ease with which virtually anyone can now create a course, whats changing for the instructional designer? SMEs using rapid eLearning tools)? Are designers beginning to help others author content?

Streamlining Your E-Learning Production Process for Efficiency—Q&A

E-learning Uncovered

At the bottom of this post, you can find the main topics and some of the tools we shared. We assume many of the interactions will use a standard question type, and that a handful will be fairly more involved (like a drag-and-drop activity). PM Software.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate. But, paradoxically, it is worth noting that as instructional designers become adept at using a specific tool, their value as designers will drop.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All The Worlds A-Twitter

Learning Visions

After reading Jane Harts article Understanding Todays Learner , I realized Id better be walking the talk and trying out all the hot new "learning" tools. Im having fun hearing the stream of peoples activities and thoughts ("ambient intimacy"), but is that all there is to it? I then received a few requests from colleagues wanting to follow my tweets and found it a bit odd because I saw it as more of a social tool used among friends rather than a learning tool.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Inspiration

Learning Visions

The 30-Minute Masters is geared toward SMEs using Rapid eLearning tools, but I think its just fine for a "professional instructional designer" needing a refresher. Tom Kuhlmans recent post on passive vs. active. Cheers, Deb 4:40 AM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

I suspect, however, that it also has as much to do with the topic or subject matter being taught, with the access to and experience of well-designed audio tools by the developer of the learning materials, and and to the confidence and/or expertise of the person providing the voice over.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogger's Hut in Second Life

Learning Visions

Funny, Im pretty active in SL, and would be moreso if my 1stL werent so dadburned bizzy. I must admit, however, that I am just trying to share ideas and tools that I find. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Need to think about New Learning Principles: Rapid Mobile Collaborative Immersive (we don’t want to be lectured at) Formal vs. Informal – a spectrum Examples of a formal learning activity: webinar, classroom, lecture, etc. Lance asks: What happens if you add intentionality to an informal activity? Taking tools and using them in a new way – add intentionality to them. These are all tools – it’s how you use them.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Women Gamers on the Rise

Learning Visions

Wii Fit, which uses an innovative floor-based sensor to register body movement, takes players through a daily regimen of yoga, balancing exercises and other fat-fighting activities." Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days to A Better Blog

Learning Visions

Since Ive now got some authority to report to, Ill do my best to keep up with the homework. Havent done that yet, but I was inspired to make sure I am actively commenting on commenters comments. I admit to getting overwhelmed at times with all the tools out there. What tools do you use to track readership/subscribers for your blog? Im with certain forums relating to software I use rather than my topics of my blog, but youve nspired me to investigate futher.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Facebook has Tipped

Learning Visions

Shes justifying it by arguing that playing word games will keep her brain active. Happy to do cousins etc, but no way to immediate family - ugh 6:42 PM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer? New Product Announcement Best Practices for Software Training?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineos August Rapid e-Learning Newsletter

Learning Visions

Here are a few highlights: Sustaining Performance in Rapid e-Learning includes some great tips and ideas for how to create effective follow-up activities to ensure knowledge transfer on the job. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Guesstimating Seat Time

Learning Visions

But that varies wildly if youre talking software training vs. something more complex and soft. Estimation needs to account for all the activities that are needed to create this WBT for e.g (No

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s Your Max Learning Strategy?

Learning Visions

Julie Dirksen also provided some great ideas on how to create a campaign, including before, during and after activities. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, October 01, 2009 What’s Your Max Learning Strategy?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Video Games, Tire Swings and Learning

Learning Visions

Had I not encouraged and required early interest in those activities it would have been a lot easier for him to just want to play SPORE all day long. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Learning Show

Learning Visions

Some notes (by writing these notes, I am creating an activity of repetition , arent I?) The only performance support Ive actually ever written are bulky user-guides to go along with a software training program. Rapid Authoring Tools Speed Dating eLearning Technology: What is eLearning 2.0? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Strategies?

Learning Visions

ADDIE), but rather the teaching tools themselves. Create pauses in the activity to get the learner to stop and think; apply the content to their own world; make their own connections. Ahhh.Facebook as a learning tool!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Stress

Learning Visions

Over the past year, Ive been focused on sales and marketing activities, project management, and content conversions -- "No ID needed, thank you." I havent worked with a SME and thought about appropriate learning activities and chunked out the content. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Days 22, 23 & 24

Learning Visions

So the answer is to periodically check your site to make sure that all your links are still valid and active. Rather than go through each page and test each link manually, there are a number of tools you can use that will spider your site and check for links.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Community in Second Life: Renaissance Island

Learning Visions

This has sparked a little exchange in the comments between myself and one of the active members of the of Renaissance Island community. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.