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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?

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?

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

In this article I will dive into these questions and how your LMS Feasibility Study will answer them. Let us go back to your LMS Needs Assessment , which I covered in a previous article. You can read up on these requirements in my article “8 Top Priorities For Your LMS Needs Assessment” Gather the responses in one master document to make it easily comparable. At this stage you will likely come across some gaps and open questions.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Education As We Know It Is Finished - Lars is Learning , July 14, 2010 So says Clayton M. Image Source: Apple UK. Think Beer - Rapid eLearning Blog , July 13, 2010 Did you know that Portland, Oregon has more than 30 breweries? How do you blog then? Why Do We Have an LMS?

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Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment): Open source learning platform mostly implemented in education settings. One of the main benefits of open source platforms like Moodle is that they’re free and can be highly customized. Objectives: Course or learning objectives define the knowledge or skills learners are expected to gain from a training program. This article will help you to decide if SSO could work for you.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Tip #23: Karmic Learning with Twitter

Learning Visions

Monday, May 18, 2009 eLearning Tip #23: Karmic Learning with Twitter You probably already know that Twitter is the 140-character microblogging platform. While youre there, be sure to check out the previous 22 tips -- all great articles written by Stephen Walsh, one of Kineos founding partners.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning Found via SlashDot , an article in todays Sydney Morning Herald " Research points the finger at PowerPoint." You know -- appeal to multiple learning styles; address the needs of both auditory and visual learners.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life Backlash and Controversy

Learning Visions

As you may know, Ive only been there once. Donald does a great job recapping various articles and provides some useful links, including the following: 2) Second Thoughts on Second Life by Sylvia Martinez. Steven Groves in the comments writes: What the Gartner report went on to say that you left out was a recommendation to continue on in a SL effort anyway, albeit with eyes open and cautiously, keeping a lookout for all the problems they cited.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Debunking the Learning Styles Myth As you may know, Ive been on a focused mission to better understand so-called learning styles and their place -- or not -- in e-Learning. Guy includes the text of a 2001 article by Sigmund Tobias of Fordham University. There are generally many ah-ha moments as people understand the why of the rationale folks do things so differently from the way they do. and now I know all about your background: you do it all!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Women, Gaming & the Guild Master Ceiling

Learning Visions

A basic premise of the book is that gamers are on their way into the workplace and will be changing how we do business. I think there may be a difference in whether girls identify themselves as gamers or not, even if they do play games. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Go Read a Book

Learning Visions

Reading Well by moriza 73% of Americans said they had read "a book of some kind", according to a survey cited in this fascinating article (I was reading way past my bedtime last night): Twilight of the Books: What will life be like if people stop reading? What do you think?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. This past year we started doing more video interviews with SMEs using Flip cameras over the XL1. I wrote an article recently about this -> [link] 4:01 AM Joel Harband said. Lose sight of those things and everything you do is poo.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

This August 21 article posted by Sharon Gaudin in Information Week reports that Half of Companies are Blocking Facebook: "Employers are increasingly blocking access to Facebook because theyre concerned about the time wasted and the information leaked when workers use social networks on company time." The article gives no specifics, making me wonder if the threat is real or just imagined by the corporate control freaks. Of course, no company can do so, but many of them still try.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Her writings and articles have been published in papers like The Business Standard, Inside Learning Technologies Magazine, U.K., How successful do you think you have been in transforming your clients’ workplaces (including your present organization) to learning organizations? In the past, L&D‘s focus had been to design training programs based on defined learning needs, skill gaps and business goals. Do you foresee this (style) as the future of workplace learning?

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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. 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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Why do companies continue to pay huge dollars for products that are now being offered for free? I’m a recent convert, perhaps on the path to open source evangelism.) Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Moodle and other open source products have huge communities behind them. Talented individuals who can program like hell and believe in the open source philosophy.

Think Like a Start-Up, Act Like a Product Manager

CLO Magazine

They are not programmers themselves, nor do they build or operate the product. Above all, L&D must stop creating learning content and instead start directing employees (subject matter experts) to do so. In part one of this two-part article, “Managing Changes with Start-Up Thinking and Employee-Driven Learning,” I discussed the importance of getting started with employee-generated learning. Resistance to Change: Do SMEs Have What It Takes? What do they need?

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

Also, if you hear about other offers that learning professionals would appreciate, please let us know. NOTE: Although we don’t receive compensation from any of the sources mentioned below, feel free to tell them I sent you. eThink is offering free open-source learning platform hosting through July 1st for any new client that signs a contract before May 1st. Need extra storage for your learning program or work files?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: A Deserted Second Life

Learning Visions

Well, I do know that some educators are experimenting thoughtfully with Second Life ( Karl Kapp , for one). And I also know that theres a lot of hype and a lot of people who havent bought into the whole notion of even having a second life. Do you have a Second Life?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

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 book builds on the 4C/ID model described in the 2002 article that John Curry linked to. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009

Learning Visions

Not only is Twitter great for the occasional laugh, but also a great source of information and links. I usually have between five and ten tabs open -- my rather imperfect way of maintaining my reading list. So easy to clip from articles online, jot down to do lists, and tag and organize it all. Delicious Tag articles as you go. Flash I dont actually develop a thing with Flash myself, but our designers and programmers do some fabulous stuff with it!

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. This article focused more on what instructional designers should not be (lone gunmen).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

Learning Visions

Our tools still require the user to work in the Flash environment, but you really dont need to know Flash. The project management stuff from the session was really basic, but the main point I took away was embedded into the program about 40 minutes in.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff

Learning Visions

I read articles, followed links, looked at websites. You know how thats done. Ill do the same for you!) What would they like to do? With a strategy session like this, do you just dive right down into the nitty gritty details? Do you try to keep it more high-level?

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

eLearning Learning Posts

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. Post from: The eLearning Coach 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory. If you do not know the ADL, they are a part of the U.S. No matter what anyone tells you, no one really has a clue how to “do&# social in the enterprise. We all do it.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: College Women on Gamers: They Giggle

Learning Visions

If we say that gaming experience will become important in business, do we mean the ability to drag Latvia to the right spot on a map, or do we mean the ability to lead a team of co-gamers deep into enemy territory? Depends on the leader, not necessarily the gender of the leader which we know is likely to be a guy -statistically- when were talking about immersive combat environments. So even if you dont play the shoot em up games, you might very well have good friends who do.

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

Learning Visions

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? Do I need my MS in Instructional Technology to practice?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

I found some great articles/old posts on learning styles, thanks to Cathy Moore who pointed me to her reading list. Theories do not help us to expand our awareness and understanding of learning; they serve to reduce and confine it. I can see how theorists might argue that reading text aloud to the learner addresses multiple "learning styles," but the real-world experience is one of frustration: you want to read ahead but you cant because the narrator reads more slowly than you do.

Tips for Small L&D Departments: An Interview with Emily Wood

Convergence Training

This article is an interview (in text and video format–scroll to the bottom for the video version) with Emily Wood, who is her own “elearning department of one” at a non-profit based in Portland, Oregon. Getting to Know Emily and Her Work in L&D. I actually started off professionally doing market research. Do I need people to be able to complete this remotely and then upload later? What kind of streaming video options do we have?”

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace

Learning Visions

Im not sure how this relates to danah boyds recent blog article on Viewing American class divisions through FaceBook and MySpace. I had read Danahs article before starting my interviews and was listening for any judgment based on class. Two results were for articles about the percentage of women in SL. If its true that the percentage of women has decreased, maybe it has something to do with the other results from my search term. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!