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Why Blended Learning Is Really Just Blended Training

Mindflash

But that has nothing to do with learning and performance effectiveness, only money. Look again at what the ASTD describes the industry as: the “ knowledge-delivery” industry. It’s learning by actually performing. And doing it — performing it — is how people really learn.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Effective design using PPT as a tool. It’s very easy to load content on slides – but it takes more creativity to move learner to actual understanding! Organize: outlines headings graphics structure text (compare/contrast, cause/effect, classification order/sequence) Integrate: illustrations with captions animation with narration worked-out examples elaborative questions Take all of the info and make better sense of it for the learner.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar on Webinars!

Learning Visions

Join Kineos Mark Harrison for a free webinar on webinars: Building effective content for your online sessions. Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar

Learning Visions

Monday, July 13, 2009 Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar Kineo will be holding a free webinar on creating effective product knowledge e-learning on July 16th, 2009. Keeping costs down: Given the pace of change, product knowledge e-learning has got to be cost effective, otherwise the maintenance costs will be prohibitive. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study

Learning Visions

Sunday, August 23, 2009 Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study Kineo will be holding a free webinar on developing cost-effective compliance training on Thursday, August 27, 2009. Rapid E-learning provides an alternative to develop compliance training cost-effectively and quickly. Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Mate Demo

Learning Visions

Thursday, March 15, 2007 Learning Mate Demo Im in search of good examples of cheap but effective e-Learning in the vein of the 21st century designer (web 2.0, Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. ASTD Keynote: “People Lie&# Richard Hilleman Electr.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking

Learning Visions

Monday, June 18, 2007 Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking From the Eide Neurolearning Blog: Voluntary Control of Attention - Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking There is a yin and yang effect between visual and auditory attention. Mixed visual-auditory stimuli have an underadditive effect, so that if you have to do both at the same time, total brain activation goes down. Maybe the "underadditive effect" occurs when a multimedia presentation does all the thinking for you.

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Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

iPad (and iPhone) are Much More Useful Than I Expected I didn’t actually think that I would care about the iPad except as a tool for training and performance support in environments like retail and restaurants where it’s always been an issue having access to machines. See Failure of Creative Commons Licenses and Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning? Performance Support in 2015 What Makes an LMS Easy to Use?

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Performance Learning Productivity

Effective Metrics for Learning and Development I wonder what Shaw would think if he saw the way learning and development is predominantly measured in organisations today. " The study reported that mandatory training sometimes has a positive effect, but overall has a negative effect.

Three Questions Every Workplace Trainer Should Ask

Mindflash

By understanding how an employee spends his day, the educator can identify whether their performance is a result of being well-matched to their job, or whether they may requires further skills training. How does it help you become more effective in your work?

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Small Changes Make a Difference

Tom Spiglanin

Should we consider a performance support alternative? It took about two hours, and I learned enough that I’m confident I could now effect the repair in less than a third the time – I learned that much by just doing the task and meeting the challenges as they arose.

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Let Employees Choose Their Own Training Materials

Mindflash

The employee has the ability to customize their learning — to assess specifically what they need to improve their performance — rather than be forced to participate in education that is defined by the organization. Image by Casie Yoder used under Creative Commons via Flickr user aflcio.

How Trainers are Holding Themselves Back

Mindflash

In many organizations, the value of effective training and performance support programs is not well understood. We need to get away from the widget-based metrics of the past and focus on the impact and value our efforts have on critical business performance.

How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It

Mindflash

Social Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. The phrase and topic “social learning” followed shortly thereafter within the learning and performance industry. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user Jeff McNeill.

Should We Change The Language of Training?

Mindflash

When I speak with my peers in the field of organizational learning and performance, either in person or virtually, I’m always amazed at the amount of time we spend discussing, debating, and examining the language of our profession.

10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Creative Commons Audio. Sometimes we need background music or sound effects. If you have some money you can always buy background music and sound effects on CD. Here are a few sites that offer sound effects and free music. I’m no audio engineer.

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Three Ways to Speed Up Instructional Design

Mindflash

Consider research conducted by ASTD that suggests it takes about 45 hours of development time to create one hour of classroom training (and it’s even longer for e-learning initiatives). What could be more effective than that?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Webinosh with Dr. Will Thalheimer: Smile Sheets

Learning Visions

Dr. Thalheimer talked about ways hes been trying to make smile sheets more effective so that they can be used to tell us something valuable about the learning experience. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. ASTD Keynote: “People Lie&# Richard Hilleman Electr.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

The reason researchers roll their eyes at learning styles is the utter failure to find that assessing childrens learning and matching to instructional methods has any effect on their learning." Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting to Good Enough

Learning Visions

Ive also tried to argue with clients about what makes effective learning. Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Connectivism: Week 1

Learning Visions

As I sift through this weeks reading assignments, Im trying to pick out how this learning theory effects my work as a creator (an instructional designer) of self-paced eLearning experiences for the corporate market. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems

Learning Visions

Game Based Learning Finding more effective ways to teach about Sun and the business. Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Oh, and as I mentioned in a recent entry on my blog, Dont Make Me Think by Steve Krug is useful on the usability stakes - perhaps more so when you step from courseware and in to the wider field of elearning/performance support. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning

Learning Visions

It is effective to speak to a diagram, because it presents information in a different form. But it is not effective to speak the same words that are written, because it is putting too much load on the mind and decreases your ability to understand what is being presented."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im Mrs. Dalloway

Learning Visions

The company you surround yourself with may be shallow, but their effects upon your reality are tremendously deep. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

Learning Visions

The next project Im about to take on is going to be more of a just-in-time performance support tool. 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: 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning

Learning Visions

Clives 30-Minute Masters Wiki got a nice plug -- "Create a way to help your SME learn more about building effective e-learning courses. Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rubric for Online Instruction Chico State

Learning Visions

A rubric is a statement describing the quality of the learning outcome, or rather a way to evaluate the effectives of the teaching experience and the students comprehension or mastery. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Myths with Dr. Will Thalheimer

Learning Visions

9% Hit us Hard 47% Hurt a little 41% Not much effect 3% Helped us MYTHS the Business Side Has about Learning Client asked him to develop a course for business side. Training alone produces improvements in on-the-job performance. Measurement myths Technology is key to learning success (we must use elearning, social media, video etc. -- nothing else is effective). Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rock On with e-Learning from ZVEX

Learning Visions

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 Rock On with e-Learning from ZVEX.Simple video (one shot, no edits) + Super high-quality audio (which youd expect from this source) + Nice voice + Humor + Good hand gestures = Really Cool Product Training Im no guitar player, but I thoroughly enjoyed these little demo videos of "handmade stompboxes" (pedals used to create crazy effects with electric guitars.) Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Strategies?

Learning Visions

Things might get a bit silly with all that snapping, but I bet its effective. My bet is many eLearning designers dont often have the time to develop creative instructional strategies. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process

Learning Visions

Hit Us Hard 31% Hurt A Little 33% Not Much Effect 33% Helped Us 3% (Is "it hasnt hurt us yet, but Im nervous" an answer?) Identifying training opportunities (drive performance by improving knowledge/skills). Business leaders want to be changing performance on the job.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Auditory Advantage

Learning Visions

Whos really used music in e-Learning to good effect? We might use the same clip as the course faded out to great dramatic effect. Of course, we also used sound effects -- ping if the user answered correctly, a deep "egggh" if the user answered incorrectly. but you never wanted to overuse sound effects for fear of it being labeled as "gratuitous use". I thought this article gave some useful examples of how one might use music to good effect in an e-Learning program.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a (K)nitwit!

Learning Visions

As I was struggling to figure out once more how to purl, I thought about the spacing effect and forgetting. These two resources came to mind: For more on the spacing effect, be sure to read this 2006 article by Lars Hyland: Less Learning More Often.

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