Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DevLearn09 - Im Speaking!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 DevLearn09 - Im Speaking! Did I tell you that Im looking forward to the schmoozing part?) 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 at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im Mrs. Dalloway

Learning Visions

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 Im Mrs. Dalloway Im just back from vacation and still trying to make the transition back into work mode. Im disturbed to report that Im The Poisonwood Bible. 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.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a Gamer 3.0!

Learning Visions

Friday, December 14, 2007 Im a Gamer 3.0! Im so pleased. 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 at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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

Learning Visions

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Im a (K)nitwit! Im looking forward to your post on blended quilting! 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 at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im getting emotional about e-Learning!

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Im getting emotional about e-Learning! Theres a difference between creating a tear-jerker of a program that reinforces all the wrong learning points, and creating those emotional hooks that motivate and engage the learner in your content in order to ensure knowledge transfer and retention. He explores why its imoportant to factor emotion into the design of an e-Learning program.

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

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences? Whats your take on using audio in eLearning? Do you use audio on every slide because the client says people will think its broken if you dont? Weve taken this up before and many of us IDs know the strategies for using audio most effectively by now. As Im ramping up in my new job, Im talking with my new Kineo colleagues about everything under the sun. Whats up with audio up there?

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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. They had the SME record the audio for the slides. Im not sure if the SME was reading a script, reading the notes, or just speaking from the heart. So heres to more guerilla audio recording!

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The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program. An authoritative whitepaper on how to plan, implement, and evaluate an e-learning program for your business. Like any corporate initiative, the training program should have a stated mission and a set of business objectives that are well defined. The plan will also need to include a business analysis that identifies the costs and benefits of the training program. Prepare a business case for the training program.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

In the context of e-Learning (back then it was just plain old CBT), this meant you had audio/video on the screen with timed text bullets. The learner could listen to the audio if her preferred style was auditory, OR read the text if her preferred style was visual. This means that I learn best through my visual channel, next kinesthetic, with audio being my weakest channel. Im with you. I always tune out the audio and read ahead.

Mobile Devices in Learning: Utilizing the Ubiquitous Platform for Corporate Learning

G-Cube

Here are some mobile learning strategies that can kick-start your learning initiative as well as strengthen existing learning programs in the corporate scene. This strategy is called the ’Flipped Classroom’, where learning nuggets are created using very little text, but rich media, graphics, video or audio. If not tests, IM from mobile devices can be definitely utilized for gathering opinions on topics pertaining to the lessons learnt.

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. Im sure I could do a better job describing this, so let me know if Ive been clear. In turn, we can correlate that with competencies (or in our case program learning objectives) which in turn point to learning tracks. "If

Assistive Technology: Creating new possibilities for Differently Abled Learners

G-Cube

Computer-based programs have been developed to help these learners access learning material as well as contribute actively to gain an immersive experience. Assistive Technology has created visual as well as audio learning aids based on mobility, which help learners to not just access pertinent learning material but create avenues for two-way interaction and participation as well. Sound amplification tools heighten the audio element of the learning content.

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.) Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Schooling for the K-12 Set

Learning Visions

This hasnt gotten onto my radar before -- Im not sure if there are any state-funded online programs in Massachusetts. Within higher ed, Im sure well continue to see growth in online, but it is starting to plateau a bit. Im with Stephen that we need different kinds of learning options for different kids and different needs. I just hadnt realized that this had moved into the realm of full curriculum programs for K-12.

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LMS for the Next Generation of Corporate Learners: An Insight

G-Cube

Just as there are initiation programs that prepare students to assess the courses available, a thorough LMS initiation training should be conducted – irrespective of the technology know-how of the learners. Most users utilize the devices to shop, bank, look up information, chat through IM as well as do Video chat and of course, use it to make audio calls. As the technology around us evolves, the way we learn also evolves along with it.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

xical.org With Xical you can produce web-based slide shows, tutorials, tests and whatever else you can think of that can make use of integrated rich media, such as audio (speech and music), video, animations or interactive visual diagrams and the likes. Resources authored in eXe can be exported in IMS Content Package, SCORM 1.2, or IMS Common Cartridge formats or as simple self-contained web pages.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Scrambled Egg Mind of a Beginner

Learning Visions

Im in that beginner-mind zone. Although Ive been doing this work for 15ish years, the ground beneath me is shaky and I feel like Im in new waters, navigating new people, new processes, new tools. Im suddenly racking up lots of frequent flyer points. When Im actually in town, I work from the shed. Im in scrambled egg mind mode most of the time. Im @cammybean. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Digital Learning – Define it

eLearning 24-7

LMS provider – “We are a digital learning platform” Consumer – “We are going to develop a digital learning program” Expert (name to be withheld) – “Digital Learning is the next stage of learning” Another expert (name withheld) “We are in the age of digital learning” Course developer shop – “We can build digital learning” Now, I can see why digital learning is here and … there and. IL+IM.

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

Learning Visions

Me: Im an instructional designer. Im sort of distracted by the naked boy who just ran by (not mine). billbrandon had this comment on Twitter: I usually just tell em Im a writer. 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. And then they think Im a flippin genius!!!!

5 Reasons to Get Started with Office 365

OpenSesame

Make video or audio calls with Lync: Lync messaging connects people everywhere and is now part of Microsoft Office. Similar to Skype, Lync’s features include video messaging, IMing, and audio calling. This program also makes meetings easy with multi-person calling where you can view up to five members simultaneously and allows you to connect from any device. So you’re planning a vacation, but a pressing project comes up with a deadline the week after.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions

Learning Visions

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions As Ive mentioned here before, Im extremely excited about attending the upcoming eLearning Guild event here in Boston. Im excited to go to as many sessions as I can. Im excited to pick peoples brains. Im excited to get feedback on our products and services (yes, my company will have a booth). Im interested in personalities -- hearing from some of the notables in our little blogging community.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All The Worlds A-Twitter

Learning Visions

Like Tracy Hamilton , Im enjoying the endless thought streams. Im having fun hearing the stream of peoples activities and thoughts ("ambient intimacy"), but is that all there is to it? I know people consolidate and slim down ( Brent , for instance), but Im not sure Im ready for that challenge. Im cammybean on Twitter. Im aware that SOMEONE is fighing a cold, but cant always remember who that was. Im still not sure how it fits me.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jott This Blog

Learning Visions

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Jott This Blog I havent had so much time lately to blog, as this project Im working on has been quite grueling. I find my best time for thinking up excellent blog entries is late at night when Im lying in bed. That is, of course, if Im even awake after the kids have finally fallen asleep. Now Im trying to maximize my time on the drive to work. Things Im learning: I have to talk much more slowly. Otherwise Jott doesnt get what Im saying.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Currently Working On.

Learning Visions

Were creating an orientation program for a national sorority. Game-like program. Im a convert. Yes, Im an English major who writes mostly text bullets instead of novels. So Im curious: what drove you to revisit theory? Cammy, Im glad to hear you so revved up. Jane -- In theory, Im not against theory. Im still of that mindset. Now Im reading Cold Spring Harbor.

10 Tips for Successful Webinars

360 Training

Check audio quality. Good quality audio is critical. If your audience cannot hear you clearly, or if the audio has a lot of distortion or interference, participants may get frustrated and leave your webinar before it is over. Keep in mind that a good headset will often provide better quality audio than a laptop’s built-in microphone. When thinking about audio and selecting a place from which to present, also consider the likelihood of background noise.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

Im not a big theory person. Im much more into practical application. Im not saying that these theories are right or wrong -- but they get tossed about and referred to with great relish by some in the industry. Im not a big theory person. Im much more into practical application." Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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. Do you work in or favor a design shop where each person has his or her own role (ID, graphics, programming, QA)? I agree with Rupa when she says that knowledge of tools is an add-on while designing a training program. But Im not sure I can get people to hold their answers back.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me.

Learning Visions

I think Im an inherently lazy person. Im supposed to tag seven other people, which Im feeling really lazy about. So Im just doing six. can you tell that Im re-reading Lord of the Rings? Cammy--Im preferring to think of it as not "lazy" but "balanced." And even if it is, I think Im with you on that one. :-) 9:45 AM Cammy Bean said. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Facebook has Tipped

Learning Visions

Im not talking about the quantity of my friends, but rather the breadth and depth. Im not sure if there was a specific tipping point for me, but I was certainly amused when one of my friends informed me that Im personally responsible for making her waste more time on Facebook than she ever thought possible. Christy -- Im all for games increasing brain power. Im with Christy - not sure when the "tipping" point occurred.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Inspiration

Learning Visions

Monday, November 05, 2007 Instructional Design Inspiration As I mentioned last week , Im in the midst of designing my first custom eLearning course in quite awhile. Now that Ive been actually doing some writing, Im having to put it all to work. Here are some of specific ideas Ive taken from a few sources that (Im hoping) will help me design a kick-ass course: Chapter 2 of Gadgets, Games & Gizmos for Learning by Karl Kapp. Theres more, Im sure.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogging & Boundaries in the Professional Sphere

Learning Visions

To work out my thoughts and ideas (hey, Im an extrovert -- I need to talk about whats going on in my head in order to process it and take it to the next level). Im a new blogger -- not fully evolved). At least, I would hope thats what Im doing. Im trembling with excitement (perhaps naively so), having never had the opportunity to attend an industry-related trade show. Im excited to meet people whose blogs I have been reading.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Looking for Good Examples

Learning Visions

Im looking for some input: good examples of software product training. Im working on a pitch to a software company -- technical audience (think database guys). Ive done about 8 gazillion software training programs in my time. Im not looking to work with another vendor, Im just looking to see good examples of software training to make sure Im not behind the times! Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Flash Quiz Tools

Tony Karrer

Without any programming or multimedia skills, users can automatically record onscreen actions, including editable mouse movements, text captions, and scored click boxes. StudyMate provides an authoring environment that requires no experience with Flash programming, game design, or HTML. Questions and items can also be imported from MS Word, IMS QTI, Respondus, rich-text, and other formats. Update June 2008 - added one free flash quiz tool based on a question I received.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting to Good Enough

Learning Visions

" This adage works for me most of the time as Im designing eLearning courses. Right now, Im feeling like just getting to good would be an achievement. Right now, Im proofing a storyboard thats full of endless text bullets and boring software demos with no interactivity -- and theres really nothing I can do about it. Im into next time right now with this same client -- unrealistic scheduling needs on their part mean compromised quality.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogging the Personal

Learning Visions

In fact, Ive had very little of interest to add to any conversation of late, mostly because Im much more focused on my personal life and the many transitions Im handling there. Hey Cammy--you know me, I think you can always apply the personal to the professional, so Im with Karl that you should blog about the Wii. So Im pretty open to talking about things that interest me, stuff Ive learned, even if it has origins in personal parts of my life.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Days 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16

Learning Visions

Im losing my steam, but trying to stay somewhat on target. So go ahead and "Email or IM another blogger in your niche to introduce yourself and your blog". Day 13: Search for an Affiliate Program My blog is not about making money. I want to share as much as I can about projects Im working on. Im not sure Ill bother with that. Another application I tried through another site I had problems with too, so it could be because Im at work trying stuff out.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Im not looking for the obtuse theory books. Im already feeling a bit overwhelmed. Im about halfway through Michael Allens new book, Designing Successful E-Learning. Between you and John Im going to need to ask for a visit to Ikea for a new bookshelf too! Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning Who Gets to Be Called an Instructional Designer?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Pysched for FaceBook

Learning Visions

Monday, June 25, 2007 Getting Pysched for FaceBook Im definitely feeling out-of-my element in this whole FaceBook thing. Im trying to get into it and discover its potential professional uses. Im just scratching the surface, I suppose. Im feeling lonely and really nerdy. Id like to push this somehow, but Im not sure. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Using FaceBook

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 Using FaceBook Im trying to expand my horizons a bit these days and have been taking a closer look at a whole bunch of tools out there, including SecondLife and FaceBook. So Ive got this client Im working with to help define an e-Learning strategy , and Im thinking about what role FaceBook should/could play in their plan. Im interested in how we could leverage that existing community for better communication, learning opportunities, networking, etc.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

AUDIO RECORDING AND EDITING. Audacity is an audio recording and editing application with a lot of the features you find in commercial products. It works on all platforms and is probably the most popular free audio program around. To create a.pdf, just use the print command from the source program that the file was created in. Some say this email program from Mozilla is better than Outlook Express. This chat program gets rave reviews.