Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question

Learning Visions

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 The Big Question This months big question from the Learning Circuits Blog: What did you learn about learning in 2007? Motivating Learners in Learning Designs As Ive been writing courses on fascinating subjects like Six Sigma and financial software training after financial software training, Ive been trying to keep that motivation carrot out in front.

eLearning Authoring Tool Must-Haves!

360 Training

Now that you have authored a draft of your online course content, have carefully crafted learning objectives and assessments, identified key audio and visual support, and planned out some engaging activities to get learners deeply involved in the subject matter, it’s time to build what you’ve designed. What course authoring software will you use? With so many elearning authoring tools available, choosing the right tool can be a daunting task.


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The Big Question: What tools should we learn?

Clive on Learning

This month’s Big Question on the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog asks what software tools, as learning and development professionals, we should set out to learn. The tools that most l&d professionals have to use on a daily basis are your bog standard Office applications and a web browser. On careful reflection, I’d have to say none. I’ve witnessed terrible examples of the training friends of mine have received when they decided to become more tech-savvy.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum

Learning Visions

Monday, February 04, 2008 The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum The Learning Circuits Big Question this month: Instructional Design - If, When and How Much? My response here is not so much an answer to this question, but rather, further musings on this endless topic that Ive been rambling on about of late. Different tools; different projects; different expertise. Work with 3D tools like Second Life.

The big question: choosing tools

Clive on Learning

The Learning Circuits Blog Big Question for July is 'how should e-learning developers choose their authoring tools given the proliferation of tools on the market?' Well, I posted on this subject just last week (see Confused of Brighton ) and even listed my own top ten tools , authoring or otherwise, in a subsequent post. Nevertheless, I believe I should address the Big Question in a more measured way than in last week's rant, so here goes.

Choosing Tools - Big Question for July

The Learning Circuits

As compared to ten years ago when there were roughly four major authoring tools, today there are a large number of different tools and different approaches to creating content. You can use standard authoring tools, rapid development tools, LCMS, simulation development tools, HTML editors, Wikis, and many others including a vast array of media creation solutions. And to make matters more difficult seems to be a constant flood of new tools.

Don’t attempt to convert e-Learning to m-Learning – they’re different.


The question raised by the member was – “What are the key challenges in developing e-Learning content for mobile devices?” The biggest challenge with mobile-based instructions (MBI) is the reading area, which is very small even on a big smartphone. But to realize that potential, we need good authoring tools. Powered By DT Author Box. Author: Gireesh Sharma. Big Question e-Learning Research Tools & Technologies m-Learning

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Memory, Reconsolidation and Big Questions.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « 100,000 iPhone SDK Downloads in First Four Days | Main | Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 20, 2008 Memory, Reconsolidation and Big Questions. I am a big fan of big questions. I love the Learning Circuits Blog Big Question of the Month (BQOTM) and think that it has really spurred some insightful discussions that might not have occurred otherwise.

On demand: agile e-Learning development #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

The Learning Circuits Big Question this month is: How do you address the “I want it now!&# We had a lot of discussion on this question but I would like to approach this months question from the perspective of the e-learning author. The on demand question has a big effect on them. In software development we have the same problem. We do our software development at easygenerator through an agile method and I love it!

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Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

Great question! How interactive your module needs to be, comes down to the definition questions you asked prior to entering into the development phase of your module. Questions such as: Who are your learners? If you haven’t asked those questions yet, go and do it now. Did you get answers to your definition questions? But first the big question…How interactive does your interactivity need to be?

My E-learning predictions and plans for 2011 #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

On that community he runs a series of post regarding ‘The big question’ The question of the month is: What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? This will (over time) change the role of the professional e-Learning author. LCBQ e-Learning EasyGenerator Innovation Learning Circuit The big question Vision on e-LearningTony Karrer is the guy behind a community where all kinds of blogs about e-Learning are gathered.

eLearning Cyclops: Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom

eLearning Cyclops

Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom. I just read an article in T&D Magazine titled "Beef Up Your Training Toolbox with Web Tool." The author, Mary E. Green , offered suggestions for how you can use web tools to increase engagement in the traditional classroom. Screencasts - Software trainers, show them how it is done in a screencast that can be shared in the classroom and also accessed later at their convenience. Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom.

Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products

Tony Karrer

If this topic is of interest, then also check out the Big Question this month: Voice Over in eLearning. In this post we’ll discuss some really useful stuff, text-to-speech tools that are integrated with an authoring solution. The tool must make this very easy and intuitive. Let's look at how the tools stand up to requirements 2-4. Speech-Over Professional Tuval Software's Speech-Over Professional 4 works with Microsoft PowerPoint as an add-in.

The Big Question: What did you learn about learning in 2008?

Clive on Learning

The Learning Circuits Blog Big Question for December is 'what did you learn about learning in 2008?' So, here goes, a selection of postings I've made this year, which might throw some insight into how we all learn: January Communicate with gamers using the tools and methods with which they are most comfortable, i.e. gadgets, games and gizmos. March Inductive e-learning works best but is not well supported by rapid authoring tools.

The big question: What is the scope of our responsibility as learning professionals?

Clive on Learning

The Big Question for March on the Learning Circuits Blog is 'what is the scope of our responsibility as learning professionals?' I don't regard this question as just a topical response to the increased interest in informal learning - it's an issue that has been there as long as we have had learning professionals. Learning professionals can campaign to ensure the appropriate tools are put in place to support bottom-up learning.

GE TV: Craig Weiss on the Future of the LMS and Authoring Tools Markets

Growth Engineering

Where the authoring tools industry will head over the next 12 months. I look forward to this interview and the questions that you’re asking. (1:11) If you were looking for an LMS today, what questions would you be asking? The very first question would be ‘what features do you offer?’ For me, I’m a data collector, I’m a big statistics guy and I always was with analytics. Facebook, big deal. Google Glass was another big loser.

eLearning Script Tools

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry from a reader who was trying to find tools that they should use for creating their eLearning Script. They are considering a pretty wide range of solutions from eLearning specific, to media specific, to standard tools like Word and PowerPoint, to doing it as rapid prototypes using an authoring tool. What tools should this person consider?

The EDGE - Adobe's HTML5 Authoring Tool - eLearning possibilities?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

But seriously, this is a big deal. And for eLearning that's a BIG deal. The big question i need answered is will the output end up being a LOT of bloated HTML5 coding and scripting? I've heard concerns about this with tools like HYPE for the Mac. Not to be mistaken with U2's The Edge, Adobe's Edge may answer Bono's dilemma that he still hasn't found what he's looking for.

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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? Consider this part two of my response to the Learning Circuits Big Question for February: Instructional Design - If, When and How Much? SMEs using rapid eLearning tools)? Are designers beginning to help others author content? Is this a standard part of the package now for most rapid eLearning tool companies?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Metaphors of Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Monday, March 03, 2008 Metaphors of Instructional Design In the exciting and sometimes heated recent debate on the role of instructional designers ( The Value of Instructional Designers , Karl Kapps We Need a Degree in Instructional Design , Learning Circuits Big Question for Feb ) Ive seen instructional design compared to: brain surgery interior design carpentry I certainly dont think its rocket science nor do I think its brain surgery.

How Learning Games Appeal to Your Changing Workforce

Growth Engineering

With a community of learners that’s trending towards Generation Y, the big question on the lips of learning managers is ‘what do these millennials want?’. The only question left is how do you deliver this blossoming technology to your bright young audience? Genie is our game-based content authoring tool that’s built to be as user-friendly as possible. Genie Content Authoring Tool engagement Generation Y Learning Games

Podcast 15: Tying Training to Customer Success – With Barry Kelly of Thought Industries

Talented Learning

That includes things like microsites, storefronts, ecommerce , licensing and the ability to author courses right in the browser. 2) Customer Training Organizations: We also serve software companies – SaaS companies in particular – that want to do a better job of training their customers. That’s very important for subscription software companies, where customers pay monthly or annually. Great question. Those are big questions.

eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course - Part 1

eLearning Cyclops

During this years DevLearn 2011 conference I won the DemoFest award for the Software Systems Training category. And a big congratulations to all the other winners of this years DemoFest. Staff required training on using the new application interfaces and learning how to complete Office tasks that have changed in the new and updated Office software. What authoring tools, systems, or technologies did you use to create this project? It's The Big Question #LCBQ.

Your LMS criteria can make or break your buying process – here’s how to win


Before you start writing your wish list, you have to ask yourself and your organization the right questions to land on the LMS that makes the most sense for your business’s goals, struggles, and desired future. Tackle the big questions about your learning strategy.

User generated content; The next trend!

Challenge to Learn

The big question is: is content created by subject matter experts (User generated content) a solution for this problem? By facilitating an easy to use authoring solution you can have an impact on that process by ensuring a more standardized, cost-effective and sustainable way of working. Kevin Claus, Instructional Designer, Nielsen: “We were looking for an easy to use eLearning authoring tool such as Easygenerator that is intuitive and not intimidating.

Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

The Learning Circuits Big Question this month asks – “ What will the workplace learning technology look like in 2015 ”. The question is inspired from a post by Derek Morrsion – Technology to Enhance Learning in 2015 , quite an interesting post, a must read. Evolution of authoring tools like Articulate to become better & easier to work with reducing the cost of development. With this we will see a big shift in the way we see assessments.

Book review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM: will agile eLearning development become mainstream?

Challenge to Learn

I’m interested in agile development because we develop the easygenerator software in an agile way. I like this; it will bring a lot of the advantages of agile software development to your e-Learning development. It is clear that both authors have a few decades of combined experience in eLearning development. A post that I wrote for the ASTD’s big question blog on agile development.


2020 LMS pricing guide: Here’s what makes up the cost ??


A learning management system is a big investment that drives innovation, growth, and ultimately untapped revenue. So, how do you figure out just how big that problem is? Unfortunately, like most everything else, it comes with a price tag. But not to fear!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ? This post has been removed by the author. Blimey Cammy, I just put in one big request to the boss for an Amazon order. This post has been removed by the author. The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectr. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Is This a Problem with E-Learning Today?

Rapid eLearning

In the second article, the author makes some good points on how a lot of this new design is sterile and lacks personality. I addressed that in this post on the next generation e-learning tools. The tools like Rise 360 and are becoming more prevalent.

Things to Consider When Adding Multimedia to E-Learning Projects

Rapid eLearning

Recording audio is easy and straightforward in most of the authoring tools. For simple audio, recording from the authoring tool is fine. The big question for any of the course’s multimedia is who is going to determine and design what you need?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Who Gets to Be Called an Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

A SME builds a course with the latest rapid eLearning tool. Whether youre a good one or a bad one, of course, is another question entirely. Whether these people are really sure of what they are doing, is a big question mark. The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectr. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Who Gets to Be Called an Instructional Designer?

First eLearning?

Clark Quinn

This month’s Big Question from the Learning Circuit’s blog is, basically, where do you begin? Of course, that begs the question: what do you already know? Design, ID, a tool, ? However, it appears that the question sort of assumes a preexisting master’s in ID/IT. For production, there are lots of tools out there. Apparently Udutu is free to author in, and there are lots of tools out there, SmartBuilder, Lectora, etc.

Interesting Distribute Publishing Model and Open Source

Tony Karrer

(via Stephen Downes ) Impact of Open Source Software on Education, Series Launch is interesting both because of the publishing model and because of the content. What they've done is recruit authors who are going to publish (via a blog) something between a blog post, interview and an article every other week on a particular topic - in this case Open Source. Each post will have comments, questions, etc.

In case you missed it – a year in posts

Clive on Learning

The big question: predictions for 2010 The World in Figures 2010 1000 tweets but still not sure why February Homo Competens – learning, doing, sharing (review) How professionals learn The one-sided battle Confessions of a public speaker (review) The secrets of success (review) Just why do Aussies, Brits and Italians network so much online? Selling myself the masterclass The Big Question: how can we leverage open content in workplace learning?

eLearning Cyclops: I Saw a Virtual Patient at MedBiquitous

eLearning Cyclops

Several organizations shared the tools used develop these virtual worlds. One, CliniSpace , had a nice interface and from the demo appears to have an easy to use authoring mode. I was also impressed on how authors can quickly add or change scenarios on the fly during a simulation. Labels: e-Learning , HealthCare , Tools. Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom. One More Thing to Add - Big Question #LCBQ. It's The Big Question #LCBQ.

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

There is the story about a woman who signed up for an online dating service and got paired with a software developer. The Big Question. The big challenge is answering the question, “ Does learning occur if no one recorded it? However, most authoring software now has the ability to develop content that will adjust according to screen size. Another alternative would be performance tracking or real time evaluation tool.

State of the E-Learning Industry 2017

eLearning 24-7

That said, reflection is for some other blog author to write about. Rapid content authoring tools (build courses – you build them). Assessment tools including Online Testing Tools (even online proctoring) (ProProfs, ClassMarker, Questionmark). Web conferencing tools (aka virtual learning classrooms, webinars). Coaching and Mentoring tools (mobile is a key component). Knowledge Reinforcement tools (mobile is essential).

What is Prescriptive Analytics and Why Should You Care?

Talented Learning

Daniel is an author, speaker, blogger and educator who works with leading technology brands to help businesses around the world embrace the benefits of digital transformation. This begs several questions: How do descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics differ?

COVID-19 and training – the impact and opportunities (Research)


84% had digital learning developers/authors or learning technology administrators. Find out how confident your team feels about shifting to digital – what are their big questions and concerns? Make sure people know what tools are available.