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? Connecting with other people creates motivation. 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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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. What if we say that everyone who creates instruction is an instructional designer. Create complex simulations and games.

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.

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?

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. it’s very unlikely that many will be able to create cost-effective m-Learning that uses these features. Powered By DT Author Box.

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. Cacoo (create diagrams) ChartGo (create charts) Google Public Data Explorer (Create charts and visualizations form public data) QR Code Generators - Put QR codes in your manuals and on the classroom screen.

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. Subtitles should be automatically created from the input text, formatted and coordinated with the speaking voice. The tool must make this very easy and intuitive. Let's look at how the tools stand up to requirements 2-4.

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.

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)? And thus the 60-Minute Masters : a crash course created by an instructional designer to teach SMEs the basics of instructional design.

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?’ These are small bits of courses, content that can be created. For me, I’m a data collector, I’m a big statistics guy and I always was with analytics.

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. According to the article it's even going to have the ability to create simple games. 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.

How to Create a Successful Membership Site with Melissa Love


Learn how to create a successful membership site with Melissa Love in this episode of LSMcast hosted by Chris Badgett from LifterLMS. Melissa has some helpful tools you can find here: DIY Guide Checklist. Melissa Love: That’s such a good question.

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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. Not all meals are created equal.

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? We spoke to three companies who are already working or experimenting with user generated content and created a white paper with our findings. 1000 courses created by subject matter experts. The idea is no different than Wikipedia; our internal experts create the content and the user adoption and feedback can be seen as basic quality control.”.

Creating Successful m-Learning Strategy – Part 3

Upside Learning - Mobile

This is the 3 rd and final post of the series on creating successful m-learning strategy based on the workshop I attended at mLearnCon. In this part I am covering the Tool and Techniques discussed in the workshop. The moment you start thinking about tools the varied platforms and their differences come up as real challenges. You could create simple HTML based courses (nuggets) or even simpler good old SMS based assessments. Other Tools & Techniques.

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. We focus on two market segments: 1) Learning Businesses: We enable for-profit organizations to create and license learning content to large organizations, or sell it directly at scale. 2) Customer Training Organizations: We also serve software companies – SaaS companies in particular – that want to do a better job of training their customers.

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.

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? eLearning Cyclops.

The comprehensive 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? enrollments , reporting , creating content, uploading content, sending notifications, sending out materials, etc.)

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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 believe if you translate this to e-Learning development, it will change not only the way we create e-Learning courses, but also the courses itself. 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.


Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Central

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 06, 2007 Instructional Design Central Travis Jordan, a recent graduate from Utah States Instructional Technology program, has created Instructional Design Central , a collaborative website for professionals in the fields of instructional design, and E-Learning, and performance improvement. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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? enrollments, reporting , creating content, uploading content, sending notifications, sending out materials, etc.)

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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.

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. Ill create an updated master list at some point.Seems like many of us have been thirsting for an essential reading list. This post has been removed by the author. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

Things to Consider When Adding Multimedia to E-Learning Projects

Rapid eLearning

Create Audio and Video Resources. Recording audio is easy and straightforward in most of the authoring tools. For simple audio, recording from the authoring tool is fine.

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. Is it the number of courses you have created? Your desire to figure out a better way, so you can create a better learning experience the next time around? Does it matter where on the instructional design spectrum you fall and the types of learning experiences you create? Whether youre a good one or a bad one, of course, is another question entirely. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

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? That creates a problem for SCORM right there in that most eLearning content was made for the bigger displays of desktop and laptop computers. The only challenge would be having to create an app for each mobile platform.

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?

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.

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).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Where Do You Begin (Part II)

Mark Oehlert

military has created some very interesting and useful gamesfocused on medical training and cultural education. The articles author is Kellye Whitney - listed as a Senior Editor and a Sr. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Where do you begin when you havent posted in like 2 weeks? Main |.but but first something important. » March 26, 2007 Where Do You Begin (Part II) Google Desktop 5 is out.

Is L&D Ready for “The New Learning Era”?

Learning Wire

We reached out to our network of L&D leaders to ask them three questions, in order to understand their mind-set and current areas of focus. The final question explored which new activities L&D has prioritized based on crisis needs.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. We are seeing the beginning of lots of Mobile Learning tool offerings.

Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning - Mobile

For most organisations, adopting mobile learning raises the BIG question of “What do we do with our existing content (probably developed in Flash which doesn’t run on the iPad)? mEnabling (as we call it) your existing eLearning for iPads will soon become a question of ‘when’, rather than ‘if’. However, the software is another story. A number of Rapid Authoring tools, like Adobe Captivate 5.5

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Interview: Sheryl Plouffe – Use of Video in Learning and Development

Petra Mayer

And so our we are charged to create that content to put out there to attract the audience and monetize it in whatever way we see fit. That’s what you do you help people to create video understand what persona they want to represent on video. I’m a big fan of Restream.