Retail training: How to pick the right authoring tool

Elucidat

Choosing an elearning authoring tool isn’t easy and it takes more than a free trial. With each tool offering a wide range of features, workflows and support packages, it’s important you find the right fit for everyone: shop-floor staff all the way to your in-house Learning Designers. Choosing an elearning authoring tool is not an easy decision and realistically you’ll probably need more than a demo to make it. Where do you want to be in two years time?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help!

Learning Visions

Monday, September 21, 2009 eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help! I am working on a presentation in a few weeks about eLearning authoring tools. A high level overview for learning and development types who dont actually use the tools, but want to know whats out there, when you might use it, and some of the pros and cons. Now, Im not much of a tool user myself. Ive got some understanding of tools. This post has been removed by the author.

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

Talented Learning

While following these stories of digital transformation, we’ve discovered many valuable tools and services that are available at no cost in response to Covid-19. So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers. 2) Collaboration Tool Offers. Also, if you hear about other offers that learning professionals would appreciate, please let us know. Course Authoring and Delivery.

Everything You Should Know About Agile eLearning Before Investing

Your Training Edge

This post presents everything you should know about agile eLearning before investing. When doing so, ensure that you are able to implement your user stories in one sprint, and cut them up if they are too big. Although you may have done everything to ensure that your business takes the appropriate direction in terms of growth, incorporating agile eLearning as part of the business will play an integral role in ensuring that the gap between the business and the consumers is bridged.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

Learning Visions

Friday, December 19, 2008 Best Practices for Software Training? This has been the year of software training. Ive been involved in I dont know how many training modules, ranging from the overly long to the shorter chunked variety. Remember, all I do is online, self-paced eLearning). Weve taken scenario-based approaches, so the learner can sit with an expert and watch how he does his job using the software. Whats working best with todays crop of software learners?

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! Masters degree in Instructional Systems Design Process 10 years at Intel working in tools. How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? What are they doing that’s different? How do they measure success?

Learning Management System – LMS

Ed App

Today, this system is online and web-based, using digital software and technology. The user interface, the part the instructors and learners use, is a collection of input devices and software. The software would be a particular training course they are working on.

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

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Thats a great description, but it still doesnt help me tell the woman on the playground what it is that I do. How do you explain yourself? United States License.

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

Learning Visions

Monday, December 29, 2008 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me. Does this cover me for the 7 Things You Dont Need to Know About Me Meme that Sue Hickton just tagged me to do? I could also say that its exhaustion -- a by-product of motherhood -- three kids ages 5 1/2 - 7 months will do that to a person. So Im just doing six. Hard to resist the pull of needing to do more, more, more. And of doing it better. United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools

Learning Visions

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools If you dont already subscribe to Kineos occasional newsletter , please do. Not only are they really smart guys, but theyre also funny -- AND they like to share what they know with the rest us -- for the greater good of the e-Learning community. The latest edition is chock full o good stuff, including some thoughtful summaries of the eLearning Guild Annual Gathering and the future of rapid e-Learning tools.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart

Learning Visions

Thursday, July 26, 2007 My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart Jane Hart asked me to add my own top ten list to the mix. For the most part, I like tools that are easy to use, easy to learn, look good, and create good-looking output. Google Reader All the news I need to know about e-Learning in one place. 4) Adobe Flash I dont actually develop a thing with Flash myself, but our designers and programmers do some fabulous stuff with it! The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Bloggers New Polling Tool

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Bloggers New Polling Tool As you may know, Ive been playing around with Polls on this blog. If you havent responded to those polls, please click on the links here and do so!) Today I just noticed that Blogger has added a polling tool. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Blogger's New Polling Tool My Online Visual Identity 31 Days: Days 26, 27, 28 So What Kind of a Gamer Are You? United States License.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 My Top Ten Tools for 2009 Cammys Top 10 Tools of 2009 These are my favorite tools in support of my own learning adventures. So easy to clip from articles online, jot down to do lists, and tag and organize it all. My iPod Touch I know that this is a piece of hardware, but it makes learning and recording information on the fly a breeze, at least when theres wireless around. But I like to use it as a simple wireframe tool.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. => If you want me to add a different link plz let me know.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Tools

Learning Visions

Friday, June 08, 2007 Instructional Designers Tools Theres been a good conversation going on over at Christy Tuckers Experiencing E-Learning blog about instructional design. Christy has been writing about how to get started in instructional design and what technology tools you might need. I dont do any programming. I dont do any graphic design. If you want to know what I do on a daily basis, read my job description. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Interview with Brent Schlenker

Learning Visions

First, I sat in on a Brent webinar: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Beachward Bound Crowdsourcing: Authoring Tools & LMS Questions My Summer ID Reading List ► June (3) eLearning Authoring Tools Mindmap The Two Faces of ePortfolios The Unofficial eLearning Salary Calculator ► May (9) Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe As you may know, I struggle with describing what I do. My personal elevator speech when people ask me what I do for a living. "I teach people to do stuff using technology." " Since I'm a software trainer for a significant chunk of my job - that sentance pretty much covers everything :') 6:47 AM Jonathan Atleson said. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Podcast 17: Next-Level Learning Analytics – With Guest Expert Tamer Ali

Talented Learning

He has designed, built and operationalized multiple learning software products, and is currently working on a next-generation learning analytics platform. Business intelligence tools are not new. By leveraging technologies like AI, machine learning and the xAPI standard, innovative analytics tools are making it possible to measure learning in ways that create significant business value. Q&A HIGHLIGHTS: How do you define learning analytics?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Conversations do matter

Learning Visions

Saturday, April 14, 2007 Conversations do matter I am still quite brain dead from the the eLearning Guild event. So now Im sold on the values of social networking tools and Web 2.0. But what I did learn is how much other people still dont know about this stuff. It confirmed what I have been thinking: that most of the e-Learning and training world out there is still doing the same old same old. Some folks dont know that they will have to change.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Stress

Learning Visions

If youve read my current job description , you know that I do a lot of other things for this small company. Ive spent a lot of time in the past year thinking about ID, connecting with other training and eLearning professionals, reading books, learning about better ways of doing eLearning. And now Ive actually got to do some better eLearning myself. You can do this. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"?

Learning Visions

Friday, January 30, 2009 Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"? Is the degreed-ID the department manager and not doing any actual design work? You need to know how to work with other groups and meet their needs." And lord knows that the battalions of MBAs in the financial industry havent heaped up laurels lately.) Six Sigma) could in theory do well, and perhaps nudge a too-comfortable, old-school training department out of its comfort zone.

Myths about Government LMS Procurement Debunked

Meridian

While some LMS vendors claim to be cheaper up front in the cost for user licenses, there are also other fees such as the cost of implementation and other integrations. This can force agencies to acquire other products to fill the gaps the current LMS can’t provide. Government agencies doesn’t know who is out there in the industry unless companies market themselves to the government.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: InVision Learning: Seeking an Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

If you, or someone you know, is an experienced instructional designer looking for work in the greater Boston area, please let me know! Youll work closely with our Flash designers and programmers who will do that heavy lifting. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Network Instructional Designers Survey

Learning Visions

Not only do we do instructional design, but we also do a whole lot of other stuff. use authoring tools (55%) do graphic design (41%) do testing (55%) [me too!] Now, granted there had only been 30 respondents at the time of the post, but the results do show the breadth of talents and skills that are required of IDs these days. I have been doing a lot more ID work in the past year, in addition to all that other stuff!)

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Currently Working On.

Learning Visions

Plenty to do, but not in a frantic way. Heres a taste of whats on my plate right now: Lots of Software Trai ning Finishing up a big project update for a large financial institution. Wrapping up software training for another client. More just-in-time performance support tools; "hey, how do I do that?" " Most Awesome Project Ever This project kicks ass, if I do say so myself. I think good IDs should know the theories.

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

Learning Visions

Effective design using PPT as a tool. Many tools out there that still have to start with ppt Use it as a storyboarding tool, prototyping. Can do an awful lot with PPT. Use scenarios – apply what you know to make a decision.Ask the learner to take info that’s not clearcut and apply it using a question (in PPT – picture of a farmer and 3 images of “experts&# to ask for advice. Whose advice do you follow?) United States License.

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Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Its product suite includes Lectora – the world’s leading e-Learning software used by over 60% of the Global 2000 companies. How do you look at the interesting shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device, etc.) Learnnovators: What do you think is the future of rapid e-learning authoring tools? Where do you think the industry is moving?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID?

Learning Visions

Friday, November 02, 2007 Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID? If youre working as an instructional designer, do you have an advanced degree? What do you think counts more? Clive says, "I must confess I dont really care how someone has acquired their knowledge of the subject, but I do care whether they are constantly striving to do a better job." Besides, he told me, I didnt have a degree in ID, so obviously I didnt know anything.

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. Beachward Bound Crowdsourcing: Authoring Tools & LMS Questions My Summer ID Reading List ► June (3) eLearning Authoring Tools Mindmap The Two Faces of ePortfolios The Unofficial eLearning Salary Calculator ► May (9) Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training. United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: When the Content is Really Boring.

Learning Visions

But what do you do when the content itself is just plain boring? Dont teach the learner what they already know. What do you do when youre handed a pile of content that makes you want to roll over and die of boredom? With any luck, the client has a reason why the learner needs to know the boring stuff. As in, the learner will actually DO something, preferably something useful, once they know the info. What else can you do really?

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

As analysts, we strive to make sense of the complexity, not just because it’s fascinating but also because we want to help you make better-informed software decisions. H2H Labs acquired Riptide Software. Saba Software acquired Lumesse. That’s because each category involves distinctive use cases, technical requirements, professional services and licensing models. Plus, they scale on-demand with usage-based licensing at a predictable cost.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Poll: Market Sector and Advanced Degrees

Learning Visions

I want to know if theres a difference in the ratio of working instructional designers with advanced degrees in the corporate and academic sectors. However, I do work for a for-profit company, which means Im sort of in-between. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Objectives -- How Some of them Work

Learning Visions

Help organizations to bridge the gap between research on learning and reality.) Instructional Objectives for Learner: Table of contents objectives (these are the things were going to teach you) Performance Objectives (this is what youll do.) Do you use focusing objectives? Research shows prequestions do work. They are a tool in your toolbox. We all know that people mostly just click through a learning objective page of text bullets (theyve been overused).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Hard Drive

Learning Visions

Mark writes, "You wanna know what a PLE is? I said a similar thing in a comment on Tony Karrers blog the other day: Isnt the main tool of the PLE our very own little brains? Its the best software around and completely portable. Tony came back talking about all the tools he uses as an extension of his brain. Late, we go back to our various storage facilities for all the hard-core processing we do with our brains. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a Gamer 3.0!

Learning Visions

If youve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that Ive been really into the whole topics of gamers -- who is, who isnt, and should we even use that term? Now a few of Karl Kapps students "(Nicole Clark, Heather Gee, Aaron Kennelly and David Robbins) have created a fun little assessment tool called Gamer Rater that helps you determine what level of gamer you are according to Games, Gadgets and Gizmos for Learning. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Started in Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Ill share with you what I know and point you in the direction of some great resources where you can learn even more. Ive always had the good fortune to have a team of graphic designers and programmers who do that heavy lifting. In Instructional Designers Tools I talk a bit about that. In Confessions of an Instructional Designer I share an aha learning moment when I realized just how much I dont know about instructional design. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Profiles of a Twentysomething and a Fiftysomething Learner

Learning Visions

I love schmoozing and getting to know people, so this is a perfect way for me to spend my work day. Now these are just two people, but they are real people who are in the workforce who are making use of technology tools. I hear about people’s postings on their blog, but to tell you the truth I’m so busy that I don’t have time to do that. If I have time to do that I’d rather be working in my yard. She doesnt know what SecondLife is.

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

G-Cube

We use Wizible (a proprietary tool) for project management, but use Bugzilla (open source) to manage internal QA process and WordPress (open source) for blogging. So did we choose these open source technologies because they provided source code and theoretically we could modify these tools? Now, the million dollar question – How do Open Source & Proprietary LMS’s compare on Cost Front? Powered By DT Author Box. Author: Manish Gupta. ( You love Microsoft!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life Backlash and Controversy

Learning Visions

As you may know, Ive only been there once. Christopher Simpson also comments: As for doing business, holding meetings and such in SL, its really a matter of what works and what doesnt. But they do like to use it to visit new places or do group activities." But perhaps we can do some of the key things (e.g., create a virtual recreation of their museum) theyd like to do using other tools like Flash. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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. 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. I prefer to get the big picture view first, and often a diagram or metaphor will do that for me. Take learning a piece of software.