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Quinn-Thalheimer: Tools, ADDIE, and Limitations on Design

Clark Quinn

I’ll suggest it’s not massive consumption of heinous chemicals, but instead think that we might want to look to our tools and methods. For instance, rapid elearning tools make it easy to take PPTs and PDFs, add a quiz, and toss the resulting knowledge test and dump over to the LMS to lead to no impact on the organization. To me, ADDIE is just a project-management tool. Similarly, I get ‘the fear’ and worry about our tools. Will : Yes, let’s get back to tools.

How to Select the Right E-Learning Software

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about buying elearning software. And with that I get to see some of the ridiculous checklists that some IT groups create to compare software. When it comes to selecting software, it can be hard to know what to look for and what questions to ask.

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Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2015


Each year we list our top tools for learning to try in the new year. And now, in our third year of this series, we have collected 300 tools to choose from. Simply type in a favorite author or book title and instantly browse those the possibilities. get organized?

e-Learning Authoring Tools Crash Course -- Follow Up

Learning Visions

as well as connect with some new folks in the Boston e-learning community. Special thanks to Jean Marrapodi for inviting me to present. __ My topic: e-Learning Authoring Tools Crash Course: Deciding What Authoring Tools to Use and When In preparation for the session, I had to take a crash course in authoring tools myself. (If If you know me, you know I've never been much of a tool user, although I have been called a tool.)

How to Avoid These Three Pain Points for Online Learning

Rapid eLearning

They started as trainers who moved to elearning as the organization needed to put courses online. They end up having to do everything from instructional design, graphic design, and course authoring. July 26 & 27 (Boston, MA).


Gameful Approaches to Motivation & Engagement: Recap of #WhartonGame Summit

Kapp Notes

Kevin is the creator of the University of Pennsylvania Gamification MOOC by Coursera which has had over 300,000 students and author of the book For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business.

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. “Select, organize and integrate&# Select important information Organize it into meaningul wholes Integrate it with real world problems Select: Help the learner understand what they’re going to do. Bad elearning can be horrible no matter what tool you use. It’s about design, not software!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Youre So Immature: e-Learning in Some Organizations

Learning Visions

Friday, October 05, 2007 Youre So Immature: e-Learning in Some Organizations Earlier this week I was musing about messes in Messy Learning OK. This post had some great comments which got me thinking about maturity cycles in e-Learning among organizations. Im just about to kickoff a new project with a manufacturing organization to produce some custom courses. Im gonna call them an "immature e-Learning organization."

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Why You Need Online Learning Nuggets for Product Training

CommLab India

Bite-sized e-learning modules can be developed quickly, at low cost, thanks to rapid authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline. A sales staffer of a bio-medical equipment manufacturer in Boston needs to deliver a presentation to the purchasing committee of a hospital in Tokyo.

Why You Need to Connect with Your Peers in the E-Learning Community

Rapid eLearning

If you are a financial analyst, odds are that there are a number of seasoned financial analysts in your organization who could draw from their experience and offer you all sorts of tips. But most of the times I learn some new production techniques or a new way to think about the software.

Thursday’s Trending e-Learning Topic: Conferences


Lectora is the only authoring tool to host a conference for its users! Performance Support Symposium 2014 , September 8 & 9, 2014, Boston, MA. Attending a professional conference offers numerous benefits to you.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

Replacing today’s haphazard approaches with systematic, enlightened management accelerates the development of future workers and gets the entire organization working smarter. The Coherent Organization. We call harmonious companies Coherent Organizations. About the author.

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Do You Have the Skills to Succeed?

Rapid eLearning

While today’s software has made the job easier, but it’s also made it more challenging for the person who has to develop and deliver elearning courses. Expertise with your authoring tool. Regardless of the authoring tool you use, you need to become an expert using it. The tools are getting easier, but unless you learn to really use them you probably won’t go past basic course design. And those tips work regardless of the tools you use.

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

Learning Visions

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. This post has been removed by the author. I think the root of the problem is that we have not defined or promoted ourselves well; decision makers that should be approving and hiring instructional technologists arent aware enough of the need for the skill set within their organization.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Conference in Boston - Adventures in Corporate Education , June 17, 2010 This week I attended the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Spark Your Interest , June 3, 2010 June’s BQ is… “what tools should we learn?&#. Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free) - eLearning 24-7 , June 7, 2010 Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software&#. All software below is free.

Leadership Qualities of a Millennial Leader

CLO Magazine

Each day 10,540 baby boomers turn 60, according to Larry and Meagan Johnson, authors of Generations, Inc. , and are thinking of doing something with their lives other than leading your organizations. According to a survey of 578 companies by the Boston College Center on Aging and Work, only 33 percent of organizations have analyzed workplace demographics and made projections about the retirement rates of their workers.

How Avaya Built Its Own Version of Khan Academy

Visual Lounge

Even to experienced lab researchers, understanding exactly what the authors of the research were trying to convey can be difficult, sometimes delaying the peer review process by months. We evaluated a number of video production software suites and settled on Camtasia Studio.

Event Recap: ASTD Atlanta Conference & Expo (ACE) 2014

E-learning Uncovered

Tim and I had the pleasure of presenting three sessions at this event: Comparison of Screen Recording Tools : You can find a copy of the matrix Tim shared on screen recording tools here. October 21 – 22 | E-Learning Heroes Roadshow | Boston, MA.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Corporate Crush, Realized

Learning Visions

A company or organization that youve admired from afar? I met Steve Rayson and Matthew Fox at the eLearning Guild Annual Gathering in Boston in 2007. Just seemed to happen in the most organic of ways. Free Articulate & Moodle Seminars in Boston and Ch.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games

Learning Visions

Nick Maynard) Skillpoint Alliance (Kristy Bowden) Partnership of profit and non-profit organizations. Electronic Software Association -- trade org for game developers in the US Gama Sutra Game Developer Magazine Timeline/Team to Develop?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo e-Learning Development Survey

Learning Visions

Take a few minutes to answer a few questions about e-learning development at your organization and youll get a free Articulate skin! Posted by Cammy Bean at 10:32 AM Labels: e-learning , kineo 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer?

4 Must-Attend B2B Sales Conferences in the Second Half of 2016

CommLab India

The event provides practical tips to harness the full potential of CRM software. Venue – Boston. Reasons to attend - This sales event, by HubSpot, is one of the best sales conferences focusing on the inbound marketing methodology, organized in the latter half of 2016.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Currently Working On.

Learning Visions

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?"

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

Learning Visions

In an increasingly regulated world organizations need to both train staff in relevant regulations and demonstrate compliance. 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.

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

Learning Visions

Product knowledge training creates major challenge for organizations, including: Keeping content up to date: products change rapidly. 12:32 PM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

One of the participants talked about a focus group/research project his organization did. The advantage: the text content can be corrected and polished by a text author and missing topics can be added, now and in future revisions. Joel Harband Tuval Software Industries 5:04 AM Jeff Goldman said. I've also successfully discussed medical terminology for doctors, electronics and software for Dell, Microsoft, and many others.

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 The Learning Landscape (how the learning experience goes): Learning Intervention (Learner Learns) Performance Situation (Learner Retrieves, Learner Applies) Learning Outcome (Learner Fulfillment, Organization gets Learning Results) Question : ID creates course on threshing and grinding, but only presents objections on threshing. They are a tool in your toolbox.

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? SMEs using rapid eLearning tools)? Are designers beginning to help others author content?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Success in Manufacturing

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 e-Learning Success in Manufacturing This article is kind of old (from 2002), but provides insight into the successes achieved by one manufacturing organization. link] Posted by Cammy Bean at 1:32 PM 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Kineo has recently worked on creating a classroom management add-on for a corporate client and has a fabulous Moodle reporting tool. Regarding the survey showing 18% of organizations use Moodle.should be "among respondents to the survey, 18% use Moodle." I'm sure many of the organizations at the ASTD conference, for example, are not represented in a survey primarily made up of organization heavily made up of respondents involved in e-learning. (or

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

Learning Visions

Friday, May 04, 2007 Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs Theres been a lot of good talk lately about rapid e-learning tools and templates and the roles of SMEs vs. instructional designers. Up until recently , Ive been thinking its instructional designers who will be using our tools.

How to Use Employee Strengths for Better Training Results

million employees in 22 organizations in 45 countries, those who adopted strengths-based management saw better performance than those that didn’t: 10% to 19% increased sales. 6% to 16% lower turnover (low-turnover organizations).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate. But, paradoxically, it is worth noting that as instructional designers become adept at using a specific tool, their value as designers will drop.

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. These days organizations, for want of head count, take anyone from any background as Instructional Designers and Technical Writers. 1:08 PM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Gin System

Learning Visions

It seems to me that FaceBook is a great networking tool. Heres some examples of whos on Gin: A national non-profit organization. It seems to me that a system like this could provide some of the networking that FaceBook provides -- within an organization -- and provide a lot of content. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Knowledge Direct LMS Receives Top Honors

Association eLearning

The Knowledge Direct suite of software for corporate, association and not-for-profit organizations incorporates several highly innovative features designed specifically for end users of the system external from the organization.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Her statement is in keeping with traditional instructional design theory that says that learning objectives help learners organize their learning efforts. I see them as more of a tool for the designer to get clear about what theyre designing, rather than as a tool for the learner.