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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Free the Learners -- Free the LMS

Learning Visions

Monday, March 12, 2007 Free the Learners -- Free the LMS Jay Cross in Free the learners talks about his afternoon omelette and anarchy and then goes on: People ask how to track informal learning in their LMS; my response is don’t. Im wondering if people actually use all that data that does get tracked now for formal learning. What if we got really crazy and didnt track much of formal learning either? In What to track?

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. Authoring Tool. Often paired with an LMS, this software is used to develop content for online learning and training programs.

Product Review: Melon LMS

eLearning 24-7

For a Lite LMS system, the back end is non-user friendly with too many choices, that while sounds good in theory, in this case it creates sensory overload that at one point, I said to myself, “you have to be kidding me&#. I can see some of the issues in larger systems, whose track records on the back end of confusion aligns with this, but not from a Lite LMS whose goals are different. Author - only authors have access to the course window. and authors.

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

Kapp Notes

So I was excited to be included on the invite-only list and to rub elbows with many of people who’s work I read, track and follow and admire. He also mentioned that game designers and gamification designers use the same toolkit but they just use the tools differently.

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Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

eLearning 24-7

Rather than go into a whole diatribe about CMI-5, I recommend you read this info on CMI-5 (put together in part from vendor RISC). I as many folks constantly referred to xAPI as Tin Can, but recently say in the past month, I found out that Tin Can was a trademarked name by Rustici Software. Thus by saying Tin Can repeatedly, I was doing you an injustice, since in essence I was putting out a brand name by one vendor. 8 Built-in Authoring Tools.

Four Features UR LMS Must HAVE

eLearning 24-7

I mean someone had to come up first with “gamification” for a LMS, a first “output to HTML5″ for an authoring tool, a first for “high retention rates” (which on a side note, is worthless – I mean come on, how is it possible that every LMS vendor’s retention rates are in the upper 90 percentile?). Ability to bookmark and track video in a pure video course. A vendor created this capability back in 2002.

What New Instructional Designers Need to Know About E-Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

As one of my mentors told me back then, “If you needed a learning theory, you could find one to support most of your notions about learning!” Interactive video, branched scenarios, 3D animation, gamification, infographics—you name it, there is a tool for it.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

The rise of mLearning has also driven adoption of the Tin Can xAPI eLearning content standard which can track far more learning activities than older standards like SCORM. Open source software: Software for which the source code is publicly available for use and development free of charge.

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

I wouldn’t call it pondering rather I would call it a huge misnomer in the entire authoring tool industry, course development industry – with vendors here – when it comes to course standards. I’ve even seen it with LMS vendors. I’ve never heard someone say, “Sheesh, I need an LMS that is SCORM certified, or what your authoring tool is not AICC certified? There are LMS vendors who no longer accept AICC.

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

I wouldn’t call it pondering rather I would call it a huge misnomer in the entire authoring tool industry, course development industry – with vendors here – when it comes to course standards. I’ve even seen it with LMS vendors. I’ve never heard someone say, “Sheesh, I need an LMS that is SCORM certified, or what your authoring tool is not AICC certified? There are LMS vendors who no longer accept AICC.

LEP/LXP RFP Template

eLearning 24-7

Compliance and Regulatory is similar to the LMS, but reduced significantly down, and built-in authoring tool exists as well (although most LEPs do not have one or if they do, it is similar to LMSs in that, it is basic to use). Most vendors in the LEP segment have this.

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Tips for Small L&D Departments: An Interview with Emily Wood

Convergence Training

She’s also the author of a new book by that same title– eLearning Department of One. Incident Management Software. So I would say investing in your own graphic knowledge enough to understand color theory, layout, and white space to get there.

LMS Q and A

eLearning 24-7

Questions on whether there are any good systems for under 50K (yes, plenty), what systems offer batch uploading and curriculum paths (nearly all of them), do I need a content authoring tool built in (no), it is better to have a SaaS system or on my own servers (SaaS), and many more. People have questions and they need answers, but they need accurate answers and not “theory” or conjecture. A RFP is a time waster – for you and the vendors.

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

Learning Visions

There’s no vendor who creates Moodle per say. Kineo has recently worked on creating a classroom management add-on for a corporate client and has a fabulous Moodle reporting tool. Because (1) LMSs in corporations are primarily used to track stuff (IMHO) so until open source is truly able to slice and dice data (often custom reports) for executives they won't replace commercial LMSs. (2) Cammy, I think you're on the right track. Moodle is an awesome tool.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Off-the-Shelf Content: Help!

Learning Visions

Say, if youre purchasing a course library from SkillSoft or some other vendor: If a client has their own LMS, do they purchase the courses outright and host them on their own servers? If so, is the vendor able to track usage or do they just sell the content for a flat fee based on LMS seat size? Or do clients purchase courses that can be launched through their LMS, but that are hosted by the off-the-shelf vendor?

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How to Add Depth to Micro-Ideas

Vignettes Learning

Affordable tools - Employees, trainers and team members have grown accustomed to small, quick, enabling tools to improve productivity, for example Evernote, YouTube, DropBox, Basecamp, PDFs, Blogs, etc. quick tools to enable open ended transfer of knowledge and assisting quick learning.

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Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

You'll get a simple introduction to the software—aimed at helping you get started making great eLearning content. What employees and employers agree is the biggest challenge when it comes to corporate learning tools and solutions.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Content & Version Control

Learning Visions

She raised the question about e-Learning content and how well companies keep track of content updates. Certainly with the rise of rapid e-Learning tools and the increase in SME-published content well start to see an increase in the frequency of updates to e-Learning material. As an e-Learning vendor, I think its our responsibility to make sure that our clients have thought this through. We need to find out what tools our clients use and what systems they have in place.

Free L&D webinars for May 2018

Limestone Learning

Join David Wentworth, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Tim Duranleau, VP of Marketing at Litmos, as they discuss the true job of learning and development software and how companies can use it to foster a culture of continuous learning. Do you use software to track training ROI?

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: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems

Learning Visions

tools to create a new hire experience Built using the Confluence Enterprise Wiki platform Brandon said they were “corrupting the real idea of a wiki&#. Average age of Sun employee is 42 Project cost: $150K in external vendor costs Project length: Created over 4 months.

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Workforce learning in 2019: Finding patterns in a Clouded Crystall Ball

Adobe Captivate

I would expect to see (actually like to see) integration of LMS with ERP systems in larger enterprises, or a totally new brand of talent tracking architecture. Authoring Tools. People will want to create and communicate and do this quickly and without “due process” Authoring tools will need to support mashups, but I suspect that tools themselves need to be created as a mash-up of tools. Then, there is a theory on social learning.

Our Takeaways from DevLearn 2011

E-learning Uncovered

I made Friday my “stretch” day with extra coffee and two sessions that expanded my knowledge of backend analytics, tracking, and reporting. Karen Burpee ’s Theory Into Practice for Instructional Game Design.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

There’s been a lot of discussion around cognitive theory and “how the brain learns.&# As authors of Disrupting Class, a useful manifesto on how innovation will change “the way the world learns&#. 8220;We have to track EVERYTHING!&#.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Job Description

Learning Visions

I use words like "cognitive load theory" or "working memory". I learn what books I need to read, what research I need to track down. How can I help our clients better use our tools? What strategies are helping other vendors succeed? What Tools are you using????

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Brain Based Learning and Neuroscience – What the Research Says!

Work Learning

Vendors sing praises to neuroscience. Noted author and neuroscientist John Medina, who happens to be a lovely gentleman as well, has said the following as recently as June 2015 : "I don't think brain science has anything to say for business practice.". "We

Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer?

Janet Clarey

And, no doubt I’ll piss off some people for my opinion of rapid e-learning tools. The person that I wrote the email to was questioning his ability to really create sound e-learning (using a rapid development tool); how to ‘lay it out.’

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Got SCORM?

ICS Learning

I’ll skip the e-learning history, theory and other vague ramblings as I’m sure you can find an abundance of it elsewhere with relative ease. This theoretically allows the content to be loaded into, launched and tracked by any learning management system using a common rule set. SCOs are independent, self-contained, transportable packages that represent the lowest level of granularity that is tracked by a learning management system. Got SCORM?

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List of e-Learning Job Descriptions

Vignettes Learning

· Proficiency using scheduling, productivity, and communication tools including GANNT charts, spreadsheets, and conferencing technologies. · Participates in beta deliveries of new courses; occasional travel overseas for pilot support · Develops course descriptions and related course-specific marketing documents and tools. · Contributes to storyboarding, authoring, and development of e-learning content and blended learning solutions.