Obama Budget to Include $8 Billion Training Fund

Mindflash

While the Labor Department’s budget is taking a hit, worker protection agencies are getting a bump in funding, along with essential training programs. ET, Carmel Martin of the Education Department will be participating in a Twitter Q-and-A session on the 2013 budget.

10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Even if you’re on a limited budget, you can get a good microphone for about $50. Creative Commons Audio. Be sure to check out their Creative Commons License agreements before using them. I’m no audio engineer. And odds are that neither are you.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Auditory Advantage

Learning Visions

Monday, March 19, 2007 The Auditory Advantage Patrick Dunn, in his latest rant, Games are not an alternative vision has this to say: The huge array of tools, techniques and approaches that games producers have developed with the benefit of their consumer-sized budgets are largely available to medium and low-end e-learning producers, if they would just apply their imagination. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

” Never mind that I had delivered precisely what was described in my abstract, the thought that social learning as part of a formal educational program could be made into a turnkey system flabbergasted me.

Checking In

Tom Spiglanin

The first will be on Thursday on the subject of effective video for learning on a shoestring budget, and the second on Friday titled, “Lights, Camera … Wait, Who Has the Script?” This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

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Perspective Matters

Tom Spiglanin

As industry colleague Ajay Pangarkar writes , Business leaders place Learning practitioners under tremendous pressure to demonstrate that their learning efforts and initiatives are worth the budget they allocate to it. When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

Links Roundup: Tech Takes Center Stage

Mindflash

Now, though, those programs are being cut from school budgets, and the very idea of “VWs” has become mostly irrelevant. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user CCS Insight.

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Performance Learning Productivity

First, it does show small positive effects in the largest of workplaces, although diversity councils, diversity managers, and mentoring programs are significantly more effective. Public Domain Tape Measure: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 2

TalentLMS

In smaller organizations, where fewer people are responsible for all aspects of the training program, including budgeting, Excel can help you track down training-related expenses, course effectiveness (e.g. per month as part of a subscription to Microsoft’s Office 365 program.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: As eLearning Ripens on The Vine

Learning Visions

So as designers, we – (and by this, I mean I) – need to be better prepared to create more complex training programs. But sometimes I long for the structure and discipline such a program might enforce upon me.

Required Learning for Training Managers: Business 101

Mindflash

If you want to improve how you serve the organization, you need to “hang out” with the people you’re designing learning programs for. If you can help it improve profit margins, you’ll never have to worry about justifying your department’s existence or your budget.

How Trainers are Holding Themselves Back

Mindflash

In many organizations, the value of effective training and performance support programs is not well understood. People brought up several challenges, including not having enough budget, time, or bandwidth, and not having the authority or power to do what they needed to do.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

Optimize your brand, technology and employee referral program. Best practices for sourcing through your employee referral program. In this webcast, you’ll learn about: The design of a year-long program focused on building leadership effectiveness.

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

Learning Visions

Most of Jane’s examples – from people with lower budgets – not the glitzy example (we need to make learning engaging, not pretty). Even when you make programs like that mandatory, still only have a 5% completion rate. It’s very easy to load content on slides – but it takes more creativity to move learner to actual understanding! Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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How to Run a Lean & Mean Learning Organization: 4 Strategies for Long-Term Success (and Profit)

Mindflash

I’m in the midst of finalizing the budget and strategic plan for our learning organization at Allonhill , which is pushing me to confront one really difficult question: How can we be useful for our constituents without spending extra money on more trainers?

Three Essential Tips for New Online Training Designers

Mindflash

These are decisions of budget, not of learning and performance. Consider PowerPoint, one of the most basic tools we all commonly use. When you open a new file, the program immediately brings up a template for you (it even includes the words Insert Text right on the screen).

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios

Learning Visions

Maybe you have the time or the budget. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning

Learning Visions

One of the reasons is also that Graphic Designers often may not have much work, as sometime people just want ILT, or a few recorded sessions, other other delivery formats like remote training, that do no require heavy graphic or programming work.

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How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

You need to know which one is best for you considering your budget, time, and resources. Rapid elearning is attractive because you can create effective elearning courses with little or no programming required. That’s great for the programming part of the course.

Looking Back at the Year in e-Learning, and Other Web Links

Mindflash

Some 32 percent of respondents reported that their training budget increased—up from 24 percent last year. The Boston Globe reported earlier this week the recipients of over $11 million in state grants to businesses to help pay for employee training programs.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games

Learning Visions

Creating a library of casual games to teach simple lessons (credit cards, personal budgeting, saving, loans, etc.) Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Project Ever

Learning Visions

On time certainly, but theres no way youll keep a baby girl to budget. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Wheres Your Center? Whos Your Master?

Learning Visions

Perhaps that kind of access isnt possible, given the limited budget. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Immersive = Addictive

Learning Visions

I was of the naive mindset that ILS = dragons and virtual worlds and high-end 3D graphics and enormous budgets. Arent we creative? Learning designers will have to get a lot more creative in order to take these kinds of games to the next level.perhaps Patrick Dunn can provide us with some pointers on that. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Job Description

Learning Visions

The project managers is responsible for projectplanning and budget. The ID trying to spend money on crazy stuff in the name of e-elarning and the project manager holding on to the budget. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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How to Record Your Desktop with Screencasting

TechSmith Camtasia

Common examples of screencasts are onscreen tutorials , video lessons , or slideshare presentations. Screencasting–also commonly referred to as a “secret weapon” by seasoned screencasters–is a work hack you can jump in and use it today. Mistake #1 – Have too many programs running.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Guesstimating Seat Time

Learning Visions

When we rolled that data across the whole scope of the content, it was clear that either we had to double the budget or cut something. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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

Learning Visions

When pressed, they respond "Thats not in our budget" or "Thats not in our plan" or "We dont have the resources for that." Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Instructional Design: When the Schedule Dictates What You Can Actually Do So how much time do you think we have here for real creative instructional design? But its oh so common for these big corporate-types.

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

Learning Visions

The lower budget required is a big plus too. I can't agree more about strategic and even (sometimes) liberal use of SME's in various programs. For some who don't concur, I'd suggest that when budget has permitted if that hasn't been your experience, you haven't found the right narrator for your content. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

I come from an old-school approach: I sort of understand the technology, but I leave the graphics and programming expertise to others. The programming skills should be left to the programmers. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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

Learning Visions

Talented individuals who can program like hell and believe in the open source philosophy. Time will tell whether the software had anything to to with the program and learners' success. Just build something simple and effective for, say, a particular program that's a good match for open source L(C)MS feature set. Use it as a proof case among learners and program designer/facilitator/coordinator/whathaveyou.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Theory vs. Application in Instructional Design: One Academics View

Learning Visions

The theoretical ammunition I received in that program helps. I have considered some certificate programs in areas of specialization that I havent had as much experience in (HPI comes to mind). When the first project was done well, on time and within budget they never brought up the lack of a masters again. Perhaps a practical, application-based program would draw me in. Dick & Carey is on my bookshelf (a loan from a colleague who is in a Masters program).

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Learning Visions

Thinking creatively is good. Thats way more creativity than I may have in me. We dont have the budget for that." Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

We bow to the will of the SME… Little room for creativity New technology gives us new tools. That’s where most creative talent in organizations go. Common Craft Videos Great at explaining. Production costs have dropped – we can start adding a lot more media/engagement to our programs. Consider the human resources and budget resources of marketing and game development firms / departments. But creativity !=