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How to Make Sure Your Course Meets Its Learning Objectives

CourseArc

Scientists, economists, accountants, and mathematicians all have one thing in common: they all deal in “absolutes.” ” They follow rules, theories, or laws governing the objectives they espouse, and they measure the outcomes of their efforts against those objectives. Instructional designers are guided by these same types of parameters when ensuring their courses meet specific learning objectives. Building Achievable Learning Objectives.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, December 20, 2007 My Objection to Learning Objectives After reading this post, you will be able to: Explain two of the reasons why Cammy Bean doesnt like learning objectives Explain your own view of learning objectives Develop an alternative approach to listing learning objectives in your next eLearning course Introduction I hate writing learning objectives.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, January 25, 2008 Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives My recent post on alternatives to listing out learning objectives generated a lot of interest and a good conversation. ( See My Objection to Learning Objectives.) When clients insist on the objectives list, Clive includes an opening scene to spice things up.

How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness

CourseArc

Instructional designers aim to provide the necessary content to accomplish these goals, but sometimes the delivery of a course or training isn’t very effective. Luckily, there’s a proven process that helps you measure the effectiveness of your courses and start to fix any problems in their delivery. The objective of Level 1 is to measure favorable and negative reactions, so you can emphasize the good aspects and correct or mitigate the bad. LEVEL 2: Learning.

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

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Effective design using PPT as a tool. Most of Jane’s examples – from people with lower budgets – not the glitzy example (we need to make learning engaging, not pretty). How BAD can e-learning be? It’s very easy to load content on slides – but it takes more creativity to move learner to actual understanding!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar on Webinars!

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Join Kineos Mark Harrison for a free webinar on webinars: Building effective content for your online sessions. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Sunday, August 23, 2009 Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study Kineo will be holding a free webinar on developing cost-effective compliance training on Thursday, August 27, 2009. The pace of change means that traditional custom e-learning development processes are simply too long and with the economy in the doldrums off-the-shelf content can be too expensive.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Mate Demo

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, March 15, 2007 Learning Mate Demo Im in search of good examples of cheap but effective e-Learning in the vein of the 21st century designer (web 2.0, Found this Learning Mate demo through the eLearning Guilds Immersive Learning Simulations Report Synopsis. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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9 Budget-Friendly Ways to Revamp Outdated Online Training Content

Infopro Learning

Here are 9 cost-effective ways to revamp outdated online training content as quickly as possible. De-cluttering your eLearning course design can give it a cost-effective makeover. As a result, you’re able to customize the online training content to help them achieve their learning objectives. For instance, customer service associates would like to see more interactive online training simulations and branching scenarios to improve their task performance.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Technology: What is eLearning 2.0?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. this clearly effects how we should all be designing and building courses now. This would be a great approach for a large scale software rollout -- do the e-Learning portion upfront, and then have tailored classroom/WebEx sessions that focus on just what the learners need and where their gaps are. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, June 18, 2007 Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking From the Eide Neurolearning Blog: Voluntary Control of Attention - Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking There is a yin and yang effect between visual and auditory attention. Mixed visual-auditory stimuli have an underadditive effect, so that if you have to do both at the same time, total brain activation goes down.

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E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

ATD Learning Technologies

At the 2016 ATD TechKnowledge Conference, I hosted a session designed for people just getting started with e-learning. In the first installment of this two-part series, we will look at some basic e-learning terminology and concepts questions that were asked during the session. An LMS is a learning management system used to launch and track e-learning courses. Some LMSs offer advanced features that support performance management and social learning opportunities.

How to make Rapid eLearning work for your organization

eFront

We have some interesting facts that reinforce the notion of eLearning solutions as effective knowledge management tools. . The top reason is that the rapid eLearning development process bypasses the many nuances and scientific methods performed by instructional designers. Often, employees come across new discoveries, innovative methods and successful procedures but fail to share them effectively with peers. Cover areas such as plagiarism and Creative Commons.

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

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, January 09, 2009 Instructional Objectives -- How Some of them Work Lunchtime webinosh with Will Thalheimer, PhD (president of Work-Learning Research, Inc. Help organizations to bridge the gap between research on learning and reality.) Jan 23rd on Myths Question of the Week How has the economy affected your Learning Unit? Do you use focusing objectives?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: ADDIE: Its a Process

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tom says, (By instructional design, I mean a design model that typically prescribes elements such as learning objectives, presentation of information, practice with feedback, and evaluation that ties back to the objectives. A common one is ADDIE - Analysis-Design-Development-Implementation-Evaluation.) Whether you use objectives, assessments, exercises.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Webinosh with Dr. Will Thalheimer: Smile Sheets

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Bottom line on smile sheets: Favorable returns on smile sheets have little correlation with the overall value of the learning experience. Dr. Thalheimer talked about ways hes been trying to make smile sheets more effective so that they can be used to tell us something valuable about the learning experience. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Not truly a collaborative learning platform. Game Based Learning Finding more effective ways to teach about Sun and the business. Game based learning programs that teach high level info about business, mission values. Update: I was just looking at the Enspire Learning website, and it looks like they did the development work on the Shadow Specters Game for Sun.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a (K)nitwit!

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Cold nights coupled with a growing maternal nesting instinct, have forced me to buy some yarn, pull out the needles, and learn how to knit. These infrequent learning events are spaced way too far apart. Ive forgotten most everything I learned the last knitting go-around. The image I used was from a learn to knit series.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, May 15, 2007 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning An excellent post on the Articulate blog by Tom Kuhlmann: 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning. Clives 30-Minute Masters Wiki got a nice plug -- "Create a way to help your SME learn more about building effective e-learning courses. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Myths with Dr. Will Thalheimer

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, January 23, 2009 Learning Myths with Dr. Will Thalheimer Another lunchtime webinosh with Dr. Will Thalheimer. The topic today: Myths the business side has about learning. Learning News Inaugural oath flub. Question of the Week -- Economy How has the economy affected your learning unit? To help improve on-the-job learning. Learners know how to learn.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rock On with e-Learning from ZVEX

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, March 07, 2007 Rock On with e-Learning from ZVEX.Simple video (one shot, no edits) + Super high-quality audio (which youd expect from this source) + Nice voice + Humor + Good hand gestures = Really Cool Product Training Im no guitar player, but I thoroughly enjoyed these little demo videos of "handmade stompboxes" (pedals used to create crazy effects with electric guitars.)

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting to Good Enough

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. In the past, Ive cut it down significantly, and sent it back to the writer/author hoping theyll learn a leaner writing style. Ive also tried to argue with clients about what makes effective learning. But learn so the next time you show the client leaner, more engaging stuff, educate them on what it takes to get there and why its worth it.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. I was pointed in the direction of a good article on learning styles from Harold Stolovich via Guy Wallace. A Critique of Learning Styles American Educator (Fall 1999) American Federation of Teachers.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. They might refer to theory, but they dont get bogged down in it: e-Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer Michael Allens Guide to E-Learning by Michael Allen Gadgets, Games & Gizmos for Learning by Karl Kapp Last May, I started a bit of a list in this post: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Connectivism: Week 1

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. See Christy Tuckers musings on this topic: Does Learning Grow or is it Built? As I sift through this weeks reading assignments, Im trying to pick out how this learning theory effects my work as a creator (an instructional designer) of self-paced eLearning experiences for the corporate market. Or, often, the undefinition of learning.)

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning apps. 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. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. Learning Analytics 6. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Auditory Advantage

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. 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.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineos August Rapid e-Learning Newsletter

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, August 23, 2007 Kineos August Rapid e-Learning Newsletter If youve been following my blog for awhile, then you already know how I feel about the folks at Kineo. They provide some fabulous (free) resources to the e-Learning community and have just been nominated the "Best New Kids on the Block" by the Brighton and Hove Business Awards.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 04, 2007 NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning Found via SlashDot , an article in todays Sydney Morning Herald " Research points the finger at PowerPoint." It is effective to speak to a diagram, because it presents information in a different form. And how many e-Learning courses have you created with on-screen text bullets timed to narrative audio?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im Mrs. Dalloway

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. But I did learn that I am like Mrs. Dalloway. The company you surround yourself with may be shallow, but their effects upon your reality are tremendously deep. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. The next project Im about to take on is going to be more of a just-in-time performance support tool. For instance, in using FreeHand, I took the tutorial, but it was only later I found what I really needed, that the objects were composed of paths. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rubric for Online Instruction Chico State

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. A rubric is a statement describing the quality of the learning outcome, or rather a way to evaluate the effectives of the teaching experience and the students comprehension or mastery. Hadnt thought about applying rubrics to e-Learning programs (mostly because my entire body bristles at the thought of such structure!) -- but I do see the value.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Another take on Cognitive Load Theory

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. While they recognize that some of this info is useful for understanding ways to effectively present information, ".the The TIPP learning theory showed me to be Traditional Personal with a visual preference (although I was also high on the auditory scale). Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, April 05, 2007 More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design Continuing the PowerPoint conversation begun yesterday here and picked up by Clive on Learning: Dont blame PowerPoint.and Quintus Joubert PowerPoint vs. Interactive Learning. Ive always pooh-poohed PowerPoint as an e-Learning tool.but its all in how you look at, I suppose.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Strategies?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Things might get a bit silly with all that snapping, but I bet its effective. How could you do that in an e-learning experience? Reflective Learning I learned this one from Clive Shepherds 60 Minute Masters : insert moments of reflection into the course. My bet is many eLearning designers dont often have the time to develop creative instructional strategies.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Learning Show

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, February 26, 2007 The Learning Show Thanks to Will Thalheimer for continuing to provide great learning resources. I just watched/listened to The Learning Show: Dont Forget Forgetting. The focus of the presentation is how to maximize the learning experience in order to minimize the forgetting experience; to "minimize the ravages of forgetting."

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Roy wrote Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning. A Guide to Breakthrough Learning for Managers/Participants. (A Roy takes business line; Will takes the professional learning side. Learning News Microsoft just released Semblio , a new authoring tool Skype 4.0 much better video) Question of the Week -- Economy How has economy affected your Learning Unit?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, June 27, 2007 The Rise of Rapid e-Learning Mike Alcock, MD of Atlantic Link Ltd has written an article over at Trainingzone.co.uk: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning. Subject matter experts are embracing the more sophisticated rapid e-learning tools which allow server side development with international collaboration and “instant&# course deployment.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. In the December 10, 2007 edition of The eLearning Guilds Learning Solutions magazine, Reuben Tozman (President and founder of edCetra Training ) gets into this topic in The Next Generation of Instructional Designers. Posted by Cammy Bean at 3:15 PM Labels: instructional design , rapid e-learning 44comments: Tony Karrer said. Learning?

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

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 01, 2007 e-Learning Content & Version Control Earlier this week, Janet Clarey wrote about the " Preservation of e-Learning Content." She raised the question about e-Learning content and how well companies keep track of content updates. Can you prove when and how your e-Learning content has changed? EdTechTalk Episode #5: Promoting Learning Through.