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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Plodding Along in Second Life

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Friday, August 17, 2007 Plodding Along in Second Life In the spirit of plodding along , I had another positive experience in Second Life. Theres a real emotional level to Second Life. If youd like to read more about my adventures in Second Life, check out my first and second visits. Cammie, There has been so much talk about designing learning for Second Life. To answer your second question: Maybe.

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

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Effective design using PPT as a tool. It’s very easy to load content on slides – but it takes more creativity to move learner to actual understanding! Organize: outlines headings graphics structure text (compare/contrast, cause/effect, classification order/sequence) Integrate: illustrations with captions animation with narration worked-out examples elaborative questions Take all of the info and make better sense of it for the learner.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar on Webinars!

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Join Kineos Mark Harrison for a free webinar on webinars: Building effective content for your online sessions. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. 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: Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar

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Monday, July 13, 2009 Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar Kineo will be holding a free webinar on creating effective product knowledge e-learning on July 16th, 2009. Keeping costs down: Given the pace of change, product knowledge e-learning has got to be cost effective, otherwise the maintenance costs will be prohibitive. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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

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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. Rapid E-learning provides an alternative to develop compliance training cost-effectively and quickly. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Mate Demo

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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, Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. 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

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking

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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. Maybe the "underadditive effect" occurs when a multimedia presentation does all the thinking for you.

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

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Here are a few highlights: Sustaining Performance in Rapid e-Learning includes some great tips and ideas for how to create effective follow-up activities to ensure knowledge transfer on the job. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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

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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: Im Mrs. Dalloway

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I feel a bit miffed that my life might seem utterly "bland and normal" to an outside observer, but thats probably true. by Virginia Woolf Your life seems utterly bland and normal to the casual observer, but inside you are churning with a million tensions and worries.

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Imagined worlds

Learning with e's

Although in spaces such as Second Life, we see constrained thinking in the form of virtual classroom and lecture halls, with doors, windows and roofs, this need not be they way we represent learning spaces in virtual worlds.

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

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In the Learning Portals that we create for our clients, we need to think about how we can ensure that updates are effectively tracked and recorded and that old versions of courses are properly archived. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. 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: Best Practices for Software Training?

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Weve inserted pictures of these characters to give a course more life and interest. The next project Im about to take on is going to be more of a just-in-time performance support tool. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace

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A few trends: Not ONE person has even heard of Second Life. Check out A Deserted Second Life and My First Second Life Experience if you want to hear more about how actual people are interacting with Second Life. Im a major geek, yet I avoid Second Life and continue to be skeptical about its use in elearning. However, ideas taken from Second Life, minus the cultural trappings, could be effective.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Started in Instructional Design

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For me, instructional design is about designing "engaging and effective" asynchronous learning experiences (web-based training programs). Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. 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: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

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The reason researchers roll their eyes at learning styles is the utter failure to find that assessing childrens learning and matching to instructional methods has any effect on their learning." Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting to Good Enough

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Ive also tried to argue with clients about what makes effective learning. 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: Connectivism: Week 1

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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. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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

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Game Based Learning Finding more effective ways to teach about Sun and the business. 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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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

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Sometimes it’s easier to add smarts to the workflow (performance support) than to stuff things into people’s heads. This is especially true when the content is more about compliance than performance. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

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Oh, and as I mentioned in a recent entry on my blog, Dont Make Me Think by Steve Krug is useful on the usability stakes - perhaps more so when you step from courseware and in to the wider field of elearning/performance support. Let me second "Dont Make Me Think."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

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You can look to a wiki I have developed about Second Life and ProtoSphere to learn a little about how to use 3D synchronous tools. The second half will be on how you can use Tableau to analyze your own data (its a sensational product and deserves attention.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning

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It is effective to speak to a diagram, because it presents information in a different form. But it is not effective to speak the same words that are written, because it is putting too much load on the mind and decreases your ability to understand what is being presented."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report

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Content that helps people perform their tasks better. Performance Support: Sify eLearning see more examples at mlearnopedia.com Review or reinforcement: StudyCell Flashcard Pilots doing 30 days test that report back to their LM -- pocket Scorm.

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

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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 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: Rubric for Online Instruction Chico State

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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. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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

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9% Hit us Hard 47% Hurt a little 41% Not much effect 3% Helped us MYTHS the Business Side Has about Learning Client asked him to develop a course for business side. Training alone produces improvements in on-the-job performance. Measurement myths Technology is key to learning success (we must use elearning, social media, video etc. -- nothing else is effective). Heres the first course, and heres the second one." Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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

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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.) Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Meeting Face to Face

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Or is it substituted by other tools (how effective?)(web How simple and effective is that eyebrow raise? And how effective is that substitution? Since the advent of high speed internet our life-style has changed tremendously, from shopping to business.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Strategies?

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Things might get a bit silly with all that snapping, but I bet its effective. My bet is many eLearning designers dont often have the time to develop creative instructional strategies. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Messy Learning OK. Messy Training Not OK.

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It turns out that life in general is pretty messy. Because self-directed learning doesnt always have a clear or specific performance objective. Or maybe you want to learn about the life of the author of that great novel, and then end up reading about Puccini.

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

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Hit Us Hard 31% Hurt A Little 33% Not Much Effect 33% Helped Us 3% (Is "it hasnt hurt us yet, but Im nervous" an answer?) Identifying training opportunities (drive performance by improving knowledge/skills). Business leaders want to be changing performance on the job.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Auditory Advantage

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Whos really used music in e-Learning to good effect? We might use the same clip as the course faded out to great dramatic effect. Of course, we also used sound effects -- ping if the user answered correctly, a deep "egggh" if the user answered incorrectly. but you never wanted to overuse sound effects for fear of it being labeled as "gratuitous use". I thought this article gave some useful examples of how one might use music to good effect in an e-Learning program.

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

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As I was struggling to figure out once more how to purl, I thought about the spacing effect and forgetting. These two resources came to mind: For more on the spacing effect, be sure to read this 2006 article by Lars Hyland: Less Learning More Often.

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

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responses in parens below) Hit us Hard (18%) Hurt a Little (50%) Not much effect (32?) 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.