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Teacher Voices: Naomi Hancock

Learning with 'e's

Live Skypes also have had the same effect giving the children a window of opportunity to immerse themselves in the topic and conversation. The pressure for teachers to enable their children to perform for tests and assessments resulting in the children being spoon fed facts rather than exploring, problem solving, collaborating and working out the answers for their own questions. It's great to catch up with former students and discover what they are doing.

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Five tools for global educators

Learning with 'e's

In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. Webinar tools include Elluminate (now known as Blackboard Collaborate), WebEx and Adobe Connect all of which have similar screen topographies and perform similar functions, but all have an associated cost. Webinars could also be conducted on Skype which is currently free, but quality may be more variable using this tool.

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

Learning Visions

Learning News Microsoft just released Semblio , a new authoring tool Skype 4.0 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 managers need to be part of solution in order to ensure that training sticks and that performance does improve. Business leaders want to be changing performance on the job.

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

Learning Visions

My argument is that if the information is presented as 'real' conversation it is more believable, more engaging and ultimately more effective. Stephen Walsh at Kineo does something similar with audio interviews -- all captured via Skype. Look at games like Mass Effect 2 as a perfect example. 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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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. Screencasting allows you to train your new hires effectively and free up your time. You can’t just have a great proposal, you need to find new and creative ways to stand out from the rest of the pack. What is Screencasting?

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. Were no longer talking about designing "courses"; instead we need to talk about helping companies design different strategies (and using games, blogs, wikis, instant messaging -- the gamers learning tools), about crafting a strategic approach to learning and performance support throughout an organization. For the next episode however, I may just bring everyone in on skype.

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