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12 tips for great speaking

Learning with e's

You'll also need to be convincing if you want to put your arguments across effectively. 2) If you're using slides, make sure you minimise the text on them. It's a horrible experience to sit in a conference session and see slide after slide containing lines of text.

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The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

Perhaps it’s tempting to blame the design process for failing to produce effective solutions, but I would disagree. This in no way suggests we give up responsibility for developing effective formal workplace training.

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

Learning Visions

Effective design using PPT as a tool. Frustration with eLearning: Becomes dumping ground for slides, text, content All the fun stuff kept for the classroom. 73 slides of text. It’s very easy to load content on slides – but it takes more creativity to move learner to actual understanding! Example: You decide: Read the complaint Review the evidence (this links off to different slides – email evidence, etc.)

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

Do you use audio on every slide because the client says people will think its broken if you dont? Weve taken this up before and many of us IDs know the strategies for using audio most effectively by now. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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I Believe that Learning is Inherently Social

Tom Spiglanin

We may follow a manual to effect a repair we’ve never attempted before. Learning by experience can be quite effective. ” But while effective, it isn’t terribly efficient on its own. Learning alone may be effective, but very inefficient.

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Our digital future 4: Pervasive computing

Learning with e's

In my slides (which as I write have topped 110,000 views on SlideShare) I mention the four trends that have been recognised in educational technology in the last 30 years. A few years ago I presented a keynote for the Reform Symposium.

Learning on the move

Learning with e's

There are many social implications of mLearning, some of which I covered in my presentation (slides below). This echoes Goffman's (1967) drama theory where individuals manage their impressions in a kind of performance in social contexts.

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Imagined worlds

Learning with e's

Creative and disruptive educators can think of much better ways to represent learning spaces. These help me to maintain my sense of space and place, as well as allowing me to perform my role effectively within this location.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Some design tidbits: Another colleague, Cliff Atkinson, who wrote Beyond Bullet Points , suggests taking most of your bullets off the slides entirely. You can use the notes for your own preparation, but by leaving just images on the slides you can deliver a polished talk that has a lot more impact; you wont be reading the bullets (guaranteed Death by PowerPoint) and neither will the audience (who can become distracted). Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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

Learning Visions

Slide 22 of Stephen Downes presentation includes a diagram: Messy vs. Neat. Because self-directed learning doesnt always have a clear or specific performance objective. Creativity and imagination are the mandates, with no end-gaming i.e,

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Making Six Sigma Training Fun

Learning Visions

This manufacturing process training course was originally delivered as a four hour plus death-by-PowerPoint classroom session (if you could see the original PPT source content, youd begin glazing over within a few slides). I tried to make more effective use of audio.

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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. but this list covers some common ways.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Vicki states as the first benefit of learning objectives: "Learners can focus more easily on what is important to their actual workplace performance." 159) The objectives page is one that I always click NEXT to slide right on by. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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

Learning Visions

I think it might be helpful to include a slide upfront in your presentation clearly outlining all of the pricing options and whats available. Cammy, A fine idea to have a simple slide clarifying the pricing options. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Principles for Designing 3D Learning Environments - Kapp Notes , November 19, 2010In yesterday’s Train for Success in-world seminar, I was asked about the principles for effective design for 3D learning experiences, here is the list of principles that can be applied to make a 3D Learning Environment (3DLE) successful. Principles for Effectively Designing a 3D Learning Environment. And the slides I used for my presentation. Email is the most commonly used collaborative tool.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

The idea of learning styles commonly refers to some notion for a preferred way of learning. Her slide "People Learn Differently" looks very similar to Loewens Playground Theory. I think audio is very effective when you want to establish an emotional connection or when the visual is actually important to the content and needs to be described (as opposed to eye candy like stock photos). Each pen, while it may have commonalities with others, is still unique.

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

Learning Visions

Heres what I recall: They created a set of powerpoint slides. Lets just say, a set of slide were created by someone. They had the SME record the audio for the slides. My argument is that if the information is presented as 'real' conversation it is more believable, more engaging and ultimately more effective. Look at games like Mass Effect 2 as a perfect example. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Plodding Along in Second Life

Learning Visions

Karl explained some of the real basics to me as we went along -- how to do "Mouselook" for a better zoom (very useful if youre looking at a PowerPoint slide in SL -- the quality of the graphics is often quite poor); how to make your avatar laugh and do other gestures. On the other hand, a little levity and humor can make training less stressful and -- perhaps -- more effective. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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. Get the Learner’s Attention We use a lot of “fake&# ways to get people’s attention…fun flash movie and then slide into the boring content…but I got their attention! Common Craft Videos Great at explaining. But creativity != Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.