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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

Learning Visions

Friday, December 19, 2008 Best Practices for Software Training? This has been the year of software training. Weve taken scenario-based approaches, so the learner can sit with an expert and watch how he does his job using the software.

The hidden audience effect

Learning with e's

It must have been a very long day for the kids, but they performed very well, and were very entertaining and raised a few laughs too. In effect, S'cool Radio is taking a similar approach to Dave Mitchell's Quadblogging concept but developing it in another direction.

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

Learning Visions

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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Python's got legs!

Learning with e's

I'm referring to 2Simple Software's new offering Python In Pieces which was launched last week at the BETT Show in London. Actually, if you're a teacher who's interested in anything to do with critical thinking, creativity or logical reasoning you should definitely be interested.

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I Believe in the Many Emerging Roles for Learning and Development Professionals

Tom Spiglanin

There were organizational accountabilities and performance expectations. When personal computers promised to make business more efficient, L&D organizations stepped up to train employees to use the new business machines and software.

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

Learning Visions

this clearly effects how we should all be designing and building courses now. I particularly liked this approach he describes for a software training course. These learners would go through online courseware for about 6 hours that would teach them about the software and test them using simulations. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

6 interactive whiteboard tips

Learning with e's

Secondly, IWBs run on software that periodically requires upgrading. Fourthly, in relation to the above point, there should be time for teachers to express their creativity.

How to Choose the Right Sales Trainer

Mindflash

As recently as seven years ago, one of the largest groups of companies consuming sales training were in the high technology industries such as telecommunications, software, hardware and related services. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user jennace.

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Three Ways to Speed Up Instructional Design

Mindflash

Think Like a Software Developer. That way, they’re free to think like a software developer, and release a “Version 1.0″ Also be sure to check out some of the Thiagi books on performance, or check out some of their free interactive courses.

10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I’m surprised that organizations will invest hundreds of dollars in software, pay someone thousands of dollars to build courses, and then only let them buy a cheap microphone for $20. Creative Commons Audio. Sometimes we need background music or sound effects.

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Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate

Mindflash

collaboration to help people work together more easily and improve performance through learning. Effective learning designs make use of activities in which learners create their own learning. High Tech or Low Tech: It’s About Performance.

Nine Training Alternatives to ‘Correct’ and ‘Incorrect’

Mindflash

Even though it seems futile, this is one of the most common types of feedback we use in e-learning courses to respond to user actions and answers. Digital World: Then again, sometimes our simulations replicate the digital world, as in a software simulation.

Choose your words carefully

Learning with e's

I know, because I was one of those programming the software that made it happen. My post argued that teachers should not and could not be fully replaced by technology, because of the rich emotional, relational and creative aspects of the role they performed.

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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.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

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.

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Virtual Team Management - ID Reflections , March 8, 2010 I recommend this simulation to all those who either are handling a globally distributed team or a project, and to all managers who feel that effective communication is one of the keys to business success. Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning? However Amplify seems to be a much more effective tool for collaborative learning than any other freely available learning tools today.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting to Good Enough

Learning Visions

Right now, Im proofing a storyboard thats full of endless text bullets and boring software demos with no interactivity -- and theres really nothing I can do about it. Ive also tried to argue with clients about what makes effective learning.

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

Learning Visions

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: ADDIE: Its a Process

Learning Visions

A common one is ADDIE - Analysis-Design-Development-Implementation-Evaluation.) Most e-Learning vendors mention ADDIE or some form thereof on their websites as if it was a real science about creating effective learning. You could apply the ADDIE model to software development, right? 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: The Learning Show

Learning Visions

Then put the other information into references, performance support and follow-up courses. ( Well designed training should include performance support. The only performance support Ive actually ever written are bulky user-guides to go along with a software training program. Try to mimic the performance environment as much as possible, create that connection of context for the learner which will better enable information retrieval.

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

Learning Visions

Weve taken this up before and many of us IDs know the strategies for using audio most effectively by now. For this reason there is quite a creative community growing around digital audio as a device to facilitate learning. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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

Learning Visions

Because self-directed learning doesnt always have a clear or specific performance objective. Things go wrong (software fails, power goes out). (A Creativity and imagination are the mandates, with no end-gaming i.e, Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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." Based on their performance, learners will see if they are beginners or advanced, and where their gaps in knowledge might lie.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

performance strategies that deliver a single purpose-focused outcome. Identify environmental and performance staging elements that align the experience into an emotive, engaging whole. Determine how a relentless plussing process improves performance for maximum results.

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

Learning Visions

Karl: "The two of the most used items for synchronous learning are lectures via PowerPoint and software training (app sharing)." $199 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: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

However, it does require the ability to think both logically and creatively, and it requires some knowledge of what research has shown works (as opposed to what our personal tastes tell us should work). We can talk about the training-wheel versus guard-rail effect.)

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Came across this post on Guy Wallaces Pursing Performance Blog, Debunking the Myth -- There Is No Such Thing as "Learning Styles". It is probably more accurate that such instruction is effective because the multiple illustrations induce learners to devote more time to these concepts. Take learning a piece of software. 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: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

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. In my opinion, creative use of open source technology could return a system far superior to existing offerings. The problem is that creativity is not rewarded in big corps. I'd imagine that this is common in most organizations.

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. Joel Harband Tuval Software Industries 5:04 AM Jeff Goldman said. I've also successfully discussed medical terminology for doctors, electronics and software for Dell, Microsoft, and many others. 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: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

I wonder about this, for scaffolding is important for the effectiveness of resources that are used. Theres a line in the Jack Black movie "School of Rock" thats not original but is a common joke in the education field. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

How to Record Your Desktop with Screencasting

TechSmith Camtasia

Common examples of screencasts are onscreen tutorials , video lessons , or slideshare presentations. We make both screen recording and video editing software because we know that being able to capture your computer screen at work increases productivity. Make a software or product demo.