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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. Use your entire body to perform your presentation - hand movements and facial expressions can convey a lot of meaning. Pause for dramatic effect if required.

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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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Is it a Classroom or a Prison? Some Common Sense on Measuring Training Effectiveness

Mindflash

This is the type of common sense that doesn’t turn into ROI, but I think more accurately measures many programs. Yes, there will always be the student who LOVES classes (and hint, hint — the student who LOVES all classes is typically a lower-performing employee).

Music, learning and pedagogy

Learning with e's

The conversation turned to music, my songwriting and performances with various bands during the 80s and 90s. If you decide to go off on your own, there is likely to be discord, confusion and a general loss of tempo or impetus in a performance. 2) Performance is connection.

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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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Makeshift reality

Learning with e's

However, the concept behind VR - simulation - is a sound and successfully used method of training in many fields of work. Makeshift reality by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Classic Learning Research in Practice – Avoid breaching Copyright

Adobe Captivate

If content creators want to protect their expressions with copyright then they will require a fixation in a tangible medium, that shows originality and is minimally creative. Fair use is evaluated on: Purpose, Nature, Amount and Effect on the Market (Did the owner perceive loss).

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

1 “ This encompasses several key aspects of a PLN from my perspective: The real purpose of my PLN is not learning; it’s to improve work and performance. Recognizing this learning and making good use of it requires effective personal knowledge management practices.

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

TechSmith Camtasia

If the content you’re recording has its own audio—like the sound effects in a game—you will want to unmute your device so it is captured. If you’re recording a game that has both background music and sound effects you should turn off music within the game settings.

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How Well Does Your Company Know its World?

Mindflash

As the new year begins, consider reviewing these areas to better know your business and your world, then use the information to develop a sound strategy to be successful in 2012: The economy — What’s the impact of today’s economy on your business?

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

L&D professionals continue to do the same job, more or less, responding to most knowledge or performance needs with “learning” solutions. Their arguments are logical, sound, and just make sense.

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10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Creative Commons Audio. The tools above are free and help you get better sounding audio. Sometimes we need background music or sound effects. If you have some money you can always buy background music and sound effects on CD. I’m no audio engineer.

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Learning in round spaces

Learning with e's

Think for example of theatre that is performed ''in the round''. The action happens in the middle of the room, and all those who participate face inwards towards the performance. Change it again, and face the participants outwards instead, and what is the effect?

How Trainers are Holding Themselves Back

Mindflash

In many organizations, the value of effective training and performance support programs is not well understood. It sounds harsh, I know. If we find ourselves saying “I’d be more effective if I only had…”, then we’ve already lost.

Things ain't what they used to be

Learning with e's

Most of the time, objects were simply there to be used to perform a task the user required. These are very effective, but they are superficial compared to what comes next. Not so long ago, objects were simply objects.

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How to Create Your Own Khan Academy for Training

Mindflash

Khan Academy , which has made this form of learning popular (and effective) in public education; and TED videos, which are wildly popular among those looking for short, inspirational bursts of learning. For Managers: How to run an effective meeting.

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New Hires Not Working Out? Try Psychometric Testing

Mindflash

If under-performing salespeople went through interviews and completed specific job training and yet still lack traits need to achieve results, where is the gap? The test must be scientifically sound and sales-specific. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user ky_olsen.

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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. It’s not as hard as it sounds.

Diversity or conformity?

Learning with e's

Children are required to perform according to the expectations of the school system, teachers, parents, society. When the bell sounds at 1300 hours, you had better be hungry, because it''s lunchtime! Photo from Wikimedia Commons Diversity or conformity?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

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." Best to apply universally sound methods to enhance learning.

Imagined worlds

Learning with e's

These virtual learning spaces are often shared spaces, enabling symbolic interactions of all types to take place, the simplest through text alone, the most exotic through a combination of text, icons, sound, graphics, animation and video.

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

Learning Visions

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). Sounds like a great research project for someone! Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Auditory Advantage

Learning Visions

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

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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.

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: 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: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

Learning Visions

Barry Sampson responds, [This approach] presupposes that the templates are instructionally sound in the first place: In reality I doubt that any templated approach is likely to be instructionally sound. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Making Six Sigma Training Fun

Learning Visions

I tried to make more effective use of audio. That said, I think the rubber duck idea sounds great. Kudos on your work - it sounds great and a lot like giving birth. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Meeting Face to Face

Learning Visions

Or is it substituted by other tools (how effective?)(web How simple and effective is that eyebrow raise? And how effective is that substitution? I felt this medium was very time effective bearing good results. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic

Learning Visions

To makes sure that clients get the most out of Rapid Create, or from any other authoring tool they may select, Epic also provides training and capability building to ensure internal teams are skilled-up in creating effective e-learning. Sounds like a great product.

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

Learning Visions

They have become adept at incorporating flash animations, pdfs, PowerPoint presentations, audio-visual material and any number of other techniques for getting training messages across to users in effective and imaginative ways. This sounds like a bit of an overstatement to me. These lie in their creativity, knowledge, understanding of instructional design techniques and their experience. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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. Creativity and imagination are the mandates, with no end-gaming i.e, Sure experience is a great teacher but organizations are about efficiency and effectiveness.

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

Learning Visions

They said it "sounded more real" and they trusted it more because they knew this person was talking from experience. My argument is that if the information is presented as 'real' conversation it is more believable, more engaging and ultimately more effective. Not the best quality sound, but who really cares when you're listening over your crappy laptop speakers anyway. Did it sound likea pro narrator? Look at games like Mass Effect 2 as a perfect example.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

I think we need to be careful that we dont become elitists, thinking that as trained ID, we are the only source for sound instruction. Sometimes that means using technology solutions, where I need to know both what technology will be effective and how to implement it.

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

Learning Visions

Sounds great, Steve. 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