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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. You can do this in various ways, by reinforcing your points with images, video, sound, or repeating important words or phrases.

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. Whether a training professional subscribes to the ADDIE model , the Successive Approximation Model , or a model of their own making, these are just frameworks that embed sound project management principles. 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


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). 3) Undertrained vs. under-performing. Oh, this makes me sound like the big, bad, evil teacher, but it makes me nervous when I start getting too many under-performers requesting help.

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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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. Teachers who work with their students tend to be more effective than those who stand apart. 2) Performance is connection. Teaching is often a performance, where the audience needs to be engaged, connected with, and inspired.

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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 or app that has both background music and sound effects you should turn off music within the game settings. Instead of recording the music in real-time, you can record the sound effects and import the music later into your video editor as a separate track.

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. Copyright contains a bundle of Exclusive Rights that can be transferred to: Reproduce, Distribute Copies, Create Derivative work, Perform Publicly, Display Publicly. Fair use is evaluated on: Purpose, Nature, Amount and Effect on the Market (Did the owner perceive loss).

How Well Does Your Company Know its World?


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? What is popular, effective, and attention-getting? Are performance expectations established and managed? Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user RambergMediaImages.

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. Flight simulators can be programmed to present just about any challenge (emergencies are a particular speciality) to the pilots and their performances are analysed and feedback given at the end of each simulation. Makeshift reality by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

Some point to TED and Khan Academy content as exemplars of the future of workplace learning, including the ability to learn at convenient times and places or the effectiveness of “flipped” training where content is consumed outside a classroom and face-to-face sessions are used to discuss it and application within the organization. Their arguments are logical, sound, and just make sense. Learning and Development, Learning and Performance, Training and Development, etc.

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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. Here are a few sites that offer sound effects and free music. Be sure to check out their Creative Commons License agreements before using them. Another option is to buy stock sounds.

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How Trainers are Holding Themselves Back


In many organizations, the value of effective training and performance support programs is not well understood. It sounds harsh, I know. We need to get away from the widget-based metrics of the past and focus on the impact and value our efforts have on critical business performance. If we find ourselves saying “I’d be more effective if I only had…”, then we’ve already lost. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user dno1967b.

How to Create Your Own Khan Academy for Training


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. Yes, I know, this sounds a lot like performance support, but I say it’s different in the sense that these tutorials can be casual, fun, and engaging videos rather than boring PDF job aids. For Managers: How to run an effective meeting.

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New Hires Not Working Out? Try Psychometric Testing


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. Disclosure: The sales performance improvement providers mentioned are ESR subscribers.). Do not hire to skills,” says LaVon Koerner, CEO of Revenue Storm, a sales performance improvement provider that also offers psychometric testing for sales hiring.

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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? This is the concept behind vision immersion, where 360 degree projection and surround sound provide enhanced sensory experience.

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. It can be used in whatever content they create to show what they have learnt in the form of text, images, sounds and video. Photo by Rod Senna Things ain't what they used to be by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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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. Because if you edit the video later, the music will sound like it’s jumping. Recording in a clothes closet is also effective. CCMixter (Creative Commons – attribution).

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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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." Program control gave better results during initial learning, while learner control was more effective at alter stages." (p. Best to apply universally sound methods to enhance learning. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Mousify Your Organization’s Performance: Five Keys to Disney-Inspired Success Examine the five Walt Disney–inspired strategies for peak organizational performance—Purpose, Priorities, People, Platform, Process—and learn how Walt Disney applied each of them to his theme park business. performance strategies that deliver a single purpose-focused outcome. Describe how to make a program effective. Where to find such sounds?

Imagined worlds

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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. 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.

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! Clearly, there are logistical issues to consider if we are to safely and effectively manage a volatile school population of over 1000 young people, but surely there are less militaristic ways to operate? Photo from Wikimedia Commons Diversity or conformity?

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: 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. More recent research has indicated that the way the sound is used is significantly important. This applies particularly where text and sound are likely to be used (notably the studies on PowerPoint and speech).

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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: 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. My response to Barry, hmmm.well I suppose I agree that a template, in and of itself, can not be instructionally sound. And hopefully, they are flexible enough that they can be altered as needed in order to create an effective learning experience.

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. 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: 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’ve had some interesting shocks from the people in the class; one person in the class was 32 but looked and sounded like she was 23. 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. 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: 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. Sure experience is a great teacher but organizations are about efficiency and effectiveness. Increasingly we are seeing the move towards performance support resources rather than pre-emptive elearning courses.

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. 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). 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: 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. Regardless, youre still working with the same set of pens, and the fat red marker has individual attributes, but some commonalities with markers, red and fat items.

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 Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID?

Learning Visions

In many cases great instructional designers follow the instructional design process instinctively and the degree simply adds a common language to what they are already doing. Together, we could be a very interesting and effective team. It sounds like you need a Montessori School for Instructional Design. Sounds like you got a bit burned by an underqualified employee -- as you said perhaps more personality than degrees.

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. Someone in comments wrote “sounds like a business strategy meeting!&# Common Craft Videos Great at explaining. One other thing I'd point out - design skill and creativity are not mutually inclusive. But creativity != " For me, the process of learning design is as creative as you get.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Or you can contract with a company like Kineo that can host and support your Moodle for you (at the risk of sounding like a company shill!) 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.

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. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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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. If recording live streaming video sounds scary, we promise it’s not. It’s not as hard as it sounds. but this list covers some common ways.