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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Debunking the Learning Styles Myth As you may know, Ive been on a focused mission to better understand so-called learning styles and their place -- or not -- in e-Learning. Came across this post on Guy Wallaces Pursing Performance Blog, Debunking the Myth -- There Is No Such Thing as "Learning Styles".

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, May 10, 2007 Learning Styles In 1996, when I first started working as an "instructional designer", I was taught about learning styles. In the context of e-Learning (back then it was just plain old CBT), this meant you had audio/video on the screen with timed text bullets. Obviously, there is diversity in learning.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, January 30, 2009 Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"? Is the degreed-ID the department manager and not doing any actual design work? In Dr. John Currys recent interview series with practicing instructional designers , he asked Dr. Andrew Teasdale what advice he would give to ID students and what he himself did not learn at school that he couldve used.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Started in Instructional Design

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, August 20, 2007 Getting Started in Instructional Design Many readers find their way to this blog because they are interested in learning more about instructional design. Ill share with you what I know and point you in the direction of some great resources where you can learn even more. My learning has all been completely informal.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life Backlash and Controversy

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. As you may know, Ive only been there once. Christopher Simpson also comments: As for doing business, holding meetings and such in SL, its really a matter of what works and what doesnt. But they do like to use it to visit new places or do group activities." Ive been exploring the use of Second Life for a client for whom Im developing an e-Learning strategy.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Days 17, 18, 19, 20, & 21

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, August 20, 2007 31 Days: Days 17, 18, 19, 20, & 21 If youve been following along with the 31 Day Challenge, you may know that its starting to wear thin. Day 19: Respond to Comments on Your Blog I think I do a pretty good job of engaging with those who comment here. Particularly if youre a reader from the e-Learning field. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days to a Better Blog: Days 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. But I do think some good is coming out of it. Michele Martin is doing a fabulous job of keeping this little sub-group connected. I have a bit of catching up to do. Ive been doing this off and on throughout the day and find it tedious. I have been known to do that in the past in order to fix egregious spelling and grammar errors. And I still do.

How to Make Online Learning Easy for First-Time eLearners

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: 8, 9 & 10

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Obviously, thats not my focus so I took Micheles advice and tried to do something from Darens Get Your Blogging Groove Back series. In More on Learning Styles , I linked back to a lot of older and (I thought) interesting posts Id written on the subject of learning styles, while also attempting to add something new. What do you think?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Days 22, 23 & 24

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. The tasks are relentless -- every single day theres something new to do. The idea behind this task is make sure your new readers know what youre all about. I recently did this in my About Learning Visions page, which is now displayed prominently at the top of my sidebar. I found a number of blogs that had linked to mine without my ever knowing!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. This would be for those who want to take their own learning to the next level. These are terms that I have learned (some relatively recently) and thought, why didnt I know this ten years ago if its so important? And I have learned a lot by looking into each of them. Michael Allens Guide to E-Learning 9:41 AM Frans Donkervoort said.

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

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, January 23, 2009 Learning Myths with Dr. Will Thalheimer Another lunchtime webinosh with Dr. Will Thalheimer. The topic today: Myths the business side has about learning. Learning News Inaugural oath flub. Question of the Week -- Economy How has the economy affected your learning unit? To help improve on-the-job learning. Learners know how to learn.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting an Informal M.Ed

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I get to learn what I want to learn! I already have a job doing it! Even though Ive been doing this ("instructional design") for over ten years, Im starting over. Im putting my beginners mind back on; Ive realized how much I dont know about this stuff. I think its a great idea to learn ID informally, while you apply it to the real world.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 04, 2007 NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning Found via SlashDot , an article in todays Sydney Morning Herald " Research points the finger at PowerPoint." And how many e-Learning courses have you created with on-screen text bullets timed to narrative audio? You know -- appeal to multiple learning styles; address the needs of both auditory and visual learners.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Of course, no company can do so, but many of them still try. Theyll understand that cultivating loyal users and employees by treating them right so that when they do talk about the company (which they will) theyll have nice things to say. And if a company is getting bad-mouthed, then perhaps they should know it and address the underlying issue.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Days 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I know it does to mine. That said, I do think each of us finds his or her own niche. Ive got good awareness of what many other e-Learning bloggers are writing about. Beyond that, I think all I can do is provide my own take on things in a fairly transparent way. Ive been doing this for awhile now, trying to give life to old posts that generated a lot of interest.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Content & Version Control

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 01, 2007 e-Learning Content & Version Control Earlier this week, Janet Clarey wrote about the " Preservation of e-Learning Content." She raised the question about e-Learning content and how well companies keep track of content updates. Can you prove when and how your e-Learning content has changed? If they dont do anything, find out why.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Overview of the eLearning Industry The evolving state of the industry Host: Ellen Wagner, Adobe Guest Speaker: Chris Howard, Principal Analyst at Bersin Associates (research and advisory firm in corporate training and performance management) Research done by Bersin in the last several months. Provide support for SME online, resources, rapid e-learning chunks.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Visions

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 01, 2007 Learning Visions Im Cammy Bean and this is my little corner of the world where I talk about instructional design and topics somewhat related to eLearning. I share my experiences with current e-Learning projects and challenges I might be facing. I love what I do because I get to learn about some new nook of the world every day.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, May 04, 2007 Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs Theres been a lot of good talk lately about rapid e-learning tools and templates and the roles of SMEs vs. instructional designers. One of our main products is creating customized templates for our clients; "empowering non-programmers to build e-learning." And then e-Learning fell onto their plate.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Plodding Along in Second Life

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. You know when youre on the first level of a game and you get target practice to learn how to shoot, or you get to practice riding a horse? So I stopped briefly at a station to learn how to see better. I obviously need to do more of that basic SL 101 activity). Dell could do more by adding notes and descriptions along the way to make it an actual learning experience.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. In the December 10, 2007 edition of The eLearning Guilds Learning Solutions magazine, Reuben Tozman (President and founder of edCetra Training ) gets into this topic in The Next Generation of Instructional Designers. I was expecting more of a vision of the future; more on what instructional designers need to do to stay relevant in todays changing world. Learning?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. When I see a need for a text heavy pages, I eliminate audio so as not to "depress learning." At any rate, as we were showing it to some of the faculty and other higher-ups there at the University, we were astounded by some of the suggestions people--people who didnt know anything about what we were really doing--had. How would they know the difference?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 8 Random Facts About Me

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. First, the Rules: 1 ) Post these rules before you give your facts 2) List 8 random facts about yourself 3) At the end of your post, choose (tag) 8 people and list their names, linking to them 4) Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know theyve been tagged And heres my random facts: 1) My dad was the captain of a nuclear submarine in the U.S. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 29, 2007 e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report The e-Learning Guild presentation of the most recent 360 Research Report on Mobile Learning. Presenters include: Steve Wexler : e-Learning Guilds research guru Brent Schlenker : e-Learning Guild Evangelist. Wrote a book on mobile learning ( M-Learning: Mobile E-Learning ).

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I have never taken a course in adult learning theory. I have learned everything I "know" about instructional design and teaching by doing. I started my professional life in operations -- behind the scenes helping people do their jobs better. We had a novelist, turned video pro, who was our most creative instructional designer.