Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios

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Friday, October 30, 2009 Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios Do you struggle with finding good stock photos to use in your eLearning scenarios? So then do you go do a custom photo shoot? eLearning Art provides royalty free stock photos, images, and other assets to help you create some cool stuff in your own authoring tools. Yes, it’s so easy, even I can do it!) Let me know what you think.

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Doing and knowing

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This is a follow on post from my recent Knowing and Doing blog post. Today, I was doing some personal research related to a book I have been reading. I found Saipan in seconds, releasing me to do other research on the island, using the links Google supplied. Thanks to Wikipedia, I now know that Saipan is an island in the Marianas, south of Japan, and that it is a part of the Commonwealth of the US, with a population of close to 50,000 people.

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Mind the gap

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I was invited to do a Google Hangout video interview ahead of the Reform Symposium online event last week. Minding the gap was one of my key messages in the interview. The sign stencilled onto the platforms in London''s underground stations warns of the gap between the edge and the train. My view is that there is also a gap - a perceptual gulf - between what teachers intend and what students expect. Secondly, they need to be aware of the dangers of the gap.

Minding the gap

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The slogan 'Mind the gap between educational technology and technology in education' can be translated as: technology should be used with pedagogical purpose and should never be used just for the sake of it. I had several conversations with those who bemoaned the fact that schools tend to buy new technology because someone has seen something new and interesting at a show such as BETT and then, when it arrives, they don't really know what to do with it.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Interview with Brent Schlenker

Learning Visions

First, I sat in on a Brent webinar: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 #tk10 ▼ 2009 (87) ► December (6) ► November (11) ▼ October (10) Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios Kineo Audio Interview with Ellen Wagner "The Evol.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe As you may know, I struggle with describing what I do. Photo credit: in rainbow(s) umbrella by atomicjeep Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:08 PM Labels: instructional design 5comments: Wendy said. My personal elevator speech when people ask me what I do for a living. "I teach people to do stuff using technology." The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: When the Content is Really Boring.

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But what do you do when the content itself is just plain boring? Dont teach the learner what they already know. What do you do when youre handed a pile of content that makes you want to roll over and die of boredom? Photo credit: Evil Clowns by Pink Moose Posted by Cammy Bean at 3:17 PM Labels: instructional design 8comments: CraigWiggins said. With any luck, the client has a reason why the learner needs to know the boring stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: No News

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My official "due date" is not until May 21, but Ive been hoping (as all expectant mothers do), that this is one project that would be delivered a bit early. In the meantime, Ive taken the last week off from work to do things like: hang out with my kids and husband, garden, cook, fold laundry, hang out with my parents, get my teeth cleaned, nap, knit, and various nesting projects. Cammy, Thanks for letting us know how you are doing. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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. We know to avoid narrating text word for word, for instance. You do know that, right?) Do Americans just like to talk way too much? Do I hear India? and what can we do now that we have digital voices that we couldnt do so well before?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Strategies?

Learning Visions

What instructional strategies do you use to make your content more memorable and engaging? Do you ever develop a mnemonic for a custom course? I dont know if Ive ever done that. How could you do that in an e-learning experience? How do you get your learners to get snap happy? My bet is many eLearning designers dont often have the time to develop creative instructional strategies. Do you have a public blog at this point? Let me know.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Update

Learning Visions

Thursday, January 03, 2008 Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Update Over 50 instructional designers have now responded to the survey: Do You Have a Degree in ID? Photo credit: Graduation Cake Guy by CarbonNYC (David Goehring). If you do have an advanced degree in instructional design, what difference has it made to you? Do you agree with Brent? Do you know more? Do you make more money? I dont know.

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

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Can do an awful lot with PPT. It’s very easy to load content on slides – but it takes more creativity to move learner to actual understanding! Use scenarios – apply what you know to make a decision.Ask the learner to take info that’s not clearcut and apply it using a question (in PPT – picture of a farmer and 3 images of “experts&# to ask for advice. Whose advice do you follow?) The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blog of the Week

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Your blog is awesome and you know I love your sense of humor and willingness to just say things. Although I do think we deserve a photo of you blushing. And a photo of me blushing? Although I do blush, thatll be hard to come by. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Conflict resolution

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The theory American psychologist Leon Festinger was interested in the conflict that we experience when our beliefs or values do not coincide with other values and beliefs. Ill-structured problems, where the problem is only partially defined and where students need to ''fill in the gaps'' discover that such problems can have several possible solutions. This is number 11 in my series of short posts on learning theories.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Putting the Demand Back in On-Demand Learning

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Im co-opting it and encourage all of you to do the same. I know I do. Photo credit by RossinaBossioB Posted by Cammy Bean at 3:09 PM Labels: instructional design 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

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David Merrill ] The Design of Everyday Things , by Donald Norman Other ID books of note that have been recently recommended to me: e-Learning by Design by William Horton (recommended by Christy Tucker ) What Every Manager Should Know About Training by Robert Mager (recommended by Dave Ferguson ) The Non-Designers Design Book by Robin Williams (not the comedian) (this was recently recommended to me by someone who asked the same question on LinkedIn. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning

Learning Visions

But I know of few variable cases too: 1. I know of companies who only hire instructional designers and buy Rapid elearning tools and expect the ID to do it all themselves to reduce the cost and over head of hiring graphic designers as well. Photo Credit: Corner Pocket - Day 42 by Vox Efx Posted by Cammy Bean at 8:50 AM Labels: global , instructional design , market 6comments: KarROX said. Always do. Do watch out, Im very keen to know what people would say.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Online Visual Identity

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I do, indeed, often look like that. It has something to do with creating an online identity thats well-rounded. Hi Cammy - I know the feeling! You know I love this, Cammy. Oftentimes, when I find a new blog, I will fairly quickly search for a photo so I can map a face to a name, which is interesting since it seems like I should really only care about the ideas expressed in the writing, not how the person looks. Although Im professional, I do have many faces.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Corporate Crush, Realized

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Photo Credit: Sparking a Crush by designbyfront Posted by Cammy Bean at 8:00 PM Labels: kineo , me 9comments: Wendy said. I totally know what you mean by "corporate crush". Nice to know that these dreams are sometimes realized! Dreams do come true, and Im very happy for you, Cammy. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Video Games, Tire Swings and Learning

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He didnt know exactly which ones to pick, but it got Son thinking. Photo credit: tire swing by without you Posted by Cammy Bean at 10:03 AM Labels: games , parenting 5comments: Brent Schlenker said. AND we both think its important that the kids do sports, and have a creative outlet. School takes care of academics, they each play a sport (or 2), and they each takes lessons in some creative endeavor.guitar, piano, writing, coding, etc. I know my kids very well.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Wheres Your Center? Whos Your Master?

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What strategies do you use to ensure a project stays learner centric vs. sponsor centric? How do you ensure your consulting expertise gets communicated in a development project? Photo credit: Spirals On Blue by Tanakawho Posted by Cammy Bean at 10:20 AM Labels: instructional design 3comments: TRACY HAMILTON said. If the organization hinders your access as a developer to the people who do the relevant work, the qualitys bound to suffer.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives

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Personally, I dont like to hide things from learners and play guessing games, so I am an advocate of letting the learner know, up front, what they will be expected to do at the conclusion of the course, lesson, or whatever. There are better ways to do some of the things we’ve been doing. How do you try to think like a learner? Have you met resistance from your clients when you tried to do it differently? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Accidental Learning

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Photo credit: Cello Inlay by asluthier Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:56 AM Labels: learning 9comments: Brent Schlenker said. I believe most of what I know originated from my own curiosity. do agree that working towards that confronting the unfamiliar takes a rare type. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Making Six Sigma Training Fun

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Do you think I went too far with the rubber duck motif? Photo Credits: So many ducks.Ducking hell. Anybody knows that rubber ducks can make a real splash. As an advocate for eLearning myself, and as a professional creating eLearning, I totally know what youre talking about in regards to your clients not being 100% sure of your ideas. but, you know.). Cammy, I like your approach and know that it works. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Metaphors of Instructional Design

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Monday, March 03, 2008 Metaphors of Instructional Design In the exciting and sometimes heated recent debate on the role of instructional designers ( The Value of Instructional Designers , Karl Kapps We Need a Degree in Instructional Design , Learning Circuits Big Question for Feb ) Ive seen instructional design compared to: brain surgery interior design carpentry I certainly dont think its rocket science nor do I think its brain surgery. Hey, Ive got small kids and I know my audience.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

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As Michael Allen says in Michael Allens Guide to e-Learning : "Learners think, Im supposed to do my best to learn whatever is here, so I might as well spend all my time learning it rather than reading about learning it." (p. photo by bb_matt Alternatives to Listing Objectives Here are some of Michael Allens alternatives to listing out boring learning objectives in text bullet form: Put the Learner to Work (p. Do you have any good stories? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Will the Real eLearning Industry Please Stand Up?

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– the names we know and associate with eLearning – Jay Cross , Ellen Wagner , Tony Karrer , Brent Schlenker , [insert your name here]. The point is – and I don’t really know what the point is – the point is, that’s a whole heck of a lot of perspectives. Is it a story that's still being written? -- Great post Cammy; sometimes those of us involved are so close to what we do that we can't see the forest for trees.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

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In the 90s there were one or two ways to do e-Learning: CDRoms and then the web. Anytime a new thing comes out its described as "revolutionary" - its going to change the way we do things. Just like a vending machine, you do it by yourself. Incremental: Some forms of online training support current ways of doing things Virtual classrooms, presentation software, authoring tools, assessment tools, LMS. Disruptive technologies radically change how we do things.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum

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But one could argue that some SMEs may and do have a natural flair for the art of instructional design ( Rupas post on ID as art ; Donald Clarks post ). Photo : chalk by frumbert Posted by Cammy Bean at 11:32 AM Labels: big question , instructional design , Learning Circuits 6comments: Reuben Tozman said. Theres the old joke about medical school, "What do you call someone whos last in his class at medical school? Is what I do as an ID the equivalent of what you do?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design

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You never know. Instructional Design: When the Schedule Dictates What You Can Actually Do So how much time do you think we have here for real creative instructional design? Photo credits: Exhausted by waffler Lasso by willac Guerrilla by bartleby78 Newborn baby by platinumblondelife5 Posted by Cammy Bean at 3:07 PM Labels: e-learning , instructional design , software training 11comments: Kiosco Salo Concepción said. Why do you think this is the case?

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

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Photo credit: Microphone by hiddedevries Posted by Cammy Bean at 1:00 PM Labels: audio , instructional design 11comments: Beth Griese said. 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. Audio has its place but unless one knows who is taking the course and their system.it

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Theory vs. Application in Instructional Design: One Academics View

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John asks, "So does it matter if Cammy knows (and I have no idea if she does) what the Dick/Carey , Smith/Ragan, or Morrison/Ross/Kemp models are? Does she need to know those?" Do you think it matters? Photo Credit: Integral Calculus DSC00163 by Mr. ToHa Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:53 AM Labels: academia , instructional design 15comments: Wendy said. Do I use ADDIE? Do I need my MS in Instructional Technology to practice?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

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Theories do not help us to expand our awareness and understanding of learning; they serve to reduce and confine it. The idea of learning styles commonly refers to some notion for a preferred way of learning. I can see how theorists might argue that reading text aloud to the learner addresses multiple "learning styles," but the real-world experience is one of frustration: you want to read ahead but you cant because the narrator reads more slowly than you do.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Reuben on the downside of rapid e-Learning tools: The emergence of "easy-to-use" authoring tools, however, has tempted us to believe that the instructional designer can do it all! In reducing the value of an instructional designer by handing them tools to be lone gunmen, we have created the problem of believing we can replace or eliminate the instructional designer, since our in-house resident experts can do the very same job. Do you think you actually add any value these days? [I

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

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Or maybe you actually want to learn how to do your job better. The instructor doesnt really know the topic and is just completely winging it. Photo Credit: Audrey Johnson from stock.xchng. Creativity and imagination are the mandates, with no end-gaming i.e, One of the things I am trying to do is to include in my designs the means for learners to interact with one another and with acknowledged experts in the subject at hand. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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So, how do you set up and manage your recruiting function accordingly? How do you know if your recruiting function is operating on all cylinders? Once you and your organization develop a mindset for change, unconscious and reactionary decisions will slowly evolve into creative and intentional decisions. You probably know a thing or two about gamification by now. Topics: Why is there is gap between learning and applying? What are the causes of the gaps?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace

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A few people have "read" a few blogs -- written by friends with photos of children. If its true that the percentage of women has decreased, maybe it has something to do with the other results from my search term. But the overall look of the place is still loaded, fairly or not, with cultural messages, and anyone who spends time online knows about SLs larger culture. But dont you think we have to be doing both? While not all women play video games, neither do ALL males.