Mind the gap!

Learning with 'e's

Instead, let me say that the ''listening but not hearing'' problem is just one of the ''gaps'' teachers and students experience just about every day in education - chasms and transactional distances that can open up between intentions of one person and misrepresentations of another. In online/digital learning environments, my own research has shown that the gap can be amplified or reduced, depending on a) the skill of the teacher b) their attitude and c) how the technology is being used.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. That’s where most creative talent in organizations go.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Thats a great description, but it still doesnt help me tell the woman on the playground what it is that I do. How do you explain yourself?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools

Learning Visions

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools If you dont already subscribe to Kineos occasional newsletter , please do. Not only are they really smart guys, but theyre also funny -- AND they like to share what they know with the rest us -- for the greater good of the e-Learning community. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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

Learning Visions

Friday, November 02, 2007 Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID? If youre working as an instructional designer, do you have an advanced degree? What do you think counts more? Clive says, "I must confess I dont really care how someone has acquired their knowledge of the subject, but I do care whether they are constantly striving to do a better job." Besides, he told me, I didnt have a degree in ID, so obviously I didnt know anything.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Name That Tool

Learning Visions

Friday, May 01, 2009 Name That Tool I just got a FaceBook query from someone and I thought you all could help: Im looking for a tool you might have come across, but I dont even know what product/programming group it belongs to. Id want to be able to do a couple things with the data before giving the user feedback. Im sure I could do a better job describing this, so let me know if Ive been clear. To me, this sounds like competence management as handled by an LMS.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

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. There are generally many ah-ha moments as people understand the why of the rationale folks do things so differently from the way they do. I prefer to get the big picture view first, and often a diagram or metaphor will do that for me. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

The challenge now is how best to do this when, at the same time, employees are also nearly always working as work and life become fused. 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 will mean finding ways to reach beyond the confines of what each of us know or what we’ve done. Just do it.

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 Design and Market Sector Differences

Learning Visions

In the survey Ive been running, Instructional Designers: Do You Have an Advanced Degree? Based on comments, it sounds like an advanced degree is a requirement more so if youre working in the academic sector. But even within the corporate market, I know the roles of the instructional designer vary widely. What kinds of programs do you design? Do you have a graduate degree in ID? What do you do? What do you design?

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

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. They said it "sounded more real" and they trusted it more because they knew this person was talking from experience. This past year we started doing more video interviews with SMEs using Flip cameras over the XL1. Did it sound likea pro narrator?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Women, Gaming & the Guild Master Ceiling

Learning Visions

A basic premise of the book is that gamers are on their way into the workplace and will be changing how we do business. I think there may be a difference in whether girls identify themselves as gamers or not, even if they do play games. I would expect that we will find people who dont actively participate in social media to hit a ceiling before non-gamers do though. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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

Learning Visions

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?) When you say it, I sound articluate and concise.

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New Hires Not Working Out? Try Psychometric Testing

Mindflash

Too often sales executives find that newly hired sales professionals do not possess the particular traits needed for the jobs they were hired to do. 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. How often do sales managers discover that their new hires are inadequate only after months of training?

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

Learning Visions

Learners know how to learn. Do we really know if were teaching the right stuff?) Given that the Business side holds some myths as self-evident, what can we as learning professionals do about it? Business side doesnt understand what we do, dont see the value add of learning and development. Sounds like a great research project for someone! Whenever there is the gap between the engine-room and the pilot, there are issues as to where we are going.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Blogs Personality Type

Learning Visions

Thursday, February 12, 2009 My Blogs Personality Type Well, it isnt very glamorous or creative sounding. They know what they have to do and how to do it. An individual can (and normally DO) make use of different personas, i.e. social roles in different situations. Who knows. My follow-up was on his video explaining what Typealyser is designed to do. Given we dont know how it works, Im going to dismiss that information as a bit of fun.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Predictions for 2008

Learning Visions

While Im already an expert diaper changer and dont need to learn much more on that subject, I do expect to have to learn a lot of new skills. Sounds like your hands will be very full in May, but in a good way. If I can find at least a smidgen of wisdom during those sleep deprived days of May and June and July and.Ill be sure to let you know. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Who will survive?

Learning with 'e's

Do you want to know how to make Baked Alaska ? Need to know how to build a computer ? The successful institutions will be those that see the gaps and exploit them; they will be leaner, more efficient organisations that understand why knowledge is no longer a commodity. There will always be a need for sound, organised education. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: So What Kind of a Gamer Are You?

Learning Visions

Hey, that sounds like a slice of heaven to me!) Instead, I want to know about your regular computer/digital game playing habits. So Cammy, I play most of the games you listed, although, I currently do not have an account in any MMORPGs. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! 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: Best Project Ever

Learning Visions

As you know, Im a big fan of baby girls! Take good care of yourself and that beautiful baby and let us know when her name reveals itself to you. Ive got two sons that I love doing "guy stuff" with all day long, but my little girl takes the cake. Shes got me wrapped, and unfortunately, she knows it. Little C. -- yes, she does now have a name :) -- is doing well. Mom and the rest of the family -- were doing fine, too. It sounds like you all are very happy!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life and Gaming Poll Results

Learning Visions

What do you think? Next thing I know I am trying to text chat Newbie, suddenly I am getting teleport requests and IM from all my other SL friends and trying to talk on Skype laughed so much trying to cope with it all. Cammie, It would be interesting for you to do a poll of the demographics to your site.that might impact the data and provide some insight into the answers to the poll. do not know how you find the time to do all of the things you do!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Making Six Sigma Training Fun

Learning Visions

Do you think I went too far with the rubber duck motif? That said, I think the rubber duck idea sounds great. 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: Meeting Face to Face

Learning Visions

Its nice to know who youre really talking to. ha Do we undervalue non-verbal communication? For several online classes I’ve had to take, we have a professor who requires us to post a information page with an picture to let everyone know what we all look like and we present them during the class. 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.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Are we – as in the collective we of the eLearning ‘industry’ – making a conscious shift away from Instructional Designer since no one on the outside knows what that means? What do you think?? What I do spans a broader scope. Learning is something that learners do. "Instruction" to me sounds one-directional, like we are delivering or handing something to someone. Not that the term JANITOR sounds demeaning in any way.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

In the 90s there were one or two ways to do e-Learning: CDRoms and then the web. Pages and pictures and some sound and we turned the pages and took a test. 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. Disruptive: What can we do with this new tech that we couldnt do before? Disruptive technologies radically change how we do things.

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

Learning Visions

Our tools still require the user to work in the Flash environment, but you really dont need to know Flash. But as I look around at who is actually doing instructional design out there (and look at me ) I realize more and more that instructional designer is an over-used title and does not necessarily mean that one knows a thing about it; perhaps its just a role that someone evolved into. They really do not provide a mental model. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jott This Blog

Learning Visions

Ill simply have to cut and paste it into my blog tool, reformat it, and do some heavy editing. Theres much more that you can do with Jott -- send Jotts to friends, send yourself reminders or txt msgs, create to do lists. I know, its a bit ridiculous. Do I use it to natter from the car? What do you take me for? Let us know how it works for you. I do use JOTT, but usually more for reminding myself of things I have to do.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All The Worlds A-Twitter

Learning Visions

That sort of freaked me out and I momentarily panicked -- how do I reply back and just how did they find me so fast? (oh, Not a bad start-up time, if I do say so myself. I know that Karyn Romeis has a cold. I know people consolidate and slim down ( Brent , for instance), but Im not sure Im ready for that challenge. Ill let you know what I decide. Do you Twitter? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All Work And No Learning.

Learning Visions

Sometimes I just want to punch in the proverbial time card and go home and do the rest of my life. Of continuing to do the same crappy job, because you know how to crank out that kind of crap in the necessary time frame? How does one build learning into work -- how do you build learning into work -- when you just dont feel like you have the time? Lessons learned meetings (do people still do this? How you know youre approaching burnout?

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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: Theory vs. Application in Instructional Design: One Academics View

Learning Visions

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? I had never seen such an excited group of people as the day I introduced ADDIE to the Project Management group and related that process to how they do business. Do I use ADDIE? Do I need my MS in Instructional Technology to practice?

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

Learning Visions

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? Yup - sounds like my life these days. I had an interesting discussion with someone about doing the macro of ID (big picture, planning) versus the micro (building as well). Just out of curiosity, what do you use to storyboard your stuff? Why do you think this is the case?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff

Learning Visions

You know how thats done. Which may mean a few things: Theyve all got the system down and it works Theyre all flying by the seats of their pants and have borrowed heavily from each others sites so they sound like they know what theyre doing A few people know what theyre doing and the rest borrow heavily from the real experts sites. Ill do the same for you!) What would they like to do? Do you try to keep it more high-level?

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

Learning Visions

Surveys -- Steve had four different survey questions to kick things off in an interactive way: What will you be doing during this webinar? What do you want to explore today? Which tools do you primarily use? Cost Per Learner: Saba Centra Live was the highest followed by Adobe Acrobat Connect GoToMeeting comes in at the low end Do you believe you got a good ROI? Ya know, the ol, "dang, I wish someone could tell me __". Well do this in the next webinar.

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

Learning Visions

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 Sounds familiar. :-). How would they know the difference? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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

Learning Visions

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. 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. But I see plenty of organizations that do think this way.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

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. Sounds simple enough, but this basic principle has baffled many accomplished training professionals for decades. What are the causes of the gaps?