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52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning
DECEMBER 15, 2016
As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning.
Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JANUARY 8, 2015
He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. I believe in research-based designs, but red flags rise quickly for me when I see people freely generalizing results where we can have no confidence they apply. Learnnovators: For decades, you have been concentrating on defining unique methods of instructional design and development that provide meaningful and memorable learning experiences through “true” cognitive interactivity.
From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology
OCTOBER 9, 2012
Let’s get one thing out of the way, the future of eLearning isn’t about adding more ‘ animations ‘ to our existing eLearning (in the name of making courses more engaging), neither is it about an eLearning 2.0 eLearning Mobile Learning featured mLearning
Research Spotlight: Writing Assessments to Validate the Impact of Learning by Sharon Vipond
Learning Solutions Magazine
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
Providing practical tools, templates, professional perspectives, and resources for creating today’s learning assessments is the goal of The eLearning Guild’s. Design Strategies Development Strategies Learning Research Measurement Professional DevelopmentMembers of the learning and development profession who are not assessment specialists need assessment writing tools. and resources to support them with guidance in this increasingly important skill area.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?
FEBRUARY 15, 2008
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? Im about halfway through Michael Allens new book, Designing Successful E-Learning. Template by Tina Chen.
Are You Keeping Up on Your eLearning Resolutions?
JANUARY 10, 2014
Like most eLearning gurus, you probably have made a few eLearning resolutions. Some will keep or may not keep up on their eLearning resolutions. Most important is keeping your eLearning resolutions (or keeping it realistic ). Take eLearning/mLearning to the Next Level!
eLearning Cyclops: New eBook from the eLearning Guild - "58 Tips.
APRIL 9, 2012
eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Free eLearning. New eBook from the eLearning Guild - "58 Tips for Breakthrough Instructional Design" I have always enjoyed the eLearning Guilds eBooks and they just released a new one - 58 Tips for Breakthrough Instructional Design. It has some great tips on research, design, development and project management, all coming from 14 experts in the field. template.
How Good Graphic Design Helps Build Meaningful E-Learning
JULY 5, 2011
Because of my job, I get to look at a lot of elearning courses. One thing common to quite a few is that they lack a graphic design sense and structure. First, most of the people I talk to don’t have a graphic design background. I like these three: The Non-Designer’s Design Book.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design
MAY 6, 2009
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. 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. Me: Im an instructional designer. I create eLearning. Posted by Cammy Bean at 5:40 AM Labels: instructional design 28comments: Robert Kennedy said. So I simply say I develop eLearning or training.
What are you reading for eLearning insight?
MAY 23, 2012
If you’re in search of recommended reading for eLearning insight, consider some of these sources of inspiration …. Those who are heavily involved in eLearning development might enjoy magazines for programmers or graphic designers. Which means you’re probably following other eLearning blogs, too. Some online articles include a References or Related Readings section at the end – I’ve noticed this consistently with eLearning Guild content and ISPI’s PerformanceXpress.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems
DECEMBER 6, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Development Team: 1 instructional designer, 6 game developers, 5 wiki developers, plus additional designers View the Sun New Hire Project. What Is Instructional Design? #2
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit
MAY 1, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit I want to incorporate a reading list for the next level of the 30-minute masters (taking a crash course in Instructional Design). And, more importantly, you can improve your design when you understand the theory. (Im I think eLearning is being killed by too much theory. Template by Tina Chen.
In Pursuit of The RIGHT Learning Management System (LMS) for Today’s Workplaces
JUNE 20, 2014
Sometime back, while we were in the midst of contemplating on the design of the blueprint for our own LMS, we set out on a quick journey to see what would constitute an ideal LMS. LMS Rubric : This rubric (template) from Longsight, Inc.
Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Laptop Illustration
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
My guess is that some of the most common screen elements in elearning courses are computer monitors. They’re nice to use because contextually they fit elearning. Here’s a quick mockup of how you could use the laptop image in an elearning course.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report
AUGUST 29, 2007
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.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems
JULY 10, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, July 10, 2007 e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems e-Learning Guild presentation on Synchronous Learning Systems hosted by Steve Wexler, Karen Hyder, and Karl Kapp.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild 2009 Salary Report
JANUARY 7, 2009
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, January 07, 2009 eLearning Guild 2009 Salary Report Check out the 2009 salary report from the eLearning Guild. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions
APRIL 3, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, April 03, 2007 eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions As Ive mentioned here before, Im extremely excited about attending the upcoming eLearning Guild event here in Boston. And Im even excited to work my booth -- althought that wont be my primary responsibility -- as the resident instructional designer, my job isnt selling, its learning.
Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
The eLearning Guild had come up with a report 1 that lists the most desired features in rapid e-learning courseware authoring software. The eLearning Guild reported that authoring tool users were seeking a few audio capabilities in authoring tools such as: Embedding audio files.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs
MAY 4, 2007
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.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Inspiration
NOVEMBER 5, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, November 05, 2007 Instructional Design Inspiration As I mentioned last week , Im in the midst of designing my first custom eLearning course in quite awhile. What movers and shakers have inspired me to design differently? Schones Engaging Interactions for ELearning. Where do you look for instructional design inspiration?
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers
JANUARY 7, 2008
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate. I am encouraged to innovate the design that also fits my tools.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event Take Home Point #1
APRIL 18, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 18, 2007 eLearning Guild Event Take Home Point #1 Last Thursday night after the eLearning Guild event, I was fortunate to have dinner with a small group of eLearning professionals -- a diverse group coming at the industry from lots of different angles. Templates. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!
A Year’s Worth of Free E-Learning Assets
JANUARY 3, 2012
To ease your burden, I put together a list of all of the posts from 2011 where I shared free elearning assets. Free E-Learning Templates. Here’s a Noteworthy PowerPoint Template (and It’s Free!). Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Font.
JULY 5, 2011
eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Free eLearning. I am employed as an e-Learning Designer in Baltimore, MD. I hold a Master of Arts in Instructional Systems Design from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and have eleven years experience designing and developing e-learning. Future location of eLearning Cyclops. New eBook from the eLearning Guild - "58 Tips for. template.
Stop creating, selling, and buying garbage!
JANUARY 12, 2012
I was thinking today (on my plod around the neighborhood) about how come we’re still seeing so much garbage elearning (and frankly, I had a stronger term in mind). One of the causes is unenlightened designers. There are lots of them, for lots of reasons: trainers converted, lack of degree, old-style instruction, myths, templates, the list goes on. You know, it’s not like one dreams of being an instructional designer as a kid. design strategy
Top Tools for Online Teaching
JUNE 28, 2013
Articulate Studio is a tool for authoring eLearning course materials, and the company keeps a blog that updates on happenings concerning education and how it ties into technology. SmartBuilder is a suite of point-and-click authoring tools for elearning courses. eLearning Guild.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Women, Gaming & the Guild Master Ceiling
SEPTEMBER 12, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Women, Gaming & the Guild Master Ceiling This post is an addendum to my first review of Karl Kapps book, Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos for Learning.
A Look Back at 9 Years of Blogging - Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
AUGUST 22, 2014
It started with an unassuming welcome message , on a very plain, boring blogger template. Tuesday, August 23, 2005 Welcome Thanks for stopping by Corporate eLearning Development. Also, by then I was busy programming the DevLearn Conference & Expo for The eLearning Guild.
Top 10 Cost-Saving Tips from the Latest eLearning Guild Report
AUGUST 25, 2014
The eLearning Guild recently released a great eBook full of helpful cost-saving tips for e-Learning development called <em>The eLearning Guild’s 75 Tips to Reduce eLearning Costs. </em>The </li> <li><strong>Create reusable training</strong> Design your training in a way that can be easily updated and used for multiple training scenarios whenever possible.</li>
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Guild Content Authoring Research Report
MAY 31, 2006
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 31, 2006 E-Learning Guild Content Authoring Research Report Research report by the e-Learning Guild. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! ► March (11) eLearning Geeks on Spring Break and New Skills for.
Free e-Learning books
NOVEMBER 14, 2010
Designing Successful e-Learning by Michael Allen ( Only Chapter 7: Designing Outside The Box) "While its target audience is instructional designers, this book should also be required reading for all training managers seeking guidelines on implementing world-class training.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Design Lively Elearning with Action Mapping
MARCH 4, 2009
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, March 04, 2009 Design Lively Elearning with Action Mapping Cathy Moore has just announced the release of her eLearning Blueprint. Looks like a really useful tool for helping map out an eLearning project. This slideshow gives you a peek into the approach: Design Lively Elearning with Action Mapping View more presentations from Cathy Moore.
25 More Free Display Graphics for Your E-Learning Courses
OCTOBER 11, 2011
In a previous post, I share 15 free display graphics that are commonly seen in elearning courses. One of the things I love about the elearning community is the willingness to share. Download the PowerPoint template here. Hope you enjoy the free graphics and PowerPoint templates.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Network Instructional Designers Survey
MARCH 23, 2009
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, March 23, 2009 eLearning Network Instructional Designers Survey As Instructional Designers, it appears were a wide-ranging lot. Not only do we do instructional design, but we also do a whole lot of other stuff. Clive Shepherd tweeted about a survey recently done by the eLearning Network , a non-profit eLearning community based out of the UK.
Celebrating 5 years of Raptivity : Form is Temporary, Class is Timeless
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
FEBRUARY 13, 2011
As we celebrate 5 successful and growing years of Raptivity , the world's first and leading rapid interactivity building tool for eLearning creators, it gives me and the team at Harbinger Group immense joy and a sense of fulfillment.