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! hosted by Training Magazine Network. ** Disclaimers: “I am not a marketer or a game developer.&# (Although he plays a LOT of games). When he listens to game developers talk, feels like they’re in the learning prof.

How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

Talented Learning

Do a stellar job of educating their members, and. Our members are state-licensed doctors with board certifications they must maintain. However, because our portfolio has grown organically, we know there are gaps. What are their peers doing?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games

Learning Visions

Thursday, April 09, 2009 Building Better Learning Games Interested in building casual games for your learners? Focus on casual video games. Poll: Do you play any of these? Solitaire 92%, Tetris 75%, Bejeweled 47%, Peggle 7%, Diner Dash 13%) These are all casual games.

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

Learning Visions

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. But very few of them were/are active game players and, as a rule, did not consider themselves gamers.

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! Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

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

Learning Visions

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 Video Games, Tire Swings and Learning My almost six-year old son LOVES video and computer games: Wii, Nintendo 64, computer, my iPod Touch. Son was struggling with a certain game for quite a while. Video games. I know my kids very well.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

Learning Visions

Ive been involved in I dont know how many training modules, ranging from the overly long to the shorter chunked variety. Remember, all I do is online, self-paced eLearning). What have you been doing in the software training world of late? Cammy, thanks for doing this!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Stress

Learning Visions

If youve read my current job description , you know that I do a lot of other things for this small company. Ive spent a lot of time in the past year thinking about ID, connecting with other training and eLearning professionals, reading books, learning about better ways of doing eLearning. And now Ive actually got to do some better eLearning myself. You can do this. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life and Gaming Poll Results

Learning Visions

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Second Life and Gaming Poll Results I dont claim to be a researcher, nor can I claim that the results of polls conducted on this site are in the least bit statistically significant. What do you think? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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

Learning Visions

Friday, January 30, 2009 Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"? Is the degreed-ID the department manager and not doing any actual design work? You need to know how to work with other groups and meet their needs." And lord knows that the battalions of MBAs in the financial industry havent heaped up laurels lately.) Six Sigma) could in theory do well, and perhaps nudge a too-comfortable, old-school training department out of its comfort zone.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Are You A Gamer?

Learning Visions

Posted by Cammy Bean at 10:41 AM Labels: gaming , karl kapp 14comments: Alex said. I find games as addictive as programming so I avoid both like the plague. Im not sure how I got into games.but I think it had something to do with PONG. I do a LOT of dancing, I have to admit.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Network Instructional Designers Survey

Learning Visions

Not only do we do instructional design, but we also do a whole lot of other stuff. use authoring tools (55%) do graphic design (41%) do testing (55%) [me too!] Now, granted there had only been 30 respondents at the time of the post, but the results do show the breadth of talents and skills that are required of IDs these days. I have been doing a lot more ID work in the past year, in addition to all that other stuff!) What do you do on that list?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help!

Learning Visions

A high level overview for learning and development types who dont actually use the tools, but want to know whats out there, when you might use it, and some of the pros and cons. Do you know of another tool besides adobe connect for creating an on demand module that has the webcam/video locked in the upper corner while having a ppt. Hey Danielle -- I just asked my network and came back with this tool: Zentation [link] Don't know anything beyond that.

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

Learning Visions

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? What else can you do really?

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

Learning Visions

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Community in Second Life: Renaissance Island

Learning Visions

Friday, August 24, 2007 Building Community in Second Life: Renaissance Island As you know, Ive been trying to walk-the-talk and experiment a bit with Second Life, role my virtual sleeves up and see what all the fuss is about. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Objectives -- How Some of them Work

Learning Visions

Help organizations to bridge the gap between research on learning and reality.) Instructional Objectives for Learner: Table of contents objectives (these are the things were going to teach you) Performance Objectives (this is what youll do.) Do you use focusing objectives? Research shows prequestions do work. We all know that people mostly just click through a learning objective page of text bullets (theyve been overused). They do. United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a Gamer 3.0!

Learning Visions

If youve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that Ive been really into the whole topics of gamers -- who is, who isnt, and should we even use that term? Now a few of Karl Kapps students "(Nicole Clark, Heather Gee, Aaron Kennelly and David Robbins) have created a fun little assessment tool called Gamer Rater that helps you determine what level of gamer you are according to Games, Gadgets and Gizmos for Learning. Go on, play the game. United States License.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Bloggers New Polling Tool

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Bloggers New Polling Tool As you may know, Ive been playing around with Polls on this blog. If you havent responded to those polls, please click on the links here and do so!) The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Started in Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Ill share with you what I know and point you in the direction of some great resources where you can learn even more. Ive always had the good fortune to have a team of graphic designers and programmers who do that heavy lifting. In Confessions of an Instructional Designer I share an aha learning moment when I realized just how much I dont know about instructional design. Oh and I saw your post about telling other moms what you do. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Profiles of a Twentysomething and a Fiftysomething Learner

Learning Visions

I love schmoozing and getting to know people, so this is a perfect way for me to spend my work day. I hear about people’s postings on their blog, but to tell you the truth I’m so busy that I don’t have time to do that. If I have time to do that I’d rather be working in my yard. She doesnt know what SecondLife is. Shes taken online continuing education classes to maintain her various professional licenses. Most of the time I do it online.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Free the Learners -- Free the LMS

Learning Visions

But how will we know if they are learning? I reply that it’s the same way we always do: check afterward to see if they’re performing up to expectation. Im mean -- do they really use all that data? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Games for Girls. Games for the Brain Super-Close Google Map Zooms Rock On with e-Learning from ZVEX Informal/DIY Learning: Montessori School for Adul. United States License.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Currently Working On.

Learning Visions

Plenty to do, but not in a frantic way. More just-in-time performance support tools; "hey, how do I do that?" " Most Awesome Project Ever This project kicks ass, if I do say so myself. Game-like program. I think good IDs should know the theories.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life Backlash and Controversy

Learning Visions

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." But perhaps we can do some of the key things (e.g., create a virtual recreation of their museum) theyd like to do using other tools like Flash. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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

Learning Visions

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. Ive sort of done that already today, but I think Ill do it again. Ive got too much of my real work to do to be that organized.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The 60-Minute Masters

Learning Visions

I urge you to do the same. Do you know if this was all built in Articulate or is there added Flash integration? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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

Learning Visions

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 found a number of blogs that had linked to mine without my ever knowing! The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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

Learning Visions

Obviously, thats not my focus so I took Micheles advice and tried to do something from Darens Get Your Blogging Groove Back series. I know, from having looked at my stats at the time and the comments that came in, that these posts seemed to generate some interest. What do you think?

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. This will mean finding ways to reach beyond the confines of what each of us know or what we’ve done. What are we L&D professionals to do?

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. This past year we started doing more video interviews with SMEs using Flip cameras over the XL1. I have also had SMEs, and myself, do the audio piece and the authenticity does help. Lose sight of those things and everything you do is poo.

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Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

How do you look at the interesting shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device, etc.) We are able to more truly capture the learning experience, which gives e-Learning developers and L&D experts the feedback they need to know what works and what doesn’t, and to continue to upgrade and enhance online training content to be as effective as possible. Where do you think the industry is moving?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: College Women on Gamers: They Giggle

Learning Visions

Friday, October 12, 2007 College Women on Gamers: They Giggle I came across this on Wired: Giggling Girls Fail Videogame-Related Quiz , in which college-aged women are asked a series of somewhat spoofy questions on games and gamers. You can read my review of Gadgets, Games & Gizmos for Learning ). Posted by Cammy Bean at 1:11 PM Labels: games , gaming , gender , karl kapp , women 6comments: Cathy Moore said. Thirty-eight percent of game players are women.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Inspiration

Learning Visions

Ive gotten rusty in the practice of ID, although very adept in the research and learning part (and I can talk a pretty good game). Now that Ive been actually doing some writing, Im having to put it all to work. Here are some of specific ideas Ive taken from a few sources that (Im hoping) will help me design a kick-ass course: Chapter 2 of Gadgets, Games & Gizmos for Learning by Karl Kapp. Where do you look for instructional design inspiration?

Open Source LMS: The Free LMS that isn’t Free!

Paradiso

We don’t want to scare you (we know you already are by now!) The good news: You don’t have to pay the licensing fee. You could hire an experienced freelancer, he might do it a little cheaper. You might try doing this in house. SSL for SSO is a different game altogether.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

Whatever you do, don’t wait to make a move. Associations are equipped to bridge this skills gap, but they’re somewhat late to the game. Some systems offer a licensing structure that lets you start small at a very reasonable cost. Licensing structure.