Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im getting emotional about e-Learning!

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Im getting emotional about e-Learning! 3) [Clark, Im interested to hear more of your thoughts on learning styles as you alluded to them here]. Given that the emotional element is relevant then Im with Clark Quinn here. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Are you emotional about your e-Learning? Do you understand what tapping into that emotional component means?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

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). Im not a big theory person. Im much more into practical application. Im not saying that these theories are right or wrong -- but they get tossed about and referred to with great relish by some in the industry. Im not a big theory person.

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Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

Resources authored in eXe can be exported in IMS Content Package, SCORM 1.2, or IMS Common Cartridge formats or as simple self-contained web pages. JelSim The JeLSIM Builder toolkit is a FREE toolkit for producing educational simulations. eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. The answer is simple.

How to Boost eLearning Productivity with 10 EdTech Online Tools

eLearning Brothers

A task-management tool is a necessary addition to every online learner’s toolkit. You can access your email, SMS, and IM reminders from one place. Julie Petersen is a tutor and a blogger who features the latest career and educational trends in her articles. At the moment, she is working on her first eBook dedicated to online learning. You may see Julie’s latest publications and contact her via LinkedIn.

Workplace well-being ideas: 23 companies share their mental health initiatives

TalentLMS

Employee burnout, low morale, work-life (im)balance. While Dentaly has created a mental health toolkit that includes a curated list of online resources and links to support groups and employee assistance programs.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting an Informal M.Ed

Learning Visions

For various reasons, Im not going to go back to school to get a Masters Degree in instructional design. But I firmly believe that this journey Im on is giving me the experience and educational equivalent (if not better) than a formal M.Ed. 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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Job Description

Learning Visions

So, what do I do if Im not doing that? Im not such an anal person, so this isnt my favorite thing in the world. And Im really excited about the project Im working on. Im sure its not an insult, but I just dont think Id be so comfortable having that on my business card :) 9:03 AM ahsigmon said. How about VP, Interactive Learning, which is, from what I can tell, a combination of instructional design and interactive design, but Im still trying to sort that out.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

Im struck by why I find this topic so interesting. And on that note, I think Im pretty much done now with my learning styles assignment. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. As a practical person, I tend to avoid theory.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogging is the new Graduate School

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 Blogging is the new Graduate School Im not the only one getting an informal masters degree out here. Now Im not at the beginning of my career and Id like to think that I have some expertise.if Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. In a guest post on the Brazen Careerist, Ryan Healy writes, "maybe blogging is the new graduate school."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brain Plasticity & Cognitive Abilities

Learning Visions

Im a believer in this stuff. So I have no expertise in this area -- and perhaps this is really just a note to self to look into this topic more -- but Im just wondering how brain plasticity relates to the recent NIH study out that claims that cognitive ability is mostly developed by adolescence (found via Jay Cross ). Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

MARY TTS comes with toolkits for quickly adding support for new languages and for building unit selection and HMM-based synthesis voices. News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

I usually lunge for the mute button, but often I still have to wait for the now-silent narration to finish before Im allowed to move on. Im with you. I think Im still hung up a bit on feeling the need to have some text representation on the screen to reinforce the audio and provide a point of reference -- even when theres an animation on the screen. Of course, this is all just my unfounded and profoundly biased opinion (Im very very visual).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Im interested in your background -- it sounds like your experience is in the classroom. Im definitely not saying to throw out the baby or the bathwater here. Im coming at it more from the e-Learning perspective. Im trying to sort this all out in my own wee brain here. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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

Learning Visions

If youre providing SMEs with the templates, Im not sure theyll be altering them. Im not saying there is no place for templates (honestly!), So what Im saying is, we can work with SMEs -- use templates as a starting point -- and still hope to create good learning experiences. Im getting a lot out of the conversation. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Whee! We got Wii!

Learning Visions

Im definitely hooked -- you might say, "immersed" or "addicted". Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Whee! We got Wii! My son just turned 4. He is blessed with an indulgent grandmother. Because he seems to like gaming, she got him a Wii for his birthday. Dont ask me how -- and I dont even want to know how much she paid for it.) My son "games" by watching us grownups play.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Started in Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Im a writer and a schmoozer. A few months ago, I started compiling a reading list at Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit. Im sorry its taken me so long to get back to you on your question about Instructional Designers here in the US. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

The latter is slowly gaining speed, which is an advantage to LMS vendors who have a CAT in their own product – which is SCORM,PENS/IMS compliant. Seems logical, especially since it is a necessary tool in any content authoring toolkit for end users. The data is in, the results are interesting and the competition is growing. What does it all mean?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Can we throw away e-Learning?

Learning Visions

Maybe Im smart enough that I would have said that anyway.but maybe not. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, May 15, 2007 Can we throw away e-Learning? Check out this guest post by Ryan Healy just in at the Brazen Careerists blog: " Twentysomething: Throw away e-Learning ". Heres one end-users take on e-Learning as a boring waste of time; a choice made by companies who really dont value their employees.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Humble Learning Moment

Learning Visions

Im pretty skeptical of learning styles stuff, frankly (and justifiably). Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Saturday, May 05, 2007 Humble Learning Moment File this one under the challenging of outdated theories and assumptions. Ive been reading e-Learning and the Science of Instruction (2003) by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic

Learning Visions

Im going to spend some time looking into this product more. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, May 04, 2007 New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic Another new rapid e-Learning tool, this from Epic (UK).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Multi Generational Learning in the Workplace

Learning Visions

The Connected Worker 21st century knowledge worker/learner "Im only as good as my network." use these tools for social -- they dont have these in their learning toolkit. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Multi Generational Learning in the Workplace My notes may be spotty here.eating and twittering. Brandon Hall: Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace webinar with Janet Clarey.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

Almost every blog post adds a trick to my toolkit! News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/21/2010 The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs After a long research, I have created a list of the most updated and popular e-learning blogs regarding e-learning. I encourage you to click on the links below and read the posts you find that match your interests and needs.

LIVE BLOG - Craig Weiss 'eLearning 2020' Seminar

Unicorn Training

But do orgs want enterprise tools or a toolkit of simple best of breed? CW - Im not really seeing 3D as a big thing. Live updates throughout the day from Craig Weiss' 'eLearning 2020' Seminar at The Kia Oval. The End! eLearning Age's Clive Snell wrapping up the day - "Craig, fantastic input, fantastic views, we love the controversy and we hope to you again very soon!" Breakout discussions Round Up: LMS Personalisation of learning experience - ties in with chunking nicely.