The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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Moodle Cute Repository

Moodle Journal

More specifically, it extends the functionality of the IMS Repository system originally developed by Alton College, UK. IMS (Instructional Management Standards) Global Learning Consortium is an international body which aims to set standards for interoperability between learning systems. The specific standards involved in this case are the IMS Content Packaging Standards.

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Hike: How Free Offline Messaging Works

Origin Learning

With the coming of affordable 2G and 3G networks for mobiles , it is like we have been hardwired to Instant Messaging (IM) on our phones. In fact, IM applications have evolved to provide much more than simple text-and-emoticon messaging. There is hardly any other free messaging app that brings traditional SMS and IM under one roof. First of all, like regular IM apps, Hike to Hike messaging happens over an internet connection.

Why an LMS Needs Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) Functionality


This may sound like small potatoes, but to a busy employee it is significant and will make the difference between an LMS being utilized regularly or not. IMS Global Learning Consortium says, ‘When vendors take advantage of a common approach to interoperability, such as LTI, integrations can be completed considerably faster and at a much lower cost.’

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform

Mark Oehlert

I havent gone very far but I like the sound of this: " OpenLaszlo programs are written in XML and JavaScript and transparently compiled to Flash and, with OpenLaszlo 4, DHTML.The OpenLaszlo APIs provide animation, layout, data binding, servercommunication, and declarative UI. " Im just wondering about the viability of this platform to compete against something like Netvibes and Pageflakes.

Benefits of Custom E-Learning Modules


A chatbot is also referred to as a talkbot, chatterbot, Bot, IM bot, interactive agent, or Artificial Conversational Entity. Further customization is achieved by localization of the content so that it sounds better and closer to a particular linguistic group, for example. E-learning has become an important part of the corporate life in many businesses. It helps train new and current employees and enhances productivity and retention.

Assistive Technology: Creating new possibilities for Differently Abled Learners


So be it learning material in Word or PDF, discussions on a forum or even emails or IMs – with text-to-speech converters, learners can access it all. Sound amplification tools heighten the audio element of the learning content. Other alerting tools use flashing lights or icons to signal users instead of the usual sounds – to catch the focus of the hearing impaired learners. Technology has changed the way learning is created and consumed in the 21 st century.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All The Worlds A-Twitter

Learning Visions

Like Tracy Hamilton , Im enjoying the endless thought streams. Im having fun hearing the stream of peoples activities and thoughts ("ambient intimacy"), but is that all there is to it? I know people consolidate and slim down ( Brent , for instance), but Im not sure Im ready for that challenge. Im cammybean on Twitter. Im aware that SOMEONE is fighing a cold, but cant always remember who that was. Im still not sure how it fits me.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jott This Blog

Learning Visions

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Jott This Blog I havent had so much time lately to blog, as this project Im working on has been quite grueling. I find my best time for thinking up excellent blog entries is late at night when Im lying in bed. That is, of course, if Im even awake after the kids have finally fallen asleep. Now Im trying to maximize my time on the drive to work. Things Im learning: I have to talk much more slowly. Otherwise Jott doesnt get what Im saying.

Sigh.will someone in Learning/Training Field Just Please Rip This Off?

Mark Oehlert

Look to where your people are already using tools, maybe as pedestrian as IM. A corporate chatbot, chiling as that may sound at first blush, could be a natural and non-threatening way for people to interact with a ton of information. OK so seriously. We've stopped using Learning Objects right? Cause they're about as real as mean unicorns. Now, as an industry, let's get into some serious theft. Saw this article in TechCrunch , about Google firing up chatbots again. .

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

Learning Visions

Me: Im an instructional designer. Im sort of distracted by the naked boy who just ran by (not mine). Instructional Designer just sounds too vague/technical. billbrandon had this comment on Twitter: I usually just tell em Im a writer. I usually start out by saying "Im an E-Learning author" – if whoever Im talking to then has little question marks in his/her eyes, I add that I develop computer learning programs for companies.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

I think we need to be careful that we dont become elitists, thinking that as trained ID, we are the only source for sound instruction. But Im not sure I can get people to hold their answers back. Sorry Tony, but Im going to jump into the conversation now. Dont worry though; Im sure Ill still have more to say if you do this for the Big Question for February. Im on a smaller team though, so we are basically the "one-stop shop."

5 Reasons to Get Started with Office 365


This tool will help you connect with colleagues and customers with a range of communication tools from video conferencing to email and IM to social networking. Microsoft Office 365 is sounding pretty nice, isn’t it? So you’re planning a vacation, but a pressing project comes up with a deadline the week after. You’re up to your ears in work and don’t know when you’ll find the time to care of everything on your to-do list. Don’t panic—Office 365 is here to help!

The Art of the 30-Minute Meeting


We discussed it in the halls, we sent IMs and emails to each other, and we snickered while the boss rambled on for 20 minutes about how hard he’d been working on that critical, can’t fail, top-priority, all-hands-on-deck, it-is-what-it-is, drop-everything-else-you’re-doing-to-help-him-impress-the-VP project that no one seems to understand. Do our long updates help make our tasks sound more important and more involved than they really are?

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A developer’s reflection on learning the LTI standard

Rustici Software

If this sounds interesting and your organization is considering adding support for LTI, there’s a few things to consider.

Learning Developments: I'm not yet Captivated by Lectora

Learning Developments

Jan 13, 2009 Im not yet Captivated by Lectora Im putting together a self-paced web-based training course for how to order textbooks using a PeopleSoft application. Im using Lectora to develop a SCORM package that will eventually be imported and used in the LMS. For now, Im focusing on the Captivate integration. This may be a better route but Im still trying to get this to work.

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5 Reasons to Get Started with Office 365


This tool will help you connect with colleagues and customers with a range of communication tools from video conferencing to email and IM to social networking. Microsoft Office 365 is sounding pretty nice, isn’t it?

Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.

Dashe & Thomson

Sounds a lot like software engineering and implementation. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good. View all posts by Jolene → ← The Sound of Silence Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning? Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an Engineering Background?

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Features include social with profiles, inbox, e-mail notification, file storage aka file repository, SCORM, course authoring tool, supports IMS, QTI, assessment tool, announcements, backup manager, blogs, polls, analytics and I could go on. . #4 The name sounds like a song you would sing as a good on your pogo stick. Everyone loves free, especially with software.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design and Market Sector Differences

Learning Visions

Based on comments, it sounds like an advanced degree is a requirement more so if youre working in the academic sector. Im guessing youre designing online distance learning courses. Im in the weird place of for-profit education, which really has characteristics of both market sectors. Having just a bachelors degree seems to be fine as long as you arent working directly for the universities (Im not sure about K-12 online).

Cisco - Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

This sounds a bit like IBM's innovation jams which have been very successful in generating ideas and discussion across the organization. This sounds similar to what Intel did with Intelpedia - which has been really great at providing support across a wide cross section of activities at Intel. Soon it will show whether a person is reachable by, say, office phone, cell, IM, or telepresence, and offer a one-click connection.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

It sounds like Weejee is growing quickly with Ian and Tracy at the helm, but they too are frustrated with the slow adoption of informal learning.

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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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10 Tips for Successful Webinars

360 Training

Prior to the event, work with a friend or colleague and try out equipment to see which of your options sounds best, from a land line telephone to computer software with voice over IP (VoIP). Turn off email, IM, and social alerts. Instructors, lecturers, and subject matter experts: Get your next webinar off to a great start by following these quick rules—and by using 360training’s free webinar tools ! Do a system check prior to the event.

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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. Okay, Im stunned there are so many INTJs here since as a general rule, INTJs are only about 5% of population (Im guessing here). Im an INTJ and it says my blog is an ESTP. Given we dont know how it works, Im going to dismiss that information as a bit of fun. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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. 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. Sounds a little like an expert system or even just a simple business rules engine.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Making Six Sigma Training Fun

Learning Visions

Cammy: Although I like to think Im good-humored, I am leery of "humor" or "fun" (scare quotes are deliberate) injected into training like salt water into a frozen turkey. That said, I think the rubber duck idea sounds great. Im glad youre on board with my ducks! Im particularly thrilled with using scenarios (naturally :). Thats the message Im getting from all of you.and I hope you can do the same in your spheres!

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

Learning Visions

Im curious what other folks experiences has been. Im so happy to see you post this up. Im struggling with this right now. Im not on to trying to source another college or university to try out. I fill a support role and bide my time trying to finish a degree Im not really interested in. When my contract is up at the college Im highly unlikely to re-sign. bide my time trying to finish a degree Im not really interested in."

The Temporary Staffing Revolution | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

I liked the sound of that. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend Tags: marketing , sales , temporary staffing About Paul Im the director of sales and marketing at Dashe & Thomson.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): An Experiment, A Blog-a-thon and a Tip Jar

Mark Oehlert

My solution to resolving this could be to do something like declaring " bookmark bankruptcy " but I dont feel like doing that; instead, Im going to hold a blog-a-thon. I do much better when Im under public pressure so Im putting myself under the gun to produce between 5 and 10 blog posts a day for the next 30 days. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Happy Birthday U.S.!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Smell of Books

Learning Visions

Which I think sounds like a good thing. Great post, Cammy and Im completely with you on loving the physical feel of a good book. Not that Im advocating the end of the book--Im not--but I think that we are actually gaining certain kinds of knowledge and information with our digital versions. link] I hope that Im wrong. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life and Gaming Poll Results

Learning Visions

Im also interested in the results of the poll question I asked, " Are you a Gamer? Again, not statistically significant Im sure. 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. And, as I mentioned to Brent, I think the idea of an newbie SL gathering -- or at least a more regular gathering of elearning types in SL sounds great!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

My current business card says Im a "Manager of Instructional Design". I thought multimedia sounded pretty glamorous. And now Im here -- "Manager of Instructional Design." But at this point, Im here to stay. If youd like to learn more about what Im doing these days, check out my current job description. My point is this: I dont think Im that unusual. Im one of the unfortunate ones with a actual honest to goodness Masters Degree in EdTech.

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

Learning Visions

Im concerned that women will be excluded if such a focus is put on gaming skills -- or at least the gamer label. Im just raising some questions. I guess Im saying the focus should be less on "gaming" and more on use of new technology (social networking sites, gadgets, etc.) Im thoroughly Gen Y at heart, according to this test: [link] But I bought the Sims 2 months ago and still havent even installed it.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

I don’t mean to sound dated, but sometimes I use the type of software that installs on my hard drive rather than an online application. You can also paste the video into an IM chat, email or Twitter. It installs easily and the sound quality is good. And every so often, some great software comes along that saves time and frustration and can be downloaded for free.

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

Learning Visions

Im still a really hands-on person. Or maybe Im just too lazy and poor. Now, Im not linking to John just because he is full of praise of me (which is nice and somewhat embarrassing, I must admit.), Citing academic theory makes it sound like you are putting more effort into it than "I dunno - this just made sense. Im with you, Maria! An inquiry class Im taking takes me into the mind of Sherlock Holmes. That sounds more up my alley.

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

Learning Visions

Yup - sounds like my life these days. Oh, except Im the developer and audio engineer too. And Im "lucky" enough to have access to the software. Im wondering if theres anything better out there. The balance im trying to strike right now is to create something engaging and more interactive while remaining agile enough to deliver within a timeline clients will pay for. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: In Loving Memory of My Father

Learning Visions

Oh Cammy, Im so sorry. Cammy, Im so sorry to hear about your father. And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home." Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 20, 2008 In Loving Memory of My Father Captain Robert M. Morrison (USN Ret.)

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Project Ever

Learning Visions

Im not disconcerted, though probably youre wreaking havoc with administrative systems. Im grateful to Baby Girl that she came a couple days early. As you know, Im a big fan of baby girls! It sounds like you all are very happy! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, May 22, 2008 Best Project Ever A baby girl. Born on Sunday. Yes, ahead of schedule by a few days! No name yet.

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

Learning Visions

Barry Sampson responds, [This approach] presupposes that the templates are instructionally sound in the first place: In reality I doubt that any templated approach is likely to be instructionally sound. My response to Barry, hmmm.well I suppose I agree that a template, in and of itself, can not be instructionally sound. Once the storyboard was created, the lead instructional designer reviewed it, fine-tuning things to create an "instructionally sound" experience.