Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios

Learning Visions

You might find the right guy to play the role of the client in your story, but there’s only three shots of him and he looks like a goofball in one of them. On Guerilla Design and Video Kineo Top Tips Mass Chapter ISPI November Meeting Instructional Design Questionnaire Interview with Brent Schlenker Kineo Webinar on Webinars! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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E-Learning for Newbies

Janet Clarey

’ joined ASTD, ISPI, e-Learning Guild, went to Masie lab. ASTD ’s Learning Circuits Blog has a monthly ‘Big Question.&# This month it’s: I’m interested in [the field of] eLearning. What should I do first?

Interfacing with Subject Matter Experts

ID Mentors

The effectiveness of Technology-Based Training is dependent on two roles- the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and the Instructional Designer. If you are involved in producing Technology-Based Training, you are probably familiar with these roles. Role of the SME and the Instructional Designer in the Technology-Based Training industry. Given these changes in the nature of training material that is being created, the traditional SME role has also undergone changes.

Making Sparks Fly

Clark Quinn

Last night I did a presentation for the San Diego chapter of ISPI titled ‘making sparks fly’ I used that concept to talk about a couple of my favorite topics: deeper instructional design, and social learning. There’s more: culture, mindset, L&D role, and we touched on that, but in the broader picture, you want to start with social and performance support, only doing formal when you absolutely have to (as it’s dear ).

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The Shoemaker’s Children – How Travel, Training and Social Learning Expand Your Mind


You may be able to attend one of these events with your internal customers, maximizing value and building your role as a valuable partner. Look for similar programs offered by local chapters of ISPI, SHRM and other organizations. International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).


Definition: Metacognition

Kapp Notes

The ISPI's latest journal " Performance Improvement Quarterly" had an article titled "Students' Metacognition During an Engineering Design Project" which was a very interesting read and had a nice section on metacognition. The short definition of Metacognition is "Thinking about Thinking."

How to Avoid These Three Pain Points for Online Learning

Rapid eLearning

Talk with your potential audience and find out where the content comes into play with their daily roles. And of course, participate in your local ATD , ISPI , and STC chapters. The other day someone asked what I thought the three top pain points were for online training or elearning.


“Labels Do Matter” A brief look at IBSTPI Competencies for Instructional Designers

Coffee and Design

Advanced - Present written and oral messages that take into account the type of information being delivered and the diverse backgrounds, roles, and varied responsibilities of the audience.

More Answers to Your E-Learning Questions

Rapid eLearning

While Mike’s video example is simple, it could easily be a role-played scenario with decisions that branch to additional video scenarios. Usually the local ASTD, ISPI, or STC chapters contact me about doing workshops.


Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Dashe & Thomson

This is the International Society for Performance Improvement’s (ISPI’s) Human Performance Technology (HPT) model, with the front-end analysis component highlighted: CLICK TO ENLARGE. Their new role will also require new skills—performing stand-up training and user support.

Getting strategic

Clark Quinn

Charles Jennings pointed out that they layer above her slides to the Learning and Development group was a missing ‘governance’ role, which he’s been thinking about quite a bit. ISPI) would miss the same things it misses.

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Curate versus Create: Making Sense of Off The Shelf


There’s a role for eLearning courses. The initiative is totally free, and backed by the relevant societies (not least ATD, ISPI, Training Industry, and the eLearning Guild). Not as often as they’re used, perhaps, but the ability to get on top of a particular skill at one’s own pace on one’s own time is clearly a valuable opportunity. Thus, we then need to ask the classic question: build or buy?

How to Build an E-Learning Template in 30 Seconds

Rapid eLearning

When building courses, many of you are in the role of instructional designer AND graphic designer. If you’re interested in having a workshop in your area, have your local ISPI or ASTD chapter contact me.

More Than 30 PowerPoint Tips from the PowerPoint Pros!

Rapid eLearning

Learn tips and tricks that help you rethink PowerPoint’s role in your elearning. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. A lot of rapid elearning hinges on PowerPoint. That means your success building courses is influenced by how well you know PowerPoint.

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Rapid eLearning

Learn tips and tricks that help you rethink PowerPoint’s role in your elearning. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. Many elearning developers are working with limited resources. So any time you can find a free solution, you’ve won.

Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Laptop Illustration

Rapid eLearning

Learn tips and tricks that help you rethink PowerPoint’s role in your elearning. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. My guess is that some of the most common screen elements in elearning courses are computer monitors.

7 questions from the University of Wisconsin-Stout ID Program

Clark Quinn

The Human Performance Technology approach (ala ISPI) is a necessary analysis before ADDIE, but it’s too infrequently seen. In a time of increasing change, I think that the new role of higher education will increasingly be to develop the ability to learn. Which could be largely independent of place, but I liked the old role of new and independent mentorship beyond family and community, and always felt that there was a socializing role that university provides.

These Simple Tips Will Help You Build the Right E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Elearning courses play a role in your training initiatives. Learn tips and tricks that help you rethink PowerPoint’s role in your elearning. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. We’re in the middle of beta testing a new product.


First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Presentation - ISPI Los Angeles Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Practical Suggestions: Web 2.0 Update 2/6/2008 based on recent Top eLearning Posts It can be daunting to visit a blog for the first time. The author(s) have been writing individual articles for months or years. This is my attempt to help you get a sense of topics of my blog and find some of the more interesting past articles.

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Three Ways That These 70 Rapid E-Learning Tips Will Help You Build Better Courses

Rapid eLearning

Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning : Social media tools are all the rage, but what’s their role in elearning? November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. I like to keep things simple so I usually package ideas around three key points.


7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

You don’t need to be a graphics artist, but you should know the difference between a bitmap and vector image because they play a role in the quality of what you see on the screen. Learn tips and tricks that help you rethink PowerPoint’s role in your elearning.

3 Simple Ways to Measure the Success of Your E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

The information is good to know and plays a role in things, it’s just that there’s no real performance expectation tied to it. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. Whenever I travel I like to spend some time hanging out with blog readers to answer questions.

Get an E-Learning Job with these Simple Tips

Rapid eLearning

Eventually my role as an MVP created the opportunity to join Articulate full time to do what I’m doing now. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. I’ve been on the road quite a bit this year. One of the most frequent questions I get is how to find an elearning job.

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Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

ISPI) would miss the same things it misses. believe it is important for everyone, especially those in teaching or training roles, to develop critical thinking skills. Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010. Another great month for eLearning content.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 11-13, 2012 International Congress of Quality Management in Education and Training Systems : Role of Good Practices and Prospective Studies in Improving the Quality of Education Systems, 9 th , Rabat, Morocco. Clayton R.

Rethinking conferences

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Conference attendance have played a vital role in our professional development. When I signed up for Spaces for Interaction: An Online Conversation about Improving the Traditional Conference , I didn’t appreciate how timely the topic would become.