Mind the gap

Learning with e's

I was invited to do a Google Hangout video interview ahead of the Reform Symposium online event last week. Minding the gap was one of my key messages in the interview. My view is that there is also a gap - a perceptual gulf - between what teachers intend and what students expect.

Everything You Should Know About Agile eLearning Before Investing

Your Training Edge

The greatest difference between agile eLearning and other processes of eLearning development is that it is comprised of inputs from numerous stakeholders such as trainers and learners, and is regularly associated with delivery of usable results.

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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?

What is SaaS LMS? Everything You Need to Know

ProProfs

Add to that, online classrooms , educational path planning, and automatic learner reports that make SaaS-based LMSs valuable. This blog post sheds light on everything you need to know about this platform. Learners don’t need to sign in every time they need access to a course.

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! Brent’s background: What I am: 15+ yr learning professional, lifelong learner, player, consumer. How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? What’s coming down the pike so we can prepare our learners for them?

Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

And if you don’t yet offer CEUs, what should you know before you take the plunge? People often seek continuing education to earn or maintain a professional license. On the other hand, those seeking professional licenses expect to pay for continuing education.

Talented Learning: Greatest Hits of 2015

Talented Learning

We’ll do our best to continue honoring that trust by providing information and advice that helps you make better business decisions about learning technology. We don’t aim to find holes or gaps based on arbitrary standards. When you experience a good one, you know it.

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: Profiles of a Twentysomething and a Fiftysomething Learner

Learning Visions

Friday, June 22, 2007 Profiles of a Twentysomething and a Fiftysomething Learner In the fact-gathering phase for an e-Learning strategy project I am working on, I have the fun task of interviewing a whole bunch of potential end-users. 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.

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

Learning Visions

So youve got some great ideas on how to make your content more engaging , how to get the learner into the flow. But what do you do when the content itself is just plain boring? Admit to the learner upfront that the content may be dry. Sell the course to the learner.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Informal Learning -- Getting Learners to Ask the Right Questions

Learning Visions

Thursday, February 22, 2007 Informal Learning -- Getting Learners to Ask the Right Questions In a post on informal learning by Ray Sims (thanks to Tony ), he lists out a whole bunch o good things "to do on behalf of increasing informal learning aligned with company strategy and goals." The biggest question I have is how do organizations ensure that the right content is in all the right places? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Tip #23: Karmic Learning with Twitter

Learning Visions

Monday, May 18, 2009 eLearning Tip #23: Karmic Learning with Twitter You probably already know that Twitter is the 140-character microblogging platform. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

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

Learning Visions

Friday, November 02, 2007 Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID? If youre working as an instructional designer, do you have an advanced degree? What do you think counts more? Clive says, "I must confess I dont really care how someone has acquired their knowledge of the subject, but I do care whether they are constantly striving to do a better job." Besides, he told me, I didnt have a degree in ID, so obviously I didnt know anything.

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 The Learning Landscape (how the learning experience goes): Learning Intervention (Learner Learns) Performance Situation (Learner Retrieves, Learner Applies) Learning Outcome (Learner Fulfillment, Organization gets Learning Results) Question : ID creates course on threshing and grinding, but only presents objections on threshing. They do.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

Do you use audio on every slide because the client says people will think its broken if you dont? Weve taken this up before and many of us IDs know the strategies for using audio most effectively by now. We know to avoid narrating text word for word, for instance.

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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. Kept thinking of Dorothy Parker: "The book fills a well-needed gap."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Strategies?

Learning Visions

What instructional strategies do you use to make your content more memorable and engaging? Strategies that help learners connect with and remember the content. Do you ever develop a mnemonic for a custom course? I dont know if Ive ever done that. Let me know.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Debunking the Learning Styles Myth As you may know, Ive been on a focused mission to better understand so-called learning styles and their place -- or not -- in e-Learning. In such practices, the instructional material may illustrate concepts, presumably the complex ones, in different ways, leading learners to form multiple representations. I prefer to get the big picture view first, and often a diagram or metaphor will do that for me.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DIY vs. Formal Learning

Learning Visions

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 DIY vs. Formal Learning DIY Learning (Do-it-Yourself) is the term of the week, it seems. Elliot Masies most recent Learning Trends newsletter leads with the headline "DIY: Do It Yourself Trends". He quotes an article by Dion Hinchcliffe in ZD Net in which Dion states, The idea of DIY (Do It Yourself) is to get developers and IT departments out of the demand loop and letting users self-service themselves. What do you think?

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? Poll: Do you play any of these? Do they want to keep playing? What do players know about the teaching topics. Then do a post-test.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Wheres Your Center? Whos Your Master?

Learning Visions

Are you being content centric or learner centric ? And probably killed a learner or two in the process, if they even bothered to stick with it. Learner Centric Solutions This is what were all striving for, right? That course that meets the needs of the learner.

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. Something like 60-70% of the learners preferred the rough version, created by the expert. And create content that learners will trust. This past year we started doing more video interviews with SMEs using Flip cameras over the XL1.

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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?

Megatrends in MOOCs: #1 Adoption at Corporate Universities

Your Training Edge

Corporate universities are distinct from training departments and traditional universities in that they focus more on helping an organization achieve its mission rather than specifically on helping individual employees do their jobs better. How do MOOCs fit in with corporate universities?

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Megatrends in MOOCs: #3 Updating the Competency-Based Training Model

Your Training Edge

However, although students have been scrambling to get their degrees, employers are experiencing an unprecedented gap between the skills they need and the skills their employees have. senior executives reported a workforce skills gap.

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Things You Must Consider Before Selecting an eLearning Company

Hurix Digital

Studying past training outcomes can help in identifying and bridging the gaps in skills or knowledge and make learning more relevant. Your needs analysis should help you address the following questions: What problems, challenges or skill/knowledge gaps does your eLearning seek to overcome?

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

Learner Needs. At this stage you will likely come across some gaps and open questions. Now it is time to find the answer to those gaps so you have a full understanding of how each of the potential solutions will match your needs. Undisclosed licensing fees.

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eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

We also think that extended enterprise LMS solutions will allow corporations to expand training opportunities and license to external, third-party audiences. Seat license models even change without a captive audience.

How to Make Online Learning Easy for First-Time eLearners

CourseArc

Making the transition from traditional textbook learning and instructor-led classroom courses to the strange new world of online learning can be a daunting challenge – especially for first-time online learners who’ve never had to navigate a digital learning interface before.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All The Worlds A-Twitter

Learning Visions

After reading Jane Harts article Understanding Todays Learner , I realized Id better be walking the talk and trying out all the hot new "learning" tools. That sort of freaked me out and I momentarily panicked -- how do I reply back and just how did they find me so fast? (oh, Not a bad start-up time, if I do say so myself. I know that Karyn Romeis has a cold. I know people consolidate and slim down ( Brent , for instance), but Im not sure Im ready for that challenge.

How to Offer CPE Credits & Compliance Training Online (2020 Guide)

learnWorlds

Professionals all across the globe are constantly trying to keep up with an ever-expanding skill set required to be able to do their job effectively. In a way, accreditation becomes a career enhancement tool that offers your students the right equipment to do great in their professional lives.

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.

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

Talented Learning

They’re digging deep with robust CRM data , marketing automation platforms and ecommerce strategies that target profitable learner segments, drive new revenue streams and maximize the lifetime value of every relationship. Whatever you do, don’t wait to make a move.

10 Questions to Consider When Selecting A Custom eLearning Content Provider

Obsidian Learning

For example, an instructor-led course may be supported by an introductory learning video or an advanced online program for those learners needing more information. How do you typically engage subject matter experts (SMEs)? Once development starts, gaps are often identified.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

You invest much of your time getting to know today’s most innovative LMS vendors up-close. I see demos, do my own exploration and speak to clients. As a result, solutions became bulky, expensive, tough to implement and pretty boring for end learners.