LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

I thought I’d share some of the best “do’s and don’ts” from the recent sessions. The average five-year vendor bid for all licenses and services was $725K. LMS Demo Do’s. ” In LMS speak, doing your homework on the company, their business, fiscal state, business lines, main product, current learning environment, desired future state and using that research throughout the demonstration is akin to sharpening your ax. Don’t defend a perceived product gap.

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). Weve inserted pictures of these characters to give a course more life and interest. What have you been doing in the software training world of late? Cammy, thanks for doing this! watching someone else do their daily tasks using the software) gets to that model point you make.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Online Visual Identity

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 My Online Visual Identity When Michele Martin changed her profile picture the other day, I realized I was a bit disoriented. And I saw how one dimensional our images of our online contacts (and digital friends) can be -- typically based on the same profile picture thats used in countless places. Ive had the same profile picture up for months -- on my blog, in Facebook, MyBlogLog, and now here. I do, indeed, often look like that.

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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. There are generally many ah-ha moments as people understand the why of the rationale folks do things so differently from the way they do. I prefer to get the big picture view first, and often a diagram or metaphor will do that for me. United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: No News

Learning Visions

My official "due date" is not until May 21, but Ive been hoping (as all expectant mothers do), that this is one project that would be delivered a bit early. In the meantime, Ive taken the last week off from work to do things like: hang out with my kids and husband, garden, cook, fold laundry, hang out with my parents, get my teeth cleaned, nap, knit, and various nesting projects. Will you post some pictures for us? Cammy, Thanks for letting us know how you are doing.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design and Market Sector Differences

Learning Visions

In the survey Ive been running, Instructional Designers: Do You Have an Advanced Degree? But even within the corporate market, I know the roles of the instructional designer vary widely. What kinds of programs do you design? Do you have a graduate degree in ID? What do you do? What do you design? Do you have a graduate degree in ID? If "distance learning" means instructor-led online courses to you though, then yes, thats what Im doing.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #1 Adoption at Corporate Universities

Your Training Edge

The goal is to establish an overall picture of the current place of corporate MOOCs, where they are likely headed, and the challenges they may face on the way. 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?

How to Build a Simple Digital Learning Strategy that Works

Litmos

Or do you? The truth is that executing in such an overly simple way will not be the most impactful thing to do. Knowing your organisation’s context and priorities should help drive the right approach to become an agent of value, as well as a cost efficiency driver. If you don’t know which projects in your organisation are the game changers, then you won’t know where learning can potentially have the most impact.

Free L&D webinars for November 2020

Limestone Learning

“ Leaves, tree, red ” by Peng Sun is licensed by Pixabay. This is always a great time of year to stay inside, and we’ve had plenty of encouragement this year to do just that. What a great time to catch up on work and even do a bit of professional development.

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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 need a design agency or at least a designer and a developer to do this for you. You might try doing this in house. But, do you have a Moodle developer in your organization already? It’s just the license cost that isn’t required.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Can do an awful lot with PPT. Use scenarios – apply what you know to make a decision.Ask the learner to take info that’s not clearcut and apply it using a question (in PPT – picture of a farmer and 3 images of “experts&# to ask for advice. Whose advice do you follow?) SMES get married to the content and often lose sight of the bigger picture. Decide who wins the case When you see something you like, try to do it in PowerPoint.

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Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

Each tool clearly has the core features required to create great elearning content (as do Articulate Rise, GomoLearning and others that we’ve reviewed here ). Encompassing a decent range of interactions and control over content output, alongside a vast picture library, production of simple content is achievable. Storyline’s code is customizable, opening up full flexibility… if you have the skill to do so. Overcoming the authoring skills gap.

How to Build a Recurring Revenue WaaS Business with Healer, Course Creator, and WordPress Power User Sally Crewe

LifterLMS

Others in the natural health space took interest in what Sally was doing for her websites, and she created a course that teaches them everything they need to know, from registering a domain name to which plugins they would need. That’s what I should be doing.”

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.) Emerging technologies like the Tin Can/Experience API and software like Lectora® Express LMS – the Easy LMS allow us to paint a more authentic picture of how and when learning is happening through greater tracking of learning, including social and informal learning. Where do you think the industry is moving?

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

Encompassing a decent range of interactions and control over content output, alongside a vast picture library, production of simple content is achievable. Storyline’s code is customizable, opening up full flexibility… if you have the skill to do so. Overcoming the authoring skills gap. We had hired some amazing people who, it turned out, couldn’t fully perform the job they were hired to do using those tools. ”.

How to Find Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates

Rapid eLearning

A good template can fill in the gaps for the novice elearning developer. In that case, it’s good to know what to look for and where to find templates that you can use. I’m not sure about you, but I don’t do too many family PowerPoint presentations. You may not: (i) sell, license, or distribute copies of the media elements by themselves or as a product if the primary value of the product is the media elements…”. I have mixed feelings about templates.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

That’s because each category involves distinctive use cases, technical requirements, professional services and licensing models. For example, when you update a popular product, how can you be sure your most up-to-date training is immediately available to all sales, marketing and customer service staff – as well as customers, suppliers, distributors and others who need to know? Plus, they scale on-demand with usage-based licensing at a predictable cost.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Meeting Face to Face

Learning Visions

When you dont meet someone in person, you still paint a picture of them in your mind. I had to keep staring at each of them hard as I replaced my old pictures. The bonus of so many of the social media tools we use is that our pictures are attached. Its nice to know who youre really talking to. Posted by Cammy Bean at 10:57 AM Labels: me , pictures 6comments: Pete Ritter said. ha Do we undervalue non-verbal communication? United States License.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning

Learning Visions

But I know of few variable cases too: 1. I know of companies who only hire instructional designers and buy Rapid elearning tools and expect the ID to do it all themselves to reduce the cost and over head of hiring graphic designers as well. I hope this gives you a picture that once multi-nationals have entered they have changed the way in which companies work on elearning. Always do. Do watch out, Im very keen to know what people would say.

Free L&D webinars for May 2018

Limestone Learning

" Queen Victoria's Oak Tree, Sandringham " by Andrew Hugget is LICENSED under CC BY-SA 2.0. L&D can’t prove ROI using the same methods other parts of the business do. A concise job aid of best practices for UX, UI, ID, and game design Clear guidelines on what to do—and what not to do—in each quadrant of mobile game design Join the webinar and click here to download the 2018 LEARNING TRENDS REPORT by Sharon Boller. You feel stuck and don’t know what to do.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Thoughts on ASTD

Learning Visions

More on that later, but I do see us at a Tipping Point with the Corporate Moodle. I know you are. Too bad I didn’t get a picture. The reason I missed most of the Beer & Bloggers session (after doing my best to get it organized), is that the crew from Articulate took Kineo out to dinner at Clyde’s. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

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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.) Emerging technologies like the Tin Can/Experience API and software like Lectora® Express LMS – the Easy LMS allow us to paint a more authentic picture of how and when learning is happening through greater tracking of learning, including social and informal learning. Where do you think the industry is moving?

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

Or do you dismiss them because you assume they’re too self-serving? This post stands out because it underscores Bill’s ability to blend big-picture thinking with practical “how-to” details. Accessplanit Managing Director Dave Evans explains what learning professionals should know about the characteristics that set a CRM platform apart from an LMS, and the benefits of using a CRM to support marketing and sales. Licensing and Pricing Guide.

Learning Management System – LMS

Ed App

How much do your employees know about protection in this time of cyber threats and hackers? Often, those in the field know quite a lot about a situation. No matter how much your salespeople know, if they don’t close, it doesn’t matter. Others do better outside in nature.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Of course, no company can do so, but many of them still try. Theyll understand that cultivating loyal users and employees by treating them right so that when they do talk about the company (which they will) theyll have nice things to say. And if a company is getting bad-mouthed, then perhaps they should know it and address the underlying issue. People -- you gotta know who your friends are and watch what you say! The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Free L&D webinars for June 2018

Limestone Learning

Unconnected employees hurt your business when they fail to see the big picture, don’t know how to uncork bureaucratic bottlenecks, and don’t contribute to enterprise-wide results. Experienced facilitators know that even the most beautifully designed, carefully planned sessions can go off the rails. Video has grown quickly with businesses large and small, proving an efficient means to scale existing training activities and enable Learning & Development teams to do more.

Webinar Q&A: Empowering Continuous Learning with the Experience API (xAPI)

Experience API

Activity Providers always need to know who a learner is in order to send the LRS data about that learner, which can either be done by having the learner log into the activity provider, or some kind of launch/single-sign-on process. Questions: Do you need a LMS and a LRS? How do you best see xAPI interfacing with an LMS? Some do include simple reports. How do you remind learners to click the bookmarklet to say they ‘did this’?

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Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

" Mushroom and fern " by Manuel Barroso Parejo is licensed by Unsplash. Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: 9 Things You're Doing Wrong with Video (Free for ATD members) Video has become the de facto medium for delivering employee training at scale. Join Panopto to learn nine things you may be doing the old way, why they're no longer necessary, and how updating your approach to video learning will enable you to maximize its value. Why and What Should You Do?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Reuben on the downside of rapid e-Learning tools: The emergence of "easy-to-use" authoring tools, however, has tempted us to believe that the instructional designer can do it all! In reducing the value of an instructional designer by handing them tools to be lone gunmen, we have created the problem of believing we can replace or eliminate the instructional designer, since our in-house resident experts can do the very same job. Do you think you actually add any value these days? [I

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

In the 90s there were one or two ways to do e-Learning: CDRoms and then the web. Pages and pictures and some sound and we turned the pages and took a test. Anytime a new thing comes out its described as "revolutionary" - its going to change the way we do things. Just like a vending machine, you do it by yourself. Disruptive: What can we do with this new tech that we couldnt do before? Disruptive technologies radically change how we do things.

Top 10 NextGen LMSs for 2015-2016

eLearning 24-7

Lots to get do, so little time or space for that matter. What about vendors who are “nextgen” but still a work in progress – in the sense that they need a tweak here, or a tweak there or what are they doing with that – but otherwise this is very next gen? Then where do you place vendors who have been around but offer the capabilities including more robust statistics? How do I define NextGen? Skill gap?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Will the Real eLearning Industry Please Stand Up?

Learning Visions

– the names we know and associate with eLearning – Jay Cross , Ellen Wagner , Tony Karrer , Brent Schlenker , [insert your name here]. The point is – and I don’t really know what the point is – the point is, that’s a whole heck of a lot of perspectives. Is it a story that's still being written? -- Great post Cammy; sometimes those of us involved are so close to what we do that we can't see the forest for trees.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Day 25 (Go Shopping)

Learning Visions

I like to go to stores where I know the layout. I like to know how long this blog has been around. Do you have any great shopping tips that can be applied to blogging? Do you notice similar patterns in your blogging? My ability to focus or not is simply a matter of my bigger life picture. People wont see a post and know to comment on it, because its not highly rated.Im The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

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

Learning Visions

You never know. Instructional Design: When the Schedule Dictates What You Can Actually Do So how much time do you think we have here for real creative instructional design? I had an interesting discussion with someone about doing the macro of ID (big picture, planning) versus the micro (building as well). Just out of curiosity, what do you use to storyboard your stuff? Depending on what it is, I might do mockups in Word or even build mini prototypes.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

So, how do you set up and manage your recruiting function accordingly? How do you know if your recruiting function is operating on all cylinders? More than half (56%) of surveyed learning leaders say their companies are providing upskilling, reskilling or both—and doing so is strongly tied to better market performance and learning outcomes. You probably know a thing or two about gamification by now. Topics: Why is there is gap between learning and applying?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Theories do not help us to expand our awareness and understanding of learning; they serve to reduce and confine it. I can see how theorists might argue that reading text aloud to the learner addresses multiple "learning styles," but the real-world experience is one of frustration: you want to read ahead but you cant because the narrator reads more slowly than you do. Its also a bad idea if you believe (as I do) that learners should be in control as much as possible.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Personalized Personal Work Learning Environmental World

Learning Visions

Most of what Im doing outside of work these days involves the care and feeding of two small people, ages 2 and 4. Those of you whove done the small child thing know theres not a lot of time for extras, especially if you work full-time. Through watching my kids play with technology tools, I KNOW that things are changing; that e-Learning will be a fact of life for them. But the truth is, I do use some "tools" to manage my personal learning: iGoogle kind of changed my life.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry

Learning Visions

This session will provide big picture of trends in the industry. Can take a lot of resources, but even small companies can do this with right expertise. Saba and Centra) WebEx is partnering with an LMS provider as will Adobe [link] Rapid Development Trend How do you expect the % of informal usage to change over 2 years?" To create good e-learning: 1) Know your audience. 3) Dont let the technology get in the way of what youre trying to do. United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

If all we do is write training material, then perhaps yes. The ID survey on this blog now has over 200 responses: 62% do not have advanced degrees. How much of the pedagogy used by IDs is less to do with learning and more to do with design? What do teachers have to learn differently when they start designing, or is instructional design inherent to being a teacher? Educationists dont work that way, Instructional designers do. What do you mean by value?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report

Learning Visions

Clark Quinn : Has been doing this for 30 years. And if you havent completed the survey, you can do it right now. Adoption within organization: 33% say they have no plans to do m-learning in their organization (international said 24%, u.s. Performance Support: Sify eLearning see more examples at mlearnopedia.com Review or reinforcement: StudyCell Flashcard Pilots doing 30 days test that report back to their LM -- pocket Scorm. Business Drivers -- Why Do This?