Mind the gap!

Learning with e's

Instead, let me say that the ''listening but not hearing'' problem is just one of the ''gaps'' teachers and students experience just about every day in education - chasms and transactional distances that can open up between intentions of one person and misrepresentations of another.

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! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. What are they doing that’s different?

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

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Thats a great description, but it still doesnt help me tell the woman on the playground what it is that I do. How do you explain yourself? United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"?

Learning Visions

Friday, January 30, 2009 Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"? ID student commented: My problem with the industry is that the degree in instructional design is required of management. Is the degreed-ID the department manager and not doing any actual design work? You need to know how to work with other groups and meet their needs." And lord knows that the battalions of MBAs in the financial industry havent heaped up laurels lately.) United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe As you may know, I struggle with describing what I do. My personal elevator speech when people ask me what I do for a living. "I teach people to do stuff using technology."

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: Conversations do matter

Learning Visions

Saturday, April 14, 2007 Conversations do matter I am still quite brain dead from the the eLearning Guild event. But what I did learn is how much other people still dont know about this stuff. It confirmed what I have been thinking: that most of the e-Learning and training world out there is still doing the same old same old. Some folks dont know that they will have to change. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. One real problem is corporate fear of social networking tools. 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.

Light the blue touch paper.

Learning with e's

We know what is coming next, we can control it, and it doesn't tax our minds that much. Yet we can do so much more by encouraging students to question for themselves. Do we need anarchy in the school system? There are many possible solutions to ill-structured problems.

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

Learning Visions

But what do you do when the content itself is just plain boring? Dont teach the learner what they already know. What do you do when youre handed a pile of content that makes you want to roll over and die of boredom? What else can you do really?

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: Theory vs. Application in Instructional Design: One Academics View

Learning Visions

in high school, which involved solving problems like figuring out the volume of weird spaces. John asks, "So does it matter if Cammy knows (and I have no idea if she does) what the Dick/Carey , Smith/Ragan, or Morrison/Ross/Kemp models are? Does she need to know those?" Do you think it matters? I had never seen such an excited group of people as the day I introduced ADDIE to the Project Management group and related that process to how they do business.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life Backlash and Controversy

Learning Visions

As you may know, Ive only been there once. Steven Groves in the comments writes: What the Gartner report went on to say that you left out was a recommendation to continue on in a SL effort anyway, albeit with eyes open and cautiously, keeping a lookout for all the problems they cited. Christopher Simpson also comments: As for doing business, holding meetings and such in SL, its really a matter of what works and what doesnt. But perhaps we can do some of the key things (e.g.,

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. I think the problem here is not with learning styles, but with the attempt to match the teaching to a particular style. 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.

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?

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? Personally, Ive had no problems switching back and forth between the academic and corporate sectors.

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?

How to Make Online Learning Easy for First-Time eLearners

CourseArc

This is more than just a UX problem; it’s a barrier to continuing education and career advancement for millions of potential students. To help bridge these gaps — especially for older learners — you should balance the delivery of your material across multiple media types.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

Strategic LMS vendors differentiate and structure their business on solving specific problems better than the competition and then invest resources trying to find many similar clients that need that exact solution. I see demos, do my own exploration and speak to clients.

Flash is Dead: Long Live HTML5 for eLearning

LearnUpon

Though not a problem for most desktop PCs these days, mobile devices and smaller laptops struggle to deliver a smooth user experience when Flash is involved. The good news is that HTML5 technology provides many tools urgently needed to fill the gap left by the decline of Flash.

Free L&D webinars for August 2019

Limestone Learning

is licensed by Pixabay. However, the features alone do not engage the participants. It's what you choose to do with those features that’ll make the difference in your next virtual training, webinar, or meeting. Know of any upcoming free L&D webinars?

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Is Your RFP Response On Point? Tips for Learning Systems Vendors

Talented Learning

I know, because I’ve been on both sides of the evaluation table. You know your product is a contender and you deserve a shot at closing the deal. 2) Do you insist on client discovery sessions? The repair shop may be able to diagnose and solve the problem independently.

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Free L&D webinars for March 2019

Limestone Learning

“ Leaf, clover, green ” by Jeon Sang-O is licensed by Pixabay. Many leaders are simply too busy to focus on their development or don’t know where to start. Do you know how well you’re doing? But how do you scale role play?

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On the Horizon

Experiencing eLearning

Main focus has been higher ed, but they now do some specific reports: one for Australia/NZ, one for K-12. Distributed with a CC-license. What technology do you see used in some places that most organizations will use less than a year from now?

The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

Meanwhile, JVC’s VHS standard wasn’t quite as good, but they openly licensed it. The problem with committee work is well known; in this case vendors who participated wanted the standard to make it easy for their content to be made compliant.

Where is the road map?

Learning with e's

No matter how much successive governments pontificate on 'the way ahead' and no matter how much (or how little) money they throw at the problem, the fact is - we are standing still, because no one really knows where we are going. Unported License. Warning - this is a rant.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

The authors of this whitepaper make a compelling case for associations to step in and bridge the growing education-to-employment gap by offering alternative, affordable, industry specific education programs for professional development and credentialing.

Curate versus Create: Making Sense of Off The Shelf

Litmos

There is a persistent belief that all learning has to be in the head, but it turns out to be really hard to get knowledge reliably in the head (and when we do it’s really a time for tarted-up ‘drill and kill’, which is not really a ‘course’). You need to fully understand the gap between what’s needed and what’s occurring, and then you need to understand the root cause. If it’s a knowledge gap, can you put it ‘in the world’? And if it’s a motivation or belief problem, (e.g.

Free L&D webinars for November 2019

Limestone Learning

“ Rubber Boots, Rain, Autumn ” by Peter Sitte is licensed by Pixabay. Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Address the Skills Gap Challenge with Micro-Credentialing Micro-credentialing is a great way to track upskilling and certification for learners within organizations.

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How to Record Your Desktop with Screencasting

TechSmith Camtasia

We make both screen recording and video editing software because we know that being able to capture your computer screen at work increases productivity. How many times a day do you have to answer the same question? How do I reconnect to the printer?”. You know.

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?) Decide who wins the case When you see something you like, try to do it in PowerPoint. Taking information and applying it to a real problem How do we keep from overloading learners?

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How to Design Programs Around Outcomes, Unlock Flipped Classrooms, and More with Course Launcher Ellen Martin

LifterLMS

It is rare to find someone who can do all five of the jobs above. So, I started looking at it a little closer, and I think about my own experience with taking courses, and as an adult learner, we have different ways of approaching how we do courses and all that kind of thing.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Video Games, Tire Swings and Learning

Learning Visions

He didnt know exactly which ones to pick, but it got Son thinking. AND we both think its important that the kids do sports, and have a creative outlet. I know my kids very well. Sure, I do call him a mushbrain when he gets too wrapped up in Wii or his Nintendo DS.

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Are You Qualified to Build E-Learning Courses?

Rapid eLearning

It empowers people to do more and it creates opportunity for the ones using the tools. But it does mean that I am able to do something I couldn’t do before. They’re fun metaphors and do illustrate some truth; but they fall apart quickly. He can do that all on his own.

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