Everything You Should Know About Agile eLearning Before Investing

Your Training Edge

This post presents everything you should know about agile eLearning before investing. When doing so, ensure that you are able to implement your user stories in one sprint, and cut them up if they are too big. Scott Mathews is a journalist and a content writer at Australian Writings.

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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: 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. I know, its a bit ridiculous.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Friday, January 25, 2008 Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives My recent post on alternatives to listing out learning objectives generated a lot of interest and a good conversation. ( There are better ways to do some of the things we’ve been doing.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days to a Better Blog: Days 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8

Learning Visions

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 31 Days to a Better Blog: Days 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 This whole 31 Days to a Better Blog exercise is proving harder to stay on top of than I had even imagined. But I do think some good is coming out of it. Michele Martin is doing a fabulous job of keeping this little sub-group connected. I have a bit of catching up to do. Ive been doing this off and on throughout the day and find it tedious. Day 7: Plan a Weeks Worth of Blog Posts.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: 8, 9 & 10

Learning Visions

Friday, August 10, 2007 31 Days: 8, 9 & 10 Day 8: Run an Advertising Audit on Your Blog. Obviously, thats not my focus so I took Micheles advice and tried to do something from Darens Get Your Blogging Groove Back series. I attempted to write a linking post.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Hard Drive

Learning Visions

Mark writes, "You wanna know what a PLE is? I said a similar thing in a comment on Tony Karrers blog the other day: Isnt the main tool of the PLE our very own little brains? Late, we go back to our various storage facilities for all the hard-core processing we do with our brains.

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

Learning Visions

Friday, January 30, 2009 Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"? 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.) Six Sigma) could in theory do well, and perhaps nudge a too-comfortable, old-school training department out of its comfort zone.

Escape from Compliance Training Jail - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. The purpose of the course is not to learn, but instead to demonstrate what we already know. Like the healthcare industry, there are many industries that require annual refresher or certification testing that has little to do with learning. If you do a lot of regulatory training, now might be a good time to rethink your elearning strategy. There’s plenty of L&D work to do in any organization beyond compliance training.

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

Learning Visions

I stumbled across this on a writers blog today: "Officially, I’m now an Instructional Designer. A fancy term for writing training material." Blog link not provided to protect the innocent]. If all we do is write training material, then perhaps yes.

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: 31 Days: Days 17, 18, 19, 20, & 21

Learning Visions

Monday, August 20, 2007 31 Days: Days 17, 18, 19, 20, & 21 If youve been following along with the 31 Day Challenge, you may know that its starting to wear thin. Day 18: Create a Sneeze Page and Propel Readers Deep Within Your Blog This task is about spreading germs.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Days 22, 23 & 24

Learning Visions

Friday, August 31, 2007 31 Days: Days 22, 23 & 24 Ive been seriously lagging in this 31 Day Blog Challenge. The tasks are relentless -- every single day theres something new to do. The idea behind this task is make sure your new readers know what youre all about.

These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. The ideal is to meet your compliance needs and at the same time identify legitimate gaps in understanding. This allows you to address those gaps and provide the type of intervention that gets people up to the desired skill and performance level. You can do an assessment as a series of case studies or scenarios, as well as a traditional quiz. It’s kind of like an experienced driver getting a new license. Late night blogging?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Tools

Learning Visions

Friday, June 08, 2007 Instructional Designers Tools Theres been a good conversation going on over at Christy Tuckers Experiencing E-Learning blog about instructional design. Christy has been writing about how to get started in instructional design and what technology tools you might need. I dont do any programming. I dont do any graphic design. If you want to know what I do on a daily basis, read my job description. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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. Likewise with writing. I think good IDs should know the theories.

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: My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart

Learning Visions

Im an instructional designer with an emphasis on writing and schmoozing. Google Reader All the news I need to know about e-Learning in one place. 4) Adobe Flash I dont actually develop a thing with Flash myself, but our designers and programmers do some fabulous stuff with it!

Anticipating Risk in Online Learning

Association eLearning

You know what a source of non-dues revenue this can be, and you know how popular eLearning has become in the association space. Do you know how to overcome the challenges that come with implementing such an initiative? But, you can do it!

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

Learning Visions

Friday, October 30, 2009 Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios Do you struggle with finding good stock photos to use in your eLearning scenarios? So then do you go do a custom photo shoot? Yes, it’s so easy, even I can do it!) I was not paid or offered any favors to write this review, I just think it’s a cool service. Let me know what you think. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Update

Learning Visions

Thursday, January 03, 2008 Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Update Over 50 instructional designers have now responded to the survey: Do You Have a Degree in ID? If you do have an advanced degree in instructional design, what difference has it made to you? Do you know more?

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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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question

Learning Visions

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 The Big Question This months big question from the Learning Circuits Blog: What did you learn about learning in 2007? I learned that connecting with the blogging community has helped me get more passionate about my work as an instructional designer.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Designing for Articulate: A Newbie’s View

Learning Visions

Although I’ve been r eading Tom Kuhlman’s Rapid E-Learning Blog now for a couple of years, I’ve never actually designed (or for that matter, built) an Articulate course. We also do a lot of custom Flash, Mohive, etc.) The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

I started writing this post, had a sense of déjà vu and remembered an interview I did last year on the learning technology market for the Expertus blog. You invest much of your time getting to know today’s most innovative LMS vendors up-close. Do you see signs of this now?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Days 26, 27, 28

Learning Visions

Monday, September 17, 2007 31 Days: Days 26, 27, 28 Im cleaning house and trying to to finish up with the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog Challenge. Join us at the Building a Better Blog Ning Group. Im happy to link and do so with great gusto. So why do you blog?

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

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 04, 2007 31 Days: Day 25 (Go Shopping) Day 25: Go Shopping For day 25 of the Blogging Challenge, the task at hand was to go shopping. I like to go to stores where I know the layout. A link to learn more about the blogs author. United States License.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

She blogs at www.sahanac.com on topics related to the future of work, the shifting digital trends, and their deep impact on how we will work, learn and live in the future. Learnnovators: You regularly blog about workplaces of the future. How do you think we could tackle this issue?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Someone got to my blog the other day by searching on “what’s the difference between learning designers and instructional designers?&# Are we – as in the collective we of the eLearning ‘industry’ – making a conscious shift away from Instructional Designer since no one on the outside knows what that means? What do you think?? What I do spans a broader scope. Learning is something that learners do. I know it's all semantics!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Putting the Demand Back in On-Demand Learning

Learning Visions

Im co-opting it and encourage all of you to do the same. I know I do. Im writing financial industry software training course storyboard #10, in a series of 29 courses! The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

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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: Getting to Good Enough

Learning Visions

Client demands, project schedules -- sometimes all you can do is churn it out. Right now, Im proofing a storyboard thats full of endless text bullets and boring software demos with no interactivity -- and theres really nothing I can do about it. What would you do if you were me?

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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. Always do.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Connectivism: Week 1

Learning Visions

Justifying why I might spend my time doing this.filtering this info through my own context in order to create patterns that make sense to me and can be applied to me.) Little nuggets that stand out to me: George Siemens writes, in Connectivism: Learning Theory or Pastime of the Self-Amused?: