Doing and knowing

Learning with e's

This is a follow on post from my recent Knowing and Doing blog post. Today, I was doing some personal research related to a book I have been reading. I found Saipan in seconds, releasing me to do other research on the island, using the links Google supplied.

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.

Minding the gap

Learning with e's

The slogan 'Mind the gap between educational technology and technology in education' can be translated as: technology should be used with pedagogical purpose and should never be used just for the sake of it. This is one of the many evocative images from BETT 2016.

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? eLearning Art provides royalty free stock photos, images, and other assets to help you create some cool stuff in your own authoring tools. Yes, it’s so easy, even I can do it!) Let me know what you think.

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Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 7 2 Know your. design project you know that it can feel like there. So where do most curriculum programs fall short? Apply what you know about your problem, audience, desired outcomes, and constraints, and envision the. How do they connect to the business.

Close the eLearning Completion Gap


One problem that faces learning and development professionals is that people do not necessarily flock to your course catalog to complete the eLearning you worked so hard to develop. How many features of Microsoft Word do you really use? So what do to?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Interview with Brent Schlenker

Learning Visions

First, I sat in on a Brent webinar: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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. Photo credit: in rainbow(s) umbrella by atomicjeep Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:08 PM Labels: instructional design 5comments: Wendy said.

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: 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: 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: 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. Cammy, Thanks for letting us know how you are doing. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Strategies?

Learning Visions

What instructional strategies do you use to make your content more memorable and engaging? Do you ever develop a mnemonic for a custom course? I dont know if Ive ever done that. How could you do that in an e-learning experience? Do you have a public blog at this point?

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? Photo credit: Graduation Cake Guy by CarbonNYC (David Goehring). Do you agree with Brent? Do you know more?

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8 Questions to Answer for Impressive PowerPoint Presentations

eLearning Brothers

Doing so may take some more time at the beginning, but in the end, it made me save a LOT of development time! What message do you want to convey? Whatever the type of presentation you are doing, start with the end in mind! How much time do you have?

Can we use scenarios to teach concepts?

Making Change

Here at action mapping central, we’re all about scenarios — realistic activities that help people practice what they need to do on the job. Add fractions without knowing how to add fractions. Then we’ll let the learners do it with two other boards.

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How to make mandatory training relevant

Making Change

Do the analysis. Ask your client and SME what these people need to do, in specific, observable terms, to meet the goal. Choose a high-priority one, and ask, “What makes this one thing hard to do?” If you skip this analysis, what do you have to work with?

4 Keys to Successful Branding


If you think of a few of the brands you know and love, this is probably true for you as well. So how do you create that strong, successful branding? Do Your Homework. How does your company do it better? What kind of language do they use in their everyday life?

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How to Get Your eLearning Audience Hooked From the First Slide

eLearning Brothers

If you can do that, you have gained the trust and interest of your audience, and all the hard work that has gone into creating the learning is justified. Read on to know about four interesting techniques for making your introductions powerful. Technique 1 – Show the gap.

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8 Advantages to Hiring Your Team Internationally

Your Training Edge

Did you know? If you are still on the fence about recruiting foreign workers, then you need to know these eight advantages to hire your team internationally now. Citizens of the country don’t want to do domestic jobs. Let us know in comments. Photo Source: [link].

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BOOK REVIEW: “Design for How People Learn” by Julie Dirksen

Adobe Captivate

The author starts from the A-B-Cs of the subject like “How do we remember?” and “How do you get their attention?” Do they remember anything? Do the learners actually start DOING the right things once the training is over? How do you give directions?”

PowerPoint: Create an Infographic

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If your infographic isn't super big and if you know the size ahead of time and don't change it, however, this might not be a bad option for you.     To do this, I formatted the shape until it was the size and in the general position I liked.

Creating Visual Stories That Resonate

Experiencing eLearning

She started with her personal story, told mostly with old photos on the slides and very little text. What could be (the gap between this and what is is the “call to adventure”). Question: What do you do when you’re not fighting for human rights or a product that can’t be marveled at like the iphone? Question: How much time do we need to invest in our communication? They have workshops, other people do too–toastmasters.

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12 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 26

Upside Learning

Listed here are some key points that make a good app great, what differentiates one photo app from another photo app, to become a top seller on a mobile app store. What’s interesting is the pace at which they appear to be doing so. Know more.

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mLearning Thoughts: 3 Mobile Learning Examples You Might Have Missed

Bottom-Line Performance

If you are reading this, you already know mobile learning is a hot topic. You also know that incorporating social media into mobile learning is even more of a buzz term. We now know that video and eLearning are viable and useful, but not the be all, end all.

Consulting Isn’t My Backup Plan

Experiencing eLearning

Most of them are polite and professional, and I often refer them to other colleagues who I know are looking for work. They assume that consulting is a “backup plan” I’m using to fill the gaps while I’m looking for a “real job.”

10 Questions to Consider When Selecting A Custom eLearning Content Provider

Obsidian Learning

Photo by Mike Enerio on Unsplash. How do you typically engage subject matter experts (SMEs)? Once development starts, gaps are often identified. What authoring tool do you use? How do we know that whatever you create will work in our infrastructure?

Are Your Video Transitions Helping or Hurting?

TechSmith Camtasia

You know what I’m talking about. We don’t know how to use transitions! Public speakers know to throw in a slide like this to allow audiences to take a quick mental break and to prepare for the next section. Doing a home repair tutorial and literally waiting for the paint to dry?

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Gameful Approaches to Motivation & Engagement: Recap of #WhartonGame Summit

Kapp Notes

However, when asked…”what can we definitively say about gamification…what do we know for sure about gamification?” Amy Jo Kim, Lucas Blair, Karl Kapp and Ross Smith (Karen Levy missing from photo) (left to right).

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How to compress PowerPoint presentations and reduce picture file size


Did you know PowerPoint has a built-in picture and video compression tool? That may do the trick, but sometimes you’ll come across a presentation that stubbornly refuses to yield a decent file size. TIF files are often produced by high quality cameras in professional photo shoots.

Teacher Appreciation Week – A Conversation with Chris Badgett on the World of Online and Offline Education Honoring Teachers


Through teaching people how to work with sled dogs and later managing a company that trained new team members every year, Chris built out and engaged with his teaching skills by conveying information and coaching people on how to do all these things with equipment, procedures, and tools.

mLearning Thoughts: 3 Mobile Learning Examples You Might Have Missed

Bottom-Line Performance

If you are reading this, you already know mobile learning is a hot topic. You also know that incorporating social media into mobile learning is even more of a buzz term. But how do you know what is actually practical, and what are some examples of how mobile learning is already being used? We now know that video and eLearning are viable and useful, but not the be all, end all. If not, how do you plan to implement it in the future?

Why Feedback Really Fails


Photo Courtesy: iStock / @HAKINMHAN. Appreciative feedback gives the gift of helping people understand what they are doing well and how those behaviors make a positive difference. Which kind of feedback do you think the recipient is more open to receiving?

10 Ways to Lose at Selling Learning Systems: For LMS Vendors

Talented Learning

As you may know, this isn’t my first sales rodeo. What do I notice? For example: How quickly do sales reps respond to inquiries? How deeply do they understand my client’s business needs? Do they seem fully prepared for demos? How do they demo?

How to Build Compliance Training in 5 Easy Steps


But … How do you create compliance training anyway? For example, issues with “doing things the right way” may be universal (applicable to all employees), or particular (limited to a small group only). Mapping like this is a good approach for moving from “Where do I even begin?”