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Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

I had an interesting conversation with Patrick Randolph from TalkWheel about different kinds of asynchronous conversation models that are emerging and how they might fit into broader eLearning Initiatives. We see some of this dynamic when we run webinars and have chat. While Twitter is asynchronous, it's not easily used as other kinds of tools for discussion.

In case you missed it – 2011 in posts

Clive on Learning

Before I take my leave for Christmas, I thought I'd provide you with this summary of all my posts on Clive on Learning in 2011. I've marked with asterisks a few posts that were particularly significant from my point of view. December Where is the model for e-learning? Massively scalable training * Face-to-face is for special occasions * Can we dispense with email? November Profile of a learning architect: Darren Owen Shepherd accused of sensationalist claptrap Beware who's selling informal learning * Blending is a continuum Want to write? Back in business If in doubt, do it yourself

Beyond the Webinar

Web Courseworks

Beyond the Webinar: Choosing the Course Authoring Model & Team In order to know what type of team you need to accomplish your eLearning initiatives, you have to first decide what type of learning you want to create and what model of development can best accomplish those goals. eLearning asynchronous courses authoring model course authoring elearning Jon Aleckson webinarThere are three models: instructor-led synchronous courses, [.].

Asynch, Synch.And the Winner is?

eLearning 24-7

The key though is inherently tied to the two types of e-learning: asynchronous based learning and synchronous based learning. Some SBL classes have webinar or web meeting like setting so you can see the instructor present on the topic of the day or week. It is not a web based training course, because if you were to take a deep dive at WBT, you will see it aligns more with something called Asynchronous Based Learning. Asynchronous Based Learning. I will not lie. Not everyone loves e-learning, nor will they. If you are not a true independent learner, you hate it. .

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Oh, No!! It’s Back!!


Link them to online pre-events and post-events, whether those be asynchronous sessions, Webinars, or other modalities. What’s back? The soaring cost of oil… which means increased travel costs… which could also mean fewer members having the funds to get to your face-to-face (FTF) learning events. I’m trying not to say “I told you so… I warned you to get your elearning act in gear… I cautioned you about ignoring the lessons we were supposed to learn back in 2008… &#. Here’s why. recent study by Elearning! Start EARLIER.

Live Training vs. eLearning: Which is Better? The Results Part II

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

This week, I planned to focus on eLearning or asynchronous learning alone. " Whether used before or after live training, e-Learning is seen as providing variety to learners that are diverse in their needs and learning styles: "Our company uses both instructor-led webinars and a self-paced video library as key components in the learning process. followed by a live webinar on Facebook -- [which] answers questions, many [viewers send in] as they are watching her TV program. by Jennie Ruby. Last week we focused on the benefits of classroom training. " Lia Scott.

2011 aLearning Association Survey Results Summary — Part 1


That said, here’s the first installment of a series covering the results of the 2011 aLearning Association Survey. Respondent 15 said their education funding is 70% of their overall budget, but they aren’t doing any synchronous, asynchronous, nor blended learning events (including Webinars). A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who completed the recent aLearning Survey for Associations and to those who helped promote it! Even so, the results are revealing and worth a close look. Despite some outliers, generalities can be made. 501-1000: 0-9. 3001-6000: 4. Budget.

Quick Clicks


If you’re considering a tool for creating your own tutorials and asynchronous, online courses, don’t assume Articulate Presenter or Adobe Presenter are your best choices. Should You Charge for a Webinar? If you haven’t read Jeff Cobb’s great post, “Webinar Strategy — The Inform/Perform Distinction,” you’re missing some great advice on how to decide whether to charge for a Webinar or not. Thinking of Producing Your Own Webinars? More on Learning from Webinar Recordings. eLearning Glossary. Tutorial Tools.

From FTF to Online


The past couple of posts have tackled the myth that waiting lists are a good thing [ see "Wait Till Next Year" ] and that multiple offerings of the same program are the best option [ see "Waiting Lists are Overrated" ], and I promised to walk through a process for adapting face-to-face (FTF) sessions for online delivery… …because, as I said in the previous post, “Offering a series of Webinars that imitate what happens in the FTF sessions won’t cut it.&# Won’t even cut a tiny little slice of it. One Webinar on price-setting. Basic accounting.

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Guidestar is offering a great series of informational Webinars they’re calling “Lunch & Learns.” aLearning Strategies aLearning Trends Asynchronous Learning Types eLearning Resources LMS Webinars aLearning association elearning strategy Guidestar instructional design PLN professional development Twitter Web CourseworksFun and Games and Learning. Wondering if games can actually get people engaged with the content? Why not try it yourself? The folks at Web Courseworks Ltd have developed a game focused on safe driving amidst a variety of distractions.

2011 aLearning Association Survey Results Summary — Part 2


The pattern is easy to spot (click the table to see it larger): The larger the organization, the more likely it is to be involved in synchronous and asynchronous learning. Remember that these include Webinars and Webinar recordings (though we asked respondents to differentiate by a sub-question, many didn’t make this distinction — so it’s entirely possible that the only way synchronous elearning is being delivered is via Webinar and that most asynchronous elearning consists of recorded Webinars.

Information or… Information?


If you said, “A Webinar that shows good and bad examples of campground roads for big RVs,” you’re only partly correct. In no particular order: Create and offer an asynchronous, online simulation that starts learners with a graphic of a campsite where they can see some roads and sites have been widened and others have not. If a Webinar is used for follow-up, learners who’ve run into weird issues not covered in the basic videos could e-mail photos or uplink their own videos so their situations can be discussed. Example Scenario. Inside the Manual.

eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course ? Part 2.

eLearning Cyclops

Tuesday, November 29, 2011. It focused mostly on the asynchronous online course itself. comments: Kelly Meeker November 30, 2011 8:33 AM Thanks for sharing your process! Reply Delete Jeff November 30, 2011 2:31 PM Kelly, Typically, I will show the stakeholders/SMEs the CDP and they will not see the storyboards. ▼ 2011. (23). My 2011 Predictions.

A Followup, an Update, and More Helpful Links


Better late than never, given the value of these resources: First the followup… If you’re looking for ways to make your Webinars less passive for your learners, take a look at Christy Tucker’s “Synchronous Software Scavenger Hunt&# post at her blog. Christy’s been exploring how to make Webinars more active for quite a while, and the brief case study in this post will get you thinking about some possibilities. What other ways could you leverage a “hunting&# activity during a Webinar? Community in Asynchronous Learning.

Waiting Lists are Overrated


You’ll leverage the best aspects of the FTF program by finding the balance of providing asynchronous and synchronous online sessions. Offering a series of Webinars that imitate what happens in the FTF sessions won’t cut it. Tune in next time for some pointers… aLearning Strategies Financing eLearning Justifying aLearning association business planning elearning strategy WebinarsLast post I said making members wait for a year to get into a much-desired educational session doesn’t make sense and risks chasing them into the arms of the competition.

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Under her guidance, the association was able to offer its first asynchronous Web-delivered course, and its first synchronous Webinar. May I wish you a merry Christmas, and happy blogging in 2011. wish you also Merry Christmas and I am looking forward to read the 2011 blog posts! Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. encourage you to click on the links below and read the posts you find that match your interests and needs. Learn from the experts! Get new ideas and tips! Thanks.