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Virtual Reality in Learning – Has the Time Come ? – Online Discussion

Learning Cafe

While VR has been around for some time, a confluence of factors including lower costs and increased processing power is leading the way to rapid adoption by consumers. While there are applications for VR in employee training including for healthcare and safety, adoption will be slower. We discuss. Thursday, May 12th, 2016 12 to 1 PM Sydney. Overview. Use cases for business.

Why You Should Adopt Social Learning

EI Design

Here is why you should adopt social learning, from both learners’ and businesses’ perspectives. Why You Need To Adopt Social Learning. In this article, I will outline why you should adopt social learning ; I will also outline some best practices and ideas on where you can use social learning meaningfully. Why Adopting Social Learning Makes Sense. Sharing.

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Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. It aims at a very broad audience that includes everyone from early adopters to technology laggards. user can do this through posting to a threaded discussion quite easily. So, I'm trying to figure out what's going to be the right software / service to adopt, but I'm also trying to think about the differences in: Forum / Threaded Discussion / Group Examples are Google Groups and Yahoo Groups. Options are simple.

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Learner Generated Learning Content – Possibilities, Mechanics or Chaos ? Online Forum

Learning Cafe

We discuss if can/should include learner (user)  generated learning content instead of relying on traditional learning media ie Facilitator led classroom training and Online Courses on LMS. What stops organisations from adoption ? We discuss. Thu, July 17, 2014 12 – 1 PM , Register. Remember the time we got our news and entertainment from traditional media such as TV, Newspapers and Radio and experts. Fast forward to now and we are increasingly consuming user generated content on YouTube, Facebooks, Blogs, Wikipedia etc. Is it the way we think ? What would this work

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New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Previous Brandon Hall Group research has shown that companies that adopt a framework that. companies consider discussion forums and. When 46% of companies consider discussion. forums essential and 8% consider them. satisfied with the discussion functionality of. © 2016 Brandon Hall Group. Licensed for Distribution by Docebo. Exploring new and. to increase.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank. That forum is still up and running. Since that time, I have attempted to introduce the discussion forum tool to two other work groups within the bank but I have not been very successful. I’ve used examples from the lending assistants as well as other benefits of the tool to demonstrate how its use would benefit the bank and these work groups.

Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank

Tony Karrer

recently had a great conversation with Becky Barch, a performance consultant at the Bank, about her smart application of discussion forum software from ElementK. The forum is targeted to a small group – loan/lending assistants. Becky turned around and used a discussion forum to make the situation better. They are a solid, conservative bank. How Did They Get There?

Virtual Reality in Learning – Has the Time Come ? – Online Discussion

Learning Cafe

While VR has been around for some time, a confluence of factors including lower costs and increased processing power is leading the way to rapid adoption by consumers. While there are applications for VR in employee training including for healthcare and safety, adoption will be slower. We discuss. Thursday, May 12th, 2016 12 to 1 PM Sydney. Overview. Use cases for Business.

Beating the Forgetting Curve with Distributed Practice

Learnnovators

that discusses how to design and deploy learning interventions drawing our understanding from forgetting curves. Key Concepts in Spacing Learning Over Time : A wonderful video (from Dr. Mark McDaniel, professor of Psychology and Education at Washington University) that discusses some of the key concepts in spacing learning over time. Do a search for the ‘Forgetting Curve’. Articles.

Why more companies are looking for a new Online Training Software

Docebo

Previous Brandon Hall Group research has shown that “companies that adopt a framework that incorporates more informal and social elements report an improved link between learning and both individual and organizational performance.”. New data shows why more companies are looking to replace their Online Training Software. But why is that? DOWNLOAD THE INFOGRAPHICS. DOWNLOAD THE INFOGRAPHICS.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. However, it is inevitable that they will need to adopt new ways of learning to support new ways of working sooner rather than later. 2. Learnnovators: Today, we see many organisations adopting the 70:20:10 framework for organisational development. Approximately 75% of the skills employees use on the job were learned informally through discussions with co-workers, self-study, mentoring by managers and similar methods. THE INTERVIEW: 1.

Social Learning Tips to Engage Learners: A Corporate Learning Perspective

G-Cube

It is then not a surprise that technology-aided learning is now being adopted by a majority of forward thinking organizations. Learners can discuss their needs and demand the topics that they want more information on, or newer subjects they want to master. On the whole, participating in a social forum builds relationships and fosters trust among learners. contact-form-7].

5 Ways to Engage Users in a MOOC course

Your Training Edge

Adopting an ever popular MOOC is almost equal to zero level strategy if you are unable to engage the largest stakeholders involved in it i.e. the learners. MOOCs though are online courses, yet the instructor’s virtual presence and the engagement style he or she adopts greatly influence the outcomes. Following are some of the greatest ways to engage users in your MOOC course. 2007).

Evolving role of Trainers in Corporate Learning

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The trainer controlled what was taught in class as well as what was discussed as part of classroom interaction. These activities include debates, discussions or even role-playing exercises and the trainer chooses discussion topics or the different roles to be essayed by learners. Some other roles that trainers adopt. Role of the trainer in Classroom Learning.

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Corporate MOOCs Reveal How Badging Can Boost Your Brand

Web Courseworks

Massive Open Online Course, otherwise known as a MOOC, provides users with unlimited participation and access via the web by including interactive user forums to support community interactions between the users and the instructors. The large user-generated audience creates an online discussion portal for users to refer to if they have questions regarding the course. Structure. link].

E-learners Perspective: What Type of Technology-aided Learning Do They Prefer?

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Technology-aided learning is being adopted by the training industry for more than a decade now as most learning leaders in the corporate sector believe that e-learning is the way ahead to train on a continuous basis. This support can be through an online forum, email or even chat sessions where learners can ask their questions and discuss topics among peers. Learning

Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

One group used stretchy colored fabric to create shapes with their bodies, another drew their own pictures based on what they saw, and a third participated in a facilitated discussion. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? Each student selected the group they wanted to be in. 

Top 5 Benefits of Mobile eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Though there are a many reasons to adopt mLearning into your training, there are five reasons in particular why you should give it another thought if you haven’t already. Allow your learners to converse with each other over forums and private messages so they can supplement learning with meaningful discussion and collaboration. Convenience. Quick Distribution. Engagement.

Why Open Content is Not Yet Adopted in the Workplace

Kapp Notes

discusses the possibility that open content can address a number of issues involved with improving (read "reducing the cost") of education. quick definition from the article: The term "open educational resources" was first adopted at UNESCO's 2002 Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. ASTD's Big Question for March is How do we leverage open content in workplace learning? Many organizations are involved with such initiatives. And the concept seems to be gaining momentum.

Spaced Learning for Corporate Trainings: Increasing Impact and Retention

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Collaborative and collective learning : Discussions and debates can also be a powerful way of reinforcing learning. Through collaborative exercises in classrooms or virtual forums, learners can be asked to discuss the various topics learnt and provide views. If you have some questions on Spaced Learning, we will be happy to discuss. Learning is continuous in our lives.

The 3 Ms: MOOCs, Mobile, and Millennials

Your Training Edge

This lack of understanding means that while Millennials are increasingly adopting a mobile mindset and seeing MOOCs as not only a viable method of training, but their preferred one, many companies are still slow about moving in these new directions. students can do certain activities, like watch videos, but they can’t participate in discussion forums or take assessments).

5 Corporate Training Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Your Training Edge

However, not all social media tools necessarily need to be public, and companies have much to gain by using communication and collaboration tools beyond the discussion forum. Companies are using document sharing, discussion forums, and blogs, but they aren’t generally using video or micro-blogs—which our research shows are more effective—to improve their learning functions.”.

How Effective is Tin Can API in Measuring Learning Effectiveness of Technology-aided Learning?

G-Cube

We learn through many ways – on our mobiles and tablets, through social networks or forums and even good-old dependable Google search! Learning experiences beyond the confines of the LMS can also be recorded that include reading a book, watching a learning video on you tube or posting a relevant comment on an online discussion forum. Resource: [link]. Learning

What a MOOC Is and What It Isn’t

Your Training Edge

What this signifies is that the courses are generally constructed using a common set of building blocks, such as bite-sized learning modules, video content delivery, and online discussion forums. Being a big believer in Technology Enabled Learning, Bryant seeks to create awareness, motivate adoption and engage organizations and people in the changing business of education.

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Strategies for Implementing Gamification in Your Training MOOCs

Your Training Edge

Docebo COO Josh Squires writes: “Including a discussion forum within your MOOC is a great way to facilitate rich and engaging thought and collaboration; however, sometimes it needs an extra push. Contextually (shows leaders in various categories, such as “Most videos watched” or “Most discussion participation”). Identify the business goals you want to achieve. Think small.

Blended Learning: Different combinations that work

G-Cube

The classroom session is then utilized for one-to-one discussions and collaborations. Online social platforms like discussion boards and chat archives can be utilized to create knowledge repositories on specific topics. Many are adopting the combinations listed above, often not confining themselves with just a single blend but including more than two modes as well.

Technology-aided learning: Changing the game in Organizational Learning

G-Cube

The event was also a forum that included prominent personalities from the field of Sports, Literature and Journalism. Cube has been at the vortex of the shift towards technology-aided learning since the days of early adoption. Even companies which excel in change management find it difficult to achieve widespread adoption of technology-aided solutions and thus reap a positive ROI.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 3: Launching a MOOC

ID Reflections

Before I plunge into the heart of my analysis and discussion, I want to share a couple of snippets on Networked Learning from Wikipedia. ( [link] Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another''s learning. The central term in this definition is connections.

Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

Examples include web conferencing or webinar, forums, instant messaging and blogs. However, the technologies may not have been well adopted. Integrating these technologies into a learning strategy can help the technologies be adopted into other parts of the business. Monitor the adoption of language and knowledge across the business. Employees as content creators.

Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

Examples include web conferencing or webinar, forums, instant messaging and blogs. However, the technologies may not have been well adopted. Integrating these technologies into a learning strategy can help the technologies be adopted into other parts of the business. Monitor the adoption of language and knowledge across the business. Employees as content creators.

xAPI’s Tipping Point for Both Community & Industry

MakingBetter

Meanwhile different needs among xAPI adopters in the learning technology business are becoming clearer. This is important as xAPI moves into standardization and wider adoption.   As a maturing industry, we need third-party certification of xAPI products. In 2014, Megan and I launched Connections Forum to address this need, and the effort is approaching the tipping point. In the next several weeks, there is much that will happen with Connections Forum. The UCF-IST connects with medical education and health device stakeholders interested in adopting xAPI.

The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning

TalentLMS

Indirect contact is what we do on our social media like LinkedIn, Twitter, online course discussion boards, etc. Think about the standard communication and collaboration features in any social media like comments, posts, instant messaging, group discussion boards, wikis, video chats, and so on. Leveraging social learning with the eLearning content is the new norm of eLearning courses.

Informal first

E-Learning Provocateur

These resources will no doubt include text, but should also include images, audio, video, interactive scenarios, a discussion forum, downloadable job aids… you name it. On the contrary, when we adopt the informal first mindset, informal learning becomes the central offering. It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal.

Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

2013 was an exciting year for e-Learning professionals with many discussions around learning paradigms and technologies. The year also witnessed Enterprise Mobile Store (from Qualcomm) – an innovative and inspiring concept that could encourage adoption of mobile learning across enterprises around the world. Wider adoption of the 70:20:10 framework for organizational development.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

“When people leverage collaboration platforms to contribute and to build relationships, that appeals to their intrinsic motivators of autonomy, mastery, and relatedness. ” ~ Working Out Loud-Better for You; Better for the Firm Working out loud has been steadily gaining popularity and has become a topic of conversation on many forums including the Facebook community of the same name.

Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today

ID Reflections

The natural adoption curve will set with some being early adopters and others trailing behind. However, the enthusiasm of the even the early adopters will rapidly wane if the platform doesn’t offer engaging content and meaningful conversations. Defining clear guidelines and directives go a long way toward user adoption. Ambiguity will doom any change effort.

Corporate MOOCs Reveal How Badging Can Boost Your Brand

Web Courseworks

Massive Open Online Course, otherwise known as a MOOC, provides users with unlimited participation and access via the web by including interactive user forums to support community interactions between the users and the instructors. The large user-generated audience creates an online discussion portal for users to refer to if they have questions regarding the course. Structure. link].

Opening up #learning: Forms and formats

Learning with e's

The arrival of the Internet, and subsequently the Web brought interactive content to the desk top, and the introduction and rapid adoption of mobile technologies allowed students to access content any time, and just about any place. Knowledge can be negotiated using open repository systems such as wikis, blogs and discussion forums. Unported License.

E-learning in the development sector should be grounded in social constructivism

The eLearning Nomad

Not by adding a ‘share if you care’ discussion forum at the end of a list of links to a link of resources (or even self-paced e-learning modules). There is hope. I was heartened to read that UNICEF is adopting their new LMS as we speak: Agora, which is based on Totara LMS, a distribution of Moodle, which is the ideal platform to support constructivist approaches.

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

Whether in a classroom setting, via an online course or otherwise, the resident subject matter expert (SME) within the organisation typically provides the learner with a programmed sequence of knowledge, carefully scaffolding their learning and – to adopt a cognitivist view – construct a basic framework of knowledge in the learner’s mind. For example: Discussion forums (synchronous or asynchronous) allow the learner to ask questions, clarify concepts and share experiences. News feeds, podcasts, blogs, wikis and discussion forums. Instructivism is dead.

2013 Corporate Learning Trends: Where Are We Now? (White Paper)

Bottom-Line Performance

Those of us in the L&D field have been reading bold gamification predictions like this all the time, but how is it translating to true gamification adoption? One gem we discovered and discussed was Nearpod , a fantastic iPad app for instructor-led courses. In January, BLP President Sharon Boller published a white paper exploring the trends in the corporate learning landscape.

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Why is a Social Learning platform important for business?

Paradiso

Organizations have been the first to recognize the benefits of adopting a social learning policy, as they are less bound by the need to stay true to conventional methods and are generally much more innovative. Forums, comments and group discussion then take the idea further. This is, in essence, how social learning works. Observe, repeat, perfect. Next steps.

How to Make the Case for a Social LMS

ATD Learning Technologies

If employees believe company leadership pays attention to social community discussions, they will pose questions and ideas. This is a good thing, because open, honest discussion helps leaders get a pulse on how employees are doing. well-respected company leader regularly joins forum discussions and posts topics. Outline Your Adoption Plan. communication systems.

ILT, Elearning, or MOOC? When to Use Common Training Formats

Your Training Edge

The training is light on content, but heavy on discussion. For training that is more centered on synchronous discussion and collaboration, ILT remains the top choice. For content that is not likely to generate many questions or initiate discussions, elearning does the trick. Corporate training used to mean one thing: “Here’s an orientation pamphlet and a couple of manuals.

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Informal first

E-Learning Provocateur

These resources will no doubt include text, but should also include images, audio, video, interactive scenarios, a discussion forum, downloadable job aids… you name it. On the contrary, when we adopt the informal first mindset, informal learning becomes the central offering. It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

LMS integration : If you’re adopting mlearning for the right reasons, LMS tracking needs are quite minimal, leave alone SCORM compliancy. making experts and discussions forums available via mobile devices are great options. Related articles: Here are a few articles that will help with additional background information on the topics discussed above -. Establish the Need.