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Supporting Critical Thinking in eLearning by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Elearning design (and many authoring tools) may often support rote learning, recall of information, and acquisition of discrete skills, but not use of the information or skills to solve difficult problems, evaluate ideas, or settle arguments. Blended Learning Design Strategies Emerging Topics Social Media Training Strategies Virtual Classroomsthinking skills?

PENS – Why your LMS and Authoring Tool Solution should include it

eLearning 24-7

Paul Schneider in my opinion is one of the guru’s in the authoring tool industry. We had traditional video based classrooms as well as precursors for what today would be considered a virtual classroom today. Before we jump into PENS, let’s begin in the authoring tool industry. Also get to know how their support team is. Bottom Line.

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Comparison of Free Virtual Classroom Systems

G-Cube

We recently did a research on free virtual classroom systems available in the market to meet a customer need for whom we had developed VILT content. Here is our comparative analysis that you may want to use to select the tool which best suits your requirements –. Integration with calendar systems is not available with any of the tools, which you would have to manage externally.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools.

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

February 2016 Authored by Charles Jennings, Laura Overton & Dr Genny Dixon. Supported by. specific support of our ambassadors: Follow @TowardsMaturity @702010pp @corporateelearn and @Docebo on Twitter. incredibly useful tool – and like all tools, it’s what. using the 70:20:10 model, supporting learning in. Supporting through technology 25. In-Focus.

Workplace learning in 10 years

E-Learning Provocateur

The Learning Circuits Big Question for this month is: If you peer inside an organization in 10 years time and you look at how workplace learning is being supported by that organization, what will you see? It makes more sense to me to train the organisation’s Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in rapid e-learning authoring. Learning development should be no different.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

As a communication specialist, what are your thoughts on using storytelling as a tool for effective PR? So, I agree that storytelling is an effective PR tool. Last year, Docebo – the Italy-based Cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Enterprise learning management system provider – published the results of its researches into the worldwide e-learning market. It argues that, coupled with the increasing sophistication of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) pricing models, LMS usage levels will continue to grow. Virtual classrooms. THE INTERVIEW: 1. LCMSs.

Paradiso LMS – A Result Driven E-learning Software!

Paradiso

The LMS we put forth is easy to use and customizable, but is still robust enough to support the global training demands of any organization. Our elearning software is here to give you a competitive advantage over your emulators. Elearning software like an LMS is changing the face of L&D industry, or we can say is becoming the new face of e-learning industry. 3.MultiTenancy.

Friday ReFlects #4 - Virtual Classroom Edition

Learning on the Leading Edge

And, as you may also know, earlier this year they added a virtual classroom product, GoToTraining. In light of this trip and our own virtual classroom study – set to be released a little later this year – this week’s theme is the virtual classroom. In light of these challenges, the virtual classroom represents an ideal technology solution for modern high-impact learning organizations. For these reasons, it is commonly viewed as a special instance of face-to-face classroom training. Hello there. And why not? David.

Friday ReFlects #4 - Virtual Classroom Edition

Learning on the Leading Edge

And, as you may also know, earlier this year they added a virtual classroom product, GoToTraining. In light of this trip and our own virtual classroom study – set to be released a little later this year – this week’s theme is the virtual classroom. In light of these challenges, the virtual classroom represents an ideal technology solution for modern high-impact learning organizations. For these reasons, it is commonly viewed as a special instance of face-to-face classroom training. Hello there. And why not? David.

Friday ReFlects #4 - Virtual Classroom Edition

Learning on the Leading Edge

And, as you may also know, earlier this year they added a virtual classroom product, GoToTraining. In light of this trip and our own virtual classroom study – set to be released a little later this year – this week’s theme is the virtual classroom. In light of these challenges, the virtual classroom represents an ideal technology solution for modern high-impact learning organizations. For these reasons, it is commonly viewed as a special instance of face-to-face classroom training. Hello there. And why not? David.

11 Invaluable Tips To Design Blended Learning Courses for Corporate Training

Docebo

Your learners have the opportunity to access online resources whenever, wherever to enrich their eLearning experience, but still have the support and feedback they need from face-to-face instruction. What are the key takeaways they must absorb before they leave the physical classroom? Create an effective support system for learners. Author: Christopher Pappas.

Designing Mobile Performance Support Apps - @elearningcoach

The Learning Generalist

I'm sitting in a Mobile Learning session with one of my favourite people and authors - Connie Malamed, so forgive me for being extremely nice with my write up if that's what happens by the end of this talk. She wanted to create a performance support app for instructional designers. There are mobile collaboration tools and mobile is a far reaching phenomenon. It's performance support too! Mobile performance support needs to fit within the overall learning and mobile strategy for your organisation. Think of tools like HVAC calculator. So why mobile?

On the brink with mobile– what learning executives say

Allison Rossett

My point then was that mobile offers immense potential for learning and support but that it is not yet making much of a difference in the enterprise. When San Diego State University (SDSU) colleague Jim Marshall and I surveyed more than a thousand educators in companies, agencies and universities about their eLearning practices, they reported reliance on traditional eLearning approaches, like scenarios, virtual classrooms, and online assessments. Performance support and mobile devices only rarely appeared in the organizational playbook they described.

Workshop, E-Learning or Video? A question of strategy

Connect Thinking

If the organisation is still classroom-centric, then we need to think about whether the project is an opportunity to offer staff new delivery options. See my blog post  How to Design and Facilitate a Virtual Classroom for more information. ” performance support at the point of need. New systems processes can be captured by screencast software (e.g. Workshop.

LMSs Lower Costs for Nonprofits

TOPYX LMS

These types of organizations certainly can’t afford to throw money around, but they have to invest in marketing if they want their support bases to grow. Provides data reporting tools that track the progress and engagement of volunteers and employees. Hosts virtual classrooms where online trainings and meetings can take place. That adds up to a serious chunk of change.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Virtual classrooms and smart-boards are used in a more student-centered way (not putting all the attention to one person up-front=bad). I'm hoping that others will join the effort. Video galore.

How online training helps introverts break out of their shell

Matrix

According to Susan Cain, author of Quiet - The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking and TED speaker, there are one third to one half of introverted people in the world. The virtual classroom. The virtual classroom is beneficial for introverted learners because they don’t need to make contact with more co-workers than necessary. The virtual classroom is based almost entirely on written words. One well-known rule for an engaging e-learning course is to design it with the learner's needs in mind. But this is not always the case.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

Accepts any courses built in any content authoring tools that are SCORM & AICC compliant – so you can upload and sell your courses that you built in Articulate, Captivate, even open source authoring tools (but they must be standards compliant). Especially, when they are building the course in a rapid content authoring tool. Something like my 3rd party content authoring tool. It is automatically converted into a single.SWF file, so you can use it with any 3rd party authoring tool. I love innovation. New concept.

Tips for Conducting Successful Virtual ILT Sessions

G-Cube

By definition, a virtual classroom is a platform which enables the instructors and learners carry out a learning process over Web, in lieu of a traditional classroom. This definition is sometimes misconstrued to suggest that a virtual classroom should mimic an actual classroom in all features and characteristics, to attain effectiveness of learning.

Evolving role of Trainers in Corporate Learning

G-Cube

Within the confines of strictly traditional classrooms, the trainer was the center of focus for all learners. The trainer controlled what was taught in class as well as what was discussed as part of classroom interaction. Role of the trainer in Classroom Learning. The trainer actively plays the dual role of organizer as well as facilitator of all classroom activities.

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Four Ways Technology Is Changing How People Learn [Infographic]

SHIFT eLearning

In olden days, people used to only learn at a classroom. The reality is that a plethora of tools facilitate or even encourage cooperation—from social network to instant messaging applications. Take Google Drive , Dropbox , Evernote , and popular task management software such as Astrid and Todoist. Technology, then, becomes a tool for active learning.

Virtual Learning Show 2013 – Day 1

Tayloring it

As mentioned in a  previous blog post , I’m participating in the 2013 2-day Virtual Learning Show. Keynote: Virtual Learning in Europe. Chairman and organiser of The Virtual Learning Show, Colin Steed welcomes you all to this unique event. Virtual Training : from desktop to device. Comparing Webex, Adobe Connect and Goto for your virtual sessions.

The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy

Dawn of Learning

Virtual Classrooms? Bersin defines High Impact Learning Organizations as those organizations that distinguish themselves by very effectively and efficiently providing learning solutions that support key business objectives. When you think about your company''s digital learning content strategy, what''s the first thing that comes to mind? eLearning Courses?

Active Training Series

Web Courseworks

Dr. Andy Hicken and I are contributing authors in  101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom , a new e-learning book by my friend and colleague, Elaine Biech. The true test of our success occurs after the training session is over–whether in a traditional or a virtual classroom. Create just-in-time support. Find the right development tool.

E-Learning 101

eLearning 24-7

This term is often interchanged (without people necessarily knowing it) with online learning and virtual learning. Systems (LMS (sometimes people call it a portal), LCMS, CMS, Traning Mgt or Online Authoring, Platform) – Talent mgt systems are starting to enter as well, but as a whole they are still a standalone away from e-learning. Genres (Mobile learning, Social learning, Game based learning, Virtual Worlds). Content Authoring Tools (often referred to as “Rapid Content Authoring Tools (RCAT). Wake Up! The end result? The main term.

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Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS

eLearning 24-7

Built in authoring tool that is a simple add what you want in to it and whalla you are are off and running. Classroom management. Virtual Classroom. Support is included – phone, chat, knowledge base, e-mail (but time specific availability, as in not all are 24/7). Supports English only at this time, no multilingual. Author. Great.

E-Learning Strategy – The Right Way to Success

eLearning 24-7

Am I going to need to create my own courses?  If yes, you will need an authoring tool. Will we be offering webinars or classes online?  If yes, you will want either a standalone web conferencing solution or one integrated into a learning platform.  On a side note, some vendors call it “virtual classrooms” Do you want to track your learners? Do you want to build your own system or locate a commercial platform?  If you build your own, will you be able to have the support needed (for administrators in maybe learners)? Have to get a LMS? Egads. Commit.

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

Instead, we will call this "self-directed learning" and will do our best to support the workforce to learn it on their own with minimal guidance and support. #2 - eLearning 2.0 Strategy" Fails One of the better, cheap support mechanisms for self-directed learning are web 2.0 tools. Strategies will move much slower than organizations who adopt easy to use tools and make tactical use of these tools. The answer for many organizations will be less training and more performance support in the form of toolkits. Articulate has a great tool set.

Uncovering the Full Advantages of Cloud-Based Learning Solutions

Mindflash

IT costs include infrastructure, software licensing, and training. The words that IT professionals use are the same words that Learning & Development (L&D) professionals need to use when deciding on the technology that best supports corporate learning needs. There is no software to license or dedicated on-premise server hardware to purchase. pay as you go).

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Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Twitter is Much Better than I Thought for Learning I used to say during presentations that I wasn’t quite sure about twitter as a learning tool. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. I’ve had to find ways to filter the flow and figure out when/how to reach out. iPad (and iPhone) are Much More Useful Than I Expected I didn’t actually think that I would care about the iPad except as a tool for training and performance support in environments like retail and restaurants where it’s always been an issue having access to machines.

eLearning Chef’s Top 5 Open-Source LMSystems

eLearning Chef

except that by the nature of its popularity, it boasts probably the largest and most active supporting community. However, their SCORM 2004 support is incomplete and their xAPI (TinCan) integration is still in progress. in-progress xAPI support). This LMS is a dual solution; you can download the source, install, and host it yourself…or you can license a hosted solution complete with support and additional features. All versions include a content creation tool, include forum and chat features, and are SCORM 1.2/2004 compliant. Yes, there are lots more. Moodle.

Simplicity packaged - A peak at Claro and OneRoom

Learning on the Leading Edge

Claro (actually dominKnow LCMS v6) is a web-based collaborative e-learning authoring platform with the content management features of a robust LCMS. · Video, image, and multimedia can be done within the tool and on-the-fly – no need for other software. · Browser-based collaborative SaaS authoring. You can view an event by author Guy Gavriel Kay

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Simplicity packaged - A peak at Claro and OneRoom

Learning on the Leading Edge

Claro (actually dominKnow LCMS v6) is a web-based collaborative e-learning authoring platform with the content management features of a robust LCMS. · Video, image, and multimedia can be done within the tool and on-the-fly – no need for other software. · Browser-based collaborative SaaS authoring. You can view an event by author Guy Gavriel Kay

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‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

BizLibrary’s complete learning platform meets the needs of today’s learners involved with both online training and classroom training. It seamlessly handles off-the-shelf and custom courseware, instructor-led, “blended,” and virtual classes, videos, and a wide range of informal learning content. com/software/smarter workforce/. SumTotal Talent offers the ability to discover hidden talent and capabilities within your current workforce and provide tools to help all of your people be more productive. VIRTUAL CLASSROOM. VIRTUAL EVENT PLATFORM. Tools.

Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids

Tony Karrer

Just when you've made the transition from the prior generation of CBT authoring tools (e.g., Authorware , Toolbook ) to the new generation of WBT authoring tools (e.g., It is created via an Authoring Tool or an Learning Content Management System. It can be created using Wiki software, a content management system, web editing software or even Microsoft Word stored as HTML. It's designed to provide either real-time support for work tasks or near real-time support for look up. Often there's period quizzing to test understanding.

Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

need a LMS. Q: I’m looking for a LMS that has classroom mgt, can have abc learners see only one course or a set of courses, while another group sees a different set of courses and I need to batch upload my learners. A: Virtually every LMS vendor out there in the marketplace provides these features. The ones who may not are those who identify themselves as “Training mgt systems and alike” – because they are really focused on the course authoring tool and are not a LMS in the true sense of the word. Use my 90/10 rule. They won’t be.

The Importance of Personalized Learning – Part 1 of 3 – K12

Dawn of Learning

Personalization, and the technologies that support it, are innovations that threaten to upend the entrenched interests in learning content and technology.  Each learner is guided to mastery of a subject in his or her own way with a different blend of content, activities, and tools. The “flipped-classroom” is an example of this.  Let’s start with content.

New to Managing the Learning Function? Start Here

Mindflash

First, schedule meetings with each notable leader in the business that you support and interview them about what they are trying to accomplish. You are now a peer of every line leader in the organization you support. Line managers : You are now a peer of every manager in the organization you support. As with any new role, we want to do our best. Third, do the job for a while.

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CLO Investments Focus on Relevance and Technology

CLO Magazine

Most enterprises expect to continue their technology investment in learning management systems, assessment systems and content authoring, and want to leverage new delivery modalities such as simulations and mobile learning. To do that, they will focus on key investments that support efficiency and relevance. Enterprises are also increasing spending on performance support technologies.

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Revamping 70-20-10

CLO Magazine

There is a core set of frameworks that support the way organizational learning and development is conducted. The Kirkpatrick framework made sense in a world based on courses and classrooms. The 70-20-10 model was first proposed in the 1980s by authors and researchers Morgan McCall, Robert Eichinger and Michael Lombardo. These results also were supported by CCL surveys that asked people to reflect on their most meaningful developmental experiences. Now, technology has provided the tools to explore, identify and leverage others’ insights. David C.

Adventures in Moodle

Learnforever

learning content management system , to author, edit and launch courses and other forms of online content. 3. virtual classroom tool, to enable meetings of learners in multiple locations. Picking up from some of my previous blog posts, it’s now over a year since my organisation established an online learning environment, based on a Moodle platform.

Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for?

Upside Learning

Training companies now need to enable themselves with the tools and technologies needed to go online with their training material and find the right systems and backend partners to support them during and after this crucial exercise. Because having a good system means being able to keep customers happy and delighted and also because what most training companies need is a system that runs robustly and has excellent support. Most training companies seem to prefer the vendor host and support the LMS. Standards Compliance The LMS must support SCORM and AICC standards.

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LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga

Janet Clarey

spoke with Dave via email about what Mzinga is doing with social media. Q: What social media tools is Mzinga incorporating into their LMS? A: Dave Wilkins - Mzinga has taken a comprehensive approach to social learning by developing three models throughout various components of our entire Social Learning Suite. In Mzinga Publisher, our collaborative authoring tool, we’ve integrated social technologies within both the collaborative authoring process and the learner experience. It’s Friday yay! That means it’s time to feature another LMS that kicks ass!

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

It’s all a matter of learning, but it’s not the sort of learning that is the province of training departments, workshops, and classrooms. “The best learning happens in real life with real problems and real people and not in classrooms.” At work we learn more in the break room than in the classroom. There is another option — students-support-each-other.”.

Virtual Learning Show Day 1

Tayloring it

As mentioned in a previous blog post , I recently attended Day 1 of a 2-day Virtual Learning Show. Overall view on undertaking essentially a day’s worth of webinar/virtual classrooms. The Virtual Learning Show organiser and leading authority of live online learning Colin Steed welcomes you all to this unique event. event Virtual Learning Show