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Creating Serious Learning Games with Lectora—A Case Study


That’s why we occasionally reach out to our users for a case study, like this one we did with Health Education Yorkshire and Humber. We integrated blogs and used Moodle to create a discussion forum for learners. You can view more case studies here. Have a recent project from your organization that you think would be good for a case study?

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

For every sales pitch you hear about social learning, for every shiny social network logo you see out there on the web, you should be looking for real use cases and story of social media being used in a real world setting… with tangible benefit to an organization. Our team gathers on Twitter whenever they are available and discusses the topics, 10 minutes each, for 30 minutes.

How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

Within these organizations, individual knowledge and experience varies, as do learning needs and preferences for formal continuing education (CEU) credits, programs of study, books, courses, videos, files, templates, audio recordings, group discussions, expert forums , regional meetings, training/coaching telephone calls, and mini-nuggets of just-in-time performance support.

Leadership through Blended Learning: Sorority LMS Success

WBT Systems

Using an LMS to deliver blended learning is ideal for organizations that want to ensure consistency in the delivery of core learning objectives, while also enabling more in depth, personalized, or informal exploration of key topics by combining online content with face-to-face learning activities, such as group project work, in-classroom activities, or community discussions.

Beating the Forgetting Curve with Distributed Practice


The concept of distributed practice has been known for decades as an effective learning technique but who wants to “study” every day. that discusses how to design and deploy learning interventions drawing our understanding from forgetting curves. Case Study. THE QUOTE: “ If you read the research on how much people forget after training, it’s depressing. Connie Malamed.

Is the case study method of instruction due for an overhaul?

Jay Cross

Working Knowledge , an online forum from HBS, gave Professor Emeritus Jim Heskett a platform to raise the issue of the relevance of case study instruction. Heskett’s original article noted that “The case method has become synonymous with education for management. Traditional cases have come under fire for being self-contained documents that describe a protagonist facing a decision with a set of packaged data available on which to base the decision.”. “I vote for the case study,&# said one. Case facts are pre-selected. Commentary.

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


It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. That’s certainly not the case. If that is the case, how do we avoid this pitfall? Charles: I would argue that in some cases informal learning can replace formal learning very well. However, in many cases, an integrated approach will prove more effective. The numbers originated from a relatively small sample of high performing managers in a study some 30 years ago and published in a book focused on experiential learning in 1996.

Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank

Tony Karrer

I 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. But so far, this has not been the case. learning.

Corporate MOOCs Reveal How Badging Can Boost Your Brand

Web Courseworks

A 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.

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. They were also concerned about the accuracy of the information that was published on the forum. I could go on… but I’m sure you get the picture.

Translating Activities Into the Virtual Classroom

ATD Learning Technologies

This makes the best use of the time in the virtual classroom; learners take the knowledge piece and process it by getting involved in various discussions, role-plays, and scenarios. Case studies. Prepare a case study with detailed instructions, making them available in the breakout room. Group or plenary discussion. Let’s take a closer look. Quizzes.

4-Step Method for Improving Learning Retention


This can take many forms, including reading some sort of case study, watching a video online, listening to presentation, or basic wiki-research. Now that the content has be thoroughly researched, discussed, questioned, and expanded, it is time to for the learners to apply it. It can be an exercise, case study, multi-day in nature (if possible). Flip-It First.

A Different Approach to Adult Learning Design


I recently attended a session by Rick Blunt on eLearning Guild’s online forum ( The eLearning Guild online session Interactivity vs.Interaction: Align their Simplicities and Complexities. ). Source: From presentation by Rick Blunt on Guild online forum According to Rick, when adults start solving a problem, they tend to follow Bloom’s taxonomy. So how do adults learn?

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Broadcasting information – with microblogging information sharing can happen in the real time and anyone make contribution unlike discussion boards or emails. Live Discussion Forums – microblogging is also useful for live discussions. In the learning community #lrnchat is one such example of a Twitter discussion forum. Here’s what for: 1.

Corporate MOOCs Reveal How Badging Can Boost Your Brand

Web Courseworks

A 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.

Situated Cognition In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know


Develop a learning community of practice in your eLearning course by creating online forums , blogs, and social media pages where you learners can share feedback and address concerns. Pose a question based on the authentic task each week to get the online discussion started, or share a link that might spark a conversation amongst them. Use case studies to put knowledge into context.

The Five Commandments of Learning: Where It All Begins!


The delivery strategy, whether ILT or Digital, should also make the learner responsible for the learning through group exercises, self-evaluations and reflections, case studies, and assignments to practice the concepts. Peer learning works: Do you remember the hours spent studying together with friends in school and college? There goes the first commandment of learning.

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9 Rules of Successful LMS Implementation


Create Virtual Sections With a large number of learners in a single online course, it is easy for the discussion boards, chat rooms, and instructor to become overloaded. Create Participation Policies In order to get the most out of discussions within online learning courses, it is best to create participation policies for your learners. As an instructor.

What specifically is e-learning good for?

Clive on Learning

So, here's a more specific response to the question, categorised by type of e-learning: Type of e-learning Some possible applications Interactive self-study tutorials Short lessons which help the learner to acquire knowledge against specific objectives, typically as a precursor to using this knowledge to perform tasks in the workplace or to engage in other, more practical, learning activities such as workshops. Tutorials which develop problem-solving and decision-making skills, using case studies, scenarios and other forms of interactivity.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

Only to be disillusioned by the lack of engagement on these platforms, empty discussion forums and zero conversations. There is no apparent link between one''s KRAs and performance appraisal and responding to questions on the discussion forum. Often times, a strong case study communicates more than hours of meeting. Given below are excerpts from both.

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21 top elearning communities

Sponge UK

Training journal forum. There are some great opportunities online for L&D professionals to build their networks and discuss their challenges with their peers. Some cover a broad range of topics and others specialise, but they all offer a forum for discussion with likeminded professionals. An overarching discussion and links board for all kinds of training.

Why You Should Adopt Social Learning

EI Design

This can either happen online (for instance over popular social media tools like LinkedIn, Twitter, and so on) or offline (during group discussions, over coffee, or during conferences). All of us use their standard communication and collaboration features like comments, posts, instant messaging, group discussion boards, wikis, video chats, and so on. Source: Wikipedia. Sharing.

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How to Improve Learning Outcomes With Performance Support

Social Learning

Forums and discussion groups have been around a long time, and provide effective support for those looking to solve a problem while they’re still “in the flow” of their work. Communities of Practice and Expert Locator Networks – these on-line resources take forums and discussion groups to the next level, and are structured around specific topics.

Blending is a continuum

Clive on Learning

You use a variety of methods, albeit within a single social context, and a single medium, e.g. (1) a classroom course with case studies, presentations, discussion, role-play; (2) an e-learning course including demos, simulations, quizzes. You use a variety of methods, employing different social contexts, but this time you use a variety of media as well, e.g. a mix of face-to-face workshops, self-study with printed materials and CDs, online forum discussions, telephone tutor support. You can blend between asynchronous media and synchronous media.

MOOCs in Performance Support

ID Reflections

IMHO, here are some of the characteristics of a MOOC that offer the possibilities of PS: MOOCs go beyond fixed courses to dynamic context sharing – The “Discussion Forum” that surrounds a MOOC lend itself to dynamic knowledge sharing thus keeping the course content “alive”. I have been writing about MOOCs and the characteristics of MOOCs in my last few posts.

5 Tips to Develop Blended Learning Programs

CommLab India

Interactivities you can choose for online learning include self-assessments, blogs, wikis, virtual field trips, virtual labs, case studies, simulations, problem-solving exercises, and concept mapping. Classroom interactivities include group discussions, case studies, problem-solving exercises, and learning by doing. Determine the level of interactivity.

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How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces


We, at Learnnovators, have always been fascinated by the enormous power of social learning, and have been following up researches and discussions by experts around this subject closely for some time now. Techcrunch Study : Many senior executives like to talk the social media talk. This article discusses why LinkedIn is in a better position to invoke interest among enterprises. .

Helping Learners Pay More Attention: Can Classroom Strategies Work for e-learning?


These may be a part of their work or study plan which leads them to believe that the activity is not distracting them. Stories and case studies are the simplest ways to build up a real-life scenario that kindles the imagination of the learner and forces them to think on practical lines. This leads to a sense of failure for the instructors. Is there a solution?

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). For the Australian Council for International Development, we developed a 5-week (20 hour) eWorkshop instead (a short case study about this here ). I can’t bite the hand that feeds us, but it saddens me. Now the tricky part.

The secret of a successful social learning initiative

Growth Engineering

In the majority of cases though, these initiatives have backfired, generating poor results, low engagement and disappointment. In the case of social learning platforms, these projects usually have similar aims: Improving collaboration between departments. What starts as an online forum to generate discussion among the workforce, turns into a top-down bulletin board.

Corporate MOOCs – What’s my incentive?

eLearning 24-7

I have discussed in the past regarding the issues of MOOCs and the challenges that await them – at the minimum on the corporate side, but with this new trend, it makes sense to analyze it a bit further. Let’s see: Numerous vendors have tweaked their social pages away from the Facebook look to something slightly different – and in some cases quite different. LMS vendors who have added MOOC platforms will showcase that information in numerous case studies – because we all love a good case study. But, I digress. Part 1- Reality.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Is mobile the only/ best way to provide training/ learning access in some case? In many cases, the staff has already started using their personal devices for work in absence of a clear policy from the company. Check out this webcast from ASTD covering Qualcomm case studies). making experts and discussions forums available via mobile devices are great options.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

Don’t forget podcasts, RSS feeds, slideshows, infographics, animations, articles and real-life case studies. Not to mention blogs, wikis, discussion forums and social bookmarks. The facilitator should provide a learning plan for novice learners which defines a sequence of study, identifying specific resources among the potentially overwhelming array of options.

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2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Case Studies. Informal Discussion group/ forum. Informal Books/case studies. Internet Time Alliance spent a couple of days last week putting the 2.0 into a tedious proposal for a large, forward-facing multinational corporation. Among our recommendations were: Informal Live webcasts. Informal Recorded webinars. Informal Video conferencing. Informal Workshops. Informal Audio/ podcasts. Informal Learnshop. Informal Non-formal video. Informal SharePoint.