OCTOBER 20, 2015
Adobe has recently been making a push to significantly improve the user experience of their community support resources (likely, at least in part, to Articulate’s excellent user-group support forum). Adobe’s relatively new ‘Community Connections‘ page is a add-on to their revamped product communities (i.e.
Solving Your Development Issues in the Adobe Captivate Community
MARCH 4, 2015
Did you know each major eLearning authoring tool has a thriving community of eLearning developers constantly asking and answering questions about your burning development issues? Even if there is a small chance you are the only one on the entire planet that has a specific development issue, why aren’t you using asking the community? This is by far one of my favorite tips.
21 top elearning communities
AUGUST 24, 2016
Join thousands of other L&D professionals who are learning from each other in these elearning communities. Moodle community. Adapt community. Join in the discussion with a Community of thousands of HR and L&D Professionals”. No membership numbers are published but the record for daily visits to the community is 7,215. 13 Moodle community. LinkedIn.
Less Trainers; More Community Managers and Curators
MARCH 5, 2013
We “follow” several others in the learning and development community who curate content – via blogs, online newspapers, orby sharing links to resources via Twitter. Rather than training people formally, the curator will gather useful resources and content, organize it well, and distribute it out. Here is Trend 7: Lots of us are already curating content for others.
Knowledge, practice and community
Learning with e's
AUGUST 22, 2014
In this post, I extend this idea into the work Lave did with Etienne Wenger, which has become known as Communities of Practice. The work of Lave and Wenger advances this concept, turning its focus to the people who make up the learning communities we are all a part of. Previous posts in this series are all linked below. Previous posts in this series: 1. Argyris Double Loop Learning 3.
Community and Collaborative Learning
JUNE 26, 2011
In Kenya, she said, everyone is very community-focused; but here, in the United States, we function as completely separate individuals. Learning has also become less community-based in the United States. He says it is important to find ways of using technology to build community, not destroy it. Community Centers remained community centers but with different names.
Online Community Management (Workshop)
MAY 18, 2016
Setting up and running an online community takes time and effort. In this online workshop we look at how to support the planning, launch and running of an online community. This 4-week online workshop covers the following topics: Planning the community. Launching the community. Next public online workshop runs: 30 MAY – 24 JUNE. Agenda. Encouraging engagement.
Hundreds of Free Resources to Build Your E-learning Courses
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
Free resources always come in handy when building courses or slide presentations. At most of my workshops we take a few minutes to share different free resources people use. It’s a great way to be reminded of resources you may have already bookmarked but have forgotten. At this point, I find that there’s not a lot of new free resources being added. link].
Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today
NOVEMBER 22, 2014
When I read Rachel Happe’s (@rhappe ) post, The Emerging Career Path of Community Professionals , I was reminded of my older posts on community management and the skills required. wrote about the tenets of community management based on my experience. In my post, I want to explore some of the "hats" a community manager needs to wear to execute her role.
7 Strategies for Building Community in Online Courses
SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
You can combat this attrition by building community in your course. Building a learning community and a sense of social belonging doesn’t happen by accident, you as the designer, developer and instructor of your online courses have to plan to build a learning community. Here are some ways that I have found useful to accomplish this task: 1. So there’s my list.
Community of Practice and the TorranceLearning Download
The Peformance Improvement
NOVEMBER 20, 2012
One of many methods of organizational learning is a “community of practice”. TorranceLearning has created a kind of community of practice that they call the Torrance Download. This is a terrific model for a community of practice, either for people from different organizations or for people internal to one organization. Where the gaps are between resources and learning.
Content Curation: One More Role for an Enterprise Community Manager
DECEMBER 27, 2011
How does this tie in with the role of a community manager, you may ask! What role can an enterprise community manager play? In this case, the community manager's role would be akin to that of a museum curator. Some of these can be achieved via the user interface design and the use of pre-built widgets that allow community managers to pull in content defined with specific tags and categories. This can be made as general or as granular depending on the community's need. The scene within an enterprise is not much different. Very closely, I would say.
Free book on Open Educational Resources #OER
MAY 21, 2013
like a first exam, with a defence in front of a small jury), I came across this wonderful free book on Open Educational Resources. It might be of interest to everyone looking into online learning, MOOC or simply looking for resources that can be embedded in your own course. While writing up a first workable draft for my probation report (to pass from MPhil to PhD student.
My Favorite E-Learning Resources
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
As with most classes we teach, we have some really good discussions, and I usually follow up with links to some of my favorite e-learning resources we talked about. find myself referring to some of the same resources over and over again because of how helpful and relevant they are. So I thought I would share them with all of you. The Articulate Community. Here are my favorite resources on their site. Here are a few resources from our own website that answer questions that tend to come up in class a lot. Other Resources From Around the Web.
Managing Diversity through Community Management
SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
As a community manager and social business evangelist in a highly distributed and diverse organization, I’ve begun to realize not only the value of but the critical need to understand these aspects. It’s essential to understand the fundamentals of how to facilitate cross-cultural communication in order to be an effective community manager. And I don't like it at all.
Why You Need to Connect with Your Peers in the E-Learning Community
JUNE 14, 2016
I’m a big fan of community and how it helps us learn from each other. And that’s why community is so important for us. The Value of the E-Learning Community. Community isn’t content. Instead its about learning from each other while we exchange tips, best practices, and share resources. The E-Learning Community Shares What They Learn.
e-learning for social programs and community initiatives
Spark Your Interest
JUNE 23, 2015
There are a lot of causes or issues in the world and we often see wonderful websites or resources that are beautifully presented to provide information related to a particular need. Your web resource is now a bit more like a movie than a website – consider this example: The Great Flu. Imagine you were in a position to do community outreach for an issue like this and you wanted to maximize the impact that you could make for your cause/issue. You’d You’d want to invest your resources into something that is going to change behaviour, right? sex ed).
Celebrating 50 eLearning Best Practices
JUNE 8, 2016
The world of eLearning is about community – thanks for reading, commenting and engaging in conversation at the eLearning Brothers’ blog! Twitter provides a way to connect with the broader learning community. This article marks my fiftieth publication on the eLearning Brothers blog. These writings have provided unforgettable opportunities to explore the amazing world of eLearning.
3 Reasons Why You Should Join an eLearning Community
JULY 18, 2016
If you answered yes to any of these questions then you are a part of an online community. However, are you a part of an elearning community? Exchange Tips and Resources. Of course no one knows everything about elearning, but the information you do know could help someone in need - and that’s where joining a community comes into play. plus about this type of community is that there is no need to charge for the information you give and vice versa. At the end of the day, you are joining the community to learn or help, therefore no negativity is needed.
Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources
OCTOBER 25, 2010
I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. So, what I thought I would do is go back and see what resources I could find some good resources that would help me and could be used by instructors be better prepared to teach online. As always I do this by looking through eLearning Learning and related sites like Communities and Networks Connection. So together, I’ve collected a bunch of resources pretty quickly. Still here are 60 great resources. They had 100 people participating.
ROE Tips for Your Association’s Online Community
DECEMBER 9, 2013
Your Association’s online community is where your members can engage with not only each other but with your association’s resources. recently reached out to Andy for his return on engagement (ROE) tips for association’s online communities. Many of the ideas presented in 10 Ways to Engage Members in Your Online Community are still extremely relevant. With those in mind, I decided to compile a few of my own ideas on engaging members in your online community. 1) Post Videos. Seek out key members who can help engage others within your community.
21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)
MAY 29, 2014
Today, while we are in the midst of up-skilling our learning designers, we set out on a quick journey to revisit our most precious resources on this subject in order to see how to leverage these in our up-skilling exercise. What are some of the useful resources available on this subject that could benefit learning professionals? OUR FINDINGS: Below are some of the interesting resources (from a big list we examined in this exploratory journey) on this subject that we would like to share with you. What resources would you like to share on this subject? Karl Kapp.
The 2016 Learning Technologies Conference Backchannel: Curated Resources #LT16UK
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
This post curates resources shared via the backchannel of the 2016 Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibition being held February 3-4 in London. I am a huge proponent of backchannel learning. The backchannel is an excellent resource for learning from a conference or event, even if you are unable to attend in-person. find curating and reviewing backchannel resources to be a valuable learning experience for me, even when I am attending a conference in person. Official 2016 Learning Technologies Conference Resources. Session Specific Resources. Programme.
TechSmith Education Community on Google+
JANUARY 9, 2014
The first is our new TechSmith in Education Google+ Community ! The TechSmith Education Google+ Community is a place for educators who use TechSmith solutions to connect, share ideas, and discuss best practices with each other. We The community already has some pretty neat members like: Flipped AP Calculus teacher, Stacey Roshan. Welcome to the new year! See you there!
Five Ways eLearning Supports Remote Workers
AUGUST 10, 2016
Design with camaraderie in mind; make sure to include chances for participants to partner and network with each other via online chats, discussion groups, or other community-building mechanisms available. Developer Resources eLearning Featured Instructional Design Resources Project Management Resources Resources” Also, 80% to 90% of the U.S.
The New Trivantis Community: Everything You Need for eLearning—All in One Place
MAY 26, 2015
The new Trivantis Community is open for business! Connect with other users by posting discussions, share your Lectora® and Lectora® Online content, or browse the Knowledge Base for resources like webinars, articles, and video tutorials. The Trivantis Community is a place you can learn and grow with other users so that you can build inspiring, amazing eLearning. No problem!
Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool
MAY 12, 2015
Extend this to the Subject Matter Experts and popular spokes-person through a defined communication framework and you have a community of practice in action! Tapping into daily conversations of a community of practice will help identify learning gaps (eLearning course topic) and how (eLearning course content) these gaps need to be fulfilled. What makes knowledge so hard to capture?
Free elearning to support cancer care in the community
MARCH 9, 2016
A free elearning programme is being launched to help health and social care workers broaden their knowledge of cancer care in the community. Using intelligent design, we have been able to create elearning that works for a broad range of professionals, with video and animation to emphasis key areas and ‘deeper dive’ resources for those who want to know more on a particular topic.”
David Kelly "Building a Learning Strategy from an Ecosystem of Resources" #ATDTK
JANUARY 16, 2015
Generally has a nature connotation (the rain forest) - it''s a specific scientific thing. "A community of living organisms in conjunction with nonliving components of their environment, interacting as a system." It''s finding the resources all around that support performance (not just training!). Training tends to be delivery of community and information and not partners in performance. There are a lot of resources out there already. If I take this resource out of here, what''s going to happen? More resources from David Kelly on his blog It exists.
Enterprise Community Management: “joining up” learning and working
MARCH 18, 2013
More and more organisations are beginning to adopt enterprise social networking technologies (like Yammer) more formally as business tools, so there is a growing need for a dedicated resource to manage and support this activity – not technically but in human terms. planning the new community’s strategic approach. ECM activities are likely to include. Social learning
Ten Tips for Community Managers
JULY 27, 2011
Your office is a community: A network of people connected through a common theme, associating themselves voluntarily around a common purpose. But building your community, is a powerful way to improve connectedness and facilitate learning. You’re not just a developer, or an administrator, or a manager: You’re a community builder. This is a new way to think about doing your job.
Making a case for creating Open Educational Resources for use in Higher Education
MAY 5, 2012
To set the scene we'll start with a useful and pragmatic definition of Open Educational Resources from Stephen Downes (although he does not support the idea of an 'official' definition) – Read more here [link] "Open educational resources are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared by anyone." Consider the following: 1.
Building Communities – The Slope of Enlightenment
JULY 18, 2013
In my last blog alter egos I started to share some personal traits and experiences that led me in to the world of developing communities to support learning. remember joining my first online community The Learning and Skills Group and being excited about what was happening in front of my eyes and like any newbie I lurked. Then it happened…. Nothing. This is our challenge.
How to Create Interactive eLearning Simulations in 3 Steps
JULY 22, 2016
She’s joined the eLearning community to share her knowledge and passion for education, both traditional and online, and receive useful feedback from the industry experts. Developer Resources eLearning Featured Instructional Design Resources iSpring Resources ResourcesNowadays learners are eager to make choices and face the consequences of their decisions. Step 1.