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Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently Anne Marie blogged Location and Learning (which I have reproduced here) and she asked me whether or not I consider her central idea an example of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE). But placements are very rich environments with many unique opportunities to learn. In addition to profiles and blogs, I would also suggest facilitating an open discussion forum.

New learning environments

Learning with e's

Our final #EDENchat of 2015 focused on new learning environments, namely MOOCs, flipped classrooms and blended learning methods. One of the key discussion points was around the nature of these approaches and their effectiveness as learning environments. It was one of the busiest we have seen, and the archive of the conversation can be viewed here. Unported License.

Health, Safety, Environment (HSE), Sustainability and e-Learning


All these acts not only lay down the requirements for the organizations for providing a safe and healthy work environment, they also mandate certain trainings to be provided to employees and managers so that they know their responsibilities and rights and contribute towards making the workplace safe and healthy. Ebbinghaus Curve of Forgetting (Graph Source – Purdue University).

The evolution of personal learning environments

Origin Learning

A personal learning environment refers to the tools, technologies, resources etc. He reads books, accesses the Britannica Encyclopedia CD on his PC, participates in group discussions at his university, reads journals, magazines and newspapers in the library, logs on to the (slowly working) internet once in a while, watches TV, listens to the radio, and so on. Forward to the year 2014.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

As discussed. into the learner’s daily environment. Social learning can increase engagement, stimulate discussion, and establish credibility in. periodic “lunch & learns” where employees can discuss the recent training they’ve taken. complements recent OTS courses and then meet to discuss their observations. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success.

Discussion with Lucid Meetings

Kapp Notes

And of course none of those apps helped us prepare for the meeting or follow-through on the discussions, action items, or decisions we made during the meeting. The other day I had a chance to learn about Lucid Meetings and to hear what they are doing in terms of creating interesting meeting spaces. Plus there is a nice surprise for anyone who reads to the end of the article:). industry

8 Tips To Minimize Distractions In Social Learning Environments


In this article, we’ll share 8 tips on how to make the social learning environment most effective. Minimize Distractions In The Social Learning Environment. Here are 8 top tips to make sure that the “learning” in the social learning environment actually serves your training goals. Effective social learning environments are purpose-driven.

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

So the formal training needs to be sustained, and a powerful way of doing that is with an informal learning environment. A key component of the informal learning environment is the content repository – such as an intranet or a wiki – that contains content that the employee can search or explore at their discretion. And yet… the world is changing. What should Ron do?

Avoiding Information Overload in Online Learning Environments: An e-learning perspective


The effectiveness and impact of technology-aided learning in the corporate sector is unquestionable. With the aid of technology, training and learning has become more accessible to a wider spread of corporate learners, no matter where they are located across the globe. But the impact of this powerful medium is often diminished by information overload. Learner Readiness. Quantity of Information.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

little emphasis on creating an environment in which. She decides that when she sets expectations, she should also discuss with her team members how she will manage progress going forward. environment which systematically. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. they need to succeed. Our experience.

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). An open discussion forum , and. These components work in tandem with the LMS and system reports, which in turn comprise the core components of the Formal Learning Environment (FLE). I was immediately interested because, like me, Mott is striving to bridge the gap between the organisation’s LMS and the learner’s PLE.

Environment Matters

Usable Learning

I just read this article that starts out talking about how changing the environment can be key to changing behavior ( How Brain Science Can Save You From The Wrong Job found via the Eide Neurolearning Blog ). My struggle with this is the continuing force of evidence that I keep seeing about the importance of the environment in a person succeeding or failing. Not My Job)?

Targeting 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments

SHIFT eLearning

Our respective environments actually shape our brains and the rest of our bodies. An interesting three-minute video by Paul Burow discusses the application of neuroscience to organizational development. It’s time to enable the social learning mode! It’s wired for social learning. It covers six social learning needs we think can be applied to eLearning.

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EdisonLearning Officials Discuss the Future of K-12 Education

Kapp Notes

Recently I attended an online discussion facilitated by the educational company EdisonLearning who recently acquired a product called Provost. The goal of the discussion was to talk about the acquisition of the new product but also to discuss the future of education as EdisonLearning envisons it. They stated that these new mixed environments are important because children come into schools with different levels of achievement and motivation and the mix of technology with the human touch provides a more robust opportunity to provide an appropriate education for everyone.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

concept – we’ve been discussing it for a while now – but it’s. We’ve just discussed the need for quick. and very realistic environment, learners. As we discussed in our recent. Let employees set up an online discussion group themselves around common. GAP BETWEEN LEARNING AND. PERFORMANCE – BETWEEN. KNOWING AND DOING. IT’S ABOUT. THE TOOLS THAT’LL HELP PEOPLE.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration. Informal Learning Environment. Core component #2: Discussion forum. The secondary component of my ILE is an open discussion forum.

“Post once, reply twice”: uninspiring online discussion boards and what to do about them

The eLearning Nomad

Remove the assessment requirement and the discussion boards are (almost) empty. Most students want to work with other students, yet these environments fail to inspire. Although the instruction says ‘discuss’, this isn’t a good start for a real discussion. So how then do you get a real and meaningful discussion going? To start, stop using the word “discuss”.

Invite to a Discussion

Kapp Notes

Join Tony O’Driscoll and I as we up to share our ideas and thoughts about immersive e-learning environments. The goal behind the event is that we want the audience to fully experience how engagement and learning can thrive in an immersive Internet environment so the event is limited to the first 40 people who sign up. By boosting user engagement, these environments make it possible to improve learning outcomes online. 3D worlds virtual immersive environmentIn a free, limited-seat virtual event March 30 at 11 a.m. EST in VenueGen.

Webinar Video – Learner Driven Learning Management System in a Global Environment

Upside Learning

For all you folks who couldn’t make it to our webinar with Brandon Hall Group, titled Learner Driven Learning Management System in a Global Environment held on 22 nd March, here’s a recorded video that will transport you back in time. We also discussed an interesting implementation done for one of our clients, Global Knowledge, that echoed the webinar idea to the tee.

Exciting 3D Event to Discuss Virtual Clinical Trials

Kapp Notes

Join an esteemed panel of industry experts and technology innovators to discuss the current and future state of the Virtual Clinical Trial. virtual immersive environmentInnovations in Clinical Research Workshop. As Life Sciences organizations look to reduce the costs of global clinical trials, innovations in technology, delivery and partnership models are taking shape to “virtualize” important components of the clinical trial process. These processes include SOP training, CRA training, investigator meetings and collaboration between sponsors and CROs. 45 Liberty Blvd.

Reinventing learning spaces

Learning with e's

Phone charging station at Stratford Shopping Centre, London I have written extensively about education spaces, architectures for learning , and personal learning environments. highlighted the need for better design of learning spaces in higher education, but the principle applies to all educational environments. It''s hard to engage students when their surroundings are poor.

Individual and Team-based Critical Thinking Skills in the eLearning Environment


Current pedagogy and andragogy research and practices are rife with critical thinking strategies in the learning environment. According to Al Mubaid, critical thinking can be enhanced through two components: Individual Component that occurs in an independent and self-paced learning environment. Learners exchange perspectives with each other through discussion.

2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning

Kapp Notes

the entire concept is discussed and several example software solutions are provided. A number of large and various serious companies have approached me discussing how VR can fit with game-based learning and gamification. Games Gamification virtual immersive environmentDuring this year, I’ve seen a number of universal trends that are worth noting. growing to $11.10

How important is engagement of students in classrooms?


Community interactive learning PowerPoint Active classrooms conventional methods of teaching discussions and activities learning environments learning with games school experience understanding and retention of the concepts using interactive contentIt is often said that education is the shortest route to success for any country as it helps overcome many evils. Educating the masses is a herculean task but again there is no magic trick to education. Think about your [.].

Reflections of a mooc unvirgin

E-Learning Provocateur

The virtual classroom environment was well structured. An announcement board kept us up to date, the discussion forums were easy to find, and the final assessment was explained clearly from Day 1. Through the discussions in the course, participation in the social media groups, and comments on my blog posts, I connected with some incredibly smart people from all over the world.

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Principles for Creating a Successful Virtual Reality Learning Experience

Kapp Notes

In a recent article 3 Instructional Design Strategies For Virtual Reality Learning , I discussed three (among many) instructional design strategies for VR: Conceptual Orienteering, Critical Incident and Operational Application. Walking around and taking action in a VR learning environment. If the learner is merely observing in a VR environment, the design has a dramatic shortfall.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I am copying a discussion we have been having on LinkedIn as a part of the Training&Development group. I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. The discussion that evolved has been one of the most insightful for me and I thought it should be shared with those who may not at present be a part of the T&D group on LinkedIn. Moreover, I would urge all learning folks to join this group—just to keep learning and evolving…and to contribute to these discussions so that we can all learn together.

Creating Secret Facebook Groups to Create Class Discussion

DigitalChalk eLearning

When looking to find an effective method to create discussion for your class, training, or just group discussion, creating a Facebook group is a great way to do this. When teaching an online class having a discussion room and areas to ask questions will enhance the online learning environment for the student. Just like you would have a conversation in the face to face class an online classroom needs this discussion atmosphere as well. This creates a safe environment for your students to discuss. Step 1. Login to your Facebook account. Step 2.

Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment Version 2: BaseCamp 2011

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

In an earlier post, I described an ad-hoc social learning environment where a blog was set up to drive learning for a group of 40 executives in a company, spread over multiple locations. Recently, this environment was put to use again to conduct a program titled BaseCamp 2011, where nearly fifty managers got together to learn select topics in strategy, finance and leadership. Multiple online discussions scale better The class had a business case study to work on, and given the class size it was necessary to make multiple small groups that could discuss the case amongst themselves.

Why Every Great Workplace Needs a ‘Classroom’ Environment


Our workplace brings our employees into events that require them to think, learn and practice – then provides immediate feedback – an optimal learning environment. Though self-directed learning — the ability to move through a learning environment at one’s own pace — can be effective, greater success in the work classroom requires supportive “facilitation.”

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning


Tin Can API (or ‘Experience API’) is one of the most extensively discussed technical topics amongst learning professionals all over the world today. Most discussions revolve around the technical aspects related to the definition and implementation of the standard, which is crucial at this stage of its evolution. ” ~ Rustici Software. INTRODUCTION. SCORM VS EXPERIENCE API.

Teaching and learning through dialogue

Learning with e's

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post entitled '' Learning as dialogue '' which was essentially about how students can learn through conversation and by discussing their ideas with each other. Dr Ken Gale did this using nothing more than a whiteboard and pen, along with constant discussion and questioning. Most importantly, they conversed with me rather than lectured.

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Just for me learning

Learning with e's

I took part in a very interesting panel discussion with several other keynote speakers during the Adult Learning Symposium last week, in Singapore. Digital learning and development Networks organisations Personal Learning Environment Technology training workplace learningOne trend is BYOD - bring your own device , which is happening in workplaces across the globe. Unported License.

Create an Active and Collaborative Learning Environment for your Course


Then we will determine how to create active collaborative environments in each. You would become a mentor, moderating and directing discussions. The post Create an Active and Collaborative Learning Environment for your Course appeared first on TalentLMS Blog. Having built a fantastic course is only a few paces away from a successful course. Passive and collaborative learning.

Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment

Tony Karrer

I've been reading a lot over the past few months around Personal Learning Environments and a lot of related material. What sparks this post is the combination of a recent post by Stephen Downes that includes a brief exchange with Jay Cross in the comments and some interesting discussions in the Enterprise 2.0 I can't claim that I really understand these distinctions, but I can say with certainty that systems or environments that provide support for these need to operate together. So, any suggestion on what the name for this system (or environment) should be?

Discussing 3D Learning Archetypes

Kapp Notes

A few months ago, Tony O’Driscoll and I teamed up with Daniel Bliton and Charles Gluck for a discussion of some of the topics of Learning in 3D, here are the videos. And the second: If you liked the videos, check out the book: Tags: 3D worlds 3D worlds lrn3d Avatar virtual immersive environment