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‘Discussion forum': don’t let the name of the tool put you on the wrong learning design track

The eLearning Nomad

They’re usually called discussion forums or discussion boards and are the most commonly used tool for answering questions as well as for any conversations we have in an online learning space. To keep with the name, discussion forums are generally used for a discussion activity. The term discussion forum implies that the tool has to be used for discussions.

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CIBP Forum Resources and Slides

Kapp Notes

Here are the slides from my virtual presentation to the CIBP Forum. Also, here are some links that provide some additional information about what we discussed in the workshop. Game based learning from Karl Kapp. Articles. Improve Training: Thinking Like a Game Designer. The Gamification of Retail Safety and Loss Prevention Training. Blog Entries. Creating a “Story” as the Foundation for Virtual World Learning Events. Storytelling and Instructional Design. Tell Me a Story. Accidental Learning and the Power of Stories. Registry of Serious Games and Simulations. Games

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Searching a #discussion forum that is #mobile friendly #MyBB?

Ignatia Webs

So I want to find a new tool that is optimized for discussing content and ideas in a user-friendly, social media enabled and transparent way. At the same time I want the discussion forum to be social media minded (as a lot of social media is used during MobiMOOC). After comparing several discussion forums on the forum software compare URL , I think I will go for MyBB.

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10 Tips For Better Online Discussion

LearnDash

One of the major benefits to elearning, or any online training for that matter, is the ability to facilitate comments and discussion. But despite these benefits, there is one problem: many discussion boards are empty. An  empty discussion board or forum has the potential to reflect poorly on the course content, and even the institution responsible for the material.

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Discuss your distance. LEARN DISCUSS PROGRESS PRACTICE REVIEW www.kineo.com | info@mplus.kineo.com | 312-846-6656 10 2. Through forum discussions in the. From Performance Management. to Performance Development eGuide 2Part 2: A Roadmap. for Change In Part 1 of this eGuide, we explored the confluence. of factors that’s driving change in how performance. is managed and how organizations are moving. away from the traditional annual review process to. more real-time dynamic approach. This all sounds. very logical, of course, until an organization starts to. Moving.

Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum – Looking back at 2015. What is coming in 2016?

Learning Cafe

Our final online panel discussion for 2015 and it is not be missed. We discuss: Business drivers for Learning in 2015. Learning Cafe Events Learning Cafe Webinar Learning Cafe Workplace Trends ForumThursday, December 10, 2015 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Sydney. What were the significant trends last year and what can we expect for 2016 ? Top 3 predictions for L&D in 2016.

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Online Course Forum Tips

LearnDash

Many online courses today have some component of online forum for discussion about the course material. But creating an effective forum takes more than having the proper technology in place. As As the facilitator (and admin) there are some techniques you can employ to help maximize your online discussions for you and the students. Reference: Michaels & Associates.

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How to best respond to an online discussion

eLearn Hub

Whether it’s a conversation on your own website or a discussion to which you have contributed here are some best practices for responding to and fostering a healthy online discussion. 1. The post How to best respond to an online discussion appeared first on eLearn Hub. Posted in Course Development Course Support. Make sure to monitor the conversations regularly.

The Employee Engagement Crisis. Can L&D Provide Solutions? – Online Forum

Learning Cafe

Questions for Discussion. Learning Cafe Webinar Employee engagement webinar discussion April 23 , 12 – 1 PM Sydney , Register. Overview. Bersin Deloitte 2015 Human Capital Trends Report has identified employee engagement and culture as the #1 issue worldwide. In world of increasing retrenchments and outsourcing the message sent to employees is “fend for yourself”. Panel.

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Add Private Forums to Your Courses!

LearnDash

Which brings us to our latest update, an integration… Course Specific Forums with bbPress. For those of you who are not familiar with bbPress , it is a free forum plugin offered by Automattic (the same folks behind WordPress). It’s the same forum plugin we use for our LearnDash support. Multi-Forum Support: Associate as many forums as you want to your course.

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Digital Disruption – Opportunity and Threat for L&D. LearningCafe Online Discussion

Learning Cafe

Our final online panel discussion for 2015 and it is not be missed. We discuss: Business drivers for Learning in 2015. Learning Cafe Webinar Learning Cafe Events Learning Cafe Workplace Trends ForumThursday, January 28, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Sydney. We speak to a  panel of experienced  learning  managers and consultants to review the year that was and the next one in the world of corporate learning. What were the significant trends last year and what can we expect for 2016 ? How Learning design and delivery has changed. in 2015. Panel.    . Who should attend.

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

OK, a missing link in this solution is a social forum. If an operator can’t find what they need, a social forum enables them to ask their crowd of peers. Also, by keeping tabs on the discussions in the forum, the L&D professional can identify gaps in the solution, and review the content that is evidently unclear or difficult to find. What should Ron do?

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Reflections of a mooc unvirgin

E-Learning Provocateur

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. also considered the independent(?) Vomit.

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They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

We share knowledge on Twitter, contribute to discussions on LinkedIn, read books, write blogs, comment on blogs, subscribe to industry magazines, share links to online articles, watch videos, and participate in MOOCs. As learning in the workplace becomes increasingly informal, the motivation of employees to drive their own development becomes increasingly pivotal to their performance.

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Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Nonetheless, some sort of management of the forum is considered important in driving its use. In the meantime, bear in mind that social forums grow organically. Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. Not off the charts like at Deloitte , yet very much alive and growing. The results are summarised in the following graph. The front runner is business champions. enterprise 2.0

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. 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. Typically they center around threaded discussions. Possibly they've never used threaded discussions either. Options are simple.

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Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Nonetheless, some sort of management of the forum is considered important in driving its use. In the meantime, bear in mind that social forums grow organically. Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. Not off the charts like at Deloitte , yet very much alive and growing. It warms my heart to see my colleagues asking and answering questions, sharing web articles, crowdsourcing ideas, gathering feedback, praising team mates, comparing notes on where to buy the best coffee, and even whining a little. The results are summarised in the following graph. enterprise 2.0

Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum – Looking back at 2013. What is coming in 2014

Learning Cafe

Our final online panel discussion for 2013 and it is not be missed. We discuss: Panel Discussion 1- CLO Forum. Panel Discussion 2 – Consultants Forum. The post Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum – Looking back at 2013. Learning Cafe Events Learning Cafe Webinar Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum Business drivers for Learning in 2013.

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Reading: Learner engagement in MOOCs

Dont Waste Your Time

VLEs are somewhat to blame for the apathy or lack of engagement in online activities, especially discursive or forums or comment sections – you’re locked into one specific tool for engagement. Sometimes the forum or comment or discussion board is the wrong tool for the intended learning / communication. There are threaded discussions, which are often very large.

Presentation Recap for the U.S. Air Force’s Global Learning Forum

Kapp Notes

Agenda for the Global Learning Forum Last night I had the privileged of presenting to the U.S. Air Force’s Global Learning Forum (GLF) group in Second Life at Huffman Prairie Chi. Dr. Langer and Dr. Knefelkamp discuss a model to help understand the elements of digital literacy. It was a great event. Second Life is used as our primary open access platform for collaboration.

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MOOCs for Employee Learning – The Mechanics – Online Forum

Learning Cafe

Following on from our last online discussion on MOOCs for Employee Learning – Practitioners View in this discussion we cover the logistics of planning and deploying MOOCS for employee learning. Panel discussion moderated by Michelle Ockers. The post MOOCs for Employee Learning – The Mechanics – Online Forum appeared first on Learning Cafe. Thursday, November 7, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEST (Sydney). www1.gotomeeting.com/register/419751728. We cover: How to Build a Business Case – Jeevan Joshi – Producer, Learning Cafe. Panelists.

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The new Adobe Captivate forum

Adobe Captivate

Our community has embraced social media with gusto, and in the last year this has presented some interesting challenges- for one, the number of forums and sites discussing Captivate related threads have multiplied. While this allowed our users to seek answers in the forum they felt most comfortable in, it also meant that you were [.]. eLearning this week Whats new Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate forum Adobe Captivate on Facebook Adobe Captivate on Twitter

Reading: Identified vs Anonymous Participation in Student Discussion Boards

Dont Waste Your Time

Online discussion boards, and associated activities that use them, can get a bit of a bad name sometimes either through inacitivty or lack of quality posts to abusive or bullying. Does this stop the discussion taking shape or progressing? What this article does not cover, indeed it is not looking to cover, is what anonymous posts do to impact the quality of discussion?

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

An intranet with an SII of 6 integrates social media elements such as a discussion forum, blogs and wikis into a single sign-on solution. The profiles are rich (including photos, contact details and subject matter expertise) and integrate with the other components of the intranet (eg the discussion forum) to facilitate social networking. 8. Which one is correct?

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

An intranet with an SII of 6 integrates social media elements such as a discussion forum, blogs and wikis into a single sign-on solution. The profiles are rich (including photos, contact details and subject matter expertise) and integrate with the other components of the intranet (eg the discussion forum) to facilitate social networking. 8. Which one is correct?

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. 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. This content is being generated by  the same people who also work in our companies. Panel.

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“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. Have a look at the following discussion board question from an urban planning course: “Looking at the map of [insert name region], discuss possible locations for people who may eventually commute to work in [insert name city]”. So how then do you get a real and meaningful discussion going?

Managing the Change of Learning – Workplace Trends Forum

Learning Cafe

Some questions we discuss with the panel. Learning Cafe Events Learning Cafe Webinar Change change managemement webinar discussionDate : 28 March, Thursday 12 pm – 1 pm, EST /Sydney. “I’m all for progress. It’s change I object to.” Mark Twain. What are the current approaches/ trends for managing change for Learning initiatives ? Many Learning professionals are skilled in change management (and visa versa). Does this result in better results ? Do the change approaches differ for technology enabled learning ? Panel. Panel of experienced Learning professionals.

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Managing the Change of Learning – Workplace Trends Forum

Learning Cafe

Some questions we discuss with the panel: What are the current approaches/ trends for managing change for Learning initiatives ? Learning Cafe Events Learning Cafe Webinar Change change managemement online forum professionals webinar webinar discussion Date : 28 March, Thursday 12 pm – 1 pm, EST /Sydney. Learning and Change Management are joined at the hip. Panel.

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Kineo Client Spotlight at Learning Technology Summer Forum 2016

Kineo

We know the challenges, so now it’s time to discuss the solutions. Kineo and clients will be speaking at 12:45 in Theatre 1 for this year’s Learning Technology Summer Forum. In this free seminar session we will be putting a spotlight on clients to discuss how to crack L&D challenges from engagement to evaluation, and retaining employees.

Desperate Need to Reinvent the L&D professional in Australia – Online Forum

Learning Cafe

We discuss the options and alternative career options and pathways for L&D professions. Questions for Discussion. Thu, Sep 11, 2014 12-1 PM Sydney , Register. The L&D profession is facing stress in Australia bought about reduced budgets, outsourcing, increased speed of business and the impact of technology. Panel. Les Lisz – Training Manager Projects at EnergyAustralia. Les

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How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

Core component #2: Discussion forum. The secondary component of my ILE is an open discussion forum. I say “secondary&# because my rationale is that, if the learner can’t find the knowledge they need in the wiki, they can crowdsource it via the forum. In my articles Online courses must die! Informal learning. believe in the power of informal learning.

Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum – Supporting Performance with Learning

Learning Cafe

We discuss if and how the demand for learning that supports employee performance (right time, right content, right size) facilitated by technology (mobile, social etc) is where we are headed fast. Some questions we discuss with the panel. Date : 11th October, Thursday 12 pm – 1 pm, EST /Sydney. Is performance support the “moment of truth” for learning ? Panel.

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Designing Learning Solutions to Retain and Grow Organisational Knowledge – Online Forum

Learning Cafe

Questions for Discussion. 1. Thu, May 29, 2014 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEST. The Learning Cafe community is coming across requirements for designing Learning Solutions to effectively use and retain organisational knowledge. In recent times the proliferation and easier access to knowledge/information on the internet (think twitter) has made the task of capturing knowledge more challenging.

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Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

In addition to profiles and blogs, I would also suggest facilitating an open discussion forum. Unlike a blog (which may or may not be read by others) a discussion forum enables the student to push a question to the crowd, thereby leveraging the collective intelligence of the hospital. Discussion forum, the second port of call, and. 3. would discuss.

The Changing Face of Corporate L&D

Learnnovators

This report discusses the key findings of the CIPD/Cornerstone OnDemand Annual L&D Survey. The Adidas Group’s New Way of Learning : Here’s another inspiring article that discusses how Adidas re-imagined learning with its new vision called ‘New Way of Learning’ by blending learning with work. It then discusses six changes that will help you realize this vision. The result?

Looking back at 2012. What is coming in 2013 – Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum

Learning Cafe

Our final online panel discussion for 2012 and it is not be missed. We discuss. Date : 6th December,Thursday 12 pm – 1 pm, EST /Sydney. We speak to a  panel of learning and performance managers to review the year that was and the next one. What were the significant trends last year and what can we expect for 2013 ? Effective Learning (Analysis, design and delivery). Panel.

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Why and how you should get your students to collaborate and communicate?

Edynco

Online collaboration or discussion might be less frightening than speaking up in the classroom to the introverted students or students that are less confident. Participating in group discussions, in classroom or online, helps students know each other better, and builds relationships and classroom community. But for best discussions and learning results…. Use forums.

Designing Learning for Peak Performance

Learning Cafe

In this webinar, a panel of experienced  coaches and Learning professionals discuss this important but hardly talked about topic. Questions for Discussion. Learning Cafe Webinar online forum peak performance Performance webinar webinar discussion Thu, March 5, 2015 12-1 PM Sydney , Register. Overview. In sports, athletes need to perform at their best to win medals etc.