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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. Those who participated shared their experiences of MOOCs and flipped learning both as teachers and as learners. One of the key discussion points was around the nature of these approaches and their effectiveness as learning environments.

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). They generally have a haphazard learning experience. But placements are very rich environments with many unique opportunities to learn. I would discuss.

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.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with e's

In recent years, education has evolved to the point where learning can take place anywhere and at any time, usually beyond the walls of the traditional learning space. New trends have emerged including blended learning , personalised learning environments ( PLEs ) Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), mobile learning and the flipped classroom. GMT (21.00

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

To explore the practicalities of user-generated content, the Learning Cafe sponsored a webinar entitled Learner Generated Learning Content – Possibilities, mechanics and chaos? Kit, the Learning Consultant insisted the videos should be loaded on the LMS so that the time spent and results could be tracked. And yet… the world is changing. What should Ron do?

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. I believe in the power of informal learning. Informal Learning Environment. An FLE.

How important is engagement of students in classrooms?

Raptivity

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 [.].

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. The online social learning program was conducted over a duration of six weeks. This new experience helped us gain some more insights in social online learning.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

“One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” Tin Can API (or ‘Experience API’) is one of the most extensively discussed technical topics amongst learning professionals all over the world today. This is mainly because of the relevance it carries in today’s world of ‘Learning Transformation’. INTRODUCTION.

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. The theme of the conference was 'Future of Work, Future of Learning', which sent a clear message to delegates that the two are inseparable. Just for Me' learning will epitomise the next decade of learning and development.

Create an Active and Collaborative Learning Environment for your Course

TalentLMS

We are talking about action plans derived from the learning resources presented in the course. When your learners talk about 101 ways to apply a learning resource, that’s when the course is successful. Then we will determine how to create active collaborative environments in each. Passive and collaborative learning. Active and alone learning. This is it.

Social, mobile, and personal learning futures

Learning with e's

Many of my public presentations have the prefix: Digital Learning Futures, because for me, the future of education and learning will be greatly influenced by digital technologies. My argument in my presentation was that social learning, the use of mobile devices, and personal learning environments will all be vitally important components of any future learning ecology.

Future schools, future visions

Learning with e's

Richard was also kind enough to write the foreword of my latest book Learning with 'e's , in which he swears blind that we met on a camel in the Saudi desert - during a social event for the ELI conference. We discussed a number of issues around skills for the 21st Century, the role of the teacher, the nature of education and the future of schooling. Unported License.

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. This will allow every attendee to actively interact, communicate, learn, and share ideas nearly as effectively as if we were in a physical room together, instead of in 40 different locations. 3D worlds virtual immersive environment

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

If we dispense with online courses in favour of PDFs, how can we incorporate interactivity into the learning experience? Enter the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). Occupying a place on the continuum somewhere between a VLE and a PLE, an ILE is an informal learning environment that a facilitator manages on behalf of a group of learners. Informalise learning.

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Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment - How a Blog Drives Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

We decided to set up an ad-hoc social learning environment mostly using freely available tools. In this post, I summarize what we learned about the ad-hoc social learning environments. Blog is the watering hole A learning blog is so much a happening place! That would be the starting point for a discussion on leadership. As another example, a New York Times story on a new innovative idea would serve as a springboard for a discussion. Participants had a lot to learn from each other. The discussions were asynchronous and mediated.

Student voices unheard?

Learning with e's

Students should be at the centre of the learning process - where else could they legitimately be? However, if they don't have a voice in their own learning, they are peripheral to the process, and education fails them. At an individual level, students can approach their tutors, programme leaders and mentors to discuss the issues that concern them. Are these supported?

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MOOCs are Focusing on Fundamentals

Your Training Edge

Learning in a number of organizations is passing through immense change. Some are letting go their training rooms in favor of the digital delivery of content, and managers who are forward thinking are investing on social media, social learning, and mobile devices to support their employees’ learning. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

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This time it's personal

Learning with e's

That means that when you learn, you do it differently to everyone else. It follows that the tools and technologies you use for learning are those you have selected to use because you are (or should be) comfortable with them, personally. These tools, services and technologies become a part of your personal learning environment or PLE. Personal. Idiosyncratic. Individual.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #2 Facilitating Learning Organizations

Your Training Edge

The Internet has had profound impacts on education and training—not just on the practical aspects of how it is done, but on something much more fundamental: it has changed our core conceptions of what it means to teach and to learn. When you can learn anytime, not just from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for example, learning becomes an integrated part of your life.

As Featured on Capterra: Flipped Classroom vs. Flipped Learning

DigitalChalk eLearning

*We have partnered up with Capterra to share the difference between a flipped classroom and flipped learning. If you are familiar with the eLearning world, then you’ve most likely heard the terms “Flipped Classroom” and “Flipped Learning”. A Flipped Classroom is “a form of blended learning in which students learn content online by watching video lectures, usually at home, and homework is done in class with teachers and students discussing and solving questions. Flipped Learning. Flexible Environment. Learning Culture. Flipped Classroom.

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.

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. This theme is echoed in my new book Learning with ''e''s which was published this week. There was no need for him to use any other visual aids or learning resources.

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More Discussion on Personal Work Learning Environments

Tony Karrer

There's some great discussion happening around the issues of control and resulting ownership of work product as we create personal work learning environments. Enterprises that love PLE's Cross battles Downes: is corporate learning corrupt? if people will adopt these tools and approaches over time, then as a corporation, if you want to be able to keep the content after an employee leaves, especially blog content.

The ILE and the FLE in harmony

E-Learning Provocateur

I advocated the development of Informal Learning Environments (ILEs). My updated premise is that an organisation – be it a corporation, university or otherwise – should facilitate two discrete but related virtual environments on behalf of its learning community: An Informal Learning Environment (ILE) which supports the learning process; and. A Formal Learning Environment (FLE) which manages that learning. The ILE might be called a learning portal, a learning centre, or some other friendly moniker.

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Learning in a Digital Age: The myth and the reality

Learning with e's

In Learning in a Digital Age: The Myth and the Reality, I present a number of widespread beliefs about elearning, and challenge the provenance, reasoning and application of these theories. Here it is in full, for those who want to follow the arguments and discussion that ensued. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. I recently gave a keynote at the eLearning 2.0

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. I elaborated on these ideas in my recent book Learning with ''e''s like this: If the design of a space is wrong, learning can be constrained or even stifled. Reference Wheeler, S.

Pros and Cons of Blended Learning

DigitalChalk eLearning

Blended Learning is a term used to describe the way eLearning is being combined with traditional classroom methods and independent study. A blended learning approach ensures that the learner is engaged and driving his/her individual learning experience. In addition, since difference students have unique learning styles, a blended approach is more likely to cater to those needs.

Part 3: Creating Trust in Your Social Learning Environment

OpenSesame

A few #lrnchats ago we discussed how learning professionals themselves learn. Someone (forgive me, I can’t remember who) recommended that, to learn new things, we should occasionally set out to be the dumbest person in the room - to admit what you don’t understand in order to gain understanding. lrnchat eLearning Solutions Social Learning

Personal Learning Environments and personal learning environments

Tony Karrer

There's been quite a bit of discussion going on around Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and personal learning environments. Getting back, I've seen quite a few blog posts on the topic: Stephen Downes - Personal Learning I can talk about webs and networks and personal learnings and PLEs but there's a disconnect unless people see themselves as learners rather than teachers. I believe that we all have a personal learning environment. and Personal Learning EnvironmentsAnd then over beers.

Everyone has one

Learning with e's

Everyone has one - a personal learning environment, that is. Others will be discussing current affairs with their friends, or reading newspapers. We all learn. We all use tools to help us learn. Mine will be different to yours, because my choices and preferences about what and how I learn are different to yours. Personal Learning Environment PLE Web 2.0

Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion

Tony Karrer

I've run across a few different posts talking about Personal Work and Learning Environments which I have tentatively started to call PWLE - pronounced p-whale. The reason why I think it's worth us talking about tools and maps and basically what is your PWLE (p-whale) is that it's helpful for us to figure out how to support our own personal work and learning. This is much like all the discussion around personal productivity tools, but in this case it is more focused on research oriented work that requires learning as a component of the activity. Just do it.

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Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Leaders are beginning to move away from controlling the discussion to facilitating the discussion. Early indications of this same paradigm shift can be seen in the learning and education arenas. The problem in executing this shift is not in setting up these new learning environments and communities, but rather in embracing the change. Control. Yeah, right.

As Featured on Capterra: 10 Collaboration Tools for eLearning Professionals

DigitalChalk eLearning

Whether you are working with students or colleagues, we’ve created a list of 10 great collaboration tools to use outside of your learning management system. Flow is an app that allows you to manage tasks, have discussions, share files, and capture ideas with others. eLearning Tools Online Training Software Capterra eLearning Resources Learning Environment