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The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with e's

In a formal sense, distance learning has been a familiar concept since at least 1837, when Sir Isaac Pitman began teaching his shorthand system using typed instruction cards mailed through the universal Penny Postal service to his students across England. Some would say formal distance education was established much earlier in the Americas. We have come a long way.

9 Amazing Things You Don’t Know About the History of Online/Distance Learning

TOPYX LMS

Over the course of history, online/distance learning, or eLearning, has grown to epic proportions. What began in 1728 as the first distance learning course ever to be offered has flourished into a $107 billion market. Are you familiar with the history of online learning? 9 Amazing Things You Don’t Know About the History of Online/Distance Learning.

9 Amazing Things You Don’t Know About the History of Online/Distance Learning

TOPYX LMS

Over the course of history, online/distance learning, or eLearning, has grown to epic proportions. What began in 1728 as the first distance learning course ever to be offered has flourished into a $107 billion market. Are you familiar with the history of online learning? 9 Amazing Things You Don’t Know About the History of Online/Distance Learning.

Converting Instructor-Led Training to E-learning or Distance Learning: Keys to success

Bottom-Line Performance

We receive frequent requests to convert ILT courses to e-learning or distance learning. An engaging, effective e-learning course comes out on the other side. Sometimes subject matter experts (SMEs) think that we’ll be able to translate their slides “as is” to an e-learning course. Bottom-Line Performance, Inc. Promote Your Page Too. and includes all 126 slides.).

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Consider the boy in San Francisco whose maths teacher simply doesn’t teach very well. It’s how the teacher uses that content to support learning that will make the difference. While MOOCs typically comprise video clips and perhaps a quiz, they will inevitably include more instructional devices to assist distance learning (and remain competitive). Ka ching!

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. 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.

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Associations’ Mission to Teach: Social Media vs. Formal Education

Web Courseworks

Educators, however, would argue that “informal learning”, although [.]. eLearning association distance learning elearning formal education Google instructional design Jon Aleckson social media Web CourseworksIn the midst of the Digital Age, we have instant access to knowledge that was once difficult or impossible to find. Just Google it”: a modern day mantra. Social media discussions have become a common way to obtain information. Relying on listservs to share information among a community of practitioners has evolved into launching social media networks.

Management Tips from Pixar Animation

Web Courseworks

Similar to Ed at Pixar, those of us who manage developers of online learning find ourselves managing a creative process. And Ed teaches these lessons while at the same time telling the reader stories about the inner workings of Pixar. This combination of learning and real-life examples from Pixar make for educational as well as entertaining reading. The book Creativity, Inc.,

3 Trends of Digital Education

LearnDash

Traditional teaching was delivered in a “one size fits all” manner, which made it easy to leave learners behind. I suppose there could be a variety of defining figures, but there are three trends in particular that the digital education trend brings to the traditional teaching methodology – all improve learning outcomes. distance learning elearning

Online Learning Tools to Improve Studying Process

Web Courseworks

At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. Are you having a hard time to focus during the lectures and comprehend the learning material you’ll be tested on? However, memorizing the text is a learning strategy that’s not only outdated, but ineffective too. Smart delegating is part of the successful learning process. StudyBlue. 4Tests.

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Spice Up Your Webinars: Webinar Digest

Web Courseworks

The goal is to receive meaningful feedback by asking good questions based off a strategy of what you want to learn from your audience. Apply learning – For a better experience, if you are giving a teaching webinar, have the listeners apply the learning DURING the live session. Fine tune moving the presentation from face to face teaching to online. Content.

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5 papers every learning professional should read

E-Learning Provocateur

The ones that I would recommend to my fellow learning pro’s. On Two Metaphors for Learning and the Dangers of Choosing Just One. The latter metaphor reminds me that learning is not about the consumption of information; it’s about making sense. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. I don’t read as many journal articles as I’d like.

EDUCAUSE 2014: Engaging with Video – How We Flip, Blend, and Provide Distance Learning

Visual Lounge

EDUCAUSE is an annual conference where higher education, tech-savvy professionals can meet to network and learn from each other to help boost education success. Presentation : Engaging with Video – How We Flip, Blend, and Provide Distance Learning. Learn how Hillsborough Community College successfully rolled out video in its American Sign Language program.

Community and Collaborative Learning

Social Learning

She described how she and her Kenyan friends get together frequently for an entire day to cook, talk, braid each other’s hair, and learn things from each other. Learning has also become less community-based in the United States. More and more, learning has focused on web-based training and distance learning. And isn’t adult learning supposed to be about that, too?

Top Tech-Based Ways to Train a Distributed Workforce

The Learning Dispatch

One of the enduring challenges in the learning and development world is how to disseminate training classes to the largest audience in the least amount of time. Conquering Distance Education: Top 4 Ways to Train Staff Across the Miles. Happily, there are other ways to conquer distance. All of these solutions have their advantages and disadvantages. A Hybrid Approach.

Designing distance learning courses

Rob Hubbard

Firstly I should clarify what I mean by a ‘distance learning course’. A distance learning course is something that: Is undertaken remotely. I’m not talking about elearning tutorials or online webinars, though these may form a part of a distance learning course. Identify the skills that you are trying to teach to students. Do I mind?

USDLA – Advocating the Growth of Distance Learning

Web Courseworks

This week I wanted to take a look at the United States Distance Learning Association and their upcoming 5th Annual Conference that is scheduled for May 1st-4th in St. I have found that their goals are similarly aligned with my own: we both seek to provide leadership for the advocating of distance learning, and see the potential behind well designed online courses and the flexibility they provide, as opportunities for improving the way students and professionals are learning in the 21st century. Louis, Missouri. Hope to see you there!

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Summary: “Debates rage about the appropriateness of using social networking in teaching, with arguments ranging from waste of time and distraction from academic goals to needed to reach net generation student. Social networks for distance learning. How does it fit with distance learning. Evaluation for Learning. have learning goals. Example.

My History of Live Blogged Notes

Experiencing eLearning

That helps me remember what I attended and what I learned, and it lets me share that knowledge with others. In a recent discussion about how I have learned about instructional design without getting a master’s degree, someone asked me what courses and webinars I’ve attended. Storytelling and Scenario-Based Learning. Tips for Storytelling in Learning. World.

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Prototyping, Distance Learning, Habits, & Mentoring

Big Dog, Little Dog

How-To: Engage the Managers of Distance Learning - Training Magazine. One of the drawbacks to distance learning is it easily can result in the learner's manager becoming disengaged from the learner's training, yet we know a manager's participation in employee training improves results. Integrating Prototyping Into Your Design Process - Boxes and Arrows. PsyBlog.

Adobe Presenter 10 Enables on-Demand eLearning

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Presenter 10 is an eLearning authoring toolkit that helps you create show and tell video lessons for classroom teaching, distance learning, flipped learning and MOOC sessions. Using Adobe Presenter 10 you can simultaneously capture your screen content and your webcam video. On Windows, Adobe Presenter 10 acts as a plugin to Microsoft PowerPoint. The […].

8 Ways to Develop an E-Learning Mindset

Origin Learning

E-Learning is the use of electronic media such as videos, audios, presentations and online content created using the effective use of technological tools in learning and teaching. Although there are various linguistically restrictive terms for E-Learning (for example, Computer Based Instruction, Internet Based Training, Virtual Learning , Flexible Learning, etc.),

What Is eLearning? The Good, Bad, and The Ugly

Association eLearning

You might also notice eLearning being referred to as online learning, web-based learning, or distance learning. Not surprisingly, research has shown that there are distinct advantages to this style of learning. At its best, eLearning is a great way for learners to learn at their own pace, processing material without being held back or hurried by peers.

Successful Online Learning: How One Professor Uses Camtasia for Her Online Classes

Visual Lounge

Online courses are nothing new, but the way some professors are approaching them has made a huge impact on distance learning retention and engagement. But, she truly put it to the test when she began teaching an online class for New York University (NYU). Based in Michigan, Danielle was up against the challenge of teaching NYU students located almost 700 miles away.

Using Social Networking in Education

LearnDash

As such, it just makes sense for education programs to adopt them as well another tool for teaching. To put it another way, it is about leveraging today’s technology for learning purposes, especially if today’s students are already used to using them. ed tech social learning Social networking platforms are part of mainstream culture. Creating and maintaining Wikis.

L&D – today and tomorrow

Spark Your Interest

I took a little time to read and compare, as I find that this is a great way for me to think a little deeper. [note to self - is this a learning principle/theory to explore? Comparative learning a la Comparative Lit??]. Jane Hart – The State of Learning in the Workplace Today – Jane’s long blog post actually looks at both present and future for workplace learning.

2015 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning

Kapp Notes

It seems to me that the year 2015 was the year that gamification got “real” for learning and development. It still has a way to go but a number of instances seem to point to a more concrete and focused effort on making gamification work in learning and development and the spreading of the concept. Games-based learning is projected to grow to USD 2.4 billion in 2018.

How Coaching enables L&D and improves workplace performance

Docebo

Coaching is a process that enables learning and development to occur and thus performance to improve. In the business field, the manager becomes a coach : his job is to help learners learn how to act and behave during specific situations in the workplace. It’s helping them to learn rather than teaching them ”. That’s why Docebo has created the Coaching feature for the Docebo learning management system – it’s designed for companies that need to create coaching sessions associated with elearning courses. Docebo Product & News E-learning Industry ELEL

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

The list focuses primarily on the use of eLearning, technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. link] November 30-December 2, 2011 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture: The Effects of Global LearningTeaching the World about the World, Rome, Italy. link] March 20-21, 2012 Enterprise Learning ! Clayton R.

Trainers: Is Gladwell’s 10,000 Hour Rule a Hoax?

Bottom-Line Performance

In the age of “awareness level training” and “click next to continue” courses designed to check a box or meet regulatory requirements, we risk missing out on opportunities to really let learning happen. We seem to forget that awareness is just the beginning of the learning process. If we treat it like the end-all, I’m never actually going to learn anything.

New MOOC Research: What the Findings Mean for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

MOOCs generate a huge amount of data, which can be collected and analyzed to gain insights into how people learn, what teaching methods are most effective, and many other areas related to learning. Here we’ll review some of the new research that has come out of MOOCs and other technology-enabled learning environments and explore what the findings mean for corporate training.

The EDEN interviews: Melissa Highton

Learning with e's

Once such person was Melissa Highton , who as Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services at the University of Edinburgh, is in a unique position to shape the future learning and research practices of a generation of scholars. Listen in as we discuss these and many more ideas about the future of learning and education. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Transform your PowerPoint into a PowerCast using Camtasia!

Visual Lounge

He teaches both undergraduate and graduate educational technology courses in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Michael wrote a fantastic book on communication and learning through screencasts called PowerCasts – Creating Dynamic PowerPoint Screencasts with Camtasia Studio. Digital video is revolutionizing the way students learn. Ruffini, Ed.D.! 2009).

Why Attend Conferences? UW Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning’s 25th Anniversary

Web Courseworks

The choices of eLearning and distance learning conferences are plentiful— see the list below of the ones I keep on my own radar screen. This week I will be attending my fifth conference of the year in my hometown of Madison, WI: The Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, hosted by the University of Wisconsin. As you can tell from its 25-year history, these people at the UW started way back when discussion centered on using televisions to teach (or maybe even snail mail). Leveraging open source to create a Web 2.0 TRAINING CONFERENCE.