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Designing Learning Environments for the Digital Age

InSync Training

Learning technologies and methodologies have evolved rapidly and dramatically over the past three decades. This blog post will highlight the evolution of corporate learning and learning environment design and strategies. For modern learning environment examples, and solution recommendations, watch the entire recording of Catherine’s BYTE session here.

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.

Elements For Constructing Social Learning Environments

Upside Learning

Everyone’s been talking about Social Learning Environments (SLEs), the internet offers a plethora of tools that could become a part of a SLE. Jane Hart wrote about ‘How to Create a Social Learning Environment’ in the November 09 issue of Inside Learning Technologies. While some of these tools cost money, the bulk of them are free.

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. So what can we do?

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage

The evolution of personal learning environments

Origin Learning

A personal learning environment refers to the tools, technologies, resources etc. By and large, this constitutes John’s Personal Learning Environment (PLE). The coming of technology has naturally exposed us to more entertainment, and at the same time, to more learning. Much of our learning is informal and happens online. Image Credit –

Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment

The eLearning Coach

A personal learning environment (PLE) is a solution for keeping up with the rapid pace of knowledge change. In adult learning, I think of it as a self-directed and evolving environment of tools, services and resources organized by a person seeking a […] Post from: The eLearning Coach Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment.

2 Simple Steps to Create a Minimalist eLearning Environment


This is best accomplished by providing learners/users with an eLearning environment that is stripped of all that would distract them from comprehending the information that is needed for their immediate and long-term success. Any administrator, trainer or employer can create a minimalist eLearning environment – they just need to take two easy steps. Isn’t this a desire of yours?

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.

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

LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. learning-doing gap. We puzzled over the learning-doing gap and this led us to define a. hope is relevant in many other situations where there’s a learning- doing gap). their learning and development. OF FORTUNE 500 CEOS WANT TO KNOW THE BUSINESS IMPACT OF THEIR LEARNING. little emphasis on creating an environment in which.

What It Takes to Have a Healthy Learning Environment in Your Organization

Origin Learning

sumptuous spread of cerebral and endorphin-inducing fare, the subtext was learning, learning and more learning. That is a strident example of the reach and power of social learning. And online learning, the ubiquitously-used learning at leisure and learning on the move with eLearning and mLearning ? Does it have to be just the one way or the highway?

Learning Culture: A Workplace Environment for Success (Part One)

The Peformance Improvement

In a two-part article I wrote for titled, Learning Culture: A Workplace Environment for Success , I start by posing some questions that I think people need to ask themselves about their organizations to determine if they need a stronger learning culture: Do you want employees to care about their work and their customers and go the extra mile?

Training in an Ad-Hoc, BYOD Environment

Your Training Edge

We’ve looked at what they are, the technologies that underlie them, and their place in organizational and employee learning and development. MOOCs have become popular largely because their flexible format allows companies to deliver the type of training required in the increasingly ad-hoc, BYOD environment that is the modern workplace. Learning on the go. All Rights Reserved.



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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Teams who learn. take the same training at the same time also benefit from the social nature of this learning. What are some signs that it’s a good time for individual or team learning? into the learner’s daily environment. what they learn in training. Finally, they might not be able to apply the learning in their. learned in the training. capital.

3D Virtual Immersive Environment: Conceptual Orienteering

Kapp Notes

Conceptual Orienteering is a learning archetype where learners are given activities or situations in which they are presented with examples and non-examples of environmental or situational conditions for the purpose of discrimination and creating an understanding of key concepts. Image courtesy of Randy Hinrichs of 2b3d and author of an upcoming handbook about learning in 3D.

Article Review: “Motivation is Overvalued. Environment Often Matters More”

The right environment can make progress much easier. Environment Often matters More” that success may come less from your soul than your surroundings. What I learned from this article. Environment can be a secret weapon in encouraging positive habits. Environment can be a secret weapon in encouraging positive habits. Learn more. My comments.

Training for a Critical Incident in a 3D Virtual Environment

Kapp Notes

These are critical incidents and 3D learning environments can help people prepare and train for these events. Training in the MMORPG America's Army The critical incident learning environment in 3D is when the learner is placed into an environment or situation similar to the real event in which they must use their prior knowledge to solve a problem. Figure 5.9

The Future of eLearning and Immersive Learning Environments


Elearning continues to rapidly evolve as technologies such as gamification, immersive learning environments ( ILEs ), MOOCS, mobile learning and other modern training delivery methods penetrate the marketplace. What are immersive learning environments? They relearn even the simplest of tasks, like turning a wrench, underwater, to simulate the harsh low-gravity and airless environment of space. The NASA learning environment is indeed immersive, but it’s real, not virtual. learning LMS eLL

Create an Environment for Learning to Thrive


Get tips on how to create a strong learning culture by incorporating social learning opportunities into your L&D programs. elearning learning programs

4 Motivation Strategies for eLearning Environments with Massive Learners


The problem in these types of learning programs is not only that the learners are unknown to you, the course facilitators are also foreign. These help learners revise and recall facts learned up till the current point. We all love progress bars, especially when reading or learning a large volume of material. Learning becomes a game and learners want to be a part of it.

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. The learner group has to be made aware of the e-learning initiative well before it is implemented.

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

In the comments section of my previous post, Mike Caulfield kindly pointed me to the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network by Jonathan Mott. I was immediately interested because, like me, Mott is striving to bridge the gap between the organisation’s LMS and the learner’s PLE. Mott’s blueprint is the Open Learning Network (OLN). Amen to that.

Remaining Positive In A Non-Positive Environment

Edmego Learning

Remaining Positive In A Non-Positive Environment. The post Remaining Positive In A Non-Positive Environment appeared first on Edmego Learning. dare anyone to challenge the inevitable fact that we all have days at times when our mood is less than pretty.  As leaders it can be a struggle to inhibit outside influences that wreck havoc on our emotions. Written by Jonathan Saar.

Problem-Based Learning in 3D Environment

Kapp Notes

Today I am presenting on the topic of Designing Problem-Based Learning Environments in a 3D On Line Virtual World at the 19th International Conference on Teaching and Learning. And I am receiving an Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching,Learning and Technology (I was nominated by Bloomsburg University for the award, I am honored.) More impotantly, here is the MSIT Second Life Wiki which ontains the paper for the conference and a ton of useful resources. Here are some resources I mentioned concerning other Second Life presentations I've done.

How e-Learning Benefits the Environment


In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to take a look at how our favorite thing, e-Learning, can help the environment! Learning is great for the environment because it reduces the energy costs associated with workers traveling to and from training. Traveling takes a toll on the environment—and you! This Earth Day, be green and develop more e-Learning!

Design: New Environments, New Challenges

Kapp Notes

How are workplace learning professionals going to react to online learning environments, are we going to be on the cutting edge or play catch up. See my post: New Environments, New Challenges at the TrainingDay Blog. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Creating the Right Environment for Your 3D Learning Experience

Kapp Notes

An important element in creating effective learning in a 3D virtual world is to create the right environment. Since virtual immersive environments are, by definition, immersive, the environment plays a critical role in the training process. A 3D world can be realistic like putting a person in a sales situation and asking them to perform or it can be more surreal like having a doctor walk through a giant heart to gain another perspective on human anatomy. To create the right environment, you need to ask yourself some questions.

2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning

Kapp Notes

Continued Strong Interest in Gamification and Game-based Learning. Once again this year, I’ve seen increased interest in gamification and games for learning and I am not alone. This year, I’ve traveled to both Belgium and Switzerland to talk about games and gamification for learning. Learn More. The Gamification of Learning. growing to $11.10

Totara Cloud on its Way for Small Learning Environments

Lambda Solutions

If you are a small business or proprietorship who needs a corporate learning management system for a handful of people, then TotaraCloud is for you. Totara recently announced the launch of Totara Cloud, which will become available later this month. Or perhaps you looking to implement Totara LMS for a large organization - Totara Cloud is a great to play around with the deep feature set.

Three Lessons Learned from a 3D Virtual Immersive Environment Implementation

Kapp Notes

Here are three "lessons learned" in from an actual 3D virtual world implementation. And for tips on piloting a virtual world implementation see blog entries Diffusions of Innovations and Implementing New Learning Technology? Lessons Lesson 1 :Understand the client’s learning needs, participant volume requirements, technology access and security requirements, and participant appetite for working with new technologies. It is important to separate the learning associated with coming up to speed on the platform from the learning that will be delivered within the program.

Targeting 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments

SHIFT eLearning

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

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Culture and Language Diversity in Online Learning Environment


If there is one dimension that needs careful planning when designing an online learning program or a course, this is the culture and language diversity. By providing options, you are encouraging non-native English speakers to learn a concept in their own language and boost their productivity. As a result, motivation and interest levels were higher and so were learning achievements. This enables the students to be able to apply their learning instantly to their performance context. Global migration has become an increasingly common phenomenon.

Environment Matters

Usable Learning

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. So, what do you all think?

Future learning environments: professional, powerful, personal

Learning with e's

Once again, thanks to Don H Taylor and his crew, this year's Learning Technologies conference was a highly successful event. 50 speakers presented talks at the event in London's Olympia over the two days, in what has become one of the premier, must attend events for learning professionals in Europe. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Unported License.

Learning Culture: A Workplace Environment for Success (Part Two)

The Peformance Improvement

In the second part of a  two-part article I wrote for titled, Learning Culture: A Workplace Environment for Success , I describe what organizations can do to develop a learning culture. We have learned from the Gallup Organization’s 20 year-long research project that the most significant relationships in any organization is between managers and their direct reports. Managers are the gatekeepers to individual and team learning. Managers play a pivotal role in creating and sustaining learning. write: Start with managers.