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Mutually Assured Multitasking

Enspire Learning

During a conference call you receive an instant message from a colleague so you immediately read it and reply. The examples I previously listed were all “non-integrative” items. In Enspire’s information-rich, busy workplace, I sometimes find myself trying to simultaneously execute multiple tasks. I’m not alone in this. Have any of these occurrences happened to you?

3 LMS Must-Have’s to Support Synchronous eLearning

TalentLMS

good example of synchronous learning in a traditional classroom is lectures, where everyone is face-to-face at the same place and time. Chat & Instant Messaging While chat and instant messaging programs have been around for some time, their use in synchronous e-learning environments offers many benefits. What is Synchronous Learning?

Can Micro-Learning Help Stressed, Unmotivated Learners?

Bottom-Line Performance

feel like I am an example of the “C-suite” person so many say are the reason we need to shift to micro-learning. I do not own a Fortune 500 company, but I am a business owner who has concerns about maximizing what my team can do. Example. I’ve published two posts on micro-learning in recent months. One was on this site; one was done for ATD. Here’s the thing.

The Work-Life Balance Myth

Tom Spiglanin

For example, the 1990’s saw the workplace arrival of Generation X. Social media, web-based applications, cloud-based document stores, and online collaboration tools are just a few examples. Today a quick instant message gets answers in near-real time, resolving questions from wherever we happen to be. Every fifteen to twenty years, a new generation enters the workplace.

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Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

Examples include web conferencing or webinar, forums, instant messaging and blogs. Example: Using webinar for frontline leadership can expose managers to the advantages of webinar for other operational uses. Example: The organisations  ”ad hoc” use of a wiki can be improved by the thoughtful design of the wiki as part of a blended learning program.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

It can act as an instant messaging service a bit like Yammer, HipChat for companies and other groups, but the layout is designed to make these discussions easier to see, archive, and work asynchronously. You can see an example of a conversation around phones below. Particularly we focused on the implications of TalkWheel, Quora and Namesake. eLearning Technology.

Synchronous vs asynchronous elearning

eFront

Examples of synchronous elearning are online chat and videoconferencing. Any learning tool that is in real-time, such as instant messaging that allows students and teachers to ask and answer questions immediately, is synchronous. Coursework and communications delivered via email and messages posted on community forums are perfect examples of asynchronous elearning.

7 Tips for Delivering Engaging Live Online Training Experiences

DigitalChalk eLearning

When employees are not being watched, they may feel as though they can get away with checking instant messages and emails during the meeting. For example, a whiteboard, polls, status updates or a “raise hand” function for your trainees, etc. Live online training offers many advantages. Follow these guidelines to ensure that your trainings are designed for optimum results. 1.

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What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning

EI Design

All of us use their standard communication and collaboration features like comments, posts, instant messaging, group discussion boards, wikis, video chats and so on. What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning. As learning professionals, most of us are familiar with the 70:20:10 Model for Learning and Development that describes how learning happens.

Lights, Camera, eLearning: What Project Managers and Hollywood Directors Have in Common

Association eLearning

Setting up a standard project folder structure with sub-folders for project documents, assets, and programming files along with setting up file naming conventions are just two examples of good organization techniques that can make managing a project easier and more efficient. What are the acceptable forms of communication; for instance, email, phone, instant message, in person?

Strategies for transformation 2: from synchronous to asynchronous

Clive on Learning

The most obvious examples are classroom courses and on-the-job training sessions, but also in this category we must place the use of the telephone and live online tools, such as instant messaging, Skype and virtual classrooms. Reading a book, watching a video, listening to a podcast, surfing the web or interacting with an e-learning programme are all asynchronous; so is communicating by post, by text messages, by email or through forums, blogs, wikis and social networks. Every organisation is different and needs to find its own balance. It gets things done quickly.

3 Ways Wearable Tech Can Enhance Your eLearning Solutions

eLearningMind

Offering a step-by-step, easy to access guide for an employee on their smart watch can help out in those times your learner needs something instantly. great example of this is if you own a retail store and one of your sales members is helping a customer find an item and talk about the benefits. Instant Feedback. Location, Location, Location.

Learning not in excess but in nexus!

Origin Learning

Embracing newer modes of learning augurs well for any business as there are applications that can track and capture informal learning (a classic blended learning example) too!Let Remember the famous ‘Hare and Turtle’ story? The moral ‘slow and steady wins the race’ of this story has stood the test of time. Lest one wants to be left behind in the rat race! Image Credit – rdfteam.

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Is Free the Future of Digital Content in Education

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

However, this is not an argument that precludes “free” Technology has added tremendous value for many services (take, for example, instant messaging) and kept the price at zero. It can be done in a free, open manner too (just take a look at Khan’s work, for example). Mary Cullinane, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s first Chief Content Officer, writes on Why Free Is Not the Future of Digital Content in Education. She makes the case that technology advances will not make digital content eventually free, just like in the music industry.

Introducing.the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive!

Visual Lounge

Watch a sample screencast from CiesaDesign on how to use FTP: Unable to display content. Can you share with us some examples of what you do for your clients? Watch a sample screencast from Gravity Works on Signing Savvy: Watch on Screencast.com. Watch a sample screencast from Loudpixel on how they solve problems for clients: Watch on Screencast.com. CiesaDesign.

Synchronous vs. Asychronous E-learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Use synchronous means such as video conferencing, instant messaging and chat, compliment with face to face meetings. Examples: Students expected to reflect individually on course topics may be asked to maintain a blog. Students expected to work in groups may be advised to use instant messaging as support for getting to know each other, exchanging ideas, and planning tasks. A review of more than 350 comparative studies found e-learning modes of delivery every bit as effective as traditional modes of delivery. Using Asynchronous vs. Synchronous E-Learning.

‘The Survival of Higher Education’ by @timbuckteeth

Dont Waste Your Time

Communication is also an easier prospect with texting, instant messaging and shared learning spaces becoming ever more common place. read about so many examples of teachers and educators trying new and different approaches to engagement and ‘learning’  yet the common theme of all the posts is the seemingly lack of support from their management and/or school authority.

MOOCs and Microlearning

Your Training Edge

Mini activities can be pushed to users via RSS feeds, SMS instant messaging, and so on. Today learners expect to be much more engaged, for example, in flipped classrooms and through using various technologies. Most discussions of massive open online courses (MOOCs) focus primarily on the massive component. These courses are huge in every sense of the word—they have massive enrollments, they generate massive amounts of data, and they have certainly caused massive controversy. Microlearning is learning that takes place on a very small scale. What would it look like?

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10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Be sure to do additional research and comparison with similar products prior to making a selection as this is just a small sampling. For example, there is a Moodle module for starting a Dimdim session directly from within Moodle. For example, someone could propose an idea or a pilot presentation and solicit feedback from colleagues. Listing is alphabetical.). Audacity. Dimdim.

Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

For example, the number 500 is a piece of data, as is the name Amy Jones. For example, you can engage employees from the same department to contribute weekly to their “department wiki”. Creating accessibility to explicit knowledge through your learning management system is an excellent example of knowledge management. What makes knowledge so hard to capture? What is missing?

Terms e-Learning Designers Should Know

Mindflash

Examples of technologies that can be used to facilitate asynchronous learning include learning management systems, enterprise social networks, wikis, blogs, on-line discussion forums, and even email. technologies grow in importance, synchronous learning can be facilitated on enterprise social networks and on on-line chat and instant messaging services. As enterprise 2.0

Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)

eFront

There’s also the fact that Twitter provides few mechanisms for saving, cataloguing and viewing tweets at a later time, besides the rather inflexible hashtags; it’s more a stream-of-messages than a content repository. For one, it can re-post your messages across several social media (Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and others, including China’s hugely popular Weibo).

In Learning, Size Matters

CLO Magazine

Consider current standby microlearning examples such as instant messaging, blogging and even the telephone and water cooler. For synchronous microlearning, techniques such as instant messaging, social media and email are well understood. When customers call a bank, they are pleased to receive perfect, courteous service. They want results now. Size does matter.

2020 learning technologies

Learning with e's

For example, the Nintendo Dual Screen and Wii games technologies are already being used effectively for teaching in some schools. We need to be in a position where the excitement of informal learning and the powerful richness of social media, personal gaming and instant messaging can continue inside the formal learning space. When I try to gaze into the future I hurt my eyes.

How Mobile Apps Can Act as Social Learning Tools

Origin Learning

Instant messaging, e-mails, texts, social media interactions- all of these have become an inseparable part of our lives ever since the smartphone revolution has taken place. A lot of social learning is already happening on the mobile platform. You forward informative or entertaining messages, access social media to know what’s happening around, read and share content and what not.

Some Tools for Social Learning and How they Help Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a table with some tools for social learning, short description of the tool, the best use for social learning for the tool and some examples. Examples. Short Text Messaging. Text message that are short bursts sent from a cell phone or a computer directly to another cell phone or computer. Instant messaging is the ability to write a quick message to another person and enter into a dialogue in real-time via only text-based messages. Text-based messaging systems allow for quickly communicating with someone in a synchronous environment.

At The Water Cooler of Learning

Marcia Conner

Here’s one of many examples. We need to use technology to facilitate the informal as well as the formal transfer of knowledge by including expert locators, e-mail connections with instructors, real-time Internet meeting places, virtual-learning support groups, instant messaging, expert networks, mentor and coaching networks, personal e-learning portals, moderated chats, and more.

Survey: Tech Gadgets Eroding Workplace Etiquette

CLO Magazine

The survey is based on more than 2,300 telephone interviews with CIOs from a random sample of U.S. Leaving long voice messages: For most communications, you should get to the point quickly. Along the same lines, email is better than instant message when an immediate response isn''t required. Sixty-four percent of CIOs said higher use of mobile gadgets such as cell phones and tablets have led to more breaches in workplace etiquette over the last three years, according to a new survey. Menlo Park, Calif. companies in 23 major metro areas with 100 or more employees.

NOW EVERYONE WINS: OVERCOMING GENERATION DIFFERENCES WHEN BUILDING LEARNING

Wonderful Brain

Rely heavily on blogs, instant messages, tweets, text messages. However these students are now our employees and need to be convinced by example learning can be made meaningful respecting the ways they want to, and best can learn. During an interview about a week back I asked the project manager about the audience for which the training courseware would be designed.

Week 1 Teaching Online is Critical - A Recipe for Making the Connection with your Learners

eLearning Acupuncture

write an email message to the students the week before class. In the email message I send out before class, I ask them to prepare a personal bio/intro (and I give them specific criteria to include). So in the spirit of sharing, below you will find a copy of an Introductory Email message I sent out this term to students in my Basic Chemistry course. body of email message below.

Part 2: The Mentality Behind Measurement

CLO Magazine

For example, prior to introducing a facet of social learning to a sales team, learning leaders should pinpoint a tangible output such as a performance metric — improve sales or improve product knowledge — that can be tracked. ” Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company that uses various facets of social learning such as instant messaging, group discussion boards and video chat, adopted a similar measurement strategy. The first step, even before implementation, is to identify the success criteria, she said.

A Deliberate and Effective PLE

Learnadoodledastic

For example a Wordpress blog, Integrated Google tools, Personal Blog with Tweetdeck and RSS Feed reader. 1. facebook), web conferencing, instant messaging 4. Thinking about my own PLE in relation to the reading led me to developing my own PLE Model. The thinking behind the model is outlined below the following diagram. Questions that crossed my mind were: 1. Data Gathering, 2.

Strategies for transformation 2: from synchronous to asynchronous

Onlignment

In case you’re not familiar with the jargon, ‘synchronous’ learning activities happen in real-time – they are ‘live’ The most obvious examples are classroom courses and on-the-job training sessions, but also in this category we must place the use of the telephone and live online tools, such as instant messaging, Skype and virtual classrooms.

Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at the Moment of Need #ls2010

Learning Visions

FAQs Help Desk SIMS Pod casts coaching ereference webinars recorded webinars instant messaging. Apply (I can’t remember – I need guidance going in), Change (the rules changed), Solve (I can’t figure it out, I’m stuck)– you need sidekicks, planners, quick checks for all three situations… Examples: Mobile Performance Support tool – on your phone – sales guys learning about new line of chairs before march in to a sales call -- they are about to apply this information. My live blogged notes from eLearning Foundations Intensive with Bob Mosher. Here’s a picture! But J.I.T.

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Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)

eFront

There’s also the fact that Twitter provides few mechanisms for saving, cataloguing and viewing tweets at a later time, besides the rather inflexible hashtags; it’s more a stream-of-messages than a content repository. For one, it can re-post your messages across several social media (Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and others, including China’s hugely popular Weibo).

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

eLearning 24-7

HRIS integration – At one time systems said ERP integration with SAP, Oracle, Peoplesoft for example, now the new buzz: HRIS integration – Lawson. Instant messaging. LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. These expand past the standard feature sets, which I call 90/10. This is to say that 90% of features most folks seek are nearly universal in a LMS – low cost or otherwise. Sure there are exceptions, but they are exceptions to the rule. We Will Rock You. Virtual printer.

Selling Learning Communities – Not Everyone Will or Wants a Group Hug

Tony Karrer

As an example of needing a Jack, the question - How do you avoid the issue … “I’m too busy” … Jack’s answer is basically, if the value is high enough, you are focused on problems they are faced with right now, they will come. His example is a community that meets on Friday afternoons. You can find the LearnTrends 2009 Recording including Jack’s presentation. A few follow-up thoughts.