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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.

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.

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 –

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.

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

GAMIFICATION AND YOUR ENTERPRISE LEARNING STRATEGY W O R K B O O K GA I ION AND YOUR E I LEARNING STRATEGY W O R K B O O K 2Table of Contents. Aligning Gamification with Corporate Goals and Learning Strategies.5 5 Step Gamification Work-plan.5 on how it can fit within your learning strategy, or how it can support your business goals. learning modules. Conclusion.16

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?

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Research Summary 2016 Learning Technology Study: Summary of Top Findings The technology employed to deliver Learning and Development has grown increasingly varied and complex. new learning experiences – so much so that technology has become the top L&D priority. different technologies surpassed even the learning strategy as the top focus over the next 12 months. forward.

Empowering Personal Learning Environments at USM!


EMPOWERING PERSONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS Empowering Personal Learning Environments at USM! It will be presented at the ’Enhancing Teaching and Learning’ Seminar at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) on the 13th Feb, 2012. USING FACEBOOK AND TWITTER FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING During the seminar, I will be conducting two 1-hour learning sessions.

ELC 019: Shifting To Learning Environments

The eLearning Coach

Find out how to design a learning environment to fulfill a specific need. These have the potential for providing a rich and broad learning experience. Post from: The eLearning Coach ELC 019: Shifting To Learning Environments. Find out how to design a learning environment to fulfill a specific need. Podcasts

Create Autonomy in Gamification and Other Learning Environments

Kapp Notes

When thinking about creating a gamification experience (or any learning experience), allow and encourage the learner to make meaningful and consequential choices. Fake choices = fake interest in the learning event. When a learner makes a choice in a gamification environment, the system, teacher or environment responds in some way. Clark & Mayer, 2011; Reeve et al.,

Empowering Personal Learning Environments


Empowering Personal Learning Environments View more presentations from Zaid Alsagoff This presentation was presented during IMU's seminar entitled ' Transformative E-Learning in Higher Education ' last week. Do we really need them if we have a decent mobile learning device with Internet access in our hands? Social_Media PLE learning tools Curation PowerPoint

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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.

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

Learning Retention for Bottom Line Results W H I T E P A P E R 2Table of Contents. Introducing the Axonify Continuous Learning Model.8 Over the past decade, most organizations have invested in Learning Management Systems. Employees aren’t learning more. effectively applying what they’ve learned to their jobs. Learning is still an “event.” learning process.

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.

A draft learning environment typology

Learning Journal

recent set of course capstone projects got me thinking more deeply about my learning environment design framework – and I’d love to get feedback on some of my (hopefully) improved thinking on the model. The diversity of proposals got me thinking about learning environment design – about whether there were different types of environments that suggest different approaches.

Part 1: Creating a Social Learning Environment


Social learning. participated in a webinar a few weeks ago in which the speaker used “social learning” and “social media” interchangeably, creating a confusing mishmash of misinformation. eLearning Solutions Social Learning We’re all talking about it, wishing for it and hoping to facilitate it in our offices. But what is it, exactly?

Julie Dirksen, #DevLearn "Interface Design: Tips and Tricks for Designing for Learning Environments"

Learning Visions

Three big chunks to your elearning interface: Learning content. The environment in which we learn something because embedded in the memory of the content itself. your learning environment, create association between stimulus and response. Text bullets on a screen are very low context and don''t match the environment at all. Find out how people are really using your learning. This are my liveblogged notes from Julie Dirksen''s (@ usablelearning ) session at the eLearning Guild DevLearn Conference , happening this week in Las Vegas. Not that many.

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

Scalability. 2 The Sales Enablement function 3 Learning modalities 4 Why LMS? for have largely kept their training strategies the same, with the majority of trai- ning resources earmarked for boring formal learning and event-based training. To contact Docebo, please visit: Technology is increasingly supporting the multi-modality approach to learning, well. sweep.

As Featured on Capterra: Creating an Interactive Learning Environment

DigitalChalk eLearning

*We have partnered up with  Capterra  to share a few tips for creating an interactive learning environment. These are 5 tips that will help you create an effective and interactive learning environment for your students. It is important to build a course that promotes an interactive learning environment. You can view the full guest post on their blog  here.

#mlearn12 learning analytics in #mobile and pervasive learning environments by Naif Aljohani

Ignatia Webs

Liveblogging from mLearn12: learning analytics in mobile and pervasive learning environments Naif Aljohani Clean nice suit, glasses and linking to other researchers to anchor it into existing research and adding his ideas. Mobile learning analytics interaction between learners interaction between learners and learning materials Both interactions are immediate interactions.

Design of Complex Learning Environments

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

This year I will focus my efforts on the design of learning environments that are complex – adaptive, emergent, self-organizing, chaotic and personal. Instead, order and regularity emerge from widely distributed bottom-up interactions of subsystems, some with centralized control and others fully distributed. I am particularly interested in complex adaptive systems in the context of learning because I think that is how learning really is. Filed under: 3.0 , Complexity , Connectivism , Education Policy Tagged: complex learning environments.

A learning environment’s ideal state

Learning Journal

I’ve been creating some documentation on learning environment design for a workshop I’m doing in a couple of weeks at Learning 2011. Today, I was noodling over the criteria for a rich learning environment. Whether you are designing an environment for other learners, or paying attention to enriching your own learning environment, here are some test points to determine if it’s a thing of beauty. If any of those factors are weak, than learning will be severely limited. Learning Environment Design quality

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

What is Microlearning? 4 Why is Microlearning essential in today’s modern business environment? 5 Why you should adopt Microlearning.7 8 Components of an ideal Microlearning Platform.7 corporate Learning & Development inside out. employee learning challenge is ensuring that what is taught is actually understood and. corporate Learning & Development. business environment?

Semantic Technologies in Learning Environments

George Siemens

We’re into Week 3 of our open course Learning and Knowledge Analytics ( syllabus can be found here ). presented on Semantic Technologies in Learning Environments. Semantic Technologies in Learning Environments Recordings from our guest presenters are also available. Today, Dragan Gaševi? The slides are below and the presentation itself is linked above.

Home vs School: The best 21st Century Learning Environment

Learning and Technology

Most technology at school is limited to controlled weekly or maybe even daily time slots working in locked computing environments on very structured lessons. All for seemingly good reasons - equal access, meeting learning standards, protection from harmful content. With this in place, the home learning environment looks a little different then what kids see at school.

Create an Active and Collaborative Learning Environment for your Course


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.

CIDER free webinar: Facilitating quality learning in a Personal Learning Environment through Educational Research

Ignatia Webs

After speculation in the literature about the nature of possible Personal Learning Environments, research in the design and development of a PLE is now in progress. The researchers speaking in this session will report on the educational research involved in the National Research Council of Canada, Institute for Information Technology’s Personal Learning Environment project. The learner experience and the minimum set of components required to facilitate quality learning will be placed at the forefront. When: Wed., PLE education CIDER eLearning

New eLearning Guild Academy Course: Advanced Blended Learning: Learning Environments by Design by Janet Clarey

Learning Solutions Magazine

Addressing employees’ learning needs in today’s organizations requires a flexible, comprehensive. approach that addresses the entire learning ecosystem. course that delivers a learning environment design to help you select a powerful set of resources in. support of learning in your organization! The Guild Academy proudly announces a new.

Part 2: Creating an Addictive Social Learning Environment


In Part 1 of this series on creating the social learning workplace, I defined social learning and social media, and set you on your way to choosing the tools. I’m assuming you’re reading this post because you’ve decided that social learning is a good idea for you and your organization. eLearning Solutions Social Learning

Learnlets » MMORPGs as Learning Environments

Clark Quinn

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?

Where do you put a learning environment?

Learning Journal

Where, exactly, does a learning environment go? It seems an odd question, doesn’t it? I’ve been considering the question sincemy presentation on curating a learning environment at last week’s Training 2013 conference (see  Learning Environments by Design ). To reiterate, the “learning environment” I am talking about here is a collection of resources and activities for learning, deliberately curated with a specific learning need in mind. Even resources on learning to learn can be highly valued.

Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. New Possibilities with Mobile Learning 2.0. Mobile Learning Gains Momentum. Unleashing The Power Of Social Learning. Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture - The E-Learning Curve , October 14, 2009. Live online learning – a free download - Clive on Learning , October 13, 2009. Rhizomatic Learning: What is it? Whose learning are you responsible for? How a piece of 166 year old graffiti was (partly) responsible for e-learning - The E-Learning Curve , October 16, 2009.

Define the “DO” First

Living in Learning

Continuous Learning Agile design business impact Change Leadership change management continuous learning environment design methods Discovery electronic performance support system EPS EPSS evaluation future of training holistic discovery When you consider how quickly business is moving, and the need for an agile and resilient workforce represents minimum criteria for creating sustained capability, the rules of engagement have clearly changed.

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.

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! Participants had a lot to learn from each other. In our case we preferred the earlier option, because to us, it was more important that people learn from each other rather than compete for grade. 3. Interactivity adds fun We used Raptivity games to add fun to learning. Concerns?

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. believe in the power of informal learning. Informal Learning Environment. Figure 1.

2 Worthwhile courses: Personal Learning & Designing OER using practical instructional design

Ignatia Webs

Instructional Design Service Course: designing OER while using practical instructional design Personal Learning (course built by Stephen Downes) using LPSS Instructional Design Service Course My colleague Johan Thys just sent me a link to a wonderful self-guided, instructor-driven online course on designing courses via a project-based approach. This open service-learning course is facilitated by Designers for Learning (Links to an external site.) , a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States. quick overview of the themes per week can be seen here.

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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.

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. If we ignore student voices, we will miss some valuable insights into the way they learn. What methods of learning do they prefer? Are these supported?

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