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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. So what can we do?

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.

Defining Assessment Items from Learning Goals

TalentLMS

Assessments are truly the end-result of the course. Without assessments both the course and the learning promise are incomplete. Assessments are evidence that learning did take place, that learners have achieved the learning goals and are now ready to perform it in the work-context. Assessments establish learning by linking performance to learning goals.

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?

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.

Thermometers, Assessments, and the Need to Know

360 Training

In a recent interview , Lori Myers talked about the importance of assessment items (questions) being “reliable and valid,” so as to end up with a “reliable and valid” certification or exam—something employers and regulators value highly. The same thing applies to assessments. You can trust the assessment to tell you how things stand, like you can trust a good quality thermometer.

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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Who put the 'ass' in assessment?

Learning with e's

Hosted by the University of Dundee , the conference attracted almost 300 delegates from all over the UK, and farther afield and as could be expected, saw a number of papers presented on all aspects of technology enhanced learning and assessment. The slideshow is below: Assessment in the Digital Age: Fair Measures? Who put the 'ass' in assessment? Davidson.

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?

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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.

#MOOC: no disruption, no real assessment and adults aren't dropouts! #grumpyWoman

Ignatia Webs

Briefly: there is NO disruption happening as those building the disruption are those being part of classic education, we are ADULTs so please stop using drop-outs – we are adults CHOOSING what we learn, and please STOP thinking in terms of classic assignments as that is NOT the only way to assess knowledge – our personal learning network can do that! And OH YEAH, that means assessment can take place contextualized and outside MOOC platforms. At the end of the day, I still see/hear the majority of academics/professors talk about teaching, not learning.

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 kind of assessment feedback is the most effective for students?

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Defining Assessment Items from Learning Goals

TalentLMS

Assessments are truly the end-result of the course. Without assessments both the course and the learning promise are incomplete. Assessments are evidence that learning did take place, that learners have achieved the learning goals and are now ready to perform it in the work-context. Assessments establish learning by linking performance to learning goals.

EPS Readiness: Are you there yet?

Living in Learning

At the recent Learning Solutions 2014 conference in Orlando, the Guild added another concurrent conference to the venue – Ecosystems 2014. While there were most questions surfaced than answers, it was clear that the concept of address the Learning & Performance environment as an ecosystem was a hit.and more questions than answers. Amazingly, at an additional cost there were over 200 participants attend the extra breakout sessions.

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.

MOOCs Aren’t Interactive, So There’s No Real Learning Taking Place

Your Training Edge

They don’t provide opportunities for active learning or engagement. This isn’t meaningful learning—one could hardly call it “learning” at all. The same idea applies to active learning and interactivity. Since then, the development of new technologies has only enhanced the active learning opportunities available in MOOCs. Set up knowledge sharing environments.

The ADDIE Instructional Design Model

DigitalChalk eLearning

Identify your audience, problems and objectives, the learning environment, and the audience’s existing knowledge and skills. The Instructional Design process deals with learning objectives, assessment instruments, exercises, content, subject matter analysis, lesson planning, and media selection. Analysis. This is the most important step in the process. Design.

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The ILE and the FLE in harmony

E-Learning Provocateur

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. 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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Blended learning solution in practice

Edynco

Blended learning is not only the buzz word. And all this in order to give our learners an effective, integrated learning experience and the opportunity to move from passive to active learning. So the most important thing we must be aware of is not what is blended learning, but How to make a perfect blend? Assessment was conducted in a computer classroom.

Why Your Existing E-Learning is Failing, and How MOOCs Can Help

Your Training Edge

Digital learning environments, like e-learning, online training, and massive open online courses (MOOCs), have without a doubt been the biggest influencers on corporate training practice over the past several years. But while traditional e-learning may offer improvements over instructor-led training, from a learners perspective, it still leaves much to be desired.

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Low Cost LMSs – Yes, u can find one for under 10K

eLearning 24-7

So-called training management systems are not LMSs nor should be confused as such – these systems are often very low cost, but their main component is an authoring tool or in one case of a vendor – their assessment tool. Some 50K or more systems could learn from the top low cost systems on some things.  Rankings as of July 23, 2012 – as noted this list can change – and updates will be presented monthly on my Linkedin Group, E-Learning 24/7, with final rankings in November and the announcement of Low Cost (under 10K) LMS of the year. 1. Learning 24/7.

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. 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.

Everyone has one

Learning with e's

Everyone has one - a personal learning environment, that is. We all learn. We all use tools to help us learn. Personal learning environments or PLEs, are the collection of tools (not just online) that enable us to connect, create and share content with our own communities of interest and practice. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

What is Blended Learning?

DigitalChalk eLearning

Blended learning has been a buzzword in the education industry lately, but what exactly is it? Blended learning is a term used to describe the way eLearning is being combined with traditional classroom methods and independent study. Blended learning largely depends on the technical resources with which the learning experience is delivered.

Learning from experience

Learning Journal

Few ideas are as sacrosanct in contemporary sensibilities as the notion that human beings achieve mastery over their lives through learning from experience.  ~ James March. I’ve been doing some work recently related to the Learning Environment Design framework , and a few interesting bits of feedback have given me some food for thought related to on-the-job learning. A In the same week, a focus group that I ran identified few instances of learning by doing when asked to talk about the ways they learned their specialty skills.

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.

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.

Resolution: This Year Create a Stronger, Smarter Organization

Marcia Conner

Before we started, I spent time learning about their organizational culture, wanting to ensure new team members would be able to excel where the old team could not. Although we spent a month assessing capabilities and gaps, a learning culture audit proved to be the most effective lever. ” Organizational culture is one of many places where learning does not equal training.

Viva la evolution

E-Learning Provocateur

As you say, a waste of resources when L&D’s expertise as learning consultants (which is what we are) can be put to better use creating those skills based activities that will test application rather than regurgitate facts and figures. Where the real learning takes place is in the analysis of the material in relation to a specific work-based problem. couldn’t agree more.

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Strategies for Making the Transition from Instructor-Led Training to a MOOC

Your Training Edge

You are about to join the myriad companies that have seen their training programs blossom through the incorporation of this new form of technology-enabled learning. Moving from traditional ILT to a MOOC is not as simple as just putting your current learning resources online. They want to be able to access that learning on their own schedules and using their own devices. Great!

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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Why Microlearning Drives Over 20% More Information Retention Than Long-Form Training

Grovo

The kind of learning you did in school, where you learned things from a book and had to apply them towards a test, is not what microlearning designs to achieve. In other words: the format of most e-learning is a piece of content followed by an assessment question. The fine-grained group, meanwhile, had ample opportunity to interact with the learning experience.

#LearningIs personal

Learning with e's

We all learn differently. Unfortunately, most of us are products of education systems that are based on the industrial model of education which is far removed from personalised learning. It means that everyone has to try to fit in, even if the methods and environments don't meet their needs. The personalised learning movement continues to grow in influence.

#ALTC Hangout

Learning with e's

Ably hosted by Simon Ensor (France), Alan Levine (USA - @cogdog barks here ) and Rebecca Hogue (who was with us in Manchester) we had a wide ranging conversation about digital literacy, the use of virtual learning environments, digital citizenship, openness in education, personal learning environments, assessment and student centred learning.

Instructor Led Training…Is It Still the Gold Standard?

Your Training Edge

Digital learning environments like massive open online courses (MOOCs) are starting to challenge the preeminence of ILT. This is largely due to a lack of adequate assessment for training in general—happy sheets don’t reveal anything about what people have actually learned, and the summative multiple-choice tests typical of elearning aren’t much better.

ILT…Is It Still the Gold Standard?

Your Training Edge

Digital learning environments like massive open online courses (MOOCs) are starting to challenge the preeminence of ILT. This is largely due to a lack of adequate assessment for training in general—happy sheets don’t reveal anything about what people have actually learned, and the summative multiple-choice tests typical of elearning aren’t much better.

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11 Invaluable Tips To Design Blended Learning Courses for Corporate Training

Docebo

The beauty of the blended learning experience lies in the fact that you get all the benefits of technology, without having to sacrifice that all-important human element. In this article, you’ll learn 11 quick tips that you can use to create effective blended learning courses for your corporate audience. Formulate your blended learning goals in advance. Feedback is key!

Linear or Non-Linear? Which eLearning Design Approach works well?

Raptivity

As an Instructional Designer, I feel there is a need to enhance any e-learning environment in which the educator’s pedagogical experience is preset into the design. Generally, I strive towards making the computer based learning content non-linear so that learners can traverse their own path during their independent study. What is your opinion about the blended approach?