With a new module “Assignments” students can create their own learning maps
MARCH 19, 2014
Interactive videos and micro-lectures (we wrote about this here ), quizzes (we wrote about that there ) and communication among students and teachers (about which we wrote here ) did do a lot, but we felt there was something missing. In this module, which is included inside each private group, teachers can assign their students three different tasks: A student Learning map. An essay.
Making your own educational video vs. using existing resources
MAY 19, 2014
There are also plenty of teachers and lecturers uploading their own videos on YouTube everyday – to find them just use the YouTube search bar with keywords of topics you are looking for. For teaching and studying short videos work best – check out how to create a micro lecture and preferably keep them under three minutes. Micro lecture recorder in Edynco. Conclusion.
Tips for keeping your course “light” by using Learning Map
OCTOBER 9, 2013
Divide your course material into logical, meaningful pieces – modules. Every module represents one Learning Map. Divide each module (Learning Map) into chapters, consisting of branches and sub-branches in a Learning Map. 3. listening to the micro lecture. (no longer than 5 minutes). An example of a course module structure when using Learning Map. discussion.
4 Reasons Why You Should Flip Your Training
APRIL 7, 2016
These individuals are being taught with outdated PowerPoint lectures and bulky training guides. The approach enables facilitators to enrich the learners experience by substituting a less-effective lecturing method for a more hands-on and personalized experience. They provide and develop a fully customizable training program to mirror any corporate culture and learning style.
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
The purpose of this guide is to provide you with the information and tools you need to. Provide a step-by-step work-plan to show you how to integrate gamification into. Game-based learning is often used as a one- time event to provide insights and instruction in a formal learning setting, either online or. learning modules. Most games provide. Introduction.3
e-learning for … everyone?
Spark Your Interest
JUNE 10, 2015
Bellweather provides strategic planning, business development, reputation management and training services to professional service firms and related organizations. Their use of e-learning was to include self-paced modules before and after a workshop to prepare and/or reinforce concepts and support offline activities. Software company – used e-learning to enable customers to gain competency with their software product through small modules. All the modules were also re-purposed as performance support for customers. 3. Learning for Legal Organizations .
eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms
MAY 11, 2016
If a customer service agent has had to sit through dry lecture videos that were filmed ten years ago, which are now online, that may be their image of eLearning.” Thankfully, eLearning comes in many different forms from basic PowerPoint modules to learning games and simulations and beyond, giving users many options to support their unique learning objectives.
Tips for designing serious games in learning
MARCH 20, 2015
As mentioned earlier, the important reason to include games as a part of a learning module is because it is easier to keep the learner’s mind engaged through a game than through a lecture. Providing the player with immediate feedback will help him play better, thereby acquiring the skills intended to be imparted more effectively and efficiently. Set the goals and objectives.
Twitter in the classroom
Learning with e's
APRIL 19, 2015
If I wanted to hide behind technology, I would stay at home, and use my laptop and ''death by PowerPoint'' to lecture to my students from a safe distance. My view is, let''s use whatever personal tools students bring with them to enhance their learning experience, and provide them with opportunities to extend their learning. Today I had an interesting exchange of views on Twitter.
Wearable Technology: Does Google Glass still has the potential to transform Learning?
MARCH 2, 2015
Similarly, it can also help employees going in for an important presentation by providing useful tips on voice modulation, eye contact and so on. Connect with other educators: Instructors and trainers can connect with each other better with Google Glass and ‘sit in’ on lectures or sessions to provide expert inputs. But we have to hold a smartphone in our hands to use it.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC
JANUARY 25, 2015
The technological affordances of social and mobile add to the ability to provide an ecosystem of continuous and pervasive learning. The MOOC format provides scope for bringing together diverse learning forms – formal, informal and social, and different modalities – elearning modules, videos, podcasts, book excerpts, articles, and links to blogs, communities, etc.
The four responsibilities of the learning professional
Clive on Learning
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
Just as consistently, it is apparent that they experience a major obstacle to achieving their goals and providing the best possible service to their organisations. He suggests a suite of e-learning modules to cover each of the apps in the suite, along with an option of classroom training for those who still prefer this approach. Let’s take an example … What would you do? No problem.
What a MOOC Is and What It Isn’t
Your Training Edge
OCTOBER 22, 2014
This misconception is understandable, since the language we use often equates MOOC providers like Coursera and edX with the courses themselves, but it is a misconception nonetheless. What this signifies is that the courses are generally constructed using a common set of building blocks, such as bite-sized learning modules, video content delivery, and online discussion forums.
9 Rules of Successful LMS Implementation
OCTOBER 6, 2014
You should provide a course schedule and the list of assignments, as well as instructions for locating all relevant modules and materials. Finally, it is a good idea to include specific technology expectations and addressing some basic troubleshooting, and providing a list of services and resources offered by the institution, which may be valuable to learners. As an instructor.
Where eLearning is Headed: How to Get From Here to There
AUGUST 19, 2014
From explainer tutorial videos that last for no longer than 10 minutes to short or snackable modules, it looks like bite-sized learning is here to stay. The bite-size approach involves covering only the essentials in short modules that learners can access whenever they have the time. If you are still an eLearning professional creating lenthy lectures, stop.
Increasing the Value of Corporate Learning
Voice of Clarity
JUNE 19, 2014
In-house programs not only provide a platform where more employees can be trained at one time, but also assists in keeping schedules flexible and on a consistent rotating basis. This includes eLearning platforms, understanding learning styles and employing digital training modules that will adapt to all employees. 3. Although employees become more marketable when acquiring specialized training, companies have placed an emphasis on providing training that will align with the employee’s personal goals. Training and Development Trends. Enhanced Training Techniques. Design.
Excite People About Business Acumen?!? Here's How.
OCTOBER 8, 2015
Provide 30 minutes of theory and then let the participants loose practicing- Don’t lecture all day and then give them a piece of accounting paper and say “go!” ” Break it into pieces and give them some action learning modules. Is it really possible to get a group of training participants excited about business acumen? How you ask? Trends
5 Reasons Why eLearning Has A Bad Reputation And How To Overcome It
JANUARY 25, 2016
Let your online learners choose when they participate, which eLearning module they are going to complete next, and how they are going to receive the eLearning content. If you do have more interactive elements, such as simulations, be sure to provide explicit directions beforehand so that they know what to expect. eLearning has a negative connotation for many people.
Invest in your students more than your learning
Dont Waste Your Time
AUGUST 13, 2013
Do you utilise the module or unit feedback from your students to help fix or tweak issues they found during your module/unit of study? The same goes for Universities and other learning providers – students are online and searching for anything and everything about their chosen or preferred learning provider or University. Is this fair?
8 Things To Follow While Implementing Blended Learning Via An LMS
APRIL 16, 2013
Before launching the blended learning program, provide training to your instructors, administrators and learners, and introduce them to every aspect of the LMS and how it can modify their current training process. The eLearning module can be used to deliver courses, videos and other online learning resources as a pre-course or post-course learning material to an ILT session. Training.
eLearning in the Digital Age
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Course developers can no longer rely on linear course models to deliver effective training results, nor can they rely on rigid course schedules and lengthy lectures as eLearning evolves into a collaborative experience between developers and learners. In other words, the status quo is no longer acceptable, eLearning is and should be held accountable to the quality of education it provides
3 Secrets of Workshop Facilitators: Leverage Them to Author eLearning Rapidly
FEBRUARY 9, 2015
These workshops also provide the opportunity to congregate with peers in a casual setting and to grow professional networks. The more targeted the module is to the learner’s daily job, the more context the learner will bring to the training. For example, do your learners need to know how to complete a task step-by-step by the end of the learning module?
How to Select the Right E-Learning Software
JUNE 21, 2016
Personally, I love PowerPoint-based authoring, but if I had a choice, I’d just go with something like Storyline because it’s easy to learn and over the long haul it provides a lot more value. Freeform provides more flexibility but requires a little more to learn it. The videos can be simple lectures, but often are software tutorials or those new “explainer” style videos.
Top Five Ways to Use Screencasting in the Classroom
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
Recordings of all class content lectures were recorded and uploaded for the student to view at home. Here is an example from a live screencast recording from a class lecture. In addition to aiding absent students, creating live screencasts can be made for directions of daily assignments and complex projects. If you have an interest in contributing, please fill out this form.
High Impact Blended Learning on a Tight Budget: How We Did It
DECEMBER 9, 2013
Hands-on labs use an “explain, demonstrate, practice, and apply” format that has learners DOING rather than simply listening to a lecture. We chose Articulate Storyline as one tool for the self-study, eLearning modules because we felt it was relatively easy to learn and Articulate would provide strong user support for the firm through its learning curve. Ready for Development.
Investing in Social and Informal Learning Klass Capital Acquires Controlling Stake in Docebo
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Naples, Italy, Docebo is a cloud e-learning provider of SaaS learning management systems (LMS). Last month, it entered the social and informal learning space with two new modules launched in private beta: Docebo Coach, which enables learners and subject matter experts to collaborate online, and Docebo Share, which captures user-generated content and provides peer review and validation. In 2014, the school launched HBX, a passive online education initiative consisting of lectures. Docebo’s new modules are aimed at providing both.
ResponseWare / mobile Audience Response System (ARS)
Dont Waste Your Time
JUNE 2, 2014
Prior to the lecture or class the tutor adds a slide or two to the presentation which will need the students to use the clicker handsets to answer a simple multiple choice, likert scale, or true/false answer. Providing you remember to save the ‘session’ once you’ve finished you can query the results and get reports based on a per question or per respondent. Hayes A.
What Corporate Trainers Can Learn from MOOCs (Even If You Don’t Use Them)
Your Training Edge
MAY 14, 2015
Activities, modules, and courses should be short. But plenty of research has now been done showing that after a few minutes of a lecture learners are more likely to be thinking about what they eat for dinner than about the course material. When Stanford, Harvard, and MIT originated MOOCs, one of their stated goals was to provide a laboratory of sorts for education research.
Making the Move: Converting Training into Online Courses
JULY 23, 2015
It also offers a wealth of opportunities for trainers, subject matter experts, lecturers, teachers, and instructors to teach millions of online learners across the globe, providing diverse teaching experiences and boosting their monthly income at the same time. For example, PowerPoint presentations are often designed primarily to provide supplemental information to attendees while the live trainer conducts a training session. Provide supplemental information and handouts in PDFs so the learner can review it afterwards. eLearning is on the rise and it’s here to stay.
Personal Learning Paths Offer a Richer Experience for eLearning
APRIL 25, 2016
However, providing all of the necessary content in addition to allowing personal learning paths can be a challenging task. One simple way to provide milestones is to create a weekly checklist for learners to follow. Auditory learners can listen to virtual lectures or podcasts, while visual learners can watch eLearning videos and view image-rich content.
The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor
Performance Learning Productivity
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
He developed his thinking and ability through a discipline of reading and reflecting, through debating and exchanging ideas with others, and through lecturing. We measure how many people have attended a class or completed an eLearning module, or read a document or engaged in a job swap or in a coaching relationship. “The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor. Apparently not.
Using Twitter to Transform the Classroom!
OCTOBER 10, 2010
It provides an easy way to maintain connections, share thoughts, or ask for advice." - Jane Bozarth BLOG BOOK TOUR While I was on holiday with my family in Sabah , I got a wonderful surprise tweet message (above) from a famous author called Jane Bozarth. Although, she didn't introduce me to Twitter, she did provide the initial spark needed for me to take this learning tool seriously.
Personal Learning Paths for eLearning
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
Auditory learners can listen to virtual lectures or podcasts, while visual learners can watch eLearning videos and view image-rich content. Those who prefer to read their way through a course can opt for text-based modules. Provide them with one or two quizzes or simulations that engage them to test their own progress and knowledge comprehension. We at Designing Digitally, Inc.
How to Make Your Online Training “Go Viral”
MAY 4, 2015
Otherwise, one could argue, what’s the point of online training versus reading a textbook and/or attending a lecture? You just have to provide the opportunity and the incentives for people to want to take part in these conversations. Ask key participants to create follow-up training modules. Assemble these “how-to” videos into a follow-up training module(s).
What You Risk by NOT Using MOOCs
Your Training Edge
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
Companies that choose not to move their training programs into the 21 st century using technology face three main risks: Not being able to provide enough training. Not providing training that is as effective as it could be. defining feature of MOOCs is that they are infinitely scalable, enabling companies to provide all of the training required to develop their workforce.
Gamification in Workplace Learning: The Role of Play
OCTOBER 19, 2011
Let me give you a couple of examples: In classroom ERP software training sessions I’ve designed and used various individual and team based games to review material, cement concepts and break the monotony of lecture and exercises. This month, the Learning Circuits Blog is back with its first “real” big question since Tony Karrer took a break from managing the blog.
GE TV: Karl Kapp on Why Gamification Works
MAY 20, 2016
So the first question I would ask is, don’t you think lectures are a waste of time, and a frivolous activity? Lots of times, people think that the ideal learning situation is a classroom lecture, but the research doesn’t support that. always think it’s really funny that they hold up the classroom lecture as the gold standard of instruction, yet it’s not as gold standard as you think.
eLearning vs Classroom Training—How Different Are They?
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
To be successful, therefore, the instructor needs to be socially present, provide clear instructions as to how students should participate in discussions, and be ready to intervene if discussions are inappropriate or not occurring. No more lengthy lectures. Just 15 years ago, eLearning was an experimental way of teaching very technical subjects. Leaving it to chance isn’t wise.
Use Your LMS to ???Get Personal??? with Your Learners
AUGUST 11, 2014
Or, what if you created an online training module for managers, with the content and quizzes related to showing them how their teams have performed during training? What if you provided SMEs with quiz data from online courses? Or, recruit them to create additional training modules. It is typically not meant for private tutoring or coaching. The Context is the Thing.
Strategies for Making the Transition from Instructor-Led Training to a MOOC
Your Training Edge
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
You will also be recording video, which is more difficult (and more expensive) to reshoot when you make a mistake than it is to correct an error or verbal flub during a face-to-face lecture. Moving from ILT to a MOOC does not mean just splitting lectures you already have into bite-sized pieces. Great! Now what? Plan, plan, and then plan some more. Be prepared to play a different role.
Online courses must die!
JULY 7, 2010
In the bad old days, technically challenged L&D professionals had to pay exorbitant fees to development houses to produce simple modules. The facilitator should provide a learning plan for novice learners which defines a sequence of study, identifying specific resources among the potentially overwhelming array of options. A touch dramatic, isn’t it? But you know what?
Passport to Performance
JULY 13, 2013
Time to Get Started To expedite program development, Oxygen Learning hosted a one-day design workshop with Expedia’s project steering committee and implementation teams to flesh out the learning objectives for the program and each supporting module. Four just-in-time modules were developed — two half-day modules, one two-and-a-half-hour module for managers and one half-day module for individual contributors. The third module was an explanation of Expedia’s compensation program and how it aligned with those performance-based conversations.
Audio in E-Learning
NOVEMBER 3, 2009
common question is "Should we have audio in the e-learning module that exactly matches the text on the screen?" When displaying animations or video with audio, learners tend to want the audio a little slower than the typical 150-100 words per minute provided in a typical classroom lecture (contrasted with the average speed of thought for colleges students of approximately 400-800 words per minute).(Clark Audio is a powerful and impactful tool, but it is often used incorrectly within e-learning courses. The general answer is no. Here are some reasons why.
3 Ways to Use Adobe Connect
NOVEMBER 7, 2012
It has this reputation because it is user friendly, feature rich, reliable, and provides an identical experience for all users on all systems that support Adobe Flash. Lectures and Webinars. When there is a large number of participants and audience interaction is not a priority, Adobe Connect works well for these lectures and webinars. During a presentation, presenters may want to poll participants to guide the topics covered in the lecture. There are two roles Adobe Connect provides for teaming up on lectures and webinars. by Jonathan Shoaf.
University Learning = OCW + OER = FREE!
JUNE 18, 2008
OER Recommender Makes it easy for open education resource providers to provide links to related resources. The system basically provides access to NSDL resources, but also Johns Hopkins, MERLOT and MIT-OCW resources. Academic Earth An educational video website with the goal of enhancing the usability and expanding the awareness of OER, focusing first on video lectures.
IMU Student Blogging Project to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle!
JANUARY 11, 2011
Interestingly, both these inspiring lecturers are not exactly IT-savvy, but they were willing and open to explore possibilities, and with a bit of assistance they managed to get through both projects successfully without too much hassle. Pink Awareness "BIG or small, We Save them All" This blog aims to provide a one stop avenue for information on breast cancer in an easy way to understand.