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The importance of synchronicity

Clive on Learning

On both occasions, the idea that most got me thinking was that 'synchronous is sovereign'. I've had to work hard to buy into this idea, perhaps because I've been advising learning professionals for some time now to adopt asynchronous (self-paced) communication as their default, and to go synchronous (live) only when a strong argument can be made. Having said that, I'm not convinced that synchronous events are all that exciting when the experience is no different from a recording. So, don't push the slider from all synchronous to all asynchronous - find the right balance.

Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

Synchronous. Synchronous refers to eLearning offerings where you participate as part of a group and everyone in the group needs to be logged in at the same time. What do you think of when you hear the term eLearning? Maybe your mind jumps to webinars or interactive courses in a Learning Management System (LMS). Let’s explore them and take a look at their advantages and disadvantages.

Synchronous vs asynchronous elearning


In today’s elearning environment the type of learning that takes place is generally divided into one of two categories: synchronous and asynchronous. What is synchronous learning? Examples of synchronous elearning are online chat and videoconferencing. Ideally, effective elearning courses should include both asynchronous and synchronous learning activities.

3 LMS Must-Have’s to Support Synchronous eLearning


With all of this flexibility and the ability to cater to each learner’s preferred learning style, most e-learning course strategies are divided into what is known as synchronous and asynchronous learning categories. The most successful e-learning courses create a combination that incorporates the use of both synchronous and asynchronous learning methods. What is Synchronous Learning?

Strategies for transformation 2: from synchronous to asynchronous

Clive on Learning

The second step on the route to transformation is a shift from interventions that are synchronous to those that are asynchronous. In case you''re not familiar with the jargon, ''synchronous'' learning activities happen in real-time - they are ''live''. The defining characteristic of a synchronous activity is that all the participants have to be available at the same time. Like each of the recommendations in this series, the change from synchronous to asynchronous represents a movement of a slider, not a switch on or off. It gets things done quickly. transformation

Asynchronous E-Learning Vs. Synchronous E-Learning


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Synchronous vs. Asynchronous eLearning for Business Training Programs

ej4 eLearning

Today we’ll analyze synchronous and asynchronous eLearning approaches and which will work best for your company. Synchronous. synchronous teaching (or in your case, training) structure has both the educator and the student working together at the same time. The synchronous model allows you to train several employees at once and answer questions during the session.

Synchronous Software Scavenger Hunts

Experiencing eLearning

Application training via a synchronous tool like WebEx, Adobe Connect, or Elluminate too often ends up with passive learners. I’m guilty of this myself too; I’ve done some boring synchronous training that didn’t offer any opportunity to practice skills. Sometimes synchronous training is what we need to do though, so I’ve been trying to find ways to make it more effective. More information on creating interactive synchronous training: Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions. also added a few other grades in the gradebook.

Guild 360 Synchronous Learning Report Available

Kapp Notes

Kapp, professor of Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA, and Tony O'Driscoll, Performance Architecture Analysis and Design for IBM Sales Learning, immerse you into the next generation of synchronous learning systems. Steve Wexler of the guild and coordinator and author of much of the report writes: Karl M. Ok, so Steve might be a little "over the top".but

Tips for blends 7: Keep a balance between the synchronous and asynchronous

Clive on Learning

Synchronous experiences, whether face-to-face, online or on the telephone, enrich a blend and provide it with momentum. Asynchronous media work at your pace – there is no requirement for you to be ‘in synch’ with anyone else. You can consume the contents of books, DVDs and iPods – or their online equivalents – whenever you want; you have similar flexibility when you communicate using email, forums, SMS and social networks. But there’s something special about participating in a live event in the company of your peers. blended learning

Comparing Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning by Andrew Hughes

Learning Solutions Magazine

about the choice between synchronous and asynchronous learning. When a company decides to embark on an eLearning project, there are many decisions to make. One of these decisions is. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of. these approaches? Here’s a quick guide! Design Strategies Instructional Design Training Strategies Virtual Classrooms

Case Study: Engaging Learners in the Synchronous Distance Environment by Kim Bahr and Irene Boland

Learning Solutions Magazine

Here is a summary of the techniques used recently to convert a four-day F2F course to a synchronous distance format, highlighting design considerations, successes, and best practices. Blended Design Strategies Getting Started Synchronous

Synchronous vs. Asychronous E-learning

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Since that time, the explosion of bandwidth has made it much easier to use synchronous e-learning. This study of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning shows (not surprisingly) that each one is better at some aspects of the learning experience. Using Asynchronous vs. Synchronous E-Learning. Synchronous. When synchronous meetings cannot be scheduled because of work, family and other commitments. Use synchronous means such as video conferencing, instant messaging and chat, compliment with face to face meetings. Asynchronous. Reflecting on complex issues.

Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Synchronized Web Browsing

InSync Training

Synchronized Web Browsing. Synchronized web browsing can add great interaction to a virtual classroom design, if only anyone used it. Within the virtual classroom, the feature of synchronized web browsing (or just ''web browsing'') allows the facilitator or participants to bring the class to an Internet site or corporate intranet. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design

Tips and Tools for Synchronous e-Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Higher education started out as all synchronous learning - and as they have branched into web-based solutions they have stuck with the synchronous model in many cases. Higher education folks have put some thought into how adult learning theory relates to synchronous learning tools and techniques. Instructors often play the role of facilitator; in synchronous environments scaffolding and structure is very important for success. When you take all of this into consideration, synchronous learning four advantages that asynchronous learning environments can’t match.

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

Synchronous Learning- Synchronous refers to eLearning offerings where you participate as part of a group and everyone in the group needs to be logged in at the same time. If you’re new to eLearning or online training, it can seem like you’re wading through alphabet soup with all the various anagrams and terminology used in this industry. Pedagogy- The art or practice of teaching.

Adobe Presenter Video Express: Synchronizing Voiceover Audio with Slide Builds

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

That's where synchronization comes in. In Adobe Presenter, you can synchronize slide animation with the imported audio in just a few mouse clicks. The presentation opens in Slideshow view, and the Synchronize dialog box opens. Now that you have synchronized the audio with the animations, click the Play button to review your work. Close the Synchronize dialog box and you'll find that your project now sports perfectly synchronized audio and animations. Note: You could synchronize a longer audio clip across multiple slides. Uh-oh.

Synchronous or Asynchronous? How to Pick Your Training Delivery Method by Danielle Slatinsky

Learning Solutions Magazine

Creating effective online instruction requires consideration of many factors if it is to lead learners to achieve the desired skills and knowledge. It must match the characteristics of the learners and the content and it must fit the circumstances of the learner. How is it possible to meet all these requirements? There are best practices, and this article gives a succinct summary as well as a plac.

Reformatting synchronous recordings like #Elluminate to publish them in #mobile formats

Ignatia Webs

During the last MobiMOOC we had some synchronous sessions where mLearning experts gave their insights in mLearning. Here you see an example of a session given by David Metcalf: How to publish a virtual classroom recording into a mobile accessible format? You can then edit the recording (maybe shorten some points, or skip immediately to where the session starts without the intro).

Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Karen Hyder’s webinar, Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions from the Training Magazine Network. Synchronous time is “premium time&# : if you just want “chalk & talk,&# just record it and let people watch on their own time. Lecture is a bad use of synchronous online learning. My side comments in italics.

MOOCs for Corporate E-learning

Origin Learning

Flexible synchronization – MOOCs offer the benefit of courses to be synchronized among different learners taking a particular course, yet give them enough freedom to steer through the course as their schedules allow. This semi-synchronized nature of MOOCs strikes just the right amount of balance between the formal and informal, and creates a healthy, non-imposing learning environment.

Why do synchronous web tools suck?

George Siemens

Elluminate was simple, clunky, intuitive, and remains the best synchronous tool I’ve used. Here is a rule of thumb for determining audio quality with a synchronous class: 1. Which is why it’s good to see that Stephen has initiated a G+ thread on synchronous classroom options. We are several weeks into the Change open online course. We have an outstanding speaker list. But, unfortunately, we’ve had issues every week with our live online sessions. We’ve looked at WizIQ, Vyew, and Big Blue Button. All have been terrible failures. Any suggestions

Strategies for transformation 2: from synchronous to asynchronous


The second step on the route to transformation is a shift from interventions that are synchronous to those that are asynchronous. The defining characteristic of a synchronous activity is that all the participants have to be available at the same time. The argument for being synchronous. There is nothing inherently wrong with synchronous communication. The benefits.

Troubleshooting: Parallels Mouse Synchronization

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Double-click Parallels Mouse Synchronization Device. The Parallels Mouse Synchronization Device Properties dialog box appears. Select Parallels Mouse Synchronization Device and click Next. by AJ George We had a bit of a panic here at IconLogic. When doing a routine install of a wireless mouse onto our iMac running Parallels, we somehow managed to anger the computer gods and found ourselves unable to run Parallels in Coherence mode (the mode allowing Windows and the Mac operating system to operate seamlessly as one). We thought calling might be the better solution.

What is Synchronous Learning Vs Asynchronous Learning?

eLearn Hub

You might have heard the terms ‘synchronous’ and asynchronous’ learning but not really been sure what they mean. What is synchronous learning Vs asynchronous learning? Synchronous learning is: Synchronous learning can be thought of as […]. The post What is Synchronous Learning Vs Asynchronous Learning? appeared first on eLearn Hub.

Super Synchronous SMEs: Subject Matter Experts as Virtual Trainers

InSync Training

To reduce costs and get business-critical data to the workforce more quickly, organizations are finding it expedient to reduce their dependency on the training function and give Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) the responsibility for educating workers. Virtual Classroom - Facilitation

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Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Synchronized Web Browsing

InSync Training

Synchronized web browsing can add great interaction to any virtual classroom design. It also provides an opportunity to use the entire internet as potential content in the virtual classroom. It's easy to create engagement using this versatile tool but many virtual classroom designers don't use it. Here's your chance to learn how! Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design InSync Videos

Face time

E-Learning Provocateur

We have asynchronous tools such as online discussion forums, synchronous tools such as instant messaging, and semi-synchronous tools such as Twitter. And if you can, organise synchronous sessions, preferably featuring the participants’ voices and faces. My wife and I are studying Foundations of Business Strategy together. Which makes for a rich learning experience.


How to succeed with online learning for colleges and universities

eLearning 24-7

In today’s higher education e-learning world, synchronous based learning rules.  before the class is even launched (if they follow the synchronous based approach). . What would you rather prefer: A synchronous based course/class which provides no real engagement or interactivity and is truly one sided – linear? learning education virtual learning learning Asynchronous Synchronous colleges universities online learning academia asynchronous based learning synchronous based learning higher educationHeck, you may have already begun to offer them.

The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Why Synchronous Learning makes so much sense today

The Learning Generalist

This is where Synchronous Learning (a.k.a Introducing Synchronous Learning The eLearning Guild defines synchronous learning as "The use of technology to enable a collection of people to learn the same things at the same time while not being in the same physical location, usually facilitated by an instructor or instructors." So what's the solution? The real presentation is you!

Help Me Design Synchronous eLearning

eLearning Blender

The project requires the design of an eLearning course including a synchronous portion where the facilitator and learners meet online using web conferencing software. Help me earn an A+ on this project by posting any suggestions, ideas, or questions you may have about designing synchronous elearning as a comment. Post link to your project site in forum posting.

Virtual Training: Are You Engaging or Boring? by Jacqueline Beck

Learning Solutions Magazine

Virtual classrooms, also known as synchronous eLearning or “learning from the Cloud,” remain a. Blended Future Trends Getting Started Synchronouspopular venue for teaching at a distance. However, being effective in this virtual space requires. some different approaches. Here are key tips that can help you – and your learners.

Adobe RoboHelp: Synchronize the TOC Automatically

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RoboHelp's Synchronize Table of. Click the Next button and select Synchronize Table of Contents and then select. by Kevin Siegel One of the three most common features of any help. system is the Table of Contents (the Index and Search features are the others). However, even while most Help Authors take the time to create a detailed and. seemingly helpful TOC, most Help System customers will not look to the TOC first. when they are trying to get help. Instead, customers they will typically look to. Search the Help System or use the Index. Why don't Help customers look.

Synchronizing Audio and Animation Timings with Adobe Presenter 7

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Presenter is a great tool for creating Flash-based eLearning courses from within Microsoft PowerPoint. You can add animation effects and SWF files along with narration, quizzes, and simulations to transform the drab presentations into interactive multimedia experiences. If you already have PowerPoint animations, such as flying or dissolving text and images, Presenter converts them [.]. Adobe Presenter How do I. Rapid Authoring "Elearning authoring tools" adobe presenter Audio Sync rapid elearning

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Google+ Hangouts: Six Practical Uses for Online Education by Jeremy Vest

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Blended Content Management Design Strategies Social Media SynchronousGoogle+ Hangouts is a video group-chat feature that Google added to its offerings this summer. In addition to video chat for up to 10 people, Hangouts provides most of the features of expensive online meeting Websites. Here are six quick applications that you may find useful as elements of your design inventory.

Heroes and villains

Learning with e's

In this post, we will explore the work of Carl Jung on archetypes and synchronicity. Known as synchronicity , Jung''s theory was that the seemingly random yet synchronised occurrence of two events could be related to a higher degree than mere chance. Synchronicity has been experienced by many people. Warning: this is an unconventional theory. Her name was also Laura Buxton.

Building An Online Learning Community by Kevin Wilcoxon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Asynchronous Blended Design Strategies Instructional Design Social Media SynchronousHow can an instructional designer (ID) leverage social interaction online to engage learners, increase exchange and dialogue, and get better results, without losing the purposeful focus provided by an instructor or traditional course content and structure?