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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

Maybe your mind jumps to webinars or interactive courses in a Learning Management System (LMS). 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. Live webinars and virtual classrooms are both great examples. Asynchronous/ Self-Paced. Advantages. Disadvantages.

Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning: Benefits and Limitations

CommLab India

With the global spread and time constraints, organizations today are training their employees by embracing either synchronous or asynchronous eLearning. Here we will discuss synchronous and asynchronous learning along with their benefits and limitations. Unlike synchronous learning, this training is delivered online, i.e., via the web. billion by the end of 2016 in Asia.

Synchronous Software Scavenger Hunts

Experiencing eLearning

If I’m doing software application training, doing it as a webinar isn’t really my first choice. I’d rather create a bunch of Captivate tutorials and job aids to let people learn at their own pace, when they need to use the skills. 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. Tips for Effective Webinars. Lessons Learned.

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. Live webinars and virtual classrooms are both great examples. SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?! Grab a spoon, and let’s dig in to the soup, with this eLearning glossary.

Beyond the Webinar

Web Courseworks

Beyond the Webinar: Choosing the Course Authoring Model & Team In order to know what type of team you need to accomplish your eLearning initiatives, you have to first decide what type of learning you want to create and what model of development can best accomplish those goals. There are three models: instructor-led synchronous courses, [.]. eLearning asynchronous courses authoring model course authoring elearning Jon Aleckson webinar

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!

No Escaping Mobile Learning – Webinar Recording & Audience Queries Answered

Upside Learning

As you probably already know, last week we kicked off our independent webinar series with the first one titled as ‘No Escaping Mobile Learning’ which I co-presented with Abhijit Kadle (watch recording here ). I’m very pleased with the response we got on this – 400 registrations and 136 actual attendees. At the end of this post are answers to the questions asked in the webinar.

Creating Engaging Online Learning

Raptivity

Online learning comes in two general forms: synchronous and asynchronous. Synchronous online learning happens when several individuals (learners) are communicating or interacting with each other at the same time. This often happens online with a webinar. An online chat room [.]. eLearning PowerPoint rapid learning raptivity

What makes a good online learning experience?

Dont Waste Your Time

Not everyone can join your online chat or webinar at a certain time every week (it’s likely they work and have family commitments that take priority), just like they may not be able to access materials due to firewall issues. Do you have objectives or webinars that require synchronous learning; what do you do if these don’t meet with individual and personal schedules?

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Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. Dimdim delivers synchronized live presentations, whiteboards and web pages while sharing your voice and video over the Internet - with no download. Guys the most of you find these posts a valuable resource for the e-Learning community. Have you found Amplify yet?

Webinar Blackboard Slides - Weekly Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Upcoming Free Online Webinars. Free Webinars - eLearning Technology , July 27, 2009. Webinar- Creating engaging eLearning using Adobe eLearning Suite - Adobe Captivate Blog , July 29, 2009. 15 Tips for Webinars: How to Add Impact When You Present Online , July 27, 2009. Tips and Tools for Synchronous e-Learning , July 29, 2009. Webinar (13). 15 Tips for Webinars: How to Add Impact When You Present Online , July 27, 2009. Free Webinars , July 27, 2009. Webinar- Creating engaging eLearning using Adobe eLearning Suite , July 29, 2009.

Harnessing Live Online Learning

Onlignment

Blog effectiveness online performance research synchronous technology virtual classrooms webinar webinars2011 Research Study into Virtual Learning. My instinct is always to mistrust and challenge statistics. If you read my April 2010 blog “ Straight and Crooked Thinking “, then you’ll recognise why I say this. But, I have just finished reading “Harnessing Online Learning”, a benchmark report by Towards Maturity, for Redtray. I am surprised to find myself so ready to accept its compelling findings and the conclusions that it reaches. one might ask.

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. Messy is OK. Trainer.

Asynch, Synch.And the Winner is?

eLearning 24-7

The key though is inherently tied to the two types of e-learning: asynchronous based learning and synchronous based learning. Synchronous Based Learning (SBL). How often have you heard the term “synchronous based learning&# and been told it is e-learning? Some SBL classes have webinar or web meeting like setting so you can see the instructor present on the topic of the day or week. learning elearning WBT asynchronous based learning craig weiss online learning synchronous based learning wbt web based trainingI will not lie. Face to Face. SBL Facts.

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No Lecture Webinars

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from the webinar How to Create No Lecture Webinars by Ray Jimenez , presented through Training Magazine Network. 350 participants right now–a big group for an interactive webinar. Asked a leading question (which would you rather be–frustrated webinar leader or interactive webinar leader). Socratic method of webinars.

My History of Live Blogged Notes

Experiencing eLearning

When I attend webinars or participate in online courses and conferences, I usually live blog my notes. In a recent discussion about how I have learned about instructional design without getting a master’s degree, someone asked me what courses and webinars I’ve attended. Synchronous Learning. No Lecture Webinars. Storytelling and Scenario-Based Learning.

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Comparing 2D and 3D Synchronous Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a video I created for my "Learning in 3D Class" which contrasts the world of 2D Synchronous tools with 3D Synchronous learning tools. The video is based on the work Tony O'Driscoll and I did for the e-learning guild's Synchronous Learning 360 Report. Also, you can check out a webinar where I co-presented with Steve Wexler and Karen Hyder on the Synchronous report.

Adobe Announces Adobe Connect 9 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

The latest release of Adobe’s Web conferencing software delivers significant innovations for mobile learning, as well as other enhancements for mobile-to-mobile collaboration and for Webinars. Synchronous Tools

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

Learning Visions

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems e-Learning Guild presentation on Synchronous Learning Systems hosted by Steve Wexler, Karen Hyder, and Karl Kapp. Surveys -- Steve had four different survey questions to kick things off in an interactive way: What will you be doing during this webinar? Well do this in the next webinar. 81% said no!

Leverage Web Conferencing Integrations In Your LMS to Accelerate Learning

Docebo

Studies show synchronous elearning engages your employees and helps them retain the knowledge required for their position. Furthermore, using video conferencing integrated software, you can schedule and manage collaborative meetings and webinars directly from your LMS. eLearning professionals can host interactive webinars and online training events. Improved team collaboration.

Delivering an Interactive Webinar

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

This being my first experience of addressing several hundred people in an online webinar, I was thrilled to experiment with this new medium. Interactivity in online webinars has its own distinct flavor. Tags: Webinar remote presentation synchronous learning eLearning Guild’s online symposium is a great way for people to meet at a conference without the need to travel. The symposium for May 17 and 18, 2007 was titled 'New Techniques for Designing and Developing e-Learning Interactions' and would be keynoted by Patty Shank. Would the next slide do the trick?

ILT is turning WBT in2 ILT online – its not working

eLearning 24-7

Books, presentations – heck even webinars, blogs that push and talk about theory. Synchronous based learning, which follows the ILT approach but adds discussion boards, so that makes it okay. education elearning ILT learning WBT craig weiss e-learning online learning PowerPoint synchronous based learning wbtIt’s not. story. never thought about being a teacher an educator. If it was not for the recession in 1991 (when I came out of grad school), I would probably being working for a marketing firm in New York C ity. Yet, it didn’t happen. Nothing.

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Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Breakout Rooms

InSync Training

In this blog series, Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics, I''ll be sharing high-level summaries of virtual classroom tools, including chat , breakout rooms , whiteboards , application sharing , synchronized web browsing , and survey and feedback tools. If you are looking to find ways to move your events from a webinar format to true training, consider designing small group activities.

Synchronous e-learning myths #1: One hour is enough for anyone

Clive on Learning

Well, because I couldn't have synchronous e-learning myths #2 and #3 but no #1. must admit that, up until the event, I thought I had a pretty good handle on how to use virtual classrooms and other synchronous technologies successfully. Clearly I was out of touch, because the various speakers showed how imaginatively the technology could be used and how synchronous e-learning could stand alone, not as a poor imitation of the face-to-face classroom, but as a valuable medium in its own right. Next: Synchronous e-learning myth #2: Classroom will always be best

FREE Webinar - Synchronous Learning - Hear from the experts

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

(Full Disclosure: I am a full time employee of The eLearning Guild) Synchronous Learning is still HUGE. Sure, we may not be meeting in the same room synchronously, but we meet and learn in virtual rooms. Virtual, online, synchronous learning is powerful, cheap, and easier than ever before. Ask the experts yourself during this synchronous discussion of the report. You don't want to miss the FREE Webinar on synchronous learning this Tuesday. But there are many facts, myths, and concerns swirling around the industry.

Business Architecture - So What Do You Do?

In the Middle of the Curve

Some groups did a lot of webinars. For asynchronous and any blended approach using asynchronous training Also consider any recordings resulting from webinars ALL supplemental information from the classroom and webinar approaches should be considered here as well. One of the important things to figure out is what these folks actually do. Some groups are really "classroom heavy".

Creating Synchronized Media Events with Lectora Inspire

Everything E-Learning

Learning Webinars. Recorded Webinars. Watch Past Webinars. -->. Creating Synchronized Media Events with Lectora Inspire. Learning Webinars. Recorded Webinars. Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. ReviewLink. Online Course Review and Collaboration. by Lectora. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. Login.

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!

The difference between designing online and face-to-face workshops

The eLearning Nomad

In fact, we might even argue that in some ways the learning experience can be enhanced through providing more opportunities for each individual learner to reflect and contribute when the engagement is asynchronous (at different times) rather than synchronous (at the same time) – the shy learner often blossoms online! Happy New Year to all of you, dear blog readers! Yes and no.

Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Tony Karrer

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." Our webinars have been successful by our standards and for the most part, we've been early adopters of the technology. First some findings from the eLearningGuild's recent research report on Synchronous Learning Systems : Guild members are resoundingly positive in giving synchronous learning very high marks for its impact on their organizations.

Latest Trends In Human Resource Management

Origin Learning

Learning programmes that can be conducted online, webinars and virtual conferences as well as the possibility to work from remote locations are all making it possible for people to balance their personal and professional lives according to their preferences. Human Resource Management is one of the crucial areas of overall business management. Big data is being used in two ways.

Games and Learning

Moodle Journal

if you use either of these on your own Moodle instance then please feel free to reply and lets all know your thoughts Talking about sharing thoughts here are a some of my own of recent involving what I interpret as a possible synchronicity experience. Not sure really weer am with the idea of Game Based Learning (GBL),but then I have yet to try it out.

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If You’re Going to Do a Webinar… Read This

aLearning

Christy Tucker has summarized a presentation by Karen Hyder on making synchronous sessions more interactive. If you’re going to be organizing, leading, or coaching others in preparation for a live Webinar, take a few minutes to read Christy’s post, “Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions.&#. Keep in mind that you want to have a Webinar for the right reason: to provide information rather than teach someone how to DO something. Are You Making the Right Webinar Choice? Weave Your Own Webinar. When a Webinar is a Bad Idea.

The Growing Popularity of Asynchronous Learning: A corporate learning perspective

G-Cube

These insights can be utilized to chart better learning for the learners – something that would be quite impossible in a synchronous learning environment. Asynchronous Trainings have given up rigidity to include Synchronous learning events. The meaning of the word ‘asynchronous’ is ‘not at the same time’. In corporate learning, the success of Asynchronous Learning has been tremendous.

Online Synchronous Learning Reconsidered

Breakthrough eLearning

For the longest time I used to resist online synchronous learning. Also, years back, synchronous web conferencing software was not exactly user-friendly (e.g. Well, I have come a long way and so has web conferencing software. I can clearly see the benefits of online synchronous learning events, and the necessary software to do so is now much more user-friendly, reliable, and affordable. I am using it and recommending it to clients more frequently because it provides the following key benefits. However, a word of caution is necessary. title="Atom feed">Site Feed

The Safety & Compliance Lookbook (Free Download)

Bottom-Line Performance

Click here to register for the webinar. Other times, there is  plenty of budget, but it is being invested in instructor-led, synchronous training that is expensive and hard to sustain. Safety & compliance training is required by law, but it can have a greater purpose besides simply meeting a requirement. What if your employees need to evacuate a building? In some situations, yes.