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Wrestling Virtual Learning Technology Trauma to the Mat

ATD Learning Technologies

We delivered a webinar once in which the telephone bridge that was to have been used by the speaker in an integrated VOIP session magically disappeared from the web event settings on the day of the event. The host rapidly identified a new telephone bridge, added the phone information to the meeting room, and the whole event became a teleconference instead of a VOIP session.

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Fourth Summer 2011 Learning in 3D class

Kapp Notes

Andrew provided a great tour of all the wonderful features of the software, including the ability to play games within the virtual world, the ability to easily follow another avatar, the VOIP features and the ability to use the virtual world without having a thin client download. For this class, we were privileged to have Andrew Hughes, the president of Designing Digitally visit with us.

Guest Post: 5 Effective Ways of Maximizing Mobile Tech In Learning Pursuits

Kapp Notes

Email and VoIP. Plus, with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services like Skype and Google Hangouts, it is possible to make this venture more personal despite being totally virtual. This will will start off with a guest post form Jenni Birch who writes about apps, computer art, music and the latest developments in technology. Photo courtesy of Verizon Wireless. Attending MOOCs.

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Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

Till that time, I wouldn’t be relying on them for much more than connecting and communicating, another tool like IM, video chat, VoIP etc. Today, I’m going to adopt a contrarian view. We all know social networks promote learning; while the mechanisms aren’t documented or well-understood, that it works isn’t in doubt anymore. Or does it happen in spite of these systems?

Face time

E-Learning Provocateur

To add voice to the conversation we can use teleconferencing or VoIP. My wife and I are studying Foundations of Business Strategy together. And by “studying”, I mean we are watching the videos – which are excellent, by the way. And it’s great! I’m learning from her, she’s learning from me, and we’re both learning from the professor.

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Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Includes VOIP that I find crystal clear. After a whirlwind week that for many of us has left an indelible mark of uneasiness and concern, we all need a little good cheer. Sure we could ask Santa to make a special emergency delivery. We could inquire why Black Friday or Cyber Monday is always after Thanksgiving. Heck, we could even demand that for this year it starts like today. HD Audio.

Online Training: How Big is Too Big?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

If you did ask a student a question, would  Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)  be reliable enough for two-way communication? by AJ George  In the early days of software training, many professional trainers that I've talked with said that the perfect onsite class size was eight to 10 students. For groups of 10 or more, it was a standard practice to bring in a backup trainer. The role of the backup trainer was to assist any students who might have fallen behind the instructor, or simply assist those students in need of a bit of extra help. Then came webinars.

Why & How to Create Virtual classroom Training for ERP End-users

CommLab India

You can have a video conference with other participants with the help of your webcam or speak to them using VoIP. End-user training is one of the important factors that can decide the success of an ERP implementation. And the end-users of this system are not only your in-house employees; there are remote vendors as well. So how would you manage to train remote end-users? It’s simple.

Second Summer 2012 Learning in 3D Class

Kapp Notes

Once a quarter the center holds a “meet the researcher” virtual social and the nurses can come back and engage with each of the researchers in their own private VoIP area, which is the area just in front of their poster. Last night we visited several exciting venues in the virtual 3D world of  VirtualU. It is the virtual world of Digitell, Inc. Digitell, Inc. Summary.

Web Conferencing 201

eLearning 24-7

little known secret and often overlooked involves audio tied to recording.  If the presenter is using VOIP, then audio is recorded during the presentation, because the audio is coming through the computer’s speakers. Most systems do not record the audio from attendees, even if they are using VOIP, but some do. Which often occurs, because at many companies, the person presenting does not have the capability to use VOIP. If you want to record the attendees and they are not using VOIP, then they too need an audio bridge. Audio In Web Conferencing. Audio bridges.

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Virtual Worlds and Compliance

Kapp Notes

ProtoSphere usage reporting lets administrators track metrics, including how long learners spend within sessions, levels of participation, and VoIP and text chat usage. Here is an interesting move in the virtual world space. ProtonMedia and  Kaplan EduNeering recently integrated their respective technologies to create a new way for life sciences organizations to meet regulatory and compliance regulations. The companies have combined ProtonMedia’s  ProtoSphere virtual immersive environment (VIE) with Kaplan EduNeering’s  ComplianceWire learning management system. Here’s how.

25 eLearning tools you need to have

LearnUpon

You can also use Slack to share files and make free VoIP calls. It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. Aside from learning management systems, there are now all kinds of nifty online apps that can help you to organize your work, research trends, create course content, network with peers, and communicate with learners.

The Value of Student-Directed Learning

eFront

In addition to sharing his advice with those who seek financial help, he enjoys writing about effective business communications, VoIP and virtual technology, and the process of globalization. With more people telecommuting these days, it only makes sense that teachers and scholars would do the same through student-directed learning. Children of Technology. Disruptive or Disciplined. Author.

With a little help from our friends: the services we use to build our business

TalentLMS

Skype & Skype Manager – VOIP. We also use it to support our international phone numbers through its VOIP functionality. There’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes at Epignosis HQ , home to the makers of TalentLMS and eFrontPro, so you can have a steady stream of releases and the top class support that comes with them. Xero – Accounting. Conclusion.

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E-Learning 101

eLearning 24-7

Web conferencing (some folks call them virtual classrooms – because in order to achieve the VC, you have to be online communicating with one another via text chat, VOIP with/without video)  – another spin term is “web meeting” Assessment tools (Online proctoring can be placed into this category). I’ve created a flowchart, for those who prefer a visual experience – E-Learning Flowchart. This post is dedicated to my father, Frank J. Isn’t wasn’t because he wasn’t smart – he was.  think a lot of people in our space are like my Dad.

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10 Tips for Successful Webinars

360 Training

Prior to the event, work with a friend or colleague and try out equipment to see which of your options sounds best, from a land line telephone to computer software with voice over IP (VoIP). Instructors, lecturers, and subject matter experts: Get your next webinar off to a great start by following these quick rules—and by using 360training’s free webinar tools ! 1. Do a system check prior to the event. Make sure your computer, webinar software, and network connections are up-to-date and working well together. Do your initial test run about a week in advance. How do you look?

Key points in keeping customers happy with online sales

eFront

Depending on the customer, a variety of communication channels can be used: telephone (including VoIP services such as Skype), email, web conferences, social media etc. In the age of the internet, you can not overlook the opportunity presented by incorporating the internet as a sales channel to drive growth and sales for your business. Remember, happy customers drive growth!

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Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

Wishing there was a way to enhance your learning experience, with such products as augmented reality, virtual worlds or VOIP? With more people using VOIP, then ever before  the ability to post comments or write documents without having to type on word takes on a whole new approach to learning. What always stuns me are vendors who state they know what their learners want, but in reality have no clue, because they themselves do not see the technology and its usage among the masses. Each one of these features could be implemented into systems in six months or less. Online Storage i.e

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The Benefits of Blended Learning

eFront

In addition to sharing his advice with those who seek financial help, he enjoys writing about effective business communications, VoIP and virtual technology, and the process of globalization. The place was as familiar to him as his favorite story or coloring book. Students are enjoying the many benefits afforded to them with the use of this newer learning method. Author. Dave Landry Jr.

Part 3 of Interview with Virtual Worlds 3D Pioneer Randy Hinrichs

Kapp Notes

When we use the Internet to interact, even in something as mundane as a VoIP concall, it is pretty much the same thing. Here is part three of my interview with Randy Hinrich. It was a great interview and invaluable insights. Here is part one of the interview: part one of the interview here. Here is part two. Here is a link to his fascinating book about 3D virtual worlds that you should really check out. Kapp: What do you see as the obstacles to widespread adoption of virtual worlds for learning? How can that be changed? That requires a lot of manipulation. Can you hear me now?

Mobile Learning Survey Results Summary

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

29% have used video calling and 50% have used VOIP calling. by Rosie Hausler.   A few weeks ago I created a survey about Mobile Learning. Thanks to everyone that took time out to answer. The results are summarized below. 79% of respondents are interested in learning more about Mobile Learning. 50% currently neither create nor consume Mobile Learning. 86% think Mobile Learning can enhance the learning experience. 29% have used a mobile device as part of a blended learning experience. 57% of respondents use Facebook Mobile. 50% use Twitter. 80% have published a video on Youtube.

Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

via VOIP, mobile, telephone, etc. Some have ads, which can be a downer for some folks, others require the person to either use VOIP or call in with a non toll free number. . There is nothing like interaction. Especially when it comes in the form of questions from readers of the blog and various followers on my social media channels. If this was a popularity contest, then sure they deserve it. Thankfully, it isn’t.  Every e-learning consulting/research firm, etc. – can offer a difference of opinion.  Some have the same opinion and that is fine. Lots of potential.

Training: A Primer For Hosting Live, Online (Virtual) Classes

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  Some online training rooms support Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOiP), some vendors support telephones (either toll-calls or toll-free), and some rooms support both VOiP and telephones. Should you elect to use VOiP, you'll need a headset plugged into your computer. While you will likely sound awesome when you are using VOiP, keep in mind that you're basically using the Internet to transmit your voice. If your computer is low on resources, or your Internet connection isn't the best, VOiP won't be the best option. no fooling. Great!

Comparison of Free Virtual Classroom Systems

G-Cube

But if you wish to also use video, VoIP, chat, whiteboard etc or wish to integrate a VCR in your application, then you may want to give Open Meetings a shot, which I found to be better than rest of the open source tools. We recently did a research on free virtual classroom systems available in the market to meet a customer need for whom we had developed VILT content. VCR Comparison.

How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Analyzing that data, you might notice that your offices in India are not taking advantage of our internal VOIP capability. Dan Pontefract had a great post on TrainingWreck about the inadequacy of the Kirkpatrick model in a world where learning is increasingly collaborative and networked. Dan takes the logic further than I did last week in my post on how to assess learning initiatives.

3 Ways to Use Adobe Connect

Integrated Learnings

Other benefits to having a meeting room include using a web cam so that attendees can see each other, sharing downloadable files with attendees, and using Adobe Connect's VoIP capabilities to allow meetings without the added cost of telephone conferencing. by Jonathan Shoaf. Adobe Connect is one of the leading virtual classroom products on the market. 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. First, it is easy for learners to participate. Lectures and Webinars.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

They say its about: 5 Trends Converging (3G + Social Networking + Video + VoIP + Impressive Mobile Devices) The growth of mobile devices has been amazing. Add to this VOIP/Skype, 3G and what’s happening with video on demand. When I say that, keep in mind that 90% of what workplace learning is all about will be basically unchanged this year. So, viewer discretion is advised. You can’t.

Web Conferencing 101 – The Basics

eLearning 24-7

You record everything that is seen on the screen – including the presenter’s voice – which is achieved via VOIP (i.e. What about the presenter’s voice – i.e. via VOIP? Web conferercing continues to be hot, but it is not as easy as just selecting vendor x or y, rather to find the best solution, it is important to identify certain items and features before moving forward. . Because of this, this topic will be covered over two weeks. This week: Sessions, Seats vs Licenses, Pricing and initial features will be covered. Sessions. Rule of thumb. Concurrent.

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Moving to the Virtual Classroom: A Trainer’s Roadmap to Success with Cindy Huggett #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

Headset for phone (use the phone that you’ve got a clear, solid connection on – could be VOIP, landline, cell phone – but have backup) Thumbdrive with materials Backup Internet connection (she has a USB wifi…) in case power outage, etc… Clock in the background Get into your space an hour before the session starts – not when it starts! My live notes from Cindy Huggett’s @cindyhugg session at ASTD TK12. She’s been doing virtual classroom since 2001. Ask what do you mean by virtual training? what are your goals? Construction site – might not be the best use of virtual. Know what it can do.

A good BETT

Learning Rocks

If you want to add live product demos to your online seminar or VoIP conference, or to shoot clear video of items for elearning, you'd do a lot worse than to look in to this technology. Each year I go to Learning Technologies and see the posters for BETT and curse that I've missed what is billed as "Europe's biggest educational technology event". And wow! Glad I did.

Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE

eLearning 24-7

Ekiga – VOIP and Web Conferencing, HD Quality – nice! It is VOIP, but the people on the other side, do not need VOIP.  If you want to connect my Skype user name is diego.studiocity. Linphone - VOIP, works with Mac, Windows and Linux. QuteCom - VOIP. Free conference calling – up to 500 callers,  audio only, mp3 playback, reporting features and supports VOIP – no VIDEO. Hence: Below are products that are either open source free or free or free with limited functionality.  They are in no particular order. – Very nice solution.

Top 11 Trends for Organizational Learning

The Learning Circuits

Google Blogs Wiki's Open Source IM/ VOIP (Instant Messaging/ Voice Over Internet) Ambient Information Mobile Phones as Content Inputs/Outputs Podcasts Computer Games driving educational simulations Growing Training Budgets More Decentralized College Programs

A suggested chatiquette

Clive on Learning

and an audio dimension (VOIP or acccompanying teleconference). Teleconferencing or instant messaging with VOIP. Text chat would not be many learners' medium of choice for synchronous communication with their group during a course. The order of preference probably goes: Face-to-face communication. Web conferencing that includes a visual dimension (webcams / graphics, etc.) Text chat using a chat room or instant messaging. The problem is that options 1 to 3 are often unavailable, leaving you with simple text-based chat. Smith (Learning Circuits, 2006).

WiZiQ meets Moodle, no money changes hands

Clive on Learning

You have VOIP, chat, PowerPoint upload, a whiteboard and the ability to record sessions. WiZiQ have just launched their Live Class module for Moodle. This integrates their free web conferencing solution directly into Moodle, so Live Class sessions can be implemented as Moodle activities and students can have seamless access to synchronous events, within the context of a blended Moodle course. The WiZiQ virtual classroom tool runs in Flash and contains many (although clearly not all) of the features associated with expensive commercial systems. Just one thing bothers me.