A powerful virtual classroom: Adobe Connect 8

Janet Clarey

This might be why you’re likely to see more reviews of Adobe Connect 8 for web conferencing/meetings than for its use as a virtual classroom. Among corporations, the virtual classroom market is huge both in adoption and size.

Podcast 10: The New Face of Nonprofit Leadership Development – With Meera Chary of Bridgespan

Talented Learning

Since 2010, Meera has been responsible for helping Bridgespan build and deliver its highly successful nonprofit leadership development offerings – including its groundbreaking new team-based learning program. WELCOME TO EPISODE 10 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW!

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Learning Light has noted a revival in the learning management system (LMS) market since 2010 – largely due to a fall in the perceived cost of LMS ownership as well as technological advances in today’s LMSs. VOOCs are designed and trademarked by Virtual College to offer a career seeker a vocational learning experience to help in choosing a vocational career pathway. From being a term used exclusively in academic circles (around 2010), ‘social learning’ has made steady progress.

The big question: predictions for 2010

Clive on Learning

The Big Question for January in the Learning Circuits Blog is, rather predictably, what are your predictions for 2010? In 2010, the pressure will reduce in many areas of the private sector, as the economy starts to recover and fear ceases to drive decision making.

Free E-Learning Tutorial 4: Facilitated Group Online Learning

e-Learning Academy

E-Learning Tutorial Podcast Strategy Virtual classroom Workplace learning Shownotes VideoEpisode 4 e-learning tutorial refers to the e-learning design framework described in episode 1 and focus on the top left quadrant of the framework – facilitated group online learning. Why not download this free e-learning training from iTunes Or listen to the podcast MP3 file on your computer Or read the Transcript Or watch the entire [.].

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

It was the first ever public session for Placeware - a virtual meeting software company that was much later acquired by Microsoft and became Microsoft Live Meeting. After that experience, I vowed to try to stink up virtual presentations less in the future. I looked at Virtual Classroom , Distance Learning , ILT , Teaching Distance Learning. I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses.

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AITD 2010 – spreading good intentions

Janet Clarey

I’m just back from the 2010 Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) Conference in Sydney. Titled E-Learning 2010 , mine contained examples of e-learning courses along with a demonstration of a “2.0″ in·ten·tion, n. Pronunciation: in-?ten(t)-sh?n.

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Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Learning Visions , June 26, 2009 Other Top Posts Around Open Source dimdim - World’s FREE Virtual Classroom (Open Source)!

Five great resources for presenters

Good To Great

The thought of speaking to a large group of people for any prolonged period of time (whether in a real or virtual venue) used to terrify me and still makes me nervous. for the basics) and 100 beautiful slides from Cannes Lions 2010 (for a collection of great slides by other people).

Presence Pedagogy: Needs Some More Dimensions

Kapp Notes

The other day, I discovered an interesting article, Presence Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning in a 3D Virtual Immersive World , which describes an educational approach for conducting a learning event in a virtual immersive environment.

How I used Wordle as a basic TNA tool | Good To Great

Good To Great

12 Responses to How I used Wordle as a basic TNA tool Craig Taylor | November 30, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Reply You certainly did Stephanie. Jeanne dOrleans | December 1, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Reply What a great use for Wordle (which I love).

I Have Seen the Future of Conferences.and it is 3D!

Kapp Notes

If you missed the Virtual Worlds' Best Practices in Education Conference , you missed not only a great conference with really good content and presentations, you missed a glimpse into the future of conferences. Anyone still doing virtual classrooms is quickly going to be left behind.

How long does it take to create e-learning?

Clive on Learning

Bryan asked respondents to provide estimates for four categories of project: Instructor-led training (ILT) : A useful comparison to the e-learning, but also a reasonable guide to what it would take to develop sessions for the virtual classroom. I often get asked how long it takes to create a piece of e-learning. As we all know e-learning means different things to different people, but usually people are asking about the formal stuff, in particular interactive self-study materials.

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Social Learning – Confusion 2.0: Getting Beyond Campfires & Cavemen

Living in Learning

Social Learning is so simple a caveman can do it.but not if he has to facilitate a virtual classroom event. We are way beyond campfires and cavemen with social learning when we inject a plethora of technology into the mix. Call it Confusion 2.0. I've promoted the concept of reaching learning readiness in the context of effective learning when technology is involved. Never has this been more true than with getting the most out of Social Learning.

Custom eLearning Development Costs – Results From Chapman Alliance Study

Upside Learning

Level 1 plus 25% (or more) interactive exercises (allowing learners to perform virtual “try it&# exercises), liberal use of multimedia (audio, video, animations). Clearly classroom, virtual classroom, self paced elearning make up the bulk of the blend. 2010).

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What will emerge from the mayhem?

Clive on Learning

The Towards Maturity 2010 Benchmark Report has confirmed what you would have expected to come out of a severe recession in terms of e-learning. It is in many cases much cheaper to blend simple content elements with collaborative tools and virtual classrooms than it is to put together highly-structured self-study materials.

Army Discovers the Weapon to Kill PowerPoint Briefings…Video Games

Kapp Notes

shouldn’t all our training be based on actual situations, events and locations and not on the facing forward rows of seats set up in a classroom or the mind numbing virtual classroom with a PowerPoint slide and a disembodied voice?).

Encourage Avatar Customization in a Virtual World Class

Kapp Notes

When first introducing learners to a virtual immersive environment (VIE), it might seem like a waste of time to allow learners to customize their avatar. Don't ignore or "brush off" the fact that personalizing an avatar is a big part of the 3D virtual immersive environment experience.

Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions

Experiencing eLearning

“Death by PowerPoint online is worse than Death by PowerPoint in the classroom&# (not an exact quote, but gets the gist of what she said). In a classroom setting, you couldn’t ask everyone for feedback they way you can in virtual classroom.

The cult of the question

Clive on Learning

In a facilitated learning intervention, interactions can be planned to occur alongside the use of learning materials, through group activities in a classroom, debriefs in a virtual classroom, forum discussions, practical group assignments, coaching sessions, and so on. Sometimes it seems that instructional designers are obsessed with questions.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. Flash may Die and HTML 5 is Going to be Big 2010 opened my eyes are Flash and HTML 5. I really think that 2010 marks the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash.

Volatility in 3D Virtual World Industry

Kapp Notes

There is a great deal of "churn" in the 3D virtual immersive environment space. Microsoft has awarded one of its innovation awards to 3D Virtual Immersive Environment Enterprise provider ProtonMedia. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds lrn3d

Week 3 Blog Book Tour Stops

Kapp Notes

Tony O'Driscoll will be at the Training Conference and Expo 2010 doing a keynote on Sunday January 31st called Learning in 3D: How Web 2.0 Karl Kapp will be at ASTD's TechKnowledge Conference in Las Vegas giving a presentation on Friday morning, January 29th from 10:00-11:30 AM titled Learning in 3D: Using Virtual Immersive Environments to add a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning. Here are the stops for week three of the Blog Book Tour.

Training for a Critical Incident in a 3D Virtual Environment

Kapp Notes

Example As an example of how effective a virtual world can be for teaching how to respond to a critical incident, witness the life saving heroics of a gentleman named Paxton Galvanek. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds

What it means that MS LifeScience Award Goes to 3D Virtual Conference Design

Kapp Notes

Event By now you've probably already heard that the Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Award 2010 has gone to a project that uses a 3-D virtual environment to hold a virtual scientific poster session. Results measured after the poster session demonstrated that the virtual environment was effective for scientific meetings and was well accepted by the current generation of scientists, suggesting that these environments can be used to deliver immediate value.

Allison Rossett: ELearning Isn’t What You Think It Is – Not Yet #tk10

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes…ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. didn’t ask about quality, efficiency, satisfaction) Step 2: Defined the options They constructed 26 snapshots (options derived from literature, conferences, blogs, etc.) – e.g., “Our programs are delivered in a virtual classroom. Our programs included test of skills and knowledge We use computers as part of classroom instruction Our programs present content and opps to practice and receive feedback.

The five moments of need: designing with the learners in mind.

Good To Great

← Lessons from the classroom: tips for engaging e-learning The secret of good design → Like Be the first to like this post.

Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality

Tony Karrer

Text-to-Speech Poised for Rapid Growth in eLearning Text-to-speech (TTS) is now at the point where virtual classrooms were about 4 years ago when they reached a technological maturity where they were mainstream. It took a couple more years for me to say (in 2009) that virtual classrooms reached a tipping point. This post is a new kind of thing for me.

Money’s tight, let’s do some e-learning

Clive on Learning

" I'm sure I won't be the first to identify the link between these two findings: money's short so cut back on external spend, particularly conferences and classroom events, and try and get the job done with e-learning. Try mixing self-study with virtual classrooms and collaborative activities using forums and other asynchronous tools. It's that time of year again.

Life in the Shallows

Clive on Learning

It took me a while to get through Nicholas Carr's excellent new book The Shallows (Atlantic Books, 2010). Likewise, those who run virtual classroom sessions should be upping the level of interaction. Normally I skim read any non-fiction book in an hour or two but, because this is exactly what Carr is warning against, I felt obliged to skim this with my full attention (if that makes any sense).

How much can you really learn at a computer?

Clive on Learning

If this is even remotely true, the major implications are for those forms of e-learning which up until now have usually required people to undertake the complete learning experience at a computer, obvious examples being self-study lessons and virtual classroom sessions. After close to thirty years of espousing the benefits of computer-assisted learning in its many forms, a creeping doubt is setting in.

What Makes an LMS Easy to Use?

Tony Karrer

They are doing a combination of virtual classroom training (via WebEx) and self-paced eLearning. I’ll have more coming on this topic, but today someone asked me how to approach is going through an LMS selection because the general feeling was that the existing LMS was too hard for users to use. In this case, it’s customer training around products that the company sells. They currently use Moodle as an LMS with some customizations.

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One Week to Select an LMS – No Way

Tony Karrer

They are doing a combination of virtual classroom training (via WebEx) and self-paced eLearning. There has been fantastic comments around Learning Management System Easy of Use. This post was based on an inquiry that I received from someone who manages their current LMS implementation that is based on Moodle with some customization. They do customer training around products that the company sells.

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Latest CEGOS survey shows how Europe is shaping up for learning technologies

Clive on Learning

CEGOS has just released the results of their 2010 learning and development survey, carried out in March among 2,200 employees from small, medium and large companies in the UK, France, Germany and Spain. Nearly all employees in all four countries receive classroom training. Spain uses virtual classrooms the most (39%), with UK second (30%) and France, well you’ve got the idea.

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Learning Solutions Conference: Experts of the Guild

Web Courseworks

Karen Hyder is a top notch eLearning expert when it comes to producing and conducting webinars or other live virtual classroom events. I have been impressed over the years with the fine work of David Holcombe and Heidi Fisk, founders of the eLearning Guild. When it comes to eLearning, the Guild is a trusted source of information, networking and a true community of practice.

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Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID Live on EdTechTalk)

Learning Visions

52) Essentially – it’s giving people the chance to be known as a real person in an online virtual classroom. From an ID perspective -- what can you do to create social presence in an online classroom? Joni describes how she uses Twitter in classroom – how can you compel students to check in to the course even when they don’t have anything they have to DO? Reaching beyond the classroom walls.

It’s not a surprise when change comes slowly

Clive on Learning

As the authors point out, if you went by the themes of most l&d conferences, blogs and magazines, then you’d believe the classroom was in terminal decline and that self-paced e-learning tutorials were being fast replaced by games, sims, 3D worlds, and all forms of social and collaborative learning, much of it mobile.

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