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Creating Secret Facebook Groups to Create Class Discussion

DigitalChalk eLearning

When looking to find an effective method to create discussion for your class, training, or just group discussion, creating a Facebook group is a great way to do this. When you create a secret group this hides the group and all its content from anyone else on Facebook. Here are the steps you need to take to create your private Facebook group. Login to your Facebook account.

On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

These digital learning environments and the technology-enabled learning tools that power them are making training more engaging, more relevant, and as a result, more effective. They allow organizations to track and mine training data on a large scale to improve training results, discover relationships between variables, customize training programs, and predict training effectiveness. Now we can determine the effectiveness of our training programs and measure ROI.”.

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Effective Training Visuals—Directing the Eyes

OpenSesame

This is the second in a series of blog posts intended to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering the effectiveness of the visuals they include. One way designers can use visuals so they increase the effectiveness of training materials is to direct the eyes of the learners to the important parts of the screen or, as Malamed says in her book, “through the structure of the graphic.”. The last method for directing the viewer’s eyes—and their attention—is to use visual clues.

Effective Training Visuals—Organizing for Perception

OpenSesame

A great resource for learning how visuals can make training more effective is the book Visual Language for Designers: Principles for Creating Graphics that People Understand by Connie Malamed. In this post, and a short series of follow-up posts, we''re going to look at the visuals within some elearning courses created by Convergence Training and point out some visual techniques we''ve implemented from the book to make the courses more effective.

Effective Training Visuals—Abstract to Concrete

OpenSesame

We’re back with the fourth in a series of blog posts written to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering how well their visuals add to the effectiveness of the training. There are many highly inventive, clever, and unique methods used to visualize large sets of data and/or complex ideas. This is really worth checking out—I posted a picture of it onto my Facebook page and friends got really excited about it.).

Getting the Board behind Online Learning Part 2

Association eLearning

Rather than going “all out” on your first eLearning course, look to cost effective authoring tools or vendors who can help create visually appealing, interactive content – without breaking the budget. It also helps to have a recommendation for your LMS and preferred method of course production prepared. Share this on Facebook. In a previous blog post I shared my tips for making an initial pitch for online learning to your association’s board of directors. How’d it go?

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Resources from Training Magazine Network Webinar

Kapp Notes

We explore several methods for applying game-thinking to your online and classroom learning designs by participating in a gamified learning event. Facebook Page on Gamification of Learning and Instruction. Facebook Gamification Page. Five Gaming Elements for Effective eLearning. In this webinar, for Training Magazine Network , I discussed how Gamification should be thought of as a design sensibility and not merely a digital tool.

Connected Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

And let’s say that one of the abilities that new managers need to develop is conducting effective performance reviews with employees. Connected learning, a concept that has come out of research on K-12 education, has application to employee learning.

Gamification in ACTION

Learnnovators

By 2014, more than 70% of global 2000 organizations will have at least one ‘gamified’ application.” – Gartner. Gamification increases participation in online communities, with an average of 13 percent more comments, 22 percent more sharing on Twitter and Facebook and 68 percent more content discovery.” – Gigya Survey. By 2014, 80 percent of current gamified applications will fail to meet business objectives primarily due to poor design.” – Gartner.

Changing the learning landscape

Learning with 'e's

It''s funded by the Higher Education Academy and the strap line for the event is interesting, intending to cover the ''realities of social media in learning and teaching: Making effective, safe, efficient and appropriate use of social media''. Digital literacies (human attributes) and technology must work in tandem if we are to ensure the safe, appropriate and effective use of any social media tool.

GAMIFICATION IN ACTION

Learnnovators

By 2014, more than 70% of global 2000 organizations will have at least one ‘gamified’ application.” – Gartner. Gamification increases participation in online communities, with an average of 13 percent more comments, 22 percent more sharing on Twitter and Facebook and 68 percent more content discovery.” – Gigya Survey. By 2014, 80 percent of current gamified applications will fail to meet business objectives primarily due to poor design.” – Gartner. Published on 15th Feb 2014.

Research Briefs

CLO Magazine

The data also point to satisfaction with e-learning, as an overwhelming majority of the increase in e-learning is from organizations that currently use it as a delivery method. Briefs come with tweetable bullets as well as conversation starters easily transferred to blogs and usable in LinkedIn and Facebook conversations. Briefs come with tweetable bullets as well as conversation starters easily transferred to blogs and usable in LinkedIn and Facebook conversations.

The 6 Dos and Don'ts of Reddit Marketing

OpenSesame

It’s 2014. Every company worth its salt has a LinkedIn, Facebook page, Twitter account, and maybe a Pinterest or Instagram if they’re especially trendy. Secondly, several websites who have used the system have calculated that the ROI of an ad on Reddit is significantly higher than other methods of online advertising. If you do decide to attempt traditional advertising, a Reddit targeted ad can be an incredibly effective method.

Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

Origin Learning

Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Mobile network (cellular) connection speeds grew 20 percent in 2014. In 2014, on an average, a smart device generated 22 times more traffic than a non-smart device. These are just some excerpts from Cisco’s Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update for 2014 to 2019, but they clearly prove a point.

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Social Business by the Numbers

Marcia Conner

Currently, social media is the least used of all customer interaction methods. 57% of financial outperformers are more likely than underperformers to use collaborative and social networking tools to enable global teams to work more effectively together ( IBM CHRO Study 2010 ). 2% increase in customer retention has the same effect on profits as cutting costs by 10%. There are more people on Facebook (901M) than in Europe, Russia & Middle East combined (780M).

“We’ve Always Done It This Way” and Technology-Enabled Learning

Your Training Edge

It’s time to learn the what, why, how, and where of new methods….Companies Facebook was in its very early stages, and Twitter wasn’t even on the radar. A new report from Visiongain predicts that the MOOC market will grow immensely in the next five years, especially for “companies looking to implement effective training programs for employees.”. Technology-enabled learning is simply more effective for training.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

Working out loud has been steadily gaining popularity and has become a topic of conversation on many forums including the Facebook community of the same name. I am a huge believer of the practice because I have experienced the effect first hand. I would say that a platform that facilitates easy and seamless interaction, forming of groups and threads, a powerful search mechanism and a way to aggregate conversations across topics (#) would be ideal for working out loud effectively.

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

Who will benefit, and how will you show that this method will engage your learners better than traditional training methods and courses? So here are some facts to take to the boss: A 2014 MIT study proved that eLearning is just as effective as traditional learning. Share this on Facebook. You’ve decided that it’s time to move your courses online. Membership numbers seem stagnant and renewals are decreasing.

Zirtual Reality: A Zirtual Employee’s (Short) Trip Back to the Workforce

eLearningMind

Effective immediately, Zirtual was shutting its doors. Despite its once-pristine four-star Glassdoor.com reviews, Zirtual’s method for laying off its entire workforce has been met with sharp criticism from employees and clients alike. Within hours, former employees had set up both a Slack Channel and Facebook page to gather together virtually to support each other. Welcome Courtney to ELM!

Caveat Auditor: The Role Of Critical Thinking In Modern Business Training

Adobe Captivate

In their article “Eight Habits of Effective Critical Thinkers”, Guinn & Williamson identify several qualities that clearly identify why critical thinking skills are so desirable (Guinn & Williamson, 2017). Learning how to think more effectively leads to better decision making and job performance. Our improved methods of communication have democratized mass communication making it cheaper and easier than ever for anyone to reach the masses with well-targeted messages.

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Open access STM publishing can work for both sides

Aptara

Times Higher Education reported on a study out of the University of Turku in Finland, that said that open access research was much more likely to be shared on Twitter and Facebook , greatly increasing the potential audience for the work. Open access STM publishing can work for both sides.

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Make Learning Learning Viral-Worthy to Make It Last

CLO Magazine

It was for four straight months during the summer of 2014 when just about everybody was on camera, dousing themselves with freezing water. According to Facebook, in the phenomenon’s first three months, more than 17 million videos related to the Ice Bucket Challenge where uploaded to the social media platform and viewed more than 10 billion times by more than 440 million people. Who would have thought a bucket of ice water could be so hot?

The Power of Networks: Using Empathy to Build Strong, Lasting Connections

Everwise

So, how can we most effectively build and sustain these powerful relationships? In 2014, Carol Bartz (a former Yahoo CEO) and Lisa Lambert (founder and CEO of UPWARD ) co-wrote a piece in Fortune positing that women don’t network enough. And all of them are at their most effective when empathy is fostered. That’s not to say this method can’t yield fantastic results, because it can. Your social network can influence every aspect of your life.

What Can You Expect in 2013?

CLO Magazine

According to a December 2011 issue of Business Insider, the mobile apps analytics firm Distimo said many popular apps were games such as Angry Birds, social networking such as Facebook, Skype and Twitter, and other content such as Google Maps and iBooks. Here’s a summary of how it works: Foundational learning consists of short modules that teach concepts, process, policies and methods.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Capabilities to push quiz on Twitter and Facebook. If we give people access to broadband, and they learn how to effectively use the new digital tools, how can we be sure they become digitally literate? and revenues will reach $14 billion by 2014. A Deliberate and Effective PLE - Learnadoodledastic , September 17, 2010 Thinking about my own PLE in relation to the reading led me to developing my own PLE Model. Conversation was a more effective teacher than school.

eLearning Conferences 2012

eFront

An explanation for the format of the list can be found HERE Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Connect with us on LinkedIn Free eLearning Resources Visit our channel on YouTube Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change ; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. link] January 5-8, 2012International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement Conference (ICSEI 2012), 25 th , Malmö,Sweden.