2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Here it is: Our 2018 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. As always, we try to use this blog post to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development. To wit, we in online learning are often in the business of managing transactions. IOT Physical Simulators: The idea here is to build physical training devices that connect to online learning technology.

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People, politics and pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

Photo by David Bushell on Geograph In a previous incarnation I was Training Manager for a distance learning project called RATIO back in 1996. RATIO was a three year project funded by the European Union and as a team we were tasked to establish 40 learning centres across the rural areas of South West England. The branches were removed, the satellite dish installed, and the local community could enjoy and learn from the educational programmes we broadcast via the satellite.

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The foundations of innovation in L&D

E-Learning Provocateur

There are two sides of the innovation coin in corporate learning & development: technology and pedagogy. Traditional ways of learning in the workplace are, by definition, ingrained in the psyche of the vast majority of the workforce. Changing the concept of how we learn and redefining how we can help people do it better involve shifting the organisation’s culture, and that is a challenge greater than any IT implementation.

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How to Create a Better Blended Learning Experience on Mobile

LearnDash

How can mobile learning make blended classrooms more effective? With most learners bringing their technology with them into the classroom—either on their laptop or their smartphone—there’s less of a distinction between when classroom learning ends, and the out-of-class, self-directed learning begins. Or they find ways to incorporate the online learning program into classroom activities. Put community at the heart of your blended learning strategy.

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5 tips to improve your e-learning

Your Training Edge

As E-Learning became one of the most effective methods of learning, so you must know the ways of using this method for better education. E-Learning is a kind of procedure where you can produce huge materials to explore the subject. Here are some tips to modify your e-learning process: Communication: the fact is online medium connects you smoothly with many people around the world. Here the actual point of modifying e-learning born.

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How to Incorporate Self-Directed Learning in Your Online Course

LearnDash

Overbearing pedagogy is a recurring problem for many adult learners. But they want a balance between guided learning and their own impulse toward self-direction. If you can find a way to incorporate self-directed learning in your course, you will see happier learners, who feel more satisfied with their courses, are more motivated to complete the course work, and retain what they’ve learned better. Self-direction is one of the key attributes of an adult learner.

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The meta-program

Clark Quinn

It’s also about the learning to learn and work skills that accompany the foundational knowledge. Meta-skills, like learning to learn and learning to work well (21C skills), can’t be developed on their own. So, using an application -based pedagogy , there are a series of activities that require application, but they vary in type: research, design, problem-solve, interact, and in output. meta-learning

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Free L&D webinars for July 2018

Limestone Learning

You won’t feel like you’re slacking off because you’re learning!) Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Building an Effective Coaching Culture Within Your Organization (Free for ATD members) Awareness of the power of coaching has increased significantly in recent years, as demonstrated by world-class surgeon and writer Atul Gawande’s recent TED Talk, “Want to Get Great at Something? The first part of the series will provide: An overview of Accessible Learning.

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Are Decisions the Key?

Clark Quinn

In her later version , she’s aligned the former to the work of the Science of Learning Center’s KLI (knowledge-learning-instruction) framework. And, I would agree, there are likely different pedagogies applied to each. However, if you want to create a ‘cheat sheet’ to accelerate performance and success, with learning goals and associated pedagogies, I won’t quibble. design meta-learning

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What Does AR for Learning Enable That Previously Wasn’t Possible?

Float

Experience the Affordances of Augmented Reality at TechKnowledge 2018 The invention of modern classrooms in the 1770s separated information about a subject from the real-world context in which that information actually occurs. The introduction of enterprise-level classroom training after World War II, brought this trend into corporate learning. Augmented reality (AR) is a new technology … The post What Does AR for Learning Enable That Previously Wasn’t Possible?

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The Personal Versus Personalized Learning Debate

Origin Learning

Personal Learning and Personalized Learning are two terms, which are being used interchangeably for some time now? Do both terms refer to the same type of learning? In this blog post, we look at them and see which strategy influences learning at the modern workplace. What is Personal Learning? The learning is a means to an end, rather than the end in itself. Curricula and pedagogy are selected pragmatically. What is Personalized Learning?

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A solid education platform

Clark Quinn

However, nowhere was there the option of ‘a deeper pedagogy’ And that’s a problem. The other initiative has three ways to contribute: lifelong learning, a marketplace, and emerging technology. And, again, the big gap is talking about the pedagogy to begin with. Here I’m talking about a platform for delivering the necessary elements of a supportable approach: The first element is a killer learning experience.

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The Art of Reflection: How to Become a More Thoughtful Educator

Your Training Edge

They can thus make sure the classrooms become safe havens where students would love to stay and learn new things. Putting your pedagogy under careful scrutiny using reflective teaching tools, you will need to understand what your core strength areas are. First of all, you will need to set up a plan for yourself that helps in evaluating your pedagogy. Put them to use by introducing new tools for learning and assessment.

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How To Improve Remote Worker Training With Microlearning

Your Training Edge

Microlearning is also called bite-sized learning or content chunking. Compared to other forms of pedagogy, microlearning has a much better impact on remote workers. eLearning Featured Featured Posts Learning & Development Training micro learning remote worker trainingTelecommuting is on the rise. According to a study published by the Global Workforce Analytics, the phenomenon has seen a whopping 115% growth in the last ten years.

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5 Great Corporate Training and Development Certifications

Your Training Edge

Here are the 5 corporate training and development programs that you should consider enrolling in that can take your career to newer heights. Certified Professional in Learning and Performance – ATD. The Association for Talent Development (ATD) prides itself on designing and offering the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) course. Featured Featured Posts Learning & Development Training ATD certification certifications HRCI SHRM

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The Synergy Of The 6 Facets Of Personalized Learning Of English Skills

Dan Keckan

Personalized Learning uses the synergy of 6 facets: New Pedagogy, Technology, Self-training, Adding New Lessons, Social Media Sharing, and Testing. Even certified and experienced English teachers should participate in brief re-training sessions to master the new approach to Personalized Learning. Blended Learning Blended Learning Best Practices Language eLearning Mobile Learning Benefits Personalized Learning

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Informal Learning For Startups: Preparing For Internal Social Collaboration

QuoDeck

Classroom teaching has been debunked for newer forms of learning and engagement across organizations. Interestingly, startups seem to be the ones driving companies towards such learning. The Use Of Informal Learning For Startups. Working in any organization involves learning, and at different levels. The most common approach is a presentation and exemplifying, followed by learning and then repetition. 3 Steps To Develop An Informal Learning Strategy.

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What is authentic assessment?

Learning with 'e's

If we focus on measuring the product and ignore the process of learning, we fail to prepare students for modern work. This is a simple principle of pedagogy known as constructive alignment (Biggs and Tang, 2011) where we start with outcomes that students need to achieve, support these with appropriate pedagogy, and then assess accordingly (Biggs, 2014). 2011) Teaching for Quality Learning at University. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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Connected learning

Learning with 'e's

Image from PXhere Connected learning is currently a popular phrase in education. Learning in the digital age involves a lot of technology, but fundamentally the role of the learner is still to explore, discover and acquire knowledge. Through technology, we can connect not only with content but also context - people, resources and ideas, and we can also share our own ideas for discussion and further learning. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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The cult of the grade

Learning with 'e's

Assessment drives pedagogy, so if assessment doesn't change, it's difficult to teach in new ways. The way teachers teach is defined by the way they assess learning. Assigning a number or letter to a student's work can be counterproductive because students tend to be more interested in the grade than they are in their learning. 'Is Children learn how to avoid embarrassment instead of learning the content of lessons. It's bad pedagogy, and needs to be challenged.

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Learning's Revolutionary Evolution

Litmos

Organizations are making their digital transformations and it is critical that learning takes a strategic role in this shift. But learning is going through its own metamorphosis and L&D will be how companies ensure its people also make the journey. It is no longer about adopting a new technology, pedagogy or design framework. It is about fundamentally changing the way we approach learning. Learning has never been great at keeping up with organizational change.

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Cinderella technology?

Learning with 'e's

Many good uses of the IWB are reported in the literature , and many schools have harnessed its potential to transform aspects of teaching and learning. The latter seem not to have made connections between the affordances of the IWB and authentic, situated pedagogy. In short, one of the significant issues around the use of IWBs has been a lack of transfer of the tool into effective pedagogy. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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What the Future Holds for Learning and Development

CLO Magazine

Learning and development is changing drastically, not only in the United States but on a global scale. The research and practices centered around technological advances are fascinating, including an emerging emphasis on automation, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and learning apps utilizing gaming elements. The rise in digitization is also transforming workplace learning and talent development. social learning, real time feedback, coaching) that already work.

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The EDEN Interviews: Frans Mäyrä

Learning with 'e's

Frans explains in detail what Ludic literacy entails, how games based learning can be leveraged to create more engaging learning experiences, and how playful forms of learning contrast with more goal oriented learning traditionally delivered in university settings. This is a fascinating conversation that encompasses serious games, playful culture, deep learning, simulation and suspension of reality, immersion and multiple realities.

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The pros and cons of adaptive learning

Litmos

Among the many areas drawing interest of late is that of adaptive learning. Enabled by technology advances, we can now begin to change learning on the fly. The origin of adaptive learning really was born from the research in intelligent tutoring systems. The promise today is that with adaptive learning, we can give individual learners what they need, and achieve those better outcomes. To start with, we can differentiate learning based upon some groupings.

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Passion for education

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Anthony Easton on Flickr In my last post I wrote about inspiration - for those who are teachers, and also for those who are learning - and I guess, that is just about everyone. I also touched on the theme of passion - the love for learning that all successful teachers tend to exhibit. Those teachers who have a great passion for education exert every muscle to ensure that the best possible learning opportunities are presented to their students. 1983) Freedom to Learn.

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It's a complicated business.

Learning with 'e's

Image from Pexels Two recent articles have prompted a flurry of commentary on social media around the quality of learning in higher education. A year long study found that younger academics held on to strong ideas about what they considered to be 'good pedagogy', often because they had inherited these ideas from their own professors while studying at university. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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Learning is a journey

Learning with 'e's

Image from Pixabay Learning is a journey. Learning has never been about reaching a destination. Sadly, formalised learning is usually characterised by product based objectives. seem to run counter to the true nature of learning - the journey. Formalised learning should not be about control. Learning is more than mere acquisition of knowledge, or being filled with facts. 1993) Pedagogy of the Oppressed. 1983) Freedom to Learn.

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6 interactive whiteboard tips

Learning with 'e's

I promised six things teachers should consider if they wish to optimise the IWB in their classrooms: Firstly, it's important that IWBs are optimally positioned within learning spaces. SMART's Learning Suite , for example, is a useful online resource that shows how educators can get the best out of their IWBs. Thirdly, teachers need time to tinker, experiment and test out new ideas and new pedagogies. Exeter: Learning Matters.

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Learner engagement: why any corporate learning has to have the learner at its centre

Coorpacademy

For too long, our business learning culture hasn’t really been working, but times are changing. To translate these numbers into annual L&D budgets, that means that even the low number who agree to go on internal training courses, or download company supplied e-learning barely complete what the HR leadership thinks they should. To get corporate learning back to being a great and worthwhile investment, the picture needs to be flipped – urgently.

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Ushering in the era of Continuous Learning

Disprz

Reading Time: 3 minutes There has been a lot of research and start-up activity on transforming classroom pedagogy in schools and universities. They will always look at learning as a vehicle to embrace change. The core company trait that will help companies survive the onslaught of change and obsolesce is “continuous learning”. The best companies will have everyone from the CEO down to the lowest paid worker, across every function, continuously learn.

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

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 10 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 10 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: What does it take to create a compelling facilitated team learning experience? KEY TAKEAWAYS: Innovative learning technology is helping consulting firms provide high-value advisory services to a much broader audience. Want to learn more?

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Fantasy and reality

Learning with 'e's

As I observe the current scene, I feel the exponential rise of the digital age, and the impact it is exerting on learning and work is exciting and daunting in equal measure. It is exciting because new and previously inconceivable opportunities are opening up for everyone, from school through to lifelong learning. My work is focused on the ideas behind how tools can be used to connect us together, to help us to think better, and to engage us in learning and other useful activities.

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The anomie in our midst

Learning with 'e's

Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. alienation anomie disruption education learning pedagogy refugees schools social change society teachers traumaPhoto from Maxpixel The French sociologist Emile Durkheim's study of suicide led to a theory that instability resulting in a breakdown of standards or social conventions can lead to alienation.

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Using Various Analytics to Evaluate the Success of a MOOC

KnowledgeOne

This new form of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) is in the spotlight, particularly when it comes to the topic of the evolving nature of higher education learning (Shrader, Wu, Owens-Nicholson, & Santa Ana, 2016). On the other hand, opponents of MOOCs focus on the lack of empirical evidence to support TEL as the promised advancement to 21st-century pedagogy (Wei-Ping, Ping, & Si-Yuan, 2016).

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Community Engagement, COVID-19 and Big hART – the promises we must keep

Kadenze

Then we feed them literacy, digital skills, self-esteem, catch-up learning, movement, art. But our experience tells us that learning is simply not an option without supported, one-on-one programs. One consequence of “go home, stay home, learn at home” is that it abandons many of our most vulnerable with a careless assumption that home is, well, mostly a ‘sweet’ home! It can be a rich two-way learning where both students and teachers participate. NEO Learning Workshop.

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Tes – An Ecosystem For Teacher Training

HT2 Labs

In order for Tes teacher training courses to work in alleviating the on-going shortage of talent, they needed to provide a modern, flexible and dynamic way to learn. Former Education Secretary Lord Jim Knight led Tes in their efforts to help solve the ongoing crisis through lifelong learning. The initial Tes courses team searched the entire education technology marketplace for a tool that embodied the pedagogy Tes believes in.

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All Fun and Games ?

Ideaon

While Gamification became a buzzword and an over-hyped usage across the e-Learning world, I silently wondered how much one could learn from games. Experiential Learning aside, the various levels of games within the course really engages the learner at various levels. Is there a solid pedagogy that drives the games. Not long ago, we were talking to a Gaming company that developed games first and force-fitted the Learning component onto the Game itself. Pedagogy!

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Sitting down with James Lawrence, Founder and CEO of Knightsbridge Trading Academy

Coorpacademy

Their programmes will help students learn to earn from the elite traders, CISI accredited tutors, brokers and financial analysts in the industry, who have worked for some of the most prestigious institutions in the world. We provide a methodology whereby delivering small bite size video programmes followed by short exams, and once students understand the basics we move into a more intermediate learning process.

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Learning Evaluation, Step 2: Define Metrics

Watershed

We've outlined seven practical steps when evaluating learning programs. Here, we'll discuss the second step in the learning evaluation process—identifying the success metrics most appropriate to the organization. As we discussed in our last blog post, the first step for evaluating your learning programs is to align program goals with strategic priorities. Delivery and discoverability of learning experiences. Clicks or time taken to access the learning experience.

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