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Virtual Reality in Learning – Has the Time Come ? – Online Discussion

Learning Cafe

While VR has been around for some time, a confluence of factors including lower costs and increased processing power is leading the way to rapid adoption by consumers. While there are applications for VR in employee training including for healthcare and safety, adoption will be slower.

Why You Should Adopt Social Learning

EI Design

Here is why you should adopt social learning, from both learners’ and businesses’ perspectives. Why You Need To Adopt Social Learning. Why Adopting Social Learning Makes Sense. Use them through techniques like: Discussions.

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Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. It aims at a very broad audience that includes everyone from early adopters to technology laggards. A user can do this through posting to a threaded discussion quite easily. Typically they center around threaded discussions. Possibly they've never used threaded discussions either.

Learner Generated Learning Content – Possibilities, Mechanics or Chaos ? Online Forum

Learning Cafe

We discuss if can/should include learner (user) generated learning content instead of relying on traditional learning media ie Facilitator led classroom training and Online Courses on LMS. What stops organisations from adoption ? We discuss. Thu, July 17, 2014 12 – 1 PM , Register. Remember the time we got our news and entertainment from traditional media such as TV, Newspapers and Radio and experts.

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Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank. That forum is still up and running. Since that time, I have attempted to introduce the discussion forum tool to two other work groups within the bank but I have not been very successful.

Virtual Reality in Learning – Has the Time Come ? – Online Discussion

Learning Cafe

While VR has been around for some time, a confluence of factors including lower costs and increased processing power is leading the way to rapid adoption by consumers. While there are applications for VR in employee training including for healthcare and safety, adoption will be slower.

Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

by Barbara on March 28, 2011 in Instructional Design , performance support Accelerated Learning Mind Map While I was taking classes in curriculum design, we discussed, at great length, different learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic.

Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

2013 was an exciting year for e-Learning professionals with many discussions around learning paradigms and technologies. Here are a few developments we think we’ll witness this year: Wider adoption of mobile learning in workplaces to improve productivity.

Social Learning Tips to Engage Learners: A Corporate Learning Perspective

G-Cube

It is then not a surprise that technology-aided learning is now being adopted by a majority of forward thinking organizations. Learners can discuss their needs and demand the topics that they want more information on, or newer subjects they want to master.

Why more companies are looking for a new Online Training Software

Docebo

Previous Brandon Hall Group research has shown that “companies that adopt a framework that incorporates more informal and social elements report an improved link between learning and both individual and organizational performance.”.

Evolving role of Trainers in Corporate Learning

G-Cube

The trainer controlled what was taught in class as well as what was discussed as part of classroom interaction. These activities include debates, discussions or even role-playing exercises and the trainer chooses discussion topics or the different roles to be essayed by learners.

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Corporate MOOCs Reveal How Badging Can Boost Your Brand

Web Courseworks

A Massive Open Online Course, otherwise known as a MOOC, provides users with unlimited participation and access via the web by including interactive user forums to support community interactions between the users and the instructors.

Why Open Content is Not Yet Adopted in the Workplace

Kapp Notes

discusses the possibility that open content can address a number of issues involved with improving (read "reducing the cost") of education. A quick definition from the article: The term "open educational resources" was first adopted at UNESCO's 2002 Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. ASTD's Big Question for March is How do we leverage open content in workplace learning?

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Top 5 Benefits of Mobile eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Though there are a many reasons to adopt mLearning into your training, there are five reasons in particular why you should give it another thought if you haven’t already. The past decade has seen an explosion in mobile technology.

E-learners Perspective: What Type of Technology-aided Learning Do They Prefer?

G-Cube

Technology-aided learning is being adopted by the training industry for more than a decade now as most learning leaders in the corporate sector believe that e-learning is the way ahead to train on a continuous basis.

5 Ways to Engage Users in a MOOC course

Your Training Edge

Adopting an ever popular MOOC is almost equal to zero level strategy if you are unable to engage the largest stakeholders involved in it i.e. the learners. Experts have observed a number of engagement approaches adopted by the teachers in different MOOCs, webinars and discussion forums.

Strategies for Implementing Gamification in Your Training MOOCs

Your Training Edge

Docebo COO Josh Squires writes: “Including a discussion forum within your MOOC is a great way to facilitate rich and engaging thought and collaboration; however, sometimes it needs an extra push.

Spaced Learning for Corporate Trainings: Increasing Impact and Retention

G-Cube

Collaborative and collective learning : Discussions and debates can also be a powerful way of reinforcing learning. Through collaborative exercises in classrooms or virtual forums, learners can be asked to discuss the various topics learnt and provide views.

xAPI’s Tipping Point for Both Community & Industry

MakingBetter

Meanwhile different needs among xAPI adopters in the learning technology business are becoming clearer. This is important as xAPI moves into standardization and wider adoption. In 2014, Megan and I launched Connections Forum to address this need, and the effort is approaching the tipping point. In the next several weeks, there is much that will happen with Connections Forum. Since last year, I worked with IEEE to standardize the Experience API (xAPI) specification.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 3: Launching a MOOC

ID Reflections

A MOOC is NOT an on-line course with a discussion forum and a couple of other "social features" tagged on to it. MOOCs are well-suited for open-ended topics that generate discussions and debates, have new knowledge and research growing around it, and are of interest to a wide audience.

What a MOOC Is and What It Isn’t

Your Training Edge

What this signifies is that the courses are generally constructed using a common set of building blocks, such as bite-sized learning modules, video content delivery, and online discussion forums.

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How do I know what e-learning approach is right for what topic?

The eLearning Nomad

And because the corporate sector has been adopting a one-fit-for-all compliance training approach, chances are that you are too. The mere addition of a discussion forum isn’t enough – we need a much more strategic approach to enable participatory learning to happen. You may have noticed that none of the e-learning approaches suggested is a ‘lecture + assignment + discussion forum’ model which is mainly used in the academic sector.

The 3 Ms: MOOCs, Mobile, and Millennials

Your Training Edge

This lack of understanding means that while Millennials are increasingly adopting a mobile mindset and seeing MOOCs as not only a viable method of training, but their preferred one, many companies are still slow about moving in these new directions.

5 Corporate Training Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Your Training Edge

However, not all social media tools necessarily need to be public, and companies have much to gain by using communication and collaboration tools beyond the discussion forum. Last week, we looked at seven predictions for how technology will affect training and development in 2015.

Blended Learning: Different combinations that work

G-Cube

The classroom session is then utilized for one-to-one discussions and collaborations. Online social platforms like discussion boards and chat archives can be utilized to create knowledge repositories on specific topics.

Technology-aided learning: Changing the game in Organizational Learning

G-Cube

The event was also a forum that included prominent personalities from the field of Sports, Literature and Journalism. G-Cube has been at the vortex of the shift towards technology-aided learning since the days of early adoption.

Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

Examples include web conferencing or webinar, forums, instant messaging and blogs. However, the technologies may not have been well adopted. Integrating these technologies into a learning strategy can help the technologies be adopted into other parts of the business.

Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

Examples include web conferencing or webinar, forums, instant messaging and blogs. However, the technologies may not have been well adopted. Integrating these technologies into a learning strategy can help the technologies be adopted into other parts of the business.

Are You Really Ready for Mobile Learning?

CLO Magazine

Taking these preferences into account, learning professionals who plan to adopt mobile learning as part of their corporate learning strategy should ask the following questions: Are we providing employees with different mobile content formats?

Learners Aren’t Robots: Put Emotion Back into Training

Association eLearning

I bet you swapped stories, discussed shared interests, or vented about something that’s bothering you. They’re probably ones that made you laugh or feel bad (think of those Humane Society spots that want you to adopt a rescued animal). Post your questions and comments in the forum.

E-learning in the development sector should be grounded in social constructivism

The eLearning Nomad

Not by adding a ‘share if you care’ discussion forum at the end of a list of links to a link of resources (or even self-paced e-learning modules). This is about so much more than the mere adding of a discussion forum to each course page.

Corporate MOOCs Reveal How Badging Can Boost Your Brand

Web Courseworks

A Massive Open Online Course, otherwise known as a MOOC, provides users with unlimited participation and access via the web by including interactive user forums to support community interactions between the users and the instructors.

Mlearning Strategy: How to Shape Yours for Employee Training

Designing Digitally

Organizations should avoid adopting Mlearning just because it’s the new thing in town. What is the basic objective of adopting an Mlearning strategy? . Will the employees benefit through forum and discussions? . Mobile learning is the new way of learning.

Informal first

E-Learning Provocateur

These resources will no doubt include text, but should also include images, audio, video, interactive scenarios, a discussion forum, downloadable job aids… you name it. On the contrary, when we adopt the informal first mindset, informal learning becomes the central offering.