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Why do we need to know the hottest eLearning trends? Why not innovate learning with what we already have?

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Ladan Nikravan Senior Editor at MediaTec Publishing , asked the following question in a LinkedIn group that I follow, Chief Learning Officer Magazine. In your opinion, what are the best tools and trends currently on the market, and what would you advise your peers to adopt?” This is such a rewarding way to build our learners PLN and have them engage in effective eLeanring pedagogy. It is not always about what new “invention” is out there to adopt.

The Haptics wave is coming!

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Greater immersion and engagement is directly proportional to the retention of learning and the effectiveness of the learning intervention. The affordability of these devices will make their adoption easier and more prevalent. GBL pedagogy. Linkedin Profile. At the time of this writing, Woojer’s Kickstarter was at $1.2 Million with 38 days to go.

Blended Learning: The best of Video and ILT training

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Most of the corporate trainers seem to adopt blended learning; integrating specifically the best practices of video training blended with best principles of Instructor Led Training (ILT). When you blend the best features of video training and ILT principles, your training goals possess higher chances to reap the following benefits [6] : Provision of an effective learner oriented pedagogy. It is a cost effective solution.

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MOOCs: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Headed

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The huge response to these courses ignited a fire under the entire education community – many people praised MOOCs for their ability to offer unprecedented access to education at a low cost, while many others criticized them for unsound pedagogy and lack of student accountability. In addition, many educators attacked the pedagogy of MOOCs, particularly those with no interactive component. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

New MOOC Research: What the Findings Mean for Corporate Training

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MOOCs generate a huge amount of data, which can be collected and analyzed to gain insights into how people learn, what teaching methods are most effective, and many other areas related to learning. They concluded that ”distance learning is more effective, or at least as effective as traditional classroom instruction.”. Here’s what they found: Distance education is “far more effective for adult professional learners ” than for college students [emphasis in the original].

New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

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Early MOOCs were often nothing more than long video lectures with a few multiple choice questions at the end—if you read much MOOC literature, you will know that these early implementations were roundly criticized for their poor pedagogy and almost complete lack of meaningful learning experiences. Corporate training has generally been more receptive to simulation-based learning, which has proven effective in fields from finance to healthcare.

Strategies for Making the Transition from Instructor-Led Training to a MOOC

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In fact, research has shown that this is the least effective way to convert a traditional class into a MOOC. The MOOC development team usually includes several members of the L&D team, a technical support team, and often an outside consultant specializing in MOOC design and pedagogy. Finally, what better way to learn about MOOCs and how to design and teach them effectively than by taking one yourself?

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

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It’s in your mind One of the pioneers of adult learning theory, Malcom Knowles , explored the role of adult education and facilitation (andragogy) versus the traditional style of teaching children (pedagogy).

MOOCs Treat All Learners the Same

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For education to be effective and engaging, it needs to be adaptable for the needs of individual learners. The take-home message is that a MOOC is not a pedagogy, it is a framework , and within that framework many things can happen, including learner-centered instruction. Being a big believer in Technology Enabled Learning, Bryant seeks to create awareness, motivate adoption and engage organizations and people in the changing business of education.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

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The rise of mLearning has also driven adoption of the Tin Can xAPI eLearning content standard which can track far more learning activities than older standards like SCORM. Defining clear objectives also helps to assess the effectiveness of a course after its completion. Pedagogy: Derived from the Greek for ‘to lead’, pedagogy is a teacher-centred approach to educational activities in online and face-to-face environments.

Interview with Terry Anderson

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However, I’m not so thrilled about moving directly to commercial systems like Facebook or LinkedIn, due to privacy and ownership concerns. Terry: I think like any professional, distance educators need to know how to effectively use the tools of their trade. Second,to follow from Marshall McLuhan the Medium is the Pedagogy (first coined by Cousin (2005).

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