The importance of synchronicity

Clive on Learning

Over the past couple of months, I have twice been fortunate enough to hear Professor Stephen Heppell speak, once at the 25th birthday party of the eLearning Network and again last week when I chaired his session at Learning Technologies. On both occasions, the idea that most got me thinking was that 'synchronous is sovereign'. Having said that, I'm not convinced that synchronous events are all that exciting when the experience is no different from a recording.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

According to a study done by the Sand Hill Group and Neochange, the most critical factor for software success and ROI is effective user adoption (70% listed it as #1). The problem often comes back to a fundamental error in how a company introduces users to the new technology.

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Increasing LMS adoption: Does the User Interface make a difference?

G-Cube

With changing technology and more importantly, changing learner needs, LMSs too are now evolving to increase their scope and impact on workplace learning. As users get exposed to the best in technology in every other aspect of their work, they expect the same from the LMS as well.

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Benefits and Limitations of Synchronous Learning [Infographic]

CommLab India

Synchronous e-learning is real-time learning where learners are in different places. Synchronous e-learning is gaining popularity because of improved technology and Internet bandwidth capabilities. 5 Reasons for Adopting E-learning [Video].

Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Tony Karrer

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." Our webinars have been successful by our standards and for the most part, we've been early adopters of the technology. Anyone have concern about adopting Adobe Connect vs. the myriad of other solutions out there? I personally often adopt whatever is most easily available.

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Top 8 Reasons Why Training Providers Are Adopting eLearning

Upside Learning

Earlier this month I blogged about why Training companies are adopting eLearning. Reflecting on my interactions with Training Providers over the last couple of quarters, I’ve made a list of the top 8 reasons for them to adopt eLearning. Improve efficiency : Improve efficiency & effectiveness of instructor led training with technology enabled components. There are reasons other than their clients demanding it.

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What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

Last week, we looked at the building blocks of technology-enabled learning , from elements like learning objectives that are common across all training formats to those that are specific to digital formats, like content authoring tools. This step also requires planning more than technology.

The Advent of Mobile Learning Technology

Upside Learning

It seems the younger members of the workforce prefer synchronous (real-time) collaboration tools over asynchronous tools. Fueling the rapid increase in adoption of mobile/cell phones is the advent of more powerful telecommunication networks.

Synchronous e-learning myths #3: Just more death by PowerPoint

Clive on Learning

I'd like to conclude my review of last Friday's eLearning Network Thinking Synch event by expressing my surprise at just how inventive people are becoming at using synchronous e-learning technologies. I've seen some really good web conferencing sessions but more often than not they're simple presentations with slides, sprinkled with interactions.

A close look at training and mobile technology

Learning Wire

HR departments should even position themselves to be at the forefront of its adoption. Between innovative applications with new learning approaches or cross-service applications promising to cover all HR needs, what strategy should be adopted?

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

As I wrote last year, “Online learning lags behind other industries in adopting new technologies. This is not because people in online learning are not interested in new technologies; it’s because we’re not a high-revenue industry compared to giant industries like consumer goods.”

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Where we are today: Primary forms of social learning technologies used in corporations today appear to be e-mail, live online learning (Web conferencing), threaded discussion, and collaborative content development. Organizations are just beginning to use social media technologies and few are using the social learning technologies available in their LMSs. Tagging/Bookmarking - described how they worked; relatively low adoption but may increase as more LMSs include.

The New Nerd

Tom Spiglanin

100-year-old wearable technology, circa 1915. In a recent post I wrote about the wrist watch as a century-old example of wearable technology. A spy show on television today wouldn’t contain the phrase, “Let’s synchronize our watches.”

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New MOOC Research: What the Findings Mean for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

Here we’ll review some of the new research that has come out of MOOCs and other technology-enabled learning environments and explore what the findings mean for corporate training. Pedagogy is more important than technology.

Here comes the SAMR

Learning with e's

In previous posts I articulated some thoughts on how technology can (and should) be integrated into education. In an initial post I argued that technology use is not the same as technology integration. education embedded technology integration learning SAMR Technology

Creating interactive and engaging e-content: Experiences with Articulate Storyline

G-Cube

The immense popularity and success of technology-aided learning has created the ever-increasing need to develop e-content that effectively engages the learner but all within the constraints of available timelines and budgets.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

As I wrote last year, “Online learning lags behind other industries in adopting new technologies. This is not because people in online learning are not interested in new technologies; it’s because we’re not a high-revenue industry compared to giant industries like consumer goods.”

Leverage Virtual Classrooms For New-Age Learners

G-Cube

Most of the organizations have adopted virtual classroom facility to enable dispersed teams to attend training without the need to travel, developing flexible work arrangements with no barriers of time and distance. Advanced collaboration technology is used to organize virtual classes.

Games and Learning

Moodle Journal

if you use either of these on your own Moodle instance then please feel free to reply and lets all know your thoughts Talking about sharing thoughts here are a some of my own of recent involving what I interpret as a possible synchronicity experience.

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How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking.

The 10 essential features of an ideal online learning delivery platform

Your Training Edge

This method of delivering a lecture is also called a synchronous or an instructor-led class. Smooth Interface : An interactive, easy to use LMS will be adopted by the user faster – ensuring that both the instructor and the learner are able to navigate smoothly.

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Even with the help of the newest technology tools to communicate and educate including social media, wikis, and Google, we still need to transform our ILT classrooms and training sessions into integrated blended learning environments.

The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

These precocious youths, born after or during the general advent of digital technology, have an inherent understanding of its concepts in a way that their forebears cannot hope to achieve.

Distributed digital identity

Learning with e's

Each of us will have the capability to inhabit as many virtual worlds and adopt as many personas as we wish, and yet we each remain one person. avatar digital identity education learning metaverse quantified self substrate autonomous person Technology The future transhumanism

LXP: Poised for Center Stage

CLO Magazine

Skillsoft’s Percipio has a feature called ELSA, the Embedded Learning Synchronized Assistant, that recommends content based on an employee’s web activity, and Degreed offers integrations with Slack. Technology Google G-Suite LMS LXP onboarding Skillsoft Slack

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There Goes the Eye Medicine - Cisco's Big Move to Social Networking

Vignettes Learning

Cases still persist on really bad LMSs and Synchronous presentations (virtual meetings). She feels technology may not keep the integrity of the social interaction. I have been concerned with the problem of massive adoption or our propensity for scale.

Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.

Dashe & Thomson

How critical technology is in helping us put the human at the center of the learning process. How closely linked learning and technology really are. By using technology like Inkling to engineer learning experiences, we help learners turn a social network into a learning network.

Tablet Computers for Learning in India

Upside Learning

Moreover, it seems the devices have video conferencing capabilities, if that’s really the case, then synchronous and collaborative learning activities are also a distinct possibility; however those would require internet connectivity. The leap beyond computers as learning devices – I’ve always thought that India would would make a great technological leap and adopt mobile technology in a big way, skipping the personal computer paradigm along the way.

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The Top 5 Things Organizations need for Mobile Learning

Your Training Edge

Being a corporate learning and development oriented firm, I have witnessed a number of tipping point in this industry, including the adoption of novel means that deliver great value for the people who need to perform at the utmost level in their respective organizational fields.

The Top 5 Things Organizations need for Mobile Learning

Your Training Edge

Being a corporate learning and development oriented firm, I have witnessed a number of tipping point in this industry, including the adoption of novel means that deliver great value for the people who need to perform at the utmost level in their respective organizational fields.

Using a MOOC for HiPo Training

Your Training Edge

In order to fix this issue, McAfee adopted an idea that swept the education scenario; Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. Second, asynchronous courses, such as MOOCs, have the ability to work better than synchronous ones. Semi-synchronicity.

New MOOC Environments: Distributed Open Collaborative Courses

Your Training Edge

This reworking has given rise to a variety of new MOOC-like courses, including big open online courses (BOOCs), synchronous massive online courses (SMOCs), and small private online courses (SPOCs). The first DOCC, “ Dialogues on Feminism and Technology ,” is taking place this semester at fifteen colleges and universities across the country. How can we leverage the power of MOOCs and technology while at the same time providing meaningful training to individuals?

Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips

Upside Learning

The technology may make it possible to deliver dense content, but in practice the situations and devices with which the content is accessed isn’t amenable to such content density. If you are considering mobile learning, this is one application of the technology you definitely want to consider.

Too Little Time to Develop E-learning? Go for Rapid Development!

CommLab India

Day 3-6 :The development team works on the graphics, animations, and synchronizes audio files with the course content, using the storyboard as the blueprint. Learning Technology Rapid Elearning DevelopmentA traditional online learning development project can take several months.

Social Learning Cannot be a Bolt-On Strategy

ID Reflections

In such cultural settings, social learning naturally fails in spite of state of the art enterprise collaboration platforms and other technology. Given the rapid proliferation of technology and their impact, a Systems Thinking approach to how work and learning happen becomes crucial.