Megatrends in MOOCs: #11 Alternative Credentials

Your Training Edge

One of the biggest opportunities for MOOCs and other digital learning environments has been in the development of alternative credentials, which may turn out to be even better than traditional degrees at highlighting one’s knowledge and skills.

There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

These programs provide little focus on the social, interpersonal and strategic aspects of leadership, and what’s learned is often difficult to apply. But there’s an alternative. Essentially, leaders are learning while working, making it easy to see how learned skills apply on the job.

There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

These programs provide little focus on the social, interpersonal and strategic aspects of leadership, and what’s learned is often difficult to apply. But there’s an alternative. Essentially, leaders are learning while working, making it easy to see how learned skills apply on the job.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

So what’s the alternative? If we dispense with online courses in favour of PDFs, how can we incorporate interactivity into the learning experience? Enter the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). An ILE is a scalable and flexible learning environment.

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Are You Riding the Waves or the Ripples? Tracking Learning Trends

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: The Thought/Action Wave and the Brain/Technology Wave are two particular learning principles that enable faster, cheaper and easier learning. The speed at which innovations propel these learning concepts are discussed here. __ I am not a surfer.

How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

Origin Learning

The learning landscape is not constant, shifting the learning focus on learners, learning, skills, goals and attitude. A decade ago, there was a tug of war for the online and the traditional learning. In a world, not so long ago, blended learning was the norm.

Off the rails?

Learning with e's

There is no deviation from the track (unless there is a disaster and there is a derailment - trains run on the rails), and generally there is a prescribed timetable that dictates the schedule of arrivals and departures of all trains in the network.

ARG and ARG --What are they? What does it mean? Should you care?

The Learning Circuits

Let's look at the terms, to help define the terms, I asked Koreen Olbrish who is a self-described--opinionated and snarky entrepreneur, instructional designer, learner and mom who has experience developing ARGs and who blogs at Learning in Tandem for her expert input.

Online Learning Space: Why Teachers Should Use It?

ProProfs

With the massive worldwide adoption of the web at the start of the 2000s, a lot of brand new learning technologies were developed, allowing learners and teachers alike to have an alternative experience. Managing and tracking learning courses is better.

The 10 Must-Have LMS Software Features

ProProfs

Modern organizations have come to accept that knowledge plays a vital role towards driving success, and cannot deny the importance of integrated learning and development programs for business growth anymore. Today, this is a must-have ability for any learning system.

Y Is xAPI So x-Zillerating?

ATD Learning Technologies

Put simply, xAPI—Experience API—is a specification for how we send, store, and retrieve detailed records about learning and performance, with the data then being sharable across platforms. xAPI starts with the learning record provider. But with which learning project?

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What Is a Learning Organization?

Convergence Training

In today’s economy, it’s important for organizations to support learning. While all or most organizations try to learn and use the results of that learning to adapt, some organizations do this better than others. Learning Management Systems. Team learning.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #7 Gamification

Your Training Edge

In addition to enhancing learner engagement by making learning fun , which is true in any educational, gamification has other potential benefits for businesses. As digital learning environments, MOOCs are ideal for incorporating game elements.

It’s a Great Time to Work in E-Learning

CD2 Learning

Over the past 20 years, innovation in the e-learning industry has been staggering. Rapidly innovating technology has eliminated the majority of frustrations associated with legacy learning management systems (LMSs) by focusing on the evolving needs of the consumer.

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Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning

Learnkit

This is the same way lots of animals learn (bear with me – no pun intended). They were actually steps away from trying to put these pigeons in the front of missiles to guide as an early alternative to radio guided missiles. Rolling out Informal Learning.

Moodle vs Totara – which is the right choice for you?

Paradiso

Anyone who has spent even a fraction of time looking into the world of elearning and the learning management system will have come across the rather abstract names of Moodle and Totara. Learning Paths and Competencies. Moodle vs Totara: Understanding the differences.

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A quiet invasion

Learning with e's

They will ask whether this a trivialisation of their content, or an undesirable development that leads to superficial learning. Alternatively they can celebrate that learners are adept enough at using their personal technologies to make learning easier and more productive for themselves.

Technology Advancement and Learning – Help or Hindrance?

Integrated Learnings

I have worked in a learning environment for just over 10 years – not a very long time when you think about the grand scheme of things. There have been many leaps forward in technology for learning in the past 10 years. What does all of this mean to learning? Good ole’ Instructional Design principles and Adult Learning theories have not changed. Adults still learn in the same ways they did before all of this came about. Integrated Learning Services, Inc.

5 Rules for Successful Microlearning

ATD Learning Technologies

In the meantime, learning new skills the hard way is still an essential part of doing one’s job well. And whatever it takes to keep yourself competitive, it is considerably harder to keep track of and manage the skill half-lives of your teammates or employees.

Distance Learning and the LMS: Advice From a Higher Education Expert

Talented Learning

Many colleges and universities have launched distance learning programs, but student success rates remain inconsistent. In this interview, distance learning veteran Nancy Rubin, Ph.D. TL: What are the hallmarks of a highly engaging online learning program?

How eLearning Enables Cost Savings

Aktiv Mind

Simply put, eLearning is when you shift from orthodox learning environments, such as classrooms, to digital ones. The internet is a massive example, where you can easily obtain knowledge, minus the paperwork, stationary, spaces and hassle of regular academic environments. In the case of orthodox training techniques, it requires intensive time and effort to keep track of the work and progress on learning, per employee. How eLearning Enables Cost Savings.

Moodle vs Totara – which is the right choice for you?

Paradiso

Anyone who has spent even a fraction of time looking into the world of elearning and the learning management system will have come across the rather abstract names of Moodle and Totara. Learning Paths and Competencies. Moodle vs Totara: Understanding the differences.

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The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Recently, the concept of corporate learning ecosystems has grown increasingly popular — and with good reason. Imagine creating a dynamic, intelligent learning infrastructure that engages your far-flung workforce, wherever those individuals may be. 2) Learning Experience.

Y Is xAPI So X-Zillerating?

ATD Learning Technologies

Put simply, xAPI—Experience API—is a specification for how we send, store, and retrieve detailed records about learning and performance, with the data then being sharable across platforms. xAPI promises far more than its predecessor, the SCORM standard, which tracked e-learning activity in learning management systems. xAPI starts with the learning record provider. The vernacular for the learning record provider is an activity statement.

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Is Social Media Learning Hype or a Valuable Tool?

JCA Solutions

What to Consider When Thinking About Social Media Learning. Why not turn it into social media LEARNING ! What it means for us is a lot more opportunity to provide learning. How Social Media Learning Might Look. Is Social Media Learning Ready for Prime Time?

When the dam breaks.

Learning with e's

Open access journals (and there are several alternative funding models that support these) are the best way to address these problems. Moreover, many governments apportion research money to institutions who have the best track record of publications in the said journals.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Active Learning. Active learning is a strategy focused on encouraging learners to actively participate in training. Examples of active learning activities include practical tasks and problem-solving conducted in small groups. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning).

Start Doodling in Class: The Value of Lo Fi Graphics in eLearning

Mindflash

Rohde’s book mainly discusses the why, how and what of using sketchnotes as an alternative to jotting down traditional handwritten notes during conferences and talks (lectures). Launch Collaborative Learning. Going to class and taking notes go hand in hand.

Keynote Resources from #LUC2017

Kapp Notes

Challenge : As the game-based learning expert James Paul Gee has said, good games give players a set of challenging problems and let them solve those problems until they can do it automatically. They must learn something new and integrate into their old mastery.

Dilemma of author-educators migrating to story-based eLearning design

Vignettes Learning

Our belief: At Vignettes Learning we use stories in eLearning; however, we make them interactive. In classrooms, the teachers are generally in control of the learning environment. Conventional versus rapid learning. Related Blogs : Does your e-Learning Program carry junk?

Virtual (Learning) Reality

CLO Magazine

In-person learning should remain a significant part of any development program, but virtual learning is slowly becoming the new normal. The challenges faced by learning and development leaders have never been more complex. Virtual learning may help in combating these challenges. With virtual learning, content can be consumed anywhere, any time and on any device. Content can also be more organized and tracked.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

The authors of this whitepaper make a compelling case for associations to step in and bridge the growing education-to-employment gap by offering alternative, affordable, industry specific education programs for professional development and credentialing.

How to Make your E-Learning More Efficient with Branching Scenarios  

ICDTranslation

Standard e-learning courses that are linear in their format are no longer that interesting for learners, cannot grab their attention and lead to lower retention rates. Below are a few ideas that can help and inspire you to include them in your next e-learning project. .

Learning and Development: The Presidential Debate Edition

Gyrus

Learning and Development: The Presidential Debate Edition. The first two topics will focus on the direction of the “Learning Management Systems Industry (LMS).” How secure is your LMS environment? Refer to their track record for outstanding customer service.

Making Your eLearning Stick: 8 Tips & Techniques For Learning Retention

TalentLMS

However, there’s one crucial ingredient without which your content will fail: ensuring that something isn’t just learned, but also that it achieves learning retention. You might be wondering: What is learning retention? 6) Apply the learning to the real world.