Active learning spaces

Learning with 'e's

Recently I wrote about collaborative learning spaces , and argued that we are entering unfamiliar territory. The boundaries of informal and formal spaces have blurred significantly, as have the boundaries between the real and the virtual. It appears that it no longer matters where learning occurs, as long as it is meaningful. Some might argue that learning that is situated is the most powerful. All of these aspects of learning are active.

Online Learning Space: Why Teachers Should Use It?


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. That being said, a lot of people still have an aversion towards online learning and they aren’t aware of just how many benefits there are of teaching students in an online environment. Managing and tracking learning courses is better. Learning & Training


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Learning Management System – LMS

Ed App

LMS stands for Learning Management System. Its name is very helpful in understanding what it is: a system which enables educators and trainers to manage student learning. The first item in the above list (on-demand content) is a key feature of a learning management system.

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Personal devices in higher education

Learning with 'e's

Here are some of my recent thoughts on learning spaces at universities, and the impact of student owned personal technologies: As the shift from location specific learning to untethered learning gathers pace, so the personal device gains increasing importance. Distributed forms of learning are burgeoning, and geographical distance between learners and their parent institutions is less of a problem. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

eLearning Trends To Watch Out For In 2021

Tesseract Learning

We will look at some key trends that will reshape the learning landscape in the coming year and beyond. Several surveys indicate that Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to grow and will continue to be the number one trend in the technology space for years to come. Adaptive Learning.

Articulate Implements Subscription Pricing for Their Products


What is neat about Rise is that it appears to be geared toward the micro-learning space. If one area falters and alternatives can’t easily be implemented due to the closed ecosystem, then you’re in for some difficult times. Did you see the big news from Articulate recently? They have made some big changes in their products by introducing the new Articulate 360. Their company’s entire branding strategy is now built behind this one umbrella offering.

Corporate Training Trends – Sharing experiences, Shared Learning


There is no doubt that Corporate Learning has a strong social element to it. Learning occurs through social interactions across conference tables, in cubicles, over coffee breaks and at the water cooler. The power and reach of social interactions for learning cannot be overlooked, but the big question is: Is there a way to structure it better to enhance the learning experience? If they find a shared ground, only then will the actual learning take place.

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5 Major Players in Distance Learning


Due to the growing elearning industry, the number of distance learning providers is also growing. Distance learning is growing so much, even Google is getting into the game. To explore the distance learning major players in more detail, let me introduce Allie Cooper – an individual who has a passion for all things learning, education technology, and the latest industry happenings. Below is her assessment of who is worth watching in the distance learning space.

eLearning Guild Presentation: Applying ADDIE to 3D Worlds

Kapp Notes

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to present at the eLearning Guild's "Designing and Managing Learning in 3-D Virtual Worlds and Immersive Environments" for the opening general session of the online conference. My subject was "Applying the ADDIE Model to 3D Virtual Learning Worlds" We discussed ways in which the traditional method of instructional design needs to be modified to accommodate elements of 3D virtual worlds (we call them Virtual Immersive Environments).

Video-Based Learning Within Available Budget: 5 Tips For Creating Effective Videos


Video-based learning is very effective for corporate training as educative videos make it possible to overcome practical real-world constraints and explore far greater possibilities provided by digital spaces. As a medium, videos can be combined with other learning platforms like an online chat room or video conferencing. The combination of video with other learning services have great potential to provide students with an integrated online learning space.

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The 4 S’s of mobile design

E-Learning Provocateur

Given that smartphone sales are estimated to exceed PC sales by the end of this year, and mobile Internet users are expected to exceed desktop Internet users soon after, I have finally concluded that the time is ripe for mobile learning. Heeding the advice of start small and fail quick , I have dipped my toe into the m-learning space by converting an existing online course into a smartphone-friendly format. In any case, all e-learning content should be concise.

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Trucking — a Future Domain for Learning

CLO Magazine

But there is an alternative. Given this future, what if we thought of the truck cab not only as a driver space, but as a learning space? Instead of approaching the “pilot” (driver) role as a vehicle controller, with the driver function being a largely dead-end job, we view it as the learning and development opportunity at the beginning of careers. Then an innovative trucking firm can retain a given young recruit for those three years while they learn.

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8 e-Learning Trends to Watch Out for in 2018


Top 8 2018 e-Learning trends. The e-learning industry is always in a state of flux. So, what does 2018 has in store for e-learning? The world of e-learning is bombarded with the concept of microlearning. Using games to introduce new learning strategies isn’t something new. From an e-learning perspective, serious games can be used to test the knowledge of learners and develop new strategies. Personalized/Adaptive Learning. Video Learning.

eLearning Dropout Rates and What to Do About Them

ThinkingKap Solutions

The attrition rates for e-courses are like nothing we’ve ever seen in classroom learning. A powerful alternative to ‘mandatory’ is ‘relevant.’ As we discussed in an earlier post , relevance is a major factor in adult learning. We need to know why we’re learning. Respect Learning Time and Learning Spaces. Unfortunately, online learning can be an isolating experience. It seems like everyone’s taking an e-course these days.

Year End Musings, Reflections, Predictions and Thoughts: Part One

Kapp Notes

Not sure if its the general state of the economy or the state of most e-learning courses or even the state of too-fast, too-much-to-do organizations but I’ve heard from many people that employees just don’t seem engaged or enthusiastic about work. I find this in the e-learning I review, it tends to be page turning boring stuff which is dis-engaged from the learning process. We tend to decontextualize learning. More non-engaging learning.

What’s the deal with personalized learning?


More and more learners — in the academic and business world — don’t find these models challenging and engaging, so they’re searching for alternatives, they want more personalized learning experiences. What is personalized learning? Personalized learning is the tailoring of learning environments with the primary focus on learners and how they experience the process of knowledge acquisition. How would a learner experience a personalized learning session?

Emotion in Learning


The behavioral and cognitive views of learning essentially viewed us as formal logical beings. And, not surprisingly, it can influence our learning as well. If we’re going to do learning right, then, we have to understand what emotions have to do with learning, and then what we should do about it. Emotions and Learning. Emotions affect learning. And it’s clear emotions play a role in learning. For one, do you learn well when you’re really anxious?

Why microlearning is not the solution to all workplace learning needs

Ed App

Learning and Development professionals cite microlearning as being their favourite training method, specifically because employees ask for it. In the United States, 77 per cent of companies have already used online learning to train their workforce.

or not to lecture

Learning with 'e's

In my previous post I wrote that even though research shows lectures to be less than effective in helping students to learn, they still persist in higher education. I also promised to blog about some of the alternatives when it comes to teaching very large groups, and here it is. Deeper learning often only comes about when we gain the interest of our students. If it is not an option, then alternatives to discussion must be sought.

How Skillshare is Changing the Face of Design and Lifestyle Courses in the World


The mention of online courses normally conjures up a picture of remote learning, a user’s face plastered to a computer screen, rapt in attention. With the advent of so many new-age ed tech ventures aiming to captivate your imagination and inspire you through learning, the world of online learning has come a long, long way. The platform promotes like-minded communities and learning happens through sharing and interaction, rather than through lectures.

What is the evidence microlearning works?

Ed App

Learning used to be associated with brick and mortar classrooms, with a professor reciting course material and sending students home to memorize additional concepts on their own time. But that age-old understanding of what ‘learning’ is no longer applies. In the United States, 77 per cent of companies have already used online learning to train their workforce. Or just another online learning fad? Spaced repetition is a highly-effective method of learning.

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

We recorded micro-teaches - usually a 10 minute lesson - and then played back the footage to the students so they could see and hear themselves and learn from the experience. Alternative modes Today, education has expanded beyond traditional learning spaces into distance education , blended learning, flipped classrooms , mobile learning, and online delivery through technologies such as MOOCs ( Massive Open Online Courses ).

What is Microlearning and How Does it Drive Employee Engagement?

Obsidian Learning

Aren’t microlearning strategies firmly established in the learning toolkit? They are indeed…and yet, we at Obsidian Learning believe that our unique conceptual approach to microlearning brings some added value to how microlearning is viewed and –more importantly – how it is applied – as part of a larger learning strategy. And we will never lose sight of the most important aspect of microlearning (well, any learning): the learner. What’s the alternative?

Why Higher Education Institutions Need an Education Services Company

Hurix Digital

Come up with innovative solutions, such as online self-assessment platforms, integrated ed-tech solutions, content management, curriculum creation, digital libraries, and other mobile learning solutions. Put simply, the firms in this sector utilize training and learning opportunities to drive engagement and usage, leading to an enhanced learner adoption of a particular product or service. to help them learn valuable skills effortlessly. Blended Learning.

4 eLearning Trends That Will Change The Way You Look At Online Learning

CommLab India

In the Learning and Development (L&D) community, the words learning trends are easily tossed around. However, it is quite tough to live in the midst of a technological disruption in the learning space. No matter how you look at it, it’s evident that the disruption in learning trends is larger than it’s ever been. So what are these disruptive learning trends that are taking the L&D space by storm? eLearning Design Online Learning Trends

Teach less, learn more

Learning with e's

I have now had some time to reflect on this week's Plymouth e-Learning Conference. Looking around the room as they spoke, the audience was all smiles, and many people have stated that it was one of the highlights of the conference for them to listen to groups of such articulate and confident young people showing us oldsters how they used technologies to enhance their own learning in the classroom. What will we learn from this? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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Bear pit pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

In other words, we enable digital and physical learning spaces in which they can freely explore ideas, argue with each other (and us) over concepts and theories and in so doing, develop their reasoning and thinking skills. They need to be aware that there are alternative perspectives and they need to be able to defend a position from attack. It's not the easiest route for learning, but it invariably turns out to be deep learning. education social media learnin

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. Mobile phones can be used for many purposes, most of which can either support good learning or undermine it. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

eXSpace exploration

Learning with 'e's

In this follow-on from one of my previous posts entitled Going to the wall , I'm going to highlight some of the features we plan to incorporate into our new experimental learning space (eXSpace) at Plymouth Institute of Education. I mentioned that among the many 'sand box' tools and technologies in the space will be a number of touch surfaces. Secondly, it will make it easier for teachers to work constructively alongside students using the same thinking and viewing space.


What is the role of microlearning in a blended learning approach?

Ed App

Learning has never been easier, faster, or more engaging. Now, we can learn almost anything in a matter of seconds from the comfort of home. Most organizations are using a mixture of blended learning, instructor-led, virtual classroom, and online methods.”. Today, we will look at one option that many companies are starting to use: blended learning. What is blended learning? BL is not purely traditional learning or digital learning: it is both.

How to Choose the Right Blended Learning Model for your Corporate Training

Obsidian Learning

Blended learning combines traditional face-to-face classroom teaching with online instruction. It’s a simple concept but becomes more complex when you consider that there is no one way to blend learning; online and face-to-face instruction can be combined into thousands of blended learning models. In many cases, blended learning may be the ideal choice because of the type of content. What Do Studies Say About Blended Learning? Space out the learning.

Reimagining workplace learning during COVID-19

CLO Magazine

In the healthcare space, providers are moving the less critical, more chronic medical appointments to alternative means such as telemedicine and virtual doctor visits. Learning institutions — from your neighboring high school to Harvard University (and another 300+ higher education institutions globally) — are all suspending academic sessions and innovating with online approaches. Could the pandemic be a black swan moment for innovation in workplace learning?

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Digital age learning

Learning with 'e's

In my Learning is learning post yesterday, I started a debate about andragogy and pedagogy. I held the position that the theory of andragogy (Malcolm Knowles) adds very little to our understanding of learning. In some ways, I argued, andragogy theory seems outmoded in the light of recent rapid developments in new teaching methods, learning resources and digital media. Heutagogy is a grand way of saying 'self directed or self determined learning'.

Lunatic fringe?

Learning with e's

His alternative to funnels was to establish 'learning webs' where students could share their expertise within their communities and learn from each other as the need arose, and as their interests drove them. For Illich, informal learning was more appropriately situated than formal learning, and therefore more relevant for lifelong learning. Teaching, it is true, may contribute to certain kinds of learning under certain circumstances.

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 19 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. Well, we fit into the extended enterprise learning space by focusing on the customer education segment. Regardless, they need to learn and learn fast. It’s a powerful yet more cost-effective alternative. What does your learning tech ecosystem look like?

The Future Of Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

If you are intrigued by the future of learning design, you won’t want to miss the second half of this interview with Karl Kapp. Karl: The biggest problem is that in the learning field we sometimes get seduced by the technology and forget the underlying learning need and, even more importantly, the underlying business need. Learning initiatives are not altruistic for companies. It means mini-games that reinforce learning.

Top eLearning Trends For 2018

Adobe Captivate

Having spent more than 14 years in the eLearning space and working closely with seasoned learning professionals at Tesseract Learning servicing global customers, I am sharing my thoughts on the trends for 2018. However, with Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality added to the mix, we have exciting new possibilities in the immersive learning space. Their application in learning is picking up now. AR will be used to trigger just-in-time learning.