Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Communication: How to Use Both to Absolutely Dominate Remote Work

TechSmith Camtasia

The answers often come down to the choice between synchronous vs. asynchronous communication. What is synchronous communication? Synchronous simply means that the communications happen in real time, with all parties engaged simultaneously. Synchronous vs. asynchronous?

10 Tips for Using Synchronous E-Learning


10 Tips for Using Synchronous E-Learning. Synchronous e-learning can deliver incredible results with learners enjoying the experience and you achieving your training goals. As with most training strategies, however, you must make sure you use best practices when deploying synchronous e-learning courses. Below are 10 tips to help you get the best possible result when using synchronous e-learning. What is Synchronous E-Learning? 10 Synchronous E-Learning Tips. .

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Case Study: Engaging Learners in the Synchronous Distance Environment by Kim Bahr and Irene Boland

Learning Solutions Magazine

To accomplish more with fewer resources, many organizations are turning from costly traditional face-to-face (F2F) training to alternate methods, such as self-paced eLearning and distance learning. Here is a summary of the techniques used recently to convert a four-day F2F course to a synchronous distance format, highlighting design considerations, successes, and best practices. Blended Design Strategies Getting Started Synchronous

We should not equate online learning with asynchronous learning

CLO Magazine

In fact, today’s students can choose between two qualitatively different types of online learning — asynchronous and synchronous. But an increasing number of universities, ranging from Ohio State University to Singularity University, are offering face-to-face, real-time synchronous courses online. Most aspects of a synchronous online class are different: Classes take place via videoconferencing software that allows you to see and hear others face-to-face, live and in real time.

Telepresence: upping the stakes in synchronous online communication

Clive on Learning

So, I was interested to read in The Economist this week - see 'Far away yet strangely personal' - about attempts by Cisco and Hewlett Packard to provide a more appealing alternative to what it calls the 'despised business of videoconferencing'. I've just booked a four-day trip to Indianapolis to participate in a client problem-solving meeting. There are just four of us participating, two from the UK, to from the USA.

Using Teleseminars For Training

The eLearning Coach

Teleseminars offer a low-cost, low-tech alternative to synchronous training. Tags: DESIGN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN synchronous training teleseminars virtual classroom webinars Post from: The eLearning Coach Using Teleseminars For Training.

How to Add Events to Audio and Video in Lectora and Lectora Online


Lectora® and Lectora® Online make it easy to synchronize events—add actions—to audio and video playback. This blog will show you step-by-step how to synchronize events to audio and video files within Lectora and Lectora Online titles. For more information, view the Information Center (aka Help) topics on “Synchronizing events of an audio/video object.”. Any available action in Lectora and Lectora Online may be synchronized. Step 4: Synchronize Actions.

How to Design 508 Compliant eLearning Courses

Infopro Learning

Alternatively, make use of the keyboard. Alternatively, avoid the use of drop-down menus as screen readers will interpret them as a single object. While Lectora provides better options for synchronized captioning for multimedia elements. Statistically, over 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired, do you design eLearning that they can take? Designing eLearning for all.

The next normal

E-Learning Provocateur

While many of us had been offering online courses and other alternatives to in-person training for years, suddenly nothing could be run in a traditional classroom setting; and so as a collective we’ve been forced to shift learning and development online. Instead of simply replicating classroom experiences in an online environment, this is an opportunity shift our thinking to consider a broad spectrum of alternatives.

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Arlo + Zapier just got better

Arlo Training & Events Software

Watch the video 5 ways to use Zapier to automate training management processes From synchronizing events with an Outlook Calendar to creating a new contact in Hubspot – here are five integrations that solve key problems for training providers.

Training a Remote Workforce via eLearning: Challenges and Options


They support synchronous (in real-time), asynchronous (offline, self-paced-learning), and a blended (both former modes) delivery of training content. Training records are updated on the LMS and synchronized with the HR software too (on request).

Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online: Step 4


Many students appreciate the option to choose how they will demonstrate their acquisition of knowledge and skills, and many times, students perform better on alternative forms of assessment compared to a test. They should be woven into both the asynchronous course material and synchronous interactions. Step 4: Evaluation. After following steps 1 to 3 in your journey, you are now several weeks into teaching online.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | July 31, 2020

Mike Taylor

Last week’s most clicked item: BETTER THAN BULLET POINTS: ALTERNATIVE TEXT SLIDE DESIGNS. How Can We Make the Most of Synchronous and Asynchronous Time in Distance Learning? “The excitement of learning separates youth from old age.

TCC08: Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible

Experiencing eLearning

Alternate methods of presentation & evaluation. Online course with asynchronous (LMS) & synchronous (Web conferencing). Hearing and speaking during synchronous meetings. Alternative text for audio (i.e., Alternative computer input (too much to go into in this session–lots of options). Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible to Students with Disabilities.

Adobe RoboHelp 11: Sharing Resources via Dropbox

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Alternatively, you can click the Browse button and manually locate your Dropbox folder.).     My Resource Manager alerted me that my shared assets weren't synchronized (via the red icon shown in the image below). When content isn't synchronized, it's likely that team members aren't using the same content. All he had to do was click the Update button and his content was automatically synchronized with mine. by Kevin Siegel.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 17, 2020

Mike Taylor

In part 2 of this article, Patti Shank analyzes how asynchronous and synchronous tools support different types of learning interactions. She also describes the best ways to use asynchronous and synchronous learning. Videoconferencing Alternatives: How Low-Bandwidth Teaching Will Save Us All. Great post here from Daniel Stanford (@dstanford) that compliments Patti’s synchronous / asynchronous article above.

eLearning Guild Presentation: Applying ADDIE to 3D Worlds

Kapp Notes

Also, several people asked for some resources related to virtual worlds so here are a few: Here are links to Virtual Worlds (beyond Second Life): Alternatives to Second Life (one) Alternatives to Second Life Continued (two) ProtonMedia's ProtoSphere Forterra Systems And here is a great tour of many virtual worlds, all in 8 minutes. The schedule for the first day of the online conference.

Accessible Training Videos Improve Employee Learning & Engagement

3Play Media

Closed captions provide a text alternative to relevant auditory info in a video. They are time-synchronized and include speech, speaker labels, and all critical sound effects. Accessible training videos are beneficial to everyone.

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ID Badges: My Experience with TIfPI’s Certification

Experiencing eLearning

Seven years ago, I argued that if we had an evidence-based certification, that could be one tool for people who came to ID from an alternate path. Although I have some other certifications from previous jobs ( CTT+ and Expert Synchronous Producer ), I didn’t have anything formal saying I knew how to do instructional design. Last month, I earned my badge for Instructional Design: Goal- or Problem-Based Scenarios [ID(GPS+)] from The Institute for Performance Improvement (TIfPI).

How Video Accessibility Improves UX and SEO

3Play Media

For example, alternative text for multimedia is available to search engines, but it can also be understood by someone who’s blind and uses a screen reader. Captions are time-synchronized text that can be read while watching a video. Transcripts are a word-for-word text representation of a video’s spoken content without the time-synchronization. Online video has the profound ability to communicate a message quickly and to engage in effective storytelling simultaneously.

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Getting Learners to Collaborate in a Virtual Learning Environment


While live interactions may be limited in an academic setting, learners may still be able to work as a team by using alternative communication channels such as chats and forums. Synchronous live Chats.

Beginner’s Guide to Pinterest Video Accessibility

3Play Media

Captions, also commonly referred to as subtitles, are time-synchronized text that visually depicts the audio content. However, there is an alternative workaround that will increase the accessibility of your videos.

Seven Ways to Use the iPad for Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

The baiters are mostly alternate technology lovers and who will hate pretty much anything that Apple develops; simply because of Apple’s “captive/lock-in users&# business model. Shared Collaborative Environments – Synchronous collaborative environments that you can carry around you should be possible with a device like the iPad. The lack of a camera prevents synchronous video, but that’s a niggle. The iPad is here.

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Give your Professional Associations a Worthwhile LMS Therapy


However, all the associations which fall in the nonprofit sector, often face challenges associated with legacy learning technology like managing various systems, poor synchronization and many more. Do you know what are associations? and what are they known for? Then let me clear the air for you !!!!! Association are the government bodies which aims at selling training courses. These associations can be into any domain like healthcare, education, hospitality, transport etc.

Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products

Tony Karrer

In summary, it is possible to use Captivate to achieve a combination of multiple screen animations, TTS sounds, and subtitles on a slide, with a process of manual synchronization using time-line editing. Speech-Over is well-integrated with PowerPoint and creates, combines and synchronizes voice media effects, subtitle effects and screen object animation effects by working directly with PowerPoint APIs. Synchronization is automatic; time-line editing is not required.

Agile eLearning - 27 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

ID Reflections Agile e-learning - Clive on Learning The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Agile Re-explained - The Learning Generalist I lost my agile virginity - Challenge to Learn Tackling Wicked Problems Using an Iterative Approach - ID Reflections Get Real: Mission Critical E-learning - Lars is Learning The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Why Synchronous Learning makes so much sense today - The Learning Generalist ADDIE isn't dead; how can it be?

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How to Replace Meetings With Video-Based Discussions

TechSmith Camtasia

Synchronous meetings (whether face-to-face or virtual) also present some other, less obvious, challenges such as: People talking over each other Quiet people don’t always speak up People multi-tasking or not engaged Hearing, “Sorry, this room is booked” Hearing, “Sorry, I have to run to another meeting”. An alternative approach to meetings. However, using videos to share information and start a collaborative discussion can be a great alternative.

How to Maintain Instructional Continuity in Times of Crisis

Hurix Digital

Consider what mechanisms are in place to deliver classes synchronously or asynchronously. Typically, with the flipped model, the more abstract and complex topics would be left for the synchronous portion of the class, and the more straightforward topics are completed online and asynchronously. Arrange alternate activities in place of the lab assignment, or complete the lab activities at a later date.

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How to Publish Online Video

3Play Media

Closed captions are time-synchronized text that can be read while watching a video. They make video accessible to deaf and hard of hearing viewers by providing a text-based and time-synchronized alternative to the audio. . An interactive transcript is a time-synchronized transcript that allows a user to search across the spoken audio of a video and play from any point in the video by clicking within the transcript.

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Thinking Beyond the Course


One of the activities is looking at a suite of courses that are currently offered, and considering alternative approaches. And, at times, even if there are complexities, you can do a blended online approach and have some synchronous online time as well. Reflecting after the call, I started thinking about some alternatives, and then decided to go all in. That is, what are all the alternatives that we can pull out of the performance ecosystem ?

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

Origin Learning

Blended model has had the classroom as its base of digital components providing the much needed experiential learning, giving the flexibility to the learners to choose their own schedules in case of asynchronous learning or locations in synchronous learning. Depending on the required outcomes, it is significant to suggest and convince the client to consider an appropriate alternative, Focus on organisational goals and key performance drivers.

What is Blended Learning?


Webinars have become a more viable alternative for face-to-face classroom sessions – and they’re delivered online! These tools integrate with an LMS to synchronize session setup, registration and attendance reporting. This is done by synchronizing data from one system to the other. Blended learning definition: Blended learning is the combination of traditional, face-to-face learning methods with technology-based, eLearning methods.

Creating Accessible eLearning: What You Need to Know


Alternative Text. One of the most essential and straightforward methods for creating accessible content is to provide alternative text, or text equivalents, for course elements like graphics, audio, and video. Most authoring tools, like Lectora ®, provide a way to define the alternative text or ALT text for visual elements in your course. Be sure to consider appropriate and descriptive alternative text as you develop content.

3 Secrets to Creating Better Video

3Play Media

Captions are time-synchronized text that can be read while watching a video. Transcripts are not time-synchronized, so they’re typically best for audio-only content like podcasts. Since video content is not text-based, it’s important to provide an alternative way to inform Google what your video is about so that it can rank in searches. It’s predicted that 82% of the world’s internet traffic will be video by 2020.

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


Alternatively, there are also a variety of ready-made theme-based templates available that can be utilized. Images and text can be synchronized with audio or video to create a ‘WOW’ effect. 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.