Interactive Learning Environments

Learning with e's

The current special issue of the journal Interactive Learning Environments focuses on 'Social Networks Research', and here's a heads up for the next issue, due out in December, which has just gone to press. tools and technologies for learning, there will be a feast of articles in the special issue entitled 'Web 2.0 for Interactive e-Learning', which has been edited by Yueh-Min Huang, Stephen J.H. Interactive Learning Environments Computers in Education

That’s not my style: Learning preferences and instructional design

Obsidian Learning

In a recent blog post published by the New York Times , Anna North noted that the concept of “learning styles” is still prevalent among educators, even though there is little empirical research to support it. In fact, students preparing to be teachers are often taught about “learning styles” in their courses. Let’s take a look at what the research literature has to say on “learning styles” and how they apply to instruction.

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Learning Thursday #4: Is Constructivism an Effective Approach to Instructional Design?

Adobe Captivate

Learning Thursday is a blog series that features a new L&D article every other week along with discussion points. Check out the last Learning Thursday here. Last October, I posted a list of articles related to constructivism and the effective use of technology, games and gamification within the learning environment. Learners are exposed to an environment and framework that allows them to derive meaning as opposed to passively receiving information.

Learning by Influence or Influence to Learn?

Origin Learning

When it comes to learning and development and skills enhancement, organizations prefer to look for tangible outcomes. The flow and schedule of training programs in enterprises are done keeping in mind the measure of performance, productivity and how the learnings impact business. If time, energy, and effort allocation are key factors, the cost-benefit assessment that becomes the core of a learning architecture, is what defines the design and structure of the workplace learning.

Leveraging The Benefits Of Blended Learning For The Next Generation Workforce

G-Cube

When it comes to embracing the benefits of online learning by incorporating mobility and social media, then blended learning comes as a solution. The significance of blended learning has been redefined in every single way. It is a perfect combination of e-learning software used in a traditional classroom environment to provide effective training courses. Social Learning: A Significant Piece in Blended Learning. e-Learning Blended Learning

It takes all sorts

Learning with e's

You've probably guessed that I'm very pleased with the way they have applied themselves to the task of identifying key e-learning research areas, and then designing their projects as self-organised studies. They have been involved with the international Atlantis Project for the past year, which among other things took them to Cork in Ireland and Frankfurt/Darmstadt in Germany for 2 weeks, where they were engaged fully in international collaborative e-learning research.

The Many Benefits Of Tapping Into Organizational Knowledge

G-Cube

Along with a number of other ramifications, this shift brings with itself the need for ‘lifetime learning’. In this scenario, Technology-aided learning builds a successful organization. An analysis of these numbers was conducted to predict future strategies. Many organizations make success stories out of knowledge sharing and continuous workplace learning and can be termed as Learning Organizations. Individual Learning. Team or Group Learning.

Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online: Step 5

CourseArc

The beauty of online learning is that the methods and activities can be used whether students return to the classroom, learn from home, or experience a combination of both. What Role and Benefits Can Online Learning Have in the Everyday Classroom? Keep Learning!

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Evaluating Your eLearning

eFront

Similarly, research in game studies has generally focused upon approaches based upon playing leisure games, and therefore do not take enough account of factors including the context, learning theory and practice and the attributes of the learner and learner group.” (de On the whole, this structured analysis provides a comprehensive support to the training developers and facilitators who work in teams to create game-like trainings.

Creating Custom Learning Programs for Online Learners

Hurix Digital

At present, wisdom is considered to be the ability to perceive and learn. . And do you know what has facilitated this unique form of learning? . Here’s a set of tips to create learning programs for online learners- Determine Different Learning Preferences. Mobile learning.

4 Ways to Boost Learning in the Workplace

Your Training Edge

If you were to look around your organization today, how would you describe your learning culture? If you fall somewhere in between, what steps are you taking to improve your learning culture? Align Business Goals with Learning Objectives. Brand Your Learning & Development.

Defining Assessment Items from Learning Goals

TalentLMS

Without assessments both the course and the learning promise are incomplete. Assessments are evidence that learning did take place, that learners have achieved the learning goals and are now ready to perform it in the work-context. What about the pilot who says he loves to fly and learned flying through “lots of practice!”? Assessments establish learning by linking performance to learning goals. Assessment items are directly inherited from learning goals.

How Big Data is Changing Corporate Learning for the Better

Learning Wire

Pulse surveys and feedback apps, along with on-the-spot assessments and digital learning, offer companies fast results, creating even more new data. So what does this mean for corporate learning? Just as people data is helping businesses get the most out of HR, it will also lead to big, positive changes in the learning field itself. Ultimately, this data will be the stepping stone to building learning communities and networks, and making experts more visible.

Online Classes vs Traditional Classes – Find the Best for You

learnWorlds

Since the emergence of online learning, there has been a discussion on whether online classes are better than traditional classes. In the case of distance learning, it may be most appropriate at colleges and universities. What is Online Learning? What is Online Learning?

Twitter VLE Conversation - Best of eLearning Last Week

Tony Karrer

In case you missed any of these great posts last week - here's a recap of what the top stuff was from eLearning Learning. Kapp Notes , April 20, 2009 Fantastic File Converter - eLearning Acupuncture , April 24, 2009 Throw away your powerponits, simply use Prezi - Ignatia Webs , April 21, 2009 Learning Tools: for the Educator/Teacher - Don't Waste Your Time , April 20, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals.

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Promoting Informal Learning at the Workplace—Featuring 5 Examples

EI Design

In our early years, informal learning is the significant way we learn. In fact, we continue to learn through this approach even at the workplace. In spite of this, many people are skeptical about the impact of informal learning at the workplace. However, I believe that it should be part of the overall learning strategy as learners respond positively to it and organizations can easily provide support to promote it. Learning at the workplace happens all the time.

eTextbooks: Reasons Students Prefer Digital Reading Experience

Kitaboo

Digital publishing is transforming the face of education with eTextbooks and helping students enjoy the learning process. . It has useful insights on learning trends and helps in understanding why eTextbooks should be a serious consideration for academic publishers.

Top 5 Effective Ways to Deliver Corporate Training Videos

Kitaboo

Video training supports multisensory learning. Further benefits of using mobile-based devices for delivery of corporate training videos are – Flexibility to learners – Learning anywhere, anytime. Promotes bite-sized learning. Collaborative learning.

How Do Serious Games Boost Learning

Designing Digitally

Serious games are being deemed by analysts as the next big wave of technology meditated learning. The innovative concept of game based learning is built around the ideas of game mechanics; taking the principles that make playing games so enticing, and incorporating them in a learning context to allow better practice of skills and practical applications, as well as enhance retention and recollection of knowledge.

5 Ways to Develop Student-Centric Online Programs for Higher Education

Hurix Digital

Even though these standardized models of learning did simplify things for the institutions and teachers, it is now being recognized that they offered limited benefits to students. The traditional methods of learning place the teacher in a pivotal role as the primary source of knowledge.

What is Adult Learning Theory?

LearnUpon

Every trainer’s ambition is to make corporate learning as impactful and engaging as possible. Adult Learning Theory, also known as a ndragogy is a concept that has been around for years. It highlights the distinct ways adults best respond to learning and it’s a must-know for any training provider. Adult learning is a relatively simple theory to grasp, so let’s explain what it is and how its principles can be applied to your corporate learning strategy.

Promoting Informal Learning at the Workplace—Featuring 5 Examples

Adobe Captivate

In our early years, informal learning is the significant way we learn. In fact, we continue to learn through this approach even at the workplace. In spite of this, many people are skeptical about the impact of informal learning at the workplace. However, I believe that it should be part of the overall learning strategy as learners respond positively to it and organizations can easily provide support to promote it. Learning at the workplace happens all the time.

Defining Assessment Items from Learning Goals

TalentLMS

Without assessments both the course and the learning promise are incomplete. Assessments are evidence that learning did take place, that learners have achieved the learning goals and are now ready to perform it in the work-context. What about the pilot who says he loves to fly and learned flying through “lots of practice!”? Assessments establish learning by linking performance to learning goals. Assessment items are directly inherited from learning goals.

Learning Communities List

Tony Karrer

As we are wrapping up the week for Learn Trends , one of the questions we faced was what to do with the Ning community that sprung up to support the conference. I'm pretty sure we are going to leave it up, but I'm also pretty sure that it will sit fairly dormant until the next learning event. The discussion today suggested that it would be nice if there were a way to transfer the connections being made during the conference out to other networks or learning communities.

How to Effectively Design an eLearning Course

ProProfs

This results in successful learning. Do a Needs Analysis. Analyze and understand your target audience and their learning needs. What are their knowledge gaps/learning objectives? What are their preferred learning styles? Learning & Training

Learning on the Fly

CLO Magazine

Imagine if companies could customize their training so that it met the exact needs of every learner, giving them only the lessons they need and making sure they learned those skills before moving on. This is the premise of adaptive learning and it is going to change the way learning leaders think about training and the content they provide to their people. It uses intelligent educational technology to predict what the learners know, and what they need to learn next.”.

Never Too Late to Learn New Tricks

CLO Magazine

New platforms and approaches have emerged that better meet the working and learning styles and cadence of millennials. Competitive or workplace reality: It’s an uncertain and rapidly changing environment that most organizations find themselves navigating. Organizations must routinely disrupt themselves; this is only possible when employees (all employees) are willing to engage in their own disruption through ongoing learning and skills development.

7 powerful teaching strategies for engaged corporate learners

eFront

I’m sure you remember a tutor from your college days who could fill you with enthusiasm for the most mundane of subjects and made you want to learn more. You want your corporate learners to have the same enthusiasm, energy and excitement from the content on your online learning platform. When designing and structuring your content, consider what your employees actually need to learn , as well as when and how. However, learning by oneself can be extremely hard.

Using predictive analytics and big data for training advantage

Aptara

Training and learning programs are major tools for organizations to use - but only if they are designed, built and managed in a way that actually increases employee productivity. E-learning platforms can be used to increase employee engagement and retention and help improve the productivity and performance of both individuals and the company as a whole. Research has found that today's workers want training, learning and growth opportunities from employers.

Top 50 Learning Systems for 2020 (Rankings #50 to #40)

eLearning 24-7

It’s that time of the year, to announce my Top 50 Learning Systems for 2020, starting off with the rankings of #50 to #40. A couple of points, before diving in: The analysis was based on an extensive criteria, that will be covered shortly. A vendor was not required to be in my learning system search engine, FindAnLMS to be considered. Because so many learning systems are ubitiqutous from a feature set, they were placed into an entire grouping for the rankings.

Any e-learning professional

CommLab India

The way e-learning has transformed the distribution of information is truly remarkable. From A-Z, the e-learning industry has a language all its own. In this article, I am listing the various terms involved in a successful e-learning. Here is my A-Z of e-learning. A – Adult Learning Principles. Part of being an effective educator involves understanding how adults learn best –Steven Lieb. B – Blended Learning . Involve me and I learn”.

Onsite Training: An Ideal Solution for Any Size Company 

Continu

For example, you can pick the room size you need, the table configurations or the ideal environment to train your employees. And by controlling the environment, the more your employees will be engaged during training and the more likely they will retain the information learned once training is complete. If you are a smaller company and do not have a learning department, hiring an outside firm to run your training may seem beneficial. What are your learning objectives?

Don’t Just Transfer Classroom Training to E-learning – Transform!

CommLab India

E-learning must address different learning styles. So, how can you ensure that your classroom training resources are transformed into effective e-learning courses? This is important as the format of your online learning course will depend on how your learners will access the training material. For example, salespeople are mostly on the move and seldom have time to access technology-enabled learning material sitting at their desks.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010 I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. The discussion forms part of the agenda for the World of Learning Conference, an event that I have enjoyed participating in for something like ten years now.

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

The top posts from sources selected for Informal Learning Flow in the first six months of 2009: Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles - OReilly Radar , January 11, 2009. fMRI of Learning Styles: Confirmation of Visual and Verbal Learners - Eide Neurolearning Blog , March 30, 2009. Ofsted survey – Virtual learning environments: an evaluation of their development in a sample of educational settings - Fortnightly Mailing , January 13, 2009.

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Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses Matters When looking for a new Learning Management System, there are a multitude of questions that must be asked, starting with: What do I need my LMS to be able to do to allow us to reach our eLearning goals? In this webcast, you’ll learn the steps to become a mindful leader. Learn to meditate. Evaluate the results of a blended learning campaign.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Employees and partners with more capacity to learn are more versatile in adapting to future conditions. It’s all a matter of learning, but it’s not the sort of learning that is the province of training departments, workshops, and classrooms.

Selecting the Best From the Rest

CLO Magazine

To ensure employees have the learning they need to be successful, choosing the right learning delivery method is essential. There are many ways to deliver learning. When the goal is top performance, what method learning leaders choose to deliver that learning can be as important as the content. Executive education programs also are being influenced by the available range of learning modalities. Learning Investments 1. Choose a learning modality.

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How to Build High Impact Courses that Get Lasting Results with Instructional Designer Julie Dirksen

LifterLMS

Learn how to build high impact courses that get lasting results with instructional designer Julie Dirksen in this LMScast episode with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Julie is the author of the book Design For How People Learn. Chris and Julie discuss the various gaps in student’s learning, and how online course creators can optimize their programs to help their students succeed. Chris and Julie talk about the various learning gaps that are holding students back.

Flipping Over Teaching and Learning with Technology

TechSmith Camtasia

While the technology itself isn’t new, the discussion about how these technologies can improve teaching and learning has taken on a new urgency. Khan didn’t invent the idea of the flipped classroom, it was initially proposed by Lage, Platt and Treglia in their article “ Inverting the Classroom: A Gateway to Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment.” The intersection between teaching, learning and technology. Guest post by Steve Salik, Ph.D.

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