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5 Implicit Signs That Your Virtual Classroom Is Set Up To Fail

Obsidian Learning

Is your organization prepared to make the leap to virtual training? This article highlights the warning signs that can indicate your virtual training is headed for less than successful outcomes. Know what to look for so you can get your virtual learning back on track!

Virtual Training Delivery Success: Tried and Tested Tips

Infopro Learning

The impact of Covid19 on the world of L&D has been significant. This jump has increased the need for online training solutions such as virtual instructor led training programs also known as VILT. A common pitfall that occurs during virtual types of training is distractions.


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Resources for Researching Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

Recently, a number of individuals have inquired about resources for virtual world research. Journal of Virtual World Research --Great resource. This journal has freely available PDF articles describing the vast amount of work being done in virtual worlds. Recently, the journal featured a number of articles on using virtual worlds in the field of Healthcare. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D Book 3D worlds

Virtual 3D World for Teacher Training

Kapp Notes

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) launched an online resource for potential and current educators in West Virginia called Teach West Virginia and as part of the initiative, a 3D world is playing a key role in the process. According to the article West Virginia looks to Second Life As part of the program, they have developed a unique and groundbreaking virtual world on the internet’s largest 3D virtual community, Second Life.

Recommended Research: Constructivism & Learning Technology

Adobe Captivate

Last week, we had an awesome virtual class on how to implement an effective gamification strategy within a corporate learning environment! In class, we briefly touched on some learning theories and research related to constructivism and the effective use of technology, games and gamification within the overall learning environment. The next blog posts will probably be devoted to virtual and augmented reality resources. (If Learning bridges: Mobile technologies in education.

MOOCs: Flipping the Corporate Classroom

Your Training Edge

I have said before that the real innovation of massive open online courses (MOOCs) is not technological (after all, we already had online videos, forums, and blogs), but pedagogical – the idea that content is king has been steamrolled by the Internet and the spread of open educational resources. Content, which thanks to Google is always at our fingertips, takes a backseat to building personal knowledge networks and solving real-world problems.

Mini glossary of technology in learning


Learning is increasingly taking place in a technology-driven mode, whether or not it is combined with traditional classroom settings. The growth of big data , generated by digital technologies, is also indissociable from the development of adaptive learning. Virtual Reality 101.

Principles for Creating a Successful Virtual Reality Learning Experience

Kapp Notes

In a recent article 3 Instructional Design Strategies For Virtual Reality Learning , I discussed three (among many) instructional design strategies for VR: Conceptual Orienteering, Critical Incident and Operational Application. In this article, I step back and look at seven fundamental principles that need to be designed into any VR experience. You’ll notice that all of these principles are included in the three instructional strategies mentioned in the above article.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 7

Upside Learning

Virtual classrooms: Online education is changing school hours, buildings, interactions. This article talks how online education would influence the size and shape of buildings, the hours they operate and the types of interaction students have with teachers and classmates — whether across the room or across the state. Technology in the Classroom should include these 7 Learning Tools. 2010: The Year Technology Replaced Talking.

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Best Practices for Moving Instructor-Led Training to Webinars and Virtual Classrooms (Live Online Learning)

Convergence Training

In this article, we’re focusing on a discussion Michelle had with Shannon Tipton , owner of Learning Rebels , and Jo Cook , owner of Lightbulb Moment , on live online training, which includes both webinars and virtual classrooms. Technology – how to pick your platform. How do virtual classrooms and webinars factor in as types of live online learning and how are they different than one another? When is a virtual classroom the right approach?

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

This year, however, our nation and the rest of the world remain frozen in place by Covid-19. For example, think about what’s happening in the world of work. As I discussed in last week’s post , organizations everywhere are suddenly taking a crash course in virtual learning. So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers. 4) Virtual Learning How-To Resources. 1) LEARNING TECHNOLOGY OFFERS.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 21, 2020

Mike Taylor

Evidence-based Ideas for Virtual Classroom Experiences. In this Learning Guild research report, Evidence-Based Ideas for Virtual Classroom Experiences, Jane Bozarth shares her findings on what makes for productive virtual learning experiences.

Top Five Ways to Use Screencasting in the Classroom

TechSmith Camtasia

This article was written by guest author Ron Kotlik for our quarterly education newsletter, the Learning Lounge. Screencasting is one of the most dynamic tools educators can use to transform their classroom in a dramatic fashion without investing a tremendous amount of time learning a new software piece or app. This article will focus on five easy ways educators can use the power of screencasting. This article is a not a “how to” of screencasting.

Challenges and Best Practice in LMS for Virtual Classroom Training

Hurix Digital

Keeping in step with the advancements in technology, more and more organizations across the globe are adopting learning management systems (LMS) to supplement their learning and training requirements. Compared to traditional classrooms, an LMS offers several advantages as learning is not restricted to a classroom lecture, which may or may not be followed by all learners in the group at the same pace, given their different learning abilities and capacities to retain and recall.

How to MOOC: Meaningful Assessment Through Real-World Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

So far in this series, we have looked at ways massive open online courses (MOOCs) have led educators and trainers to rethink how content is delivered and the role of social media in the corporate classroom. This article focuses on a topic that has historically been an albatross around the neck of training and development: assessment. A recent Forbes article identified the top 10 skills that organizations are looking for in new employees.

How to MOOC: Meaningful Assessment Through Real-World Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

So far in this series, we have looked at ways massive open online courses (MOOCs) have led educators and trainers to rethink how content is delivered and the role of social media in the corporate classroom. This article focuses on a topic that has historically been an albatross around the neck of training and development: assessment. A recent Forbes article identified the top 10 skills that organizations are looking for in new employees.

How To Use Technology For Warehouse Training: 5 Examples

Roundtable Learning

Did you know that integrating technology into your warehouse training program can improve your organization’s productivity, safety, and training costs? Now might be the perfect time to consider investing in technology for warehouse training.

Virtual Mentoring In Times of Crisis and Social Isolation


In a recent article in Psychology Today , Dr. Allison McWilliams, Assistant Vice President of Mentoring and Alumni Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University, stated, “How we take care of one another, and connect with one another, in this time of social distancing, is critical to how we survive this moment in time, and to how we emerge from it”. How Chronus Supports Virtual Mentoring. That’s where virtual mentoring comes in. Technology.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 3

Upside Learning

This article talks about Defense Acquisition University (DAU) where games have grown from being closely aligned with both the learning objectives and the context of the acquisition workforce to the launch of the first Department of Defense casual gaming site. eLearning Conferences 2011 : eLearning Technology. This article looks at several approaches to carrying out evaluation of training, including evaluation of eLearning. 5 Innovative Classroom Management Tools For Teachers.

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Singapore’s first Applied Games & VR Specialist Programme

Playware Studios

The Metaverse is refers to the multiple immersive and interactive virtual, augmented, and mixed realities that surround us today. Participants will also get to hear from and network with Industry Leaders and Champions in the Games, Virtual Reality and Immersive media Industries.

Measuring the Impact of Digital Technology on L&D Value

Learning Wire

In the end, digital technology will become part of their everyday working lives. Virtual classes mimic classroom-based workshops. Digital technology is no longer a cause for concern for training divisions, bearing in mind they provide the inspiration and execution in reaching their objectives. Stepping into the digital world. Despite reassuring progress, training divisions and L&D must not ease up on their efforts to adapt to the digital world.

5 Onboarding Training Challenges and 5 Opportunities Today’s Workforce Faces

Obsidian Learning

The trend toward virtual onboarding has only increased during this period of recent global uncertainty. Virtual onboarding, though not without challenges, provides many exciting opportunities that benefit your learners as well as your organization. Access to Technology and Content.

What is Virtual Reality Training? Everything You Need To Know

Roundtable Learning

What do you think of when someone talks about Virtual Reality ? But the future is now, and Virtual Reality (VR) is not only existent, but VR is used for gaming, cinema, and even company training. In this article, we will get back to the basics of virtual reality, including, what virtual reality is, how it’s used for training and development, along with the advantages and disadvantages of virtual reality training programs. What is Virtual Reality?

How Can Mobile Technology Change Education?


Research indicates that mobile technology is an ideal tool to facilitate a more engaging learning and teaching experience, and with the tech-savvy generation of children we are raising, it appears that mobile technology will change the way traditional classrooms operate. If you’re in the education space and wondering how you can marry mobile technology with learning, we’re here to inspire you. Here are eight ways to add mobile learning to your classroom.

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Fear of Virtual High Schools

Experiencing eLearning

 Did he mean that by this particular date that nearly 50 percent of high school students will be at home doing virtual schooling or that 50 pecent of the high school courses will have an “alternative online option&# to the course.  I teach History, do you think there will still be a need for plenty of classroom History and Geography teachers? This is a scary world we are living in.

Why Virtual Learning Is More Than Just VILT: Myths And Truths

Obsidian Learning

Virtual learning includes any form of learning that occurs with the assistance of computer technology. Although in this context we often think of virtual classrooms with a live instructor teaching somewhere at a distance, virtual learning is much more than that.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 eLearn: Opinions Good short article on characteristics of 2.0 Infiltrates the Classroom - ReadWriteWeb 9. Innovate: Moving from Theory to Real-World Experiences in an e-Learning Community 15.

Will the App Become the New Classroom?

Charles Jennings

(this article first appeared in the Spring 2016 Edition of Training Industry Quarterly) Classroom education emerged in a world of information paucity. The classroom was a critical tool. We now live in a world of information abundance. Yet much of today’s education and training in the world of work remains fixed to an era long gone. Classroom learning, by definition, is separate from the point-of-use of learned knowledge and skills.

How technology is changing training in the airline industry


Advances in technology and e-learning, however, may allow airlines to change the way some of that essential training is delivered as they quickly onboard an incoming Millennial and Generation Z workforce. Virtual reality is beginning to offer an alternative to physical flight simulators. Norwegian Air, an airline with crew members located all over the world, found it was a challenge to get everyone back to Norway for classroom training.

Why Your Software Company Needs Virtual Training Labs


We’ve all been there: stuck in a classroom while the sun blazes away outside, unable to concentrate as you struggle to stay awake through an all-day training session. The instructor is droning on, while the only new knowledge you think you’ll retain after today is the exact length of your attention span, and a rough calculation of how much work you could have done if you hadn’t been stuck in a classroom. Blog Business software training virtual labs

5 Steps to a Successful Blended Learning Strategy

Learning Rebels

In short, blended learning is any formal training/development program in which a person learns in part using technology, with some element of control over time, place, path, and/or pace. Keeping in mind that while training departments are using computers to support online training, they haven’t generally made full use of the available technology to provide their workforce with a true “blend” of instruction that gives people some element of control over their learning.



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Workplace learning in 10 years

E-Learning Provocateur

While all of these technologies were novel at one time or another, everyone has since learned to integrate them into their day-to-day activities. In a previous article , I said that workplace learning has thankfully become more constructivist and even connectivist over time. As the virtual workplace gains in popularity, more and more people will be working from home, in different cities and different countries. participatory culture connectivism AI virtual worlds e-learning

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 2

Upside Learning

This article on the Brandon Hall blog mentions new statistics on this new technology. Mike Baker looks at what makes a good teacher in this insightful article on BBC News. This article on Kapp Notes includes some educational game trailers that show a combination of video game-type interfaces with educational content. The constant stream of stimuli offered by new technology poses a profound new challenge to focusing and learning.

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How to Move From Classroom to Digital Learning

gomo learning

A mixture of face-to-face training and eLearning can offer the best of both worlds. Read on for tips on how to retain the impact of classroom learning while benefiting from the advantages of a digital learning environment. This advice will remain useful once the current COVID-19 crisis has passed, and this article highlights some of our favorite points, from an eLearning authoring perspective. Retaining the 3 Strengths of Classroom Learning in eLearning.

How to Stop Worrying About a Jobless Future? An article from Jean-Marc Tassetto, co-founder of Coorpacademy


This article has been originally published in Bdaily Business News. Here are some extracts of the article: “We all know that Artificial Intelligence and automation are coming at us at breakneck speed. According to The World Economic Forum, technologies like AI and Robotic Process Automation are indeed entering every profession, and at speed. ” You can read the article in its complete and original form here!

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6 Industries that can benefit from Virtual Reality Training


Virtual Reality headsets are a dream come true for global gamers, but eLearning professionals should also be excited about this futuristic tech. In this article, we’ll highlight 6 industries that can benefit from virtual reality training, so that you can determine if it’s a good fit for your corporate eLearning strategy. Virtual Reality Training: 6 Industries That Can Benefit Most. There are a variety of applications for Virtual Reality training in the sales industry.