Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

In the comments section of my previous post, Mike Caulfield kindly pointed me to the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network by Jonathan Mott. Mott’s blueprint is the Open Learning Network (OLN). Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE).

Is your learning environment brain-friendly?

Litmos

As L&D professionals, having a basic understanding of the inner workings of the brain can help us develop content and environments that are conducive to learning and retention. Tips on creating positive learning environments.

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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. Interactive Learning Environments Computers in Education

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Virtual Learning Environment

KnowledgeAnywhere

Of course, you might also consider a virtual learning platform, in which case you would join the 81 percent of companies who provide at least some of their training online. What is a Virtual Learning Environment? A virtual learning environment is an online system that allows education materials to be transmitted through the internet to transfer knowledge from organization to employee, or teacher to student. Books, Articles, and Other Writings.

Culture and Language Diversity in Online Learning Environment

TalentLMS

If there is one dimension that needs careful planning when designing an online learning program or a course, this is the culture and language diversity. In this article, we uncover some mandatory tips to bear in mind when designing content for the international learner body. By providing options, you are encouraging non-native English speakers to learn a concept in their own language and boost their productivity.

Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment - How a Blog Drives Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

I recently conducted a one-month leadership development program at Harbinger Group. The program, dubbed BaseCamp 2010, addressed 40 participants drawn from the senior and mid-level ranks of the company. The goal of the program was to expose participants to selected ideas in innovation, strategy, leadership and vision: all of them set in the context of high tech industry. We decided to set up an ad-hoc social learning environment mostly using freely available tools.

The Unexamined Leadership Program is Not Worth Doing

The Performance Improvement Blog

If you’re not going to evaluate a leadership development program, don’t do the program! End-of-program reactionnaires (aka smile sheets) don’t count as evaluation. Validation that the correct learning solution has been identified and suggestions for programme improvement.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

In my articles Online courses must die! and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration.

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Using MOOCs in Corporate Training Programs

Your Training Edge

Instructors across the board are being forced to rethink the best ways to deliver content and assess learning. In a previous article, we saw that the acronym MOOC is used to describe many types of courses, some of which very closely resemble traditional courses and others that are horses of a completely different color. Companies also have several options for how to integrate MOOCs into their training programs.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0 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 e-learning 2.0

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

“One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” Tin Can API (or ‘Experience API’) is one of the most extensively discussed technical topics amongst learning professionals all over the world today.

Why Employee Training Articles are Important for Your Employee Development

WalkMe Training Station

There are plenty of employee training articles on the internet. Many of them can help your organization create a more effective training programs for your employees. However, like most things on the internet, it’s also important to exercise a little discrimination in how you choose articles for your company’s training program. Where Can You Find Quality Employee Training Articles? What are the Benefits Training Articles?

Megatrends in MOOCs: #2 Facilitating Learning Organizations

Your Training Edge

The Internet has had profound impacts on education and training—not just on the practical aspects of how it is done, but on something much more fundamental: it has changed our core conceptions of what it means to teach and to learn. When you can learn anytime, not just from 6 to 8 p.m.

Why Artificial Intelligence Classroom Activity Is Gaining Ground

eLearning Industry

In this article, we discuss how new subfields of computer science align with the upgrading of administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational courses and training programs. Educational Technology Educational Technology Trends Virtual Classroom Virtual Learning Environment Virtual RealityTraditional LMS have popularized since their first introduction in the late 90’s.

Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Through an interview with John Congemi, senior manager of retail learning and development, we learn that all training initiatives at Best Buy now center on the three pillars of ROLE: freedom, co-creation and a robust library of learning content.

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Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices

Dashe & Thomson

Through an interview with John Congemi, senior manager of retail learning and development, we learn that all training initiatives at Best Buy now center on the three pillars of ROLE: freedom, co-creation and a robust library of learning content.

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eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

In my last two articles on eLearning, I focused on understanding the needs for your LMS and the assessment of the project for your organization through a feasibility analysis , which I recommend as your first two steps of your online course platform evaluation. Synchronous Learning.

8 Top Priorities For Your LMS Needs Assessment

Petra Mayer

When a company or organization decides to roll out a new Learning Management System (LMS) it typically raises many questions that an LMS Needs Assessment is designed to answer. As an added bonus this exercise will also determine the learning design in great part. Test Environment.

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.

Evaluation Questions for your LMS: Learner, Course and Program

TalentLMS

So you have a bunch of eLearning programs already in circulation. The process of receiving feedback and measuring the effectiveness of learning programs, learners and course facilitators is known as evaluation. Did you achieve the learning objectives of this course?

e-Learning Programs' Support Services to Learners

eFront

The most e-Learning developers focuses on instructional design, curriculum design, project management, etc. However, how do we support our learners before, during, and after an e-Learning course, program, and (or) certificate? Some of you might think what is the purpose of not focusing only in the creation and development of an e-Learning course. By focusing on the support services before the the e-Learning course begin you will attract and prepare the learners.

Demonstrating Your Training Program’s Return on Investment

Learning Wire

If you’ve missed the previous article … Technology can make professional learning affordable, easy, and convenient. As distance‐learning programs grow ever more popular, companies have discovered that technology‐ driven learning can be a critical tool to communicate new information and regulations with far‐flung workers, and to help businesses that are experiencing significant growth get employ- ees quickly on the same page. Learning trends

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35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Once again, I found myself falling behind in getting through all the great eLearning content that gets brought together by eLearning Learning. And I was happy to see that my Twitter for Learning post got the top spot for the second half of the month. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010 Collection of articles around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0,

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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. I will also post my own summaries of select articles over the next few weeks. Video games and the future of learning.

How to use Video to Benefit Your Organization’s Learning Program

KZO Innovations

How does your workforce rate your staff learning program? By 2016, 98% of organizations are predicted to use video as part of their digital learning strategy (Source: Training Zone ). So, now is the time to consider the value of utilizing video as part of your workforce’s learning program. Below I’ll explain exactly why and how your workforce can benefit from using video in your organization’s learning program. Audit your learning program.

The future is bright: corporate learning gets smart

Torrance Learning

This article was also posted in Education & Career News. Rapid development tools allow the fast and easy creation of new elearning programs, and organizations can choose from a variety of off-the-shelf libraries containing thousands of courses for very low cost.

Open e-learning development: is free software really free?

The E-Learning Curve

In the next few articles I will be looking at a group of applications that are neither open source proper nor commercially available programs. Open e-learning development: is free software really free? is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning open e-learning environment open standards e-Learning Authoring free-to-use gratis libre debate open source software

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New MOOC Models: Blended Learning

Your Training Edge

If there’s one thing we have learned from the rapid changes in education and training over the past year it is that there is more than one way to do things, even in education. They have broadened the scope of what people expect from courses and from technology-enabled learning tools.

Resolution: This Year Create a Stronger, Smarter Organization

Marcia Conner

They brought me in to reimagine their recruiting, talent management, and leadership development program. Before we started, I spent time learning about their organizational culture, wanting to ensure new team members would be able to excel where the old team could not.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program.

Learning still isn’t very learner-centric

Litmos

Learners are inching closer to the center of learning but still have a way to go. For the better part of a decade, learning professionals talked about making learning more learner-centric and it’s only increased with the renewed focus on the learner experience.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program.

Managers are the key to learning and development

Litmos

For as much time as we spend talking about learning management, companies do not seem to spend a lot of time thinking about learning and managers. Context : Managers know how learning relates to the job at hand. Modern learning is all about personalization and contextualization.

Three ways to make learners more comfortable with L&D

Litmos

So, what can these trends tell you about how to provide learning for your audience? Find ways to reassure them they are on the right path , both for their own learning goals and for the system they are using. Learning should be no different.