5 Major Players in Distance Learning

LearnDash

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. Below is her assessment of who is worth watching in the distance learning space.

USDLA – Advocating the Growth of Distance Learning

Web Courseworks

This week I wanted to take a look at the United States Distance Learning Association and their upcoming 5th Annual Conference that is scheduled for May 1st-4th in St. In a time of mobile technology, social networking, and a world that beckons us to embark on a lifelong journey of learning, distance learning is what bridges the gap between all of these concepts and helps facilitate the evolution of learning.

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Tools of Engagement Slides from Texas Distance Learning Session

Kapp Notes

Here are some slides and information covered in my presentation at the Texas Distance Learning Association conference. Learn “How to Write a Syllabus” with this course. Learn to Write a Syllabus by Karl Kapp. Gamification of Learning by Karl Kapp.

Resources from Texas Distance Learning Association Keynote

Kapp Notes

Here are some resources related to gamification and, more importantly, thinking like a game designer when creating instruction from my fun keynote with everyone form the Texas Distance Learning Association. Quest for Learning Engagement: Adventure Versions from Karl Kapp.

Distance Learning and the LMS: Advice From a Higher Education Expert

Talented Learning

Many colleges and universities have launched distance learning programs, but student success rates remain inconsistent. In this interview, distance learning veteran Nancy Rubin, Ph.D. TL: What are the hallmarks of a highly engaging online learning program?

Healthcare Associations to Meet

Web Courseworks

Learn, Network and Connect in Chicago this November Though I have had the pleasure of attending many conferences held by ASAE, my first visit to the Healthcare Associations Conference will take place this coming November. eLearning asae association Barbara Natterson-Horrowitz books Chicago conferences Continuing Medical Education distance learning elearning healthcare Healthcare Kaizen Jon Aleckson Mark Graban Mark Milroy Mary Martin Lowe Web Courseworks workshops Zoobiquity

Associations’ Mission to Teach: Social Media vs. Formal Education

Web Courseworks

Educators, however, would argue that “informal learning”, although [.]. eLearning association distance learning elearning formal education Google instructional design Jon Aleckson social media Web CourseworksIn the midst of the Digital Age, we have instant access to knowledge that was once difficult or impossible to find. Just Google it”: a modern day mantra. Social media discussions have become a common way to obtain information.

Top Four HOT Concepts in Distance Learning

E-Learning Acupuncture

Distance Learning itself. At my institution, we are scratching our heads a little bit wondering why we have an above average number of enrollments in our distance learning courses. So called ‘anytime, anywhere’ learning. Mobile learning.

The Virtual LMS Administrator

Web Courseworks

What has become interesting about this role is that some associations are looking at the possibility of a virtual LMS Administrator. Having a virtual administrator also means that an association can expand their job reach to any part of the country or world.

When CEs Aren’t Enough: How to Engage and Empower Learners

Association eLearning

Activities and classes are often selected based on ease and convenience to complete, not because they sound interesting or appeal to his learning style. They were learning by doing.

Secret to Creating Self-Motivated Learners

Association eLearning

When was the last time you got excited about learning something new? Chances are it was something you wanted to learn and you started off with small, but meaningful learning goals that were great personal achievements. What’s the most recent learning experience you enjoyed?

Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

Web Courseworks

Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. If you’re an association education or technology director, you might be intrigued by the possibility of bringing badges to your members. If your association uses WordPress, you should definitely check out BadgeOS.

6 Signs It’s Time to Invest in an LMS

Association eLearning

By now, most organizations have at least experimented with online learning in one way or another. But no matter the form, associations are seeing an increased demand for online member education and many are finding it to be a great source of non-dues revenue.

So you want to eliminate the online teacher?

Web Courseworks

Your member Experts should lead online courses I often get inquiries from national associations looking to move their face to face workshops online. eLearning distance learning elearning eLearning myths expert instructor Jon Aleckson Web CourseworksThe first myth I always need to be dispelled is that an expert instructor is no longer needed; the second is that online courses carry higher profit margins. It is true that [.].

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New Partnership for eLearning Thought Leaders Webinar Series

Web Courseworks

Torrance will walk us through how xAPI will change learning and performance strategies as well as challenges instructional designers may face with the implementation of xAPI. Mobile Learning: A Practical Strategy. Learning Business Maturity Model. Learn more at [link].

eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer

Web Courseworks

Instructional designers and eLearning managers can learn something from Cammy Bean’s book. The accidental aspect of our careers is symbolic of the life-long learning journey most adults should ready themselves for. Here we learn: Avoid Bling for the sake of Bling.

Change the title, change the work?

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Have I had it wrong all these years … is not been about me being a Learning Technologist (LT), I’ve actually been an Instructional Designer (ID) instead? Bear with me here … This reflection is the 18th entry in my ‘what is a learning technologist’ series.

Top Tech-Based Ways to Train a Distributed Workforce

The Learning Dispatch

One of the enduring challenges in the learning and development world is how to disseminate training classes to the largest audience in the least amount of time. Conquering Distance Education: Top 4 Ways to Train Staff Across the Miles. Happily, there are other ways to conquer distance.

What Is eLearning? The Good, Bad, and The Ugly

Association eLearning

You might also notice eLearning being referred to as online learning, web-based learning, or distance learning. Not surprisingly, research has shown that there are distinct advantages to this style of learning. We don’t forget what we learn through failure.

Top Tech-Based Ways to Train a Distributed Workforce

The Learning Dispatch

One of the enduring challenges in the learning and development world is disseminating training classes to the largest audience in the least amount of time. Conquering Distance Education: Top 4 Ways to Train Staff Across the Miles. Happily, there are other ways to conquer distance.

The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers

Performance Learning Productivity

Last month Tony Karrer wrote an very insightful piece on his eLearning Technology blog about the Business of Learning. Tony equated the challenges of the learning industry to those of the publishing industry. The same applies to the Learning industry.

Learner Engagement – Are Games the Answer?

Association eLearning

If you read industry journals like “T&D” from ASTD or Associations Now, you’ll see that engagement is hot. Everyone is talking about increasing engagement, and many are turning to gamification, social learning networks, and anything else they think will work to increase learner engagement. So they ask us to “convert” their learning into a game. Most of us in education and training love to learn. This will not only increase engagement, but also learning retention.

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

Talented Learning

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. 3) Learning and Business Services.

How Much Should you Spend on an eLearning Course?

Web Courseworks

A Rating System Helps Allocate Resources I am excited to announce that another eLearning “tip” of mine has been featured on TMA Resources in their “Best Practices in Association Technology” series. This week’s tip: it is important to rate the quality of your distance learning products (A, B, C).

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

WBT Systems

For associations in particular, finding ways to help members engage with each other and the organization is always important in order to maintain the vitality of the association membership community. So, how do online communities enhance learning?

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Hands down, our learning technology “predictions” list is our favorite post to develop each year. So, with our feet firmly planted in the fertile soil of LMS innovation, here are the 15 trends we think are most likely to shape learning technology this year… #15 The LMS Will Never Die.

Using Social Networking in Education

LearnDash

To put it another way, it is about leveraging today’s technology for learning purposes, especially if today’s students are already used to using them. Grunwald Associates LLC. National School Boards Association. ed tech social learning

Shout Out: Two Bloomsburg Alum- Nick Pastore and Kat Siedlecki

Kapp Notes

A project worked on by two alumni Nick Pastore and Kat Siedlecki both of involved with online learning at Booz Allen Hamilton just won an award from the U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA )—the nation's premier distance learning organization. The award and information about the award is featured on the front page of Booz Allen's website. We are proud of our alumni and the contributions they are making to the industry.

Quality Control: Best Practices in Online Course Design and Delivery

CourseArc

Luckily, organizations like Quality Matters provide instructional designers with resources, standards and expertise to apply QC in online learning. Learn more about our design features, or explore our sample course and see how it stacks up against the QC checklist.

Janison enables University of London students to sit exams at home

Janison

Janison Education Group has been selected to deliver 37,000 examinations online in July for students of the University of London studying through distance and flexible learning in 100 countries. About the University of London’s online and distance learning programmes.

What is blended learning? (benefits of blended learning in your LMS)

Docebo

Here’s a plot twist – the most modern approach to learning in the workplace: not shaken, not stirred, but blended. The cool part about blended learning models is that we’re not totally saying “out with the old and in with the new”, here. What is Blended Learning?

What is Elearning?

TOPYX LMS

Learners can acquire qualifications or develop new skills using electronic devices such as a laptop, mobile device or tablet, accessing educational material often delivered through a learning management system (LMS) which is hosted online. Thank you to our Guest Blogger spearhead eLearning.

Increasing Scope Of Embedding Videos For Efficient Mobile Learning

G-Cube

Today, most of the video-based mobile learning has emerged as a popular medium for workplace training. This increasing shift towards embracing videos for mobile learning encourages organizations to adopt an online learning style which is accessible anytime and from anywhere.

3 biggest flaws with the LMS and why it doesn’t make your employees better on-the-job performers

Axonify

According to Training Industry Report , the vast majority of companies (73%) are using an LMS today for corporate learning. There’s no question that the LMS has become synonymous with corporate learning across small and large companies alike, and organizations are entrenched in it.

Fears about Technology Enabled Learning

Your Training Edge

Let’s start our discussion with one of the natural fears people might have for incorporating technology enabled learning. We can say, this is the biggest fears about technology enabled learning that is innate in human nature.