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.

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?

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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 Zoobiquit

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

Web Courseworks

Relying on listservs to share information among a community of practitioners has evolved into launching social media networks. 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.

Using Social Networking in Education

LearnDash

Most people would probably assume that today social networking and education are now pretty interrelated. Social networking platforms are part of mainstream culture. who have internet access use social networking technologies for blogging, chatting, online communities and more.

Do you brag about your personal learning network?

The Learning Circuits

Social media and mobile technologies have turned the spotlight on social learning concepts, which in turn have made more of us think about the large, ill-charted dark matter of culture : informal learning. Their work here is done , because everyone in your care now understands the value of social and informal learning. Maybe you should brag about your personal learning network. Do you exemplify the benefits of social and informal learning in your own work life?

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. Learning should create opportunity.

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?

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.

Daily Bookmarks 10/06/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Groups Vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues ~ Stephen’s Web ~ by Stephen Downes. Transcript of a talk about the differences between groups and networks. Downes situates networks between individuals and groups, as a place where individuals are associated and connected but more diverse than groups. tags: connectivism , cck08 , networks , learning , assessment , diversity. And it seems to me that networks offers that middle way.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

The list focuses primarily on the use of eLearning, technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. link] November 28-December 1, 2011 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Multimedia Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Clayton R.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

December 2012 November 29-December 1, 2012 International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) Conference in conjunction with the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Convention , Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Clayton R.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] December 1, 2010 UNESCO-Commonwealth of Learning Policy Form on Open Educational Resources (OER): Taking OER beyond the OER Community – Policy and Capacity, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France. January 12-14, 2010 Learning and Technology World Forum 2010, London, United Kingdom.

Rollins Inc.: Learning From a Distance

CLO Magazine

needed to migrate its satellite network and deploy an interactive distance-learning platform capable of reaching new international locations and 10,000 employees around the globe. needed to migrate its satellite network and deploy an interactive distance-learning platform capable of reaching new international locations and 10,000 employees around the globe. Employees learning and working only from their desks is no longer a reality or desired outcome.

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

Online Learning – The Chronicle of Higher Education. An inside look at the latest phenomenon in online learning. Participant support on massive open online courses | Kop | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. Learning Community MOOCs

Future directions

Learning with e's

The first EDEN ( European Distance and E-learning Network ) Fellows day was a thought provoking and absorbing event. The alternative, said Sir John, was to implement a worldwide policy where distance and open learning can be delivered to the unschooled.

People, politics and pedagogy

Learning with e's

Photo by David Bushell on Geograph In a previous incarnation I was Training Manager for a distance learning project called RATIO back in 1996. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

All change

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

In April, 2007, I joined Bournemouth University as Learning Technologist. This was the start of my journey in learning technology and working in an academic environment. At Warwick I have been heavily involved in the FutureLearn MOOCs , as I wrote about in my 3-year CMALT review , as well as working with colleagues on the leading distance learning MBA program. Distance learning never looked so promising, interesting, engaging and worthwhile!

The Ultimate Guide to eLearning and Localization

ICDTranslation

The technological boom and swift evolution of smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices contributed to the better positioning of the industry and lead to coining terms such as mobile learning, micro-learning, gamification, etc.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

December 2009 December 1-4, 2009 New Zealand Association for Research in Education , Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand. link] December 2-4, 2009 Online Educa Berlin International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 15 th , Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany.

Physical, Face-to-Face, In Person Book Tour

Kapp Notes

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning is taking me all over the world.literally. Then, I speak publically as a Keynote at the PA/DE/NJ Distance Learning Association's 5th Annual Conference & Expo at Penn State Great Valley campus.

6 “Non-Obvious” Online Learning Trends for 2018

WBT Systems

We’re bringing six of them to your attention because we think they’re also non-obvious online learning trends for 2018. 1: Light-Speed Learning. Bhargava predicts: “The road to mastery on any topic gets faster through the help of bite-sized learning modules that make education more time efficient, engaging, useful and fun.”. The standard mode of learning is accelerating because the longing for lifelong learning is colliding with the desire for instant gratification.

eLearning Conferences 2012

eFront

The list focuses primarily on the use of technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. January 2012 January2-4, 2012 College Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Orlando,California, USA. link] January3-6, 2012 International Conference on DistributedComputing and Networking (ICDCN), 13 th , Hong Kong PolytechnicUniversity, Hong Kong, China.

Is e-learning effective?

Clive on Learning

After ' Why is e-learning so unpopular? ’ and ' Will e-learning put me out of a job? ', my focus today is on another question that I am frequently asked by l&d people: ‘Is e-learning effective?’ E-learning is just a medium E-learning is a medium for learning, just like face-to-face communication, print, the telephone and countless other technologies. In both of these cases, e-learning is providing something different from what we had before.

Contest - Win a Free Copy of Digital Habitats via LearnTrends 2009

Tony Karrer

Nancy has been my go to person for all things Communities and Networks and worked with me to create Communities and Networks Connection. Previous assignments include being the Director of Knowledge and Learning for Xerox Global Services.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

Once again, Clayton Wright has been nice enough to compile an incredible list of conferences focused on use of technology in learning. link] cfp_edu.htm January 5-8, 2009 College Teaching and Learning Conference and Applied Business Research Conference sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Oahu, Hawaii, USA. link] January 10-12, 2009 Conference on e-Learning Applications : Explore, Share and Stimulate Research in e-Learning Applications, 6 th , Cairo, Egypt.

Why E-Learning is So Effective

Rapid eLearning

E-learning is hot. This includes the static elearning course as well as any ongoing conversations in networked communities. E-learning Supports the Organization’s Goals. Producing learning content is time consuming whether it’s online or not. Personalized learning.

Development Drives Innovation and Revenue

CLO Magazine

SNAPSHOT: For the past seven years commercial refrigeration provider Hillphoenix’s Learning Center has provided training to more than 10,000 industry professionals, ranging from service contractors and engineers to store development and procurement personnel.

The Ultimate Guide to E-Learning and Its Localization

ICDTranslation

E-learning is an essential part of our life and is an efficient tool for knowledge transfer utilized by educational institutions, individuals, and companies. What is E-Learning and How Did it Evolve? The first actual distance learning took place in the 1840s.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Taxonomy of Learning Theories - E-Learning Provocateur , January 12, 2010.

What Can You Expect in 2013?

CLO Magazine

Apps, videos and more sophisticated blended learning and collaboration schemes are just a few of the learning trends to watch and implement in the next year. Several trends will drive performance and development in 2013, and learning leaders will need to strategize for mobility. With mobility, learning and work are not conducted in isolation. ” Other organizations may look to QR codes to enable geo-specific learning. There are also social learning games.

Saluting a hero

Learning with e's

I was honoured to receive a fellowship from the European Distance and e-Learning Network last year in Lisbon. I was at the US Distance Learning Association awards in Washington D.C. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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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.