Blended Learning: Different combinations that work

G-Cube

Blended Learning is in itself self-explanatory, its all in the name. A blended learning program is one that utilizes more than one mode of learning delivery –for a personalized and impactful learning experience.

Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Web Courseworks

Association educational leaders who are responsible for developing adult learning programs often struggle with defining what makes for a quality educational program, especially one that relies heavily on technology. Key Ingredients of Blended Learning Program Design.

How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

Origin Learning

The learning landscape is not constant, shifting the learning focus on learners, learning, skills, goals and attitude. A decade ago, there was a tug of war for the online and the traditional learning. In a world, not so long ago, blended learning was the norm.

What is Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Learning and Why Should You Care?

Pract.us

Sometimes we learn together and sometimes we’re on our own pace. You may have heard people talk about synchronous and asynchronous learning before. What is Synchronous Learning? Synchronous learning refers to the traditional classroom we all know and love.

Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Web Courseworks

Association educational leaders who are responsible for developing adult learning programs often struggle with defining what makes for a quality educational program, especially one that relies heavily on technology. Key Ingredients of Blended Learning Program Design.

Terms e-Learning Designers Should Know

Mindflash

e-Learning professionals have their own set of terms that are vital to know and understand. Below is a collection of some of the most important e-learning terms. E-Learning can be live or self-paced. Asynchronous learning is also known as self-paced learning.

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5 Tips to Develop Blended Learning Programs

CommLab India

Blended learning is the combination of face-to-face and online learning. The synchronous learning strategy of the classroom is blended with the asynchronous mode of online learning to provide an ideal, enriching learning experience.

The Various Modes of E-learning for Corporate Training

CommLab India

Is there a way to train global employees with minimal costs? Yes, through eLearning. In simple words, e-learning has brought the classroom to the learners’ doorstep. What makes e-learning so popular? Web-based learning. Computer-based training.

Strategies for transformation 2: from synchronous to asynchronous

Clive on Learning

In the next six posts, I explore six ways in which learning professionals can realise a transformation in the way that learning and development occurs in their organisations. It builds on my previous six posts in which I set out the six major elements in a vision for change, i.e. learning that is aligned , economical , scalable , flexible , engaging and powerful. Synchronous events also act as milestones in a blended solution.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider

Learnnovators

Having taken the world of higher education by storm (though not everyone will agree), MOOCs are all set to disrupt/re-invent workplace learning. Just as the advent of e-learning created a shift in training paradigms a couple of decades back, MOOCs are set to create another shift today.

Blending is a continuum

Clive on Learning

Sometimes it seems that the more you think about blended solutions, the harder it is to define what is and what is not blended. This decision is complicated by the fact that there are so many aspects of an solution that you can choose to blend: Learning methods: You can blend the educational and training strategies that you use (exposition, instruction, guided discovery, exploration). You can blend between asynchronous media and synchronous media.

Face time

E-Learning Provocateur

I’m learning from her, she’s learning from me, and we’re both learning from the professor. Of course, peer-to-peer interaction isn’t a novel concept in e-learning. Which makes for a rich learning experience.

Corporate Employee Training Programs: E-learning vs. Face-to-Face

Beyond Campus Innovations

Corporate Employee Training Programs: E-learning vs. Face-to-Face. While e-learning courses have become popular in recent years, face-to-face training can still be a viable option. What is E-learning? The mainstay of e-learning, and what has made it so popular in recent years, is the access and customization possible with internet based curriculum. E-learning vs. Face-to-Face Training: Weighing the Benefits and Risks.

9 tips for successfully including peer collaboration in an online course

The eLearning Nomad

Often when I ask new clients why they opt for a ‘blended’ program, they indicate the need for people to work together – implying that true collaboration can only happen face-to-face. Many of our clients run successful collaborative eWorkshops (mostly asynchronous, so no or few webinars ). Asynchronous collaboration often goes deeper. Make sure the learning task is collaborative, not cooperative. It’s encouraging and it’s all in the spirit of learning.

In the mixer

Learning with e's

Blended. Now blended has come to mean something else, at least in the education domain. But what exactly does we mean when we talk about blended learning? Once, blended learning was an easy concept to understand. It's blended. Blended again.

The challenge of training in a digital world

Matrix

As I see it, the major challenge for anyone designing and delivering training today is to keep up with the L&D tech advancements, while maintaining a balance with the human part of the workplace. How tech development is transforming training. E-learning

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider

ID Reflections

Having taken the world of higher education by storm (though not everyone will agree), MOOCs are all set to disrupt/re-invent workplace learning. I have been writing about MOOCs in the space of corporate learning for some time now. MOOC social learning Workplace Learning

Active learning principles: tips to apply in online training

LearnUpon

Do you need to make your online training experience more engaging, collaborative and interactive? If so, then active learning may be the ideal strategy for your online training program. As its name implies, active learning centers on a learner’s active participation.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around. Terminology can feel like buzzwords and jargon to the amateur but many are essential knowledge for the eLearning professional. That’s why we’ve compiled this eLearning glossary.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

Clayton Wright just sent me his incredible annual list of eLearning Conferences. link] December 2-4, 2009 Online Educa Berlin International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 15 th , Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany.

Why You Need a True Knowledge Sharing Culture (And What it Takes to Establish One)

Docebo

You create e-learning materials with targeted learning objectives, provide your learners the resources they need to meet those objectives successfully, and let them get to work. How to Facilitate Knowledge Sharing in E-learning.

Digital Video: 10 Ways to Experience Modern Learning Live and On-Demand

Talented Learning

Until recently, digital video was underutilized by technology-enabled learning solutions. Not surprisingly, all of this video adoption is rapidly changing business applications – including training. 10 Ways Digital Video Is Redefining Learning.

How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?

eFront

Cook raised an interesting question at the Instructional Design and eLearning Professionals' Group " How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?" A primary area of investment in corporate eLearning development is asynchronous learning.

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The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program. An authoritative whitepaper on how to plan, implement, and evaluate an e-learning program for your business. The design, creation and implementation of corporate training solutions, especially ones that are highly reliant on technology, are very complex projects with many aspects to consider. Regardless, before you design and implement your training solution, you need to do some planning.

Active Learning in the Online Classroom: Examples and Ideas

E-Learning Acupuncture

Someone recently told me that they heard of an approach where all the boring content delivery lecture material is put online so that more active learning can take place in the classroom. They then asked me if this was the best approach for online learning?

How eLearning can work in the legal industry

eFront

In this post we’ll show how legal professionals can benefit from an eLearning, and why it is a great fit for law firms and the legal profession in general, an industry where training and re-training is a constant and available time is limited. eLearning elearning legal LM

How eLearning can work in the legal industry

eFront

In this post we’ll show how legal professionals can benefit from eLearning, and why it is a great fit for law firms and the legal profession in general, an industry where training and re-training is a constant and available time is limited. eLearning elearning legal LMS

Translating Activities Into the Virtual Classroom

ATD Learning Technologies

That is, identifying the steps we want the learners to take and the workflow needed for the optimal learning journey. To generate a strong learning experience, we need to harness the collection of resources available to us. A Strong Blend Supports the Learner.

Live online learning is the bridge

Clive on Learning

If there is widespread resistance to the idea of self-paced e-learning, you could consider using live online learning as a bridge. When you move from instructor-led interventions in the classroom to self-paced content accessed online, you are making two major changes at once: not only are you shifting the medium (from face-to-face to online) you are making an even more substantial change to the method (from instructor-led to self-paced learning).

K-12 and LMSs are Broken, Who’s to Blame?

eLearning 24-7

As someone who stays current with K-12 and HE (as related to e-learning), I am equally aware of the challenges, successes and failures when it comes to online learning. Heck, even blended learning and digital classrooms. The problem though is that there is a crisis going on in the K-12 sector and it is tied in part to e-learning (with wins and losses) and LMS vendors who serve that sector. Mobile learning. E-Learning 24/7.

Learning Goes Social

CLO Magazine

New technology is empowering employees more than ever to control their own learning and development. As corporate America continues to embrace social tools for learning and development, social learning has shed its reputation as a transient industry buzzword. With a laser-like focus on the end user, emerging technologies are shifting some of the power and onus from the learning function to the individual learner. Learning materials must be easily accessible.

The Learning Continuum – Using the PDR Design Model

Living in Learning

Many of us cut our professional learning design teeth using the long-held tradition of the ADDIE instructional design (ISD) model. The “environment” I reference is manifest in the new face of where we learn – our learning environment. I recently had the honor to participate as a panelist in the July 27, 2009 online discussion sponsored by Learning Trends, ISA, and Training Magazine Network. Not to sound contradictory, but we all have a learning environment.

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MOOCs in the Workplace and Heutagogy

ID Reflections

which while not as far reaching as MOOCs, further stretches the boundaries of online learning. AT&T is underwriting the overall cost of the course, with the hope of expanding the pool of well-trained engineers.” I have been a lurker on the forums.

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Why we need both live and self-paced communication

Clive on Learning

Recently we have seen the release of two annual reports - the ASTD's 2007 State of the Industry Report and Training Magazine's 2007 Industry Report. Both show similar growth in the use of e-learning in the USA.

Profile of a learning architect: Sebastian Graeb-Konneker

Clive on Learning

Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action. In this extract, we take a look at how learning is architected within Shell, one of the world’s largest and most successful multinational corporations.

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