Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

What do you think of when you hear the term eLearning? Maybe your mind jumps to webinars or interactive courses in a Learning Management System (LMS). There are many different types of eLearning, so it isn’t surprising that they can be divided into categories. Blended.

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.

Online Learning Methods You Can Use in your Virtual Classroom

WizIQ

Learning is skills or knowledge acquired through study, experience or being taught. Online learning is the reimagining of the educational process that maximizes available virtual classroom software.

The Basics of Blended Learning

Your Training Edge

So once again, I am here with blended learning-a phenomenon that is gaining popularity like anything. In few of my last posts, I have discussed the blended learning in terms of integrating best practices from video training and Instructor Led Training (ILT).

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.

Blended Learning and The Flipped Classroom: What’s the Difference?!

Learnkit

Learnkit has published content about Blended Learning and The Flipped Classroom but our subscribers have consistently asked: What’s the difference? What is Blended Learning? Example: A student is learning English as a second language.

Getting the Training Blend Right

Interactive Services

Your learning and development team has been tasked with designing an organization-wide global compliance training rollout. Since you are looking for a solution that’s available to all employees worldwide and is easy to track and monitor, you’ve decided to go with e-learning.

Online Learning vs. Distance Learning

Illumen Group

Once interchangeable, these two terms today definitely indicate two distinctive types of learning. Online learning and online learning tools simply means that the source of the tool the learner is using is web-based, cloud-based, or is generally available through the internet.

How to Convert Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to E-Learning

ICDTranslation

Instructor-led training (ILT) is no longer the most suitable option for company training in our intensive daily routine. No doubt, e-learning is more beneficial for company training, especially if done right. Choosing the Right Type of E-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.

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.

5 Tips to Get Started with Blended Learning [Infographic]

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.

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.

Tips to Use Blended Learning in Corporate Training

GO1

When it comes to corporate training, blended learning is a “bulletproof” approach. This type of training is highly flexible without sacrificing the depth of learning experience you can get from a classroom or face-to-face experience.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. All on-job learning’ is not enough.

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Building An Online Learning Community by Kevin Wilcoxon

Learning Solutions Magazine

How can an instructional designer (ID) leverage social interaction online to engage learners, increase exchange and dialogue, and get better results, without losing the purposeful focus provided by an instructor or traditional course content and structure?

3 Proven Ways to Blend Learning Videos with Classroom Training

CommLab India

Videos are inarguably the most popular online media elements. The phenomenal growth in the use of videos is compelling companies to go for video-based learning in a big way. So, are you too planning to use videos to train your staff? Have other ideas to use training videos?

E-Learning in 2014: The Four “M” #trends

Web Courseworks

As such, we had a 31 day opportunity to really mull over what we think will make 2014 a great year for e-Learning. Rather than focusing solely on browser compatibility, m-Learning seeks to offer quality learning opportunities across devices such as tablets or smartphones.

How Long Should My E-Learning Course Be?

Rapid eLearning

I’m often asked how long an elearning course should be. There are a few variables when it comes to determining how long an elearning course should be. The trend in online learning is small, digestible chunks. Some people call it YouTube learning. Learning Solutions.

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? To me, this is micro-learning.

E-Learning for Newbies

Janet Clarey

ASTD ’s Learning Circuits Blog has a monthly ‘Big Question.&# This month it’s: I’m interested in [the field of] eLearning. I think one place to start is to look at the competencies and skills needed for various “e-learning&# jobs.

Capitalize on Blended Learning to Deliver Top Notch ERP End-user Training

CommLab India

The Canadian Center of Science and Education research revealed ‘training activities’ played a crucial role in successful ERP implementation and had a significant effect on organizations’ performance. Is it Instructor-Led Training (ILT) or Online training?

Blended Learning: Must Know Strategies That Engage Learners

ProProfs

And blended learning is one such method. If you delve deeper, you will know that the roots of blended learning can be found both in classroom teaching and online learning. In other words, blended learning approach offers the best of both the worlds.

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

And to be honest, email is the most frictionless, asynchronous mode of communication today. All new platforms — no matter how intuitive it may seem — require some training. This could mean creating a Training/Help Center on the platform that can be a one-stop shop for users.

Review: The Online Learning Idea Book, Vol. 2 (Patti Shank, Ed.) by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Volume 2 of Patti Shank's The Online Idea Book is now available. practitioners in the field, covering new approaches to online learning, such as the use of social. Asynchronous Blended Instructional Design Social Media Synchronous

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Tips for Adapting an In-Person Course to an Online Course

CourseArc

If you have designed and administered successful in-person, Instructor-Led Training (ILT) modules, you may want to convert those classes into online courses to reach a wider audience. What works for your ILT classes, but will need to be redesigned for an online format?

Human Capital Investment: What to Consider for Online Learning by Tony Payne

Learning Solutions Magazine

As e-Learning becomes part of the "normal" means of delivering instruction in organizations, there are still many executives who are asking basic questions about it and about Learning Management Systems. This could be essential reading as you consider training budgets. Tags: Asynchronous Blended Future Trends Getting Started Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

We have our very own Learning Stage at DevLearn this year! Being an eLearning Rockstar is more than just having flashy design with a whiz-bang quiz at the end. It’s about having a 360° understanding of the principles, ideas, and practicalities for successful eLearning.

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).

Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning

Clive on Learning

It reports on a meta-analysis of more than 1000 studies of online learning conducted between 1996 and 2008, focusing in on those which contrasted online learning with face-to-face instruction. I'm going to share with you what I believe were the most important findings: "Students who took all or part of their class online performed better, on average, than those taking the same course through traditional face-to-face instruction.

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.

The Building Blocks of Technology-Enabled Learning

Your Training Edge

So, you’ve decided to start using technology-enabled learning in your corporate training program. Well, just like there is not a one-size-fits-all solution to all of today’s training challenges, there also isn’t just a single way to “do” technology-enabled learning.

8 Ways to Cover Social Activities in Your Training Course

PulseLearning

Online training is usually perceived as a sole endeavor. However, there are ways to cultivate a thriving online learning community and facilitate peer-based feedback with social learning activities. How to Incorporate Social Learning into Online Training.

New MOOC Research: What the Findings Mean for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

Aside from the time savings, the cost savings , and the boost in learner engagement, one of the biggest areas where massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide benefit is education research. Online learning works, so let’s shift the conversation to how to make it successful.

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