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How to become a better asynchronous e-facilitator

The eLearning Nomad

It’s been 15 years since I read Gilly Salmon’s ‘E-moderating: The key to teaching and learning online’ which, back then, was the book to get you started as an e-facilitator. In other work/learning environments, we’ve had to adapt and come up with our own approaches – because an e-facilitator isn’t an e-tutor. Our online learning events are designed differently and this shapes the e-facilitation methods used. But there is a lot we can learn too.

All You Need to Know About Switching from Traditional to Online Learning

Hurix Digital

Traditional formats of face-to-face, uni-dimensional learning are no longer effective tools for training. Instead, an ecosystem of simple, efficient, and contextualized learning processes has been created. Related Read: Is Online Education Better than Traditional Education?

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Top 7 Strategies to Make Asynchronous Learning Effective

Hurix Digital

Asynchronous learning refers to a type of online education that allows students to work through the content and assignments at their own pace instead of attending classes or logging in at specific times. Set clear expectations and define learning objectives .

Top 6 KITABOO Features that Support Asynchronous Learning

Kitaboo

When it comes to developing and delivering successful online learning programs, a key consideration is asynchronous learning. It is essentially a student-centered teaching methodology widely used in virtual learning environments. . Reinforces Learning.

3 Reasons Curatr Doesn’t Have A Discussion Forum

HT2 Labs

Curatr is our Social learning platform and it specializes in getting people talking. Using content curated from around your organisation or the wider web, Curatr allows course designers to challenge learners to take part in conversations and contribute back to the learning environment with content of their own devising. This active-style of learning – where people actually contribute back to the platform as well as consuming content, has led to excellent results.

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‘Discussion forum': don’t let the name of the tool put you on the wrong learning design track

The eLearning Nomad

They’re usually called discussion forums or discussion boards and are the most commonly used tool for answering questions as well as for any conversations we have in an online learning space. To keep with the name, discussion forums are generally used for a discussion activity. The term discussion forum implies that the tool has to be used for discussions. Yet, this isn’t a learning task.

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How do I know what e-learning approach is right for what topic?

The eLearning Nomad

The vast majority of online articles about e-learning are about compliance training or academic e-courses, so why would you do things differently? Consider the online training you’re about to develop… what do you want to achieve and what approach would be best to do this? Behaviour change is complex because there are a whole range of factors that influence people’s attitudes – not just the few you can offer in a typical e-learning module.

Synchronous or Asynchronous Learning – How to Make the Right Choice?

CommLab India

Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing.” The demand for e-learning is growing by leaps and bounds. Organizations across the globe continue to adopt online training at a rate of 13% per year, a pace that is expected to stay consistent throughout 2017. There are n number of online learning techniques, each with their own benefits and limitations. The best choice in this case would be asynchronous learning.

Online Learning Works – So Why are Schools Failing at it?

eLearning 24-7

If you believe what many school districts, governmental officials, and even some folks in the media, the whole idea around online learning, as a result of the closing of schools, is not only a fiasco, but something so new that it has sped up its usage by 15 years. . Anyone who has been involved with online learning in the education sector knows full well that this is false. E-Learning (the actual term) for online education started in 1993.

Discussion Groups in eLearning: Why it Matters?

ProProfs

In the world of online learning, discussion groups, discussion boards, discussion forums or threaded discussions are of vital importance. A discussion forum offers a place to instructor-to-learner and student-to-student interaction to take place. Thanks to the technological advancement, a lively online discussion is the best way to ignite a creative spark and make ideas flow. Learning & Training

The social dimension in online learning

KnowledgeOne

Our exchanges with others play a fundamental role in our ability to learn, first as human beings, but also as learners. It is therefore difficult to hope for quality learning without this fundamental dimension. Social presence in online learning has several positive effects.

Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

One of our new clients, a small NGO with a wide network of local partners in Africa and Latin America is building an e-learning program from scratch. Helping their partners to make a difference involves deep learning – together. In the past, they have made attempts to bring their many partners together by building online spaces. So we’re building another online learning and sharing space – but with a different approach this time.

8 Ways to Build an Online Learning Community

learnWorlds

Community in online courses promotes active learning by provoking the students to participate and learn together. Learning is a social act by itself. We learn through contact and discourse with another person more competent in the field. As we also learn through an inner conversation with ourselves. Online Collaborative Learning helps us explore ways to think, to innovate, to develop problem-solving skills and to seek conceptual understanding.

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. We have asynchronous tools such as online discussion forums, synchronous tools such as instant messaging, and semi-synchronous tools such as Twitter. Which makes for a rich learning experience.

Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

One of our new clients, a small NGO with a wide network of local partners in Africa and Latin America is building an e-learning program from scratch. Helping their partners to make a difference involves deep learning – together. In the past, they have made attempts to bring their many partners together by building online spaces. So we’re building another online learning and sharing space – but with a different approach this time.

Coronavirus Update

CourseArc

A Letter to CourseArc Clients, We know that our clients are champions of high-quality online learning and are already creating and deploying online content for your learners. Lunch and Learn Sessions. Learn More and Register Today Resources.

Developing Online Programs Efficiently and Effectively

CourseArc

As entire departments and schools migrate to virtual classes, there is an increasing demand for online learning and working. At CourseArc, we excel in developing tools so that online learning is a seamless extension of face-to-face programming. Engagement Enables Learning.

4 myths on how to spice things up in online learning

The eLearning Nomad

How do we make an online course exciting? Most articles in the e-learning sector focus on self-paced e-learning modules (e.g. Articulate), webinar presentations, or academic asynchronous e-courses. Yet ‘spicing things up’ means different things in different types of online learning. Here are some common misconceptions about making your online courses more engaging. First, the learning style theory has been debunked a long time ago.

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4 myths on how to spice things up in online learning

The eLearning Nomad

How do we make an online course exciting? Most articles in the e-learning sector focus on self-paced e-learning modules (e.g. Articulate), webinar presentations, or academic asynchronous e-courses. Yet ‘spicing things up’ means different things in different types of online learning. Here are some common misconceptions about making your online courses more engaging. First, the learning style theory has been debunked a long time ago.

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Communication tools to increase engagement in online learning

KnowledgeOne

More than ever communicating in any online course is mandatory and one of the essentials means to ensure engagement in the learning process. Through synchronous online tools you can interact with your students in real time. Moderate live discussions among students.

Online learning is more efficient than face to face training – discuss

Clive on Learning

Today I took part in the inaugural live online session run by the British Institute for Learning and Development (BILD). The session debated the following motion: ‘Online learning is more efficient than face to face training – discuss’ I happily presented the case for the motion. Online learning’ is a medium which supports a wide variety of educational and training methods. So does online learning, in the three forms described above.

From e-tutor to e-facilitator: 4 things to un-learn

The eLearning Nomad

A (e-)tutor might also help you with learning to play guitar, or a new language, etc. The most commonly used online equivalent of the face-to-face university lecture is a ‘content + discussion forum’ model. Instructions are most often along the lines of “read these papers first and contribute to the discussion in the forum next”. A while back I wrote about how an e-learning designer needs to be a guide on the side. Adapt your online tone.

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Universities’ e-tutoring methods should not be used in facilitated professional development

The eLearning Nomad

In most online courses at universities, tutors set a minimum number of discussion forum posts per week. For example, students must contribute at least twice in each discussion to receive credit for participation. This is bad practice in an adult learning environment. This means that we have to work much harder to design learning tasks that give learners plenty opportunity to want to write multiple times.

Live Online Learning: Everything you need to know

anewspring

Live Online Learning: Everything you need to know. Many learning providers, trainers and teachers are offering online classes. They have all taken an emergency course in live online learning. Sometimes in a formal setting, sometimes just learning by doing.

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Learning with 'e's

Photo from Pixabay This series is about how teachers can improve engagement for online learners (see links below for previous posts in the series). This post is about improving student engagement in asynchronous modes - which can be forgotten in the rush to connect with video.

How to Run Effective Group Projects in Online Education

LearnDash

Many learners sign up for online education to build their professional expertise in a field and gain marketable skills. This is where group projects can provide an invaluable benefit to an online course. And with an online course, learners have the chance to learn how to coordinate a team project in a distributed work environment—an increasingly necessary skill in today’s work culture. Synchronous vs. Asynchronous communication. elearning online learning

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. With the rise of MOOCs, we are also likely to see social, collaborative learning take root in organizations. 11 Difference between a MOOC and an Online Course.

Mini Glossary of Elearning

KnowledgeOne

In this form of learning, instructors and learners do not have to be at the same location — they are online rather than in class —, but they have a direct interaction, in real-time. Elearning can combine asynchronous and synchronous interactions and tools.

How to Plan a New Online Course, Part 2: Goals and Assessments

CourseArc

In part one of our guide , we showed you how to define the learning objectives for a new eLearning course or training, and how to develop a strong course outline that ensures your objectives will be met. Defining Teaching and Learning Activities. Key points to consider: What lectures, slides, visual aids, videos, and graphics will you include in order to support each of the learning objectives? How will each learning component be delivered: Online?

Asynch, Synch.And the Winner is?

eLearning 24-7

Not everyone loves e-learning, nor will they. That is reality, but it is not because they find the whole online learning experience to be so distasteful, rather their like or dislike is tied to the way they need to learn. This is the essential key to e-learning. 12 years ago, you could have made the claim that F2F learning was superior to any other type of learning (remember distance via a TV or yikes – reading from a textbook?). .

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What is eLearning? Everything You Need To Know

Roundtable Learning

Think about the last time you learned something new; whether it was a new computer program, onboarding at a new company or taking a new class. More likely than not, you used some kind of eLearning tool to facilitate your learning experience. Synchronous Learning. Online Chats.

How Online Programs are Transforming Higher Education Learning

Hurix Digital

Online learning is simple, self-paced, interactive, and convenient. It’s no wonder that students are increasingly opting for online learning over face-to-face classroom programs. Not only the schedule, but the learning environment can be flexible as well.

To MOOC Or Not To MOOC? That is the question for the learner…

Coffee and Design

It is my opinion that students should choose based on their expectation of learning. Do they want to learn in a community with other learners? Do they want to learn, self-paced. According to Wikipedia: A Massive Open Online Course ( MOOC ) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. A MOOC is a “course” with enrolled students with the expectation of learning together. MOOC Online Instruction online learning

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. With the rise of MOOCs, we are also likely to see social, collaborative learning take root in organizations. 11 Difference between a MOOC and an Online Course.

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. A successful blend is one which captures the learning objectives and is delivered within the available infrastructure. Existing capabilities of learners as well as their receptiveness towards a new learning platform also needs to be ascertained.

The Authentic Learning Model: 7 Things Every eLearning Pro Should Know

Infopro Learning

Are your online learners struggling to put their knowledge into practice? In this article, I’ll explore everything eLearning pros need to know about the Authentic Learning Model. Everything eLearning Pros Need To Know About The Authentic Learning Model. The Authentic Learning Model centers on self-guided exploration, group discussions, and real-world challenges. Online learners are able to apply their knowledge in a realistic and relatable context.

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. shares her thoughts on what it takes to deliver a truly engaging experience for online students, both inside and outside the primary learning environment. TL: What are the hallmarks of a highly engaging online learning program? And learning outcomes have also improved.

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. But now video-centered training is going mainstream, thanks to the rise of modern cloud-based learning platforms , high-speed wireless networks, connected mobile devices, social media channels and live video streaming standards like WebRTC. 10 Ways Digital Video Is Redefining Learning. 3) Support for “Paid” Online Learning Customers.

Boost Learners Efficiency With Blended Learning

PSB

Introduction to Blended learning. Blended learning is a term that is increasingly used to describe how e-learning combines traditional teaching methods and independent learning into a hybrid teaching method.

Synchronous Learning: Advantages & Disadvantages

eLearningMind

Synchronous learning describes real-time learning that takes place at the same time but not in the same place. Television is an early tool for synchronous learning. . In the 21st century—and right now during the COVID-19 pandemic—synchronous learning has seen a seismic shift.