Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

Maybe your mind jumps to webinars or interactive courses in a Learning Management System (LMS). Asynchronous/ Self-Paced. Asynchronous refers to eLearning offerings you take on your own. The use of different delivery methods and learning strategies helps maintain engagement.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

I had an interesting conversation with Patrick Randolph from TalkWheel about different kinds of asynchronous conversation models that are emerging and how they might fit into broader eLearning Initiatives. We also see it in twitter (see Twitter for Learning ).

10 Must-Read Articles About Asynchronous Learning

TalentLMS

Last month we published a list of top 10 articles about synchronous learning so it’s about time to take a look at the opposite approach – asynchronous learning. But we do realize that real-time e-learning experience is not always an option.

The 10 essential features of an ideal online learning delivery platform

Your Training Edge

Online teaching tools are evolving to boost efficiency, bridge gaps as soon as they appear. An LMS Software (LMS) is one such platform that is helping to improve eLearning ROIs, increase learner motivation, and create effective online learning programs.

Benefits and Limitations of Asynchronous Learning [Infographic]

CommLab India

Offering learners control over their online learning experience is important as adults are deeply self-directed. This is what asynchronous learning does. It is a pause-and-resume kind of learning. But, is asynchronous learning the perfect online training experience?

How to succeed with online learning for colleges and universities

eLearning 24-7

If you are a bricks and mortar college or university, you may be considering offering online courses. When you ask folks what was the first 100% online university most will say the University of Phoenix. The first was Jones International, which also was the first accredited online university. After Jones International, the number of “for-profit” online universities started to pop up everywhere. Research on online universities. Learning approach.

5 Best Practices For An Effective Virtual Team Experience

NovoEd

Thus, virtual collaboration is learned on the job or taught by organizations. 5 Best Practices for an Effective Virtual Team Experience. Plan how you will communicate – Clear communication is critical to establishing an effective collaboration, and each team should discuss this.

How to build an effective online course

eLearning 24-7

Easy to find information on how to build an effective online course (aka as WBT). I am never surprised on the number of people who do not know what this is – every day folks I am referring to, not an instructional designer or e-learning developer. In the past few weeks, I’ve had quite a few readers ask me whether or not there is a book they can buy to learn how to build a course. courses well or effectively. Linear = BAD way to train and Learn.

How can we develop e-learning that respects adult learning principles?

The eLearning Nomad

Repost and update from ’ Can we develop e-learning that respects adult learning principles? ’ (November, 2013). Many adult learners consider the packaged e-learning modules offered by their organisations a necessary pain. the theory of adult learning.

How can we develop e-learning that respects adult learning principles?

The eLearning Nomad

Repost and update from ’ Can we develop e-learning that respects adult learning principles? ’ (November, 2013). Many adult learners consider the packaged e-learning modules offered by their organisations a necessary pain. Because most e-learning doesn’t adhere to adult learning principles. The most common e-learning ‘solution’ is the self-paced module, yet it is the approach that gives us very few opportunities to adhere to adult learning principles.

Price Your eLearning Right

Blue Sky eLearn

Embrace Continuous Learning. You have unlimited options for offering synchronous, asynchronous, micro, modular, and threaded learning accessed anywhere in the world on demand. That flexibility allows us to craft learning pathways over time to support full-cycle learning.

‘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. Yet, this isn’t a learning task. Discussion’ isn’t really a learning task.

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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?

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. The motion asks us to examine whether online learning ‘is more efficient than …’.

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. The challenge is to convert it into a usable learning format.

Connect to Engage: Millennials Want Collaborative, Online Learning Delivery

CLO Magazine

In covering the learning and development industry, you hear a lot of buzz around millennials demanding a great deal of flexibility—and there’s truth behind it. We need to be able to access internal information and learning tools wherever we are and collaborate with those further than a few cubicles away. Offering online mentoring and learning opportunities will allow employees of all generations and levels in the organization to collaborate, learn and share ideas more easily.

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.

The Fact and Fiction of Online Training

Association eLearning

You’ve probably heard some of the things people say about online courses: “The courses are a lot easier than ‘regular’ courses, so you don’t learn as much.”. Employers don’t count online courses as actual training.”.

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TCC09: Wikis that Work: Effective Wiki Practices for Virtual Learning Communities

Experiencing eLearning

Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. In this session, we will share a collaborative wiki created by a self-organized, self-managed group of online graduate students. They effectively managed issues of trust, workload, and learning within their social network.

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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. In contrast, the online equivalent of a (participatory) face-to-face workshop should be based on collaborative problem-based learning principles. 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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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.

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.

Best Practices for Online Course Design

CourseArc

However, instead of randomly creating courses using any/all of these tools, or packing new tools into a module just because they seem trendy or expected, course developers must follow sound instructional design principles to make their eLearning truly effective.

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How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

Talented Learning

But when it comes to supporting lifelong learning , they’re definitely not created equal. Over the past few years, I’ve helped more than 50 organizations choose a learning platform as a backbone for continuing education programs. Lifelong Learning: Two Views.

The Fact and Fiction of Online Training

Association eLearning

You’ve probably heard some of the things people say about online courses: “The courses are a lot easier than ‘regular’ courses, so you don’t learn as much.”. Employers don’t count online courses as actual training.”.

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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.

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. A MOOC is a “course” with enrolled students with the expectation of learning together.

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

And to be honest, email is the most frictionless, asynchronous mode of communication today. Typically, in an organization/enterprise, a single community of all employees will not be an effective means of collaboration.

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. Learning Blended learning online learning training

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! As fiercely independent learning technology analysts, we think a trend isn’t just a fleeting idea that comes and goes like fashion, or a social media hashtag. Significant increase in sales effectiveness.

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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?

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. 10 Ways Digital Video Is Redefining Learning. The functionality can be built into a virtual meeting solution or provided as a standalone feature set to enhance any live online or blended course.

How We Helped Faculty Move Their Courses Online

Allison Rossett

I’ve been working with university faculty on teaching, learning and technology for almost ten years. During much of that time, I led a well-funded program in which we incentivized faculty to experiment with technologies to improve teaching and learning.

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How We Helped Faculty Move Courses Online

Allison Rossett

I’ve been working with university faculty on teaching, learning and technology for almost ten years. During much of that time, I led a well-funded program in which we incentivized faculty to experiment with technologies to improve teaching and learning.

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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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