How to become a better asynchronous e-facilitator

The eLearning Nomad

Yet, in the online learning context there is a tendency to view all asynchronous e-learning as equal and ignore how different sectors apply this approach differently. So how do we become better asynchronous e-facilitators? If the e-course uses a traditional ‘content + discussion forum + quiz’ learning design, then there is very little you can do to increase interaction. Consider presence even when you reply to queries from individual participants in forums.

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Learning with 'e's

This post is about improving student engagement in asynchronous modes - which can be forgotten in the rush to connect with video. And yet asynchronous modes of online learning can be as equally powerful as synchronous methods.

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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. This means that we have to work much harder to design learning tasks that give learners plenty opportunity to want to write multiple times. I explore the task design issues a little deeper in this blog post of a while back: “Post once, reply twice”: uninspiring online discussion boards and what to do about them.

Mini Glossary of Elearning

KnowledgeOne

Elearning can combine asynchronous and synchronous interactions and tools. What is asynchronous elearning? Asynchronous elearning refers to one of the two types of interaction that can take place in an elearning environment. What is a discussion forum?

Increasing student engagement through Interactive Learning Design

G-Cube

For asynchronous learning delivery, where instructor and peers are absent, the Learner-to-Content interactions are of the utmost importance. Though not strictly part of asynchronous learning, polls can be included within the e-course for learners to discuss relevant topics and get the general views that other learners have. The results can be also used to initiate debates and discussions on other platforms such as classrooms or discussion forums.

In response to The importance of being synchronous

ID Reflections

I will reiterate the focus of the post here just to keep myself on track: asynchronous communication is not the focus of this blog, so we’d better find some equivalent arguments to justify communicating in real-time, when we don’t usually have a record of what is said and done, when all participants have to be available at the same time, when communication has to be spontaneous, when the pacing is inflexible and when there is no rewind button.

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

Learnnovators

I have been writing about MOOCs in the space of corporate learning for some time now. They can be “semi-synchronous”: MOOCs can have a blend of modalities from videos and podcasts to reference links to blogs and articles, excerpts from books, whitepapers and so on. Discussions can take place in the online forum or over lunch and coffee. A set of videos accompanied by some reference links to blogs and articles, recommended books, podcasts, etc.,

4 myths on how to spice things up in online learning

The eLearning Nomad

Articulate), webinar presentations, or academic asynchronous e-courses. These modules are great for part of our training needs ( this blog post helps with deciding when they are useful). For a long time I thought I was the odd one out for unsubscribing from blogs that switched to podcasts/videos instead of regular well-written articles. By all means, write better text. There is a whole range of reasons why many academics can’t write , so don’t copy their language.

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

Docebo

In fact, many organizations have failed to provide employees with a forum or community in which they can ask questions and share their expertise. For example, a Brandon Hall Group study found that 30% of all organizations don’t have forums or communities established where their learners can contribute and absorb knowledge from their peers. For example, doing so can be as simple as verbalizing or writing down an idea or challenge and asking for feedback.

4 myths on how to spice things up in online learning

The eLearning Nomad

Articulate), webinar presentations, or academic asynchronous e-courses. These modules are great for part of our training needs ( this blog post helps with deciding when they are useful). For a long time I thought I was the odd one out for unsubscribing from blogs that switched to podcasts/videos instead of regular well-written articles. By all means, write better text. There is a whole range of reasons why many academics can’t write , so don’t copy their language.

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MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 1: SOME POINTS TO CONSIDER

Learnnovators

I have been writing about MOOCs in the space of corporate learning for some time now. They can be “semi-synchronous”: MOOCs can have a blend of modalities from videos and podcasts to reference links to blogs and articles, excerpts from books, whitepapers and so on. Discussions can take place in the online forum or over lunch and coffee. A set of videos accompanied by some reference links to blogs and articles, recommended books, podcasts, etc.,

Skills for the Future

eLearning 24-7

The World Economic Forum’s job forecast focused only on Business. In the blog, I will refer to corporate to include for-profit, non-profit, and associations. Communication, Writing and team work with a remote workforce. Effective writing too. The Future of Skills.

Building accessible training for people with disabilities

TalentLMS

Support asynchronous communication. Writing speed, for example, could be an issue for people with some learning disabilities or certain mobility impairments. on Slack) or through a forum where they share ideas.

How Educators Can Avoid Panic and Find Success Teaching Online with Janet Lee

TechSmith Camtasia

How to create asynchronous learning materials. If you’re educating in an asynchronous environment, then Janet’s go-to tool is the micro-learning lecture. Writing the micro-learning lecture should be very quick.

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10 Online Teaching Platforms

Ed App

Most of their ready-made and editable courses include manager soft skills courses , sensitivity training courses , technical writing training courses , and more. . Alternatively, you can also arrange them as a self-paced challenge to be completed by your team asynchronously.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

He frequently shares about accessible elearning development through our Learning Dispatch blog and newsletter. Courses can be short (minutes or hours instead of weeks) and often self-directed (with learners setting their own pace) and asynchronous (not linked to a set schedule). In this guide to accessible elearning, I’ll talk about elearning in general, with more of a focus on a self-directed, asynchronous approach than on one that incorporates an active instructor.

Top 3 Collaboration Activities for your eLearning Course

eFront

Homework forums. Asynchronous discussion of the assigned reading. Blogs or online journals that allow learners to reflect and comment on each other’s reflection. Reflections: Here, learners can write down their observations on their performance and their lessons learned. Discussion forums. Discussion forums activities not only encourage collaboration, but they also provide a venting outlet for learners while they receive multiple feedback from their peers.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Courses can be short (minutes or hours instead of weeks) and often self-directed (with learners setting their own pace) and asynchronous (not linked to a set schedule). In this guide to accessible elearning, I’ll talk about elearning in general, with more of a focus on a self-directed, asynchronous approach than on one that incorporates an active instructor. For more on this topic, see Grove’s blog posts on accessibility business case arguments ).

Insights: E-learning design is changing

Clive on Learning

For at least ten years I have been trying to broaden the use of the term 'e-learning' to include any use of technology to assist the process of learning, whether that's synchronous or asynchronous, interactive or linear, collaborative or self-study. Your search doesn't lead you to slide shows full of bullet points and multiple-choice questions, but to blogs, Wikipedia articles, screencasts and lots and lots of videos. If you have questions, you go to the forums.

The grades are in for Education focused LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Combination of synchronous and asynchronous features. Thankfully there are systems that are starting to offer asynchronous as well (referring to systems that are not universal, rather education market only). Name me another system that includes the New York Times archieve with over 160 years of articles, continuum based assessments in the areas of writing, creativity, problem solving, global competency and analyzing. Blogs, chat, favorites, wikis, forum.

9 Study Tips for eLearners

TalentLMS

Be prepared for the following: Commitment to attend a live or an asynchronous eLearning session. Determine your Learning Goals Write down your personal and professional goals after completing the eLearning course. Actively Participate in Online Discussions Connecting with your virtual classmates on social media or your online course’s forum will tremendously enhance your eLearning experience. Never assume that online learning is easier than in-class learning.

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Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

Whether it’s tweets from the Twitter feed, blog posts and articles, or the latest You Tube video and TED Talk, these essentially comprise nuggets and bytes of content in various forms that we pull from the environment and then string together to make sense and build a cohesive picture. Add to these the informal forms of micro-learning – short bursts of content created or curated by users like, podcasts, videos, blog posts, tweets, etc. What is micro-learning?

Translating Activities Into the Virtual Classroom

ATD Learning Technologies

We need to rethink how we provide knowledge to our learners—something we can do more effectively and efficiently by providing the knowledge piece in an asynchronous or self-paced way. Note that when we use the term blended learning, we are referring to creating a digital learning journey that may consist of many different methods of delivering learning—face-to-face, virtual classroom, e-learning, discussion forums, bite-size learning.

Web Communications (Almost Always) for Free

Web Tools for Learners

Blogs can be free – for example. Both of these require only people to learn how to use them and then to write, post pictures etc. You can also pay for experts to run blogs and for more expensive systems. If you just want a way for a group’s members to communicate, check out Google Groups – [link] – It’s free, email-based and asynchronous.

Corporate MOOCs – What’s my incentive?

eLearning 24-7

Magazine, newspaper and blog articles on the idea that Corporate MOOCs are not only doable but of interest/beneficial. You know I often write in a very lighthearted tone, but there is nothing light or humorous about the premise of putting MOOC platforms, let alone MOOCs into the corporate world, just because they are popular on the web, regardless of the completion rates (reportedly between 5% and 7%).

How eLearning can work in the legal industry

eFront

eLearning material is just bytes on a hard disk, so it’s as easy to update and change, as it is writing a document on Word (or WordPerfect — I’m told a lot of legal professionals, especially in the US, still swear by it). Or the whole class can have a lengthier asynchronous discussion by taking advantage of the chat and forum functionality. The post How eLearning can work in the legal industry appeared first on eFront Blog.

How eLearning can work in the legal industry

eFront

eLearning material is just bytes on a hard disk, so it’s as easy to update and change, as it is writing a document on Word (or WordPerfect — I’m told a lot of legal professionals, especially in the US, still swear by it). Or the whole class can have a lengthier asynchronous discussion by taking advantage of the chat and forum functionality. The post How eLearning can work in the legal industry appeared first on eFront Blog.