Daily Bookmarks 06/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Writing for asynchronous discussion isn’t the same as writing an essay, and the author argues that students who simply post essays to the discussion board should receive good grades. “The animation is a way of them developing the picture so they relate that to the writing, to what they hear, what they see, what they feel.&# Tool for liveblogging that is actually live–it works like typing an instant message.

OCW 170

Blended Learning For Better Results

Actio Learning

often [mixes] traditional instructor-led training, synchronous online conferencing or training, asynchronous self-paced study, and structured on-the-job training from an experienced worker or mentor."

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10 Remote Training Ideas

Ed App

Here’s where microlearning comes into the picture. . Primarily because this method can help you get the message across your team in a similar way as to how you would in a typical face-to-face training session.

Ideas 52

6 Effective Ways To Increase Employee Productivity

eFront

For any person-to-person communication that needs to be more “real time”, invest in an business-focused instant messaging (IM) service like Slack. Allowing employees to contribute their own small decorations, like posters, family pictures, Star Wars figurines or whatever else, can be a great way to make them more “at home” while at the office.

In Learning, Size Matters

CLO Magazine

Consider current standby microlearning examples such as instant messaging, blogging and even the telephone and water cooler. The drastic increase in asynchronous e-learning points to the workforce’s need to access what they need when they need it (Figure 1). For synchronous microlearning, techniques such as instant messaging, social media and email are well understood.

CLO 50

Building a Performance Ecosystem

CLO Magazine

Dan Pontefract, head of learning and collaboration at Telus, has gone beyond courses to include coaching and job aids, micro-blogging, community forums, instant messaging and virtual worlds. Formal learning still has a place, as does asynchronous e-learning. The picture is richer than just ROI.