eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

Asynchronous/ Self-Paced Learning- Asynchronous refers to eLearning offerings you take on your own. Pedagogy- The art or practice of teaching. Synchronous Learning- Synchronous refers to eLearning offerings where you participate as part of a group and everyone in the group needs to be logged in at the same time.


E-Learning Provocateur

Beyond our misgivings with technology, moreover, the virus has also shone a light on our pedagogy. It seems like everyone’s spruiking the “new normal” of work.


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Blends, borders and boundaries

Learning with 'e's

In online and virtual forms of education, especially blended forms of pedagogy, learners are constantly transitioning between complex states as they learn, interact with their tools, content and with others; and as they navigate, discover, create, organise, remix, repurpose and share content. asynchronous Blended learning border content distance education pedagogy remix synchronous teaching Technology

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


Will they be synchronous or asynchronous? CourseArc Instructional Design Online Learning assessment eLearning evaluation grading instructional design learning objectives mandatory compliance training Pedagogy pilot testing project management quality control tests user experience

Daily Bookmarks 07/10/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Taking the ‘A’ out of Asynchronous. Examples of colleges successfully using synchronous tools for office hours, student collaboration, and administrative work. tags: synchronous , highered , collaboration , education. The traditional CMS/LMS is designed for a more instructor-centered course, so the pedagogy of these courses reflects the technology. What would that do to the pedagogy?

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


ILT classes are live and linear, while online courses may be delivered in several different ways: Synchronous courses take place live, in real-time, with instructors and participants interacting online. Asynchronous modules provide communication between the instructor and students on an infrequent basis, with students largely autonomous and self-directed in what they learn, when and how.

History Need Not Repeat

CLO Magazine

The first lesson is that pedagogy matters more than technology. For example, recreating the case method in an asynchronous platform seems counter-intuitive. We had to forget the idea that the case method could only be implemented with synchronous interaction, otherwise the model would not be sustainable. We used a thee-minute rule when making content for an asynchronous platform. Tags: digital learning , history , pedagogy , Phaedrus , Socrates , technology.

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eXSpace exploration

Learning with 'e's

Thirdly, all of the content that is created on the surface can be recorded and then shared in a number of ways, not just via the SMARTboard screen, but also on the personal screens of students present or absent, synchronously or asynchronously, because it can be disseminated widely through multiple digital formats. Simply being exposed to the use of new technologies may promote some innovative thinking about alternative pedagogies.


New MOOC Research: What the Findings Mean for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

Pedagogy is more important than technology. Asynchronous delivery is more effective than synchronous delivery. Asynchronous courses, like MOOCs, may work better than synchronous online courses. Asynchronous courses may work better because people want to have control over their own time and schedule — convenience is one of the top reasons people sign up for online courses.

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

The popular sequence of events that I have recounted is often represented pictorially as a gradient, accompanied by that ubiquitous table comparing various aspects of the three pedagogies. Sure, the gradient reflects a wonderful growth of ideas, but I think it’s a trap to conclude that the latter pedagogies supersede the former. For example: Discussion forums (synchronous or asynchronous) allow the learner to ask questions, clarify concepts and share experiences.

Top 4 Tips For Adult Learning Theory You Need To Know

Roundtable Learning

These five assumptions clearly define adult learning characteristics separate from those of pedagogy , or learning in children. Andragogy is a learning theory that describes qualities adults prefer in their learning experiences.

6 Essential Steps for a Successful Digital Transformation of Your Corporate Training Programs

EI Design

Historically, that science in corporate training programs has been applied in face-to-face synchronous learning environments as the go-to modality. Digital learning, synchronous or asynchronous, is different from face-to-face training. Introduction.

The Emergence of Learning Engineering

Knowledge Avatars for Training

Learning Engineering is an emerging field that applies science, technology, and pedagogy to produce the most effective learning experience. It is an approach to teaching and learning that focuses on engineering or designing an environment to encourage, motivate, and enhance learning.

In Challenging Times: Make Lemonade in eLearning


Asynchronous experiences may be different, but some authentic "voice" makes the experience more manageable. If there’s a synchronous cohort, do group assignments. These work better asynchronously, of course, but they can be leveraged synchronously.

Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change

Your Training Edge

Training can be synchronous or asynchronous. Like rapid elearning, MOOCs also allow SMEs to build training programs, incorporate multimedia using templates and authoring tools, are generally broken into short learning units, and allow both synchronous and asynchronous training. Developers in both areas must build courses based on sound pedagogy and best practices. Technology is changing at an exponential rate.

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It allows the team to collaborate both synchronously and asynchronously.”. She has experience both developing online content and training instructors on pedagogy and e-learning tools.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Online Teachers: Instructions - Online Pedagogy/Teaching Tools How to facilitate synchronous learning for real and virtual learners using technology? I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session.

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Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)


Pedagogy: Derived from the Greek for ‘to lead’, pedagogy is a teacher-centred approach to educational activities in online and face-to-face environments. In eLearning, pedagogy involves selecting the best methods to convey information to learners. Self-paced learning: Asynchronous instruction that allows learners to control the pace and timing of their progress through course materials. Last week, we decoded tongue-twisting eLearning terms from A-L.

How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?


Asynchronous Learning : Learning in which interaction between instructors and students occurs intermittently with a time delay. A primary area of investment in corporate eLearning development is asynchronous learning. Synchronous Learning : A real-time, instructor-led online learning event in which all participants are logged on at the same time and communicate directly with each other. Joan T.

How to Effectively Shift to Online Teaching: The Ultimate Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

By humanizing your content and leveraging the benefits of asynchronous communication and learning, you can create courses that are as effective — or even more effective — as face-to-face learning. – Synchronous vs. asynchronous learning – What makes a quality online course?

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2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

I’d say adaptivity (outside of tests), procedural generation, and data mining are not widely utilized by mainstream pedagogy, so for those cases it might be at technology trigger.” LTI packages vary from SCORM packages in that the typical content model follows higher education’s synchronous, weekly, semester-long format rather than the asynchronous, one-time, hour-long format of much corporate and military training.

Online training in empathic mode


Among its approaches, the pedagogy of empathy is one that can be implemented even in simplified elearning solutions. An empathic pedagogy has been shown to benefit feelings of trust, enjoyment of study, motivation and engagement in learning, the development and strengthening of a bond between teacher and learners, the creation of a positive learning environment, the development of a sense of belonging to the group, the valuing of learning, and educational success.

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

It’s in your mind One of the pioneers of adult learning theory, Malcom Knowles , explored the role of adult education and facilitation (andragogy) versus the traditional style of teaching children (pedagogy). Tips for facilitating Here are a few tips you can use in a physical classroom, during synchronous online sessions, and even (with a little adaptation) with asynchronous applications: Begin by asking questions.

Is Having Fun in Higher Education the Way Forward?


In an interview conducted by the TALON online teaching and learning network, Lisa Forbes and David Thomas discuss game pedagogy in higher education and online learning. “Why should children be the only ones who can have fun?”

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

This is in essence what the ACCME seems to be driving at with its mandates for improved outcomes reporting in order to achieve coveted Accreditation with Commendation : the ACCME offers commendation “to encourage and reward accredited CME providers for implementing best practices in pedagogy, engagement, evaluation, and change management, and for focusing on generating meaningful outcomes.”

Here comes the SAMR

Learning with 'e's

Technology integration results in digital tools being embedded into learning, so that for example maker cultures emerge, or the classroom activities are flipped , supporting more effective pedagogies and improving student learning outcomes. This was far from a genuine integration of technology into the learning process, and it led to little or no change in pedagogy, and an inertia that prevented transformation.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

I’d say adaptivity (outside of tests), procedural generation, and data mining are not widely utilized by mainstream pedagogy, so for those cases it might be at technology trigger.” LTI packages vary from SCORM packages in that the typical content model follows higher education’s synchronous, weekly, semester-long format rather than the asynchronous, one-time, hour-long format of much corporate and military training.

Free learning & development webinars for August 2022

Limestone Learning

Apply equity-centred principles to case studies focused on self-paced, synchronous, and blended learning approaches in-person and online. “ Maldives, sand, resort ” by Julita is licensed by Pixabay.

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Professional experiences of online teachers in Wisconsin: Results from a survey about training and challenges

eLearning Evangelist

There are substantial differences both programatically and instructionally between synchronous and asynchronous programs. page 6 I would have liked to see some professional development on online pedagogy. Because they apparently buy most of their courses they have bought into the pedagogy of the course providers, But it wasn't until I questioned the presenters that I was able to get some information about where the courses came from.

Digital Transformation in Education & Training in Associations


With LMS for Associations, you can track all sorts of training, including online training, synchronous or asynchronous training, online self-paced study, on-the-job training, traditional classroom training, and more.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


Asynchronous Learning. Asynchronous learning allows learners to train individually, enabling them to complete courses at a time, place and pace that suits them. Pedagogy. Derived from the Greek for ‘to lead’, pedagogy is an instructor-centered approach to educational activities in online and face-to-face environments. In eLearning, pedagogy involves selecting the best methods to convey information to learners. Synchronous Learning.

A Moving Landscape

CLO Magazine

As technology has evolved, the scope of where it can be applied for various kinds of skills has certainly grown, and the instructional design, the pedagogy, has evolved to have more elaborate as well as synchronous and group-based learning and technology-facilitated settings. In reality, the majority of online learning environments are still asynchronous. Even though there’s all kinds of technological advents for synchronous sessions, they tend to be supplementary.

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Twittering birds and headless dogs

Learning with e's

How do they differ and how can we leverage (if we should even attempt to) these tools into pedagogy. Ann Steckel (California State University Chico, USA) said that some of the nursing faculty there use Twitter with their students to enablen them to connect when they are working asynchronously, and that the tool is incorporated into BlackBoard. An old friend of mine, Carol Daunt (Brisbane, Australia) has single handedly turned me on to Plurk.

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Under her guidance, the association was able to offer its first asynchronous Web-delivered course, and its first synchronous Webinar. It is intended to provide a scholarly chronicle of the development of the technology, pedagogy and practice of online learning at all levels of education.

e-Learning Acupuncture: Technology, Colleges and Community Online Conference

E-Learning Acupuncture

All the presenters and attendees stay in their current locations yet everyone joins together in synchronous and asynchronous activities for three days (April 15-17, 2008). skip to main | skip to sidebar e-Learning Acupuncture Erics ramblings, experiences and random thoughts about e-Learning, distance education and Educational Technology. Thursday, December 20, 2007 Technology, Colleges and Community Online Conference I live in Canada and these days everywhere I look, I see snow.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Presence - Some ways to use presence tools to enhance education: Allow learners to reveal (or conceal) their presence both synchronously and asynchronously. Other: Social Learning: Pedagogy for the Connected Age , Alec Courosa. Here are slides from the presentation I did yesterday. The session was hosted by SumTotal Systems. SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). View more presentations from Janet Clarey.