Engaging online learners 5

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.

Blends, borders and boundaries

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Photo by Sylwia Bartyzel on Unsplash Here are some further thoughts on the 'blend' in blended learning: Blends are made of disparate elements. Many types of borders (binaries) exist in 'the blend', including those between personal/social, learner as producer/consumer of knowledge, synchronous/asynchronous, local/global, closed/open, real life/virtual and local/distance.


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No Lecture Webinars

Experiencing eLearning

Lots of photos–not just happy people, sleeping and frustrated people too. Trying to get emotional reaction and not just using the usual happy stock photos. Is the forum the way to handle that, with asynchronous responses? Tags: Instructional Design e-Learning Ray Jimenez synchronous learning webinar These are my live blogged notes from the webinar How to Create No Lecture Webinars by Ray Jimenez , presented through Training Magazine Network.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 10, 2020

Mike Taylor

Evidence shows that you’ll likely need both asynchronous (self-paced) and synchronous (live) tools to support different instructional needs. design] Beautiful, FREE illustrations of black people for your next digital project [design] AI Generated photos.

15 Best Strategies for Teaching Online


Use a mix of asynchronous and synchronous activities to engage your students and cater to different learner needs. Discussion is an unbeatable way for asynchronous learning, and it can take place in many different ways. .

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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How to Teach Online & Earn Money in 2021: Definitive Guide


It is a “challenging and enjoyable learning environment” as they call it, where they share tips and techniques to help learners improve in photography, offering several paid photography and photo editing courses. You can either teach with synchronous (e.g., or asynchronous (e.g.,

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It’s Not Personal

Tom Spiglanin

Twitter is asynchronous; following the thread can be difficult, but that thread provides the context in which meaning has to be derived. Skype group conversations are more synchronous. Rock ‘em Sock ‘em photo courtesy Flikr user Garth Johnson. I recently witnessed several surprising examples of miscommunication on Twitter and Skype. Tension rose between people I thought were friends and harsh words were typed. How could congenial conversation suddenly turn ugly?

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | May 1,2020

Mike Taylor

New Stock Photos, Icons & Cut Out People — blog-insider.office.com. Turn your phone into a scanner that can take a photo of a document and convert it into a PDF, Word, PowerPoint or OneNote. . Learning and Development Conference.com The L&D Conference – fully digital delivery of both synchronous and asynchronous events across 6 weeks. “The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.” Charlie Munger.

In the mixer

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In education we call these modes synchronous and asynchronous, and each has its own benefits. For example, in asynchronous mode, you don't have to respond immediately to a prompt - you can take your time, reflect, go and do some research, and then come back to contribute to a forum or online discussion. Blended. It used to be something you did in the kitchen. With a machine. Saved you having to mix ingredients with your hands or a utensil. Took away a lot of the effort.

The power of Voice in online classrooms

E-Learning Acupuncture

In the classroom, you have had great success with a teaching approach that involves showing photos on the big screen and building teaching moments by discussing with students the important elements of the image. Of course, you have several challenges: The students are geographically distributed and, therefore, using an audio-enabled online synchronous presentation room (such as Elluminate Live!) Consider this scenario.

Here comes the SAMR

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One low level example of augmentation would be the use of Google Docs to not only manipulate and save text (a wordprocessor can do this), but also to share a document with others so that collaborative writing is possible, in both synchronous and asynchronous modes (something a standard wordprocessor cannot do). Photo by Steve Wheeler Here comes the SAMR by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Distributed digital identity

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We now find ourselves in a transitionary phase where we are just beginning to come to terms with the ways technology might mediate our virtual, social and cognitive presence in synchronous and asynchronous spaces. Photo by Freya Bigg Flipping the teacher by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

eXSpace exploration

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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. Photo from Pixabay eXSpace exploration by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0


Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

eLearning 24-7

Authoring Tool vendors – okay TechSmith and a couple of ones that were not really asynchronous based authoring tools. . Many hands were raised and since 3rd party authoring tools output asynchronous based courses, it is clear to me, there is a high interest in asynch and not just synchronous based. I was going to show the photo of the booth and the amazing note that was left on the table in the booth, but then, they don’t deserve the free press for it.

E-Learning in Education – Features on the Rise

eLearning 24-7

This synchronous based experience, including the linear course approach, the groups (breakout with students going into the groups or having a group project, etc.), Asynchronous based courses – i.e. “self-paced” Finally, let the school bells ring across the world, the real form of WBT is now starting to appear in education LMSs, and on behalf of those who have waited and waited, I say thank you.

Top 10 Higher Ed/EDU LMSs for 2017

eLearning 24-7

Honestly, on the HE side, you should change from synchronous based to asynchronous based. . It is my belief and has been, that the reason these systems, regardless of who they are, fail for the students, in the long run, is the synchronous approach which is nothing more than sticking the ILT classroom approach online. . A good tiding to you all. Ahh, the new year. A year of opportunities. Thrills and fun awaits you. At least while you sleep.

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Under her guidance, the association was able to offer its first asynchronous Web-delivered course, and its first synchronous Webinar. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

Theory-informed design tips

E-Learning Provocateur

• Use real photos rather than cartoons or illustrations. The forum may be synchronous or asynchronous, or both. In my previous article , I proposed a Taxonomy of Learning Theories to organise a few of the myriad of theories into some semblance of order, and to assist instructional designers in using theory to inform their work. In this article, I go one step further by listing specific, practical instructional design tips that are informed by those theories.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum

Learning Visions

Craft distance learning events for college credit that pull together elements of both asynchronous and synchronous learning experiences. Photo : chalk by frumbert Posted by Cammy Bean at 11:32 AM Labels: big question , instructional design , Learning Circuits 6comments: Reuben Tozman said. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

What Tools Should We Learn?


Fundamentally, eLearning is asynchronous most of the time, but at times there is need to conduct synchronous training. ls2010 model performance photos post test pretest ReLearn results sketches social media sybmols thoughts training tutorial twitter Web 2.0 Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources Tags ASTD , resources , tools What Tools Should We Learn?