Reflections on the ‘New Groupthink’ and lessons for asynchronous collaborative e-learning

The eLearning Nomad

Susan Cain refers to an extensive University of California (Berkeley) research back in the sixties, echoed by later studies, which indicates that the more creative people tended to be more socially poised introverts. But the mighty force that pulled these trends together was the rise of the World Wide Web, which lent both cool and gravitas to the idea of collaboration. I re-read Susan Cain’s ‘Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking’.

Reflections on the ‘New Groupthink’ and lessons for asynchronous collaborative e-learning

The eLearning Nomad

Susan Cain refers to an extensive University of California (Berkeley) research back in the sixties, echoed by later studies, which indicates that the more creative people tended to be more socially poised introverts. But the mighty force that pulled these trends together was the rise of the World Wide Web, which lent both cool and gravitas to the idea of collaboration. I re-read Susan Cain’s ‘Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking’.

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Asynchronous social learning is newer than you think

Clive on Learning

For those of us who have spent a number of years working in online learning, the idea that a group can collaborate asynchronously (not in real-time) on a learning activity is rather taken for granted - not so much 'old hat' as just nothing novel. On the other hand, asynchronous learning in centuries past would have been individual and reflective. Asynchronous self-study was supported first by books and then, in the twentieth century by all kinds of tapes, discs and films.

TCC09: Digital Storytelling in a Web 2.0 World

Experiencing eLearning

Even more unclear is how the growing array of interactive Web 2.0 This paper presents a pilot study conducted to begin learning how digital storytelling is manifesting on YouTube, which is currently the most widely used of all video-sharing services. Their first real-time conversation was last weekend preparing for this conference; they’ve done all their research collaboration asynchronously. The Pilot Study. What about Web 2.0? Web 2.0 Web 2.0

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Strategies for transformation 2: from synchronous to asynchronous

Clive on Learning

The second step on the route to transformation is a shift from interventions that are synchronous to those that are asynchronous. Asynchronous activities, on the other hand, are self-paced; they allow the learner to determine when and for how long they undertake self-study activities or communicate with fellow learners or trainers. The benefits So what effect does pushing the slider from synchronous to asynchronous have on the six elements of our transformation vision?

Can self-study be social?

Clive on Learning

In my last post, a review of The New Social Learning , I proposed that, with the rapid rush to using e-learning in the workplace, we are at greater risk of a surplus of isolated self-study than we are an explosion in the use of social media. In particular, I'm beginning to wonder whether self-study can feel social. Surely the same could be true for e-learning self-study content. Web 2.0 If it does, even self-study can feel like a social experience.

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Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Web Courseworks

My wife recently enrolled in an eight-month program called Professional Life Coaching Certificate (PLCC) Program offered by the Continuing Studies branch of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Sure, this program is offered under the Continuing Studies banner and is not a four-year degree program. The post Best Practices for Blended Learning Design appeared first on Web Courseworks. Darcy Luoma, Lead Instructor, UW–Madison Professional Life Coach Certificate Program.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

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. CHEST-Web Courseworks xAPI pilot. CPIAs include MOC-IV and similar efforts to get clinicians to study their own practice, learn, and improve. Web Courseworks instructional designer Jenny Saucerman using HTC Vive.

“The Medium is the Message”: An Instructional Design Perspective

Web Courseworks

In my experience, the majority of companies want their learners to be able to access their content asynchronously , or on their own time without consideration of other people’s schedules. So if you’re not feeling up to tackling academic media studies theories from the 1960s, I’d recommend checking out Enders’ Manager’s Guide to Mobile Learning for practical advice about picking the right medium for delivering your content.

Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Web Courseworks

A Case Study of the UW Professional Life Coaching Certificate Program. My wife recently enrolled in an eight-month program called Professional Life Coaching Certificate (PLCC) Program offered by the Continuing Studies branch of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Sure, this program is offered under the Continuing Studies banner and is not a four-year degree program. The post Best Practices for Blended Learning Design appeared first on Web Courseworks.

Book Review: 100 Things Every Online Student Ought to Know by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Older students in online education may not be as conversant with Web technology for learning, and. younger students may not have the necessary study skills. Asynchronous Blended Future Trends Getting Started Learning Styles SynchronousHere is a review of a small book that. tries to provide support for both groups. If you are an online educator, this resource may be worth. considering as part of your orientation efforts.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

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. CHEST-Web Courseworks xAPI pilot. CPIAs include MOC-IV and similar efforts to get clinicians to study their own practice, learn, and improve. Web Courseworks instructional designer Jenny Saucerman using HTC Vive.

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Case study with Ning. Asynchronous education technology course, ongoing action research to improve. Posted in e-Learning, Higher Ed, Read/Write Web. Tags: Higher Ed Read/Write Web e-Learning TCC09 ning social networking Liveblogged from the TCC online conference. My notes in italics. Presenter: Ellen Hoffman, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

5 Steps to a Successful Blended Learning Strategy

Learning Rebels

To understand blended learnings potential, it’s important to comprehend that blended learning is a hybrid approach of applying learning strategies that utilize both live and web-based learning methodologies. But first, a few questions to ask yourself: Will the program be synchronous or asynchronous in delivery? Blended Rotation: Participants rotate through different modes of learning (in both synchronous and asynchronous fashion). Blended Learning Strategy.

How is E-learning Transforming the Entire Education Sector?

ProProfs

Sometimes it is also referred to as web-based learning or computer-based learning. . E-learning is classified into two broad types – synchronous and asynchronous learning. Asynchronous Learning. Asynchronous learning is just the opposite of synchronous learning. Instructors provide lectures, tests , assignments , and study materials and students access them anytime, anywhere. The students can study at any time without compromising with their daily routines.

What is Distance Learning? Definitions, Examples & More

learnWorlds

Online educational tools allow students and instructors to interact synchronously or asynchronously and give endless training opportunities with distance learning courses or hybrid courses. Experiences in a well-trusted LMS may include study guides and self-paced assignments, video lectures, audio recordings, videoconferencing, interactive learning objects, and live chat with fellow students or asynchronous discussions. Most e-learning programs are asynchronous.

What is Distance Learning? The Complete Guide (2020)

TechSmith Camtasia

Multiple studies suggest that most students are already confident that technology-enabled learning works, but this has probably been a difficult transition for some faculty members. Synchronous vs Asynchronous Distance Learning. Synchronous vs asynchronous distance learning. Distance learning falls into two main categories: Synchronous Asynchronous. It may frustrate some learners who crave the freedom of the asynchronous classroom. Asynchronous.

Learning and Development in the Remote Workplace

CLO Magazine

According to a January study from Global Workplace Analytics, approximately 20-25 percent of the workforce teleworks at some frequency, and 80-90 percent of the U.S. In the past, they could offer pre-learning in asynchronous e-learning modules and either reinforce or introduce more complex, application-based training via instructor-led events. Asynchronous, distance-based e-learning has become a highly-utilized delivery method, and it is easy to see why.

Active Learning in the Online Classroom: Examples and Ideas

E-Learning Acupuncture

Just because you have an online course, it doesn’t mean you have to design learning activities that only involve reading web-pages or textbooks all day. Someone recently told me that they heard of an approach where all the boring content delivery lecture material is put online so that more active learning can take place in the classroom. They then asked me if this was the best approach for online learning? What they were describing is blended learning or the “flipped” classroom approach.

The Importance of Interactivity in electronic distance learning programs

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

These factors influence the intrinsic motivation of users, the perception of the ease of use of the learning system, as well as the consideration of the usefulness and the interest that stimulates (Framework for improving web-based eLearning interactivity, 2016). 2012), Improving online social presence through asynchronous video. Framework for improving web based e-learning interactivity. International Journal Of Web Information Systems, (1), 2.

Adding Instructor-Led Training to Tahoe Courses With BigBlueButton

Appsembler

If you don’t believe me and want to trawl through the research, here’s a few proper academic studies from smarter people than I as a starting point: ‘Blended learning’ as an effective teaching and learning strategy in clinical medicine: a comparative cross-sectional university-based study. BigBlueButton provides you all the core features you would expect from a core web conferencing system (but under an open source license).

Project LEON

Moodle Journal

The current project features a library with access for individual or group study, links to web sites, pod casts, movies, documents and virtual page turning books. The potential improvements for social engagement above that offered by the more usual first world experience of synchronous, asynchronous chat and forum seem boundless.

Learning and Development in the Remote Workplace

CLO Magazine

According to a January study from Global Workplace Analytics, approximately 20-25 percent of the workforce teleworks at some frequency, and 80-90 percent of the U.S. In the past, they could offer pre-learning in asynchronous e-learning modules and either reinforce or introduce more complex, application-based training via instructor-led events. Asynchronous, distance-based e-learning has become a highly-utilized delivery method, and it is easy to see why.

Adding Instructor-Led Training to Tahoe Courses With BigBlueButton

Appsembler

If you don’t believe me and want to trawl through the research, here’s a few proper academic studies from smarter people than I as a starting point: ‘Blended learning’ as an effective teaching and learning strategy in clinical medicine: a comparative cross-sectional university-based study Blended learning: Uncovering its transformative potential in higher education Blended learning effectiveness: the relationship between student characteristics, design features and outcomes.

Predictions for the Future of Digital Learning

ProProfs

ToBeProductive.com figured out the reasons for the growth of online education and make predictions based on their studies. A 2016 Brandon-Hall study says that American employees save up to 60% of their time by learning online, thanks to some of the best eLearning software available today that makes it possible. UX/UI Design – Every web source needs a proper cover to reach the target audience.

A Step-By-Step Guide to Designing Blended Online Courses

eThink Education

Blending self-paced (asynchronous) online instruction with collaborative web-conference (synchronous) teaching can improve the quality of any course. Blended learning requires knowledge of the specifics of synchronous and asynchronous online instruction, as well as finding the right balance between the two. Strictly specified times of study. Select the study content and materials based on your students’ expectations and requirements.

Top 5 LMS for K-12 Education

Hurix Digital

The LMS includes both synchronous and asynchronous learning tools, and can also be integrated with productivity tools such as Google and Microsoft. Its features support easy video uploads, one-on-one student-teacher communication, and web conferencing with a larger audience.

The Fact and Fiction of Online Training

Association eLearning

Online learning offered me convenience and exposed me to a variety of delivery approaches including synchronous and asynchronous instruction, live meetings in virtual classrooms, web conferencing with learners in China, social interaction, and various eLearning applications. Recent studies show that employers recognize skill gaps in both job candidates and new hires that traditional college courses have not addressed.

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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? And one of the keys to that is asynchronous learning. Synchronous vs. asynchronous learning. What is asynchronous learning? It allows for asynchronous delivery of content.

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

One case study a week paired with a multiple-choice question makes a ton of sense, perhaps even as a replacement for high stakes certification. That list of uses is apt: xAPI is the tool organizations should be using to study the efficacy, engagement, and value of online education. It’s notable, too, that the DoD guidance tells implementers to continue to use SCORM for asynchronous course tracking.

Scaffolding or no scaffolding?

Learning with e's

It is thought provoking at a number of levels, not least because it takes a position on scaffolding using web tools, and challenges us to think about learning through Problem Based Learning in a new way: Solving ill-structured problems in asynchronous online discussions: built-in scaffolds vs. no scaffolds Solving ill-structured problems is regarded as an important learning outcome in education as it allows learners to apply theories learnt into real practice.

How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

Origin Learning

Some of the components that can be blended into an effective learning curriculum are: · Classroom Training. · Interactive Web-based Training. · Self-paced Training. · Email communication. · Print-based workbooks. · On-line job aids. · Virtual classroom. · On-demand learning & Collaboration. · (i.e. Study material is primarily delivered online.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Instructor-centered class (virtual) – similar to classroom except instructor delivers instruction via the Web and class can be synchronous or asynchronous. Webinars – participating in a Web-based program using video conferencing software; usually a one-session offering by an expert on a specific topic. Business case-study – drawing lessons from discussing the documented story of actual events in another organization. (My apologies to Paul Simon.).

Online Learning Works – So Why are Schools Failing at it?

eLearning 24-7

The fact that schools did not provide on-going training via an online asynchronous based course is stunning. It’s very common on the corporate side to have folks access an asynchronous based course regarding a system and all its functions, even to the ability of show me, assist me, let me do it method. You will not find asynchronous based learning with SBL, we are talking about two different modalities for learning/training.

Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment - How a Blog Drives Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Blog posts provided a guiding theme and then pointed to a web resource such as a YouTube video, or a podcast or a news story article or a case study. Social interaction pods are best for debate We used TeemingPod for conducting debates amongst participants on a 40-page business case study. The discussions were asynchronous and mediated. The whole of BaseCamp 2010 was delivered in asynchronous mode, and that did not stop us from interacting in meaningful ways.

Welcome to Synchronous E-Learning Month

Bottom-Line Performance

It’s different from asynchronous learning where participants access materials on their own schedule. web conferencing. It’s exploding in the business world as virtual web meeting technologies become more prevalent and easy to use. Synchronous and asynchronous e-learning aren’t just growing in the business world. Most of the work was asynchronous. One of the things I love about working at BLP is that we’re never afraid to change it up!

Tips and Tools for Synchronous e-Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Higher education started out as all synchronous learning - and as they have branched into web-based solutions they have stuck with the synchronous model in many cases. When you take all of this into consideration, synchronous learning four advantages that asynchronous learning environments can’t match. Pacing - synchronous events encourage discipline in learning and help students prioritize their studies. Web safaris, white board.