How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 2

Your Training Edge

and the rapid rise of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other communications platforms have made one thing abundantly clear: Everything is social. As the workforce grows to include more Millennials – digital natives who spend nearly four hours per day on social networking sites – the social impact on training cannot be overstated. Course discussion forums are the most basic type of social platform used in MOOCs, but they are powerful tools and almost all MOOCs have them.

Some Tools for Social Learning and How they Help Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a table with some tools for social learning, short description of the tool, the best use for social learning for the tool and some examples. Text-based messaging systems allow for quickly communicating with someone in a synchronous environment. Social Bookmarking. What makes it social is that, with the right permissions, individuals on the network can view all of the tagged articles and blog entries and see which were tagged the most.

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Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

AUDIO RECORDING AND EDITING. Audacity is an audio recording and editing application with a lot of the features you find in commercial products. It works on all platforms and is probably the most popular free audio program around. It’s a way to broadcast and get updates with AIM buddies from all your social media. It doesn’t have video or audio chat, though. Dropbox seems to be the file synchronization software of choice.

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

eLearning 24-7

That is what one senior exec said to me, the other day when it came to social learning. LMS/LCMS/Learning Portals (commercial & free), Social Learning stand-alone systems, hybrid system, content authoring tools, m-learning, web conferencing (already exists in many systems), virtual worlds, virtual meeting systems (already exists in some systems), marketplace exchanges (not affiliated with a system). Tutorials can be e-books, audio, video (mp4, avi), web based training courses.

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

Knovio — enhance presentations with audio and video. Delicious , Pinboard — social bookmarking. For small, synchronous courses, group text messaging is a great way to check in on learners and provide support. Last week, we looked at the building blocks of technology-enabled learning , from elements like learning objectives that are common across all training formats to those that are specific to digital formats, like content authoring tools.

NextGen LMS Features (Now and Later)

eLearning 24-7

Combination of the Presentation and Video/Audio. The meet the minimum 16 standards you need for an LMS (to be defined IMO), and on top of that hit the next generation current set of features (includes some aspects of social, gamification, general items, UI/UX – i.e. user experience). . Social – Create a community across the system, create communities tied to each group, create community tied to each course. Social Profiles.

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Making Sense Of The iPad For Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

It does have a built-in microphone and stereo speakers so it is audio ready. The iPad then, can be used for audio-based synchronous learning, collaboration, meetings and just-in-time support. Social Media. Because the iPad can connect through Wi-Fi and 3G (depending on the model) and has a screen size that makes text legible, it’s ideal for mobile social media activities. Share this on del.icio.us.

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Raptivity: A Review

The eLearning Coach

A few of the templates, like building a screen of text bullets synchronized with audio, already come in most authoring tools, but are useful if you’re using Raptivity to make stand-alone courses and presentations. Share this on del.icio.us. I’m always looking for new ways to add meaningful interactions to courses and have been exploring Raptivity for this purpose.

Theory-informed design tips

E-Learning Provocateur

Consider an audio overlay. The forum may be synchronous or asynchronous, or both. • Create a social bookmarking account. • Encourage social networking. 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.

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35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

Social Media for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , March 30, 2010 Lot s of information on different social media tools that knowledge workers should know about. Tips for Audio and Voice Overs - Visual Lounge , March 18, 2010 One of the biggest challenges in video is getting good audio. Chris McQueen, one of TechSmith’s instructional designers, shares his secrets on how he gets great audio for the videos he creates! Social Media (55).