10 Tips For Better Online Discussion


One of the major benefits to elearning, or any online training for that matter, is the ability to facilitate comments and discussion. But despite these benefits, there is one problem: many discussion boards are empty. Encourage (and even start) controversial discussion.

How To Use Course Forums Effectively


Forums are often used in elearning as an easy way to allow learners to communicate with each other, discuss any questions they may have relating to the content, and interact with the instructor. Depending on the topic of your online course it may make sense to include a forum.

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6 benefits of social & collaborative learning


Social learning technologies: 6 benefits. What kinds of benefits can employees and managers expect from implementing social learning technologies? Social learning is usually supported by a specific set of features for example, chat, forum, FAQs, blog, etc.

Top 5 Benefits of Mobile eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Allow your learners to converse with each other over forums and private messages so they can supplement learning with meaningful discussion and collaboration. The post Top 5 Benefits of Mobile eLearning appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

MOOCs for Employee Learning – The Mechanics – Online Forum

Learning Cafe

Following on from our last online discussion on MOOCs for Employee Learning – Practitioners View in this discussion we cover the logistics of planning and deploying MOOCS for employee learning. Panel discussion moderated by Michelle Ockers. He is currently a Senior Training Manager with JLT Group , one of the world’s largest providers of insurance and employee benefits related advice. Thursday, November 7, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEST (Sydney).

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3 Benefits of MOOCs in the Workplace

ID Reflections

Because of the nature of the MOOC-model, it has built in social collaboration features via forums and chats. The content of the course(s) can be the trigger for discussions, exchange of opinions, and sharing of knowledge. The focused discussions that take place around specific courses could have some of the following advantages: i. Joining the course in MOOC also implies access to discussion threads and forums pertaining to that course.

Discussion Groups in eLearning: Why it Matters?


In the world of online learning, discussion groups, discussion boards, discussion forums or threaded discussions are of vital importance. A discussion forum offers a place to instructor-to-learner and student-to-student interaction to take place.

Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

WBT Systems

How can you ensure your education program provides benefits to members of all ages? Focusing on Millennial Learners' Needs to Benefit Modern Learners of All Ages. The post Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages appeared first on WBT Systems.

3 Benefits of a Learning Management System Demo


Before we get into the benefits of a learning management system demo, let’s clarify why your company should invest in an LMS. The Top 5 Benefits of an LMS says the primary benefits to integrating a learning management system are…. The article states, “These systems offer students and teachers the ability to interact with video conferencing, threaded discussions, and forums. For more information about LMS benefits, check this out.

Stakeholder Alignment A Key to Realizing Program Benefits

Training Industry

If a program or project manager cannot obtain and then retain alignment among the key stakeholders, it becomes exceedingly difficult to realize the business benefits that the program or project is supposed to deliver. The key is to properly define the business benefits of the program and ensure that those benefits are tightly tied to and support the organization’s strategy and associated objectives.

Beating the Forgetting Curve with Distributed Practice


that discusses how to design and deploy learning interventions drawing our understanding from forgetting curves. THE QUOTE: “ If you read the research on how much people forget after training, it’s depressing. Do a search for the ‘Forgetting Curve’.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond


It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. Approximately 75% of the skills employees use on the job were learned informally through discussions with co-workers, self-study, mentoring by managers and similar methods.

Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank

Tony Karrer

I recently had a great conversation with Becky Barch, a performance consultant at the Bank, about her smart application of discussion forum software from ElementK. The forum is targeted to a small group – loan/lending assistants.

Benefits of e-Learning: Part 3 – Reduce Trainer Dependency


Any queries during the training can be resolved via electronic communication, like e-mail, chat or discussion forums, which are often integrated with the Learning Management System. Note: This post is the third part of the debate on the benefits of e-Learning.

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Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank. That forum is still up and running. Since that time, I have attempted to introduce the discussion forum tool to two other work groups within the bank but I have not been very successful.

The Benefits of Creating a Leadership Legacy

CLO Magazine

This happens regularly in business, but only rarely — and generally by accident or anecdote — do leaders and managers cull this learning, discuss it and formally pass it on. When lessons are lost, they are invisible and cannot be used to effectively address future issues or to help develop leaders who could later benefit from the experience. Leaving something behind for those who come later has significant organizational and individual value.

ROE Tips for Your Association’s Online Community

Association eLearning

Here’s his take: “Associations tend to identify niche verticals within their organization which might benefit from improved collaboration (committees, events, special industry groups etc). Your online community members should feel heard and have the ability to discuss. This is a follow up post to my recent post on ROE vs ROI – A Focus on Engagement ; if you haven’t read it yet, check it out!

Content Curation – New L&D Mindset & Skill Set – Online Discussion

Learning Cafe

We discuss. Benefits of Content Curation in Learning. Learning Cafe Webinar content curation Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum online forum webinarThursday, March 17, 2016 12 to 1 PM Sydney. Overview.

How to Make an LMS Work for Your Organization


The climax is making the LMS go through its paces and benefit all the stakeholders, which include the admin, as well as the trainees. As an organization, the LMS should benefit your employees or your learners. LMS advantages of an LMS Benefits of an LMS

Utilizing Social Learning for Workplace Learning: What Can Learners and Managers Do?


There are many ways that social media and social learning tools can be utilized for effective online learning – be it a forum of like-minded peers, live chats or even audio/video sharing platforms. Modern learners often have the access to social forums all day long, wherever they go.

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Why “WIIFM” Matters For ELearning


What about forums? This is your opportunity to tell them the benefits of learning the content in a context that makes sense to the learner. Frame the benefits (outcomes) in a context that the learner can relate to.

Clash of the titans

E-Learning Provocateur

In eduspeak, you benefit from “scaffolding” Then, after you have acquired (yes – “acquired”) a foundational cognitive framework, I suggest a constructivist approach would be appropriate to expand and deepen your knowledge.

MOOCs for Employee Learning – Practitioners View – Online Forum

Learning Cafe

Currently there is limited discussion on the use of MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) for organisational or employee learning. It offers cost effective solutions for organisations with the benefits far outweighing the challenges. Panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges of using MOOCs for employee learning. Learning Cafe Webinar Learning Cafe Call MOOCs webinar webinar discussion Watch Recording .

How Data Analytics Helps Boosting Your E-Learning Experience


Analytics focuses on the use of learning data to benefit the training outcomes. Online knowledge in the form of wikis, discussion forums, blogs and videos shared by contributors is increasing becoming significant learning resource for corporate learners.

Unicorn User Forums Help Buck Industry LMS Trend

Unicorn Training

Business impact is a critical measure of success for any system but how can you make sure you are getting the most out of your LMS to the benefit of both your learners and business? The forum is once again being organised by Unicorn Client Relationship Manager, Kieran Brown.

The Ultimate Guide to Flipped Learning

Origin Learning

The activities could range from group discussion to an individual online learning with everything in between. These could be podcasts or video lectures posted online by the educators.The educators may add some peer discussions or online interactions as a learning component.

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How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

For every sales pitch you hear about social learning, for every shiny social network logo you see out there on the web, you should be looking for real use cases and story of social media being used in a real world setting… with tangible benefit to an organization.

10 Ways to Unleash the Power of M-learning for Sales Training – Part 2

CommLab India

Help your salespeople use discussion forums well. Discussion forums are ideal tools to enhance the knowledge levels of your sales reps. Your sales folk can pose questions in discussion forums to get their doubts clarified.

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Top Tips from Unicorn Client Forum

Unicorn Training

Integrated, simplicity, ease of use, all in one place – these were the key themes that kept coming to the fore as Unicorn held its third Client Forum in London yesterday. Following customer feedback Unicorn are launching online Customer Help Desk Forum - enables clients to ask questions and answer questions for each other. The forum is also searchable and if a client still needs help, their query gets flagged automatically with help desk.

Clash of the titans

E-Learning Provocateur

In eduspeak, you benefit from “scaffolding” Then, after you have acquired (yes – “acquired”) a foundational cognitive framework, I suggest a constructivist approach would be appropriate to expand and deepen your knowledge. Or assigned to participation in a district-wide online discussion forum? I have really enjoyed following the recent argy bargy between Larry Sanger and Steve Wheeler.

E-learners Perspective: What Type of Technology-aided Learning Do They Prefer?


Supported Self-Study: The biggest advantage that many learners state when talking about the benefits of e-learning is that it gives them the opportunity to learn as per their individual pace and schedule.

A Different Approach to Adult Learning Design


I recently attended a session by Rick Blunt on eLearning Guild’s online forum ( The eLearning Guild online session Interactivity vs.Interaction: Align their Simplicities and Complexities. ). The sample was based around ‘The benefits of eLearning’.

11 Invaluable Tips To Design Blended Learning Courses for Corporate Training


The beauty of the blended learning experience lies in the fact that you get all the benefits of technology, without having to sacrifice that all-important human element. You can also encourage them to log on to online discussion groups to share their feedback and experience with their peers.

The Magic of Microlearning

Association eLearning

There’s discussion about how long something can be and still be considered microlearning. The parts are quicker than a traditional eLearning course and there are lots of benefits, although microlearning can still suffer from poor design. Post your questions and comments in the forum.

A step-by-step guide to weaving online feedback

The eLearning Nomad

Weaving feedback means: summarizing a discussion by finding threads of unity in the comments of participants and weaving them together into one piece of feedback to the group so that learner responses are connected. It is more than just summarizing a discussion.

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Utilize your LMS to Foster Collaborative Learning at the Workplace

CommLab India

Here are some benefits of collaborative learning: Improves workplace productivity. Allows users to share their knowledge, for the benefit of everyone. Discussion Forums. Discussion forums facilitate online communication among employees.

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Taming the social learning ‘beast’ for organizational learning


Continual training provides many benefits in a work environment where the shelf life of skills and knowledge is getting shorter. Both the groups benefit from this approach. Social learning is not just a passing ‘fad’ and forward-looking organizations are already reaping its benefits.