Does Your Online Course Need a Forum?


Course forums can give learners a reason to come back and stay engaged, but they’re also a lot of work. This is why, for many course creators, the preferred solution is a forum. Forums come in all shapes and sizes. Downsides to launching a forum.

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Adding Discussion Forums to Your LMS


Given the bouquet of benefits it provides to both trainers and learners, online training has now taken center stage, garnering widespread acceptance and popularity. Adding a discussion forum is a good idea to achieve a vibrant LMS that engulfs learners and elevates their appetite to learn. Therefore, including a discussion forum in LMS is an ideal solution to build collaboration by bringing learners and instructors on a single converging point.

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3 Design Tips To Improve An Online Discussion Forum

Dan Keckan

Discussion forums are considered a best practice in online education, but students and teachers can be missing out on the benefits. In this article, 3 tips are shared to improve your discussion forums. Social Learning eLearning Design Tips Online Discussions Social Learning Tips Social Learning TrendsThis post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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. From a technical standpoint, adding forums to your courses is quite simple. But adding a forum doesn’t mean that your course offering is suddenly better. Should You Use Forums?

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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. An empty discussion board or forum has the potential to reflect poorly on the course content, and even the institution responsible for the material. Clearly post all guidelines (in multiple places) for the forum.

3 Reasons Curatr Doesn’t Have A Discussion Forum

HT2 Labs

Ben Betts explains why, despite repeated requests, HT2 Labs' Curatr platform would not benefit from the inclusion of a discussion forum. The post 3 Reasons Curatr Doesn’t Have A Discussion Forum appeared first on HT2 Labs. Data & Analytics Learning Locker

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The Benefits of Using an LMS forum


Using a discussion forum in your learning management system (LMS) is one way to introduce a social component to learning. In this post, we explain what a forum is, how it works, and list the benefits. As eLearning became more popular, learner isolation became an increasingly discussed topic. What is an online forum? An online forum is an environment where discussions take place. What are the components of an online forum?

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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.

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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. Becky turned around and used a discussion forum to make the situation better. The same associate who received and handled the questions before now gets the question as a discussion item and responds in the forum.

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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. Thanks to the technological advancement, a lively online discussion is the best way to ignite a creative spark and make ideas flow. Advantages of Online Discussions for Students.

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. One of the biggest challenges of our times is the explosion in the quantity and immediacy of the information available through the internet.

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? Coach others, or just take part in whatever capacity you want: anyone can take part in a discussion, and at any level (whether fully engaged or not). An employee can simply read and “like” (approve of or vote up) a quote or an answer, while another employee can lead a discussion or even coach others.

The hidden benefits of going digital

Learning Pool

This is done via social media-style functionality, such as forums and comments sections, allowing learners to discuss topics and share information. Get the benefits of going digital. The post The hidden benefits of going digital appeared first on Learning Pool.

Top Benefits of Performance-based Learning via Modern LMS


Let us discuss the top benefits of performance-based learning solutions delivered by modern LPP : ? Employees working from remote locations can easily interact, share ideas, and seek expert advice through real-time discussion forums. There is a gamut of benefits of modern LPP to ensure an effective training delivery. To know more about features and benefits of G-Cube LPP write us to

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.

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. The past decade has seen an explosion in mobile technology. In a pretty short period of time, we’ve gone from being tethered to bulky desktops and “portable” 20-pound laptops, to carrying pocket-sized computers.

Online Learning Amidst COVID-19 and Beyond? What Are the Benefits?


When implemented correctly, online learning methods bear endless benefits. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits online learning has presented amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and get a clearer view of where the future of eLearning is headed. What Are the Benefits?

The Benefits of Improving Department Collaboration


Benefits of Interdepartmental Collaboration. Creating an internal company newsletter can become a fun, informal forum for teams to contribute news and information between departments. The post The Benefits of Improving Department Collaboration appeared first on KnowledgeCity.

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 .

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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.

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Top 5 Benefits of Using a Learning Management System

eLearning Brothers

These systems offer students and teachers the ability to interact with video conferencing, threaded discussions, and forums. But what are the main benefits to integrating learning management systems? Benefit #1: Centralized Learning. The first benefit to using a learning management system is it offers a centralized source of learning. Benefit #2: Tracking and Reporting Features. Benefit #3: Evaluation Capabilities. Benefit #4: Easy Upgrades.

How Virtual Instructor-Led Training Would Benefit The Corporate Training


In this article, we’ll be looking at a few benefits of virtual instructor-led training in corporate training. 8 Benefits Of Virtual Instructor-led Training In Corporate Organization.

Why the Workplace Digital Divide Matters

Learning Rebels

Let’s discuss why L&D should be paying attention. However, those organizations that are technology laggards or who are draconian in technology policies are removing any potential benefits of communication and relationship-building tools. These benefits are the tip of the iceberg.

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Learning with 'e's

Next time, I'll discuss asynchronous forms of distance education, but in this post we'll look at synchronous modes. But there are other forms of synchronous communication - consider for example the standard phone, whether tethered or smart, or live discussion forums.

Unicorn User Forums Help Buck Industry LMS Trend

Unicorn Training

[caption id="attachment_2238" align="alignleft" width="300"] Unicorn's Lucy Cartlidge presents at the last Unicorn Client Forum in October 2012[/caption] Early data from the latest elearnity ‘Learning Technologies Customer Satisfaction Survey’ suggests at least a THIRD of organisations aren’t making a positive impact with their LMSs. Many of our clients have developed their SkillsServe platforms in unique and innovative ways to bring greater business benefits through improved efficiency.

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Benefits of Education Streaming Platforms to Students and Tutors


Education streaming platforms bring several benefits to both students and teachers. Before we get to those benefits, let us look at the quick transformation of a U.S. How Education Streaming Benefits Students. Read More:- How Students Can Benefit from Online Education.

MOOCs for Employee Learning – The Mechanics – Online Forum

Learning Cafe

In the second online discussion we look at the”how” of using MOOCs (Massively Online Open Courses) and its variants for employee learning. Panel discussion moderated by Michelle Ockers. Our first online discussion on MOOCs for Employee Learning – Practitioners View was attended by 68 Learning & Development professionals and covered the “why” Panelists. . Thursday, November 7, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEST (Sydney).

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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. For decades corporations and governments – and the training industry – have relied on competent trainers to train their workforces.

7 Top Benefits Of Collaborative eLearning

EI Design

In this article, I’ll explore the top 7 benefits of collaborative eLearning. From online discussions to problem-solving projects, online learners must work tougher to achieve a common goal. Every online learner has the chance to benefit from the experience, skills, and knowledge of their peers. Technology allows them to move beyond geographical limitations and engage in lively online discussions.

Benefits of Delivering Content Through Digital Publishing Platform


Let us see a few benefits of delivering learning through a digital publishing platform. Benefits of Digital Publishing Platform For Learners: 1. This is because a digital publishing platform takes into consideration all the latest technologies and applications used by millennials, and tries to provide a similar interface which the users are already familiar with such as social platforms, video conferencing, video calls, discussion forums etc.

Top Benefits of eLearning (With Examples)


So that is the biggest benefit of eLearning , but why is that the case? [sg_popup Benefits of eLearning. The benefits of eLearning cannot be underestimated. One of the primary benefits of online learning is that students have the opportunity to take their online classes from any location via an internet connection. The primary benefit of this type of e-learning is that it gives participants the information they require at any time they need it.

5 Benefits of a Learning Management System for Businesses


With that in mind, here are five benefits of a learning management system for businesses: 1. But today, learning is more personalized with LMSes that offer interactive lessons, fun quizzes and games, video conferencing, and forums to discuss the courses. You can create eLearning exercises that are centered around peer collaboration and even add online forums where your workforce can discuss and help each other.

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.

The Obvious (and not so obvious) Benefits of Online Employee Training and Development


Today, the benefits of eLearning in the workplace are taking the world by storm. Because we’ve put together an all-inclusive list of the benefits of online learning that apply to all organizations and their employees. The Real Benefits of eLearning in the Workplace. One of the greatest benefits of eLearning for employee training and development is that you have a world of content formats at your fingertips. Yet another one of the benefits of eLearning in the workplace!

6 benefits that will bring to your company the use of a Virtual Classroom Software


A Virtual classroom software is an e-learning platform where users can learn, interact, communicate, view and discuss their content through a video call platform accessed from the web. The use of this tool will bring closer the relationships between users and trainers, providing a channel where they can share information constantly, clear doubts, participate in conferences, forums, meetings, class sessions, among other features. Virtual Classroom Software benefits.

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.