USDLA – Advocating the Growth of Distance Learning

Web Courseworks

This week I wanted to take a look at the United States Distance Learning Association and their upcoming 5th Annual Conference that is scheduled for May 1st-4th in St. In a time of mobile technology, social networking, and a world that beckons us to embark on a lifelong journey of learning, distance learning is what bridges the gap between all of these concepts and helps facilitate the evolution of learning.

9 Amazing Things You Don’t Know About the History of Online/Distance Learning

TOPYX LMS

Over the course of history, online/distance learning, or eLearning, has grown to epic proportions. What began in 1728 as the first distance learning course ever to be offered has flourished into a $107 billion market. Are you familiar with the history of online learning?

9 Amazing Things You Don’t Know About the History of Online/Distance Learning

TOPYX LMS

Over the course of history, online/distance learning, or eLearning, has grown to epic proportions. What began in 1728 as the first distance learning course ever to be offered has flourished into a $107 billion market. Are you familiar with the history of online learning?

Converting Instructor-Led Training to E-learning or Distance Learning: Keys to success

Bottom-Line Performance

We receive frequent requests to convert ILT courses to e-learning or distance learning. An engaging, effective e-learning course comes out on the other side. One way that I help the team through this grieving process is with the e-learning course design document.

10 Ways to Encourage Participation in Distance Learning (DL)

Rob Hubbard

Technology now affords so many more options to learn new skills without being physically present, but how can we ensure that participants are kept engaged and motivated when they’re not sat in front of us? The fact that an external body has validated the learning can be very reassuring.

EDUCAUSE 2014: Engaging with Video – How We Flip, Blend, and Provide Distance Learning

Visual Lounge

EDUCAUSE is an annual conference where higher education, tech-savvy professionals can meet to network and learn from each other to help boost education success. Presentation : Engaging with Video – How We Flip, Blend, and Provide Distance Learning.

Cloud Authoring

Web Courseworks

Want to learn more about cloud authoring? Innovation in Learning Managing eLearning blogs distance learning elearning teamwork Technology Web CourseworksThe “Cloud”. Ever since “the cloud” came to the internet and computer world, it has always had this magic allure.

My History of Live Blogged Notes

Experiencing eLearning

When I attend webinars or participate in online courses and conferences, I usually live blog my notes. That helps me remember what I attended and what I learned, and it lets me share that knowledge with others. Storytelling and Scenario-Based Learning. Synchronous Learning.

Online Learning Tools to Improve Studying Process

Web Courseworks

At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. Are you having a hard time to focus during the lectures and comprehend the learning material you’ll be tested on? This is one of the most resourceful websites when it comes to learning and studying guides.

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When CEs Aren’t Enough: How to Engage and Empower Learners

Association eLearning

Activities and classes are often selected based on ease and convenience to complete, not because they sound interesting or appeal to his learning style. They were learning by doing.

Secret to Creating Self-Motivated Learners

Association eLearning

When was the last time you got excited about learning something new? Chances are it was something you wanted to learn and you started off with small, but meaningful learning goals that were great personal achievements. What’s the most recent learning experience you enjoyed?

10 hot tips for moocers

E-Learning Provocateur

This was certainly the case for some in the EDCMOOC , and I fear I was too dismissive of the issue in my previous blog post. By that I don’t mean so much the knowledge acquired from the instructors, but (on the contrary) the skills developed in learning how to learn for myself.

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Online Professional Development Opportunities: Undervalued?

Web Courseworks

Recognizing The Benefits Of Free Online Learning. traditional institutions of higher learning in the UK): 61% of people feel the experience prepared them for their career. This, of course, is where online learning enters the picture.

Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

Web Courseworks

It is critical that we remember the foundation on which we base our assumptions in learning and development. JA : Our Blog www.managingelearning.com is focused on information for the eLearning manager. And a recent topic for the profession is learning analytics.

The moot point of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Perhaps we need to look at learning differently. Perhaps we need to look at learning differently indeed. The proponents of informal learning don’t care. Nor do the proponents of constructivist learning. Nor, dare I suggest, do the proponents of social, mobile and blended learning. The only people who seem to care are the MOOC providers themselves (naturally), the proponents of formal learning, and the ever-present killjoys.

Make it Social: How We Use Twitter as a Learning Tool

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ll keep posting the Storify summaries once a week on this blog. distance learning Mobile Learning Social Learning Social Media UncategorizedChances are, someone has told you how you should or should not be using Twitter recently. Did you know that Twitter chats are a fantastic way to share informal knowledge and spark conversation within your field or even inside your organization?

Top Tech-Based Ways to Train a Distributed Workforce

The Learning Dispatch

One of the enduring challenges in the learning and development world is how to disseminate training classes to the largest audience in the least amount of time. Conquering Distance Education: Top 4 Ways to Train Staff Across the Miles. Happily, there are other ways to conquer distance.

The moot point of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Perhaps we need to look at learning differently. Perhaps we need to look at learning differently indeed. The proponents of informal learning don’t care. Nor do the proponents of constructivist learning. Nor, dare I suggest, do the proponents of social, mobile and blended learning. The only people who seem to care are the MOOC providers themselves (naturally), the proponents of formal learning, and the ever-present killjoys.

My 7 tips for delivering training online

Bottom-Line Performance

Hey everyone, As we shifted to our new format for the LOL Blog this month, my role is reduced to a monthly one - putting out a short video podcast on the topic of choice. I’ve facilitated a few online sessions (all for e-Learning Guild’s monthly Online Learning events , which are awesome). Karen Hyder of the e-Learning Guild has been truly wonderful to me in building my skill set so I can do a good job.

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Mobile Learning: e-learningnext

ID Reflections

Why Mobile Learning The strongest Value Proposition for mobile learning comes from connecting people with ideas, information, and each other—anytime, anywhere! Ten years back, Clark Quinn’s statement about mobile learning seemed wishful thinking.

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L&D – today and tomorrow

Spark Your Interest

I took a little time to read and compare, as I find that this is a great way for me to think a little deeper. [note to self - is this a learning principle/theory to explore? Comparative learning a la Comparative Lit??]. Develop an open, enabling culture for learning and working.

Tips and Tools for Synchronous e-Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

The blog carnival didn’t get quite the response I was hoping for this month, so I decided to go in a slightly different direction, and look to see what the higher education field had to share about e-learning. 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. An inclination to problem-centered learning. Opportunities for continuous learning.

Top Tech-Based Ways to Train a Distributed Workforce

The Learning Dispatch

One of the enduring challenges in the learning and development world is disseminating training classes to the largest audience in the least amount of time. Conquering Distance Education: Top 4 Ways to Train Staff Across the Miles. Happily, there are other ways to conquer distance.

Welcome to Synchronous E-Learning Month

Bottom-Line Performance

And we’re making some significant changes to our Lessons on Learning blog! The blog posts and the podcast will all provide a depth of discussion on a topic rather than just a few sentences. Each month you’ll hear from one BLPer more than the others as we lead the blog. July’s focus is on Synchronous e-Learning, better known as distance learning. Synchronous E-Learning Defined.

The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers

Performance Learning Productivity

Last month Tony Karrer wrote an very insightful piece on his eLearning Technology blog about the Business of Learning. Tony equated the challenges of the learning industry to those of the publishing industry. The same applies to the Learning industry.

EDEN in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Learning with e's

Alongside a great team of people, I will also be live blogging and tweeting throughout the event, and may even get some time to interview some of the delegates, speakers and organisers. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

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The Growing Acceptance of Online Education

Visual Lounge

Plus it’s a lot easier on them if their child simply goes to the computer to learn. This content was written for our quarterly education newsletter, the Learning Lounge , written by educators, for educators.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 That knowledge has to be replaced and distributed to personnel in different geographic locations, which is where distance learning becomes a necessity.&# Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 That knowledge has to be replaced and distributed to personnel in different geographic locations, which is where distance learning becomes a necessity.&# Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

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Setting the Standard for eLearning Assessments

eLearning Brothers

This fails to recognize the unique elements (such as with usability, media usage, and accessibility) in the online environment that may hinder successful learning. Learning objectives (competencies). The Online Learning Consortium. Open Learning, 22(3), 235-250.

7 Best tips For Informal Learning In Your Corporate

Your Training Edge

Sometimes different learning programs can’t give students excellent results, even though they try a lot and work hard. Informal learning is democratic schooling that is driven by learner’s affection and motivation. Work on connecting a corporate environment with learning subjects.

6 Signs It’s Time to Invest in an LMS

Association eLearning

By now, most organizations have at least experimented with online learning in one way or another. We are currently in the Information Age and have had computer technology at our finger tips for nearly five decades.

The EDEN interviews: Melissa Highton

Learning with e's

Once such person was Melissa Highton , who as Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services at the University of Edinburgh, is in a unique position to shape the future learning and research practices of a generation of scholars. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Visual Marketing

Adobe Captivate

Every learning and development executive needs to have various tools at their disposal to create the right format of content to serve a specific kind of audience. Blog Uncategorized effective learning eLearning full_motion_recording Presenter Video Express pvx video video demo

P.S. - Another eLearning Rule

Bottom-Line Performance

After I posted my blog post about eLearning/Distance learning rules last week, I came across this video, which made me think of another one I’d add: Avoid only talking, not listening. The danger of some of our web 2.0/social learning platforms is that we have become so enamoured with the sound of our own voices, we’re not actually listening and learning from others!

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

WBT Systems

However, the success of these education programs can be further increased when combined with an online community to extend, support, and motivate opportunities for further learning and sharing of experience. So, how do online communities enhance learning?

Reflections on Two Decades and Three Degrees

Allison Rossett

I think you will enjoy her take on her learning experiences. I am more interested in learning about Hasidic Jewish culture from my classmate. A difficult professor teaches the classroom section and we learn about plate tectonics. Real maps, real rocks, real learning.

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