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MOOCs: Flipping the Corporate Classroom

Your Training Edge

So why does so much of corporate training still involve an instructor flipping through a seemingly endless PowerPoint slide deck? In a traditional classroom, the instructor lectures during class time and then sends the students home with homework.

I Believe that Learning is Inherently Social

Tom Spiglanin

It may have been done alone or with others, but the social connection was still strong: teachers directed and facilitated the learning, and we often shared answers or talked about homework with peers. This is not to say that everything we know or can do was learned socially.

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Moving From the Classroom to the Computer

Yardstick

I’ve been a learner in both classroom and computer environments. That might seem like a pretty obvious statement but the reality is that there is a lot of eLearning out there that attempts to take a course that has been taught in the classroom and put it online as-is.

Unleashing Superheroes – Lessons from the Classroom

Growth Engineering

Join me as I head back to school to find out what the classroom can teach us about Unleashing Superheroes. Online learning is not the same as classroom training and that’s a good thing. Social Strengths. Avoid delivering reams of boring text and endless slides to your learners.

6 Questions to Ask When Demoing Virtual Classroom Software

MeetingOne on eLearning

The time has come to move your training programs forward into an interactive virtual classroom. But the big question is, what virtual classroom software is right for your goals? Designing a virtual classroom to facilitate learning is in many ways as critical as the above factors.

Evidence-Based Training: Is eLearning More or Less Effective than Classroom Training? (An Interview with Dr. Will Thalheimer)

Convergence Training

Question for you: what’s more effective in aiding employee learning–elearning courses or classroom training? white paper and metastudy , the simple answer he gave was: classroom training < elearning < blended learning solutions. (If So we encourage you to read this interview with Dr. Thalheimer to learn more about the effectiveness of elearning and classroom training, and to learn more about how to make both more effective.

Opening Pandora's box

Learning with e's

To all intents and purposes, what went on inside the classroom stayed inside the classroom. New technologies have the potential to undermine the 'sanctity of the classroom' as they open up what is said and done for the world to see.

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5 Ways to Interact with Your Online Students

LearnDash

Live stream on social media. During a live stream on social media, students can also leave comments and questions that the presenters can respond to in real time. online learning social learningOffering interactions with your students can enhance their learning experience.

Technology for E-Learning: What You Need

LearnDash

Anyone who’s spent any time reading about the e-learning industry knows that online courses and traditional classrooms use very different technological tool kits. While new technology is slowly making its way into the classroom (most instructors use PowerPoint slides rather than chalkboards), other innovations have yet to find their place (laptops in lecture halls are still a distraction more than a learning aid). Social media.

Instructional Video Styles: Choose Your Own

learnWorlds

Before you even begin creating your instructional video , you will need to consider your lecture style. Across those platforms, the instructional videos range from direct classroom recordings to highly elaborate video post-production. Animated lectures.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

Do you use audio on every slide because the client says people will think its broken if you dont? The most culturally appropriate use of audio is in the teaching of languages and music, and in social studies. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

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Achieve Better Learning: Combine In-Person & Online Learning

KnowledgeAnywhere

eLearning through an LMS is a great addition to classroom learning. Here are some ways to use eLearning to enhance the time spent in the classroom and ensure it is time well spent. Preparation before classroom learning: Have a lecture assigned for learners to complete on the LMS before the classroom time. Lecturers can do this through documents, PowerPoint slides, or videos.

Why Businesses Should Veto Traditional Training

TOPYX LMS

After all, who wants to sit in a classroom for hours trying to pay attention to PowerPoint slides while others are whispering and playing solitaire on their iPhones? In the corporate world, classroom-style training is becoming obsolete.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-08-07

Jane Hart

“New Service From Harvard Aims to Replace Classroom Lectures&# [link] (via @ frankcalberg , @ arossett & @ alc47 ) #. RT @ alc47 : Collaboration and social learning – even trees do it [link] <Another powerful post by Nic #. RT @ charlesjennings : @ JaneBozarth Informal Learning strategy – slide 15 here shows the essential tool, Jane. RT @ mashable : New Classroom Tool Uses Laptops & Phones for Instant Assessment – [link] #.

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.

TCC09: Wikis that Work: Effective Wiki Practices for Virtual Learning Communities

Experiencing eLearning

They effectively managed issues of trust, workload, and learning within their social network. Social Learning/Social Constructivism. Social presence–ability to project yourself in an online environment and make connections with others. Social gaming (e.g.,

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The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

The conversation erupted on social media, as it has before, about the state of affairs in the field of Learning and Development, or L&D. I often say this fast-paced, mobile, social, and self-directed learning era is no time for those of us in the Learning and Development field to be lazy.

Have you heard about cafeteria learning?

Matrix

Broccoli is a lot easier to swallow with at least a little cheese dip while lean meat on the grill slides down better with a smudge of our favorite gravy. The base of a healthy diet is finding the optimal balance between the different food groups.

eLearning: Is This Learning, Winning, or Just Cheating?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

 In that lecture he spoke about troubling issues in the gamification of learning--particularly the issue of false achievement and "gaming the system." When it came time for the younger sibling to be potty trained, Gans added a social element to the Skittle-potty game and rewarded his older daughter every time her brother went to the potty.

VR/AR and Your Learning Culture

STRIVR

The typical classroom environment of lectures, textbooks, slides, handouts and short instructional videos–on their own–are no longer sufficient or acceptable as a mechanism to deliver information. Employees are able to escape the traditional classroom where learners are sitting at a desk for hours, and instead find themselves actively participating in their own learning–in ways they could never have imagined.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-08-07

Jane Hart

"New Service From Harvard Aims to Replace Classroom Lectures" [link] (via @ frankcalberg , @ arossett & @ alc47 ) #. RT @ alc47 : Collaboration and social learning – even trees do it [link] <Another powerful post by Nic #. RT @ charlesjennings : @ JaneBozarth Informal Learning strategy – slide 15 here shows the essential tool, Jane. pgsimoes , @ BreakingNews & @ kasey428 showed up in my social summary!

How to Leverage Learning on the Job for Incredible Results

Pract.us

Before you can take advantage of the random learning going on right now, you have to accept that learning doesn’t have to occur in a classroom. After all, we know how to handle classrooms, slide presentations, videos, and tests.

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What’s Better for Your Employees – Digital Training or Instructor-Led Training

Kitaboo

Even schools and universities are opting for digital learning methods in classrooms. Saves Time and Money : As we stated in the example above, those 90 hours could have been utilized in a productive manner rather than simply making the employee sit in the training room and listen to a lecture. And hence, created elaborate PowerPoint slides and documents. We need social interaction.

Dive In

CLO Magazine

There is disappointing evidence of books, lectures and conferences having any sustainable impact. These lectures, which consist of reading a series of PowerPoint slides, are not an effective way to learn. Yet we keep doing this at conferences and in our classrooms.

3 Easy Ways to Add Blended Learning to an Employee Onboarding Program

Practi

Pack your suitcases, it’s time to move your training out of the classroom. Here are just a few of the reasons why instructional designers are using blended learning: it is more engaging and appealing to learners than traditional classroom-based delivery. Instead of sitting your new hires in front of a slideshow and delivering a long lecture about the history of your company, why not design and deliver a discovery game?

How to Convert Your Training Content into Mobile Learning Format

Practi

As more training and L&D departments make the move to mobile, they are recognizing that mobile provides a much different learning experience than the traditional classroom. Each learning chunk should be brief but also interesting enough to help them buy into the move from traditional learning methods like computer screens, textbooks, or lectures. Think of phone numbers or social security numbers. Best Practices to Convert Your Training Content into Mobile Learning .

How to MOOC: Bite-Sized Content

Your Training Edge

While the debate continues on whether MOOCs will eventually lead to degrees, the knowledge gained from the first year and a half of these huge online experiments is changing the perceptions and practices of education both online and in the classroom. The first idol to fall has been the lecture. Lectures have been staples practically since the beginning of training programs. The problem is that unless the goal is to put people to sleep, lectures just don’t work.

GE TV: Karl Kapp on Why Gamification Works

Growth Engineering

So the first question I would ask is, don’t you think lectures are a waste of time, and a frivolous activity? Lots of times, people think that the ideal learning situation is a classroom lecture, but the research doesn’t support that. Gamification can add that social aspect.

3 Reasons Why Linear E-Learning May Be the Best Solution

Rapid eLearning

Classroom sessions often have delayed start times and they can be side-tracked by other discussions. It’s often possible to compress a one hour classroom session to a 20 minute online module because there’s better control of the content and distractions.

3 Easy Ways to Add Blended Learning to an Employee Onboarding Program

Practi

Pack your suitcases, it’s time to move your training out of the classroom. Here are just a few of the reasons why instructional designers are using blended learning: it is more engaging and appealing to learners than traditional classroom-based delivery. Instead of sitting your new hires in front of a slideshow and delivering a long lecture about the history of your company, why not design and deliver a discovery game?

Top Talent & Development Trends for 2016

KZO Innovations

Another study found that although instructor-led, classroom-based training still represents the largest investment in formal training (at 51 percent), technology-based learning is on a growth trajectory, representing 41 percent of organizations’ total investment in training in 2015. With learning technologies growing ever more sophisticated (and affordable), more organizations will seek to incorporate it into their traditional classroom-based programs.

Adapting to Adaptive Learning

CLO Magazine

While it remains the largest delivery methodology, the amount of instructor-led and classroom training has indeed dropped from 47 percent to 41 percent in the past three years, according to Training magazine’s “State of the Industry” reports. Physical resources refer to the quality, quantity and access to content, devices, locations, classrooms, paper-based learning tools as well as factors like travel and weather. Take the example of instructor-led or classroom training.

The importance of synchronicity

Clive on Learning

My point is that live events, particularly those in the classroom, have for so long been the norm, even though getting people together at the same time is such a hassle, so inflexible for the learner, more stressful and tends to lead to too much learning in one go. These could be face-to-face (not just in classrooms but on the job - in fact just about anywhere), online (using tools like Skype or web conferencing) or even on the phone.

Keynote Resources from #LUC2017

Kapp Notes

Here are the slides from my keynote (but no peaking until it’s over). What we missed on the mission is provide in the information below (and in the slides above). Learners are motivated when they have autonomy, mastery and relatedness (social relevance).

3 Tips for Designing Effective Virtual Instructor Led Training

Coreaxis

Creating an effective Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) is not as simple as broadcasting a standard, classroom-style or Instructor Led Training (ILT) lecture. There is an art to creating a virtual classroom and it takes a different design mentality to address the important differences between the two. In the traditional classroom setting, you can read the room and break when necessary to keep engagement and interaction to a maximum but the same is not true for VILT.