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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? It is perhaps no coincidence that the MOOC explosion has occurred side-by-side with a rise in popularity of the “flipped classroom” model, in which the traditional method of classroom delivery is flipped on its head. In a traditional classroom, the instructor lectures during class time and then sends the students home with homework.

What’s the Difference Between eLearning and Classroom-Based Learning?


If you’re adopting an eLearning classroom, you’re inevitably switching away from traditional classroom-based training. eLearning Vs. Classroom-Based Learning. Let’s start by comparing and contrasting online learning vs classroom learning. Social Interaction.


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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. But then, learning is an inherently social activity. ” Instructor-led sessions conveyed knowledge from “experts” and were supported by slides. “Piaget’s social theory.”

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Moving From the Classroom to the Computer


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. This often involves putting an amazing instructor’s presentation slides online, maybe even with a recording of said amazing instructor delivering their lecture. Learning can be social.

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. Modern online learning has taken all the best parts of face-to-face training and broken down the classroom walls to bring learning to people wherever and whenever they need it. Social Strengths. One of the most common arguments in favour of classroom training is the teacher’s presence.

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.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

Digital badges , peer-to-peer recognition and social capabilities. Social Media Management. Connie Malamed (aka The eLearning Coach) has created this reference guide so you can come up-to-speed quickly while helping your organization launch a successful online classroom.

The Flipped Learning Revolution — Coming to a Brain Near You?

Dashe & Thomson

One of the concepts in training that has taken the biggest strides this year has been that of the “flipped classroom.” My colleague Jon Matejcek first covered it back in March in his article “ Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of the Classroom.” Essentially, the idea is to upend the traditional teaching model of classroom lecture followed by personal practice at home.

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5 Ways to Interact with Your Online Students


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. During a webinar students can not only see the slides and hear the lecture that is being given, but also participate in real time using text chat or voice chat. Regular webinars give students a chance to come together just as they would in a classroom in a traditional educational institute.

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. It is not unusual in my classrooms to see students using technology to record and share my content and their interactions for the world to see. Many social media tools also enable discussion beyond the original event.

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Instructional Video Styles: Choose Your Own


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. Simple Slides Presentations. Presence overlapping the slides presentation. A question that arises and concerns video production is how the instructor’s presence is deciphered in the various lecture styles.

Technology for E-Learning: What You Need


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.

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? In UK higher education we tend to be more interested in transforming learning with digital technology than replicating the traditional teacher-centred approaches that are typified by the centrality of the lecture to the curriculum. The most culturally appropriate use of audio is in the teaching of languages and music, and in social studies.

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Achieve Better Learning: Combine In-Person & Online Learning


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


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 fact, if you were to take a poll concerning the number of employees who enjoy in-person trainings, it’s doubtful that more than a handful of people would say they look forward to classroom-style training sessions. 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] #.

Steps to Creating an Engaging Webinar for Higher Education Students

Hurix Digital

A webinar can and should be an active learning classroom; its purpose is to fulfill the student’s need for direct interaction with the faculty. It incorporates all the features necessary to conduct meetings, lectures, and presentations.

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.

Lessons for learning teams: what the pandemic has taught us

CLO Magazine

Both offered the potential of increased compliance rates for mandatory training and exciting alternatives to break away from the “knowledge download” approach of the classroom. Don’t tell people how to behave with an hour-long lecture — just provide short, sharp nudges as needed.

6 Tips for Moving In-Person Courses On-Line


Nor can you film a lecture and expect it to be the same as witnessing the lecture in person. A classroom has a social draw on learners, keeping them in their seats for longer, and encouraging them to take part.

Have you heard about cafeteria learning?


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. Instead of listening to a perfectly designed and flawlessly proofread lecture or clicking through a number of set slides, screens and online quizzes the learner can pick those activities, exercises and presentations that truly get his interest.

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.

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. Started with a study of their students–how students were communicating outside the classroom. Social gaming (e.g., On the slide but not explained yet. Wiki Wiki.

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Are in-person workshops dead? How virtual learning can be as good as the real thing

CLO Magazine

Although self-driven learning effectively imparts information, it lacks the social element that people crave, further exacerbated for many by the isolation of working from home. We created a presentation, but were careful to limit the number of slides.

Going Digital: How to Move from Instructor-Led Courses to Online Distance Learning

eThink Education

The typical lecture-then-exam approach to learning is quickly becoming outdated and often proven ineffective long-term. While recreating the experience of in-person classroom sessions in a digital environment can be challenging, it’s certainly not impossible.

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!

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. At that point in the conversation, I flashed back to a single anonymous comment made in response to a presentation I delivered at a conference a few years ago about a formal/social learning experiment I’d run: “I thought you were going to present a whole system of social learning.”

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


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.

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.

How to Leverage Learning on the Job for Incredible Results

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. Around the turn of the 20 th century, a philosopher and psychologist, John Dewey, advanced the idea that education should focus primarily on action and social interaction. “He Learning while working can help employees improve faster.

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


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


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 .

VR/AR and Your Learning Culture


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.

Stop! Before You Convert ILT to eLearning Do These 6 Things


Creating quick and effective online training from your classroom content has lots of pitfalls. Classroom and eLearning are not “one and the same.” Convert Classroom Content To eLearning. First, keep in mind that one hour of classroom training does not equate to one hour of online training. Often a large portion of ILT is a lecture. Classroom activities can be difficult to convert to online.

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.

Before You Convert ILT to eLearning Do These 6 Things


Creating quick and effective online training from your classroom content has lots of pitfalls. Classroom and eLearning are not “one and the same.” First, keep in mind that one hour of classroom training does not equate to one hour of online training. Often a large portion of ILT is a lecture. Classroom activities can be difficult to convert to online. Your eLearning course needs to be more than your PowerPoint slide repurposed from the ILT.

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.