Why discussion forums are helpful in training

Wizcabin

A discussion forums enables instructor-to-student and student-to-student interaction and is the heart of online training because learners from different locations can easily interact and learn from each other. Benefits of the discussion forum in training.

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How To Create Engaging Discussion Forums

Dan Keckan

This article will discuss innovative ways you can make your discussion forums "the happening place" in your online classroom. The forums are the most interactive part and the heart of your online classroom.

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How can elearning forums help employees?

Creativ Technologies

This can only happen when the organizations use technology such as online forums to eradicate barriers in communication. Employees can be given opportunities for collaborative learning where they can circulate knowledge to each other on forums. How to boost forum posting?

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Adding Discussion Forums to Your LMS

ProProfs

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. How to Add a Discussion Forum to Your Learning Management System? ProProfs has come up with a unique way to help you add a discussion forum to your online training.

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Why Make Discussion Forums Part of Your Online Courses?

CommLab India

Discussion forums are integral to collaborative learning. Find out why you need to make them an integral component of e-learning courses. Learning Technology Online Courses

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Collaborative learning

Ed App

As I began to study pedagogy more and simultaneously observe in the classroom, I began to see that collaborative learning has a definite place in an educational framework. What is the fear about collaborative learning? Why I needed to update my view on collaborative learning.

Collaborative online learning breaks down silos

CLO Magazine

The collaborative learning experience gives people designed opportunities to network and get together online in simple but effective ways of connecting, for example with discussions boards, and team-based competitions based on simulations.”.

‘Discussion forum': don’t let the name of the tool put you on the wrong learning design track

The eLearning Nomad

They’re usually called discussion forums or discussion boards and are the most commonly used tool for answering questions as well as for any conversations we have in an online learning space. To keep with the name, discussion forums are generally used for a discussion activity. The term discussion forum implies that the tool has to be used for discussions. Discussion’ isn’t really a learning task.

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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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Are you designing for cooperation or collaboration?

The eLearning Nomad

What should be done collaboratively? It’s often the difference between cooperation and collaboration that requires the biggest mind shift. The following is a typical activity in online courses out there: “Do this piece of work, share it with others in this forum, read at least 2 other submissions and comment”. Because it involves other people, you might think that this is collaboration. This means that the main activities should be collaborative.

Scripting the Success of Collaborative Learning

G-Cube

Collaboration is a good way to invite ideas and brainstorm – so it is a great practice for the workplace. However, many L&D managers often worry that collaborative learning might not always meet learning objectives set out by the training team. So, while collaboration between employees can certainly create engaging learning experiences, the learning also needs to be impactful and aligned to the learning objectives.

Introducing the EdApp Discussions and Assignments Feature

Ed App

After the announcement of our Playlists feature, we are excited to follow up with Discussions and Assignments. The Discussions and Assignments feature was designed to increase the amount of social interaction to ensure the success of adult learning.

“Post once, reply twice”: uninspiring online discussion boards and what to do about them

The eLearning Nomad

Remove the assessment requirement and the discussion boards are (almost) empty. Does that mean students don’t want to collaborate? Have a look at the following discussion board question from an urban planning course: “Looking at the map of [insert name region], discuss possible locations for people who may eventually commute to work in [insert name city]”. Most likely they’ll find an answer in the forum that reflects what they wanted to say.

How Collaborative Learning Can Help To Improve The Learning Experience

Wizcabin

Collaborative learning is an online training approach that involves students and instructors coming together to interact through chats and forums. In this post, we’ll be exploring the different ways collaborative learning can help you improve the overall learning experience.

How to Improve Cross-Department Collaboration

KnowledgeCity

Have you ever needed to collaborate with other departments to complete a project, only to find yourself trapped in the endless cycle of fruitlessly syncing up meeting schedules and sending yet another follow-up email? But how can departments cultivate more persuasive collaboration skills?

Virtual Reality in Learning – Has the Time Come ? – Online Discussion

Learning Cafe

We discuss. Jeevan is the producer of Learning Cafe and an experienced practitioner of technology-based learning and collaboration in Australia. Learning Cafe Webinar content curation Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum online forum webinarThursday, May 12th, 2016 12 to 1 PM Sydney. Overview. When it comes to emerging technologies, numerous tech companies including Facebook, HTC, Sony, Microsoft and Samsung are eyeing virtual reality (VR) as the next big thing.

How To Use Social Learning To Boost Collaborative Learning

Wizcabin

Although collaborative learning is an essential approach, one can further enhance it with the use of social learning. In this article, we’ll be looking at how you can use social learning to boost collaborative learning. Asynchronous Form: via group discussion, forums, interaction, seminars, etc. One can make use of all the features of the synchronous and asynchronous forms of learning to encourage collaborative learning. Image by rawpixel from Pixabay.

Introducing the EdApp Discussions and Assignments Features

Ed App

After the announcement of our Playlists feature, we are excited to follow up with Discussions and Assignments. The Discussions and Assignments features were designed to increase the amount of social interaction to ensure the success of adult learning. This exciting addition enables learners to collaborate with each other in a forum-like discussion, strengthening the power of peer learning.

6 benefits of social & collaborative learning

Docebo

Learning from one another is what people have always done throughout human history, so ‘social and collaborative learning’ as a learning method is likely to be the oldest one in existence. Even if our approach to training and learning has evolved over time, we still inevitably learn from those we collaborate with. 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).

Digital Disruption – Opportunity and Threat for L&D. LearningCafe Online Discussion

Learning Cafe

Our final online panel discussion for 2015 and it is not be missed. We discuss: Business drivers for Learning in 2015. Scott Dinsdale – Scott … Jeevan Joshi – Jeevan is the producer of Learning Cafe and an experienced practitioner of technology-based learning and collaboration in Australia. Learning Cafe Webinar Learning Cafe Events Learning Cafe Workplace Trends ForumThursday, January 28, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Sydney.

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Intrinsic motivation is obvious to anyone who knows the saying “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink” In other words, you can unleash your business champions and push all the promotion you like, but if the individuals who comprise your target audience lack a collaborative attitude, they won’t use Yammer. Nonetheless, some sort of management of the forum is considered important in driving its use.

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How do I know what e-learning approach is right for what topic?

The eLearning Nomad

We’re moving (far) away from instructivism to embrace constructivism instead – a collaborative problem-based eWorkshop supports this philosophy. Empowerment requires facilitation and collaboration, both key components of eWorkshops. This again requires facilitation and collaboration. The mere addition of a discussion forum isn’t enough – we need a much more strategic approach to enable participatory learning to happen.

Getting Learners to Collaborate in a Virtual Learning Environment

ScholarLMS

Traditional learning environments serve as natural hubs of social or collaborative learning. Collaborative learning in virtual or online learning environments, on the other hand, happens only if learning programs support and promote interactivity and learner engagement.

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

Learning Cafe

We discuss. Jeevan Joshi – Jeevan is the producer of Learning Cafe and an experienced practitioner of technology-based learning and collaboration in Australia. 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.

Virtual Reality in Learning – Has the Time Come ? – Online Discussion

Learning Cafe

We discuss. Jeevan is the producer of Learning Cafe and an experienced practitioner of technology-based learning and collaboration in Australia. Learning Cafe Webinar content curation Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum online forum webinarThursday, May 12th, 2016 12 to 1 PM Sydney. Overview. When it comes to emerging technologies, numerous tech companies including Facebook, HTC, Sony, Microsoft and Samsung are eyeing virtual reality (VR) as the next big thing.

Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum – Looking back at 2013. What is coming in 2014

Learning Cafe

Our final online panel discussion for 2013 and it is not be missed. We discuss: Panel Discussion 1- CLO Forum. Panel Discussion 2 – Consultants Forum. Jeevan is the producer of Learning Cafe and an experienced practitioner of technology-based learning and collaboration in Australia. The post Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum – Looking back at 2013. Learning Cafe Events Learning Cafe Webinar Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum

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The Benefits of Improving Department Collaboration

KnowledgeCity

Have you ever needed to collaborate with other departments to complete a project, only to find yourself trapped in the endless cycle of fruitlessly syncing up meeting schedules and sending yet another follow-up email? But how can departments cultivate more persuasive collaboration skills?

CAC-Panel Discussion-Consulting/Contracting

Kapp Notes

Next, we had a panel discussion called Working Collaboratively and Independently Simultaneously:Independent and Contractor and Small Business Forum. The discussion focused on non-compete agreements, intellectual property and other issues related to creating content and ideas for clients. The discussion also centered around how each person got started as a contractor. A discussion about scoping and dealing with scope creep gathered a lot of interest.

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Intrinsic motivation is obvious to anyone who knows the saying “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink” In other words, you can unleash your business champions and push all the promotion you like, but if the individuals who comprise your target audience lack a collaborative attitude, they won’t use Yammer. Nonetheless, some sort of management of the forum is considered important in driving its use.

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Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum – Looking back at 2015. What is coming in 2016?

Learning Cafe

Our final online panel discussion for 2015 and it is not be missed. We discuss: Business drivers for Learning in 2015. Jeevan Joshi – Jeevan is the producer of Learning Cafe and an experienced practitioner of technology-based learning and collaboration in Australia. Learning Cafe Events Learning Cafe Webinar Learning Cafe Workplace Trends ForumThursday, December 10, 2015 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Sydney.

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Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

They may both involve collaboration and/or cooperation yet in a very different way. Let’s look at professional development in structured learning events (eWorkshops) first: eWorkshops are structured learning events where participants collaborate by solving typical workplace problems together online. The team work takes place in asynchronous (not real time) online discussion forums.

Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

They may both involve collaboration and/or cooperation yet in a very different way. Let’s look at professional development in structured learning events (eWorkshops) first: eWorkshops are structured learning events where participants collaborate by solving typical workplace problems together online. The team work takes place in asynchronous (not real time) online discussion forums.

Presentation Recap for the U.S. Air Force’s Global Learning Forum

Kapp Notes

Agenda for the Global Learning Forum Last night I had the privileged of presenting to the U.S. Air Force’s Global Learning Forum (GLF) group in Second Life at Huffman Prairie Chi. GLF represents a collaborative group of educators from across government and private universities and organizations exploring and prototyping the use of open 3D worlds in support of learning. Second Life is used as our primary open access platform for collaboration.

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E-Learning Design Part 4: Learning through Collaboration

CDSM

However, the difference between the two is that social constructivism places an emphasis on the collaborative nature of learning, highlighting the importance of cultural and social influences. The challenge of independent e-learning is isolation, so our learning platform technology gives its users access to a community of learners, enabling them to share, reflect and discuss using communication tools such as forums, comment threads and real-time chat facilities.

Top 3 Collaboration Activities for your eLearning Course

eFront

Educational technology tools have enabled multiple channels of collaboration within the online learning environment. In this article, we’ll share the top three forms of collaboration activities for your eLearning course that have proven to enhance eLearning experiences. Effective Collaboration Activities: Types and Ideas. Training experts highly encourage the use of the following collaboration activities – methods: · Small group assignments. Homework forums.

5 Top Takeaways From Learning Technologies Summer Forum 16

Unicorn Training

Despite the weather feeling a little more like October than June, today was the annual Learning Technologies Summer Forum event at Kensington Olympia. Themes within this year’s main LT conference included Leadership, Organisational Hierarchy and the place of Social and Collaborative Tech in L&D. We’ve grown up with the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, so these ‘new ways’ to collaborate and communicate are as embedded as they get from the word go.

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The discussion – The Mechanics of MOOCs for Employee Learning –

Learning Cafe

Michelle led the panel discussion which included Preetha Ram. The Mechanics – MOOCs for Employee Learning – Online Forum from Learning Cafe. The post The discussion – The Mechanics of MOOCs for Employee Learning – appeared first on Learning Cafe. Sunder talked about use of a Presentation Skills MOOCs at JLT Group. Geoff shared some data about the engagement score for a learning program which had a MOOC like flavor.