Getting Learners to Collaborate in a Virtual Learning Environment


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.

Collaborative Learning in the Workplace


It’s the collaboration between your workforce and their peers. What is Collaborative Learning? Corporate Training vs. Collaborative Learning. Collaborative Learning Benefits. But Wait, There’s More: Collaborative Learning Strategies. What is Collaborative Learning?


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New MOOC Environments: Distributed Open Collaborative Courses

Your Training Edge

Instructors at various institutions have taken the fundamental parts of MOOCs (video lectures, interactive elements, etc.) One of the more interesting models to emerge is the distributed open collaborative course, aka the DOCC. Faculty and students across all institutions have opportunities to collaborate and share ideas and resources via social networking activities like blogging and Tweeting.

3 Tips for Creating the Right Enterprise Learning Environment


For success, you need the right environment, one that can accommodate varied learners and program components, delivering powerful experiences and program management at scale. Interactive Learning Experience – Gamification for Instant Gratification.

Scripting the Success of Collaborative Learning


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.

The evolution of personal learning environments

Origin Learning

A personal learning environment refers to the tools, technologies, resources etc. By and large, this constitutes John’s Personal Learning Environment (PLE). In the form of RSS or news feed or social media interactions, people are exposed to information more than ever before. Creation of social learning portals which allow learning to be shared and collaborative is an important step towards this.

10 Collaborative Learning Solutions

Ed App

One of the best ways to make learning memorable is to embed it into a collaborative activity. Collaborative activities engage trainees with their peers either directly or, as is more often the case these days, remotely through online tools. Why Use Collaborative Learning?

Instructional Design Strategies for Collaborative Learning: 4 Approaches For Effective Collaboration


Collaboration in learning is a good way to invite ideas and brainstorm but does not always meet learning objectives set out by the training team. One way to increase effectiveness and productivity of collaborative learning is by engaging learners in well- defined scripts. A collaborative script is, in essence, a set of guidelines for learners on how learners should form groups, how they should interact and collaborate and how they should solve problems to produce actual learning.

Health, Safety, Environment (HSE), Sustainability and e-Learning


All these acts not only lay down the requirements for the organizations for providing a safe and healthy work environment, they also mandate certain trainings to be provided to employees and managers so that they know their responsibilities and rights and contribute towards making the workplace safe and healthy. Set up a social collaboration portal where people can discuss about the initiatives being taken in their geographies, share challenges and results, and seek advice.

Collaborative Learning: A Practical Guide


We are social beings and our interactions with our peers often become golden opportunities to learn. It is this aspect of our nature that collaborative learning focuses on, a pedagogical approach that we presented in a previous article. Collaborative learning in a nutshell.

Create an Active and Collaborative Learning Environment for your Course


Then we will determine how to create active collaborative environments in each. Passive and collaborative learning. Active and collaborative learning. For example, we create courses with built-in videos, interactive diagrams and branched scenarios that are absorbed by the learner. What if you added a layer of collaborative tools? Move your eLearning courses towards the collaborative learning style.

Social Learning is Voluntary; Collaboration Platforms are Enablers

ID Reflections

As an Instructional Designer and L&D Consultant, I am often asked questions like: 1.What social collaboration platform should we use? 2.How do we get people to collaborate ? My first reaction is to say: "You can''t make people share or get anyone to collaborate." There are very few generative businesses like the ones mentioned above who see themselves as part of an ecosystem where cooperation and collaboration enables growth for all.

Preliminary Research Validates MindMeld SME Collaboration Model

Web Courseworks

In 2011, Penny Ralston-Berg and I published our book, MindMeld: Micro-Collaboration Between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts. The book was the result of my seven years of doctorate research at the University of Wisconsin into best practices for developing online interactive learning objects (ILOs). A few days ago, I was delighted to learn that my model for micro-collaboration has been applied and evaluated by researchers at Texas A&M University.

Best Practices for Instructor-Led Training in an Enterprise Environment


In today’s environment of social distancing and working from home , getting new recruits and even current employees up to speed can be a challenge. You’ll need more than just text to promote a productive learning environment.

A little about “Promise of 3D Environments for Learning and Collaboration”

Kapp Notes

A three-dimensional virtual immersive environment provides an opportunity for employees to work together regardless of distance. While time zones still present a problem for connecting people around the globe, in virtual immersive environments, the barriers of geography have essentially become history. Virtual worlds afford a third place—cyberspace—within which avatars can connect, collaborate and co-create irrespective of their actual physical location.

Attract and Retain Millennial Employees with LMS Collaborative Learning Features


As a result, they actually conceive of communication in a one-to-many paradigm, which is a huge plus for companies that are spread out globally and interact primarily in a virtual environment.”. Attract and Retain Millennial Employees with LMS Collaborative Learning Features. Collaboration is something millennials want to see more of in the workplace. Collaboration matters to Generation Y; eLearning expert Christopher Pappas understands this.

Interactive Learning Environments

Learning with e's

The current special issue of the journal Interactive Learning Environments focuses on 'Social Networks Research', and here's a heads up for the next issue, due out in December, which has just gone to press. for Interactive e-Learning', which has been edited by Yueh-Min Huang, Stephen J.H. Interactive Learning Environments Computers in Education

Building a Modern Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

eThink Education

With eLearning, there is no limit to the creative ways virtual learning environments (VLEs) can be configured. Let’s take a look at the basic concepts that form the foundation of a solid learning environment…. The Power of Collaborative Learning.

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Megatrends in MOOCs: #6 More Social, More Collaborative

Your Training Edge

But social media platforms are just technologies that have enabled a more fundamental transformation, and not just in business: today communication, collaboration, and social interaction take center stage in our lives, in our work, and in our learning. Digital learning environments like MOOCs can provide the best of both worlds—social learning tools integrated into formal learning programs.

How To Build A Collaborative Learning With The 70 20 10 Learning Model


So, by focusing more on collaborative learning with the 70/20/10 learning model, they can be able to make a positive impact on employees’ performance. Why is Collaborative Learning Essential for Your Organization? Getting Started With Collaborative Learning.

Interactivity and the Flipped Classroom


Flipped Classroom, as defined by Wikipedia , is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom. In a flipped classroom, students watch online lectures, collaborate in online discussions, or carry out research at home and engage in concepts in the classroom with the guidance of a mentor. Flipped Classroom Interactivity raptivity

Including Badges, Improving Collaboration, and Driving Engagement: Rising Scope of Gamification for Corporate Training


Gamification is now a trending buzz which is why organizations are incorporating interactive gaming elements in their e-learning programs. In the gamified learning environment, failure signifies an opportunity to learn from mistakes and correct them. Collaboration opportunities in the gamified environment encourage learners to work together on quests.

eLearning Interactivity


When learners interact in an online course, active learning takes place. eLearning interactivity is the actual “thought process interchange” between learners and eLearning tools through which engagement and active learning takes place. Integrating interactions in the content is the key step in the eLearning design process. This step enables learning that is meaningful, recalled easily, as well as evaluated through interactive assessments.

Supporting Professional Development in Remote Environments

eThink Education

Supporting Professional Development in Remote Environments. However, the increased usage of technology in order to support remote work environments began long before terms like “social distancing” due to the flexibility and convenience it provides for learners.

6 Must-have Features for Interactive Online Platforms


While there are numerous methodologies to fix these difficulties, the best strategy to counter their overwhelming impact is the development and usage of an – interactive online platform. . An interactive learning platform is essentially a hotbed for customized learning.

The three elements of building learning environments for VR training content


Collaborating to decide on a location for learners to be immersed in, and then figuring out the best way the action will play out during scripting. Presence in VR is the feeling the learner gets that she’s really there in the virtual environment.

Wizardly Collaboration and HyperCard

Clark Quinn

Normally, when we talk about performance support and collaboration, we think of creating job aids. Yet I believe that, increasingly, interactive performance support will be more valuable in generating meaningful outcomes. Now, when I talk about wizards, I mean software tools that interact with us to ask some questions and then can use that information to do complex things for us like filling out our taxes or configure our email. Imagine having a collaborative HyperCard!

New Whitepaper Released: Collaboration in Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

Check out my newest whitepaper titled Compliant Collaboration & Learning in Virtual Immersive Environments. The whitepaper describes how life science companies are effectively leveraging virtual worlds to successfully facilitate collaboration and training. The ability to fully immerse life science professionals in a safe and controlled environment for meetings, collaboration and training as is tremendous.

9 Strategies to Encourage and Drive Informal Learning in a Remote Working Environment

EI Design

In this article, you will learn how to leverage informal learning in today’s remote working environment to drive creativity, innovation, and engagement. Informal learning provides significant benefits and value for individuals, teams, and corporations: Informal learning drives collaboration.

Attract and Retain Millennial Employees with LMS Collaborative Learning Features


This is a huge plus for companies that are spread out globally and interact primarily in a virtual environment.”. Attract and Retain Millennial Employees with LMS Collaborative Learning Features. Collaboration is something millennials want to see more of in the workplace. Collaboration matters to Generation Y. He stated, “The millennial generation thrives in social environments. This makes them ideal candidates for collaborative eLearning strategies.

10 Tools for Remote Work To Get People Collaborating


As one of the tools for remote work, it offers team interaction and offers a way for workplace communication. It’s a set of tools that employees and teams can use to manage projects and to collaborate with one another. Now more than ever companies are relying on tools for remote work.

Increasing student engagement through Interactive Learning Design


Modern learning is a social and collaborative process of knowledge building where a learner interacts with the content and the instructor as well as with peers. Thus educational interactions within an organization can be of three types: Learner-to-Content interactions. Learner-to-Instructor interactions. Learner-to-Learner interactions. Here are some means of achieving this interactivity: Hyperlinks.

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. In online communities (communities of practice – CoP) , the interactions are unstructured.

Supporting 70 20 10 Learning in a Corporate Environment


This model states that 70% of learning in the workplace should be achieved by doing; 20% takes place through engaging with co-workers, managers or mentors; and 10% of learning takes place in a formal, structured environment. .

Building a 3D Environment? Consider these Design Principles and Questions

Kapp Notes

Answering these questions will help you to develop effective instruction within 3D environments. What actions and interactions can the participants take to encounter teachable moments within the experience? What is the role of the facilitator, other participants and the environment itself in creating an authentic situational context for learning? What are the key actions and interactions within these episodes that trigger teachable moments for the participants?

How to Make Virtual Training Sessions Interactive


Components of quality e Learning programs such as virtual classrooms, chat , surveys , discussion forums, and video conferencing can make learning highly interactive. Here are some of the ways you can use to make a virtual training session interactive for everyone.

Principles for Designing 3D Learning Environments

Kapp Notes

In yesterday’s Train for Success in-world seminar, I was asked about the principles for effective design for 3D learning experiences, here is the list of principles that can be applied to make a 3D Learning Environment (3DLE) successful. Principles for Effectively Designing a 3D Learning Environment. Given the experiential and collaborative nature of 3DLEs, the need for self-reflection and group-based synthesis of the experience should also be core to the design.