Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.


As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. Vyew is extremely flexible alloying you to bring online collaboration and conferencing into your workflow on your terms. If you want we can talk via skype.

The virtual classroom: the ups and the downs of collaborative learning

Spicy Learning

So if you’ve ever participated in a webinar, perhaps hosted by one or two instructors taking you through a PowerPoint presentation, you have already been initiated into the world of virtual learning. Well, without going into too much detail, one of the much talked about benefits of the virtual classroom is its capacity for collaborative, peer-assisted learning. But does the fact that the virtual classroom is collaborative mean that the virtual classroom is good?

5 Steps to Create a Winning Corporate Webinar Course


Corporate webinars could be the answer. When corporate webinar courses are created the right way, they can also hold your employees’ attention better than any printed or digital document or training manual ever could. From choosing the right software to developing a course that can adjust to its audience’s needs, here are five steps you can take to create a corporate webinar course. The key, of course, is finding webinar presentation software that suits your unique needs.

Collaboration Tools

Tony Karrer

As I mentioned in Real-Time Collaborative Editing , I had a fantastic experience participating in group editing of a Mind Map of collaborative tools during a session at Learn Trends.

The importance of synchronicity

Clive on Learning

While I would still look to provide the maximum flexibility for the learner by providing resources online and allowing collaboration to take place asynchronously (through email, forums, social networks, blogs, etc), I now understand that live events are going to add something really significant to the blend. 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.

Why This? Why Now? “Working Out Loud”

Learning Rebels

3) What did your collaboration efforts look like? Create a Skype group and present your project. Group collaboration, using all manner of internet based tools.

10 (Free!) Conferencing Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

eLearning professionals are constantly collaborating and meeting with one another, and for many, GoToMeeting is their tool of choice. Hold online meetings and gain access to your collaborator’s computer remotely. It includes Skype integration, conference lines, screen sharing, and one-click recording and sharing. Browse the web with collaborators, share images, and hold conference calls for free.

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8 Ways to Cover Social Activities in Your Training Course


Employees ask each other questions, participate in group collaboration projects, and mingle during coffee breaks. Huddling around a shared PC to engage in group collaboration online training activities isn’t really an option. Host a Live Webinar.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

Sure there were exceptions on the desktop side – most notably Articulate Storyline, but overall until desktop vendors see the advantages of SaaS, especially with real time collaboration and peer review, tablets will be slow going. Favorites included: Skype.

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State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

Ability to use Skype – 48.5%. Just yesterday, a product called Inkling Habitat launched a collaborative cloud based publishing platform (its actually in early adopter stage). Peer Review, Chat, Collaborative Learning – 68.5%. Skype – 20%.

Five tools for global educators

Learning with e's

Here are my top five tools: Webinar: There are a number of ways to teach and present live from beyond the classroom. Webinars could also be conducted on Skype which is currently free, but quality may be more variable using this tool.

Why (and How) to Design Association Education for Young Professionals

WBT Systems

Offer a young professional membership that includes free monthly webinars. Collaborative, social learning. Millennials and Gen Z grew up with collaborative technology like Skype, Google Docs, and online forums. Millennials will make up nearly half the U.S. workforce by 2020. Generational definitions vary but most characterize millennials (or Generation Y) as 21 to 35 year olds.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

In two past webinars on this topic, average attendance was 180 people from all over the world. Skype – add it – its “hot” Thousands of API directories out there with thousands of social media components you can add – any commercial vendor today could implement these, right now open source people are – so why lose it potential revenue? Social learning is becoming a generalization of anything that involves collaboration.

New Amazon Chime for Online Meetings


For live webinars and conferencing any platform that integrates with WordPress can be used in conjunction with LearnDash. Popular platforms include GoToMeeting, Skype, AnyMeeting, BigBlueButton, and GoogleHangouts.

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Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from a webinar presented by Brandon Hall on Wednesday, April 26 2011. (I Wanted more collaboration and conversation, so people could access already certified people’s expertise. Product Pitch for Quicklessons [link] collaborative online course creation in the cloud Lots of connection with facebook and Izzui– invite people to courses, share them, people can like them.”an

With a little help from our friends: the services we use to build our business


We are not yet fully committed on Slack, but seems like a nice alternative to Skype’s informational chaos. Skype & Skype Manager – VOIP. We are heavy users of Skype for informal, day-to-day communication. Hackpad – Documents collaboration.

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Why I love working with e-learning sceptics

The eLearning Nomad

She asked about our services and we had an initial Skype contact. These are often the people who take adult learning principles seriously and refuse to accept that a few screens of content combined with a few webinars will engage their learners. This ensures our collaboration remains focused on continuously asking the hard questions and going the extra mile to support meaningful learning. Two weeks ago, I was contacted by someone on the L&D team of an NGO.

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What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

So in this post, I wanted to take a look at the Top 10 Tools on the 2012 list, and briefly suggest what corporates can learn from them in order to appreciate how workplace learning is a much wider concept than just creating content or running webinars. 7 – Skype.

Survey shows people take training as infrequently as they go to a conference; but they learn continuously in other ways

Jane Hart

collaboration platform. Live chats/instant messages/Skype chats. Attend webinars. Participate in a training webinar.

Incorporating Social

CLO Magazine

Collaboration on social platforms can be enhanced if employees also have the chance to interact in person. Now the company relies more on webinars, videoconferencing, online white boards and Point, SilkRoad’s social collaboration software. For example, Ulthera recently conducted a webinar to talk about compliance gray areas. “I also am concerned that people are not as engaged in a webinar as they could be in a videoconference,” Mallen said.

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Making the Modern Workplace


The company’s underlying goals were to prevent data loss, make it easier for employees to access files from mobile devices, and improve overall collaboration. Vitalyst’s solution included a mix of webinars and custom-built content aligned with the organization’s culture.

E-Learning Early Indicators

eLearning 24-7

I recall speaking in November on a webinar panel and being somewhat chided over the fact that I kept repeating the importance of mobile learning and tablets. Real Time collaborative tools, such as integration with Google Docs or desktop sharing, slowly starting to appear. More real time collaborative tools – project management, group tools, CRM, extended enterprise solutions. Towards the latter part of last year, we started to hear how the LMSs were near death.

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Introducing.the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive!

Visual Lounge

An average day covers a range of things like client communications, creative brainstorming, team collaboration, design and production. Communication with clients is open and collaborative. We spend a lot of time on the phone, Skype or email since we can't always meet in person.

Facebook for e-Learning


At the same time you can add documents, PDFs, add MP3 audio to make webinars! Skype Me Your learners could see when you are online (Virtual Office Hours) and talk or chat with you for free!

Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN)


Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Skype, online encyclopedias and group discussion boards are just some of the more popular social media applications being employed today. The key to social learning networks is learning through collaboration with colleagues.

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

A surprisingly number of vendors who offer some form of social learning, whether it is the minimum – a FB like page, micro-blog, even some form of app sharing or collaborative tool, do not have any social media on their site. Setup Skype capability, which means you download the free program and install it on your computers, then you identify on your web site and identify your Skype identity (mine is diego.studiocity) - so people can connect; when they ask to connect you say yes.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Social Learning : the video - Jane Hart begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting - Pick of the Day , September 10, 2010 Thanks to LAB SSJ for sharing this video with me - and thanks for the mention. a Presentation the BBP Way - Learning Visions , September 16, 2010 Today I presented a webinar through MyKineo : Power to the SMEs! Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. As always, great stuff found in the eLearning world in September.

The Adventures of Developing an e-learning Course!

ID Reflections

Mistake #3: I did not leverage the power of the Internet and the various options available for interaction, communication, collaboration--at least till that point. Preamble I have just been reading a post by @ tomkuhlmann called Five Ways to Guarantee Your E-Learning Course is a Success.

LMS Modules – The “Add-On” Facts

eLearning 24-7

Social Learning or Collaboration or Community. VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol – Think Skype for example. If they want you as a client – you want to see it, and not view a pre-taped webinar of it. You can’t ask them with a taped webinar or recording.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

M-Learning aka Mobile Learning is enabling people in theory to take courses via the smart phone or as some vendors have the nerve to include &# cell phones – as in all-inclusive&# , or in reality to use m-learning solutions to enable a collaborative or social learning platform or view documents – such as PDFs or word documents on their smart phones in some manner in which people read the docs and then follow steps. Other Part 2 -Skype out, GTalk, MSN, QQ, Fring.

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

The Truth About Twitter - Social Enterprise Blog , May 11, 2009 Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators - Don't Waste Your Time , May 9, 2009 Twitter and Webinars - eLearning Technology , May 14, 2009 Presentation: Twitter in Education - Don't Waste Your Time , May 12, 2009 The Challenge of Training the PlayStation Generation - The E-Learning Curve , May 15, 2009 Adobe eLearning Suite: is it worth it?

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Readings Lists for Instructional Designers - Learning Visions , August 4, 2010 Amit Garg begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting has posted a nice list of 22 essential books for beginning instructional designers. George Siemens begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting - Connectivism: Socializing Open Learning - ID Reflections , August 9, 2010 Will summarize the key points in a later post.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Last week I did a webinar with Mark Sylvester of Intronetworks - Tapping the Social Grid. tysg prawsthorne : @ tonykarrer I also use Skype , MSN , Google Chat , Google groups , Wiki talk pages to tap my social grid.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Learning Visions

Its also a bout using blogs and wikis and other collaborative tools for workplace learning and knowledge sharing. Your summaries of books, webcasts and webinars are always so thorough. For the next episode however, I may just bring everyone in on skype.

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Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

aLearning , April 13, 2010 We make recordings all the time: podcasts, recorded audio conferences, recorded Webinars. Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions - Experiencing eLearning , April 1, 2010 These are my live blogged notes from Karen Hyder’s webinar, Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions from the Training Magazine Network. webinar. This research was summarised in a webinar. T-Bite – What is Contextual Collaboration? -