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.

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. Types of ID based Collaborative Approaches. Back and forth style of questioning succeeds in engaging learners and effectively produces learning through collaboration.


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Saffron shortlisted for Social & Collaborative Learning Award

Saffron Interactive

Judges at the Learning & Performance Institute have shortlisted Saffron Share, an open source Learning Experience Network, for the 2014 Learning Awards. The versatile product combines learning content management with ‘social activators’ to speed time-to-competence and open up new frontiers for learning technologies. Saffron Interactive has created bespoke learning platforms for FTSE100 companies and government agencies for several years.

Learning not in excess but in nexus!

Origin Learning

Today is the age of collaboration. Therefore, the humbled loser approaches the turtle and puts forth a collaborative plan. Put to context, isn’t Continuous learning with a Collaborative mindset the crux of creating a learning culture in any organization ? The progress of technology and changing lifestyles globally- are instrumental in laying the contours of an ecosystem where collaboration will play a major role.

Who re-uses learning objects?

Clive on Learning

This time, in Re-use Revisted , he wonders whether the idea that learning objects can be reusable is just a myth - sounds good on paper, doesn't work that way in practice. He asks whether anyone else out there ever finds they can re-use their learning objects. The idea behind the concept of learning objects is an elegant one. To make this possible, learning objects had to be self-contained and as context-free as possible.

e-Learning Acupuncture: Learning objects that work!

E-Learning Acupuncture

skip to main | skip to sidebar e-Learning Acupuncture Erics ramblings, experiences and random thoughts about e-Learning, distance education and Educational Technology. Tuesday, September 11, 2007 Learning objects that work! Clearly I had some learning to do before October 10th so I can make an informed decision. In addition to an informative website they created a Flash object that did an excellent job in educating me. How do I learn to teach online?

Blended and Distributed Learning Case Study

Obsidian Learning

New post Blended and Distributed Learning Case Study on Obsidian Learning. Used to working long days, very positive about learning opportunities, open-minded. Commitment to active learning – Company culture supports an interactive learning approach. To save both time and money, we leveraged existing content as appropriate, and bolstered skills transfer by increasing interactivity and hands-on learning while shortening the overall ILT experience to 4.5

Social Learning Theory: Principles and Applications

Roundtable Learning

In this blog, we explore how understanding and applying the Social Learning Theory can boost Learning & Development and training courses. We learn and develop from the people we surround ourselves with. It is difficult to learn if you are not focused on the task at hand.

February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

New post February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary on Obsidian Learning. For our first real foray into the world of Twitter chats this month, we dove head first with the topic of blended and distributed learning and their application in adult L&D. We wanted to hear from the learning community on the design and delivery of both blended learning and distributed learning methods. Q1: What’s your understanding of blended or distributed learning?

Blended Learning: Different combinations that work


Blended Learning is in itself self-explanatory, its all in the name. A blended learning program is one that utilizes more than one mode of learning delivery –for a personalized and impactful learning experience. A successful blend is one which captures the learning objectives and is delivered within the available infrastructure. Existing capabilities of learners as well as their receptiveness towards a new learning platform also needs to be ascertained.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

Chapter 9: “ Like, Comment, Share: Collaboration and Civic Engagement Within Social Network Sites ,” by Greenhow and Lee, in Emerging Technologies for the Classroom: A Learning Sciences Perspective. Social media and social networking sites allow individuals and groups to collaborate and learn together. Social media has a different impact on the learning experience, compared to technology that is often utilized in the learning environment.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

Geared toward e-learning developers and instructional designers. The biggest problem facing the industry in the past few years are the lack of course authoring tools for e-learning developers and instructional designers. MLOAT - Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool. SCORM compliant learning object generator, customized editing interface, web based media player that works across multiple platforms, video/audio, image slides, text synchronization.

Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology

Obsidian Learning

Blended Learning: Also referred to as hybrid learning. Learning and instructional techniques that integrate e-learning (such as podcasts and online discussion) mobile learning (such as just-in-time training and performance support) and instructor-led training (such as lectures and tutorials). Condition: Component of a learning objective that describes the specific situation in which the performance occurs.

Social Learning & the Hourly Employee

CLO Magazine

In giving talks about social learning, I am often asked various questions about building a case for social learning. However, in our efforts to justify why a social learning program should be implemented or even why one should be stopped, we often miss the opportunity to have someone speak from the workforce-centric perspective. Instead of exploring workarounds leaders completely dismiss the power of social learning tools for the sake of avoiding potential lawsuits.

8 Tips to Make Your Corporate Trainings More Efficient | ecadema - It's time

Professional Online Learning | ecadema

Learning managers must undergo corporate professional training to address the unique training needs of their organizations. If that platform is not available, a learning manager can develop materials and collaborate with a learning platform to impart training.

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.

5 Ways To Keep Employees Motivated For Learning In The Remote Working Era

Online education using WordPress as LMS

In this scenario, the learning and training of the employees across the organization remain unprepared for how to cope with the change and stay productive. In this article, we will learn the five ways to keep the employees motivated for learning and stay updated with the training activities.

Best Types of Online Learning to Motivate Your Employees


Types of online learning for employees This blog post gives you a summary of the best online learning types and methods to better navigate the world of employee training. H aving multiple learning o pportunities is important because memory works differently for each person.

Interactive Digital Content Designed to Develop Capability – Part 1


7 out of 10 digital learning experiences are driven by well-designed interactive digital content. However the traditional e-learning object is ‘not the only game in town’ any longer. Since 2012 we have seen the emergence of the MOOC (massive online open course), a structured learning environment. A more distributed, less rigid learning form than that of the traditional e-learning object. The old adage ‘content is king’ still rings true in 2016.

12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace

Jane Hart

I am often asked how to support social collaboration in the workplace. As I showed in my recent blog post , there are some big differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social/collaborative business. So it is not just about adding new social approaches or social media into the training “blend”, s upporting social collaboration is underpinned not only by new technologies but by a new mindset. Social learning

Foster Social learning through LMS


Why use social learning? In today’s digital world, where distance learning is an increasingly a popular option, educators need to adapt collaborative learning methods to an online environment to help students learn and make them happy.

5 Traits of the Best Learning Organizations + How To Get Them


Becoming a learning organization in the digital age. Only about 10% companies are true learning organizations, in that they don’t just empower growth and development for employees, partners and customers, but they also embrace learning to gain organizational insight and adapt to change from a big-picture perspective. . The 5 Traits True Learning Organizations Share + How To Get Them . They Have a Collaborative Learning Culture (Systems Thinking) .

Preparing for elearning the first run

Moodle Journal

This week finally saw the launch of the third phase of our Moodle vle roll out at the college with the delivery of a new 2 hour cpd staff training session Preparing for e-learning. If you have been following the blog here then you will know that this centres on the use of Wimba Create , in the production of learning objects from otherwise standard materials or handouts produced in Word. Barry Spencer e-Learning Project Coordinator

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Stop Wasting Time and Money and Start Building Smarter Elearning Processes


Avoid these common pitfalls and foster collaboration and empowerment in your learners. Elearning is set to rise again this year with 53% of corporate learning and development (L&D) teams planning to increase their investment. However, learning professionals need to ensure that the elearning content being produced meets the needs of modern learners. Additionally, social and collaborative learning can be a powerful thing (science has even proven its effectiveness).

Expert Tips to Help Your ILT Initiative Succeed

CommLab India

Promote collaborative learning, as individuals learn better when they are together. Create a list of learning objectives. When starting your ILT initiative, you need to be clear about the learning objectives. What are the skills you want your employees to learn at the end of the training program? The learning objectives have to be specific in nature. Designing And Developing The Learning Experience.

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Exploring Learning Analytics: How is it affecting corporate learning?


With changing technologies, the learning industry is changing its expectations from e-learning as well. While until a few years ago e-learning was simply making learning available and accessible to learners, today learning professionals are keen on uplifting the user experience and want more out of the learning experience. We had explored some of the opportunities and challenges of adaptive e-learning in a previous post. e-Learning LMS

Universal Design for Learning: Multiple Means of Representation


We all learn differently, among other things, depending on how the information is presented to us. The content is adapted from the Center for Applied Special Technology’s (CAST) Universal Design for Learning framework and UDL Guidelines. Collaborative learning in 3 questions.

Using Moodle as a VLE

Moodle Journal

My own presentation came under the theme of transforming teaching and learning and featured a recent trial that I conducted with level 4 students in an attempt to realise the Social Constructive potential of Moodle as a VLE. There is a copy of the working environment here , where you can see the project was built around Learning Objects, Forums, Chats and Wiki’s in support of a problem based collaborative learning exercise.

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How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries." A learning theory (or theories) helps understand how people learn, thereby assisting educators, trainers and facilitators reflect on their educational practices.

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Your Guide to Defusing A Company Turnover Problem


This guide will outline why your employees are leaving and the importance learning and development plays in your business strategy to reverse turnover before it results in disaster. Using Online Learning as Your Tool of Choice. Building Your Corporate Learning Strategy.

Five ways Tin Can will liberate your learning content!

Saffron Interactive

This short post is an edited excerpt from the updated Spicy Learning Guide, an essential compendium of 101 tips to improve your learning strategy. We’ll be releasing the new Spicy Learning Guide at Learning Technologies 2013 , so visit us at Stand 33 to collect your free copy! The Tin Can API stores data in a Learning Record Store (LRS) which can be shared across multiple environments. Interested in using Tin Can to liberate your learning content?

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What’s The Purpose of Learning Management Systems?


or what the purpose and objectives of a learning management system are? The LMS market is steadily growing with more companies investing in learning management systems every year. In fact, 90% of companies offer digital learning today. Mobile LMS: Learn On The Go.

Universal Design for Learning: Multiple Means of Action & Expression


Finding your way through a learning path can be challenging, as we all differ in the way we approach learning. On top of that, expressing what we have learned might not be an easy endeavour for all of us. Display/Post goals and objectives in prominent and accessible places.

Best Practices to Create Custom E-learning Courses

CommLab India

Custom e-learning courses are superior to off the shelf courses in almost every aspect. They not only convey your learning objectives effectively, but also maintain your brand’s tonality. Below are some of the elements that can be tweaked to suit your company’s requirements: Font sizes, colors, backgrounds, themes and the learning environment. All of the learning content: Audio, video, texts, graphics, etc., Promote Collaborative Learning.

5 Strategies to Maximize and Measure the Impact of Training Programs

EI Design

During the Training Needs Analysis (TNA) , L&D teams concentrate on the learning objectives and what strategy would enable them to achieve these objectives. Likewise, the approach to validate the learning transference and behavioral change would be significantly different.

Roles of LMS in Corporate Sales Training


The global Learning Management System (LMS) market is expected to grow from $5.05 Using an advanced learning management system , instructors can create courses pertaining to popular sales training programs such as consultative sales, sales networking, and sales territory management. Apart from that, they can also track, assess, and get reports on learning progress with ease. No two members in a sales team (or any other department for that matter) learn the same way.

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Essential Criteria for Choosing the Right Video-Based Learning Model

Obsidian Learning

Video-based learning is a powerful learning tool. The medium is endowed with unique features that make it an effective learning method, able to enhance traditional instructor-led learning approaches and change the way we learn and the way we teach. Also, videos can more easily establish emotional connections, keeping learners more engaged and motivated as compared to traditional learning approaches. But how do you design effective video-based learning?


Microlearning in eLearning Industry – The Future Of eLearning


Microlearning in e-learning involves breaking down of an e-learning course content into bite-sized modules, with each meeting a specific learning objective. Every year, new opportunities and trends emerge in the e-learning industry for SMEs to leverage into their learning system. Below are some of the trends in e-learning that you can leverage to provide an accessible e-learning program. Microlearning and Mobile learning.

ARCS motivation model. What should be included in an a learning activity to make it more appealing? - Technology meets Education

Keller's ARCS motivational model is an approach to solving learning-related problems that are inherent in the poor motivation of learners. This model is especially useful for designers of e-learning programs so that they can develop exciting activities that will boost the educational process. It is a fact that every person chooses to learn something new by having a purpose subconsciously or consciously through the establishment of this knowledge. Learning requirements.

9 Easy Ways for Managers to Squeeze Employee Training Into Your Crazy Day

Employ time-savvy strategies to help employees learn as they work. Whether your company has a dedicated Learning and Development division or you just take a few days off a year for training workshops, most of what employees learn comes from their everyday activities. The key is to set one or two immediate objectives, associate those with work assignments, and follow up. They’ll tell you what they need and want to learn. Set up collaborative learning groups.