Supporting online learners

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler I have just published a third module in my series on digital learning for the ZilLearn platform. If you're new to online teaching, or are revisiting it, do consider spending an hour of your time to browse through the ideas in this module.

Presence Pedagogy: Needs Some More Dimensions

Kapp Notes

The other day, I discovered an interesting article, Presence Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning in a 3D Virtual Immersive World , which describes an educational approach for conducting a learning event in a virtual immersive environment. Flying around in VirtualU: Sense of space is important in virtual learning environments. Read more about my take (and Tony O’Driscoll’s) on the concept and value of 3D in Learning in 3D.

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Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring. The proliferation of so-called rapid authoring tools over the last few years has coincided with an explosion in the number of online courses developed in-house. In tandem with this trend, though, has been the increasingly familiar cry of “It’s not interactive!&#. Increasing the number of clicks required to view the content does not make it more interactive. Informalise learning.

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Hybrid learning for hybrid jobs: Reskilling for the digital age

CLO Magazine

Talent leaders and learning scientists typically define “hybrid learning” as an approach that combines online instruction with more traditional classroom pedagogy. Today, in an increasingly digital world of work, we more often refer to those roles as just “jobs.”

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Learning first, technology second

Learning with 'e's

Learning should always come before technology. Many teachers welcome the idea of bringing new technology into the classroom. They see it as a means to engage learners, and as a way of making connections between school curricula and familiar territory. Ideas range from games based learning , to the use of social media and networking, to simpler approaches such as the use of digital cameras in art or data logging in science.

EDGEX 2012: About Disruptive Education

ID Reflections

This sentence from Stephen Downes post AWorld to Change best exemplifies one of the key drivers behind a conferencelike EDGEX2012: We need to move beyondthe idea that an education is something that is provided for us, and toward theidea that an education is something that we create for ourselves. If you have ever been inspired by the writings of Paulo Freire ( Pedagogyof the Oppressed , Pedagogyof Hope ), then this conference is for you.

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants. People are the stakeholders as well as employees of your organization.

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants. People are the stakeholders as well as employees of your organization.

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with 'e's

Informal and self regulated learning are defining characteristics of 21 st Century education. Various commentators suggest that as much as seventy percent of learning occurs outside of formal educational settings (Cofer, 2000; Dobbs, 2000; Cross, 2006). One challenge for education providers is to decide whether they will support the desire of students to self regulate their learning activities using personal technologies.

Design - Knowing Doing Gap - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Seeing The Invisible: How To Identify Early Indicators Of Gaps In Instructional Design And Training Effectiveness. The E-Learning Curve , September 15, 2009. Too Dot Oh: Making Sense of the Terrible 2’s - trainingwreck , September 15, 2009. Learning & Development 2020 – almost passed me by - Clive on Learning , September 14, 2009. Podcasting for E-Learning: Recording Audio - The E-Learning Curve , September 14, 2009.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

It’s always fun at this time of the year to look back at what’s happened in the world of eLearning. So without further set, I’m happy to announce the Top Posts as defined by Social Filtering - meaning by everyone involved directly or indirectly in eLearning Learning. You can see more detail of how this works here in Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning (and see how you can be involved). Learning Putty , November 20, 2009.

Learning from the Alpha Geeks

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Learning, DIY, and DoOcracy: Alpha geeks are the ones that truly get DIY learning, Communities of Practice, Learning2.0, Its simply amazing, as a learning professional, to listen to them talk about how they create their learning environments utilizing existing technologies to share and learn from each other. Nobody talks about pedagogy. To them, learning is about doing, failing, and doing again.

At The Water Cooler of Learning

Marcia Conner

We have become obsessed with formal learning in the workplace. In our zeal to learn, we have transferred the formal model of learning into the collective mind of our corporations. Even e-learning is simply less-expensive formal learning at a distance. We concluded that human assets are the most important element of our collective P&L. The only way to attract, improve, and retain those assets is to offer learning.

Power to the People: Deloitte’s Nick van Dam

CLO Magazine

By providing a career map and a variety of learning opportunities, Deloitte encourages employees to be proactive about their own development. Whereas many CLOs fortuitously find themselves in the learning and development world as their careers progress, Nick van Dam has been a player in the learning sphere in some capacity for as long as he can remember, beginning with his first job in 1985 as a learning consultant. • On-demand learning.

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