6 Tips To Keep Your Online Academy Discussion Forums Alive

Dan Keckan

You need a sense of community when it comes to online classes. Discussion forums offer the ultimate place to share ideas, comments, and feedback. Online social media habits can be replicated in eLearning discussion forums.

Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

These spaces have never really taken off, yet whenever there is a face-to-face get-together there is great enthusiasm for learning from each other and a call to continue remotely through a community of practice (CoP). We will use the eWorkshop method to kick-start and nurture the communities of practice. The team work takes place in asynchronous (not real time) online discussion forums. There isn’t a specific problem to solve, unless a community member posts one.

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The Membership Forum Dilemma: How to Build Community and Discussion Areas for Students

AccessAlly

Online teachers and membership website owners are constantly thinking up ways to increase engagement, and building a community where members can engage with each other is a natural way to do that. Yet the membership forum dilemma remains: are discussion forums… Blog Creating Membership SitesAhh engagement… it’s a shiny metric in the membership site and online course world.

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Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

These spaces have never really taken off, yet whenever there is a face-to-face get-together there is great enthusiasm for learning from each other and a call to continue remotely through a community of practice (CoP). We will use the eWorkshop method to kick-start and nurture the communities of practice. The team work takes place in asynchronous (not real time) online discussion forums. There isn’t a specific problem to solve, unless a community member posts one.

Does Your Online Course Need a Forum?

LearnDash

Course forums can give learners a reason to come back and stay engaged, but they’re also a lot of work. We’ve talked in the past about the importance of community in creating a thriving course. However, growing a healthy, vibrant community is not as easy as it sounds.

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Grading Moodle Forums (New, Improved, and Easier Than Ever!)

Lambda Solutions

Online discussions are a great way to increase engagement in online learning. Forums help build community and social learning by connecting learners to each other so they can discuss concepts, work on projects, problem solve, and share ideas.

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Online Course Forum Tips

LearnDash

Many online courses today have some component of online forum for discussion about the course material. But creating an effective forum takes more than having the proper technology in place. As the facilitator (and admin) there are some techniques you can employ to help maximize your online discussions for you and the students. Below are a few quick tips for generating a positive, thoughtful community for your elearning.

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Online discussions: How to incorporate them in training

TalentLMS

And they found… online discussion boards. Prompted by the growth in social media, but grounded in academic research , online discussion forums now play a significant role in helping patients understand and absorb information about their treatment and testing.

How can I display my own image avatar when posting to this community forum?

Adobe Captivate

How can I display my image icon when posting to this community forum? I added an image to my profile which you can see on my page and I’ve set that page to public, however when I post or respond to questions in the community you can only see the default avatar. The post How can I display my own image avatar when posting to this community forum? eLearning eLearning Community Question discussions features question

What is an Online Learning Community?

Instancy

This article discusses the concept of a ‘learning community’ that goes far beyond the notion of a course or a learning program. Building a learning community can create an ongoing learning environment. A learning community may include many users, playing many roles.

How To Use Course Forums Effectively

LearnDash

Forums are often used in elearning as an easy way to allow learners to communicate with each other, discuss any questions they may have relating to the content, and interact with the instructor. Depending on the topic of your online course it may make sense to include a forum. From a technical standpoint, adding forums to your courses is quite simple. But adding a forum doesn’t mean that your course offering is suddenly better. Should You Use Forums?

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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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ROE Tips for Your Association’s Online Community

Association eLearning

Your Association’s online community is where your members can engage with not only each other but with your association’s resources. I recently reached out to Andy for his return on engagement (ROE) tips for association’s online communities. Many of the ideas presented in 10 Ways to Engage Members in Your Online Community are still extremely relevant. With those in mind, I decided to compile a few of my own ideas on engaging members in your online community.

The new Adobe Captivate forum

Adobe Captivate

Our community has embraced social media with gusto, and in the last year this has presented some interesting challenges- for one, the number of forums and sites discussing Captivate related threads have multiplied. While this allowed our users to seek answers in the forum they felt most comfortable in, it also meant that you were [.]. eLearning this week Whats new Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate forum Adobe Captivate on Facebook Adobe Captivate on Twitter

Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

Extend this to the Subject Matter Experts and popular spokes-person through a defined communication framework and you have a community of practice in action! Tapping into daily conversations of a community of practice will help identify learning gaps (eLearning course topic) and how (eLearning course content) these gaps need to be fulfilled. Engage all learners in a transparent, open-to-all discussion board directly under the course. What makes knowledge so hard to capture?

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Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank

Tony Karrer

I recently had a great conversation with Becky Barch, a performance consultant at the Bank, about her smart application of discussion forum software from ElementK. The forum is targeted to a small group – loan/lending assistants. Becky turned around and used a discussion forum to make the situation better. The same associate who received and handled the questions before now gets the question as a discussion item and responds in the forum.

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Add Private Forums to Your Courses!

LearnDash

Before getting into the details, we want to thank you all for your contributions to the LearnDash community. Which brings us to our latest update, an integration… Course Specific Forums with bbPress. For those of you who are not familiar with bbPress , it is a free forum plugin offered by Automattic (the same folks behind WordPress). It’s the same forum plugin we use for our LearnDash support.

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How to Build Engaged Online Learning Community [9 Effective Tips]

Instancy

The only thing one can do is to promote learning by encouraging learners to become a part of a learning community (which is a challenge in itself!). . In this write-up, we will show you what it takes to build an online learning community. Getting to the Depths of Learning Community.

Why Building An Online Community Makes Your Online Training More Effective?

Online education using WordPress as LMS

The only thing that can be done is to promote learning by encouraging learners to join an online community. Online Community- What is it? An online learning community is a collection of students who share similar learning objectives. Benefits Of Having Online Community.

Setting the tone for your online learning community

Logicearth

In other words, interacting with your peers via debate and discussion online. This idea of a shared set of resources and stories is where an online, social learning community can really come into its own, particularly in teams spread out across different countries around the world.

How to foster a positive online learning community

Matrix

Unfortunately, this scenario can easily happen on your company’s online learning forums and platforms. The whole point of having online learning communities is to help the learners, so you have to find out what they want and need.

How to build a learning community to engage your customers

CLO Magazine

Keeping customers engaged online can pose a challenge — but one way to succeed is with a learning community. What is a learning community for customers? This may be in the form of forums, collaborative workspaces or status updates. How to design a learning community.

Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today

ID Reflections

When I read Rachel Happe’s (@rhappe ) post, The Emerging Career Path of Community Professionals , I was reminded of my older posts on community management and the skills required. I wrote about the tenets of community management based on my experience. In this post, I want to highlight the importance of community management as a discipline that can enable organizations to take on the challenges and complexities of the future of work.

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

So I recently invited 14 community managers from around the world to rate the key factors that drive Yammer use in their respective organisations. The placement of Community Manager at this tier pleasantly surprised me, given the pool of respondents. Nonetheless, some sort of management of the forum is considered important in driving its use. In the meantime, bear in mind that social forums grow organically. Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace.

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8 Ways to Build an Online Learning Community

learnWorlds

Community in online courses promotes active learning by provoking the students to participate and learn together. However, building a learning community is neither automatic nor simple to achieve. Synchronous Discussions. Asynchronous Discussions. So, how can I build community in my online course? Most instructors struggle to make learners participate actively in discussion boards. A good idea is to create a discussion thread called “Introduce Yourself.”

Resources for Texas Technology Forum Keynote

Kapp Notes

Here are links to some articles which discuss, in more detail, the concepts and ideas addressed in the keynote and here are the slides from the talk. Keynote at Texas Community College Technology Forum. View more presentations from Karl Kapp. Here is the list of important links. Are we taking into account the culture surrounding our students? Smartphones, Batman and Virtual Mentors. Unschooling and Increased Examination of Education.

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Managing Diversity through Community Management

ID Reflections

As a community manager and social business evangelist in a highly distributed and diverse organization, I’ve begun to realize not only the value of but the critical need to understand these aspects. It’s essential to understand the fundamentals of how to facilitate cross-cultural communication in order to be an effective community manager. Where does an enterprise community manager come in?

Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

Extend this to the Subject Matter Experts and popular spokes-person through a defined communication framework and you have a community of practice in action! Tapping into daily conversations of a community of practice will help identify learning gaps (eLearning course topic) and how (eLearning course content) these gaps need to be fulfilled. Engage all learners in a transparent, open-to-all discussion board directly under the course. What makes knowledge so hard to capture?

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The Benefits of Using an LMS forum

LearnUpon

Using a discussion forum in your learning management system (LMS) is one way to introduce a social component to learning. In this post, we explain what a forum is, how it works, and list the benefits. As eLearning became more popular, learner isolation became an increasingly discussed topic. What is an online forum? An online forum is an environment where discussions take place. What are the components of an online forum?

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21 top elearning communities

Sponge UK

Join thousands of other L&D professionals who are learning from each other in these elearning communities. Training journal forum. Moodle community. Adapt community. There are some great opportunities online for L&D professionals to build their networks and discuss their challenges with their peers. Some cover a broad range of topics and others specialise, but they all offer a forum for discussion with likeminded professionals.

How to build an engaged online community

Superb Learning

Online communities have been long been one of the most popular places to spend time on the web. But what exactly does it take to build an engaged online community for yourself? There are loads of modern AI-based tools that can help you with this element of your community building.

Creating a Robust Social Community within Your LMS

LearnDash

Because of this, many educators have caught on to the value of community for promoting their courses. A dedicated online community not only brings with it a tremendous amount of support and enthusiasm, it also gives learners a reason to remain part of your program. That said, there are many ways an online community can be built, and online educators often miss out by considering their community too narrowly. Let’s say your community focuses on online development.

The Seventh Hat of a Community Manager: UX Design

ID Reflections

This is anexcellent thumb rule for designers--and as I got into my role of a communitymanager--I learned the value of this rule for community managers as well. Ihave recently blogged about The Six Hats of a Community Manager , and here isthe seventh one. Does a community manager need to become an UX expert? This doesn't of course mean that we become UX designers byvirtue of being community managers. What does a community manager has to do with this?

12 Ways to Increase Student Participation in Online Discussions

WBT Systems

Dozens of studies have come to the same conclusion: online discussions strengthen student engagement and learning. But what can you do to increase student participation in online discussions? We’ve been doing some studying of our own and found a dozen tactics that will help you get students more involved in online discussions. Why online discussions are essential to the learning experience. A sense of community develops—a motivating factor when the going gets tough.

Webinars, Community and Engagement: 5 Reasons to Integrate Live, Online Events Into Your Online Community

CommPartners

Recently, at the Higher Logic Super Forum, I along with an association colleague facilitated a session on the virtues of developing an integrated approach for bringing together online community and an LMS as a single engagement offering. During the session, we discussed that frequently associations have these areas configured as unique offerings. Blog association community e-learning elearning online events social learning webinars

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

So I recently invited 14 community managers from around the world to rate the key factors that drive Yammer use in their respective organisations. The placement of Community Manager at this tier pleasantly surprised me, given the pool of respondents. Nonetheless, some sort of management of the forum is considered important in driving its use. In the meantime, bear in mind that social forums grow organically. Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace.

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xAPI’s Tipping Point for Both Community & Industry

MakingBetter

In 2014, Megan and I launched Connections Forum to address this need, and the effort is approaching the tipping point. In the next several weeks, there is much that will happen with Connections Forum. You’ll spend a large part of the day in small group discussions where the expertise with xAPI will be there for learning, sharing, sketching, and planning. Since last year, I worked with IEEE to standardize the Experience API (xAPI) specification.

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