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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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.

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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.

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.

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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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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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 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

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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.

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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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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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 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

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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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.

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.

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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Are You Selling Courses, or Community?

LearnDash

In some circumstances it makes sense to build a community around your courses. The Difference Between Courses and Community. However, communities are valuable to both you and the learner. By way of example, WPElevation (a LearnDash customer) has created a highly-interactive community around their courses. Yes, the content of the course is the foundation for everything, but the community brings it to life.

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.

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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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?

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.

Amnesty International is Building Global Human Rights Communities with e-Learning & Docebo

Docebo

Educating global communities about human rights . More recently, a major part of its HRE strategy focused on implementing an e-learning platform to help build communities across the world that are empowered by their knowledge of human rights. . So far, a total of 18,032 hours of learning have been logged and more than 2,500 forum discussions have taken place. Amnesty International’s e-learning platform has helped it reach more than 45,000 global users.

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.

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

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.

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.

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

WBT Systems

I bet one or more of the top results came from a message board or discussion forum for an online community, where someone else was seeking answers from their peers on a similar topic? They do this through a variety of platforms including websites, social media, email, and increasingly through online communities. What is an Online Community? An online community can: Break down geographical borders to reach a wider audience and facilitate distance learning.

KEITH KEATING – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. It’s an honor to have you here today to discuss the past, present, and future of workplace learning. KEITH KEATING - CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS.

Online learning community: Fostering better learning outcomes through camaraderie

eFront

It’s a well-known fact that when communities band together they achieve far greater things than they would have individually. Building online learning communities is one way for corporate trainers and HR managers to motivate learners to accomplish much more than what traditional learning environments can achieve. So, what is an online learning community, and why exactly should organizations give serious consideration to creating them? What Are Online Learning Communities?

Three Reasons to bring your Community into your Online Education Programs

CommPartners

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to present at the 2019 Higher Logic Super Forum, on the topic of community-based learning. At the start of the session, I discussed the difference between training and learning. Blog Associations commpartners community e-learning higher logic Learning Management System LMS webinarsI suggested that training tends to be one dimensional or instructional, in support of a specific process or job with a […].

10 community principles to make your MOOC stronger

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Hence it was a good idea of Jos Maassen from MOOCfactory to invite Peter Staal from Bind and myself to exchange about the design of a social MOOC and what you can learn from the way you facilitate a community. This conversation has produced an article called: 10 community principes to make your MOOC stronger. People in a community share knowledge with each other by entering into conversation, the so-called tacit knowledge.

Blogs vs. Discussion Groups

Tony Karrer

The debate about blogs vs. discussion groups is heating up again between TrDev and Blogs vs. Listservs: Which is Better for Community Conversation? If you are interested in this discussion, it's probably worth looking back at some prior posts on this topic such as: Community Blogs - Maybe I'm Finally Getting It Blogs and Community - launching a new paradigm for online community? Blogs vs. Discussion Groups or Mis-Understanding Blog Reading and.

They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

We share knowledge on Twitter, contribute to discussions on LinkedIn, read books, write blogs, comment on blogs, subscribe to industry magazines, share links to online articles, watch videos, and participate in MOOCs. This heuristic maintains that in a typical online community, only 1% of the members create new content, while the remaining 99% lurk.

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Improve Student Success with an Online Learning Community

WBT Systems

A learning community makes courses more engaging and enjoyable. The associations using our TopClass LMS can offer their online students the benefits of a learning community thanks to our integration with the Higher Logic online community platform. We’ve got Higher Logic on the mind this week because WBT Systems is a Silver Sponsor of the Higher Logic Super Forum from October 15 to October 17 in Arlington, Virginia. More benefits of an online learning community.