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Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change

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Enter the “rapid elearning MOOC.”. The idea of rapid elearning has been around since 2004. The concept was developed by Jennifer de Vries of Bersin and Associates in response to a survey whose findings showed that 89% of organizations needed to create elearning in three weeks or less. According to de Vries, the main elements of rapid elearning are as follows: Elearning can be developed in three weeks or less. Technology is changing at an exponential rate.

MOOCs Treat All Learners the Same

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For education to be effective and engaging, it needs to be adaptable for the needs of individual learners. The take-home message is that a MOOC is not a pedagogy, it is a framework , and within that framework many things can happen, including learner-centered instruction.

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eLearning Conferences 2012

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> Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another eLearning Conference! An explanation for the format of the list can be found HERE Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Connect with us on LinkedIn Free eLearning Resources Visit our channel on YouTube Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change ; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. link] March5-6, 2012 Heartland eLearning Conference, Edmond, Oklahoma, USA.

How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?

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Cook raised an interesting question at the Instructional Design and eLearning Professionals' Group " How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?" A primary area of investment in corporate eLearning development is asynchronous learning.

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New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

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Early MOOCs were often nothing more than long video lectures with a few multiple choice questions at the end—if you read much MOOC literature, you will know that these early implementations were roundly criticized for their poor pedagogy and almost complete lack of meaningful learning experiences.

MOOCs: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Headed

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The huge response to these courses ignited a fire under the entire education community – many people praised MOOCs for their ability to offer unprecedented access to education at a low cost, while many others criticized them for unsound pedagogy and lack of student accountability.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

After an academic career, Dr. Quinn served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with four books and numerous articles and chapters to his credit. Learnnovators: You have always carried a clear vision about how corporate L&D needs to change, or potentially face extinction. How do you educate your clients about the most effective approaches to learning?

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

It’s in your mind One of the pioneers of adult learning theory, Malcom Knowles , explored the role of adult education and facilitation (andragogy) versus the traditional style of teaching children (pedagogy).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I write and design self-paced eLearning for the corporate market. How much of the pedagogy used by IDs is less to do with learning and more to do with design?

Free e-Learning books

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> Resources Down-and-dirty Guidelines for Effective Discussions in Online Courses Joanna C. Dunlap Improving the Odds of Effective Collaborative Work in Online Courses Joanna C. These tips are from senior managers and training professionals from major corporations around the world.