New Virtual Learning Environments

Moodle Journal

The task that I had set my students, there are around 20 in all, was to create a wind turbine in SL, whose blades would turn in the wind. This was followed by a tutorial on creating the turbine blades and the script needed to rotate them.

How to Create an Impactful Virtual Learning Environment

KnowledgeAnywhere

When training moves from a purely in-person format to an online or blended learning model, there is always a concern that learning will become less “sticky” as the human element is removed from the training experience. For organizations that have trained their workforce using an instructor-led or mentor-based format for decades, it might seem impossible for the same concepts to be presented and retained by learners in a virtual learning environment.

Getting Started with Virtual Learning Environments

Bottom-Line Performance

One of the biggest of getting into virtual world and simulation learning is the huge gap – both real and perceived – that separates the minds of the gamer and the non-gamer. Game or virtual world designers attempt to focus on experiences, and figure that their players will learn as they experience. But I’ve been focusing recently on trying to learn more about game design so that I can create better experiences for my learners.

2 Essential Tips For Creating Effective Virtual Training Content

eLearning Industry

Because content is king when it comes to successfully deploying a virtual training program. Corporate eLearning eLearning Content Development Free eLearning eBooks Online Training Virtual Learning EnvironmentThis post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Building A Virtual Training Program: Pre-Development Process

eLearning Industry

Here is what to do when you make the decision to create a virtual training program in your organization. Corporate eLearning Corporate eLearning Best Practices Free eLearning eBooks Online Training Virtual Learning EnvironmentYou can’t get to the right destination if you don’t know where you want to go. And you can’t know where you want to go if you don’t evaluate where you’ve been.

Low Cost LMSs – Yes, u can find one for under 10K

eLearning 24-7

Some 50K or more systems could learn from the top low cost systems on some things. Rankings as of July 23, 2012 – as noted this list can change – and updates will be presented monthly on my Linkedin Group, E-Learning 24/7, with final rankings in November and the announcement of Low Cost (under 10K) LMS of the year. eFront Learning – UI is average, feature set is nice – The system to look at is their enterprise edition (client). E-Learning 24/7.

Designing a Virtual Immersive Environment for Learning? Some Considerations.

Kapp Notes

Here are a few considerations when thinking about developing a virtual learning environment in a 3D world. Virtual blending. This decision will influence much of your design and building of the in-world environment. Environment and Structures.

A first look at Sakai 3

Clive on Learning

I've been reflecting on John Norman's presentation which he made at the eLearning Network event New models for learning management on September 25. John is from Cambridge University where he has been engaged in the development on the virtual learning environment Sakai 3. " The VLE can appear anywhere through gadgets and applications appearing in other software environments (iGoogle, Facebook, etc.)

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Why Create a Virtual Classroom?

TalentLMS

Designing and delivering instructor-led webinars and courses in an online environment is sometimes more of a necessity than a luxury. Re-creating the traditional set-up in the eLearning format is not a challenge anymore. The question is, why should you create a virtual classroom?

Apples and Pears

Clive on Learning

Yesterday eLearning Guild announced their Member's Choice Awards for Learning Management Systems (LMS). Now I don't normally get very excited about LMSs but these awards attracted my attention, because in amongst the Sabas and the SumTotals was little ol' open-source Moodle: Award for market share - Small and Medium Corporate Learning Management Systems - Platinum award: Moodle. Award for satisfaction - Small and Medium Corporate Learning Management Systems - Platinum award: Moodle.

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Moomis

Clive on Learning

As someone who uses Moodle as a tool to support blended learning projects for several of my corporate clients, I was interested to hear Mark Tointon's speak at the recent eLearning Network showcase about some new add-ons for Moodle which are specifically designed to support corporate use of the tool. Mark's company, Aardpress , could have regarded this as an opportunity to create and sell expensive add-on functionality for Moodle.

Is there anything Moodle can't do?

Clive on Learning

Over the past two months I've been working extensively with the open source virtual learning environment (VLE) Moodle. Starting as a complete beginner, I have found Moodle extremely easy to learn (in spite of pretty awful online help) and I have been able to create what I want in surprisingly little time. I've been using it in three ways: To provide support for a predominantly classroom-based course (pre and post course activities, forums, wiki, etc.).

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101 Tips to Motivate the Virtual Learner: Design for Virtual Learner Success

InSync Training

This is the eleventh post in a series of eleven which will examine how to motivate the virtual learner. Motivation Category 10: Design for Virtual Learner Success. The first post introduces the series. Nothing succeeds like success!

2017: The Year of User Interface Design

Web Courseworks

Learning does not occur in a vacuum; learning occurs within a specific environment, and that environment affects the ways in which learners interact with the course content. Learning environments have what experts call affordances and constraints.

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Breaking the Code: What Motivates Adult Learners?

SHIFT eLearning

As eLearning designers, we have to understand adult learning psychology to create courses that appeal to them and make them want to learn what you want to teach. Most adult learners are anxious about being able to adapt to and perform in a virtual learning environment.

For the Technology Industry Self Paced Learning Creates Loyal Customers and Yields Financial Gains

Training Industry

When clients learn how to maximize the performance of the technology solutions that they have invested in, they become stickier customers who are more loyal to the product. Moreover, students report that they retain little of what they learn in a lecture-based classroom. Subscription-based, self-paced learning requires less up-front investment of time and money, and allows the user to access just-in-time, situational learning content.

In the clouds again

Learning with e's

Together with the University of Portsmouth's Manish Malik I will be presenting a paper on our latest thinking around Cloud Learning Environments. to BBoogle & Moodle 2.0/Google to Sakai 3.0/Canvas to a GApps based learning environment.

6 Emerging Technologies in Education

LearnDash

It certainly is an exciting time to be involved with learning and technology. Virtual learning environments are one example of cloud computing. Today there are many textbooks that are being created for schools and universities using the open content concept.

How Can Simulation-Based Training Improve Machine Handling At Workplace

G-Cube

Today, many organizations are shifting to simulation-based learning to get more skilled workforce, in a shorter time and to save costs. Instead of creating text-heavy courses, simulations are embedded to show learners the actual working of machines in a better way.

6 Blended Learning Success Tips

LearnDash

Blended learning is quite effective across a variety of contexts. The goal of blended learning is simple: expose learners to content across a variety of channels, primarily in-person and digitally. The entire blended learning concept is what can make flipped classrooms so effective.

What is Elearning?

TOPYX LMS

Learners can acquire qualifications or develop new skills using electronic devices such as a laptop, mobile device or tablet, accessing educational material often delivered through a learning management system (LMS) which is hosted online. Thank you to our Guest Blogger spearhead eLearning.

Steps for Designing a Virtual Learning World Experience

Kapp Notes

Here is a step-by-step process for designing and launching a virtual world learning experience within an organization. Step One: Identify the learning objective and outcomes required of learners. Step Two: Determine the content that must be learned to enable participants can achieve the desired outcomes. Step Three: Determine if content is appropriate for learning within a virtual world environment. Create debriefing exercises to ensure learning.

When worlds collide

Learning with e's

In yesterday's post I gave the first part of a review of the latest issue of the journal Interactive Learning Environments , which is a special issue entitled: 'Towards eLearning 2.0 Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Interactive Learning Environments

The 6 Hottest Training Technologies That You Can’t Overlook

Gyrus

It is redefining workforce learning methods and tools, allowing organizations to nurture their talent in the most effective way. is encouraging organizations to leverage mobile learning technologies for their workforce training.

Making Change Happen: A No-Fail Process to Make eLearning More Persuasive

SHIFT eLearning

Persuading someone to come round to your point of view is especially challenging in a virtual learning environment that lacks the intimacy of a face-to-face interaction. Follow this no-fail process for creating eLearning that persuades and changes behaviors.

How To Easily Implement Blended Learning in the Classroom

LearnDash

Creating an online course is like taking deciding to finally paint the outside of your house. What the students can expect to learn. When possible, offer the content via audio, video, and text so that multiple learning styles are addressed. blended learning

Differentiated Instruction and Corporate Training: Accommodating Diverse Learning Styles in the Workplace

ReadyTech

In other words, n obody learns in the same way or at the same pace. Everyone can learn—but just not in the same manner. According to Tomlinson, instructors should differentiate instruction based on student readiness, interest or learning profile.

New Year Starting

Moodle Journal

In the third phase of the planned Moodle rollout I will be introducing content design specifically using Wimba Create.

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Megatrends in MOOCs: #1 Adoption at Corporate Universities

Your Training Edge

Pepperdine University professor Mark Allen has defined a corporate university as “an educational entity that is a strategic tool designed to assist its parent organization in achieving its mission by conducting activities that cultivate individual and organizational learning, knowledge, and wisdom.”

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Finding a MMOLE/Virtual Learning World Vendor

Kapp Notes

Successful projects start by aligning virtual world needs with your organization’s goals. The virtual learning marketplace is relatively young and is just now beginning an accelerated growth path. The virtual world marketplace is fast growing with many different players.

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Improve Quality of Life With Virtual Learning

CLO Magazine

based managers more directly in achieving company goals, Sodexo’s virtual learning environment is used to communicate progress and define the manager’s role in successfully executing corporate strateg Sodexo learning events span several weeks and usually focus on a theme, such as operational excellence. Related content is provided in booths in a virtual expo. The company held its first virtual meeting in June of that year, and initial feedback was positive.

Avoiding the Virtual Ghost Town

Kapp Notes

It can be lonely in a virtual world with no friends and nothing to do. One common mistake organizations make in designing learning experiences in virtual worlds is failing to have specific learning objectives, either formal or informal, for the intended interactions.

Rockstars on the Road: Hear Marty Rosenheck Speak at These Events

eLearning Brothers

There are some incredibly brilliant people working to improve learning and development for companies around the world. Marty brings a wealth of expertise in talent development, learning experience design, and learning technology ecosystem consulting.

Instructional Design Questions? There’s an App for that! …You need to check it out.

Kapp Notes

I have heard buzz about the application from a number of sources including Cammy Bean’s Learning Visions where she does a great job of explaining the application. How is it of value to instructional designers and other learning professionals?

Contemporary Employee Training Glossary

WalkMe Training Station

Research into effective adult learning has given rise to new tools and techniques. Adaptive learning. Adaptive learning uses technology to deliver a personalized learning experience. Adaptive learning is considered by many to be the future of employee training. Adaptive learning is designed to build employee competency, and can also improve employee retention and engagement. Adult learning theory. This is where adult learning theory comes in.

The boy done good

Learning with e's

The Plymouth Student Educator , a peer-reviewed online journal has been created to showcase the best of University of Plymouth students' work. Dan's article is entitled: ' Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs): here to stay, or on the brink of demise? '

How To Use Social Intelligence In eLearning

TalentLMS

By immersing learners in social situations and encouraging them to examine their communication skills, social intelligence can be cultivated in online learning environments. In other words, they quickly learn what is acceptable in social situations and what is not.

#LearningIs personal

Learning with e's

We all learn differently. Unfortunately, most of us are products of education systems that are based on the industrial model of education which is far removed from personalised learning. The personalised learning movement continues to grow in influence.

The Skinny on Augmented Learning

eFront

The mainstream use of Augmented Learning (AL) is not far from becoming an immediate reality. Your smartphone’s available accessory list now includes a visor or a pair of specialized spectacles that when connected to an Augmented Learning application, will let you roam a virtual environment.

Performance Assessment in eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Trivantis

A learning experience is only worthwhile if it gives learners tools and skills they can use in the real world. The student must participate in a real-world scenario that features a problem, challenge, or situation they would encounter in realistic environments.