How To Create Engaging Discussion Forums

Dan Keckan

This article will discuss innovative ways you can make your discussion forums "the happening place" in your online classroom. The forums are the most interactive part and the heart of your online classroom. eLearning Best Practices Collaborative Learning eLearning Games Learner Engagement Online Discussions Quiz ActivityThis post was first published on eLearning Industry.

6 Tips To Keep Your Online Academy Discussion Forums Alive

Dan Keckan

Discussion forums offer the ultimate place to share ideas, comments, and feedback. Online social media habits can be replicated in eLearning discussion forums. eLearning Best Practices Interactive eLearning Online Discussions Online Training Social Learning Tips

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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. Start Simple - Before asking users to answer questions based on content, get them used to the program you are using for your forums.

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Why Make Discussion Forums Part of Your Online Courses?

CommLab India

Discussion forums are integral to collaborative learning. Find out why you need to make them an integral component of e-learning courses. Learning Technology Online Courses

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Adding Discussion Forums to Your LMS

ProProfs

Adding a discussion forum is a good idea to achieve a vibrant LMS that engulfs learners and elevates their appetite to learn. Therefore, including a discussion forum in LMS is an ideal solution to build collaboration by bringing learners and instructors on a single converging point. How to Add a Discussion Forum to Your Learning Management System? ProProfs has come up with a unique way to help you add a discussion forum to your online training.

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

AccessAlly

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. 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.

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Lambda Analytics: Forum Moderation Made Easy Out-Of-The-Box

Lambda Solutions

Moderating online discussions is an essential part of the learner experience. When interacting with your learners in forums, you can affirm, guide, and motivate your learners--all essential aspects of creating a positive learner experience. eCommerce

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3 Design Tips To Improve An Online Discussion Forum

Dan Keckan

Discussion forums are considered a best practice in online education, but students and teachers can be missing out on the benefits. In this article, 3 tips are shared to improve your discussion forums. Social Learning eLearning Design Tips Online Discussions Social Learning Tips Social Learning TrendsThis post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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

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. Automatic Forum Access: As soon as someone purchases (or registers) for a course, they are granted forum access so that they can create new threads and topics.

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10 Tips For Better Online Discussion

LearnDash

One of the major benefits to elearning, or any online training for that matter, is the ability to facilitate comments and discussion. But despite these benefits, there is one problem: many discussion boards are empty. An empty discussion board or forum has the potential to reflect poorly on the course content, and even the institution responsible for the material. Don’t hide the link to the forums – it should be clear where discussions take place.

3 Reasons Curatr Doesn’t Have A Discussion Forum

HT2 Labs

Ben Betts explains why, despite repeated requests, HT2 Labs' Curatr platform would not benefit from the inclusion of a discussion forum. The post 3 Reasons Curatr Doesn’t Have A Discussion Forum appeared first on HT2 Labs. Data & Analytics Learning Locker

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3 Reasons Curatr Doesn’t Have A Discussion Forum

HT2 Labs

One thing that always comes up, and we say no to, is the requirement for a discussion forum. This seems like a bit on an odd omission; we are a social learning platform but we don’t have a discussion forum? The next question that tends to come is, could we build in a discussion forum? Here’s my 3 reasons why Curatr doesn’t have a discussion forum (and never will): 1. Because we actually did build a discussion forum, once upon a time….

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How-To: Discussions Feature

Ed App

Our new Discussions and Assignments features have landed! For step-by-step instructions on how to access and leverage the Discussions feature to its full capabilities, read on. Part A: Admin View – How to Set Up the Discussions Feature. Once you have logged into EdApp, find the Discussions feature right beside where you would normally create a lesson. . Step 1: Click the dropdown next to create a lesson and select “Create a discussion”.

LMS Forums Can Facilitate Better Communication

Dan Keckan

The answer to keener communication is the LMS forum. Here, we will examine the diversity of the Learning Management System forum, and the industries that would most benefit from them. Learning Management Systems Learning Management System Benefits LMS Features Online Discussions Online Learning Management SystemsInformation travels effortlessly – however, many people today are still averted by tedious forms of communication.

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Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. A user can do this through posting to a threaded discussion quite easily. So, I'm trying to figure out what's going to be the right software / service to adopt, but I'm also trying to think about the differences in: Forum / Threaded Discussion / Group Examples are Google Groups and Yahoo Groups.

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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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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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

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CIBP Forum Resources and Slides

Kapp Notes

Here are the slides from my virtual presentation to the CIBP Forum. Also, here are some links that provide some additional information about what we discussed in the workshop. Game based learning from Karl Kapp. Articles. Improve Training: Thinking Like a Game Designer. The Gamification of Retail Safety and Loss Prevention Training. Blog Entries. Creating a “Story” as the Foundation for Virtual World Learning Events. Storytelling and Instructional Design.

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Kineo Client Spotlight at Learning Technology Summer Forum 2016

Kineo

We know the challenges, so now it’s time to discuss the solutions. Kineo and clients will be speaking at 12:45 in Theatre 1 for this year’s Learning Technology Summer Forum. In this free seminar session we will be putting a spotlight on clients to discuss how to crack L&D challenges from engagement to evaluation, and retaining employees.

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‘Discussion forum': don’t let the name of the tool put you on the wrong learning design track

The eLearning Nomad

They’re usually called discussion forums or discussion boards and are the most commonly used tool for answering questions as well as for any conversations we have in an online learning space. To keep with the name, discussion forums are generally used for a discussion activity. The term discussion forum implies that the tool has to be used for discussions. Discussion’ isn’t really a learning task.

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Highlights from the Spring Client Forum

Unicorn Training

We're not quite sure where the time goes, but this week we were back with the first of our biannual Client Forum events for 2018. We were also delighted to be joined by Selina and Catherine from NS&I, who discussed how they managed to achieve corporate buy-in to a comprehensive risk management programme - bringing some much needed client-side L&D perspective.In Oh yes, it's that time of year again!We're

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Introducing the EdApp Discussions and Assignments Feature

Ed App

After the announcement of our Playlists feature, we are excited to follow up with Discussions and Assignments. The Discussions and Assignments feature was designed to increase the amount of social interaction to ensure the success of adult learning. This exciting addition enables learners to collaborate with each other in a forum-like discussion, strengthening the power of peer learning.

Introducing the EdApp Discussions and Assignments Features

Ed App

After the announcement of our Playlists feature, we are excited to follow up with Discussions and Assignments. The Discussions and Assignments features were designed to increase the amount of social interaction to ensure the success of adult learning. This exciting addition enables learners to collaborate with each other in a forum-like discussion, strengthening the power of peer learning.

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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Autumn Client Forum Announced

Unicorn Training

We can’t quite believe it’s been nearly four months since our last Client Forum, but we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be back this October for another one!Having If you have a specific query relating to the Unicorn Forum, please contact your Relationship Manager, or the Unicorn Marketing Department.

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Virtual Reality in Learning – Has the Time Come ? – Online Discussion

Learning Cafe

We discuss. Learning Cafe Webinar content curation Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum online forum webinarThursday, May 12th, 2016 12 to 1 PM Sydney. Overview. When it comes to emerging technologies, numerous tech companies including Facebook, HTC, Sony, Microsoft and Samsung are eyeing virtual reality (VR) as the next big thing.

Coorpacademy awarded as «SEF.HIGH-POTENTIAL» by the Swiss Economic Forum

Coorpacademy

Swiss Economic Forum’s experts recognise the great growth potential of Coorpacademy and have awarded the company the “SEF.High Potential SME” seal of quality. The swiss Economic Forum awards the SEF.High-Potential quality label to SMEs with proven growth potential that is reviewed in a three-step process by an interdisciplinary team of entrepreneurs and other experts. The SEF4KMU process includes discussion with board of experienced entrepreneurs and domain experts.

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Crossword Help Forum - Discuss and Solve Crosswords Online

E-learning Uncovered

Provides business strategy, brand architecture, creative development, cross-platform media strategy and planning, social media strategy, and performance reporting and

CIBP Forum Resources and Slides

Kapp Notes

Here are the slides from my virtual presentation to the CIBP Forum. Also, here are some links that provide some additional information about what we discussed in the workshop. Game based learning from Karl Kapp. Articles. Improve Training: Thinking Like a Game Designer. The Gamification of Retail Safety and Loss Prevention Training. Blog Entries. Creating a “Story” as the Foundation for Virtual World Learning Events. Storytelling and Instructional Design.

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Discussion Groups in eLearning: Why it Matters?

ProProfs

In the world of online learning, discussion groups, discussion boards, discussion forums or threaded discussions are of vital importance. A discussion forum offers a place to instructor-to-learner and student-to-student interaction to take place. Thanks to the technological advancement, a lively online discussion is the best way to ignite a creative spark and make ideas flow. Advantages of Online Discussions for Students.

Digital Disruption – Opportunity and Threat for L&D. LearningCafe Online Discussion

Learning Cafe

Our final online panel discussion for 2015 and it is not be missed. We discuss: Business drivers for Learning in 2015. Learning Cafe Webinar Learning Cafe Events Learning Cafe Workplace Trends ForumThursday, January 28, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Sydney. We speak to a panel of experienced learning managers and consultants to review the year that was and the next one in the world of corporate learning.

Professional services e-learning forum achieves ten

From the Coleface

7 th July sees the 10 th meeting of the Professional services e-learning forum, an informal networking and benchmarking group for L&D professionals working for the UK’s top 15 accountancy and top 15 law firms. Meetings involve a structured round table discussion under Chatham House rules followed by informal networking. A few years later I took the opportunity to set up the forum and five years later it’s still going strong and 21 firms have attended.

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Content Curation – New L&D Mindset & Skill Set – Online Discussion

Learning Cafe

We discuss. Learning Cafe Webinar content curation Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum online forum webinarThursday, March 17, 2016 12 to 1 PM Sydney. Overview. One of the biggest challenges of our times is the explosion in the quantity and immediacy of the information available through the internet. This problem of plenty, challenges the L&D to adapt : To use this freely available information to meet the organisational Learning requirements.

Virtual Reality in Learning – Has the Time Come ? – Online Discussion

Learning Cafe

We discuss. Learning Cafe Webinar content curation Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum online forum webinarThursday, May 12th, 2016 12 to 1 PM Sydney. Overview. When it comes to emerging technologies, numerous tech companies including Facebook, HTC, Sony, Microsoft and Samsung are eyeing virtual reality (VR) as the next big thing.

“Post once, reply twice”: uninspiring online discussion boards and what to do about them

The eLearning Nomad

Remove the assessment requirement and the discussion boards are (almost) empty. Have a look at the following discussion board question from an urban planning course: “Looking at the map of [insert name region], discuss possible locations for people who may eventually commute to work in [insert name city]”. Most likely they’ll find an answer in the forum that reflects what they wanted to say. So how then do you get a real and meaningful discussion going?