Why discussion forums are helpful in training

Wizcabin

A discussion forums enables instructor-to-student and student-to-student interaction and is the heart of online training because learners from different locations can easily interact and learn from each other. Benefits of the discussion forum in training.

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Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently Anne Marie blogged Location and Learning (which I have reproduced here) and she asked me whether or not I consider her central idea an example of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE). They generally have a haphazard learning experience. But placements are very rich environments with many unique opportunities to learn. The students can record their learning and their thoughts about how the ward works. Source: Location and Learning ].

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Adding Discussion Forums to Your LMS

ProProfs

Surely, it did stand the test of time and reigned in the learning and development landscape for decades, but not without its share of flak from instructors and learners alike. But, the big question now is how you can make your learning management system even better to stay ahead of the game. The best way is to make your online training more engaging and interactive, something that drives communication among course-takers so that they can learn in real-time.

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Building a Modern Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

eThink Education

As we head into the second decade of the 21st century, now more than ever is the time to break away from traditional learning methods and start incorporating modern technologies and blended learning experiences into your training and education programs.

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Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

In the comments section of my previous post, Mike Caulfield kindly pointed me to the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network by Jonathan Mott. Mott’s blueprint is the Open Learning Network (OLN). Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). In How to revamp your learning model , I propose three core components: 1. An open discussion forum , and. In the workplace, however, the vast majority of learning is informal.

Getting Learners to Collaborate in a Virtual Learning Environment

ScholarLMS

Traditional learning environments serve as natural hubs of social or collaborative learning. Collaborative learning in virtual or online learning environments, on the other hand, happens only if learning programs support and promote interactivity and learner engagement.

The Benefits of Using an LMS forum

LearnUpon

We’re all looking for the best way to support learning. And social learning helps them to achieve just that. 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?

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8 Tips To Minimize Distractions In Social Learning Environments

eFront

Social learning promotes collaboration and peer-based eLearning feedback. But what happens when eLearning blogs, forums, and social networks start to steal your online learners’ attention? In this article, we’ll share 8 tips on how to make the social learning environment most effective. Minimize Distractions In The Social Learning Environment. In fact, you may want to pin them to the top of your social media feed or eLearning forum as a subtle reminder.

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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The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

To explore the practicalities of user-generated content, the Learning Cafe sponsored a webinar entitled Learner Generated Learning Content – Possibilities, mechanics and chaos? Kit, the Learning Consultant insisted the videos should be loaded on the LMS so that the time spent and results could be tracked. Training is the front end of an employee’s learning & development. OK, a missing link in this solution is a social forum.

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Virtual Learning Environment

KnowledgeAnywhere

Of course, you might also consider a virtual learning platform, in which case you would join the 81 percent of companies who provide at least some of their training online. What is a Virtual Learning Environment? A virtual learning environment is an online system that allows education materials to be transmitted through the internet to transfer knowledge from organization to employee, or teacher to student. Advantages of a Virtual Learning Environment.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration. Informal learning. I believe in the power of informal learning. In fact, I go so far as to say it should be the central philosophy of the organisation’s learning model. Informal Learning Environment.

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Creating Secret Facebook Groups to Create Class Discussion

DigitalChalk eLearning

When looking to find an effective method to create discussion for your class, training, or just group discussion, creating a Facebook group is a great way to do this. When teaching an online class having a discussion room and areas to ask questions will enhance the online learning environment for the student. Just like you would have a conversation in the face to face class an online classroom needs this discussion atmosphere as well.

The discussion – The Mechanics of MOOCs for Employee Learning –

Learning Cafe

Geoff shared some data about the engagement score for a learning program which had a MOOC like flavor. Michelle led the panel discussion which included Preetha Ram. What will achieve this change to the learning offerings in your organisation LOSE YOU? • L&D team sizes may shrink. The Mechanics – MOOCs for Employee Learning – Online Forum from Learning Cafe. Blended & Learning Tech Learning Cafe Webinar

Top Tips from Unicorn Client Forum

Unicorn Training

Integrated, simplicity, ease of use, all in one place – these were the key themes that kept coming to the fore as Unicorn held its third Client Forum in London yesterday. The event ended with an interesting debate on the appetite for mobile learning, which offered up some surprising views. Our latest mobile-friendly e-learning for CIPS - the mobile learning module produces exactly the same experience as if we're doing it on the desktop.

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How To Enhance Virtual Learning With The Help Of Social Learning

QuoDeck

A virtual environment is a medium of learning where learners go through courses, study materials and learning aids through an online medium. Virtual learning offers activities, interactions, and resources within a course structure and provides different levels of assessment.

Learning Technologies Summer Forum: Microlearning, Our Thoughts

Unicorn Training

We had a great time at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum (LTSF), Kensington Olympia yesterday. Here's the lucky winner with her prize:There was so much to choose from during the day we were spoilt for choice and it was great to have some fantastic conversations about all things learning. The term microlearning has been discussed for a long time in learning and development circles.

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The discussion – The Mechanics of MOOCs for Employee Learning

Learning Cafe

The online discussion on the Mechanics of MOOCs for Employee Learning was attended by over 50 Learning professionals. One of the interesting components of webinar was discussion this scenario: Lauren, the head of a business unit, is a recent enthusiast for MOOCs having completed one on construction engineering. What do you think of this situation as a Learning Professional ? What will achieve this change to the learning offerings in your organisation LOSE YOU?

The ILE and the FLE in harmony

E-Learning Provocateur

I advocated the development of Informal Learning Environments (ILEs). My updated premise is that an organisation – be it a corporation, university or otherwise – should facilitate two discrete but related virtual environments on behalf of its learning community: An Informal Learning Environment (ILE) which supports the learning process; and. A Formal Learning Environment (FLE) which manages that learning.

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6 benefits that will bring to your company the use of a Virtual Classroom Software

Paradiso

A Virtual classroom software is an e-learning platform where users can learn, interact, communicate, view and discuss their content through a video call platform accessed from the web. This is one of the latest trend in education that is transforming the learning environment. Adding a Virtual Classroom Software to your learning programs will build a more effective teaching/learning process.

"You have just saved me four days a month!" Forum Opens Eyes to eLearning Potential

Unicorn Training

The aim of the forum was to help participants discover more about how to get the best out of our online learning platform, SkillsServe, and to explore the value of great instructional design. Their innovative ‘video lunch and learn’ sessions are shared globally via LockedOn for all to see. Video has made a huge difference in enhancing learning and positive feedback from associates. I’m always impressed by how open and honest people are prepared to be at these forums.

Square pegs and round holes

E-Learning Provocateur

That concerns me because I’ve been blogging a lot about a revamped learning model which relies heavily on Web 2.0 technologies to support informal learning. In the back of my mind, I realise that revolutionising the learning model in this way would shock some organisations. An Informal Learning Environment (ILE) empowers them to do just that. In short: the role of learning should be assigned to the learner. What’s your role in the workplace?

Promoting Informal Learning at the Workplace—Featuring 5 Examples

Adobe Captivate

In our early years, informal learning is the significant way we learn. In fact, we continue to learn through this approach even at the workplace. In spite of this, many people are skeptical about the impact of informal learning at the workplace. However, I believe that it should be part of the overall learning strategy as learners respond positively to it and organizations can easily provide support to promote it. Learning at the workplace happens all the time.

ILT Trainers– Are you leaving something on the table?

Harbinger Interactive Learning

The way learning is delivered directly impacts performance and retention. Traditionally, it has been done through classroom-based, Instructor-led training (ILT) sessions which efficiently met relevant learning objectives. ILT will work best if it is part of a blended learning program that supplements ILT with eLearning, making it a more cost-effective, and hence, justified proposition. The blended learning approach could follow the below format.

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Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

If we dispense with online courses in favour of PDFs, how can we incorporate interactivity into the learning experience? Enter the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). Occupying a place on the continuum somewhere between a VLE and a PLE, an ILE is an informal learning environment that a facilitator manages on behalf of a group of learners. Not to mention blogs, wikis, discussion forums and social bookmarks. In other words, facilitate learning.

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How to Use Group Leaders and User Roles in LearnDash

LearnDash

If you’re trying to create a learning environment where each Group Leader has access to only a dozen learners, then you’ll want to create separate User Groups. These groups can all exist within the same course, so that all enrollees still have access to the same forums and discussions, but their progress and assessments will be monitored separately. Need to give certain users special privileges without making them full admins? Here’s how assigning user roles can help.

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How To Enhance Virtual Learning With The Help Of Social Learning

Tesseract Learning

A virtual learning environment is a medium of learning where learners go through courses, study materials and learning aids through an online medium. Given this context, learners can access learning materials through peer-to-peer collaboration networks such as forums.

Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? by Barbara on March 28, 2011 in Instructional Design , performance support Accelerated Learning Mind Map While I was taking classes in curriculum design, we discussed, at great length, different learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. But now I wanted to find out more about Accelerated Learning.

The Hottest eLearning Buzzwords for 2018 – Part 02: Countdown From 10 to 6

Adobe Captivate

Honorable Mention: Learning Management Systems. For example, eLearning professionals are discussing integrating curated content to courses and finding ways to incorporate end user feedback to better align curated content with instructional and business objectives. Asynchronous Learning. A couple of buzzwords popped up that centered on how distance learning technology can provide greater flexibility in the scheduling and location of learning. Social Learning.

Utilizing Social Learning for Workplace Learning: What Can Learners and Managers Do?

G-Cube

Modern users are utilizing social media in a number of ways – get updates, shop, connect, collaboration and even learn. Social learning tools which are easily accessible to all can be extremely effective for corporate trainings as well, aiding and re-enforcing the effects of formal learning initiatives. What can Learners do to ensure Social Learning success? Modern learners often have the access to social forums all day long, wherever they go. e-Learning

Elearning Trends 2016: Social and mobile features are top priorities

Docebo

A new Brandon Hall Group study found companies are spending money on their learning and development in 2016 due to being dissatisfied with their current learning management systems (LMS). In many learning and development departments, the study showed social and mobile functions as the top two priorities among companies. Within the chaotic learning environment, the biggest priorities within technology are social and mobile solutions.

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How to Incorporate Flexible Learning Into Your Online Courses

LearnDash

Here’s how flexible learning can help. Flexible learning is naturally suited to e-learning and online courses. With the focus on mastering the material and online studies, flexible learning naturally lends itself well to this type of educational course.

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Blog Roundup: Social Learning while Social Distancing

LearnDash

As we’re all social distancing right now, it may seem like an odd time to talk about social learning. How can anyone engage in social learning when we’re all staying home? Regardless, social learning has a place in online education—and not on the periphery, either.

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Universities’ e-tutoring methods should not be used in facilitated professional development

The eLearning Nomad

In most online courses at universities, tutors set a minimum number of discussion forum posts per week. For example, students must contribute at least twice in each discussion to receive credit for participation. This is bad practice in an adult learning environment. This means that we have to work much harder to design learning tasks that give learners plenty opportunity to want to write multiple times.

How to become a better asynchronous e-facilitator

The eLearning Nomad

It’s been 15 years since I read Gilly Salmon’s ‘E-moderating: The key to teaching and learning online’ which, back then, was the book to get you started as an e-facilitator. In other work/learning environments, we’ve had to adapt and come up with our own approaches – because an e-facilitator isn’t an e-tutor. Our online learning events are designed differently and this shapes the e-facilitation methods used. But there is a lot we can learn too.

What is social learning (and how to adopt it)

Docebo

Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves. More and more, organizations are turning to social learning to deliver exciting e- learning experiences to their customers, partners, and employees. What is social learning?

All You Need to Know About Switching from Traditional to Online Learning

Hurix Digital

Traditional formats of face-to-face, uni-dimensional learning are no longer effective tools for training. Instead, an ecosystem of simple, efficient, and contextualized learning processes has been created. What is online learning?

The Human Factor: Creating Opportunities to Participate in Social Learning by Mary Arnold

Learning Solutions Magazine

If you’ve ever tried to move the social learning dynamic to a computer-mediated discussion, you’ve probably noticed that giving learners a forum where discussion can take place is not enough to create a social learning environment. Here’s how to give learners a sense of presence that motivates them to participate in the discussion.

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Personalized Learning for Employees

LearnDash

They want to be part of a community and feel like what they are learning matters in a practical sense. It is because of this that course developers have gone through great lengths to create a more personal learning experience. The best way to do this is by implementing a blended learning approach. A combination of these strategies help to create a comprehensive learning experience for learners. If I were to pick another one to use I would go with social learning.

Why You Should Implement Blended Learning on Mobile

LearnDash

Mobile blended learning bridges the classroom-digital divide. Blended learning , as you might surmise from its name, is a way to combine the two. Learners gain the benefits an online environment that’s always at their fingertips without sacrificing the face-to-face interaction with their instructor and peers. So far so good, but most blended learning environments are designed first for desktop users. Accessible, mobile discussion forums.