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New learning environments

Learning with e's

Our final #EDENchat of 2015 focused on new learning environments, namely MOOCs, flipped classrooms and blended learning methods. Those who participated shared their experiences of MOOCs and flipped learning both as teachers and as learners.

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. I would discuss.

The evolution of personal learning environments

Origin Learning

A personal learning environment refers to the tools, technologies, resources etc. By and large, this constitutes John’s Personal Learning Environment (PLE). The coming of technology has naturally exposed us to more entertainment, and at the same time, to more learning.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with e's

In recent years, education has evolved to the point where learning can take place anywhere and at any time, usually beyond the walls of the traditional learning space. What are the challenges of these new learning environments?

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? Training is the front end of an employee’s learning & development.

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.

How important is engagement of students in classrooms?

Raptivity

Community interactive learning PowerPoint Active classrooms conventional methods of teaching discussions and activities learning environments learning with games school experience understanding and retention of the concepts using interactive contentIt is often said that education is the shortest route to success for any country as it helps overcome many evils. Educating the masses is a herculean task but again there is no magic trick to education.

Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment Version 2: BaseCamp 2011

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

In an earlier post, I described an ad-hoc social learning environment where a blog was set up to drive learning for a group of 40 executives in a company, spread over multiple locations. Recently, this environment was put to use again to conduct a program titled BaseCamp 2011, where nearly fifty managers got together to learn select topics in strategy, finance and leadership. The online social learning program was conducted over a duration of six weeks.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

“One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” Tin Can API (or ‘Experience API’) is one of the most extensively discussed technical topics amongst learning professionals all over the world today.

Just for me learning

Learning with e's

I took part in a very interesting panel discussion with several other keynote speakers during the Adult Learning Symposium last week, in Singapore. The theme of the conference was 'Future of Work, Future of Learning', which sent a clear message to delegates that the two are inseparable.

Create an Active and Collaborative Learning Environment for your Course

TalentLMS

We are talking about action plans derived from the learning resources presented in the course. When your learners talk about 101 ways to apply a learning resource, that’s when the course is successful. Then we will determine how to create active collaborative environments in each.

Social, mobile, and personal learning futures

Learning with e's

Many of my public presentations have the prefix: Digital Learning Futures, because for me, the future of education and learning will be greatly influenced by digital technologies. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

Future schools, future visions

Learning with e's

Richard was also kind enough to write the foreword of my latest book Learning with 'e's , in which he swears blind that we met on a camel in the Saudi desert - during a social event for the ELI conference. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Invite to a Discussion

Kapp Notes

Join Tony O’Driscoll and I as we up to share our ideas and thoughts about immersive e-learning environments. The goal behind the event is that we want the audience to fully experience how engagement and learning can thrive in an immersive Internet environment so the event is limited to the first 40 people who sign up. By boosting user engagement, these environments make it possible to improve learning outcomes online.

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). Not to mention blogs, wikis, discussion forums and social bookmarks. In other words, facilitate learning.

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Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment - How a Blog Drives Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

We decided to set up an ad-hoc social learning environment mostly using freely available tools. In this post, I summarize what we learned about the ad-hoc social learning environments. Blog is the watering hole A learning blog is so much a happening place! That would be the starting point for a discussion on leadership. As another example, a New York Times story on a new innovative idea would serve as a springboard for a discussion.

Student voices unheard?

Learning with e's

Students should be at the centre of the learning process - where else could they legitimately be? However, if they don't have a voice in their own learning, they are peripheral to the process, and education fails them. What methods of learning do they prefer?

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MOOCs are Focusing on Fundamentals

Your Training Edge

Learning in a number of organizations is passing through immense change. Organizations have been remodeling their learning and training strategies around new and rising technology. Most of the discussions tend to emphasize on a few major points like completion rates and grades.

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This time it's personal

Learning with e's

That means that when you learn, you do it differently to everyone else. It follows that the tools and technologies you use for learning are those you have selected to use because you are (or should be) comfortable with them, personally. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #2 Facilitating Learning Organizations

Your Training Edge

The Internet has had profound impacts on education and training—not just on the practical aspects of how it is done, but on something much more fundamental: it has changed our core conceptions of what it means to teach and to learn. When you can learn anytime, not just from 6 to 8 p.m.

As Featured on Capterra: Flipped Classroom vs. Flipped Learning

DigitalChalk eLearning

*We have partnered up with Capterra to share the difference between a flipped classroom and flipped learning. If you are familiar with the eLearning world, then you’ve most likely heard the terms “Flipped Classroom” and “Flipped Learning”. A Flipped Classroom is “a form of blended learning in which students learn content online by watching video lectures, usually at home, and homework is done in class with teachers and students discussing and solving questions.

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.

Teaching and learning through dialogue

Learning with e's

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post entitled '' Learning as dialogue '' which was essentially about how students can learn through conversation and by discussing their ideas with each other. This theme is echoed in my new book Learning with ''e''s which was published this week.

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More Discussion on Personal Work Learning Environments

Tony Karrer

There's some great discussion happening around the issues of control and resulting ownership of work product as we create personal work learning environments. Enterprises that love PLE's Cross battles Downes: is corporate learning corrupt?

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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Learning in a Digital Age: The myth and the reality

Learning with e's

In Learning in a Digital Age: The Myth and the Reality, I present a number of widespread beliefs about elearning, and challenge the provenance, reasoning and application of these theories. Here it is in full, for those who want to follow the arguments and discussion that ensued.

Reinventing learning spaces

Learning with e's

Phone charging station at Stratford Shopping Centre, London I have written extensively about education spaces, architectures for learning , and personal learning environments. Teachers should be the architects of learning spaces (Wheeler, 2015, p 102).

Pros and Cons of Blended Learning

DigitalChalk eLearning

Blended Learning is a term used to describe the way eLearning is being combined with traditional classroom methods and independent study. A blended learning approach ensures that the learner is engaged and driving his/her individual learning experience.

Part 3: Creating Trust in Your Social Learning Environment

OpenSesame

A few #lrnchats ago we discussed how learning professionals themselves learn. lrnchat eLearning Solutions Social Learning

Personal Learning Environments and personal learning environments

Tony Karrer

There's been quite a bit of discussion going on around Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and personal learning environments. Getting back, I've seen quite a few blog posts on the topic: Stephen Downes - Personal Learning I can talk about webs and networks and personal learnings and PLEs but there's a disconnect unless people see themselves as learners rather than teachers. I believe that we all have a personal learning environment.

Everyone has one

Learning with e's

Everyone has one - a personal learning environment, that is. Others will be discussing current affairs with their friends, or reading newspapers. We all learn. We all use tools to help us learn. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion

Tony Karrer

I've run across a few different posts talking about Personal Work and Learning Environments which I have tentatively started to call PWLE - pronounced p-whale. The reason why I think it's worth us talking about tools and maps and basically what is your PWLE (p-whale) is that it's helpful for us to figure out how to support our own personal work and learning. And points us back to Stephen Downes and the skills that we need to learn to be successful in this new world.

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Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Leaders are beginning to move away from controlling the discussion to facilitating the discussion. Early indications of this same paradigm shift can be seen in the learning and education arenas. Suddenly, the manager must learn to trust his people on another level.

As Featured on Capterra: 10 Collaboration Tools for eLearning Professionals

DigitalChalk eLearning

Whether you are working with students or colleagues, we’ve created a list of 10 great collaboration tools to use outside of your learning management system. Flow is an app that allows you to manage tasks, have discussions, share files, and capture ideas with others.