TCC08: Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible

Experiencing eLearning

Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible to Students with Disabilities. Kavita Rao, Educational Technology Specialist, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu HI. Albert: Learning disability–difficulty reading large blocks of text, overwhelmed by too much info. Address diverse learning styles–multimodal materials. Video files & audio podcasts. Provide the script for narrated presentations & podcasts.

My 7 tips for delivering training online

Bottom-Line Performance

Hey everyone, As we shifted to our new format for the LOL Blog this month, my role is reduced to a monthly one - putting out a short video podcast on the topic of choice. I’ve facilitated a few online sessions (all for e-Learning Guild’s monthly Online Learning events , which are awesome). Karen Hyder of the e-Learning Guild has been truly wonderful to me in building my skill set so I can do a good job.

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What is m-Learning?

eLearning Cyclops

As with distance learning and e-learning, m-learning encapsulates many modes of learning. A definition general enough to capture it all could be: A distance learning event delivered, synchronously or asynchronously, via an electronic mobile device. Granted, this definition is similar to others out there, but generic enough to include current applications that are commonly accepted as m-learning. Distance Learning m-Learning

Creating a good elearning or ILT course: Getting SMEs to think about outcomes

Bottom-Line Performance

Step 2: Define the learning objectives. Now - we don’t tell SMEs that we’re “defining learning objectives,&# but it’s what we do. Step 5: Identify appropriate learning activities. So…anyone can create a course, right?

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Cut price education?

Learning with e's

It's about the front page story covering the announcement that some colleges are planning to offer 'cut price' qualifications that rely on a combination of podcasting, online learning and remote self study. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

My History of Live Blogged Notes

Experiencing eLearning

That helps me remember what I attended and what I learned, and it lets me share that knowledge with others. In a recent discussion about how I have learned about instructional design without getting a master’s degree, someone asked me what courses and webinars I’ve attended.

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6 Dirty Myths About eLearning People Still Believe

Your Training Edge

However, many still think that eLearning is unreliable and a student gets no knowledge while sitting at home and listening to the podcasts. Distance education appeared long ago and today, the methods to check the knowledge of the students are various.

Arizona News Media discovers New frontiers of web in classrooms

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

There may actually be something to this whole blogging, wiki, podcasting thing ;-) UPDATE: 2/14 Oh and looky here.apparently, according to this newspaper article iPods have become a big part of distance learning. This always cracks me up. Way to stay on top of the new trends guys.

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Is e-learning effective?

Clive on Learning

After ' Why is e-learning so unpopular? ’ and ' Will e-learning put me out of a job? ', my focus today is on another question that I am frequently asked by l&d people: ‘Is e-learning effective?’ E-learning is just a medium E-learning is a medium for learning, just like face-to-face communication, print, the telephone and countless other technologies. In both of these cases, e-learning is providing something different from what we had before.

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. Podcasts. Advantages of a Virtual Learning Environment.

Reflections on Two Decades and Three Degrees

Allison Rossett

I think you will enjoy her take on her learning experiences. I am more interested in learning about Hasidic Jewish culture from my classmate. A difficult professor teaches the classroom section and we learn about plate tectonics. Real maps, real rocks, real learning.

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Blended learning — the special on the corporate training menu

Matrix

In a few years, it’s going to be pretty much the same with blended learning. It’s such an efficient and easy solution for business learning that it is bound to become the norm for corporate training. Blended learning — the special on the corporate training menu.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 4/17/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Podcast numbers cut through hype - BBC. He Said She Said -- Perspective and Perception in Podcasting (Podcast) - Zxplanazine. In order for podcasting to realize its real potential in education, both perspective and perception will need to be altered. ACU uses iPod for distance learning - ipodnn.

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E-learning: the fad that's lasted 30 years

Clive on Learning

Whatever you think of e-learning, it insults the intelligence of the learning and development community to pass it off as a fad, whatever motives he has as a provider of classroom IT training. The term e-learning goes back a little over 10 years, but the concept is at least 30 years old. Computer-assisted learning is as old as computers themselves, and certainly more established as a discipline than the IT training which Rob purveys.

What if learning technologists ruled the world?

Clive on Learning

Now I'm a bit of a fan of Gilly's work as a pioneer in the field of collaborative online distance learning. And she has a new book coming out soon on podcasting, although now I'm beginning to sound like a chat show host. In Gilly's current role, she's exploring learning futures, hence the question that she posed in her presentation. teachers let go and allowed learners to direct the learning experience? learning technologists actually helped each other?

Rapid e-learning means more than quick tutorials

Clive on Learning

It seems that if you come from the traditional instructional design community, which means you've spent a lot of your time designing formal, interactive, self-study lessons, then rapid e-learning means doing the same thing, only quicker. There's an assumption that digital learning content must be structured into sequences of screens containing informational material interspersed with interactions of some sort - what I've always referred to as 'tutorials'.

Leading Through a Rear-View Mirror

Big Dog, Little Dog

Shortly after posting Metalearning and Learning Styles I glanced through the latest edition of Chief Learning Officer and came to an interesting quote, "Many CLOs believe podcasting is oversold because few people are auditory learners and its no different than cassettes or CDs from the past 15 years."

Time to put an end to faceless e-learning

Clive on Learning

E-learning does, of course, take many forms, but for most corporate users the predominant usage is of interactive self-study materials, what used to be called CBT (computer-based training). No, in my opinion, the problem is not page turning, it is the faceless nature of most self-study e-learning - the fact that there is no Lee Child or his interactive counterpart. So why is so much self-study e-learning dry, faceless and personality-free?

Will e-learning put me out of a job?

Clive on Learning

After last week's ' Why is e-learning so unpopular? ', I turn today to another question I am frequently asked by l&d people: 'Will e-learning put me out of a job?' Do learning technologies really threaten l&d jobs? Learning technologies can and will dramatically change the nature of the service provided by l&d and the skills mix will be quite different.

Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology

Obsidian Learning

Blended Learning: Also referred to as hybrid learning. Cognitive Strategies: Specific methods used to solve problems, including reasoning, planning, rehearsal of newly learned information, and relating newly-learned information to existing knowledge.

5 Blended Learning Strategies That Actually Boost Engagement

eFront

Employers who favor blended learning solutions for their staff over traditional, in-person classroom-based training do so because they see value in it. Blended Learning Strategies In Practice. In such cases, good blended learning strategies might strive to form various teams.

Top 7 topics at this year's ALT-C

Learning with e's

A quick trawl of titles and keywords revealed these top 7 favourite topics: e-Learning 31 Web 2.0 Social Software 25 VLEs 24 Blogs 20 Mobile learning 19 Social networking 18 Wikis 16 No surprises really. I was also interested to note that there are only 6 papers featuring the term ‘distance learning’ (although several more imply it) – but. Has distance education now been overhauled in the glittering world of learning technology?

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The Terrible Speed of eLearning

eLearning Weekly

This post has been ruminating around in my head ever since an executive suggested turning some classroom training into podcasts back in 2005. These are rudimentary forms of elearning, perhaps better described by the more generic “distance learning.”

The fourth paradigm

Clive on Learning

Back in November of 2005, I presented a brief history of the great e-learning paradigm wars. For a while I felt smugly self-satisfied with this analysis, as it seemed to encompass all the current offerings to the learning public currently being made by professional trainers and educators.

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TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment

eLearning 24-7

You can remix, edit and combine material from different presentations or existing Podcasts by adding other rich media – this is the Unison product. This is one of those blended learning solutions, I previously noted. The reason I say education/academia more so – is that it is geared towards synchronous based learning, which is used more than 95% in education/academia space. ASTD International is nice, but you get everyone there, not just e-learning.

Top 25 Posts and 4 Hot Topics in January - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. See First Top 25 eLearning Posts of 2010 - Best of eLearning Learning for the first Best of Post for the year. The Secret to Podcasting Like a Pro - Learning Putty , January 25, 2010 The word “podcasting” strikes a certain fear and awe into the hearts of many trainers. Many of us look at podcasts as something only tech genius can master. Now Now its easy to construct a podcast that your. Mobile Learning (29).

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Taxonomy of Learning Theories - E-Learning Provocateur , January 12, 2010.

52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning

eLearningArt

That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. He is well known for his books , courses, writing, consulting, and talks on interactive learning, games, and gamification. Learn more about Patti here.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010 I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. The discussion forms part of the agenda for the World of Learning Conference, an event that I have enjoyed participating in for something like ten years now.

PDR Design Model Supports Shift to Learning Design in the Work Context

Living in Learning

The concept of a learning shift represents a course correction by the USS Training Department. In fact, we face the challenge to re-shape, and in some cases, create a continuous learning environment. Learning is not shifting into the work context – it is catching up.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 7: Collaborative Writing and Vast Narratives: Principles, Processes and Genteel Truculence

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « GDC Update 6: Game Studies Download 3.0 | Main | GDC Update 8: Ray Kurzweil Keynote » February 20, 2008 GDC Update 7: Collaborative Writing and Vast Narratives: Principles, Processes and Genteel Truculence Collaborative Writing and Vast Narratives: Principles, Processes and Genteel Truculence **are our e-learning training conferences this "clique-y" and I just cant see it?

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities. The road ahead : I am presently developing detailed role descriptions, community guidelines, role assessment tools, and the identification of appropriate learning products and offerings. Can You Learn from a Recording? How useful is strategic planning for e-learning?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "New JKO Portal to Offer Joint Online Training" (Defense Link News)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Listening for Learning" (IT Conversations) | Main | Map of Online Communities (xkcd Rox!) The system will go live worldwide April 30 to deliver coursework and learning tools for people involved in integrated, joint operations, Smith told reporters during a teleconference following the ceremony.

Rethinking conferences

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I’ve learned a whale of a lot from these events over the last twenty years. Come to learn, come to share: everyone walks away knowing a little bit more. Response 17 The chance to learn something to improve practice.