Foster Social learning through LMS

PSB

Why use social learning? In today’s digital world, where distance learning is an increasingly a popular option, educators need to adapt collaborative learning methods to an online environment to help students learn and make them happy.

Making Connections: Trends in Social Learning

Obsidian Learning

Building on the concept of communities of practice , Etienne Wenger (2009) has proposed a social theory of learning. The focus of this theory is “learning as social participation,” in which learners actively participate in the practices of social communities and construct personal identities in relation to these communities. As instructional designers, we’re aware of various theories about how and why people learn.

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10 hot tips for moocers

E-Learning Provocateur

By that I don’t mean so much the knowledge acquired from the instructors, but (on the contrary) the skills developed in learning how to learn for myself. You are given a tonne of readings, and the most instruction you can hope to extract from the professors is “read this” The theory is that the students will collaborate with one another, share their diverse experiences, and contribute to robust conversations. That’s fine; it’s called learning.

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5 papers every learning professional should read

E-Learning Provocateur

The ones that I would recommend to my fellow learning pro’s. On Two Metaphors for Learning and the Dangers of Choosing Just One. In this paper, the author distinguishes between two metaphors for learning: the acquisition metaphor in which the learner’s mind is akin to a vessel to be filled, and the participation metaphor in which the learner is an active social agent in the learning process. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 That knowledge has to be replaced and distributed to personnel in different geographic locations, which is where distance learning becomes a necessity.&#

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Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

Web Courseworks

To be useful to the profession, the final product needed to be current, grounded in theory, and practical. It is critical that we remember the foundation on which we base our assumptions in learning and development. In addition, we know that the profession requires all of us to have practical solutions for our organizations—not just theory. We have topics without authors so requesting Cal Wick to write about transfer of learning makes sense.

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Creating Online Social Learning Membership Sites with Web Development Agency Owner, BuddyPress Expert, and StudyChurch Founder Tanner Moushey

LifterLMS

Learn about creating online social learning membership sites with web development agency owner, BuddyPress expert, and StudyChurch founder Tanner Moushey in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Chris and Tanner dive into what BuddyPress is and how you can use it on your sites to create a powerful social media experience on your site. To learn more about Tanner Moushey be sure ot head to iWitnessDesign.com and Study.Church.

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What is learner autonomy?

Docebo

Learner autonomy can enhance a learning strategy and act as a driver of learner engagement. With an autonomous learning approach , autonomous learners are often better prepared for their job function and life in general. Motivation to learn is an intrinsic value, with a personal payoff.

Digital Learning glossary

Coorpacademy

Adaptive Learning, ATAWAD, serious Game, entertraining… Are you often lost in the jargon of e-learning and digital technology? Don’t panic, to help you find your way around, we’ve put together a little Digital Learning glossary! Adaptive Learning.

What has been and what is yet to come

Learning with 'e's

It's fitting then that this year, Tallinn is also the host city for the annual European Association for Distance Learning (EADL). The theme of the EADL conference this year is Connected Learning , and delegates will represent corporate learning and development, and other learning professionals from around the globe. I will also speculate on the future of distance education and how it might be shaped by, and respond to, the next wave of technology.

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Distance education programs did get their start relying on mail correspondence and still do today, for example, in rural Alaska and Australia. The flexibility of accessing an entire course from a small and lightweight wireless device makes mobile learning the current education frontier. It is a very exciting time for online course developers as upgrades, new devices, new software, apps, and WiFi hotspots can now break course design out the legacy learning management system box.

Reboarding for the future

CLO Magazine

As part of the employee lifecycle, most firms’ onboarding processes include business orientation, peer partners and manager-led development plans to learn one’s new role. Like reboarding, onboarding is similar in its goals of planned socialization to effectively integrate into an organization.

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The Benefits of Using an LMS forum

LearnUpon

We’re all looking for the best way to support learning. Companies leveraging the reliability and efficiency of eLearning want to ensure that there’s a social element to the experience for their learners. 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. How are discussion forums social? Peer-to-peer learning.

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The Adult Learner: Test your Knowledge!

KnowledgeOne

Do you know what informal learning and self-study are? Some people, therefore, prefer the terms education, training or “adult” learning. The first theory of adult education, launched by Malcolm Knowles, was born a century later. The will to learn.

Face to face - at a distance

Learning with 'e's

Photo source: JISC I first started studying and then practicing distance education in the 80s. Social media and smart phones were still a few years away, so we made do with what was available. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

6 ways executive education will never be the same

CLO Magazine

In a world where in-person strategy sessions, weekend retreats and immersive seminars have long been the status quo, alternatives for distance learning suddenly became necessary overnight. Distanced education means more options. In the meantime, stay safe and keep learning.

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7 questions from the University of Wisconsin-Stout ID Program

Clark Quinn

Here’re the questions and my answers as presented to the students: Learning Design Evangelist Clark Quinn Answers Questions. Clark: Several: The first is folks who only know the surface level of ID, not understanding the nuances of the components of learning (examples, concepts, etc), and consequently creating ineffective designs without even being aware. Do you foresee a future where higher education is delivered primarily through distance learning?

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 2, 2009 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 5 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. link] December 2-4, 2009 Online Educa Berlin International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 15 th , Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany. link] January 12-14, 2010 Learning and Technology World Forum 2010, London, United Kingdom.

Is Your Organisation Ready to Support Self-Directed Learning?

HT2 Labs

A topic we’ve been discussing at length recently, Self-Directed Learning [SDL] in the workplace has emerged as a response to both the changing demands of the working environment and needs of learners; fueled by the ever-expanding ocean of freely accessible content from which to learn in 2018. Wait… What is Self-Directed Learning? The self-directed method of learning is just one example of how you can support your learners. Set learning goals. Evaluate learning.

Learner Engagement – Are Games the Answer?

Association eLearning

Everyone is talking about increasing engagement, and many are turning to gamification, social learning networks, and anything else they think will work to increase learner engagement. So they ask us to “convert” their learning into a game. As a game-based learning developer, we often look at increasing learner engagement by using leaderboards, status posts, and badges, but true engagement comes from something even more basic. Learning should create opportunity.

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eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

Once again, Clayton Wright has been nice enough to compile an incredible list of conferences focused on use of technology in learning. link] cfp_edu.htm January 5-8, 2009 College Teaching and Learning Conference and Applied Business Research Conference sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Oahu, Hawaii, USA. link] January 10-12, 2009 Conference on e-Learning Applications : Explore, Share and Stimulate Research in e-Learning Applications, 6 th , Cairo, Egypt.

Our Collection of Learning Management Tools

Ed App

We’ve collected the best learning management tools – learn more about them here. Game Based Learning Platforms. Game based learning platforms are designed to increase learner engagement and productivity by incorporating gaming elements into the training strategy.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

How do we come up with these - well it’s based on social signals (clicks, views, twitter, delicious and more). 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.

4 reasons why ‘experience’ is the focus in learning now

Learning Pool

There’s been a shift in learning technology over the last two decades – from systems that help companies run their training more efficiently, to technology that puts the emphasis on the individual learner. But there’s another ‘e’-word you’ll find pretty impossible to avoid now if you’re the sort of person who attends learning industry events and reads learning blogs. Learning designers are now learning experience designers. . Learning Theory.

Free learning & development webinars for July 2020

Limestone Learning

Learn the tricks the pros use to get audience agreement and sell a product, solution or idea. Use what you learn during class to make a clear, compelling presentation that gets buy-in and improves your success rate. How do you learn your own "empathy quotient?”

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eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

The list focuses primarily on the use of eLearning, technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. link] November 27-December 1, 2011 Learning in Higher Education : Transforming University Teaching into Learning via Simulations and Games , 6 th international symposium, sponsored by the International Academic Association for the Enhancement of Learning in Higher Education, Sydney, Australia. Clayton R.

Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

E-learning platforms that offer the MOOCs with their regular programs are MOOC platforms. It additionally incorporates the concept of blended learning to become more popular among traditional scholars. In fact, numerous educational institutions have either started their own MOOC software , or they recommend accredited platforms to their regular and distance learning students. Almost all the MOOC platforms in the market facilitate blended learning in certain ways.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design and Market Sector Differences

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Im guessing youre designing online distance learning courses. Christy.would you categorize the courses you develop as "distance learning"? not totally comfortable with the term "distance learning" because it really focuses on the geography. If "distance learning" means instructor-led online courses to you though, then yes, thats what Im doing.

Interview with Terry Anderson

Learning with 'e's

He is one of the pioneers of online and distance learning, and currently serves as the editor of the influential online open access journal International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning ( IRRODL ). His work around the study of social and cognitive presence in distance learning contexts has been cited many times, and his research has led to a number of high profile keynote speech invitations around the globe.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] December 1, 2010 UNESCO-Commonwealth of Learning Policy Form on Open Educational Resources (OER): Taking OER beyond the OER Community – Policy and Capacity, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France. link] or www.col.org/OERPolicy December 1, 2010 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 6 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. Learning Analytics 6. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning.

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.

Contest - Win a Free Copy of Digital Habitats via LearnTrends 2009

Tony Karrer

And while I know they all have a deep understanding of CoPs I tend to ask Etienne the theory questions, Nancy the technology questions and John the group dynamics questions. E-learning outside the training box with Nancy White and John Smith Once you've mastered enough of the new social media tools, training and development professionals are figuring out that technologies can change the boundaries around training itself, just as they can interrupt organizational boundaries.

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

The art of Twitter , October 11, 2010 Learning how to use Twitter as a tool to develop your personal learning network is not always simple, and as with any other social networking tools, there is an unwritten protocol. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010: Final list, presentation and more , October 18, 2010 Yesterday I finalised the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010 list. Having said that, social media has its dark sides , too. Specifically, m-learning?

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

So, here's the hot list for April 1 - April 11 via eLearning Learning. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Although everyone learns most from their mistakes, it does save a lot of money if you keep some tips in the back of your mind. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners? What is an online learning community?

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 1-5, 2012 Learning Forward Conference, (Learning Forward is the new name for the National Staff Development Council, NSDC), Boston, Massachusetts, USA. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. link] December 4-7, 2012 International Academic Conference, sponsored by the International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences (IISES), Prague, Czech Republic. Clayton R.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Central

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, December 06, 2007 Instructional Design Central Travis Jordan, a recent graduate from Utah States Instructional Technology program, has created Instructional Design Central , a collaborative website for professionals in the fields of instructional design, and E-Learning, and performance improvement. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

10 Must-Read Articles About Asynchronous Learning

TalentLMS

Last month we published a list of top 10 articles about synchronous learning so it’s about time to take a look at the opposite approach – asynchronous learning. But we do realize that real-time e-learning experience is not always an option. For those of you who don’t want to set time limits for your learners, we harvested 10 must-read articles about asynchronous learning. What does Asynchronous Learning mean?

What Can You Expect in 2013?

CLO Magazine

Apps, videos and more sophisticated blended learning and collaboration schemes are just a few of the learning trends to watch and implement in the next year. Several trends will drive performance and development in 2013, and learning leaders will need to strategize for mobility. With mobility, learning and work are not conducted in isolation. ” Other organizations may look to QR codes to enable geo-specific learning. There are also social learning games.

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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. You can learn more about Karl on his website. Ray is the Architect and Evangelist of micro-learning and story-based design, technologies, and systems. You can learn more about Ray and his work here.