Resources from Texas Distance Learning Association Keynote

Kapp Notes

Here are some resources related to gamification and, more importantly, thinking like a game designer when creating instruction from my fun keynote with everyone form the Texas Distance Learning Association. Quest for Learning Engagement: Adventure Versions from Karl Kapp. First here is a link to a video I did as part of a course on Gamification for Lynda.com now LinkedIn Learning. Gamification of Learning. Game Time: Developing a Learning Game in 9 Steps.

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. Electronic version of all reading materials, including textbook.

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Converting Instructor-Led Training to E-learning or Distance Learning: Keys to success

Bottom-Line Performance

We receive frequent requests to convert ILT courses to e-learning or distance learning. An engaging, effective e-learning course comes out on the other side. Sometimes subject matter experts (SMEs) think that we’ll be able to translate their slides “as is” to an e-learning course. One way that I help the team through this grieving process is with the e-learning course design document. Bottom-Line Performance, Inc. Promote Your Page Too.

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Social networks for distance learning. How does it fit with distance learning. Evaluation for Learning. Students use tools for casual activities, not learning. have learning goals. How it will help learning outcomes. Jane Hart’s site for Top Tools for Learning as a place to find tools to use & get recommendations. Student satisfaction lower for the online version than face-to-face. No change in learning outcomes.

Top Four HOT Concepts in Distance Learning

E-Learning Acupuncture

Distance Learning itself. At my institution, we are scratching our heads a little bit wondering why we have an above average number of enrollments in our distance learning courses. However, if you do a quick Google search and read a few reports it is clear that the pundits have been predicting that distance learning enrollments will rise. So called ‘anytime, anywhere’ learning. So Distance Learning itself is a really hot concept.

The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with 'e's

In a formal sense, distance learning has been a familiar concept since at least 1837, when Sir Isaac Pitman began teaching his shorthand system using typed instruction cards mailed through the universal Penny Postal service to his students across England. Some would say formal distance education was established much earlier in the Americas. Earlier still, were the cave paintings of early man a primitive form of distance education?

Cloud Authoring

Web Courseworks

Version Control One of the great benefits of cloud authoring is not having to worry about updates. Software updates can be frustrating especially when they have to be compatible with your current software version on your desktop. With cloud authoring, the updates happen automatically through the web, so you never have to worry about which version your desktop is on. Want to learn more about cloud authoring? The “Cloud”.

The moot point of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Importantly though, I don’t think they will revolutionise the science of education; after all, a MOOC is arguably an extensible version of what we’ve been doing all along – albeit on a massive (and free) scale. Perhaps we need to look at learning differently. Perhaps we need to look at learning differently indeed. The proponents of informal learning don’t care. Nor do the proponents of constructivist learning.

The moot point of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Importantly though, I don’t think they will revolutionise the science of education; after all, a MOOC is arguably an extensible version of what we’ve been doing all along – albeit on a massive (and free) scale. Perhaps we need to look at learning differently. Perhaps we need to look at learning differently indeed. The proponents of informal learning don’t care. Nor do the proponents of constructivist learning.

Instruction

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Following on from my two previous posts which cover my thought process about familiarity in learning design and how distractions can affect both our work and learn environments, I wanted to write about instruction. These days most modern companies provide some excellent get-you-started instructions with their products; enough for the likes of me who just want to get started, more detailed versions online for those who want to delve deeper.

Authenticity

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

It seems these days, and I’m equally guilty of this, we go online and find the cheapest version. Is it the same with our learning? Authenticity and credibility in online learning Click To Tweet. There are so many options and ways to learn online, sometimes the number of courses on a similar subject exist. The cheapest one, or the one that has been developed and delivered by the best team possible, therefore giving you the best possible learning experience?

Unravelling online training in 3 questions

KnowledgeOne

Online training, distance learning, open distance learning, digital learning, MOOC… are some of these terms one and the same? Is one the modern version of the other? Are we dealing with entirely different modalities of learning?

Tech Headlines for March 2014

ATD Learning Technologies

Tech headlines for March 2014 include: Skillsoft and IBM Leverage Big Data in Enterprise Learning, USDA Invests in Distance Learning, The Global E-Learning Market, Twitter Announces Grant Program, Over 7.1 Million Higher Ed Students Learning Online Click here to read full version

eCombat: Lessons from the Interactive Battlefields of Afghanistan

Vignettes Learning

At Vignettes Learning we use stories in eLearning; however, we make them interactive. According to the writer, this upgraded version is far better than previous Army digitized books. Vanguard of Valor also contains a compendium of lessons learned from past military engagements. The book version of the Vanguard of Valor is free and can be downloaded from iTunes. Vignettes Learning Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning. Our Belief.

The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers

Charles Jennings

Last month Tony Karrer wrote an very insightful piece on his eLearning Technology blog about the Business of Learning. Tony equated the challenges of the learning industry to those of the publishing industry. The same applies to the Learning industry. In fact, I wonder whether we’ll even call it a ‘learning industry’ in a few years time. With this in mind we need to focus on new ways of learning to support our organisations’ new ways of working.

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How to Design a Distance-Friendly Blended Learning Experience

Instilled

During the recent webinar, ‘ Distance Learning: Strategies, Approaches and Content ’, Andrew Joly, Director of Strategic Design at our sister company LEO Learning , offered his expertise on some of the key requirements for delivering a successful distance learning program.

Converting Classroom Content into eLearning

CourseArc

While eLearning is quickly becoming the more preferred choice for advancing one’s knowledge and learning new skills – especially amongst millennials – not all course content currently exists online. Keep in mind though that not all of your investment in ILT can be directly ported into the distance-learning environment. Here are some best practices to keep in mind when undertaking this conversion exercise: Learning Objectives.

What is Synchronous Learning? Plus the Pros and Cons

Maestro

But what about synchronized learning? But is synchronous learning as complicated or difficult as these other synchronized activities seem to be? What is synchronous learning? ” But what exactly does synchronous learning mean? Examples of synchronous learning.

Meridian LMS Utilization Rates Skyrocketing During Crisis

Meridian

Distance learning in general has been in the news a lot lately, especially with respect to secondary and post-secondary education. However, online learning has clearly taken on greater importance in the world of work as well. In fact, utilization of our hosted learning solutions has skyrocketed over recent days and weeks. We will start the production update of Meridian LMS version 20.1 Keep your distance.

What is blended learning? (benefits of blended learning in your LMS)

Docebo

Here’s a plot twist – the most modern approach to learning in the workplace: not shaken, not stirred, but blended. The cool part about blended learning models is that we’re not totally saying “out with the old and in with the new”, here. What is Blended Learning?

How Blockchain is changing Learning & Development

Your Training Edge

Let me share with you one of the latest and rising concepts being seen in education, learning and development, and that is “blockchain”. I am sure if you have been in learning and development, you must have heard of it this year. So, what blockchain basically is and is blockchain going to be the next great thing in learning and development? Now let’s see this in learning and development context, but I would first like to share some background.

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Moodle learning at a distance

Moodle Journal

I beginning to realise however that given he demands on staff time, the opportunities for class cover so that you can attend a morning or afternoons training during term time are limited and with that in mind, next week I am going to try the first distance learning version of my course. When I say distance, I mean someone from the next floor in their own time, if it works, then this may well prove to be a model that I can even rollout beyond the college, we shall see

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Blend Your Learning to Benefit the Learner!

Illumen Group

Blended learning can be implemented across different types of training situations. Here are just a few examples of how blended learning can work for your most common training needs. Instructor led sessions (whether classroom or distance learning) can be used at strategic intervals to accomplish a variety of follow-up activities: Q&A, New Applications for the Process, Process Improvement, or Case Studies. The post Blend Your Learning to Benefit the Learner!

10 Best Practices For Remote Training You Should Know

ProProfs

Use of quality training software or top online training tools , making learning mobile-friendly, effective monitoring, testing, and assessment – all of this is essential in both cases. This ensures that they don’t miss out on learning opportunities. Encourage Social Learning.

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SCORM Compliance and LMS: What Does It Mean to be ‘SCORM-Compliant’?

eLearningMind

SCORM began as an initiative from the Department of Defense, which wanted to modernize technology-based education and training and expand distance learning initiatives. And—according to industry experts, SCORM doesn’t play well with modern-day versions of these devices.

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SCORM Compliance and LMS: What Does It Mean to be ‘SCORM-Compliant’?

eLearningMind

SCORM began as an initiative from the Department of Defense, which wanted to modernize technology-based education and training and expand distance learning initiatives. And—according to industry experts, SCORM doesn’t play well with modern-day versions of these devices.

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Illinois Passes Law to Require Digital Accessibility in all K-12 Schools (from the DLC)

eLearning Evangelist

Here's a blog post I wrote for the Digital Learning Collaborative. Illinois Passes Law to Require Digital Accessibility in all K-12 Schools BY RAYMOND ROSE Raymond Rose is the Public Policy Chair for the Texas Distance Learning Association, and a member of the development and implementation team for their Digital Accessibility Certificate program. He has been involved in online learning for almost three decades. or any revised version of those guidelines.”

How to become part of the online learning revolution

Superb Learning

It’s never been easier to start learning about a new topic. Of course, though, the online learning market is always changing, and the way that it has grown over the last couple of decades might surprise you. The rise of online learning. The future of online learning.

The Adapter’s Advantage: Pat D’Amico on Virtual Training Methods

Allego

D’Amico joined me on The Adapter’s Advantage podcast to discuss his various areas of expertise from learning and development to recruiting and organization, sharing valuable insights about: Adapting your learning models and virtual training methods to fit the desires and needs of your students.

The Decline of Student Education in the Era of Great Education Technology Solutions

Jigsaw Interactive

Although it’s a stretch to say that schools were entirely prepared for the impact the COVID pandemic would have on their operations, virtual education was not a new concept, which made the transition to 100% virtual learning possible when it became necessary. Poverty and Distance Learning.

10 best LMS software of 2020

Ed App

Some of the most important advantages of LMS-assisted learning in the workplace are integration with work, independent choice of learning pace, distribution of materials according to the needs of those who learn, standardization, accessibility, self-sufficiency, and individualization.

From roadblocks to floodgates: 3 solutions for managing accelerated L&D

Elucidat

When there is a surge in demand for online and distance-friendly learning, the teams who produce it can be challenged by altered working environments, reduced bandwidth and budgetary restrictions. Want to learn more?

How to Find Free E-Learning Courses

ICDTranslation

The time has come that what you have learned at college is no longer sufficient to last you through your working life. Constant learning is now part of our life and as busy professionals without time to attend college courses, seminars, workshops or conferences, we have embraced e-learning as the possible solution. Knowing how pricy e-learning development can be , it comes as a nice surprise that there are great quality, free online courses.

What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LXP? [Buyer’s Guide]

Instilled

In the last three years, learning experience platforms (LXPs) have grown in popularity due to the shifts in how we live and learn. As a relatively new product, however, LXPs lack the same awareness that learning management systems have in the L&D industry.

Growth of online learning

eFront

In recent years, online learning has exponentially increased in popularity. Technological innovations have enabled people of all ages to learn from a distance and by utilizing a variety of different mediums; from video tutorials to info graphics and slideshows. It is staggering how online much learning has evolved over the years, and how it continues to revolutionize modern educational practices. This exponential increase in online learning has raised its credibility.

The Ultimate Guide to eLearning and Localization

ICDTranslation

The technological boom and swift evolution of smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices contributed to the better positioning of the industry and lead to coining terms such as mobile learning, micro-learning, gamification, etc.

Why Author eLearning Content to Industry Standards?

OpenSesame

The learning curve for course development on each site is unique. Each of these platforms are unique, but they are not SCORM, AICC or xAPI conformant, which means the courses built on these platforms can not be exported for use in another platform or Learning Management System (LMS). . Why do Learning Management Systems matter? A learning management system, or LMS, is a collaborative platform used to manage elearning courses.

Sheila Jagannathan: Teaching the World

CLO Magazine

He inspired me to follow a path of lifelong learning,” Jagannathan said. Later while at Boston University, she was further inspired by the work being done on computer-based learning and artificial intelligence for education. That led her to change her coursework to education technology with a focus on intelligence systems that provide an adaptive learning environment. as an e-learning specialist.

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.

Remote working? Why an authoring tool to create e-learning courses is the best choice for your company

isEazy

Connectivity and remote learning will be essential for telework to be carried out. Traditionally, these training needs have been addressed through face-to-face courses or by hiring an e-learning provider. Tips for remote, hassle-free learning.