Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

Synchronous. Synchronous refers to eLearning offerings where you participate as part of a group and everyone in the group needs to be logged in at the same time. Can take more time to plan and execute effectively. Share this on LinkedIn.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

Before I get into how each of the tools that facilitate and inspire #wol, I want to highlight that the process of working out loud is not only restricted to synchronous sharing of what one is doing at the moment with a closed group or team. When is it most useful to use LinkedIn?

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My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

Easy to use and very effective. These streams can be fed by other tools like Twitter, Linkedin and Google reader and I love it. Linkedin is an important application for me (although I don’t like their mobile app at all), I use it a lot to network and connect to people.

What Type of MOOC Is Right For You?

Your Training Edge

Which style of MOOC is most effective depends on the training goals of the organization and the learning outcomes the employees are expected to achieve. Synchronous MOOCs and Asynchronous MOOCs. MOOCs can be delivered in a synchronous or an asynchronous format. In synchronous MOOCs, everyone follows the same class schedule and may even be required to log in at the same time, for example, to attend a webinar or a Q&A session with a keynote speaker.

The Top 5 Things Organizations need for Mobile Learning

Your Training Edge

Learning and training manager must sit to define learning goals backed mainly by mobile leaning and determine the ways making it synchronized to other learning modes in the best possible manner. Determining the most effective elements for mobile learning.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal.

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

This same effect is seen in ant colonies and bee hives, as noted in another fascinating article I found in a post by Gisela Jonsson, titled “ Ants are stupid, ant colonies are smart.”

If Wikis Work for National Security, They Can Work For the Rest of.

Dashe & Thomson

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If Wikis Work for National Security, They Can Work For the Rest of Us

Dashe & Thomson

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"Working Out Loud": Using the Tools We Already Have

ID Reflections

Before I get into how each of the tools facilitate and inspire #wol, I want to highlight that the process of working out loud is not only restricted to synchronous sharing of what one is doing at the moment with a closed group or team. When is it most useful to use LinkedIn?

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New MOOC Research: What the Findings Mean for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

MOOCs generate a huge amount of data, which can be collected and analyzed to gain insights into how people learn, what teaching methods are most effective, and many other areas related to learning. Asynchronous delivery is more effective than synchronous delivery.

Using a MOOC for HiPo Training

Your Training Edge

Though effectiveness of HiPos training programs is intact at its place for organization’s success, I am going to highlight a new dimension for the same; i.e., using MOOCs for HiPos’ training. Second, asynchronous courses, such as MOOCs, have the ability to work better than synchronous ones.

The Top 5 Things Organizations need for Mobile Learning

Your Training Edge

Learning and training manager must sit to define learning goals backed mainly by mobile leaning and determine the ways making it synchronized to other learning modes in the best possible manner. Determining the most effective elements for mobile learning.

The Relevance of Blended Learning in Modern Workplace Learning

Origin Learning

“In studies contrasting blends of online and face-to-face instruction with conventional face-to-face classes, blended instruction has been more effective.” Keen to learn how blended learning can play an effective role in workplace learning? Cost-effective.

7 Learning Management System Pitfalls to Avoid

AbaraLMS

An LMS can support your goal which could be providing online course materials, onboarding, continued training, or corporate compliance in an effective manner, if the content is engaging enough for the learners/employees.

ILT, Elearning, or MOOC? When to Use Common Training Formats

Your Training Edge

The point is that when many people, even in L&D departments, think about effective corporate training, they have one specific format in mind, and that format is usually either instructor-led training (ILT) or elearning.

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Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

By their nature as an easy to update discussion forum/document repository/collective know-how workspace, wikis provide a natural outlet for the sort of informal learning that is so central to any truly effective learning initiative. If you’re not using Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, wikis, etc.,

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. After reading this, I started thinking about this new LinkedIn utility I recently installed.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

According to a study done by the Sand Hill Group and Neochange, the most critical factor for software success and ROI is effective user adoption (70% listed it as #1).

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50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Instructor-centered class (virtual) – similar to classroom except instructor delivers instruction via the Web and class can be synchronous or asynchronous. Social media – using computer-mediated platforms for sharing information, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and blogs.

How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 2

Your Training Edge

and the rapid rise of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other communications platforms have made one thing abundantly clear: Everything is social. Discussion forums are most effective as learning tools when they are actively monitored and directed by instructors. Collaborative documents allow teams to share ideas and work together on projects either synchronously or asynchronously. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson. Web 2.0

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Tips for facilitating Here are a few tips you can use in a physical classroom, during synchronous online sessions, and even (with a little adaptation) with asynchronous applications: Begin by asking questions.

Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change

Your Training Edge

Training can be synchronous or asynchronous. Like rapid elearning, MOOCs also allow SMEs to build training programs, incorporate multimedia using templates and authoring tools, are generally broken into short learning units, and allow both synchronous and asynchronous training. To be effective, rapid elearning MOOCs, like all training elements, need to be relevant, address employees’ needs, and have a real impact on job performance.

How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?

eFront

Synchronous Learning : A real-time, instructor-led online learning event in which all participants are logged on at the same time and communicate directly with each other. Joan T.

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The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

That’s all fair, and we should seek to accommodate as many people as possible in our pursuit of effective training. And yet that’s effectively what is happening when we present text visually and then have someone say it at the same time.

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Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

This movie should be required viewing for anyone in the learning industry – it demonstrates all the ingredients for effective learning. Weber also points out how effectively additional techniques demonstrated in the movie – like music, movement, and humor – open the mind to learning.

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Measuring Success (ROI) of a Training MOOC, Part 2

Your Training Edge

To increase engagement, many videos have quizzes embedded, and polls and surveys are common throughout the courses as well as during synchronous elements like live webinars. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

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The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

Dashe & Thomson

Up until now the effects of these failed implementations have amounted to little more than lost opportunities.

Digitize Instructor-Led Training Sessions To Increase Employee Engagement And Performance

Adobe Captivate

Digitization of the instructor-led training delivery to maximize the effectiveness of instructor-led and virtual instructor-led training programs. You would get several benefits that help you maximize the effectiveness of instructor-led and virtual instructor-led training programs.

LMS Integration – What it Means and Why is It Important

SkyPrep

Synchronize data between systems for complete training activity tracking and reporting. Keep up with compliance more effectively. OKTA, Microsoft, Active Directory, OneLogin, Open API, Facebook, LinkedIn, Windows Live, G Suite.

Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

Dashe & Thomson

To start answering these questions, we have to acknowledge that formal learning, as we know it today, will not be effective in the future.

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The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning theorist Albert Bandura maintains that: “Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. First to prove they are safe and then to prove they are effective.

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Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

They may by very knowledgeable about the technology behind a tool but can’t bridge the gap to explaining its usage to the people who will be using it, or they don’t know of the most effective learning solutions (e.g.

The $2 Whiteboard Shows Power of Peer-to-Peer Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

It’s hard to overstate the importance of learner engagement when teaching complex new material, and in this case the $2 whiteboard is far more effective at gaining that engagement.

MOOCs to Create and Enhance Corporate Culture

Your Training Edge

Using various technology-enabled learning tools, leaders can focus on responding to actual problems and scenarios, and practice the desired behaviors via role play, interactive simulations, and synchronous or asynchronous discussions in virtual spaces.