Creating a Consistent Virtual Learning Environment

Pinlearn

The desire to remain engaged in a learning atmosphere is true from pre-K through the research universities. A simulated learning experience faces challenges related to student actions and connectivity, teamwork, solidarity, and basic educational engagement, even with the necessary infrastructure such as reliable internet access and the current technology and applications. To build a new learning paradigm one needs to look past the present obstacles and into potential possibilities.

How Educators Can Avoid Panic and Find Success Teaching Online with Janet Lee

TechSmith Camtasia

If you’re an educator exhausted with teaching online, you’re not alone. Pivoting your skills from in-person to a virtual environment comes with its challenges in any industry. However, there are many tools that can help educators with confidently teaching online.

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What is Flipped Learning? How Does it Help Create Dynamic Learning Environment?

Impelsys

If we were to look at the evolution curve of learning strategies, we would see tall spikes in the last few decades. Mostly empowered by technology, learning has acquired new shape in the 21st century. The concept of flipped learning which took form in the 90s is widely experimented as an instructional strategy now. Flipped learning was brought into popular attention in 2007 by chemistry teachers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams of Woodland Park High School in Colorado.

Successful teaching and comprehension strategies for adult learners

Matrix

Learning is an ongoing process that lasts a whole lifetime – teaching too. Whether it’s instructing an up training class for coworkers, taking people through team-building exercises, or leading an independent workshop, it’s valuable to understand how to most easily reach adult learners. Here are a few of the learning strategies that can help adults in any classroom or learning environment. Help them learn their own way. Learning lasts a lifetime.

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Using Blended Learning Approaches in Teaching Leadership Skills

Mindflash

Using a blended learning approach to teaching leadership skills can yield higher learning outcomes and produce more effective leaders. The basic principles behind blended learning are such that a student has the opportunity to learn in a variety of different ways — be it hard copy textbook, self-paced online content-based training, online live instructor-led sessions, in classroom face-to-face, or in social and informal learning environments.

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7 powerful teaching strategies for engaged corporate learners

eFront

I’m sure you remember a tutor from your college days who could fill you with enthusiasm for the most mundane of subjects and made you want to learn more. You want your corporate learners to have the same enthusiasm, energy and excitement from the content on your online learning platform. Well, there are several simple, but powerful teaching strategies you can implement in your course design that will keep the corporate learners fully engaged. Variety Is The Spice Of Learning.

MOOCs are Focusing on Fundamentals

Your Training Edge

Learning in a number of organizations is passing through immense change. Some are letting go their training rooms in favor of the digital delivery of content, and managers who are forward thinking are investing on social media, social learning, and mobile devices to support their employees’ learning. Organizations have been remodeling their learning and training strategies around new and rising technology.

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The classroom option you should not ignore

E-Learning Provocateur

Despite my obvious predilection for e-learning, I am actually a fan of the traditional classroom. I appreciate that sometimes it is more efficient for someone who knows more than you to teach you something. Readers of this blog will be familiar with my obsession passion for informal learning environments , but in this instance I’m not referring to the constructivist approach. I’m sure you know the feeling.

Top 10 ‘Must Have’ Blended Learning Tools

Continu

One the other hand, online training can leave employees feeling disconnected from a group exercise or left with unanswered questions. That’s why more and more companies are now implementing blended learning training. Blended learning tools for training success. Blended learning is simply a hybrid of classroom and online training. Blended learning gives you options and flexibility. So what blended learning tools are available today?

The classroom option you should not ignore

E-Learning Provocateur

Despite my obvious predilection for e-learning, I am actually a fan of the traditional classroom. I appreciate that sometimes it is more efficient for someone who knows more than you to teach you something. Readers of this blog will be familiar with my obsession passion for informal learning environments , but in this instance I’m not referring to the constructivist approach. I’m sure you know the feeling.

In person

Learning with e's

There has been a lot of talk recently about PLEs (Personal Learning Environments) and everyone it seems, wants to know what they are, what they contain, or if they will replace current institutional VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) or LMS (Learning Management System) provision. I simply point them in the direction of the journal I edit: Interactive Learning Environments. Interactive Learning Environments, 16 (1), 3-15.

7 principles of 21st-century learning and elearning

KnowledgeOne

In its Innovative Learning Environments project, the OECD has identified seven principles that should be integrated into any learning environment to ensure that it is truly effective and relevant to the needs of 21st-century learners. As elearning is set to become an increasingly important part of education, here is how this learning modality can respect and even enhance these seven fundamental principles. Next-generation personalized learning.

11 Invaluable Tips To Design Blended Learning Courses for Corporate Training

Docebo

The beauty of the blended learning experience lies in the fact that you get all the benefits of technology, without having to sacrifice that all-important human element. In this article, you’ll learn 11 quick tips that you can use to create effective blended learning courses for your corporate audience. Formulate your blended learning goals in advance. What do you want your learners to come away with when they complete the blended learning course?

5 Tips to Help Struggling Students Succeed Online

CourseArc

An online learning environment can be challenging for many students — even those who have been successful in traditional learning environments. Unfamiliarity with online courses, confusion about the technologies, or being unaware of what self-directed learning entails can be huge barriers to student success in eLearning or compliance training. It is important to create an online environment that’s built for continued student success.

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Why developing a habit of learning is the biggest achievement for your life?

Your Training Edge

When learning becomes a mode of personal enjoyment, it paves the way for professional success. Here is why you should continuously and persistently cultivate the habit of learning. Make your learning accountable for a successful career. It will give you the momentum needed to instill a habit of learning in the long haul. For instance, learning a new language can help you make sound and rational decisions. Thus, learning help people connect with each other.

Performance Tracking Through Virtual Reality

CHRP-INDIA

Virtual Reality based immersive training method combines cognitive learning with simulation-based training. With 3-dimensional design and live data fed through the Internet of Things, virtual reality training has successfully mirrored industrial scenarios in a safe work environment. Limitations of traditional learning. From school to the workplace, practice tests and performance tracking through regular exercises help hone live work.

How the 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 4

Kadenze

discusses the distinctive effects arts-led learning is having on online learning design. Have you also noticed the same approach is used over and over to teach about ‘learning’? From ‘learning to improve your kissing technique’ to ‘learning to train your brain to be smarter’, as though all learning involves the architecture of human cognition in the same ways. Digital Learning arts education online learning pedagogy

Differentiated Instruction and Corporate Training: Accommodating Diverse Learning Styles in the Workplace

ReadyTech

In other words, n obody learns in the same way or at the same pace. Everyone can learn—but just not in the same manner. Carol Ann Tomlinson, a leader in differentiated instruction and a professor of educational leadership, foundations and policy at the University of Virginia, defines this type of instruction as the need to consider students’ individual learning styles in order to create the best learning experience possible.

5 Ways to Increase Retention In E-Learning Courses

Origin Learning

E-learning actually wins over traditional classroom training in several ways when it comes to making learning stick because of its versatile capabilities. Audios, videos, graphics and multimedia add a whole new dimension to the learning experience. Spaced learning is a technique that increases the intervals of time between consecutive recaps of learnt material. Learners get a chance to fill in the missing information when the repetition exercise happens.

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What are the strategies to become an online teacher?

Pinlearn

Online learning has taken education beyond the boundaries of a traditional classroom overcoming geographical limitations. However, teaching online is not like teaching in the classroom, it takes a different approach and efficient strategies to boost online learning. Online teaching requires a unique style of interaction with students to help set your virtual classroom and prepare your students up for success. What drives you to take up online teaching seriously?

A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Interactive Workbooks for Schools

Kitaboo

When it comes to building students’ subject/language skills and offering them a holistic approach to learning, educational institutions look for various tools to develop their thinking skills and encourage them to reflect on values, while building their self-confidence.

How To Use Social Intelligence In eLearning

TalentLMS

By immersing learners in social situations and encouraging them to examine their communication skills, social intelligence can be cultivated in online learning environments. Even in virtual learning environments where there is less face-to-face communication, each individual has feelings and thoughts that they are bringing with them when they attend the online courses. 1) Develop collaboration exercises to build communication skills.

Community and Collaborative Learning

Dashe & Thomson

She described how she and her Kenyan friends get together frequently for an entire day to cook, talk, braid each other’s hair, and learn things from each other. Learning has also become less community-based in the United States. More and more, learning has focused on web-based training and distance learning. And yet, according to research, people learn best by interacting with others in a real world context.

10 Active Learning Methods for Super Engaged Corporate Learners

eFront

In today’s ultra-competitive work environment, the organization that trains in the most effective and efficient manner possible will always gain the upper hand. With emphasis on process, performance, and employee motivation as the keys to success, there is no denying the fact that learning has become a barometer of an organization’s competitiveness. The preferred learning approach has now turned the way of active learning methods. How to promote active learning?

What Employees Love in Online Training Courses

ProProfs

As any other student, corporate trainees dislike continual learning for two simple reasons: first, it’s rarely inspiring and challenging enough to make them motivated, and second, it imposes an additional hour or two of work to their already busy daily schedules. Here’s what it takes to make your training environment richer and more effective. They usually rely on a teacher-centred approach to learning, which makes them monotonous, repetitive and, most importantly, ineffective.

4 Tips for Using Gamification in Business

Ed App

Implementing interactive learning is key to getting employees’ attention through the introduction of gaming microlessons into training strategy. Exercises considered facile by employees will often result in lesser engagement, meaning lesser informed employees. Tasks which are too difficult detract from the point of microlearning, to enable employees to learn more in less time. Simultaneously engage learners for a captivating learning experience.

Steps for Designing a Virtual Learning World Experience

Kapp Notes

Here is a step-by-step process for designing and launching a virtual world learning experience within an organization. Step One: Identify the learning objective and outcomes required of learners. Step Two: Determine the content that must be learned to enable participants can achieve the desired outcomes. Step Three: Determine if content is appropriate for learning within a virtual world environment. Create debriefing exercises to ensure learning.

How “Perfect World” Thinking Can Help You Choose A Learning Platform

Enable Education

Without pointing any fingers, it’s pretty safe to say that teaching and training aren’t always the most funded or supported endeavors. When choosing which of these tools to work into a classroom or training environment, a useful starting point is the question “In a perfect world, how would I like my learning environment to be?” Maybe you’d wish for the resources needed to teach to a variety of learning styles.

Collaborative Learning in the Workplace

Docebo

We use sites like YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook not only to connect with each other, but to learn from one another. Whether it’s learning how to give yourself a fade at home during COVID-19 from your favorite local barber (we don’t encourage this), or learning to bake bread (this is probably fine), one thing has become clear: social and collaborative learning are what we’re used to. What is Collaborative Learning? Collaborative Learning Benefits.

#ASTDTK2013 Resources from ASTD Presentations

Kapp Notes

The “Immernet”: Immersive Learning through Games, Gamification and Virtual Worlds from Karl Kapp. Walk a mile in digital shoes: The impact of embodied perspective-taking on the reduction of negative stereotyping in immersive virtual environments. It is better to have one “expert” avatar and another “motivational” avatar in a learning environment rather than having one combined “mentor” avatar. Teaching Games vs. Teaching Games.

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A Guide to Using Training Videos in eLearning

Academy of Mine

All of this activity in the brain makes it easier to remember; the brain is more active and more likely to save the information it is getting , making learning more efficient. Video Helps Students Who Might Have Learning Disabilities.

3 Points on Transitioning to Online Learning

KnowledgeOne

A simple copy-paste of learning materials to a virtual environment, apart from being the simplest of solutions, does little to ensure academic rigour. We all have to quickly adapt to a much-disrupted environment and for a short time, the quickest, simplest solutions, when it comes to learning, will have to suffice. There are, however, a few musts that anyone transitioning to an online learning environment should follow.

#DevLearn 2012: Kapp Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

DevLearn presentation on Future of Learning from Karl Kapp. Understanding Games and Gamification for Serious Learning. Understanding Games and Gamification for Learning from Karl Kapp. One page design for a learning game created during the workshop. Walk a mile in digital shoes: The impact of embodied perspective-taking on the reduction of negative stereotyping in immersive virtual environments. Combining Zombies and Running…Gamification of Exercise.

Why online learning is better than in-person learning

Learnkit

Deviations from traditional learning models are often met with resistance, while introducing new technologies or methods often rely on systemic change. Despite challenges, online learning is making tremendous progress when it comes to infiltrating all pillars of education, from corporate learning, to higher education, to K-12 schooling. If you’re considering moving to online learning solutions, it’s important to know why. Online environments are dynamic.

Organizational Training Plans – 5 Key Factors to Consider

WalkMe Training Station

Scheduling classes or special lectures after work hours or on weekends is frustrating for everyone and makes people only more resentful and less receptive to learning. Consider prioritizing actual work they perform, and find which parts of the day are the least important, and schedule learning in small bursts during these times. #2 2 Learning Group Size. This will accelerate the learning process and allow for a deeper understanding of the topic. #4

ASTD Philly 2013 Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Enspire Learning. Learning. Walk a mile in digital shoes: The impact of embodied perspective-taking on the reduction of negative stereotyping in immersive virtual environments. It is better to have one “expert” avatar and another “motivational” avatar in a learning environment rather than having one combined “mentor” avatar. Pedagogical Agents as Learning Companions: The Role of Agent Competency and Type. Accidental Learning and the Power of Stories.

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3 Basic Forms of Effective eLearning Activities

eFront

In any eLearning program, an activity or a group of activities are necessary to provoke learning experiences. When created the right way, learning activities can help users conquer challenging learning objectives. In this article, we’ll share with you the basic three forms of eLearning activities that aid in creating memorable learning experiences – which is what effective eLearning is all about. What if learning was only limited to the learning environment?

Resources from #ASTDEBL Evidence-Based Learning Webinar

Kapp Notes

Had a great time presenting at the Evidence-Based Learning Webinar we had over 250 folks at the presentation and they had some great questions and comments. 10 Things We Know About Video Games for Learning from Karl Kapp. Walk a mile in digital shoes: The impact of embodied perspective-taking on the reduction of negative stereotyping in immersive virtual environments. Pedagogical Agents as Learning Companions: The Role of Agent Competency and Type.

#ASTDNY Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Walk a mile in digital shoes: The impact of embodied perspective-taking on the reduction of negative stereotyping in immersive virtual environments. It is better to have one “expert” avatar and another “motivational” avatar in a learning environment rather than having one combined “mentor” avatar. Pedagogical Agents as Learning Companions: The Role of Agent Competency and Type. Standing with ASTDNY banner.

The 6 Top Trends for Instructional Designers for 2017

TalentLMS

They have expressed their preferences and the need for superior quality media for learning – more than ever. Learners and trainees require deeper levels of engagement and interaction with the learning material. They are motivated to learn and perform better when learning is delivered through their preferred media and formats. The reason being simple, the AR learning environment is more embedded in reality that the VR learning environment.