How To Use Course Forums Effectively

LearnDash

Forums are often used in elearning as an easy way to allow learners to communicate with each other, discuss any questions they may have relating to the content, and interact with the instructor. Depending on the topic of your online course it may make sense to include a forum. From a technical standpoint, adding forums to your courses is quite simple. But adding a forum doesn’t mean that your course offering is suddenly better. Should You Use Forums?

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Drip-Feed (Schedule) Your Lessons!

LearnDash

This update is 100% due to the feedback you all have given us in the support forums and help desk. TRUE Drip-Feeding of Lessons! Now when you build out your courses in LearnDash, you have the option to sequentially deliver the lessons to your users on a pre-set schedule. Add lessons. Determine when you want the lessons to become available. Until this point, the industry has relied upon membership plugins to sequentially deliver (drip) lesson content.

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4 Lessons to Learn from Launching Your First Course

LearnDash

Here are a few lessons you can only learn from diving in the deep end and launching your first course. Engaging with learners on a forum takes time and energy, but it signals to learners that you’re listening, even if you can’t respond to every comment. And the end of the day, some lessons can only be learned by trial and error. The post 4 Lessons to Learn from Launching Your First Course appeared first on LearnDash. Experience is hard to come by.

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Lessons from the Anthropology of Learning

Speexx

A recent study - “The Future of Jobs” - from The World Economic Forum (WEF), reveals that over half the global workforce will require significant up-skilling and re-skilling by 2024. The post Lessons from the Anthropology of Learning appeared first on Speexx. This is unsurprising, given the rapid rate of technological and business change.

Join us for a drink before Learning Technologies Summer Forum

Clear Lessons

As well as it being a great networking opportunity, we’ll be getting some drinks in for everyone to raise awareness for Clear Lessons Foundation. Clear Lessons Foundation’s vision is to provide every UK charity with access to quality and inspirational training. If you’re interested in finding out more about Clear Lessons Foundation and how to get involved then we’ll be there to have a chat on Monday.

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Key Lessons From University Leaders Driving Innovation in Online Learning

edX

In June 2020, edX convened a Virtual Forum of its more than 150 partner institutions to discuss challenges and solutions for higher ed in today's environment. Online learning has never been more critical to the success of higher education than it is today.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank. That forum is still up and running. Since that time, I have attempted to introduce the discussion forum tool to two other work groups within the bank but I have not been very successful.

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Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank

Tony Karrer

I recently had a great conversation with Becky Barch, a performance consultant at the Bank, about her smart application of discussion forum software from ElementK. The forum is targeted to a small group – loan/lending assistants. Becky turned around and used a discussion forum to make the situation better. The same associate who received and handled the questions before now gets the question as a discussion item and responds in the forum.

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The 4 lessons Kid Fury teaches us

E-Learning Provocateur

if you don’t scan Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Foursquare and other forums for mentions of your brand, you don’t know what your customers (and prospective customers, and employees, and ex-employees) are saying about you. So thank you Kid Fury for teaching us those lessons – whether you meant to or not!

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5 Top Takeaways From Learning Technologies Summer Forum 16

Unicorn Training

Despite the weather feeling a little more like October than June, today was the annual Learning Technologies Summer Forum event at Kensington Olympia. Here, in no particular order, are our Top 5:1 Learning teams want to take lessons from marketersAs a marketer myself, my opinion (and indeed expertise) sits in a realm that is widely considered to be a little separate to many of the seasoned L&D professionals that make up the yearly LT delegate list.

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5 Tech Tools to Invigorate Every Lesson

DigitalChalk eLearning

However, it should never replace a lesson. Unfortunately, not every tech tool is as valuable as the next; some are better at invigorating a lesson than others. Next time you want to breathe life into your instruction, use one of these five tech tools, guaranteed to make any lesson more fun and exciting. More than 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute—that means there’s more than enough content for you to use in your lesson. Online Discussion Forums.

Learning Technologies Summer Forum: Microlearning, Our Thoughts

Unicorn Training

We had a great time at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum (LTSF), Kensington Olympia yesterday. Microlearning doesn't have to be just videos, it can also be infographics, peer-to-peer, documents, quizzes, games, web articles, interactive lessons to name a few. At our recent client forum we talked about 'mobile moments' and how mobile learning needs to fit into people’s lives in a way they are already familiar with.

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5 Lessons Learned from 16 Years in Leadership Development

Abilitie

When I started working in corporate learning and development 16 years ago, a few trends were predicted to be inevitable: The classroom would become obsolete Most lessons would be taught online Professors would be replaced by e-learning Today, not all of these predictions have come true. Below are five lessons I’ve learned about leadership development – lessons that I think will stay relevant even in learning environments full of VR and AI learning.

How to Animate Your Lesson Videos with eLearning Video Creator Kim Merritt

LifterLMS

Learn how to animate your lesson videos with eLearning video Creator Kim Merritt of the TheUrlDr.com. Like, what’s the process to make a lesson concept, and turn it into an animated video? The post How to Animate Your Lesson Videos with eLearning Video Creator Kim Merritt appeared first on LMScast. Kim is an expert in online marketing who works in the eLearning development space.

Lessons from Marketers – Introducing a new short blog series

Unicorn Training

It occurred to me during the course of this year’s LT Summer Forum, that so often what is being heralded as ‘out of the box’ or revolutionary thinking in the L&D space is in fact established thought to those who share my profession.

Lessons From Games: Stop stepping into the learner’s shoes, let them step in

Eat Learn Repeat

The company is always in touch with the players around the world and the developers will be silent watchers for all the forums and social media communities where the players express their opinions about the previous games and put out their expectations clearly. You could create a forum/platform where the learners could share their opinions and problems that they face with regards to the subject you’re planning to train them. This morning at 5, one of my friends called me over phone.

7 lessons how to use social media in an event with social media beginners

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

the exception was the twitter wall- people not on twitter didn't really get it and I can't help sympathizing with them) From the experience and various sources I've collected I can distill seven important lessons: Use social media to find and connect your event to existing (online) communities. Beginners may be familiar with forums, or may get to know online community life through your event.

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Learning with 'e's

But there are other forms of synchronous communication - consider for example the standard phone, whether tethered or smart, or live discussion forums. Below are seven ideas I have tried and found useful, both in traditional and online lessons: 1.

Lessons Learned from the Past Year

Breakthrough eLearning

Learners pull what they need from this repository as and when they need it, and also have access to experts and peers via blogs, wikis, discussion forums and social bookmarks. Lessons So if you are a learner yourself, or organizing learning for others, remember that not all learning need come packaged in a course, and give yourself and your learners the space and time to process and internalize that learning.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

Lessons learned by successful and effective managers are roughly: 70% from tough jobs; 20% from people (mostly the boss); 10% from courses and reading” Survey by McCall, Lombardo & Eichinger at the Center for Creative Leadership. ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning.

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

Lessons learned by successful and effective managers are roughly: 70% from tough jobs; 20% from people (mostly the boss); 10% from courses and reading” Survey by McCall, Lombardo & Eichinger at the Center for Creative Leadership. ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning.

The Need to Adapt to the Speed of Change or Die: lessons for L&D from the retail industry

Charles Jennings

Lessons for L&D I’ve been asking myself if there might be lessons for L&D departments here. or joined something like photo.net and read the annual buyers guide, joined a forum or community and asked one of the tens of thousands of experts for their freely-given advice? There is a lesson in Schmidt’s advice for specialist learning technology interface designers, although it may come too late for some.

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eLearning as Part of an Informal Learning Strategy

Integrated Learnings

Much of my learning came from brainstorming with peers, participating in online forums , reading (articles, books, blogs, etc.), Compare that to making time to complete a 1-hour lesson. We could make short eLearning lessons available as a supplement to new employee training, or any other formal course. The formal course builds the foundational knowledge and skills required for the job, with short eLearning lessons available to help people advance their skills later.

Designing Blended Learning: A Success Story

InSync Training

Start with a few self-paced lessons, add one virtual event and a pinch of discussion forums for flavor, and stir to get the blend you want. The palette available for creating a blended learning program provides many options for instructional designers. The usual choice? Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Blended learning Design

Measuring Learning Effectiveness: Beyond Training Happy Sheets & Memory Recall

Learning Cafe

LearningCafe Webinar – Making Learning Evaluation Work – Lessons from Marketing . Learning Cafe Webinar learning effectiveness online forum webinarMeasuring Learning Effectiveness: Beyond Training Happy Sheets & Memory Recall – Webinar Recording from Jeevan Joshi on Vimeo. Thursday, April 14th 2016, 12 to 1 pm Sydney time . Overview.

Can Flipped eLearning be Effective for Continuing Medical Education?

Harbinger Interactive Learning

Once the practitioners attempt them, the nugget can then teach them the required lessons through feedback. From Harbinger's Thought Leadership Forum #continuing education #Continuing professional development #JustinTimeLearning #Training elearningAre you a Continuing Medical Education (CME) provider constantly on the lookout for ways to create value for medical practitioners through your education programs?

Are You Taking Advantage of Learner-Generated Content?

LearnDash

Where before learners simply had to read your course lessons and watch videos, content generation puts them in a creative position. Make your forum a central part of your online course. As we’ve discussed previously, online forums are a great way to build a community around your course. After a while, the lack of posting and updates makes the whole forum look like a graveyard of dead conversations rather than a lively center for discussion.

Extensions on RSS module

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 8/02/2010 Extensions on RSS module eFront had for some time now an RSS module that could fetch and present an RSS feed inside a lesson or on administrators panel.

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5 Best WordPress LMS Plugins for eLearning Websites

Ayatas

Option for creating unlimited courses and lessons. in the lessons. Learndash has pre-built dynamic forums. Each course built with LearnDash has two broader sections – lessons and topics. Lessons are the main section having different topics included. Using the editor, you can add the lessons and topics, and the content can be added later after creating the topics and lessons. Discussion forums to create interaction between instructors and learners.

5 Best WordPress LMS Plugins for eLearning Websites

Ayatas

Option for creating unlimited courses and lessons. in the lessons. Learndash has pre-built dynamic forums. Each course built with LearnDash has two broader sections – lessons and topics. Lessons are the main section having different topics included. Using the editor, you can add the lessons and topics, and the content can be added later after creating the topics and lessons. Discussion forums to create interaction between instructors and learners.

My first stab at a custom Articulate Community Player | LearnNuggets

NuggetHead

Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources Tags articulate , tutorial My first stab at a custom Articulate Community Player by Kevin on May 17th, 2010 Updated: May 21, 2010 – Lesson I: Making Your Own Custom Articulate Player Actually, I started out with hopes of developing my own Articulate Engage Interaction.

BuddyPress Add-On Now Available!

LearnDash

Course Lessons become visible at the group. Forum gets added to the group (if bbPress is enabled). User creates a lesson. User completes a lesson. User comments on single lesson page. bbPress Forums. If bbPress is enabled, a forum will be tied to every “course group” automatically, using the same name as the course for the forum title.

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Utilizing Social Learning for Workplace Learning: What Can Learners and Managers Do?

G-Cube

There are many ways that social media and social learning tools can be utilized for effective online learning – be it a forum of like-minded peers, live chats or even audio/video sharing platforms. Modern learners often have the access to social forums all day long, wherever they go. Their personal networks of friends, peers, forum users, Twitter followers or even Facebook friends often provide a rich source of knowledge gathering. Social media is here to stay.

ID and e-Learning Links (7/27/14)

Experiencing eLearning

Research comparing teaching the big picture as an integrated whole versus a series of short lessons on single topics. Search the Articulate forums and resources. Five Steps to Evaluate and Select an LMS: Proven Practices by Steve Foreman : Learning Solutions Magazine. Series of articles on LMSs. Selection, implementation, operation and governance, and the future of LMSs with xAPI. tags: lms xAPI TinCanAPI. Summertime Tips for Parents Who Work From Home – E-Learning Uncovered.

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How to Offer Private Tutoring and Mentorship on LearnDash

LearnDash

This connection can come in various forms: through a private lesson, a learning buddy, or a mentor. Buddy Up works best when run alongside your regular course forum—it’s not a replacement.

Does Your Course Suffer from Learner Burnout?

LearnDash

Learners are more prone to be interrupted mid-lesson, and then have to pick up where they left of at a later date. Sometimes a new learner will sign up for a course and burn through several lessons, only to fall off the map after a week.

5 Ways to Improve Online Course Completion Rates

LearnDash

Make Lessons Shorter. Students enjoy completing lessons of a course. By splitting up your course into a large number of short lessons (or micro-content ), you can deliver information in bite-sized chunks that your students find easy to digest. Create an online discussion forum for your group, where students can discuss the course material, ask questions, and help each other to digest and understand the material.

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