Grading Moodle Forums (New, Improved, and Easier Than Ever!)

Lambda Solutions

Forums help build community and social learning by connecting learners to each other so they can discuss concepts, work on projects, problem solve, and share ideas. Online discussions are a great way to increase engagement in online learning. eCommerce

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Social Silliness

Clark Quinn

Someone pointed me to a post that touted the benefits of social learning. However, as I perused it, I saw that was a bit of social silliness. What follows are a series of five tips about applying social learning. Let’s go through them: A Facebook Group Or A Forum, or both. However, when I look at these two lists, the problem for me is that the top list is tactical, but creating community is really a strategic initiative. social

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World Economic Forum: the top 10 skills needed for the future of work

Coorpacademy

The second issue of the World Economic Forum’s “Future of Jobs” report predicts the loss of 75 million jobs by 2025. The World Economic Forum advises us on the essential skills to develop today and tomorrow, with predictions for 2022! More than 80% of the skills identified by the World Economic Forum are covered by Coorpacademy’s catalogue. The post World Economic Forum: the top 10 skills needed for the future of work appeared first on Coorpacademy.

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Two Sigma Problem

Your Training Edge

Burke conducted studies of this effect at different grade levels and in different schools, observing students with “great differences in cognitive achievement, attitudes, and academic self-concept” What makes this problem so valuable and interesting to me is that Bloom sought to find a method of learning that elevated the learning of students equal to the one-on-one tutoring that achieves the 2 sigma performance.

Socially Acceptable

Clark Quinn

I was talking with my ITA colleagues, and we were discussing the state of awareness of social learning. And we were somewhat concerned that at least from some evidence, there’re some misconceptions around about social learning. There are number of reasons to be interested in social learning: it’s more natural : our learning mechanisms were social before they were formal. not about getting people together to discuss a problem without proper preparation.

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How do I know what e-learning approach is right for what topic?

The eLearning Nomad

You would like to improve problem-solving capacities…. We’re not talking about maths problems or technical problems with one right answer. This is about real-life complex problem-solving which is almost always done together with other people out there. People have different perspectives on how problems should be solved and why. Get an email when new posts appear OVERVIEW OF BLOG POSTS.

3 Reasons Curatr Doesn’t Have A Discussion Forum

HT2 Labs

Curatr is our Social learning platform and it specializes in getting people talking. As more organisations click on to the idea of taking a more social approach to digital learning, so we get more requests from potential users of our software to fill out feature check-lists that come alongside a Request For Proposal (RFP). One thing that always comes up, and we say no to, is the requirement for a discussion forum.

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Can organisation-wide social networks capture tacit knowledge?

The eLearning Nomad

Yet, organisations’ social networks are based on the presumption that conversations is all we need. Sharing of tacit knowledge is done through solving problems together. People are often not aware of the ins-and-outs of how they solve problems and approach decisions in the workplace. Collaboration on a problem ( not the same as cooperation ) allows colleagues to pick up tacit knowledge from each other.

How to Use Your LMS’s Forum to Keep Learners Engaged 

LearnUpon

Any LMS worth its salt should provide you with an arsenal of features to tackle this problem head-on – gamification , mobile learning , diverse course content options , etc. Here at LearnUpon, one of our favorite ways to encourage engagement is through social learning via a forum. . Easy-to-access as it’s right there in your LMS (depending on the LMS you use, of course), here’s how you can use your forum to keep your learners engaged. .

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6 benefits of social & collaborative learning

Docebo

Learning from one another is what people have always done throughout human history, so ‘social and collaborative learning’ as a learning method is likely to be the oldest one in existence. The recent show of interest in topics such as social learning, community learning, coaching, peer reviews, etc. If social learning has been always there, why has the focus on it increased now? Social learning technologies: 6 benefits.

Essential Social Learning Features Supported By Modern Learning Management Systems At The Workplace

G-Cube

Earlier, the social capabilities of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) were not so useful, because no one knew how to deploy and support them. It was assumed that trainers would access social spaces at regular intervals and interact with the learners, keeping e-courses updated all the time. Today, LMS vendors are shifting towards social media platforms to leverage the benefits of social learning for the modern workforce. LMS Modern LMS Social Learning

What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)

Docebo

Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves. More and more, organizations are turning to social learning to deliver exciting e-learning experiences to their employees, customers and partners. Man is by nature a social animal, which is why social interactions are crucial to our development at every stage of our lives. Social learning approaches have a 75:1 ROI ratio compared to formal web-based training.

Creating a Robust Social Community within Your LMS

LearnDash

They create either a large discussion forum where everyone is grouped together, or they silo their groups into too narrow categories. By creating a forum for every member—from the member who joined yesterday to the old-timer who joined on day one—to connect, everyone benefits from each other’s experiences. These group forums share many features of the general forum, in that they are a mixture of old and new learners; they’re simply more focused on a topic area.

Social play can be Social Learning

Ideaon

I have been asked a half-dozen times about my thoughts on Social Learning within corporations. At work we do use social tools such as Skype, Yahoo Messenger and YouTube for learning purposes. When I ask about social learning in the work place, I normally get blank stares from potential clients, “Do you mean I should allow my employees play on Facebook at work?” This makes me wonder whether everyone is classifying social learning as social playing.

Thinking through social learning

Clark Quinn

In preparation for our webinar with Citrix and the eLearning Guild, I’ve been thinking through the benefits of learning socially, specifically for formal learning. In this representation, an individual, in creating an output such as a blogpost or a response to a discussion question in a forum, or a response to an assignment, has to do some reasonably robust processing. That, to me, is the power of social learning. social

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Elearning Trends 2016: Social and mobile features are top priorities

Docebo

New Brandon Hall Group study found companies want an LMS with social and mobile features. In many learning and development departments, the study showed social and mobile functions as the top two priorities among companies. In the excerpt below, Brandon Hall Group examines why it’s more important than ever for companies to implement an LMS with social and mobile capabilities in 2016. Social and Mobile Technologies are the Biggest Priorities.

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How To Use Social Learning To Boost Collaborative Learning

Wizcabin

Although collaborative learning is an essential approach, one can further enhance it with the use of social learning. In this article, we’ll be looking at how you can use social learning to boost collaborative learning. What is social learning? Social learning involves human social efforts, to acquire new behaviors, through observing and imitating others. Asynchronous Form: via group discussion, forums, interaction, seminars, etc.

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

Looking at Capital City Bank from the outside, I wouldn’t have expected to find a great example of social learning inside. 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.

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They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

I’m not referring to some of us in the L&D profession, although that’s an ironic part of the problem. A problem arises, however, when active participation is expected. Or a discussion forum that supports an inhouse training program: 1% of the participants will fall short of the critical mass that is required to develop a rich, diverse and meaningful discussion. Of course this has been a problem for as long as pre-work has existed.

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Social Bookmarks

Clark Quinn

for Learning Professionals Course is starting and the topic is Social Bookmarks. Here's the great resource / assignment that Harold and Michele created for this week: Week 2: Free Your Bookmarks with Social Bookmarking This has sparked some interesting activity and makes me think that the net effect of this kind of open course is a bit more interesting than I had thought. I also saw that several people have posted slideshare presentations embedded into the forums.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. How do we do this in the social network environment? How do social networks relate to personal learning?

Incorporating Social

CLO Magazine

Once companies decide how social learning should take place, it’s important to fully integrate it into an organization’s overall learning strategy. Social learning is continuous learning, whereas more traditional forms can be more transactional. For example, newly hired software engineers at a development company taking coding courses can upload outside articles about best practices onto the company’s social media platform.

How Does the Blend of Social Learning and Microlearning Boost the Overall Learning Uptake?

G-Cube

In such instances, there is a huge scope to deliver effective e-learning solutions by blending social learning and microlearning strategies. Social learning is associated with learning in groups or interacting via chats or forums across different social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Organizations prefer combining social learning with microlearning to boost the overall learning uptake. m-Learning Microlearning Social Learning

The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning

TalentLMS

The boom in social media and the round-the-clock need to connect in communities is doing wonders for the eLearning industry. Social learning is an age-old learning and teaching strategy, backed by many cognitive scientists. While retouching social learning theories is a requirement for this article, we cannot overstate the benefits this effort can incur for training professionals. Leveraging social learning with the eLearning content is the new norm of eLearning courses.

Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

Both eWorkshops and well-run CoPs have a strong social learning aspect, however they are very different because of the level of structure and the way they are facilitated/moderated. Let’s look at professional development in structured learning events (eWorkshops) first: eWorkshops are structured learning events where participants collaborate by solving typical workplace problems together online. The team work takes place in asynchronous (not real time) online discussion forums.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

E-learning in the development sector should be grounded in social constructivism

The eLearning Nomad

Yet, development practitioners – regardless of their role – appreciate tremendously any opportunity to solve problems together with other people having similar jobs in different regions/countries/continents (and while doing so, hear their stories, their challenges, the details of their solutions and what it took to get there). It is the social constructivist approach that we should be using instead. What is social constructivism?

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Why You Should Adopt Social Learning

EI Design

It is exciting to be part of the new era in corporate learning that leverages on social and collaborative learning. Today, social learning is more than a buzz and is increasingly used by forward thinking organizations to foster collaborative learning and more significantly its application on the job. Here is why you should adopt social learning, from both learners’ and businesses’ perspectives. Why You Need To Adopt Social Learning. Social Learning

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

Two Good: Why Social Learning And Microlearning Make A Great Combination

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I will provide insights on why it makes sense to use social learning and microlearning in conjunction. Social Learning And Microlearning: A Great Combination. Let’s begin with a quick recap on the definitions of social learning and microlearning and then see why they are a powerful combination. What Is Social Learning? In simple terms, social learning is learning with and from others. Add The Social Learning Aspect.

What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning

Adobe Captivate

What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning. It is no surprise that today more and more companies are using some form of social learning solutions in their learning strategies that enables employees to learn from each other. In this article, I will touch upon the concept of social learning, its benefits and how can it be used meaningfully in an organisation to enhance collaborative learning. What is social learning?

Social media: Prevention is better than cure

E-Learning Provocateur

My previous article, Social media: It’s not about the technology! focused on the internal use of social media by employees to import and share knowledge inside the organisation. This article shifts its focus to the external use of social media by employees to export knowledge outside of the organisation. I think it’s fair to say that some companies still have a phobia about social media. Fix their problems.

Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

Both eWorkshops and well-run CoPs have a strong social learning aspect, however they are very different because of the level of structure and the way they are facilitated/moderated. Let’s look at professional development in structured learning events (eWorkshops) first: eWorkshops are structured learning events where participants collaborate by solving typical workplace problems together online. The team work takes place in asynchronous (not real time) online discussion forums.

A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace

Jane Hart

Social tools are changing not only the way that professionals are working and learning but also the way that organisations are transforming into social businesses. Training and e-learning activities will likely include more informal and social approaches. 3 – Social Collaboration Services. These will become key elements of building and supporting the collaborative culture of a social business – where informal, social learning is its bloodstream.