4 Ways Tech Today Impacts Learning


The courses that people take online break-down barriers, and utilizing simple techniques like forums to foster user-engagement helps to create a collaborative learning experience not seen in a standard classroom setting. While the tech toys we have today do offer creative outlets for learning, they are also a distraction. It isn’t a secret that technology is changing the way people live their lives, it only makes sense that it also impacts the way that we learn.

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Session Notes: Breaking Down Silos @JD_Dillon #TrainingMag

Learning Visions

With no toys and no budget. Cuz we didn''t have the toys. Started with forums that were very focused. Now they have more open forum -- "The Writer''s Forum". So more discussion forums where people take control. These are my live blogged notes from the Training 2015 Conference and Expo happening this week in Atlanta. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. JD works in the higher-ed space, but is a corporate training guy.


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When Technology is your Friend: Regaining Control of your Content

Challenge to Learn

Pick easy, user-friendly tools (ideally, tools that require no training) and adopt one new "toy" at a time. For example, I would love my students to be able to see each other’s answers to select types of questions or engage in a built-in forum. In today's digital learning boom, it's easy for university educators to feel like they're losing control of their own classrooms.

An Unfiltered Look at what goes into Building a Successful WordPress plugin

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

We also toyed with the idea of releasing it as functionality for our Customer Specific Pricing plugin. WordPress Forum or Groups are a good way to get genuine feedback. So you have an idea for a WordPress plugin. Maybe it came to you when another plugin didn’t quite meet expectations.

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Social Learning: An Ongoing Experiment

CLO Magazine

In a famous series of experiments to demonstrate his theory, Bandura studied children’s behavior after they watched a human adult model act aggressively toward a Bobo doll — a toy with a rounded bottom that returns to an upright position after it has been knocked down. Among the most adopted technologies are secure instant messaging, discussion forums, video channels, online shared work spaces and internal blogs.

How You Can Engage Your Millennial Workforce – Tips And Learning Strategies That Work

Adobe Captivate

While Baby Boomers or people from the Gen X group would have played with He-Man action figures or Barbie dolls as children, most Millennials would have had gaming consoles, computers, and mobile phones as toys back in their childhood. Their liking for collaborative experiences can be leveraged using forums and communities of practice that facilitate social learning, collaborative learning, knowledge sharing, and curation of learner created content.

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Top 11 Learning Technology Trends from LTSF 2019

gomo learning

We recently attended Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2019 at the ExCeL in London. Learning technology themes from this year’s forum included: how L&D teams can innovate and disrupt by taking a wider look at how individuals learn in everyday life, the benefits of a personalized learning experience, and the rising demand for learning systems to offer a touchpoint at the critical moment of transfer in the workplace.

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7 Best Practices for Maximizing the Value of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

KZO Innovations

GameStop encourages ERGs to lead and participate in community activities, giving members a new forum to engage with co-workers while positively impacting their communities. They engage in community service and sponsor a range of charitable and community programs, many of which intersect with the company’s industry such as Toys for Tots and therapeutic gaming. As ERGs become increasingly integral to the employee experience, they have also grown in value to employers.

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 3-4, 2009 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture , Rome, Italy. link] December 10-11, 2009 Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Streamlining Your e-Learning Development , eLearning Guild Online Forum.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

docnum=446 January 12-14, 2009 Learning and Technology World Forum 2009, London, United Kingdom. link] conference.php January 16-18, 2009 World Universities Forum , Mumbai, India. link] mmcn2009/ January 19-20, 2009 iLearning Paris Forum 2009, 4 th , Palais de Congrès, Paris, France. link] sofsem09/ January 26-29, 2009 Annual Forum on e-Learning Excellence in the Middle East : Inspire, Innovate, Initiate, and Impact, 2 nd , Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

BLOG - More Tales From The BIBA Conference Floor (Part 2)

Unicorn Training

The main forum speaker of the day, according to the programme, was Karren Brady, former MD of Birmingham City FC, current vice-chairman of West Ham United and sidekick of Alan Sugar in The Apprentice. This year, it was a Roman Villa, and I toyed briefly with the idea of coming away from the conference with a centurion.

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eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] or www.col.org/OERPolicy December 1, 2010 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 6 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. www.online-educa.com December 1-3, 2010 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture , Rome, Italy. link] January 14-16, 2011 World Universities Forum , 4 th , Hong Kong, China.

Informal, Formal – End 4 E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

You have a forum or discussion board where you post your articles or writings, and others read and respond. Informal Learning worked when you where in elementary school and had free time to play with your own toys. Some folks generate a level of enthusiasm when talking about days gone by. And show it, via retro gaming, whereas folks buying NES and SNES 32 bit. Sega is launching their days gone by console with Sonic Hedgehog. Folks attend Renaissance fairs.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] November 30-December 2, 2011 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture: The Effects of Global Learning – Teaching the World about the World, Rome, Italy. link] December 3, 2011 One Voice Atlanta International Conference and Forum for Educators: Educators United for Positive Change in Education, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. link] December 4, 2011 One Voice Miami International Conference and Forum for Educators: Educators United for Positive Change in Education, Miami, Florida, USA.

Finally! No MORE LMS Secrets

eLearning 24-7

Still, haven’t figured out how “text chat” or “discussion forums” big in 90’s still are “models of social learning” in 2015. Finally. It sounds like it means what it says – as in final, the end, no more whatsoever whatever. I’d be thrilled to tell you that after this post there aren’t any more secrets to dilvuge in the LMS world. That everything is covered. I would love to say that, but that just isn’t truthful.

Feature Funtastic! LMS Latest

eLearning 24-7

No surprise here on this caveat, but this funtastic list does not show features that are common in the majority of platforms and features that are stale as old bread (chat, forums, profile page, chunks of admin functionality, catalog, etc.). Options that were standards included taking a course, taking an assignment (edu, HE), forums (posting included), taking a test, reading PDF, todo list and few other items. I’m a big fan of fun.

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So I got my kids’ toys in the background. Maybe you’re trying to install a forum into it.

eLearning Conferences 2012


link] January8-10, 2012 World Universities Forum ,5 th , University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece. link] February11, 2012 One Voice Las Vegas InternationalConference and Forum for Educators: Educators United for Positive Change in Education,Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. link] February12, 2012 One Voice Phoenix InternationalConference and Forum for Educators: Educators United for Positive Change in Education,Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Petco Maps Out a New Leadership Strategy

CLO Magazine

From its inception in 1965, Petco’s mission has been to deliver quality pet products — food, toys, supplies and medicine. This open forum looked at the existing state of the business, identified problems and challenges facing the company and encouraged leaders to discuss how they felt and what they would like to see in the future. Learn how Petco leaders fought to win back market share by delivering a consistent customer experience at each of the company’s 1,100 stores.

Josh Bersin, global industry analyst, on how Immersive Learning is poised to disrupt L&D


There was some research recently done by the World Economic Forum. The funny thing about VR is that, now that it’s popular, there are a million little tinker toys out there. There’s a dramatic shift occurring in the learning space. L&D leaders are feeling the profound effects of the changing nature of jobs and a heightened demand for better employee training.

How to Do Video Marketing on Social Media for Course Creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto


Just even keeping your existing loyal audience engaged in a forum in announcements or a monthly video or newsletter, or whatever it is that you want to regularly share. It’s like a toy. Jason Hsiao: Not only is it like a toy in that there’s no way to create a failed video. This idea of as simple and fun as a toy, where you cannot break … If its designer, you can’t break it, and it can actually be fun.

Good gear

E-Learning Provocateur

As readers of Paper cuts will know, I’ve been toying with virtual reality via the Google Cardboard headset. I was in the market for a new smartphone recently, so I took up Samsung’s offer of a free Gear VR headset with a purchase of the new S7. Now I had the opportunity to compare my experience with another headset one step higher up in the food chain. Here I share with you my observations… Headset.