Getting Started with Virtual Learning Environments

Bottom-Line Performance

One of the biggest of getting into virtual world and simulation learning is the huge gap – both real and perceived – that separates the minds of the gamer and the non-gamer. Game or virtual world designers attempt to focus on experiences, and figure that their players will learn as they experience. But I’ve been focusing recently on trying to learn more about game design so that I can create better experiences for my learners.

Free E-Learning Tutorial 16: Corporate Workplace Virtual Learning Environment

e-Learning Academy

Episode 16 e-learning tutorial provides an overview of my doctoral research. My thesis title is: Examination of virtual learning environments within a corporate context: Design and practice implications. In my ‘spare time’ I’m a Doctor or Education candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney. It’s about our experience introducing four asynchronous spaces in a consulting [.].

Low Cost LMSs – Yes, u can find one for under 10K

eLearning 24-7

Some 50K or more systems could learn from the top low cost systems on some things. Rankings as of July 23, 2012 – as noted this list can change – and updates will be presented monthly on my Linkedin Group, E-Learning 24/7, with final rankings in November and the announcement of Low Cost (under 10K) LMS of the year. eFront Learning – UI is average, feature set is nice – The system to look at is their enterprise edition (client). E-Learning 24/7.

Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

If you feel like you’re on the back foot and could use a little coaching, why not check out a free webinar or two and get some fresh ideas? Thursday, March 1, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Making of a Mindful Leader (Free for ATD members) Did you know that 68.5 Learn to meditate.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

Monday, May 1, 2017, 11AM – 12PAM PT: Designing for Memory (Free for ATD members) When building something, it's helpful to know your constraints before you get started. The parts of our memory that are used during learning are easily overwhelmed. Strategies that help learning stick.

Ed-Tech Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC]


Heck, even on LearnDash’s Learning & Collaboration blog , we write about many of the ed-tech trends… gamification, blended learning, flipped classrooms, instructional technology, learning management systems… the list goes on and on.

Transforming the consumption of education

Moodle Journal

If you would like to publish your course materials on the Internet, but have no access to a virtual learning environment, then , with a promotion handle of ‘Empowering Education for Everyone’, could very likely be just the service that you are looking for. Once in, you will find there are a whole range of courses already available many of them free. If you have used Nixty or have any views, then please feel free to post a comment.

Totara: re-shaping Moodle for corporate use

Clive on Learning

I wanted to know whether Saba, one of the most successful of the big LMSs, could reinvent itself to accommodate informal learning. This time I’m exploring whether it is possible for one of the world’s most popular academic virtual learning environments, Moodle, to be adapted to suit the needs of corporates. There is some overlap: both types of platforms can deliver resources and both can support certain types of learning activities. learning management systems

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2018 International E-Learning Events to Mark on Your Calendar 


The industry of e-learning is constantly changing and evolving and if you want to remain one of the top service providers you need to grow along with it. No doubt, the best way to develop your knowledge is by learning from the experience of your peers and sharing your own insights too.

Nuvvo not so riche

Clive on Learning

learning pioneers Nuvvo announced that it was for sale. Nuvvo styles itself as the 'eBay of online learning', because of its 'vibrant e-learning marketplace where online courses are promoted and purchased'. Ideally then, all sorts of people would be inspired to contribute and learn. I did have a play around on Nuvvo and set up my own free 10 minute taster based on a a course I wrote a few years ago called Ten Ways to Avoid Death by PowertPoint.

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Multi Tenant LMS – Does your organization need it?


A multi tenant LMS is a learning management system which serves various customers under just one LMS license. What they have is their own personalized learning environment which feeds into and draws from just one database. A company like Ford, with dealerships spread across the world in various countries, can use multi-tenant architecture to provide each of these dealerships with its own learning environment.

So what is software worth?

Clive on Learning

At the moment I'm either using or considering using all of the following: Moodle , the open source virtual learning environment. Vyew , free web conferencing and collaboration. Audacity , the free audio editor. Wink , the free software capture/demo tool. In fact, most of the applications that I have had to purchase are engineered to quite unnecessary levels and intimidating to learn. The same cannot be said for my open source and free software.

5 E-learning Solutions to Enhance Your Sales Training

CommLab India

Sales personnel, like all other humans, tend to forget 90% of what they learn within the first week. This is where customized e-learning solutions can come to your rescue as they can meet your varied sales training requirements. Mobile Learning. Virtual Training.

Reciprocity learning

Learning with e's

In it, they represented a number of perspectives on personal learning environments, including a discussion on the differential between institutionally managed Virtual Learning Environments (or VLEs) and the free tools that learners are now using on the web.

Role of Stories in Learning - A Map

Vignettes Learning

He covered the promise (or not) of AI, learning, stories, and the implications for education." I am an ardent follower of Schank and other thought leaders who use narratives and stories in learning. A dominant theory of Schank is based on using stories in learning design.

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Online Learning Takes Special Skills

eLearning Brothers

What skills are needed to successfully learn from online training? Are the skills needed to learn in a classroom environment different from skills needed online? A learning space created by user. Images can really improve the learner’s comprehension and speed up the learning. Put the learners into virtual groups and have them do some online training and then hold a team discussion over the phone/email. Lack of Learning Space.

M-Learning 4 Tablets – Kinect, Touch Gesturing – It’s Coming.

eLearning 24-7

It was the savior to mobile learning. Now, you can do all these amazing things, but it’s real strength was for collaborative learning. Social learning. Add to the learning experience. Touch free gesturing is already in existence and is being developed for tablets (those that have front cameras). Touch Free Gesturing. Another vendor called Elliptic Labs doesn’t even use the camera for touch free gesturing. E-Learning 24/7.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 5

Upside Learning

How To Revamp Your Learning Model. There’s a lot of talk these days about informal learning vs. formal learning. eFront: Free Storyboard Templates For e-Learning. A list of free storyboard templates for e-Learning. Project Based Learning: Explained.

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‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions


awards honor best-in-class solutions across the learning and technology marketplace. awards program was first implemented to formalize the recommendation and purchase process for the e-learning community. Research indicated 85 percent of readers had recommended an e-learning solution to a peer over the most recent 12-month period, and 61 percent claimed that award recognition “impacts their decision” to consider a product or service. The “Best of E-learning!”

Blog Book Tour Recap Week Two: Fabulous!!

Kapp Notes

We had five fabulous online stops, live stops and even webinars and in-worldinars (yes, I made that word up, feel free to dismiss it). Day Six Jane Bozarth at The Bozarth Zone in her blog entry Learning in 3D Blog Book Tour Stop pulled a particularly interesting post from the book and asked her readers to think about technology in general and not to blame technology when poor instructional design is at the foundation of a "technology" failure.

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with e's

Here social media were used to connect people, enabling them to collaborate together in project work, small group learning and online discussions. One of the most popular activities on our wiki based learning programmes was called ‘goldmining’. Digital Learning: Repurposing Education.

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100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0 There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes to Be a More Successful E-learning Professional By Stephen Downes, National Research Council Canada 5.

What’s in a Moodle

Spicy Learning

A lot of people in e-learning and beyond have been asking us about Moodle recently. And it’s no longer just universities, colleges and schools which are using Moodle-based online learning environments. Linux was in many ways beautiful: free, fast and totally immune to viruses.

Can anybody hear me?

Learning with e's

And here are the points I wanted to make: 1) Edupunk is a philosophy deeply rooted in the belief that educators can 'do it themselves', and use tools that are open, 'free' and non-proprietary. It's a movement against the commoditization of learning and against corporate profiteering.

2008 Tools and Technologies Retro

Learning with e's

There is so much to learn about, and so many new tools to use, there simply isn't enough time for everything. I finally managed to get my hands on one when I was given it as a part of the deal when registering early for Handheld Learning 2008.

Breakthrough eLearning: Dealing with eLearning Objections

Breakthrough eLearning

that have nothing to with whether it takes place in a real or virtual learning environment. they can probably handle online learning. There are a host of free, or nearly free, technologies that one can use in order to find your feet.

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great , October 21, 2010 Continuing the recent trend of PowerPoint in the news , I stumbled upon an article in USA Today that provided some tips and advice for designing more engaging presentations. In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source. Many thanks to the 545 people who shared their Top 10 Tools for Learning and contributed to the building of the list.

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

The top posts from sources selected for Informal Learning Flow in the first six months of 2009: Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles - OReilly Radar , January 11, 2009. fMRI of Learning Styles: Confirmation of Visual and Verbal Learners - Eide Neurolearning Blog , March 30, 2009. Ofsted survey – Virtual learning environments: an evaluation of their development in a sample of educational settings - Fortnightly Mailing , January 13, 2009.

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