3 LMS Must-Have’s to Support Synchronous eLearning


A good example of synchronous learning in a traditional classroom is lectures, where everyone is face-to-face at the same place and time. Having chat and instant messaging integrated with your LMS system allows you to bring everyone in the e-learning course together at one time.

The Work-Life Balance Myth

Tom Spiglanin

For example, the 1990’s saw the workplace arrival of Generation X. Social media, web-based applications, cloud-based document stores, and online collaboration tools are just a few examples. Every fifteen to twenty years, a new generation enters the workplace.

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Can Micro-Learning Help Stressed, Unmotivated Learners?

Bottom-Line Performance

I feel like I am an example of the “C-suite” person so many say are the reason we need to shift to micro-learning. Example. I’ve published two posts on micro-learning in recent months. One was on this site; one was done for ATD.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

It can act as an instant messaging service a bit like Yammer, HipChat for companies and other groups, but the layout is designed to make these discussions easier to see, archive, and work asynchronously. You can see an example of a conversation around phones below.

Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning: Benefits and Limitations

CommLab India

Example: Your organization has developed a new product and you would like to train your sales reps on its pricing, features, specs, etc. Example: You want to be trained on a new product but could not make it to the webinar; mow asynchronous learning comes handy.

Micro learning – the big wave of mobile education


The learning modules are focused on one concept only, allowing people to sample, process and retain the information. I remember my first mobile phone: brick-sized, big antenna and weighing around 400 grams. Then I got my first clasp phone and it seemed tiny and awesome.

Synchronous vs asynchronous elearning


Examples of synchronous elearning are online chat and videoconferencing. Any learning tool that is in real-time, such as instant messaging that allows students and teachers to ask and answer questions immediately, is synchronous.

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

Learning Wire

All of us use their standard communication and collaboration features like comments, posts, instant messaging, group discussion boards, wikis, video chats and so on.

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

EI Design

All of us use their standard communication and collaboration features like comments, posts, instant messaging, group discussion boards, wikis, video chats and so on. What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning.

Is Your Organization Losing Its Brain? Collecting Stories to Transfer Knowledge

Vignettes Learning

Many StoryCorps participants tell us that the forty minutes they spend inside our booth are among the most meaningful minutes of their lives." - Dave Isay, Founder of StoryCorps Some of StoryCorps' Top Stories Below are samples of some of the most compelling StoryCorps stories.

Strategies for transformation 2: from synchronous to asynchronous

Clive on Learning

The most obvious examples are classroom courses and on-the-job training sessions, but also in this category we must place the use of the telephone and live online tools, such as instant messaging, Skype and virtual classrooms. Reading a book, watching a video, listening to a podcast, surfing the web or interacting with an e-learning programme are all asynchronous; so is communicating by post, by text messages, by email or through forums, blogs, wikis and social networks.

Developing a Training Program: Have You Considered Going Digital?

CommLab India

For the simple reason that we now have at our disposal, faster and quicker means of communication (phones, emails, instant messaging, etc.,). Let’s take an example of employee onboarding training.

Introducing.the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive!

Visual Lounge

Watch a sample screencast from CiesaDesign on how to use FTP: Unable to display content. Can you share with us some examples of what you do for your clients? Watch a sample screencast from Gravity Works on Signing Savvy: Watch on Screencast.com.

7 Tips for Delivering Engaging Live Online Training Experiences

DigitalChalk eLearning

When employees are not being watched, they may feel as though they can get away with checking instant messages and emails during the meeting. For example, a whiteboard, polls, status updates or a “raise hand” function for your trainees, etc.

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MOOCs and Microlearning

Your Training Edge

Mini activities can be pushed to users via RSS feeds, SMS instant messaging, and so on. Today learners expect to be much more engaged, for example, in flipped classrooms and through using various technologies. Most discussions of massive open online courses (MOOCs) focus primarily on the massive component. These courses are huge in every sense of the word—they have massive enrollments, they generate massive amounts of data, and they have certainly caused massive controversy.

Learning not in excess but in nexus!

Origin Learning

Instant messaging, video conferencing and the social media have changed the way we interact and hunt or scout for information. Remember the famous ‘Hare and Turtle’ story? The moral ‘slow and steady wins the race’ of this story has stood the test of time.

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Lights, Camera, eLearning: What Project Managers and Hollywood Directors Have in Common

Association eLearning

Setting up a standard project folder structure with sub-folders for project documents, assets, and programming files along with setting up file naming conventions are just two examples of good organization techniques that can make managing a project easier and more efficient.

Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool


For example, the number 500 is a piece of data, as is the name Amy Jones. For example, you can engage employees from the same department to contribute weekly to their “department wiki”. The tools that aid in this process include: Instant messaging and intranet forums.

3 Ways Wearable Tech Can Enhance Your eLearning Solutions


Offering a step-by-step, easy to access guide for an employee on their smart watch can help out in those times your learner needs something instantly. Instant Feedback.

Smart Strategies for LMS Selection

CommLab India

For example, if the business goal is to increase revenue by 20%, you need to understand what could cause the revenue to increase and what could prevent the revenue from increasing.

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Keep It Casual: Crafting Better Informal eLearning Experiences


While many examples of informal training involve unofficial, impromptu ways of learning, planning for informal learning is key in making it a functional part of your overall training strategy. Using an LMS with mobile features, for example, provides portability and convenience.

How Micro-Learning Boosts “At the Moment Performance” - Tip #114

Vignettes Learning

An example of old teaching practices that can hamper learning is “rote learning”. What is your instant reaction? [ ] Write an explanation and email it back. [ ] Find a link and send it to the person. [ ] Tell the person to use keywords and search online. see more on Instant Learning ).In

7 Tips And Tricks To Send Online Learner Turnout To An All-Time High


Aside from these basic communication tools, you can also include instant messaging, chat rooms, and social media groups. For example, stress the real-world benefits of your eLearning course in order to make the experience more relevant.

At The Water Cooler of Learning

Marcia Conner

Here’s one of many examples. We have become obsessed with formal learning in the workplace. In our zeal to learn, we have transferred the formal model of learning into the collective mind of our corporations. Even e-learning is simply less-expensive formal learning at a distance.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Be sure to do additional research and comparison with similar products prior to making a selection as this is just a small sampling. For example, there is a Moodle module for starting a Dimdim session directly from within Moodle.

How To Retain Great Talent: Hiring Is Only The Beginning


Avoid shooting a cryptic instant message or half-baked email. For example, why not invite all employees to an off-site meeting for an entire day to talk to leadership about what’s working and what isn’t? Great managers know that the best employees are volunteers.

The Golden Keys to Personal Productivity

Learning Wire

Take the example of Mark Zuckerberg. This could be instant messaging or phone calls. Today’s companies are producing goods and offering services in ways that 25 years ago were unthinkable. And the same will be true in another quarter century.

Some Tools for Social Learning and How they Help Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a table with some tools for social learning, short description of the tool, the best use for social learning for the tool and some examples. Examples. Short Text Messaging. Text message that are short bursts sent from a cell phone or a computer directly to another cell phone or computer. Instant messaging is the ability to write a quick message to another person and enter into a dialogue in real-time via only text-based messages.

5 Blended Learning Activities to Consider for Memorable Corporate eLearning Courses


For example, communication skills involve body language and other non-verbal cues. For example, troubleshooting a tech problem may involve a variety of skills and abilities that are missing from your corporate eLearning program.

2020 learning technologies

Learning with e's

For example, the Nintendo Dual Screen and Wii games technologies are already being used effectively for teaching in some schools. When I try to gaze into the future I hurt my eyes.

Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)


There’s also the fact that Twitter provides few mechanisms for saving, cataloguing and viewing tweets at a later time, besides the rather inflexible hashtags; it’s more a stream-of-messages than a content repository. Social media have become an indispensable part of modern life.

Terms e-Learning Designers Should Know


Examples of technologies that can be used to facilitate asynchronous learning include learning management systems, enterprise social networks, wikis, blogs, on-line discussion forums, and even email.

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

Adobe Captivate

All of us use their standard communication and collaboration features like comments, posts, instant messaging, group discussion boards, wikis, video chats and so on. For example, they could use blogs to gain that extra bit of information or learn on demand using forums such as Wikipedia or YouTube to seek answers to any queries that they may have. What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning.

Email: Lost in Translation

The Peformance Improvement

Farhad Manjoo addresses this problem with regard to the apparent hacking of Clinton campaign email and the taken-out-of-context message from Jennifer Palmieri, the campaign's communication director. Take for example the statement, “I think you handled that well.”

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

eLearning 24-7

HRIS integration – At one time systems said ERP integration with SAP, Oracle, Peoplesoft for example, now the new buzz: HRIS integration – Lawson. Instant messaging. LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. These expand past the standard feature sets, which I call 90/10. This is to say that 90% of features most folks seek are nearly universal in a LMS – low cost or otherwise.


Wonderful Brain

Rely heavily on blogs, instant messages, tweets, text messages. However these students are now our employees and need to be convinced by example learning can be made meaningful respecting the ways they want to, and best can learn.

In Learning, Size Matters

CLO Magazine

Consider current standby microlearning examples such as instant messaging, blogging and even the telephone and water cooler. For synchronous microlearning, techniques such as instant messaging, social media and email are well understood.