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New learning environments

Learning with e's

Our final #EDENchat of 2015 focused on new learning environments, namely MOOCs, flipped classrooms and blended learning methods. Those who participated shared their experiences of MOOCs and flipped learning both as teachers and as learners.

Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently Anne Marie blogged Location and Learning (which I have reproduced here) and she asked me whether or not I consider her central idea an example of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE). They generally have a haphazard learning experience.

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8 Tips To Minimize Distractions In Social Learning Environments

eFront

Social learning promotes collaboration and peer-based eLearning feedback. In this article, we’ll share 8 tips on how to make the social learning environment most effective. Minimize Distractions In The Social Learning Environment.

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

In the comments section of my previous post, Mike Caulfield kindly pointed me to the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network by Jonathan Mott. Mott’s blueprint is the Open Learning Network (OLN). Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE).

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How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration. Informal learning.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

If we dispense with online courses in favour of PDFs, how can we incorporate interactivity into the learning experience? Enter the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). An ILE is a scalable and flexible learning environment. In other words, facilitate learning.

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Thermometers, Assessments, and the Need to Know

360 Training

In a recent interview , Lori Myers talked about the importance of assessment items (questions) being “reliable and valid,” so as to end up with a “reliable and valid” certification or exam—something employers and regulators value highly. The same thing applies to assessments.

Who put the 'ass' in assessment?

Learning with e's

Hosted by the University of Dundee , the conference attracted almost 300 delegates from all over the UK, and farther afield and as could be expected, saw a number of papers presented on all aspects of technology enhanced learning and assessment. Who put the 'ass' in assessment?

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

To explore the practicalities of user-generated content, the Learning Cafe sponsored a webinar entitled Learner Generated Learning Content – Possibilities, mechanics and chaos? Training is the front end of an employee’s learning & development.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

“One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” Tin Can API (or ‘Experience API’) is one of the most extensively discussed technical topics amongst learning professionals all over the world today.

Making it personal

Learning with e's

For too long education systems have been standardising content, assessment and the learning experience. Clearly, one size does not fit all, and we need personalised learning experiences for our students if we are to prepare them for an ever changing, volatile world.

Defining Assessment Items from Learning Goals

TalentLMS

Assessments are truly the end-result of the course. Without assessments both the course and the learning promise are incomplete. Assessments are drivers towards acquiring professional credentials that enable us to work in our respective fields.

Student voices unheard?

Learning with e's

Students should be at the centre of the learning process - where else could they legitimately be? However, if they don't have a voice in their own learning, they are peripheral to the process, and education fails them. What kind of assessment feedback is the most effective for students?

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EPS Readiness: Are you there yet?

Living in Learning

At the recent Learning Solutions 2014 conference in Orlando, the Guild added another concurrent conference to the venue – Ecosystems 2014. While there were most questions surfaced than answers, it was clear that the concept of address the Learning & Performance environment as an ecosystem was a hit.and more questions than answers. Amazingly, at an additional cost there were over 200 participants attend the extra breakout sessions.

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

eLearning 24-7

So-called training management systems are not LMSs nor should be confused as such – these systems are often very low cost, but their main component is an authoring tool or in one case of a vendor – their assessment tool. Some 50K or more systems could learn from the top low cost systems on some things. Feature set includes SCORM 2004, chat, assessment tool among others. E-Learning 24/7.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #2 Facilitating Learning Organizations

Your Training Edge

The Internet has had profound impacts on education and training—not just on the practical aspects of how it is done, but on something much more fundamental: it has changed our core conceptions of what it means to teach and to learn. When you can learn anytime, not just from 6 to 8 p.m.

MOOCs Aren’t Interactive, So There’s No Real Learning Taking Place

Your Training Edge

They don’t provide opportunities for active learning or engagement. This isn’t meaningful learning—one could hardly call it “learning” at all. The same idea applies to active learning and interactivity. Corporate training often suffers from a lack of meaningful assessment.

The ILE and the FLE in harmony

E-Learning Provocateur

I advocated the development of Informal Learning Environments (ILEs). My updated premise is that an organisation – be it a corporation, university or otherwise – should facilitate two discrete but related virtual environments on behalf of its learning community: An Informal Learning Environment (ILE) which supports the learning process; and. A Formal Learning Environment (FLE) which manages that learning.

Personalized Learning Strategies: The Philosophy, Execution, and Pitfalls to avoid

eFront

In the realm of education, personalized learning strategies have been in vogue at a number of district and public charter schools for many years now, and there’s ample research to validate that those strategies really do work. What is personalized learning? Incentivize learning.

Why Your Existing E-Learning is Failing, and How MOOCs Can Help

Your Training Edge

Digital learning environments, like e-learning, online training, and massive open online courses (MOOCs), have without a doubt been the biggest influencers on corporate training practice over the past several years. They use summative rather than formative assessments.

Everyone has one

Learning with e's

Everyone has one - a personal learning environment, that is. We all learn. We all use tools to help us learn. Mine will be different to yours, because my choices and preferences about what and how I learn are different to yours.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Virtual Learning Environment

KnowledgeAnywhere

Of course, you might also consider a virtual learning platform, in which case you would join the 81 percent of companies who provide at least some of their training online. What is a Virtual Learning Environment? A virtual learning environment is an online system that allows education materials to be transmitted through the internet to transfer knowledge from organization to employee, or teacher to student. Advantages of a Virtual Learning Environment.

The ADDIE Instructional Design Model

DigitalChalk eLearning

Identify your audience, problems and objectives, the learning environment, and the audience’s existing knowledge and skills. Online Training Software Build Your Course Effective eLearning Learning Environment

Pros and Cons of Blended Learning

DigitalChalk eLearning

Blended Learning is a term used to describe the way eLearning is being combined with traditional classroom methods and independent study. A blended learning approach ensures that the learner is engaged and driving his/her individual learning experience.

5 Tips to Help Struggling Students Succeed Online

CourseArc

An online learning environment can be challenging for many students — even those who have been successful in traditional learning environments. It is important to create an online environment that’s built for continued student success.

Resolution: This Year Create a Stronger, Smarter Organization

Marcia Conner

Before we started, I spent time learning about their organizational culture, wanting to ensure new team members would be able to excel where the old team could not. Although we spent a month assessing capabilities and gaps, a learning culture audit proved to be the most effective lever.

What is Blended Learning?

DigitalChalk eLearning

Blended learning has been a buzzword in the education industry lately, but what exactly is it? Blended learning is a term used to describe the way eLearning is being combined with traditional classroom methods and independent study. The post What is Blended Learning?

Viva la evolution

E-Learning Provocateur

As you say, a waste of resources when L&D’s expertise as learning consultants (which is what we are) can be put to better use creating those skills based activities that will test application rather than regurgitate facts and figures.

Strategies for Making the Transition from Instructor-Led Training to a MOOC

Your Training Edge

You are about to join the myriad companies that have seen their training programs blossom through the incorporation of this new form of technology-enabled learning. Moving from traditional ILT to a MOOC is not as simple as just putting your current learning resources online.

Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion

Tony Karrer

I've run across a few different posts talking about Personal Work and Learning Environments which I have tentatively started to call PWLE - pronounced p-whale. The reason why I think it's worth us talking about tools and maps and basically what is your PWLE (p-whale) is that it's helpful for us to figure out how to support our own personal work and learning. And points us back to Stephen Downes and the skills that we need to learn to be successful in this new world.

Increasing Impact Of Gamified E-Learning

G-Cube

For companies seeking to integrate comprehensive training programs, the benefits of e-learning outweigh the instructor-led training. With the traditional training programs, providing the learning material is costly and time-consuming. A Glance at the Best Gamified Learning Practices.

Why Microlearning Drives Over 20% More Information Retention Than Long-Form Training

Grovo

The kind of learning you did in school, where you learned things from a book and had to apply them towards a test, is not what microlearning designs to achieve. In other words: the format of most e-learning is a piece of content followed by an assessment question.

#LearningIs personal

Learning with e's

We all learn differently. Unfortunately, most of us are products of education systems that are based on the industrial model of education which is far removed from personalised learning. The personalised learning movement continues to grow in influence.

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The Learning Continuum – Using the PDR Design Model

Living in Learning

Many of us cut our professional learning design teeth using the long-held tradition of the ADDIE instructional design (ISD) model. I must qualify my defense of ADDIE by recognizing its validity as long as the environment where applied has not morphed beyond the scope of intended use. The “environment” I reference is manifest in the new face of where we learn – our learning environment. Not to sound contradictory, but we all have a learning environment.

Instructor Led Training…Is It Still the Gold Standard?

Your Training Edge

Digital learning environments like massive open online courses (MOOCs) are starting to challenge the preeminence of ILT. From this perspective, the main benefits of ILT include: Learning from experts. Peer learning and network-building.

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ILT…Is It Still the Gold Standard?

Your Training Edge

Digital learning environments like massive open online courses (MOOCs) are starting to challenge the preeminence of ILT. From this perspective, the main benefits of ILT include: Learning from experts. Peer learning and network-building.