Creating a Personalized Learning Environment


Personalized learning in the workplace starts with creating an optimal personalized learning environment. He takes a short quiz, logs off, and experiments with the colors himself, using the techniques he learned from the module. He’s knowledgeable and confident about what he’s learned. This is what personalized learning looks like in an ideal situation: perfectly balanced between individual and company growth. Data-Driven Personalized Learning Strategies.

Active learning spaces

Learning with 'e's

Recently I wrote about collaborative learning spaces , and argued that we are entering unfamiliar territory. The boundaries of informal and formal spaces have blurred significantly, as have the boundaries between the real and the virtual. It appears that it no longer matters where learning occurs, as long as it is meaningful. Some might argue that learning that is situated is the most powerful. All of these aspects of learning are active.

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Building a Modern Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

eThink Education

As we head into the second decade of the 21st century, now more than ever is the time to break away from traditional learning methods and start incorporating modern technologies and blended learning experiences into your training and education programs. There are a variety of eLearning technologies and strategies that can be utilized in any educational context, both workplace to academic, to achieve better learning outcomes. The Power of Collaborative Learning.

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Learning spaces

Learning with 'e's

Throughout the programme of initial teacher education, our specialist computing and ICT students are constantly creating blogs, videos and other digital representations of their learning. So here's another batch for you: The question the students had to address on this occasion was: 'How can psychological and pedagogical theories be applied to create effective learning spaces?' Clearly, the word 'space' can be extended to beyond the walls of the traditional classroom.

Online Learning Space: Why Teachers Should Use It?


With the massive worldwide adoption of the web at the start of the 2000s, a lot of brand new learning technologies were developed, allowing learners and teachers alike to have an alternative experience. That being said, a lot of people still have an aversion towards online learning and they aren’t aware of just how many benefits there are of teaching students in an online environment. Managing and tracking learning courses is better. Learning & Training

Reinventing learning spaces

Learning with 'e's

Phone charging station at Stratford Shopping Centre, London I have written extensively about education spaces, architectures for learning , and personal learning environments. I elaborated on these ideas in my recent book Learning with ''e''s like this: If the design of a space is wrong, learning can be constrained or even stifled. Teachers should be the architects of learning spaces (Wheeler, 2015, p 102).

Learning spaces

Learning with 'e's

Throughout the programme of initial teacher education, our specialist computing and ICT students are constantly creating blogs, videos and other digital representations of their learning. So here's another batch for you: The question the students had to address on this occasion was: 'How can psychological and pedagogical theories be applied to create effective learning spaces?' Clearly, the word 'space' can be extended to beyond the walls of the traditional classroom.

More fabulous learning spaces

Learning with 'e's

The space in which a child learns is important. If a school gets it wrong, learning can be constrained or even completely stifled. I remember the dire environment that was provided for me as a kid in one particular school. We were often cold and thirsty, because the environment dictated it. It didn't lead to very good learning outcomes. Last year I wrote about some fabulous learning spaces I had seen while visiting schools in New Zealand.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

In recent years, education has evolved to the point where learning can take place anywhere and at any time, usually beyond the walls of the traditional learning space. There are all sorts of possibilities thanks to new technologies. Although distance education has been in existence for more than a century, the various technological means by which it can now be conducted have advanced quickly. What are the challenges of these new learning environments?

Redefining learning spaces

Learning with e's

Next year we will be under the banner of 'Crossing Boundaries: Redefining Learning Space'. All are invited from any sectors of education and training, and there is an early call for workshop, papers and demonstrations on the theme: The 4th Plymouth e-Learning Conference will examine the theme of e-learning in a time of change, and will challenge notions of traditional boundaries, learning spaces and roles. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

"Getting" The 3D Synchronous Learning Environment

Kapp Notes

Lately, I've been working with Tony O'Driscoll and the folks at the eLearning Guild on some research and thought leadership around the idea of using 3D environments to teach in a synchronous environment. Talk about a Personal Learning Environment.all the business courses in the world couldn't give him the experience he is gaining just "playing" on the teen grid. I showed the drill and learning spaces we developed to my 13 year old son.

What is Flipped Learning? How Does it Help Create Dynamic Learning Environment?


If we were to look at the evolution curve of learning strategies, we would see tall spikes in the last few decades. Mostly empowered by technology, learning has acquired new shape in the 21st century. The concept of flipped learning which took form in the 90s is widely experimented as an instructional strategy now. Flipped learning was brought into popular attention in 2007 by chemistry teachers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams of Woodland Park High School in Colorado.

Learning with 'e's: The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference

Learning with e's

The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference (8-9 April, 2010) will examine the theme of e-learning in a time of change, and will challenge notions of traditional boundaries, learning spaces and roles. We will focus on new practices, new technologies, new environments and new learning. Josie Fraser is well known in the field of social media and learning, and writes regularly about her research on her blog SocialTech.

Is Technology Good or Bad for Learning

Your Training Edge

Technology in education is one of the much-debated topics of modern times. Be it devices enhancing learning outcomes or the cons of increased screen times for children, it seems like everyone has got something to say on the matter. The Internet is bound to return thousands of results when you key in “technology in education.” Read on to know about the pros and cons of using technology in education and make an informed decision on the long-standing debate.

Technology in the workplace: How learning experiences are changing

Unicorn Training

You're more likely to check via some piece of versatile technology, which might be a smart phone, smart watch, tablet, fitness tracker or other multipurpose device. It's amazing to think the effect technology has had on something as simple as telling the time, so how have advances in technology changed learning experiences and styles?From you would like to understand how Unicorn Training can help with meeting your learning and development needs, get in touch!

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. If we ignore student voices, we will miss some valuable insights into the way they learn. Students bring their personal devices into formal learning spaces, but institutional infrastructure sometimes fails to support the use these new technologies.

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xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program


xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program. In the Learning and Development industry a very buzzworthy topic is xAPI (xAPI is also known as Tin Can API or the Experience API in case you have heard or read additional posts elsewhere, it will herein be referred to solely as xAPI within this blog post). But in general, you realize that xAPI definitely can go a long way in expanding the capabilities of some of your more cumbersome components within your learning program.

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MOOCs Are Too Uncontrollable – People Could Do Anything!

Your Training Edge

Read the previous article: MOOCs Aren’t Interactive, So There’s No Real Learning Taking Place. I understand the benefits of digital learning environments, but the problem remains that MOOCs are not very well controlled. They are usually run on password-protected intranets or closed learning management systems, so they are open only to approved learners and discussions take place within the system, not on public platforms. Integrating learning into everyday activities.

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Engaging online learners 1

Learning with 'e's

Engaging them in online environments can amplify the problem. Let's start with collaborative online spaces. It relates to critical writing on wikis, but it can be applied to just about any collaborative online learning space: There is a spectrum of wiki activities that can be used to encourage critical thinking in writing. In order to rationalise activities within such a collaborative space, it is prudent to identify a framework within which activities can be defined.

Popular Trends Of 2016 – Shaping The E-Learning Industry Today And Tomorrow


There are many stages in the corporate world where employees need learning the most – whether they want to learn for the first time or to increase their existing knowledge by further learning opportunities. Learning support is required when they are trying to recall what they learnt or something has changed within what they have learnt. In a personalized learning environment, contents display is adapted to individual learning styles and needs.

2 Big Considerations When Transitioning to a Virtual Learning Program


Since the inception of Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) technology, it’s become an enticing way for organizations to save travel costs and offer more sessions that are available to employees in every timezone. But when done right, virtual learning can be just as impactful as in-person learning and can allow additional space for new, creative solutions for a more flexible workforce. It All Starts with Technology. First, start with the technology.


A growing divide?

Learning with 'e's

In his blog on Learning Ecosystems, Daniel S. The first, he describes as "A move to opening up learning, making it more accessible and flexible. The classroom is no longer the unique centre of learning, based on information delivery through a lecture." Traditionally, learning has been situated in classrooms or lecture halls, where the presence of an expert or specialist in a subject takes to the stage and delivers knowledge directly to the assembled students.

A Conversation with Andrew Hughes

Kapp Notes

Working in the space of 3D virtual immersive environments (VIE) is a small, but dedicated group of people who are creating some really wonderful and powerful learning. Andrew is very passionate about creating engaging, educational, and entertaining learning experience through web-based training and simulations. Kapp: So tell us what you are doing these days and about your work in 3D learning spaces. 3D worlds Games virtual immersive environment

Imagined worlds

Learning with e's

One of the new skills that teachers will need to master in the future will be the ability to manage virtual learning spaces. Learning always takes place in the mind of the learner, but the formalised activities of learning have never been confined to the classroom. Such imagined worlds can also be very flexible, in that they represent spaces where the student is not constrained by the traditional boundaries of space and place.

Choosing The Right ‘Kind’ of Video for learning – 5 Styles Of Video-based Learning


Video-based learning is very effective for corporate training as educative videos make it possible to overcome practical real-world constraints and explore far greater possibilities provided by digital spaces. As a medium, videos can be combined with other learning platforms like an online chat room or video conferencing. The combination of video with other learning services has great potential to provide students with an integrated online learning space.

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Mind the gap!

Learning with 'e's

I have several horror stories I could tell about how asking questions in class ended up in ridicule for the child and a subsequent ''switching off'' from learning - but I won''t go down that road today. In online/digital learning environments, my own research has shown that the gap can be amplified or reduced, depending on a) the skill of the teacher b) their attitude and c) how the technology is being used. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

A quiet invasion

Learning with 'e's

They will ask whether this a trivialisation of their content, or an undesirable development that leads to superficial learning. Alternatively they can celebrate that learners are adept enough at using their personal technologies to make learning easier and more productive for themselves. Personal technologies are proliferating and they are multi-functional. Mobile phones can be used for many purposes, most of which can either support good learning or undermine it.

Augmented Reality: Is it the Future of eLearning


In the technology space, people are extensively discussing the relevance of augmented reality (AR) and its varied applications. To many it may appear a bit “futuristic” in its approach, AR should be considered as a candidate for online learning. This affordable technology can be easily integrated into the elearning content and offer immediate context right at the moment of need. It offers the learners a simulated environment. Immersive Learning Environments.

or not to lecture

Learning with 'e's

In my previous post I wrote that even though research shows lectures to be less than effective in helping students to learn, they still persist in higher education. Therefore, although there is great temptation for lecturers to treat 200 students as a group, they should really be trying to reach each individual student, and engage them in learning at the deepest possible level. Deeper learning often only comes about when we gain the interest of our students.

What are the top characteristics of the online teaching system?


When you consider establishing the best online teaching system, you need to think about facilitating a flexible learning system within a structured, private, yet always open environment. The good news is that you can leverage the richness of advanced technology within simple frameworks and build a great virtual classroom. There is no point in promising your users of a highly advanced learning management system but failing to deliver it. e-learning Online Courses

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Avoiding the Virtual Ghost Town

Kapp Notes

One common mistake organizations make in designing learning experiences in virtual worlds is failing to have specific learning objectives, either formal or informal, for the intended interactions. Some organizations create a virtual space with only vague learning outcomes and no formal assessment plan. Then, after a few months of inactivity, no visible learning outcomes and frustration, the organization drops the virtual world because it doesn’t seem productive.

Why all the hype surrounding augmented learning?


I did — more than once — and I was thrilled every time I learned about the inside of the toy. Curious kids grew up into smart adults who researched and created gadgets and technology that allows us to do just that — and more. Redefining the learning space. The recent advances of mobile devices and wearable technology have made augmented reality available not just in science labs, but also in your pockets. Augmented learning.

The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles

Learning with 'e's

A Tale of Two Keynotes We live in tumultuous times where change is constant and disruptive and where technologies are increasingly pervasive throughout society. Such change and disruption has been in the background of my thinking about learning technology for the past decade. In May 2000, I was invited to present two keynote speeches about the role technology would play in the future of higher education. Online Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

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Why online learning is better than in-person learning


Deviations from traditional learning models are often met with resistance, while introducing new technologies or methods often rely on systemic change. Despite challenges, online learning is making tremendous progress when it comes to infiltrating all pillars of education, from corporate learning, to higher education, to K-12 schooling. If you’re considering moving to online learning solutions, it’s important to know why. Online environments are dynamic.

Why Higher Education Institutions Need an Education Services Company

Hurix Digital

The higher education community is at an inflection point today with technology, cost inflation, and social change being three main elements posing challenges to students. Leveraging their expertise allows colleges and universities to follow an issue-based approach, especially in areas such as technological transformation, operational efficiency, student experience, and organizational leadership. to help them learn valuable skills effortlessly. Blended Learning.