Building a modern Virtual Learning Environment in your LMS

Matrix

There is one adjective that keeps coming up when talking about the current world situation: unprecedented. There are a variety of e-learning technologies and strategies that can be implemented in corporate education to achieve better results. Digital learning is the future.

"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. fact he is virtually looking for work.

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3 LMS Must-Have’s to Support Synchronous eLearning

TalentLMS

One of the biggest benefits of e-learning is the flexibility it offers, learners anywhere around the world can all become a part of the same course and learning community. With all of this flexibility and the ability to cater to each learner’s preferred learning style, most e-learning course strategies are divided into what is known as synchronous and asynchronous learning categories. What is Synchronous Learning?

Characteristics of a Virtual Classroom

LearnDash

For example, one popular movement today being used in the education industry is the virtual classroom, but what exactly does this mean? The idea itself is not that hard to conceptualize, but often the characteristics regarding a virtual classroom are not discussed. Below are some of the key components of a virtual classroom. A virtual classroom allows both learners and instructors around the world to participate in live classes to collaborate and interact.

Leverage Virtual Classrooms For New-Age Learners

G-Cube

Most of the organizations have adopted virtual classroom facility to enable dispersed teams to attend training without the need to travel, developing flexible work arrangements with no barriers of time and distance. 3 Ways Innovations in Virtual Classrooms Help Fulfil Learners’ Needs. The blend of virtual meeting technology and instructor-led training is known as a virtual classroom. There are various ways of learning that have been followed in virtual classrooms.

Understanding Virtual Worlds Articles and Links

Kapp Notes

Here is a link to an article I wrote called Defining and Understanding Virtual Worlds for ASTD's Learning Circuits. And here is a good companion piece if you haven't read it already, check out Another Life: Virtual Worlds as Tools for Learning at eLearn Magazine.

Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. New Possibilities with Mobile Learning 2.0. Mobile Learning Gains Momentum. Tips for Teaching Synchronous Virtual Classes. Unleashing The Power Of Social Learning. Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture - The E-Learning Curve , October 14, 2009. Live online learning – a free download - Clive on Learning , October 13, 2009. Rhizomatic Learning: What is it?

Why Create a Virtual Classroom?

TalentLMS

Designing and delivering instructor-led webinars and courses in an online environment is sometimes more of a necessity than a luxury. Thanks to the plethora of educational technology tools available, eLearning developers can quickly create a virtual classroom. The question is, why should you create a virtual classroom? Ever since the concept of Human Computer Interaction has come to the limelight, all things virtual have become increasingly important.

Designing a Virtual Immersive Environment for Learning? Some Considerations.

Kapp Notes

Here are a few considerations when thinking about developing a virtual learning environment in a 3D world. Synchronous or Asynchronous. Virtual blending. This decision will influence much of your design and building of the in-world environment.

The Virtual Reality

CLO Magazine

Why companies are taking a wait-and-see approach to virtual leadership development and how striking a balance between technology-based and face-to-face learning is important. Transforming the math that dictates the reach and scale of corporate learning through virtual technology is attracting CLOs’ attention and a growing flow of venture capital. While virtual training may be available to employees, it is rarely central to leadership development strategies.

Best Practices for Moving Instructor-Led Training to Webinars and Virtual Classrooms (Live Online Learning)

Convergence Training

Our friend Michelle Ockers has called in an impressive team of learning experts to discuss issues like this in her Learning Uncut Disruption series of podcasts. In this article, we’re focusing on a discussion Michelle had with Shannon Tipton , owner of Learning Rebels , and Jo Cook , owner of Lightbulb Moment , on live online training, which includes both webinars and virtual classrooms. Read on to learn more about live online learning.

Terms e-Learning Designers Should Know

Mindflash

e-Learning professionals have their own set of terms that are vital to know and understand. Below is a collection of some of the most important e-learning terms. e-Learning: e-Learning is a broad term used to describe learning that occurs through the use of electronic means, which can include web-conferencing, CD-ROM, and web-based training. E-Learning can be live or self-paced. Asynchronous learning is also known as self-paced learning.

Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Through an interview with John Congemi, senior manager of retail learning and development, we learn that all training initiatives at Best Buy now center on the three pillars of ROLE: freedom, co-creation and a robust library of learning content.

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Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices

Dashe & Thomson

Through an interview with John Congemi, senior manager of retail learning and development, we learn that all training initiatives at Best Buy now center on the three pillars of ROLE: freedom, co-creation and a robust library of learning content.

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Virtual and Augmented Reality : The Future of E-learning

CommLab India

Virtual reality and augmented reality are two popular buzzwords in the e-learning world. Let me give you a few more insights on these technologies, and how they will impact e-learning in the future. What is Virtual Reality (VR)? Virtual reality or VR is the term for a three dimensional, computer generated environment which a person can explore and interact with. In learning, this 3D experience enhances the learning environment.

My History of Live Blogged Notes

Experiencing eLearning

That helps me remember what I attended and what I learned, and it lets me share that knowledge with others. In a recent discussion about how I have learned about instructional design without getting a master’s degree, someone asked me what courses and webinars I’ve attended. Storytelling and Scenario-Based Learning. Tips for Storytelling in Learning. World. Engaging Students with Scenario Based Learning in Online Environments. World.

Tentative 3D Book Outline--Based on Your Input

Kapp Notes

A few weeks ago, I posted a request for feedback on a book I am working on with Tony O'Driscoll tentatively called Learning in 3D asking what was needed in such a book. The post called Book on 3D Learning Environments: What Do You Want From It? Tags: 3D worlds book

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, July 10, 2007 The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace Over the past few weeks Ive conducted about 17 interviews with current college students and recent graduates. This was a little wake up call to me as I sit in my little e-Learning world, trying to immerse myself in all that is new. The rest of the world is not in this technology bubble yet.

How is E-learning Transforming the Entire Education Sector?

ProProfs

That was the time when rote learning played an important role in the entire education system. . At that time, learning involved in-person instructions, home assignments, exams, use of specific course materials, and classic pedagogy. Today, the education sector is no longer bound to traditional classroom learning. Instead, it has been successfully integrated with the internet for a more flexible and engaging learning method. What Exactly is E-learning?

6 Essential Steps for a Successful Digital Transformation of Your Corporate Training Programs

EI Design

The basic science of learning fundamentally explains how people learn, how to build activities based on how people learn, and techniques to assess their learning. Digital learning, synchronous or asynchronous, is different from face-to-face training.

The next normal

E-Learning Provocateur

While many of us had been offering online courses and other alternatives to in-person training for years, suddenly nothing could be run in a traditional classroom setting; and so as a collective we’ve been forced to shift learning and development online. Despite my tongue-in-cheek tweet however, digital self-directed learning hasn’t become the norm. This does not mean more elearning, virtual webinars and online video meetings. Slowing down is great for learning.

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Developing Connections With Our Clients and Our Learning Communities

Limestone Learning

In April Limestone Learning was invited to present at a Royal Roads University (RRU) annual online conference (virtual symposium) for adult learners starting the Graduate Diploma or Master of Arts in Learning and Technology (LRNT) program. higher education, K–12, corporate) and can participate online synchronously or asynchronously through recordings. Nicolette as a Limestone contractor and a current RRU Master’s student in Learning and Technology (MALAT).

What are the top characteristics of the online teaching system?

Pinlearn

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 exciting aspect is the freedom to build and grow your virtual classroom with students across the globe and the challenging part is your online classroom having bells and whistles but lacking substance. Omni-synchronous. e-learning Online Courses

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Decided to get Mooc'ed

Moodle Journal

The theme was connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching through Second Life. The live presentations included speakers reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats. I was also pleased to see that Moodle was being used for asynchronous work with the synchronous side of things handled by WizIQ & Second Life. This guide covers: Why use game-based learning? Having read about them.

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All You Need to Know About Switching from Traditional to Online Learning

Hurix Digital

Traditional formats of face-to-face, uni-dimensional learning are no longer effective tools for training. Instead, an ecosystem of simple, efficient, and contextualized learning processes has been created. What is online learning?

MOOCs in Performance Support

ID Reflections

A MOOC transforms an event (a course) to a continuous and just-in-time learning experience that is accessible anywhere, anytime and, ideally, from any device. MOOCs work very well for a distributed set of learners/workers - A MOOC could be an ideal way to bring a set of workers or learners together virtually, and enabling them to form a community of professionals embarking on the same learning journey. They extend the learning spectrum and facilitate continuous learning

How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

Origin Learning

The learning landscape is not constant, shifting the learning focus on learners, learning, skills, goals and attitude. A decade ago, there was a tug of war for the online and the traditional learning. The tussle continues even to this day with the learning modalities of both online and traditional learning overlapping in terms of treatment, elements, and components. The intent is to create an experiential , and engaging learning environment.

What is Mobile Learning? (M-Learning)

Docebo

They’re virtually glued to them, as illustrated in the chart below. It wasn’t long, then, that L&D pros realized that offering a learning environment on mobile devices would replicate how their learners consume content outside of work, and increase engagement. As a result, mobile learning , or m-learning, has become an increasingly relevant component of all eLearning programs, and learning management systems in general. The Definition of M-Learning.

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COVID-19 eLearning Resources

eThink Education

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic , the world is now shifting learning, training, and work online to accommodate for the safety of learners, educators, and workers. Going Digital: How to Move from Instructor-Led Courses to Online Distance Learning .

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Even with the help of the newest technology tools to communicate and educate including social media, wikis, and Google, we still need to transform our ILT classrooms and training sessions into integrated blended learning environments.

The Effective Blended Learning Strategy

TalentLMS

Blended learning is often mixed with Instructor Led learning programs. Blended learning offers the best of both worlds. Not only do you benefit from the implementation of a synchronous learning strategy, but also you have the chance to benefit from “go at your own pace” techniques that are part of an asynchronous learning strategy. What information must be included in the blended learning course? Tips blended learning developing courses

How MOOCs Are Improving Traditional ILT

Your Training Edge

Despite spending billions of dollars on training programs, many companies have not been realizing significant ROIs, mainly because within a year employees forget 90 percent of what they learn. MOOCs and a plethora of new technology-enabled learning tools have improved training content in all environments. Better Learning Formats. Social and Mobile Learning. Credentials and Informal Learning. solving real-world problems).

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12 BRILLIANT LMS INTEGRATIONS FOR A ROCKING ELEARNING EXPERIENCE

Paradiso

It make course data synchronization much easier and makes customer data available across the entire organization. SugarCRM is the world’s largest open source CRM software. E-learning endeavors can be made effortless, offering excellent user experiences and secure platforms for course purchases. Adobe Connect is a web conferencing software which offers solutions for collaborations, webinars and virtual classrooms through captivating online meeting experiences.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

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!”

Online Learning Works – So Why are Schools Failing at it?

eLearning 24-7

If you believe what many school districts, governmental officials, and even some folks in the media, the whole idea around online learning, as a result of the closing of schools, is not only a fiasco, but something so new that it has sped up its usage by 15 years. . Anyone who has been involved with online learning in the education sector knows full well that this is false. E-Learning (the actual term) for online education started in 1993. Distance Learning 2.0.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Like many enterprise learning companies, we are actively brainstorming ways to incorporate collaborative Web 2.0 technologies into our training programs, but rarely do we find a client that wants to create a robust learning environment comprised of both formal and informal components.

Blended Learning: Must Know Strategies That Engage Learners

ProProfs

And blended learning is one such method. If you delve deeper, you will know that the roots of blended learning can be found both in classroom teaching and online learning. Hence, it isn’t surprising that the engagement strategies that work in both these environments will be key in a blended course. In other words, blended learning approach offers the best of both the worlds. A La Carte: The online teachers help students to engage in online learning.