"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.

2 Big Considerations When Transitioning to a Virtual Learning Program

Degreed

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. Ensure that you have enough licenses for the types of online learning you are going to facilitate.

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eLearning Guild Presentation: Applying ADDIE to 3D Worlds

Kapp Notes

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to present at the eLearning Guild's "Designing and Managing Learning in 3-D Virtual Worlds and Immersive Environments" for the opening general session of the online conference. My subject was "Applying the ADDIE Model to 3D Virtual Learning Worlds" We discussed ways in which the traditional method of instructional design needs to be modified to accommodate elements of 3D virtual worlds (we call them Virtual Immersive Environments).

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Increasing LMS adoption: Does the User Interface make a difference?

G-Cube

With increasing training and knowledge needs within an organization, Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are a part of the training structure in every workplace. With changing technology and more importantly, changing learner needs, LMSs too are now evolving to increase their scope and impact on workplace learning. For instance, the LMS should be synchronized with other existing systems within the organization like the HRMS.

3 Hot Tips and Best Practices for Blended Learning Solutions

SweetRush

Blended learning is a great option for knowledge- and skills-based content and outcomes, as it lets you leverage the best and most cost-effective tools for the job. Blended learning describes learning solutions that combines two or more learning modalities. Blended learning is like the Swiss Army knife of learning solutions. Why Classroom Learning Doesn’t Always Meet the Need: An Example. Top 3 Tips for Creating Blended Learning Solutions.

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.

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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. There is no point in promising your users of a highly advanced learning management system but failing to deliver it. Your existing and potential students will have to see a clear course page with proper description, learning objectives, and videos of you presenting the subject.

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5 Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Adding Video To Online Learning

TechSmith Camtasia

With so many options, choosing and rolling out video tools for online learning can present a challenge. But selecting the right ones can be a great way to help professors or staff add engaging elements for students and improve learning. There are definitely wrong ways to select and incorporate video into online courses, but to help make your life and your staff’s lives easier, we’ve broken down the five big mistakes to avoid when adding video to your online learning.

How to Record Lectures: 3 Methods for Online Learning Success

TechSmith Camtasia

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic forced most K12 and higher education institutions to switch to fully online learning, the virtual education space was growing and thriving. Will they be difficult to learn? Why on-demand learning can help students learn more effectively.

Can non-formal learning be measured?

CLO Magazine

We’ve moved on to blended learning, learning journeys and learning clusters so we can chunk content into a more digestible bites of spaced learning delivered over time. Why non-formal learning? Formal learning occurs in a structured, systemic way.

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2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

As I wrote last year, “Online learning lags behind other industries in adopting new technologies. This is not because people in online learning are not interested in new technologies; it’s because we’re not a high-revenue industry compared to giant industries like consumer goods.” This kind of machine learning is used in applications like Google’s speech recognition and translation software. They might even apply what they learn from them in their practice.

Buckle up for blended learning

CLO Magazine

But merely shifting eight hours of in-person training to eight hours of video conferencing quickly proved ineffective, and there simply was no single answer, no silver bullet when it came to learning technologies. Blended learning is going to be synonymous with what learning is.

Blended Learning: What It Is, Why It Matters & How to Apply

learnWorlds

Blended learning is an educational approach that combines both traditional ways of teaching (e.g., If you are an educator interested in getting to know more about blended learning, you have come to the right place. What is Blended Learning in the Classroom?

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

In turn, teachers enthusiastically transformed themselves into facilitators , guiding and coaching the participants to inquire, explore, discover and even generate new learnings. Yes, workplace learning has thankfully become more constructivist and even connectivist over time, but we all know that instructivism is still alive and well. Why, in the midst of ever-advancing learning theory and progressive instructional design, does such rampant instructivism persist?

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. => Dunlap Learning 2.0

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

As always, we try to use this blog post to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development. To wit, we in online learning are often in the business of managing transactions. IOT Physical Simulators: The idea here is to build physical training devices that connect to online learning technology. It’s a great attractor for learning experiences at conferences and multi-day live courses.

Reimagining workplace learning during COVID-19

CLO Magazine

In the healthcare space, providers are moving the less critical, more chronic medical appointments to alternative means such as telemedicine and virtual doctor visits. Creating Versus Reacting to A New Normal: 3 Ways to Reimagine a Sustainable Future of Professional Learning.

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Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them. The slow adoption of social learning is not localized to Minnesota and North Carolina.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

As I wrote last year, “Online learning lags behind other industries in adopting new technologies. This is not because people in online learning are not interested in new technologies; it’s because we’re not a high-revenue industry compared to giant industries like consumer goods.” This kind of machine learning is used in applications like Google’s speech recognition and translation software. They might even apply what they learn from them in their practice.

What Is Learning Management System, Its Features, And Advantages Of Using LMS

Pinlearn

Learning management systems are an important part of the eLearning platform and the development process, especially if you have a large audience base and plenty of courses to deliver. . Learning Management System Benefits. Centralized Learning. Social Learning Support.

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Microlearning, Engagement, Gamification, and the Elearning Success Summit with Stephen Ladek from LMSPulse

LifterLMS

Then they asked their community in late 2020 what they’d like to see in the next summit, and they had an overwhelming response for a summit focused on learning. Stephen’s audience is really growing with K-12 audiences tapping more into what possibilities there are with online learning.

Y R Some Vendors confused about e-learning?

eLearning 24-7

Are there vendors in the e-learning space who lack basic understanding around e-learning? Lastly, if the vendors, organizations and firms whose whole background, expertise and existence is tied to e-learning and they themselves are not fully understanding it, does this bode well for the industry as a whole? (I’ll E-Learning is E-Learning and not some magical dust. Identifying “e-learning” to mean online content and nothing more.

The grades are in for Education focused LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Combination of synchronous and asynchronous features. Most systems in the education space are still strongly focused on synchronous based learning. Other cool components that are part of this system, Community Content Commons – repository of learning objects, resources – created, vetted and assessed by the Epsilen community, external content providers including CSIS and PBS. Learning activities. Blackboard Learn. E-Learning 24/7.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. All on-job learning’ is not enough.

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CLIVE SHEPHERD – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. What is your definition of blended learning?

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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. Read on to learn more about live online learning. What is live online learning?

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

Here on the last day of the year, I offer my predications for the big and shaping trends we’ll see in the enterprise mobile learning space for 2012. As in the past, this year’s list includes predictions across a gamut of new technologies, consumer/buyer trends plus a few anticipated seismic shifts in the world of business that should collectively reshape the landscape for the adoption and accelerated growth of mobile learning for businesses. Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream.

Four LMS Trends whose hype isn’t meeting reality

eLearning 24-7

Yeah it is rocking, but the hype would have you believe that everyone is going with native apps and on/offline synchronization. Browser based with mobile learning – what adds the stink value to this – is that the vendor could have a native app, but when you click it – surprise – it opens up your web browser and so you are going through the net. E-Learning 24/7. Let me ask you a question. What do these four items have in common? Miami Vice.

eXSpace exploration

Learning with 'e's

In this follow-on from one of my previous posts entitled Going to the wall , I'm going to highlight some of the features we plan to incorporate into our new experimental learning space (eXSpace) at Plymouth Institute of Education. I mentioned that among the many 'sand box' tools and technologies in the space will be a number of touch surfaces. Secondly, it will make it easier for teachers to work constructively alongside students using the same thinking and viewing space.

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Going the extra mile

Learning with 'e's

This is number 26 in my series on learning theories. As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. How it can be applied in education Many teachers know that learning spaces should be designed to optimise learning. If the classroom is cold or noisy, or the students are uncomfortable, or if they feel unsafe, they will be distracted and will concentrate less on their learning.

History Need Not Repeat

CLO Magazine

So began millennia of skepticism about technology helping to improve learning. Those of us who are developing new technologies to extend educational opportunities around the world do our best to learn from these failures. But we’ve also gleaned some important lessons from our time in the digital learning space. The second lesson learned was the importance of something my faculty counterpart Bharat Anand calls “borrow and forget.”

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011. After such an exciting and rewarding 2010, my predictions for the coming year seem broader and more varied given the fast changing dynamics of the marketplace and accelerated adoption of mobile learning by organizations of all sizes.

My forecasts for 2017

eLearning 24-7

People do not want traditional LMSs; they want streamlined learning platforms. Yes , there are plenty of folks who are seeking a learning platform or other subsets of LMSs, but when you look at the $$$, the LMSs as a whole are far outweighing learning platforms. . I also saw the other Diddy, that MOOCs are part of or is the future for learning. Deep Learning – hits hot mode. In the consumer world outside of e-learning, they call it machine learning.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. One year ago today, I offered nine predictions running the gamut of hardware, software, industry players and general market movements based on trends we were experiencing in the commercial mobile learning marketplace; here’s my analysis of where these predictions landed twelve months later. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions?

Looking for an LMS at #ATD2018

eLearning 24-7

My topic for those curious, deals with the after – you buy your LMS/Learning System. Anyway, if you are attending #ATD2018 and planning on hitting the expo floor looking for your next learning system (including LMS), it seems appropriate to offer some tips, to help you on your journey. A “showroom” experience – and you will see it with some of the booths (vendors pay for that size of space and it is expensive), is part of this approach.

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Going the extra mile

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler This is number 26 in my series on learning theories. As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. How it can be applied in education Many teachers know that learning spaces should be designed to optimise learning. It is the role of the educator to ensure that they receive timely and appropriate feedback so that students continue to be motivated to learn.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

As 2012 draws to a close, its time to evaluate how in focus my lens on the future of enterprise mobile learning proved to be this past year and how many of my year ago predictions hit their targets. Prediction #1 - Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. and will simply state “we need to offer learning to our workers via their omnipresent mobiles!” There will be more types of devices and ways to connect with our mobile learning world in 2012. And learning vendors (e.g.,

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Unfortunately, too many vendors in the e-learning space have failed to see the power and potential of this capability, and have decided to ignore them. SCORM Player communicating with your vendor’s solution, for example, if you were creating your own LMS and Rapid Intake’s rapid e-learning authoring tool, it includes a SCORM Player API. Hmm, mobile learning pushed to the next level? Adaptive Learning with a Social Q/A twist. Social Learning?