With a New Website Comes New Goals

LearnDash

It is with great pleasure that I get to write today to unveil the new design of LearnDash.com, and not just because of the fresh new look but because with the new design comes our updated approach to the e-learning market. It was an idea that evolved as I was working as an e-learning consultant for large corporations. The more I worked with clunky learning management systems, the more I thought: “why not WordPress?” Online learning must adapt to the learner.

Creating Learning Spaces in Second Life

Kapp Notes

This morning I received an email message from, Fiona, who provided me with a really interesting link to 50 Tips and Tricks to Create a Learning Space in Second Life. Blogs and Websites --Turn to these blogs for tips, services and tools when setting up a learning space in Second Life. Resources --These tutorials and guides are designed especially for educators who want to create an effective learning space in Second Life.

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How You Can Build WordPress LMS Websites as a Service with WaaS Entrepreneur Michael Short

LifterLMS

Learn about how you can build WordPress LMS websites as a service with WaaS entrepreneur Michael Short in this episode of LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Michael’s products are focused around somewhat of an offshoot of SaaS called WaaS, meaning Website as a Service. WordPress.com is a great example of a WaaS service where you can pay a monthly fee for a website you can start from a template or build out yourself. Especially in learning and coaching.

Four Strategies for Long-Term Retention in Corporate Learning (White Paper)

Knowledge Guru

Corporate learning professionals need strategies to improve both knowledge transfer during the initial learning event as well as the rate of long-term retention. It includes the learning and remembering strategies used in Knowledge Guru alongside other strategies we use time and again in our custom solutions. The white paper is available as a free download in the Learning Center on our Bottom-Line Performance website.

How the Mobile Became the L&D Head’s BFF

Enyota Learning

Mobile learning or mLearning seeks to address the new age challenges of a global, technologically savvy and mobile dependent workforce. mLearning may well be the future of corporate learning. mLearning involves self-paced, on-demand learning that is delivered in bite-size pieces across contexts. But why has mobile learning become so popular among L&D heads? Even those employees who are not mobile prefer to access learning information while on the go.

Is too much choice bad for your learners?

Kineo

Whilst the focus was on designing commercial websites with psychological principles in mind, there are many takeaways for us in the digital learning space. Two days ago, I attended 'The Psychology of Design' - a great workshop run by UX Consultant Joe Leech. One of these concerns the notion of choice. And jam; lots of jam.

Is too much choice bad for your learners?

Kineo

Whilst the focus was on designing commercial websites with psychological principles in mind, there are many takeaways for us in the digital learning space. Two days ago, I attended 'The Psychology of Design' - a great workshop run by UX Consultant Joe Leech. One of these concerns the notion of choice. And jam; lots of jam.

How can I start my own e-learning business?

Pinlearn

Starting an e-learning business is one of the most trending business in 2019. As the sphere of e-learning is getting enlarged with more courses and genres, online tutoring businesses has become prevalent across the globe. E-learning platforms are creating a revolution in the information technology era. With e-learning management systems, tutors can teach courses to the masses spread across the world. It will help you to launch your own e-learning website in minutes.

What is blended learning? (benefits of blended learning in your LMS)

Docebo

Here’s a plot twist – the most modern approach to learning in the workplace: not shaken, not stirred, but blended. The cool part about blended learning models is that we’re not totally saying “out with the old and in with the new”, here. Frankly, traditional face-to-face instruction along with instructor lead training (ILT) does have a place in the learning process. What is Blended Learning? How is Blended Learning Used in Hand with Technology?

My Own Online Content – MOOC Modified

G-Cube

The world had dating websites, we made them matrimonial, the world had mobile phones, we invented the “missed call”, the world had fashion houses, we had neck-tie rentals outside offices to facilitate job seekers. Naturally, learners would love to have familiar names and faces around when they learn the tricks of the trade together. We at www.wizdomcloud.com envisage giving the SMBs their own learning space in the cloud. Cloud based Learning e-Learning LMS

italki - Social Network for Language Learning

Tony Karrer

italki is an interesting website in the language learning space - which seems to be very busy these days. They provide the ability to connect with other learners who are trying to learn a language. There are other resources, but the use of a social network to find people who can help each other learn the language is a great idea. I'd be curious what people think about this as a learning mechanism

There’s a right way and a wrong way to gamify learning

Axonify

Gamification has been a hot buzzword in the learning space for awhile. All kinds of learning tech—from the LMS to the simple mobile apps—all claim to incorporate gamification. It’s why 80% of Forbes 2000 companies had plans as far back as 2014 to introduce gamification into their learning programs. But in the rush to jump on the gamification bandwagon, the truth is that most learning technologies have simply bolted on some sort of gamification add on.

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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. Our Learning Services Team has put together some recommendations on how to get started when shifting from in-person training to effective virtual sessions. To access their curated Pathways of the best virtual learning resources, find the links at the bottom of this page.

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2 Essential Characteristics of an LMS in 2013

LearnDash

As such, we can reasonably expect some shifts in the learning space paradigm across many areas. After a few years of planning and development, this new learning standard is set to reach version 1.0 As with anything, some degree of support for the legacy learning protocols is helpful, particularly during transition periods. For instance, consider that TinCan API recognizes that learning takes place anywhere, and then can record this learning in real time.

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What is #responsivelearning and why should I care?

Xyleme

Responsive design promises to help companies future-proof their content and deliver more mobile experiences faster and better, but responsive learning is lagging behind. This is a relatively new design paradigm for creating websites that adapt to a device''s screen size—dynamically. It is a way of building a website that lets the designer define the layout rules so that content on the page flexes correctly for the context in which it is being viewed.

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The Personal Versus Personalized Learning Debate

Origin Learning

Personal Learning and Personalized Learning are two terms, which are being used interchangeably for some time now? Do both terms refer to the same type of learning? In this blog post, we look at them and see which strategy influences learning at the modern workplace. What is Personal Learning? The learning is a means to an end, rather than the end in itself. If the need is short-term and urgent, a simple learning resource may be provided.

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.

XBlocks in Open edX: An Introduction

Appsembler

Virtually all of them are free – they are used to make online courses more engaging, and act a miniature web application in the same way as a website plugin would. You can combine various XBlocks such as text, video or even collaborative learning environments to make your courses stand out. The flexibility of XBlocks makes Open edX such a powerful tool for those in the online learning space. Have any questions or want to learn more about Open edX?

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‘Discussion forum': don’t let the name of the tool put you on the wrong learning design track

The eLearning Nomad

They’re usually called discussion forums or discussion boards and are the most commonly used tool for answering questions as well as for any conversations we have in an online learning space. Yet, this isn’t a learning task. Although discussion is the most common activity in asynchronous online learning, it is the least efficient when considering the effect on participation and completion rates. Discussion’ isn’t really a learning task. website.

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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.

Leaderboards in L&D Are Sexist

CLO Magazine

In a typical application, a group of learners are tasked with completing a number of learning tasks and a digital leaderboard is constructed that shows the performance of each individual. The assumption, as stated on many L&D vendor websites, is that leaderboards lead to “healthy” competition that enhances motivation and engagement. The task was similar to a hard skill learning task in the corporate learning space and required cognitive effort (i.e.,

10 Free cyber security training courses

Ed App

You’ll learn how to set up a security system and acquire a basic cybersecurity vocabulary. You’ll also learn to identify and eliminate the security holes in your system that make you vulnerable to cyber threats, and discover how cyberattacks work.

A Conversation with Juliette Denny (Part One)

Kapp Notes

“We are arch-enemies of dull online learn­ing. Our aim is to make users love their learning. We want to make your learn­ing jour­ney as easy and reward­ing as possible.” Denny: We wage war on dull online learning! We are on a mission to move Learning Management Systems from Dullsville to Excitement City. We want users look forward to their online learning in the same way they do the next massive movie blockbuster. Our website –.

Tips to Transform Instructor-Led Training to E-Learning

Capytech

Tips to Transform Instructor-Led Training to E-Learning. In a previous blog , we looked at the three main reasons for transforming instructor-led training to e-learning. To quickly recap, the three reasons are: You’ll get a better return on investment with e-learning. In this blog, we’ll look at essential tips you should be aware of when you transform instructor-led training to e-learning. Don’t Just Convert PowerPoint Slides to an E-Learning Course.

How Skillshare is Changing the Face of Design and Lifestyle Courses in the World

Pinlearn

The mention of online courses normally conjures up a picture of remote learning, a user’s face plastered to a computer screen, rapt in attention. With the advent of so many new-age ed tech ventures aiming to captivate your imagination and inspire you through learning, the world of online learning has come a long, long way. The platform promotes like-minded communities and learning happens through sharing and interaction, rather than through lectures.

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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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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Curation 101

From the Coleface

Just when you thought you had enough e-learning buzzwords, curation came along. ” Content curation evolved as a digital marketing discipline to enhance search engine optimisation and then crossed over into the learning space. I chose learning basic Photoshop for photographers (a close to home example as my wife will soon be embarking on this learning journey as part of teaching photography). This is where ‘traditional’ formal learning comes in.

Top 7 Universal Tips for Online Course Takers

OpenSesame

Think about it: the Internet offers you a chance to learn anything. You want to learn about the relations between France and Vietnam in the 17th century? No problem; you can easily find high-quality websites that give you the information you need. If you’re really interested in learning, however, you’ll need to take things further: online courses. Many websites offer free learning programs, so the choices are endless. This will be your learning space.

Boundary Changes

Learning with e's

The Plymouth e-Learning Conference 2009 website has been launched today. Entitled 'Boundary Changes: Redefining Learning Spaces' , the two day event aims to 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. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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. New trends have emerged including blended learning , personalised learning environments ( PLEs ) Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), mobile learning and the flipped classroom. What are the challenges of these new learning environments? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Top 5 Game-Based Learning Posts on Our Blog in 2013

Knowledge Guru

Besides product enhancements, a big focus of ours is educating the community on how serious games and gamification can be used for learning. Since BLP President and Knowledge Guru creator Sharon Boller is passionate about using games for learning, it comes as no surprise that some of the best posts were written by her. These five articles were the most-visited on our Knowledge Guru website in 2013. What a year it has been for the Knowledge Guru product!

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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.

What is Microlearning and How Does it Drive Employee Engagement?

Obsidian Learning

Aren’t microlearning strategies firmly established in the learning toolkit? They are indeed…and yet, we at Obsidian Learning believe that our unique conceptual approach to microlearning brings some added value to how microlearning is viewed and –more importantly – how it is applied – as part of a larger learning strategy. And we will never lose sight of the most important aspect of microlearning (well, any learning): the learner.

Atlantis rising

Learning with e's

There is still time to submit a 300 word abstract for the Plymouth e-Learning Conference - deadline is 30 November, but time is running out. We have had some interesting proposals so far under the theme of: 'Boundary Changes: Redefining Learning Space'. The Atlantis students are doing some very interesting research and development into areas such as collaborative content management and online shared learning spaces.