How to Draw Attention in Video Lectures


Video lectures are one of the most promising teaching materials in online learning. Empirical evidence suggests that adding attentional cues in the instructor behavior guides learners’ visual attention and thus improves their learning performance in video lectures. The Need for Facial Expressions in Video Lectures. The critical problem of learning with video lectures is students’ sense of distance between you and them.

I Believe that Learning is Inherently Social

Tom Spiglanin

It may have been done alone or with others, but the social connection was still strong: teachers directed and facilitated the learning, and we often shared answers or talked about homework with peers. This is not to say that everything we know or can do was learned socially. But then, learning is an inherently social activity. ” Instructor-led sessions conveyed knowledge from “experts” and were supported by slides. “Piaget’s social theory.”

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Learning From the World’s Biggest Brands, How to Consult, and Scaling Up a Niche Course Subscription Platform with Gary Fox of WP Slide Sync


Learning from the world’s biggest brands, how to consult, and scaling up a niche course subscription platform with Gary Fox of WP Slide Sync in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. WP Slide Sync is a new way to work with how you embed PowerPoint and video into your WordPress website. He’s the creator of WP Slide Sync, which you can find at, which is a new way to work with PowerPoint and video and embed that in your WordPress website.

5 Ways to Interact with Your Online Students


Live stream on social media. During a live stream on social media, students can also leave comments and questions that the presenters can respond to in real time. During a webinar students can not only see the slides and hear the lecture that is being given, but also participate in real time using text chat or voice chat. Some students prefer these chat platforms to traditional social media platforms like Facebook because they encourage real-time conversation.

Opening Pandora's box

Learning with 'e's

It started off in sedate style a few years ago, when several students began to ask if they could audio record my lectures and seminars to play back later. Next came the introduction of the lecture capture tools, video and audio as well as the ability to synchronise these in sequence with slides. Soon students were tweeting the highlights and soundbites of lectures, and now they are liveblogging entire sessions from start to finish.

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Instructional Video Styles: Choose Your Own


Before you even begin creating your instructional video , you will need to consider your lecture style. Animated lectures. Simple Slides Presentations. Presence overlapping the slides presentation. A question that arises and concerns video production is how the instructor’s presence is deciphered in the various lecture styles. To understand how presence is constructed in lectures we must first refer here the terms agency and intersubjectivity.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

Do you use audio on every slide because the client says people will think its broken if you dont? In UK higher education we tend to be more interested in transforming learning with digital technology than replicating the traditional teacher-centred approaches that are typified by the centrality of the lecture to the curriculum. The most culturally appropriate use of audio is in the teaching of languages and music, and in social studies.

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Technology for E-Learning: What You Need


While new technology is slowly making its way into the classroom (most instructors use PowerPoint slides rather than chalkboards), other innovations have yet to find their place (laptops in lecture halls are still a distraction more than a learning aid). Google Drive allows you and your learners to easily share documents in a central location, while Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides allow multiple users to access and edit the same document at once. Social media.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

Digital badges , peer-to-peer recognition and social capabilities. Social Media Management. To help small businesses and nonprofits stay connected with customers and other audiences via social media, Hootsuite is offering free access to its Professional Plan subscription, along with access to its library of training videos. A virtual classroom is more than a lecture accompanied by uploaded PowerPoint slides.

The Flipped Learning Revolution — Coming to a Brain Near You?

Dashe & Thomson

My colleague Jon Matejcek first covered it back in March in his article “ Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of the Classroom.” Essentially, the idea is to upend the traditional teaching model of classroom lecture followed by personal practice at home. Instead, instructors can deliver lectures via YouTube as homework, and then spend the next day in class helping their pupils work through sticking-points.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | June 14, 2019

Mike Taylor

Jane Hart ( @c4lpt ) has shared a framework that includes activities for moving towards modern workplace learning that rightfully includes individual discovery, social learning and other important elements. While you’re at it, check out Jenny’s recent Learning Solution slide deck “Show Me What You Got: Simulation as Assessment”. Social Learning: An Ongoing Experiment. Social Learning: An Ongoing Experiment. Better Slides for People In a Hurry.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-08-07

Jane Hart

“New Service From Harvard Aims to Replace Classroom Lectures&# [link] (via @ frankcalberg , @ arossett & @ alc47 ) #. RT @ alc47 : Collaboration and social learning – even trees do it [link] <Another powerful post by Nic #. RT @ charlesjennings : @ JaneBozarth Informal Learning strategy – slide 15 here shows the essential tool, Jane. – an example of Just in Time Social Learning [link] Happy hols-I’m off tonight <Happy Hols #.

Communication tools to increase engagement in online learning


Conduct a live lecture (and record it for later use) either through live cam, sharing a whiteboard or a slide presentation. Different social media outlets with chat and/or cam features. Share recorded lectures or presentations. Social media. Related articles: The social dimension in online learning. More than ever communicating in any online course is mandatory and one of the essentials means to ensure engagement in the learning process.

Steps to Creating an Engaging Webinar for Higher Education Students

Hurix Digital

Divide your lesson or topic into varied formats like discussions, collaboration, video and audio clips, hands-on exercises with text, and possibly brief video lectures. It incorporates all the features necessary to conduct meetings, lectures, and presentations.

Achieve Better Learning: Combine In-Person & Online Learning


Preparation before classroom learning: Have a lecture assigned for learners to complete on the LMS before the classroom time. Lecturers can do this through documents, PowerPoint slides, or videos. There is some social learning that can be done through an LMS, but the deeper team and trust building in a company is great to do in-person. When management says that they want to start using a Learning Management System (LMS), there may be resistance from the training staff.

Why Businesses Should Veto Traditional Training


After all, who wants to sit in a classroom for hours trying to pay attention to PowerPoint slides while others are whispering and playing solitaire on their iPhones? eLearning enables employees to take quizzes, watch videos, listen to lectures, take part in video conferences, and connect with peers, all from the comfort of their own homes. This award-winning social LMS is filled with features that engage learners and make a trainer’s job much easier.

Capturing the moment

Learning with 'e's

It was a great pleasure to give the opening keynote at the Social Science special interest group Higher Education Academy conference yesterday in Manchester. The audience were a group of academics from across the UK and Ireland who specialise in social sciences. In the room there were lecturers in economics, politics, sociology, psychology and education. Just in case you want more detail though, the entire slide deck from my HEA Social Science conference keynote is below.

New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

Your Training Edge

Early MOOCs were often nothing more than long video lectures with a few multiple choice questions at the end—if you read much MOOC literature, you will know that these early implementations were roundly criticized for their poor pedagogy and almost complete lack of meaningful learning experiences. Watching a long video lecture isn’t any more engaging than watching a long in-person lecture.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: a before-during-after guide

Good To Great

But I bet you’ve also sometimes sat at your desk trying to follow the backchannel from a conference you aren’t attending, struggling to understand the flow of a session, perhaps wishing you could get a bit more detail, or clicking through on links of photos only to find it’s a generic picture of dozens of people in a lecture theatre with an indistinct figure silhouetted in front of a bullet-pointed PowerPoint slide.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: a before-during-after guide

Good To Great

But I bet you’ve also sometimes sat at your desk trying to follow the backchannel from a conference you aren’t attending, struggling to understand the flow of a session, perhaps wishing you could get a bit more detail, or clicking through on links of photos only to find it’s a generic picture of dozens of people in a lecture theatre with an indistinct figure silhouetted in front of a bullet-pointed PowerPoint slide.

Lessons for learning teams: what the pandemic has taught us

CLO Magazine

The traditional teams, however, took their classroom slides, added a little extra narrative and a few “next” buttons, and called it e-learning. Don’t tell people how to behave with an hour-long lecture — just provide short, sharp nudges as needed.

Abstracts of Three Studies Related to Pedagogical Agents

Kapp Notes

56 university freshmen (23 males and 33 females) interacted with either the peer-like agent (female college student) or the expert-like agent (female college lecturer) in computer-based multimedia lesson on C-Programming. How do social cues such as gesturing, facial expression, eye gaze, and human-like movement affect multimedia learning with onscreen agents?

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MOOCs: Flipping the Corporate Classroom

Your Training Edge

So why does so much of corporate training still involve an instructor flipping through a seemingly endless PowerPoint slide deck? In a traditional classroom, the instructor lectures during class time and then sends the students home with homework. In a flipped classroom, the students watch pre-recorded video lectures in advance and then use class time to do activities like research projects, group work, and so on.

4 HTML5 Authoring Tools You Need to Know About

Origin Learning

Page objects come to life as different slide templates and more than 47,000 combinations of customizable characters help you author content that can be published to Flash, HTML5 and even Articulate Mobile player, which is a native iOS application meant exclusively for iPads. Which is why you’ll love the iSpring suite- it helps you develop impressive courses, quizzes, video lectures and assessments without any programming.

5 Tips for Using Video in Online Training Courses


In fact, it’s been used so poorly for so long that if you’ve spent more than a few minutes reading about instructional design, you know that 50-minute recorded lectures are a terrible and ineffective way to teach an online class. One of the biggest benefits of video content is that learners feel more connected and engaged when they see their instructor rather than a series of narrated slides. Avoid treating your video lessons like PowerPoint slides.

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From the Archives: Our Top 5 Webinars

eLearning Brothers

Today, we have access to a wide range of technologies—mobile, social, virtual, search, gaming, and reliable user-generated content—along with modern instructional techniques aligned with the way today’s workers naturally learn. Long audio lectures. Dr. Christiansen covered ways to improve the flow of ideas, transition smoothly between concepts and slides, and avoid bulky wording and redundancy.

How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 2

Your Training Edge

and the rapid rise of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other communications platforms have made one thing abundantly clear: Everything is social. As the workforce grows to include more Millennials – digital natives who spend nearly four hours per day on social networking sites – the social impact on training cannot be overstated. Course discussion forums are the most basic type of social platform used in MOOCs, but they are powerful tools and almost all MOOCs have them.

Have you heard about cafeteria learning?


Broccoli is a lot easier to swallow with at least a little cheese dip while lean meat on the grill slides down better with a smudge of our favorite gravy. Instead of listening to a perfectly designed and flawlessly proofread lecture or clicking through a number of set slides, screens and online quizzes the learner can pick those activities, exercises and presentations that truly get his interest.

TCC09: Wikis that Work: Effective Wiki Practices for Virtual Learning Communities

Experiencing eLearning

They effectively managed issues of trust, workload, and learning within their social network. Social Learning/Social Constructivism. Social presence–ability to project yourself in an online environment and make connections with others. Social gaming (e.g., On the slide but not explained yet. As an entirely personal note, it’s hard to look at slides with a solid gray background and bullet points with very few images. Wiki Wiki.

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6 Tips for Moving In-Person Courses On-Line


Nor can you film a lecture and expect it to be the same as witnessing the lecture in person. A classroom has a social draw on learners, keeping them in their seats for longer, and encouraging them to take part. If you already have a presentation, you can talk to your slides during your presentation. Transitioning your courses from an in-person to an on-line environment? Here are some tips to help the process go smoothly.

eLearning: Is This Learning, Winning, or Just Cheating?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

 In that lecture he spoke about troubling issues in the gamification of learning--particularly the issue of false achievement and "gaming the system." When it came time for the younger sibling to be potty trained, Gans added a social element to the Skittle-potty game and rewarded his older daughter every time her brother went to the potty.

10 Helpful Types of Video for Business

TechSmith Camtasia

Social media video. Social media video can be presented in a variety of formats or styles. These types of video are designed to share on a social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. One feature all social media videos should have in common, though, is captions (if your video features someone talking). A presentation video, also sometimes referred to as lecture capture , is a recording of a presentation to make it available after the fact.

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How to create a training plan

Ed App

Determining the character of social relations – a sociometric test. Only when we find out what are the real needs of the people who will be participants in the upcoming seminar, workshop, lecture, or some other type of knowledge transfer, can we start designing it. Needs to establish relationships with others in the group – For a person to become a participant, it is necessary to enable them to meet social needs from the very beginning.

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

The conversation erupted on social media, as it has before, about the state of affairs in the field of Learning and Development, or L&D. At that point in the conversation, I flashed back to a single anonymous comment made in response to a presentation I delivered at a conference a few years ago about a formal/social learning experiment I’d run: “I thought you were going to present a whole system of social learning.”

Inspire others - be a Master Storyteller -Study the Profile and Survey

Vignettes Learning

If you wish to download the PowerPoint slides and view the recording of the Be a Master Storyteller webinar, please visit [link] and click the grou p "Storytelling and Performance " on the left side. When studying reports, books, documents or listening to lectures, do you search for the stories behind the facts ? [ ] Never [ ] Somewhat [ ] Sometimes [ ] Most of the time [ ] Always 4. How do you inspire others to take action and make a positive change?

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-08-07

Jane Hart

"New Service From Harvard Aims to Replace Classroom Lectures" [link] (via @ frankcalberg , @ arossett & @ alc47 ) #. RT @ alc47 : Collaboration and social learning – even trees do it [link] <Another powerful post by Nic #. RT @ charlesjennings : @ JaneBozarth Informal Learning strategy – slide 15 here shows the essential tool, Jane. pgsimoes , @ BreakingNews & @ kasey428 showed up in my social summary!

The What and the Why of Gamification

Bottom-Line Performance

A social component – creating a means for people to dialogue and showcase their progress in a game. When we take those game elements and develop a learning game, we create a powerful tool that can motivate and engage learners in ways that “Click NEXT to continue” learning experiences never will (whether online or courtesy of a lecturer with PowerPoint slides).

Moving From the Classroom to the Computer


This often involves putting an amazing instructor’s presentation slides online, maybe even with a recording of said amazing instructor delivering their lecture. Lecture content is generally not accessible after the class. Learning can be social. I’ve been a learner in both classroom and computer environments. I have also created courses for both environments and I can say, without question, that they are not the same.

Tips and Strategies to Convert Your Outdated eLearning Content to Highly Engaging Training

EI Design

Mobile Learning solutions can also be used to promote Social Learning as well as Self-Directed Learning. Instead of using static PPT slides or legacy Flash-based eLearning content to deliver “101-type” learning, L&D professionals could migrate those training assets to latest techniques. Over time, L&D professionals accumulate significant inventories of legacy course materials. But as technology, techniques, and teaching strategies evolve, the legacy content becomes outdated.

Going Digital: How to Move from Instructor-Led Courses to Online Distance Learning

eThink Education

The typical lecture-then-exam approach to learning is quickly becoming outdated and often proven ineffective long-term. This encompasses all the tools and solutions used to deliver, manage, and track your learning programs, such as the LMS, HR solutions, curated content , and tools for social connectivity, reporting, or other needs. You can’t simply post the slide deck from a 3-hour lecture or replicate certain activities and learning objectives from an onsite course.