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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.

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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. online learning social learning

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Brilliant backchannel tweeting: a before-during-after guide

Good To Great

Learning and training Tips and examples collaboration conference social mediaOver the past few months, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on how I use Twitter, observing how others use it and actively trying to improve my use of it.

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Brilliant backchannel tweeting: a before-during-after guide

Good To Great

Learning and training Tips and examples collaboration conference social mediaOver the past few months, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on how I use Twitter, observing how others use it and actively trying to improve my use of it.

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. 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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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.

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.

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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.

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? This award-winning social LMS is filled with features that engage learners and make a trainer’s job much easier.

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 #.

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.

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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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!

VR/AR and Your Learning Culture


The typical classroom environment of lectures, textbooks, slides, handouts and short instructional videos–on their own–are no longer sufficient or acceptable as a mechanism to deliver information. It is already part of our social media, it’s being used in shopping apps, part of our pop culture, and already part of multiple learning environments today. This blog was guest written by Bobby Carlton, VR/AR expert, consultant and writer for

How to MOOC: Bite-Sized Content

Your Training Edge

The first idol to fall has been the lecture. Lectures have been staples practically since the beginning of training programs. The problem is that unless the goal is to put people to sleep, lectures just don’t work. The attention and memory problems are solved in MOOCs by doing away with the long lecture altogether in favor of a brain-friendly method of delivery called “bite-sized learning.”

How to Develop a Highly Interactive Online Training Program


Another benefit is that interactive simulations are based on reality-based situations , and thus can provide better learning opportunities than lectures or static text or videos. 1.Incorporate an interactive element on each slide. No one wants to take static online courses nowadays.

How to Create an Online Course (in 2020)


Again depending on whether you have created the media you will use, the course creation may cost from zero (except the learning platform charges) to thousands of dollars. Presentations or Slides. Although learning is somewhat of an individual activity, it is still a social process.

Start Doodling in Class: The Value of Lo Fi Graphics in eLearning


Rohde’s book mainly discusses the why, how and what of using sketchnotes as an alternative to jotting down traditional handwritten notes during conferences and talks (lectures). Replace Text-Based Overview Slides with a Hand-Drawn Graphic.

Silence, in eLearning, is Not Always Golden


If you’re creating your first eLearning course with a new LMS, here’s a tip: Grab your slide deck (PowerPoint, Haiku Deck —whatever you use) and upload it. Your spoken words bring your slides to life and make your content meaningful and relevant.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Online Course in 2018


Students of a masterclass can access tutorials and lectures pre-recorded by experts in various fields and have regular one-to-one classes from the master trainer. Based on the course plan and the activities you have planned, you will probably a variety of media productions for your course.

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85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators


EDpuzzle is an app that allows you to turn your online videos into video lectures. What’s great about this tool is that it allows you to print your final result and share it with others and promoting it on social media. Once you finish, you can save these posters to your computer, share them for other users to see either through your website or embed it in wikis, external sites and social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010 I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. Social Media for Working & Learning: Twitter in the classroom, 10 useful resources. There is also the New Media Literacies project. Why are lectures so improbably still ‘alive’?&#.

5 great speakers from the AITD conference - a summary of ideas

Sticky Learning

I write a blog, use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc but what did I know about Social Media really? I use it a fair bit and speak with business clients about how they can use social media to promote learning, however to be honest I still feel like a newbie with much of this!

The 2015 ATD International Conference Backchannel: Curated Resources #ATD2015

David Kelly

When Remembering REALLY Matters Slides by Sharon Boller. Practical Use of Social Media in Formal Learning Slides by Dan Steer. ATD2015 Session: Write Activities to make boring lectures disappear by Stan Skrabut.

Find your personal gamification guru

Sponge UK

Take a look at a representative article or book that they’ve written, watch a video or catch up on their social feeds. The author of two popular gamification books he also lectures at Bloomberg University on the subject. He is accessible and active on social media.

3 Tips for Designing Effective Virtual Instructor Led Training


Creating an effective Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) is not as simple as broadcasting a standard, classroom-style or Instructor Led Training (ILT) lecture. Include multimedia elements to any slide decks or presentations such as video, audio, infographics, animation, games and polling. Use social media to create a community space for the event that can be accessed before and after to introduce everyone and provide supplemental discussion and resources.

3 Reasons Why Linear E-Learning May Be the Best Solution

Rapid eLearning

He took what would have been a lecture and made a multimedia presentation. It’s a linear presentation of their social media policy. Two sessions: PowerPoint’s No Longer a Slide Show Freak and Practical Approaches to Building Successful Communities.

True grit

Learning with e's

I gave a lecture to the entire 4th year of our Primary B.Ed Above are the slides that accompanied the lecture. I made the point that digital technologies and social media can help to overcome some of the problems teachers face as they get students ready to enter a world of work we can't even begin to imagine yet. The 160 students in the group were animated in their discussion of these points, both during and after the lecture.

The ivory towers are crumbling

Learning with e's

Some academics are aggressively protective of their so called intellectual property and many others jealously guard their course notes, slides, and other content. And that is where the social media come in. Intellectual property is a strange and difficult concept.

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Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. Not because they are wrong about social, but because they get so little right about LMS. Social Media in Learning , May 4, 2010 The Learning Management System has been with us for just 10 years or. Social Media (95).

The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

They’re usually less than a minute long and appeal to today’s media consumers, who have notoriously short attention spans. Lecture and presentation capture tend to be longer than a tutorial video and span the length of the entire class or presentation.

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10 Secrets of Online Course Design from Award-Winning MOOCs

WBT Systems

Here are some of the ways ModPo took a dry poetry lecture and turned it into an experience students raved about all over the Internet. #1 Social media participation is not required, but it helps students feel like they’re learning together as part of a poetry community, not just an online course. Most online courses feature videos of instructors giving a lecture, but that’s not what you get in ModPo.

15 tips for energising your e-learning | Good To Great

Good To Great

I didn’t attend the webinar itself but the slides struck a chord with me. Make them feel that you’re engaging with them, not lecturing at them.

The Future Of Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

Too often we take something like a podcast and present it as an hour long lecture. Designers need to get their heads out of the design books and into other media to see how its done outside the field. It does not mean “shrunken slides.”

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

Social Media: An Interview STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012. Today’s before and after #Change11 MOOC Slides NANCY WHITE | MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011. MOOCs mirror large lectures. Social Artists, Connecting the Dots and Steve. Page 1 of 2.

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