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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. 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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5 Ways to Interact with Your Online Students

LearnDash

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. online learning social learningOffering interactions with your students can enhance their learning experience.

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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.

Technology for E-Learning: What You Need

LearnDash

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.

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.

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

LifterLMS

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 WPSlideSync.com, which is a new way to work with PowerPoint and video and embed that in your WordPress website.

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.

Communication tools to increase engagement in online learning

KnowledgeOne

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. Different Learning Management Systems (LMS) functionalities (quiz systems, forums, media sharing tools…). Related articles: The social dimension in online learning.

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 #.

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). Using video for business is no longer an upcoming trend–it’s the norm.

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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.

Why Businesses Should Veto Traditional Training

TOPYX LMS

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.

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.”

5 Tips for Using Video in Online Training Courses

LearnDash

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!

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

TalentLMS

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. As a rule of thumb – especially if you are using slides/pages – always include interactive elements on each slide or page, as much as possible. No one wants to take static online courses nowadays.

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

Mindflash

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). The new book discusses sketchnoting for idea generation, idea mapping, planning, and documentation (of how-to guides, travel experiences, food experiences, movies, TV and media). Replace Text-Based Overview Slides with a Hand-Drawn Graphic. Going to class and taking notes go hand in hand.

Silence, in eLearning, is Not Always Golden

Mindflash

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. And, you’ll also quickly learn that simply uploading an existing slide deck doesn’t (usually) create an engaging online course in and of itself. Your spoken words bring your slides to life and make your content meaningful and relevant. The top three annoyances are: “The speaker read the slides to us” (72%).

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’?&#.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

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.

Before You Convert ILT to eLearning Do These 6 Things

Cinecraft

Often a large portion of ILT is a lecture. Another consideration is to blend modalities for presenting the information, such as: Microlearning: bite-sized chunks that focus on one objective/one topic at a time Social media: group interactions in chat rooms, FB groups, LI groups Video: great for modeling behaviors and skills for reinforcement. Your eLearning course needs to be more than your PowerPoint slide repurposed from the ILT.

Stop! Before You Convert ILT to eLearning Do These 6 Things

Cinecraft

Often a large portion of ILT is a lecture. Another consideration is to blend modalities for presenting the information, such as: Microlearning: bite-sized chunks that focus on one objective/one topic at a time Social media: group interactions in chat rooms, FB groups, LI groups Video: great for modeling behaviors and skills for reinforcement. Your eLearning course needs to be more than your PowerPoint slide repurposed from the ILT.

VR/AR and Your Learning Culture

STRIVR

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 VRScout.com.

3 Tips for Designing Effective Virtual Instructor Led Training

Coreaxis

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.

How to Create an Online Course (in 2020)

learnWorlds

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. Students of a masterclass can access tutorials and lectures pre-recorded by experts and have regular one-to-one classes from the master trainer. You’re trying new tools, experimenting with new social media platforms, and generally finding your way around the world of online marketing.

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.

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 Creating an Online Course in 2018

learnWorlds

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. From simple online lectures to intensive boot camps, you’ll find courses that charge anywhere from a few hundred dollars to nearly $20,000, depending on the topic. Social activities such as starting a dialogue in the discussion section or sharing pictures of the activities can increase engagement of the students.

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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.” Coach: How do you think social media and newer technologies will converge in the learning space in the next 5-10 years? They are leveraging social media technologies Facebook, Twitter, ect.,

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! In a room with about 30 others spread across 5 tables Janet walked us all through different social tools that are available and how they could be used for learning.

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. What Not To Post on Social Media: 5 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before You Publish by Olsy Sorokina.

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.

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. He also lectures at the University of Brighton on gamification topics. His sites and social profiles are a good option if you want a diverse source of case studies on gamification.

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. It would be cool if every course we build was highly interactive with decision-making branches. But the reality is that not all elearning courses need to be that way.

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. A blog post I read recently reported that one US professor is now considering preventing his students from making notes during his lectures, because this action infringes his intellectual property! And that is where the social media come in. Intellectual property is a strange and difficult concept.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. in Technology, Innovation and Education, where she studied how new media and emerging technologies can be used to effectively educate children. The last post was what I've been writing this year that social signals say is good reading. 1 Social Learning Models and LMS and Social Learning I've changed the title of the first post to make it more enticing.