The role of instructional designer in social/informal learning

Spark Your Interest

One of the quandaries that instructional designers have been struggling with, is their role (if any) in informal or social learning. An instructional designer’s role is to design instruction. Is this the role of an instructional designer?

Unshrouding the Mystery of Blended Learning

Origin Learning

Blended learning on the other hand is creating a mix of both offline and online learning experiences in a way that they complement each other. For many, blended learning is still a muddled concept.

3 Simple ways to gamify your online learning


The interactive historical game Medieval Swansea enables learners to take on the role of a detective to solve a mystery. 3 Simple ideas for elearning gamification (without the gimmicks). Gamification can help you create a more engaging learning experience.

Tame Your Training With 4 Best Practices Of Microlearning

CommLab India

Use Moodle for offline access. Moodle is now compatible with all mobile devices and accessible offline. Hence, Microlearning modules can be accessed offline through mobile apps with an offline player. What if the world is going to end tomorrow?

The Time Has Come – Digital Learning

eLearning 24-7

Rather it is based on several factors, which I see happening online and offline when it comes to learning and training. Reading ebooks, digital interactive textbooks both of which can be used offline too. Some go right into the net and you need the net to play them or use them, others you don’t and even one like Zinio you download the magazines you purchased and read offline. . Reading an ebook or watching an employee video (and falling asleep doing it) offline?

The Emerging Role of the Community Manager #astdl20

Learning Visions

The Emerging Role of the Community Manager with Jim Storer (@jimstorer) of The Community Roundtable Community = shared purpose, common needs Even if you think you’re doing something in private, it is discoverable and you could be outed. Behind the scenes tasks: Taking issues offline building relationship with key members The ghost town… Community launches with lots of content but no management. If you see a community forming offline, help them do it online.

Instructional Design in the VUCA World

ID Reflections

Some of these roles have existed for years (the ones in bold). Some are yet to become recognized roles. However, even those roles can no longer function the way they used to. I wrote about L&D''s Role in the VUCA World some time back.

Creating avenues for On-Demand Learning in the Modern Workplace


A variety of topics can be pushed, as per the learner needs, from offline sources within the organization as well as online source. Learning at the workplace is a continuous process.

A Complete Training Portal for Multi-device Mobile Learners

CommLab India

Learners may want to download it and view it offline. Some learners prefer downloading and viewing it offline. . To know more about the importance of HTML5 and Responsive Design, read my earlier blog, E-learning to M-learning: Role of HTML5.

Implementation of LMS in a large organization: Critical factors for acceptance


We created a course catalogue that enables the learners to see all the courses relevant to their current job role and for their skill gaps to them, right after signing-on to the system – within a single click.

Leadership through Blended Learning: Sorority LMS Success

WBT Systems

As we have previously outlined in our blog, an LMS can also be a really useful tool to help organize and manage the delivery of offline learning.

E-Learning in the Automobile Industry: Maximizing Dealer Efficiency using LMS


Personalized learning: We began by defining the job roles and mapped them to the relevant competencies. The reports gave out data about knowledge consumption through Usage Data and assessment reports through the tests that the learners took on the portal as well as offline.

Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Performance Learning Productivity

Full explanations of how the 70:20:10 approach can be used to help overcome the ‘training bubble’ Descriptions of five new performance-focused roles to support the use of 70:2010 The detailed tasks that need to be executed in each of these roles.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Learner Experience


This means that it should include features that accommodate mobile learning, microlearning, gamification, offline learning, and so on. Approximately 69% of L&D professionals say that talent is the number one priority in their organizations.

3 easy ways media companies can improve the quality of training content


So volume and complexity play a key role in engagement, and highly engaging learning objects are often considered to be of a higher quality.

Extended Learning Networks can be supported by E-Learning – An Effective Case


These courses are allocated as per the learners’ role in the organization, and are thus customized as per individual needs. Identifying ways to ‘push’ learning: The cycle of continuous learning was suitably strengthened by periodic assessments – both online as well as offline.

The talent behind TalentLMS: A chat with our Lead Mobile Developer


What does the role entail? You can access it from everywhere, even offline if needed, and it is fast and, most importantly, secure. Future versions of the app will have the ability to store and display uploaded videos and documents such as MS Office and PDF, even when offline.

11 Differences between a MOOC and an Online Course

ID Reflections

The roles blur making learning a democratic process rather than a hierarchical one. The offline and the online world can come together with the boundary of a MOOC being essentially porous. I love this definition of MOOCs by Ignatia Inge deWaard in her e-book, MOOC Yourself: “A MOOC is a non-defined pedagogical format to organize learning /teaching/training on a specific topic in an informal, online, and collaborative way.”

Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

Web Courseworks

Yes, but no blogs or chat. · User and role management used. PDF is coming. · Mobile package. · Offline mobile player connected. to SCORM 1.2 – allows offline interaction of SCORM packages – would have to integrate with Claro’s API.

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Demystifying how we learn at the Workplace: Creating pathways for impactful learning


The learners decide their own learning path – often requisitioning courses that they perceive as beneficial to their role in the organization. In the corporate scenario, Knowledge is what equips an employee to do his or her job better.

The 3 C’s of Social Learning for Associations

WBT Systems

Vygotsky’s theory emphasizes the fundamental role of social interaction in the development of cognition, outlined in this article.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development


The diagram below by Dion Hinchcliffe is a succinct illustration of how digital technology has been and will continue to play a key role in bringing about this change. What role will communities play in transforming the way organizations function?

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC

ID Reflections

Jobs and roles are rapidly evolving with new ones emerging, and old ones getting automated or vanishing altogether. In the context of this need for continuous learning, MOOCs can play a critical role.

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6 Useful Tips to Implement Blended Learning through an LMS

CommLab India

We all know that assessments play a key role in the evaluation of your learners’ comprehension of the subject matter delivered. You can use the LMS to track learning interactions through blogs, discussion forums, podcasts, social media, offline messaging, and email communications.

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Six Obstacles to Building Communities in Organizations

ID Reflections

I have written before about the fallibility of trying to have social learning as a bolt on strategy , on the role of social technology as an avenue for building communities in organizations , and the importance of building communities to facilitate emergent learning.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning


This is leading to a shift in the role of the L&D department – from managers and disseminators of formally designed programs to facilitators and enablers of collaboration and communities. “ …changes in mindset are more important than changes in hardware or software. ” ~ Steve Denning.

ASTD DC Metro 2013 Presentation Resources:Gamification of Learning

Kapp Notes

Simulating instructional roles through pedagogical agents. Simulating Instructional Roles through Pedagogical Agents. Pedagogical Agents as Learning Companions: The Role of Agent Competency and Type.

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What is Tin Can API?


As a result, Tin Can delivers a far more detailed view of learner progress, within and beyond traditional learning environments, both online and offline. The role of the Learning Record Store.


Scaling with eLearning: How & Where to Grow


enhancing an employee’s relevant knowledge for their job role). Incorporating engaging offline learning aspects. It was soon established that staff were struggling to get to grips with this particular area as it had no relevance to their actual job roles.

"Digital Mindset": What is it All About?

ID Reflections

"Digital mindset" seems to have become another buzzword--rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise--whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general.

Creating a Strategic Learning Partnership


While keeping your team structure as flat as possible is a good goal, the size and role diversity of your team helps determine the management structure. There are a lot of great ideas for building teams without taking people offline.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations


I have written before about the fallibility of trying to have social learning as a bolt-on strategy , on the role of social technology as an avenue for building communities in organizations , and the importance of building communities to facilitate emergent learning.

Avoiding Information Overload in Online Learning Environments: An e-learning perspective


Instead of increasing the textual content in an e-course, background reading and other resources can be made downloadable or available offline. The LMS should make all available trainings accessible to the learners – as per their respective departments and roles.

Build Trust with Technology-enabled Antitrust Compliance Training

CommLab India

For this reason, communication through higher officials plays a major role in the antitrust compliance programs. Also, MOODLE LMS can also give you the benefit of offline access to your courses. Antitrust laws, often referred to as “competition laws” are enforced by the U.S

Subscription learning: Because repetition is the mother of learning


These days there is a subscription for anything – from daily pics of cute cats to new o scientific breakthroughs and every sale both online and offline. We humans have always had a tendency to find our models in the animal kingdom.

A Network of Experts: From Content Curation to Insight Curation

CLO Magazine

While technology has always played a role in disrupting how work gets done and how organizations stay competitive, what is different now is the pace of transformation.

Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

Your Association LMS should also provide a comprehensive eCommerce solution (either in the LMS or through your AMS) to enable you to show correct prices and taxes based on location and role of your members.