The importance of synchronicity

Clive on Learning

On both occasions, the idea that most got me thinking was that 'synchronous is sovereign'. Stephen's point, based in particular on his extensive recent experience working with younger students, was that participating in some sort of live event (and not necessarily face-to-face - online will do) was valued very much more highly than viewing a recording. So, don't push the slider from all synchronous to all asynchronous - find the right balance. synchronous communication

Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

Synchronous. Synchronous refers to eLearning offerings where you participate as part of a group and everyone in the group needs to be logged in at the same time. What do you think of when you hear the term eLearning?

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Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning: Benefits and Limitations

CommLab India

With the global spread and time constraints, organizations today are training their employees by embracing either synchronous or asynchronous eLearning. Here we will discuss synchronous and asynchronous learning along with their benefits and limitations.

Synchronous vs asynchronous elearning


In today’s elearning environment the type of learning that takes place is generally divided into one of two categories: synchronous and asynchronous. What is synchronous learning? Examples of synchronous elearning are online chat and videoconferencing.

Strategies for transformation 2: from synchronous to asynchronous

Clive on Learning

The second step on the route to transformation is a shift from interventions that are synchronous to those that are asynchronous. In case you''re not familiar with the jargon, ''synchronous'' learning activities happen in real-time - they are ''live''. The most obvious examples are classroom courses and on-the-job training sessions, but also in this category we must place the use of the telephone and live online tools, such as instant messaging, Skype and virtual classrooms.

The 7 most important LMS features to support Synchronous Learning


This type of e-learning, in which students and teachers interact at the same time, is called “synchronous” in the relevant jargon. ?n n this blog post we’ll describe some essential LMS features to support synchronous learning.

How to succeed with online learning for colleges and universities

eLearning 24-7

If you are a bricks and mortar college or university, you may be considering offering online courses. When you ask folks what was the first 100% online university most will say the University of Phoenix. The first was Jones International, which also was the first accredited online university. After Jones International, the number of “for-profit” online universities started to pop up everywhere. Research on online universities.

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

If you’re new to eLearning or online training, it can seem like you’re wading through alphabet soup with all the various anagrams and terminology used in this industry.

Creating Engaging Online Learning


Online learning comes in two general forms: synchronous and asynchronous. Synchronous online learning happens when several individuals (learners) are communicating or interacting with each other at the same time. This often happens online with a webinar.

Synchronous or Asynchronous Learning – How to Make the Right Choice?

CommLab India

Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing.” Organizations across the globe continue to adopt online training at a rate of 13% per year, a pace that is expected to stay consistent throughout 2017. Synchronous Learning.

Tips for blends 7: Keep a balance between the synchronous and asynchronous

Clive on Learning

You can consume the contents of books, DVDs and iPods – or their online equivalents – whenever you want; you have similar flexibility when you communicate using email, forums, SMS and social networks. Synchronous experiences, whether face-to-face, online or on the telephone, enrich a blend and provide it with momentum. Asynchronous media work at your pace – there is no requirement for you to be ‘in synch’ with anyone else.

MOOCs for Corporate E-learning

Origin Learning

Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs are relatively new yet already a rage, so much so that the New York Times named 2012 as the ‘Year of the MOOC’. MOOCs are massive, open and online – i.e. they are freely delivered over the internet to anyone who wants to enroll.

The Fact and Fiction of Online Training

Association eLearning

You’ve probably heard some of the things people say about online courses: “The courses are a lot easier than ‘regular’ courses, so you don’t learn as much.”. Employers don’t count online courses as actual training.”. Fiction: “Online courses are easier than face-to-face courses.”.

Synchronous or Asynchronous? How to Pick Your Training Delivery Method by Danielle Slatinsky

Learning Solutions Magazine

Creating effective online instruction requires consideration of many factors if it is to lead learners to achieve the desired skills and knowledge.

Building An Online Learning Community by Kevin Wilcoxon

Learning Solutions Magazine

How can an instructional designer (ID) leverage social interaction online to engage learners, increase exchange and dialogue, and get better results, without losing the purposeful focus provided by an instructor or traditional course content and structure?

Google+ Hangouts: Six Practical Uses for Online Education by Jeremy Vest

Learning Solutions Magazine

In addition to video chat for up to 10 people, Hangouts provides most of the features of expensive online meeting Websites. Blended Content Management Design Strategies Social Media SynchronousGoogle+ Hangouts is a video group-chat feature that Google added to its offerings this summer.

How We Helped Faculty Move Courses Online

Allison Rossett

It was a sustainable effort that grew into an ecosystem that enabled the university, in difficult budget circumstances, to develop online courses cost effectively. Each participant has four months to develop and prepare to teach this online course. Suzanne Aurilio is my guest blogger.

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MOOC – Setup for Failure?

eLearning 24-7

Unless you have been like Rip Van Winkle for the past few years, you are well aware of the latest rage in online education – MOOC. Massive Online Open Courses – better known as MOOC – are big – in terms of courses, end users and online learning. As the term applies, MOOCs are massive online open courses. Ability to locate courses via free course aggregators/directories/lists online. What is synchronous based?

Face time

E-Learning Provocateur

We have asynchronous tools such as online discussion forums, synchronous tools such as instant messaging, and semi-synchronous tools such as Twitter. And if you can, organise synchronous sessions, preferably featuring the participants’ voices and faces.


The difference between designing online and face-to-face workshops

The eLearning Nomad

Yes, it’s different – because your learners will be at a distance, and the communication happens online. Happy New Year to all of you, dear blog readers!

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session. Because it was their first ever public session and my first ever online session neither of us knew what we were doing. It definitely takes additional thinking/preparation to be good online.

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The Art of Facilitating Online Training Classes

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

During this live, 3-hour online training event you will learn how to facilitate online (synchronous) training classes. You will be introduced to the best practices for leading an online training class and the hardware, software and venture capital you will need to get started.      Instructor: Kevin Siegel.   Click here to learn more or to sign up  

How We Helped Faculty Move Their Courses Online

Allison Rossett

It was a sustainable effort that grew into an ecosystem that enabled the university, in difficult budget circumstances, to develop online courses cost effectively. Each participant has four months to develop and prepare to teach this online course. Suzanne Aurilio is my guest blogger.

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Online Trainer Training: Engaging the Virtual Learner

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Published reports say " the average student in online learning conditions perform better than those receiving face-to-face instruction." " That's encouraging news for trainers and training companies looking to offer classes online. Before jumping into the online training world with both feet, consider this: the world is littered with online courses that fail. Typically, online classes that do not succeed are dull and far from interactive.

ILT is turning WBT in2 ILT online – its not working

eLearning 24-7

I’m tired of hearing that because people do not have an instructional design background nor training background, it is acceptable to create linear courses online. I received an e-learning grant and was doing research on online learning, pricing and how colleges and universities could achieve success. At the age of 62 with a high school education, with limited technical skills, she would appear to be the last person you would think could create sound interactive online courses.

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Tips for online decision making

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

It is amazing to see the energy of the people who dive into the first online block. It is very hard to make decisions online in asynchronous discussions. Online it is even more complicated because you need someone to take the lead online.

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Nuts and Bolts: From Classroom to Online, Think “Transform” not “Transfer” by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

Moving an existing classroom course to online delivery is the way many eLearning initiatives get started. Asynchronous Blended Getting Started Instructional Design SynchronousIt is also, unfortunately, the way that many initiatives get off to a bad start, or even fail. Jane provides. great tips for successful transformation of learning – you can apply them to your first effort, or to any. conversion project.

Developing Online Courses Accessible to All – 4 Aspects to Consider

CommLab India

What does it take to develop online courses that can be used seamlessly by all learners, including those who are differently-abled? The navigation of your online course needs to be simple, so that learners can move through it using their keyboards. eLearning Design Online Courses

Non-verbal communication for online facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

So how does this work for online facilitators and trainers. I think this is one of the reason that there are not many trainers yet who have stepped up to facilitate online - they feel lost online - as facilitating in a room where the light is turned off. Use synchronous moments.

Why You Need Online Learning Nuggets for Product Training

CommLab India

How can you impart good product training online? Online learning nuggets can be used to overcome this problem. Today, it is possible to create an online learning nugget in about 15-20 days. Bite-sized online learning modules can be used as job-aids very effectively.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider


11 Difference between a MOOC and an Online Course. They can be “semi-synchronous”: MOOCs can have a blend of modalities from videos and podcasts to reference links to blogs and articles, excerpts from books, whitepapers and so on.

Asynch, Synch.And the Winner is?

eLearning 24-7

That is reality, but it is not because they find the whole online learning experience to be so distasteful, rather their like or dislike is tied to the way they need to learn. The key though is inherently tied to the two types of e-learning: asynchronous based learning and synchronous based learning. Synchronous Based Learning (SBL). How often have you heard the term “synchronous based learning&# and been told it is e-learning? Is SBL the same as Online ILT?

Tips for Adapting an In-Person Course to an Online Course


If you have designed and administered successful in-person, Instructor-Led Training (ILT) modules, you may want to convert those classes into online courses to reach a wider audience. What works for your ILT classes, but will need to be redesigned for an online format?

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Online Learning VS Traditional Formats: The Big 4 Benefits of eLearning


The debate to compare the differences and similarities between online and traditional learning environment is as old as 1999. But how do traditional and online learning formats actually differ , and what can you expect from a transition to eLearning?

Empowering Employee-Led Learning (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

This 4-week online workshop will consider how you can nurture “learnability” (the desire and ability to constantly learn new things) as well enable and support individuals to take (more) responsibility for their own learning at and for work. ABOUT THIS ONLINE WORKSHOP.

Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

eLearning 24-7

Log Entry: Online Educa Berlin, Berlin, Germany. For those of uninitiated, Online Educa Berlin, is an e-learning conference geared towards higher education and with some corporate. Online product where you take an initial assessment to find strengths, weaknesses, etc. Speaking.

Designing Synchronous e-Learning Courses

Bottom-Line Performance

We’re continuing our discussion of synchronous e-learning (aka. Today, I want to talk about how to actually design synchronous e-learning courses. There are many elements of course design that need to be taken into consideration for synchronous e-learning.