eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

Pedagogy- The art or practice of teaching. Synchronous Learning- 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. 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. SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?!

Transformers

E-Learning Provocateur

Beyond our misgivings with technology, moreover, the virus has also shone a light on our pedagogy. It seems like everyone’s spruiking the “new normal” of work.

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don't depend on LMS providers to understand pedagogy

eLearning Evangelist

There's an interesting post on Edutopia by Heather Wolpert-Gawron talking about the need for some synchronous F2F communications in order to have effective online learning. Asking the LMS sales person about pedagogy is like asking the school building contractor about teaching. Of course, I don't agree.

Blends, borders and boundaries

Learning with 'e's

In online and virtual forms of education, especially blended forms of pedagogy, learners are constantly transitioning between complex states as they learn, interact with their tools, content and with others; and as they navigate, discover, create, organise, remix, repurpose and share content. asynchronous Blended learning border content distance education pedagogy remix synchronous teaching Technology

How to Plan a New Online Course, Part 2: Goals and Assessments

CourseArc

Will they be synchronous or asynchronous? CourseArc Instructional Design Online Learning assessment eLearning evaluation grading instructional design learning objectives mandatory compliance training Pedagogy pilot testing project management quality control tests user experienceIn part one of our guide , we showed you how to define the learning objectives for a new eLearning course or training, and how to develop a strong course outline that ensures your objectives will be met.

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

CourseArc

ILT classes are live and linear, while online courses may be delivered in several different ways: Synchronous courses take place live, in real-time, with instructors and participants interacting online. Blended settings allow for a mix of Synchronous and Asynchronous approaches, with live interactive learning supplemented by self-directed coursework.

Coming to terms with live online learning

Clive on Learning

Remote instructor-led training (not a bad term, but the words 'instructor' and 'training' don't cross-over well into educational settings, and imply a certain pedagogy even within workplace learning). Synchronous training. Synchronous teaching and learning online. Synchronous e-learning. Webex (its ubiquity, particularly in large corporates, means that more people know what it means to hold a Webex session than a virtual classroom or a synchronous event).

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History Need Not Repeat

CLO Magazine

The first lesson is that pedagogy matters more than technology. We had to forget the idea that the case method could only be implemented with synchronous interaction, otherwise the model would not be sustainable. Homepage Commentary & Opinion Homepage Top Story - Right Column digital learning history pedagogy Phaedrus Socrates technologyTags: digital learning , history , pedagogy , Phaedrus , Socrates , technology.

eXSpace exploration

Learning with 'e's

Thirdly, all of the content that is created on the surface can be recorded and then shared in a number of ways, not just via the SMARTboard screen, but also on the personal screens of students present or absent, synchronously or asynchronously, because it can be disseminated widely through multiple digital formats. Simply being exposed to the use of new technologies may promote some innovative thinking about alternative pedagogies.

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Who's in charge?

Learning with 'e's

Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. attribution theory education Julian Rotter learning locus of control pedagogy Psychology self-efficacy student centred learning teaching theoryThis is number 35 in my ongoing series on learning theories. In this series I have been providing a brief overview of each theory, and how each can be applied in education. All the previous posts in this series are linked below, with theorists listed in alphabetical order.

Strictly for adults?

Learning with 'e's

Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. adult andragogy child education learning Malcolm Knowles pedagogy theory This is number 23 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. The last post featured David Kolb and his cyclical model of experiential learning. In this post, we review the andragogy theory of Malcolm Knowles.

How is E-learning Transforming the Entire Education Sector?

ProProfs

At that time, learning involved in-person instructions, home assignments, exams, use of specific course materials, and classic pedagogy. E-learning is classified into two broad types – synchronous and asynchronous learning. Synchronous Learning.

Words in mind

Learning with 'e's

Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. cognitive theory education learning memory pedagogy Psychology recallThis is number 34 in my learning theories series. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. In this series I have been providing a brief overview of each theory, and how each can be applied in education. All the previous posts in this series are linked below.

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

The popular sequence of events that I have recounted is often represented pictorially as a gradient, accompanied by that ubiquitous table comparing various aspects of the three pedagogies. Sure, the gradient reflects a wonderful growth of ideas, but I think it’s a trap to conclude that the latter pedagogies supersede the former. For example: Discussion forums (synchronous or asynchronous) allow the learner to ask questions, clarify concepts and share experiences.

6 Essential Steps for a Successful Digital Transformation of Your Corporate Training Programs

EI Design

Historically, that science in corporate training programs has been applied in face-to-face synchronous learning environments as the go-to modality. Digital learning, synchronous or asynchronous, is different from face-to-face training. Introduction.

Top 4 Tips For Adult Learning Theory You Need To Know

Roundtable Learning

These five assumptions clearly define adult learning characteristics separate from those of pedagogy , or learning in children. Andragogy is a learning theory that describes qualities adults prefer in their learning experiences.

The Emergence of Learning Engineering

Knowledge Avatars for Training

Learning Engineering is an emerging field that applies science, technology, and pedagogy to produce the most effective learning experience. It is an approach to teaching and learning that focuses on engineering or designing an environment to encourage, motivate, and enhance learning.

New MOOC Research: What the Findings Mean for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

Pedagogy is more important than technology. Asynchronous delivery is more effective than synchronous delivery. Asynchronous courses, like MOOCs, may work better than synchronous online courses. Aside from the time savings, the cost savings , and the boost in learner engagement, one of the biggest areas where massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide benefit is education research.

Is Having Fun in Higher Education the Way Forward?

KnowledgeOne

In an interview conducted by the TALON online teaching and learning network, Lisa Forbes and David Thomas discuss game pedagogy in higher education and online learning. “Why should children be the only ones who can have fun?”

In Challenging Times: Make Lemonade in eLearning

Litmos

If there’s a synchronous cohort, do group assignments. These work better asynchronously, of course, but they can be leveraged synchronously. And blended can mean mixing up asynchronous with synchronous activity. We also should revisit our pedagogy.

Online training in empathic mode

KnowledgeOne

Among its approaches, the pedagogy of empathy is one that can be implemented even in simplified elearning solutions. An empathic pedagogy has been shown to benefit feelings of trust, enjoyment of study, motivation and engagement in learning, the development and strengthening of a bond between teacher and learners, the creation of a positive learning environment, the development of a sense of belonging to the group, the valuing of learning, and educational success.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Online Teachers: Instructions - Online Pedagogy/Teaching Tools How to facilitate synchronous learning for real and virtual learners using technology? 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.

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Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Pedagogy: Derived from the Greek for ‘to lead’, pedagogy is a teacher-centred approach to educational activities in online and face-to-face environments. In eLearning, pedagogy involves selecting the best methods to convey information to learners. Synchronous learning: Instructor-led learning in a virtual classroom setting. Last week, we decoded tongue-twisting eLearning terms from A-L.

Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change

Your Training Edge

Training can be synchronous or asynchronous. Like rapid elearning, MOOCs also allow SMEs to build training programs, incorporate multimedia using templates and authoring tools, are generally broken into short learning units, and allow both synchronous and asynchronous training. Developers in both areas must build courses based on sound pedagogy and best practices. Technology is changing at an exponential rate.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

I’d say adaptivity (outside of tests), procedural generation, and data mining are not widely utilized by mainstream pedagogy, so for those cases it might be at technology trigger.” LTI packages vary from SCORM packages in that the typical content model follows higher education’s synchronous, weekly, semester-long format rather than the asynchronous, one-time, hour-long format of much corporate and military training.

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

It’s in your mind One of the pioneers of adult learning theory, Malcom Knowles , explored the role of adult education and facilitation (andragogy) versus the traditional style of teaching children (pedagogy). Tips for facilitating Here are a few tips you can use in a physical classroom, during synchronous online sessions, and even (with a little adaptation) with asynchronous applications: Begin by asking questions.

Here comes the SAMR

Learning with 'e's

Technology integration results in digital tools being embedded into learning, so that for example maker cultures emerge, or the classroom activities are flipped , supporting more effective pedagogies and improving student learning outcomes. This was far from a genuine integration of technology into the learning process, and it led to little or no change in pedagogy, and an inertia that prevented transformation.

Digital Learning:A Step-by-Step Guide to a Successful Rollout

Learning Wire

They synchronize content licenses, implement web design, create the learning experience, and more. We look at everything, including technology, pedagogy, strategy, company culture, and design ergonomics. A new digital learning solution can take several months to put in place.

How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?

eFront

Synchronous Learning : A real-time, instructor-led online learning event in which all participants are logged on at the same time and communicate directly with each other. Learners and teachers experience synchronous eLearning as more social and avoid frustration by asking and answering questions in real time. Based on social constructionist pedagogy eFront offers several interactive course features that will enhance an eLearning course. Joan T.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

This is in essence what the ACCME seems to be driving at with its mandates for improved outcomes reporting in order to achieve coveted Accreditation with Commendation : the ACCME offers commendation “to encourage and reward accredited CME providers for implementing best practices in pedagogy, engagement, evaluation, and change management, and for focusing on generating meaningful outcomes.”

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

I’d say adaptivity (outside of tests), procedural generation, and data mining are not widely utilized by mainstream pedagogy, so for those cases it might be at technology trigger.” LTI packages vary from SCORM packages in that the typical content model follows higher education’s synchronous, weekly, semester-long format rather than the asynchronous, one-time, hour-long format of much corporate and military training.

How to Effectively Shift to Online Teaching: The Ultimate Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

Synchronous vs. asynchronous learning – What makes a quality online course? Synchronous vs. asynchronous learning. What is synchronous learning? That’s called synchronous learning. That doesn’t mean that synchronous sessions aren’t appropriate at times.

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Professional experiences of online teachers in Wisconsin: Results from a survey about training and challenges

eLearning Evangelist

There are substantial differences both programatically and instructionally between synchronous and asynchronous programs. page 6 I would have liked to see some professional development on online pedagogy. Because they apparently buy most of their courses they have bought into the pedagogy of the course providers, But it wasn't until I questioned the presenters that I was able to get some information about where the courses came from.

ISTE2013 Presenter Profiles: Kristin Daniels

TechSmith Camtasia

So instead of spending our time showing teachers how to use various technology tools, we created short video tutorials for this purpose and instead spent our time with teachers working on deeper learning designing projects with appropriate pedagogy and technology tools and based on teacher skill and interest. TextHelp provides text-to-speech with synchronized highlighting right within Google Docs. We’re SO excited for ISTE 2013 !

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Creating Dynamic Presentations with Prezi - WISE Pedagogy , May 24, 2010. How to facilitate synchronous learning for real and virtual learners using technology? Pedagogy? Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. How do we come up with these - well it’s based on social signals (clicks, views, twitter, delicious and more). So, really, you’ve been voting on this all year long just based on your activity. Congrats to all for making the list!

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Members of the higher education academic and research communities K-12 educators and technologists Workplace technology integrators Synchronous e-Learning - eLearning Guild (Update 11/16/2010: suggested by Miriam Ramos-Warth ) The eLearning Guild’s Handbook on Synchronous e-Learning is intended for anyone who wants to produce, lead, or promote live, interactive learning events on the Web.

Boosting Course Design: 5 Easy-to-Follow Course Facilitation Techniques

TalentLMS

Pedagogy for the current digital environment has undergone a massive revolution. The eLearning course in this case is hybrid, and can be facilitated as synchronous or a live session. eLearning course facilitation is not an extension of a course developer’s job. Contrary to popular belief, instructional designers do not teach the courses they create. The reason being one and only: course facilitation is a complete field that requires training before practice.

How Online Learners Are Using Interactive Video Transcripts [STUDY]

3Play Media

As such, we hope to see more institutions of higher learning embrace a more interactive and multi-sensory pedagogy, as we too, utilize this feedback to make our time synchronized transcription solutions even better. Recently, after completing online courses for the fall 2012 semester with MIT’s OpenCourseWare , students volunteered information about their learning experience.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Pedagogy. Derived from the Greek for ‘to lead’, pedagogy is an instructor-centered approach to educational activities in online and face-to-face environments. In eLearning, pedagogy involves selecting the best methods to convey information to learners. Synchronous Learning. Synchronous Learning is instructor-led learning in a virtual classroom setting. From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around.

Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Tips for Teaching Synchronous Virtual Classes. Pedagogy (12). Best of eLearning Learning. October 9, 2009 to October 16, 2009. Upcoming Free Online Events. New Possibilities with Mobile Learning 2.0. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Mobile Learning Gains Momentum. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Saturday, October 24, 2009. Online Interviews In Real Time: Webinar And Book Release Party. Monday, October 26, 2009. Unleashing The Power Of Social Learning. Wednesday, October 28, 2009.