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Learning with e's

We took part in multi-national games that went on all day, where we played the roles of politicians and generals, as we tried to avert a nuclear war. This is part 7 in a series of posts on the future of learning and technology.

2016 Top Tools for Learning

Performance Learning Productivity

Google search will no doubt play a role in raising that to a new level. Skype : I don’t like the way Microsoft have taken this great application and is trying to manipulate its users, but in its ‘raw’ form it is still a great communication tool and easy to use on virtually any device.

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Facilitation without frontiers: breaking boundaries of time and space with online methods

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Time boundaries (we set a date whether it is for half day, 1 day, 3 days or 2 weeks) These boundaries limit the quality of the design of the process, because sometimes there are people who are not invited into the space whom could play an important role. You may invite them by skype or by open spaces like Twitter. Last Friday I facilitated a workshop for the #iaf conference in the Netherlands. The theme was 'facilitation without frontiers'.

The changing skill set of the learning professional

Clive on Learning

The analysis that follows defines three skill areas, each encompassing four roles. The learning professional will frequently find themselves in the role of project manager, bringing together a wide range of specialists to design, develop and deliver a solution. Skills define us.

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The Fact and Fiction of Online Training

Association eLearning

Interaction was encouraged and enhanced through tools like text messaging, Skype, Adobe Connect, Second Life, and that old faithful standby, the telephone. Accredited online programs serve an important role in helping learners close these skill gaps.

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How to Encourage Social Learning within Your Organization

Origin Learning

Be it socio-political conflicts in countries, online campaigns to create awareness about a disease outbreak, raising funds for calamity struck people or learning to do every day stuff- the social media is now playing a crucial role in our lives.

Why I love working with e-learning sceptics

The eLearning Nomad

She asked about our services and we had an initial Skype contact. Part of our role is demonstrating that there are different approaches that lead to much better learning experiences. Two weeks ago, I was contacted by someone on the L&D team of an NGO. She said the organisation is aiming to add an e-learning component to the current staff training programme to increase reach and reduce the costs of training people all over the world.

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The Fact and Fiction of Online Training

Association eLearning

Interaction was encouraged and enhanced through tools like text messaging, Skype, Adobe Connect, Second Life, and that old faithful standby, the telephone. Accredited online programs serve an important role in helping learners close these skill gaps.

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Non-verbal communication for online facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I also know often on a Skype call when someone is multitasking. If you role model online showing your emotions others will also be likely to follow. But it could also be that you can see who is online ( for instance in Ning or Facebook you can see who is connected, or also on Skype ).

Making the Modern Workplace


In the keynote speech at last month’s Inspire conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke about the enormous opportunity brought about by digital transformation, how it’s creating the “modern workplace,” and his company’s role in this evolution.

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Learned Helplessness of Learning #chat2lrn

Nick Leffler

Shortly after Skyping with Mark and Lesley Price of the chat2lrn crew, Mark and I were busy at work authoring the questions in Google Docs. What role can data play in helping people overcome #LHoL?

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Would Robots Run the Classroom in the Future?

MagicBox Blog

With our dependency on technology, there is no doubt that it has the capability to take over the roles played by us. It has been observed that children engaged more when learning from a controlled robot rather than when they interacted with the teacher via Skype call.

Toward the Future: Adapting to the characteristics of Workforce 2.0


Joe often arranges classroom-based training for his team so that they too can become specialized in their roles. And why more and more people want to join virtual teams who communicate via Skype while sipping coffee in their pajamas.

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Product Review: Litmos LMS

eLearning 24-7

Skype integrated into the system. To utilize this feature, both people have to have Skype. The end user can be assigned one of four roles in the system, and within the profile, it will be identified. So what makes a Lite LMS different from a Standard LMS?

How Video Adds Faces and Value to Digital Workplaces

KZO Innovations

Skype reported that 35% of its 2 billion minutes of traffic – some video and some voice-only – is business-related (Gartner). Top recommendations include: Use role profiles founded in business cases to develop an understanding of what video interaction technologies are necessary to support digital workspaces. Digital workplaces today must be video-friendly in order to keep pace with consumer interests.

8 Ways to Cover Social Activities in Your Training Course


Once in a while, invite a trainee to take over the teaching role. They should then teach this online training material to their classmates using a video-conferencing platform like Skype or Google Hangouts. Online training is usually perceived as a sole endeavor.

Learning Rebel Book Review: The Social Leadership Handbook by Julian Stodd

Learning Rebels

He has also kindly offered to have Skype coffee with me (eek, what do I say?) As a business owner, there are many types of communities I’m a part of, and that I value – it’s important to consider my role in those communities and be fluid.

Taking Stock and Making Choices: Working from home and other such stuff

ID Reflections

Skype and Hangout are second best. Bonds don’t form over a Skype call but over coffee and lunch when conversations veer to the personal and discussions revolve around interests. In today’s non-hierarchical, networked organizations with fluid job roles, conversations over coffee are often how people find out about skills and common passions. I have come back to blogging after a hiatus of almost 5 months.

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Learning About Screencasting

Matthew Guyan

So, I went to JB Hi-Fi and I found a Skype Headset (it has a USB connection and a noise cancelling microphone) and I’m much happier with the quality. A few months ago David Anderson started a new type of E-Learning Hero Challenge – creating screencasts (which are short ‘how-to’ video clips).

(almost) Everything about video for learning professionals

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Video changes the role of the teacher or trainer/facilitator. January was our #videoleren theme on Twitter with the Ennuonline twitter tips. In this blogpost I do a wrap up of this theme.

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Blended Learning is Making Waves

CLO Magazine

Today, my role is to promote marine research, education and conservation. According to the U.S.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Education often plays a strategic role in driving awareness, interest, trial and purchase by targeted prospects. Adobe Connect , WebEx , GoToMeeting , Zoom , Skype are all standalone applications that commonly operate side-by-side with an LMS, sharing two-way registration and completion data.

Thursday’s Trending e-Learning Topic: Social Learning


Since then, many companies and educators have implemented formal social learning plans, especially now that social media has an important role in the e-Learning industry. More examples of social learning are videos, infographics or Skype-calling your colleagues.

The benefits of business simulation

Sponge UK

Even if the content of the simulation is not relevant to the exact role a learner plays in an organisation they will benefit from taking part. VaxSim is a multi-media business simulation game that combines digital, video, gaming and live role-play elements.

Key Factors in MOOC Success, Part 2

Your Training Edge

The availability of information online has steadily been changing the role of the instructor in classrooms from elementary schools to corporate universities. Good MOOCs are designed from the ground up as complete digital learning environments, and part of this design is to shift the role of the instructor from being primarily a deliverer of content to being a facilitator for learning. As we saw in the previous post, real data on MOOCs is just starting to become available.

Strategies for transformation 2: from synchronous to asynchronous

Clive on Learning

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. It makes it possible for learners to work together on practical activities such as role-plays.

Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

As you can see: from the wrap-around model to collaboration social media is playing an increasingly central role. This also means that your role as facilitator is different in the collaboration model from the wrap-around and integrated model.

Building the Leader of the Future

CLO Magazine

Leadership development should accordingly move away from superficial competency models, best practices and role-plays toward helping people uncover their leadership energy by clarifying their values and purpose,” Peshawaria said. By almost any measure, Scott Kriens was a successful leader.

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Upskilling Employees: Advantages and Methods To Teach Staff More


Employees who are challenged to grow outside of their roles tend to get excited about what might be around the corner for them. Lunch and Learns can even be done online via Skype. Corporate leaders understand that employee turnover is expensive.

6 Tips for a Successful Offshore E-learning Partnership

CommLab India

Experience plays a crucial role when choosing an offshore partner. Before you decide on your offshore partner , assess their expertise over an online interaction through Skype or Google Hangouts. Organizations the world over are adopting e-learning to train their workforce.

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Assign people into roles. Readings Lists for Instructional Designers - Learning Visions , August 4, 2010 Amit Garg begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting has posted a nice list of 22 essential books for beginning instructional designers. Aiding in such things as increasing positive learner attitudes and providing a social role model for interactions. Roles (77).

Why blended learning paves the way to business success


Some skills, like negotiation, are hard to be taught - and learned - online, since non-verbal communication plays an incredibly important role. Skype group calls, Google Hangouts, live webinars or telepresence robots do their job really well in connecting people that work from different parts of the world. Information is the currency of today.

Why (and How) to Design Association Education for Young Professionals

WBT Systems

For Gen Z, technology has always been a part of life: “As digital natives, they expect technology to play an instrumental role in their educational experience.”. Millennials and Gen Z grew up with collaborative technology like Skype, Google Docs, and online forums. Millennials will make up nearly half the U.S. workforce by 2020. Generational definitions vary but most characterize millennials (or Generation Y) as 21 to 35 year olds.

Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


We are continuously conversing on Skype and we meet online as a group every Monday morning to talk over news and gossip, chat about trends, and ask for pointers and help. My role was to point out to organizations that they were investing in the wrong place: formal learning. This makes absolute sense in this fast changing world of today where innovation, creativity and ability to adapt play a significant role in deciding an organization’s future.


Learning with e's

I have also been able to tackle subjects that others would not dare to discuss, such as inedible school dinners , pencil suites and the role meerkats play in the curriculum. Personal appearances at workshops, seminars and conferences, either in person or using Skype are another option.

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Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


There’s a difference however, in that we’re more about performance than learning, and so our use of performance support and the network in lieu of learning is more acceptable than what we might expect in schools (though they too should start looking at the role of networks and cognitive tools). We can know about who we’re helping, where they are, what they know, what their role is, and what’s available to customize the delivery. Use Twitter, Facebook, Skype, Plus, and LinkedIn.

2015 LMS Rakings for K-12, HE and Report Criteria

eLearning 24-7

How do you notify the administrator of the system – by phone, e-mail, Skype or multiple? Training and Support plays a big role IMO for HE and K-12 platforms. As such, it plays a huge role in factoring points. I’m here. In Berlin, that is, preparing for the Online Educa Berlin Conference, kicking off on Wednesday. Sessions galore.

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