Global learning collectives

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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.

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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Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

Bottom-Line Performance

At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends. Articles on trends can be fun reads, but do they really help us see the future? Do trends really matter? I’ll let you decide. I went back and found a 1998 ATD (then ASTD) State of the Industry report.

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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.

Blended Learning is Making Waves

CLO Magazine

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

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 ).


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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Five tools for global educators

Learning with e's

Recently I have been considering the changing role of teachers who are adopting technology to extend the walls of the classroom. I consider myself a global educator and have tried to articulate my ideas on why this is a different role to traditional teaching.

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.

Visual Design Tips from the eLearning Coach


Podcasting: Blue Yeti mic, Skype, Call Recorder. What role do stories play in the eLearning courses? Stories often play a big role in the courses I design because the human brain is attuned to learning through stories.

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'.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Moreover, by using curation tools such as Twitter, Yammer, Skype and other texting tools, as well as Facebook, social/informal learning is progressing at a pace. What role does ’innovation’ play in determining influencers’ contributions to the e-learning world for your annual list of the ’Top Ten Movers and Shakers’? Could you share any one inspiring story (on L&D performing the role of a wonderful ’storyteller’)?

4 Ways to improve Video Conferences in Instructor-Led Training (ILT)


We have experienced the wonders and convenience of Skype video conferences. Video conferences are utilized for online demonstrations, role-playing activities and for presenting feedback on physical actions. Notice how inexpensive and effective such online meetings are.

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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.

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.

Multiple identities

Learning with e's

Do I modify my speech or the way I present myself when I'm speaking on the telephone, or on Instant Messaging, or Skype, or a webcam link? Who am I? What is my online persona? Do I present myself as the same in every situation?

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.

Flip your classroom: The benefits & challenges of the flipped classroom approach in enterprise learning


Put simply, it means reversing the traditional roles of class work and homework. Allow learners to contact you through multiple means – phone, email, Twitter , corporate video conferencing, Skype. Growing pressure on corporate training budgets and the high demand on company trainers, mentors and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), has put renewed focus on alternative approaches used by businesses to train their staff. The flipped classroom approach has emerged as a clear frontrunner!

Successful Business Digitals – How Do They Do It?

Your Training Edge

The use of free technologies like Google services and Skype, save a lot of money by allowing free conferences.


What Can You Expect in 2013?

CLO Magazine

According to a December 2011 issue of Business Insider, the mobile apps analytics firm Distimo said many popular apps were games such as Angry Birds, social networking such as Facebook, Skype and Twitter, and other content such as Google Maps and iBooks. The video trend will continue in 2013 as video is embedded into Web courses, attached to learning databases and appears on self-generated YouTube sites, Skype and video-enabled webcasting.

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


Simulation: Highly interactive application that allows learners to model or role-play a scenario. Social learning: Learning that integrates social tools a learner is likely to use, for example Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter and Skype.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Add to this VOIP/Skype, 3G and what’s happening with video on demand.

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.