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 defining characteristic of a synchronous activity is that all the participants have to be available at the same time. The argument for being synchronous There is nothing inherently wrong with synchronous communication.

The role of collaborative learning in a social landscape


Does the nature of time play a role? For example, is social learning synchronous and collaborative learning asynchronous? At Kineo we’ve been considering how collaborative learning can be incorporated into our social strategy. But before we can do that we first need to define collaborative learning. Is it just a synonym for social learning or does it have its own unique identity? So many questions! Let’s explore them now.

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Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement

The Peformance Improvement

What should be a manager’s role in employee learning? Learning can occur at your desk or on-the-go, synchronously or asynchronously, individually or in groups. So back to the question: “What should be a manager’s role in employee learning?”

What is Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Learning and Why Should You Care?

You may have heard people talk about synchronous and asynchronous learning before. What is Synchronous Learning? Synchronous learning refers to the traditional classroom we all know and love. Instructors take on a different role in asynchronous learning.

Comparing 2D and 3D Learning Affordances

Kapp Notes

The table below compares the affordances of 2D Synchronous Learning with 3D Synchronous Learning. 2D Synchronous. 3D Synchronous. Role Plays. Sensibility. Learning. Learning. Sense of Self. Emoticon. Avatar. Death of Distance. Same Time. Same Website. Same Time. Same Place. Power of Presence. Disembodied. Embodied. Pervasiveness of Practice. Exercises. Walk Throughs. Sense of Space. Limited to. Sharing a screen. Virtually Unlimited Space and Scale.

Asynch, Synch.And the Winner is?

eLearning 24-7

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? Chat room(s) – often a main one, and then some have group ones – groups play a big role in SBL. I will not lie. Not everyone loves e-learning, nor will they.

Second Life.Its Synchronous

Kapp Notes

Second Life is a Synchronous tool which means, you need more than one person to make it work. Second Life has come under a lot of attack recently because "it's empty." One especially hard hitting article How Madison Avenue Is Wasting Millions on a Deserted Second Life complained that "there's the question of what people do when they get there. Once you put in several hours flailing around learning how to function in Second Life, there isn't much to do."

Terms e-Learning Designers Should Know


Synchronous: Synchronous learning refers to a learning environment in which everyone participates at the same time. We usually think if this as classroom training, but synchronous learning can occur on-line in a virtual classroom or web conferencing system.

Synchronous e-learning myths #3: Just more death by PowerPoint

Clive on Learning

I'd like to conclude my review of last Friday's eLearning Network Thinking Synch event by expressing my surprise at just how inventive people are becoming at using synchronous e-learning technologies. Brian Bishop of Caspian Learning , showed how Teletech@Home used web conferencing to run highly authentic role plays for call centre operators based at home. The videos Ron showed just blew me away - so much more realistic and flexible than classroom role plays.

ILT is turning WBT in2 ILT online – its not working

eLearning 24-7

Instructors whether via education or business who just take the easy way out and follow a linear methodology and who have never offered real world scenarios, role playing in their own classes, seminars or presentations. Synchronous based learning, which follows the ILT approach but adds discussion boards, so that makes it okay. education elearning ILT learning WBT craig weiss e-learning online learning PowerPoint synchronous based learning wbt

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Synchronous e-learning myths #1: One hour is enough for anyone

Clive on Learning

Well, because I couldn't have synchronous e-learning myths #2 and #3 but no #1. I must admit that, up until the event, I thought I had a pretty good handle on how to use virtual classrooms and other synchronous technologies successfully. Captivate simulations and role plays. What's also interesting is that both of these examples centre on soft skills, which is not the usual focus for synchronous e-learning. This posting is a rewrite.

Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Through an interview with John Congemi, senior manager of retail learning and development, we learn that all training initiatives at Best Buy now center on the three pillars of ROLE: freedom, co-creation and a robust library of learning content.

Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices

Dashe & Thomson

Through an interview with John Congemi, senior manager of retail learning and development, we learn that all training initiatives at Best Buy now center on the three pillars of ROLE: freedom, co-creation and a robust library of learning content.

Help Me Design Synchronous eLearning

eLearning Blender

The project requires the design of an eLearning course including a synchronous portion where the facilitator and learners meet online using web conferencing software. I am working on a project for my Ed Tech class at SDSU which is putting me a little out of my comfort zone.

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


This will provide the employees with an opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge in their areas of interest beyond the purview of their current roles thus equipping them with new skills, a critical aspect of professional development.

Learning Delivery: E-Learning and Mobile Gaining Ground

CLO Magazine

CLOs shift their learning delivery based on audience and content and a small increase in synchronous e-learning or instructor-led e-learning. Overall, results show a decline in classroom-based training since 2010 and a slow but inconsistent increase in synchronous and asynchronous e-learning.

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Latest Trends In Human Resource Management

Origin Learning

Changes in technology combined with a shift in industries’ dynamics and attitudes of people have transformed the role of HR into a more demanding, more agile one. Human Resource Management is one of the crucial areas of overall business management.

10 Must-Read Articles About Asynchronous Learning


Last month we published a list of top 10 articles about synchronous learning so it’s about time to take a look at the opposite approach – asynchronous learning. Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Where do we start?

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

The eLearning Nomad

Even if you take on the role of e-facilitator as well, you still need to plan (i.e. Happy New Year to all of you, dear blog readers!

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

ID Reflections

In my earlier posts, I have written about the possible roles it can play in formal, informal and incidental learning. It can happen anytime, anywhere, in any form – synchronously, asynchronously, and semi-synchronously.

Agile Bay Area #LNDMeetup Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Then for two weeks they work on hitting the elements on the board, with a daily standup meeting to present where they’re at and synchronize. There’re different roles: a project owner who’s the ‘client’ in a sense (and a relation to who may be the end client).

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider

ID Reflections

This will provide the employees with an opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge in their areas of interest beyond the purview of their current roles thus equipping them with new skills, a critical aspect of professional development.

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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The Safety & Compliance Lookbook (Free Download)

Bottom-Line Performance

Other times, there is plenty of budget, but it is being invested in instructor-led, synchronous training that is expensive and hard to sustain. If they do not have access for a computer or mobile device in their role, an instructor-led solution may be needed.

At Play – Storytelling And Story-making

Upside Learning

Somewhere along the way, events with effects are added and stories occur in the imaginary environment with the models playing roles. The use of stories and metaphor definitely play an active role in human cognition and learning.

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Importance of corporate training for employees and organization

Your Training Edge

The corporate trainings and orientations implemented and executed by human resource departments have changed drastically in the last few decades in order to synchronize with organization goals.

Ways to Use LMS for Business Beyond Just Skill and Compliance Training


Here, planning and strategy play an important role in making the most of the features that an LMS offers. A good automation synchronizes all activities of a learner’s journey and ensures employees are acquiring new skills and latest knowledge about compliance.

The CEO and Me

CLO Magazine

After all, how the CEO defines, embraces and supports the role of the CLO will determine how much impact the CLO can have in the company and whether the role will be fulfilling. Defining the CLO Role. Other important questions about the role are: 1.

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TV In The Future Of Learning

Upside Learning

TV already plays a huge role in our lives as entertainment, it also plays a huge role in learning. Such an app might also allow for synchronization between devices and across screens, which is a natural technological evolution as all these are screens are in essence connected computers.

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50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Peformance Improvement

Instructor-centered class (virtual) – similar to classroom except instructor delivers instruction via the Web and class can be synchronous or asynchronous. (My apologies to Paul Simon.). In a learning culture , formal training is just one of many methods used to facilitate employee learning.

Leverage Virtual Classrooms For New-Age Learners


Virtual classrooms allow learners as well as trainers to communicate synchronously by incorporating elements like audio, text, video and interactive whiteboarding the course content. Social interactions play a significant role in the success of training program.

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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The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Jane Hart

Note: there are NO synchronous activities, so the Challenge is suitable for any time-zone. I would recommended it to anyone in L&D who would like to understand not only where the role of the L&D Practitioner is heading but who also wants to be involved in shaping the role too.