4 Ways to Make Synchronous eLearning Dazzling

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ll be back in the near future with more on our short series of social media tips. For now, let’s talk about synchronous eLearning. Synchronous eLearning (Distance Learning) was a hot topic at 2011′s DevLearn conference.

Synchronize video and animated objects

Adobe Captivate

Video gets a higher interaction rate on Social Media. One of the challenges that I faced in creating this project was to incorporate the video so that the timing of the video and of other animated objects on the stage were synchronized. Refresh your eLearning Project with video.

Synchronous vs. Asychronous E-learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Since that time, the explosion of bandwidth has made it much easier to use synchronous e-learning. This study of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning shows (not surprisingly) that each one is better at some aspects of the learning experience. Using Asynchronous vs. Synchronous E-Learning. Synchronous. When synchronous meetings cannot be scheduled because of work, family and other commitments. he social side of learning has pitfalls, too.

Synchronous vs Asynchronous Learning: Which is Right for your Learners?

LearnUpon

Whether learning a new skill or completing mandatory training, you need to decide whether synchronous vs asynchronous learning is the most effective way to support your learners. Depending on the learning objective, learners can benefit from both synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Tips and Tools for Synchronous e-Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Higher education started out as all synchronous learning - and as they have branched into web-based solutions they have stuck with the synchronous model in many cases. Higher education folks have put some thought into how adult learning theory relates to synchronous learning tools and techniques. Social presence for both the instructor and the student is important. Motivation - synchronous systems provide motivation for distance learners to keep up with their peers.

The importance of synchronicity

Clive on Learning

On both occasions, the idea that most got me thinking was that 'synchronous is sovereign'. I've had to work hard to buy into this idea, perhaps because I've been advising learning professionals for some time now to adopt asynchronous (self-paced) communication as their default, and to go synchronous (live) only when a strong argument can be made. Having said that, I'm not convinced that synchronous events are all that exciting when the experience is no different from a recording.

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.

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. Create social learning activities such as Forums, Chats, Wiki's, and Blogs.

Social Learning Cannot be a Bolt-On Strategy

ID Reflections

Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe's posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. A piecemeal approach to social learning will only serve to confound us further.

How To Use Social Learning To Boost Collaborative Learning

Wizcabin

Although collaborative learning is an essential approach, one can further enhance it with the use of social learning. In this article, we’ll be looking at how you can use social learning to boost collaborative learning. What is social learning?

Guild 360 Synchronous Learning Report Available

Kapp Notes

Kapp, professor of Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA, and Tony O'Driscoll, Performance Architecture Analysis and Design for IBM Sales Learning, immerse you into the next generation of synchronous learning systems.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

Learning Visions

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems e-Learning Guild presentation on Synchronous Learning Systems hosted by Steve Wexler, Karen Hyder, and Karl Kapp. This is true of all synchronous learning -- presenters have to keep people focused.

6 Tips To Host An Online Training Workshop To Reignite Employee Excitement

eLearning Industry

Synchronous Learning Online Collaboration Social Learning Tips Synchronous Learning Activities Synchronous Learning AdvantagesOnline training workshops and seminars are often an excuse for a day-off and some free food. Is it possible to engage employees in online training environments without these perks? In this article, I’ll share 6 tips to host an online training workshop to reignite employee excitement. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Reflecting socially

Clark Quinn

The social processing that happens when sharing is not just for formal learning, but for personal, self-directed learning as well. We can capture our understanding with images, audio or video, e.g. conducting interviews (you think differently creating a response to a deep question synchronously than asynchronously. We also may be able to review interactions in a social media system, messages and such, to reflect on our communication patterns and improve. mobile social

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Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Cammy Bean’s latest blog post provides many ideas as well as real-life examples for Using Social Media for Learning. The slow adoption of social learning is not localized to Minnesota and North Carolina.

The role of collaborative learning in a social landscape

Kineo

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

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Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. IMHO, it is a synchronous activity.

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.

Can you engage introverts in social learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

How does this relate to social learning? Can introverts engage in social learning? It could be that introverted professionals prefer to go through individual e-learning models and more extroverted professionals in social learning activities. elearning introverts social learning

Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? Because video is, apparently, a perfect manifestation of social learning theory.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. Learning and development professionals should remember the Weak Ties theory when designing social learning systems.

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

In this lonely form of learning, there is no opportunity for social learning to take place, either in the moment or as a follow up. I think we need to provide learners with some “social anchors&# in these types of eLearning programs to help facilitate the social learning process.

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Hey, That's Social Learning! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Hey, That’s Social Learning! These kids really get social learning!

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

In no realm has this been more evident than in our constant encouragement of the use of internal social media networks as a crucial benefit-multiplier for any employee training project. So, long story short, social media once again proves its immense utility in a world where Web 2.0

My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

I noticed that I use more and more social media tools and different tools to communicate. ELearninglearning is the one I use most intense, but there are more like ‘ Working smarter Daily ‘ Social media.

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads?

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.

10 Social Media Rebuttals

Clark Quinn

Jane Hart posted a tongue-in-cheek video by Ron Desi of 10 reasons why you should not have social media in the organization, and is collecting rebuttals. I figured I should weigh in, so as not to be left out ;), but I’ll go on and list 10 reasons why you should want social media in your organization that aren’t aligned with the reasons not to! Social media is a fad. You can’t control the message, and social media isn’t going to change that.

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Not Everyone is a Social Customer | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

This ever-changing technological landscape is currently held captive by social media, and for good reason. Are people still just people, customers still customers, and social media simply tools we can all add to our ever-growing belt?

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MOOCs for Corporate E-learning

Origin Learning

Flexible synchronization – MOOCs offer the benefit of courses to be synchronized among different learners taking a particular course, yet give them enough freedom to steer through the course as their schedules allow.

PKM is our part of the social learning contract

Jane Hart

Whereas most people are concerning themselves with the new social and collaboration technologies, or how to get people to collaborate, for me the key to successful social learning is how the individual engages in his/her networks and contributes what s/he has learned or is learning along the way.

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How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content.

Hey, That's Social Learning!

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Hey, That’s Social Learning! These kids really get social learning!

Who's Building the Social Learning Roads? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? I’m merely attempting to show how confusing this new world of social media is.

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Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal. The point is, Tweet Deck gives me a completely customizable, real-time social learning feed.

The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? But what does that have to do with social learning? Social learning no longer has to take place in person.

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