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.

Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Synchronized Web Browsing

InSync Training

Synchronized web browsing can add great interaction to any virtual classroom design. It also provides an opportunity to use the entire internet as potential content in the virtual classroom.

Synchronous vs asynchronous elearning

eFront

In today’s elearning environment the type of learning that takes place is generally divided into one of two categories: synchronous and asynchronous. What is synchronous learning? Examples of synchronous elearning are online chat and videoconferencing.

Synchronous or Asynchronous: Factors that Influence Training Strategy

CommLab India

Training managers are often required to take a decision on whether to opt for synchronous or asynchronous learning programs. This blog gives them an insight into the factors that influence the choice of training strategy. eLearning Design Asynchronous learning

10 Must-Read Materials About Synchronous Learning

TalentLMS

This week we gathered 10 must-read articles about synchronous learning so next time not only your choice will be easier but if you choose to deliver real-time e-learning experience, you will know everything you need to make it super valuable and engaging. Opinion synchronous

Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

Synchronous. 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. What do you think of when you hear the term eLearning?

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.

Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Karen Hyder’s webinar, Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions from the Training Magazine Network. Lecture is a bad use of synchronous online learning.

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

Pract.us

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. People are most familiar and comfortable with synchronous learning.

Synchronous vs. Asynchronous eLearning for Business Training Programs

ej4 eLearning

Today we’ll analyze synchronous and asynchronous eLearning approaches and which will work best for your company. Synchronous. A synchronous teaching (or in your case, training) structure has both the educator and the student working together at the same time.

Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Synchronized Web Browsing

InSync Training

I In this blog series, Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics, I''ll be sharing high-level summaries of virtual classroom tools, including chat , breakout rooms , whiteboards , application sharing , synchronized web browsing , and survey and feedback tools. Synchronized Web Browsing.

Troubleshooting: Parallels Mouse Synchronization

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Double-click Parallels Mouse Synchronization Device. The Parallels Mouse Synchronization Device Properties dialog box appears. Select Parallels Mouse Synchronization Device and click Next. by AJ George We had a bit of a panic here at IconLogic.

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. Instructors often play the role of facilitator; in synchronous environments scaffolding and structure is very important for success. SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING TOOLS.

Adobe Presenter Video Express: Synchronizing Voiceover Audio with Slide Builds

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

That's where synchronization comes in. In Adobe Presenter, you can synchronize slide animation with the imported audio in just a few mouse clicks. The presentation opens in Slideshow view, and the Synchronize dialog box opens. Now that you have synchronized the audio with the animations, click the Play button to review your work. Close the Synchronize dialog box and you'll find that your project now sports perfectly synchronized audio and animations.

3 LMS Must-Have’s to Support Synchronous eLearning

TalentLMS

With all of this flexibility and the ability to cater to each learner’s preferred learning style, most e-learning course strategies are divided into what is known as synchronous and asynchronous learning categories. What is Synchronous Learning?

Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning: Benefits and Limitations

CommLab India

With the global spread and time constraints, organizations today are training their employees by embracing either synchronous or asynchronous eLearning. Here we will discuss synchronous and asynchronous learning along with their benefits and limitations.

Welcome to Synchronous E-Learning Month

Bottom-Line Performance

July’s focus is on Synchronous e-Learning, better known as distance learning. Synchronous E-Learning Defined. You may or may not be familiar with synchronous e-learning. From the eLearning Guild’s Handbook (which is a great FREE resource), synchronous e-learning includes things like: instant messaging. Synchronous and asynchronous e-learning aren’t just growing in the business world. What questions do you have about synchronous e-learning?

My Synchronous e-Learning “Two Cents”

Bottom-Line Performance

I completed my Masters of Education in Learning and Technology through synchronous (and asynchronous) e-Learning. As a working mother of two the main appeal of synchronous learning was convenience. I thought I would share some tips on how to maximize your synchronous e-Learning: Remove all distractions…headphones and a closed door can be your friend (don’t forget to close all those other windows on your computer, too…no checking email!).

Benefits and Limitations of Synchronous Learning [Infographic]

CommLab India

Synchronous e-learning is real-time learning where learners are in different places. Synchronous e-learning is gaining popularity because of improved technology and Internet bandwidth capabilities.

Synchronous or Asynchronous Learning – How to Make the Right Choice?

CommLab India

To make the e-learning initiative in your organization a success, there are two different e-learning methodologies of synchronous and asynchronous learning to choose from. Which training technique would you go with, synchronous or asynchronous learning? Synchronous Learning.

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.

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."

Super Synchronous SMEs: Subject Matter Experts as Virtual Trainers

InSync Training

To reduce costs and get business-critical data to the workforce more quickly, organizations are finding it expedient to reduce their dependency on the training function and give Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) the responsibility for educating workers. Virtual Classroom - Facilitation

Comparing 2D and 3D Synchronous Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a video I created for my "Learning in 3D Class" which contrasts the world of 2D Synchronous tools with 3D Synchronous learning tools. The video is based on the work Tony O'Driscoll and I did for the e-learning guild's Synchronous Learning 360 Report.

Adobe RoboHelp: Synchronize the TOC Automatically

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

RoboHelp's Synchronize Table of. Click the Next button and select Synchronize Table of Contents and then select. by Kevin Siegel One of the three most common features of any help. system is the Table of Contents (the Index and Search features are the others). However, even while most Help Authors take the time to create a detailed and. seemingly helpful TOC, most Help System customers will not look to the TOC first. when they are trying to get help.

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.

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.

In response to The importance of being synchronous

ID Reflections

My response to The Importance of being synchronous from Onlignment. The vibe and synchronized energy have to be there. Tags: asynchronous comm synchronous comm social networking sites communication It's a great discussion topic and there is already a very thoughtful comment posted.

The 7 most important LMS features to support Synchronous Learning

eFront

This type of e-learning, in which students and teachers interact at the same time, is called “synchronous” in the relevant jargon. ?n n this blog post we’ll describe some essential LMS features to support synchronous learning.

Synchronous e-learning myths #2: Classroom will always be best

Clive on Learning

Further evidence came from Matthew James and Dr Kathy Seddon from NCSL who presented on 'multi-layered synchronous learning'. Coming next: the myth that synchronous e-learning is essentially a 2D experience Continuing my review of last Friday's eLearning Network Thinking Synch event, I was surprised by several case studies that seemed to suggest that better results could be achieved in the virtual classroom than face-to-face.

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. I've seen some really good web conferencing sessions but more often than not they're simple presentations with slides, sprinkled with interactions.

Synchronous eLearning Design Overview

eLearning Blender

As I described in my last post ( Help me Design Synchronous eLearning ), I am working on a school project that requires the design of an eLearning course that includes at least one online synchronous session. I've included an outline of my lesson plan for the introductory synchronous session and would love your feedback. Please let me know if you have any ideas to help improve the design or if you just have a comment about synchronous eLearning in general.

Telepresence: upping the stakes in synchronous online communication

Clive on Learning

I've just booked a four-day trip to Indianapolis to participate in a client problem-solving meeting. There are just four of us participating, two from the UK, to from the USA. The meeting lasts just two days, so the remaining two days are largely wasted in travelling.

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.