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. Demonstrate = Application share/web tour. Voice & Language.

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.

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Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

28 Web Conference Training Tips - eLearning Weekly , July 10, 2009 Learning to use web conferencing technology is pretty easy, but there is a lot more to training via web conference than just putting on a headset, dialing up an audio-conferencing bridge, and logging onto the application. When developing PowerPoint slides to use in web conference training follow these guidelines: Simplify content. Conference Survival Guide for the Web Worker.

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Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.


As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order. ConnectNow operates inside a web browser.

Can web training software replace your offline training?


An instructor with a monotone voice that just wouldn’t stop talking. Also expensive, and perhaps even costlier than the above, is the fact the offline learning, due to its synchronous nature, disrupts your normal business hours and operations.

Telepresence in the flesh

Clive on Learning

A year ago I posted about Telepresence: upping the stakes in synchronous communication. The video quality is wonderful and the sound is positioned correctly on the stereo spectrum, so voices appear to come from the people that are speaking.

Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

Tony Karrer

In the first two posts, Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality and Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , we introduced the text to speech voice and discussed issues of quality related to its components: the natural language processor (NLP) and the digital signal processor (DSP).

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

In their jobs, workplace learning professionals continue to make heavy use of e-learning authoring tools as well as web conferencing tools (which are on the rise this year by the way), whereas their own personal/professional toolsets include a wider range of social and other tools.:

Facilitators: Make Your Virtual Training Stick

Bottom-Line Performance

Synchronous virtual training is led in real time by a facilitator. It’s refreshing to hear a different person’s voice in the middle of a lengthy session.

5 Best Practices For An Effective Virtual Team Experience


I clearly remember sitting on the edge of my seat, with the voices from motionless faces filling my small gray cubicle as I tried to find a good time between overlapping arguments to make my point. messages), and have fewer synchronous (e.g. phone call or web chat) communications.

TCC08: Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible

Experiencing eLearning

Steven: physical disability–unable to use standard mouse or keyboard, voice is soft & hard to understand. Online course with asynchronous (LMS) & synchronous (Web conferencing). Hearing and speaking during synchronous meetings. Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible to Students with Disabilities. Presenters: Adam Tanners, Doctoral Student in Exceptionalities, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI.

iPad for eLearning


iPad was not created for supporting eLearning and (or) mLearning instead it was created as a media device that supports books, magazines, newspapers, games, music, video and web access. As you can understand it has a microphone and speakers that can be used with Skype and Google Voice.

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Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

Kapp Notes

The first software element that makes up a virtual world is a synchronous learning tool similar to WebEx or Adobe Connect or Saba’s Centra. Synchronous learning tools allow for real-time interaction on a computer among learners separated by great distances. This is similar to the Web 2.0

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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E-Learning in 2014: The Four “M” #trends

Web Courseworks

According to Comscore, “multi-platform users will evolve from being a simple majority to a dominant majority, while an increasing percentage of consumers will access the web from all three leading digital media platforms.” In 2006, nano-learners were given voice.

Why we need both live and self-paced communication

Clive on Learning

What caught my attention was how this 25-30% was made up, with about 2/3 asynchronous (self-paced) and 1/3 synchronous (live/real-time), although the majority of the non-e-learning elements are synchronous as well, using the traditional classroom.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

SCORM compliant learning object generator, customized editing interface, web based media player that works across multiple platforms, video/audio, image slides, text synchronization. Tools these days come in three flavors. Geared toward e-learning developers and instructional designers.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

If you had to choose an eLearning provider solely on the basis of samples, and one gave you a module with just text, and the other gave you a module with text and a voice-over provided by professional talent, you’d be likely to think the latter represented the better product.

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Top 3 E-Learning Programs To Become A Power Searcher


Here are a few interesting facts (adapted from various research reports) related to the amount of time that we spend searching for information on the World Wide Web (WWW): Google is the most visited web site in the world. SMART WEB SEARCHING.

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Types of learning systems


It is a web application in which trainers can upload courses so that learners could access these courses anywhere anytime using a laptop or mobile devices. Also, LMS provides learners the ability to use interactive features like video conferencing, group discussions, discussion forums, etc.LMS is centralized learning thus it is available 24/7 from any location with web access. Learning management systems are by far the biggest market in the learning management system.

Interview with 3D Pioneer Randy Hinrichs, CEO of 2b3d–Part One

Kapp Notes

Prior to founding 2b3d, Randy formed the Learning Science and Technology Group in Microsoft Research, served in Advanced Strategies and Policy in Microsoft in eScience and ePublishing, and marshalled in Web based learning at Sun Microsystems producing transformative books on web page design and multimedia. The moment that we started to think about avatars, presence, immersion, synchronous interaction, we started thinking about virtual worlds and a new way of working on the Internet.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

SCORM compliant learning object generator, customized editing interface, web based media player that works across multiple platforms, video/audio, image slides, text synchronization. You can record any part of the screen’s activities,plus use a mic for voice-overs (narration). The best sound editor and yes, you can record your voice or input into the solution.You can use it to do V/O’s tutorials, use it with e-learning courses – audio editing and recording.

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

Dashe & Thomson

For those of you that use web-based aggregators like Google Reader but have not yet made room for Tweets, Twitter is an aggregator on steroids. This is a tool you use to react to something you see, hear or do and an opportunity to create a voice.

A guide to HTML5 elearning authoring tools


HTML5 is today’s standardised language for structuring and presenting content on the web. Moving to cloud-based tools, Gomo is a HTML5 authoring tool that allows you to design web-style content. Gomo is great for: Importing web content from Youtube, Google Maps and Twitter feeds.

Our Essential iOS Apps

E-learning Uncovered

2. AudioNote – Notepad and Voice Recorder $4.99. AudioNote is an incredible note-taking and voice-recording app. Dropbox is free cloud-storage and file synchronization software. It allows you to synchronize your files (including using Dropbox), too.

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Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become.

Dashe & Thomson

and “Voice-over recording use a telephone?(Brainshark) Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS?

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

VoiceThread — presentation videos with voice annotation. blendspace — share a collection of web resources with just one link. Evernote — collect resources from various sites and then save as a web page. Quandary — create web-based case studies.

NextGen LMS Features (Now and Later)

eLearning 24-7

For those who want to find APIs, check out programmable web , which has over 4,000 of them. Can also capture someone talking/appearing on a web cam too. Add the ability to have a “web clipper” You might have seen these, but if not, they can clip parts of a web page – paragraphs, images, sections and so forth. I should note that there are vendors going web apps instead, which would still slide them into next gen for the mobile feature set.

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Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

A framework for social learning in the enterprise - Learning and Working on the Web , February 24, 2010. Web 3.0: Voice-Over in eLearning - The Learning Circuits Blog , September 1, 2010. Yes, mobile moodle for iPhone is eminent, we will release open source code soon - Ignatia Webs , February 25, 2010. Editing Text to speech text for Loquendo voices in Captivate 5 - Adobe Captivate Blog , August 6, 2010. Creating tone of voice in eLearning. Web 2.0

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

Functional Design Specification (for Software Applications) – For computer and web-based training delivery, the solution may frequently include the development or modification of software applications. This is especially true for web-based applications that are to be installed on the client’s web server. Synchronous e-Learning. It is called synchronous in that it is a live event where everyone logs into the web-based virtual class at a specific time.

How to Convert Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to E-Learning


A dull voice or an inappropriate speaker can ruin the overall effect. Instructor-led training (ILT) is no longer the most suitable option for company training in our intensive daily routine.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

Web conferencing vendors can establish themselves to expand beyond the meeting standard. Text to Speech, Automatic Voice Recognition, Audio Social Learning. As aforementioned one company called Wimba already has audio – voice capabilities within their social learning product, so that learners can say their comments on a discussion board and other learners can hear the voice comments rather than read them.


What is an eLearning Authoring Tool? What is the Best eLearning Authoring Software?


Please note that I have used two critical terms here – Software Solution and Digital Content: The software solution can be a web application or even computer software. Multimedia Integration: Inbuilt useful tools such as HD screen recording, screen-casting, & audio synchronization. Embedded Multimedia tools: Built-in multimedia processing tools such as animations, images, videos, audio, voice-over dubbing, etc.

22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional Videos


Screencast-O-Matic provides the option for screencast recordings, webcam recordings or both, as well as the ability to use a microphone to record your voice. Some of its interesting features are Voice recording, speed control, screen drawing, stamps, face-camera and YouTube upload.

Global digital tribe

Learning with e's

Tribal identity in the age of the Web transcends ethnicity, traditional cultural expectations and geography (Wheeler, 2009). Post-industrial society saw the emergence of personal computers, the Web and a global communication network of mobile phones.

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