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.

Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

Maybe your mind jumps to webinars or interactive courses in a Learning Management System (LMS). 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.

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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.

Synchronous Software Scavenger Hunts

Experiencing eLearning

If I’m doing software application training, doing it as a webinar isn’t really my first choice. Application training via a synchronous tool like WebEx, Adobe Connect, or Elluminate too often ends up with passive learners. I’m guilty of this myself too; I’ve done some boring synchronous training that didn’t offer any opportunity to practice skills. I disagreed; I think you can teach skills with webinars if you plan the interactions correctly.

Integrate your Webinar Tool with your LMS


Integrating a webinar tool with your LMS saves you precious time and effort. When delivering courses that contain webinar sessions you’ll want to ensure it’s as straightforward as possible and that you have access to all of your data in one system.

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eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

Synchronous Learning- 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. Live webinars and virtual classrooms are both great examples.

Adobe Presenter: Convert Recorded Webinars to On-demand Resources

CommLab India

However, with the advent of the digital age, many organizations have begun using webinars to deliver their learning content. According to a study by the Content Marketing Institute , more than 60% of companies use webinars for marketing purposes.

SCORE! for Webinar Training

InSync Training

for Webinar Training. I am proud to be a contributor to the this publication, and excited to announce that we will be including this title for all Synchronous Design Certificate participants and Synchronous Facilitation Certificate participants starting June 1, 2014!

Beyond the Webinar

Web Courseworks

Beyond the Webinar: Choosing the Course Authoring Model & Team In order to know what type of team you need to accomplish your eLearning initiatives, you have to first decide what type of learning you want to create and what model of development can best accomplish those goals. There are three models: instructor-led synchronous courses, [.]. eLearning asynchronous courses authoring model course authoring elearning Jon Aleckson webinar

Creating Engaging Online Learning


Online learning comes in two general forms: synchronous and asynchronous. Synchronous online learning happens when several individuals (learners) are communicating or interacting with each other at the same time. This often happens online with a webinar.

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. Dimdim delivers synchronized live presentations, whiteboards and web pages while sharing your voice and video over the Internet - with no download.

No Escaping Mobile Learning – Webinar Recording & Audience Queries Answered

Upside Learning

As you probably already know, last week we kicked off our independent webinar series with the first one titled as ‘No Escaping Mobile Learning’ which I co-presented with Abhijit Kadle (watch recording here ). At the end of this post are answers to the questions asked in the webinar.

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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? Some SBL classes have webinar or web meeting like setting so you can see the instructor present on the topic of the day or week. I will not lie. Not everyone loves e-learning, nor will they.

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Webinar Blackboard Slides - Weekly Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Upcoming Free Online Webinars. Free Webinars - eLearning Technology , July 27, 2009. Webinar- Creating engaging eLearning using Adobe eLearning Suite - Adobe Captivate Blog , July 29, 2009. 15 Tips for Webinars: How to Add Impact When You Present Online , July 27, 2009. Tips and Tools for Synchronous e-Learning , July 29, 2009. Webinar (13). 15 Tips for Webinars: How to Add Impact When You Present Online , July 27, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning.

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.

No Lecture Webinars

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from the webinar How to Create No Lecture Webinars by Ray Jimenez , presented through Training Magazine Network. 350 participants right now–a big group for an interactive webinar. The lecture in webinars is Medusa.

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.

ILT is turning WBT in2 ILT online – its not working

eLearning 24-7

Books, presentations – heck even webinars, blogs that push and talk about theory. 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 wbtI’m tired of hearing the excuses.

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My History of Live Blogged Notes

Experiencing eLearning

When I attend webinars or participate in online courses and conferences, I usually live blog my notes. In a recent discussion about how I have learned about instructional design without getting a master’s degree, someone asked me what courses and webinars I’ve attended.

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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.

Adobe Announces Adobe Connect 9 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

The latest release of Adobe’s Web conferencing software delivers significant innovations for mobile learning, as well as other enhancements for mobile-to-mobile collaboration and for Webinars. Synchronous Tools

Delivering an Interactive Webinar

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

This being my first experience of addressing several hundred people in an online webinar, I was thrilled to experiment with this new medium. Interactivity in online webinars has its own distinct flavor. Tags: Webinar remote presentation synchronous learning eLearning Guild’s online symposium is a great way for people to meet at a conference without the need to travel.

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. Alan admits that some participants were reluctant, given a poor prior experience of webinars, but these shortcomings were short lived. Next: Synchronous e-learning myth #2: Classroom will always be bestThis posting is a rewrite.

FREE Webinar - Synchronous Learning - Hear from the experts

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

(Full Disclosure: I am a full time employee of The eLearning Guild) Synchronous Learning is still HUGE. Sure, we may not be meeting in the same room synchronously, but we meet and learn in virtual rooms. Virtual, online, synchronous learning is powerful, cheap, and easier than ever before. Ask the experts yourself during this synchronous discussion of the report. You don't want to miss the FREE Webinar on synchronous learning this Tuesday.

Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Breakout Rooms

InSync Training

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.

Leverage Web Conferencing Integrations In Your LMS to Accelerate Learning


Studies show synchronous elearning engages your employees and helps them retain the knowledge required for their position. Furthermore, using video conferencing integrated software, you can schedule and manage collaborative meetings and webinars directly from your LMS.

Creating Synchronized Media Events with Lectora Inspire


e-Learning Webinars. Recorded Webinars. Watch Past Webinars. -->. Creating Synchronized Media Events with Lectora Inspire. e-Learning Webinars. Recorded Webinars. Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. e-Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online.

Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Tony Karrer

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." Our webinars have been successful by our standards and for the most part, we've been early adopters of the technology. Members that receive formal training on how to deliver synchronous learning report much better results than those that receive little or no training.

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

The eLearning Nomad

Most of the e-learning sector is still stubbornly limiting itself to compliance training and webinars, focusing its conversations on whether to gamify or not. Happy New Year to all of you, dear blog readers!

Games and Learning

Moodle Journal

if you use either of these on your own Moodle instance then please feel free to reply and lets all know your thoughts Talking about sharing thoughts here are a some of my own of recent involving what I interpret as a possible synchronicity experience.

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Online Synchronous Learning Reconsidered

Breakthrough eLearning

For the longest time I used to resist online synchronous learning. Also, years back, synchronous web conferencing software was not exactly user-friendly (e.g. I can clearly see the benefits of online synchronous learning events, and the necessary software to do so is now much more user-friendly, reliable, and affordable. Immediacy: There is a level of excitement afforded by synchronous learning events that is hard to duplicate in asynchronous environments.

Latest Trends In Human Resource Management

Origin Learning

Learning programmes that can be conducted online, webinars and virtual conferences as well as the possibility to work from remote locations are all making it possible for people to balance their personal and professional lives according to their preferences.

The Growing Popularity of Asynchronous Learning: A corporate learning perspective


These insights can be utilized to chart better learning for the learners – something that would be quite impossible in a synchronous learning environment. Asynchronous Trainings have given up rigidity to include Synchronous learning events.

Captivate Training: Roundtripping Adobe Captivate Content with Adobe Flash

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Roundtripping Adobe Captivate Content with Adobe Flash Date and time: Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to instantly update Flash applications used in Adobe Captivate projects, invoke Flash from within Adobe Captivate, and synchronize the files in Adobe Captivate and [.]. Adobe Captivate webinar Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5

Price Your eLearning Right

Blue Sky eLearn

You have unlimited options for offering synchronous, asynchronous, micro, modular, and threaded learning accessed anywhere in the world on demand. For example, package a certification program seat fee with an online learning kick off course, webinar discussions, and study aids.

The Safety & Compliance Lookbook (Free Download)

Bottom-Line Performance

Click here to register for the webinar. Other times, there is plenty of budget, but it is being invested in instructor-led, synchronous training that is expensive and hard to sustain.

Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Clark Quinn

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." Our webinars have been successful by our standards and for the most part, we've been early adopters of the technology. Members that receive formal training on how to deliver synchronous learning report much better results than those that receive little or no training.