New Virtual Learning Environments

Moodle Journal

Well this week I moved away from Moodle as my sole platform for delivering collaborative e-learningand started to make use of SL as part of my course delivery.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Virtual Learning Environment

KnowledgeAnywhere

Of course, you might also consider a virtual learning platform, in which case you would join the 81 percent of companies who provide at least some of their training online. What is a Virtual Learning Environment? A virtual learning environment is an online system that allows education materials to be transmitted through the internet to transfer knowledge from organization to employee, or teacher to student.

How to Create an Impactful Virtual Learning Environment

KnowledgeAnywhere

When training moves from a purely in-person format to an online or blended learning model, there is always a concern that learning will become less “sticky” as the human element is removed from the training experience. For organizations that have trained their workforce using an instructor-led or mentor-based format for decades, it might seem impossible for the same concepts to be presented and retained by learners in a virtual learning environment.

Getting Started with Virtual Learning Environments

Bottom-Line Performance

One of the biggest of getting into virtual world and simulation learning is the huge gap – both real and perceived – that separates the minds of the gamer and the non-gamer. Game or virtual world designers attempt to focus on experiences, and figure that their players will learn as they experience. But I’ve been focusing recently on trying to learn more about game design so that I can create better experiences for my learners.

A Virtual Learning Environment gets grounded

The E-Learning Curve

The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Tags: heuristics nielsen simulation microworlds VLEs AICC principles of instruction usability guidelines HCI constructivist learning environment One of the best things about writing an e-elearning blog is its flexibility of the medium to mould itself to accommodate new events. These days, I'm regularly interrupting one series of posts to.

Google Books now has Discovering Adult Learning with technology

Adult Learning with Technology

Discovering Adult Learning With Technology The Seven Year Education Itch. It’s taken a little while, but my books are finally up on Google Books! Free as always, follow the links below to add them to your library, rate them or share – thank you!

Low Cost LMSs – Yes, u can find one for under 10K

eLearning 24-7

Some 50K or more systems could learn from the top low cost systems on some things. Rankings as of July 23, 2012 – as noted this list can change – and updates will be presented monthly on my Linkedin Group, E-Learning 24/7, with final rankings in November and the announcement of Low Cost (under 10K) LMS of the year. eFront Learning – UI is average, feature set is nice – The system to look at is their enterprise edition (client). E-Learning 24/7.

A first look at Sakai 3

Clive on Learning

I've been reflecting on John Norman's presentation which he made at the eLearning Network event New models for learning management on September 25. John is from Cambridge University where he has been engaged in the development on the virtual learning environment Sakai 3. " The VLE can appear anywhere through gadgets and applications appearing in other software environments (iGoogle, Facebook, etc.)

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Apples and Pears

Clive on Learning

Yesterday eLearning Guild announced their Member's Choice Awards for Learning Management Systems (LMS). Now I don't normally get very excited about LMSs but these awards attracted my attention, because in amongst the Sabas and the SumTotals was little ol' open-source Moodle: Award for market share - Small and Medium Corporate Learning Management Systems - Platinum award: Moodle. Award for satisfaction - Small and Medium Corporate Learning Management Systems - Platinum award: Moodle.

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Is there anything Moodle can't do?

Clive on Learning

Over the past two months I've been working extensively with the open source virtual learning environment (VLE) Moodle. Starting as a complete beginner, I have found Moodle extremely easy to learn (in spite of pretty awful online help) and I have been able to create what I want in surprisingly little time. I've been using it in three ways: To provide support for a predominantly classroom-based course (pre and post course activities, forums, wiki, etc.).

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Moomis

Clive on Learning

As someone who uses Moodle as a tool to support blended learning projects for several of my corporate clients, I was interested to hear Mark Tointon's speak at the recent eLearning Network showcase about some new add-ons for Moodle which are specifically designed to support corporate use of the tool. CPD hours/points are added automatically to users' records for any e-learning courses they complete.

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Market Update May 2015: Next Generation Learning Management Systems [PART1]

Kineo

Course booking system, learning management system, virtual learning environment. Sound sexy? Thought not. We think it’s time to shake up that old IT system and replace it with something that will positively enthuse learners to engage, and in a way that suits them.

How a piece of 166 year old graffiti was (partly) responsible for e-learning

The E-Learning Curve

Tags: LMS e-learning ecosystem ireland video 2L elearning graphics cards second life virtual learning environments VLEs

Immersive learning environments – a great example

The E-Learning Curve

Adaptive learning! In it, you (the viewer) can explore the environment Second Life -like, interact with the exhibits, "pick up" original MSS, and get a sense of the times and places Yeats inhabited, including a set from the Abbey Theatre, and the poet's library.

Market Update May 2015: Next Generation Learning Management Systems [PART1]

Kineo

Course booking system, learning management system, virtual learning environment. Sound sexy? Thought not. We think it’s time to shake up that old IT system and replace it with something that will positively enthuse learners to engage, and in a way that suits them.

Is xAPI ready?

Adult Learning with Technology

In my current work environment, I’m looking to implement xAPI as part of the bigger Virtual Learning Environment. Unlike other transformative innovations, such as virtual reality or chatbots, xAPI isn’t a delivery mechanism. eLearning eco System Experience API Learning Analytics xAPI xAPI-BasedI came across this article that is very insightful, in particular to my current situation.

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Preparing virtual learners

InSync Training

Where would virtual training be without virtual learners? Although participants have a wide range of backgrounds, skills, and technical experience, all must learn to navigate the virtual learning environment. Virtual Classroom Facilitation Virtual Learners

Dissect an xAPI Statement

Adult Learning with Technology

If you consider this: you have a Learning Management System (LMS) as part of your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and you want to know WHAT, WHERE, WHEN … Continue reading "Dissect an xAPI Statement". eLearning xAPI Experience API Learning AnalyticsUnderstanding how the Experience API (xAPI sometimes known as Tin-Can API) is structured is the first hurdle to knowing just how flexible and powerful the xAPI can be.

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Best Practices: Audio in the Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

As we navigate designing, producing and facilitating virtual classroom and blended learning, we identify solutions to common challenges. For example, as anyone who has taught or participated in a virtual learning environment knows, audio plays a key role in a program’s success.

Why Blended Learning is Effective

Lambda Solutions

On October 29th, Lambda is hosting a webinar on the Top Moodle Plugins for Blended Learning Strategies. Blended learning is an emerging approach to education that “blends” traditional teaching methods with technology and virtual learning environments.

101 Tips to Motivate the Virtual Learner: Design for Virtual Learner Success

InSync Training

This is the eleventh post in a series of eleven which will examine how to motivate the virtual learner. Motivation Category 10: Design for Virtual Learner Success. The first post introduces the series. Nothing succeeds like success!

Virtually There: Developing Competencies of Virtual Classroom Designers

InSync Training

Virtual instructional designers will need to participate as learners in the environment and be trained on how to use the technology to its best instructional advantage. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Design virtually there

Part 7: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges

InSync Training

Recently InSync Training worked with a multinational software company to maximize the value of their existing learning content by transitioning it to the virtual and blended classroom. We believe these challenges are universal to virtual classroom implementation.

How Can Simulation-Based Training Improve Machine Handling At Workplace

G-Cube

Today, many organizations are shifting to simulation-based learning to get more skilled workforce, in a shorter time and to save costs. As a result, the organizational personnel retains more information after experiencing new things in a more impactful virtual learning environment.

2017: The Year of User Interface Design

Web Courseworks

Learning does not occur in a vacuum; learning occurs within a specific environment, and that environment affects the ways in which learners interact with the course content. Learning environments have what experts call affordances and constraints.

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Responsive Learning: An Innovative Approach To Organizational Success

G-Cube

It is of no wonder that learning styles and preferences of modern learners are evolving with time. So, this is the time where professional training and mobile learning solutions blend to deliver efficient training outcomes. Impact of Responsive Learning on Modern Learners.

Breaking the Code: What Motivates Adult Learners?

SHIFT eLearning

As eLearning designers, we have to understand adult learning psychology to create courses that appeal to them and make them want to learn what you want to teach. Most adult learners are anxious about being able to adapt to and perform in a virtual learning environment.

Leveraging the Cloud: Extending Integrated-learning Opportunities by Fil J. Arenas and Andrew G. Stricker

Learning Solutions Magazine

Why explore virtual learning environments? environments be practical and affordable? Design Strategies Emerging Topics Games & Learning Immersive Learning Training StrategiesAre there benefits beyond novelty and engagement? How can these. These are questions that the US Air Force Squadron Officer College has been. pursuing for several years, and two of the faculty share some of the answers in this article.

Steps for Designing a Virtual Learning World Experience

Kapp Notes

Here is a step-by-step process for designing and launching a virtual world learning experience within an organization. Step One: Identify the learning objective and outcomes required of learners. Step Two: Determine the content that must be learned to enable participants can achieve the desired outcomes. Step Three: Determine if content is appropriate for learning within a virtual world environment. Create debriefing exercises to ensure learning.

United we stand

Clive on Learning

E-learning people don't agree on much. We don't even agree on the term e-learning. I'll let you find out for yourself about their ridiculous patents on virtual learning environment technologies and their action annoucned a couple of days ago to sue one of their closest competitors for, you guessed it, also selling a virtual learning environment. I'll start you off at the Internet Time Blog but any e-learning blog will do.

#ALTC Hangout

Learning with e's

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Ed-Tech Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

Heck, even on LearnDash’s Learning & Collaboration blog , we write about many of the ed-tech trends… gamification, blended learning, flipped classrooms, instructional technology, learning management systems… the list goes on and on.

What is Elearning?

TOPYX LMS

Learners can acquire qualifications or develop new skills using electronic devices such as a laptop, mobile device or tablet, accessing educational material often delivered through a learning management system (LMS) which is hosted online. Thank you to our Guest Blogger spearhead eLearning.

Moodle Cute Repository

Moodle Journal

I received an email recently describing a new content repository from the Worcester College of technology, its called MrCute and is intended to be an optional add-on to the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment.

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