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Collaborative Learning

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Creating A Virtual Spanish Language Learning Community

Creating A Virtual Spanish Language Learning Community

Spanish speaking children, teens, and adults use their public libraries for a variety of programs, classes, materials, and other services and resources. Many public library professionals who don’t speak Spanish lament their inability to serve these patrons as effectively as they would like. Many, though, have an admirable desire to learn. As you would guess, we don’t have time or money to travel to instructor-led language classes and, anyway, we are 16% through the 21st century! So, the Indiana State Library Spanish Language Learning Community is getting together in a virtual environment to learn and practice speaking in ways that relate to our library roles. Here is my first chapter in Aprendiendo con Bibliotecarios (Learning with Librarians) with details on the framework, development of the curriculum and assessment tool, and the web-based tools we are using for learning and conversation practice.

Use eLearning To Revolutionize Change Management

Use eLearning To Revolutionize Change Management

eLearning is more than just a suite of platforms, tools, and solutions to bring more technology into education. Fully embraced, eLearning carries with it a whole philosophy that changes the role of learner and teacher. Understanding this relationship can, in turn, transform your approach to change management.

Why You Should Adopt Social Learning

Why You Should Adopt Social Learning

It is exciting to be part of the new era in corporate learning that leverages on social and collaborative learning. Today, social learning is more than a buzz and is increasingly used by forward thinking organizations to foster collaborative learning and more significantly its application on the job. While there will be a continued need for formal training that meets specific learning outcomes, there is a clear need to create platforms for informal or social learning where learners can network, share, collaborate, and exchange ideas on problem-solving. Here is why you should adopt social learning, from both learners' and businesses' perspectives.

7 Tips To Support Online Learning Communities

7 Tips To Support Online Learning Communities

Online learning communities have the ability to connect your learners and make them feel like they are part of an effective peer network. In this article, I will share 7 tips to support online learning communities, so that you can give your learners the structure, support, and inspiration they need to improve their performance.

LMS Is Old News: Enter The Era Of The eLMS

LMS Is Old News: Enter The Era Of The eLMS

LMS is quickly losing ground to eLMS. The latter is a hybrid of social media, communication platforms, and engagement features that foster higher collaboration and informal learning. This particularly stems to the lack of flexibility and technological capabilities traditional LMSs have. This post discusses what to look for in an eLMS and how its average features can be used to increase interaction and collaboration.

Top 10 eLearning Activities You Can Employ To Build Strong Online Learning Communities

Top 10 eLearning Activities You Can Employ To Build Strong Online Learning Communities

Online communities share common values. There is no better way to promote and empower learning than facilitating your learners to build strong online learning communities. In this article, I'll share the top 10 eLearning activities you can provide to help your learners build a powerful online learning community that ensures that learning takes place in an engaging, trusting, and highly motivating online environment.

Designing Collaborative eLearning Activities To Achieve Near And Far Transfer

Designing Collaborative eLearning Activities To Achieve Near And Far Transfer

Talking about collaborative eLearning activities, it is not uncommon for Instructional Designers to search for magic formulas as rules to apply and magic wands as tools to be used respectively, in order to develop the perfect eLearning project. The bad news is that there are no such magic formulas in Instructional Design. The good news? that they do not need them. The purpose of this article is to show that only one quality is actually needed in order for collaborative eLearning activities to meet different levels of learning objectives and achieve near and far transfer of knowledge: Creativity.