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September 8, 2015

Social Learning In Instructional Design: Practical Tips To Design Effective Collaborative eLearning Activities

The significant penetration of social media in our daily lives as well as the raise of corporate presence in them, without any doubt, make them ideal learning tools, a fact that instructional designers for eLearning cannot overlook. In this article, I’ll present the different types of collaborative eLearning activities you may include in your instructional design for eLearning, and I’ll share some tips for designing collaborative eLearning activities that in practice I've found effective.
by Marisa Keramida (M.Ed.)
September 1, 2015

Success And Inhibiting Factors Behind The Instructional Design Of Collaborative eLearning Activities

A quick look on eLearning job advertisements and one will immediately notice the increasing demand for instructional designers capable to create collaborative eLearning activities, by taking full advantage of social media, as learning tools. However, despite the demand and the many articles written about the effectiveness of social learning and its direct impact in eLearning, collaborative eLearning activities are still not frequently integrated into the instructional design to the extent we would expect. In this article, I’ll present the factors that contribute to the success of collaborative eLearning activities, as well as the inhibiting factors that make Instructional Designers reluctant to include them in their instructional design for eLearning.
by Marisa Keramida (M.Ed.)
August 22, 2015

Social Learning: 3 Ways Of Twitter Utilization To Support And Enhance The Impact Of Instructor-led Training

New-age web-based social learning tools such as Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, Videocasts and Media sharing sites such as YouTube, social networking sites like Facebook or LinkedIN, content aggregation and organization, such as RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds and tagging tools as well as social messaging sites like Twitter, can create collaborative knowledge with the concerted efforts of all learners. The utilization of micro-blogging sites like Twitter include sharing different types of media files along with short and concise text, which can contribute to interaction in the classroom and improve the quality of knowledge imparted.
by Heena Nanda
June 4, 2015

The LinkedIn Guide For eLearning Professionals

You are almost constantly online; But are you sure that you are successfully promoting your eLearning professional identity? LinkedIn is a social network that has been used by countless employers and business professionals to connect, hire, and market. With a bit of creativity and ingenuity, eLearning professionals are now using LinkedIn to transform their eLearning courses into memorable and highly collaborative online experiences. In this article, I'll share a LinkedIn guide for eLearning that will give you invaluable tips that will help you use this professional network for the benefit of your eLearning career.
by Christopher Pappas
May 11, 2015

Using Twitter For eLearning: 8 Pros and 6 Cons To Consider

Using social media as eLearning platforms is a well known practice for most eLearning professionals, nowadays, as social media have become almost everyone’s second nature and they can offer opportunities for sharing eLearning techniques, promoting information and exchanging opinions, views and comments. But, should you incorporate Twitter into your eLearning strategy? In this article, I will reveal 8 pros and 6 cons to consider when using Twitter for eLearning.
by Christopher Pappas
April 29, 2015

6 Benefits Of Vicarious Learning In eLearning Courses

Some of the most powerful educational experiences of our lives are those that have nothing to do with hands-on instruction. By observing behaviors and watching others completing tasks and tackling challenges, we have the opportunity to build new skill sets and broaden our knowledge base through vicarious learning. In this article, I’ll give you some valuable tips on how to take full advantage of the many benefits of vicarious learning in eLearning courses.
by Christopher Pappas
April 14, 2015

Social Network Sites: Facebook For Education?

Social network sites, also referred to as social media sites, such as Facebook, Ning, and SuperClubsPLUS, attract young people today. Because of the familiarity with secondary students, ease of use, and ease of access, social network sites could be incorporated seamlessly into the online learning environment (OLE). By doing so, they would extend learning to a dynamic, changing, and shared experience beyond the boundaries of the classroom. They would actively engage students, as many already monitor their own online presence for new activity or comments often.
by Leia Dolphy
April 4, 2015

Social Learning: 3 Pro Tips To Make Your eLearning Course Social

We live in a digital world. Our interactions are digital. Our learning is digital. We keep trying to mirror the “real” life in the digital world, where we are spending most of our time. Our opinions are shared on social media, our friends “like” us on social media, the reviews and testimonials we are looking for are online. And the closer we mirror the real world in our digital endeavors, the closer we will be to achieve the same results. But, what does this mean for eLearning?
by Garima Gupta