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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.

4 Tips To Search Twitter For eLearning Content

4 Tips To Search Twitter For eLearning Content

Whether you are already using Twitter for eLearning purposes or not, this powerful social media tool can reveal and offer you extremely useful information. In this article, I’ll share 4 ways to search Twitter for eLearning content and show you how you can take advantage of this influential social learning platform.

The Impact Of Social Intelligence In eLearning

The Impact Of Social Intelligence In eLearning

Solving complex mathematical equations or creating a written work of art may be a breeze for the most brilliant minds among us, but navigating social situations present an entirely different challenge. Although IQ is often associated with academic progress, social intelligence is a key element in a comprehensive education. In this article, I'll take a closer look at the impact of Social Intelligence in the realm of eLearning.

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.

Social Media Lessons: 8 Ways Social Media Usage Can Inform eLearning

Social Media Lessons

Ever stopped to consider the way we use, interact with, and even rely on our social media accounts? It’s more than just tweeting, posting a status update, and searching for an interesting subreddit – now consider applying these habits to learning online. What can social media and the habits we’ve formed do to benefit the world of eLearning? Let’s find out.

Top 7 Tips To Be A Successful Webinar Host

Top 7 Tips To Be A Successful Webinar Host

Many learning professionals are unwilling to host their own webinars, as they assume that being a successful webinar host requires skills they do not have. In this article, I’ll share the top 7 tips to help you through this process and make sure that you become a webinar host who highly engages and captivates their attendees, whoever they are.

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

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.

Success And Inhibiting Factors Behind The Instructional Design Of Collaborative eLearning Activities: What eLearning Professionals Need To Know

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.

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

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.