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Synchronous Discussion in Online Courses: A Pedagogical Strategy for Taming the Chat Beast

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I have always hated Internet chat rooms and studiously avoided them. To me, they are chaotic, confusing, and frustrating. I have also accepted the fact that on this question I am probably in the minority. The immediacy of chat can be a significant factor in building onl... More »

A Model for Self-Paced Technology-Based Training

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Here's a model for how adults learn from self-paced, technology-based corporate training. Did you ever wonder how adults learn from self-paced, technology-based corporate training? What do these learners do to make the content personally meaningful? How do they learn to... More »

Neighbors in Cyberspace

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By taking a phased approach to community building in asynchronous online training programs, you can increase traffic and build loyalty for your initiative, product, or brand. Community building is a matter of course in the sphere of synchronous online training. Guided d... More »