Webinar vs Virtual Classroom – Lecture vs Learning

Thanks to the group over at the eLearning Industry and Grant Williams they offer some great insight on how to move Webinars and Lectures to Virtual Classrooms and Learning. #3 especially focuses on Actively Learning! When you combine the right tools it is amazing the results you can get! Please visit http://elearningindustry.com/webinar-vs-virtual-classroom-lecture-vs-learning the original article. Webinar vs …

Learn to do by doing – Active Learning

Thank you to Geoff Petty! This is a great piece on Active Learning (http://geoffpetty.com). Until now it has been difficult to provide Active hands-on learning within a virtual classroom environment. Active Learning or learning to do by doing is so vitally important to the knowledge transfer and retention of your learners that we must include this in our synchronous …

Technical Training leveraging Virtual Hands-On Labs

The Challenge(s) There is strong pressure to reduce the costs of per seat training and readiness, eliminate travel/accommodation, and decrease employee productivity loss. There is also a requirement to increase learner self-service, foster rich interactions, provide self-service with on-demand learning, and increase the access to subject matter experts. When looking specifically at technology training we …

Just Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Grokworx Software Ltd. British Columbia, CANADA 778 819 8488 info@grokworx.com www.grokworx.com Introducing GrokCloud – dedicated online training solution   Vancouver, British Columbia, May 4th, 2014 — Grokworx Software Ltd a British Columbia based virtual learning infrastructure and solutions provider announces the launch of the LLIFT ™ (Learning Lab Instructor Facilitated Training) V2 virtual classroom and …

Intro to Virtual Educational Infrastructure

Grokworx Software has been around since 2004. Our vision has been to build a complete turn-key virtual learning platform geared towards technical training. Our job is to make sure all of the components work together so our customers don’t need to worry about the technology. Customers only need to focus on developing and delivering great …

Lab Requirements for Virtual Training

A lab is designed to walk a student through a set of exercises reinforcing what has been learned through assigned reading or lecture.  Normally this is delivered in a classroom setting on local computers. A Virtual Lab takes the physical classroom lab activity and delivers it remotely via the Internet. Internet/hosted based labs should strive …

Virtual Learning Lab Hypervisor Comparison

This article discusses the top requirements for a virtualized lab management system, as promised in my previous article about Virtual Lab Requirements. This is not a datacenter view on the different technologies.  I am not overly concerned about the “performance” of a given hypervisor, nor am I concerned about the management tools supporting the hypervisor. Our …

The primary role of an educator is to organize and impart knowledge in a way which can be best consumed by the students.  It is pretty safe to say:   Students have varied levels of knowledge Students have different reasons to engage in learning Students live in different geographical locations Student have their own work …

Adam Monago, Vice President of ThoughWorks Studios on the Chief Learning Officer site (http://www.clomedia.com/talent.php?pt=a&aid=3032) provided a good intro post on an area which is going to experience a lot of growth over the coming years. I wanted to expand on the ideas he outlines in the article around a virtual lab provisioning system.  As far …

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