101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom

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101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom

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Dynamic strategies, activities and tips for facilitators to enliven any learning event no matter what setting!

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A practical guide filled with dynamic strategies, activities, and tips for facilitators who want to create an experience that will increase their learners' competence, confidence, and commitment. No matter what the subject area or type of setting, this hands-on guide is guaranteed to enliven any learning event.

Elaine Biech has organized hundreds of tips into how-to lists that you will find invaluable for coaching virtually, encouraging informal learning, opening interactive virtual learning sessions, and countless other learning venues. Discover best practices for social media and informal learning, common-learning tools, as well as ideas for adopting a full gamut of learning tools from gamification and simulation to serious games and m-learning.

These methods have been designed by recognized experts, and are guaranteed to enliven any learning event. Readers will find a toolkit of ready-to-use exercises and tips for organizing, conducting, and delivering active learning, in alternative settings on the job or around the world. The book is organized in a way that allows trainers to quickly and easily identify strategies that hold the most promise for specific situations. Each strategy is illustrated with a case example that demonstrates the concepts in action. Two hundred tips organized in twenty how-to lists will prove invaluable for using Twitter, coaching virtually, encouraging informal learning, opening interactive virtual learning sessions, and much more. Coverage includes best practices for social media and informal learning, common e-learning tools, as well as guidance toward using a full gamut of tools from gamification and simulation to serious games and m-learning.

Active training encourages participants to use their brains to study ideas, solve problems, and apply what they've learned. It's a fast-paced, fun, supportive, and personally engaging environment. This book shows training facilitators the proven techniques that help learners get more out of the material.

•Design a more engaging learning environment
•Improve delivery with optimized technology
•Utilize effective learning tools and practical strategies
•Learn best practices for social media, coaching, virtual learning, and more

Tap into the wisdom of the 10 Tips Lists and the 101 strategies, and build a range of "active learning" methods and tools that will inspire active learning beyond your classroom.

Author: Elaine Biech

Paperback, 302 pages, published 2015

Table of Contents

Frontmatter (pages i-xviii)

Chapter 0
200 Tips to Make Training Active and Learning Successful (pages 1-42)

Part 1: Online Learning

Chapter 1
Online Openings (pages 43-56)

Chapter 2
Online Closings (pages 57-65)

Chapter 3
Online Learning Activities (pages 66-78)

Chapter 4
Online Asynchronous Learning (pages 79-87)

Chapter 5
Unique Online Situations (pages 88-96)

Part 2: Technology Tactics

Chapter 6
Blended Solutions (pages 97-107)

Chapter 7
e-Learning Tools (pages 108-127)

Chapter 8
m-Learning (pages 128-140)

Chapter 9
Social Learning (pages 141-155)

Chapter 10
Technology in the Classroom (pages 156-164)

Part 3: Learning from Many

Chapter 11
Learning on a Team (pages 165-177)

Chapter 12
My Mentor and Me (pages 178-193)

Chapter 13
Put Me in Coach (pages 194-203)

Chapter 14
Peer-to-Peer Learning (pages 204-212)

Part 4: Learning on the Job

Chapter 15
Help Yourself (pages 213-231)

Chapter 16
Informal Learning (pages 232-245)

Chapter 17
Learn from Experience (pages 246-254)

Chapter 18
On-the-Job Assignments (pages 255-268)

Part 5: Learning beyond the Workplace

Chapter 19
Learning Outside the Organization (pages 269-285)

Chapter 20
Do Well by Doing Good (pages 286-296)

Chapter 21
A Bonus -10 Tips List (pages 297-298)

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