Coming Soon to Your Workplace: The Internet of Smart Things
JUNE 24, 2015
Imagine having the machines you use in a workplace able to tell you what they need you to do, able to help you be safer around them, offer you the details you need to complete a regulatory checklist, make you more knowledgeable about how they work and what they do, show you how to effectively use and fix them, give you the schematics and diagrams you need to clearly see how to connect A to B, and more, lots more. Imagine that and more. Corporate Learning Learning Culture The Internet of Smart Things
Discursive or recursive? The fractal nature of education
JUNE 26, 2015
" What would it take for us to leave the safe and mundane world of product based, recursive education behind and adopt new pedagogies that promote self discovery, digression from prescribed pathways and learning by a process of serendipity?". Advancement classroom learning Corporate Learning future of learning learning technologies "push" learning adopt and adapt creativity in learning learning assessment learning process learning technology recursive learning standardised testing standardized testing
It’s Time to Stop Pushing Learning
JUNE 16, 2015
Our research and consulting with leading corporations has convinced us that the smartest, highest performing, most successful organization in the current global idea-based economy are learning cultures. They can respond instantly to the ever-changing requirements and demands of a fast-paced, hyper-competitive marketplace. Their employees can quickly access the technology and support to find what they need to know, when and where it is needed. Learning
Corporate Training’s $70+ Billion Dirty Secret
JULY 16, 2015
Corporations should be watching closely to see if new methods of delivering training result in a dramatic increase in retention among employees once they’re on the job--because if Kohn is right, even a whopping 400% increase in retention will mean that after just one week, it means the average employee is retaining only about half of the information presented in training.
New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends
Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.
Case Study: Flipped Classrooms Work for Students. Period.
JANUARY 3, 2013
This case study grabbed my attention for several reasons. It is written by the Greg Green, the Principal at Clintondale High School in Clinton Township, Michigan. It talks about how he flipped what he terms ". a financially challenged school near Detroit". The flipped version of the school way out-performed the standard model that was failing in almost every respect. And he wraps it up with the following statement:"Instead of placing blame on each other, we need to recognize the solution, which has been right in front of us the whole time. It’s It’s time to change education forever.".
Content as a Service (CaaS)
MAY 13, 2013
The etextbook in 2018 will be coupled to an app that will provide you with Content as a Service (CaaS). It will be designed to make learning easier and more effective. It will replace the old print (and even current online) proto-etextbook that used content as the product you bought. By 2018, you will be purchasing the services which the app and the etextbook will provide. Dream with me a moment …. Future of education Learning Learning Technology
Learning Tip Number 3: Why Storytelling Works
AUGUST 20, 2013
t''s in fact quite simple. If we listen to a PowerPoint presentation with boring bullet points, a certain part in the brain gets activated. Scientists call this Broca''s area and Wernicke''s area. Overall, it hits our language processing parts in the brain, where we decode words into meaning. And that''s it, nothing else happens. When we are being told a story, things change dramatically. Not only are the language processing parts in our brain activated, but any other area in our brain that we would use when experiencing the events of the story are too. Brain Rules Learning Storytelling
Managing Failure In Your Organization: When Is Failure “Intelligent”?
MARCH 25, 2015
This blog has frequently stated that a successful learning culture must accept that failures are an important component of learning. So what, exactly, does that mean? Does this mean that managers are to overlook mistakes and praise and reward those who’ve screwed up? Wouldn’t the end result of such behavior be an organization whose members were sloppy, […]. Advancement Continuous Learning corporate training Education failure Formal Learning L&D Learning Learning and Development mistakes organizational analysis retraining Training and development Amy C.
Equal Opportunity Corporate Learning
MARCH 18, 2015
“Push learning” is clearly not suited for today’s “economy of ideas” -- yet corporations have been surprisingly reluctant to make the necessary change. The reason may well lie in the fact that a “pull” learning culture is truly democratic. Continuous Learning Corporate Learning corporate training Education Equal opportunity future of learning Learning Learning and Development Learning Blogs Learning Culture continuous learning corporate culture Corporate learning Corporate Training croyism discrimination elitism racism sexism
121 Blogs About Learning
OCTOBER 24, 2012
Here’s my daily reading list from which I pick and chose every day. The represent the best minds in the area of learning and learning technology. Enjoy! Aaron Silvers Adventures in Corporate Education aLearning Allison Rossett Assets B Online Learning Blogger in Middle-earth Bottom-Line Performance Bozarthzone brave new org Brian Dusablon Challenge to Learn Clark [.]. Corporate Learning Education elearning instructional design Learning Learning Blogs Learning Technology
Great Guest Blog on Flipping the Classroom
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
While at one time, I was only looking forward to my retirement, I now am looking forward to the new and exciting year ahead. Technology has made me feel young again, as the boredom and tedium of the mimeo machine is gone, and in its place is a whole new world! Flipped Classroom Future of education Flipping the Classroom
The Three-Minute Lesson that Saved My Life
APRIL 3, 2013
The Three-Minute Lesson that Saved My Life The last new thing I learned was last week. I was sitting in the parking lot at the shopping center, vaguely listening to “Car Talk” on NPR. One of the Tappet brothers said something like “I bet you really never learned to fix those side view mirrors [.]. Brain Education
Brain Dead Spaces
APRIL 18, 2013
“There is no greater anti-brain environment than the classroom and cubicle.” ” Since most of us spend most of our time in them, it’s amazing we learn anything or get anything done, Check out John Medina’s new multimedia interactive website on brain and learning here. Learning
Who is training the online teachers to teach online?
JANUARY 9, 2013
Some of the worst 'teaching' I have ever tried to learn from has been online. The worst. And I'm not alone. Everyone I know has stories about an online class that was a total waste of time. Poorly organized content. Terrible to no graphics. So many bullet points that the screen ended up being 8pt Arial. droning voice with no modulation or interest in the subject. Less than a modicum of enthusiasm. Hardly any interaction in a medium defined by interaction. Here's the question: Who is training the online teachers to teach online? Education Future of education Learning
Learning at the Water Cooler and Everyplace Else
JANUARY 25, 2013
I cannot believe how duped we've been to think of learning as an event. It is artifact of the Industrial Revolution and a terrible conceit on the part of the educational institutions we developed. Learning starts BEFORE we are born and (for all we actually know) continues AFTER we are dead. We are in a very real sense Continuous Learning Organisms. Continuous Learning Education Learning
At the Water Cooler of Learning
MARCH 2, 2012
We have become obsessed with formal learning in the workplace. In our zeal to learn, we have transferred the formal model of learning into the collective mind of our corporations. Even e-learning is simply less-expensive formal learning at a distance. Our obsession began when we decided we were in the knowledge economy. We concluded that [.]. Education elearning Formal Learning Future of education future of learning Informal Learning Learning Social Learning Water Cooler Learning adopt and adapt definition of learning formal learning informal learning
Storyboarding for eLearning
Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.
The Lost Art of Learning
MAY 21, 2013
What had been a very personal human interaction for 200,000 years – learning – became an impersonal, dehumanized distraction. What we really needed to learn disappeared into a curriculum dominated by ‘school boards’ and then handed to ‘teachers’. One-to-many. Education Future of education
Why Only Smart Companies Will Win
MARCH 1, 2015
Relatively few leaders have fully grasped the enormous benefits to be gained by transitioning their training culture to a learning culture and changing the way their employees learn. This is true despite evidence showing that significant benefits immediately start accruing to organizations that successfully make the transformation. Learning
Flipping Corporate Learning
JANUARY 10, 2013
This one is from my friend Jay Cross @ Internet Time. It a take on flipping the corporate class that I totally agree with. Flipping the educational process has now been proven to work across the board especially among financially challenged schools. combination of flipping and going back to the dream we all had with [.]. Learning
How-To Adult Learning
FEBRUARY 4, 2013
This show was developed in 2010 for an NGO in South Africa has been used all over the place since then. It contains some Nuggets of Truthiness that most people developing learning programs for adults Anywhere and Everywhere would be well advised to learn. Amazing how we miss the basics in our quest for faster, cheaper, mobile. Brain Rules Education Learning
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!
A Basic Primer on MOOCs
JUNE 6, 2013
I’ve been posting about MOOCs since they first appeared. Easy to get lost in the trees and forget to see the forest. So I look at this TED presentation about once a month to get a refresh on the basic reasons why MOOCs are so important. The message gets lost too often in the static […]. Learning
The Internet of Things That Help You Learn
JUNE 19, 2015
Talk about the Internet of Things, I have seen the future of on-the-job learning. It is an app that connects any piece of machinery, with any internet connected device you already have, with very specifically chosen information you have in the cloud. Instantly and automatically. Information can range from training to performance support to saftey […]. Learning
The Flipped Corporate Class?
APRIL 9, 2013
Flipping the classroom has been a topic since Daniel Pink wrote about it in 2010. In Cyberspace & Internet Time that’s far away and long ago. Seems to be happening only in Grades K-12 and Higher Education. The very places that tend to be the slowest to change. If you’ve been off the planet for [.]. Flipped Classroom
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.
Is your Corporate IQ growing or shrinking?
MARCH 25, 2015
This is THE most important question you need to answer … Your Corporate IQ is the total brain power of your organzation. It includes what people know and do every day. It also includes what they discover, learn from failure, learn from one another, share, innovate, tell each other and more. It all adds up […]. Corporate Learning Learning
JANUARY 28, 2013
If you get to Question Number Four you must be scientist. Einstein, who seemingly spoke to The Creator during what has become known as Einstein's miracle year, asked "Why do things have mass?" The answer was probably the most famous physics formula ever written in white chalk on a blackboard. Learning Education
121 Blogs About Learning
AUGUST 27, 2012
Here’s my daily reading list from which I pick and chose every day. The represent the best minds in the area of learning and learning technology. Enjoy! Aaron Silvers Adventures in Corporate Education aLearning Allison Rossett Assets B Online Learning Blogger in Middle-earth Bottom-Line Performance Bozarthzone brave new org Brian Dusablon Challenge to Learn Clark [.]. Learning Education elearning instructional design Corporate Learning Learning Technology Learning Blogs
All About “Learning” Not “Education”
OCTOBER 5, 2012
About time we made the distinction. Learning is the name for the natural process that we use all the time. It uses the relatively new architecture of the brain’s pre-frontal cortex and invokes (among others) imagination, creativity, and critical thinking. Education is an unnatural institution, expanding most dramatically during the Industrial Age, that often relies [.]. Brain Continuous Learning Learning
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.
How to Really Measure Schools
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
I have my own approach which is close enough that I liked the PISA model. It's more longitudinal and without computer would be virtually impossible to measure. It looks at how well a school is doing to prepare students to be better humans in general and smarter, more creative, collaborative and innovative employees in particular. It's not about tests but about people. Future of education Learning
The Teachers versus The Corporate Machines?
APRIL 11, 2013
Should education be for free? Should we stop testing students to try and raise the overall standards of learning and preparedness? have no final answers, only an interest in the ongoing conversation, and the forward motion that provides the best outcomes. David Brooks Future of education MOOC Thomas Friedman
High Innovation Hiring?
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
To quote Mark Zuckerberg: "I want to stress the importance of being young and technical," Facebook''s CEO told a Y Combinator Startup event at Stanford University. Young people are just smarter. Why are most chess masters under 30? I don''t know. Young people just have simpler lives. We may not own a car. We may not have family. Simplicity in life allows you to focus on what''s important.". Corporate Learning future of learning
5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget
In the US alone, companies spend over $70 billion on corporate training and about $1000 on individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what's the result? Companies end up wasting millions of dollars each year on ineffective training practices.
Smartphones Make Kids Smarter
JUNE 20, 2013
Still, when you''ve seen a tiny child eagerly embracing a device that lets her write, draw, figure out math, and eventually find an answer to any question she might ask, it''s hard not to feel the excitement of the moment, or its revolutionary potential. We''re talking about leapfrogging over massive infrastructure limitations to unleash what Kim calls "the only real renewable resource" -- the inventive spark of 1 billion children. They''re creative, these children," he says, "no matter where they are.". Education Future of education
ADDIE Must Die!
OCTOBER 17, 2012
NOTE (October, 2012): I first posted this piece in 2004. At the time I was looking at educational theories and methods that had been developed in the early 1970′s that rather mysteriously became the de facto standard for developing educational programs. I saw two major problems. The first is obvious. The way we learned back [.]. Education Future of education instructional design Learning Social Learning
The Inconvenient Truth About Continuous Learning
OCTOBER 19, 2012
“In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.” Eric Hoffer Here are the facts: The vast majority of learning programs still rely on event-driven formal learning models. Formal and informal together are only a small [.]. Learning
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.
Inside the Crystal Ball: Education and the Future
MAY 23, 2013
Children are the future, and their education needs to be part of that future, woven into the web of the digital world, not stuck in the rut of the industrial economy we are leaving behind. This really summed it up for me … “We’re still teaching our kids using a 20th-century paradigm, but many visionaries–like […]. Future of education Learning Learning Technology
Truth to Power – POST AT YOUR NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MAY 24, 2012
Dr Pasi Salhberg recently contrasted the Finnish approach with the Global Education Reform Movement (or GERM as he called it!) which he saw as “infecting” many other countries, including England. This is characterised by symptoms of increased competition, a focus on standardised testing, “school choice”, and test-based accountability. It has great appeal to politicians, but he pointed [.]. Education Future of education Learning Technology Tony Parkin