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
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
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.
How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training
Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.
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
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
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
Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance
Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
JUNE 22, 2012
We always knew that Independent Learning was the way. Learning
Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]
Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.
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
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
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
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
Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study
Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.
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
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
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
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
Best Practices for Launching an LMS
When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process – and be able to measure success – is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook. Click to download.
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