Virtual Reality in Learning – Has the Time Come ? – Online Discussion
MARCH 22, 2016
Thursday, May 12th, 2016 12 to 1 PM Sydney. Overview. When it comes to emerging technologies, numerous tech companies including Facebook, HTC, Sony, Microsoft and Samsung are eyeing virtual reality (VR) as the next big thing. While VR has been around for some time, a confluence of factors including lower costs and increased processing power is leading the way to rapid adoption by consumers. Panel.
Measuring Learning Effectiveness: Beyond Training Happy Sheets & Memory Recall
MARCH 15, 2016
Thursday, April 14th 2016, 12 to 1 pm Sydney time . Overview. Despite Learning measurement frameworks like Kirkpatrick and Philips ROI that have been around for so many years, defining meaningful measures still continues to be a big challenge for L&D. ‘E’ is the most ignored in ADDIE. L&D must become more capable at Evaluation of Learning. We Discuss. Panel. Vanessa Blewitt.
Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum – Looking back at 2015. What is coming in 2016?
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Sydney. Our final online panel discussion for 2015 and it is not be missed. We speak to a panel of experienced learning managers and consultants to review the year that was and the next one in the world of corporate learning. What were the significant trends last year and what can we expect for 2016 ? Top 3 predictions for L&D in 2016.
Content Curation – New L&D Mindset & Skill Set
MARCH 1, 2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Sydney. One of the biggest challenges of our times is the explosion in the quantity and immediacy of the information available through the internet. This This problem of plenty, challenges the L&D to adapt : To use this freely available information to meet the organisational Learning requirements. We discuss. Why Content Curation is on the increase?
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.
Managing Capability – New Avatar of L&D/HR ? Are we doing it right?
MAY 4, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12 to 1 PM Sydney. Overview. search on Seek.com.au on the term “capability” turned up over 8000 jobs in Australia including Learning and Capability Manager, Capability Development Lead, Capability and Culture Consultant and many more. Our research indicates that while “capability” is a popular term, it means different things and seem to encompass many different outcomes and job roles. We discuss with an experienced panel what “capability management” encompasses and how it manifests it self in organisations. We discuss. Panel.
LearningCafe Digital Manifesto for L&D
FEBRUARY 7, 2016
We are pleased to release the “LearningCafe Digital Manifesto for L&D” which is the result of the discussion and debate at LearningCafe about how L&D should adapt to provide value in a fast changing and digitally disrupted world. Some of the principles, enablers and skills included in the manifesto go counter to current L&D approaches but are proven in other domains.
Digital Disruption – Opportunity and Threat for L&D. LearningCafe Online Discussion
DECEMBER 28, 2015
Thursday, January 28, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Sydney. Our final online panel discussion for 2015 and it is not be missed. We speak to a panel of experienced learning managers and consultants to review the year that was and the next one in the world of corporate learning. What were the significant trends last year and what can we expect for 2016 ? We discuss: Business drivers for Learning in 2015. How Learning design and delivery has changed. in 2015. Current and future capability of L&D teams and bridging the gaps. Influences changing the business model of Learning. Panel. .
User Generated Learning Content – Making it Happen
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
Wed, Sept 30, 2015 12 – 1 PM AEST , Register. Remember the time we got all our news and entertainment from traditional media such as TV, Newspapers and Radio and experts. Fast forward to now and we are increasingly consuming user generated content on YouTube, Facebooks, Blogs, Wikipedia etc. This content is being generated by the same people who also work in your organisations. This approach while challenging to implement may resolve many of the issues that Organizational Learning faces including: Better engagement and effectiveness. Save on costs. Facilitate 70 in (70:20:10). Panel.
2016 LearningCafe Award for Outstanding Contribution to Australian L&D – Bob Spence
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
LearningCafe announces one of its very first Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Australian L&D” to celebrate the accomplishments of learning leaders and applaud their incredible contribution to the L&D community. On behalf of the panel we are greatly pleased to announce this year’s awardee ‘ Bob Spence’ for his outstanding contribution to Australian L&D. Bob Spence has played a key role in establishing a strong foundation for the use of e-Learning and taking a performance improvement approach at organisations such as CBA, St George Bank and PWC. ASTD
HRCafe Employee Performance Management – To Be or Not to Be
MAY 17, 2016
Thursday, 23rd June, 2016, 12 to 1 PM Sydney. Overview. recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article, “ Reinventing Performance Management ”, featured the revamp of the Performance Management system at Deloitte, which mentioned about getting rid of the annual performance reviews tools such as cascading objectives, once-a-year reviews, and 360-degree-feedback in favor of simpler and more frequent performance discussions. Indeed performance appraisals have been the butt of a lot of jokes in Dibert. We Discuss. If Performance Management is perceived to be ineffective, why it is so widespread ?
The Employee Engagement Crisis. Can L&D Provide Solutions? – Online Forum
APRIL 6, 2015
April 23 , 12 – 1 PM Sydney , Register. Overview. Bersin Deloitte 2015 Human Capital Trends Report has identified employee engagement and culture as the #1 issue worldwide. Australia was identified as having engagement and culture gap (-31) greater than US (-30), India (-28), UK (-25) and China (-22). Leadership development which is limited to senior managers. Questions for Discussion. Panel.
Desperate Need to Reinvent the L&D professional in Australia – Online Forum
OCTOBER 7, 2014
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 12-1 PM Sydney , Register. The L&D profession is facing stress in Australia bought about reduced budgets, outsourcing, increased speed of business and the impact of technology. This is being reflected in the changing quality and quantity of L&D jobs and career paths available. We discuss the options and alternative career options and pathways for L&D professions.
Sharing the TinCan/xAPI@Work Journey – Step 1 – Validating the Potential
MAY 11, 2015
xAPI/TinCan has the potential to alter just about everything Learning does or will be expected to deliver. TinCan/xAPI the new learning standards that make 70:20:10/ Performance Support/ Personal Learning Records feasible. TinCan is the successor of SCORM 2004/1.2 but the good news is that it promises so much more than that. The question is not if but when TinCan/xAPI will impact us. Panel.
Participant Statistics – Learning To Teach Online Plus by LearningCafe
JUNE 21, 2015
LearningCafe is augmenting the Learning To Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC to provide a contextualised learning experience for organisational Learning and Capability professionals. This model is called MOOCsPlus. Here are some participant statistics. On June 22. Total Number for Participants for LTTO + = 102. Number of organisations involved = 51. Number of Participants from Organisations.
The Rise and Fall of 3D Learning – Lessons from Real Implementations
JUNE 14, 2012
On being asked to write a blog post on my experience with virtual learning, our near obsessive interest, few years ago, with Virtual worlds and 3D Learning comes to mind. Second Life in particular had caught the imaginations of several different groups within our large global organization. This was a ‘global’ offering, which different Geos could then adapt for onboarding their new hires.
Designing Learning for Peak Performance
FEBRUARY 22, 2015
Thu, March 5, 2015 12-1 PM Sydney , Register. Overview. In sports, athletes need to perform at their best to win medals etc. Everything come down to that single second, minute or game when athletes need to be performing at their peak. The physical and mental training is designed for peak performance. Like athletes, employees need to achieve peak performance at certain critical times i.e. Panel.
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.
Our TinCan/xAPI@Work Journey – Step 2 – Proof Of Concept & Learning Analytics
JULY 5, 2015
Thu, July 16, 2015 12 – 1:00 pm EST. Register. Following on from our webinar on Sharing our TinCan/xAPI@Work Journey – Step 2 we share our journey in creating a working proof of concept for TinCan/xAPI. xAPI/TinCan has the potential to alter just about everything Learning does or will be expected to deliver. TinCan/xAPI the new learning standards that make 70:20:10/ Performance Support/ Personal Learning Records feasible. TinCan/xAPI is the successor of SCORM 2004/1.2 but the good news is that it promises so much more than that. The question is not if but when TinCan/xAPI will impact us.
Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum – Looking back at 2013. What is coming in 2014
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEDT. Our final online panel discussion for 2013 and it is not be missed. We speak to a panel of learning and performance managers and consultants to review the year that was and the next one. What were the significant trends last year and what can we expect for 2014 ? We discuss: Panel Discussion 1- CLO Forum. Corporate L&D trends in 2013.
Professional Development for L&D – Learning To Teach Online MOOC Augmented by LearningCafe
JUNE 14, 2015
Frequently Asked Questions. I am interested in joining the LearningCafe’s Augmented MOOC Study Group. What do I need to do ? Please register your interest here or fill the form at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you with joining details. What are MOOCs ? Massively Online Open Courses (MOOCs), are run by leading universities (Stanford, Melbourne etc.) using a flipped classroom model. MOOCs usually run for 6 – 8 weeks requiring 4 – 6 hours of study time per week and are open to anyone to enrol. What is Learning To Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC about? How much will it cost ?
MOOCs for Employee Learning – The Mechanics – Online Forum
OCTOBER 21, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEST (Sydney). www1.gotomeeting.com/register/419751728. Following on from our last online discussion on MOOCs for Employee Learning – Practitioners View in this discussion we cover the logistics of planning and deploying MOOCS for employee learning. We cover: How to Build a Business Case – Jeevan Joshi – Producer, Learning Cafe. Case Study of Using MOOCS at Jardine Lloyd Thompson Sunder Ramachandran. The Challenges – Dr Geoff Sharrock is Program Director at the LH Martin Institute. Panelists. Learning Cafe Webinar webinar
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!
Designing Learning Solutions to Retain and Grow Organisational Knowledge – Online Forum
MAY 17, 2014
Thu, May 29, 2014 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEST. The Learning Cafe community is coming across requirements for designing Learning Solutions to effectively use and retain organisational knowledge. In recent times the proliferation and easier access to knowledge/information on the internet (think twitter) has made the task of capturing knowledge more challenging. Questions for Discussion. 1. Caselet.
Aspiring for Learning Excellence in Australia – Are we in the race ?
JUNE 15, 2013
Date : Thu, July 4, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEST. What does excellence of Learning mean to you at an Personal, Team, Function and Organisational Level ? We discuss some models frameworks that define/measure excellence ? Do we aim for overall excellence or can we only aim for excellence in parts, projects or solutions ? Does Learning Function aspire for excellence or does it never have the time and focus to get there ? Where do Australian companies stand in terms of Learning Excellence ? Panel. James Digges- Director at Best Practice Local Government & Responsible Impact.
Learning Design in Australia – Is it mature enough ?
MARCH 27, 2013
Date : Thu, May 23, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEST. We take a look at Learning Design in Australia at two levels Learning Design techniques/frameworks and Design Process -maturity, continuous improvement. Current State – Learning Cafe Research . What is Learning Design ? What are the common models for Learning Design. Do the design approaches differ for technology enabled learning ?
Re-imaging Instructor Led Classroom Learning – Letting a good thing go, too easily?
JULY 14, 2014
Thu, August 7, 2014 12 – 1 PM , Register. Instructor Led Classroom Learning (ILCL) is still the main act in Learning but barely and for long? ASTD, in its 2013 State of Industry report estimated that about 54 % of all training is Instructor Led Classroom training. This is down from 65% in 2006. So the transition away from ILCL seems inexorable. Is corporate learning missing a trick?
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.
MOOCs for Employee Learning – Practitioners View
SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
MOOCs are being dubbed a game changer in the academic world. However there is little discussion as yet on the potential for use of MOOCs for organisational or employee learning. Three months ago Learning Café made a call. MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) can be a mainstream employee learning option. It offers cost effective solutions for organisations with the benefits far outweighing the challenges. L&D/HR need to be proactive in exploring and including MOOCs in learning strategies. Jeevan Joshi – Moderator – Jeevan is the founder of Learning Cafe and Director at KnowledgeWorking.
Learner Centric World : Do we have tools, skills and desire ?
MAY 4, 2015
Learner Centric Approach is defined as – “…Describing an L&D function that is operated from a Learner’s (our customer’s) point of view. Rather than developing new learning solutions and attempting to convince learner’s to consume them, a learner centric L&D develops products and services that learners need”. Questions for Discussion. Is anybody discussing or better still – designing a learner centric learning solutions ? What is involved in becoming learner centric ? Is it just a mindset or a whole new way of doing things in L&D ? What about Online Learning
Looking back at 2012. What is coming in 2013 – Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum
NOVEMBER 14, 2012
Date : 6th December,Thursday 12 pm – 1 pm, EST /Sydney. Our final online panel discussion for 2012 and it is not be missed. We speak to a panel of learning and performance managers to review the year that was and the next one. What were the significant trends last year and what can we expect for 2013 ? We discuss. Focus on Performance (Supporting business results and learner performance). Panel.
Organisational Complexity and Implications for Leadership and Coaching
JANUARY 27, 2013
In some organisations coaching sometimes sits awkwardly in the Learning and Development function – being seen more as an “ad hoc” tool used by HR rather than a standard tool for training and development. However, a number of authors in the coaching arena, for example Tony Grant and Elaine Cox, point to very strong correlations between adult learning theory and coaching principles.
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.
The Social Collaboration Party – Should Learning Gatecrash ?
AUGUST 23, 2014
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 12-1 PM Sydney , Register. In February this year Facebook was 10 years old with 1.4 billion Facebook users. Twitter signs up 135,000 new users every day. billion hours of YouTube is watched every month. Consumers are engaging with social media as never before and changing the way we communicate and share. Will it work ? Or are we going about the wrong way for the wrong reasons ?
Learner Generated Learning Content – Possibilities, Mechanics or Chaos ? Online Forum
JUNE 25, 2014
Thu, July 17, 2014 12 – 1 PM , Register. Remember the time we got our news and entertainment from traditional media such as TV, Newspapers and Radio and experts. Fast forward to now and we are increasingly consuming user generated content on YouTube, Facebooks, Blogs, Wikipedia etc. This content is being generated by the same people who also work in our companies. We discuss if can/should include learner (user) generated learning content instead of relying on traditional learning media ie Facilitator led classroom training and Online Courses on LMS. Is it the way we think ? We discuss.
Announcing Learning Cafe UnConference 2013
DECEMBER 25, 2012
We are pleased to announce the 2nd Learning Café UnConference – a gathering of experienced learning and development professionals who will collaborate and discuss trends in Learning and Development. This is a unique event open to a limited number of experienced learning & development professionals to maintain the quality and intimacy of discussions. Date : Thursday, 21 Feb 2013. Sydney.
Agile & Learning featuring ADDIE – Tango or Face Off ? Online Discussion
JUNE 11, 2014
Register. Over the years the systematic ADDIE process has proven successful in design and development of learning. However, can maybe ADDIE is too “organised” in today’s world of swift change. The landscape today is characterized by frequently changing business requirements, incorporation of Web 2.0 elements, short shelf-life of content and the need for clients to see what they are getting (or at least a sample) in the early stages of the process. Clients are not only looking for compressed delivery schedules, but more flexibility and transparency in the learning design and development process.
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.
Gartner’s top tech 2012 predictions: Impact on learning at 3 levels
APRIL 26, 2012
The highly respected information technology research and advisory company Gartner has made the top 10 enterprise technology predictions for 2012. You can access the presentation and webinar here This blog posting attempts to translate these trends into how it will impact the learning in organisations. Impact at the enterprise level i.e how it will impact learning strategy and architecture.
70:20:10 Learning Framework – Where did those numbers come from ?
MARCH 25, 2012
“I have a question relating to this webinar, that I’d love answered, and that is really to substantiate the rigour behind the 70-20-10 model” This was one of the questions raised about the Learning Cafe theme for March 2012 – “ 70-20-10 – Approach Is it New? Is it different this time ?”, Here is what some our panellist have to say. This is achieved by: 1.
Building Communities – The Slope of Enlightenment
JULY 18, 2013
In my last blog alter egos I started to share some personal traits and experiences that led me in to the world of developing communities to support learning. It wasn’t an overnight thing and it’s still very much work in progress and I’m learning each day. lurked……and I lurked. I was learning lots of things, finding lots of resources and watching. Then it happened…. Nothing. This is our challenge.
Learning through Games – From Warcraft to Workcraft?
OCTOBER 7, 2011
Learning Cuppa from the UK. recently had the pleasure of attending an eLearning Innovation Seminar organised by digital learning company Intelligo and PIXELearning – a world-leading provider of immersive learning simulations and ‘serious games’. Game play was simple, but addictive…. Image by Moochy. Image by Irrezolut. came across a series of articles tweeted by @Dames20 on The Future of Work.
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.
Learning Café Call – L&D should include MOOCs in employee learning strategies.
JUNE 27, 2013
After some discussion amongst the Learning Café community, today we ready to put make a prediction and make this call. MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) can be a mainstream employee learning option. It offers cost effective solutions for organisations with the benefits far outweighing the challenges. L&D need to be proactive in exploring and including MOOCs in learning strategies. We are not claiming that MOOCs is a “silver bullet” or without its challenges. MOOCs are growing and evolving. Coursera, one of the largest MOOCs platforms now has more than 300 courses and more than 2.7
Applying Behavioural Economics to Learning
MARCH 7, 2014
Learning Cafe is kicking of another collaborative project exploring the application of Behavioural Economics to Learning. The hypothesis will test is. “Applying behavioural economics to decisions made for employee learning will assist L&D in becoming more effective in delivering business outcomes.” How much time they decide to spend etc etc. Working Group Kick Off Meeting Recording.