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70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

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The term ‘blended learning’ first appeared in the late-1990s when web-based learning solutions started to become more widely used and were integrated on one way or another with face-to-face methods. Of course the ‘blending’ concept has been around for much longer than the past few years. There are many other examples of ‘blending’ learning stretching back into the past, too. itashare

From Courses to Campaigns : using the 70:20:10 approach

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One of the major strategic objectives for many HR and L&D departments in 2016 and beyond will be to extend their focus and services beyond courses and out into the workplace. There are many reasons why this objective makes good sense. Firstly, we know that learning is a powerful and continuous process that occurs daily at work and throughout life. Why should there be better ways?

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Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning

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My colleague Jane Hart recently shared the diagram below on her blog. It shows the relationship between relative value and relative autonomy as they relate to different approaches to learning in the modern workplace. Initially from courses to resources and then further out to the exploitation of social collaboration and personal learning (and personal knowledge mastery ). itashare

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Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

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Most people get it. Classes, courses and curricula – structured learning events – don’t provide all the tools in the toolkit. They’re bit-players in a much larger world of organisational learning and performance. In a recent webinar I discussed some very interesting data from the Corporate Leadership Council’s ‘Training Effectiveness Dashboard’ study with participants.

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.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

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We may not have noticed it at the time, but the world of learning changed in 1990. In November of that year British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee together with his Belgian colleague Robert Cailliau proposed a project to develop the use of hypertext  to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will. . the rest is history.

Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

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This article draws on ideas and supporting material from a new book published for the first time in English last week. 702010 towards 100% performance by Jos Arets, Charles Jennings & Vivian Heijnen Copyright: Sutler Media Language: English Pages: 313 Size: 30.5cm x 23.5 cm (12 X 9.25 inches) It provides the first comprehensive and practical guidance for supporting the 70:20:10 model. 2015).

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Development Mindsets and 70:20:10

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Professor Carol Dweck is a psychologist at Stanford University and the prime force behind mindset theory. Dweck’s research has led her to the conclusion that each individual will place themselves on a continuum according to their implicit belief of where their own ability originates. These people are defined as having ‘growth mindsets’ or incremental theories of intelligence. Every day. nt, d?-

Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

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(a version of this article was originally written as background for an #OzLearn chat held on Twitter, 11th November 2014) The Power of Embedded Learning A common finding that has emerged from study after study over the past few years is that learning which is embedded in work seems to be more effective than learning away from work. Learning in Context These findings are not at all surprising.

Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?

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A fascinating article recently published on the Fast Company blog should be required reading for all learning and talent professionals as well as for leaders and managers. If you didn''t, your time would end soon -- a lot sooner than it had to. Could you change when change really mattered? When it mattered most?” He goes on to say that even if you think you’d change, it’s unlikely to happen.

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The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

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These are the words of Charles Dickens, 19th century English writer and social critic, writing in his epic novel set in England and France at the time leading up to the French Revolution. believe the L&D profession can take some lessons from both of these Charles Dickens stories, A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol. Equally, there has never been more danger for the profession. n(d)s?t/

JAY CROSS – Pushing the Envelope to the End

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“It all boils down to learning, but not the sort of learning you experienced at school. No, this is learning as a life skill. You’re learning all the time, taking in new information and making sense of it. You learn from experience, from conversations with peers, and from the school of hard knocks. You’re in charge of it, not a teacher or institution.” He brought us together in 2009.

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent

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“Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw Tom Spiglanin is a senior engineering specialist at the Aerospace Corporation in California and manager of the organisation’s technical training. In other words, they’re rocket scientists. Tom is a rocket scientist and helps other helps rocket scientists learn their stuff.

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Workplace Learning: Adding, Embedding & Extracting

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High performing individuals, teams and organisations focus on exploiting development opportunities in the workplace because that’s where most of the learning happens. Adding Learning to Work When faced with the opportunities to help with workplace learning, many HR, talent development, and learning professionals react by simply adding learning to the workflow. What actually happened?

What Does the Training Department Do When Training Doesn’t Work?

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The global training industry is large and in growth again post-2008. Data provided by the US membership organisation Training Industry suggests annual growth around 6% per year since 2009. Training Industry estimates the 2012 figures for the training market at $131billion in the USA and $160billion for the rest of the world – a global total of $291billion. So how well is all this money being spent?

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It’s Only 65% !

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The results of yet another 70:20:10 survey were published recently. The researchers (possibly on work experience) declared that “ 50:26:24 is the average learning mix in most companies right now ”. The report of the 50:26:24 survey went on to say: “It’s widely accepted that the 70:20:10 model is the most effective learning blend for business, but getting to that perfect mix can be a challenge.

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Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

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A Revolution or a Slow Demise? I’ve recently read Clark Quinn’s excellent new ‘Revolutionize Learning & Development’ book. Clark always provides a thoughtful and enlightening perspective. There are some observations and suggestions in here that get to the heart of the issues around the fact that our approaches to building capability through learning need a radical rethink. Used with permission.

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.

70:20:10 - A Framework for High Performance Development Practices

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Over the past few years the 70:20:10 model for development has captured the imagination of organisations across the world. Some organisations apply 70:20:10 principles to targeted and specific development solutions. Others use it more strategically as a way to help them rethink and reposition their wider learning philosophies. The numbers are not a rigid formula. Why is this important?

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

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“The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor. He takes new measurements every time he sees me. All the rest go on with their old measurements.” George Bernard Shaw I’ve always enjoyed George Bernard Shaw’s writing. He was a man who made a great deal of sense to me. started reading his books in my early teenage years and many of the ideas in them have stuck. Shaw was also a lifelong learner.

Managing Learning?

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Donald Taylor recently published an article titled ‘ What does ‘LMS’ mean today ?’. In it Donald posited something I’ve been advocating for years. It is this. Learning can only be managed by the individual in whose head the learning is occurring. But they can’t manage the learning process for you. That’s down to you alone. This raises an important set of challenges. One thing we know for sure.

In a Complex World, Continuous Learning and Simple Truths Prevail

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The book ‘The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine’ is Michael Lewis’ marvellous account of the idiocy and greed that led to the sub-prime bubble and the resulting global financial crisis. Lewis’ book focuses on a few smart people who saw the simple truths beneath the complex world of financial jiggery-pokery that led to wealthy people becoming even wealthier on the backs of others who were

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!

70:20:10 Primer

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I have often been asked to explain the fundamentals of 70:20:10 as a strategic framework quickly and simply. wrote the one-page ‘primer’ below to serve that immediate purpose. Please feel free to use it for any no-commercial purposes. It is published here under the Creative Commons: Attribution – Non-Commercial – Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 UK). Primer What is 70:20:10? Why the Numbers?

Language Learning - an Exemplar of the 70:20:10 Approach?

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Humans are an incredibly inquisitive and extremely social species. The characteristics that helped us reach our dominant position on planet earth are intimately linked with our search for understanding and our social nature. These also drive our learning patterns. And our ability to learn continuously the way we do has underpinned our success and our creativity throughout history. Petr Ruzick.

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MANAGERS AND MAD HATTERS: WORK THAT STRETCHES

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This is the third and final of three posts adapted from articles I’ve written for Inside Learning Technologies & Skills magazine. It was published and distributed in the magazine for the Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibition in London 25-26 January 2012. It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,” says the White Queen to Alice. In the previous two

The Power of Conversations

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“we tell ourselves stories in order to live” Haruki Murakami Jerome Bruner (1915- ) is one of the greatest educational psychologists the world has ever produced. He has spent his long lifetime studying learning and the human mind. Still active and in post as a Research Professor at New York University in his 95th year, Bruner has long realised the value of conversations and

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.

Social & Workplace Learning through the 70:20:10 Lens

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There have been millions of words written and spoken about ‘informal’ and social learning over the past few years. In fact, if a Martian had just arrived on Earth and strayed into a meeting of Learning and Development professionals or into a learning conference, or even picked up a professional journal, he would logically assume that these were the only ways humans learned. Actually, the

When Learning is the Work: Approaches for supporting learning in the workplace

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Two weeks ago I ran a webinar under this title for Citrix. At the start I posed the question “when you think about one great learning experience you’ve had, can you remember where it occurred? Was it in a classroom or workshop, or did it occur while you were completing the task?” I’ve asked this question, or variations of it, many times over the past few years. The response from this group

Through the 70:20:10 Looking Glass

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This is the second of three posts adapted from articles written for Inside Learning Technologies & Skills magazine. The original has been published here. The third article will be posted here a little while after it has been published in the magazine for the Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibition in London 26-27 January 2012. In the first

Learning in Wonderland: the untapped potential of workplace learning

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This is the first of three posts adapted from articles I have written for Inside Learning Technologies & Skills magazine. This article appeared in November 2011.  The second and third articles will be posted here a little while after they have been published in the magazine. I’ve taken Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as a theme for the series. The illustrations here are Sir John Tenniel’s

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.

Why the Real Power of eLearning is Social

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This post was prompted by a webinar I gave on behalf of Citrix/GoToWebinar on 6th July 2011 and originally posted as a guest post on the Learning Pool blog. I’ve made a few changes to it here. Looking Back eLearning has been with us in one form or another for at least the past 50 years, maybe longer. Probably the first player on the enterprise eLearning block was the University of Illinois

Re-thinking Workplace Learning: extracting rather than adding

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A decade ago the Corporate Executive Board published a report detailing the findings of a study into the role managers can play in employee development. By almost any standards the sample in this study was large – 8,500 cases drawn from 14 organisations across six industries in nine countries. We’ve known about that for 120 years or more. The impact of this latter approach is profound. itashare

Compliance Training: does it really work?

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Until relatively recently I’d always bought into the argument that organising regulatory and compliance training is one of the important and necessary tasks for an L&D department. Every organisation has compliance and regulatory requirements it needs to meet. In highly regulated industries even more so. So it seemed sensible then that part of the obligation should fall on L&D to train employees

The Need to Adapt to the Speed of Change or Die: lessons for L&D from the retail industry

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Yesterday another great British institution slid into the history books. HMV opened its first retail shop in Oxford Street, London in 1921 with great brouhaha. Composer Edwin Elgar took part in the opening ceremony. Music lovers spent many hours (or weeks) browsing HMV stores, which were part of the only ‘chain’ for music when I first came to England in the early 1970s. think there are. think not.

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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.

Lost in Translation:

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Why Learning Professionals Need to Learn to Speak their Stakeholders’ Language The language we use is important. There’s no doubt about that. Human cultural development owes a great deal to our ability to communicate complex thoughts and be clearly understood by others so they can take actions. The problem is, like opinions, there are just so many languages to choose from at any one time.

The #Blimage Challenge

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For a bit of fun this afternoon my colleague Jane Hart set a few of us a #Blimage challenge. hadn’t come across this particular game before but having subjected myself to an iced water dunking along with millions of others last year I was reasonably pleased to see that this one only requires a stream of consciousness and a blog post rather than a stream of cold water. This is the image Jane sent.

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Who Needs Training, Again?

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At some point in time I am sure we’ve all found ourselves with an answer staring us in the face, but we just haven’t managed to see it yet. Spending money, time and effort providing face-to-face training or eLearning courses for workers in an attempt to equip them to use new processes and systems as they’re rolled out across our organisations is one of these cases. Most of us know there are

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Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

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I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. found I disagreed with Kate’s view on a number of points, and stand on the other side of the fence from her argument for a number of reasons. I don’t want anyone to get me wrong. like Kate a lot. We’ve known each other for a number of years.

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.

The Driving Test: the canary in the mine for formal training?

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The first chapter of ‘ 70:20:10 towards 100% performance’ (the recent book by Arets, Jennings & Heijnen) is titled ‘the training bubble’. It takes a quick look at the history, the lure, and some of the problems that have been brought about by thinking only in the formal training paradigm rather than in the performance paradigm. billion). At other times it is done alone. Yet we still persist.

21st Century L&D Skills

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I was recently involved in a discussion about 21st Century learning skills in one of the LinkedIn Groups. It got me thinking about a piece I’d written for TrainingZone a few months ago titled “What does your ideal L&D team look like in 2010?”. I’ve posted that article here, with some changes and updates. So, what’s changed? You may have fallen into L&D from an HR generalist role.

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