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Organizations, work, and learning

Learning and Working on the Web

They cover the main themes of organizations, work, and learning, that I have been discussing on this blog since 2004. Key point: The mainstream application of knowledge management and learning management over the past few decades is mostly wrong; we over-managed information, knowledge, and learning, because it was easy to do so. The post-hierarchical organization.

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ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/08/2010 ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter eFront is an LMS commited to international standards. and IMS Common Catridge and with version 3.6 we offer support for the latest iteration of SCORM 2004, its 4th edition. Thank you animsim!

5 papers every learning professional should read

E-Learning Provocateur

And that’s a problem because as a practitioner, I consider it important to inform my work with the latest science. So it was with much gratitude that I read The Science of Training and Development in Organizations: What Matters in Practice. I say “gratitude” because it was one of the pre-reads for last night’s Sydney eLearning and Instructional Design Meetup.

14 Incredible Informal & Social Learning Quotes

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Informal learning is enhanced when humans participate in interactive experiences.” – Allen (2004; Birchfield et al. THE JOURNEY: We believe in the amazing power of informal and social learning, and are excited about the potential these learning approaches offer for ensuring effective workplace learning and performance support. 2014 will be the year of Informal Learning, with an increased adoption at the organizational level.” – Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014. What other inspiring quotes on informal & social learning have you come across?

The writings of Lee Kraus

Learning and Technology

Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media October 11, 2004 tags: Training2004 Session 2 9:30am Workflow Learning Debut Jay presented some high-level concepts concerning his vision for workflow learning. or will go to have a single interface for the entire organization. 75 - 95 % searching for information. The writings of Lee Kraus Welcome! I try to focus on creativity, innovation, collaboration, technology, and elearning. Highlighting such issues as SPEED, COMPLEXITY, and FLEXIBILITY. He indicated that the role of the worker is complex. the Internet.

Register for the Plymouth eLearning conference organized by Steve Wheeler

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The wonderful and enlightened Steve Wheeler is organizing the 6th Plymouth e-Learning conference that will last for three days: 6, 7, and 8 April 2011. Since 2004 he has a global, florishing policy and learning consultancy Heppell.net. The informality of massively multiplayer online games is pushing informal learning to the fore. We will explore a number of issues surrounding the use of technologies in learning, providing a platform for informed debate across all sectors of education and training. This is a keynote I look forward to, as E.A.

October (2004) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter

ZaidLearn

(Originally posted in ELC on the 2nd November, 2004) Assalamu Alaikum wrt wbt & Greetings to ALL! The advancement of information technology is already transforming the education industry in a large scale worldwide. Existing models for success include centers for teaching and learning (with or without technology), educational technology centers (often in libraries or IT organizations), and "virtual centers" with distributed collaborating components. What kind of center would work best for your institution considering its needs, its organization, and its culture?

October (2004) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter

ZaidLearn

(Originally posted in ELC on the 2nd November, 2004) Assalamu Alaikum wrt wbt & Greetings to ALL! The advancement of information technology is already transforming the education industry in a large scale worldwide. Existing models for success include centers for teaching and learning (with or without technology), educational technology centers (often in libraries or IT organizations), and "virtual centers" with distributed collaborating components. What kind of center would work best for your institution considering its needs, its organization, and its culture?

December (2004) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter

ZaidLearn

In this Issue: UNITAR Breeze Showcase Samples Ericsson Mobile Application Awards 2004 Winners Guidelines for Establishing Interactivity in Online Courses Phoenix University Simulation showcase samples Virtual Trader (UK's free Stockmarket simulation game) Instant Messaging ? Best Information Application" - Wayfinder Systems AB from Sweden with Wayfinder EuroNavigator that turns the mobile or smartphone into a GPS-based voice guided fully-fledged navigation system. Do not overload student with information at one time. Collaborative Tool or Educator?s nightmare! category.

December (2004) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter

ZaidLearn

In this Issue: UNITAR Breeze Showcase Samples Ericsson Mobile Application Awards 2004 Winners Guidelines for Establishing Interactivity in Online Courses Phoenix University Simulation showcase samples Virtual Trader (UK's free Stockmarket simulation game) Instant Messaging ? Best Information Application" - Wayfinder Systems AB from Sweden with Wayfinder EuroNavigator that turns the mobile or smartphone into a GPS-based voice guided fully-fledged navigation system. Do not overload student with information at one time. Collaborative Tool or Educator?s nightmare! category.

Knowledge Management Verses Information Management

Big Dog, Little Dog

Denham Grey on knowledge and information. Much of what purports to be knowledge management is in reality information management. Just the other day I heard a rep selling scanners as a core KM technology, "essential for knowledge sharing," without which the organization was doomed to be bypassed by every other firm going down the knowledge track

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Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Laura authored ‘Linking Learning to Business’ in January 2004 – one of the first industry benchmark studies at the time. We’ve been following you and your organization, and think that you are doing great work. Laura: Towards Maturity is a not-for-profit benchmark organization. How should we be using that to inform our strategy and make it meaningful? THE INTERVIEW: 1.

International Conference of eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society (2004)

ZaidLearn

It was a well-organized and successful event that all organizing members should be proud of. Srisakdi Charmonman, Devapoj Sambandaraksa, Rattanawan Rattakul and the other organizers for making the pre-conference and main conference a great and enjoyable experience. International Conference on eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society Thailand's EXPO 2004 and e-learning conference opened with fireworks and entertainment, which included an official Inauguration speech by Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. real problems) and applied information (e.g.

International Conference of eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society (2004)

ZaidLearn

It was a well-organized and successful event that all organizing members should be proud of. Srisakdi Charmonman, Devapoj Sambandaraksa, Rattanawan Rattakul and the other organizers for making the pre-conference and main conference a great and enjoyable experience. International Conference on eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society Thailand's EXPO 2004 and e-learning conference opened with fireworks and entertainment, which included an official Inauguration speech by Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. real problems) and applied information (e.g.

Controlitis: How to Avoid this Debilitating Trainer's Disease

Vignettes Learning

Because instructors ultimately control the flow of e-learning information, many of them develop a debilitating disease: "Control-itis." In fact, elearners ingest information at their own pace. When expected to ingest irrelevant information, their minds witch off, like those of generations of captive audiences in physical classrooms. To help them function optimally, and to protect e-trainers from "Control-itis" infections: Select training designers who realize that elearners themselves control the speed and depth of their information acquisition. Topics this issue: 1.

e-Learning: In Search of a Better Definition

Big Dog, Little Dog

In a May 2003 article on CLO, Organizing Enterprise-Wide E-Learning and Human Capital Management , e-learning is defined as including not only Internet-published courseware, but also the tools for managing, modularizing and handling the following: Different kinds of content and learning objects (including both electronic and non-electronic forms, and even traditional classroom instruction).

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Sorry for the late notice, but I just received this information. Josh Bersin of Bersin & Associates, an e-learning consulting firm, will present highlights from the company's report "Learning Management Systems 2004: Facts, Practical Analysis, and Trends" TOMORROW (July 15) from 2:00 p.m. Free LMS Webinar tomorrow. This Webinar could be helpful for anyone considering implementing a learning management system. to 3:00 p.m., Sign up for the free Webinar here. You can submit questions in advance by emailing info@bersin.com

'Knowledge discovery' could speed creation of new products

Big Dog, Little Dog

You contain information. In the recent science-fiction thriller "Minority Report," Tom Cruise plays Detective John Anderton who solves future crimes by being immersed in a "data cave," where he rapidly accesses all the relevant information about the identity, location and associates of the potential victim. John Anderton: "I need your help. need to know how to get at it.".

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Here are some ideas: --Set up an on-site learning center with information about learning opportunities within the organization and throughout the community. Inform employees about business-critical information so they understand their role in the organization's future. Employee Learning Day. Have you heard? ASTD has declared December 1st as Employee Learning Day to encourage leaders to renew their commitment to provide employee learning that supports organizational results. What can your company do on Employee Learning Day?

The Growth of eLearning

Big Dog, Little Dog

In a recent blog, I wrote how elearning has the two aspects of means & consequence that uses innovative technologies and learning models (the means) to transform the way individuals and organizations acquire new skills and knowledge and access information (the consequence). That is, if bandwidth is free, you get a completely different computer architecture and information economy.

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The site reads, "The sophisticated Bloodhound Matching Algorithm™ matches prospective Mentors and Mentees based upon such factors as skills, personality, personal information, career background, and industry of focus. The Advance Mentoring Organization Client also provides training and resources for both Mentors and Mentees.". Online mentoring. As a rule, I don't blog about for-profit products or services, but the exception is when it's something, well, exceptional. In other words, something unique that I haven't seen out there before. Advance Mentoring fits that description.

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Moderated by Elliot Masie. -- Create credibility between the learning organization and senior executives so execs see learning as a way to move the business forward. Learning officers are scouts; they see the world differently than others in the organization (Wiggenhorn). Measure the leadership team on whether they allow their people to get training (Smart). -- Measure the cost of ignorance : What did it cost the organization when someone didn't know something (Wiggenhorn). Learning is 80 percent informal; IBM is trying to make training reflect that (Hoff).

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But my best-of-the-week this week will be the information I found most interesting from the conference sessions I did get a chance to attend. Different companies define things differently (consensus). --You need a partner relationship with your supplier (DelMonte). --If training is viewed as a commodity, then you haven't done a good job of showing your value to execs (Teal). --But you can have some aspects of the training function that are a commodity and outsource those (DelMonte). -- Look for where the opportunities are to create value for the organization. Hi, all. Oclassen).

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The tool often returns some strange results but it's a good start at another personal KM tool (see this and this previous entry on personal KM), which help a person organize and share the information that they find most relevant to them. The twist with this tool is that it can be automatic, so it's not the information that the person finds most relevant but that the software does--based on other information that the person is working with. Often, KM software just collects information and then the user has to sort through to find what's relevant.

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SmallPiecesLooselyJoined at New Media Consortium (NMC 2004) conference. Many organizations, especially large corporations, would run away from that idea. But I think a free exchange of information and learning, going both ways between employees and customers, can only be good. Two very cool ideas. 1. How can new social software tools be used in learning; how can educators "deploy, connect, de-connect them in useful and interesting ways"? The groups are decentralist, centralist, and fence-sitter. Each group will have its own Weblog with RSS feed as well as a wiki. and, ".listen

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The paper asserts that while improving knowledge workers' productivity is key for businesses today, most knowledge management efforts are really information management. Then, it discusses personal publishing tools such as Weblogs as a way to support knowledge work and the knowledge worker, as well as to disseminate knowledge through an organization. How Weblogs can help solve the knowledge management dilemma. I'm really glad that someone wrote this article. Some earlier postings from this blog on this and related topics: Can blogs be KM tools? Trackback as a learning/KM tool.

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The potential of Furl and tools like it in an organization's KM initiatives. But I'm fascinated by the way a personal KM tool, by aggregating information, becomes a generalized KM tool. I can see what interests other people. Knowledge management software has long faced the problem of people having to take time to input information. button on the browser and then the Save button, a person indicates the information's importance and then the info is automatically added to the collection. What if Furl sold software that was specific to organizations? Feel free.

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Respondents in a University of Washington study say they're much better able to manage electronic files than paper, but only 10 percent were "extremely satisfied" with their ability to manage information on their computer. After applying for and receiving a grant, an organization writes an ad and targeted keywords so that the ad appears only on those Websites that relate to the ad in some way. The short articles are organized into categories--the finance/business and careers/education ones may provide some useful information. Best of the week. Food for thought.

Which is More Compelling to the Learners: Facts or Stories?

Vignettes Learning

In every learning experience there are two parts: the mechanical or factual information; and the organics The mechanics are objectives, descriptions, procedures, methods, references and others. Organics are real-life stories, examples, anecdotes, illustrations and cases. In fact, without stories and organics, the learner has difficulty learning. That is why the classroom trainers keep the training interesting, alive and engaging by effectively using stories and organics. They fail to migrate the organics into the e-learning format. Topics this issue: 1.

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Gahran talks about knowledge management in terms of "--recording your thoughts in useful, creative ways that yield even more interesting ideas, context, and insights --organizing and storing your thoughts with tools that help you easily retrieve, juxtapose, compare, or combine specific ideas --sharing your ideas and observations.". But I would expand the definition of "own knowledge" to mean not just the thoughts that a person generates on her own, but outside information that she chooses to be most relevant to herself personally. Personal knowledge management tools.

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More on storytelling in organizations. Described on its Website as "an international community of practice devoted to storytelling in business and organizations." The site offers links to articles, books, and organizations; a listserv; information about monthly meetings and an annual conference; and more. Site creater Seth Kahan is working on a list of storytelling developments in organizations. Many items have links for more information. Here are two good links posted on Contentious , the blog of writer, editor, and trainer Amy Gahran. Goldenfleece.

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This is known in many circles as informal learning, and makes up, according to some estimates , up to 80 percent of learning within organizations.). Dr. Seth Leibler, CEO of the CEP, says organizations should evaluate their training based on these criteria: "1. On-the-job reference tools (job aids) are developed to provide essential information to performers who only need a reminder of how to do a task.". Center for Effective Performance advises on making training work. Training is not automatically developed as the solution for every performance problem. 2.

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EDT , this session will provide information from the report "Transforming Corporate Leadership: Best Practices in Executive Education." organizations. September free Webinars. Here's another installment of your free Webinar listings. As always, I'm just providing the info, not endorsing. Executive Development: Market Overview and Trans-Atlantic Considerations. Taking place TOMORROW (September 9th) at 11 a.m. Also, a former VP of management learning from Siemens will talk about the differences in executive development among European and U.S. The Power to Translate.

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I've seen the search engine called an informal learning tool several times and in several places, because it's just that good. Google gets the site or information I'm looking for as the number one result 99 percent of the time. This effect is heightened when posts are organized into categories so you can see all posts on a certain topic (stay tuned for more on that capability with this blog), as well as with Trackback , which lets you see the conversation continue across blogs. Personal knowledge management, part II. Especially check out the top of the list entry.

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How do you transform your organization and the thinking of others? Making Sense of Online Learning Weblinks.” A well organized, comprehensive list of e-learning links from Learning Circuits contributor Patti Shanks. The Ecological Approach to the Design of E-Learning Environments: Purpose-based Capture and Use of Information About Learners.” Best-of-the-two-weeks. As promised , here are the Websites and articles that I found the most interesting in the past two weeks. Have a good weekend, everyone. Theories. What’s Behind the 4-Minute Mile, Starbucks, and the Moon Landing?

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Fundamental Design of Learning Activities

Aaron Silvers

There were challenges that went with the mysterious thing called eLearning: it was very difficult to swap content out of one system into another, which was forcing lock-in to vendors as organizations were adopting learning content that was tethered to the systems that tracked it. The New Social Learning: a Guide to Transforming Organizations through Social Media. Combat-Readiness.

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But futuring is also a distinct profession, with publications, conferences, organizations, and so forth. Talent will set the terms. --the age of the large organization may be over. Small groups, teams, and micro-businesses will lead in the future. (I wrote about a conference put on by Grantham and Ware's Future of Work organization back in March. There's a whole track on Learning and Education, plus ones on Business and Careers and Technology and Science, so I think I'll bring back some useful information. Here are some recent good finds in the futuring arena. I.