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Make Learning Learning Viral-Worthy to Make It Last

CLO Magazine

Substitute learning for any number of ideas or causes an organization is trying to sell, and it’s easy to chuckle at the thought of something like, say, an operations management course ever breaking the internet. But the premium on making an impact through learning is high. Learning experiences that have viral potential are devoid of mundane, static, linear or text-based materials.

No Time to Learn

The Peformance Improvement

One of the concerns that worry training and learning professionals most about leading culture change in their organizations is that managers will say that they don’t have time to facilitate and support employee development. These managers don’t value learning. Maybe there was a time when you could learn a set of skills in your youth and then build a career around those abilities.

Experimentation

The Peformance Improvement

But people who don't see their actions as experiments, and those who don't know how to reason carefully from data, will continue to learn less well from their own experiences than those who do. To me, experimentation is an essential aspect of organizational learning. It’s action learning. With the first approach there is no organizational learning.

There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

These programs provide little focus on the social, interpersonal and strategic aspects of leadership, and what’s learned is often difficult to apply. Action learning with a trained coach is a cost-effective approach that enables leaders to develop capabilities while working to solve urgent organizational or social problems. Trust is important within an action learning team.

Training Culture vs. Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

What’s the difference between a “training culture” and a “ learning culture ”? The answer is, “A great deal.” As the chart shows, in a training culture, responsibility for employee learning resides with instructors and training managers. In that kind of culture the assumption is that trainers (under the direction of a CLO) drive learning.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Peformance Improvement

In a learning culture , formal training is just one of many methods used to facilitate employee learning. In a learning culture, we start with the performance goal and then select the mix of methods that will help employees acquire and retain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs they need in order to achieve those goals. (My apologies to Paul Simon.).

Advanced Actions / Learning interactions in Captivate 5 (Culminates in Soft Skills Sample)

Adobe Captivate

We had a great time at this week’s eSeminar, where the focus was on creating custom learning interactions using Adobe Captivate 5′s new Advanced Actions tools. This one hour session will focus on Advanced Learning Interaction Design, Pedagogical and Development issues for eLearning. Source for the above project is available here; Captivate 5 Soft Skills with Advanced Actions. Captivate 5 Slides Re Advanced Actions. The tools provided manage to be both very simple to use, and very powerful options to extend the functions normally available. link].

Industry Report: Too Much Training; Not Enough Learning

The Peformance Improvement

Instructor-led classroom only” is still reported to be the primary method of employee learning and development. If we include “blended learning”, “virtual classroom/webcast only”, and “online or computer-based methods” in the mix, we see that companies are continuing to invest most in methods of learning that have the least payoff. would expect the margin of error to be high.

Are Managers Too Busy to Learn?

The Peformance Improvement

One of the barriers to creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations is the no-time myth. Managers resist attending formal training events and participating in other kinds of learning activities (elearning, mentoring, coaching, action-learning, communities of practice, internal wikis, etc.) The problem is that managers don’t make learning a high priority.

How to Overcome a Learning Disaster

CLO Magazine

Those may be harsh words to dispense, but in business — and especially in learning and development — the menacing word “failure” is part and parcel of innovation. While organizations continue to learn that what worked in the past might not work any longer, the prospect of  navigating uncharted waters to produce something new is scary. Be prepared to fail, or come close to it.

70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Performance Learning Productivity

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. There are many other examples of ‘blending’ learning stretching back into the past, too. However, in terms of breaking the traditional ‘push’ learning model it offers up little.

Aligning Employee Learning with the Organization

The Peformance Improvement

Improving employee learning and performance in organizations today means systems change. wish it were otherwise, but learning is not just a classroom activity anymore, it must be a total system activity that takes into account strategic goals of the organization, the culture of the organization (values, beliefs, artifacts, structure, etc.), Create a context for learning.

Reprise: Learning to Compete

The Peformance Improvement

The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. And if organizations are to respond intelligently, they must make learning a central part of their strategy for survival and growth. Employees tell stories that dramatize what they are learning.

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6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)

Learnnovators

70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning. In contrast, social and experiential learning continue to be veritable goldmines of productivity, placing learners at the centre of their story and demanding a major shift from Learning & Development professionals. That’s where learning ecosystems come in. Here’s a quick recap for those just tuning in….

How to Combat the Leadership Crisis

CLO Magazine

In their book “Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader,” James M. The number of learning activities that involve teamwork and collaboration attest to the fact that learning how to build and manage teams is an important part of leadership. Learning leaders need to: Ensure that learning fits the organization’s culture and goals.

Learning During Times of Growth

CLO Magazine

Many CLOs and other learning executives are walking with a bit more spring in their steps these days, and perhaps smiling a bit more often. They are coming out of budget meetings feeling less like “executioners” ready to cut payroll and more like “executors,” ready to execute learning and knowledge management strategies in support of growth. Learning Services as an Engine of Growth.

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

Eight leader habits are essential to a learning culture. These are behaviors ingrained in the routines and rituals of organizations that are continually learning and learning how to learn. Leaders in these organizations do the following: Send the message - Leaders communicate the importance of learning to the organization. This learning cannot be left to chance.

16 Signs of a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

How do you know your organization has a learning culture ? How will people be learning? While a learning culture is an environment that’s always being developed, certain signs indicate that you are making progress. In a learning culture…. Leaders are communicating the importance of learning (acquiring new knowledge, skills, and capabilities) and holding managers accountable for learning and applying that learning to making a difference for the organization. What will you see people doing?

Active and Passive Learning in Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

Many of the typical methods of learning in the workplace make the learner a passive recipient of knowledge and skills. Jane Hart has provided us with an excellent list of “passive” ways in which people learn in their workplaces. She includes: Company training  (face-to-face workshops and e-learning). Logs, diaries, and journals (recording reflections and learning as it occurs).

Learning to Compete

The Peformance Improvement

The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. And if organizations are to respond intelligently, they must make learning a central part of their strategy for survival and growth. Employees tell stories that dramatize what they are learning.

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Towards Maturity 2015 benchmark shows just how much we've got stuck

Clive on Learning

In case you don’t know Towards Maturity, they were established in 2003 as a government-funded body to promote the use of learning technologies in workplace learning across the UK. You will find their 2015 report is full of valuable insights and enthusiastic calls to action. We have to wonder why organisations are not doing more in terms of CPD for learning professionals.

Lies About Learners and the Internet of Things

The Peformance Improvement

In a blog post for ATD provocatively titled “Lies About Learners”, Larry Israelite writes: Our current learning approach is outdated. Instructor-led delivery of training content continues to lead the way when it comes to formal programs, but most learners prefer an anytime, anyplace, any path, and any pace approach to learning. . An example of this kind of learning is KnowledgeStar™.

The A to Z of learning

E-Learning Provocateur

It all started with a tweet by Anne Bartlett-Bragg ( @AnneBB ) observing an instance of the term s-learning representing social learning. Then Anne suggested we play an alphabet learning game, and she proposed the first term: a-learning is awful learning? action learning? adaptive learning? Sure, you can make up anything (eg zebra learning ).

Key Elements of a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

A “learning culture” is a community of workers continuously and collectively seeking performance improvement through new knowledge, new skills, and new applications of knowledge and skills to achieve the goals of the organization. In a learning culture, the pursuit of learning is woven into the fabric of organizational life. Ask them for their thoughts about learning methods.

Four Phases of Learning

Social Learning

How Many Accelerated Learning Phases Are There? There are four learning styles, four stages of competence, and a four-level evaluation model. There is also a four-phase learning cycle. There are different ways of thinking about the learning cycle and different numbers of phases.  Adult learners need to be open and ready to engage in the learning process. 

A Productive Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

In a blog post titled, "Building a Productive Learning Culture", Thomas Handcock and Jean Martin say that businesses, because of need and demand, are increasing employee participation in training but failing to increase productivity. Even with all of these additional opportunities for learning, most workers are not acquiring the knowledge and skills they need to be successful. They say that businesses should shift from a culture based on participation in learning activities to a culture based on results from learning activities.

Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

Learning Rebels

Maybe this time I’ll learn something. We shine it up and call ourselves “Learning Professionals” or “Talent Development” or “Performance Catalysts” – but despite any fancy name, people still think of us as “training”  Not the good type of training either, but the “sit, stay, good boy” type of bad training experience.

The Neuroscience of Social Learning

Growth Engineering

We spend a lot of time talking about how social learning is one of the keys to an effective, engaging training strategy. We often bombard you with stats proving that social learning works , but let’s delve a little deeper into the reasons why it works. A lot of very clever people have dedicated their lives to understanding the inner workings of our brains. Learning socially.

How to Build Real-World Learning Interactions

Rapid eLearning

Creating great interactive learning experiences requires a few core building blocks: relevant content, pull versus push, and real-world decisions. With With those building blocks you’re able to structure effective learning scenarios that are meaningful to the learner and helps meet the objectives of the course. Learning Interactions: What is the Learner’s Real World Like?

Learning All the Time

The Peformance Improvement

Bernie Donkerbrook, EQMentor, wrote this response to my post : “ Learning all the time ” means making learning part of the culture of an organization. That ‘learning all the time’ is one of the underlying assumptions of the organization…and is discussed, expected, and followed up. That learning is valued and expected at all levels of the organization.

Insights: Experiential learning is an important part of the architecture

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The sixth of ten 'insights' is that ‘Experiential learning is an important part of the architecture'. As learning and development professionals we are most alert to those opportunities which will help employees to ‘learn to’ carry out some task or fulfil some responsibility. Yet for many people, the greatest insights come not through ‘learning to’ but by ‘learning from’ our day-to-day work activities. insights

Can PeopleCloud support learning in all its contexts?

Clive on Learning

Last week I posted that Formal learning doesn't need to be all that formal. My argument was that well-designed formal interventions can extend beyond the confines of the course to include elements that would normally be regarded as 70 or 20 in the 70:20:10 model or experiential , on-demand or non-formal in the model I present in The New Learning Architect. Learning professionals have no real difficulty in supporting the formal element of their work, i.e. providing access to courses. learning cohort becomes just another PeopleCloud group.

The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy

Xyleme

When you think about your company''s digital learning content strategy, what''s the first thing that comes to mind? With Learning & Development rapidly evolving from a cost center focused on formal learning to a strategic function tasked with the continuous development of an employee throughout their tenure with a company, the need to be high impact has never been greater.

Use Simulations to Develop Millennials Leaders

CLO Magazine

Instead, learning leaders should build their knowledge and accelerate their real-world capabilities by putting participants in the executive’s shoes for a given period of time. Simulations are also excellent development tools for millennials because learning professionals can team them up with outgoing managers. That survey is a few years old, but perceptions haven’t changed much.