The Future Role of Learning & Development
APRIL 22, 2016
Michael Moe, Deborah Quazzo and the whole ASU GSV team put on an amazing event. I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion titled “ Workforce Development That Works. ” The panel was hosted by Nathan Blaine, Executive Director at Corporate Executive Board, and included David Blake, CEO of Degreed, Stephen Bailey, CEO of ExecOnline, Sang Yoon, Head of Learning Strategy & Curriculum at Google, and myself as panelists. It was a fascinating discussion covering a wide range of topics around the future of corporate learning and skills development.
Learning Myths: Debunked
AUGUST 20, 2015
Perhaps the most pervasive myth about education is the ubiquitous “learning styles” myth. Many of those hits are, tellingly, for websites trying to sell you their “learning styles” program. Things like baseline knowledge and skill at learning, as well as disabilities such as deafness or blindness, should all affect the type of lesson plans that are written.
Pokémon and Gamified Learning
JUNE 22, 2016
And it dawned upon me that the franchise is a surprisingly good metaphor for gamified learning. Making role-based learning experiences is a good way to avoid this. Learning by Doing (Battling and Gaining Experience). Learning by doing is much more active than starting with a “How To.” It provides immediate context and engagement. This basically grinds learning to a stop.
Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy
MARCH 31, 2015
In today''s time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning?
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
GAMIFICATION AND YOUR ENTERPRISE LEARNING STRATEGY W O R K B O O K GA I ION AND YOUR E I LEARNING STRATEGY W O R K B O O K 2Table of Contents. Aligning Gamification with Corporate Goals and Learning Strategies.5 5 Step Gamification Work-plan.5 on how it can fit within your learning strategy, or how it can support your business goals. learning modules. Conclusion.16
Unshrouding the Mystery of Blended Learning
AUGUST 3, 2015
For many, blended learning is still a muddled concept. One may be basking away in the glory of facilitating learning via all sorts of devices – PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones, thinking that blended learning is ‘mission accomplished’. Sorry to burst the bubble, but that is NOT blended learning. to create a unique learning path of each learner.
Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning
JANUARY 7, 2015
Rather, we have stated this example to prove a point: that observation is an intrinsic human technique to learn unfamiliar tasks or behaviors – something that has been theorized by the psychologist Albert Bandura as what he called the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’. Bandura’s social learning theory stresses the importance of observational learning, imitation and modeling.
10 Mobile Learning Terms that Every Instructional Designer Should Know
APRIL 27, 2016
Are you looking for a quick reference guide that can help you brush up on your mobile learning vocabulary before your next Learning and Design meeting? In this article, I'll highlight 10 mobile learning terms that you may want to commit to memory by the time you walk into the conference room. Mobile Learning Christopher Pappas
Experience is the New Learning
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
Experience is the new medium of connecting and learning! Exposure to concerts has two outcomes: people are encouraged to listen and the learning quotient is aroused! Origin Learning Solutions has taken the next leap. Are you interested in exploring the VR dimension in learning? Puzzled? Curious? Need more cues on the buzz around VR? Wear and watch’ the VR view. MUSIC.
Return on Learning Metrics
APRIL 5, 2016
Measuring Learning” has been plagued by this issue since decades. And as for traditional methods of learning: well, they rarely, if ever, got measured! In this whole maze of RoI calculation, one critical component of measurement got forgotten – the individual (who was learning) and how that learning was influencing business outcomes favorably.
Learning the Netflix way
Dont Waste Your Time
MARCH 17, 2015
I’ve just read the post by Donald Clark called ‘What does ‘learning’ have to learn from Netflix?’ So, if we’re changing our viewing habits, are we changing our learning habits (as pointed out by Donald)? They could and should be more relevant, more in-depth, and more appropriate to the specific learning outcomes and learning journeys.
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
in learning and development and 1,600 learners. new approach to learning that aligns with the. reality of how their people learn and develop. many years: that people learn and retain more. that’s powered by social and informal learning. Moreover, accessibility to digital learning and. 70:20:10 learning model. Learning in the workflow 19.
Learning in context
APRIL 26, 2016
In preparation for the upcoming FocusOn Learning Conference, where I’ll be running a workshop about cognitive science for L&D, not just for learning but also for mobile and performance support, I was thinking about how context can be leveraged to provide more optimal learning and performance. We can wrap the learning around the context. Our
Mobile Learning Versus ELearning
JANUARY 21, 2016
There was once a time when the term “elearning” encompassed what we know today as mobile learning. When mobile learning (also referred to as mlearning) first came about it wasn’t exactly clear the difference between the two. When most people think of mobile learning today they think of the devices that people use to access course content. elearning mlearning
Making Learning Fun: Gamification
AUGUST 27, 2014
With all the hype about transforming simple training into a holistic and integrated ‘learning’ and thereby development process, this should hardly come as a surprise. Now the question is, how to make learning fun? But how exactly to integrate it into your learning function? What is it that you want your learners to learn through this game? Gamification.
Do you see a paradigm shift in learning?
JANUARY 14, 2016
The ink on the learning canvas has changed. paradigm shift is happening in the sphere of learning. The ultimate goal is to make learning more engaged, participative, and collaborative and an immersive experience that keeps the focus on skill development and performance management. This is an age where learning by choice is in. Is the learning table big enough?
The Myth of “Micro-Learning”
MAY 13, 2015
That phrase is “micro-learning.” The biggest take-away many are getting from this infographic is that today’s workers and “modern learners” only have 1% of their workweek to devote to professional development and learning. minutes per day to focus on learning. Imagine trying to learn any of these behaviors or skills in 4.8 minutes a day.
Just-in-place learning for a Mobile Workforce
Adobe eLearning Evangelist, to learn how to create location-aware courses. You will learn how to utilize the GPS capabilities of mobile devices to deliver timely, location-aware content to learners using Adobe Captivate 8 Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Sr.
Learning isn’t Linear
OCTOBER 1, 2015
To put this into context, let’s take a broader look at how learning occurs. People sometimes think that the rate of learning (skill, knowledge, wisdom, etc.) is fairly linear. They picture a line moving steadily upward as a person learns. Learning isn’t linear. To play the guitar, for instance, one must first learn strumming, fret work, chords, rhythm, etc.
Going Mobile for Enterprise Learning: Trends & Statistics
JUNE 2, 2015
The ushering in of the Bring Your Own Device era has created opportunities for organizations to leverage devices for learning that people access on the go. With BYOD policies, comes the need for device agnostic content delivery which makes sure that learning experience is largely unaffected by the end user’s device. We bet you didn’t. Infographic Credit- ATD. According to Gartner Inc.,
Video Learning Platforms
MARCH 7, 2013
People who bought HD-DVD players – learn that they make great flying objects out of five story buildings. 2013 - LMSs are not the only learning system in town. The new kids of the block (please no jokes here) are Video Learning Platforms. Video in e-learning means something quite different than video in its usual term. Learning 24/7. Flashback. Flashback.
The grassroots of learning
OCTOBER 22, 2014
The Internet is thus the perfect vehicle for explaining the concept of rhizomatic learning. It seems to me that rhizomatic learning is the pedagogical antithesis of direct instruction. Direct instruction has pre-defined learning outcomes with pre-defined content to match. In contrast, rhizomatic learning has no pre-defined learning outcomes nor pre-defined content.
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
1 kineo.com email@example.com 312-846-6656 Hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since the term “eLearning” entered the corpo- rate learning lexicon. learning nuggets. or “very ready” in learning and development in. Learning. just on learning but on learning and doing. In short, marketers have learned to identify. learned back on the job.
Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses
JANUARY 6, 2016
We have to think agile, instant, accessible, contextual, micro-sized, real time… We need to uberize organizational learning. So, what do I mean when I talk about uberizing workplace learning? Before I delve into some of the characteristics of uberization that we can extrapolate to workplace learning, here’s a few guidelines to keep in mind wrt expectations from L&D.
Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016
Your Training Edge
DECEMBER 23, 2015
New Year is coming and we all are at the edge of planning and redefining a lot of things, so do the businesses and their learning departments. Nowadays, I have been observing that various new online learning solutions are popping every month and conventional classroom settings are getting even keener than ever to integrate new technologies into their content and strategies. eLearnin
How to get returns from Video Learning? Note the trends
DECEMBER 16, 2015
However, keeping them rich and relevant is far more important, because if made ineffectively, they can lead to wasted learning resources. Watch this two-minute snippet on video learning by Jonathan Halls to learn more. Videos are an essential component of eLearning.
Training Culture vs. Learning Culture
The Peformance Improvement
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
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.
New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends
Research Summary 2016 Learning Technology Study: Summary of Top Findings The technology employed to deliver Learning and Development has grown increasingly varied and complex. new learning experiences – so much so that technology has become the top L&D priority. different technologies surpassed even the learning strategy as the top focus over the next 12 months. forward.
12 Characteristics of Social Learning
MARCH 7, 2016
Social learning is being used in organizations of all sizes as it has shown to be quite successful for training and development purposes. Today it has never been easier to incorporate a social learning component into both virtual and live training events. Specifically, using a blended learning approach with social learning components can yield positive results.
7 Top Learning Trends for 2016
JANUARY 8, 2016
If there’s one thing that’s certain about the future of learning, it’s that it will continue to play a large role in organizational success. But the shape of learning is changing. Based on conversations with top learning analysts, leading organizations and industry experts, here’s what we believe are the most credible and crucial learning trends for organizations in 2016.
Learning and Cognitive Load
B Online Learning
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
Adult Learning Principles eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy adult learning principles design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning strategy instructional design online learning rapid eLearning In a previous post, I looked at the fundamentals of cognitive load theory.
What Makes Blended Learning Work
B Online Learning
MARCH 9, 2016
This blog series looks at the learning principles behind blended learning, the needs of the audience and how these are determined, the technologies available and combining all these aspects together. The term blended learning has been bandied about for just about as long as I can remember during my 20 odd years in the training and […].
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Teams who learn. take the same training at the same time also benefit from the social nature of this learning. What are some signs that it’s a good time for individual or team learning? what they learn in training. Finally, they might not be able to apply the learning in their. learned in the training. Secret 4: Socialize the Learning with Others.
Mobile Learning : Ringtone Getting Louder
FEBRUARY 8, 2016
With consumer adoption growing exponentially, learning managers are looking at newer ways to capture the favoritism that mobile devices enjoy to convert them into a medium of just-in-time learning. Mobile devices are riding a new wave.
INFOGRAPHIC: If Learning Was Water
MAY 4, 2016
Learning 101 with a quick, slightly soggy, metaphor. x—–x—–x—–x—–x. Arun Pradhan has over 17 years’ experience in digital and blended learning. In his spare time Arun blogs about learning, performance and 70:20:10 solutions at Design4Performance. x—–x—–x—–x—–x.
The Value of Video Learning
Your Training Edge
OCTOBER 28, 2015
Most of my previous articles have explicitly established the importance of online learning, online teaching, MOOCs and so on. In this article, I would be focused around one of its most important elements that contributes significantly towards its success, and that is the video learning. When it comes to maximizing the value of video learning, certain design tips can just be great.
Our “Recipe” for Learning and Remembering in Corporate Learning
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
The learning and remembering ends up happening outside of, or in spite of, the training requirement. How do our brains respond when we learn new information? Her white paper, When Remembering Really Matters , identifies eight strategies, four for learning and four for remembering, that help fight forgetting. Before we can remember anything, we have to first learn it!
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. learning-doing gap. We puzzled over the learning-doing gap and this led us to define a. hope is relevant in many other situations where there’s a learning- doing gap). their learning and development. OF FORTUNE 500 CEOS WANT TO KNOW THE BUSINESS IMPACT OF THEIR LEARNING. transfer what they learn to the job –. learning program.
Activities for Integrating Learning
APRIL 30, 2015
I’ve been working on a learning design that integrates developing social media skills with developing specific competencies, aligned with real work. It’s an interesting integration, and I drafted a pedagogy that I believe accomplishes the task. It draws heavily on the notion of activity -based learning. The learning process is broken up into a series of activities.
Common Myths about e-Learning
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
Gone are the days when class room training was the only way to learn. Technology has revolutionized the way we are living and learning methods are no exceptions. Learning is a relatively new technology that started popularizing among education centers and students in the past decade. Learning is replacing class room training. Learning is just for information technology.
Best Practices for Blended Learning Design
AUGUST 28, 2015
Association educational leaders who are responsible for developing adult learning programs often struggle with defining what makes for a quality educational program, especially one that relies heavily on technology. Key Ingredients of Blended Learning Program Design. 1. Rigorous Learning Objectives and Expectations. 5. Adherence to Adult Learning Theory. 6. link]. 1.
Learning on Smartphones
OCTOBER 19, 2015
When eLearning content transferred to mobile devices, it required a revamp of content to take advantage not just of the touchscreen, but also of the shorter periods of time users spent learning. Now that smartphones have become available at an affordable price, eLearning is starting a big shift to their use as a learning device. Mobile Learning elearning learning mobile learning
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
Reactions to a learning. Reaction and Planned Action – Frequency: Typically for each learning event. Customer (trainee) satisfaction – their opinion – what did they like, what did they learn, was. Learning – Frequency: Typically pre- and post-training assessments. Setting learning and. Learning objectives map to Kirkpatrick’s Levels 1 and 2. But because.
Maximizing Blended Learning
MARCH 2, 2016
Blended learning is the future of training. Maximizing Blended Learning by Choosing the Right Tools , about how to maximize the effectiveness of blended learning by using the right tools. This post will cover where learning professionals should start when designing blended learning, as well as four recommended tools. Blended learning BYTE
Continuous Learning is strategic to business
AUGUST 14, 2015
Numbers back this as an established fact with research reports and data indicating that the power of ‘small’ is growing ‘big’ in the learning domain. Though Big Data and Internet of Things are terms that are fast becoming the lexicon of learning, the delivery of knowledge or learning solutions has become mobile,small, and handy. References. link].