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Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Learning Circuit's Blog Big Question is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" Address the need to share knowledge over distances or the value of timely information to sales tactics, don't focus on the technology. Rename Instead of social media call it "Knowledge Media." ASTD Big Question Web 2.0

The Big Question: Leading the charge

Clive on Learning

In the Learning Circuits Blog , Tony Karrer poses a whole series of questions related to the role of learning and development professionals in promoting informal learning / social learning / learning 2.0 concept must be appropriate to the organisation, and this is open to question when you're looking beyond knowledge workers. This is sadly a a long way short of reality.

The Big Question: What tools should we learn?

Clive on Learning

This month’s Big Question on the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog asks what software tools, as learning and development professionals, we should set out to learn. Yes, they must know how to use these well, but then so does almost any knowledge worker. On careful reflection, I’d have to say none. You need to know how to program to use a computer? I don’t think so.

List to Learn, Learn to List

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Big Question is, again, a series of questions. Apparently one BIG question is not enough for the learning and development community. I don't totally agree that work and learning are exactly the same, there is some overlap but there are specific things workers need to learn that do not result in a direct work product. Is so how?

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Publishers are clearly looking closely at this issue as the question is whether content creation provides as much value or is curation the real value creation. I'm hoping that others will join the effort. Rovy F.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

And probably will get some more ideas from the Big Question - Predictions and Plans for 2010. It puts forward lots of suggestions for how knowledge workers can leverage technology to make themselves more effective. It’s really big and moving really fast. SaaS will dominate SharePoint integration with Learning Management will be a big topic. You can’t.

To-learn list?

Jay Cross

As a knowledge worker, learning is my work. Incidentally, I always learn from reading the multiple perspectives of people answering The Big Question. Do you have a to-learn list? A to-learn list is like a curriculum. It presupposes foreknowledge of what we need to know. The faster our world changes, the more often we will face with novel situations. We don’t know what we’ll need to know. Hence, we’d better get good at meta-learning: learning to learn. I have dozens of to-learn lists. File ‘em and forget ‘em. Unlearning is another matter.

To-learn lists

Clive on Learning

The Learning Circuits Blog Big Question for September is not a question at all - it's an exploration of an idea raised by Jim Collins, in an essay in Learning Journeys. Ticking items off a list can be about as tangible an output as you get as a so-called 'knowledge worker'. He wrote, “A true learning person also has a 'to-learn' list, and the items on that list carry at least as much weight in how one organizes his or her time as the to-do list.&# Well I've always liked lists. And so you won't be surprised to know that I do have a 'to-learn' list.

Conversation on Conversations

Tony Karrer

Ken Allan really somewhat crystallizes it as a question of " Knowing WHEN to switch ?" In Conversation Questions , I pushed this a bit further based on Nancy Dixon - What Do We Get From Conversation That We Can't Get Any Other Way? Yet there is no doubt that discernment forms a large part of selecting efficient and effective means for knowledge transfer.

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To-Learn Lists

Clark Quinn

This month’s Learning Circuit’s Big Question is on: To-Learn Lists. I think this is the case for lots of knowledge workers. Great line from Michael Hanley I would categorize myself as a "learnivore" - I continually acquire new knowledge and information through my Web-, book-, podcast-, and presentation reading, blogging (reading and writing), academic study and research, and work-based learning-related tasks. The results this far have been really interesting to me. Rather its an informal, ever changing list. This may be a mistake.

To-Learn Lists

The Learning Circuits

As Knowledge Workers, work and learning are the same, so how does a to-learn list really differ from a to-do list? What skills, practices, behaviors do modern knowledge workers need around to-learn lists? Instead, my exploration via work, blogging, speaking, I seem to find ample learning opportunities. But it does seem like a very good idea to be a bit more directed.

Learning Professionals Leaders

Tony Karrer

On this month's Big Question - Lead the Charge - we are already seeing some interesting responses. world is becoming more about your network than your current knowledge. Gina Minks: Adventures in Corporate Education What Competencies do Knowledge Workers Need? The Learning Revolution: Where have all the leaders gone? It's difficult to not agree with everything that's in Tony's post an my short answer would be: yes they should, and the good ones already are. There's a vacuum of leadership in the adoption of enterprise/web/learning 2.0 I'm not sure I buy this.

Presenting the Value of Social Media for Learning

The Learning Circuits

I've received various forms of the same question from different people over the past few years. The basic question is: How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization? Which provides us this month's big question: Presenting the Value of Social Media for Learning? to knowledge workers? to management?

Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant

Tony Karrer

The Big Question this month is Workplace Learning in 10 Years : If you peer inside an organization in 10 years time and you look at how workplace learning is being supported by that organization, what will you see? How big are they as compared to today? But there was another significant trend in the answers… Learning and Work Converge In a world where Knowledge Work and Learning is Inseparable , finding ways to support and improve work is the same as finding ways to support and improve learning. Matt Moore in an article Learning & Knowledge = ?

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Voice Over in e-Learning, Sometimes - MinuteBio , September 12, 2010 September’s Big Question over at the Learning Circuits Blog is regarding use of voice-over in e-learning. The question addresses numerous topics regarding the use of audio. statement by Wendy Drexler in her paper prompted this question. Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning - eLearning Technology , September 14, 2010 Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Questions that crossed my mind were: 1. cation.

Learning Professionals Leaders

Clark Quinn

On this month's Big Question - Lead the Charge - we are already seeing some interesting responses. world is becoming more about your network than your current knowledge. Gina Minks: Adventures in Corporate Education What Competencies do Knowledge Workers Need? The Learning Revolution: Where have all the leaders gone? It's difficult to not agree with everything that's in Tony's post an my short answer would be: yes they should, and the good ones already are. There's a vacuum of leadership in the adoption of enterprise/web/learning 2.0 I'm not sure I buy this.

Knowing Knowledge Review by Clive Shepherd

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

You should also check out his answers to December's Big question. I love his answers to all 3 questions. But back to his post that got me here.his review of Gsiemens's book Knowing Knowledge. Professionalism of David Maister, you start to see the picture of the knowledge worker of the future. I love this post by Clive Shepherd. I've only recently been connected with Clive, but truly enjoy his blog. He states some brilliant points. This is one of those nights with little time to add my own. I think if you connect the technology of Web2.0

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

But the reality was more than that as I explored in posts like Business of Learning and Models for Learning Questions. The second half of the prediction “self directed learning” got less attention during the year than I anticipated, but it was there and certainly was a big part of the discussion around social and informal learning. 2009 is going to be a big year for this issue.

Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008

Tony Karrer

The Big Question this month are Predictions for Learning in 2008. The format of the virtual conference that George and I put together wasn't quite right - still a lecture - threaded discussions weren't quite active enough and the questions weren't focused. Prediction #10 => Knowledge Worker Skills - Just Beginning in 2008, Big in 2009 The discussion of knowledge work skills is going to be BIG. We won't hear much this year, but in 2009, this will be something you'll hear in a big way during 2008. This will increase adoption of Web 2.0

Big literacy questions

Jay Cross

Responding to the Big Questions (s) of the month: Should workplace learning professionals be leading the charge around these new work literacies? Knowledge workers have replaced factory workers. Shareholders owned the factories, but workers own their minds. Information spreading through network connections empowers workers to make decisions and take responsibility for them. Hence, the major task for learning professionals will shift from training workers to helping customers and workers learn from one another. No, no, no, no.

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Network Skills

Tony Karrer

So I was super excited when I saw that Nancy White, who helps me learn about all things communities and networks , posted a response to the New Skills for Learning Professionals Big Question for July 2009. And I'm not alone in my questioning / focus. In fact, some of the nuggets I found helped me think a bit about this knowledge gap. So, I know some of the materials I've produced such as the LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers. When I looked at her first post, I was actually disappointed because it wasn't really about networks and communities.

Significant Work Needed to Help Instructional Designers

Tony Karrer

The November LCB Big Question was "Are ISD / ADDIE / HPT relevant in a world of rapid elearning, faster time-to-performance, and informal learning?" And I find that second bullet especially troubling given that the crux of the question as Mark Oehlert from e-Clippings put it: If the question of whether or not your job is relevant fails to stir up some considerable heat - then I despair for us. Oh and before I go any farther, I should point out that, as is always the case, there is general consensus that as Jay Cross put it : This is the wrong question.

Webinar - Skills - Social Media - Best of eLearning Learning - July 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009 How to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009 Jay Cross response to this month’s big question “In a Learning 2.0 world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more rapid pace, what new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals?”. Best of eLearning Learning. July 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Events.

Lead the Charge?

The Learning Circuits

I'm taking a bit more of a position in the question (maybe you could even call it a rant). Work Literacy is trying to figure out how knowledge workers can be helped to improve their skills to take advantage of things like social media and new forms of informal learning. It is THE big question today. Gina Minks: Adventures in Corporate Education What Competencies do Knowledge Workers Need? technologies and learning professionals' opportunities and challenges Kerry McGuire - Live and Learn: What's the real question? This leads me to.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Brain Learning and eLearning Design - The Learning Circuits Blog , July 1, 2010 David Grebow suggested this month’s Big Question (thanks David). A Research Design to Evaluate E-Learning Projects - The E-Learning Curve , July 8, 2010 The case study design is useful when answering “how” and “why” questions, and in understanding the particulars, and diversity of a learning program.