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Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

One highlight of a learning management system is its collaboration within course participants. Extend this to the Subject Matter Experts and popular spokes-person through a defined communication framework and you have a community of practice in action! Ever heard of the phrase “listen to the market”? As they are, the two pieces of data are meaningless.

Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Social Learning

Two weeks ago Jane Hart wrote an article titled, Social Learning: to be or not to be? , in which Jane expresses her dislike of the term Social Learning (big S, big L).  Social learning refers to a class of learning, which includes wikis, blogs, screen sharing, podcasting, photo sharing, social bookmarking, collaborative working, social networking, etc.

Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

One highlight of a learning management system is its collaboration within course participants. Extend this to the Subject Matter Experts and popular spokes-person through a defined communication framework and you have a community of practice in action! Ever heard of the phrase “listen to the market”? As they are, the two pieces of data are meaningless.

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Is all learning social?

Learning with e's

Just about every day I find myself embroiled in a discussions about fundamentals of learning, the nature of knowledge and the processes of education. It comes with the territory of working as an academic in a university, and I expect to do it much of the time. This of course is a profound question, and one which demands some good theory and reflection.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. think it’s held up rather well. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it. All of us, no exceptions.

ASAE 2010 Annual: Leaders of Communities of Practice

Web Courseworks

Associations are the hub of activity for "communities of practice.” Communities of practice are voluntary. Professionals join to gain access to peers, best practices, and education. What makes associations successful as communities of practice? Digital Dynamics: The New Look of Publishing (Sunday, 8/22, 3:15-4:30 p.m.).

The Masterclass on Informal Learning

Jay Cross

Your organization has decided to tilt in the direction of informal learning. You’re concerned that your current offerings will not satisfy the new generation of workers. Masterclass for L&D managers, instructional designers, and senior instructors on the concept and implementation of informal learning. Introduction to informal learning.

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Class is over; now what? Informal learning in the workplace

Obsidian Learning

When you’re designing learning, don’t overlook the importance of informal learning. This is learning that takes place outside of the classroom or the eLearning activity. In fact, we typically learn more from informal learning than from formal learning experiences. Here are a few ideas for encouraging informal learning in the workplace. Build a Learning Culture.

Where is L&D heading?

E-Learning Provocateur

The topic of the evening was Where is L&D Heading? and some questions were posted through by the attendees ahead of time, while others emerged through the discourse. Here is an overview of my answers, plus elaborations and suggestions for further reading, for each of the questions that was (and was not) asked. The moot point of MOOCs. Informal first.

I Believe in the Value of Sharing

Tom Spiglanin

As a workplace professional, I believe strongly in the value of sharing. I’m not talking about the monetary value of a social share (which business people are keen on doing ), but rather the less tangible value that comes from sharing knowledge, making an individual more productive, effective, and efficient. That’s true for the work community as well as in public networks.

Social, Informal Learning Can Be ?Measured

CLO Magazine

Key performance indicators for social and informal learning identify knowledge hubs and lead to better results. Where the changes show up is in the data points companies analyze in conjunction with social and informal learning. • 94 percent want to speed up the application of learning back into the workplace, but only 23 percent achieve this. • How often they use it.

70:20:10 for trainers

E-Learning Provocateur

At the time of writing this blog, over half the respondents have chosen “No” Assuming they are all L&D professionals, the extrapolation means most of us don’t think the 70:20:10 model is relevant to our work. – by the way, “fair dinkum” is Australian slang for “real” or “genuine” – Emeritus Professor David Boud says he doesn’t think there is proper evidence available for the effectiveness of the model. For example, suppose you are charged with training the sales team on a new product.

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How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, and systems thinking. He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix three decades ago. They are currently refining informal/web 2.0 Every day, thousands of people read his blogs, Internet Time and Informal Learning Blog.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring. The proliferation of so-called rapid authoring tools over the last few years has coincided with an explosion in the number of online courses developed in-house. In tandem with this trend, though, has been the increasingly familiar cry of “It’s not interactive!&#. The best of both worlds.

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How to Improve Learning Outcomes With Performance Support

Social Learning

Given that the goal of instructional designers and training developers is to improve employee performance, it’s surprising that many continue to create blended learning programs with little or no reliance on performance support tools or systems. Dr. Allison Rossett describes the value of performance support in her article Ode to Performance Support. Scavenger hunts for information.

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

With automation, AI and robots looming over the job scene, there seems to be a constant fear of humans losing out to computers and technology. It’s akin to one of our childhood sci-fi movies finally becoming a reality – the machines are taking over. The digital disruptors in the shape of Robots, Big Data and Sensors are here. That is the topic for another post.

Opening up #learning: Access to knowledge

Learning with e's

The British Open University for example, was nicknamed 'the university of the second chance'. The last few years have seen the rise of Massive Open Online Courses, used by millions of students around the world to participate in learning that was previously closed to them. It's something of a revolution for education. Based on the work of psychologist J.J.

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7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

I spent the greater part of the weekend mulling over the practice of working out loud, what makes some folks adopt the habit with ease while others struggle, and what could be some of the possible enabling factors that support working out loud. community grows around a domain where practitioners share their insights, knowledge and doubts, the work processes.

Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. He literally wrote the book on Informal Learning. Jay works from the Internet Time Lab in Berkeley, high in the hills a dozen miles east of the Golden Gate Bridge and a mile and a half from the University. The issue is how much of each.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

Knowledge work has evolved into keeping up and taking advantage of connections. Replacing today’s haphazard approaches with systematic, enlightened management accelerates the development of future workers and gets the entireorganization working smarter. People learn by doing.  We learn from experience and achieve mastery through practice. Experience The potential is great.

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Situated Cognition In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

TalentLMS

Learners must be able to put their knowledge to use outside the virtual classroom, and simulating real world challenges is one of the best ways to achieve this. For example, if an individual needs to learn how to complete a complex task, learning by doing is more effective than simply reading out it in a manual. Situated Cognition Best Practices. According to J. Expert support.

Theory-informed design tips

E-Learning Provocateur

In my previous article , I proposed a Taxonomy of Learning Theories to organise a few of the myriad of theories into some semblance of order, and to assist instructional designers in using theory to inform their work. In this article, I go one step further by listing specific, practical instructional design tips that are informed by those theories.

The dynamics of managing/nurturing networks of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Keeping the Wheels Turning: The Dynamics of Managing Networks of Practice. Journal of Management Studies, 47(1), 85-108 The authors make a distinction between NoPs and CoPs; networks of practice and communities of practice. Twenty-two NoPs were formalized with the goal of integrating existing, dispersed knowledge. 2010).

Coherent Implications

Clark Quinn

One of the things to do with models is use them as the basis to explain and predict. There are three layers: work teams composed of members from different communities of practice, that are connected outward to broader social networks.  An important element is the flow of information within the model; ensuring that there are no barriers to making effective choices.

70:20:10 For Trainers

Learnnovators

At the time of writing this blog, over half the respondents have chosen “No”. Assuming they are all L&D professionals, the extrapolation means most of us don’t think the 70:20:10 model is relevant to our work. Indeed this observation doesn’t boast a wealth of empirical evidence to support it, although there is some – see here , here and here. And I’m shocked by the results.

Move Forward

Nick Leffler

Of course we all feel like this about something, but often not everything. Apple is a company who possibly more than others has to deal with the out-lash of people wanting to hang on to how things were. One of the most recent examples I can think of is the ports on the Mac Book, simplified down to one. Of course people were going to be angry. Apple.

Have Your Training Projects Entered the 21st Century

Rapid eLearning

took it out of storage to show my kids. The Internet didn’t exist (or at least not for me) so getting access to information wasn’t easy. The idea of a digital instruction guide made no sense unless you were Marty McFly. Right before you do something new, they give you quick instructions and a practice option. And the other thing was all of the information.

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. This is a list of 50 of those methods.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

I have recently joined the open section of #MSLOC 430 - a graduate course in the Master''s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. The four topics we are planning to deep dive into in the first two weeks are: a) Networked learning, b) Personal Learning Networks, c) MOOCs, and d) Communities of Inquiry. We need a new set of skills.

Improving Professional Learning: 12 Strategies to Enhance Performance

Web Courseworks

Thus, we now face the somewhat ironic situation in continuing professional education of a possible disconnect between advances in knowledge and the actual practitioners of the trade. As professor emeritus of educational leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Knox has helped shape the field of continuing education. Use of educational technology.

Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

The intention of an e-learning strategy is generally to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of organisational learning. However, there are other less obvious advantages of an e-learning strategy that may not be thought about at first. Here are seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy that I’ve come across. Employees as content creators. Thank you.

Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

The intention of an e-learning strategy is generally to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of organisational learning. However, there are other less obvious advantages of an e-learning strategy that may not be thought about at first. Here are seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy that I’ve come across. Employees as content creators. Thank you.

Educational Locations in Second Life And the 3D Aids Quilt

Kapp Notes

Often I am asked for a list of interesting and educational locations within Second Life, the 3D virtual world software, here is a rather lengthy list of some of the more educational places within Second Life. The 3D AIDS Quilt takes the concept of a patchwork quilt – composed of squares of fabric – and transforms it into a collection of 3D rooms or dioramas. 

7 Strategies to Facilitate "Working Out Loud"

ID Reflections

I spent the greater part of the weekend mulling over the practice of working out loud , what makes some folks adopt the habit with ease while others struggle, and what could be some of the possible enabling factors that support working out loud. community grows around a domain where practitioners share their insights, knowledge and doubts, the work processes.