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LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Janet Clarey’s LearnTrends session on Microlearning. Microlearning – the learning that results from “micro” content published in short form and limited by the software and devices used to view it – offers alternatives to traditional development methods for workers who deal with web-based information as part of their job. Let’s discuss how microlearning might address the realities of learning in a digital age. Microcontent is little bits of digital information in a permanent state of flux and circulation. reusable.

LearnTrends: Extending Learning to the Edges of Organizations

Experiencing eLearning

Live blogged notes from Extending Learning to the Edges of Organizations with Charles Jennings & Andy McGovern. Official description: Thomson Reuters meets the challenge of supporting the learning and development of its employees across the world through the innovative use of technology and a strategy based on the 70:20:10 model. Aspects of learning. Practice. Hands on practice with actual tools, but in a safe environment. Not a lot of instructional design, just getting people to share content. My side comments are in italics.

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LearnTrends: Backchannel

Jay Cross

Clark Quinn and I led a discussion on Reinventing Organizational Learning at LearnTrends this morning. The back channel becomes part of the overall message. Moderator (Harold Jarche): traditional training & education has driven much of our self-direction and creativity out of us - need to relearn. kelly_smith01: Reminds me a bit of Rummler. Mars Chen: ok.

Microlearning presentation at LearnTrends

Janet Clarey

Just finished presenting on the topic ‘microlearning’ at the online LearnTrends conference. Much of the information I presented is pulled from existing literature and I’m still working through it so it’s a bit disjointed in my opinion. This is one of those research areas where I’m reading and thinking, crap these people are brilliant. couldn’t really articulate differences between networks and communities of practice when Tony asked. Proceedings of the 4th International Microlearning 2008 Conference. 2006).

Contest - Win a Free Copy of Digital Habitats via LearnTrends 2009

Tony Karrer

Nancy has been my go to person for all things Communities and Networks and worked with me to create Communities and Networks Connection. So naturally when Nancy and John (with Etienne Wenger) put out the book Digital Habitats; Stewarding Technology for Communities I was very excited. And, of course, happy to answer any questions. Together they are a formidable team.

LearnTrends - Google Wave - DevLearn - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Why The Death Of The Newspaper Industry Should Scare The Hell Out Of The Learning Industry. The New Wave of eLearning Technologies. Should Educators be Afraid of Having a Facebook Profile? How To Communicate The Value Of Social Media - The eLearning Coach , November 25, 2009. Best Practices for Creating Online Courses - eLearning Brothers , November 11, 2009. eLearning report: Review of Learning 2.0 Practices by Christine Redecker - Ignatia Webs , November 19, 2009. LearnTrends (38). November 2009.

Now What? Beyond Networks

Experiencing eLearning

This isn’t my usual comprehensive live blogging, just snippets of things that caught my interest. wanted to actually participate in the chat and watch Twitter too, and I couldn’t juggle all of it at the same time. This is post 3 of 3. Benefits of personal network (brainstorm from the group). community of practice. Isn’t it more efficient to use search for a lot of this? Chat discussion on different types of searches–this makes sense to me. With our formal training, most of the time the goal is known.

Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning

Experiencing eLearning

This isn’t my usual comprehensive live blogging, just snippets of things that caught my interest. wanted to actually participate in the chat and watch Twitter too, and I couldn’t juggle all of it at the same time. This is post 2 of 3. In chat, vivien disagreed: “I don’t agree that social learning is always downstream of training intervention&#. But maybe we can’t just shoehorn social learning into one part of the chart. Of course, it’s shown as part of the OTJ performance, which really should be ongoing.

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

SharePoint is so flexible and the documentation for it is so big and diverse, that a big part of my goals have been to understand the different ways that training organizations are using SharePoint. I've had conversations with several of these folks in more detail and with a few others. In this post, I wanted to capture some of the patterns of use of SharePoint that seem to be emerging. Typically this involves many of the same aspects as above: document sharing, calendar, discussion, resources, links, profiles, contacts, etc. Some used it to track bugs.

Media and Messages

Learning and Working on the Web

That sums up my impression of our LearnTrends web conference which finished yesterday. Selecting the appropriate messages and media is becoming an essential part of facilitating learning. The major trend in workplace learning that I see is the merging of Learning & Working. Our global 24 hour conversation was in fact a global village, still composed mostly of innovators and early adopters, but the tip of a connected iceberg. Personally, I enjoyed the sessions but of course this medium is only good for a certain type of interaction.

Friday’s Finds #27

Learning and Working on the Web

As part of my – sense-making, moving from tacit to explicit, sharing with others – PKM system, here’s what caught my attention via Twitter during the past week. This week, I’m going to focus more on what others found interesting, as there was a lot of traffic as a result of the LearnTrends conference. LearnTrends once again emphasized my perspective that Work is Learning and Learning is the Work. learntrends. Jay Cross (@jaycross): “Hallmark of Future Work. Some of the attempts occurred on France Telecom premises.

New skills for learning professionals

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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?&#. Here is how I described some of the roles learning professionals will need to fill in our brave new world: This is not entirely original. We Supporting community experimentation.

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

One of the really cool things about eLearning Learning and Browse My Stuff is the ability of the system to determine hot topics or trends based on the content that is being brought together in topic hubs.  Twitter has been the talk of the town during 2009.  Social media, social networks, communities for learning both formal and informal is bigger than I think we can even imagine at this point.  I was really struck by the kinds of things emerging this year and some of the interesting examples. Five Myths of Mobile Learning , August 24, 2009.

Elgg: it’s a community effort

Learning and Working on the Web

This brought me to reflect, once again, how important an open source framework is as we move more of our computing to the cloud. This social networking platform is simple to set-up and use and has been embraced by millions, including LearnTrends (+3,000) and WorkLiteracy (+900), two sites I manage. For large enterprise projects I have used Drupal as a community management platform and it works well, though it requires solid technical support. We started using Elgg for an online medical community of practice in 2004 after going through dozens of platforms.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

Looking through the program, I’m delighted to see that many of the sessions could easily play at DevLearn and vice-versa. I’ll be in Hope, Arkansas; Washington, DC; and Barcelona during KM World this year, so I’ll miss the show. Andrew McAfee , Principal Research Scientist , Center for Digital Business – MIT Sloan School of Management and Author, Enterprise 2.0.

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Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

August was a little quiet in terms of traffic numbers and vacations, but there were some really great posts you may have missed during vacation.  I know I did.  So here are the top posts based on social signals via eLearning Learning for August 2010. My e-Learning Don’ts - MinuteBio , August 8, 2010 Here is a list I compiled of things I think should NOT be done when designing e-learning courses. They had attended the LearnTrends free online conference. My list of top 10 resources on Instructional Design - basics and more : 1. concepts and practices. Community.