Communities of Inquiry
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
I want to preface this post with the following information: Before a few days ago I had never heard the term Community of Inquiry, which is exactly why I’ve chosen to write and learn about it. Why Communities of Inquiry. Other models we could choose from were: Networked learning (familiar). Personal learning networks (very familiar). Anderson, A. Butler, R.,
Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development
AUGUST 6, 2015
wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead…and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists. Create organizations that are nimble, constantly learning, conversing and listening. In an earlier post, I had emphasized the importance of L&D to don the mantle of community management. Scary?
21 top elearning communities
AUGUST 24, 2016
Join thousands of other L&D professionals who are learning from each other in these elearning communities. Learning and Skills Group. Instructional Design & E-Learning Professionals’. Learning design. Moodle community. Adapt community. Work learn mobile. Learning and Skills group. Focus : L&D, Learning design. EdTech.
How to Solve 3 Instructional Design Problems
AUGUST 2, 2016
Sound the winner’s circle music–here are three common problems and ways get the gold. Micromanaging or indecisive clients can be frustrating, but remember that you both share the same end goal–creating the best learning. My favorite place to beat the block is the Trivantis® Community. Are you experiencing instructional design problems? Blank Page Paralysis.
Knowledge, practice and community
Learning with e's
AUGUST 22, 2014
After a break from blogging during the summer break, I''m back, and here is the continuation of my series on theories of learning, with number 25. The previous post highlighted issues around the situated learning theory of Jean Lave. In this post, I extend this idea into the work Lave did with Etienne Wenger, which has become known as Communities of Practice. Unported License.
Solving Your Development Issues in the Adobe Captivate Community
MARCH 4, 2015
Did you know each major eLearning authoring tool has a thriving community of eLearning developers constantly asking and answering questions about your burning development issues? Even if there is a small chance you are the only one on the entire planet that has a specific development issue, why aren’t you using asking the community? This is by far one of my favorite tips.
From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation
AUGUST 13, 2011
It has been a long and exciting journey so far, dotted with exciting projects, some wonderful clients, and a tremendous amount of learning. An instructional designer by profession who started her career anlayzing learner needs, creating micro-design documents, writing story-boards and discussing the nitty-gritty of course navigation with visual designers, I have long been interested in the power of social, collaborative and informal learning. Learning--especially in today's workplace beset with complexity, rapid change, and new challenges--as we knew it was changing.
Social Technology, Community Management and Organizational Development
JULY 5, 2015
wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead.and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists. Create organizations that are nimble, constantly learning, conversing and listening. Community Directors/Managers/Facilitators will become a key role in developing a successful social business. And this happened around 2000.
ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?
JUNE 13, 2008
Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem? 101 Free Learning Tools OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources Free EduGames Printer-Friendly Version Lets explore the idea that there is at least one excellent free learning tool (or site) for every learning problem, need or issue! Elgg Learning Management System ( LMS )? Learning)?
Social Learning vs. Communities of Practice
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
When it comes to the terms “Social Learning” and “Communities of Practice”, many people in the corporate learning realm are confused, myself included. Are Social Learning and Communities of Practice different? Social Learning. People in corporations are picking up Social Learning as one of the latest learning “buzzwords” without really knowing what it means. Here’s what I think Social Learning means: Social Learning – Learning by observing, conversing, or questioning. Communities of Practice. technologies.
eLearning Content Development: 6 Steps to Create a Learning Problem Statement
MARCH 16, 2016
Remember, adult learners only spend time, effort and money on learning experiences that have a direct impact in their real lives. Before plunging into an eLearning course development process with your team, spend some time developing a formal problem statement. Let’s determine the research-worthiness of a problem and the steps to create a clear learning problem statement.
The hard problems in eLearning
Viplav Baxi Meanderings
APRIL 16, 2014
Low use of collaboration/networked learning tools & communities. Increased demand on the student’s capability for self-directed learning. Credibility / value perception of learning for employers or for credit transfers by traditional institutions. For example, I am getting convinced that more than anything else, the capability & motivation of the learner to learn, is the most limiting factor. We see a lot of power laws in the real world of learning – where a few students participate heavily and the largest number contribute to the long tail.
Six Tenets of Community Management: Learnings
DECEMBER 14, 2011
Ihave been somewhat lazy but I also deliberately stayed away from posting as Itried to consolidate and synthesise all that I was learning. have beenplaying the role of an enterprise community manager for some time now—6 monthsto be precise—and thought it would be a good idea to jot down my learnings fromthe past few months. This post is directed towards new community managers, whohave recently donned the mantle of community management and are perhaps findingthat there are more things to do than one had thought of. Yes, I just used the word.
Mastering the Skills Supply Chain Problem
APRIL 1, 2014
In a large organization, employees have to learn how things are done, meet the people who know the ropes, occasionally fail and become familiar with the learning curve. You have to think about learning as a series of experiences that include a culture that promotes continuous development. TechACE is designed to build technical, project management and professional skills through a series of online learning, classroom, facilitated on-the-job experiences and mentoring. Think about your learning function. Capability development is a never-ending challenge.
DevLearn 2014 – It’s a Wrap (and it’s all about community): Featuring Meg Bertapelle
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
Last week #chat2LRN hosted a twitter chat based on the DevLearn/ Personal Learning Network experience. This chat brings home the importance of having a PLN. I would even make the argument that it’s more a Personal Learning Community than a network (which conjures up visions of a strange form of speed dating, strangers passing around business cards hoping for a connection).
How do I know what e-learning approach is right for what topic?
The eLearning Nomad
OCTOBER 20, 2016
The vast majority of online articles about e-learning are about compliance training or academic e-courses, so why would you do things differently? Behaviour change is complex because there are a whole range of factors that influence people’s attitudes – not just the few you can offer in a typical e-learning module. You would like to improve problem-solving capacities…. We’re not talking about maths problems or technical problems with one right answer. People have different perspectives on how problems should be solved and why. When’s that?
Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool
MAY 12, 2015
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! There are several ways to do that using your learning management system. What makes knowledge so hard to capture?
The New Trivantis Community: Everything You Need for eLearning—All in One Place
MAY 26, 2015
The new Trivantis Community is open for business! You can even earn badges by being an active member and helping your fellow Lectora and CourseMill® users. • To get started, go to community.trivantis.com and set up your account. • If you already have an account on the existing community forum, your username will stay the same. No problem! It’s easy to sign up.
The Angry Birds Community: Social Learning Utopia?
OCTOBER 3, 2011
search for “Angry Bird Walkthroughs” on YouTube returns 18,500 results. By tapping this vast cache of video content, I can quickly learn how to solve each level (once I’ve tried and given up). That means more than 16,000 videos were contributed by members of the Angry Birds Community of Practice. I’m not sure what it is about Angry Birds that made it so popular, but it works for me.
I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network
DECEMBER 29, 2014
When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me. even gave it my own name: “On-fire learning.” It wasn’t very useful.
7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”
JULY 6, 2015
The more I thought about it, the more it seemed to me that it is one of the fundamental blocks of building a community of practice. community grows around a domain where practitioners share their insights, knowledge and doubts, the work processes. community grows through conversation, collaboration, and showcasing of work in progress. Explicit and tacit knowledge gets shared.
Find out if social learning chemistry works for you!
MARCH 15, 2016
How to provide just-in-time learning modules customized to the needs of an organization? How to make learning fun, engaging , and collaborative for a distributed workforce? Which brings us to the question as to the start of how to craft, design, and lay the foundation of using the social media platform as an effective engagement tool in the sphere of learning? Why do we say so?
Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now
MARCH 17, 2016
Competency-based training programs provide learners with a learning path that compliments their career path, providing a road map for their professional journey. If you’d like to learn more about competency-based learning, join us for an IACET webinar April 20 th. Social Learning. During these discussions I asked, “what aspects or features are you looking for in an LMS?
The role of the Enterprise Learning Community Manager #elcm
JULY 2, 2012
In my recent webinar presentation for the LSG online conference, Using a collaboration platform for brilliant learning , rather than giving a PowerPoint presentation, I took the participants on a web tour of the Social Learning Centre. “Learning” is at the very heart of everything that happens in an organisation – not separate from it. Social learning
Motivation is More Important Than Information
MARCH 9, 2016
Sometimes motivation is the source of a performance problem in the first place. When it comes to learning, motivation is critical for gaining attention and encoding new information in the brain. Gamification and game-based learning both take motivation into account. It’s a key consideration in job performance and learning. But I don’t. Doing It. It’s absolutely true.
Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change
DECEMBER 13, 2015
The German word Weltanschauung —used to represent the mode of apprehending reality of a community—was first used by Kant and later popularized by Hegel. Weltanschauung represents the collective consciousness of a community of a certain experience. The crux of the problem lies in our inability to see how the culture of organizations stem from and is shaped by the very discourse of management that we have collectively subscribed to ever since the Industrial Revolution and the manufacturing era. The discourse of communities doesn’t and cannot hinge on and around scarcity.
The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design
MAY 2, 2015
“ We are at a critical point where rapid change is forcing us to look not just to new ways of solving problems but to new problems to solve.” – Tim Brown (CEO and president, IDEO). Or is it already being followed as part of the learning design process? What is the significance of design thinking in the context of learning design? Is Design Thinking Missing From ADDIE?
“Is Age a Problem?” A Provocative Vignette About Age Discrimination
AUGUST 23, 2011
The Vignettes series shows you a brief, concise, yet provocative and reflective learning approach. Your learners are taken through the “relate-interpret-apply process” within real-life scenarios to fire up reflection and interaction that generates deeper learning through experience sharing. Click here to preview “Is Age a Problem?”. How to Use the Vignette.
How Freelance Clients Find Me
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
Include a few sentences explaining your projects and the problems you solved with them. Learning Portfolios: Share Your Work : A collection of portfolios in the eLearning Heroes community. Spend time connecting with others in the e-learning field too. Social Media and Online Communities. You can watch the recording of the presentation. Portfolio. It just does.
Design for life
Learning with e's
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
This is number 30 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. As usual, this is a simplified and concise interpretation, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. Argyris Double Loop Learning 3. Unported License.
Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy
APRIL 27, 2015
In todays’ 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?
The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning
APRIL 14, 2015
The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not.
MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider
MAY 24, 2015
Having taken the world of higher education by storm (though not everyone will agree), MOOCs are all set to disrupt/re-invent workplace learning. Just as the advent of e-learning created a shift in training paradigms a couple of decades back, MOOCs are set to create another shift today. have been writing about MOOCs in the space of corporate learning for some time now.
50 Ways to Lever Learning
The Peformance Improvement
DECEMBER 16, 2015
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.).