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.,
Shifting from Trainer to Community Manager
NOVEMBER 27, 2012
But where does this leave the learning and development department? Much maligned after years of instructor led training, powerpoint presentations, and “click next” eLearning courses, it’s time for Learning and Development to step up. The same paradigm shift is happening in learning. We need to shift our mindset from trainer to community manager.
Community and Collaborative Learning
JUNE 26, 2011
In Kenya, she said, everyone is very community-focused; but here, in the United States, we function as completely separate individuals. She described how she and her Kenyan friends get together frequently for an entire day to cook, talk, braid each other’s hair, and learn things from each other. Learning has also become less community-based in the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
hold space for complex problems
Learning and Working on the Web
APRIL 27, 2015
But we need to first prepare people – individuals, families, communities – to be adaptable in dealing with technological and demographic changes, in a globalized, resource-challenged world. While not all of our problems are complex, the simpler issues are being dealt with. In addition to structures, we need new practices that helps us address complex problems.
What Problem Are You Trying To Solve?
In the Middle of the Curve
DECEMBER 6, 2012
needed an outside eye to provide feedback on my initial attempts at a learning architecture. While we were talking, I asked Aaron about developing a community of practice. You need to ask yourself two questions: What problem are you trying to solve? This is the binder that will hold the community together." How does working together solve it?
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.
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.
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?
Communities of practice enable the integration of work and learning
Learning and Working on the Web
JULY 16, 2012
COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE. Complex problems require more implicit knowledge, which cannot be codified. Learning is part of work, not separate from it. Communities of practice enable the integration of work & learning. So what is a community of practice? One is not appointed by management to join a community of practice. InternetTime
Connecting with Communities of Practice
Learning and Working on the Web
JUNE 2, 2011
Tweet This month, The Learning Circuits blog asks how do we break down organizational walls when it comes to learning? One way to look at this problem is to see what kind of work needs to get done in the organization. Communities of Practice, supported by skilled community managers and appropriate knowledge-sharing tools can bridge these two areas.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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?
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?
Learn Appeal – The Learning Capsule
Dont Waste Your Time
JANUARY 22, 2016
Connecting to the Capsule Wi-Fi, then typing an IP address to my phone’s browser, I was suddenly connected to a learning management system complete with a choice of courses / content, interactions, videos, etc. This box had it all and, if we’d told people on tables around us, we could have all accessed and learned something new together. What is Learn Appeal?
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
What I’ve learned from my kids: Lego
Dont Waste Your Time
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
Read the rest of the series of ‘what I’ve learned from my kids’ series, as I write them. Both my boys are like me in that they are kinesthetic learners … they learn by doing and trying. Learn to be creative, make mistakes, make something that looks like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Related posts: Games for Learning Infographic.
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.
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.
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.
Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World
JANUARY 28, 2015
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. This is the first week and I am absolutely looking forward to exploring the topics, learning from the other participants and participating in exciting conversations. Networks have a profound impact on how we learn.
Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture
The Peformance Improvement
JULY 31, 2014
Eight leader habits are essential to a learning culture. These are behaviors ingrained in the routines and rituals of organizations that are continually learning and learning how to learn. Leaders in these organizations do the following: Send the message - Leaders communicate the importance of learning to the organization. This learning cannot be left to chance.
Blended Learning: Different combinations that work
MARCH 13, 2014
Blended Learning is in itself self-explanatory, its all in the name. blended learning program is one that utilizes more than one mode of learning delivery –for a personalized and impactful learning experience. successful blend is one which captures the learning objectives and is delivered within the available infrastructure. Suggested further reading: [link].
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.).
The point of no return
Learning with e's
AUGUST 31, 2014
This is number 27 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. In this post, I will examine Jack Merizow''s Transformative Learning theory. The Theory When we learn something new, we alter the structure of our brains. Reference Mezirow, J.
Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective
JULY 24, 2014
With the growing utility of mobiles devices in our everyday lives, the Training & Learning industry is realizing that learners are spending a large chunk of their time on their smartphones or tablets. The increasing popularity of mobile-based learning is a direct output of this realization. Learning fits well within this learning paradigm. Constructivist Learning.
Social Learning pays off! A Success Story
AUGUST 27, 2015
Learning by force is passé. How do organizations engage with young, trendy, and tech-savvy people when it comes to learning and development? In a world where the social platform is increasingly the way to connect, learn, grow and scale, businesses are being made to alter their thinking. Who would have thought that the learning process itself could be democratized?
“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.
Situated Learning: Essential for a Learning Culture
The Peformance Improvement
AUGUST 3, 2015
Recently, I had an experience that, for me, exemplifies the meaning of “situated learning”. I had the basement walls of my house painted including the room where the water heater is located. didn’t know how to fix the problem so I turned to YouTube and found a video that explained what to do. We have technology that allows employees to learn when, where, and how they need to learn.
7 Challenges to Social Learning
OCTOBER 28, 2014
Social Learning is a self-propagating concept, that is- once a social learning culture is achieved in an organization. Here we try to enlist the top challenges which hinder social learning from becoming a reality in organizations: 1. Or they may be skeptical whether employees can be trusted enough to pursue learning on their own. Garnering support from seniors.
6 benefits of social & collaborative learning
OCTOBER 20, 2015
Learning from one another is what people have always done throughout human history, so ‘social and collaborative learning’ as a learning method is likely to be the oldest one in existence. Even if our approach to training and learning has evolved over time, we still inevitably learn from those we collaborate with. Learning doesn’t stop when ‘lesson time is over’.
xAPI Camp: Call for Proposals
JUNE 2, 2015
15 March 2016 – Learning Solutions (Orlando, FL). We are encouraging everyone with a case study, a big challenge, a big idea or a lesson learned to sign up. Lesson Learned comes from a place of love, where you would spare others the time it took for you to learn it. Case Study Community Experience API / "Tin Can Lots of news this week regarding xAPI Camps!
4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory
MARCH 31, 2015
What is the Situated Learning Theory? Situated learning, simply put, is learning that takes place in the same context in which it is applied. Real learning happens only when it is contextual – meaning, when students can directly apply it in authentic activities, contexts and cultures. Scenario Based Learning. Image Credit – wikipedia.org. Role Playing.