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LearnTrends Innovation Awards

Upside Learning

Looks like a season for Awards; and as a vibrant community, it was about time LearnTrends joined in. They say “ The awards will recognize products, projects, and companies that represent significant innovation in Corporate/Workplace Learning and Performance.” I like the idea, a focused award for innovation. For a small company like ours, that’s a very valuable prize.

LearnTrends Innovation Awards

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer are pleased to announce the first ever LearnTrends 2009 Innovation Awards. These awards are designed to recognize the products, projects and companies that represent interesting innovations in use of technology for Corporate / Workplace Learning and Performance. Think something is innovative – please let them know about this.

LearnTrends Innovation Awards 2009

Jay Cross

George Siemens ,  Tony Karrer , and I are pleased to announce the LearnTrends 2009 Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to recognize products, projects, processes, and companies that represent interesting innovations in applying technology for Corporate / Workplace Learning and Performance. Winners will make short presentations during the LearnTrends conference. Deadline for submission is: October 30. To apply for an award, fill out the: Submission Form. Spread the word. There’s no admission charge.

LearnTrends: Backchannel

Jay Cross

Clark Quinn and I led a discussion on Reinventing Organizational Learning at LearnTrends this morning. Chris 2: Agile networks require collaborative learning across companies. not company wide blogs. Moderator (Harold Jarche): ADDIE is for mass instruction and it's as outdated as mass production. Twitter and chat are ubiquitous at conferences now. Mars Chen: ok. Tammy P.:

2.0 and Interesting Times

Tony Karrer

Definition (via Andrew McAfee ): the use of emergent social software platforms within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers HR & Org Implication: Enterprise 2.0 is the use of Web 2.0 The theme of LearnTrends 2009 is a term I call Convergence. The nature and value of content production is changing. Interesting post by Dan Pontefract where he provides definitions of some different "2.0" definitions and the HR & Organizational impacts. It's worth taking a look at some of these: Enterprise 2.0 These workers direct their own learning.

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

That certainly goes along with what we’ve done with LearnTrends and what’s going on with social learning. Some comments: home is better -- @ work there are blocks on our network as to what we can and can't access Firewalls an issue at work Work has faster connections not supposed to access internet at work less network security at most homes, or firewall issues Firewalls at work prevent connections Certainly the issues with access certain sites, e.g., our LearnTrends site that’s hosted by Ning, is an issue. virtual world, WebEx type product. will be the real win.

eLearning Tour - May 21 - Free

Tony Karrer

On May 21, LearnTrends will be hosting an eLearning Tour Event. His experience with technology companies and high-tech initiatives provides him with insights into the future of technology. Before, Bob was the Executive Director of Education for Element K where he directed and influenced their learning model and products. This is designed to take you on a quick tour of different examples of what's happening out there. These examples are coming straight from our eLearning community. Sign up on the Learn Trends site and Attend the Event. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Corporate Learning: Trends and Implications

George Siemens

I’m pleased to announce our third annual LearnTrends online (and free) conference on corporate learning, to be held November 17-19, 2009. This year, we’re going to focus more on highlighting examples of innovative projects, products and companies. Tony Karrer has more detailed information on his site: “The theme/focus this year is on Convergence in Workplace Learning. If you would like to submit an entity to be considered for innovation, please see Tony’s post

Can't collaborate without being colocated? Maybe you're not 'Agile enough'

The Learning Generalist

Project timelines Wikis Project/Product Documentation, Co-Authoring learning Retrospectives, Negotiating Requirements/Stories, “Handovers” across time zones Workstreams - Microblogging Ambient Awareness - Who knows what? Take a look at some of the webinars from the virtual, free LearnTrends conference last year , if you don't believe me. Tools - How? Potential Implication - What?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Is your product an Ice Cream Glove or a Snuggie? Market Research 3.0 Is Here: Attitudes Meet Algorithms in Sentiment Analysis - Fast Company , September 18, 2009. Google Wave (continued): The Conversation Becomes the Process, and Even the Product , September 13, 2009. LearnTrends 2009 , September 23, 2009. Company (1368). Top 50 Real-Time Web Companies , September 28, 2009. Your Employees Have No Clue What Your Company Does , September 3, 2009. Shooting for the Moon: How Universities Can Turn Innovation into Companies , September 30, 2009.

Future of Learning as a Business #3

Learning and Working on the Web

Session 3 (C Level perspective) of the LearnTrends event started with Ann Herrman-Nehdi from the Instructional Systems Association talking about a change in the mindset of learning services with the “app&# & “plug-n-play&# construct of the Web. Jeff Sugerman of Inscape Publishing discussed their product design concept, which is aimed at HR consultancies, so it has to be customized by each client. He noted that the market’s desire for innovation and cool design is coupled with a reluctance to pay for it, and asks his company, “What would Picasso do?&#.

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Reflecting* on the second half of 2009

Jay Cross

companies, all of whom wish to remain anonymous. Networks reduce transfer costs to zero, enabling companies to focus on what they do best while outsourcing what others can do better. Productivity in a Networked Era: Not Your Father’s ROI. This has me thinking about where companies should be placing their bets. LearnTrends faculty. bought a Flip HD. Articles.

Elgg: it’s a community effort

Learning and Working on the Web

While Ning may be free, it is not open source, and the company can make changes at will, just like Facebook, Google or Twitter may do. 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. The Elgg platform has matured in the past six years and has a strong community and a solid product (v. This weekend I noticed a tweet from Alec Couros about some issues with the Ning social networking platform. Can the data be easily exported? This is real user control.

Is there no room for Informal Learning?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

LearnTrends and other efforts have been well received by the community but not without constructive feedback.  Jay posts his own thoughts about April's LearnTrends event here.  It is VERY hard to be an agent of change and so I applaud Jay's, and others, efforts in taking risks and pushing us all outside of our comfort zones. However, I think the pendulum needs to swing back to the center as we find that there is a time and place for both.  I think we can learn a lot from productivity gurus, and "effective meetings" advocates by continuing to ask "why are we here?" Hhhmmm.

2009 Edublog Award Nominations

Janet Clarey

productivity (Charles Jennings). Here are two posts that highlight the worst of that and both serve as catalysts for productive conversation. Gina writes a variety of posts that include concepts, tools, companies, organizations and education. Best educational use of a social networking service: LearnTrends Online Conference on Ning (George Siemens, Tony Karrer, Jay Cross). An Edublog is a blog written by someone with a stake in education (teacher, instructor, policy maker, corporate educator, etc.). just love George’s writing style and spin on things. La la.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

and how it organically facilitates collaboration and productivity? It shares the look and feel as well as the functionality of the EY intranet, three prototypes, overview of the EY usability methodology, lessons learned, and the results of a focus group study conducted on the final product. LearnTrends 09 starts this coming Tuesday. Adobe was kind enough to pick up the tab.

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Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

They had attended the LearnTrends free online conference. Most companies start simple, with a few people gathering together around an idea. For small companies, decision-making, task assignments and direct interaction with clients are rather straightforward.  How to Read the CEO’s Mind and Get Buy-In: A Consultant Explains (Interview) - Bloomfire , August 12, 2010 As Chief Learning Architect at Business Critical Learning, David Glow works with clients to identify key drivers for their company’s success and align performance solutions to optimize results in those areas.