Thu.Nov 22, 2012

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Insights: Organisations need multi-device learning solutions

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The fourth of the ten 'insights' in the report is that ‘Organisations need multi-device learning solutions'. It used to be that mobile learning was thought of as something quite separate from e-learning - a parallel path for learning technologies. The experience that millions of people have had over the past few years of working with high resolution mobile devices (my third generation iPad has the same resolution as my 27" iMac!) And, quite frankly, why should they? insights

Returning to the didactical roots: innovation in eLearning?

Challenge to Learn

Earlier this month I presented at DevLearn on connecting learning to the business and this week I did a webinar and a seminar on adaptive learning. During these sessions I noticed that our basic approach (Determine learning objectives, Figure out how to assess and then create only the content that is really needed) is far from standard. Originally I’m a teacher in social studies and economics.

Algorithmically Generated Content In Learning

Upside Learning

Recently I read an article in Forbes about using algorithmically generated articles in publications. That was quite amazing, and set me thinking about the possibilities such technology would bring to learning. For years, learning/training as revolved around the generation of ‘content’, in fact for a number of years learning was all about content and methods to deliver it to learners.

How can you tell if a training programme is working? Run a trial

Spicy Learning

Something is happening in the world of public policy and it ought to be happening within learning and development. We think that they should be.’ ’ I’d like to second this and add that randomised control trials should be used to test the effectiveness of training interventions – whether online, in the classroom, virtual or otherwise. Their performance improves.

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Turn Gossip Into a Springboard for Productive Behavior

CLO Magazine

Leaders should bring gossip out into the open and use it to help employees learn from one another rather than allow it to erode team spirit. A gossiper is a tattler or a person given to idle talk. In companies today where most employees are overworked and time-challenged, idle talk is a luxury organizations cannot afford. And yet, social scientists have long known that gossip isn’t just a frivolous pursuit or guilty pleasure. It creates power hierarchies, strengthens bonds and is an important form of communication. However, gossip continues whether leaders want it to or not.

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Balancing task and people

Spark Your Interest

I’m working with a client who is providing their employees who need to work across country boundaries with some training on how to best design and deliver an online meeting. As we’ve worked through some of the nuances, I found myself sketching this and thought I’d share it as a way of thinking about blending different communication options and digital supports.

Assumed Contraints and Elephant Thinking

Learning Cafe

Should the title be “Assumed Constraints and L&D Thinking” or should it stay the way it is, I’ll let you make up your own mind. Since leaving my last role with a large bank, I’ve continued to advocate and champion the need for social tools and interaction to support learning and to work more effectively. At the time I of course challenged back and asked “Why?”

HR Staffs, Budgets Saw Modest Rebound in 2012

CLO Magazine

Following two straight years in which HR department staff cuts were more common than increases, the pattern reversed in 2012, according to a new survey. Arlington, Va. — Nov. 20 Human resource department staffs and budgets showed some signs of recovery in 2012, although those gains probably did not compensate for cuts and freezes experienced during the recession. Budgeted adjustments in HR funding for 2012 also reflect some improvement from the last few years, according to the survey, but are still well short of levels observed before the recession. The median ratio bounced between 0.9

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Top 10 Coaching Commandments

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When it’s time to coach a team member, these 10 Coaching Commandments can help you create an effective session that gets results. Coaching is an often underused but powerful tool. It’s underused because coaching is sometimes associated with negative situations, but you can also use coaching for positive behaviors. Coaching can encourage, set new direction, or establish authority. When you make the determination to coach a team member, here are the 10 Coaching Commandments that you should keep in each session. One: Recognize good work. Two: Coach not-so-good work.