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Transforming learning and development

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In a series of posts on the Onlignment blog that has run throughout 2012, I have endeavoured to explain how transformation can take place in workplace learning and development. started the series by setting out the need for transformation. Establishing a learning architecture and infrastructure that recognises these unique characteristics. Putting in place processes for improved performance needs analysis and blended solution design. Building capability in areas such as the design of digital learning content, learning live and online, and connected online learning. Enjoy

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

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Learning in the industrialised world can now be contextualised within a largely technological landscape, where the use of digital media is assuming increasing importance. Much of this learning is informal, (Commentators such as Cofer (2000), Cross (2006) and Dobbs (2000) place the proportion of informal learning at around 70%) and is also generally location independent. References Cross, J.

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The Biggest Barrier to Leadership

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Egos can create false pride and self-doubt. When managers are addicted to ego affliction, it erodes their effectiveness. No matter what position you’re in, you face the same stumbling block to effective leadership that everybody else does: the human ego. Ego-driven leaders have caused more business missteps than anyone can imagine. This problem begins when we “edge good out” and put ourselves in. We get a distorted image of our own importance and see ourselves as the center of the universe. Ego manifests in two ways. The good news is there are antidotes. Do you have kids?

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Take Coaching to a Higher Level

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Effective coaching is more than just being a problem solver for others. It’s about evoking a person’s sustained value and supporting natural ability. With organizations hastening to keep up with the pace and complexity of business, coaching has become the all-important tool for productive organizational development. The nuts and bolts of coaching, however, are more complicated than the common perception of the profession might suggest, according to Karen Kimsey-House, CEO and co-founder of The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), based in San Rafael, Calif. Dance in this moment.

EDUCAUSE 2012 Presenter Profiles: Dave Giberson

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Welcome to EDUCAUSE. The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is right around the corner this November 6-9 in Denver (and online). EDUCAUSE is a place for higher education IT professionals to network and learn from one another in order to improve the face of education. So I sat down with some of the presenters to get the scoop on what we can look forward to at EDUCAUSE this year. What drew you to it? J.R.R.

Embed Brand Into Leadership Development

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From its peak in 2006 until 2009, Harley-Davidson retail motorcycle sales volume dropped almost 40 percent. In May 2009 new CEO Keith Wandell developed a plan focused on leadership development, growth, continuous improvement and sustainability. When Keith Wandell was appointed CEO of Harley-Davidson in May 2009, the organization’s learning and development arm, Harley-Davidson University (HDU), was not being fully utilized. That changed immediately because Wandell views leadership development as the foundation for the company’s ability to compete and win in the marketplace.

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Transformation: in conclusion


In this series of posts, running throughout 2012, I have endeavoured to explain Onlignment’s ideas for a transformation in workplace learning and development. These are the ideas that shape our thinking and which we look to apply in all our client engagements. started the series by setting out  the need for transformation. economical. scalable. flexible. engaging. and  powerful.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Harness Personal Connections for Purposeful Development

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Promote a higher level of commitment to a community to reap the most benefits from social networks. staggering 1.7 zettabytes — 1.7 billion terabytes — of data were created in 2010. That number is expected to grow to 12,000 zettabytes by 2040, according to futurist, author and speaker David Houle. Scouring numerous bits of data to find the perfect nugget to fit an employee’s need is not a good use of time and energy. Social networks offer a viable solution. “We are not talking about hanging out on Facebook,” Houle said. The key phrase there is purposeful use.

The Science of Happiness at Work


What drives you to be happy at work and why does it matter? The iOpener Institute and ASTD are giving you the opportunity to take an evidence-based benchmarked assessment. This new and unique tool will offer you personal insights and an understanding of how to leverage happiness at work for yourself, your teams and your organizations. But why does it matter? Our empirical data shows Happiness at Work drives increased performance, productivity and a sense of achieving potential. Read More at: The Science of Happiness at Work. talent management


Wonderful Brain

For the past two months or so, I’ve been writing high profile video scripts and storyboarding in a group whose company is synonymous with the 2008 economic collapse. That they made a recovery and paid back most of their bailout money is a testament to leadership and perseverance. But I wish those same qualities extended to training, for here, little was produced that could be considered responsible online education. Like most subjective or creative ventures, it comes down to choices. You know, and accept training not education as your outcome. Low-Level Learning Cheats the Learner. Not so.

Draining the week

Learning and Working on the Web

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared  via social media  during the past week. asplake – “T oyota’s change-management secret: make no distinction between day-to-day management and change management ” “ The Dynamic Duo: Collaboration and Chance ” by @BenZiegler via @bentrem. We live in two worlds – order and chaos.  In the world of order we plan, reflect, and think about what to do next.  In the world of chaos things happen, we get things done, yet unpredictability persists.  In one world we like to think we are in control.

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Temporary Outage


If you recently attempted to access LearnDash , then you may have been surprised when the site didn’t open – and we were just as surprised! took it upon myself to contact our hosting provider and assured that we would be up and running again shortly. It didn’t happen as quickly as I would have preferred, but all is well now. Apologies for any inconvenience this caused. We have been assured that this won’t happen again – I certainly hope so. Have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. Justin. Tweet. wordpress lms

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The Week That Was

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The top five stories from for the week of Oct. Also, do we really need in-person teachers anymore