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Thinking About Social Media

Kapp Notes

One thing about Social Media is that new technologies claiming to be a new form of Socail Media are being introduced almost daily. To help determine if a new technology qualifies as Social Media or not, Li and Benoff (2008) in their book Groundswell created a list of questions to consider when determining if technology should be included as Knowledge Media. Ask these questions when evaluating how effective a new piece of software will be in terms of enhancing the exchange of knowledge within an organization: Does it enable people to connect with each other in new ways? Is sign up effortless?

AR: Augmenting the Reality of Learning

Social Learning

Introduction to AR. Augmented reality (AR), as defined by the infallible Wikipedia, is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.  It differs from virtual reality in that it modifies the real world instead of replacing it with a simulated one.

Infographic: How To Train Your Employees To Handle Your Social Media

Mindflash

Social media consultants can be an expensive addition to your business. But in this day and age, no company can operate without a sound social plan. Despite the swanky pitches you may receive from pros, your best social media team might actually be your current workforce. But how can you find your company’s natural social media rockstars and get your entire team on board with your goals?

How we think about learning influences our e-learning practice

Connect Thinking

My EdD Supervisor is Emeitus Paul Hager , an educational philosopher who keeps it ‘real’ for me when it comes to the inter-relationship between learning and technology. recently read a number of Paul’s papers about learning in the workplace. Typical learning technologies (LMS, e-learning courseware) has served to reinforce theoretical aspects associated with psychology (column 1).

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

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Content is a tyrant.

Learning with e's

Never before has gaining access to information been so easy. The imminent arrival of widespread 4G broadband and LTE ( Long Term Evolution ) will usher in wider availability to information and push even more data to our mobile devices over the same amount of radio spectrum. At least that is the plan. But in adopting these communication advances, are we also opening the door for a deluge of content?

Exploring social learning with Ben Betts

Clive on Learning

This week I got to have a go with Curatr 2 , the just-released, latest version of what has to be one of the most interesting learning platforms on the market, one that I would love to use within the context of a real learning intervention. In going through the demo, one of the objects I explored was a video of Ben Betts talking about social learning. In this video, Ben made the claim that "People build knowledge for themselves in a social situation." Sure, the social component is important but many people learn quite happily on their own. Ben: It's a hell of a debate. What do you reckon?

Using Twitter as a Professional Development Tool

The Learning Circuits

Last week during a discussion about design, Jeanette Campos asked me a fairly is simple question: What are the three artifacts that have shaped you most as a designer of creative learning solutions to complex problems? Immediately one word came to mind: Twitter. It isn't the tool itself that has been so impact full for me; it's the world to which Twitter opened up to me. started my career as a learning and performance professional much the same way many in our field do: without any training or education on what it means to work in this field. recall those early years well. Put another way.

Learning Without Training

Jay Cross

Successful businesses insure that software and tools are available for such things as bookmarking reference information, collaborating on tasks, searching organizational content, recording knowledge for peer learning, reinforcing of key concepts, locating experts, accessing outside information, and connecting with customers and partners. Note what’s happening here. Just Jay

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

The Importance of having a Singular Computing Experience for Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

Here’s a quote that resonated well with me, especially because of the many devices I own and the way they impact my daily life, and I completely agree that our relationship with technology becomes more and more promiscuous every day. And it’s not that the smartphone is any better or easier for getting things done, it’s just that it’s there, it’s on, so you’re going to do it on that device.”. via  Mobile First: How ESPN Delivers to the Best Available Screen – Forbes. One more example is a Google Chrome plug-in that I use quite a bit between my PC and Mac and my Android devices.

Design For Behavior Change

Usable Learning

So, last week I did a keynote at the Humana Learning Consortium conference, which is a  great little internal conference for Humana’s learning and development folks, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there. The topic I spoke on was Design … Continue reading →

Reimagining Learning

Clark Quinn

On the way to the recent Up To All Of Us un conference  (#utaou), I hadn’t planned an agenda. However, I was growing through the diagrams that I’d created on my iPad, and discovered one that I’d frankly forgotten. Which was nice, because it allowed me to review it with fresh eyes, and it resonated. And I decided to put it out at the event to get feedback. This unpacks.

Why People Hate Training, and How to Overcome It

Mindflash

“It’s not that people don’t like what you do; it’s just that nobody likes training. Nobody. You do an excellent job, but still… people hate training.” ” That’s a direct quote from an organization’s senior human resources manager. It represents one of the biggest hurdles that learning and performance professionals must deal with.

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.

A Free Webinar Invitation to discuss Rapid Development in Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

Float Learning  has invited me as a guest speaker for an upcoming webinar under a series called  The Mobile Learning Conversations. The thing I like most about how Float Learning is going about hosting webinars about Mobile Learning is the nonchalant approach to the discussion. In fact the only scripted part of these webinars is the title. Send to Kindle. eLearning Mobile Learning

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Week 3

Visual Lounge

It's the third week of the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive ! You can also catch up on the first and second week blog posts. This week each business gave us their persepctive on how things were going with Camtasia today versus during the first week. Are they using it in ways different than they originally thought they would? Are there new barriers that popped up? CiesaDesign. www.ciesadesign.com.

Is 70:20:10 valid?

Jay Cross

Successful managers learn three to four times as much from experience as from interaction with bosses, coaches, and mentors. And they learn about twice as much from those conversations as in classrooms and formal learning programs. The shorthand label for this viewpoint is “70:20:10.” ” It’s a handy framework to keep in mind, particularly when someone mistakenly thinks all learning is formal learning. As Charles Handy has said, “Real learning is not what most of us grew up thinking it was.” Of course not. think he is using the wrong yardstick. No, no, no.

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Design For Behavior Change

Usable Learning

So, last week I did a keynote at the Humana Learning Consortium conference, which is a  great little internal conference for Humana’s learning and development folks, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there. The topic I spoke on was Design … Continue reading →

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

70-20-10 Approach Is it New? Is it different this time? LearningCafe Theme of the Month

Learning Cafe

Are we going back to a full circle? The “70-20-10” refers to how you should allocate professional development: 70% of all development should occur on-the-job, 20% from relationships, networking and feedback, and 10% from formal training opportunities. The 70:20:10 framework is just a little like Alice’s Looking-Glass House. It shifts the workload back to the line manager. Panel.

Revealed: Shocking Secrets of a Storyboard Pro

The eLearning Coach

Finally, a storyboard master reveals his techniques. Post from: The eLearning Coach Revealed: Shocking Secrets of a Storyboard Pro. Storyboarding

Checklist: transforming corporate learning

Jay Cross

If you don’t get this, it will get you. Experience has taught us that making over a training department into a business learning function requires these activities: Sell the vision of learning as a value-creating component of social business. articulate the vision and value of Working Smarter to executive management. explain how to integrate learning & development into the fabric of the business. position learning and development as on-going processes in the workplace. recognize continuous learning as the engine of innovation and continuous improvement. Make the vision a reality.

E-Learning Approaches to Developing Systems Training

e-Learning Academy

Question from a client: What’s an effective and efficient way to developing training of a new system that won’t break the bank? If this was a question for broad use systems training, such as Microsoft Office 2010, then the answer may have been to: use the performance support tools that the systems provider offers (Microsoft [.]. Client question Systems training

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.

Who let the blogs out?

Learning with e's

Who, who, who who? Exactly. have unleashed my blog. It was about time. For all these years I have been focusing mainly on content. It was substance over style. Focusing solely on content at the expense of context is a mistake. In my previous blog posts I discussed the age old debate about the tension between the two, but I have come to the conclusion that content and context are not a binary.

The black hole of adult education

E-Learning Provocateur

So the Russians want to build a research base on the moon , and they want NASA and the European Space Agency to help them. Anyone who has read Off The Planet by Jerry Linenger knows that this idea has about as much chance of getting up as Vladimir Putin has of winning American Idol. Linenger knows better than most: he spent 5 months on Mir. They had not kept abreast of the changes on Mir.

The Back Channel and the Rule of Threes

Jay Cross

It’s a law of nature. There are always three things. Trust me on this. Think of an event — a workshop, a class, a meeting, or a presentation. Something always comes before and there’s always an aftermath. All too often, we neglect the Beginning and Next phases. This limits our thinking to the event and blinds us to the larger process. We have invited you here to do just that.

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Things I Think I Think about Learning-Part One

Kapp Notes

On a flight to AZ, I had lots of time to think. I was stuck with a dead PC battery and a completed book. So, here is part of what I was thinking about learning. I am not really sure I know as much about learning as I thought I knew. Learning is about action, activity and engagement. The learner needs to be practicing the task he or she undertakes, the learner needs to be engaged in the instruction and working in as authentic environment as possible. He or she needs to be actively engaged in practicing the task before them. The more they actively practice, the better their ultimate performance.

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.