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Ten rules of thumb

Clive on Learning

I was looking through some course materials from a few years back and found these ten rules of thumb for adult learning. They predate the debate on formal/informal learning, so relate mainly to the design of formal training interventions. All of these require your help.

Learnlets » Learning Wisdom

Clark Quinn

The old canard about data->information->knowledge->intelligence->wisdom resonates with me. Don Norman wrote a book called 'Things That Make Us Smart', and it was great at taking a richly informed look at how we can enhance how we think

OK, Now Let's Talk about Me!

The Learning Circuits

Well not about me. Let's talk about Learning Circuits Blog. In the Learning Circuits Blog Wiki, our current topic of discussion is LCB and its future. We've just finished a year of activity on LCB that saw increased publication by the author team, increased participation by our readers through comments, and a five-fold increase in the number of visitors. Dave your humble blogmeister

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 2/8/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

A Convergence: Complex Systems Theory, Open Space Technology, Frames, Freakonomics, and the Wisdom of Crowds - Dave pollard. In some recent work I have been doing, it occurred to me that Open Space Technology might provide a framework for capturing the Wisdom of Crowds to resolve complex problems. Money Motive Can Revitalize Classrooms - Donald Clark. People, no matter what age, must see a learning moment as relevent and important. If that teaching or training moment has no real impact on the learners' lives, then why should they bother to remember it? Cyberspace" Is Dead - Wired.

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.

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Report from ASTD TechKnowledge 06

The Learning Circuits

This morning, hundreds of us packed the ballroom of the new Hyatt Regency Colorado Convention Center for the opening of TechKnowledge 06. Incoming ASTD president Kevin Oakes thanked the Rocky Mountain Chapter, advisory boards, hard-working staff, platinum sponsors, silver sponsors, planning committees, and others. Elliott Masie took the stage to encourage us to adopt Extreme Learning.

Honesty, Oprah, and the Formal Learning Industries

The Learning Circuits

The Oprah/James Frey conversation, the Enron trials, even a recent post here got me thinking. The Formal Learning Industries absolutely requires honesty, for Big Skills and technical ones. Honesty in the end-learner. Honesty in the subject matter expert. Honesty in the creation and delivery of Formal Learning material. Honesty in the conversation between program manager and sponsor. Honesty is more than just not technically telling a lie, although that is a good place to start. Some common recent public dishonesty: Stating something that one thinks and hopes to be true as definitely true.

SimWord of the Day: Throttle

The Learning Circuits

The degree to which we can predictably facilitate in the transfer of Big Skills depends quite a bit on the ability to accurately capture them. If we don't do a better job of capturing them, we will be forever stuck on the training justification infinite-loop. One reason for some lack of success in transferring big skills is that most of us in the knowledge-capture biz think too much in terms of linear content, and therefore have crippling blind spots. These posts are designed to challenge that. One critical modeling analogy is the throttle. We all use management throttles every day.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 2/4/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

February 4, 2006. ASTD Releases New Data in Its 2005 State of the Industry Report - Learning Circuits. As organizations face stronger global competition, business leaders recognize that employee learning and skills development is more important than ever to grow and sustain a competitive advantage. According to its 2005 State of the Industry Report, the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) reports that U.S. organizations are investing more in employee learning, and technology continues to play a major role in delivering learning to the workforce. Tag: State of the Industry.

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.