5 Micro-Learning Articles Worth Reading
AUGUST 11, 2016
Micro-learning is somewhat of a newcomer in everyday elearning vernacular. The rise of mobile devices and elearning has resulted in greater demand for micro-content. If you are not yet familiar with micro-learning and you are involved in the elearning industry then now is a good time to come up to speed. Must-Read Micro-Learning Articles.
Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy
APRIL 27, 2015
In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. The questions to ask are: How novel is micro-learning?
The Changing Face of Corporate L&D
AUGUST 15, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ Learning & Development needs a makeover…It’s time for a change.” – Clark Quinn. THE JOURNEY: ‘Learning at the speed of need’ is a significant factor that powers up workplaces around the world today. It draws inputs from top performing learning companies in the Towards Maturity Benchmark and insights from thought leaders in the field. The result? Quotes.
How to design a micro-learning system for your organisation in 6 easy steps
JULY 19, 2016
Designing a learning system for any organisation is a critical task. Not to forget, coordinating and collaborating with different entities like Learning Consultant, Human Resources, IT and so on. Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting … The INCITE Micro-learning Framework – a step-by-step framework to help you design a Micro-Learning system for any organisation’s training need. I am going to write down a brief synopsis of this framework which should be enough to help you get started. Establishing the flow of the learning content.
The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning
APRIL 14, 2015
The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not.
How INNOVATION Is Driving Today’s Workplaces
JULY 7, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ Survival requires continual innovation, and at the core is learning faster than everyone else. ” – Clark Quinn (Learning Technology Strategist). And, ‘learning at the speed of need’ is the most significant factor that helps power up innovation. How does it help make workplace behaviours (including workplace learning) effective? What are the lessons learned?
Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
AUGUST 19, 2015
ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. What would a completely “holacratic” learning organization look like?
Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy
MAY 18, 2015
recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. An organization cannot bolt on social learning just as it cannot bolt on a few Facebook and Twitter-like tools and call itself a social business.
MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC
JUNE 1, 2015
@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015.
How Performance Support Apps Are Faring In Today’s Workplaces
JUNE 28, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ The incredible expansion of mobile technologies is an important factor that will both drive and support the deployment of workplace learning tools and systems in the area of performance support.” – Charles Jennings (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates, and Founder, 70:20:10 Forum ). As part of this, the consultancy recommends six considerations for app development.
The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning
MAY 4, 2015
One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. The most common questions I encounter when speaking about social tools, sharing and collaborative learning are: How will we measure the ROI?
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities
JUNE 15, 2015
is an incisive article by @Josh_Bersin on the way Gen Y views the world of work, leadership, career progression and learning. They will expect and demand to learn differently — social, mobile and cloud will play a big role. It can help an organization with its capability building at an individual level and provide opportunities for shared vision, systems thinking and team building at a strategic level thus providing the entire gamut from tactical learning to integrated and strategic learning. Enable peer-to-peer collaboration and learning.
E-Learning Forecasts & Trends for 2014
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ Online learning is not the next big thing, it is now big thing.” – Donna J. THE JOURNEY: Where is e-learning heading? As we know, the e-learning market is evolving dynamically, witnessing newer horizons day after day. It’s almost a year since we published our last forecasts on the e-learning trends. What were some of the interesting predictions for the global e-learning market for 2014? What are the key global e-learning market trends today? The key findings of the report are: 90% of L&D leaders currently use e-learning courses.
eLearning Predictions 2015
JANUARY 14, 2015
The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! In Additionally, we foresee that investment in micro-learning and MOOCs will increase the demand for meaningful micro-credentials and continue to reshape the economics of professional development. What all that said, here are our eLearning predictions for 2015. Points of access change.
How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces
MARCH 22, 2015
“ Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ The research isn’t heartening. We also have been “learning-out-loud” and “working-out-loud”, thereby trying our best to practice this form of learning.
Megatrends in MOOCs: #4 Microlearning Paths
Your Training Edge
APRIL 16, 2014
This larger picture here is not just a shift in how learning is measured, but an entire re-visioning of what effective training looks like. This has resulted in a new interest in microlearning, which is essentially any type of learning done in very short bursts. Digital learning environments, like MOOCs, can provide frameworks for a wide variety of microlearning activities.
52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning
DECEMBER 15, 2016
As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. Here are our amazing eLearning experts: Tom Kuhlmann | Karl Kapp | Ray Jimenez | Patti Shank | Bryan Jones.
The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses
MAY 19, 2015
Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer. The flexibility of accessing an entire course from a small and lightweight wireless device makes mobile learning the current education frontier. Regardless, it provides endless opportunities for creative ways to reinforce learning outcomes, objectives and improve return on investments. Freud.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC
JUNE 8, 2015
This is a continuation of my MOOC series and also a post that draws a lot from the #MSLOC430 Community and MOOC (“C” type) that I am participating in — the open section of the graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. Before I plunge into the heart of my analysis and discussion, I want to share a couple of snippets on Networked Learning from Wikipedia. ( [link] ). It takes a relational stance in which learning takes place both in relation to others and in relation to learning resources.”
Letting Go of the Need to Know Everything: Use Context Setting Learning Objectives
AUGUST 19, 2015
We need to help learners focus on usefulness and context of the content and to design and deliver training and eLearning programs to reflect this principle. Huge Problem for Corporations, Classrooms and eLearning Lessons Organizations are unaware that they are actually paying a high premium for information inundation. How will you go about learning more about this topic?
Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JULY 23, 2014
ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. Formal learning constitutes only a tiny part of the spectrum. THE INTERVIEW: 1. ” 2.
Dan Pontefract – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
MARCH 19, 2015
He is Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office; a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance corporate culture, leadership, learning, work styles & collaboration practices. Previously, as Head of Learning & Collaboration at TELUS, Dan was responsible for the overarching learning, collaboration & leadership development strategy for the company. He further championed the use and deployment of collaborative technologies to complement both the learning and leadership frameworks. They are the architects of learning.
Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JANUARY 30, 2015
Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and writes books and articles about eLearning. He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development, and consults with clients worldwide. Joe is also a frequent teacher and presenter at industry conferences and at client sites, especially on the subject of eLearning development tools. THE INTERVIEW: 1.
3 Story Sources for Deeper Learning
MARCH 22, 2016
Have you noticed in your learning sessions that learners tend to tell their own stories and sometimes it is hard to stop them? Some trainers think of this as wasting time and yet learners telling their stories is one of the best ways they learn. In the world of learning and training, it is often the case that content is thought of as a body of logical knowledge or factual information.
How to design a micro-learning system for your organisation in 6 easy steps
AUGUST 12, 2016
Designing a learning system for any organisation is a critical task. Not to forget, coordinating and collaborating with different entities like Learning Consultant, Human Resources, IT and so on. Understanding the objective of the micro-learning system. Establishing the flow of the learning content. Creation of micro-learning content.
Where is L&D heading?
OCTOBER 6, 2015
Last week I was invited by David Swaddle to be a panellist at the Sydney eLearning and Instructional Design meetup. When we worry about the status of their credentials or lose sleep over their completion rates, we’re perpetuating an out-dated paradigm of education based on formal learning. The real power of m-learning though is in creating an experience. Informal first.
Vision 2016: An Interview Series with the Interactive Learning Thought Leaders
DECEMBER 17, 2015
We decided to do this in a way that could be useful and interesting our readers as well as the entire eLearning fraternity. Our plan is to interview Raptivity’s Interactive Learning Thought Leaders on their vision for 2016, in context of the eLearning industry. The debut interview, that is being featured today, is with Caryl Oliver, Managing Director – Learning Solutions. Caryl is an eLearning Consultant and has been a leading voice in online and mobile learning for some 12 years. Micro-learning is being talked about everywhere.
Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JUNE 27, 2014
ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & Fastrak Consulting Ltd.): Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. He went on to co-found Epic, one of the UK’s major producers of custom e-learning.
Adult Learning: Thoughts of Lou Russell
JUNE 16, 2016
However, I soon realized that the newsletter was a general overview of all things important about adult learning. liked the instructive edge to her article “Performance = (Knowledge + Skills) x Motivation” as well as the reflective side, “I love learning new things and most of them don’t change my behavior much.”. She lists a few statistics to drive this point.
Vision 2016 - An Interview with Todd Kasenberg
DECEMBER 24, 2015
Today's interview in the Vision 2016 series is with Todd Kasenberg, Principal, Guiding Star Communications and Consulting. With career stints in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, Todd brings years of experience and expertise in group processes, adult learning, online learning and marketing communications. Todd’s work has reached and delighted thousands of online learners, in both formal and informal learning contexts. What are some positive changes that you would like to see in the eLearning industry as a whole? HTML5 is in. How would it impact?
Ryan Tracey – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JANUARY 4, 2016
Ryan Tracey is an E‑Learning Manager in the Australian financial services industry. He is also an Editorial Board Member for eLearn Magazine , a moderator for #lrnchat , and the author of the E-Learning Provocateur blog. Ryan has worked in corporate e-learning for over a decade, following several years in the higher education market. He holds a Master’s degree in Learning Sciences and Technology from the University of Sydney. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.
Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)
JANUARY 6, 2017
It’s the beginning of the new year—the perfect time to evolve corporate learning within your organization. So, to help you kick-start your thinking, and maybe even inspire you to try something new, we thought we’d give you the inside scoop on the top learning trends expected to surface in 2017. People need to meet each other, collaborate, and work together to learn. Karl Kapp.
ELM Expert Series: 3 Fundamental Pillars to Sales Training Success
JULY 20, 2016
Applying instructional design processes, innovative training technologies along with enhanced teaching and learning methodologies are the wave of the future. Mobile training with micro-learning. Going Mobile With Micro-learning. This is where going mobile with micro-learning is essential. Learning Objectives. 3. Learning Application. 4.
Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
APRIL 18, 2014
ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. After an academic career, Dr. Quinn served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with four books and numerous articles and chapters to his credit. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. THE INTERVIEW: 1. This needs to change! 3.