INFOGRAPHIC: If Learning Was Water
MAY 4, 2016
Learning 101 with a quick, slightly soggy, metaphor. Arun Pradhan has over 17 years’ experience in digital and blended learning. In his spare time Arun blogs about learning, performance and 70:20:10 solutions at Design4Performance.
The Six Hats Of A Community Manager
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
THE HAT OF A CONSULTANT. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Community Management is an evolving role and organizations are beginning to see the need for this role.
Demystifying Working Out Loud
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
In this post, I want to demystify working out loud and highlight the organizational as well as personal growth that accrues from the practice. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM.
INFOGRAPHIC: High Performance Learning Ecosystems
MAY 19, 2016
I’ve previously written about the need to design learning & high performance ecosystems here , and have been reflecting on some common ingredients for effective ones. Arun Pradhan has over 17 years’ experience in digital and blended learning.
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.
MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider
MAY 24, 2015
Having taken the world of higher education by storm (though not everyone will agree), MOOCs are all set to disrupt/re-invent workplace learning. Just as the advent of e-learning created a shift in training paradigms a couple of decades back, MOOCs are set to create another shift today.
The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning
JANUARY 10, 2016
What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?
7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset
APRIL 19, 2016
This in turn makes it difficult for them to be learning agile or to adjust to a rapidly changing and ambiguous world. It cannot be argued that the digital world calls for constant exploration, experimentation and learning.
Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
I have written before about the fallibility of trying to have social learning as a bolt-on strategy , on the role of social technology as an avenue for building communities in organizations , and the importance of building communities to facilitate emergent learning.
Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace
MAY 11, 2015
I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. For social learning to thrive (i.e.,
Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
AUGUST 19, 2015
ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning.
What is Influencing the Future of L&D?
JULY 2, 2015
You are wrong if you are expecting me to start crystal-ball gazing to identify the future shape of corporate learning and development. These include: The way people are connecting and collaborating (social learning) is changing: How can we support them better? The need for learning flexibility, demanding mobile technology. Consulting approach to L&D.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today
JUNE 22, 2015
I have been writing about MOOCs in the context of workplace learning from different perspectives for some time now. The earlier posts… MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC.
Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World
APRIL 20, 2015
A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. It takes a relational stance in which learning takes place both in relation to others and in relation to learning resources.”
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. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? To me, this is micro-learning.
Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”
JULY 29, 2015
The remaining tasks will require individuals who fundamentally think differently about work and learning. The key question we (as L&D/HR) need to think of is how are we going to support workplace learning to build such skills in the workforce?
L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace
JULY 13, 2015
The chat was full of insights and learning, as always. And the trigger for this post was the question: How will learning & development shift in a PDW? Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning.
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. ABOUT RYAN TRACEY.
Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development
AUGUST 6, 2015
I am not going to tread into management theory or organizational structures in this post. I wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead…and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists.
Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change
DECEMBER 13, 2015
The usual culprits are the hapless organizational culture closely followed by hierarchy and leadership lethargy. To see real impact, and deep and lasting transformation, we have to attack the root, and reimagine the organizational metaphor. . Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.
Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy
MAY 18, 2015
I 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.
Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
A bit more conscious thinking behind why, when and how we use these platforms can transform our daily meandering interactions into purposeful habits around learning, sharing and community building. The former leads to focused learning and the latter leads to serendipitous discoveries.
7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”
JULY 6, 2015
Community members learn together, share feedback, take onus of building the domain. Talented coders and developers come together to learn, share and co-create. The organizational hive mind gets captured, context is built and conversation takes place.
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. How do we know everyone has learned?
Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JULY 20, 2015
Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. 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. There’s lots to be learned! Cloud-based learning.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities
JUNE 15, 2015
This infographic of a Deloitte Survey spanning 90 countries look at the talent issues that can threaten organizational effectiveness. 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. Thus, CUs can benefit by integrating MOOCs into their larger organizational learning strategy.
The Evolving Role of E-Learning in Corporate Training
NOVEMBER 29, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ The future of e-Learning is wide open! Learning doesn’t just happen during business hours in the office or in the classroom. “ When training is done well, doors open, skills develop, and performance excellence yields personal and organizational rewards.
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.
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. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else? What will future workplace learning look like?
Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. He was the first person to use the term eLearning on the web. He literally wrote the book on Informal Learning. eLearning scales.
“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general.
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] ).
Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
APRIL 3, 2016
ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Founding Director – The More Than Blended Learning Company): Clive Shepherd 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.
People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning
APRIL 23, 2015
Are you looking into enterprise level eLearning solutions? Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants.