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One of the recent innovations in the training industry has come through the use of social technologies to support informal learning: organizations have experimented with Twitter, in particular, to increase employee awareness of when and where eLearning content is available for them. Don’t Have IBM Connections? For further information just contact us. Why Is It Important?

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Free awareness games and how IBM embeds informal learning and training

Ignatia Webs

The strength of IBM's training department is of course in its people, and the European eLearning group is lead by Bert De Coutere who has an eye for new learning potential and strategies. recently had the pleasure of encountering Bert when he was presenting informal and game-based learning solutions from IBM. He is by no doubt a top competent training/eLearning visionary.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. think it’s held up rather well. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it. IBM white paper by Rob Cross.

eLearning Modules will Die… and 70:20:10 will hold the Smoking Gun

Learnnovators

Done right, formal learning can add tremendous amounts to a blend, including: Priming mindset and/or directing focus of learners; Introducing high level core concepts or frameworks (possibly through case studies or worked examples); and. When talking about technology and learning it’s hard not to think about elearning modules. Anyway, lets start our investigation with the unassuming victim.

B2B eLearning Solutions Combine Affordable Services

TOPYX LMS

For example, businesses that utilize an LMS often experience…. In fact, a particular study showed that IBM employees learned almost five times more information in the same amount of training time with eLearning than with in-person learning. (As a side note, the IBM training only cost one-third of the price of what classroom training would have cost.). Jeffrey A.

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity

TOPYX LMS

Accessing mission critical information, including eLearning and other online learning resources, with an employee’s own device whenever and wherever they may be reduces a barrier that limits adoption and engagement. The Aberdeen Group, for example, is of the opinion that a bring-your-own device policy is essential to the effectiveness and productivity of a workforce. Jeffrey A.

4 Tips for Building Successful Courses with Articulate Storyline

Voice of Clarity

The e-learning authoring tool is now boasting a client list that includes Google, IBM, Nike, Microsoft, and Amazon, among others. Storyline lessons can be packed with variables—tools that remember information throughout a lesson and deliver a customized experience based on that information. Still wondering what the big deal is? Use characters to create compelling stories.

The Clear Link between Leadership and Business Results (it's not just the CEO)

Learning on the Leading Edge

Every year we see stories about major leadership changes in business: over the last we saw new CEOs at IBM, Yahoo, HP, and many other highly visible organizations. IBM (rated the #1 leadership company in the world this year by Aon Hewitt), for example, revises its leadership competencies regularly to align with their business strategy.

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"New Technology Paves Way for Visually Impaired Internet Users to Improve Website Accessibility" (IBM)

Mark Oehlert

For example, a visually impaired individual wants to find out what image is showing. Existing screen reading software may not obtain the same information as shown in the image, or a description of the photo is simply missing. Whenever visually impaired users face such difficulties, they can report that incident by using the collaboration tool developed by IBM Research and ask for adding an improved alternative text to describe the image How It Works. The image shows a photo of Mount Fuji taken during sunset.

The Learning Curve and The Pivot Point

The Peformance Improvement

Further research, initially done at IBM in the late 1980’s, and many others since then, show a disproportionate amount of learning – anywhere between 70 to 80 percent - takes place during the informal phase after the more formal classroom-based or online learning is completed [2]. The new Learning Culture pull model uses formal training as a jumping off point for informal learning.

Should Leaders Communicate or Listen?

CLO Magazine

The process, in many instances, works like this: The leaders listen, seek information, buy-in and commitment from stakeholders. Another example is former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, who guided the company to prosperity from 2002 to late 2011. Shortly after Palmisano was named CEO, he had to develop a new vision for IBM to ensure the company was positioned for high-margin businesses. He positioned IBM as helping companies solve problems and make decisions in the new era of technology. Some leaders are great communicators, while others are excellent listeners.

What is a Learning Burst?

Allison Rossett

Suzanne Murphy, the head of leadership development programs for emerging leaders at IBM was at a crossroads. Click here  for a sample of courses using Learning Bursts. . series of 10 Learning Bursts made up the new IBM Business and Financial Acumen course. For more information visit www.davebasarab.com. Tweet Guest blogger, Dave Basarab , introduces learning bursts.

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To BYOD or not to BYOD at work? That is the question

Matrix

The mobile worker needs instant access to information and uses more than one device during the day in order to always stay connected. If at first there were big enterprises like SAP, IBM, or Cisco , and mid-sized companies that adopted BYOD, soon more and more companies — of all shapes and sizes —followed through and allowed employees to bring their own devices at work. Why is that?

What is a Learning Burst?

Allison Rossett

Suzanne Murphy, the head of leadership development programs for emerging leaders at IBM was at a crossroads. Click here  for a sample of courses using Learning Bursts. . series of 10 Learning Bursts made up the new IBM Business and Financial Acumen course. The program is in its fourth year and continues to be one of the highest rated courses in the IBM leadership development track. For more information visit www.davebasarab.com. Guest blogger, Dave Basarab , introduces learning bursts. What is a learning burst? How do they work? Dave explains below.

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Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

Examples from TWITCHSPEED.COM Digital Game-Based Learning, June 17, 2009. 3D Game by IBM- Kapp Notes, August 29, 2008. Serious Games: Slideshow of examples from an event at Harvard Business School, December 13, 2007. Social Sites, Design, Informal Learning, & Brain Games, May 4, 2009. Examples of Games Based Learning, June 17, 2009. Serious Games Blog.

Overcoming Resistance to Games and Simulations

Kapp Notes

But only after you apply the information learned. And, with lots of examples, as I wrote about in the piece What Instructional Designers can learn from IBM’s Watson. The time is now for multiple examples, experiential learning in an online environment and for moving toward mastery of content as it relates to application and not just memorization. Recently, I wrote an article for ASTD’s Learning Circuits titled Barriers to Adopting Games in Corporate Environments. Perception of games as only entertainment. conditions. you passed a test. master.

The 2013 Talent Management Systems Market: Explosive Growth and Change

Learning on the Leading Edge

The recruiting software market has exploded with new players, despite the continued dominance of Taleo (Oracle), Kenexa (IBM), Lumesse, and LinkedIn (which is actually not a talent management software provider but actually replaces the need for many other tools). Many new players (Salesforce, for example) are entering the market and we definitely expect more to come.

The 2013 Talent Management Systems Market: Explosive Growth and Change

Learning on the Leading Edge

The recruiting software market has exploded with new players, despite the continued dominance of Taleo (Oracle), Kenexa (IBM), Lumesse, and LinkedIn (which is actually not a talent management software provider but actually replaces the need for many other tools). Many new players (Salesforce, for example) are entering the market and we definitely expect more to come.

10 Must-Read Articles About Big Data

TalentLMS

He briefly shows on examples how you can tailor each module to suit a variety of learners’ needs and increase their motivation using Big Data. 4.  3 Facts about Big Data That Will Impact the Learning Industry But why do we really need Big Data in e-Learning? The Information Age is currently changing. Ever heard that once something gets on the internet it stays there forever?

The Talent Management Systems Market Surges Ahead

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today employees and managers need to be able to go online to find skilled staff, locate information and content, share information, view other peoples' goals, and develop their own skills. Look at companies like Achievers and Globoforce, for example. The market for corporate talent management software continues to surge forward. Vendor Landscape. Not true. Not yet.

Data on Big Data

Marcia Conner

The world’s technological per-capita capacity to store information has roughly doubled every 40 months since the 1980s according to Martin Hilbert and Priscila López. It performs at roughly 100 teraflops. ( Ray Kurzweil as cited by IBM’s Tony Pearson ). 900 Billion/year: cost of lowered employee productivity and reduced innovation from information overload. Despite

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Ten reasons

Learning and Working on the Web

Just saying communication, keeping up to date, exchanging information is not enough for these doubters. Here is just a sampling of what’s already been discussed, much of it via social media. Homeland Security: information sharing is still not where it should be. Not if you use a Mac Dave Snowden : “Since I’ve left IBM I’ve had fewer virus attacks working in an open Web environment than I did in a secure corporate environment.”. 1. Y our competition isn’t using it, so why should you? Tags: Informal Learning InternetTime Social media is a fad.

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Performance Learning Productivity

For example a study of 829 companies over 31 years showed diversity training had "no positive effects in the average workplace." suppose we could analyse, for example, the amount of time and budget spent per employee on regulatory and compliance training by individual global banks and assess this against the fines levied against them. Shaw was also a lifelong learner.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Learning leaders will be more focused on relevancy of information. find that interesting because clearly they see the need to capture and deliver information and support in new ways in organizations. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders.

Virtual Worlds Conference at UT Austin

Tony O'Driscoll

On Thursday, the winning papers submitted to Management Information Services Quarterly ( MISQ ) special edition on Virtual Worlds. On the enterprise side, Craig Becker form IBM addressed a very large audience at the Business School yesterday evening. He did a great job of sharing the IBM story. I had the good fortune of keynoting the Virtual Worlds conference at UT Austin.

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The Rise of Social Everything

Marcia Conner

Social tools allow us to reach across time and space to solve complex problems and make informed decisions in ways we couldn’t dream of years ago. As Alistair Rennie, General Manager of Collaborative Solutions at IBM said at an event on reinventing relationships, “How you wire your own business has a direct impact on how you impact customers. Social Business.

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The Talent Management Systems Market Surges Ahead

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today employees and managers need to be able to go online to find skilled staff, locate information and content, share information, view other peoples' goals, and develop their own skills. Look at companies like Achievers and Globoforce, for example. The market for corporate talent management software continues to surge forward. Vendor Landscape. Not true. Not yet.

Drunk Tank Pink

Jay Cross

Alter provides examples of “hidden persuaders” lurking in names, labels, symbols, culture, colors, locations, weather, warmth, and the presence of others. For example, People come up with twice as many innovative uses for a paperclip after a picture of a lightbulb is shown to them, even thought it flashes by too quickly for them to recognize it. CLO magazine. We miss the connections.

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Learning and Talent Systems Market Growing Even Faster than Expected

Learning on the Leading Edge

CornerstoneOnDemand just announced 58% YTY annual revenue growth, for example, and the company is still only around $117M in revenue. This publication contains general information only and Deloitte is not, by means of this publication, rendering accounting, business, financial, investment, legal, tax, or other professional advice or services. The $4.2+ It may be growing even faster.

Corporate Play-Day: How The Big Boys Are Gaming

Social Learning

Employees receive points or badges for completing jobs or meeting time limits for assignments, for example. Click for Slideshow: Examples of games in workplace management. Last Friday, my colleague Andrea May responded to a very timely “big question” from Tony Karrer’s Learning Circuits Blog.  Titled “ Companies Adopt Gaming Techniques to Motivate Employees ” it is reproduced below. 

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Understanding the LinkedIn Talent Brand Index

Learning on the Leading Edge

Imagine you are starting up a new engineering team in Toronto, for example. If you are ramping up your sales team, this data gives you information which helps you decide precisely where and how to invest in brand marketing to attract sales people to your company. As the chart shows, some big companies didn't make the list (IBM, for example). What do you do?

Getting Buy-In for eLearning: A 3-Step Process

SHIFT eLearning

IBM has already done this with its own eLearning program for managers. In fact, Microsoft and IBM are making a lot of money out of customer training. Be sure to include information that may contribute to the business problem such as skills, performance and budgeting. ROI metrics and partnership agreements are just a few examples. Not even your boss. Why eLearning ?

The writings of Lee Kraus

Learning and Technology

Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media October 12, 2004 tags: Training2004 Session 3, Nancy Lewis IBM 11:15am This was a great session. Ebay = good example of redefining the business model What are the implications for learning? What learning is today? - not enough time - growing complexity - new skill gaps - difficulty finding what is needed - increased spoof-to-market requirements IBM intranet has 2.5 million searches per month thats 45 man years a month searching for information. IBM innovates through practice. New strategy in learning.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Kindly retain the contact information when you re-distribute the list or mount it on the web as that is how I receive updates. link] November 30-December 1, 2011 AfriHealth : Using IT to Establish Health Care Information Systems, Nairobi, Kenya. link] December 10-13, 2011 Technology Information Education Services (TIES) Educational Technology Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

A splash of color for your e-learning content

eFront

Often, a single color (like IBM’s blue or Coca Cola’s red) can define your whole branding. For example it’s hard to discern a dark blue figure on a dark green background, or yellow text on an orange background. Color conveys information. Colors offer a great way to quickly relay information. In our last post we talked about typography ?

Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

eLearning 24-7

The options that exist from a user side is via your own user name and password or via a webhook (allows the app (API) to provide other apps/applications with real time information and data). An Example is in order: You use PayPal. Thus you have one app (PayPal) talking to another app (Quickbooks) and automatically posting the information into Quickbooks, without you having to go into Quickbooks and do it yourself. To get a sense of what is doable, check out Zapier (just to see examples of what various integrations can do).  I’m a big fan of them and I use the product.

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The Talent Management Systems Market Surges Ahead

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today employees and managers need to be able to go online to find skilled staff, locate information and content, share information, view other peoples' goals, and develop their own skills. Look at companies like Achievers and Globoforce, for example. The market for corporate talent management software continues to surge forward. Vendor Landscape. Not true. Not yet.