eFrontPro For IBM Connections
JANUARY 14, 2016
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?
Relationships, IBM’s Secret to Building Strong Female Leaders
JANUARY 4, 2017
We do witness differences in the way working men and women are perceived based on societal norms,” said Anita Guha, global diversity and learning as a service portfolio leader, IBM India Limited. To help its high potential women advance into senior executive roles, IBM has developed leadership development programs like Building Relationships and Influence, or BRI. By Arva Shikari.
eLearning Modules will Die… and 70:20:10 will hold the Smoking Gun
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
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. Who would commit such a horrific crime?’ eLearning Today.
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. 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. Let’s look at what informal learning is and what to do to leverage it.
How to Create Tomorrow’s Learning Today
JANUARY 23, 2017
What’s more, 60 percent say they welcome getting information on learning that companies can offer to those with no university degree. For example, “Ask Alex: Your Personal Intelligent Compass,” is a voice command app offering fast, accurate and personalized information on HR questions. This revolution caused by MOOCs is now impacting corporations. Jeanne C.
Ready or Not, The Future Is Now
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
The technology works through a series of algorithms, or computer-based queries that allow a piece of software to learn from data over time so it can identify trends and patterns that inform future searches and suggestions. This can be powerful information for CLOs. Consider IBM Watson, one of the most famous machine learning computers in world.
5 Reasons Why Online Learning is Valuable
JANUARY 20, 2017
Here are a few reasons why: It increases information retention – Companies spend billions of dollars each year on learning and development programs. However, no amount of money will ensure that employees truly understand, retain, and integrate the information presented to them via training. How can company leaders see that their workers retain training information? It’s true.
B2B eLearning Solutions Combine Affordable Services
OCTOBER 20, 2015
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 As a side note, the IBM training only cost one-third of the price of what classroom training would have cost.). Jeffrey A.
"New Technology Paves Way for Visually Impaired Internet Users to Improve Website Accessibility" (IBM)
JULY 28, 2008
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.
Adaptive Learning Methods Could Close the Trained Worker Skills Gap
JANUARY 23, 2017
For example, in a December 2016 USA Today article, IBM Chairwoman and CEO Ginni Rometty announced her firm plans to hire about 25,000 people in the next four years, and plans to spend $1 billion on employee training and development. Information technology , for example, remains a very tight labor market. A rebound in output from the U.S.
What Are Learning Organizations, and What Do They Really Do?
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
Yet, despite all these obstacles, we can cite examples of organizations that have been true learning organizations for many years, if not decades. Examples include: General Electric: Its Crotonville learning center drives continuous learning by managers and other leaders, as they return to Crotonville to learn and teach at critical transitions in their careers. And, in fact, many do.
The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity
JUNE 23, 2016
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. in 2014.
Should Leaders Communicate or Listen?
NOVEMBER 7, 2012
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.
Enhance the Productivity of Your Employees with Online Training
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
According to the IBM Smarter Workforce Survey , 84% of employees in best performing organizations are receiving the training they need. IBM Training Report said 75-80% managers believe effective training is critical to project success, skill levels linked to business value yield a 10% increase in productivity. Customization eliminates irrelevant information.
What is a Learning Burst?
APRIL 4, 2012
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. . A 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.
Overcoming Resistance to Games and Simulations
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
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. a master.
Employee Skill Sets: Build Through Innovation
AUGUST 1, 2016
For example, learning designers at IBM used this approach to develop a learning module that required learners to break down several approaches to problem solving used in a variety of industries, and then take these parts and pieces to come up with a new way to solve the problem. Building Employee Skill sets Through Innovation and Adaptation. Shorter lifecycles. Faster production.
5 tips for a successful enterprise management training program
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
This, as a matter of fact, is the reason why we often see successful CEOs and high ranking executives jump from one industry to another (John Sculley, who left Pepsi to become the CEO of Apple back in the eighties is a well-known example). After all, no enterprise management training examples would ever be more fit for your managers than the ones in your company’s own corporate past.
What is a Learning Burst?
APRIL 4, 2012
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. . A 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.
To BYOD or not to BYOD at work? That is the question
JULY 7, 2016
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?
The Learning Curve and The Pivot Point
The Peformance Improvement
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
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 . The new Learning Culture pull model uses formal training as a jumping off point for informal learning.
Considering Cyber Security Training A Burden? 5 Tips To Ease It!
AUGUST 9, 2016
According to a study by IBM, almost 95 percent of all security incidents surveyed were because of human error. Yet, not many organizations give training employees on information security a serious thought. According to Safehackuk.com , top managers are frequently targeted due to their access to sensitive information. How can employees be trained on cyber security?
10 Must-Read Articles About Big Data
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
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. The Information Age is currently changing. Jenny Dearborn shares both advice from learning leaders and examples of successfull use of big data for learning improvement. And that’s true. Yes we can, in so many ways!
Top 100 Learning Game Resources
JUNE 24, 2009
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.
The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor
Performance Learning Productivity
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
For example a study of 829 companies over 31 years showed diversity training had "no positive effects in the average workplace." I 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.
Corporate Play-Day: How The Big Boys Are Gaming
OCTOBER 26, 2011
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. It’s also hard to deny that it brings results, however. Take a read if you haven’t already!
Data on Big Data
JULY 18, 2012
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. Ray Kurzweil as cited by IBM’s Tony Pearson ). 900 Billion/year: cost of lowered employee productivity and reduced innovation from information overload. Taleb’s Black Swan has good examples.
Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
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. I 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.
The Rise of Social Everything
MAY 29, 2012
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.
Is Adaptive Learning the Way of the Future
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
In 2014, Skillsoft and IBM Research completed an adaptive learning pilot program with 32,000 users and found that personalized learning based on data such as user-content interactions, content relationships and consumption patterns improves engagement. Every time a manager interacts with the app, it adds information to their leadership profile and then provides even more customized content in the future. Last year, for example, its “micro-adaptive e-learning approach” helped Hitachi Data Systems identify learners’ gaps and speed time to proficiency.
Business Process, customer experience, IoT!
JUNE 3, 2016
Note that the big 5 – AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, and Intel are creating a new ecosystem to expose the uses of Industrial Internet. Let’s consider the example of GE Transportation (GET), which has been at the forefront of solving the world’s toughest rail challenges for over 100 years now! IoT is still in the early days and there isn’t a set of universal standards yet. link].
Drunk Tank Pink
AUGUST 2, 2013
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.
At The Water Cooler of Learning
JANUARY 26, 2012
It involves memory, synapses, endorphins, and encoding, and, more often than not, those accidental and serendipitous moments we call informal learning. Most real learning—the kind that sticks to the walls of the brain—is informal. Informal learning is what goes on around our formal learning process. Let’s step back here and define “formal” and “informal” learning.
Getting Buy-In for eLearning: A 3-Step Process
MAY 20, 2014
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. In fact, 41.7%