eFrontPro For IBM Connections
JANUARY 14, 2016
Epignosis, the makers of eFrontPro, have recently developed an integration to the world’s leading Enterprise Social Network (ESN), called eFrontPro For IBM Connections, that now delivers truly connected social learning. EfrontPro delivers a dashboard within IBM Connections so that employees can see the status of each of their courses. Don’t Have IBM Connections?
Relationships, IBM’s Secret to Building Strong Female Leaders
JANUARY 4, 2017
However, they have different qualities, behavioral preferences and styles of working that can affect their promotion options or their roles as leaders. “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. By Arva Shikari. So, it works.
Design Thinking Culture Change in IBM
The Peformance Improvement
DECEMBER 1, 2015
So I was intrigued to hear that IBM, a 100 year old, world-wide company of over 370,000 employees, is embarking on a culture change that is heavily dependent on learning. According to a column by Steve Lohr in the New York Times, IBM is seeking to reinvent itself as a “design thinking” company. Lohr writes: …the IBM initiative stands out.
IBM Uses Training to Make the World Smarter
JULY 8, 2015
Video interview with IBM Senior Program Manager, Global Skills Initiative. At IBM, you see in practice what many organizations describe as the future. At the TrainingIndustry.com conference, I had the opportunity to speak with Meg Petersen, an IBM senior program manager with the Global Skills Initiative. Meg connects this initiative with IBM’s business strategy.
Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study
In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs 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.
IBM Watson And The Future Of Learning
FEBRUARY 24, 2011
The news that IBM’s Watson had beaten the humans on Jeopardy didn’t really come as a really big surprise for me. Advances like the one IBM’s Watson demonstrates and increasingly miniaturized wearable interfaces, and ubiquitous computing will change learning, sooner than we imagine. I for one, can’t wait. It’d been coming since Kasparov left the room in tears after losing to Deep Blue.
The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning
APRIL 14, 2015
Here are five things/phenomenon that did not exist five years back (at least not in the way we know them today): IBM’s Watson, the AI driven robot that interacts with humans on human terms (in natural language). On March 1, 2011, IBM announced the IBM SmartCloud framework to support Smarter Planet.” Anything can happen in five years. ” – Wikipedia.
The IBM 5 in 5: Innovation in the next 5 years
DECEMBER 17, 2012
IBM’s view on innovations that will change our lives in the next 5 years. future
eLearning Modules will Die… and 70:20:10 will hold the Smoking Gun
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Initiatives like Deakin University and IBMs Watson project hint at how intuitive, continual learning technology can support us in ways we never thought possible (or, for those who are a little more paranoid, how it might become Skynet and wipe out humanity in a post apocalyptic Terminator like scenario!). So I take no joy in predicting that elearning modules will inevitably be murdered.
Introduction to WAI-ARIA with Rich Schwerdtfeger, IBM CTO Accessibility
The Learning Dispatch
JANUARY 13, 2013
Recently, Hiram had a conversation with Rich Schwerdtfeger , CTO Accessibility, IBM Software on the WAI-ARIA (ARIA) software development standard for web based applications. As many of you know MicroAssist is passionate about creating accessible web sites and accessible E-learning. Hiram Kuykendall , MicroAssist's CTO, champions the accessibility effort in MicroAssist. read more
Using Open Badges to Recognize and Verify Learning
JULY 5, 2016
David Leaser, Senior Program Manager, Innovation and Growth Initiatives, IBM. At IBM, David Leaser promotes innovative way to recognize skills and achievements within the IBM community of professionals, employees, channel partners and customers. This new approach is transforming how IBM delivers training and how individuals demonstrate their knowledge and skills.
IBM Launches New Skills Programs
DECEMBER 6, 2012
The new resources will aim to help reduce a critical technology skills gap outlined in IBM's 2012 Tech Trends Report released Wednesday. — Dec. 5 IBM has announced an array of programs and resources to help students and IT professionals develop new technology skills and prepare for jobs of the future. The new resources will aim to help reduce a critical technology skills gap outlined in IBM's 2012 Tech Trends Report released Wednesday. Professors can also download IBM mobile development software to give students hands-on experience. Source: IBM
Social Business by the Numbers
NOVEMBER 7, 2012
IBM’s 2012 CEO Survey of 1700 CEOs across the globe [released May 2012] tells many interesting things. Also from IBM’s Institute for Business Value : 95% of standout organizations will focus more on “getting closer to the customer” over the next 5 years ( IBM Global CEO Study 2010 ). Seeking the source of a specific statistic that I included in a talk ? AdAge.
Bern, baby, Bern
MARCH 26, 2012
IBM 601 electromechanical punch card tabulator, circa 1940. While I was in Europe for Didacta last month, I took the opportunity to visit Bern in Switzerland. The Swiss capital is both beautiful and odd. (I mean that in a good way.) Apart from all the other touristy stuff, one of the things I did was visit the Museum für Kommunikation. It’ll be well worth it. Figure 2. Figure 3.
IBM's Watson (Jeopardy Winner). Will Our Folks Be Replaced?
Will at Work Learning
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
IBM's Watson beat two Jeopardy champs in answering questions this week. . Does this mean that soon computers will be able to replace people in answering questions? For us as workplace learning-and-performance professionals, does this mean we'll be doing less training of people, and more training of machines? Probably depends on lots of things as to how soon this happens. For example, folks doing technical support probably won't be replaced as soon if the systems/equipment on which they are providing support are updated regularly or modified substantially. Article in NYTimes.
Supercomputer's Win on Jeopardy: Little Comfort to Those.
MARCH 1, 2011
Matt Blum at GeekDad wrote an article this week called Why Watson’s Jeopardy Win is Mostly Meaningless saying: IBM’s supercomputer software Watson’s win on the game show Jeopardy! The fact that a computer can win a trivia contest that relies on fast reflexes and fast information retrieval doesn’t seem much like news to me. A lot of people, apparently, agree. Blog this!
IBM Looks at Global Innovation
MAY 22, 2008
Recently, I got my hands on IBM's Global Innovation Outlook 2.0 In fact, you may want to check out a number of reports and ideas flowing at the IBM Innovation Web site. 329,000+ is the number of people who work at IBM. report. You want to do the same. But getting back to the Global Innovation Outlook 2.0 report. Innovation is a mindset and not a department, course or book.
The Business Case for Online Training
JANUARY 25, 2017
According to an IBM study for every dollar spent on training there is a return of $30 in productivity. After taking their training online, IBM saved around $200M (IBM Study). I once worked for a large company where all new employees went through a 3-day on-boarding process. We sat through videos on safety and compliance, though lectures and power point presentations. Great.
Big IBM/Second Life Announcement this Week!
APRIL 4, 2008
He let everyone know on his blog posting The i-web Singularity Redux that at Virtual Worlds III this week the announcement was made that Second Life has worked out a deal with IBM to move Second Life behind the IBM corporate firewall. IBM announced today that it was changing that. You can see other IBM efforts in Second Life such as the Healthcare island.
Connecting Learning and Development to Business Strategy
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
Meg Petersen, IBM. Throughout 2015, I’ve had the privilege to interview some impressive learning and development leaders from a variety of industries for JPL’s Learning Solutions Video Blog. In each case, these leaders have aligned their efforts with the business strategies of their organizations. Sherry Hancock, Sheetz. Deidre Williams, Aflac. Janet Lockhart-Jones, Pitney Bowes.
Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions
NOVEMBER 22, 2011
Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions. Lectora e-Learning and IBM Software recognize this void and have partnered to provide social business solutions that better fit companies’ needs. Trivantis and IBM social learning solutions include: Lectora Online enables developers to collaboratively create and edit e-Learning content anytime, anywhere. Forum.
Skillsoft and IBM Research: Harnessing Big Data in Enterprise Learning by News Editor
Learning Solutions Magazine
JANUARY 30, 2014
Skillsoft and IBM are collaborating to develop new methods of creating and. Big data will drive next-generation learning and integrated development for improved user engagement. and learning outcomes. assessing optimal learning experiences at an individual level. Here is a quick look at what is driving these. developments. Emerging Topics Management Measurement
Save Planet Helios from ecological devastation!-3D Game by IBM
AUGUST 29, 2008
IBM has released a 3D game to teach engineering concepts to kids. Read more about IBM and TryScience here. It comes complete with lesson plans for teachers including one called windturbine design and build challenge. They are working through a group they helped form called TryScience. You can read about their other partner, New York Hall of Science as well. The game is called PowerUp.
Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning
Performance Learning Productivity
JANUARY 23, 2015
Harold Jarche has written extensively about the merging of work and learning. I see the 70:20:10 model as reflecting, to some extent, IBM’s model. My colleague Jane Hart recently shared the diagram below on her blog. It shows the relationship between relative value and relative autonomy as they relate to different approaches to learning in the modern workplace. itashare
2016 Training Trends: Connecting Training to Customers
DECEMBER 14, 2016
David Leaser, Senior Program Manager, Innovation and Growth Initiatives, IBM. In 2016, I’ve had the opportunity to interview learning leaders in prestigious companies in a variety of industries for our learning solutions video blog. In reviewing these interviews, I see a growing emphasis on connecting training to customers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdpCCGsWb-8 T1M56S [link].
ELEARNING MODULES WILL DIE… AND 70:20:10 WILL HOLD THE SMOKING GUN
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
70:20:10 Blended Learning E-Learning 70:20:10 Framework 70:20:10 Model Arun Pradhan Contextual Learning DeakenPrime Deakin University e-learning eLearning Experience API IBM Watson Learnnovators Online Education Online Learning Ravi Pratap Singh Tin Can API xAPIThe post ELEARNING MODULES WILL DIE… AND 70:20:10 WILL HOLD THE SMOKING GUN appeared first on Learnnovators.
IBM Taps Employees for Innovation Using Blog Like Tools
OCTOBER 31, 2006
On ComputerWorld, ran into an article IBM: Tapping Employee Brain Power you may find the print version easier to read (and on one page). To help with that, IT rolled out in October 2004 a so-called jam â€" a worldwide brainstorming session that Truskowski describes as "a blog on steroids.â€ It drew ideas from 33,000 employees, and IBM later implemented the top 35 suggestions as determined by an employee vote. More recently they've used "Jams" to look at innovative product/service ideas.
How to Create Tomorrow’s Learning Today
JANUARY 23, 2017
For instance, IBM is actively using people analytics to aid recruitment of computer scientists. The People Analytics team uses machine learning to calculate the relative importance of geography, compensation, employee and manager engagement at the aggregate level to identify employee groups in key job roles at risk of finding opportunities outside of IBM. Jeanne C.
Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: IBM Opens Business Unit in Second Life
DECEMBER 12, 2006
Well for one thing, IBM has just announced that it will open an Emerging Business Unit in Second Life. Here is Irving Wladawsky-Berger, IBM's vice president of technical strategy and innovation talking to C/NET News about the opening of an IBM business unit focusing on Second Life. One of your new year's resolutions better include learning to use Second Life.
IBM Bloggers - A Lengthy List - But No Worries
OCTOBER 19, 2006
I've been reading Luis Suarez's blog for a while, and he just had an interesting post that pointed me to IBM's BlogRoll. While lots of the blogs listed there have interesting technical topics, I don't have the time to examine them each. but I'm not worried. I've found that if they are blogging about topics that I'm interested in, the natural network effect of blogs will eventually get me there. (Or maybe I'm deluding myself
IBM Bloggers - A Lengthy List - But No Worries
OCTOBER 19, 2006
I've been reading Luis Suarez's blog for a while, and he just had an interesting post that pointed me to IBM's BlogRoll. While lots of the blogs listed there have interesting technical topics, I don't have the time to examine them each. but I'm not worried. I've found that if they are blogging about topics that I'm interested in, the natural network effect of blogs will eventually get me there. (Or maybe I'm deluding myself.) One thing that it does say is that corporate blogging is slowly taking off
Pitney Bowes Employs Training to Accelerate Transformation
AUGUST 14, 2015
Suggested Blog Post: IBM Uses Training to Make the World Smarter. . Video interview with an Enterprise Learning and Development Leader at Pitney Bowes. Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D. Pitney Bowes is well known for providing postage meters and mail sorting services for US-based organizations. best practice in v-ILT is to engage the learner every three to four minutes.
70:20:10 and the Learning Curve
JANUARY 27, 2015
In Charles’ post he also included an IBM diagram that triggered some associations. My colleague Charles Jennings recently posted on the value of autonomous learning (worth reading!), sparked by a diagram provided by another ITA colleague, Jane Hart (that I also thought was insightful). The point was that the closer to the work that learning is, the more value. Hence the revolution. :).
6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
IBM was one of the first companies to implement this policy, and so far the results have been, well, nightmare-ish. Ideally BYOD would save companies money, but according to IBM CIO Jeanette Horan, it hasn’t. We’re grateful IBM volunteered itself to be the BYOD guinea pig because once these issues get sorted out it’s bound to be a beautiful thing. 3. The best part?
Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Shopping in Second Life
DECEMBER 17, 2006
The process was facilitated by IBM as discussed earlier in my post IBM Opens a Business Unit in Second Life. Well the idea of Circuit City entering Second Life, IBM being involved and a third piece which I have used for years--a vitual model of yourself that you can build on the Lands End Web site--all lead me to believe that we are very close to that reality.
Keep on Learning, Big Blue
JUNE 16, 2011
IBM turned 100 today. IBM celebrated its centenary by publishing a new, rather hubristically titled book , “Making the World Work Better: The Ideas That Shaped a Century and Company,” that chronicles the company’s accomplishments. In those 100 years, IBM has been an undisputed technology leader, pumping out innovation after innovation that shaped our lives, starting with electronic “calculating machines” that tabulated data from punch cards to the giant mainframes of the 1960s and the rise of PCs in the ’80s and ’90s. Today, services accounts for $56.4