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Enspire is now an IBM Watson Ecosystem Partner

Enspire Learning

Enspire is pleased to announce our plans to bring the power of IBM Watson™ to universities nationwide, beginning in Fall 2015, with our acceptance into the IBM Watson Ecosystem Partner program. Our world-class team of software engineers and designers has been hard at work creating a Learning Management System (LMS) tool that utilizes the cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson.

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eFrontPro For IBM Connections


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?

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Design Thinking Culture Change in IBM

The Peformance Improvement

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.

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IBM Uses Training to Make the World Smarter

JPL Learning

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 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.

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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

Upside Learning

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.

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What Instructional Designers can learn from IBM’s Watson

Kapp Notes

By now you have heard about IBM’s super computer, Watson is a modern day wizard answering questions that seemed impossible for a computer to answer only a short while ago. For the letter A example, the IBM research team fed the computer thousands of examples of the letter A so the computer could “recognize&# the pattern, general shape and construct of a letter A. Examples.

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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning


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.

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


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.

The IBM 5 in 5: Innovation in the next 5 years

Jane Hart

IBM’s view on innovations that will change our lives in the next 5 years. future

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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. Tags: IBM games eLearning knowledge management informal learning

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Introduction to WAI-ARIA with Rich Schwerdtfeger, IBM CTO Accessibility

The Learning Dispatch

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


Succession Management at IBM, Contrasted with Apple and HP

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today Ginni Rometty was announced as the new CEO of IBM, marking a significant transition at IBM and celebrating the company's first female top executive. It was predictable (IBM CEO's leave their jobs at the age of 60) and shows the results of years of development planning. Investors, customers, and IBM employees will see this as a well-planned, safe transition.

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IBM Launches New Skills Programs

CLO Magazine

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

Why IBM Acquired Kenexa

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today IBM announced the acquisition of Kenexa for $1.3 After SAP's acquisition of SuccessFactors and Oracle's acquisition of Taleo, it was just IBM's turn. The talent management consulting and technology business is over $4 billion in size and IBM just couldn't afford to grow at organic rates. IBM: Building the Smarter Workforce. Likely yes.

Using Open Badges to Recognize and Verify Learning

JPL Learning

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.

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Social Business by the Numbers

Marcia Conner

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

E-Learning Provocateur

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.

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IBM's Watson (Jeopardy Winner). Will Our Folks Be Replaced?

Will at Work Learning

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.

IBM Looks at Global Innovation

Kapp Notes

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.

Supercomputer's Win on Jeopardy: Little Comfort to Those.

Social Learning

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!

Big IBM/Second Life Announcement this Week!

Kapp Notes

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

JPL Learning

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.

When Sally met Harry – No wait, That’s IBM and Kenexa.

Learning on the Leading Edge

Did IBM offer to pay $1.3 While the software can augment IBM consultants’ kits, the added services and RPO further extend the service footprint. Companies like IBM, Microsoft, and Sage have a huge partner business. IBM has always said it relied on partners to provide applications, while it provides the infrastructure: the middleware on which the application is supported, the DB2 database, and the IBM SmartCloud for SaaS support. What happens next? Should I worry? The good news is “probably not.” The What and the Why. The latter is my guess.

Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions

Everything E-Learning

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

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

INNOV8 - an Interactive 3-D Business Simulator (IBM)


Link to INNOV8 IBM Academic Initiative YouTube - Sneak Preview & Innov8 Demo Innov8 – FAQs WHAT? URLs above!), the 3D business simulator allows you to virtually participate in a BPM project derived from IBM’s real world experiences. 56 percent of IBM clients feel that not having the right blend of business and IT skills is their biggest problem. Registration required!),


INNOV8 - an Interactive 3-D Business Simulator (IBM)


Link to INNOV8 IBM Academic Initiative YouTube - Sneak Preview & Innov8 Demo Innov8 – FAQs WHAT? URLs above!), the 3D business simulator allows you to virtually participate in a BPM project derived from IBM’s real world experiences. 56 percent of IBM clients feel that not having the right blend of business and IT skills is their biggest problem. Registration required!),


Don’t Panic: the admin’s guide to the rapidly changing IT landscape

G's View

For example, this Barron’s article (EMC, VMware, IBM, etc.: The world of IT has changed, the evidence is all around us. Here Come 333,000 Layoffs in Tech, Opines Global Equities) was making the rounds on twitter this week. Even though the article’s title is alarming (and since my current employer is mentioned, please visit my about me page for disclaimers), the content proves something else: the roles for traditional IT have changed. Jobs supporting on-premises infrastructure are going read more here. cloud change it admins

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Save Planet Helios from ecological devastation!-3D Game by IBM

Kapp Notes

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.

The Promise of Computer-Based Instruction

Enspire Learning

Sure, IBM’s Watson computer is the Jeopardy champion; but, there’s a lot more logic required for an adaptive learning application. I’ve been dreaming about the true promise of computer-based instruction since my days as a program coordinator for adult literacy services. The promise is adaptive and personalized learning. Why aren’t we there yet? Which leads to the problem of learning maps.

Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning

Performance Learning Productivity

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

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IBM Taps Employees for Innovation Using Blog Like Tools

Tony Karrer

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.” 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.

Data Visualization Tutorial: IBM Many Eyes - NorthStarNerd.Org


or WALL-E » June 23, 2008 Data Visualization Tutorial: IBM Many Eyes Late last week I posted that I was intrigued with a new IBM social networking application, Many Eyes. Northstar Nerd Tutorial: Data Visualization via IBM's Many Eyes Tutorial Examples: DataSet | Visualization | Create Your Own (graduate engineering student enrollment trends). so I created a tutorial.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: IBM Opens Business Unit in Second Life

Kapp Notes

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.