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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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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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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.

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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. Communicate, negotiate schedules – be able to communicate with other individuals ‘personal computing agents’ to exchange information, and schedule meetings/calls and the like. Future Learning eLearning Future Of Learning Future Technology IBM Innovation Watson

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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.

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. The information cyber security workforce is expected to nearly double by 2015. Source: IBMArmonk, N.Y.

Using Open Badges to Recognize and Verify Learning

JPL Learning

David Leaser, Senior Program Manager, Innovation and Growth Initiatives, IBM. In the information technology industry, micro-credentialing is helping employers and professionals keep pace with rapid change. At IBM, David Leaser promotes innovative way to recognize skills and achievements within the IBM community of professionals, employees, channel partners and customers.

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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.

A Dozen Ways To Promote Informal Learning

CLO Magazine

It happens informally, between employees and peer groups. Learning management systems and learning content management systems are the centerpiece for many learning departments, but most organizations are unaware that these systems have capabilities to support informal learning. Learning leaders can support informal learning within systems, but all solutions are not rooted in technology. What follows are 12 ways to engage a workforce in informal learning tactics. 1. For instance, IBM has had communities like these for many years. Assess skills workers possess.

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

Social Learning

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. 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! Blog this!

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. So it is filled with images, quotes and statistics from a variety of sources all juxtaposed to provide punctuation points to the information they are providing. 329,000+ is the number of people who work at IBM.

Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions

Everything E-Learning

Helpful Information. -->. Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions. While Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn lead the way as some of the most popular social networks, the informal, public nature of these outlets does not necessarily meet the needs of working professionals operating within businesses and corporations. Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Login.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces


“ Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. It does this by an approach of focusing on some of the most common objections to using social learning at workplaces using interesting examples from organizations such as Deloitte & Touche, IBM, TELUS, and the CIA.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 3

Tom Spiglanin

When an organization’s data, information, platforms, and services are housed in the cloud and outside the corporate firewall, employees have more facile access to their information and will be more free to work at times and places of their choosing. This evolution will also lead to new paths for informal learning, today enjoyed by those who engage in external knowledge networks.

Breathing life into an informal learning strategy

Learning Journal

A comment from Phil LeNir on last week’s informal learning strategy post got me thinking more about the human element with regard to informal learning.  It’s easy to get so wrapped up in creating or linking learning assets for quick access that we forget about enabling the human interactions that are really the most effective way we learn informally. As I see it, there are five key human roles in an informal learning strategy: Subject matter expert (SME). Are some SMEs so sought-after that we need to make the role part of their job responsibilities?

6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

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?

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70:20:10 and the Learning Curve

Clark Quinn

In Charles’ post he also included an IBM diagram that triggered some associations. Note that this  assumes a good formal learning design,  not rote information and knowledge test!) My colleague Charles Jennings recently posted on the value of autonomous learning (worth reading!), The point was that the closer to the work that learning is, the more value. itashare.

Keep on Learning, Big Blue

CLO Magazine

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


Overcoming Obstacles to Deliver Training Across Boundaries

JPL Learning

Challenges such as geography, logistics, culture and information overload make it difficult to deliver learning experiences that improve performance worldwide. Meg Petersen, IBM. After interviewing learning and development leaders from a variety of industries throughout 2015, I’ve been struck by the variety of challenges they face. Leanna Meiser, The Hershey Company.

Institutional Innovation and Podular Design

Skilful Minds

Business business exceptions Conference Board connected company Deloitte great innovation debate IBM informal learning institutional social media John Hagel John Seely Brown JP Rangaswami know how knowing who Knowledge Creation Knowledge Management pods podular design Richard Adler social learning social media institution social softwareIn Social is the plural of personal JP Rangaswami contends that institutional innovation is required to achieve the potential that social software offers organizations in general, and for-profit companies in particular.

DNA is information, not intellectual property

George Siemens

court recently ruled that DNA is information, not intellectual property. For more information on the impact of patents on breast cancer treatment, have a look at this article. Patents are creating an entirely new economy (not sure of current figures, but IBM earned more than $1 billion from patents in 2007/2008). I see the value of some form of copyright protection and some sort of patent system. Intellectual property considerations in biology are one of the more worrying trends currently being negotiated in business and in the legal system.

Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Performance Learning Productivity

70 solutions include near real-time support, information sources, challenges and situational learning. This aligns with the model developed by IBM Consulting Services some years ago (see below) developed to explain the evolution of learning and increased value of on-demand services aligned with current and future business needs. The importance of informal learning at work.

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Informal Learning Flow

Tony Karrer

I've always been a big believer in the value and power of informal learning. Over the past few years, I've written quite a few posts about informal learning. In many ways, eLearning 2.0 is one part of systematizing support for informal learning. The person I most associate with informal learning is Jay Cross. And I'm happy to announce that he's working with me to help bring together resources via the Informal Learning Flow. Called Informal Learning Flow , the site pulls together the feeds of the people I read and topics that I care about. Jay tells us.


Nine Amazing Online Learning Facts

CommLab India

For instance, when IBM implemented an e-learning program in their company, its employees learned five times more without increasing their time spent in training. 2. Microlearning refers to the delivery of learning content in the form of “information morsels” The content is divided into several small chunks, each about 10 minutes in duration. Billion in 2016 to USD 15.72

John Blackmon – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Prior to joining Trivantis, John worked in a variety of industries, including Electronic Data Systems, IBM, and General Motors. At IBM, John was awarded a patent for software design for his work in developing operating systems. Learnnovators: There’s a growing perception that e-learning, as a learning solution, might take a back seat in the face of learning models such as 70:20:10 that underline the significance of informal learning. ABOUT JOHN BLACKMON (Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Trivantis Corporation). THE INTERVIEW: 1. How did you scale this height?

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

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). I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future. Five years seem like a pretty short time but in today''s context, it can be a very long time.

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.

B2B eLearning Solutions Combine Affordable Services


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.). Would you agree that B2B product and service providers have much to do with this?

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

Mark Oehlert

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 (from CNN Money ) "The new collaboration software enables users with low or no vision to report Web content accessibility issues they faced on specific Web pages. How It Works. vs. Atomic Learning

Coffee and Design

This information below is a brief snapshot of why I believe is the industry learner for JIT professional development training. Bob McGannon, previous project manager for IBM, Becoming a Triple-Threat Project Manager. Experts in the industry teaching topical classes , e.g., typography, web page layouts, etc. Atomic Learning’s offerings are 99% tool based.

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity


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. Many fairly new technology trends do not have sufficient statistical data to legitimize them to company leaders who need more information before implementing them.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Passively Multiplayer Online Game (PMOG) | Main | "New study examines how online games can teach business skills" (Red Herring) » June 28, 2007 Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it. Tom Werner points to some stats from a recent WSJ article that certainly provides some good corporate ammo: Everyone knows that IBM is a bellwether company in the use of technology for learning. The Wall Street Journal on June 18 ran an article on social networking at IBM.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Mark is very late to the virtual worlds big news about SL and IBM.

Mark Oehlert

Main | "A Vision of Students Today" from the Creators of "The Machine is Us/ing Us" » October 19, 2007 Mark is very late to the virtual worlds big news about SL and IBM. The good news is that Second Life ne Linden Lab, has announced a partnership with IBM to "develop new technologies and methodologies based on open standards that will help advance the future of 3D virtual worlds."

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "I.B.M. Plan Ties Training and Accounts" (NY Times)

Mark Oehlert

Main | "With Tools on Web, Amateurs Reshape Mapmaking" and in related news Andrew Keen Goes Apoplectic » July 27, 2007 "I.B.M. Plan Ties Training and Accounts" (NY Times) ( link ) "I.B.M., at a conference in Washington today, is announcing that itwill begin offering its employees in the United States specializedsavings accounts for training and education. Under the I.B.M. When anemployee leaves I.B.M., " How smart is IBM looking right now? e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Pageflakes.I