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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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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.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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

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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How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

“ 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.

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.

B2B eLearning Solutions Combine Affordable Services

TOPYX LMS

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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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KnowledgeStar: The App for a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

This is state-of-the-art technology that links machines to people with the information they need when they need it. The app links a proximity beacon, that can be attached to any machine, to the Internet so that needed information can be readily accessed on a mobile device. David Grebow, CEO of KnowledgeStar™, is looking for beta sites to pilot the app. wanted to find a better way.

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.

"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.

4 Social Learning Facts You Should Know

LearnDash

It’s On the Rise: Learning by informal, social methods is more and more common. ″ is all about the blending of formal learning methods and informal methods through social experience. Recently, IBM bought out Kenexa, and are expected to make more strategic acquisitions within the learning industry. From “2.0″ ″ to “3.0″:

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. del.icio.us

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

Announcing Lectora Online 3 with Responsive Course Design

Everything E-Learning

Trivantis once again has delivered a high caliber product that offers all the robust capabilities of Lectora desktop, now in a mobile centric format that is easy to use and makes responsive mobile for multiple devices much, much, easier for developers,” said Jason Guest, IBM Learning Sales Manager. Stay tuned for more information. Use Status as an action condition. New Menu Creator.

Top 10 eLearning Statistics for 2013

DigitalChalk eLearning

eLearning participants learn nearly 5X more material without increasing time spent training. ( The Information Daily ). Every $1 spent in eLearning results in $30 of productivity. ( IBM ). The training industry has changed dramatically over the past ten years as eLearning and mobile technologies have gone from early-adopter novelties to mainstream essentials. certifyme.net ).

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 Social Selling Can Do for Your eLearning Business

eLearning Brothers

Social selling is all about connecting with your prospective clients in a place they’re already spending time, actively listening to their needs, and providing information that is meaningful and doesn’t ask for anything in return. According to IBM, 55% of all buyers do their research by using social networks. You may ask, what does social selling have to do with eLearning? Simple!

Lynda.com vs. Atomic Learning

Coffee and Design

This information below is a brief snapshot of why I believe Lynda.com 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.

How MOOCs Address the Needs of Today’s Corporate Learners

Your Training Edge

According to a new study by IBM , 80% of companies are now looking outside of their IT departments for ideas to bridge technical skills gaps. This trend is only growing as informal social learning experiences, like peer learning and personal learning networks , are getting more attention. How do your employees feel about your organization’s current training program? Engaging? On Sh!ft’s

Tony Bingham #ASTDL20 keynote

Learning Visions

2010: “excellence in execution” and “how do we grow the business” IBM Study: Capitalizing on Complexity (interviews of thousands of CEOs) [link] Common themes of study: global integration (can’t just take US learning solutions and plop them into another country) global climate chain talent “events, threats and opportunities…are less predictable” – Samuel Palmisano, IBM CEO – We need to be able to think through complex issues. IBM Global Student study 2010 IBM Study: inheriting a complex word [link] “Tomorrows leaders will be markedly different than previous generations.”

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Tools for On-Demand Information - An LMS?

Tony Karrer

I was pointed to the article in CLO Magazine: Tools for On-Demand Information by Donald Clark. Does anyone really believe that an LMS is a good way to support "on-demand information?" Some LMS products have tried to provide deep linking and automatic registration, but it is rare that this still turns out to be as easy as just building content using Wikis, CMS, Portal or whatever the relevant toolset is that you have for building information resources. Keywords: eLearning Trends