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Lynda.com vs. Atomic Learning

Coffee and Design

I have recently been asked to represent my department on a committee to decide with the instructional video offerings of Atomic Learning are meeting the needs of our university students, faculty, and staff. My university recently had a contract with Lynda.com but we switched to Atomic Learning almost a year ago now and there have been many complaints from all audiences.

Corporate Play-Day: How The Big Boys Are Gaming

Social Learning

Last Friday, my colleague Andrea May responded to a very timely “big question” from Tony Karrer’s Learning Circuits Blog.  This month’s big question, posted by Ben Betts of HT2 (Karrer is on blog-sabatical), is “Does Gamification Have a Role in Workplace Learning?”. Gaming Theory Gamification Learning Circuits Blog Wall Street JournalTake a read if you haven’t already!

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The Learning Curve and The Pivot Point

The Peformance Improvement

When Stephen Gill and I were researching and writing our latest book, Only Smart Companies Win, about what it means to create and work in a “Learning Culture”, we tried to imagine what it would mean to develop training programs in that culture. What little learning we get (20-30%) during the formal training stage is rapidly forgotten. That would be just-in-time learning. 2011).

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%. Employees and partners with more capacity to learn are more versatile in adapting to future conditions. It’s real.

Interview in New Online Journal

Tony O'Driscoll

A colleague from IBM interviewed me for a new online journal called Transformative Works and Cultures. A few quotes from the interview to whet your appetite: Whether you come at it from the gaming industry perspective or from the perspective of gaming sensibilities making their way into industry in general, at core is the fact that as we move from a world where we connect to the Web to one where we connect through and within it, the enriched communication and social interaction is changing how we live, work, and play. To read the whole interview you can read it here.

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SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Some notes: Polls: Most attending work in L&D with some HR, IT, and learning services providers. Current learning delivery channels primarily ILT classroom and ILT online as well as a fair amount of self-paced e-learning. Goals pretty evenly spread among rapid e-learning (consumption and development), reduce costs, support informal learning, improve productivity. Benefits to SMBs: faster response, resilient, lower costs without sacrificing learning, increased productivity, supplements other training. As part of a learning plan. Action Plan.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss. What I learned this week at the Enterprise 2.0

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Applications in Learning. Existing Adoption At the very start I asked the audience for examples of where they were currently using these tools as part of learning solutions. There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. We had some good discussion around how you might use these tools alongside formal learning. Tools?

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Jobs, networks and economics

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week. – Wall Street Journal : A new study by researchers at U.C. IBM Canada had Teleworker productivity improvements of up to 50% per teleworker. IBM, Canada). We will use the term “community” as a shortcut for community of practice, which we define as a learning partnership among people who find it useful to learn from and with each other about a particular domain. They use each other’s experience of practice as a learning resource. Need inclusivity for disruption.&#.

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 1-5, 2012 Learning Forward Conference, (Learning Forward is the new name for the National Staff Development Council, NSDC), Boston, Massachusetts, USA. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. link] December 6-7, 2012 mLearning : Making Learning Mobile, offered by the eLearning Guild, online.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

The list focuses primarily on the use of eLearning, technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. link] November 30-December 2, 2011, Online Educa Berlin 2011: International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training for Corporate, Education and Public Service Sectors , 17 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Best articles on Working Smarter, April 2012

Jay Cross

An IBM Global CEO Study conducted in 2010 concluded that complexity was the primary challenge emerging out of its conversations with 1,500 CEOs and senior government officials.  Flipping Corporate Learning . Flipping learning is big in education. It will be big in corporate learning. How do you flip learning? Khan Academy is the poster child for flipped learning.

HBR: Leadership’s Online Labs

Tony O'Driscoll

This is a big day for those of us who study learning, leadership and virtual world technologies ; ). very well respected business journal talking about gaming and learning. This research could not have happened without the foresight of David Yaun, VP of Communicaitons at IBM who leads the GIO project among other key innovation initiatives. Thanks to all.

A Post-Competency World

CLO Magazine

recent IBM study found the No. Resulting concerns for learning professionals become how to assess managers to identify those who can rise to the challenges of this new reality and then provide the resources necessary for them to continue learning and growing into flexible leaders. First, most leadership models conceptualize flexibility as just another competency among many rather than as a master capability reflecting the learning and development of a broad range of competencies. Assessing flexibility can create more versatile leaders.

How to Find Best Practices

CLO Magazine

So, how does one go about finding what’s best in enterprise learning? spoke with three learning leaders who described their best practices for finding best practices. Work your network: Dick Richardson, leadership adviser and consultant, was director of leadership development at ITT and IBM. He has encyclopedic knowledge of leadership and learning and says this is the way to maintain access to best practices. They attend conferences, read journals, participate in discussions about the profession; they engage as many ways as they can. Edwards Deming.

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2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 ” Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Learning Generations .

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eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] December 1, 2010 UNESCO-Commonwealth of Learning Policy Form on Open Educational Resources (OER): Taking OER beyond the OER Community – Policy and Capacity, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France. link] December 1-3, 2010 Online Educa Berlin International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 16 th , Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany. link].

Yoda was wrong–of course there’s “try”

Dave's Whiteboard

The Nuremberg Funnel , according to Wikipedia, is a humorous expression for a kind of teaching and learning.  It implies knowledge simply flowing effortlessly into your brain as you encounter it–or else a teacher cramming stuff in the mind of a dullard. This is like studying the house numbering scheme for a city before learning how to get to your new job. Learning What I read

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Awesome insights into working smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Enjoy ‘em! See ya.

Don’t you see it?

Jay Cross

Classrooms discourage learning. For schools this means that in addition to the three Rs of reading, writing and arithmetic, kids should be learning critical thinking, innovation, creativity, and problem solving, all of the skills one can build upon and mesh with the skills of others.” One thing I don’t get yet is the IBM-in-Second Life thing. 292 pages. Her blog.

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Role Models in Educational Technology on Ada Lovelace Day

Janet Clarey

think our little corner of the blogosphere – the edusphere – has a fair amount of women who understand that “learning technology” encompasses a much broader definition of both learning and technology. I’ve blogged about women edubloggers a total of six times (list below) each time finding new and interesting voices to follow and learn from. Glenda Morgan , Director of Technology and Learning Initiative, George Mason University. Lauren Resnick, Director of the Learning Research and Development Center. Margaret Driscoll , Managing Consultant, IBM. Lynn V.

Corporate Play-Day: How The Big Boys Are Gaming

Social Learning

Last Friday, my colleague Andrea May responded to a very timely “big question” from Tony Karrer’s Learning Circuits Blog.  This month’s big question, posted by Ben Betts of HT2 (Karrer is on blog-sabatical), is “Does Gamification Have a Role in Workplace Learning?” . Titled “ Companies Adopt Gaming Techniques to Motivate Employees ” it is reproduced below.  By Rachel Emma Silverman  .

No Stupid Questions! I am Serious! (Part 4)

ZaidLearn

Part 1 - Teaching Habits That Inspire You Out of Learning? In part four (4), we will explore a couple of teaching habits that could be quite destructive to the students' learning process. Hopefully, we can learn a lesson or two from this story. Take learning seriously! Tags: Learning Series teaching and learning OER/FREE Part 3 - Is PowerPoint Evil?

eLearning Conferences 2012

eFront

The list focuses primarily on the use of technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. January 2012 January2-4, 2012 College Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Orlando,California, USA. link] January5-7, 2012 International Conference on e-Education,e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning (IC4E), 3 rd , Hong Kong, China. link] January 15-19, 2012 Lotusphere , 19 th annual,sponsored by IBM, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Florida,USA. What’sNext?,

Who Are the Smartest People in the World?

Mindflash

Look on, and maybe you can learn how to be a genius, too: (from Left to Right: Stephen Hawking, Garry Kasparav and Noam Chomsky). At 22 he was the youngest Chess Champion ever to garner the title, and in 1997, he became the first ever Champion to lose a game to a computer (The Deep Blue IBM computer). Is it racist, sexist, and/or ageist? What kinds of people benefit from them?

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knowledge and Learning In The News - 8/1/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Places to Go: The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning - Stephen Downes in Innovate. At first glance this online publication looks like any academic journal, but when readers explore The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning ( IRRODL ), they are in for a surprise: They can read the articles! The journal is a member of the Directory of Open Access Journals. They're loud, they're smelly, and as I learned when my dad bounced a rock off his leg many years ago, they can be dangerous. August 1, 2006.

Give Back to the Profession

CLO Magazine

Capture learning professionals’ knowledge and keep up with new leaders. After 30 years in enterprise learning and 10 as a columnist for this magazine, I am on the “back nine” of my career. But we need to shrink the world — make the truly best practices more widely known and accessible by all,” said Nancy Lewis, former vice president of learning at IBM and former CLO at ITT. However, our profession could produce greater results if we followed a rigorous methodology related to shared learning. We need more. Our networks are critical.

e-Learning Acupuncture: Is Open Source LCMS really the way to go?

eLearning Acupuncture

skip to main | skip to sidebar e-Learning Acupuncture Erics ramblings, experiences and random thoughts about e-Learning, distance education and Educational Technology. Hi - From my point of view Open Source (technical aspect) could never be a criterion for choosing a learning managing system (pedagogical aspect). Its that it empowers a teacher or instructional technologist to bypass tight budgets, uncooperative IT staff, or procedural hurdles and just start building innovative learning solutions. But nobody has ever been sacked for buying IBM. Interesting.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 2, 2009 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 5 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. link] December 2-4, 2009 Online Educa Berlin International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 15 th , Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany.

The Wisdom of Crowds - E-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering 2009 (Part 2 of 3)

Learning on the Leading Edge

I attended the e-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering last week. The sourcing of stock photography for learning content was an easy leap. completely internal example: Business Objects (part of SAP) uses a wiki community made up of software developers to handle some aspects of e-learning development. Mobile learning - Mobile is mainstream now, not just for the cutting edge.

The Wisdom of Crowds - E-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering 2009 (Part 2 of 3)

Learning on the Leading Edge

I attended the e-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering last week. The sourcing of stock photography for learning content was an easy leap. completely internal example: Business Objects (part of SAP) uses a wiki community made up of software developers to handle some aspects of e-learning development. Mobile learning - Mobile is mainstream now, not just for the cutting edge.

The Wisdom of Crowds - E-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering 2009 (Part 2 of 3)

Learning on the Leading Edge

I attended the e-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering last week. The sourcing of stock photography for learning content was an easy leap. completely internal example: Business Objects (part of SAP) uses a wiki community made up of software developers to handle some aspects of e-learning development. Mobile learning - Mobile is mainstream now, not just for the cutting edge.

The Wisdom of Crowds - E-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering 2009 (Part 2 of 3)

Learning on the Leading Edge

I attended the e-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering last week. The sourcing of stock photography for learning content was an easy leap. completely internal example: Business Objects (part of SAP) uses a wiki community made up of software developers to handle some aspects of e-learning development. Mobile learning - Mobile is mainstream now, not just for the cutting edge.

The Horizon Report (2007 Edition)

ZaidLearn

The annual (4th Edition) Horizon Report essentially discusses six (6) key trends, challenges, emerging technologies that the underlying research suggests will have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within higher education. Though, I suppose people new to online learning and educational technologies are going to really enjoy exploring this report. Why 6?