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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

eFront

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? The post eFrontPro For IBM Connections appeared first on eFront Blog.

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Design Thinking Culture Change in IBM

The Peformance Improvement

The need for creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations is critical given the rise of digital technology, the rapid pace of change, the complexities of globalization, and the growing development demands of a diverse workforce. According to a column by Steve Lohr in the New York Times, IBM is seeking to reinvent itself as a “design thinking” company.

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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 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.

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IBM: Driving Innovation

CLO Magazine

To stay on the cutting edge of technology and innovation, IBM leverages learning to continually hone global workforce skills. With employees in more than 170 countries, IBM’s learning function may be called upon to provide learning at any time. As a result, the fabric of IBM’s learning operation must be equipped with a strategic vision capable of addressing the company’s complex development needs. The company’s answer is to nurture a strong link between learning and business strategies. &rdquo

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

Learnnovators

When talking about technology and learning it’s hard not to think about elearning modules. They’ve been the bread and butter of digital learning solutions for decades and the industry behind them has helped many, including myself, feed our families. From the Blended Learning Trenches. Arun Pradhan  has over 17 years’ experience in digital and blended learning.

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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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. So, be sure to check your tweets on the 4th October 2010!

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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. Books and learning modules on Hadoop geared for business and computer science students are also available. 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.

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

The Learning Dispatch

As many of you know MicroAssist is passionate about creating accessible web sites and accessible E-learning. Recently, Hiram had a conversation with Rich Schwerdtfeger , CTO Accessibility, IBM Software on the WAI-ARIA (ARIA) software development standard for web based applications. Hiram Kuykendall , MicroAssist's CTO, champions the accessibility effort in MicroAssist. read more

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Making Learning Fun: Gamification

Origin Learning

With all the hype about transforming simple training into a holistic and integrated ‘learning’ and thereby development process, this should hardly come as a surprise. Now the question is, how to make learning fun? But how exactly to integrate it into your learning function? What is it that you want your learners to learn through this game? Gamification.

Connecting Learning and Development to Business Strategy

JPL Learning

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. Ultimately, the goal of this alignment is to make learning and development a competitive advantage for their company. Meg Petersen, IBM. Sherry Hancock, Sheetz. Deidre Williams, Aflac.

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.

Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning

Performance Learning Productivity

It shows the relationship between relative value and relative autonomy as they relate to different approaches to learning in the modern workplace. Learning in the Modern Workplace’ Model Jane’s diagram shows the increasing value that can be released through exploiting learning opportunities beyond ‘the course’ – or the curriculum. Stage 2 seems like the worst place to be.”

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70:20:10 and the Learning Curve

Clark Quinn

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

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.

6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have heard by now that mobile learning is no longer the next big thing – it IS the big thing. Here is a quick breakdown of the mobile learning trends you need to be watching. With such fantastic results in the K – 12 sphere, it’s no wonder mobile learning is seeing such rapid uptake in the workplace, too. 2. Bring

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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). While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not. future_of_work L&D social learning Workplace Learning

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. ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ The research isn’t heartening. We also have been “learning-out-loud” and “working-out-loud”, thereby trying our best to practice this form of learning.

Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

So here they are – a Top 100 Learning Game Resource list. If you are already developing learning games, these links will broaden your horizons, as they did mine. In putting this list together, I worked with Tony Karrer and his eLearning Learning site extensively to match links that are popular based on social signals, specifically in the Games and Simulation categories.

Wearable Computing Technology In Learning

Upside Learning

We’ve been tracking the growth of wearable computing devices and associated technology as they are likely to have interesting implications for learning technology. It isn’t really a stretch of imagination to consider how this technology can be put for learning assistance or performance, just like designers subsumed personal computers, and now tablets and smart-phones.

Blended Learning Takes Hold in Leading Organizations

JPL Learning

Every leader featured in JPL’s Learning Solutions Video Blog thinks strategically about how they deliver training and performance support to their targeted learners. As you will see in this video, each leader has developed guiding principles to make decisions on the best blended learning solution to accomplish performance goals. Meg Petersen, IBM. Sherry Hancock, Sheetz.

The Classroom will Learn ‘You’

Dont Waste Your Time

IBM have released five videos – “In the future, everything will learn” detailing their belief in where technology will take us in the next five years. YouTube:  IBM / The Classroom will Learn You. Will it stop when the learning (course) stops, or will it continue to interrogate our actions through devices and beyond the original intent? Google?

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KnowledgeStar: The App for a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

As a proponent of a learning culture in organizations, I’m always on the lookout for methods and products that contribute to creating and sustaining that kind of culture. A new product that is designed to do this is KnowledgeStar ™. KnowledgeStar™ promises to deliver just-in-time, just-enough learning to make machines smart and employees smarter, increasing safety and productivity.

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. . For us as workplace learning-and-performance professionals, does this mean we'll be doing less training of people, and more training of machines? Does this mean that soon computers will be able to replace people in answering questions? 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.

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

Learning on the Leading Edge

Kenexa’s software solutions range from cloud-based talent acquisition (the one time BrassRing), talent management, learning management (OutStart) to compensation (Salary.com). 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. The move into application sales, if that is what this, could disenfranchise their many partners who develop competing solutions on the IBM platform.

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! My learning philosophy: dont make people tote around loads of information in their heads just so you can say you trained them. is little more than a publicity stunt. Blog this! More about me here.

4 Social Learning Facts You Should Know

LearnDash

Social media giants like FaceBook and the like demonstrate the possibilities that we have available to us when it comes to social learning despite being remote. The concept of social learning isn’t necessarily new, but the technology that we have available now does make certain aspects of proprietary. ″: Some argue that social learning “3.0″

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.

John Blackmon – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. THE INTERVIEW: 1. How did you scale this height?

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).

Learning – Looking into The Future

24x7 Learning

Sounds like something from science fiction, but research into sleep learning, or hypnopedia, has accelerated in recent years. Research has shown that if ‘awake’ learning is complemented by ‘sleep’ learning, the retention of information is considerably higher. So apart from hypnopedia, what do we see about learning, looking into the future? How much?

Big IBM/Second Life Announcement this Week!

Kapp Notes

Thanks to Tony O'Driscoll at Learning Matters! 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. for pointing this out.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 3

Tom Spiglanin

In part 1 of this series , I wrote how the field of Learning and Development* (L&D) hasn’t really changed much over the last decade, despite substantial changes in the workplace. Many are also abandoning workstation-based software suites in favor of cloud-based collaboration platforms such as Google Docs, Microsoft Office 365, and IBM SmartCloud. Thanks for reading!

Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions

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