eFrontPro For IBM Connections
JANUARY 14, 2016
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.
Relationships, IBM’s Secret to Building Strong Female Leaders
JANUARY 4, 2017
We do witness differences in the way working men and women are perceived based on societal norms,” said Anita Guha, global diversity and learning as a service portfolio leader, IBM India Limited. To help its high potential women advance into senior executive roles, IBM has developed leadership development programs like Building Relationships and Influence, or BRI. So, it works.
Design Thinking Culture Change in IBM
The Peformance Improvement
DECEMBER 1, 2015
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.
IBM Uses Training to Make the World Smarter
JULY 8, 2015
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.
IBM Watson And The Future Of Learning
FEBRUARY 24, 2011
The news that IBM’s Watson had beaten the humans on Jeopardy didn’t really come as a really big surprise for me. I’ve banged on about intelligent personal learning agents based on semantic technologies in the past , and Watson – a ‘natural language processing’ ‘pattern recognizing’ ‘world aware’ engine – is a huge step towards making that happen. I for one, can’t wait.
eLearning Modules will Die… and 70:20:10 will hold the Smoking Gun
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
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. Have you ever voluntarily gone back to do an elearning module just to reinforce its learning? From the Blended Learning Trenches.
Using Open Badges to Recognize and Verify Learning
JULY 5, 2016
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.
Introduction to WAI-ARIA with Rich Schwerdtfeger, IBM CTO Accessibility
The Learning Dispatch
JANUARY 13, 2013
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
IBM Launches New Skills Programs
DECEMBER 6, 2012
The new resources will aim to help reduce a critical technology skills gap outlined in IBM's 2012 Tech Trends Report released Wednesday. 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. Cited as the top barrier to adoption of advanced technologies in the IBM Tech Trends Report, cyber security is also a key job growth area.
Making Learning Fun: Gamification
AUGUST 27, 2014
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
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
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
NOVEMBER 7, 2012
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
JANUARY 23, 2015
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.”
How to Create Tomorrow’s Learning Today
JANUARY 23, 2017
A company’s commitment to provide learning of all types is increasingly important to attract and keep top talent. What’s more, 60 percent say they welcome getting information on learning that companies can offer to those with no university degree. Employees will deliberately select employers based upon the breadth, depth and access to lifelong learning. Jeanne C.
Lynda.com vs. Atomic Learning
Coffee and Design
FEBRUARY 14, 2014
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
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
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. soon.
70:20:10 and the Learning Curve
JANUARY 27, 2015
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.
The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
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
Nine Amazing Online Learning Facts
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
The number of companies using e-learning is increasing with each passing day. A study by Research and Markets predicts the global e-learning market will grow at a CAGR of 17.81% during the period 2016-2020. Let us now look at a few interesting statistics about online learning. Online courses help people learn fast. Micro e-learning modules facilitate better learning.
The Learning Function Has Become Invisible
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
Skinner wrote some of the first books on training, promoting the idea of small learning steps, questions and answers, and the ADDIE model to build high-fidelity training programs. When I went to work at IBM in 1982, I had the opportunity to go through an entire year of training on all areas of technology, software, business and sales. In 1954 B.F.
Adaptive Learning Methods Could Close the Trained Worker Skills Gap
JANUARY 23, 2017
E-learning has been a workable solution to deliver employee education and training, past failures in some early models have left many organizations with mixed emotions about mass-produced learning. Adaptive learning, which more closely matches the way individuals learn, can be both highly efficient and more engaging for learners. A rebound in output from the U.S.
What Are Learning Organizations, and What Do They Really Do?
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
For years we’ve been hearing the term “learning organization” used to describe a company or other entity. Learning organizations and the people in them learn constantly from everything they do. They learn from their successes and also from their failures. Continuous learning is systemically built into the organization’s DNA and infrastructure. Toyota Motor Co.:
5 Reasons Why Online Learning is Valuable
JANUARY 20, 2017
Online learning is valuable – this statement is practically inarguable. Over the past couple of decades, online learning has slowly but surely crept into nearly every type of company, organization, educational institution, nonprofit, multinational, association, and healthcare establishment. 5 Reasons Why Online Learning is Valuable. One way is to implement online learning.
Supercomputer's Win on Jeopardy: Little Comfort to Those.
MARCH 1, 2011
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. A lot of people, apparently, agree. is little more than a publicity stunt.
Blended Learning Takes Hold in Leading Organizations
DECEMBER 16, 2015
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.
IBM's Watson (Jeopardy Winner). Will Our Folks Be Replaced?
Will at Work Learning
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
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.
How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces
MARCH 22, 2015
“ 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). “ We also have been “learning-out-loud” and “working-out-loud”, thereby trying our best to practice this form of learning. OUR LEARNINGS.
Learning Leaders, Get Used to Disruption
JANUARY 26, 2017
Over the past several years, we have seen a continuous disruption in the corporate learning market, and it threatens some of the more traditional tech tools like the learning management system. Traditional e-learning, which was pioneered only 10 years ago, is now often considered boring and commodity-like. So, where do we go to actually learn? Let me explain.
IBM Looks at Global Innovation
MAY 22, 2008
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.
Top 100 Learning Game Resources
JUNE 24, 2009
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.
The Business Case for Online Training
JANUARY 25, 2017
As proof we learned something, we filled out a work book for each section and signed it at the end to demonstrate that we’d completed the training. 42% of companies say that eLearning increased their revenue (Ambient Insight 2012-2017 Worldwide Mobile Learning Market-Executive Report). After taking their training online, IBM saved around $200M (IBM Study). Great.
KnowledgeStar: The App for a Learning Culture
The Peformance Improvement
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
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. KnowledgeStar™ promises to deliver just-in-time, just-enough learning to make machines smart and employees smarter, increasing safety and productivity. A new product that is designed to do this is KnowledgeStar ™.
Wearable Computing Technology In Learning
APRIL 23, 2013
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.
Big IBM/Second Life Announcement this Week!
APRIL 4, 2008
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.