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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

Done right, formal learning can add tremendous amounts to a blend, including: Priming mindset and/or directing focus of learners; Introducing high level core concepts or frameworks (possibly through case studies or worked examples); and. When talking about technology and learning it’s hard not to think about elearning modules. Anyway, lets start our investigation with the unassuming victim.

Succession Management at IBM, Contrasted with Apple and HP

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today Ginni Rometty was announced as the new CEO of IBM, marking a significant transition at IBM and celebrating the company's first female top executive. It was predictable (IBM CEO's leave their jobs at the age of 60) and shows the results of years of development planning. Investors, customers, and IBM employees will see this as a well-planned, safe transition.

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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. Professors can also download IBM mobile development software to give students hands-on experience. Source: IBM

Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning

Performance Learning Productivity

Harold Jarche has written extensively about the merging of work and learning. I see the 70:20:10 model as reflecting, to some extent, IBM’s model. My colleague Jane Hart recently shared the diagram below on her blog. It shows the relationship between relative value and relative autonomy as they relate to different approaches to learning in the modern workplace. itashare

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The Promise of Computer-Based Instruction

Enspire Learning

Sure, IBM’s Watson computer is the Jeopardy champion; but, there’s a lot more logic required for an adaptive learning application. Testing companies spend millions annually on item validation and reliability studies. I’ve been dreaming about the true promise of computer-based instruction since my days as a program coordinator for adult literacy services. Why aren’t we there yet?

6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

study funded by the Department of Education showed vocabulary improvement by up to 31% in Title I elementary school students after just two weeks of using a particular educational gaming app. IBM was one of the first companies to implement this policy, and so far the results have been, well, nightmare-ish. mLearning in the classroom…and in the workplace. The best part? soon. 5.

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Immersive Learning – A Decade Later

Enspire Learning

The program combined simulations, team projects, and individual study and personal planning. For many of the target learners – public assistance recipients, teen parents, unemployed and underemployed workers – the notion of employment in high-tech companies like Dell, IBM, Motorola, National Instruments, Samsung, and Texas Instruments seemed an improbable – nay impossible – idea.

Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Performance Learning Productivity

12 page bibliography with a wealth of references to supporting papers, books, articles, case studies and other material. 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 other 92 provide solutions. 2015).

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Employee Engagement: Gotta catch ’em all

mLevel

Studies done by both IBM research and the University of Chicago tell us that regardless of monetary value, people are just plain motivated by earning points. It’s 10:00pm on a Tuesday night. Dangerous? Maybe. Silly? Absolutely, but whether you are actively participating in this Pokémon craze, or just an entertained observer, this is huge for us in the training world.

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Fostering connections by letting go

Learning and Working on the Web

IBM just published its 2012 Global CEO Study: Leading through Connections. The IBM study shows that CEOs and the companies they manage must constantly evolve to stay competitive. Partners, suppliers, employees and customers want CEOs to communicate with them on a personal level to build trust and to help align them to the organization’s strategy. Mark Fidelman in Forbes.

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10 Serious Games that changed the world

Growth Engineering

IBM City One (2010). With the world becoming more industrialised, IBM’s City One provides a comprehensive educational resource. To find out how Growth Engineering are using gamification and game-based learning to change the online learning world, check out our Archives of Awesome to see our library of white papers, case studies and loads more! Microsoft Flight Simulator (1982).

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The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity

TOPYX LMS

IBM MobileFirst gives an excellent definition of BYOD: “ Bring your own device (BYOD) is an IT policy where employees are allowed or encouraged to use their personal mobile devices—and, increasingly, notebook PCs—to access enterprise data and systems. Dell Study Shows Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity. Scott Campbell, writer for CRN, reported on the study. Jeffrey A.

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. We have been studying high-impact leadership development practices for more than six years, and now have a highly validated maturity model and refined set of best-practices which characterize results.

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How Technologies Will Change the Learning Function’s Role

ATD Learning Technologies

For instance, as mobile devices continue to proliferate, global studies estimate more than 2 billion people will be regular smartphone users by 2018 (eMarketer 2014). “We’re using a variety of ways to deliver learning with a particular emphasis on the latest technologies, including mobile,” says Frank Persico at IBM. billion (eMarketer 2015).

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B2B eLearning Solutions Combine Affordable Services

TOPYX LMS

Freed-up time to accomplish critical tasks : eLearning may save companies 25 to 60 percent of precious time when compared to classroom training, according to studies by The Brandon Hall Group. Paradoxically, technology is making the globe feel progressively smaller while, at the same time, propelling the business world to grow to new proportions. B2B Solutions: Both a Blessing and a Curse.

Gameful Approaches to Motivation & Engagement: Recap of #WhartonGame Summit

Kapp Notes

The panel also explored what fields are involved in research relevant to gamification (many fields from healthcare, to marketing to education) and what areas of study need more study and what data would academics like to see from industry. Again, the outcome was that more work was needed in gamification research and that more empirical studies need to be conducted. Group ideas.

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."

How Technologies Will Change the Learning Function’s Role

ATD Learning Technologies

For instance, as mobile devices continue to proliferate, global studies estimate more than 2 billion people will be regular smartphone users by 2018 (eMarketer 2014). “We’re using a variety of ways to deliver learning with a particular emphasis on the latest technologies, including mobile,” says Frank Persico at IBM. billion (eMarketer 2015).

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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

ASTD #TK11 Opening Keynote Tony Bingham

Learning Visions

Tony Bingham , President of ASTD on the future of learning… IBM Study (Capitalizing on Complexity) of senior leaders: complexity is the biggest challenge (can you help Most not equipped to cope with it Need creativity and innovation to handle that complexity (how do we teach organizations to adapt? Gartner study – by 2013 80% of orgs will support working use of tablets by 2014 90% will support corp apps on personal devices More buzz about “the cloud” We’re becoming “device agnostic” – can start a learning program on one device, then continue it on another.

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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. Today I’m at ASTD’s New England Regional Conference: Learning 2.0 Don’t get left behind in lovely Westford, MA. mil book value: 27.7

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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. How do your employees feel about your organization’s current training program? Are they getting the training they need? Do they find that training valuable? Engaging? Relevant? Does it help them do their jobs better? More training. Mobility.

15 Stats About Sales Training You Won’t Want to Ignore

KZO Innovations

11) IBM saved $579 million over 2 years with video. IBM Case Study). Microsoft Case Study). 1) There is a $1 TRILLION global spend on sales training. Bureau of labor Statistics). With that said, video is the ultimate game-changer and a global trend.  2)  1 in 8 jobs in the US are full-time sales positions. Bureau of Labor Statistics). This leaves millions of employees in need of comprehensive and engaging training that the old “sales school” cannot provide. 3) US companies spend $20 billion yearly on sales training. ASTD). IKO Systems). IKO Systems). Brevet Group).

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Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

Game Studies 0102: Cultural framing of computer/video games. 3D Game by IBM- Kapp Notes, August 29, 2008. When writing the whitepaper about Casual games , I did a fair bit of research and looked at several hundred web links. While doing so, I documented a few of the better ones. I’d been mulling posting these to the blog. So here they are – a Top 100 Learning Game Resource list.

The 2013 Talent Management Systems Market: Explosive Growth and Change

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week we introduced our fifth annual research study of the explosive talent management software market. The recruiting software market has exploded with new players, despite the continued dominance of Taleo (Oracle), Kenexa (IBM), Lumesse, and LinkedIn (which is actually not a talent management software provider but actually replaces the need for many other tools).

The 2013 Talent Management Systems Market: Explosive Growth and Change

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week we introduced our fifth annual research study of the explosive talent management software market. The recruiting software market has exploded with new players, despite the continued dominance of Taleo (Oracle), Kenexa (IBM), Lumesse, and LinkedIn (which is actually not a talent management software provider but actually replaces the need for many other tools).

5 tips for a successful enterprise management training program

eFront

by natively supporting discussion forums), but to take it up a notch you can integrate it with leading enterprise social network platform IBM Connections, through the aptly titled  “eFrontPro For IBM Connections” program , and turn it into a full blown enterprise Social Learning and Talent Development platform. You need to approach each case differently. Avoid fluff.

Why Employee Engagement is Your Employment Brand

Learning on the Leading Edge

Lars Schmidt , Stacy Donovan Zapar (Zappos and Restoration Hardware), Jen Powell (Deloitte) , Bryan Chaney (IBM), Will Staney (Glassdoor), Jennifer Tharp (AT&T) , Shannon Smedstad (CEB), Arie Ball (Sodexo), Anthony Scarpino (Sodexo) were all presenters and I walked away even more convinced of the tremendous importance of employment branding. (I recommend you listen to the replays.).

Considering Cyber Security Training A Burden? 5 Tips To Ease It!

CommLab India

According to a study by IBM, almost 95 percent of all security incidents surveyed were because of human error. Cisco study cites that close to 43 percent of the IT professionals surveyed admitted that employee education on cyber security was not good enough. Yet, not many organizations give training employees on information security a serious thought. Tell us in the comments.

The Talent Management Systems Market Surges Ahead

Learning on the Leading Edge

Not only have SAP, Oracle, IBM, Workday, CornerstoneOnDemand, and ADP staked out this space, but so have many other highly innovative companies (including good sized vendors like PeopleFluent, SumTotal Systems, Ultimate Software) and others. This market, which we study in a whole separate research report, continues to challenge organizations around the world. Vendor Landscape.

Pre-Hire Assessment Science Revealed: Value for Employers, Value for Candidates

Learning on the Leading Edge

If you have studied I/O Psychology (Industrial and Organizational Psychology) then you know there is a vast research community which studies the traits and characteristics of high performing people at work. And there are hundreds of models (Myers Briggs® is among the most widely known), most of which are based on years of research studying what skills are needed in different jobs.

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Performance Learning Productivity

For example a study of 829 companies over 31 years showed diversity training had "no positive effects in the average workplace." " The study reported that mandatory training sometimes has a positive effect, but overall has a negative effect. “The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor. He takes new measurements every time he sees me. It’s the sensible approach.

Web vs Apps: The Battle Rages On

eFront

They were neglecting a few crucial details: Apple came back in the noughties (00’s), took over all the profits from personal computing and left the commoditized PC market in crumbles (see IBM selling to Lenovo, Dell getting irrelevant, HP leaving the PC business, etc). In 2005 things seemed clear. Then, of course, the iPhone happened. And the web is, well, not as good in mobile.

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The Talent Management Systems Market Surges Ahead

Learning on the Leading Edge

Not only have SAP, Oracle, IBM, Workday, CornerstoneOnDemand, and ADP staked out this space, but so have many other highly innovative companies (including good sized vendors like Saba, PeopleFluent, SumTotal Systems, Ultimate Software) and others. This market, which we study in a whole separate research report, continues to challenge organizations around the world. Vendor Landscape.

Managing Diversity through Community Management

ID Reflections

Nonetheless, it’s important to remember that this is a model that Hofstede came up with after conducting a large survey-study of IBM employees across approximately 90 countries. It's taking me a while to get back on track with regular blogging after an almost 4 months hiatus. And I don't like it at all. But I am slowly getting back on track. What did I learn during the last fortnight?