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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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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

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.

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 ?

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

Techcrunch Study : Many senior executives like to talk the social media talk. Social Learning Examples in the Workplace : This article provides a quick overview of some of the most interesting examples of how organizations are using social media for social learning at their workplaces (also includes links to original case studies). THE QUOTE. THE JOURNEY. What are the trends? Stories.

Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions

Everything E-Learning

Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions. Lectora e-Learning and IBM Software recognize this void and have partnered to provide social business solutions that better fit companies’ needs. Trivantis and IBM social learning solutions include: Lectora Online enables developers to collaboratively create and edit e-Learning content anytime, anywhere. Forum.

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?

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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).

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.

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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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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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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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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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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

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.

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 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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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 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.

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).

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.).

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 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.

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?

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

IBM invested in keeping former IBMers abreast of what was going on back at Big Blue. An on-going flow of leads from true-believers and those who contract with IBM. Self-study catalog, portals. Your Workscape is everything in your organization except the training department. It’s where work is done and where people hone the skills they need to add value. Everything is connected.

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.

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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.). Many people are unhappy with their jobs, even if they're not telling you explicitly. (We have more on this topic coming in an upcoming research study.). Look at the nature of the problem.

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.

A practical guide to creating learning tutorials: part 1

Onlignment

Almost as soon as computers became generally available, efforts were made to automate the process of teaching through the medium of self-study lessons. Luckily, the same dictionary provides another definition: “A tutorial is an account or explanation of a topic, printed or on-screen, intended for private study.” The digital learning tutorial is anything but a new concept.

Human Resources, Learning, and Leadership: Our Ten Predictions for 2014

Learning on the Leading Edge

We are just completing a major global study (Deloitte's Human Capital Trends 2014, coming soon) and found that the top two people issues facing organizations in 2014 are leadership and retention. IBM, CornerstoneOnDemand, PeopleFluent, SumTotal, and dozens of other fast-growing talent management companies are now offering end-to-end solutions. Data will become a new currency.

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.

Corporate Play-Day: How The Big Boys Are Gaming

Social Learning

IBM uses a variety of game-like strategies throughout much of the company including video games in which users can help make a virtual city more efficient or simulate various business scenarios, says Chuck Hamilton, IBM’s virtual learning leader. Last Friday, my colleague Andrea May responded to a very timely “big question” from Tony Karrer’s Learning Circuits Blog. 

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Understanding the LinkedIn Talent Brand Index

Learning on the Leading Edge

As the chart shows, some big companies didn't make the list (IBM, for example). But if you look at the index by country, you find that IBM is ranked very high as an employer of engineers in India, for example. We've continued to study many exciting new applications of BigData in HR and this is one of them. In this blog post I'd like to explain it in a little detail.

Getting Buy-In for eLearning: A 3-Step Process

SHIFT eLearning

In fact, a Brandon-Hall Study , reported that eLearning requires from 40% to 60% less employee time than the same material delivered in a traditional classroom setting. IBM has already done this with its own eLearning program for managers. In fact, Microsoft and IBM are making a lot of money out of customer training. Not even your boss. Step 2: Build a Compelling Case. Tell u