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Informal Learning and the Pivot Point

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As David Grebow explained in his post about The Learning Curve and The Pivot Point , unless formal training (courses, workshops, seminars, webinars, etc.) is followed by informal learning interventions, at the Pivot Point in the learning curve the knowledge and skills acquired in those formal experiences will not be applied and will be forgotten.

Evaluating Informal Learning

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Informal learning in organizations is finally being recognized as a key aspect of employee development and performance improvement. But how do you evaluate something that is as unpredictable and serendipitous as informal learning? Learning occurs in "informal" (another term that I don’t like but is gaining traction) settings and online, as well as in the classroom.

The role of instructional designer in social/informal learning

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One of the quandaries that instructional designers have been struggling with, is their role (if any) in informal or social learning. First of all, what exactly is informal and social learning? Informal – no set objective in terms of learning outcomes and is never intentional from the learner’s standpoint. Just Plain Learning Social Learning Design

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6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)

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70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning. In contrast, social and experiential learning continue to be veritable goldmines of productivity, placing learners at the centre of their story and demanding a major shift from Learning & Development professionals. That’s where learning ecosystems come in. Here’s a quick recap for those just tuning in….

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Top Tips To Boost Your Learning

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Work smarter and make learning stick with these eight simple techniques. Arun Pradhan has over 17 years’ experience in digital and blended learning. The post INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Top Tips To Boost Your Learning appeared first on Learnnovators. Each one has well documented evidence based results behind them and are easy to implement. Written by our Guest Blogger, Arun Pradhan.

INFOGRAPHIC: Heroic Journeys To High Performance

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What does 70:20:10 & continuous learning have to do with Sherlock Holmes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter and other heroic fictional characters? Arun Pradhan has over 17 years’ experience in digital and blended learning. In his spare time Arun blogs about learning, performance and 70:20:10 solutions at Design4Performance. Published on 21-Apr-2016.

INFOGRAPHIC: 3 Facts About Mindset In Learning

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Mindset is an often ignored yet crucial factor in learning. Here are three well established aspects of mindset in learning, and each is supported with tips for learning designers to make the most of them. TIP FOR LEARNING DESIGNERS: Prime a learning experience with open-ended scenarios and/or introductory videos. INTEREST DRIVES LEARNING.

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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Laura Overton is the Founder and Managing Director of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. Laura authored ‘Linking Learning to Business’ in January 2004 – one of the first industry benchmark studies at the time. THE INTERVIEW: 1. Learnnovators: Hi Laura.

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

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Eight leader habits are essential to a learning culture. These are behaviors ingrained in the routines and rituals of organizations that are continually learning and learning how to learn. Leaders in these organizations do the following: Send the message - Leaders communicate the importance of learning to the organization. This learning cannot be left to chance.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

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The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not.

The 70:20:10 Lens

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For example, we needn’t assign 70% of our time, effort and money on OTJ interventions, 20% on social learning, and 10% on formal training. Similarly, we shouldn’t mandate that our target audience aligns its learning activity according to these proportions. Our role then as L&D professionals is to support and facilitate this learning as best we can. It just is.

INFOGRAPHIC: High Performance Learning Ecosystems

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I’ve previously written about the need to design learning & high performance ecosystems here , and have been reflecting on some common ingredients for effective ones. Arun Pradhan has over 17 years’ experience in digital and blended learning. In his spare time Arun blogs about learning, performance and 70:20:10 solutions at Design4Performance. MINDSET. ENHANCED WORKFLOW.

The Masterclass on Informal Learning

Jay Cross

Your organization has decided to tilt in the direction of informal learning. Masterclass for L&D managers, instructional designers, and senior instructors on the concept and implementation of informal learning. Introduction to informal learning. A dive into 70:20:10 as an example of informal, experiential learning. So now what do you do?

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The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

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What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice. MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

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Providing generic, platform related information is not too useful. The activity stream turns into an overwhelming flood and people lose control of their information flow. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. THE HAT OF A CHANGE AGENT. Let’s take Amazon as an example.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

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I have written before about the fallibility of trying to have social learning as a bolt-on strategy , on the role of social technology as an avenue for building communities in organizations , and the importance of building communities to facilitate emergent learning. Yet, this is where organizations are struggling. In this post, I want to explore a few reasons for this struggle.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. What are the critical success factors for sustaining learning communities?

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

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I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. For social learning to thrive (i.e.,

Creating a Leaderboard in Storyline Using Tin Can API

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With the help of ‘tincan.js’, we sent the score from Storyline to a Learning Record Store (LRS) using JavaScript, and we received data back from the LRS into the Storyline course. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of gamifying a course? Points? Badges? Scores? Levels? In this post, we share an example of a quiz we developed in Storyline. How did we do this?

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

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I have been writing about MOOCs in the context of workplace learning from different perspectives for some time now. The earlier posts… MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC. They are good mistakes.

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

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The remaining tasks will require individuals who fundamentally think differently about work and learning. The key question we (as L&D/HR) need to think of is how are we going to support workplace learning to build such skills in the workforce? The future will be driven by learning agility, effectiveness, and process innovation. That is the topic for another post. But how?

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

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I am not going to tread into management theory or organizational structures in this post. I wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead…and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists. Transform and reinvent the organizational practices. And there will be no escaping this digital onslaught. Scary?

Ryan Tracey – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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Ryan Tracey is an E‑Learning Manager in the Australian financial services industry. He is also an Editorial Board Member for eLearn Magazine , a moderator for #lrnchat , and the author of the E-Learning Provocateur blog. Ryan has worked in corporate e-learning for over a decade, following several years in the higher education market. He holds a Master’s degree in Learning Sciences and Technology from the University of Sydney. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

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In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning?

Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change

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The usual culprits are the hapless organizational culture closely followed by hierarchy and leadership lethargy. Underlying this military and manufacturing discourse is an insidious and difficult to pin down aspect – the scarcity mindset – be it of money, skills, information, time, talent, and so on. Controls are put in place to prevent information from going to competitors; non-compliance is punished; transparency is censored to prevent general dissent. ” ~ Steve Denning. Our words define our worldview. In this context, I had a bit of an epiphany. not just doing. ”.

Paper Cuts

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I’ve been tinkering with it and, in the spirit of Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week , I’ve decided to share with you what I’ve learned so far. Thankfully I stumbled on this article by Phil Nickinson and learned that instead of starting at the map and uploading your photo sphere, you start at the photo sphere in your phone’s image gallery and share it to Maps. THE DEVICE. Hurrah!

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

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I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business. ” ([link].

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

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A bit more conscious thinking behind why, when and how we use these platforms can transform our daily meandering interactions into purposeful habits around learning, sharing and community building. The former leads to focused learning and the latter leads to serendipitous discoveries. Articulating a dilemma or a question or a learning adds clarity and often brings insight.

Everybody’s Got Something To Teach…!!!

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When I joined as an ID at Learnnovators , the first thing that one of my colleagues told me was that an ID must have a great passion for learning. I don’t know if I am learning as how she meant it, but I do end up learning something new every minute. To make this clear, let me talk about a lesson I learned in civics class at school: Every citizen has a voice and opinion in the matters of the country. It doesn’t matter whether it is useful or not, it is still information that I learned from a couple minutes of conversation. “ Veritas Vos Liberabit! –

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7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

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Community members learn together, share feedback, take onus of building the domain. Talented coders and developers come together to learn, share and co-create. Meaningful Conversations – Most often, organizational learning gets locked up as a conversation between 2 or 3 people in their inboxes. We all know that true learning takes place through dialogues.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

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One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. The most common questions I encounter when speaking about social tools, sharing and collaborative learning are: How will we measure the ROI?

Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. He literally wrote the book on Informal Learning. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. Is that okay?

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities

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This infographic of a Deloitte Survey spanning 90 countries look at the talent issues that can threaten organizational effectiveness. is an incisive article by @Josh_Bersin on the way Gen Y views the world of work, leadership, career progression and learning. They will expect and demand to learn differently — social, mobile and cloud will play a big role. None of this information is new. I have written about MOOCs in Workplace Learning here (Launching a MOOC) , here (Designing a MOOC) , and here (Some Points To Consider). “ (Ref: [link] ).

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

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@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world. MSL 3): Across time. CONTENT.