Creating Your Personal Learning Pathway
JANUARY 27, 2017
Each month, learners embark on personal professional development journeys focused on a key training topic. As curator, my job will be to guide you through the learning campaigns that we will feature each month in the Blended Learning Hub, and to help you connect the dots as you progress along your personal learning pathway. Very exciting!
Rocking Training Leadership: Personal Skills
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
When organizations hire a person into a training leadership role, they are looking for that person to have a solid foundation of leadership competencies. We identified 6 core competencies last month and we are going to kick off this month with "personal skills". Now, as you probably know - personal skills are classified as "soft skills". Model Personal Development.
Make E-learning Personal
JUNE 23, 2016
It provides employees with the content and skills they need to be productive and successful on the job in ways that are accessible from just about anywhere at any time. Xerox’s new technology, which was created by Xerox Research Center India and licensed to Impartus, a video learning solutions company, aims to solve this personalization problem.
How to Transition In-person Training to eLearning
JANUARY 13, 2016
Based on many factors (budget, geography, maintenance, resources, scalability) you may be considering the transition of in-person training content to an eLearning format. They put concepts to work by completing activities that create realistic, on-the-job experiences. Some people point to today’s amazing technology as proof that in-person training is no longer required.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
It also creates a common language across the organization, and it improves on-the- job performance—all at a cost more reasonable than custom elearning. Sometimes they’re called job aids. training to the on-the-job application. and in-person meetings are unlikely. wonderful for the 5,000 employees who were in attendance, but what about the person. capital. goals.
eLearning Learning Adds Personalized Subscriptions
JANUARY 2, 2012
Aggregage , the platform that powers eLearning Learning has added a powerful personalization engine. That means that eLearning Learning now allows users to sign-up and have their content personalized based on their interests. You can sign-up via the "Personalize Your Content" button on the right side of the interface shown to the right of the red arrow below.
Job Hunting and the Power of a Personal Website
JULY 7, 2015
While many interview candidates will have various social media accounts, having a personal website not only makes you stand out, but also provides you with the opportunity to better showcase your skills. Although creating a personal website may seem daunting, there are many website builders that provide basic services free of charge. Getting Started. Things to Include. Benefits.
Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World
JANUARY 28, 2015
The four topics we are planning to deep dive into in the first two weeks are: a) Networked learning, b) Personal Learning Networks, c) MOOCs, and d) Communities of Inquiry. Add to this, the rise of the individual worker (employees on contract, working from home, holding a second job, project-based workers, etc.) Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world.
3 biggest flaws with the LMS and why it doesn’t make your employees better on-the-job performers
JANUARY 13, 2017
But the reality is that corporate learning management systems remain slow, hard to use, and fall short when it comes to improving employee capability and on-the-job behaviours that impact business objectives. This fundamental misalignment results in some big flaws when it comes to using an LMS to improve employee knowledge and on-the-job capability in a corporate setting: .
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
done with the new skills on the job. a tool to help employees in their job. can repurpose or update for the job? the job here? • the job? currently for only one person. appropriate information for your job and. INFORMATION FOR YOUR JOB. of their job. current job, to developing staff so that they’ll succeed in. KNOWING AND DOING.
A Simple Tip to Add a Personalized Touch to Your Online Courses
MAY 14, 2015
Good job! This becomes even more critical in online assignments / assessments where there is little or no personal contact. Great! Incorrect! Can do better! Not quite right! Do these words sound familiar? Probably yes, this is the kind of feedback we generally receive in our online assessments or exercises. Learners should feel as if you are talking to them. Profile: [link].
Why online learning is better than in-person learning
APRIL 14, 2016
Leaders in these spaces have discovered some significant ways in which online learning is better than in-person learning, and as a result, we’re seeing widespread implementation of connected technology to drive education initiatives. What are the advantages of online learning over in-person learning that is attracting leaders in business and education? Online environments are dynamic.
Can an Instructional Design Degree Help You Get a Job?
MARCH 30, 2015
Will it actually help me land the job of my dreams , or is the investment of time and money too big for the rewards I can expect to receive?” This article is going to delve into this important question from all angles so that you can come to the right conclusion based upon your personal and professional goals. The post Can an Instructional Design Degree Help You Get a Job?
Corporate Learning & Development: Whose Job Is It?
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
But whose job is it, exactly, to create a culture of learning within the organization? To see my personal answer to who’s ultimately responsible for creating a culture of learning within an organization, skip to the “Responsible Party #5” section.). So, Really, Whose Job Is It? These same values can also give an organization a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.
The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor
Performance Learning Productivity
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
“The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor. We measure how many people have attended a class or completed an eLearning module, or read a document or engaged in a job swap or in a coaching relationship. than others who may have integrated training activities more closely with the workflow (eLearning, ‘brown bag lunches’, on-the-job coaching etc.). Apparently not.
Instructional Design is Not Dead!
MARCH 23, 2017
As with any role in an organization, from CEO to Marketing to HR, job roles are evolving. I don’t think Mark Zuckerburg is ready to say his job as CEO is dying. People didn’t know they wanted a device that held 10,000 songs either…until Steve Jobs told them they did. To help people do their jobs and to be the best versions of themselves. Hopefully you.
10 Ways ELearning Maximizes ROI
JANUARY 19, 2015
What they want is to be a part of an organization that grows them both personally and professionally. - Secondly, a good (and ideally social) learning culture makes sure that the knowledge and experience of these 20 per cent is shared with rest of the 80 per cent, making them more productive. Minimizes the time away from the job. Delivers Personalized learning.
OCTOBER 11, 2011
My first job out of college was designing and programming educational computer games. So you can imagine it was with some unexpected sadness that I learned about the passing of Steve Jobs. And I think that while Jobs was at times dictatorial, as has come out, I think he did it through selling a vision inside the company as well as outside. But some pretty fabulous stuff has come from there, and it can’t all be one person. Steve Jobs was inspiring, but he recognized it was more than just luck, it was a habit of mind that can be developed.
From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management
AUGUST 11, 2012
If you want to grow as a person and a worker and if you want to gain skills that will help you take that next step in your career, you’ll probably have to learn those skills on your own. Sharing knowledge (and experiences) – within a trusted network of colleagues (aka a PLN (Personal Learning Network) or PKN (Personal Knowledge Network). Social learning
How to Hire an E-Learning Developer or Get an E-Learning Job
APRIL 19, 2016
I had a couple of questions this week about elearning jobs. And on the flip side, someone I know was looking for work and wanted some tips on how to get a job. For the job seeker: If you don’t have a portfolio, how can I see the type of work you’ve done? For the job seeker: I used to make a two-column list. Be sure to check out if we’ll be in your area.
Personalized vs Adaptive Learning
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
We get a lot of questions about the difference between personalized and adaptive learning. Personalized Learning provides employees with different learning paths, which are programmed by L&D according to: Job function and department. Specific knowledge required for the job. Personal attributes such as primary language, age group, seniority level. The result?
The Golden Keys to Personal Productivity
JANUARY 10, 2017
Likewise, not working to the best of your ability means falling short of your possible personal productivity. In fact, testimonies of people working under him all agree on one thing: Mark Zuckerberg has tapped into his personal productivity, while also maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Writing and answering emails is a job in itself and can take up to two hours a day.
Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning
JANUARY 7, 2015
His theory states that a continuous interaction exists between behaviors , personal factors and the environment. Personal factors includes mental cognition: personality, self-efficacy and motivation of the learner. In case of personal exploration or hit and trial, a learner may not be able to see the big picture and his scope is limited by his own performance.
The path to learning personalization
JANUARY 30, 2014
Personalization is one of those big, broad terms that can mean different things to different people. He says personalization is the sum of three factors: adjusting the pace (individualization), adjusting the approach (differentiation), and connecting those to the learner''s interests and experiences. I''m a big fan of how Richard Culatta from the US Department of Education defines it.
What’s the Best Job Title for Those Who Build E-Learning Courses?
JANUARY 12, 2015
Here’s a common question that I’m asked: What job title best describes the person who builds elearning courses? Most Common E-Learning Job Titles. Looking over the job listings in the elearning community , here are the most common titles: Instructional Designer. A few years ago, most of the open job titles were instructional designers. Learning Strategist.
Fastest Growing Jobs in America: Infographic
JULY 9, 2014
However, not all jobs are growing as fast as others. To celebrate the continued growth of the economy, OpenSesame is beginning a series on the fastest growing jobs in America, with posts going in depth on jobs with the brightest prospects for the next decade and how you can use that to your personal and professional advantage.
Why It’s Your Job to Close the Skills Gap and How You Can Do It
JANUARY 25, 2016
You’re the best person to bridge the skills gap for your team. The schools aren’t preparing students for today’s jobs. And it’s your job to do so. But they cannot keep up with the explosion of specialized skills that today’s jobs demand. And honestly, academia doesn’t need to prove that its students can get jobs in order to get customers. It’s not my job.
Personalization for Knowledge Workers
NOVEMBER 26, 2012
This is the 2 nd in a 3 part series addressing the impact of personalization in the education and training markets. In the first post, I addressed the application of personalization in K12. Personalization for the high-skill knowledge worker. Personalized learning has different applications for different audiences. The Collaborative, High-Skill Worker.
Influence, Innovation, Inspiration
AUGUST 7, 2015
For, his deeds on the earth make him a special personality; an icon symbolizing aspirations and hope of a billion-plus people of a nation. Who can forget this date as the world lost another icon, the co-founder of Apple – Steve Jobs. Kalam and Jobs – two legends who have endeared themselves to a diverse population dispersed globally with their innovative thinking and visionary ideas.
Must-Know Tips for Job Hunters
AUGUST 21, 2013
For any open position, they might personally review hundreds of cover letters and resumes. AS : I look for something that’s really organized, anything that’s a quick read that I could glance at and understand that person’s background. Tell me why you’re interested in this specific job at this company. I want to know that you want THIS job, not just any job.
Investing in your Personal ROI without being Self-Centered
JUNE 29, 2015
When it comes to looking for training for your own personal development, you’ll get more out of the knowledge and self-empowerment you gain through training if you align your personal development goals with the goals of your team and your organization. So invest in your education, and thereby increase your personal ROI. Identify personal training needs. Listen Carefully.
Part 3 of 3: Personalized Learning
DECEMBER 9, 2012
This is the 3rd in a series of 3 pertaining to how personalized learning can be applied to education and training. In the first I explored the application of personalization in K12, and in the second how personalization can be applied to high-skill knowledge workers. In this post, I explore how personalization is already enabling service workers in the retail industry learn job skills at a fraction of the cost of traditionally-developed training. Personalization: The Training Solution for Service-Oriented, High Employee-Turnover Industries.
Personalize Learning by Leveraging Geolocation In Mobiles – The Pokemon Way
AUGUST 31, 2016
You can apply the same principles to make your mobile learning more real and personal by leveraging the Geolocation feature. This feature can be used to personalize the learner’s user experience effectively. You can make it more focused and personalized based on employee location. Not that they aren’t aware of these job requisites, but this acts as post training support.
Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
AUGUST 19, 2015
Enabling employees to build their Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and become self-driven learners will be one of the key responsibilities of future L&D. Learnnovators: As we know, content curation is one of the most important skills of L&D professionals, and in the near future, the role of an L&D person will look more like that of a content curator. and others. Probably!
The Smart Worker : recognises she learns to do her job as she does her job
AUGUST 10, 2011
“Most people instinctively know that they become competent in their jobs through learning as they perform those jobs … and that through this process they acquire knowledge and skills which are so entwined with the job, that they are referred to as ‘tacit’ ”. The Smart Worker : needs job aids rather than courses. More on this in subsequent posts.
The relationship between learning and performance support
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
I dedicate this one to Jane Hart whom I was delighted to meet in-person in Sydney last month. Much of the content – if not most of it – is designed to be consumed before it needs to be applied on the job. To support the learner in applying their learning on the job, tools such as checklists and templates may be provided to them for their immediate use.