Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy
APRIL 27, 2015
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. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? To me, this is micro-learning.
Taming the social learning ‘beast’ for organizational learning
JULY 10, 2014
Much of the learning in the workplace is now becoming learner-driven – a perfect setting for social and collaborative learning. With a little structure, social learning can be a huge success for organizational learning. Identify your social learning champions.
8 Steps to a Learning Strategy That Wins
MARCH 5, 2015
In the case of learning, technology has changed, audience expectations have changed, needs have changed, the competitive landscape has changed.it Here are 8 steps to creating a winning learning strategy: Have a clearly established set of objectives.
70:20:10 For Trainers
MARCH 21, 2016
Learning & Development Professional has been running a poll on the following question: Is the 70:20:10 model still relevant today? After all, plenty of research can be cited to support the efficacy of on-the-job learning, social learning and formal training.
The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design
MAY 2, 2015
Or is it already being followed as part of the learning design process? What is the significance of design thinking in the context of learning design? What benefits does it offer to learning designers? How could this help transform our learning programs?
INFOGRAPHIC: Heroic Journeys To High Performance
APRIL 21, 2016
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.
INFOGRAPHIC: 3 Facts About Mindset In Learning
NOVEMBER 14, 2015
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. INTEREST DRIVES LEARNING.
INFOGRAPHIC: High Performance Learning Ecosystems
MAY 19, 2016
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.
Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
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.
‘Dear Training’… A Breakup Letter from L&D Professionals
MARCH 1, 2016
You were so confident, with your Flashy smile and concise learning objectives. Arun Pradhan has over 17 years’ experience in digital and blended learning. In his spare time Arun runs a blog about the neuroscience of learning & creativity entitled ‘ Your Incredible Brain ’; is an award winning fiction writer; an avid cartoonist; and is currently developing an app business to be launched in 2016. Dear Training, We’re sorry, but it’s over. It’s not you, it’s us.
Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
AUGUST 19, 2015
ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning.
Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace
MAY 11, 2015
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. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. For social learning to thrive (i.e.,
Games To Gamification
MAY 30, 2015
Then, as man evolved to the agrarian stage, around 12,000 years ago, he learned to domesticate a few animals and, alongside, grow crops. So we know that game based learning and gamification are not new. They are also defined by rules, skills, strategies and the elements of chance.
Demystifying Working Out Loud
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
Here are some of my older posts: Getting Started With Working Out Loud , 7 Strategies To Facilitate Working Out Loud , and Working Out Loud: Using The Tools We Already Have. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM.
Creating a Leaderboard in Storyline Using Tin Can API
MAY 10, 2016
Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development
AUGUST 6, 2015
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.
Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change
DECEMBER 13, 2015
The usual culprits are the hapless organizational culture closely followed by hierarchy and leadership lethargy. The military metaphor dominates the world of business – right from “staff”, “line”, “chain of command”, to “ war for talent”, “ competitive strategy”, and “line of fire ”. To see real impact, and deep and lasting transformation, we have to attack the root, and reimagine the organizational metaphor. .
Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives
MAY 13, 2015
The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works. For a learning experience design to be truly effective, it has to have a focus. That focus is the outcome that the learning experience is designed to achieve. So, the starting point of a learning design has to be the objective that will achieve the outcome.
APRIL 6, 2016
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. My VR learning journey thus far may be described as joy punctuated by disappointment.
Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JULY 9, 2015
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. What are the completion rates of a typical online learning program?
Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy
MAY 18, 2015
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.
Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
I wrote about the strategies and benefits of working out loud earlier here and here. 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 top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.
APRIL 13, 2011
I love this description because it encapsulates what should be the crux of any mobile learning strategy. We all know that old habits die hard, so here are 10 repeat offenders that could deliver a devastating blow to your mLearning strategy: 1. Learn more about Dawn here.
Everybody’s Got Something To Teach…!!!
MAY 23, 2016
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. We end up learning even when we are not consciously learning.
7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”
JULY 6, 2015
Community members learn together, share feedback, take onus of building the domain. Talented coders and developers come together to learn, share and co-create. The organizational hive mind gets captured, context is built and conversation takes place.
The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning
MAY 4, 2015
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. How do we know everyone has learned?
Deeper eLearning Design: Part 3 – Concepts
JULY 6, 2015
The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. We’ve started with objectives and continued with practice, and we’ll continue on through examples, emotional elements, and putting it together, but here we’re talking about the role of concepts in learning. e-Learning Ravi Pratap SinghThis is the third post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning.
MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC
JUNE 1, 2015
@ 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.
Deeper eLearning Design: Part 6 – Putting It All Together
OCTOBER 8, 2015
The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. Now we’re hearing about these principles being proposed for learning design, and I couldn’t be happier. The question is: “What is an independent evaluation of the success of the learning experience?” From good objectives, we need to start designing a learning experience.
Awesome Quotes On The Evolving Nature Of Learning
JUNE 13, 2015
We are fortunate to be living in this most exciting time in history, where we are seeing the evolution not just of learning as a concept, but also of learners and their preferences. Learning is changing dynamically in our schools, colleges and universities. We must learn to be creative.
Deeper eLearning Design: Part 2 – Practice Makes Perfect
JUNE 16, 2015
The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. We started with objectives and we’ll continue on through concepts, examples, emotional elements, and putting it together, but here we’re talking about good practice for learning. The formal goals for learning are twofold: 1. Retention over time until the learning is needed, and.
The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning
APRIL 14, 2015
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.
Deeper eLearning Design: Part 5 – Emotion
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. Here we’re talking about the role of emotion in learning, and we’ll close by finally putting it all together. We want to shift from creating content to designing learning experiences. To start, we need to understand the effects of emotions on learning. Confidence: Confidence is another factor in learning.
MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider
MAY 24, 2015
Having taken the world of higher education by storm (though not everyone will agree), MOOCs are all set to disrupt/re-invent workplace learning. Just as the advent of e-learning created a shift in training paradigms a couple of decades back, MOOCs are set to create another shift today.