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LearnTrends Innovation Awards

Upside Learning

Looks like a season for Awards; and as a vibrant community, it was about time LearnTrends joined in. They say “ The awards will recognize products, projects, and companies that represent significant innovation in Corporate/Workplace Learning and Performance.” I like the idea, a focused award for innovation. For a small company like ours, that’s a very valuable prize.

LearnTrends: The Immernet Singularity

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Tony O’Driscoll’s LearnTrends session on The Immernet Singularity. We focus on formal learning & productivity but ignore informal learning and performance. Workplace Learning immersive learning learntrends Tony O'Driscoll My side comments are in italics. Official description: The Immernet Singularity: How the Immersive Internet Will Redefine Learning and Collaboration. Four technology arenas, 2D Synchronous Learning, Knowledge Sharing Spaces, Web 2.0 Without context, we don’t really know. topic –> task. ??

LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Jay Cross & Clark Quinn’s LearnTrends session on Reinventing Organizational Learning. It isn’t about creating courses–it’s about being partners in people’s success, having more productive relationships. Tags: Informal Learning Workplace Learning Clark Quinn Jay Cross learntrends My side comments in italics. Article they wrote for CLO mag: “Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer&#. Need to be more agile & change. Harold says “parallel but not coordinated&#. We can blame this on networks.

LearnTrends Innovation Awards

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer are pleased to announce the first ever LearnTrends 2009 Innovation Awards. These awards are designed to recognize the products, projects and companies that represent interesting innovations in use of technology for Corporate / Workplace Learning and Performance. Think something is innovative – please let them know about this. Tweet about it.

LearnTrends Innovation Awards

Jay Cross

George Siemens , Tony Karrer and I are pleased to announce the first ever LearnTrends 2009 Innovation Awards. The awards will recognize products, projects, and companies that represent significant innovation in Corporate/Workplace Learning and Performance. Winners will be announced and will be asked to do short presentations during LearnTrends 2009. Here are some graphics for your use: LearnTrends is the free, online, non-profit conference on innovation in corporate learning. To apply for an award, complete the Submission Form. There is no entry fee. Pass the word.

Win an award for an innovative project, product, or practice

Jay Cross

George Siemens ,  Tony Karrer , and I are pleased to announce the LearnTrends 2009 Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to recognize products, projects, processes, and companies that represent interesting innovations in applying technology for Corporate / Workplace Learning and Performance. Winners will make short presentations during the LearnTrends conference. Deadline for submission is: October 30. To apply for an award, fill out the: Submission Form. Spread the word. There’s no admission charge.

Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008

Jay Cross

Use the tag learntrends to share and find information, locate participant blogs, and invent new activities. Dave Pollard - Working Smarter: Improving the personal productivity of knowledge workers. Attend a conference for troubled times. This event focuses on experimenting with fresh concepts, putting wisdom in the foreground, replacing bureaucracy with common sense, and coming together to share ideas.You can’t beat the price. November 17-21, 2008 | Online | Free. no toadies!). discuss things you don’t find at commercial conferences (we’re indie). Structure?

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Brief Intro to Social Networks

Experiencing eLearning

“We can be more productive with an individual, expert-based model.&# –George. George’s definition: connecting, often using technology–using the value of other people to be more productive and better at what we do. Tags: Connectivism Informal Learning Learning Communities learning learntrends social learning social networks These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. This isn’t my usual comprehensive live blogging, just snippets of things that caught my interest. This is post 1 of 3.

Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

As a side note, Skillsoft is trying really hard to get Social Learning to be SEOed to their inGenius product. Trying to extrapolate from a single product like inGenius is going to be hard for most people to understand social learning. With the recent launch of InGenius by SkillSoft, I believe it’s time again to raise a pretty important question: Where do Social Learning Tools belong?

Learn Trends 2008 - Free

Tony Karrer

Speakers and topics include: Alvaro Fernandez: Brain Fitness for Peak Health and Performance Dave Gray: Visual Literacy, Learning Innovation Kevin Wheeler: The Future of Talent Dave Pollard - Working Smarter: Improving the personal productivity of knowledge workers. If you want to attend sign up and follow the conference blog: LearnTrends for on-going updates This year the conference has an incredible set of speakers and lots of opportunities to discuss the issues. Dave Wilkins - The Amazon Model and Forum Model - the intersection of LMS and Learning 2.0 It's online.

Free Learning

Tony Karrer

However, when you begin to go after small, niche audiences, then low cost production becomes important. Free learning can come from groups like Work Literacy that provided a large online learning experience for free, or from LearnTrends that produces amazing content like LearnTrends 2009 for free. In the Business of Learning , I compared publishing and learning.

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

There are pretty important question here to ask about your learning business: Will there be demand for our training products (classroom, virtual classroom, eLearning)? Okay, I'm leading the witness, but I believe that you will find that most people are less interested in training as a product. Training is a known product. This is a very strange time. Your balance sheet."

2.0 and Interesting Times

Tony Karrer

The theme of LearnTrends 2009 is a term I call Convergence. The nature and value of content production is changing. Interesting post by Dan Pontefract where he provides definitions of some different "2.0" definitions and the HR & Organizational impacts. It's worth taking a look at some of these: Enterprise 2.0 Definition (via Andrew McAfee ): the use of emergent social software platforms within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers HR & Org Implication: Enterprise 2.0 is the use of Web 2.0 These workers direct their own learning.

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

That certainly goes along with what we’ve done with LearnTrends and what’s going on with social learning. Some comments: home is better -- @ work there are blocks on our network as to what we can and can't access Firewalls an issue at work Work has faster connections not supposed to access internet at work less network security at most homes, or firewall issues Firewalls at work prevent connections Certainly the issues with access certain sites, e.g., our LearnTrends site that’s hosted by Ning, is an issue. virtual world, WebEx type product. will be the real win.

Around-the-world conversation on learning

Jay Cross

Corporate Learning Trends & Innovation (henceforth “Learntrends&# ) is hosting a free, online conversation on learning in organizations starting April 21. I’m getting fired up about conducting Learntrends globally , that is, for 24 hours. If you want to lead the conversation or take the online controls in your part of the world, become a member of Learntrends. Think about how you can help make these conversations productive. Wherever the morning sun is shining, people will be engaged in dialog about organizational learning. Place. Operator. 16:00.

SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals

Tony Karrer

I was surprised by the fear and loathing expressed around SharePoint yesterday at LearnTrends 2009. I don’t think it’s the best tool out there, but it likely is the best tool being adopted by your IT department and is part of the Enterprise 2.0 SharePoint 2010 looks to be a much better product. plan in your organization. My belief is that it’s going to be a big part of eLearning 2.0 for many workplace learning professionals. As such, I’m always looking for people who want to discuss how they are using it. Look forward to connecting with you. eLearning Technology.

eLearning Tour - May 21 - Free

Tony Karrer

On May 21, LearnTrends will be hosting an eLearning Tour Event. Before, Bob was the Executive Director of Education for Element K where he directed and influenced their learning model and products. This is designed to take you on a quick tour of different examples of what's happening out there. These examples are coming straight from our eLearning community. Sign up on the Learn Trends site and Attend the Event. In the next few days, I'll have more specifics on what examples will be part of the event that day. She coordinates the mlearnopedia.com site. and Ph.D.

Corporate Learning: Trends and Implications

George Siemens

I’m pleased to announce our third annual LearnTrends online (and free) conference on corporate learning, to be held November 17-19, 2009. This year, we’re going to focus more on highlighting examples of innovative projects, products and companies. Tony Karrer has more detailed information on his site: “The theme/focus this year is on Convergence in Workplace Learning. If you would like to submit an entity to be considered for innovation, please see Tony’s post

Future of Learning as a Business #1

Learning and Working on the Web

Finally made it into the Elluminate session for today’s LearnTrends event thanks to D’Arcy Norman’s help with the Mac OS. Tony Karrer asked if there are some new models for selling learning-related products & services online. made it to the end of Panel 1 on industry perspectives. LiveMocha was given as an example of giving online (language) learning away for free. Accelerated courses are available at a cost but there is a lot of free stuff. The Internet has created the expectation of getting content for free.

Innovation Awards 2009

Tony Karrer

We’ve just announced the innovation awards associated with LearnTrends 2009. They receive a weekly e-mail with their assignment, additional written production exercises, motivational and technical tips as well as personalized feedback based on the self-study results as recorded in the LMS. The session was fraught with technical difficulties, so I thought it would be worth capturing a bit about each of the four award winners here. In 2007, they launched the CUDA Business Brain as an integrated Workplace Performance Support Solution. tutoring team assists students via e-mail.

Can't collaborate without being colocated? Maybe you're not 'Agile enough'

The Learning Generalist

Project timelines Wikis Project/Product Documentation, Co-Authoring learning Retrospectives, Negotiating Requirements/Stories, “Handovers” across time zones Workstreams - Microblogging Ambient Awareness - Who knows what? Take a look at some of the webinars from the virtual, free LearnTrends conference last year , if you don't believe me. Tools - How? Potential Implication - What?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Is your product an Ice Cream Glove or a Snuggie? Google Wave (continued): The Conversation Becomes the Process, and Even the Product , September 13, 2009. LearnTrends 2009 , September 23, 2009. LearnTrends 2009 , September 23, 2009. Here are the top sites from Informal Learning Flow for September 2009. Featured Sources. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. The Awesomeness Manifesto - HarvardBusiness.org , September 16, 2009. An Operating System for the Mind - Half an Hour , September 19, 2009. Full Circle , September 8, 2009.

Future of Learning as a Business #3

Learning and Working on the Web

Session 3 (C Level perspective) of the LearnTrends event started with Ann Herrman-Nehdi from the Instructional Systems Association talking about a change in the mindset of learning services with the “app&# & “plug-n-play&# construct of the Web. Jeff Sugerman of Inscape Publishing discussed their product design concept, which is aimed at HR consultancies, so it has to be customized by each client. He said what is hard from a selling position is that many learning products and services are becoming commoditized. Clients ARE willing to pay for experience.

New skills for learning professionals

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

We addressed this question at the April 2009 Learntrends event. Mzinga’s Dave Wilkins describes several production roles. This month’s big question asks, “In a Learning 2.0 Last month I opened the IADIS eLearning 2009 Conference in Portugal with an address on Redefining Instructional Design. Charles Jennings, Ellen Wagner, and Curt Bonk vigorously tackled the issue.

Elgg: it’s a community effort

Learning and Working on the Web

This social networking platform is simple to set-up and use and has been embraced by millions, including LearnTrends (+3,000) and WorkLiteracy (+900), two sites I manage. The Elgg platform has matured in the past six years and has a strong community and a solid product (v. This weekend I noticed a tweet from Alec Couros about some issues with the Ning social networking platform. That post is over a year old but from the comments as late as last fall, there seem to be ongoing issues on how Ning treats its customers, users and their data. Can the data be easily exported?

Reflecting* on the second half of 2009

Jay Cross

Productivity in a Networked Era: Not Your Father’s ROI. George Siemens, Tony Karrer, and I co-hosted the third annual LearnTrends conference. LearnTrends faculty. * If you are not reflecting, you are not learning. Here are some things I learned from in the past six months. bought a Flip HD. The Flip UltraHD camcorder is a breakthrough learning device. Design Thinking.

Is there no room for Informal Learning?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

LearnTrends and other efforts have been well received by the community but not without constructive feedback.  Jay posts his own thoughts about April's LearnTrends event here.  It is VERY hard to be an agent of change and so I applaud Jay's, and others, efforts in taking risks and pushing us all outside of our comfort zones. However, I think the pendulum needs to swing back to the center as we find that there is a time and place for both.  I think we can learn a lot from productivity gurus, and "effective meetings" advocates by continuing to ask "why are we here?" Hhhmmm.

Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

Credit where credit is due, a great deal of this increase in awareness has come through my use of Twitter (especially #lrnchat ) and through a number of online social networks, such as Seth Godin's Triiibes , LearnTrends , Problogger and LinkedIn groups. As It's just about Christmas time and now is the time of end of year catch ups and Christmas parties. and they nod politely! Content.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

and how it organically facilitates collaboration and productivity? It shares the look and feel as well as the functionality of the EY intranet, three prototypes, overview of the EY usability methodology, lessons learned, and the results of a focus group study conducted on the final product. LearnTrends 09 starts this coming Tuesday. Adobe was kind enough to pick up the tab.

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2009 Edublog Award Nominations

Janet Clarey

productivity (Charles Jennings). Here are two posts that highlight the worst of that and both serve as catalysts for productive conversation. Best educational use of a social networking service: LearnTrends Online Conference on Ning (George Siemens, Tony Karrer, Jay Cross). An Edublog is a blog written by someone with a stake in education (teacher, instructor, policy maker, corporate educator, etc.). Now in it’s sixth year, the Edublog Awards “seek to recognize excellence in the use of blogs and social media to facilitate education.&#. La la. must read. Shoot.

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

They had attended the LearnTrends free online conference. Five Software Products for Adding an Avatar to Your eLearning - Kapp Notes , August 16, 2010 Here are 4 software products that allow you to add an avatar to your elearning courses. 21st Century L&D Skills - Performance Learning Productivity , August 8, 2010 I was recently involved in a discussion about 21st Century learning skills in one of the LinkedIn Groups. Imagine that you’re a salesperson selling a brand new product. They are not in any particular order. Force navigation. Technical Issues.