LearnTrends Innovation Awards
SEPTEMBER 25, 2009
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.” If your company is innovative, has an innovative product or project - enter the awards.
LearnTrends: The Immernet Singularity
NOVEMBER 18, 2009
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
NOVEMBER 18, 2009
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
SEPTEMBER 22, 2009
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
SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
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.
Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008
OCTOBER 21, 2008
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?
Win an award for an innovative project, product, or practice
OCTOBER 12, 2009
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.
Brief Intro to Social Networks
JUNE 18, 2009
“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
APRIL 7, 2010
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?
SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals
NOVEMBER 18, 2009
I was surprised by the fear and loathing expressed around SharePoint yesterday at LearnTrends 2009. SharePoint 2010 looks to be a much better product. 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 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.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
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.
Learn Trends 2008 - Free
OCTOBER 22, 2008
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.
Business of Learning
JUNE 15, 2009
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."
Around-the-world conversation on learning
APRIL 11, 2009
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.
Innovation Awards 2009
NOVEMBER 17, 2009
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. A tutoring team assists students via e-mail.
2.0 and Interesting Times
SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
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 home, shared workspace, coffee shops, etc.)
eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts
JANUARY 27, 2010
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.
eLearning Tour - May 21 - Free
MAY 5, 2009
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.
Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
OCTOBER 2, 2009
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.
Reflecting* on the second half of 2009
JANUARY 2, 2010
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. I bought a Flip HD. The Flip UltraHD camcorder is a breakthrough learning device. Design Thinking.
New skills for learning professionals
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
JULY 1, 2009
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.
Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops
DECEMBER 14, 2009
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. It's just about Christmas time and now is the time of end of year catch ups and Christmas parties. and they nod politely! Where are we at?
Is there no room for Informal Learning?
Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
MAY 3, 2009
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. I think we can learn a lot from productivity gurus, and "effective meetings" advocates by continuing to ask "why are we here?" There is an ongoing discussion around formal v. informal learning and I think we are at a point where we need to put a stake in the ground. Jay Cross is doing an admirable job introducing the learning community to the idea of informal learning. 1340, from O.Fr. com- intens.
2009 Edublog Award Nominations
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
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. A must read. Shoot.
Learning and KM: Separated at birth?
NOVEMBER 15, 2009
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.
Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
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. I know I did. They are not in any particular order. Force navigation. Yours?