Learning Strategy Issues
DECEMBER 7, 2016
second presentation was on providing tools to trainers to devolve content development locally, addressing a problem with centrally-developed content. My presentation was on the gaps between what L&D does and how our brains work, and the implications. The other thing that I was involved in at Online Educa in Berlin was a session on The Flexible Worker. Three of us presented, each addressing one particular topic. And, per our design, issues emerged. The format was interesting: our presentations were roughly 10 minutes each. user-generated content). meta-learning strategy
How to learn and learn-to-learn
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
In your working life, how have you learnt effectively from experience, please provide an example if possible? In your working life, how have you learnt effectively from people, please provide an example if possible? In your working life, how have you learnt effectively from courses, research or investigation, please provide an example if possible? Stay curious, my friends.
What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?
JUNE 14, 2016
Seriously, this is important, as the tools we use and provide through the organization impact the effectiveness with which people can work. And we should be connecting with colleagues in other organizations, so we might be using society-provided platforms or leverage LinkedIn groups. I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Maybe OneNote?
70:20:10 and the Learning Curve
JANUARY 27, 2015
sparked by a diagram provided by another ITA colleague, Jane Hart (that I also thought was insightful). My colleague Charles Jennings recently posted on the value of autonomous learning (worth reading!), In Charles’ post he also included an IBM diagram that triggered some associations. The point was that the closer to the work that learning is, the more value. Hence the revolution. :).
Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance
This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives.
MARCH 1, 2016
Our business intelligence system can provide aggregated data of performance for A (whatever A is being measured on: sales data, errors, time to solve customer problems, customer satisfaction, etc). A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the xAPI Base Camp, to present on content strategy. So I asked and was confirmed in my suspicion. And, second does this help, at all?
Learning in context
APRIL 26, 2016
In preparation for the upcoming FocusOn Learning Conference, where I’ll be running a workshop about cognitive science for L&D, not just for learning but also for mobile and performance support, I was thinking about how context can be leveraged to provide more optimal learning and performance. medicine, transportation. But that’s not as often as we think.
JULY 19, 2016
So, first of all, my focus was on formative evaluation. If we take activity-based learning seriously, we need to ensure that there are meaningful tasks set that can provide feedback. Last week I ran a workshop for an online university that is working to improve it’s learning design. Substantially. They’re ramping up their staff abilities, and we’d talked about how I could help. They have ‘content’, but wanted to improve the learning design around this. Ok, so not every formative evaluation should be such a situation. Then we moved on to more hands-on work.
The Grail of Effective and Engaging Learning Experiences
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
real world consequences providing feedback coupled with scaffolded reflection. Serious games are one way to achieve this end, by contextualizing practice as decisions in a meaningful environment and using a game engine to adapt the challenge and providing essentially unlimited practice. There’s a considerable gap between what we can be doing, and what we are doing. design
Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business
This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture One significant way that training and learning organizations can play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization is by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives.
A complex look at task assignments
APRIL 6, 2016
And the instructor reviews the reviews, and provides feedback. I was thinking (one morning at 4AM, when I was wishing I was asleep) about designing assignment structures that matched my activity-based learning model. And a model emerged that I managed to recall when I finally did get up. I’ve been workshopping it a bit since, tuning some details. Of course, this could continue.
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
The goal was to provide their learners opportunities to practice success skills. The point being, extending engagements with a few simple followups provides a much higher likelihood of improvement than just a one-off. It doesn’t take much, and the outcome is better. It is a spaced practice, really, and we know that works better. I reckon the marginal extra investment yields a much bigger benefit. In a couple of recent posts, I’ve been telling tales of helping organizations, and I wanted to tell at least one more. The key is to include some followup activities.
Pick my brain?
OCTOBER 26, 2016
So for the first one, they wanted some feedback on their design, and we arranged that I’d investigate a representative sample and provide feedback. I went through systematically, taking notes, and compiled my observations into a report I sent them. This didn’t take any investment in travel, but of course this feedback only points out what’s wrong, and doesn’t really provide mechanisms to improve. If you google the phrase, you’ll see how many people have indicated their problems with this! Both in this case were for folks who develop content.
Ambiguity Denial Syndrome?
JUNE 23, 2016
We should be providing them with models to use to interpret and adapt to situations (explain and predict). I was talking with a colleague at an event one of the past weeks, and I noted down the concept of ambiguity denial syndrome. And I’m retrospectively making up what we were talking about, but it’s an interesting idea to me. And yet, in so many ways, they don’t.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. While the mainstream social media platforms can provide opportunities for. Seven Simple Secrets to. capital. You’re.
A richer suite of support
MAY 25, 2016
And, of course, once an individual advances far enough, there’s little anyone can be providing for them, instead they need the ‘creative friction’ of interactions with other experts and ideas to generate the new understandings that will advance the individual and the organization. As they start performing however, their needs change. There are cultural factors as well.
Organizational Effectiveness for L&D?
OCTOBER 11, 2016
He opined that by and large, he saw the need for formal learning shrinking, and that more and more HR was focusing on providing self-learning resources instead of course. Last week included an interesting series of events and conversations. There was a formal event on innovation in learning technology (that was only partly so), and a presentation by a colleague. also had a couple of conversations, one with said colleague following his more formal event, and another with another colleague before the initial event. And from that latter conversation came an interesting revelation. strateg
Collaborative Modelling in AR (and VR)
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
What I was thinking of, extending my thoughts about AR in general , that annotating the world is valuable, but how about collaboratively annotating the world? If we can provide mechanisms (e.g. A number of years ago, when we were at the height of the hype about Virtual Worlds (computer rendered 3D social worlds, e.g. Second Life), I was thinking about the affordances. And one that I thought was intriguing was co-creating, in particular collaboratively creating models that were explanatory and predictive. Models are hard enough to capture in 2D, particularly if they’re complex.
The probability of wasting money
AUGUST 3, 2016
providing a sufficient and elaborated suite of examples to illustrate the concept in context. If you don’t provide examples, what’s the likelihood that learners will understand the full range of situations and appropriate adaptations for each? When you provide support at just the right places, and put in place the subtle tweaks on things like working with SMEs, you can develop and deliver learning that has a high likelihood of having the desired impact, and therefore have a process that’s justifiable for the investment. developing emotional engagement.
Quality Control process for E-Learning
This guide provides recommendations for implementing quality. Also, provide estimates for how long each process should take and how. recommend that your team standardize the quality control process and provide a detailed. Development tools provide options to either. to provide feedback. GUIDE TO CREATING A. QUALITY ASSURANCE. PROCESS. FRESH EYE REVIEWS. 401 S.
APRIL 14, 2015
Microlearning as a phrase has probably become current (he says, cynically) because elearning providers are touting it to sell the ability of their tools to now deliver to mobile. But it can also be a watch word to emphasize thinking about performance support, learning ‘in context’, and minimalism. So I think we may want to continue to use it, but I suggest it’s worthwhile to be very clear what we mean by it. Last week on the #chat2lrn twitter chat, the topic was microlearning. That is learning, but it’s not microlearning. To explain, let me digress.
JANUARY 27, 2016
don’t just provide abstract knowledge). Reapplication : this is the best, where instead of consuming a concept model or an example, we actually provide a new practice problem. (I looked because I’m sure I’ve talked about this before, but apparently not a full post, so here we go.). If we want our learning to stick, it needs to be spaced out over time. But what sorts of things will accomplish this? I like to think of three types, all different forms of reactivating learning. Reactivating learning is important. All of these serve as reactivation. design mobile
eLearning Process Survey results!
JUNE 21, 2016
The alternatives were ‘providing what’s asked for’ (e.g. The third question was looking at the feedback provided. So, a few weeks ago I ran a survey asking about elearning processes*, and it’s time to look at the results (I’ve closed it). With those caveats, what did we see? The first question was looking at how we align our efforts with business needs.
JUNE 30, 2016
And I’ve previously provided lots of ways to think anew about L&D, such as posts on the topics (both carrot and stick), pointed to readings that are relevant and can help, created a group to discuss the issues, and even written a book trying to point out the ways to move forward, so I’m not apologetic about also trying to point out the gaps (hey, let’s try all levers). The notion of starting small and scaling is a proven approach, and provides a chance to understand and leverage it as a basis for both internal improvement and to take it further. strategy
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Our platform provides. well beyond providing content to include. provide the manager with talking points. We provide practice guides to help Sue. We now. Right?
Why Work Out Loud? (for #wolweek)
JUNE 18, 2015
They can provide pointers to useful information, they can provide tips about what worked, and didn’t, for them, and they’re better prepared for what will be forthcoming. Why should one work out loud (aka Show Your Work )? Certainly, there are risks involved. You could be wrong. You could have to share a mistake. Others might steal your ideas. So why would anyone want to be Working Out Loud ? Because the risks are trumped by the benefits. Working out loud is all about being transparent about what you’re doing. The benefits of these are multiple. Those risks?
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
She goes on and says it’s got to be “relevant, purposeful and appealing”, and what you do is provide the environment and conditions. Help people ask for help, and to offer help, and about how to provide feedback, and… And of course you need to manage the messaging around it. Sparked by the sight of a post about ‘social training’, I jokingly asked my ITA colleagues whether they could train me to be social. And, of course, they’ve posted about it. And it made me think a little bit more too. Particularly if it’s not safe to share.
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
While she’s more focused on developing complex products with interfaces that remove barriers like cognitive load, and provide incremental capability, this applies to learning as well. That’s the actual title of a book, not me being a bit irreverent. I’ve been a fan of Kathy Sierra’s since I came across her work, e.g. I regularly refer to how she expresses ‘ incrementalism ‘ She’s on top of usability and learning in very important ways. So what’s she doing differently? It’s an easy read, too. design
Supporting our Brains
OCTOBER 13, 2015
Other phenomena include that previous experience can bias us in particular directions, but we can put in place supports to provide lateral prompts. This applies more broadly to performance support in general, so I though I’d share where my thinking is going. So what I’ve done here is to outline the flaws, and how we’ve created tools to get around those limitations.
21 CFR Part 11 Frequently Asked Questions
Disclaimer: this information sheet has been written to provide general information only and does not constitute or comprise legal or specific advice or a warranty of compliance by. 21 CFR Part 11 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Which organizations does Part 11 apply to? beverage manufacturing). Additionally, some organizations that. electronic training records and other documents. The FDA.
JULY 27, 2016
However, more serious games, requiring applying the knowledge available through the comic, could provide an embedded practice environment. It’s sort of a blend between a pure comic and a pure game, for important outcomes. I attended ComicCon again this year, and addition to the wild costumes, crowded exhibit hall, and over-priced food, there are a series of sessions. They cover television, movies, and print in a wide variety of markets. And I like the sessions that aren’t associated with popular media (as waiting in lines is something I’m fairly averse too).
APRIL 5, 2016
If, instead of just providing courses, P&D were focused on making sure people could do their jobs, using performance consulting and developing the appropriate solutions – whether job aids, contextual support, coaching, or what have you – they’d be contributing to optimal execution. If they went further, and were also facilitating the ability for the organization to continually innovate – fostering communication and collaboration via tools, practices, and culture – they’d be key to getting people to provide their best. Together. strategy
AUGUST 23, 2016
The value in looking at other approaches is that it provides lateral insight (I’m currently reading Stephen Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From ) that we may be able to transfer. I recently wrote about serious comics , and realized there’s a form I hadn’t addressed yet has some valuable insights. And the source this time is editorial cartoons. Editorial cartoons use imagery and text to convey a comment on a current topic. The best ones portray a poignant insight into an issue of the day, via a twist that emphasizes the point to be made. design meta-learning
The Learning Styles Zombie
JUNE 23, 2015
Then, if the learner has trouble with that approach, provide help. It’s June, and June is Learning Styles month for the Debunker’s Club. Now, I’ve gone off on Learning Styles before ( here , here , here , and here ), but it’s been a while, and they refuse to die. They’re like zombies, coming to eat your brain! Er, no. So, what’s a learning designer to do?
Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]
We provide both. GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. properly, managers provide a concrete and comprehensive. The following models provide guidance on how to both set. Sure, we have provided a model above. How can you provide the systematic process. to provide the system and environment. to provide coaching and accountability to. sprints.
2015 top 10 tools for learning
JULY 7, 2015
99.99% of the time) provides me with links that give me the answer i need. WordPress: my blogging tool, that provides regular reflection opportunities for me in generating them, and from the feedback others provide via comments. Share with Jane in one of the methods she provides, and it’s always interesting to see what emerges. Twitter: I am pointed to many amazing and interesting things via Twitter. Skype: the Internet Time Alliance maintains a Skype channel where we regularly discuss issues, and ask and answer each other’s questions.