Learning & Design Thinking - part 1
JUNE 12, 2012
really wanted to encourage the audience to see learning design as just a subset of design generally and doing do provides us with an opportunity to borrow tools from the design profession and then mix them with traditional L&D tools. This post and the subsequent part(s) over the next week or so are designed to accompany the visuals (below) from my session at the AITD 2012 conference.
The step-wise evolution of Social Learning
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
The article I read was titled, "Step-wise evolution of stable sociality in primates", I'll provide the link at the end of this post for those inclined to dig a little more deeply. For a few months now this post has been bouncing around my head. It's been through a number of diferent forms until earlier today I read a science article that brought it all together for me. Part of the furniture.
My Top 10 'Learning' books from 2010
NOVEMBER 28, 2010
good deal of the work that I do is really about weaving stories for learners and I found that the book has provided many ideas to improve what I do. The book presents through a range of stories/case studies and provides glimpses of the creative/design process used within IDEO. Once again I have read from a wide range of areas, all with something to add to how I think of learning.
Fish are the last to recognise water = informal learning?
AUGUST 4, 2009
provide easy access to organisational knowledge, preferably online. I just twittered a thought - 'The benefit of Informal learning is that fish are the last to recognise water' - and then I started thinking. This is the real essence of informal learning. design opportunities to stretch your teams capabilities. design informal learning opportunities to meet the development needs of workers.
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.
PresentationZen Design - Review
JANUARY 13, 2010
Finally Garr provides pages of examples of great Slide Samples that illustrate the principles outlined throughout the book. Garr Reynolds' new book, PresentationZen Design , is his follow-up to his first book, PresentationZen of 2008. His first book was in many ways a summary of Garr's presentation style, looking at presentation preparation, design and delivery. Design Matters. Components.
What's wrong with Tweeting at conferences?
MAY 13, 2010
Throughout the conference I did the same thing, tweeting snippets of each keynote and workshop I attended and providing links to articles and information mentioned by speakers. OK, here's my short follow up post as promised in my last post on the recent AITD conference! decided to use the hashtag #aitd I thought it a good guess that this would be the 'official' tag for the conference. Quickly I found that there were others using the same tag but guess how many? I'll give you a clue, there'd have been about 250+ people. Maybe you'd guess that 20 people tweeted, perhaps even 40 people.
Social Learning - this is how it can look!
SEPTEMBER 26, 2010
The book has again turned my mind towards the question of using social media tools to provide another channel for organisational learning. Provide them with engaging tools and let them go - together. . As in the video, someone may for a time become the teacher, helping others with a problem, whilst others will provide encouragement (like the 'method of the grandmother' in the video).
5 great speakers from the AITD conference - a summary of ideas
MAY 12, 2010
I'll give you a bit of a summary in this post and will provide a link to my Twitter feed for the conference, I think that will help to flesh out how I found some of the sessions! Indeed Janet quickly found Jay Cross and Gary Woodill via skype to provide some further input into the session and answer questions! So here are my top 5, in no particular order! 1. Fat Chance. Shifting.
TEDxMelbourne - a great day of learning!
MARCH 13, 2010
In fact the point of here whole talk is that it is the variety in people that provides strength, or as she says, "the world needs all kinds of minds". A quick post to review today's excellent TEDx day. For those who don't know of TEDx or TED, a quick explanation. TEDx is related to the original TED but is local and smaller. And so to today's event. And so it began. fair point I reckon!
Learning and Design Thinking - an introduction
MAY 31, 2012
Split over a number of posts I will provide notes to accompany the online Prezi visuals from the conference. Design Thinking provides tools and approaches that can encourage innovative Learning Design, this post will explore some of these benefits. Over following months a number of tools will be looked at in greater detail, providing examples and resources. perfect partners.
Top six business (learning) books of 2009 (so far!!)
JULY 10, 2009
I've reviewed some of these in others places on my blog, however I'll quickly explain what each book has provided for me (with an emphasis on learning). 6 months of 2009 have already passed me by. Amazon and my local bookstores have been kept pretty busy keeping up with my reading habits and last night I was looking at my bookshelf thinking to myself which books would make a list of the best business books I've read so far this year. After sleeping on it I came up with a shortlist of around 10, but have cut that down to 6, one for each month so far! Tribes by Seth Godin. Web 2.0
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
event are important and the happy sheets do serve a purpose, but will they really provide enough hard. Whether making the decision to invest in people, or to simply maintain or decrease training budgets, training programs that provide immediate impact and maximum overall return on investment are an. Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI. But because. incurred.
(Learning) Design with Intent
NOVEMBER 18, 2010
The tool is named Design with Intent for a reason, it seeks to provide a way of designing " to influence or result in certain user behaviour". For example, providing users with feedback to check their intent before committing, ie "Did you mean.?'. In this post I'll introduce you briefly to the tools and how I think they apply to learning design. In fact there are 101 cards!
Informal Learning and Black Swans
AUGUST 18, 2010
So here is the lesson in learning Business learning today is designed to fill a skills or knowledge 'gap', to provide workers with skills and knowledge required in today's business world. It provides learners with skills and knowledge they're highly likely to need, today and tomorrow. Stickylearning got stuck! The Black Swan. But down where I live in Australia, swans are black.
'Virtual/actual' reality - WonderMart
MARCH 21, 2010
Following the instructions provided, I got myself a trolley, put my earphones in and pressed play. could imagine real benefits in providing a new employee with an MP3 player and a recording then asking them to follow all the instructions as they move around their work site. A week ago I read an interesting newspaper review of a theatrical 'show' called Wondermart. The outcome!
10 Best (Learning) Books of 2009
JANUARY 11, 2010
Whilst this backchannel can provide another learning tool it also has the potential interfere with learning. Cliff's book provides great ideas on how to accentuate the positive and minimise the less desirable aspects of the backchannel. When writing blog posts I draw ideas from a pretty wide range of areas and my reading over the last year has been equally wide. Delivering E-Learning.
Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops
DECEMBER 14, 2009
Content - it met users needs, providing a forum to ask questions and source solutions. It's just about Christmas time and now is the time of end of year catch ups and Christmas parties. and they nod politely! Some go as far as to put words to their thoughts with "isn't that sort of thing just for bored celebrities?". Well, maybe that's what bored celebrities do, who knows? Where are we at?
New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends
technology providers. other areas in which organizations give learning technology providers failing grades. 11 Research Summary About Brandon Hall Group Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and. Your membership provides you with personal connections to fellow professionals.
Designing successful learning - walking 'a fine line'
OCTOBER 21, 2009
In a fine line, he provides stories and examples to illustrate his design approach (these alone are almost worth reading the book for). Our task as learning designers is to help businesses see that learning is more than an expense, in fact it is the key that has the potential to unlock innovation and provide a business with strategic reserves and competitive advantages.
Read Write v Read Only
JUNE 24, 2009
The internet, digital media and cheap, powerful computers have provided people with an option they never had - Read Write. Learners Learners today do not want to sit passively as the 'teacher' provides them with knowledge. expect more than that, I need more than that and learners need learning designers to provide them with opportunities to Read Write as they learn.
Learning styles and fixed ideas
NOVEMBER 14, 2009
for what it matters, I'm in the 'no they don't' camp) However, this post isn't so much about whether or not they exist, rather I'm more interested in why people believe so strongly that learning styles indicators do in fact provide a measure of how an individual learns best. Where am I coming from? Over the last few months I've read a number of blog posts about learning styles (see references at end of post). So, do learning styles exist? Let's put aside our opinions for a moment! Just for the sake of it, put aside your personal view for a moment and join me. Just another fallacy?
Twitter for learning
OCTOBER 25, 2009
The people I follow find links to articles and research that I'd never come across, I can't always find time to read it on the spot so I save many links to my Delicious page (social bookmarking site) for later (and to provide others with access to all the links and sites I've found interesting). Why wouldn't you use Twitter?! I've only been actively participating on Twitter for 4-5 months now. tweet (as @stickylearning ) mainly about learning related topics and follow people who also have learning as their main focus. could attend workshops, but they take time and cost money. rnarchana.
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
been providing lukewarm results for years. techniques and solutions that provide more impactful methods for improving employee. But microlearning offers far more than that: • It adapts to the pace of today’s business and meets the needs of your modern learners, providing learning in short bites that are fast and easy to absorb. Aside from providing access over the.
'Scared of first' - why business is resisting new learning.
OCTOBER 7, 2009
So, why do many businesses not embrace learning approaches that would provide their businesses with real competitive advantages? 10 Reasons. The past I'd like to take you back to where I was 5 years ago. My role was working for Australia's then largest retailer, ColesMyer. managed a team of facilitators whose role was to deliver face-to-face workshops to staff, from entry level, through to senior management. Face-to-face learning was the dominant delivery method with some elearning to deliver generally fact-based knowledge, for example, induction, food safety, OHS and so forth.
The Powerpoint 12 - the slideshow!
AUGUST 13, 2009
The first installment provided the written tips, much like many slide presentations you are subjected to - heavy on text. In reality, an actual presentation on this would use these slides with the text from yesterday's post forming much of the basis for what I would be saying. I may, at the end of the session, provide participants with the written version as a reference. My last post was a list of tips for using Powerpoint/Keynote more effectively - The Powerpoint Dozen ! Here is part 2, the slideshow. Below you will find the slideshow of my powerpoint tips, The Powerpoint 12!
The Powerpoint Dozen
AUGUST 12, 2009
Provide a separate handout with the details. . Powerpoint/Keynote provide a range of themes to choose from. My advice is always to use the simpler themes. I use Powerpoint in some of the workshops I run, not all, but when it suits the audience, venue and most importantly learning objectives. have, on the other hand, been a participant where slides have been the 'star'! Slides that contained too much text in colours and sizes that were too hard to read and more bullets than Ned Kelly's last stand! That said, Powerpoint can have its place. Plan your workshop. Story before slides.
There's still a place for Learning 0.0
AUGUST 3, 2009
New learning technologies do however provide learning designers with a far greater range of tools and options so that you are better able to tailor learning solutions to the specific needs of both the learner and the organisation. I've written a range of posts over the last few months that in some way have referred to the rising use of various technologies in workplace learning environments. that is low tech in nature!) I think it is time for a little breather! Without a doubt the emergence of new technologies gives learning professionals a greater range of tools to choose from. Web 2.0
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?
Permission Learning - encouraging the informal
AUGUST 10, 2009
This describes a situation where the worker has given explicit permission for the business to provide them with the elearning/videos/webinars/etc that the business believes the worker might need and be interested in. Such an idea may work as long as the learning opportunities provided continue to meet the workers' expectations of the brand. I've been a keen reader of Seth Godin's perspectives on marketing (and everything) for a while now. But this morning one of his books caught my eye as I went to sit at my desk - Permission Marketing. So, to informal learning! It's a good point!
The Village of Twitter
JULY 21, 2009
The conclusion, the real difference in children's performance at school over a number of years was not due to 'clever' children learning more during the school year but rather it was due to some children being provided with continued informal learning by their family during school holidays. I strongly believe that something similar happens in the workplace. You can add to conversations, provide helpful links/knowledge and feedback to others. In an earlier post on Informal Learning I made the observation that social networks allow people to create their own villages of learning.
Journal of Learning Design
JUNE 16, 2009
will continue to review articles from past journals that I believe help to alter how we see learning and to provide practical ideas that the average learning designer or facilitator can implement. I have been reading articles lately from the Journal of Learning Design. For those who don't know of the journal, it is a journal that focuses on designing the learning environment to assist the learning process, concentrating on a design focus rather than technology and looking to move beyond a traditional instructional focus. Here is a quote from the article that sums this up for me: ".
Providing Education to Medical Facilities Nationwide
OCTOBER 21, 2015
They also provide medical rehabilitation services on a contract basis at nursing homes, assisted living and senior care centers, schools and worksites. The post Providing Education to Medical Facilities Nationwide appeared first on JPL Learning Solutions. Video Interview with Select Medical’s Director of Education and Development, Lynn Wonsick.
5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget
Knowledge Retention Time Since Training 1 Hour 100% 30% 50% 10% 24 Hours 1 Week 10 Solution: Provide shorter training material with continual. WHITE PAPER 5 Unknown Ways. You’re Wasting Your. individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders. struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what’s the result?
Training Trends Provide Opportunities for Learning Leaders
MAY 25, 2016
Ken has found that when L&D leaders provide solutions that improve performance results, executives are ready to support their efforts. The post Training Trends Provide Opportunities for Learning Leaders appeared first on JPL Learning Solutions. Video interview with the President of Training Industry, Inc. Training Industry, Inc. Ken Taylor is leading Training Industry, Inc.
Ultimate List of Online Course Providers
JULY 24, 2014
The infographic below, created by Springest , provides a pretty comprehensive list of all the resources you have at your disposal for finding information on the topic of your choice. Chances are that at some point you have considered taking an online course (or perhaps you already have). The process for finding the right course is similar for most people, which goes something like: 1.
LMS Software Provides Top-Notch Learning Experiences
MARCH 17, 2016
It gives them round-the-clock access to training materials, enables them to interact with work-related resources via any mobile device, treats them to a learning experience that’s personalized to their individual learning styles, and provides fun methods for learning dry information. It is amazing to observe the rate at which the eLearning market is growing. Why wouldn’t they? Customization.
Games Can Provide Authentic Experiences
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
To provide effective instruction, it needs to be as authentic to the actual experience as possible. Gamification of context provides two key advantages. So, providing a game for learning creates an authentic environment other than a classroom or a slideshow and highlights how certain variables or actions taken in situation play out over time. The context of an online course or the context of a classroom is not authentic. May times in a classroom or in an elearning module, there are no consequences for wrong decisions or actions. are most people impacted by that. Design
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
providing an opportunity to practice the skills required. here is to ensure your training program provides individual attention and im- mediate feedback for trainees. INSTANT ACCESS TO CONTENT IN THE FIELD Provide learning content in both push and pull modalities to accommodate a. Always look for a LMS that provides an off-the-shelf integration with your CRM. ENABLEMENT?
How to Provide Personalized Learning Experience in E-Learning Courses
JUNE 20, 2016
People now seek personalization, whether it’s in an e-mail, browser, desktop, or TV, and developers are providing features such as themes, wallpapers and various options to support personalization. When an e-learning course providers learners’ a feel of ‘This is For Me’, surely it is a personalized learning experience. Five Fine ways to Figure Out E-learning Personalization.
5 Ways a Strong Learning Culture Provides ROI
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
The post 5 Ways a Strong Learning Culture Provides ROI appeared first on. For many companies, investing in training and training resources tends toward two extremes. On one extreme, companies lean towards mediocrity: just enough training to say it got done, with as little money spent as possible. On the other, companies will “chase the shiny,” grabbing every new technology and teaching method that comes down the pike. [.]. eLearning Training & Development Uncategorized corporate learning ROI ROI of corporate training ROI of learning culture the right learning culture
Experience (Tin Can) API: What to Expect from Your LMS Provider
JULY 13, 2013
Sure, one potential advantage would be allowing you to record the completion of a mobile app or game created by a custom provider like us. Talk to LMS provider. Tin Can. Experience. TIN CAN! Experience! We’re all hearing about it… but what is it? You’ll probably still hear it called “Tin Can” sometimes, but that was a working title. We’ll use its proper name from here on out. Wrong!
Mobile Learning Provides a Lot of Advantage for the Banking and Financial Services Industry: An Insight
JUNE 1, 2015
The Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) industry is a highly dynamic sector where updated knowledge provides an extra edge over others in the competitive scenario. Many BFSI organizations already are utilizing the mobile advantage by providing pre-loaded hand-held devices to their employees – particularly, the sales staff. Learning
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
The purpose of this guide is to provide you with the information and tools you need to. Provide a step-by-step work-plan to show you how to integrate gamification into. Game-based learning is often used as a one- time event to provide insights and instruction in a formal learning setting, either online or. Most games provide. Introduction.3 What is Gamification? system.
A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 5 Provide realistic practice
Challenge to Learn
JULY 1, 2014
This is Principle 5 of the manifesto: “We will provide learners sufficient levels of realistic practice; for example, simulations, scenario-based decision making, case-based evaluations, and authentic exercises.” Learning Provide realistic practice serious eLearning manifesto The how to guide on the serious principles ” My response to this is, of course we do this. The
Energy shortage forces Ukrainian schools to close during winter period: Easygenerator provides its software for free
Challenge to Learn
JANUARY 20, 2015
Easygenerator provides free e-learning to all Ukrainian teachers. see for the press release in Ukrainian the bottom of this post). The easygenerator development team is located in Zhitomir Ukraine. Therefore we at easygenerator are extra concerned with all the developments in the east of the country. Zhitomir lies west (100 miles) of Kiev, so it is on the save (European) side. easygenerator.