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21C Workplace Skills and L&D

ID Reflections

Going through my blog-roll, I read two related posts – Four Basic Skills for 2020 by Harold Jarche and Technology Changes Everything by Jane Hart. Harold’s post also pointed to a report called Future Work Skills 2020 published by the Institute for the Future for the University of Phoenix Research Institute. The report talks about the key drivers of change as well as the skills needed to ride the wave of these disruptive shifts. Do individuals realize that these skills are going to ensure their continuing relevance in the workplace? Let''s Talk in 2020

Work Skills Keeping Up?

Tony Karrer

In New Work and New Work Skills , I discuss the fact that most of us have not participated in formal learning since college on foundational knowledge work skills - especially metacognitive skills. Most of us have strong skills in some areas and are much weaker in others simply due to the fact that we acquire our skills in completely ad hoc ways. But, the fact that concept workers claim in surveys to be above average in their search skills but they don't incorporate these operators tells me that there's a gap.

Develop Work Skills

Tony Karrer

I sent him a reply and asked for his thoughts on my post New Work. That said, I think there is a tendency to lean on the skills that we are good at and not use other approaches when they are called for. Certainly helping to make it a natural part of work-flow to capture information in a way that helps the individual and the organization is the key. I don’t think the new work is about tests. If we want to teach new work we should embed more in complexity theory. That said - I really wonder how you teach the new work. So, maybe it's work buddies.

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

It's a big skills, knowledge, performance gap – see Work Skills Keeping Up. It's why I created Work Literacy about a year ago. Wesley Fryer discusses How are you dealing with TMI? Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Wesley points us to a post by Kevin Washburn “TMI! Information Overload and Learning.” I’m overwhelmed just looking at these choices!

Work Literacy Skills - New Workshop

Tony Karrer

Harold Jarche, Michele Martin and I are pleased to announce a new workshop offering that relates to the recent posts on Tool Set 2009 and to the issues of Work Literacy. Work Literacy Skills Workshop Was the last formal training you had on knowledge work skills the use of a card catalog and microfiche reader? While there has been incredible innovation in tools and methods that support personal work and learning over the past 10 years, most of us have had a hard time with our Work Skills Keeping Up. You aren't alone in that.

Testing for Instructional Designers -- A Common Mistake

Will at Work Learning

Better yet, we could have them work on a simulated real-world task and follow steps that would enable them to complete the simulated task only if they used the access panel as part of their task completion. Better yet, we could have them work on an actual real-world task. Or we could just get back to work and crank out that test. What is it? Scroll down for the answer.

Global HR Trends are Affecting Corporate Learning: It’s time that HR and Learning came closer!

G-Cube

The challenge is to find the right employees, with the appropriate skills required to do a job. While employees have required credentials, developing their skills is now a priority for most organizations through sustained training activities. More and more organizations are thus devoting more energy and money towards developing employee skills and capabilities, on a continuous basis.

The Neuroscience of Gamification in Online learning

Growth Engineering

We’ve also touched on the point that games and gamification work in harmony with the most complex informational hardware in the known universe – the human brain. Games teach work skills. By commanding a Roman army to victory or managing the facilities of a virtual city, players can gain skills like resource management and prioritisation. The hippocampus controls recall.

PKM is our part of the social learning contract

Jane Hart

PKM is also a key skill of being an effective autonomous learner – as we can see from the many individuals who are already organizing and managing their own personal learning strategies in the organization – and consequently a key aspect of BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning). So how can we help students as well as workers develop the new PKM skills? For me this is spot on.

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10 Must-Read Articles About Blended Learning

TalentLMS

5 reasons why blended learning works Okay so we know what blended learning is but if we want to get a deeper understanding of this subject, we should ask why it actually works? In his article Tom Vander Ark shows what benefits blended learning can bring not only to teachers and learners but also to employees who are improving their work skills. Dave Landry Jr.

Dilbert Warns Me About Work Literacy

Tony Karrer

Should the following Dilbert worry me about Work Literacy? Much of the idea of Work Literacy is to help people who need to keep up with how technology impacts knowledge work. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

Enterprise e-Learning: Serving Two Masters

TalentLMS

End users are your “students” These can be new employees taking an orientation course or senior employees learning a new skill or process. Where a commercial e-learning offering catering to students is quite straightforward (people register and pay you to learn a new skill), enterprise e-learning can be a little bit more complex, with office politics coming into play.

Enhance employee performance by keeping them engaged

Designing Digitally

If organizations hire for cultural fit more than skills, the employees will have the right attitude and be engaged in their work. Skills can be taught, attitude needs to be ingrained. Making work fun is a great recipe for engaging the employees. Disengaged employees are a burden on the economy. The U.S. But, the most effective solution is often the simplest one.

Weekly Bookmarks (7/17/2011)

Experiencing eLearning

Future Work Skills 2020 (PDF). Drivers that will change the landscape of work and key skills needed in the next 10 years (sense-making, social intelligence, novel & adaptive thinking, cross-cultural competency, new media literacy, virtual collaboration, etc.). Ed Tech and Instructional Technology Related Programs in the United States. Curt Bonk’s collected list of masters and doctoral programs in instructional technology. tags: instructionaldesign highered newid. tags: career 21stcenturyskills change collaboration. World Time Buddy. Posted from Diigo.

Where Does Innovation Spring From?

CLO Magazine

One day, James dropped a helical spring he was working on and, as it slinked and clinked across the floor, he got the idea to turn it into a toy. Citing research by Wharton management professor Martine Haas and doctoral student Wendy Ham, the article discussed how “work groups can recombine ideas in novel and useful ways” by bringing peripheral knowledge to core tasks. Yet the way many organizations approach education and workforce development isn’t always conducive to nurturing these critical thinking skills. I loved the Slinky as a kid.

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Study: Firms Must Tap Worker Passion to Address Competitive Pressures

CLO Magazine

The data suggests that the typical corporate response of reducing costs and squeezing more productivity out of the remaining workers by making them work harder is not a long-term solution to competitive pressures. Recruiting wars have typically focused on finding particular skills, but Deloitte uncovered that the typical modern work skill becomes outdated within five years. Instead of recruiting skill sets, organizations would be better served by recruiting passionate people and fostering passion in existing workers. San Jose, Calif. — Sept. workforce.

Pick of the Month:12 resources from March

Jane Hart

CLOs who embrace this challenge of integrating learning into work face enormous job enrichment. 3 - Net Work Skills , Harold Jarche, 12 March 2012. Spreitzer and Porath broke thriving into two main components: Vitality – the sense of being alive, passionate, and excited; and Learning – gaining new knowledge, skills, and status as an expert. 5 – To Learn.

Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

You are being told that you have to do these kind of things, but the point is that you have to invest time and money into them to make it work. It only will be if it has an effect on the learners working skills, making them more effective and productive. The output of learning is not what you have learned, but how you can apply it in your everyday work. The how.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. Setting up a SharePoint for a community or work team is very different from teaching them about Personal Learning. In fact, the lack of attention to this topic was the reason I founded Work Literacy in June of 2008. This sounds a lot like a personal learning environment, personal knowledge management (PKM) and personal work and learning environment (PWLE) and PIM. What should be in your tool set? Should twitter be part of your tool set?

July 2011 Review

Jane Hart

Future work skills 2020 , July 2011. Tweet. July was Google Plus month – and it was interesting to read the variety of articles and blog posts about this shiny new social networking service. But my 5 favourite articles from July (that are not Google+ related) were: Why excellent performance isn’t nearly enough , bnet, 8 July 2011.

Getting Help

Tony Karrer

My post New Work is about changes in work skills. One of the bigger changes in work skills have to do with getting help. I looked at a couple examples this recently in LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers This topic came up again in a discussion - Blogging to ask for Help - Colin asked: If you need input from like-minded people around the world, where's the best place to ask? Today I posted a request for reader input in my blog because I didn't know where else I could ask for help from people outside my company.

Enough Tools for Now

Tony Karrer

In Work Skills Keeping Up? , Still I’ll stick with: The bottom line for the Tilde Effect is that we live in a time of incredible innovation that directly affect the methods we use to work and learn. Our work skills cannot sit still. There's a lot of discussion about 21st century skills to be taught in schools, but what about the rest of us? Based on my post yesterday on Missed Opportunities , I received a really interesting email. The basic gist of the email could be summarized as: Don’t we have enough tools for now? I discuss the Tilde Effect.

Work Literacy Launch

Tony Karrer

I'm very happy to announce that Michele Martin and I have just launched Work Literacy - a network of individuals, companies and organizations who are interested in learning, defining, mentoring, teaching and consulting on the frameworks, skills, methods and tools of modern knowledge work. When discussing new(ish) tools like blogs and social bookmarking, and discussing things like advanced search techniques, there's a gap in knowledge work skills. We need something to help us make sense of all that is happening that changes how we do our knowledge work.

Prepare to Feel Old

Tony Karrer

I use similar kinds of examples in my presentations (and posts such as Work Skills Keeping Up? ). Workplace Learning Today pointed me to a post Ten Common Phrases That Could Soon Be History. I thought it might be fun for me to catalog some of the ones that I’ve used in my presentations and other places as well as have this ready for future presentations. Call me collect?

2009 Top Posts and Topics

Tony Karrer

Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank eLearning Portal Integration Data Driven Notable Topics for 2009 Work Skills and Knowledge Work Work Skills Keeping Up? Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool Tool Set 2009 Knowledge Work Types LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers SharePoint Using SharePoint SharePoint Examples SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 Long Tail Long Tail Blogging is Dying? But for now, let me just focus on my Best of 2009. eLearning Technology.

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, Improve your Work Literacy I would highly encourage going through the recent series of posts all about Tools and Methods for Work and Learning : Work Skills Keeping Up Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Processing Link Pages Network Learning Collaboration Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Work Skills Workshop Keynote Links I mentioned in Twitter Conference Ideas that I was sending messages and links during the keynote.

Does Deliberative Practice Lead to Quick Proficiency?

Tony Karrer

It's interesting to see how these relate to and enhance the core elements of Deliberative Practice: Deliberate practice identifies specific, defined elements of performance that need to be improved and works them intently independent of actual performance. In reading studies on deliberative practice, it's pretty clear that there's a nice body of research showing that this works. And the reality is that likely you've seen this with your kids – think improving soccer skills, study skills, etc. I'm also trying to figure out how this relates to Work Literacy.

Hot Last Week

Tony Karrer

Hot Last Week (1/9/2009 - 1/16/2009) Hot Last Week Posts Better Memory Ten years after Why Dissecting an E-Learning Course Will Improve Your Skills Basic mLearning with BlackBerries MixedInk Time to end “courseocentricism” Resources and Tools Interviews on Instructional Design Implementing a Virtual World Open source for learning costs less Hot Last Week Items Information Architecture for Audio: Doing It Right - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design How To Find The Best Free Image/Photo/Graphics Downloads For Your Blog Posts | Smackdown! Other items come from other sources.

Social Media for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

This was a major reason that I started down the path with Work Literacy. Last week I had a presentation around using Social Media and Web 2.0 tools to improve your performance as a knowledge worker. One of the questions that always comes up is: How do I find more information to help me get started? The answer is that this information is a bit hard to come by. There’s a lot out there, but it’s often hard to find information that helps you get start. eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

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Work Literacy Launch

Clark Quinn

I'm very happy to announce that Michele Martin and I have just launched Work Literacy - a network of individuals, companies and organizations who are interested in learning, defining, mentoring, teaching and consulting on the frameworks, skills, methods and tools of modern knowledge work. When discussing new(ish) tools like blogs and social bookmarking, and discussing things like advanced search techniques, there's a gap in knowledge work skills. We need something to help us make sense of all that is happening that changes how we do our knowledge work.

Is Social Learning Fun?

Tony Karrer

He chose to write about how he works differently from 10 years ago … one of my favorite topics. Some good stuff in his post, but something that caught my eye was: Have my work skills changed? Robert Kennedy recently posted 100 Conversations and Hot Wheels where he addressed one of my 100 Conversation Topics that you can find aggregated on eLearning Learning as 100 Conversations. Well, I use different tools now and I think my general approach to things has morphed slightly. However, I still look to incorporate the “oh that was fun” factor into learning. But maybe that's me?

Better Memory

Tony Karrer

I'm only 43, but posts like New Work Skills are a bit of an eye opener that we were taught metacognition using note taking on paper, card catalogs, microfiche readers , rollodex, etc. The reality is that metacognitive techniques are changing rapidly - hence so are work skills. In work literacy terms, better memory relates to keep / organize / refind /remind.

Hot List - Second Half of January

Tony Karrer

Hot List - 1/17/2009 - 1/31/2009 Posts Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course Building a Learning Portal YouTube videos inside Slideshare Learning 2.0 As I was at ASTD last week, I missed doing my Hot List for the week. You can find out more about this in Hot List and Hot Last Week. So, I've compiled the list for roughly the second half of January. The posts come from the primary sources for this group. Other items come from other sources. Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.com

Personal in Personal Knowledge Management

Tony Karrer

It’s a pick-and-choose sort of thing: the way we manage information has a lot to do with the information, and a lot to do with who we are and what we want the information for … Harold responded with Other PKM processes where he shows some other models and states: To be clear, my intention is to show what works for me and perhaps some part of this may work others. eLearning Technology.

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