Workplace of the Future video
APRIL 25, 2017
Someone asked for a video on the Workplace of the Future project , so I created one. Thought I’d share it with you, too. Just a walkthrough with some narration, talking about some of the design decisions. One learning for me (that I’m sure you knew): a script really helps!
Revisiting the Ecosystem
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
One of the keys to the L&D revolution is recognizing the full performance ecosystem and the ways technology can support performance and development. I’ve tried to represent and share my thinking via diagrams (including here , here , and here ).
Learning Design Insights
MARCH 7, 2017
I attended a recent Meetup of the Bay Area Learning Design & Technology, and it led to some insights. As context, this is a group that meets in the evening maybe once or every other month or so. It’s composed of students or new graduates as well as experienced-practitioners.
Human Learning is Not About to Change Forever
APRIL 26, 2017
In my inbox was an announcement about a new white paper with the intriguing title Human Learning is About to Change Forever. So naturally I gave up my personal details to download a copy. There are nine claims in the paper, from the obvious to the ridiculous. So I thought I’d have some fun. First, let’s get clear. Our learning runs on our brain, our wetware. And that’s not changing in any fundamental way in the near future.
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Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
At the DevLearn conference, I ran a Morning Buzz on Learning Design Strategy. I’m happy to say that the participants threw in lots of ideas, and I thought they were worth capturing.
Karen Hough ATD Core 4 Keynote Mindmap
MARCH 23, 2017
Karen Hough kicked off ATD’s Core 4 event with a lively keynote talking about how improvisation reflects many core factors involved in successful organizational agility.
Adaptive or just good design?
MARCH 28, 2017
A few posts ago, I wrote about how we might be rushing too fast into cognitive computing. Not that there’s anything wrong with augmenting us, but I was wondering if we’d be better off focusing on developing our non-cognitive systems first. And, of course, it occurred to me after a conversation that there might be another example of this ‘tech fix before smart fix’ problem: adaptive learning over good design. Is this a tech solution to the wrong problem?
Reordering the Serious eLearning Manifesto
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
So, as you may know (and if you don’t, you should ), almost three years ago now, I teamed up with colleagues Michael Allen, Julie Dirksen, & Will Thalheimer (all worth knowing about) and put together the Serious eLearning Manifesto. And I believe it’s a good thing.
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A ‘Field of Dreams’ Industry
MARCH 8, 2017
In the movie, Field of Dreams, the character played by Kevin Costner is told “If you build it, they will come.”
APRIL 4, 2017
I was reading about Digital Business Platforms, which is a move away from siloed IT systems to create a unified environment. Which, naturally, seems like a sensible thing to do. The benefits are about continual innovation, but I wonder if a more apt phrase is instead continual exploration.
What you learn not as important as how you learn!
APRIL 18, 2017
I’m going a bit out on a limb here, with a somewhat heretical statement: what you learn is more important than how you learn ! (You You could say pedagogy supersedes curricula, but that’s just being pedantic. ;) And I’m pushing the boundaries of the concept a bit, but I think it’s worth floating as an idea. It’s meta-learning, of course, learning how to learn! The important point is to focus on what’s being developed. And I mean this at two levels.
Organizational Learning Engineering
JUNE 28, 2016
Organizational learning processes – across L&D, Executive Development, Leadership Development, and more of the roles in HR and talent management – are largely still rooted in both industrial era models and myths.
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Because quality matters
OCTOBER 6, 2016
I was reflecting on some of the actions my colleagues and I take. These are, in particular, colleagues that have been contributing to the field for a long time, ones who know what they’re talking about and that I therefore respect. I retweeted one who called for being careful of the source in message. I’ve supported another who has been on a crusade against myths. And I joined with some others to promote quality elearning. And it led me to wonder why. Why care?
Kaihan Krippendorff Keynote Mindmap
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
At a private event, I had a chance to hear Kaihan Krippendorff talk about thinking differently about innovation. He used an 8P’s model as a framework to illustrate how to think differently.
70:20:10 and the Learning Curve
JANUARY 27, 2015
My colleague Charles Jennings recently posted on the value of autonomous learning (worth reading!), sparked by a diagram provided by another ITA colleague, Jane Hart (that I also thought was insightful). In Charles’ post he also included an IBM diagram that triggered some associations.
JANUARY 5, 2017
I’m preparing my keynote for a mobile conference, and it’s caused an interesting reflection. My mlearning books came out in 2011, and subsequently I’ve written on the revolution.
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Tony DeRose #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
Tony DeRose opened the second day of DevLearn with a geeky (and intriguing) presentation on the links between math and story in making animation. With clips and anecdotes he showed how it works, and inspired about how they’re connecting this to STEM.
Classical and Rigorous
APRIL 11, 2017
A recent twitter spat led me to some reflections, and I thought I’d share. In short, an individual I do not know attacked one of my colleague Harold’s diagrams , and said that they stood against “everything classical and rigorous” My somewhat flip comment was that “the classical and rigorous is also outdated and increasingly irrelevant. Time for some new thinking” Which then led to me being accused of spreading BS.
Activities for Integrating Learning
APRIL 30, 2015
I’ve been working on a learning design that integrates developing social media skills with developing specific competencies, aligned with real work. It’s an interesting integration, and I drafted a pedagogy that I believe accomplishes the task.
DECEMBER 21, 2016
One of the recent trends has been about ‘customer experience’, focusing the organization on a consistent and coherent customer experience from first exposure through to ongoing product or service use. And this is a ‘good thing’!
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What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?
JUNE 14, 2016
I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Yeah, my life is exciting ;). Seriously, this is important, as the tools we use and provide through the organization impact the effectiveness with which people can work.
Penn Jillette #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
Magician Penn Jillette opened the DevLearn conference with a fascinating presentation on storytelling, telling his story and unpacking magic for us. The post Penn Jillette #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap appeared first on Learnlets. design meta-learning
DECEMBER 27, 2016
I was thinking about the ways in which organizations can support performance. That is, we can and should be aligning with how we think, work, and learn.
Another model for support
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
I was thinking about today’s post , wherein I was talking about a couple of packages that might help organizations move forward. I was reflecting back on some previous posts about engagement models, and was reminded of a more recent one. And I realized this has played out in a couple of ways. And these approaches did provide away to develop the organization’s abilities to develop better learning.
The complete eLearning journey
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How to learn and learn-to-learn
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
I was asked by a colleague to answer some questions for a project on how to learn. I naturally decided to answer in a blog post ;). In your working life, how have you learnt effectively from experience, please provide an example if possible?
Top 10 Tools for @C4LPT 2017
APRIL 19, 2017
Jane Hart is running her annual Top 100 Tools for Learning poll (you can vote too), and here’s my contribution for this year. These are my personal learning tools, and are ordered according to Harold Jarche’s Seek-Sense-Share models, as ways to find answers, to process them, and to share for feedback: Google Search is my go-to tool when I come across something I haven’t heard of.
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
One of the things that I feel is a really useful tool in my ongoing learning, in my ‘making sense of the world’ is diagramming. I find diagrams to be a really powerful way to understand not just elements, but relationships.
Demoing Out Loud (#wolweek and #DevLearn)
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Demoing is a form of working out loud, right? So I recently was involved in a project with Learnnovators where we designed some demo elearning (on the workplace of the future), and documented the thinking behind it. The posts, published by Learning Solutions, are aggregated here.) And now there’s be a chance to see it! So, a couple of things to note. First, this is Work Out Loud Week, and you should be seeing considerable attention to working out loud (aka Show Your Work).
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Tackling the tough stuff
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
I was reflecting a wee bit on my books (and writings in general), and realized that there’s somewhat of a gap when I talk about games, and mobile, and more. And it’s not unconscious, but instead principled, even if it arises somewhat implicitly.