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Reflections from the Sydney Learning Café UnConference

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The format of every UnConference that I’ve been to has been different. The design of the event that was a great balance between structured and unstructured discussions that the audience of 50 learning and development professionals engaged with quickly. Each of the streams had a corner of the large room where fast paced quality conversations happen. Maybe some of the discussions were a bit too fastpaced and more time would always be great to explore the ideas in more depth.

Content Curation & Dissemination for Learning

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Thursday, May 5th, 2016, Sydney. Overview. One of the biggest challenges of our times is the explosion in the quantity and immediacy of the information available through the internet. DOMO estimated the amount of information generated every minute (in 2014). Facebook users share nearly 2.46 million pieces of content. Twitter users tweet nearly 277,000 times. YouTube users upload 72 hours of new video content. Apple users download 48,000 apps. Email users send over 204 million messages.

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Agile & ADDIE -Tango or Face Off 2

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Overview. Over the years the systematic ADDIE process has proven successful in design and development of learning. However, is ADDIE too “organised” in today’s world of swift change. The landscape today is characterized by frequently changing business requirements, incorporation of Web 2.0 elements, short shelf-life of content and the need for clients to see what they are getting (or at least a sample) in the early stages of the process.

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Participant Statistics – Learning To Teach Online Plus by LearningCafe

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LearningCafe is augmenting the Learning To Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC to provide a contextualised learning experience for organisational Learning and Capability professionals. This model is called MOOCsPlus. Here are some participant statistics. On June 22. Total Number for Participants for LTTO + = 102. Number of organisations involved = 51. Number of Participants from Organisations. 6 participants or more = 5 organizations. 2 – 4 participants = 9 organizations.

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The Employee Engagement Crisis. Can L&D Provide Solutions? – Online Forum

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April 23 , 12 – 1 PM Sydney , Register. Overview. Bersin Deloitte 2015 Human Capital Trends Report has identified employee engagement and culture as the #1 issue worldwide. Australia was identified as having engagement and culture gap (-31) greater than US (-30), India (-28), UK (-25) and China (-22). Interestingly the same report identified Learning as a business-critical priority for increasing skills, improving the leadership pipeline, and enhancing employee engagement and retention.

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Virtual Reality in Learning – Has the Time Come ? – Online Discussion

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Thursday, May 12th, 2016 12 to 1 PM Sydney. Overview. When it comes to emerging technologies, numerous tech companies including Facebook, HTC, Sony, Microsoft and Samsung are eyeing virtual reality (VR) as the next big thing. While VR has been around for some time, a confluence of factors including lower costs and increased processing power is leading the way to rapid adoption by consumers. VR is predicted to grow from 2016 onwards.

Sharing the TinCan/xAPI@Work Journey – Step 1 – Validating the Potential

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xAPI/TinCan has the potential to alter just about everything Learning does or will be expected to deliver. TinCan/xAPI the new learning standards that make 70:20:10/ Performance Support/ Personal Learning Records feasible. TinCan is the successor of SCORM 2004/1.2 but the good news is that it promises so much more than that. While TinCan/xAPI is a technical specification it will profoundly impact the way we architect the design, delivery and consumption of learning.

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Our TinCan/xAPI@Work Journey – Step 2 – Proof Of Concept & Learning Analytics

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Thu, July 16, 2015 12 – 1:00 pm EST. Register. Following on from our webinar on Sharing our TinCan/xAPI@Work Journey – Step 2 we share our journey in creating a working proof of concept for TinCan/xAPI. xAPI/TinCan has the potential to alter just about everything Learning does or will be expected to deliver. TinCan/xAPI the new learning standards that make 70:20:10/ Performance Support/ Personal Learning Records feasible. TinCan/xAPI is the successor of SCORM 2004/1.2

xAPI/TinCan@work – A collaborative exploration by Asiapac organisations facilitated by Learning Cafe

Learning Cafe

TinCan/xAPI the new learning standards that make 70:20:10/ Performance Support/ Personal Learning Records feasible. It is the successor of SCORM 2004/1.2 but promises so much more. TinCan or more correctly xAPI (Experience API) has been announced but parts of it is still evolving. The business impact is still nascent as learning technology vendors incorporate xAPI into their platforms. The adoption in real world has a small footprint but growing.

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The Ultimate Crash Course in eLearning Visual Design

Speaker: Connie Malamed, Founder of Mastering Instructional Design and Publisher of The eLearning Coach

Well-designed materials can motivate learners, improve comprehension, and assist optimal retention. If you need rapid, easily actionable ways to improve your eLearning and slides, join this session to learn the power principles that will have the biggest impact on your designs.

Digital Disruption – Opportunity and Threat for L&D. LearningCafe Online Discussion

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Sydney. Our final online panel discussion for 2015 and it is not be missed. We speak to a panel of experienced learning managers and consultants to review the year that was and the next one in the world of corporate learning. What were the significant trends last year and what can we expect for 2016 ? We discuss: Business drivers for Learning in 2015. How Learning design and delivery has changed. in 2015.

Professional Development for L&D – Learning To Teach Online MOOC Augmented by LearningCafe

Learning Cafe

Frequently Asked Questions. I am interested in joining the LearningCafe’s Augmented MOOC Study Group. What do I need to do ? Please register your interest here or fill the form at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you with joining details. What are MOOCs ? Massively Online Open Courses (MOOCs), are run by leading universities (Stanford, Melbourne etc.) using a flipped classroom model.

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Learner Generated Learning Content – Possibilities, Mechanics or Chaos ? Online Forum

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Thu, July 17, 2014 12 – 1 PM , Register. Remember the time we got our news and entertainment from traditional media such as TV, Newspapers and Radio and experts. Fast forward to now and we are increasingly consuming user generated content on YouTube, Facebooks, Blogs, Wikipedia etc. This content is being generated by the same people who also work in our companies.

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MOOCs for Employee Learning – Practitioners View

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MOOCs are being dubbed a game changer in the academic world. However there is little discussion as yet on the potential for use of MOOCs for organisational or employee learning. Three months ago Learning Café made a call. MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) can be a mainstream employee learning option. It offers cost effective solutions for organisations with the benefits far outweighing the challenges. L&D/HR need to be proactive in exploring and including MOOCs in learning strategies.

6 Tips to Transform Performance & Boost ROI with Video

Speaker: Don Schmidt - WW Sales Enablement Director, Inside Sales MongoDB

The power of video is working for a growing roster of organizations, whether working with a live mentor or scaling programs with artificial intelligence. Take advantage of this exclusive webinar to learn how to use video coaching to your advantage!

Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum – Looking back at 2013. What is coming in 2014

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Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEDT. Our final online panel discussion for 2013 and it is not be missed. We speak to a panel of learning and performance managers and consultants to review the year that was and the next one. What were the significant trends last year and what can we expect for 2014 ? We discuss: Panel Discussion 1- CLO Forum. Business drivers for Learning in 2013. How Learning design and delivery has changed.

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Measuring Learning Effectiveness: Beyond Training Happy Sheets & Memory Recall

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Thursday, April 14th 2016, 12 to 1 pm Sydney time . Overview. Despite Learning measurement frameworks like Kirkpatrick and Philips ROI that have been around for so many years, defining meaningful measures still continues to be a big challenge for L&D. ‘E’ is the most ignored in ADDIE. L&D must become more capable at Evaluation of Learning. Allocate 10 – 20 % of the project budget to Evaluation and agree the criteria upfront.To

MOOCs for Employee Learning – The Mechanics – Online Forum

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEST (Sydney). www1.gotomeeting.com/register/419751728. Following on from our last online discussion on MOOCs for Employee Learning – Practitioners View in this discussion we cover the logistics of planning and deploying MOOCS for employee learning. We cover: How to Build a Business Case – Jeevan Joshi – Producer, Learning Cafe. Case Study of Using MOOCS at Jardine Lloyd Thompson Sunder Ramachandran.

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The Rise and Fall of 3D Learning – Lessons from Real Implementations

Learning Cafe

On being asked to write a blog post on my experience with virtual learning, our near obsessive interest, few years ago, with Virtual worlds and 3D Learning comes to mind. Second Life in particular had caught the imaginations of several different groups within our large global organization. Having seen its stupendous success with assorted conferences and meetings, various teams worldwide began exploring Second Life, and its applications in Learning.

Using New Trends to Revive Your eLearning Strategy

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning

In this fireside chat, leading L&D expert Stephen Baer will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

MOOCs for Organisational Learning – Conversation with Kevin Werbach – Wharton School

Learning Cafe

I recently participated in a MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) on Gamification along with 66,000 fellow learners run by Kevin Werbach. Associate Professor, The Wharton School. I thoroughly enjoyed the MOOC and learnt a lot from it. We decided to speak to Kevin about his views about MOOCs. Kevin is a leading expert on the legal, business, and public policy aspects of the Network Age.

User Generated Learning Content – Making it Happen

Learning Cafe

Wed, Sept 30, 2015 12 – 1 PM AEST , Register. Remember the time we got all our news and entertainment from traditional media such as TV, Newspapers and Radio and experts. Fast forward to now and we are increasingly consuming user generated content on YouTube, Facebooks, Blogs, Wikipedia etc. This content is being generated by the same people who also work in your organisations.

Aspiring for Learning Excellence in Australia – Are we in the race ?

Learning Cafe

Date : Thu, July 4, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEST. What does excellence of Learning mean to you at an Personal, Team, Function and Organisational Level ? We discuss some models frameworks that define/measure excellence ? Do we aim for overall excellence or can we only aim for excellence in parts, projects or solutions ? Does Learning Function aspire for excellence or does it never have the time and focus to get there ? Where do Australian companies stand in terms of Learning Excellence ?

Applying Behavioural Economics to Learning

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Learning Cafe is kicking of another collaborative project exploring the application of Behavioural Economics to Learning. The hypothesis will test is. “Applying behavioural economics to decisions made for employee learning will assist L&D in becoming more effective in delivering business outcomes.”

Create Engaging Scenario-Based Training on ANY Budget

Speaker: Tim Buteyn - President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, Inc.

In this webinar, Tim Buteyn of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions will explore how to optimize learner engagement with scenario-based training. You'll learn what makes up scenarios, how they benefit the learner, and why this is important to your organization. You'll also dive into real-world examples across a wide range of budgets and look at how typical training content can be completely transformed.

Agile & Learning featuring ADDIE – Tango or Face Off ? Online Discussion

Learning Cafe

Register. Over the years the systematic ADDIE process has proven successful in design and development of learning. However, can maybe ADDIE is too “organised” in today’s world of swift change. The landscape today is characterized by frequently changing business requirements, incorporation of Web 2.0 elements, short shelf-life of content and the need for clients to see what they are getting (or at least a sample) in the early stages of the process.

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Making Learning Accessible – Solving A Complex Puzzle

Learning Cafe

Thur, 1st September 2016, 12 to 1 PM Sydney. Register. Overview. Our workforce is becoming more diverse with employees facing different kinds of barriers to Learning. These barriers to Learning include not only physical ones such as vision, hearing and motor disabilities but also cognitive disabilities and literacy. The combinations and variations may be too numerous to cater for using the “one size fits all” design approach.

How AI/Machine Learning could impact HR/L&D – Survey Results

Learning Cafe

We are on the brink of the fourth industrial revolution, referred as the era of automation where humans and technology are so interconnected that we are unable to achieve outcomes without them. Is the fear of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) surpassing human capability justified?

2016 LearningCafe Award for Outstanding Contribution to Australian L&D – Bob Spence

Learning Cafe

LearningCafe announces one of its very first Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Australian L&D” to celebrate the accomplishments of learning leaders and applaud their incredible contribution to the L&D community. On behalf of the panel we are greatly pleased to announce this year’s awardee ‘ Bob Spence’ for his outstanding contribution to Australian L&D.

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The L&D Strategy Roundtable

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors that affect training and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

Learners as Consumers – Proving the True Value of L&D

Learning Cafe

Thursday, 14th July 2016, 12 to 1 PM Sydney. Overview. Earlier this year we released the “ LearningCafe Digital Manifesto for L&D ,” which is the result of thinking at LearningCafe about how L&D should adapt to provide value in a fast changing and digitally disrupted world. On of the principles of the manifesto is Thinking of Learners As Consumers. . Learners can now choose what, when and where they learn.

Reinventing Learning in Australia – Announcing Learning Cafe UnConference 2015

Learning Cafe

A unique professional development event for experienced Learning professionals not to be missed. Limited to 150 participants. There were lots of opportunities to hear from the experts but also share insights with peer professionals. It was, appropriately, an excellent learning environment.

Apple Watch – Real Possibilities for Employee Performance Support and Learning

Learning Cafe

The much rumoured and much awaited Apple watch is out today. While other companies (e.g. Samsung, Motorola) have already released smartwatches, Apple has once again redefined this category by fusing the hardware and software to create a whole new experience. It fact it may have redefined the entire watch category. Watch a video where Apple talks about the vision behind and features of Apple watch. We do need to keep in mind that the Apple watch is a companion device for the iphone.

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Usability and e-Learning – The Critical Connection

Learning Cafe

An interface is the medium via which the human (user) interacts with the product or application. The design of an interface whether it is a hand-held device, a cockpit, a console or a website, impacts human performance. Since the interface is meant for the user who is executing the tasks, it only seems like common-sense that the user should influence the design of the interface.

Discover What Stage Your CE Program is in and the Next Steps for Tomorrow’s Growth

Get the Customer Education Maturity Model Self-Assessment to quickly determine which of the 5 maturity stages your program is in today and then identify the next high-impact initiatives to undertake to advance to the next stage of program growth.

HRCafe Employee Performance Management – To Be or Not to Be

Learning Cafe

Thursday, 23rd June, 2016, 12 to 1 PM Sydney. Overview. A recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article, “ Reinventing Performance Management ”, featured the revamp of the Performance Management system at Deloitte, which mentioned about getting rid of the annual performance reviews tools such as cascading objectives, once-a-year reviews, and 360-degree-feedback in favor of simpler and more frequent performance discussions.

Organisational Complexity and Implications for Leadership and Coaching

Learning Cafe

In some organisations coaching sometimes sits awkwardly in the Learning and Development function – being seen more as an “ad hoc” tool used by HR rather than a standard tool for training and development. However, a number of authors in the coaching arena, for example Tony Grant and Elaine Cox, point to very strong correlations between adult learning theory and coaching principles.

Training to Learning & Performance – It’s evolution baby!

Learning Cafe

Learning Cuppa from the UK. Hi everyone this is my first post and I’m really pleased to be part of Learning Café. I hope to bring you a view of things that are happening in the UK L&D world. In fact I hope to write about anything that might interest and generate discussion with fellow L&D professionals. So here goes, I should start by saying I love Twitter and use it a lot, although I’m not quite an addict (honest)!

LTTO+ Professional Development Course for L&D by LearningCafe

Learning Cafe

Join the MOOC+ Study Group that provides an augmented learning experience to Organisational Learning and Capability Professionals. MOOC + is lead by L&D professionals and practitioners from various organisations who in addition to completing the Learning To Teach Online MOOC on Coursera will also provide a contextualised learning experience for organisational Learning and Capability professionals.

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Drips, Bots, and Blogs: A Non-Traditional Approach to Learning Reinforcement

Speaker: Shannon Tipton, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Rebels LLC

Today's work culture requires giving people the ability to control when and where they participate in their professional development. Learn how you can provide valuable, self-directed bites of learning content (and strategies to make that content stick) in this webinar!