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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.

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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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.

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.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

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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Desperate Need to Reinvent the L&D professional in Australia – Online Forum

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Thu, Sep 11, 2014 12-1 PM Sydney , Register. The L&D profession is facing stress in Australia bought about reduced budgets, outsourcing, increased speed of business and the impact of technology. This is being reflected in the changing quality and quantity of L&D jobs and career paths available. We cogitate on the skills needed to ensure L&D professionals keep themselves in demand including digital and business skills.

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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

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.

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

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

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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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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

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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Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Members of HR are known for taking on different types of tasks. Safety training isn’t always one of them, but in reality, it makes sense that it should be. Learn how safety aligns with the goals of any HR team and how managing it can make your job easier.

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.

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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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

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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.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

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

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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

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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 ?

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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 ?

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

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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?

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Making Learning Accessible – Solving A Complex Puzzle

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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.

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.”

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

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

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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.

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

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

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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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HRCafe Employee Performance Management – To Be or Not to Be

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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.

Reinventing Learning in Australia – Announcing Learning Cafe UnConference 2015

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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

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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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6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Usability and e-Learning – The Critical Connection

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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.