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Self-Directed Learning or Self-Directed Performance?

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There is no shortage of new innovation we seek to implement in our L&D discipline, and Micro-Learning is one of the most recent. Depending upon how one chooses to integrate "Micro-Anything", the results can range from truly innovative solutions to merely applying more lipstick on the training pig. Continuous Learning Discovery & Consulting Micro-Learning Performance Support Sustained Capability intentional design performance support Self-Directed Learning

True Confessions from a Performance Ninja

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You’ll see it on their faces, and they’ll look up at you with questioning eyes and ask, “You mean this is not a training issue?”…and and then you’ll dance like only a performance consultant can dance…right before spiking the folder full of verbatim interview responses like a wide receiver slamming a touchdown pass in the end zone.

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Micro-Learning Is Bigger Than You Think…And Not Just For Learning

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What the article I'm referencing and comments I read made clear illustrate the gyrations we are heading into now with this “new” micro-learning approach. It will be easy to become distracted, so don't get all raked up in a pile over what we call it…or how long it should be. It's about what it can facilitate at the moment of need to get the DO done.

Survey Said…“Enough with the E-Learning Already!”

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We [L&D] don’t need to catch up to the disruptions in our digital technology as much as we need to catch up to that which our learners are asking. Continuous Learning EPSS Micro-Learning Mobile Learning Performance Support Performer Support Technology Coaching hands-on guidance mentoring moment of need point of work

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Attention Span of a Gnat?

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Enable learning and support within the workflow. Keep things moving; breaking the chain of concentration to launch a fire safety course in the LMS while my hair is on fire makes no sense. Give me 90-seconds of Stop Drop & Roll and then let’s get on with it. Continuous Learning Learning @ the Point of Work Micro-Learning Performer Support Rants & Ramblings Technology

Micro-Learning Is Bigger Than You Think…And Not Just For Learning

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What the article I'm referencing and comments I read made clear illustrate the gyrations we are heading into now with this “new” micro-learning approach. It will be easy to become distracted, so don't get all raked up in a pile over what we call it…or how long it should be. It's about what it can facilitate at the moment of need to get the DO done.

Evolving ISD Adoption for a Performance Paradigm

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What if the "I" in "Instructional Systems Design" was changed to "Intentional Systems Design"? Am I suggesting the application of lipstick on the traditional ISD pig, or something radically different? We need core ISD expertise reshaped with the "Intent" to drive sustained workforce capability beyond the classroom to a new ground zero – the Point-of Work. 70:20:10 AGILE Continuous Learning Discovery & Consulting EPSS Learning Ecosystems MOOCs Performer Support Sustained Capability

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Did Cavemen Use Micro-Learning?

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We should get nuts over all the labels. Is learning informal, formal, non-formal, dynamic, continuous, micro, bursted, non-linear, linear, asynchronous, bi-synchronous, tri-synchronous…where will it end? And who really gives a rip what it’s called…as long as learning takes place…AND…sustained workforce performance at the Point-of-Work is the ultimate outcome?

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Did Cavemen Use Micro-Learning?

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We should get nuts over all the labels. Is learning informal, formal, non-formal, dynamic, continuous, micro, bursted, non-linear, linear, asynchronous, bi-synchronous, tri-synchronous…where will it end? And who really gives a rip what it’s called…as long as learning takes place…AND…sustained workforce performance at the Point-of-Work is the ultimate outcome?

Going Ninja & the Covert Art of Hiding 70:20:10

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After surviving in the L&D profession for over thirty years, I continue to ponder what is it going to take to trip the training air bag? C’mon, man! We’ve tried everything known to humans so far…we gamify, we MOOC, we micro, we burst, we space, we go virtual, we go mobile, we asynch, bi-synch, tri-synch, […].

Is Training Falling Short? Turn Up the Pain!

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I just finished reading an amazing book, “Chase the Lion”, by Mark Batterson, where the focus is largely examining change…personal change to be exact. But the same principles he addresses are very relevant for shifting thinking in an organization. The thinking I firmly believe we need to change is how we attempt to build sustained […].

Onboarding Vs. Waterboarding: Is There a Difference?

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Is there a difference between your onboarding process and the process of waterboarding? One uses water.and the other holds the new hire down and administers enough information at a continuous pace so they get the overwhelming sensation of drowning. Which one do you put your new hires through?

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Evolving ISD Adoption for a Performance Paradigm

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What if the "I" in "Instructional Systems Design" was changed to "Intentional Systems Design"? Am I suggesting the application of lipstick on the traditional ISD pig, or something radically different? We need core ISD expertise reshaped with the "Intent" to drive sustained workforce capability beyond the classroom to a new ground zero – the Point-of Work. 70:20:10 AGILE Continuous Learning Discovery & Consulting EPSS Learning Ecosystems MOOCs Performer Support Sustained Capability

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Fixing Performance Should Trump Training as a Priority

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Why build training content as a priority if there is an asset you could build that closes an existing performance gap? I’m not saying “forget training”; rather, I’m suggesting that closing the performance gap should be FIRST PRIORITY. Designing and building an asset to support performance at the Point-of-Work is actually one of the first […].

Fixing Performance Should Trump Training as a Priority

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Why build training content as a priority if there is an asset you could build that closes an existing performance gap? I’m not saying “forget training”; rather, I’m suggesting that closing the performance gap should be FIRST PRIORITY. Designing and building an asset to support performance at the Point-of-Work is actually one of the first […].

Have You Discovered Your Discovery Gaps…Yet?

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If we do not accomplish discovery at the Point-of-Work, we can only guess at performance outcomes or task-level work requirements, who actually does the work, required resources, tools, systems and/or moment of need support needed to pull it off in a sustainable manner. THAT’S a discovery gap. And it’s urgent we close it sooner than later.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Doop-Dee-Doo Learning Design

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It gets better…HR needs to move from a “process developer” to an “experience architect”. Now we’re talking unicorns, rainbows, safe places, and kittens…and badges…gotta have badges.big honkin’ badges with a leader board! Make the hurting stop. Rants & Ramblings

Performance Support: Just Gimme Three Clicks!

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Critical demands for ensuring workforce agility and resilience manifest beyond the current scope of the best training programs; the best training design, best development and delivery practices that many L&D organizations rely upon as standard methodology.

Performance Support: Gimme Three Clicks!

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Critical demands for ensuring workforce agility and resilience manifest beyond the current scope of the best training programs; the best training design, best development and delivery practices that many L&D organizations rely upon as standard methodology.

Driving Performance with Extended Blend

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Focusing on a new ground zero - If we hope to move beyond potential, we must move beyond where we create it – during training events – whether the event is an exotic blend of ILT/web-based; delivered in a virtual synchronous venue; detached from linearity via the use of MOOCs; or pushed out to mobile devices; or shrunken in size to form micro-learning or bursted in small learning chunks; or whatever other label we attach to it. Whatever flavor of the day training may take; it’s still training.

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Experience API [xAPI] & Why You Should Give a Rip

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They say that even a blind squirrel will find a nut eventually, and I am living proof of that concept. So there I was at DevLearn 2014 locked in to speak at a couple of breakout sessions and facilitate a tabletop discussion at the crack of dawn on day one. I’m on a Performance Support mission of “seek and learn” and purely by accident I stumbled over a pre-conference session Tuesday afternoon before the conference ever started called the xAPI Hyperdrive.

Chief Capability Officer (CCO) Seeks a New Home

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Having been in L&D for many years in virtually every role from road warrior sales trainer to multiple leadership positions, I have been an advocate of the premise that Training Drives Performance. And why not, it’s promoted in both scope and charter of the typical L&D mission? After drinking the Kool-Aid of a Performance Paradigm about ten years ago, I have become more convinced than ever that Training Does NOT Drive Performance – It Drives Potential.

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Chief Capability Officer (CCO) Seeks a New Home

Living in Learning

Having been in L&D for many years in virtually every role from road warrior sales trainer to multiple leadership positions, I have been an advocate of the premise that Training Drives Performance. And why not, it’s promoted in both scope and charter of the typical L&D mission? After drinking the Kool-Aid of a Performance Paradigm about ten years ago, I have become more convinced than ever that Training Does NOT Drive Performance – It Drives Potential.

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Turn Loose the MOOCs

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Consider the point of work as the new classroom if you like, but recognizing the application of assets at the point of work represents new kinds of assets…a.k.a. Performance Support [PS]. Courses no longer fit. When your hair is on fire there is no time to log into the LMS and take a course on fire safety.

The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?

Chasing Sustained Workforce Capability

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Sustaining the capability of our workforce is a race we are all running whether we choose to describe the effort in this manner or not. Creating a workforce that is nimble, agile, and resilient are a few of the buzzwords we hear today that describe what it takes to attain things like sustainability and competitive advantage. But where does being nimble, agile, and resilient matter most? The answer to this question is simple – the Point-of-Work.

Chasing Sustained Workforce Capability

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Sustaining the capability of our workforce is a race we are all running whether we choose to describe the effort in this manner or not. Creating a workforce that is nimble, agile, and resilient are a few of the buzzwords we hear today that describe what it takes to attain things like sustainability and competitive advantage. But where does being nimble, agile, and resilient matter most? The answer to this question is simple – the Point-of-Work.

“EPS Readiness?” Or “One-and-Done?”

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Successful implementation does not equal full adoption. My point is simply this – being ready to deploy any manner of change is not the same as being at a state of readiness to implement effectively and ensure sustainable adoption across the user population. Both of those examples from my own experiences flash back when I think about the prospects of integrating EPS in any organization.

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When Are MOOCs Not MOOCs?

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This post this likely to twist a knot in a few knickers, but hey.it's s what I seem to do these days, so buckle up.this might rip you right out of your training paradigm. Traditionally, a MOOC, in academic circles, is known as a Massive Open Online Course.and I have no problem with that. Where I get torqued down tight is when corporate Training tries to emulate an academic MOOC with corporate learning content. When that happens, corporate L&D potentially misses the boat.

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EPS Readiness Comes Before Strategy

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Many organizations are locked into long-held beliefs that training is the default solution to overcoming performance challenges. While training can certainly contribute to closing performance gaps, sadly, the only outcome that can be consistently proven is the creation of potential. Is potential enough?