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The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

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During a meeting at Cambridge University around 30 years ago I was thoroughly chastised by a Cambridge academic. I’d used the phrase ‘learning delivery’ when describing computer-supported collaborative learning ( CSCL ) approaches.

70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

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The term ‘blended learning’ first appeared in the late-1990s when web-based learning solutions started to become more widely used and were integrated on one way or another with face-to-face methods. Of course the ‘blending’ concept has been around for much longer than the past few years.

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Language Learning - an Exemplar of the 70:20:10 Approach?

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Humans are an incredibly inquisitive and extremely social species. The characteristics that helped us reach our dominant position on planet earth are intimately linked with our search for understanding and our social nature. These also drive our learning patterns.

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Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning

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My colleague Jane Hart recently shared the diagram below on her blog. It shows the relationship between relative value and relative autonomy as they relate to different approaches to learning in the modern workplace.

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2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

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Most people get it. Classes, courses and curricula – structured learning events – don’t provide all the tools in the toolkit. They’re bit-players in a much larger world of organisational learning and performance.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

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We may not have noticed it at the time, but the world of learning changed in 1990.

70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent

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“Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw Tom Spiglanin is a senior engineering specialist at the Aerospace Corporation in California and manager of the organisation’s technical training.

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70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

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This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site. There are a few observations from me at the bottom. first published August 2016). Calhoun Wick Cal is deeply experienced and knowledgeable in the area of workplace learning.

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.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

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70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

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This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site. There are a few observations from me at the bottom. Calhoun Wick Cal is deeply experienced and knowledgeable in the area of workplace learning.

What Does the Training Department Do When Training Doesn’t Work?

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The global training industry is large and in growth again post-2008. Data provided by the US membership organisation Training Industry suggests annual growth around 6% per year since 2009.

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Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

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State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?

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A fascinating article recently published on the Fast Company blog should be required reading for all learning and talent professionals as well as for leaders and managers.

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Workplace Learning: Adding, Embedding & Extracting

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High performing individuals, teams and organisations focus on exploiting development opportunities in the workplace because that’s where most of the learning happens.

Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

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This article draws on ideas and supporting material from a new book published for the first time in English last week. 702010 towards 100% performance by Jos Arets, Charles Jennings & Vivian Heijnen Copyright: Sutler Media Language: English Pages: 313 Size: 30.5cm x 23.5 cm (12 X 9.25

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Learning in the Collaboration Age

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(Repost and update from August 2014) Many may not have noticed it at the time, but the world of learning changed in 1990.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

It’s Only 65% !

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The results of yet another 70:20:10 survey were published recently. The researchers (possibly on work experience) declared that “ 50:26:24 is the average learning mix in most companies right now ”.

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70:20:10 - A Framework for High Performance Development Practices

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Over the past few years the 70:20:10 model for development has captured the imagination of organisations across the world. Some organisations apply 70:20:10 principles to targeted and specific development solutions.

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

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“The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor. He takes new measurements every time he sees me. All the rest go on with their old measurements.” George Bernard Shaw I’ve always enjoyed George Bernard Shaw’s writing. He was a man who made a great deal of sense to me.

Managing Learning?

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Donald Taylor recently published an article titled ‘ What does ‘LMS’ mean today ?’. In it Donald posited something I’ve been advocating for years. It is this. Learning can only be managed by the individual in whose head the learning is occurring.

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.

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

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A Revolution or a Slow Demise? I’ve recently read Clark Quinn’s excellent new ‘Revolutionize Learning & Development’ book. Clark always provides a thoughtful and enlightening perspective.

2016 Top Tools for Learning

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The Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies’ 10th Anniversary ‘Top Tools for Learning’ Survey closes midday UK time on Friday 23 September 2016.

Heading towards high performance

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This article was initially published on the Totara website on 4th January 2017. Welcome to the first instalment of our new Disruption Debate series, where we speak to leading industry experts to discover more about disruption in the L&D industry.

JAY CROSS – Pushing the Envelope to the End

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“It all boils down to learning, but not the sort of learning you experienced at school. No, this is learning as a life skill. You’re learning all the time, taking in new information and making sense of it. You learn from experience, from conversations with peers, and from the school of hard knocks.

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

In a Complex World, Continuous Learning and Simple Truths Prevail

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The book ‘The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine’ is Michael Lewis’ marvellous account of the idiocy and greed that led to the sub-prime bubble and the resulting global financial crisis. Lewis’ book focuses on a few smart people who saw the simple truths beneath the complex world of financial jiggery-pokery that led to wealthy people becoming even wealthier on the backs of others who were

Through the 70:20:10 Looking Glass

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This is the second of three posts adapted from articles written for Inside Learning Technologies & Skills magazine. The original has been published here. The third article will be posted here a little while after it has been published in the magazine for the Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibition in London 26-27 January 2012. In the first

The Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World

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(I wrote the original piece this article is based on for Training Industry Quarterly in Winter, 2012. I feel it still speaks to a key issue for building high performance that has barely been touched by many L&D professionals).

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When Learning is the Work: Approaches for supporting learning in the workplace

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Two weeks ago I ran a webinar under this title for Citrix. At the start I posed the question “when you think about one great learning experience you’ve had, can you remember where it occurred? Was it in a classroom or workshop, or did it occur while you were completing the task?” I’ve asked this question, or variations of it, many times over the past few years. The response from this group

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

70:20:10 Primer

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I have often been asked to explain the fundamentals of 70:20:10 as a strategic framework quickly and simply. I wrote the one-page ‘primer’ below to serve that immediate purpose. Please feel free to use it for any no-commercial purposes.

The Power of Conversations

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“we tell ourselves stories in order to live” Haruki Murakami Jerome Bruner (1915- ) is one of the greatest educational psychologists the world has ever produced. He has spent his long lifetime studying learning and the human mind. Still active and in post as a Research Professor at New York University in his 95th year, Bruner has long realised the value of conversations and

Social & Workplace Learning through the 70:20:10 Lens

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There have been millions of words written and spoken about ‘informal’ and social learning over the past few years. In fact, if a Martian had just arrived on Earth and strayed into a meeting of Learning and Development professionals or into a learning conference, or even picked up a professional journal, he would logically assume that these were the only ways humans learned. Actually, the

Learning in Wonderland: the untapped potential of workplace learning

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This is the first of three posts adapted from articles I have written for Inside Learning Technologies & Skills magazine. This article appeared in November 2011. The second and third articles will be posted here a little while after they have been published in the magazine. I’ve taken Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as a theme for the series. The illustrations here are Sir John Tenniel’s

Aligning Customer Training With Certifications

Want to deliver a cohesive customer training certification program? From strategy to systems to job functions, it's time for us to reassess how learning and certifications are delivered together. Download the guide to see how!