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70:20:10 through a beginner's mind

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One of the lovely things about life is seeing your children grow up and show interest in the world around them. A few days ago my 10 year old son looked over my shoulder as I was reading a blog post by Charles Jennings titled From Courses to Campaigns : using the 70:20:10 approach. Tom is becoming interested in the work that I do, so he asked the obvious question, 'Dad, what does 70:20:10 mean?".

Learning & Design Thinking - part 1

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This post and the subsequent part(s) over the next week or so are designed to accompany the visuals (below) from my session at the AITD 2012 conference.

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Performing through design

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Jane Hart raises an excellent point with her post, Learning without Design.

Thoughts on informal learning

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It doesn''t matter if you are old/young, experienced/inexperienced. Performing well in your career is never a static knowledge/skills position. To continue to perform well requires continuing skills and knowledge growth, we are always beginners. The way we grow IS mostly through informal channels, whether we are 18 or 58. Perhaps the curse of knowledge is that as we grow older we only remember the formal learning of our younger years.

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The step-wise evolution of Social Learning

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For a few months now this post has been bouncing around my head. It's been through a number of diferent forms until earlier today I read a science article that brought it all together for me.

Without delivery there is no design

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I enjoy the design process, working creatively with clients to design ways to help their teams perform more effectively. The bottom line however is delivery - learning designers must be good project planners and managers. When I begin a learning design project I follow a 3-stage design process.

We are Learning Designers

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Let me explain why I don't call myself an Instructional Designer - I do a lot more than design instruction! To me the word instructional brings forth notions of teacher led instruction in formal education settings.

Fish are the last to recognise water = informal learning?

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I just twittered a thought - 'The benefit of Informal learning is that fish are the last to recognise water' - and then I started thinking. This is the real essence of informal learning.

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What's wrong with Tweeting at conferences?

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OK, here's my short follow up post as promised in my last post on the recent AITD conference! Let's get to the point, I went to the conference primarily because of sessions keynotes and workshops on the use of social media in learning - a real interest of mine. (as as you saw in my last post I did enjoy the conference!)

Autonomous Learning - is it the same as informal learning?

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Formal learning and informal learning. I get the idea here, there is learning that is structured and there is learning that happens outside of structured environments. Marcia Conner's explanation of informal learning is a good starting point in understanding the thinking underlying informal learning. I have also written previously on informal learning in these three posts: Informal/Social Learning - Concertina Style. Permission Learning - encouraging the informal.

My Top 10 'Learning' books from 2010

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Another year comes towards to an end and its been another year of great reading for anyone with an interest in learning. Once again I have read from a wide range of areas, all with something to add to how I think of learning.

Design with, not for.

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I've had a short phrase stuck in my head now for a few weeks, in fact it is stuck so well that I have found myself using it numerous times when speaking with clients. The phrase is: Design with, not for. . A simple philosophy, however so often it is the straightforward things that cut right to the heart of the matter! When designing learning we have a choice, to push our approach, emphases, content, style etc onto our learners and clients. In other words we can 'design for'.

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Learning and Design Thinking - an introduction

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Just over a month ago I was given the opportunity to present a session on 'Learning and Design Thinking' at the Australian Institute of Training and Development's 2012 conference in Sydney, Australia.

(Learning) Design with Intent

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Social Learning - this is how it can look!

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Let's begin with some context to this post! Like many of my blog posts the ideas come when two or more ideas collide in my head and I think, Mmm, that's interesting. Writing the blog post itself is one of the ways I get my thoughts in (some sort of) order.

Informal Learning and Black Swans

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Stickylearning got stuck! If you've been reading my blog since it began early two years ago you will know that I like to read. I like to challenge how I think about things, books and blogs are a couple of ways I get new ideas to think about.

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5 great speakers from the AITD conference - a summary of ideas

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A couple of weeks ago I flew up to Sydney for a few days to attend the Australian Institute of Training and Development's 2010 conference. I'd seen the program 6 months earlier and thought that there were a few sessions that looked pretty interesting.

'Virtual/actual' reality - WonderMart

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A week ago I read an interesting newspaper review of a theatrical 'show' called Wondermart. As I read the article I was intrigued, it sounded interesting and I could already begin to imagine that it could have some relevance for learning!

TEDxMelbourne - a great day of learning!

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A quick post to review today's excellent TEDx day. For those who don't know of TEDx or TED, a quick explanation.

Why do we label learning?

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OK, this is a post written as I'm thinking. I was just reading comments from my post on Autonomous/Formal/Informal Learning and thought I'd put some of my thoughts down in a post as they come! Let's see how it goes?

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

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Exploring the learning landscape

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In my previous post I asked the question, 'Is Autonomous Learning the same as Informal Learning?' I'd been reading Daniel Pink's new book Drive and my mind had turned to thinking about autonomy, learning and motivation. The post itself was a fair reflection of this thought, but not the end.

PresentationZen Design - Review

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Garr Reynolds' new book, PresentationZen Design , is his follow-up to his first book, PresentationZen of 2008. His first book was in many ways a summary of Garr's presentation style, looking at presentation preparation, design and delivery.

10 Best (Learning) Books of 2009

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After my longest break away from the stickylearning blog I thought a good place to begin was by reviewing the 10 books that I got the most from during 2009. When writing blog posts I draw ideas from a pretty wide range of areas and my reading over the last year has been equally wide.

Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

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It's just about Christmas time and now is the time of end of year catch ups and Christmas parties. The most common question at these is, 'so what have you been up to lately?"

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Anchors and Twists - making learning stick

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It should come as no surprise to readers of my blog that I'm a fan of the book Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath - I mean where did I come up with my blog's name !? Today I was sent a link to a video from a friend in Texas (thank's Sue!)

Why do I write a blog?

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I've been blogging for a year now, time flies! But with one year down my mind has turned to the question I'd imagine many bloggers ask themselves "Why do I write a blog?".

Designing successful learning - walking 'a fine line'

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Designing a way forward Designing - the first word of this post's title and the overall focus of this post! Over the last couple of months I've read and re-read Hartmut Esslingers book, ' a fine line '.

If knowledge and skills are so important.

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I have just read a really interesting post on the Frog Design site! The article by Tim Leberecht is titled " The future of news: Hyper-distribution or Hyper-branding? " The focus of the article is on possible future business models for news media.

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