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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?".

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.

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.

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Learning Evaluation - good or good good

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There''s always a lot of talk in the L&D community and in businesses about how to meaningfully evaluate learning. For years the evaluation of learning in workplaces has been driven by the Kirkpatrick model and it''s 4 levels. Let''s all agree (for a moment) and call this ''good''. But, the world of learning at work has changed. The rise of collaborative, networked learning doesn''t fit so well with Kirkpatrick-style evaluation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

(Learning) Design with Intent

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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.

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.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

'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!

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?

Destinationism - why does it have to be this way?

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What is destinationism? Destinationism - probably not a real word so lets explain what I'm getting at! I have a 4 year old boy who is really beginning to love playing with Lego, alot like his Dad used to do! Looking at the Lego that's on sale these days however, I've noticed one key difference between Lego when I was a boy and today, let me explain.

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.

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.

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'.

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?"

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!)

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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?".

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.

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.

Learning Web

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I know I'm influenced by ideas outside classical learning/educational circles. Yesterday I began a doodle of all the areas that I feel influence how I design programs, develop resources and facilitate workshops. The doodle evolved into the following "Learning Web".

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Everywhere - the future of knowledge and learning

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I watched a very interesting show on TV recently with Englishman Stephen Fry ( @stephenfry ) discussing the invention of the printing press and it's impact upon culture and knowledge.

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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.

Putting DESIGN into Learning Design

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I've written previously about my use of the term 'Learning Design' rather than the more regular 'Instructional Design'. Briefly, I approach my work from the perspective of designing a way forward for learners to take them from where they are now to where they would like to be.

Waiting for "Free"

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Waiting doesn't cost me anything!

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Read Write v Read Only

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I am reading a book called Remix at the moment by Lawrence Lessig. Whilst the books main emphasis is upon how restrictive/outdated copyright laws are inhibiting creativity by preventing me from including an excerpt from a film or TV show on my blog (OK I still might do this!

Lists are the enemy of learning!

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I have to begin here by saying, I've never been a fan of lists, I like things a little more 'free-form', I find lists stifling. Lists put an artificial order on things, they say, after doing/reading this, the next 'logical' point is X. To make matters worse, we tend to prioritise lists by placing numbers next to each point, we tell the reader, 'point 1 before point 2, before point 3.'. When you put something in a list you tend to simplify things because a list is really a series of BRIEF

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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!