Learn, Adapt, Innovate

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture of traditional, hierarchical organizations does not allow for the scope and speed of learning, adaptation, and innovation that is needed to compete and be successful in today’s environment. Schein published those words in 2004.

e-Learning: In Search of a Better Definition

Big Dog, Little Dog

On the other hand, Marc Rosenberg confines it to the internet in his book, e-Learning: Strategies for Delivering Knowledge in the Digital Age (2001): e-Learning refers to the use of internet technologies to deliver a broad array of solutions that enhance knowledge and performance.

The Growth of eLearning

Big Dog, Little Dog

In a recent blog, I wrote how elearning has the two aspects of means & consequence that uses innovative technologies and learning models (the means) to transform the way individuals and organizations acquire new skills and knowledge and access information (the consequence). Technology.

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Creative Interactive Ideas

Take an e-Learning Break

A fresh approach to e-learning E-learning is a great way to train employees, inform customers about new products and services, or demonstrate new software or other types of technology. We bring fresh thinking and innovation to deliver effective solutions whether it is a small rapid e-learning project or large custom e-learning development. This helps our clients anticipate the next wave of tools and technologies for budget and update purposes.

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To Thrive, you Should Learn, Adapt, Innovate and Repeat

Learning Wire

To survive and thrive in the future, organizations should think about transformation through the lens of: 1) Innovation and Adaptation. On the other hand, Blockbuster was a popular video-game and movie-rental franchise with over 60,000 employees and over 8,000 stores in 2004.

Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Learning & Development

Convergence Training

As you know, there are many new technologies available now or coming soon that may influence learning and development in different ways. And with that said, let’s start learning about disruptive technologies and their use in learning and development from Dr. Lee.

eFront Wins Learning Technology Award


The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Awards are presented by Brandon Hall Research, one of the leading research firms in training and development. “These innovative products let customers make learning faster, better, and easier.&#

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

Innovation abounded and the push to focus on the “PPT to Flash&# angle continued to shine. The Big Dogs – which in this case, deals more with market share, for the most part continued to push forward, yet from an innovation standpoint, uh, solid, but not outstanding. OR you can create courses SCORM 2004 courses within their tool which is in the “cloud&# and do the same thing. ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED. Innovators of the Year.

The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles

Learning with e's

A Tale of Two Keynotes We live in tumultuous times where change is constant and disruptive and where technologies are increasingly pervasive throughout society. Such change and disruption has been in the background of my thinking about learning technology for the past decade. 2004).

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Weapons of mass distraction

Learning with e's

But such innovation also tethered people to specific geographical locations. Notice the one person who is reading a traditional paper magazine - this is rare, but raises questions about how large populations can be distracted by technology.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Where we are today: Primary forms of social learning technologies used in corporations today appear to be e-mail, live online learning (Web conferencing), threaded discussion, and collaborative content development. Organizations are just beginning to use social media technologies and few are using the social learning technologies available in their LMSs. Find opportunities where social learning technologies will foster learning. Educational Technology Systems, Vol.

E-Learning in 2014: The Four “M” #trends

Web Courseworks

To increase the MOOC-like experience for these courses, associations would focus on utilizing technology (such as a corporate Learning Management System ) to promote synchronous collaboration. In 2004, the term micro-learning was introduced. Innovation in Learning Managing eLearning

Do you eat burgers? Do you meet online?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

My first experiences of working online was working with John Smith from Learning Alliances in 2004. To introduce innovative ways of communication to improve effectiveness and collaboration in organzation need a number of people at least who see what is possible (who can eat the burger!).

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Building the Leader of the Future

CLO Magazine

in 1996, the veteran technology entrepreneur led the company’s growth into a global powerhouse by supplying the routers, switches, software and networking products that form the infrastructure of the internet economy. But when his father died in 2004 it forced Kriens to hit the pause button.

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Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of.

Dashe & Thomson

This YouTube-based learning environment was founded in 2004 by former Boston hedge-fund manager Salman Khan, and today contains more than 2,200 lectures on more than 100 topics (mostly math related).

Successful Business Digitals – How Do They Do It?

Your Training Edge

After the crash of the dot com era in 2001, entrepreneurs were worried about the next big thing that would be basically the breakthrough technology to support business operations and decision making. Innovation. The first and most important factor that defines digitals is innovation.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with e's

This is a continuation from yesterday''s post on changing roles , disruptive innovation and the survival of higher education. Finally, I will suggest that there are five key objectives to achieve if universities are to achieve success in the use of learning technologies in the future.

The Missing Metric: Why the Learning Industry Doesn’t Track ROI


I’ve met ones who specialize in content creation, instructional design, learning technology and general instruction. Let’s start with the technology that serves the learning community, the LMS (Learning Management System), which is the most common piece of infrastructure deployed at companies today. This technology was built to manage and measure the delivery of learning programs across the organization and it does this job very well.

Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Kapp Notes

The problem is as competition grows and the industry shrinks, we will see consolidation–as is typical in most technology industries. So while the self-paced, eLearning industry is declining, there is a shift occurring into other technologies. Death of Self-Pace eLearning.

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

Learning with e's

Learning in the industrialised world can now be contextualised within a largely technological landscape, where the use of digital media is assuming increasing importance. One highly visible theory is Connectivism (Siemens, 2004). 2004) Connectivism: A LearningTheory for the Digital Age.

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70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Performance Learning Productivity

However, the incorporation of technology into learning or training delivery has given blended learning a boost. It focuses on the ‘delivery channel’ - integrating technology with traditional face-to-face approaches and stretching the time available to spend learning.

Sponge UK founder wins Venus Award

Sponge UK

Pasterfield set up Sponge UK in 2004. We’ve earned a place as one of the leading innovators in the industry and proved that the South West is a creative hub for the digital and technology sector.”

Meet 50 Northwestern alumni behind some of Chicago’s top startups


James (Jamie) Crouthamel founded Performics in 1998 and lead the company as its president and CEO until it was sold to DoubleClick in 2004. She received her MBA from Kellogg in 2001, with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Marketing and Strategy.

Shock of the new

Learning with e's

Teachers in many schools will tell you they are running hard just to stand still as they attempt to adopt new technologies for learning. Mandinach and Cline (1994) identified four distinct phases of adoption of new technology in schools.

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How to speed up Knowledge Transfer  

Learning Wire

billion a year by failing to share knowledge” ( Babcock , 2004). Innovation area – this is the future-focus area, that’s the lifeline for most companies: improving R&D; developing new products & services; and application of new technologies are practical KT-examples.



Towards Maturity is a not for profit undertaking that does independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. Laura’s work is based on 25+ years of practical experience in implementing technology-enabled learning strategies for businesses. Laura authored ‘Linking Learning to Business’ in January 2004 – one of the first industry benchmark studies at the time. Chennai (India), 09-Jul-2015.

Humannet at Cisco

Jay Cross

All-in-all, I give Cisco high marks for innovation and consider the company’s structure an exemplar for others to follow. Action Notebook, Digital habitats: stewarding technology for communities by Etienne Wenger, Nancy White, and John D.

Comparing Video Hosting, Transcribing, and Captioning Tools


While Section 504 of the act stipulates general accessibility requirements, Section 508 speaks to electronic media and information technology accessibility, including the importance of captioning of videos to maximize their accessibility for hearing-impaired or international students. (In

That’s not my style: Learning preferences and instructional design

Obsidian Learning

As a matter of fact, in a comprehensive review of learning style inventories, Coffield, Moseley, Hall, and Eccleston (2004) examined a whopping 71 learning style models and provided detailed analysis of 13 major models. 2004). Educational Technology & Society, 12 (4), 15-29.

People versus Systems: Let’s acknowledge the difference

Connect Thinking

A number of years ago I was impressed by the writing of Stephen Kemmis , in particular his 2004 article Five traditions in the study of practice. Learning practitioners today are being tasked with leveraging technology to manage our training offering, deliver content and capture assessment.

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ROI and L&D: What Trainers Need to Know About Operational Results

Bottom-Line Performance

Our guidance on the right way or wrong way to design or implement learning solutions needs to be grounded in knowledge of learning science, expertise in technologies and distribution options, and understanding of business strategy, needs, and drivers. 2004. Technology.

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Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Laura Overton is the Founder and Managing Director of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. Learnnovators: You say that innovation is key to L&D.

Why yesterday’s skills and development strategies aren’t enough to survive today’s digital transformation

Learning Wire

Digital technologies have steadily been making their way into organizations and now impact every facet of organizational behavior, both externally and internally. As history illustrates, technological progress will prevail. Information, media and technology skills 2.

New ideas in a digital age

Learning with e's

Before the digital age, we had mass media to do the job - TV, radio and newspapers and prior to that, more primitive technologies were employed to spread news. This model is a useful explanatory framework not only for ideas, but also for new technologies. 1962) Diffusion of Innovations.

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Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change

Your Training Edge

Technology is changing at an exponential rate. So, how can organizations help their workforce keep informed of the latest innovations so that they can remain competitive? The idea of rapid elearning has been around since 2004. Prior to 2004, designing elearning required extensive programming skills. How will you use these technologies in your training program?