Corporate pandemics of 2006

The Learning Circuits

Inspired by a batch of recent frustrating consulting gigs, a battery of medical check-ups and the current buzz about pandemic preparedness, here are my predictions for six emerging corporate pandemics that trainers will have to deal with in 2006: 1) Ulteriorsclerosis - the clogging of an important initiative by personnel or policies, for spurious reasons that mask more pernicious ulterior motives. Widespread ulteriorsclerosis will lead to the demise of several organizations in 2006.

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Dashboards - Performance Intervention Opportunity

Tony Karrer

Definitely worth a read since we've been seeing this trend as well and there is a definite opportunity to tie performance interventions to dashboards. The approach we've used with various clients is to tie each KPI to a set of performance suggestions, learning opportunities, etc. We have also been able to track the effectiveness of each performance suggestion based on the delta in the KPI after the plan is worked.

Learning Design in a Nut Shell

Tony Karrer

In fact, the Art of Learning Design is dealing with the variability of the myriad of performance needs, considerations and possible delivery models and tools; working through the combinations; to arrive at a delivery pattern that will be effective.

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Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Dashe & Thomson

As I am straddling the line between performance improvement and instructional design, I have been mulling over the use of Front-End Analysis and thinking about whether it would apply to the performance problems that we so often see associated with implementing ERP systems.

Agile Microlearning Explained

Personalized training is a powerful and effective approach that assesses an individual’s. further by continuously modifying the training plan to adapt to the performance of the learner. organizations—even though it was much more effective than. described by the spacing effect).

Managing your RSS Feeds

Tony Karrer

Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective My basic strategy is: Quarantine Folders I create a "Trying Out" folder for each three month span. 2006" and "Trying Out - Nov. 2006". 2006". Generally, the tendency is to hang onto poor performs far too long. Often there's a general sense of relief among all employees once the poor performer is gone and you often hear - "Why didn't we get rid of them a while ago."

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The Real Challenge around Informal Learning

Tony Karrer

My day-to-day job as a person who ultimately creates technology solutions that support human performance is to: Understand the performance objectives Understand the human performance that can achieve these objectives Where appropriate create technology support for that human performance I believe that inside the other 80% there are some places and people that do a really good job, lots of interesting practices, great stuff, but it's scattered.

Knowledge Management Core Issues

Tony Karrer

Not many firms recognize or care about sub-optimal performance in this area - the results you see, are diffuse, obtuse and difficult to fit into classic ROI models. Providing environments, tools and processes that encourage informal learning, knowledge sharing of effective practices and stimulate innovation.

Significant Work Needed to Help Instructional Designers

Tony Karrer

The November LCB Big Question was "Are ISD / ADDIE / HPT relevant in a world of rapid elearning, faster time-to-performance, and informal learning?" Russ Crumley : The challenge we now face is not the creation of more tools, but better use of the tools we have, while applying the fundamentals of human behavior and performance, including the role of emotion, curiosity, discovery, and the desire to improve.

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ROI: Should You Host The LMS or Let the Vendor

Kapp Notes

If you have a fast, effective purchasing process, you may be able to consider internal hosting. The hours spent learning how to administer the server, optimize performance and troubleshoot can easily be saved through the use of an externally provided solution. There always seems to be a debate about whether or not an organization should host a Learning Management System (LMS) application internally or externally. There are arguments on both sides.

Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools

Tony Karrer

Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective. They want to define an eLearning strategy that will look at (a) the business needs of their company and internal clients, (b) their performance and learning needs, (c) their learning strategies, and (d) what they need to do from a services, technology, process and people perspective to support this strategy. However, the net effect is much better support for this process.

Better Discussion / Debate in Learning

Tony Karrer

I've talked about More Effective Conferences for Learning Professionals but as I explored this, I realized that the real challenge was Better Questions for Learning Professionals. how you can make a true impact on human performance and business performance. Mark Oehlert post: I long for this kind of debate in our learning circles. talks about something that definitely stuck a chord for me.

What is Rapid eLearning?

Tony Karrer

Rapid eLearning is on the mark in terms of the demands on learning professionals - Learning Trends Point To and Shape eLearning 2.0 - the heart of which are the following needs: Very fast transfer Occurred in short bursts w/o leaving the workplace Fast to develop (and low cost) Had real impact on performance Another post that discusses this is: The Driver for Rapid eLearning. And I'm sure there are good examples of using this effectively. Had real impact on performance Yeah, right.

Informal Learning - Let's Get Real - Part II

Tony Karrer

Let's me define "works" for most of my projects - changes human performance in a way that achieves desired business outcomes. And when you take a look at that factor you realize that the performance in question is really all about how the front-line employee answers a particular kind of question - "Where do I find X?" And there are many, many ways that we could use to help the store manager help the front-line employee improve their performance here.

Tools and Strategies for Personal Learning

Tony Karrer

I tend to agree that while day-to-day I focus on formal training and performance support solutions, the real need is to help develop "practical tools and strategies" that help us learn. and More Questions on Making Learning for Learning Professionals More Effective. Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective What else are you finding that's helping you become a better learner in this "networked world."

Better Questions for Learning Professionals

Tony Karrer

If you've been reading my blog, you know that I often discuss Personal Learning: Improving Personal Learning - A Continuing Challenge for Learning Professionals Tools and Strategies for Personal Learning More Effective Conferences for Learning Professionals A big part of what I've come to realize that the barrier to us moving beyond being The Worst Learners are: We (like many people today) lack the intrinsic motivation to systematically improve our personal learning capabilities.

Choosing Media - Push vs. Pull - Part 1 of Many

Tony Karrer

The consumer performs a search for a specific car and information is pulled up in response. In the eLearning world, we use Push to indicate that we need to get the learners attention to notify them of information or to begin (or continue) transforming performance. Next post on this topic will look more at effectiveness of media types during communication/teaching

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Breakthrough eLearning: The 70 / 30 Rule?

Breakthrough eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Friday, May 26, 2006 The 70 / 30 Rule?

The Three Worlds of Knowledge

The Learning Circuits

All doing is knowing, and all knowing is doing," replies the Sage, and then continues, "Knowing is an effective action, that is, knowledge operate effectively in the domain of existence of all living creatures."

Breakthrough eLearning: Doing vs. Knowing

Breakthrough eLearning

And keep an eye open for our Fall 2006 series of webinars, which will focus on various ways of using eLearning to support and enhance organizational performance.

Breakthrough eLearning: Is Your Hammer Looking for a Nail?

Breakthrough eLearning

If these aspects are improved, it is more likely that eLearning will be used to support organizational performance. So, in anticipation of that change, we have decided to introduce our Performance Series of webinars this fall.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic. In most cases, and in my case, the community manager also performs the moderation functions. In most cases, and in my case, the community manager also performs the moderation functions. There is also an interesting effect that people who are not attending still hear quite a bit about the conference and have some level of tangential participation.

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Breakthrough eLearning: Where is Everyone?

Breakthrough eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Thursday, August 17, 2006 Where is Everyone?

Breakthrough eLearning: Getting Respect

Breakthrough eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning: Thinking Beyond the Course

Breakthrough eLearning

Two alternatives to the course are electronic performance support systems (EPSS) and learning communities. There are many ways to get to the same outcome, and a course may not be the most efficient or effective route.

Breakthrough eLearning: How do you Believe Learning Happens?

Breakthrough eLearning

For me, however, getting at how people actually learn is at the heart of creating effective eLearning interventions. In the case of workplace training, can it be applied so that there is a measurable improvement in performance?

The Real Truth about ROI – the Learning Performance Model

Learning Wire

This article aims to illustrate the real truth about ROI and share the developed Learning Performance Model (LPM). The context of the Learning Performance Model. The Learning Performance Model (LPM): what’s different and new? 2002; Saks, 2006).

What's a CLO to do?

The Learning Circuits

The Role of a Chief Learning Officer A CLO's responsibility is to create an environment in which all involved are meeting the company expectations for performance and are exceeding their personal value proposition. Creation of this learning culture must be executed in a fashion that is effective, of the highest quality, efficient and meets or exceeds the company's financial expectations for the work.

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The Innovator's Dilemma of Learning

The Learning Circuits

I've written about the need to prepare before: More Effective Conferences for Learning Professionals - The most important aspect of making sure you get the most you can from the conference is determining what the questions are that you should use to focus you during the conference. We are aiming at helping large numbers of novice/new performers even though that ignores most of the learning that occurs in organizations (see Rosenberg's Beyond eLearning - Is that eLearning 2.0? ).

We're #3! We're #3!

The Learning Circuits

It's my belief that an honest appraisal of any good size organization will likely show that two departments would prove to be more efficient and effective in helping their target audience meet their learning needs. track very specific metrics regarding performance and learner response. Gather feedback from their stakeholders regarding their effectiveness.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 11/10/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

November 10, 2006. Results of the experiment showed that the value of video for learning effectiveness was contingent upon the provision of interactivity. Students in the e-learning environment that provided interactive video achieved significantly better learning performance and a higher level of learner satisfaction than those in other settings. 24/7 Innovation - Creating an Infectious Culture of Innovation - Dan Keldsen.

Breakthrough eLearning: Making the Connection

Breakthrough eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Thursday, September 07, 2006 Making the Connection I recently came across a refreshingly frank article by David Maister titled "Why (Most) Training is Useless."

Effective Learning – Musings from the UnConference

Learning Cafe

This blog post is a summary of the “ Effective Learning ” stream of the Learning Cafe UnConference which was led by Bob Spence. Bob argued that the accountability for learning effectiveness does not rest with the learning and development function solely. Effective Learnin

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 11/25/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Results reveal that student performance is significantly influenced by community attributes, but not school attributes. In spite of the lack of IP protection, the fashion industry remains vibrant and profitable, mostly through the effects of Induced obsolescence and Anchoring. Web 2.0 happened while we were waiting for the Semantic Web - ZDNet. Web 3.0 is another name for the Semantic Web, which has been anticipated for some time now.

Breakthrough eLearning: Getting Opt-in for Your eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Friday, August 25, 2006 Getting Opt-in for Your eLearning My colleagues Mike Grant and Jon-Anthony Lui led an interesting webinar session yesterday focused on improving adoption rates for participation in eLearning initiatives.