Learning’s Role in Innovation

CLO Magazine

Provided that learning and development leaders could and should have a central role in innovation, what is the chief learning officer’s responsibility? Appropriately reconciling roles will be a critical determinant of success. What is L&D’s Role? The world has changed.

Four roles for social media in workplace learning

Clive on Learning

I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. Here is where blogging can play a valuable role. The discussion forms part of the agenda for the World of Learning Conference, an event that I have enjoyed participating in for something like ten years now. Anyway, this post provides me with an opportunity to clarify my thoughts in preparation for the discussion.

Learn About The Role Evaluation Plays in Grants

Kapp Notes

I do work as an evaluator on several National Science Foundation (NSF ) Advanced Technology Education (ATE) grants. learn a little more about the ATE programs ) I have been asked to share some of my experiences in an upcoming webinar about NSF ATE Evaluations. Here are the details in case you are interested in attending.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” For example, Harold Jarche tells us 2010: Year of the CM.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

Rockin’ role. Under the ILE model, the role of the L&D professional finally evolves. A touch dramatic, isn’t it? Now that I have your attention, please bear with me. There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring.

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Formal Learning All the Way.Baby

Kapp Notes

Sales people have procedures for overcoming objections, managers have procedures for dealing with a crisis or an upset customer, insurance agents have procedures for handling claims, instructional designers have procedures for creating role-plays or teaching concepts vs. facts. There has been a lot of talk about formal vs. informal learning in the educational blogosphere and when it comes right down to it, formal learning is the most effective. Here's why.

30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With

Upside Learning

On the other hand, your understanding of the domain, and your role in it, changes over time. The role of learning designers is beginning to change from being creators of learning interventions to creators (and facilitators) of learning environments.

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. I went back and looked at what I had written before on eLearning Strategy and saw that I had said at the time: I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post. I've really been striking out.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

There are plenty of other examples, such as a certain level of product knowledge, that may be critical to the role. In a practical sense, this means we should map required competencies to each role and assess the employee’s proficiency against each one.

Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

Academia is teeming with learning theories. Some of them are old, some of them are new. Some are flash-in-the-pan, others stand the test of time and remain applicable to this very day. Some of them are controversial, while others have assumed the aura of conventional wisdom.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. Carter McNamara Developer and Director at Free Management Library Regarding what a learning consultant does, I recommend reading the Chief Learning Officer magazines articles about various organizational roles around learning. Alok Asthana: The following comment captures the role of a consultant and added clarity to my thoughts.

Moving Games Forward

Kapp Notes

In some schools, access to computers is too limited for games to play a mainstream role in learning.

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Five Software Products for Adding an Avatar to Your eLearning

Kapp Notes

Aiding in such things as increasing positive learner attitudes and providing a social role model for interactions. Here are 4 software products that allow you to add an avatar to your elearning courses. Avatars can be an important and meaningful addition to your elearning.

Army Discovers the Weapon to Kill PowerPoint Briefings…Video Games

Kapp Notes

Part of that mission is occasionally playing the role of insurgent in a video game-type environment. Recently, there has been a lot of calls for the death of PowerPoint especially from the US Army.

11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

Not a 3D environment and mostly text-based but does contain some good branching and good for Role Play Games.

Helping People Find Jobs: Part of Our Responsibility as a Bloomsburg Professor

Kapp Notes

In my role as Assistant Director of the Institute for Interactive Technologies (which works hand-in glove with the Department of Instructional Technology), my role is to foster relationships with entrepreneurs, seek opportunities for our students to work on projects as students (grants and contracts) and to seek opportunities for job placement of our graduates. Each of these roles could be a full-time job in-and-of itself. In Pennsylvania, the job situation is rather bleak.

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Why we need conferences

Clive on Learning

But having spent some time now immersed in The Power of Pull by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison (2010), I'm convinced that conferences will have an important role to play for years to come. It's easy to think of conferences as rather old hat - top-down and push in an era that is increasingly bottom-up and pull; very un-green when we face huge environmental challenges; very extravagant when everyone but the Chinese is running out of money.

Great ending to 2010

Jay Cross

The closer that one gets to Route 128 or Silicon Valley, the more it appears that people seem to think that innovation is all about invention, and seem to ignore the critical role in this played by research and scholarship.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] January 2010 January 3-4, 2010 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Marco Island, Florida, USA. link] January 3-6, 2010 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDC), Kolkata, India. link] February 22-23, 2010.

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Learning Spaces focuses on how learner expectations influence such spaces, the principles and activities that facilitate learning, and the role of technology from the perspective of those who create learning environments: faculty, learning technologists, librarians, and administrators.

Adding Social To Learning Games

Upside Learning

According to Jaak Panksepp , a neuroscientist at the Falk Center for Molecular Therapeutics at Northwestern University, dopamine has been found to play a crucial role in choice, learning, and belief formation.

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Three Approaches to Overcoming Objections to Learning in 3D

Kapp Notes

Secondly, I often draw the analogy that an immersive 3D experience for serious learning is not really different than creating in-class role plays or doing other immersive experiences (such as outdoor team-building events). In Learning in 3D, we asked Steve Mahaley, of Duke Corporate Education for some ways he overcomes objections and resistance from executives and others to using 3D virtual immersive environments (VIES) for learning and collaboration, here is what he said.

Creating the Right Environment for Your 3D Learning Experience

Kapp Notes

Since virtual immersive environments are, by definition, immersive, the environment plays a critical role in the training process. What role does the environment play in the learning process? An important element in creating effective learning in a 3D virtual world is to create the right environment.

Creating a "Story" as the Foundation for Virtual World Learning Events

Kapp Notes

Each learner should assume a role or a position similar to what they would be doing on the job or a trainer assumes a role of a client or a supervisor. Each role should have a brief written explanation so the learners know how they should act within their role. Good stories shouldn't be relegate to only reading a novel on the beach, use them to promote learning!

Q&A With Student from King's College

Kapp Notes

We know from research that distributed practice or learning a little bit at a time is an effective method and that video games can play a role in that process. From time to time, I get questions from students who have an assignment to speak to someone in the field. I think those kinds of assignments are wonderful because they link pre-professionals and people learning about the field with people who have been in the field for a while.

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Anatomy of a PLE

Learning with e's

I have played devil's advocate, role playing at high profile events to promote debate, engaging fruitfully with many knowledgeable peers, and in the process I have had some great fun.

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Eight Tips for LMS Implementation

Upside Learning

Identify a clear owner of the team and define roles and responsibilities clearly. In the past I have written a few posts mainly focused on making the process of selecting the right LMS for your business need – be it internal training management or selling training as a business.

Digital Instructional Media Design 101 – Principles Of Gestalt Psychology

Upside Learning

Law of Prägnanz: This law suggests that in perceiving a visual field, some objects take a prominent role (the figures) while others recede into the background (the ground).

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Learned vs. Learners

ID Reflections

Adaptive experts , on the other hand, are able to take on the role of inquiring novices when required and are thus able to view a problem from different perspectives. I have been deviating from the key themes of this blog, i.e., learning, performance, training and collaboration, for some time now. However, the deviations have been topics that moved me deeply, and I did not want to write about them in a separate blog. They are as much a part of me as all things learning.

Why does everyone hate role plays?

Clive on Learning

In the past when I have heard groups express their dislike (if not complete hatred) of role plays, I have been sceptical that this opinion was in some way swayed by the bad experiences of the group in question - they had clearly in some past existence been badly bitten during or as a result of a role play exercise. So now it’s official – people hate role plays. Here ends my rant on role plays.

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Performance Learning Productivity

I just think that she has got it wrong in this piece as to what real learning is and the role that LMS and ‘social learning’ have to play in the mix of building workforce capability and effectiveness in organisations.

Command-and-Control Leadership vs. People-Centered Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

This is not easy to do for most leaders; it takes someone who is very confident and comfortable in his or her role to pull it off. While organizations confer management roles, it is up to the leader to prove himself or herself by getting others to follow his or her lead. Command-and-control leadership remains pervasive throughout business, government, and nonprofit organizations.

The Big Question: What questions are you no longer asking?

Clive on Learning

Whether mobile devices will play an important role in learning. There’s a new Big Question on the Learning Circuits blog and it’s about questions.

19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences

Tony Karrer

Assign people into roles. I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). They had attended the LearnTrends free online conference. This conference has been run for a few years now and is tentatively scheduled for November 15-17 this year. This is my attempt to collect some of what we’ve learned over the years doing those conferences.

Are apps the future of e-learning?

Clive on Learning

Performance support : We've already talked about the delivery of content and the use of tools such as forums, but there's another area where I see apps playing a role, and that's as decision aids. I came fairly late to the multi-touch iOS/Android/W7 Mobile world, having been stuck on a 2-year contract with a Nokia smart phone that was great compared to the phones I'd had before, but which I now realise was hopelessly behind the game.

In case you missed it – a year in posts

Clive on Learning

In the unlikely event that you’re bored over the holidays, here’s a quick index to 104 posts and 35000+ words of Clive on Learning in 2010. The big question: predictions for 2010 The World in Figures 2010 1000 tweets but still not sure why February Homo Competens – learning, doing, sharing (review) How professionals learn The one-sided battle Confessions of a public speaker (review) The secrets of success (review) Just why do Aussies, Brits and Italians network so much online?

Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

Augmented Reality would also play an important role in sophisticated advanced performance support systems. The Learning Circuits Big Question this month asks – “ What will the workplace learning technology look like in 2015 ”.