Lurking is Not a Static State

ID Reflections

Lurking and its role in communities has been on the forefront of my mind for the past few days. It has received a lot of attention in the past from the thought leaders in the realm of learning and the role of communities in personal as well as organizational learning.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

Learnnovators

While the title of the post specifies MOOCs, the skills and mindsets I have explored in the post are, IMHO, required by all to survive and thrive in the digital and connected world. And participating in MOOCs could well be one of the ways to inculcate and hone the skills.

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Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Dashe & Thomson

in which Jane expresses her dislike of the term Social Learning (big S, big L). Jane claims that “Social Learning has come to refer exclusively to the use of social media in top-down, formal learning.”

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. We would welcome lots of discussion. This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1.

Exploring Social Learning and Smarter Working (eLearning Guild Webinar) #inttime

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from today’s eLearning Guild Webinars with members of the Internet Time Alliance (ITA): Harold Jarche, Charles Jennings, Clark Quinn, Jane Hart, Jay Cross Exploring Social Learning and Smarter Working The questions for the session were sourced from the crowd. More of our work is in “exception handling” – not doing stuff we’ve done before. How do you use social learning to support formal learning? Moderate social communities.

Profile of a learning architect: Sebastian Graeb-Konneker

Clive on Learning

Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action. In this extract, we take a look at how learning is architected within Shell, one of the world’s largest and most successful multinational corporations.

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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Now that my disclaimers are in place, let me explain the premise of the post title and what I intend to discuss in this post. Technology has brought about unprecedented changes at a pace that is challenging all notions of flexibility and adaptability. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

Learning vs Development

E-Learning Provocateur

I ruminated over this question for a number of years as a Learning & Development professional, but without much progress. That was until a colleague of mine recommended I read Making the Case for a Developmental Perspective by Dr Suzanne R Cook-Greuter. In short, we perform better.

Portrait of a learning architect: Rob Bartlett

Clive on Learning

Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action. Rob has achieved success by integrating formal and informal learning activities in pursuit of clear strategic business objectives.

TOP eLearning and Workplace Learning Blogs

eFront

During the last 5 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from an eLearning community of practice that exists in the blogosphere. We support Free eLearning!

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. It has to be integrated into the culture and the organizational way of working and being.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

I spent the greater part of the weekend mulling over the practice of working out loud, what makes some folks adopt the habit with ease while others struggle, and what could be some of the possible enabling factors that support working out loud.

5 Ways to Prepare & Be an E-Learning Winner

Rapid eLearning

At the close of the conference, I participated in a panel presentation with some really smart people (not sure how I got invited). It’s usually the result of preparation and opportunity. Because of this, we are usually oblivious to the opportunities that exist.

Re-imagining the Book

Jay Cross

Six versions have been published in that time, the latest being The Working Smarter Fieldbook 2011. I thought I’d be able to do this by changing the voice of the Fieldbook. A friend of mine who has published numerous books sent the Fieldbook to his editor, a PhD English grad in India.

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Going Dutch: How L&D Practices Compare to Australia

Learning Cafe

The analogy I have been using ever since I arrived was that of a high speed train. So what are some of the key differences? One the things that first caught my attention was the role of managers – here in The Netherlands managers exert their influence and control very subtly – they operate in the background a lot and it is sometimes very difficult to understand their vision, direction and leadership for the team.

New to E-Learning? Here are Some Simple Steps to Help You Get Started

Rapid eLearning

He said that this would help me focus less on the glossiness of the commercials and more on their construction. I made notes of the scenes, where the edits were, and what might have motivated the edits. This exercise was one of the best learning experiences for me.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Taxonomy of Learning Theories - E-Learning Provocateur , January 12, 2010. The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , April 18, 2010. Anatomy of a PLE - Learning with e’s , July 11, 2010. 25 places to find instructional videos - Jane Hart - Pick of the Day , February 8, 2010. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

I hadn’t yet recognized the value of connectedness , but knew immediately that I was learning from each of these encounters. Much of what I found I now consider useless or completely wrong. Community I Believe Informal Learning Social Learning

Allison Anderson Learning Together at Intel at Corporate U Week

Learning Visions

allisonanderson Learning Together: How Intel’s Learning Community of Practice Role Models “New” Learning with Allison Anderson 50+learning orgs at Intel – well over 650 people taking care of learning…Most people don’t have learning or training in their titles…hard to say exactly how many. Highly diverse population – lots of people with lots of different needs. LCOP (Learning Community of Practice) is their COP of learning people from around the org.

Stats on Workplace Learning

Marcia Conner

When I lead education at PeopleSoft a gazillion years ago, I shared with the head of all customer-facing services a copy of Training Magazine ‘s annual numbers issue, published each November (now their November/December issue ). companies spent an average of $706 per learner.

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

With automation, AI and robots looming over the job scene, there seems to be a constant fear of humans losing out to computers and technology. It’s akin to one of our childhood sci-fi movies finally becoming a reality – the machines are taking over.

Highlights From Day Two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer Magazine Symposium

CLO Magazine

Day two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer magazine Symposium continued with more innovative learning strategies in Amelia Island, Fla. Bill Whitmore, CEO of AlliedBarton Security Services began the morning with a keynote on how to drive business performance through leadership branding. He mentioned leaders should be expected to drive performance and deliver people and that a brand is a reputation created by behaviors.

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

It’s the biggest frame of the big picture. I don’t use the word learn with executives, who inevitably think back to the awfulness of school and close their ears. Let’s talk about performance.” . The Workscape is a systems-eye view of the workplace. Scope of the habitat.

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

My previous blog post that revealed that around 70% of respondents in my recent survey found training (including e-learning) “unimportant” or only “somewhat important” has generated quite a bit of interest. Narrating their learning is an integral part of narrating their work – i e.

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My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-10

Jane Hart

RT @ alc47 : “I&# is for informal – but so many more meanings in our learning communities and communities of practice [link] #. RT @ alc47 : the role of community in performance support [link] #. Now 200 contribs to Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 [link] Please share your Top 10 here [link] # schoolnetsa11 #. Study: 58% of UK workers expect the office to be extinct by 2021 [link] #. Tweet.

When Social means Business …

Learning Cafe

Last week news was abounding that Microsoft are about to announce their acquisition of social media company Yammer for $1.2B. Although not yet confirmed, it comes hot on the heels of other social media buy outs such as Salesforce.com snapping up Buddy Media for close to $700 million to complement its existing Chatter social media platform; Oracle adding Collective Intellect and Vitrue to its portfolio of social media-related acquisitions and SAP acquiring Ariba for $4.3

Should your corporate training strategy move to the MOOC?

Your Training Edge

A company’s training strategy usually comprises of four aspects: Identifying measurable outcomes. Monitoring the effectiveness of the training plan. It is purely based on your business goals and comprises of targets such as increased productivity, reduced attrition, improved customer service, etc. It is advisable to monitor every aspect of your methodology so that when the time comes, the evaluation of whether to go the MOOC way or not will become simple for you.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Training is out of sync with the times 11. What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. Traditional training departments cannot build courses fast enough to keep up with the speed of change.

Power to the People: Deloitte’s Nick van Dam

CLO Magazine

By providing a career map and a variety of learning opportunities, Deloitte encourages employees to be proactive about their own development. At the time, he supported customer education at Nixdorf Computer, which was acquired by Siemens in 1989. “I’ve been teaching since I came out of university in the evening in addition to my full-time job and then that turned into full-time learning and development.”

Time for the Training Department to be Taken Seriously

Xyleme

The enterprise content management software market currently exceeds $4B, so it’s quite clear that the vast majority of organizations place strong emphasis on their ECM strategy – a strategy that the training organization unfortunately typically takes no part in.