Are You a Performance Consultant?

Integrated Learnings

We have been placed into a box that can be a real challenge to get out of, especially when it comes to moving into more of a performance consulting type of role. So…what is Performance Consulting, anyway? Here is an illustration to help clarify the concept of performance consulting. This provides an excellent opportunity to consult and partner with those types of clients to look at all of these environmental and motivational factors. By Dean Hawkinson.

Voting for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 is now open

Jane Hart

teacher, academic, trainer, consultant, developer, practitioner, analyst, etc) and active in the field of (e-)learning, please share your Top 10 Tools for Learning to help me build the 2012 Top 100 Tools list. Top Tools 2012

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EDGEX 2012: About Disruptive Education

ID Reflections

This sentence from Stephen Downes post AWorld to Change best exemplifies one of the key drivers behind a conferencelike EDGEX2012: We need to move beyondthe idea that an education is something that is provided for us, and toward theidea that an education is something that we create for ourselves. It’s about handing power back tothe learners and creating the environment for learning to happen.

Harry Levinson 1922-2012

The Performance Improvement Blog

Levinson had some strong words for organizational consultants. He didn’t seem to have much patience for consultants who are ready with a solution prior to fully understanding the problem. This belief became the cornerstone of Levinson’s advice to consultants and clients.

Consulting with executives to turn technology investments into results

Allison Rossett

Whatever it is, however many red flags there are, we must work with them to create alignment and fertility. Technology is not the answer. Not automatically. But many executives thought it would be so, that it was a matter of selection and investment. Now, many look back on prior enthusiasms for technology-based learning with tales to tell of dashed hopes. With hindsight, they know that nothing is automatic, not even mobile learning, and that success does not come easily.

Consulting with executives to turn technology investments into results

Allison Rossett

Whatever it is, however many red flags there are, we must work with them to create alignment and fertility. Technology is not the answer. Not automatically. But many executives thought it would be so, that it was a matter of selection and investment. Now, many look back on prior enthusiasms for technology-based learning with tales to tell of dashed hopes. With hindsight, they know that nothing is automatic, not even mobile learning, and that success does not come easily.

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

2012). to create and share content (content self-moderated). Resurgence of interest in performance support, but mostly seen in terms of replacing courses with resources, (job aids) ie creating/managing content, often in an additional system. Performance consulting.

A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace

Jane Hart

4 – Performance Consulting Services. It won’t just be about instructional design or LMS administration, but will require performance consulting skills, business skills, social media skills, collaboration skills and community management leadership skills.

New skills for the learning professional in changing times #chat2lrn

Jane Hart

C4LPT : #chat2lrn I think it is time for L&D specializisms #lpiCapMap can help pple to decide where they want to focus: performance consulting, training, collaboration. chat2lrn: Q7) We know that L&D has to change, how do we create a sense of urgency in others?

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Some Thoughts On Tablet Learning (aka Elearning On iPads)

Upside Learning

It has ruled the tablet computer space with a commanding market share ever since it literally created the category in 2010. In my opinion if you’re creating elearning primarily for desktops it would be best to use Flash. There’s no doubt the iPad has been a phenomenal success.

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Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

Nowadays small and medium size organizations (SMEs), educational institutions, and independent consultants struggle to adopt an expensive eLearning solution. Voki - a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages.

The Future of Work and Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Jobs are evolving and new jobs are being created in much shorter time frames than ever before. I have been asked to speak to a group of 14 to 16 year olds about the importance of finishing high school and attending college. It’s one of my favorite topics.

Workforce Development Services: A new framework of training and learning support

Jane Hart

Following that post Dan Pontefract asked me this question: “Is this something that helps an external consultant, like yourself and ITA more so than it does those working inside an organization in a traditional ‘learning’ team?”

Instructional Design Challenges for Smaller Screens

G-Cube

This proximity to the device, at all times, creates a huge opportunity to make learning material available to the learner – anywhere, anytime. Marketing Consultant). Arunima is marketing consultant with G-Cube.

Democratization of Organizational Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Organizational learning has, for too long, been owned by consultants and chief training and learning officers. This is why Jim Stilwell and I have created Learning to be Great tm.

The nature of digital influence

E-Learning Provocateur

In a similar vein, you can exert influence by speaking at conferences, consulting clients, teaching students, and publishing research; but unless you use social media as a lever, I expect you will struggle to sustain influence on a continental scale.

This Week on #TalkTech: mLearning Mockups, Articulate Storyline and Bill Gates Embraces Learning Games

Bottom-Line Performance

In her Creative Design of Learning Experiences blog, Mayra Aixa Villar reviewed Power Mockup , a great tool for creating wire frames and mockups in Powerpoint. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.

This Week’s #TalkTech: Grid Spreadsheet App for iPad, NFC for Mobile Learning, and Game Based Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Let’s face it…most of the spreadsheets we everyday people create do not have zillions of formulas and complex number crunching going on. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.

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This Week’s #TalkTech: Grid Spreadsheet App for iPad, NFC for Mobile Learning, and Game Based Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Let’s face it…most of the spreadsheets we everyday people create do not have zillions of formulas and complex number crunching going on. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.

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Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]

mLearning Revolution

This workshop is a result of months of research on mobile; mobile app design testing for best practices ; countless hours of consulting and lots of learning about design from trial and error. Examples of how we can create better learning on mobile vs. desktop.

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How to Improve Learning Outcomes With Performance Support

Dashe & Thomson

Given that the goal of instructional designers and training developers is to improve employee performance, it’s surprising that many continue to create blended learning programs with little or no reliance on performance support tools or systems.

From Social Learning to Workforce Collaboration

Jane Hart

So, it’s clear to me now that the term “social learning” is not the best way to describe this, as the “learning” word brings with it so many pre-conceived notions that it is all about “training” And I just I don’t believe that this can be done using the same traditional ways of training, which are planned and organised by learning professionals, created by instructional designers, and managed by training and LMS administrators.

Day 2 mobile learning conference #MLearncon: Trends day

Challenge to Learn

Others didn’t, they believe that these services create value in an other way and that they can survive without charging money to end users. He works as a consultant she works at a K12 school. Today was trends day.

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Reserve a seat for my webinar: In conversation with Harold Jarche

Jane Hart

People have connected with Harold over the past decade, through his blog and consulting practices, for innovative ideas on leadership, social business, and collaboration. We will use #slcwebinar to create the backchannel at the event.

Benefits of e-Learning Debate (Part 1) – Reduce Training Time by Half

G-Cube

During one of the discussions I and my colleague Anusha Jain, an e-Learning consultant (having experience of more than 5 years in implementing e-Learning solutions) had a long debate on an interesting edge of e-learning over traditional class room based training – its ability to reduce learning time.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman about Learning on Demand: Part One

Kapp Notes

Reuben received his Masters degree in Educational Technology from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, and has worked as an instructional designer, a project manager, consultant, and product manager within a variety of organizations.

Why Good Leaders Choose to Do Bad Things

The Performance Improvement Blog

Wal-Mart executives in Mexico are alleged to have committed bribery in order to grow the company’s business in that country while the corporation has been working hard to create an image of ethical conduct. . The reasons why good people commit business fraud are difficult to understand.

Year End Musings, Reflections, Predictions and Thoughts: Part One

Kapp Notes

I have been meaning to do a comprehensive posting about 2011 and what happened during the year and then follow up with thoughts on 2012 with some predictions thrown in and have decided to combine both and create a series of postings combining both.

Modern LMS – Imparting Knowledge, not passing information

G-Cube

These interactive elements not only help to create a platform for assessing learner understanding from time to time, they are also a useful means to increase retention of information. Marketing Consultant). Arunima is marketing consultant with G-Cube.

Investing in Training in Downturns and Upturns

The Performance Improvement Blog

To achieve this goal, they will have to train employees in how to create a better experience. The U.S. is emerging from a training drought that occurred during the worst economic period since the Great Depression.

(New) e-Learning metaphors: cased based learning

Challenge to Learn

And I believe the reason is that it is a lot of work to create a good scenario and implement this in an attractive way. This difficulty is partly due to lack of good support by the authoring tools and it is more difficult to create a good scenario than ‘plain content’ e-learning’ As a developer you actually have to translate your learning objectives into real world problems. You can consult this when you want.

Create High-Impact Learning

CLO Magazine

Just being good at creating and delivering training is not nearly enough anymore. High-performing organizations understand how to curate content, create standards, tag and categorize content. They are performance consultants. They train their teams to consult, not just train.

10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]

mLearning Revolution

digital compass, gyroscope, audio, dual cameras, bluetooth, proximity, etc), we will actually create better learning experiences on mobile as compared to what we have today through desktop eLearning. I love Mobile and everything that it represents.

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FACT: 562 LMS Options Available Today

LearnDash

If you are a learning consultant, service provider, or product offering, then you owe it to yourself to get listed on one of the biggest e-learning directories on the internet today. They aren’t truly an LMS provider, but instead create custom e-learning solutions.

Is The Learning Industry Becoming Oversaturated?

LearnDash

The problem I see is that these new entrants aren’t usually directly related to the industry, but decided to create and pump a new product/service because they are trying to get their piece of the pie. .