Clark Quinn

Learning from Experimentation

Clark Quinn

At the recent LearnTec conference, I was on a panel with my ITA colleagues, Jane Hart, Harold Jarche, and Charles Jennings. We were talking about how to lift the game of Modern Workplace Learning , and each had staked out a position, from human performance consulting to social/informal.

Emerging Online Learning Tools Research Session Mindmap

Clark Quinn

At AECT18, I dropped in on a session summarizing research on emerging technologies for online learning. There were experts in each area, so names like Vanessa Dennan on social media, Curt Bonk in MOOCs, Florence Martin on synchronous Learning, and David Wiley on Open Education Research.

Fish & Chips Economics

Clark Quinn

A colleague, after hearing my take on economics, suggested I should tell this story. It’s a bit light-hearted, but it does make a point. And I’ve expanded it here for the purposes of reading versus listening.

Y A (Yet Another) Misleading Mobile Marketing Post

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Is this YAMMMP? I suppose I can’t address every one, but I think picking a few here and there are perhaps instructive. And, maybe, a bit fun. So there was a post on 5 mobile learning strategies. I’m a wee bit opinionated on mobile learning, so I thought I’d have a look.

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Choosing the Right Technology for External Training

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What to evaluate?

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In a couple of articles, the notion that we should be measuring our impact on the business is called out. And being one who says just that , I feel obligated to respond. So let’s get clear on what I’m saying and why. It’s about what to evaluate, why, and possibly when.

Getting brainstorming wrong

Clark Quinn

There’s a time when someone takes a result, doesn’t put it into context, and leads you to bad information. And we have to call it out. In this case, someone opined about a common misconception in regards to brainstorming.

Learning Experience Portals?

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What is a learning experience platform? Suddenly the phrase seems ubiquitous, but what does it mean? It’s been on my mental ‘todo’ list for a while, but I finally spent some time investigating the concept.

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Making Multiple Choice work

Clark Quinn

For sins in my past, I’ve been thinking about assessments a bit lately. And one of the biggest problems comes from trying to find solutions that are meaningful yet easy to implement. You can ask learners to develop meaningful artifacts, but getting them assessed at scale is problematic.

Transformative Learning & Transformative Experiences

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In my quest to not just talk about transformation but find a way to go beyond just experience, I did some research. I came across a mention of transformative experiences. And that, in turn, led me to transformation learning. And the distinction between them started me down a path that’s still evolving. Practicing what I preach, here’s how my thinking’s developing. I’ll start with the reverse, transformative learning, because it came first and it’s at the large end.

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Thinking Strategically

Clark Quinn

Repurposed from another use. In today’s increasing rate of change and competition, coupled with growing ambiguity and uncertainty, L&D just can’t be about delivering courses on demand.

Redesigning Learning Design

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Of late, a lot of my work has been designing learning design. Helping orgs transition their existing design processes to ones that will actually have an impact. That is, someone’s got a learning design process, but they want to improve it.

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Developing learning to learn skills

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I’m an advocate of meta-learning, that is: learning to learn. Not just because it’s personally empowering, but because it can and should be organizationally empowering. The problem is, little is talked about how to develop it. And I have to say that what I do see, seems inadequate.

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And the myths go on

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Yet another silly post I stumbled upon. And last week at a conf someone said they liked my take-downs. If you disagree, let me know, but otherwise here’s yet another bunch of marketing hype. Hopefully no one uses this for any real decisions!

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What’s the CEO want to see

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This issue came up recently, and it’s worth a think. What would a CEO hope to see from L&D? And I think this is in two major areas. The first is for optimum execution, and the other is for continual innovation. It’s easier to talk about the former, so we’ll start there. However, if (or, rather, when ;) L&D starts executing on the other half, we should be looking for tangible outcomes there too. Optimal Execution.

Bringing Transformation to Life

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I’m going to be delivering a mobile learning course for a university this spring. Consequently, I’m currently beginning the design. I need to practice what I preach in the sense of good learning design, so I’m working through the usual decisions.

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Why Myths Matter

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I’ve called out a number of myths (and superstitions, and misconceptions) in my latest tome , and I’m grateful people appear to be interested. I take this as a sign that folks are beginning to really pay attention to things like good learning design. And that’s important.

Locus of learning: community, AI, or org?

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A recent article caused me to think. Always a great thing! It led to some reflections that I want to share. The article is about a (hypothetical) learning journey, and talks about how learning objects are part of that learning process.

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Trends for 2019?

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It’s already started! Like Christmas (which morally shouldn’t be even be thought about before Thanksgiving), requests for next year’s trends should be on hold until at least December. Still, a request came in for my thoughts.

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The pain of learning

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My dad , in his last years, lost the use of his hands and most of his hearing. It seemed like he then gave up. I finally challenged him on it, and he said “when you’re in constant pain…” And I got it.

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Jessica Kriegel #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Jessica Kriegel closed DevLearn with a witty and wise presentation taking apart the ‘generations’ and ‘millennial’ myths. In short, it’s basically age discrimination. Don’t do it! The post Jessica Kriegel #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap appeared first on Learnlets

Citations

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Following on my thoughts on writing yesterday, this was a topic that didn’t fit (the post got too long ;). So here we go. Colleagues have written that citations are important. If you’re making a claim, you should be able to back it up.

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PSA SPF

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog series for this important public service announcement: A number of times now, I’ve discovered that there was email being sent to me that I was not getting.

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Why Engaging Learning?

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Someone asked me what I would say about my first book, Engaging Learning. And, coincidentally, my client just gave some copies to their client as part of our engagement, so I guess there’s still value in it!

Skating to where L&D needs to be

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“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” ” – Wayne Gretsky. This quote, over-used to the point of being a cliché, is still relevant. I was just reading Simon Terry’s amusing and insightful post on ‘best practices’ (against them, of course), and it reminded me of this phrase. He said “Best practices are often racing to where someone used to be”, and that’s critical.

Microlearning Malarkey

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Someone pointed me to a microlearning post, wondering if I agreed with their somewhat skeptical take on the article. And I did agree with the skepticism. Further, it referenced another site with worse implications. And I think it’s instructive to take these apart.

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A foolish inconsistency

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Here, a foolish in consistency is the hobgoblin of my little mind. While there are some learnings in here (for me and others), it’s really just getting stuff off my chest. Feel free to move along. This is just a lack of consistency that I suggest is unnecessary and ill-conceived.

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The case for PKM

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Apparently, an acquaintance challenged my colleague Harold Jarche’s Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM) model. He seemed to consider the possibility that it’s a fad. Well, I do argue people should be cautious about claims. So, I’ve talked about PKM before , but I want to elaborate.

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Reading List?

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I saw another query about ‘reading list recommendations’ (e.g. as an addition to Millennials, Goldfish, Other Training Misconceptions ;), and I thought I’d weigh in, with a different spin. What qualifies what books should you read? Maybe your level of expertise?

Editing, process, topics, and other reflections

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My lass let me know there was a typo in my recent post on Transformation. I’m thrilled that she’s reading them (!), but she triggered many thoughts about my writing approach.

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