Action Learning And Systems Thinking

eLearning Industry

When action learning participants begin to take action, they can use the questions below to guide their discussion in concert with GEMS or other process facilitation practices. Inquiry-Based Learning

Action Learning: A Facilitators' Guide

eLearning Industry

This article explores the GEMS model of action learning and offers a guide for facilitators looking to implement it. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Instructional Design


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5 Keys to Measurement: Get Actionable Learning Data from Your People


But here’s the big question: What are you learning from all the valuable information generated by your people as they learn? Getting learner feedback is important in every learning context, but perhaps most of all with adults. 2: Know if your people are actually learning.

How You Can Benefit From Actionable Learning Analytics

Lambda Solutions

Analytics have taken over the business world. Business intelligence and predictive analytics are helping businesses make better decisions and stay competitive. As of 2017, more than half of U.S. companies were using big data. analytics

How You Can Benefit From Actionable Learning Analytics

Lambda Solutions

Analytics have taken over the business world. Business intelligence and predictive analytics are helping businesses make better decisions and stay competitive. As of 2017, more than half of U.S. companies were using big data. reporting analytics

Get Actionable Learning + Performance Data into Managers’ Hands with Axonify Team Metrics + Compare


To validate the impact of learning, we must collect and report on data that establishes a clear value chain between the resources we provide and the desired outcomes for the business. Unfortunately, L&D still dedicates most of its measurement efforts to just collecting and organizing data (Bersin – 2015 State of Learning Measurement Report). Considerably less time is spent sharing insights within the organization to improve the impact of learning opportunities.

Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

Part of the learning leader’s job is to develop organizational learning strategies. For one thing, organizations aren’t reviewing their learning and development strategies very often. The State of Learning and Development 2014: Coming of Age,” a study from Brandon Hall, revealed that less than 18 percent of organizations reviewed or revisited their learning and development strategies at least annually over the past five years and 28.8

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Looking Within: How To Gather And Analyze Actionable Learning Insights


Being able to collect learning data holds significant promise for better learning experiences and ROI on training investments. And poorly interpreted data has no actionable value. Learning insights are often referred to by other names, like learning analytics, or learning metrics. Why Gather Learning Insights? The majority of decisions made using learning insights will directly affect learners and course design in the following ways.

Instant Learning Impacts Performance: One Idea, One Action Learning Events

Vignettes Learning

How does the concept of Instant Learning impact performance? How do we utilize the brain's tendencies to maximize its ability to learn? What has been learned though is that the perceptions of people, which are based on the experiences of the viewer, provides context to the images viewed. This would show that the brain is constantly changing and these changes are the learning and lessons it has picked up in each and every day.

3 Tips for Getting the Most out of your Action Learning Project


If you’re a participant in a HIPO (high potential) program, there’s a good chance that you’re participating in an Action Learning Project (ALP) as part … Continued. Corporate Learning Trends Leadership Development

Advanced Actions / Learning interactions in Captivate 5 (Culminates in Soft Skills Sample)

Adobe Captivate

We had a great time at this week’s eSeminar, where the focus was on creating custom learning interactions using Adobe Captivate 5′s new Advanced Actions tools. This one hour session will focus on Advanced Learning Interaction Design, Pedagogical and Development issues for eLearning. Source for the above project is available here; Captivate 5 Soft Skills with Advanced Actions. Captivate 5 Slides Re Advanced Actions.

RETHINKING THE RAZOR “ILT HAS THE SHELF LIFE OF MILK” or an INTRODUCTION TO Instructor Led Interactive Learning (ILIL or Live Action Learning)

Wonderful Brain

Put aside the use of religion as a foundation in the video, the point is the only way information becomes useful and or conducive to action (add to that skills and behaviors and we have the troika of what any course or instructor needs to impart) is to repeat the elements until they become internalized and habituated. Nevertheless, in learning, the end user must apply what has been transmitted, evidenced in increased knowledge or skills, improved decision-making and modified behaviors.

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No Time to Learn

The Performance Improvement Blog

One of the concerns that worry training and learning professionals most about leading culture change in their organizations is that managers will say that they don’t have time to facilitate and support employee development. These managers don’t value learning. Maybe there was a time when you could learn a set of skills in your youth and then build a career around those abilities. The only way to keep pace and maybe even get ahead of the curve is to keep learning.


The Performance Improvement Blog

But people who don't see their actions as experiments, and those who don't know how to reason carefully from data, will continue to learn less well from their own experiences than those who do. To me, experimentation is an essential aspect of organizational learning. It’s action learning. Instead of thinking about new programs and initiatives in terms of success and failure, we would learn more if we considered them experiments.

Publish with External Files

Adobe Captivate

I used the “Actions” functioned to Open a File or URL” and linked them there. Interactions Question Standard Actions Learning Management System question standard actionsI published my project, and the Word and pdfs that I added to my project were automatically put in the published folder but the course will not work in the LMS. Any ideas? The post Publish with External Files appeared first on eLearning.

Leadership Development in the Collaborative Era

CLO Magazine

And it comes with bottom-line benefits — namely, increased quality, innovation, proactivity, resiliency and learning. They may learn the competency lists but may not find them applicable to the real problems back home. For the sake of learning, leadership development facilitators may accelerate the process by exposing them to problems or dilemmas to see if they can “learn their way out.” But how does the CLO manage this collective learning process?

There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

These programs provide little focus on the social, interpersonal and strategic aspects of leadership, and what’s learned is often difficult to apply. Action learning with a trained coach is a cost-effective approach that enables leaders to develop capabilities while working to solve urgent organizational or social problems. Essentially, leaders are learning while working, making it easy to see how learned skills apply on the job.

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Learning Your Way Out

CLO Magazine

At the same time, let’s consider how we might bring this focus on collaboration to a practice-based method of learning. Perhaps most prominent in the domain of practice-oriented leadership development is action learning, which consists of group projects, team members working and reflecting on problems occurring in their projects and workplaces, and other interpersonal experiences, such as coaching and mentorships, which encourage learning dialogues.

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Make Learning Learning Viral-Worthy to Make It Last

CLO Magazine

Substitute learning for any number of ideas or causes an organization is trying to sell, and it’s easy to chuckle at the thought of something like, say, an operations management course ever breaking the internet. But the premium on making an impact through learning is high. By incorporating these and other characteristics into learning, Jones said organizations can increase the likelihood employees will remember what they’re taught.

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Take the Humdrum Out of Homework

CLO Magazine

Elliott Masie is CEO of The Masie Center, an international think tank focused on learning and workplace productivity, and chairman and CLO of The Masie Center’s Learning Consortium. Students have come to expect and accept homework as an element of the learning process. Your colleagues are busy, distracted and often are not confident that the assigned readings are essential to their learnings. Entice your learners to extend their learning.

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Learning analytics, AI, and practical applications


Logicearth is pleased to see that it's not merely the abstract notion of 'data' but instead its practical application to inform action. Learning platformsData comes out as a clear winner in this years Global Sentiment Survey.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2022

Limestone Learning

Move over March — it’s time to do our learning with a little sunshine peeking through the office curtains. It’s packed with learning events and new business ideas to get you moving for spring. You'll learn how the MAGIC methodology, unlike ADDIE, is simple, emotion based and successful.

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There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

These programs provide little focus on the social, interpersonal and strategic aspects of leadership, and what’s learned is often difficult to apply. Action learning with a trained coach is a cost-effective approach that enables leaders to develop capabilities while working to solve urgent organizational or social problems. Essentially, leaders are learning while working, making it easy to see how learned skills apply on the job.

Are Managers Too Busy to Learn?

The Performance Improvement Blog

One of the barriers to creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations is the no-time myth. Managers resist attending formal training events and participating in other kinds of learning activities (elearning, mentoring, coaching, action-learning, communities of practice, internal wikis, etc.) The problem is that managers don’t make learning a high priority. This is learning, too, and takes little, if any, extra time.

Training Culture vs. Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

What’s the difference between a “training culture” and a “ learning culture ”? As the chart shows, in a training culture, responsibility for employee learning resides with instructors and training managers. In that kind of culture the assumption is that trainers (under the direction of a CLO) drive learning. Whereas in a learning culture, responsibility for learning resides with each employee and each team.

OpenSesame and ExpertusONE Integration Accelerates Learning and Heightens Engagement


OpenSesame, a market-leading SaaS global elearning innovator, announced a strategic integration with ExpertusONE LMS in furthering employee learning and training. Benefits include increased engagement, trackable training data, streamlined learning, effective recruitment, and more.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

The Purpose of Business is Learning. But none of this is possible without learning. At its core, any high performing organization is about learning; continually using new information to become smarter, better, and more effective. To survive and thrive today, industries need innovation which is essentially about learning. Companies must learn more deeply about their customers and markets. Training Is Not Learning. Work is No Longer Work .

Graphic Novel: Cool eBooks for Learning about HIV Prevention

Kapp Notes

I have been a long time fan of comic books and thought they would be great for creating a learning curriculum especially one that was transmedia. Here is an interesting TEDx video that makes a powerful argument for comics for learning (although not the central message of the talk.). The graphic novel is story-based training impacting both the cognitive and affective domains from a learning perspective. Learn More.

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Live, Interactive Online Class: Getting Started with TechSmith Camtasia Studio

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Your lessons can include videos of actions taken on your computer, animations, audio, quizzes, and surveys. By the time you have completed this course, you will be able to record screen actions on your computer using the Camtasia Recorder. You'll take the recording into the Camtasia Studio and learn how to use the Timeline, add assets from the Clip Bin and Library, and how to publish content for the widest possible audience. Learn to record screen actions.

A Productive Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a blog post titled, "Building a Productive Learning Culture", Thomas Handcock and Jean Martin say that businesses, because of need and demand, are increasing employee participation in training but failing to increase productivity. Even with all of these additional opportunities for learning, most workers are not acquiring the knowledge and skills they need to be successful. Learning capability: make sure employees know how to learn, not just what to learn.

SumTotal, Skillsoft Expand Partnership, Launch Context-Aware Talent Solution by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

the pervasive, dynamic delivery of best-action learning and talent development content within SumTotal’s. Design & Development Tools Emerging Topics Learning Systems Measurement Training Strategies New offering helps organizations rationalize big HR data by extending SumTotal’s elixHR platform to enable. talent expansion solutions.

OpenSesame and SumTotal Integration Improves Employee Learning, Upskilling, and Training Process


Learning and Development teams can quickly and efficiently customize training programs with high-quality content that is useful and engaging for learners. The integration allows Learning & Development administrators to send OpenSesame content to their SumTotal LMS quickly and effortlessly.

Key Elements of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

A “learning culture” is a community of workers continuously and collectively seeking performance improvement through new knowledge, new skills, and new applications of knowledge and skills to achieve the goals of the organization. A learning culture is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which employees feel safe asking tough questions about the purpose and quality of what they are doing for customers, themselves, and other stakeholders.

Learning Trends for 2022: Hybrid Learning

Learning Pool

Intelligence-led learning and the commercialization of the learning function were the first two trends outlined by David Perring, Fosway Group as being “ ones to watch” for 2022. From data-driven insights to automated nudges for learning, we think we’ve got the first two covered.

Learning All the Time

The Performance Improvement Blog

Bernie Donkerbrook, EQMentor, wrote this response to my post : “ Learning all the time ” means making learning part of the culture of an organization. This means that learning (using Schein’s definition of culture below) is that employees are actually doing and behaving in the following manner, (Follows the premise of first, ‘ Knowing’ , then ‘ Agreeing’ and finally actually ‘ Doing !’). That learning is valued and expected at all levels of the organization.

The What, Why and How of Empowerment: A Dialogue with Dianna Anderson and Ashley T Brundage


As the founder of Empowering Differences, and the author of a book by the same name, she codified what she learned into a process that teaches others how to leverage their own differences. This dialogue has passed.

OpenSesame And Knowledge Anywhere Integration Transforms And Streamlines Global Learning Platforms


Learning and Development teams can quickly and effectively customize training programs with high-quality content that is both useful and engaging for learners—while saving both time and money. A learning management system is useless without high-quality training content.

Access spins off simulations activity to Unicorn founder

Unicorn Training

Peter commented “I am a passionate believer in the power of action learning. Serious learning games and simulations create engaging hands-on, memorable experiences for participants. With Unicorn now a. part of the Access Group, Unicorn’s founder, Peter Phillips, has reached an agreement to acquire the simulations activity, which will now operate as Unicorn Simulations Ltd, and where he will be the CEO.

Reprise: Learning to Compete

The Performance Improvement Blog

The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. Clawson in their chapter in the book, Creating a Learning Culture , write this about competition and learning: Today it seems that organizations need to be able to do more than just adapt: they must become agile in the face of constantly changing conditions.

16 Signs of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

How do you know your organization has a learning culture ? How will people be learning? While a learning culture is an environment that’s always being developed, certain signs indicate that you are making progress. In a learning culture…. Leaders are communicating the importance of learning (acquiring new knowledge, skills, and capabilities) and holding managers accountable for learning and applying that learning to making a difference for the organization.