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

Looking Within: How To Gather And Analyze Actionable Learning Insights

TalentLMS

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.

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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.

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.

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

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

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.

Organizational Learning Tools

The Performance Improvement Blog

What are the tools of organizational learning? As I’ve stated in a previous blog post , a high performing organization needs a comprehensive approach to learning and a set of tools to facilitate learning. A training program, or an educational event, or even a CEO’s speech about the importance of learning is not enough. Continuous learning requires continuous learning interventions that encourage and facilitate knowledge acquisition and application to the workplace.

Industry Report: Too Much Training; Not Enough Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Training magazine has published its 34 th annual Industry Report that is based on a survey of its database of organizations with 100 or more employees, asking them questions about training expenditures and activities. Instructor-led classroom only” is still reported to be the primary method of employee learning and development. Organizations might be increasing their investment in “pull” learning through social media, on-the-job training, and action learning.

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50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a learning culture , formal training is just one of many methods used to facilitate employee learning. In a learning culture, we start with the performance goal and then select the mix of methods that will help employees acquire and retain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs they need in order to achieve those goals. Instructor-centered class (fact to face) – traditional classroom in which instructor controls the content and learning process.

Follow the Leader(ship) Spending

CLO Magazine

Developing the next generation of leaders is the top priority for a majority of organizations, according to a recent survey of more than 28,000 business leaders conducted by The Conference Board. Learning department spending plans reflect that priority. According to a data from the Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board, 94 percent of learning organizations either plan to increase or keep their level of investment the same in leadership development (Figure 1).

Amy Speranza and Jaclyn Courter: How to develop high-potential leaders online

Abilitie

Abilitie was thrilled to partner with Amy Speranza and Jaclyn Courter to present Abilitie's third Learning Leader Roundtable, our first in New York, NY. The foundational topic of the event was "How to develop high-potential leaders online," though the conversation spanned all the big issues that learning programs face today! Attending learning leaders represented organizations in the Fortune 100, non-profits, startups, and the global public service sector.

LXP: Reimagining Employee Learning Experiences in Corporations

PSB

Hence, it becomes challenging for them to arrange the time for learning throughout their busy schedules. This is where Learning Experience Platform (LXP) comes into play. It assists them with which course to opt, skills to learn, and domains to explore to advance in their career.

Staff Development Dilemmas: In-House vs. Outsource

Mindflash

The goal is to determine which components of a successful blended learning program are best in house or outsourced. To keep this current I’ve used the official 2015 Learning and Development Annual Survey Report produced by CIPD in order to hand-pick the learning and development practices and methods that are: Most commonly used. In-house: Keeping this process in-house will provide your staff with arguably the most tailored learning experience possible.

Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”

Pract.us

Your team learns informally all the time. You can support those efforts for more learning bang for your buck. With a shift in your views about what learning is, you can still build a powerful learning organization and demonstrate the value to executives at the same time. A native of New Zealand, Paul Matthews has always applied the practical, no-nonsense approach he learned growing up on a farm to his work in the corporate world. So What is Informal Learning?

Self-Directed Learning: Train Gen Z How They Want to Learn

KnowledgeAnywhere

In a LinkedIn Learning Survey with 2,000 Gen Z workers , it was reported that. 43% of Gen Z workers prefer learning based entirely on a self-directed approach while only 20% of L&D professionals plan to offer Gen Z learners this level of self-direction. This difference in expectations between Gen Z and Learning and Development professionals could cause employees to disengage. What is Self-Directed Learning? Because employees want to learn!

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Megatrends in MOOCs: #10 The Changing Role of the Instructor

Your Training Edge

In this series so far, we’ve explored how massive open online courses (MOOCs) are changing the nature of learning. We’ve looked at how they can help foster learning organizations, promote lifelong learning, facilitate collaboration, and even provide just-in-time performance support. But one of the biggest transformations that has been brought about by MOOCs, online learning, and the Internet in general is a shift in what means to teach a class.

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Staff Development Dilemmas: In-House vs. Outsource

Mindflash

The goal is to determine which components of a successful blended learning program are best in house or outsourced. To keep this current I’ve used the official 2015 Learning and Development Annual Survey Report produced by CIPD in order to hand-pick the learning and development practices and methods that are: Most commonly used. In-house: Keeping this process in-house will provide your staff with arguably the most tailored learning experience possible.

A Complete Guide To Choosing The Best Online Course Platform

ProProfs

It leads them to online learning, which is projected to grow more than $241 billion by 2022. Currently, there are more than a dozen top learning management systems (LMSs) on the market, each catering to different user needs. At best, you can compare the former with Haiku Learning.

Managers are the key to learning and development

Litmos

For as much time as we spend talking about learning management, companies do not seem to spend a lot of time thinking about learning and managers. This creates huge blind spots within organizations because managers play critical roles in every aspect of learning and development — from strategy to design to delivery to measurement. Context : Managers know how learning relates to the job at hand. Modern learning is all about personalization and contextualization.

Corporate Training Through MOOCs: Everything You Need to Know

ProProfs

Massive open online courses (MOOCs), which date back to 2008, are a game-changing model for delivering online learning content without any limit on attendance. With a huge variety of courses that are flexible and open to everyone, they are a disruptive method for delivering learning & development materials to corporate trainees. Democratization of Learning. Standardization of Learning. Learning & Training

How to Overcome a Learning Disaster

CLO Magazine

Those may be harsh words to dispense, but in business — and especially in learning and development — the menacing word “failure” is part and parcel of innovation. While organizations continue to learn that what worked in the past might not work any longer, the prospect of navigating uncharted waters to produce something new is scary. Innovation requires you to have a stomach to experiment,” said Shabnam Irfani, director of learning strategy for Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.

What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)

Docebo

Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves. More and more, organizations are turning to social learning to deliver exciting e-learning experiences to their employees, customers and partners. Learning is all about the interactions we have across all facets of our lives: we talk to people, we listen to what they’re saying, and then aim to apply or consider the insights that person is bestowing upon us (and vice-versa).

Use Simulations to Develop Millennials Leaders

CLO Magazine

According to a Forbes article, “5 Reasons Why Millennials Are Passed Over As Managers,” published in September 2013, a survey of 1,200 business professionals reported that 59 percent believe millennials are not ready to become managers because of lack of experience. Only 45 percent of those surveyed believed millennials were team players, and 36 percent believed them to be difficult to work with. That survey is a few years old, but perceptions haven’t changed much.

The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data

Lambda Solutions

Download The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data and keep it as your eLearning secret weapon! This article is designed to be your A-to-Z guide to learning analytics. You’ll discover: The basic concepts of learning analytics. Level 2: Learning.

Searching for a Higher Purpose

CLO Magazine

A recent Gallup study found that only half of surveyed millennials see themselves at their current employer in one year, and 60 percent reported they’re currently open to a new opportunity. Almost equally uncommon is millennial satisfaction with learning programs. Millennials aren’t getting what they want out of leadership development programs and learning leaders need to know why. I encourage learning leaders to experiment,” she said. “We’re

Power Up Your L&D Partnerships

CLO Magazine

In fact, as of March 2016, more than 50 percent of enterprises outsource at least some of their learning and development needs according to the International Data Corporation. With a strong, compatible relationship, an organization can enhance its learning function beyond its own in-house capabilities. The first is from a 2015 survey of 308 members of the Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board’s learning executives.

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5 Ways to Integrate Social Learning Strategies Into Digital Learning

Leo Learning

Advances in learning technologies have created a natural way to integrate social learning strategies into digital learning programs. We describe social learning—in the context of organizations using digital platforms—as learning that strategically deploys learner-learner relationships to drive effectiveness of learning acquisition, performance shift and application or behavior in practice. Application of Learning. Application of Learning.

Make L&D Go Cha-Ching

CLO Magazine

Learning and development organizations can adopt business metrics such as profitability, top-line revenue growth and bottom-line improvements instead of simply measuring correlations. ” but questions remain about how well-aligned learning activities are with overall business objectives — and how effective they really are. Proponents of strong program evaluation argue that learning goals must be aligned with key performance indicators, or KPIs.

There is no one ‘right’ online platform to support learning

Janet Clarey

If you’re in the profession of learning & development you would no doubt select “TRUE” to the following statement if it was presented as a test question: We know that instruction, when spaced over time, produces substantial learning benefits (i.e., Yet many still have a desire to find the holy grail of learning platforms. It can be considered a tool for subscription learning. Our use of platforms is like a tapas bar for learning : ).

Eight Ways Learning Impacts Succession Planning

CLO Magazine

Learning leaders are integral to the succession management process because so much of it depends on developing and preparing high potentials for future responsibilities. The Learning-Talent Connection “The partnership between learning leaders and those orchestrating succession planning is a critical element of success at General Mills,” said Kevin D. Further, their insights into talent group development needs can help shape better learning interventions.

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Which name is better - Serious Games or Educational Simulations or.?

The Learning Circuits

But there is no universal name for the space (as in, "For our next program, we will use a approach, or I am going to a conference to learn more about _"). Games: Pros: Unambiguous; unapologetic; makes the core point of learning by playing. Cons: People play lots of games anyway - what is the value of forcing them to play more; too diverse; would you want your doctor to have learned from a game? Practiceware: Pros: Emphasizes the core of practicing to learn skills.

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

Learning Ecosystem, Learning Ecology, and Learnscape mean the same thing as Workscape. I don’t use the word learn with executives, who inevitably think back to the awfulness of school and close their ears. In the same vein, I talk about Working Smarter instead of informal learning, social learning, and so forth. Some people denigrate informal learning but nobody’s against Working Smarter. However, compliance is not learning. Action learning.

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Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

Join Panopto to learn nine things you may be doing the old way, why they're no longer necessary, and how updating your approach to video learning will enable you to maximize its value. In this webcast, you’ll learn: Three best practices for creating new videos. About the benefits of peer-to-peer video-based learning. And you'll learn how to do it all using nothing but standard PowerPoint and a good story. Microlearning has nothing to do with learning.

Learning 2014: Mobile and Social Opportunities

CLO Magazine

Many suggest mobile and social learning technology will have the greatest effect on organizations. Learning leaders plan to increase spending to develop in-house content, e-learning and install learning technologies, partly because of pressure to deliver more training content to the widest possible audience. Learning leaders believe they have passed through a difficult period and that the improving economy has caused a change in business expectations.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning [My notes from a webinar. Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning … &#%!? Presented by Training Magazine Network Diagram of the learning process: Input: you can get input in lots of ways Organize Apply Evaluate (in a wheel – each of these is a subprocess) Looking first at learning.

Revamping 70-20-10

CLO Magazine

There is a core set of frameworks that support the way organizational learning and development is conducted. The world of mobile and social learning and Google, however, requires new measures. At its core, the model states that learning occurs primarily from on-the-job experiences (70 percent), followed by learning from others (20 percent) and, finally, from formal courses (10 percent). Development occurs in a learning zone, not a comfort zone.