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Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

” Perhaps this is a natural aspect of human nature to take the safe path rather than to explore uncharted territory to find better, more effective paths. Haven’t we all abandoned proven and effective work styles for ineffective patterns of behavior when under stress?

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

” Perhaps this is a natural aspect of human nature to take the safe path rather than to explore uncharted territory to find better, more effective paths. Haven’t we all abandoned proven and effective work styles for ineffective patterns of behavior when under stress?

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

Jane Hart

Here is an updated version (V3) of the WSD Framework with more charts and descriptions, and now available as a PDF to download under a Creative Commons Licence. SERVICES & ACTIVITIES. 2 – Performance Support Services. 4 – Performance Consulting Services.

The ripple effect

Learning with e's

Anyone who is interested in the social media phenomenon would be very interested to read this from Abday Adhikari, writing in the Guardian : Every time we publish information on the internet, we are effectively starting a conversation, because people can respond or react to it.

The hidden audience effect

Learning with e's

It must have been a very long day for the kids, but they performed very well, and were very entertaining and raised a few laughs too. Their learning activities are scaffolded through their own internet radio channel S'cool Radio. Performance levels are raised as extra effort is made.

What students need

Learning with e's

Although grades matter, more important still is the feedback students receive on their work and performance, and the interventions that teachers can make to support those they see struggling.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

Coping with content and lots of information is a part of seamless learning because the capacity to do so affects effective learning.”. MSL 10): Encompassing multiple pedagogical or learning-activity models (facilitated by teachers).

Self fulfilling prophecies

Learning with e's

My most recent post featured locus of control theory, and today's post is about the Pygmalion Effect in education. This effect is commonly known in education as the ' Pygmalion effect ' but is more accurately referred to as the 'observer-expectancy effect'.

How to Make Sure Your Course Meets Its Learning Objectives

CourseArc

Scientists, economists, accountants, and mathematicians all have one thing in common: they all deal in “absolutes.” Image: “ Bullseye ” by Emilio Kuffer, via Flickr Creative Commons License.

I Believe that Learning is Inherently Social

Tom Spiglanin

We may follow a manual to effect a repair we’ve never attempted before. Learning by experience can be quite effective. ” But while effective, it isn’t terribly efficient on its own. But then, learning is an inherently social activity.

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70:20:10 Primer

Performance Learning Productivity

It is published here under the Creative Commons: Attribution – Non-Commercial – Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 It also moves us from ‘know-what’ learning towards more effective ‘know-how’ learning.

New Year Resolutions for Learning and Development

Tom Spiglanin

Every year brings new hope to do things better, more successfully, and more effectively. How will we go about making changes to our daily activities and be a more effective business partner, regardless of our role? Every year brings new challenges and opportunities.

What teachers need

Learning with e's

As education becomes more flexible, and students learn at any time and in any place, so the data generated by these activities needs to be rationalised, centralised and applied consistently. RM's Integris platform clearly performs these roles in combination.

I Believe in the Many Emerging Roles for Learning and Development Professionals

Tom Spiglanin

There were organizational accountabilities and performance expectations. It may not have been effective, but it was accessible to a large, geographically dispersed audience. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

ATD Learning Technologies

Some LMSs offer advanced features that support performance management and social learning opportunities. Common MOOC platforms include: Coursera. Augmented reality takes a view of a real environment and augments it with additional information or effects. What is Creative Commons?

“Good Enough” in Learning and Development

Tom Spiglanin

3 In the case of learning and development, it might be seen as 80% of learning results from 20% of the total time spent on an activity, or that 80% of a product is completed with just 20% of the work. Learning (training) is the cause, and knowledge or workplace performance is the consequence.

Perspective Matters

Tom Spiglanin

This means that learning and development (L&D) professionals must understand not one, not two, but three significantly different perspectives when addressing performance needs in the workplace. Training may be needed to address performance gaps.

How to Measure the Impact of Training on Your Bottom Line

CourseArc

In conversation, we use terms like “great”, “exceptional,” or “very useful” to express opinions, such as what we think of a Christmas or gift or the performance of our favorite team. Money image courtesy of a Creative Commons license by TaxCredits.net.

It’s Happening…

Tom Spiglanin

I interpreted their collective comments as reflecting the need for substantial change, but that the function would likely continue to exist in some form, or devolve and then reemerge with a different purpose, focusing on removing workplace barriers and directly facilitating improved performance.

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Performance Learning Productivity

Despite, or possibly because of, his own irregular early education he focused on learning as an important activity in life. Effective Metrics for Learning and Development I wonder what Shaw would think if he saw the way learning and development is predominantly measured in organisations today.

The Demise of E-learning (the brand)

Tom Spiglanin

Then, when they do, they use every ploy imaginable to minimize their discomfort, which often includes performing a variety of other tasks at the same time, paying only minimal attention to the required program.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking

Learning Visions

Monday, June 18, 2007 Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking From the Eide Neurolearning Blog: Voluntary Control of Attention - Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking There is a yin and yang effect between visual and auditory attention. Mixed visual-auditory stimuli have an underadditive effect, so that if you have to do both at the same time, total brain activation goes down. Maybe the "underadditive effect" occurs when a multimedia presentation does all the thinking for you.

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It’s Happening…

Tom Spiglanin

I interpreted their collective comments as reflecting the need for substantial change, but that the function would likely continue to exist in some form, or devolve and then reemerge with a different purpose, focusing on removing workplace barriers and directly facilitating improved performance.

Imagined futures 5: Robot teachers

Learning with e's

Good, effective teachers are intuitive, empathetic and responsive to the needs of their students. They get to know their charges well, finding creative ways to help them to learn optimally, engaging them with methods and activities designed to draw out the best performances.

Is the Training You’re Providing the Training Your Employees Want?

Your Training Edge

Instead, find ways to more effectively engage your audience by delivering the right training to the right employees at the right time. For example, provide performance support resources online so that people can access the resources they need at the moment they need them.

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

TechSmith Camtasia

It’s easier than ever to capture activity on your iOS device screen and turn it into a movie. If the content you’re recording has its own audio—like the sound effects in a game—you will want to unmute your device so it is captured.

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Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

MOOCs and other loosely structured learning activities, with or without expected outcomes, have also captured the attention of execs, who then question their quality and value. Learning and Development, Learning and Performance, Training and Development, etc.

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Video for assessment

Learning with e's

When it comes to supporting a student''s progress, showing them what they can do to improve, or perform better is the key. Finally, above is a video by Rebecca Smallshaw which examines the Pygmalion and Golem effects (self fulfilling prophecy theory.

Why Blended Learning Is Really Just Blended Training

Mindflash

Blended learning allows trainees to absorb training on their own time, leaving valuable classroom time for more skill-building activities. But that has nothing to do with learning and performance effectiveness, only money. It’s learning by actually performing.

Our digital future 4: Pervasive computing

Learning with e's

Because of the growing power of networks and telecommunication systems, and the ever decreasing size of digital technology, we can now embed small (micro) computers into just about any object in common use, and they will communicate with each other, and with your personal technology.

Let Employees Choose Their Own Training Materials

Mindflash

There’s a lot to like about giving employees a more active role in their own learning. Playing a part in identifying and selecting education holds the employee accountable for assessing his performance challenges and owning the process to address and solve them.

Design for life

Learning with e's

It can also be present in the design of the objects you use to perform the skill. How it can be applied in education As Norman suggests, when information to perform a task is present within the design of an object, the need to learn it is reduced. Engeström Activity Theory 9.

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How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It

Mindflash

Social Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. I also think it’s wonderful that our profession is starting to focus more on the learning that naturally takes place within the day-to-day activity of the workplace.

Tools of the trade

Learning with e's

It will fail if the user does not follow or is not followed by enough other subscribers to enable the benefits of the network effect. This is the quadrant in which a lot of high profile activity is conducted, but I would argue that it is also high in engagement.

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Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate

Mindflash

collaboration to help people work together more easily and improve performance through learning. Effective learning designs make use of activities in which learners create their own learning. High Tech or Low Tech: It’s About Performance.