CLO Symposium

Jay Cross

Along with my Internet Time Alliance colleagues Jane Hart & Clark Quinn and several hundred chief learning officers, I attended the Fall CLO Symposium this week. It’s intended to underpin the dialog between CLO and executive management. Bill Sullivan, president and CEO of Agilent, described the measures that have led Agilent to impressive success as the world’s premier measurement company. ” Agilent relentlessly surveys customers.

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Learning Agility: Re-Invention with Performer Support

Living in Learning

I sat with three other CLO-type learning leaders from Bank of America, Disney, and Sprint. In other words, learning must be designed for consumption in (or near) the workflow – learning needs to be agile. If organizations expect their workers to become more agile, they must enhance their ability to think and draw conclusions quickly. The need for agility in learning is a shot across the bow of every training department on the planet.

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Classroom Learning: Ditch the Knowledge Dump, Mix it Up

CLO Magazine

He said the learning model ADDIE is outdated, which much of the industry is struggling to accept. Masie agreed that the development models ADDIE and AGILE are for a specific kind of classroom — “a person at the front, lots of PowerPoint, teach it so they memorize it.” That might not be easy, however, as only 25 percent of respondents to the CLO survey said employees are involved in how learning is delivered to them.

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Try a Learnathon: Crowdsourced UX

CLO Magazine

While there is widespread interest, dialogue and experimentation in new forms of learning technologies (chatbots, smart speakers, wearables, immersive reality) and new formats of learning content (curated segments, agile module lengths, shoulder-to-shoulder on the job), where are the innovations in new models of learning design?

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LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Article they wrote for CLO mag: “Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer&#. Need to be more agile & change. ADDIE is content centric. No fixed alternative to ADDIE b/c depends on ecosystem/learnscape. Clark says ADDIE is a process, there will be a role for it (I think–I may be misrepresenting what he said). Problem is that we need a new process; ADDIE has been too much for formal learning. Easy to attack ADDIE.

Skills aren’t soft or hard — they’re durable or perishable

CLO Magazine

In the learning and talent development field, these would include the ADDIE process used for designing and developing learning content, or the various learning theories that may have currency today, but are likely to change as learning science advances and businesses pivot their strategy and approach. For example, if your organization is implementing an Agile transformation, don’t start with training on how to use Jira, Asana or some other work-tracking platform.

The A-Z of eLearning Acronyms (with bonus explanations from experts)


It’s not SCORM compliant and the LRS won’t link to the LMS so how do we show the new JIT training to the CLO?”. ADDIE = Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate. explains: “Using the ADDIE method for instructional design is like building a house. ADDIE is a tried and true method for making a training house a learning home.”. CLO = Chief Learning Officer. As in, “When I grow up, I want to be a CLO.”. An alternative to ADDIE.

The Future of Learning Careers

CLO Magazine

Elliott Masie is the chairman and CLO of The Masie Center’s Learning Consortium and CEO of The Masie Center, an international think tank focused on learning and workplace productivity. This can be corrected with stretch assignments in business roles and by shifting college programs to include more content on career enablers like business performance rather than learning strategies and models like ADDIE.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around. ADDIE (Analysis Design Development Implementation). The ADDIE model is an acronym: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. In today’s fast-paced learning environments, the AGILE method is often seen as more efficient than ADDIE. Agile Learning. CLO (Chief Learning Officer).

LearnTrends: Backchannel

Jay Cross

AgileBill4d: did someone say Agile? Jenna Papakalos: Nope @Agile, said fragile. Moderator (Clark Quinn): but things are moving too fast, networks where everyone is thinking towards the same goal) is where agility (yes, I said agile ) can flourish. Chris 2: Agile networks require collaborative learning across companies. What is distracting CLO's from taking ownership of it? jadekaz: Addie tells us past. also part of the A in ADDIE).

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Nuts and Bolts: When Training Works by Jane Bozarth - Learning Solutions Magazine , April 6, 2010 One of the most-discussed sessions at Learning Solutions 2010 was “The Great ADDIE Debate,” a conversation about the 21st-century relevance of the ADDIE process model (Analyze-Design-Develop-Implement-Evaluate), so often employed in instructional design. Rather than declare ADDIE dead, wouldn’t it make more sense to be sure that we are using it properly?

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: The Down-and-Dirty Realities of Modern Learning: Beyond Buzzwords (free for ATD members) You know the buzz—from “embedded” to “micro” to “agile.” Please join Litmos CLO, Mike Martin, for this one-hour webcast for new insights on: Earning executive support to champion the criticality of training. It infuses the traditional instructional design process (ADDIE) with business and organizational results-based thinking.

Free learning & development webinars for August 2020

Limestone Learning

Owens, co-authors of the new ATD Press book Designing for Modern Learning: Beyond ADDIE and SAM , for a virtual author chat on designing learning experiences for the digital world. You need an agile methodology that you can use to support strategic pivots.

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