Organizations as Communities - Part 1

ID Reflections

Going ahead, organizations of the future will possibly function as Transformative Communities connecting diverse, distributed and multi-talented individuals who will come together to move toward an Evolutionary Purpose. We are all well versed with the Butterfly Effect.

Our Brains on Agile and eLearning Effectiveness: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

#BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s dive in to this week’s articles: Why Johnny Can’t Be Agile. Why Johnny Can’t Be Agile.

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A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book

Kapp Notes

I received a notice in my in-box the other day about a new self-published book that discussed the idea of something called Lean-Agile Courseware by Raytheon. Kapp: You’ve just released an eBook called Lean-Agile Courseware, what is the book about?

The Importance of Being Agile in a VUCA World

ID Reflections

We are well aware that to survive and thrive in the VUCA world, we need to be agile in all respects – in learning, towards change, regarding work as well as life. We talk about learning agility, organizational agility, individual agility, agile as a philosophy and much more.

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Learning Technology: How it can support workers to deliver results


One of the biggest issues surrounding social learning is “formalizing the informal” because social and experiential learning are only as effective as a your ability to centralize it. . Learning and development’s future is set to be impacted by three key factors. .

The Need for Learning Agility

CLO Magazine

CLOs’ approach to learning needs to become much more agile to realize its true potential. This reality is also reflected in the view HR holds of its own organizational effectiveness — just 10 percent of respondents in the Lumesse survey reported HR as seen as “extremely useful” by employees for skills development. To overcome this challenge, HR leaders need to adopt more agile learning strategies that respond quickly to change.

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Effective Manager Development Program at Scale


Building an Effective Manager Development Program. Last month, Everwise hosted a popular webinar on “Effective Manager Development at Scale” with Kim Bolton, Program Director, Leadership Development at Unum Group.

Visualization (Sensemaking) in Rapid Agile Learning Design

Big Dog, Little Dog

This framework can be used for building agile or rapid learning designs, fixing performance problems, implementing informal learning solutions, etc. Triggering cues (information that acts as a signal) from the environment are perceived by the people in a Community of Interest (CoI).

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5 Signs It’s Time To Switch Your LMS


But as technologies beyond Learning and Development (L&D) evolve, there is growing demand for smarter enterprise learning solutions that match the look, feel and effectiveness of those technologies which begs the question: is your LMS still helping you achieve your organization’s L&D objectives? Retain customers by ensuring they use our products and services effectively. Is your LMS still fit for your needs?

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Effective Collaborative Learning - The Nomadic Way

Nomadic Learning

Deliberately designed learning experiences that engage communities of learners in conversations that result in measurable change for individuals, teams, and organizations. That’s what it means to be a member of a community: a sense of mutual obligation for each other’s success.

Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

ID Reflections

We have to think agile, instant, accessible, contextual, micro-sized, real time… We need to uberize organizational learning. Agility and pull lie at the heart of uberization. People are at the heart of a sharing economy, and people are at the heart of a community.

Five Practices to Build Emotionally Intelligent Leaders

CLO Magazine

Emotional intelligence, or EQ, the capability of individuals to identify and manage their own emotions as well as recognize those of others, has been identified as a strong indicator and predictor of effective leadership. Leadership Development effective leadership emotional intelligence EQ

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The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning


MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. This is leading to a shift in the role of the L&D department – from managers and disseminators of formally designed programs to facilitators and enablers of collaboration and communities.

Don’t miss these 5 project management trends shaping up for 2015


Portfolio management to become key focus Given the complexity of most projects, as well as the effects of globalization, it is expected that the approach to project management will become more and more strategic, rather than tactical.

L&D's New Hatrack

ID Reflections

Know how to build one''s PLN Workplace challenges are increasingly going to be unique requiring skills like analysis, problem solving, learning agility, adaptability, pattern sensing and exception handling; therefore, instilling the skills of “learning how to learn” is of paramount importance.

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Why You Should Use Content Curation To Support Your Corporate Training – 5 Questions Answered

Adobe Captivate

It enables employees to get recognized and rewarded for their contribution, effective usage, and learning achievements. However, Learning and Development teams can use this approach very effectively to not only support formal training but create a culture on learning as a continuum.

The Power of Learning-Focused Leadership

CLO Magazine

These characteristics allow leaders to be more agile in adapting to changing environments as well as to think creatively about how to approach challenges. Like any effective approach to leadership, leaders must be authentic.

5 Practical Tips To Maximize Your Gains From Outsourcing Corporate eLearning Development

Adobe Captivate

Tip 2: Identify Measures To Collaborate, Communicate, Review, And Work Effectively In The Distributed Development. Tip 3: Change To Agile Development Methodology. The usage of Agile development methodology is an established practice in software development.

What It Takes To Become A Top eLearning Content Development Company

Adobe Captivate

Facilitate effective application on the job. Provide higher learning effectiveness. Our approach uses: Agile practices. Effectiveness Of Our Offshore Development Model. As a result, we offer one of the most effective Total Cost of Outsourcing (TCO). Blog eLearning eLearning Community blog content development custom eLearning content development elearning community elearning company Elearning Content Top elearning interactions

Create Learning Activities that Work


Just to keep you on your toes, in this project our “learners” are actually instructors at a community college. The short answer is prototyping will help you create a more effective learning experience. This post is part of the Design Challenge series.

Coherent Implications

Clark Quinn

There are three layers: work teams composed of members from different communities of practice, that are connected outward to broader social networks. An important element is the flow of information within the model; ensuring that there are no barriers to making effective choices.

Free e-Learning books


> If you have read any of the following books I will highly appreciate if you share your opinion with the e-Learning community. => > Resources Down-and-dirty Guidelines for Effective Discussions in Online Courses Joanna C.

"Digital Mindset": What is it All About?

ID Reflections

Agile and adaptable - Agility here is more than just adapting to change. Agility in this context encompasses the skill of being able to scan the landscape and ecosystem of one's domain of work, keep pace with what is happening at the edges, and evolve to remain relevant.

2012 in retrospective: top 10 posts

Challenge to Learn

Agile E-Learning development. We need to find more effective ways to present our learning content to our learners and that means we have to move away from the current ‘book’ and ‘slide show’ metaphors. Agile e-Learning development.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

This is a future in which workers are smarter, more agile, and more innovative. As globalization increases and communities become more diverse, the competitive advantage of any organization will be its collective knowledge and its expanded expertise. Work is No Longer Work .

Design Principles for Learning Cafe UnConference 2013. Feb 21, Sydney.

Learning Cafe

Making Learning – Design Agile. Cost effective professional development event - This learning event is a cost effective professional development day for L&D professionals. We are hoping for the same but gentler effect this year.

7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset


This in turn makes it difficult for them to be learning agile or to adjust to a rapidly changing and ambiguous world. Agile Approach. Being agile is more than just adapting to change. It requires people with different mental models and divergent worldviews to do so effectively.

If You're Not Learning.

The Performance Improvement Blog

This is a future in which workers are smarter, more agile, and more innovative. As globalization increases and communities become more diverse, the competitive advantage of any organization will be its collective knowledge and its expanded expertise.

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Learning Different

The Performance Improvement Blog

It rewards those with greater capacity to seek and access resources and to build social capital through personal networks and participation in communities. We need agility in learners and in learning interventions in organizations. What and how people learn is changing dramatically.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?


Agile and adaptable: Agility here is more than just adapting to change. Agility in this context encompasses the skill of being able to scan the landscape and ecosystem of one’s domain of work, keep pace with what is happening at the edges, and evolve to remain relevant.

Degreed and Announce Partnership


According to the creators of Scrum and its body of knowledge, the Scrum Guide , Scrum is a simple framework for effective team collaboration on complex products.

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Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Performance Learning Productivity

A further 2010 study of manager development activities by Casebow and Ferguson at GoodPractice in Edinburgh, Scotland reported that informal chats with colleagues was both the most frequently used development activity and was also seen as the most effective by the majority of managers.

Surviving the Millennial Apocalypse: Party Like It’s 1999

eLearning Brothers

The 70/20/10 model became a threat to their very existence as the effectiveness of “formal” learning was increasingly criticized. As Millennials essential follow an AGILE approach to gaining knowledge, IDs must follow an AGILE approach to developing their solutions.

Upcoming Webinar: Developing a Compelling Strategy for Your Education Business

Web Courseworks

The first sentence of the webinar description mentions “strategic thinking and agility.” Those two things – strategy and agility – might be viewed as oppositional. How do we find the balance between agility and strategy in the education space.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC

ID Reflections

@ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis, which I have referred to: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera.

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