Leveraging the Capabilities of AGILE Instructional Design Strategies

eLearning Brothers

For many learning organizations, the term “AGILE” has become a hot topic. Often, when referred to in a business sense, AGILE strategies tend to focus on more project management or software development areas (such as with achieving continuous improvement, maintaining scope, increasing flexibility, obtaining team inputs, and with delivering high-quality products) than on instructional design strategies. Does this model support or hinder the learning experience?

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Informal Learning Makes Great Performances Routine

Allego

The answer is observational learning. The Power of Observational Learning. Also known as “ modeling ,” observational learning is the process of learning by witnessing a real-life example—actually seeing and hearing what ‘good’ looks like.

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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. Informal coaching.

4 Steps to Measure the ROI of Informal Learning

Allego

Reps often incorporate the information into their daily behavior, but rarely document or share these informal talks. The Importance of Informal Learning for Agile Sales Readiness. Informal learning is why your salespeople love getting together.

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Agile, Lego and Training: The common factors.

ID Reflections

Before I launch into my thoughts, here's what Sara Ford (Program Manager of CodePlex) has to say about Agile: 1. What does Agile have to do with Informal Learning and Instructional Design? It’s about effective communication. Agile means the willingness to be in a perpetual state of Beta, accepting that there is no closure, can be no closure with information, requirements, needs, business opportunities changing at lightning speed.

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Why Training Needs to go Agile (Part 1 – The Basics)

Xyleme

In other words, learning needs to go Agile. So how do Training Vendors help training organizations go agile: they adopt Agile Development. Agile Development is an approach where vendors deliver very fast, iterative product development through close collaboration with its user base (i.e. According to McKinsey & Company : “ This agility can deliver new systems and capabilities in a matter of weeks or months instead of years.

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Is Your Learning Organization Agility Fit?

CLO Magazine

Developments in such diverse fields as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, 3-D printing, biotechnology, robotics, machine learning and genetics are all building on each other and creating a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment, VUCA for short. For CLOs, it has become a business imperative to develop agility and capability to meet the talent needs of organizations that are rapidly changing in such a turbulent environment. The Imperative for CLO Agility .

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In Summary: E-Learning Trends for 2020

Docebo

Although we’re all still mourning the loss of summer, many of us are starting to prepare our learning strategies for the year ahead. As we move into 2020, we enter into a new era of e-learning, and we at Docebo have compiled all of the important e-learning trends set to impact the year ahead, so you can be ready. Here’s a summary of what you can expect in the full report: Learning Content. It’s up to learning technology providers to help organizations through this.

To Harness Informal Learning and Drive ROI, Adopt Formal Processes to Capture It

Allego

Though we’re not always conscious of it, we benefit from informal learning every day—in our homes, workplaces and on the road. . Informal learning is driven by mobile devices. This is how learning and readiness in our lives outside of work feels: it’s peer-driven, it happens just in the nick of time, and it feels totally informal. But surprisingly, many sales organizations have yet to harness the power of this kind of learning at work.

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Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Here are the most popular posts on the Informal Learning Blog in 2009. Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning. T o implement social/informal learning infrastructure projects, learning and development professionals need to shift their focus from learning to earning. G et Out of the Training Business , my most recent column for Chief Learning Officer, called for the abolition of corporate training departments. Learning.

A Dozen Ways To Promote Informal Learning

CLO Magazine

Most learning does not happen in a classroom or online. It happens informally, between employees and peer groups. Learning management systems and learning content management systems are the centerpiece for many learning departments, but most organizations are unaware that these systems have capabilities to support informal learning. Learning leaders can support informal learning within systems, but all solutions are not rooted in technology.

The Secret to Connecting Online Training to Business Performance

Docebo

In the book 70:20:10 Towards 100% Performance , author Jos Arets outlines Fredrick Winslow Taylor’s influence on the concept of separating learning and working. . Across the corporate learning landscape, this theory established an overly-formalized approach to learning that ignored the potential impact of informal learning. . The other 90% is made up of 20% social learning and 70% on-the-job, experiential learning. .

The Docebo Discovery Lab: Embracing Continuous Learning Ourselves

Docebo

How continuous learning is shaping our solutions. Embracing Agile Methodologies is one of the many exciting things helping spur Docebo’s exponential growth, but to understand how we use these today, we must first explore what happened in the past. Inspired by Lean Manufacturing and the Toyota Production System , early pioneers of what would become known as Agile Methodologies began adopting working processes considered astonishing and counter-intuitive.

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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). It is comprised of feature slots that can be instantiated by information describing a current situation (such as triggering cues).

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Learning Technology: How it can support workers to deliver results

Docebo

Learning and development’s future is set to be impacted by three key factors. . This blog will explore the growing need for smart learning technologies and the actionable solutions they will empower L&D professionals to implement. . Twenty years ago, authors Philip Evans and Thomas Wurster described the transfer of information as a “trade-off between richness and reach” . The Impact of Learning Technology So Far. Formalizing the Informal.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

I am a huge believer of the practice because I have experienced the effect first hand. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. Given this context, I have tried to explain what #wol entails for those like me who might be trying to spread the approach, believe in the fundamental philosophy of transparency and open work, and wish to empower everyone with a simple yet powerful learning tool for self-driven learning.

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Orientation in Agile Learning Design

Big Dog, Little Dog

This is the third in a series of posts on Agile Learning Design: Post 1 - Agile Design: An Ethos for Creating Learning Platforms. Post 2 - Planning in Agile Learning Design. In the early 70's, three similar, but different, concepts emerged on the importance of orientation and learning — Boyd's OODA Loop, Double Loop Learning, and After Action Reviews. Chris Argyris coined the term "Double Loop Learning" and "Single Loop Learning.

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Selection in Agile Learning Design

Big Dog, Little Dog

This is the fifth in a series of posts on Agile Learning Design: Post 1 - Agile Design: An Ethos for Creating Learning Platforms. Post 2 - Planning in Agile Learning Design. Post 3 - Orientation in Agile Learning Design. Post 4 - Designing Agile Learning. The fourth concept of PODSI (Plan, Orientation, Design, Select, & Iterate) is selecting and developing the learning objects that best promotes learning.

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“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general. Agile and adaptable: Agility here is more than just adapting to change. One needs to be agile, adaptive, and vigilant to operate in this zone.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

I am a huge believer of the practice because I have experienced the effect first hand. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. Given this context, I have tried to explain what #wol entails for those like me who might be trying to spread the approach, believe in the fundamental philosophy of transparency and open work, and wish to empower everyone with a simple yet powerful learning tool for self-driven learning.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “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. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Jay Cross & Clark Quinn’s LearnTrends session on Reinventing Organizational Learning. Article they wrote for CLO mag: “Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer&#. Need to be more agile & change. If you don’t know the solution & need to network/collaborate to find it, that’s learning. Clark: “we’re the people who’ve retained our love of learning despite our education&#.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice. MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. These are essentially “pull” and collaborative learning modes and cannot be imposed. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “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. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

The remaining tasks will require individuals who fundamentally think differently about work and learning. The key question we (as L&D/HR) need to think of is how are we going to support workplace learning to build such skills in the workforce? The table below captures the shifts as I see it: I have been writing about social and collaborative learning, the importance of communities of practices and networked learning skills like building one’s PLN and PKM for some time now.

Getting Started With Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

I am trying to move to a mode where I’ll write shorter posts more regularly on specific topics, questions posed to me, or an aspect of modern workplace learning that interests me. I happened to mention “ working out loud ” as a practice that is fundamental to social and collaborative learning, and drew a completely blank stare. Share a snippet from the day’s work that captures a learning, a mistake made, or insight gleaned.

How Performance Support Apps Are Faring In Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ The incredible expansion of mobile technologies is an important factor that will both drive and support the deployment of workplace learning tools and systems in the area of performance support.” – Charles Jennings (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates, and Founder, 70:20:10 Forum ). We, at Learnnovators, have been excited about leveraging this technology for workplace performance support (especially, in the context of ‘on-the-job learning’).

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

HOW PERFORMANCE SUPPORT APPS ARE FARING IN TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ The incredible expansion of mobile technologies is an important factor that will both drive and support the deployment of workplace learning tools and systems in the area of performance support.” – Charles Jennings (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates, and Founder, 70:20:10 Forum ) The above quote is from our interview with Charles Jennings. The app provides quick access to the company’s services and products as well as other information.

Mobile Learning : Why Microlearning is more Effective for Impatient Millennials

Hurix Digital

Short is beautiful when its mobile learning, more so when you have to remember what you read on digital screens having palm sized dimensions for content display. In fact, micro-learning is a trend that is here to stay, more so in the face of the facts that have come to light regarding the learning and retention habits of the new generation. So is shorter more effective to address the challenges of dwindling attention spans and distractions?

Learning and Performance: Get Angry, Make Changes

Innovative Learning Group

I know I’m not the first person to say this; check out the work of various learning industry thought-leaders 1. What’s more, I personally love to learn! But there’s learning to know and there’s learning to perform. In the world of workplace learning, it’s the latter we primarily need to do, right? People old enough to hold down a full-time job are old enough to know when they need information (i.e., Provide most learning on the job.

Learning and Performance: Get Angry, Make Changes

Innovative Learning Group

I know I’m not the first person to say this; check out the work of various learning industry thought-leaders 1. What’s more, I personally love to learn! But there’s learning to know and there’s learning to perform. In the world of workplace learning, it’s the latter we primarily need to do, right? People old enough to hold down a full-time job are old enough to know when they need information (i.e., Provide most learning on the job.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of workplace Learning and Development* (L&D) or, more specifically, about the evolution of the workplace and the changing role of L&D in it. blog ), along with several others, write often about how the globally connected workplace is changing the nature of both work and learning. Jay notes in The principles of learning that Henschel’s lessons are still valid today.

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High Performance Learning with 70-20®

Fort Hill Company

70-20 Conversation with Sarah Yamagata, Head of Learning & Development. Question 1: Describe an innovation you or your team have recently implemented involving experiential and/or social learning. We did not have an effective way to measure ROI and support the learning application phase once participants returned to their offices in different countries. Question 3: What was your team’s greatest insight or learning from the experience?

LearnTrends Tweetstream backchannel

Jay Cross

Feature | Block yuuhey RT @jackiegerstein : mLearnopedia – [link] – blogs, activities, research, resources for mobile learning – #learntrends -4:15 PM Nov 18th, 2009. voicethread, thinkingworlds, inxpo, odijoo, caspian learning, 5 moments of need – #learntrends -3:21 PM Nov 18th, 2009. Feature | Block VKunze RT @jaycross : RT @psychemath : “Mobile Learning&# is coming up on #learntrends. Tags: Informal Learning

The Future of L&D? A pitch

Clark Quinn

That is, we will have to do well what we know we have to do, but we also have to become agile, nimble, and able to pivot in the face of change. That’s the optimizing role, going beyond being efficient to being effective. Learning!

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business. The current failure of organizations to integrate social learning stems from their bolt-on strategy.

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

Learnnovators

Don Tapscott (italics mine) I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business. The current failure of organizations to integrate social learning stems from their bolt-on strategy.

5 Sales Enablement Priorities for Transformational CMOs

Allego

Bottom line: you must be as agile as your customers to succeed. Organizations that know what’s working—and what’s not—can improve sales content to be even more effective. CMO Priority > Gain visibility into sellers’ proficiency with new product messaging and learning engagement.

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