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How to Build a Simple Digital Learning Strategy that Works


Getting started with digital learning can be deceptively simple. You have a digital learning strategy. Just as converting your old face-to-face courses directly to virtual classroom courses isn’t the best use of learning technology. So, what does it take to build a digital learning strategy that works? Learning powers change. And in the midst of a crisis, those that learn fastest are the ones that survive.

How Cargill Redesigned Its Learning Strategy From the Ground Up


Learning has been key to Cargill’s past success but its approach quickly became antiquated with the advancements of the digital age. “We We needed to be more nimble, more flexible, more agile, and more innovative,” says Julie Dervin, Cargill’s head of learning and development. I thought, ‘If the speed of learning is the real competitive advantage, then what should we be doing differently?’”. Agile Development. StrategyCargill knows how to scale.

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Innovation Thoughts

Clark Quinn

So I presented on innovation to the local ATD chapter a few weeks ago, and they did an interesting and nice thing: they got the attendees to document their takeaways. As an aside, I’ve written separate articles on L&D innovation recently for both CLO magazine and the Litmos blog so you can check those out, too. I started talking about why innovation was needed, and then what it was. There was interest but some lack of clarity around meta-learning.

3 Steps to Design a Collaborative Learning Strategy That Drives Transformation

Nomadic Learning

We’ve seen a shift in focus as innovative companies have started to transition from hierarchies to open networks and ecosystems, building out cultures of connectedness. Whether it is through the removal of management layers, adoption of agile work processes, or digital tools to empower people to work in teams, a culture of collaboration is driving modern companies forward. It’s time we change the conversation in learning to developing teams, not just people.

Technology Options for Developing and Leveraging Staff Knowledge and Skills

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: Our staff need to be agile in knowledge and skill development to thrive in an environment of ever faster change. What are the technology options for different states in skill and knowledge? This comment reminded me of my 2005 Learning Technologies and a Learning Continuum which illustrates the application of learning technology (e-learning) based upon staff skill level at a point in time.

Let’s change our focus on always adding more

CLO Magazine

It takes courage to be a leader willing to say “stop” or “end” in the learning field. Our field is always excited about the new or shiny object, emerging technology or hot leadership theory book. I’m personally exhausted by the endless chant of “start, add, extend, supplement” to make learning strategies more effective, and I know I’m not alone. The learning ecosystem cannot be focused on adding. The learning leader had the courage to hit the “end” button.

Social Learning & The Benefits of Employee Generated Content [Customer Story]


Patrick Veenhoff, head of Learning & Development at Swisscom, showcases social learning’s benefits. In June 2017, Swisscom Enterprise Customers switched from a top-down L&D content generated approach to a social learning marketplace.


Clark Quinn

And, as I just ordered new business cards, I put Intellectricity as the tagline instead of “Learning & Performance Strategy” or other permutations with Technology and such in the title. facilitating long-term informal learning by practices and tools suites.

How technology is fueling the learning transformation


How technology is fueling the learning transformation. Digital technologies have redefined the learning experience, causing a radical shift not just in how we deliver information, but how we process and apply it as well. Continuous, lifelong learning.

5A Learning for the digital age

CLO Magazine

The dramatic impact of digital technologies is disrupting businesses and business models across industries. The “consumerization of IT” ushered in by the five digital forces — social, mobile, big data and analytics, cloud, and AI and robotics — has changed the way we work, interact and learn. What began as a technological change has swiftly transformed into a sociological change that has had an impact on almost all aspects of our lives and work. Learning in the New World.

Beyond the status quo: how enlightened CLOs can enable true employee readiness

CLO Magazine

There’s a massive shift underway in the world of learning and development. It’s a perfect storm of pressure, in which chief learning officers weigh ROI and manage digital disruption across industries as they pivot from the age of the customer to the age of the employee. CLOs face intense pressure to build learning cultures in which geographically dispersed teams can engage with relevant content “on-demand” to reskill. Embracing Learning in the Flow of Work.

Improving Employee Engagement with Effective eLearning Solutions

Origin Learning

Learning is not a one-time event or a periodic luxury. Great leaders in great companies recognize that the ability to constantly learn, innovate, and improve is vital to their success. – These are two key questions that L&D teams have to handle in organizations in the context of learning in the modern workplace. Employers need to take a keen interest in creating a healthy and conducive atmosphere for their staff to learn, grow, and work effectively.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?


“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. A “digital mindset” is not about using technology alone although that is a large part of it. Technology is thus an amplifier.

GE TV: Elliott Masie on the Future of Learning Technologies

Growth Engineering

Elliott is one of the rock stars of the learning and development world, having been one of the industry’s most prominent thinkers for decades. He heads up The MASIE Center , a think tank focused on supporting learning and knowledge within the workforce. He also leads the Learning CONSORTIUM , a coalition of 200 global organisations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies. The current state of gamification in learning. I’m a learning producer.

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MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC


@ 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.

Podcast 23: Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 23 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. But when should organizations choose an open source LMS platform as the backbone for extended enterprise learning ? Tune in now as I explore this topic with Lars Hyland , Chief Learning Officer of Totara Learning , a market-leading open source LMS pioneer. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Top 8 Features of Captivate 2019 That You Can Use to Create Immersive Learning Experiences

EI Design

The latest release—Captivate 2019 from Adobe—provides a range of features that you can use to create highly immersive learning experiences. In this blog, I highlight how you can leverage on its new and enhanced features to create outstanding learning and performance support solutions.

What It Takes To Become A Top eLearning Content Development Company

EI Design

Our Learning and Performance Support solutions: Drive knowledge acquisition, retention, and application. Make learning relevant and memorable. Leverage on innovation and exploration of new ideas. Provide creativity backed by strong technology. New technologies.

10 New Years Resolutions for Learning and Development Professionals


To some New Years Resolutions are cliched, but as Learning & Development professionals, growth mindset is in our DNA and starting off the year with goals and ambitions is not only natural but mission critical to learning, growth, and achieving success. We’re at an incredibly exciting juncture as a team – we have two successful years behind us and a new CLO at the helm with decades of experience in technology, entrepreneurship AND intrapreneurship.

Shifting From a Competency Model to a Capability Building Model for Employee Development


P&G wanted greater exposure to online models; Google was interested in learning more about how to build brands. Until late, LMS used to be a cornerstone in corporate training & employee learning. At this stage, the employee development & corporate learning market is big.

In Case of Brand Crisis, Call Learning

CLO Magazine

The technological advances enable companies to interact with and better understand their customers have also left them vulnerable to cybersecurity issues and the increased chance of a brand crisis. Not so much for companies like United, Uber and others who are learning the hard way that a company’s culture and value — or lack thereof — for continuous learning and development have very public ramifications. Learning and development has internal and external company value.

Here are the top 4 benefits you gain by using custom content

InfoPro Learning

Probably a thought every learning and development professional has considered. While both off the shelf and custom content have their place, custom content provides a level of agility and performance indispensable for many companies. Real world examples, industry relevant terms, learning games , and workplace simulations capture the attention of the learner by creating a more personal connection. “Why should I use custom content?”

7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset


The word “digital” is on everyone’s lips; however, organizations are stumbling when trying to put in place a holistic strategy and implementation plan that will take into account the mega-shifts heralded by these forces. An individual with a digital mindset” understands the power of technology to democratize, scale and speed up every form of interaction and action. It cannot be argued that the digital world calls for constant exploration, experimentation and learning.

Start Before Day One: How Learning Can Inform Talent Acquisition


As business leaders embrace the critical importance of learning across the extended enterprise, investment is on the rise in learning content and technologies like a modern learning experience platform. To reap the full value, companies must understand that the learning journey spans the employee lifecycle—which begins even before the employee is hired. _. By its estimate, over the next four years every worker will need an extra 101 days of learning.

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E-Learning Today: High-Tech and High Touch

CLO Magazine

The corporate world made e-learning popular in the 2000s, but the concept has been around since the early and mid-20th century thanks to inventions like the teaching machine created by psychologist Sidney L. For Skinner, the in-person classroom experience was flawed; students learn at different rates, and they need reinforcement, which can be hard to provide on an individual basis. Effectiveness is also tied to having a clear strategy, Anagnostopoulos said.

Foster Training Success By Extended Enterprise LMS


Using an extended workforce is considered important in achieving two competitive capabilities: access to specialized skills and agility to adapt to changing market needs. To ensure the optimal performance of this pool of extended enterprise , it is essential to provide tailored e-learning training programs to them. With the increasing popularity of e-learning in multiple domains, organizations have also increased the use of technology-aided Learning Management Systems (LMSs).

Learning 3.0: How does your organization stack up?


Docebo recently published a report in collaboration with Aberdeen Group entitled: The New 70:20:10: The Changing Face of Learning. One key takeaway from the Aberdeen Group study is how best in class organizations provide employees with a diverse spectrum of learning opportunities and experiences , and want a learning solution that captures learning that’s taking place informally – on the job, through coaching and mentoring, and through social connections and knowledge sharing.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy


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.

Change of Plans: Updates on Degreed Events


For now, we must forgo face-to-face and embrace the technological tools that can still keep us connected. The discussion-style session will cover community best practices and real client strategies that can help us solve current challenges together. Learn more about this event and register here. . Join Sarah Danzl, Head of Communications at Degreed, for a webinar on talent development technology. Learning & Talent Leaders Coffee Social | April 16, 2020 (Virtual).

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

EI Design

Authoring tools and related technologies are changing so rapidly that it is virtually impossible to keep track of all of them. Addition of more innovative solutions to your portfolio. Learning paths that include both formal training and informal training.

Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World


A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. Here are two definitions from Wikipedia that captures the essence of Networked Learning: “ Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another’s learning. This is my area of passion.

What Happens in the Classroom Doesn’t Stay in the Classroom

CLO Magazine

A key aspect of KPMG’s learning strategy has always been to continually raise the bar, said Corey Muñoz, chief learning officer of KPMG. Learning plays a key role in that continuous improvement, and KPMG’s L&D strategy is going in a direction unique to organizations in this increasingly digital world. Most organizations are headed in the digital direction, but learning must be more multifaceted, according to Muñoz. Learning isn’t an isolated incident.

Being Digital: What it Means and Why You Need to Change Now


Because the corporate learning market is evolving at such a rapid pace, learning teams are looking to go beyond traditional models of eLearning and classroom training. They increasingly want to offer learners a wider range of digital learning opportunities and better learning experiences. Attend the webinar to discover what you need to do now to: Align the digital learning strategy with the overall corporate strategy.

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What Are The Benefits Of mLearning? Featuring 5 Killer Examples

Adobe Captivate

In this article I will touch upon the benefits of mLearning , why it is gaining momentum, and why it must be a significant part of your learning strategy. This includes: Flexibility and choice of device to access learning “anytime-anywhere”. Flexibility of learning with more varied formats (videos, podcasts, and so on). The bite-sized or microlearning approach makes it easier for learners to initiate, complete, and retain learning better. Learning path.

Future Blends and Future Behaviors Workshop

Leo Learning

Learning leaders from a range of industries shared their own stories as we explored—and collectively created—a digital learning framework that delivers effective learning experiences and drives behavioral change. In addition to insight from LEO Learning experts, attendees benefited from sharing and reflecting on stories from learning leaders across a range of sectors. Creating a Blended Learning Framework That Works.

Start Before Day One: How Learning Can Inform Talent Acquisition

Leo Learning

Piers Lea, LTG plc’s Chief Strategy Officer, explores how learning can inform talent acquisition. This post was originally published by PeopleFluent , one of LEO Learning’s sister companies within LTG. In its recent report on Workforce Trends and Strategies for the Fourth Industrial Revolution , the World Economic Forum examined what it would take to equip the global workforce by 2020 with skills to manage the digital transformation of business.

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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. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. Participants learn as much from one another as from the content.

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