Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture.

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Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant

Tony Karrer

But there was another significant trend in the answers… Learning and Work Converge In a world where Knowledge Work and Learning is Inseparable , finding ways to support and improve work is the same as finding ways to support and improve learning. Jay Cross in Ten Years After puts it: In a knowledge society, learning is the work. Isn't that the definition of management. The main objective of the new training department is to enable knowledge to flow in the organization.

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The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

Community Management is an evolving role and organizations are beginning to see the need for this role. In this post, I want to talk about the different hats that we need to don as community managers. This shift calls for some intense community management and community building, and the post focuses on the different roles a community manager needs to play during this time. Marketing the platform — albeit subtly — is one of the tasks of a community manager.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 1: SOME POINTS TO CONSIDER

Learnnovators

Workplace learning designers, consultants, organizational leaders and change agents, and employees will have to work in collaboration to bring about this shift. Course design have been based on an analysis of past performance data or a prediction of skills the organization might need in the future. Moreover, by opening up cross-functional knowledge to the organization, corporate MOOCs can be very effective in bridging silos, if effectively launched and facilitated.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 3: LAUNCHING A MOOC

Learnnovators

Before I plunge into the heart of my analysis and discussion, I want to share a couple of snippets on Networked Learning from Wikipedia. ( [link] ) “ 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. To make MOOCs successful, it is important for orgs to have: Community managers and facilitators — I have written about this later in the post.

THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

They require the sharing of tacit knowledge, which cannot easily be put into a manual. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. Without trust, few people are willing to share their knowledge. Recently, I read two posts that to me reflected the changing nature of work — from divergently different perspectives.

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Are you looking into enterprise level eLearning solutions? Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants.

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Are you looking into enterprise level eLearning solutions? Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 4: ROLE IN CORPORATE UNIVERSITIES

Learnnovators

It is time to accept that talent management is a critical business need and a business process; it is not an HR/L&D process. Josh Bersin in the presentation 21st Century Talent Management points out some of the following as imperatives for a holistic talent system: Creating Magnetic Employment Brand. Rebuilding Management Skills and PM. It doesn’t take too much of reflection or analysis to see that these were precisely the goals and vision that CUs were set up to meet.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. As always, great stuff found in the eLearning world in September. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3 - eLearning 24-7 , September 14, 2010 While this market has always existed, it is clearly taking a whole new form in two areas: Strong emphasis to embed into a web site or blog.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider

Learnnovators

Workplace learning designers, consultants, organizational leaders and change agents, and employees will have to work in collaboration to bring about this shift. Course design have been based on an analysis of past performance data or a prediction of skills the organization might need in the future. Moreover, by opening up cross-functional knowledge to the organization, corporate MOOCs can be very effective in bridging silos, if effectively launched and facilitated.

L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about the shifts required by L&D to meet the connected and collaborative knowledge economy for some time now. Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today. So far, the role of L&D has been to define programs and training based on past data – identified skills gaps, best practices and established processes, explicit knowledge residing in experts or documented processes. They do not need stringent monitoring and managing.

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The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

They require the sharing of tacit knowledge, which cannot easily be put into a manual. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. Without trust, few people are willing to share their knowledge. Recently, I read two posts that to me reflected the changing nature of work — from divergently different perspectives.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

This post is an attempt to distill some of the skills/attitude/knowledge that possibly make up the “digital mindset” In an attempt to crystallize the skill sets, some of the finer nuances have been lost. This diagram, by putting in perspective the characteristics of a workplace of the 21st Century, acts as a trigger to define certain qualities that everyone (employees, leaders, managers, partners, customers, and all other stakeholders) need to inculcate today.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

However, while technology advanced forcing us to work differently, the human mindset and the accompanying organizational management models did not. And this takes us back to Taylor, command and control, hierarchy, and the other well-known and esteemed pillars of modern day management. The side effects of hierarchy and top down management – obsolete principles, hunger for power and unnatural competitiveness – desensitized the organizations.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC

Learnnovators

Before I plunge into the heart of my analysis and discussion, I want to share a couple of snippets on Networked Learning from Wikipedia. ( [link] ). MOOCs are well-suited for open-ended topics that generate discussions and debates, have new knowledge and research growing around it, and are of interest to a wide audience. To make MOOCs successful, it is important for orgs to have: Community managers and facilitators — I have written about this later in the post.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

Read the post, How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model , for an in-depth understanding. I am not going to tread into management theory or organizational structures in this post. It is time for deep and fundamental transformation of all organizational and management principles practised with such astounding success over the past many decades. Standardization, efficiency, processes, supervisory management, planning, etc.,

ILT, eLearning Tools, Visual Learners, KM, monitter, & T&D Magizines

Big Dog, Little Dog

Long Live Instructor-Led Learning - Saul Carliner in eLearn Magazine. More flawed than the analysis of the numbers is the proposition that formal classroom learning will be replaced by informal learning, which will primarily occur online through blogs and social computing tools. When Knowledge Management Hurts - Harvard Business School. They figured that, surely, accessing more knowledge must be helpful, right?

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities

Learnnovators

It is time to accept that talent management is a critical business need and a business process; it is not an HR/L&D process. Josh Bersin in the presentation 21st Century Talent Management points out some of the following as imperatives for a holistic talent system: Creating Magnetic Employment Brand. Rebuilding Management Skills and PM. The Talent Agenda for 2015: What comes after “Integrated Talent Management?” The world has gotten complicated.

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How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

Origin Learning

NetMeeting – Centra – etc.). · Video presentations. · Interactive Computer-based Training (CD-ROM). · Distance Learning. · On-line mentoring. · On-the-job-training. · Chat-rooms. · In-person mentoring. · Web-based community. · Knowledge Management System. A training need analysis exercise is not only essential, but mandatory.

Projects are how we change the world.and ourselves.

ID Reflections

These were the key points the client needed to understand to get a feel of what happens behind the scene in elearning development. Preamble Projects are how we change the world and introduce new knowledge into our organizations (when they are done well that is - also sometime how we remove obsolete knowledge and processes). The management below that had no clue what "moving to e-learning" meant. One e-learning consultant in another state told me his “secret”.

Learning Communities List

Tony Karrer

Assessment, benchmarking, competencies, content development, course development, e-learning, EPSS (electronic performance support systems), evaluation, instructional systems design (ISD), job aids, knowledge management, learning characteristics, learning outcomes, learning styles, needs assessment, objectives, performance improvement, return on investment (ROI), strategic analysis, task analysis, tools for training and learning, train-the-trainer, training and development. (E-)learning

The Future of Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

a large proportion of employees (aka consultants) work from home. The device stores learner data like knowledge, skills, and competence. They do lots of analysis with internal data and trends on employee performance and correlate this with employee skills and knowledge to ensure essential learning content elements are available in the organization. So we will continue to see ILT, eLearning courses (some of them page turners), and all the other stuff that we see today.

How to Become a Learning Organization (An Interview with Michelle Ockers)

Convergence Training

Michelle very kindly shared her time and knowledge to help us get up to speed. Learning Management Systems. Incident Management Software. So it was about people working together, using that collective knowledge and learning to build capabilities and that that creates results that they care about. So there’s a shift in thinking, right, and a challenging of fundamental assumptions, seeing things differently, and pulling knowledge from all over the place to adapt.

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

So here are the top posts based on social signals via eLearning Learning for August 2010. 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences - eLearning Technology , August 5, 2010 I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). But like all subjects and bodies of knowledge, there are a few foundational concepts that have been identified and acknowledged as such. Knowledge Management) have failed to advance learning.

Future Trends in e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

The center makes two predictions that impact training: Employers will need to find new ways to motivate the new work generation and provide opportunities for training to improve skills and knowledge base. The analysis also finds "more than half of technology-based delivery was online in 2003 and 2004, and at least 75 percent of online learning was self-paced" (16) In the next three years, there will be a move toward EPSS or Electronic Performance Support Systems.

Ten years after

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Machine-age managers complained when employees had downtime because they were in training. Why is this a management responsibility? We’re a Knowledge Business,” say an increasing number of CEOs. People are our most important asset,” say managers. The ability of our people to learn and grow is our only sustainable competitive advantage,” say the management consultants. Knowledge is power. Today, all knowledge workers are free agents.