How to Scale Your Learning Efforts While Improving the Learner Experience

Docebo

They need to know how to discover relevant content quickly and this is increasingly vital for today’s knowledge worker. In fact, almost 40% of employees go to Google before asking a co-worker or using their employer’s learning technology.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: This job aint dead yet.

Learning Visions

What strikes me about this whole DIY/informal learning/death of ISD conversation is that what were really talking about are those so-called motivated knowledge workers. Beachward Bound Crowdsourcing: Authoring Tools & LMS Questions My Summer ID Reading List ► June (3) eLearning Authoring Tools Mindmap The Two Faces of ePortfolios The Unofficial eLearning Salary Calculator ► May (9) Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training.

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The Big Question: What tools should we learn?

Clive on Learning

This month’s Big Question on the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog asks what software tools, as learning and development professionals, we should set out to learn. The tools that most l&d professionals have to use on a daily basis are your bog standard Office applications and a web browser. Yes, they must know how to use these well, but then so does almost any knowledge worker.

14 Best Ways for Employers to Develop Their Employees

Your Training Edge

They range from training seminars launched via employee training software to organizing mentoring programs. Use Employee Training Software. Employee training software is powered by cutting edge technologies. Employee training software such as cloud-based LMS or learning management system empowers organizations to deliver training across mobile devices and enable convenient on-the-go learning. Make your L&D department assess the knowledge gaps and launch a survey.

5 ways the talent experience is fundamentally changing

CLO Magazine

Besides imparting requisite knowledge, this type of pre-boarding experience is inspiring and instills a culture of curiosity and learning on day one. Single entry door to all knowledge and learning. Hoarding knowledge creates huge operational disruption when experts leave.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Twitter is Much Better than I Thought for Learning I used to say during presentations that I wasn’t quite sure about twitter as a learning tool. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. iPad (and iPhone) are Much More Useful Than I Expected I didn’t actually think that I would care about the iPad except as a tool for training and performance support in environments like retail and restaurants where it’s always been an issue having access to machines.

Quick Wins

Clark Quinn

I think Mark missed the bigger barriers of Changing Knowledge Worker Attitudes and the work literacy gap. I think you should go ahead and: implement a small Wiki that has performance support materials that goes along with your eLearning on that new software application at first have it only editable by the authors then open it up to edit the FAQ and Common Issue pages by your help desk and then open up editing to end-users and to more pages.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

Recognizing this learning and making good use of it requires effective personal knowledge management practices. For knowledge workers in different fields, we have an awful lot to keep up with (wide and deep), and this is becoming increasingly impossible, especially at the increasing rate of change. It’s not just an important tool in the toolbox, it’s more like the hardware store that has all the tools I could possibly need.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary PR 2.0: Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers Web 2.0 Try Before You Buy Tools Used Better Conferences - Response Needed Roles in CoP's The science of learning Learning 2.0 Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time.

Training Specialist

Clark Quinn

are fundamental workplace tools in the same way that other tools (office applications, web applications, the Internet etc.) are also tools, but think of the absurdity of making a big deal of Excel as an "e-learning 1.0 tool." Yes, everything you do should be about learning and creating knowledge, but this is different from Learning with a Big-L and little-l learning.

Quotes and excerpts on the need for Learning 2.0 from the Best of T+D: 2007-2009

ID Reflections

Excerpts from the Best of T+D | 2007 - 2009 Harold Jarche in Skills 2.0 : As knowledge workers, we are like actors--only as good as our last performance. In a knowledge economy, the individual is the knowledge creator, and relationships are the currency. They’re going to become irrelevant because people are going to be able to post and share knowledge with one another without the learning function. Knowledge Delivered in Any Other Form Is.

I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

The answer lies across several domains of a knowledge worker’s practice. These are good practices that help us grow our knowledge, but what we really need are mindful, disciplined processes for managing it on a daily basis. What we need is to exercise personal knowledge management, or PKM. PKM is distinct from organizational knowledge management, which is widely used today. Knowledge management systems only manage documents, or knowledge artifacts.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

As a communication specialist, what are your thoughts on using storytelling as a tool for effective PR? So, I agree that storytelling is an effective PR tool. Last year, Docebo – the Italy-based Cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Enterprise learning management system provider – published the results of its researches into the worldwide e-learning market. In reality this has been part of mainstream working practice for many knowledge workers since the 1990s.

Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008

Tony Karrer

Here are my predictions, but realistically they are more about trends in eLearning and eLearning Software. tools by learning professionals ( More eLearning Bloggers). Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective. Prediction #2 => Virtual Classroom Tools - Meeting Tool + Second Life Lite A medium size Virtual Classroom / Meeting Tool will announce features in 2008 that are not 3D immersive, but that are more like Mii characters in a 2.5D

eLearning Around The Web

The eLearning Coach

12 Top Notch Online Presentation Tools. Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences and Web Tools. Here’s an interesting article by Jil Wright that matches varied web tools to an individual’s inclinations and intellectual strengths. LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers. Tony Karrer thinks knowledge workers should be getting more out of LinkedIn. Rapid and Collaborative Authoring Tools.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people.

Quick Wins

Tony Karrer

I think Mark missed the bigger barriers of Changing Knowledge Worker Attitudes and the work literacy gap. I think you should go ahead and: implement a small Wiki that has performance support materials that goes along with your eLearning on that new software application at first have it only editable by the authors then open it up to edit the FAQ and Common Issue pages by your help desk and then open up editing to end-users and to more pages.

Knowledge Work Types

Tony Karrer

Several people have asked for some clarification on my definition of Concept Work and Concept Workers. Thomas Davenport classifies Knowledge Work Types in Thinking for a Living: How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge Workers using a variety of classifications. Within that he then defined the following types of knowledge workers: Transaction Worker - Routine, individual, ex. Integration Worker - Routine, collaborative, ex.

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

tools. Strategies will move much slower than organizations who adopt easy to use tools and make tactical use of these tools. 6 - Greater Domination by Leading Tool Vendors - Captivate, Articulate, Lectora, Camtasia Captivate 4 is going to be a great tool. Articulate has a great tool set. It's going to be tough for me-too tools to push out these players in the corporate market. Last year I laid out in January my Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Applications in Learning Learn Trends 2008 Top Posts of 2008 based on delicious Save Count (which I believe is a better indicator of quality): 100 eLearning Articles and White Papers (149) Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 (39) Second Life Learning Videos (38) Personal Learning Tools and Technologies (38) Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 (37) for Learning Professionals (20) Tools Used (18) Learning 2.0 Is the barrier the lack of free access to the tools?

How to train productivity at work: Top experts reveal their employee productivity formula

TalentLMS

You might have purchased the right tools an employee needs to use every day. Dr. Melissa Gratias is a productivity coach, author, and speaker, who helps people be more effective at work. Tip #6: Train your team on productivity tools.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Prediction #1 => Hacking Work At this time last year, I did my series Tool Set 2009. It puts forward lots of suggestions for how knowledge workers can leverage technology to make themselves more effective. I actually think this is some of the most valuable stuff on my blog, and I believe that most knowledge workers are not really taking advantage of this at the level they should. The tools we use in life have leapfrogged over the ones we use at work.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

tools. Strategies will move much slower than organizations who adopt easy to use tools and make tactical use of these tools. Grade: A #6 - Greater Domination by Leading Tool Vendors - Captivate, Articulate, Lectora, Camtasia Captivate 4 is going to be a great tool. Articulate has a great tool set. It's going to be tough for me-too tools to push out these players in the corporate market.

Evaluating Performance of Concept Workers

Tony Karrer

I've recently been talking to people about evaluating performance of Concept Workers. Evaluating concept worker performance is an interesting challenge: No right answer - Most often there is no single right answer. Which authoring tool, LMS, etc. Evaluator knowledge limit - In most cases, the person doing the performance evaluation knows less about the subject that the performer. I'm coming to believe this is the most important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap.

Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open Office.org

The E-Learning Curve

Having discussed two key components of this Open Environment for E-learning; an XML-based authoring and content-generation tool, and an image-manipulation application, today I will discuss an XML-based productivity suite - a word processor, spreadsheet application, and presentation tool called OpenOffice.org. One of the main benefits of using XML-based tools (as we will see in a future post) is that it facilitates a "create once, reuse many times" approach to content objects.

Search

Tony Karrer

This is likely my last post in the Tool Set series. This post likely will be quite a bit different because I'm convinced that most people have used different search tools enough that they are pretty comfortable with their current search behaviors. My intent here is to possibly expand the options for the average knowledge worker to be able to search a bit better than they do today. The fact is that searching for "authoring tools" is probably not quite what you want.

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Learning in the new workplace — meeting the needs of the modern employee

Matrix

In a similar spirit, Ikujiro Nonaka, author of The Knowledge Creating Company , characterized knowledge-creating companies as places where “inventing new knowledge is not a specialized activity… it is a way of behaving, indeed, a way of being, in which everyone is a knowledge worker.” The learning organization — the scholar approach. The concept of learning organization is not new.

Can Knowledge Sharing Transform Learning?

CLO Magazine

The world of knowledge sharing and user-authored content is not something to fear. As the corporate learning industry has evolved in the past few years, we now spend a lot of time talking about Gen X and millennials’ learning styles, user-authored content sharing, expertise directories and knowledge sharing. It may sound silly, but in the world of expert-based knowledge sharing, it is very important.

How to Add Depth to Micro-Ideas

Vignettes Learning

In the words of Dr. Minimol Anil Job and Dr. Habil Slade Ogalo in the article "Micro-Learning As Innovative Process of Knowledge Strategy," published in the International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research , "Current technological, economic and social changes trigger the need for new concepts and strategies to support lifelong learning. Knowledge needs to be created on the fly and skills relevant to the task need to be acquired.

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Work Literacy of Social Learning Implementors

Vignettes Learning

The discussions are very helpful in formulating my thoughts on the issues of social learning tools, technologies and impacts on performance. Ray Jimenez, PhD [link] [link] "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" "Helping Learners Apply Learning" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.comI have been reviewing the blog discussions on Work Literacy Gap and Frameworks between Harold Jarche , Tony Karrer and Michelle Martin's.

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Knowledge Skills Mentoring Tips - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009. Collaborative authoring using Captivate and PowerPoint - Adobe Captivate Blog , July 6, 2009. E-Learning Authoring Tools Guide 2009 Released: Some Meditations on the Nature of Information - The E-Learning Curve , July 1, 2009. Tools and our brain , July 10, 2009. Knowledge (45). LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers , July 6, 2009. eLearning Learning Hot List.

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Tools for eLearning. Improve your Work Literacy I would highly encourage going through the recent series of posts all about Tools and Methods for Work and Learning : Work Skills Keeping Up Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Processing Link Pages Network Learning Collaboration Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Work Skills Workshop Keynote Links I mentioned in Twitter Conference Ideas that I was sending messages and links during the keynote.

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Conversation Learning

Clark Quinn

To me, this is a critical part of The New Skills for knowledge workers. And what I often cite as the biggest change in knowledge work skills over the past 20 years is the change in access to people. In a recent presentation, I showed an example problem (selecting an authoring tool), went through searching, and then asked whether you felt comfortable with the following questions: What’s really going to happen?

35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010 Collection of articles around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. Tools For Mobile Learning Development - Upside Learning Blog , March 21, 2010 Some tools which may assist you in developing mobile learning applications. PKM in a nutshell - Learning and Working on the Web , March 22, 2010 Personal Knowledge Management: A way to deal with ever-increasing digital information.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Her work with various companies like Tata Interactive Systems, Zensar Technologies, ThoughtWorks and Future Group has given her a width of experience that spans instructional design, workplace learning strategy, knowledge management, social learning and community management, and people development. However, what I can say for organizations embarking on the path to becoming a collaborative and learning organization is that the tools and technology are there as facilitators.

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Back to the Future of Work

Learning Wire

An author, speaker and futurist, famous for his business review at Forbes, hosting The Future of Work Podcast , as well as founding the Future of Work Communit y, Jacob is famous for his innovative forward thinking outlook on the world of work, and most of all – for his consideration of the impact of the entry of millennials on the market. Understanding how those three environments influence employees’ lives is increasingly important, especially as workers become more and more independent.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

I sensed that learning and knowledge management were converging and invited bloggers form both sides to get together at the Tidehouse to share viewpoints and guzzle beer. Andrew McAfee , Principal Research Scientist , Center for Digital Business – MIT Sloan School of Management and Author, Enterprise 2.0. tools. The mid-1990s saw a knowledge-sharing culture at E&Y that guided behaviors, activities, and goals and was viewed as a competitive advantage.

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PDR Design Model Supports Shift to Learning Design in the Work Context

Living in Learning

Our tactics need to shift because we no longer serve the expanded scope of the knowledge worker’s environment. If knowledge workers are not in training, they must be at work. If we (as professional designers and trainers) are successful in expanding our focus from the learning event and successful transfer of knowledge and skills, we will find the learner in the crosshairs. We have level two evaluations that confirm knowledge transfer.

The Learning Continuum – Using the PDR Design Model

Living in Learning

We should also embrace the role of subject matter experts (SMEs), knowledge bases, coaching/mentoring, and the collaborative benefits of social media. This is extremely significant because our workers are confronted by moments of learning need more often in their work context than they are in the classroom or online. If 96% of a worker’s time is continuously engaged in their work context, so then should their opportunity to learn be as continuous.

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

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. presentation ‘ Twitter in Education &# this one looks into the uses of Twitter, rather than the tool. If we give people access to broadband, and they learn how to effectively use the new digital tools, how can we be sure they become digitally literate?