Big Question - Should It Continue?

The Learning Circuits

I've been moderating the Big Question for more than four years at this point. In the past few months, activity (posts, comments, comments on posts) on the big questions has seen a big drop. So - here's the big question for January 2011: Should the Big Question continue? So, it should look like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 For me, it's been a great way to foster conversation in the blogosphere.

Howdy and October's Big Question

The Learning Circuits

Hi all and welcome to my one month tenure at the editing console for the Learning Circuits Blog. I've been working in and around E-Learning for the last 10 years or so - enough time to know a lot about nothing and a little about everything. Driven as I was by this view of the future, it perhaps should come as no great surprise that my area of interest resides firmly in Social Learning Games - a whole buzzphrase, let alone buzzword. it's time for the Big Question!

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Learning Professionals’ Skills 2.0 – Learning Circuits Big Question July 2009

The E-Learning Curve

This month's Learning Circuits Blog Big Question is. In a Learning 2.0 world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. skills development Learning Circuits Blog Big Question Learning Professional

Learning 2.0: Everyone is trying to figure it out…and someone boldly proclaims Twitter to be dead

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I’ve been reading tons of posts lately on “Learning 2.0.&# Folks have been talking about “Web 2.0″ ″ since 2004 - it’s taken the learning community until 2009 to get onto the band wagon. The big question everyone is asking is, “How can we use Learning 2.0/Web 2.0 to facilitate informal learning in our organization and enhance the formal stuff we do?&# as part of a learning experience.

Show Me the Examples! ASTD Big Question for June

Kapp Notes

This month the question is "Where are the Examples of eLearning?" I've decided to look at several different types of "e-learning." Traditional Here is some learning sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency. It is a web site that has a number of e-learning courses which are very text focused. It is what I would call first generation e-learning. Here is a tutorial on how to use e-learning modules. E-Learning Tutorial for PA DEP.

The Big Question: Leading the charge

Clive on Learning

In the Learning Circuits Blog , Tony Karrer poses a whole series of questions related to the role of learning and development professionals in promoting informal learning / social learning / learning 2.0 within organisations: Q: Must learning professionals be literate in these things? Well I don't know about must , but they certainly should, if they want to remain credible as sources of expertise on organisational learning.

The Big Question: What did you learn about learning in 2008?

Clive on Learning

The Learning Circuits Blog Big Question for December is 'what did you learn about learning in 2008?' So, here goes, a selection of postings I've made this year, which might throw some insight into how we all learn: January Communicate with gamers using the tools and methods with which they are most comfortable, i.e. gadgets, games and gizmos. Lars is Learning. March Inductive e-learning works best but is not well supported by rapid authoring tools.

New Skills for Learning Professionals

ID Reflections

This month's Big Question from LCB has received a huge response. I have pasted the question here: "In a Learning 2.0 world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more rapid pace, what new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals?" This is not a very new question and has been doing its rounds in different forums. Learning Skills.

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US Economy and e-Learning in 2008

G-Cube

Here are my views in response to January’s Big Question from ASTD -. One of the leading e-Learning forecasts suggests that current size of the US market alone is close to $10 billion. In my views growth of e-Learning is the function of two important factors. Factor Number One is the competitive cost advantage and Second Factor is the enabling qualities such as enhanced reach and learning impact. 1% of revenues in learning and development.

Fun e-learning? #LCBQ

The Learning Circuits

This month's big question comes from Jeff Goldman and the rest of the Big Question Thought Leaders. So, the #LCBQ for July is: How do you make e-learning fun? We also would like to hear when e-learning should or should not be fun. So, it should look like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 or you could also include your blog name with something like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 : eLearningTechnology Posts so far (and read comments as well

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Break Down Organizational Walls When It Comes to Learning #LCBQ

The Learning Circuits

Thanks to Holly and the rest of the Big Question Thought Leaders for helping me to craft this month's question. In many organizations, our learners are reaching outside of the organization to enhance their learning experience, through social networking/media and many other methods. In other organizations, the learning audience includes partners and customers, and the learning ecosystem expands beyond employees.

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Learning 2010

The Learning Circuits

We are going to continue a tradition in the Big Question. The Big Question for December is: What did you learn about learning in 2010? If you are not a blogger, please go read Should All Learning Professionals Blog? If I still (after 3 years) can't convince you, then you should still take this as an opportunity to reflect on the year and come up with what you've learned. 2007 - What Did You Learn about Learning?

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Addressing I Want it Now #LCBQ

The Learning Circuits

I'm very happy to be working with the Big Question Thought Leaders on the questions each month. So, it should look like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 or you could also include your blog name with something like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 : eLearningTechnology Posts so far (and read comments as well For April the LCBQ is: How do you address the "I want it now!" demand from stakeholders?

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Questions No Longer and New Questions

The Learning Circuits

I just saw a great post by George Siemens - Questions I’m no Longer Asking where he lays out the questions that he no longer finds interesting or relevant. George is asking this more for educators, but I'd like to piggy back and ask about this for learning professionals (educators, trainers, eLearning designers/creators, etc.). The November Big Question is: What questions are you no longer asking? What are your new questions?

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Keeping Up

The Learning Circuits

Because of my fairly continuous speaking and writing about new tools and technologies, I received a great suggestion for this month's big question: Isn't this an ever-expanding universe of tech goodies? Thus, the March question is: How do we keep up? So, it should look like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 or you could also include your blog name with something like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 : eLearningTechnology Posts so far (and read comments as well

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Assessing Learning Initiatives

The Learning Circuits

I'm very happy to be working with the Big Question Thought Leaders. For March the LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? As training organizations increasingly focus on improving performance with new kinds of learning/performance initiatives, how do we go about making sure they have impact/results?

New Skills for Learning Professionals

The Learning Circuits

This month's big question comes out of a discussion that I've been having in various forms over the past few years. In a Learning 2.0 world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more rapid pace, what new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals? New Skills and Knowledge for Learning Professionals? So, it should look like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0

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Social Grid Value

The Learning Circuits

This month's big question comes from an inquiry that I received as a result of my presentation on the Social Grid. The question is the basis of the May 2009 Big Question: How does/will the Social Grid will impact Human Capital and Organizations? In Social Learning Measurement , I discussed some different ways that we could measure social learning, but I think the question that is raised here is a question that needs to be asked prior to asking about measurement.

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Learning 2009

The Learning Circuits

We are going to continue a tradition in the Big Question. The Big Question for December is: What did you learn about learning in 2009? If you happen to be a blogger who is part of eLearning Learning , there are some tricks you can use to help you find your best stuff for the year - see Using Special Parameters to Create Year End Post for details on that. 2007 - What Did You Learn about Learning?

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Learn about Learning - 2008

The Learning Circuits

We are going to continue a tradition in the Big Question. The Big Question for December is: What did you learn about learning in 2007? You might want to look back at some discussions going on during the last two yearly recaps: 2007 - What Did You Learn about Learning? January's Topic: Predictions for learning in 2009 How to Respond: Option 1 - Simply put your thoughts in a comment below.

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Learning Technology 2015

The Learning Circuits

I was struggling this month to feel inspired about a Big Question. I probably need some help soon to keep the questions going and interesting. Luckily Stephen Downes came to my rescue by pointing me to a fantastic piece Technology to Enhance Learning in 2015? In it, Derek Morrison talks about his answers to the question: So what can, should, or will, we offer the digital generation by 2015? So, it should look like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0

eLearning Predictions and Plans 2011 #LCBQ

The Learning Circuits

This is a month late this year, but I'm excited because the Big Question Thought Leaders are working with me around this question. For February the question is: What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? You might want to look back at previous years: Predictions and Plans for 2010 Challenges Plans and Predictions for 2009 Predictions for Learning in 2008? So, it should look like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0

Examples of Big Impact from Technology

The Learning Circuits

And I have a bit different question this month. A few years ago, we asked a big question Where are the Examples of eLearning ? There are a few more to be found via eLearning Case Studies on the eLearning Learning site. For most of us, we've worked on a few projects that use technology and have had a Big Impact on performance and the business. It was big and meaningful. The October Big Question is: Examples of Big Impact from Technology?

Workplace Learning in 10 Years

The Learning Circuits

This month it's time for a truly BIG question. The inspiration for this question comes from the recent posts discussing the future of workplace learning: Jay Cross and Harold Jarche - Future of the Training Department Jay Cross - eLearning is not the Answer Tony Karrer - Corporate Training Dave Wilkins - The Future of Training Started Yesterday Thus, for March 2009 Big Question is: Workplace Learning in 10 Years?

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Working with Subject Matter Experts

The Learning Circuits

He suggested that we focus the Big Question on specific issues and then suggested four questions. Some specific questions that are raised in this area: What should all IDs know about working with a SME? How does social and informal learning impact how you engage with SMEs? So, it should look like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 I want to thank Jeff Goldman - Minute Bio for his great response last month.

Economic Impact

The Learning Circuits

Thus, for February the Big Question is: What is the impact of the economy on you and your organization? So, it should look like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 or you could also include your blog name with something like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 : eLearningTechnology Posts so far (and read comments as well There were some really interesting posts last month in - Challenges Plans and Predictions for 2009.

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Learning Professionals Leaders

Clark Quinn

On this month's Big Question - Lead the Charge - we are already seeing some interesting responses. The Learning Revolution: Where have all the leaders gone? So, of course, I say, great post. :) There are some interesting thoughts in the post, but also Most learning professionals can only do so much. There's a vacuum of leadership in the adoption of enterprise/web/learning 2.0 Being a learning professional in a Web 2.0

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New LC Blog – What Issues/Trends Do You Want Us to Cover?

The Learning Circuits

We couldn’t have carried on these last years without him—or the Big Question Thought Leaders who helped keep us up and running. For several years the LC Blog has focused on having industry leaders respond to a Big Question of the Month (the LCBQ). They will pose their own LCBQ, remark on new technology and tools, and report on issues and trends affecting workplace learning and performance professionals directly working with technology.

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Presenting the Value of Social Media for Learning

The Learning Circuits

I've received various forms of the same question from different people over the past few years. The basic question is: How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization? Which provides us this month's big question: Presenting the Value of Social Media for Learning? Let me provide some flavor for this question straight from someone who asked me about this: My coworkers are Baby Boomers and Traditionals.

New Presenter and Learner Methods and Skills

The Learning Circuits

Hence, this month's big question is: New Presenter and Learner Methods & Skills? Related questions: What should we do as presenters in this multitasking world? I'm hoping to learn a lot out of this discussion which is certainly far bigger than my original post. So, it should look like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 or you could also include your blog name with something like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 : eLearningTechnology Responses So Far

Voice-Over in eLearning

The Learning Circuits

This has been a great way for me to learn about the topic. There is no substitute for a professional voice talent, who can interpret the meaning and message of your e-learning scripts. The most sophisticated text-to-speech cannot approach a real voice person for e-learning. If you step back, there's a set of broader questions that I've often struggled with: When does it make sense to use voice-over in your eLearning course? This is one of the bigger big questions.

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Learning Professionals Leaders

Tony Karrer

On this month's Big Question - Lead the Charge - we are already seeing some interesting responses. The Learning Revolution: Where have all the leaders gone? So, of course, I say, great post. :) There are some interesting thoughts in the post, but also Most learning professionals can only do so much. There's a vacuum of leadership in the adoption of enterprise/web/learning 2.0 Being a learning professional in a Web 2.0

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Brain Learning and eLearning Design

The Learning Circuits

David Grebow suggested this month's Big Question (thanks David). There's been a lot of discussion around cognitive theory and "how the brain learns." But even with all of that discussion there's a question of whether people are really making changes to the design of their online learning. So the July Question is: Does the discussion of "how the brain learns" impact your eLearning design? So, it should look like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0

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Time Spent

The Learning Circuits

This month's big question comes from an inquiry I received from Robert Kennedy via my blog. The question was: What is your typical day like? How do you do all you do with elearning learning , elearning technology , techempower , work literacy and all the consulting and still remain profitable while having a LIFE? Ok, so that is more than one question, but hopefully you get the drift. So, it should look like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0

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April 2009 - Getting Unstuck

The Learning Circuits

Last month's big question got quite a great response. The inspiration for this question comes straight from Gina Minks' post - I think grad school is making me crazy. She is in a graduate school program and is a great self-directed learner: I’m learning about things like instructional theories, learning theories, how to tie learning to performance, how to tie learning to business requirements, and ways to measure all these things.

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Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

A big question - David Weinberger , May 1, 2011. Introducing Share&Learn - Jane Hart , May 12, 2011. How social media and big data will unleash what we know - Dion Hinchcliffe , May 12, 2011. 10 mobile questions - Clark Quinn , May 17, 2011. Social learning for collaborative work - Harold Jarche , May 18, 2011. Learning 2.0 is Dumb: Use ‘Connected Learning’ Instead - Dan Pontefract , May 23, 2011.

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Network Feedback

The Learning Circuits

This month's question comes out of part of the dialog that occur during the recent Work Literacy course. While discussing social networking for personal learning, the question came up around being able to reach out and get help from people or find expertise in the form of a person / conversation. Thus, for November we are exploring: Network Feedback In Getting Help , I discussed some aspects of the central question being raised. What was the question you were facing?