Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Learning Circuit's Blog Big Question is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" Position Social Media Differently Than It's Intended Use For example, the Twitter question is "What are you doing?" The question then should be "What you are thinking?" or "What problem are you trying to solve?" ASTD Big Question Web 2.0

ASTD's Big Question for December 2008: New Learning

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2008? The powerful little computer literally has dozens and dozens of games that teach every thing from Spanish to French to Problem-Solving and even how to cook. The third big learning was that organizations who seemed the least open, most secretive and most regulated jumped into Social Media with both feet while other industries are still floundering. Tags: ASTD Big Question


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Big Question - Working with SMEs

eLearning Cyclops

This month's Big Question at Learning Circuits is on working with subject matter experts (SME). First off, thank you Tony at Learning Circuits for using my suggestion as this month's question. Ask the right questions (Analysis) Never assume the SME knows the training need. Be sure they also look at the flow of the course, accuracy of questions, usability, and identify any technical problems. And always give them appropriate credit and a big thank you.

The Big Question: Breaking down the organisational walls to learning

Clive on Learning

So, the Learning Circuits Big Question for June is: How do we break down organisational walls when it comes to learning? In other cases, there's no motivation to look beyond the organisational walls, because the people in question spend such a large proportion of their time at work that they have forgotten there is another world out there. That's at least partly because America itself is big enough that it would take a lifetime to explore and understand. Big Question

Big Question for January - Quality vs. Speed

Tony Karrer

The Big Question on the LCB for January is: What are the trade offs between quality learning programs and rapid e-learning and how do you decide? There's a lot involved in this question and I plan to revisit it several times during the month. And often there's an minimum level that you can do where anything below that level would cause too many problems. And this isn't a theoretical question - it's something we face all the time.

April Big Question - Content Vendor Value

Tony Karrer

Since I'm likely not going to be blogging for about a week starting Friday, I thought I'd get an early jump on this month's Big Question from LCB - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do? There's really a lot at stake in this question in that it goes far beyond the question. One of the most important questions is: What's the added value provided by content providers over alternative information sources?

Learning Circuits Blog: Big Question: A Follow Up Discussion on our Models

Kapp Notes

Check out this lively and semi-heated discussion on the problems with the field. I have been having a great discussion with Mark Oehlert in his post If You Believe It's Broken - How Do You Change Our Industry/Models/etc? He also has a follow up post titled Neuroleadership and Birth Announcement that hits the nail on the head in terms of what is needed for the field--a multi-disciplinary approach that brings together great minds from seamingly totally unrelated disciplines.

Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

The question of the month #LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning and performance support initiatives have the desired impact or if they achieve the desired results? So this is an excellent question. So in fact you can ask the same question for formal learning activities. By outlining these requirements like these beforehand you prevent problems and you give your workers clarity on your expectations.

Microlearning Solves Real-world L&D Problems: 4 Use Cases


What matters now is that the popularity of the buzzword has given way to useful discussion about the best way to use microlearning to solve L&D problems within organizations. As an industry, we are moving beyond the buzzword and toward the problem-solving.

On demand: agile e-Learning development #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

The Learning Circuits Big Question this month is: How do you address the “I want it now!&# We had a lot of discussion on this question but I would like to approach this months question from the perspective of the e-learning author. The on demand question has a big effect on them. In software development we have the same problem. demand from stakeholders?

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The Big Question: How should presenters address multitasking?

Clive on Learning

I’m just in time to tackle this month’s Big Question from the Learning Circuits Blog. The question was prompted to some extent by my post Multitasking is now every presenter’s problem , in which I put forward the notion that it wasn’t just webinar presenters who had to deal with their audience multitasking, this was now rife at face-to-face events as well.

The LCB Big Question Reframed: Should More Learning Professionals Be Blogging?

Tony Karrer

Separately, Dave Lee ( The Learning Circuits Blog: Throwing a Big Community Net ) has provided a couple of interesting follow-up opportunities including keeping track of conversations across various posts that relate to the original post and a poll. One thing that appears to be different about this exercise than in a discussion group, half of the response posts to any question is a response of "Here's why you are asking the wrong question." Is that a problem?

Addressing On-Demand Learning and Performance Needs #LCBQ | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Addressing On-Demand Learning and Performance Needs #LCBQ by Andrea on May 9, 2011 in performance support Each month, Tony Karrer at The Learning Circuits Blog posts a “Big Question&# for the learning and development community (Twitter hashtag #LCBQ). The questions prompt quite a lively and interesting discussion among online community members.

The Big Question: What will workplace learning look like in 10 years?

Clive on Learning

Another month of my life gone, another Big Question from the Learning Circuits Blog. And the questions don't get any easier do they? The problem with predictions is that they're almost impossible to make with any certainty. Can it be that time again? And if they cover too short a period, then it's easy for people to check back and prove you wrong. The good thing about ten year predictions is that absolutely no-one will remember that you made them.

eLearning Cyclops: A Priest, A Rabbi and an Instructional Designer.

eLearning Cyclops

The Learning Circuits Big Question is how do we address the "I want it now" demand from stakeholders. Of course stakeholders come to training departments all the time demanding training and we need to look at the problem first as Jay Cross was quick to point out. This does not solve the problem, but reiterates the need for a more effective development timeline and approach. Labels: Big Question , Big_Question , e-Learning , ISD.

April Big Question - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors – What Should They Do?

The Learning Circuits

This causes several problems for ILT and Content Vendors. So, this month, The Big Question is. Please answer this question by posting to your own blog or commenting on this post. Participating Blogs: The Big Question for April has been closed. If you'd still like to submit your post to the April Big Question, please contact the Blogmeister by using the Dear Blogmeister form found at the link at the top of the sidebar or by clicking here.

Big Question: What new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals?

Clive on Learning

This month's Big Question on the Learning Circuits Blog asks 'What new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals?' The problem for me is that a great many l&d professionals have fallen behind in their continuing professional development - the world has changed much faster around them than they have managed to change themselves. Big mistake.

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Create a Corporate Training Program that Sticks: Part 1 – Defining Your Problem

TechSmith Camtasia

But the most important follow up to questions like this is to ask, “why?”. We’re often asked big questions that need to be broken down further. In the following blog post, I will help you find the information you need to correctly identify your problem. After identifying the heart of the problem presented to you, it’s important to understand what’s missing between the person receiving training and the desired outcome of their training.

Questions, Questions and More Questions

Kapp Notes

To answer the question at ASTD's Learning Circuits Blog , I am going to try to stick to Tony's initial thought of specific questions and dive very deep into the technique I use when consulting for a needs assessment or evaluation. This process involves asking questions at several levels within an organization. So, I first ask questions of the stakeholders: Why do you think this is a problem? If the problem isn't solved, what are the consequences?

Learning and SUCCESS - Made to Stick

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I've recieved a lot of feedback possitive and negative regarding my response to the February BIG QUESTION. think Marketing suffers from the same problem as Instructional Design. What can we learn from the field of Marketing might make for a great next BIG QUESTION While the workweek is for surfing the Learning feeds, I enjoy catching up on my DESIGN and MARKETING folders on the weekends. This is sad because MOST of what I do IS design and marketing.

January BIG QUESTION.a little late

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The January Big Question is Quality vs. Speed. Or at least right about the part of the question that is part of their reality. have a question) and I IM a friend who IMs an answer that solves my problem, or satifies my need, then I have had a RAPID, HIGH QUALITY learning moment. What about the big stuff like, "I want to be a fireman." My basic point: It's an old question trying to answer old problems applying new tools to old systems.

LSDX 2021 Week 2 Highlights

Experiencing eLearning

Hook: Story about a problem Describe: This solution will solve the problem. One suggestion was to ask SMEs these two questions early in the process: What’s the worst training you ever took?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Theory vs. Application in Instructional Design: One Academics View

Learning Visions

in high school, which involved solving problems like figuring out the volume of weird spaces. This turned out to be a big mistake as it was all about proving theorems. Perhaps the (somewhat cynical) question to ask is -- whats the right amount of jargon needed to get by? I notice myself looking at workplace problems differently - I am seeing what I previously did not know I couldnt see. The question she tried to answer: how do you know what corners to cut?

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Nelnet Case Study: Mapping a Path to Employee Retention


That’s one of the big questions Allison Gemelke was asking herself in 2020. To get ahead of the problem, Gemelke and the Nelnet L&D team identified two key challenges: closing the skill gap and retaining talent.

6 Tactics to Successfully Work with Subject Matter Experts

Learning Rebels

Now enter the big question. Your goals are different, your perspective of the business needs will be different and your approach to solving those problems will be different. Reflect on what the SME is sharing, and turn to empathic questioning to understand any root cause issues.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): e-Learning Guild Annual Gathering - Day 1

Mark Oehlert

I did a WAY early "Breakfast Byte" session this morning on managing emerging technologies - good turnout and amazingly consistent focus on FEAR as the leading problem in implementing new technologies for learning.

Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

Great question! How interactive your module needs to be, comes down to the definition questions you asked prior to entering into the development phase of your module. Questions such as: Who are your learners? If you haven’t asked those questions yet, go and do it now. Did you get answers to your definition questions? An interaction is a learning activity where an individual is presented with a problem or scenario, and must work to achieve an outcome or goal.

From Courses to Micro-Learning

ID Reflections

Then came the Internet, the Big Shift , and automation. Workers used to Googling to solve their queries and problems are likely to bring that same paradigm to learning. The big question is how corporates will take advantage of these trends and phenomenon that have organically grown out the changing technology landscape. Micro-learning , micro-content, Learning Flows , and mlearning are some the current and upcoming trends in the world of learning and development.

Learning Data: The real definition and how you can prove business impact


Collecting behavior observation data not only helps you connect knowledge growth to real-world action, but it also provides you with opportunities to correct behavior gaps before they cause problems. Now the big question is…How? What is learning data? Let’s define it as “data used to measure and improve the impact of training.” Based on that definition, what learning data are you currently using?

You’ve Identified Knowledge and Skills Gaps in Your Organisation – Here’s What to Do Next


Identifying knowledge and skills gaps in your organisation simply describes a problem. E-learning is likely to play a big role, both custom-made e-learning modules and off-the-shelf courses for more common topics, such as soft skills.

User generated content; The next trend!

Challenge to Learn

The big question is: is content created by subject matter experts (User generated content) a solution for this problem? The world of training and development in the enterprise continues to change rapidly. Learning departments can no longer keep up with the demand for ad hoc knowledge sharing and training requests. There is a growing need for regional training in local languages within distributed global enterprises that central teams struggle to support.

Learning Circuits - A Spam Blog?

Tony Karrer

Over the weekend, I heard from Dave Lee that the Learning Circuits Blog - home of the monthly big question - had been labelled a spam blog. Spam blogs cause various problems, beyond simply wasting a few seconds of your time when you happen to come across one. So best as i can tell, because The Big Question has been such a great success resulting in a large number of links to and from LCB we are a threat to clog up Google's search engines.

Quality vs. Speed

The Learning Circuits

Out of 24 participating posts and nearly 40 comments on those posts, not a single person predicted that they would answer all 12 of The Big Questions in 2007 - how disappointing. Well your first chance to redeem yourself comes in the form of January's The Big Question: What are the trade offs between quality learning programs and rapid e-learning and how do you decide? Please answer this question by posting to your own blog.

The comprehensive LMS pricing guide: here’s what makes up the cost


A learning management system is a big investment that drives innovation, growth, and ultimately untapped revenue. Before you even start looking at pricing , you should look at how expensive your current problems are to your business.

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eLearning and Fun: Two Words Not Normally Seen Together

Dashe & Thomson

Over at the Learning Circuits blog, the big question for July is “How do you make eLearning fun?&# They are not asking for much there, are they? There is also the pesky little problem that one person’s fun can be decidedly unfunny for the next person. So back to the big question, how can we make eLearning fun?

2020 LMS pricing guide: Here’s what makes up the cost ??


A learning management system is a big investment that drives innovation, growth, and ultimately untapped revenue. Before you even start looking at pricing, you should look at how expensive your current problems are to your business.

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The Things We Can Do With Crowdsourcing Are Limitless (But Hard)

Nick Leffler

The big question for crowdsourcing is how it’s going to benefit me. An important element of crowdsourcing is how you attract people to want to solve your problem. People aren’t going to throw money at you or start working to solve your problem unless there’s something great in it for them. It’s supposed to be a cheap, easy way to solve problems, right? ” question covered from all directions so you won’t just get forgotten.

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The comprehensive LMS pricing guide: here’s what makes up the cost


A learning management system is a big investment that drives innovation, growth, and ultimately untapped revenue. Before you even start looking at pricing , you should look at how expensive your current problems are to your business.

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Make Me Better

Tony Karrer

April 2008's Big Question was What would you like to do better as a Learning Professional? I think this is a common problem. Needing help to Make Me Better is a common issue. I appreciated part of Karyn's answer - "How do you plan to achieve that?" Oh crud, I don't know. We often define goals and then we struggle with the specific steps to help make me better.