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?"

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. 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? That's at least partly because America itself is big enough that it would take a lifetime to explore and understand. It's inside that the problems come.

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 it's not just an ROI question.

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?

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. There were some great responses to the Big Question – I particularly liked the concept of Binge Thinking suggested by Ken Allen.

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.

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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?

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

Dashe & Thomson

The questions prompt quite a lively and interesting discussion among online community members. The Learning Circuits Big Question for May is: How do we need to change in what we do in order to address learning/performance needs that are on-demand?

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.

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?

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.

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?' Big mistake. Well,contrary to many commentators, I am not so sure that l&d professionals need to tear up the rule book and start again.

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.

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.

Learnlets » Partner & customize

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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. If the problem isn't solved, what are the consequences?

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.

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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.

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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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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Day 2: Welcome to Day 2 of Marks "Clear the Tabs" Blog-a-thon"

Mark Oehlert

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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.

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.

How chatbots can revolutionize your workplace and boost your productivity

Your Training Edge

That’s a question a lot of companies are asking. That’s the big question. It will reduce the mundane questions. The vast majority of questions that customers have are the same ones. Even better, they’ll have more time to answer these questions correctly and deeply.

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. It’s supposed to be a cheap, easy way to solve problems, right?

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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?

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.

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.

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. Please answer this question by posting to your own blog.

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.

Will Crypto-Currencies replace Cash?

Your Training Edge

In view of such cases, now occurring frequently, the question whether the crypto currency is going to replace cash, has become a big questions. What would be the impacts and how it is going to affect the financial sector in particular, are other after-questions.

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.

Hiring Design Agency VS Hiring Freelance Graphic Designer: What Should You Choose

Your Training Edge

In this case, a graphic designer’s professional limitations could become a big obstacle. In such situations, agencies can adapt quickly and offer alternative solutions to the problem because they have enormous experience with similar projects.

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Promoting social media

Clark Quinn

The Big Question of the Month is “How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?&#. Then, in last night’s #lrnchat , the question was asked again as part of the usual 3 question format. don’t talk about social learning, talk about innovation, problem-solving, creativity, research, experimentation…. More problems solved, and more c0mplex problems solved.