Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

While increasing amount of concept work and the pace of change puts a premium on learning, the business of learning faces an incredibly difficult time. In the past few weeks, I've had some really eye-opening conversations about the state of Learning as a Business.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 , was most popular post for 2009 (see 2009 Top Posts and Topics ) and it came up pretty high in the recent Top 125 eLearning Posts of 2009. The first half of the prediction – budgets being reduced was on the mark.

Financial Investment

Tony Karrer

Yes, your budget is being cut, but it's way safer to propose on-going financial investment in a tried and true method than it is to propose shifting budget to new methods. Look at the breadth of Examples of eLearning 2.0. ROI and Metrics in eLearning eLearning Technology.

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Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

Environmental Changes Some of the common trends I discuss in presentations are: Decreased L&D budgets Faster pace Increased workforce mobility Shorter job tenure Increased job fragmentation - fewer numbers in any one role Constant increase in complexity Greater concept work Need for faster proficiency Changing expectations for learning The bottom line is that Learning and Development needs to do more with less these days or they will be marginalized. And surveys such as Web 2.0

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eLearning Research

Tony Karrer

We have: Will Thalheimer, Work Learning Research Kevin Oakes, I4CP Claire Schooley, Forrester Chris Howard, Bersin Kevin Martin, Aberdeen Biggest trend is Learning 2.0 eLearning 2.0 Bersin is publishing report on learning 2.0. Leap to 2.0 Learning 2.0 Statistics from ASTD research - 86% - web 2.0 Learning 2.0 Have festival where employees vote on best business ideas. Rest cut training budgets during down economies.

Models for Learning Questions

Tony Karrer

We wrapped up our free elearning webinar on Models for Learning in a New World. I described some common eLearning 2.0 patterns that are emerging much along the lines of my previous post Examples of eLearning 2.0. Many of the suggestions in Learning 2.0 Prepare Workers for Learning 2.0 link] 4) How is "accountability" for learning specific things being handled in 2.0? 5) How do we ensure learning transfer with Learning 2.0

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