Does Your Organization Need a Learning Culture?

The Performance Improvement Blog

The amount and complexity of knowledge and skills that each of your employees needs is increasing dramatically every day due to technology and globalization. Current onboarding and training programs are not helping you achieve your business goals. Team projects are late and over-budget.

3 Reasons why online training is cost-effective

Matrix

Since it’s so hard to see crystal clear ROI for how more knowledgeable workers increase company profitability, training budgets are among the first to be cut in hard times. Running a business is no smooth ride.

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Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learning Light’s qualitative research indicates a change in the nature of how the learning and development or training budget is managed. Budgets are moving from learning and development (L&D) departments to operational departments. In addition, budgets are becoming dynamic and responsive to business needs. In reality this has been part of mainstream working practice for many knowledge workers since the 1990s.

Working Smarter in the Enterprise

Jay Cross

In 1986, 75% of the knowledge that a worker needed was stored in their heads. The needed information is no longer in the worker’s mind but it is “out there” in the minds of others. Experienced workers prefer to acquire needed information through informal channels.

Learning During Times of Growth

CLO Magazine

They are coming out of budget meetings feeling less like “executioners” ready to cut payroll and more like “executors,” ready to execute learning and knowledge management strategies in support of growth. The e-learning program was augmented by a coaching model to solidify skills.

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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. We have level two evaluations that confirm knowledge transfer.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Workers who know more get more accomplished. Most people in training programs learn only a little of the right stuff, are fuzzy about how to apply what they’ve learned, and never address who are the right people to know. Most of the time, it’s the individual worker.

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 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

There is a growing head of steam around changes to education systems around the world, largely driven by budget cuts. Twitter is Just the Start - aLearning , July 5, 2010 Trade associations offer a lot of educational programs, don’t we?!? Knowledge transfer at its most basic.

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Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

If there was a perfect assessment system, someone could just prove what they know, regardless of how they gained the knowledge. Budgeting for Learning 2.0: As I’ve repeatedly stated, formal classroom sessions are important, but they don’t have to be the only thing offered to the employee base, and they don’t have to exhaust the entire budget. Before I launch into my thoughts, here’s what Sara Ford (Program Manager of CodePlex) has to say about Agile: 1.

43 Great eLearning Posts and 5 Hot Topics Including Google Buzz and iPad

eLearning Learning Posts

Elearning on a Shoestring - Produce content in 10 hours, and a budget of $ 0.0 - Free as in Freedom , February 27, 2010 Really great example of quickly pulling together a course!!! E-Learning along the curve: adapting to knowledge workers learning needs - The E-Learning Curve , February 18, 2010 Formally-structured approaches to learning are best deployed to novices in the relevant discipline or skill area. Best of eLearning Learning. February 14, 2010 to February 28, 2010.