Gossip, Collaboration, and Performance in Distributed Teams

Skilful Minds

Most managers have heard of the watercooler effect without ever having the meaning of the concept sink in to their understanding of how it relates to performance and collaboration. A couple of studies released this summer dealing with performance and collaboration in teams merit consideration. Not so much for what they specifically say about performance and collaboration as much as what they imply about the promise of social media in the relationship. elearning 2.0

Images, Crowds, Cognitive Bias, eLearning 2.0, & Networks

Big Dog, Little Dog

Our brain and visual systems recognize shapes, colors, situational context and extremely fine details better than almost any other cognizant process we perform. The Ignorance of Crowds - Strategy+Business. It's a great way to find and fix problems, to collect and categorize information, or to perform any other time-consuming task that can be sped up by having lots of people with diverse perspectives working in parallel. E-learning 2.0: Is e-learning 2.0

Social Media And Learning

The eLearning Coach

eLearning Coach: You were an early adopter of using social technologies for learning purposes. eLearning Coach: What are your criteria for defining a technology as social ? eLearning Coach: Can you describe the advantages of the social media environment, Elgg?

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. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 As such, eLearning 2.0

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Where Are All the Women Part II

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. But perhaps this is just a general business-blog issue. Blogs by Women The blogs displayed today on the home page had titles such as "More Women Waiting to Tie the Knot", "Harvard Promotes its First Woman to Position of President", "Trends in Pregnancies." -- marriage, pregnancy, health issues, parenting -- the Harvard story was the only business-related story.

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Getting Started

Tony Karrer

During a recent presentation and workshop to eLearning leaders from across a large organization, it dawned on me that we were making Getting Started with eLearning 2.0 I'm already way too busy trying to get my stuff done. This is much the same Learning 2.0

Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

And the risk is pretty severe as described in the Business of Learning. And surveys such as Web 2.0 There's considerable discussion throughout my blog around topics that relate to social / informal / learning 2.0: Informal Learning and Learning Management Systems Informal Learning - Let's Get Real - Part II Informal Learning - Harold Tells Us Where To Put It - Now What Informal Learning - Let's Get Real Elves, Measuring Results and Informal Learning eLearning 2.0:

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Speaking and Workshop Services

Tony Karrer

Dr. Tony Karrer is an expert on innovative uses of technology that improves human performance and drive business results. Tony educates individuals, businesses and organizations on social media, web 2.0 eLearning 2.0 Browse eLearning Content

Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008

Tony Karrer

Here are my predictions, but realistically they are more about trends in eLearning and eLearning Software. Prediction #1 => eLearning 2.0 - Increasing Pressure It's safe to predict that you'll be hearing more and more about eLearning 2.0 There will be increasing pressure on each of us to understand eLearning 2.0 for ourselves in order to apply it within our organizations ( eLearning 2.0 - An Immediate, Important Shift).

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Others are actually are fairly instructive about what the current trends are in eLearning.

Does the discussion/debate do any good?

Tony Karrer

If you've attended Training, Performance, eLearning conferences over the past 10 years, I'm sure you've had the same experience of seeing the same presentations year-after-year. Many of them talk about: We need to focus on business outcomes and performance - not butts in seats. Marc Rosenberg - Rosenberg's Beyond eLearning - Is that eLearning 2.0? )

Informal Learning - Let's Get Real - Part II

Tony Karrer

Interestingly, Stephen Downes' new presentation - e-Learning 2.0 - Why the New Tools includes a slide that quotes my blog post: I'm becoming convinced that folks in the informal learning realm are quite willing to live with "free range" learning. Let's me define "works" for most of my projects - changes human performance in a way that achieves desired business outcomes. there's a fundamental difference in eLearning 2.0:

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. Performance management. Learning and performance management converging finally. Leap to 2.0 Learning 2.0 Statistics from ASTD research - 86% - web 2.0 Learning 2.0 At a panel at DevLearn.

Financial Investment

Tony Karrer

When you look at various training methods such as classroom instruction, virtual classroom, courseware, online reference, performance support tools, they all have fairly well understood size, shape, characteristics. Look at the breadth of Examples of eLearning 2.0.

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2.0 and Interesting Times

Tony Karrer

Interesting post by Dan Pontefract where he provides definitions of some different "2.0" It's worth taking a look at some of these: Enterprise 2.0 Definition (via Andrew McAfee ): the use of emergent social software platforms within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers HR & Org Implication: Enterprise 2.0 is the use of Web 2.0 It's really about the fact that learning and development leaders have an opportunity to embrace 2.0.

The Big Question for November - Future of ISD / ADDIE / HPT?

Tony Karrer

The question this month is: Are ISD / ADDIE / HPT relevant in a world of rapid elearning, faster time-to-performance, and informal learning? If you look at the shift between eLearning 1.0, As I've pointed to before: Course and Courseware are Fading - The Future of eLearning.

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. As an example, I can see that eLearning 2.0 relates closely to the concepts Learning 2.0 , eLearning Tools , Corporate eLearning , Personal Learning , and Enterprise 2.0 ; the Tools Odeo , CollectiveX , Bea Pages , Apache Roller , and Dogear ; and the Companies NexLearn , Awareness Networks , Element K , and Mzinga. Blog Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.com

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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Corporate Training

Tony Karrer

Courseware and Broader eLearning Jay's post eLearning is not the Answer : Corporations are flocking to eLearning for all the wrong reasons. This sort of fanciful thinking tripped up eLearning ten years ago. eLearning is an incremental improvement, not a game-changer.

Leading Learning and New Skills

Tony Karrer

This month on the Learning Circuits Blog - I asked some very leading questions If we have responsibility for informal learning, social learning, eLearning 2.0 , long tail learning , etc. If we really care about improving performance, then we need to recognize the scope of our Learning Responsibility and to broaden ourselves to go from Learning Objectives to Performance Objectives and Business Needs. Harold Jarche - Skills 2.0 Web 2.0

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[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 In this, Eric suggests the following minimum measures: Networking patterns - the relationship between people and content categories, the network make up or profile (business unit, job, level, etc), key brokers and influencers by content category, and the degree of networking across silos.

What did I get out of DevLearn?

eLearning Blender

I was hoping to get lucky and find some miracle idea or resource that will make it easy for me to implement eLearning at a minimal cost. I was already sold on eLearning but talking with people made me feel stupid for not making more of an effort to getting this implemented years ago. I am now even more determined and committed to implementing eLearning in stages over the next couple of years. eLearning 2.0,

Top Ten Suggested New Year's Resolutions for eLearning Professionals

Tony Karrer

And, yes, I know I'm a week late, but since you've now violated half of your resolutions, you can replace those with a couple of these. :) So, here are my suggested resolutions: I will find a project even if I have to do it on top of my current work where I can make a difference in business outcomes that truly matter to the business, already get measured, and will do my best to really make an impact on these outcome. Even with Rapid eLearning and Ruby on Rails.

Leading Learning and New Skills

Clark Quinn

This month on the Learning Circuits Blog - I asked some very leading questions If we have responsibility for informal learning, social learning, eLearning 2.0 , long tail learning , etc. If we really care about improving performance, then we need to recognize the scope of our Learning Responsibility and to broaden ourselves to go from Learning Objectives to Performance Objectives and Business Needs. Harold Jarche - Skills 2.0 Web 2.0

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Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 This is something that gets discussed as emergent: see Emergent Knowledge Management , Direction of eLearning - Emergence or Big System , and Future Platforms for eLearning. I discussed my experience from Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Spending or Wasting Time on Web 2.0 Web 2.0

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. As always, great stuff found in the eLearning world in September. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3 - eLearning 24-7 , September 14, 2010 While this market has always existed, it is clearly taking a whole new form in two areas: Strong emphasis to embed into a web site or blog.

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

So here are the top posts based on social signals via eLearning Learning for August 2010. 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences - eLearning Technology , August 5, 2010 I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). After all, one aspect of our job is to create an environment, and deliver interventions, that helps to improve the performance of novices and experts alike. Is it about learning or performance?

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. It needs to be repurposed for eLearning. I've read several posts on how much should an hour of elearning cost.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Are we – as in the collective we of the eLearning ‘industry’ – making a conscious shift away from Instructional Designer since no one on the outside knows what that means? Since "I'm an instructional designer" is almost always met with blank stares, I just fall back on elaborating with "eLearning developer."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DIY vs. Formal Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. And Performance Competencies that your LMS tells you you need to have in order to get that raise you want. If so, Id love to know more about it - Ive only found content tangentially related to ID and elearning (a course in interface design on the UKs Open University website). My grade and feedback: job performance, blog comments and discussion, self-satisfaction.