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Mind the Gaps

Vitalyst

Why, then, is it ever acceptable to approach other costly endeavors, such as implementing new workplace technology, with a narrow focus on the technology and little consideration for its impact on business users? Understanding business user needs is a critical but often-overlooked element. Although every step is important, identifying the gaps is perhaps the most critical to success. The post Mind the Gaps appeared first on Vitalyst.

L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace

Learnnovators

Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. They are focused on the three qualities of work defined by Daniel Pink in Drive: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose. They want to know the Why and not only the What or the How. Simon Sinek expresses this brilliantly in his popular TED Talk: How Great Leaders Inspire Action : “But very, very few people or organizations know why they do what they do. Why do you get out of bed in the morning?

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Beyond the hype: What you really need to know about digital learning this year

Learning Pool

Talking about the ‘war for talent’ might sound like a well-worn cliché but the reality today is that there are new roles emerging all the time and skills gaps opening up like never before. Finally, focus on Real Business Outcomes and Measurable Business Results.

Adaptive Learning and the Modern Learner

Axonify

The corporate training department doesn’t offer what he’s looking for so he turns to his social networks for information and support, and regularly Googles for answers to his questions. He can’t wait to be provided with training; he needs information right now to do his job properly. This means he spends quality time focussed on high value learning, which helps him get up to speed more quickly and with less effort. Meet Chris.

Adaptive Learning and the Modern Learner

Axonify

The corporate training department doesn’t offer what he’s looking for so he turns to his social networks for information and support, and regularly Googles for answers to his questions. He can’t wait to be provided with training; he needs information right now to do his job properly. This means he spends quality time focussed on high value learning, which helps him get up to speed more quickly and with less effort. Meet Chris.

L&D's Role in a Purpose Driven Workplace

ID Reflections

Here are links to some of the earlier posts: L&D's New Hatrack Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning L&D's Role in the VUCA World Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today One of the running themes across these posts have been about organizational change and how L&D will deal with the trends and shifts impacting us today. They want to know the Why and not only the What or the How.

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The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

Beyond enterprise social networks – which are hardly universal and face substantial challenges of their own – UGC in the broader sense is beset by concerns about content quality, accountability, organisational culture, job security and power dynamics. What should Ron do? It’s important for the organisation to cover off its “must know” knowledge and skills, and formal training can be a quick and efficient way of doing that.

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How Blockchain Is Impacting The eLearning Industry

ProProfs

It works through a network of computers that are capable of securely logging multiple transactions while preventing the tampering of records. However, blockchain technology can be applied to several other domains to enhance business efficiency and potential. What Is Blockchain?

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

This is our most popular Managing eLearning post every year, and by now we know you want to see the hype curve first. Distributed ledgers are essentially a record of monetary transactions that is constantly copied across every computer in a peer-to-peer network. Cryptocurrencies are clearly at the peak of the general-purpose (non-eLearning) hype curve – a couple of thousand percent increase in value will do that.

Why engagement is a critical ingredient in successful sales training?

QuoDeck

More often than not, what seems like an easy problem to solve, can be a multi-layered challenge within a changing business and technology environment. If the overall quality of learning content you put out is interesting, you should see a upward trend in ongoing engagement levels among your users. So, how does one do that without having to spent enormous amounts of money to create content? These assessments can also help you identify gaps in knowledge and understanding.

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Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

technologies into our training programs, but rarely do we find a client that wants to create a robust learning environment comprised of both formal and informal components. Cammy Bean’s latest blog post provides many ideas as well as real-life examples for Using Social Media for Learning.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

Whatever you do, don’t wait to make a move. In other words, these networks leverage the primary association’s brand, certifications and content to better serve their local members. Having business, content or reseller partners is a great way to expand reach but it does come with some administrative and managerial overhead. Associations are equipped to bridge this skills gap, but they’re somewhat late to the game. Built-in social networking.

The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data

Lambda Solutions

Most of the time, companies collect big data from external sources to help the business serve customers more effectively, become more efficient, and increase profits. For some companies, learning analytics has a ripple effect throughout the business. How much do participants find the training favourable, engaging and relevant to their jobs? Level 2 is measured by learners’ acquisition of: Knowledge (“I know it”). Skill (“I can do it right now”).

New MOOC Environments: Distributed Open Collaborative Courses

Your Training Edge

These new models can also provide solutions for businesses looking for new ways to deliver more efficient and more effective training. Faculty and students across all institutions have opportunities to collaborate and share ideas and resources via social networking activities like blogging and Tweeting. Learners’ needs: Little attention is paid to what learners already know and what their training needs really are. So what can we do about it?

Closing Out 2014 With Learning Reflection

Nick Leffler

I did have a large gap in posting of over a month but I will make it a goal next year to not let that happen again. Beyond mobile performance support, I think there’s a clear message everywhere that everyone should be doing everything they can to simplify everyone else’s job. Mobile Life is huge now and there is a vast audience of people that don’t just want to do certain tasks in mobile, they want to do it all. Where Do We Go From Here?

They Might Not Need Training, Just a Little Support

Mindflash

This is horrifying considering we spend so much effort creating quality training programs. Performance support is about helping people solve the problem, “What do I need to know now to perform this task?” ” Since people cannot remember everything they learn in a training class, performance support is a way of bridging the gap between learning and performance so that learning can be transfered to the job and performance sustained. Would that do it?”

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

How significant is innovation for businesses to succeed? How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else? What do some of the interesting research findings and survey results point to? We’re still seeing an avoidance of social learning, the continual use of courses as the only solution, and consequently organizations that can’t adapt fast enough. How do you educate your clients about the most effective approaches to learning?

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

How significant is innovation for businesses to succeed? How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else? What do some of the interesting research findings and survey results point to? We’re still seeing an avoidance of social learning, the continual use of courses as the only solution, and consequently organizations that can’t adapt fast enough. How do you educate your clients about the most effective approaches to learning?

Podcast 30: Learning From Customer Conferences – With Tristan Jordan and Tara Pawlak of Community Brands

Talented Learning

With mergers and acquisitions over the last few years, a lot of people may know you by other names… TRISTAN: Sure. Planning and budgeting are in full swing and January 1st will be here before we know it. TRISTAN: You know, among technology vendors, there’s a cliche about serving customers as a true partner. This diverse mix of interests gives attendees exposure to a rich learning and networking opportunity they can’t find elsewhere.

Workplace Productivity

Tony Karrer

Complexity of Productivity for Knowledge Work Productivity is defined as: the ratio of the quantity and quality of units produced to the labor per unit of time For some knowledge workers, we can reasonably define things this way. In The Fun of Productivity Measures , Jack Vinson looks at the complexity of looking at knowledge worker productivity - It's still an open question for me as to how to turn these business-level measures into something useful for knowledge workers.

How to Start and Grow a Podcast and Build an Online Course Empire with Joe Casabona

LifterLMS

The biggest lesson Joe learned from making the switch is that customers do not care about the vehicle that gets them to the destination, rather they care about getting to the destination itself. There are five major roles that go into creating a successful online course business. Chris and Joe talk about these roles and how they apply to running a successful business online. Basically I was doing my online courses on the side. Are they starting freelance businesses?

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss. Post from: The eLearning Coach 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory. If you do not know the ADL, they are a part of the U.S. Today I was on a panel about social learning. We all do it. Do the Basics Right. Introduction to Social Networking.

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Curate versus Create: Making Sense of Off The Shelf

Litmos

There is a persistent belief that all learning has to be in the head, but it turns out to be really hard to get knowledge reliably in the head (and when we do it’s really a time for tarted-up ‘drill and kill’, which is not really a ‘course’). You need to fully understand the gap between what’s needed and what’s occurring, and then you need to understand the root cause. If it’s a knowledge gap, can you put it ‘in the world’? Quality Learning Design.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

In the 90s there were one or two ways to do e-Learning: CDRoms and then the web. Anytime a new thing comes out its described as "revolutionary" - its going to change the way we do things. Just like a vending machine, you do it by yourself. What if a whole new way of delivering high quality meals is developed? Incremental: Some forms of online training support current ways of doing things Virtual classrooms, presentation software, authoring tools, assessment tools, LMS.