Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change


Over the past few years, the need to become a social business and to promote enterprise-wide collaboration have taken hold in many organizations. I only want to say these do not invoke the complete picture. The crux of the problem lies in our inability to see how the culture of organizations stem from and is shaped by the very discourse of management that we have collectively subscribed to ever since the Industrial Revolution and the manufacturing era.

27 Books for L&D Folks.

ID Reflections

They are not predominantly directly related to learning or instructional design or theory (except for one or two); however, they all helped me to see the larger picture, to understand where workplace learning and training fits in, and why and where change is needed. There are many more that can be added to the list but I will keep that for another post…You can see some of them in the picture of my bookshelf above. 22 Innovation/Management/Creativity The Blue Ocean Strategy W.

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15 Must-Have Knowledge Sharing Tools

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

Cost: $12 a month per user (Business Plan). It's perfect for both micro and small businesses. CAGE For the creatives, Cage is a visually-pleasing project-management platform that boasts "making sharing work with clients easy." MICROSOFT ONE DRIVE Features: Provides businesses with the tools to co-author and collaborate on projects in real-time, store and sync files, and restore/recover important deleted files. Cost: OneDrive for Business OnlinePlan 1 is $5.00

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8 Game-Changing Social Media Tips to Grow Your Business


Are you still not convinced about the power of social media and the benefits it offers for your business? So, consider these game-changing social media tips that will help you grow your business: 1. Raising brand awareness is a top priority for any business and brand recognition is the key element of building brand awareness. Post More Pictures & Videos. A picture or a video is often worth a 1,000 words.

Creating Multilingual Online Courses is Important for Business Global Outreach


But imparting knowledge by a mentor is an age-old method, traced back to the 19th century. Even, schools and colleges prefer a unified and standardized online training platform for passing on the knowledge. But, DeWayne Owens , the motivational speaker and author of ‘How to Get Rich on PURPOSE’ , once quoted – “The results of knowledge without application results in nothing at all. For any business to run properly, it is important to know your customers better.

How Tin Can Compliant LMS Can Help Your Business


If your company is using a Learning Management System (LMS) or is planning to use one, then knowing how Tin Can API works will help you create and manage your trainings better. Tin Can API is basically a set of procedures that allow different learning management systems to communicate with each other. The learning data stored in the LRS is a much more sophisticated than the average course report provided by learning management systems , which are not Tin Can compliant.

Learning and Training: Managed Through Transformation and Change

InfoPro Learning

There is mounting realization that it must provide ROI and that the investment should lead to improvements in business performance. However, the value will increase and business performance will improve manifolds as a result of learning/training intervention. Ideally, in every organization, people need to perform certain tasks/roles at various levels to achieve targets and business outcomes. The business situation changes often without people realizing it up front.

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Successful Online Employee Onboarding Strategies


On the contrary, business research indicates that the employee onboarding begins on the day the employee accepts the offer and goes well into their first year in the company. And would it be possible to cram all company information, its culture, business processes and unique individuals into the new hire, in one day? The employee onboarding process is another application of new-hire related knowledge management. Do you remember your first job?

5 Ways Tin Can API Revolutionizes eLearning

Bottom-Line Performance

” None of these experiences happened inside an eLearning course or classroom, yet they form a bigger picture of how we really learn at work… 90% informally and outside of traditional training. Tin Can API allows for tracking of the informal learning activities, both online and offline, that we are all doing every day… and brings them into the training picture as well. Get a clearer picture of training ROI than ever before… by tracking more than ever before.

Inventing the future

Learning with 'e's

of Business, looks inviting, and is on my must-read list. He showed some statistics that reflect teacher attitudes to technology and our knowledge management in the digital age. Disruptive innovation, the seemingly uncomfortable process that arises when new technology or ideas are introduced into a conservative environment, is generally unwelcome to many in the business world.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations


Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: “ Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.”

Lesson from Edutech Australia? Planned Failure.

Learning Rebels

How doing so affects the idea of digital networks within the “tetrad of the network” Simply fascinating along with the fact that innovation doesn’t have to be disruptive, but we do need need to be at the cutting edge of our profession to be a catalyst in learning and knowledge management. They manage great teams and are doing inventive things in the workplace – this my friends, my fellow rebels, is the future of L&D. Okay, I’m late.

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How Quizzes Can Drive E-Commerce Sales


Every business needs a strategic approach to drive e-commerce sales. Although some businesses still follow traditional methods of customer engagement and lead generation such as networking and advertising, they are too static, impersonal and, boring. It is not only an effective method of increasing e-commerce sales but is also helpful to businesses in segmenting their customer database and generating leads.

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Drilling employee engagement up with a good learning strategy


It’s commonly acknowledged that L&D is crucial in any business, that it can drive positive results, innovation and higher employee engagement rates. While the ability to design and deploy rapid interventions is something to be desired in the current business environment, this approach can’t really lead to qualitative results concerning both learning and the way it is perceived by employees. The answer to this should provide a clear picture of the state of things learning-wise.

What is an LMS?


A learning management system (LMS) is a software platform which allows any business to document, administer, track and report training or educational courses. An LMS is designed to help make delivery and management of training programs easy and hassle free experience. Document management – Uploading and reusing existing content to save time and resources. There are innumerable advantages of using a next-gen cloud-based learning management system.


It’s All About the Brand, ‘Bout the Brand…

Learning Rebels

The VP of Finance can tell you in a nano-second what their role is, and where it fits in the big picture – L&D needs to be able to do the same. Leadership does not care about the words “Personal Knowledge Management”, “Performance Ecosystem” or “Content Curation”~ they care about the concept , but not the words. Brands are all around us and at a glance we know what they mean and who they represent.

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Is Staff Training the Answer to Poor Performance?

Here are few other issues that could be causing performance problems: Micromanagement. Absentee management. Unclear priorities. Poor resources. Sometimes managers feel pressure to make sure everything their team does meets an exacting standard. This often happens in demanding, high-stress jobs, especially if managers themselves are held to unreasonable standards without support from their superiors. Absentee management creates disconnected employees.

Social media does not always equal social learning

Connect Thinking

At this time I define it as: Content expressed as thoughts, experience, expertise, opinions…created in text, multimedia, pictures…and shared by individuals for different reasons. I use strategies to share my social media contribution to the world and my network, but I don’t expect an exchange will ensue – because everyone is busy, and there is a lot of e-learning and social media content out there. I was recently asked to define social media.

Improved Learning Experience Comes Handy With an Employee Training Software


For any business toying with the idea of incorporating a new training program, the advantages of e-Learning greatly outweigh those of in-person or classroom training. Staying updated, and remaining productive are critical challenges for many businesses today, and most of them are now looking to e-Learning to save time, energy and money. Both the worlds of business and technology are changing dynamically with time. This is where training software comes into the picture.

CLO Competencies: The Path for Future Learning Leaders

CLO Magazine

For many training managers and directors, the position of chief learning officer represents a career path. That very question was asked in a recent survey by Chief Learning Officer magazine of executives who are members of its Business Intelligence Board. Representing a mixed group, with backgrounds ranging from traditional training and development to general management, all were fairly uniform in their answers. Strategic Management. General Management.

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Empower Your Employees with the Right Learning Management System


However, a sure-fire way your company can flourish in a challenging business landscape is by having a squad of skilled, professional and experienced employees. It is the lifeblood of your organization, the force that drives your business forward by helping you attain your goals. Thanks to advanced technologies being utilized in the business ecosystem, offline training has become passe. With an appropriate learning management system, updating content is extremely easy.

6 ways to use LMS for powering your channel partner performance


Are you using channel partners as a source to generate revenue for your business? But with so many people representing your business, it isn’t an easy task to maintain your brand image. Who are channel partners and why do businesses collaborate with them? Channel partners are usually the distributors, vendors and other customer-facing entities that help businesses/manufacturers in the distribution of their product to customers. Knowledge sharing to prevent conflicts.

The Importance of Data Reporting in Learning Management System


If you find a deviation and see a majority of courses pending on the learners’ side, ask these questions: Who are my learners: Do they have a busy schedule , keeping them from attempting the courses? Do learners need additional resources to supplement existing knowledge in the courses? Time log reports in your Learning Management System gives you details about the time each learner spends in completing their courses.

Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!

Jane Hart

A few days ago my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche, shared this article, written by Deb Lavoy, with me: Social Business Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0. Social Business” is not about technology, or about “corporate culture.” A new perspective is changing how we think about society, politics, interpersonal relationships, science, government and business. So what is the “big picture&# ?

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Learning with 'e's

I usually run into them at conferences, and of course, a good way to create a memory is to get a picture taken with them. On the left of the picture is Harold Jarche , who is chair of the Internet Time Alliance and a champion of social learning. He specialises in work based learning and has made quite an impact with his work on innovative leadership, networked business solutions, and personal knowledge management.

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8 Things You Can Do Better With Tin Can API


This modern elearning specification will let them correlate all the data in regard to sales performance activities and reach a conclusion about knowledge, skills acquisition along with evaluating its impact on sales. Given the simplicity it offers, it allows people to focus on the learning the business needs to attain desired results. Does this mean that Tin Can API will replace SCORM in the near future and is it time for businesses to switch to xAPI?

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Induction training: 7 Ways to Speed Up Onboarding

Growth Engineering

If recent research is to be believed, businesses can expect 45% of their employees to change their jobs in the next two years. Look for enthusiastic people who are willing to learn new skills and develop with your business. The other bonus is that they’re more likely to stay with your business longer, reducing the future onboarding load. The induction process is where your new employees start forming their first picture of your organisation’s culture.

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Future of the training department

Clark Quinn

here ), and they’re driven by the changes I am seeing in business and in society. In some organizations it’s the information services group, or the knowledge management group. At core, however, I believe that folks who understand learning have to be part of the picture.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 01/21/2007

Big Dog, Little Dog

We might be missing some important observations if we only look at "moving pictures. Wikis are Not Knowledge Management Tools - Zoli's Blog. Yes, that's right, the wiki is the end of Knowledge Management as we know it. The study used several categories: institutions and policies; infrastructure; human capacity; technological sophistication; and business markets and capital. It also factored in nations' knowledge, competitiveness, and wealth

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2.0 and Interesting Times

Tony Karrer

Knowledge Management, Corporate Library, OD, IT and, of course, the business getting smart about a whole lot of new kinds of solutions looking outside the firewall for solutions And all of this comes in an ever more challenging world: The Business of Learning faces real pressure and we are expected to do more with less. But there's so much more to all of this picture. Interesting post by Dan Pontefract where he provides definitions of some different "2.0"

8 Things You Can Do Better With Tin Can API


This modern elearning specification will let them correlate all the data in regard to sales performance activities and reach a conclusion about knowledge, skills acquisition along with evaluating its impact on sales. Given the simplicity it offers, it allows people to focus on the learning the business needs to attain desired results. Does this mean that Tin Can API will replace SCORM in the near future and is it time for businesses to switch to xAPI?

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The Proof of Gamification

Growth Engineering

Make sure that your training and the platform it’s hosted on helps your learners understand how they fit into your company’s big picture. This means higher levels of knowledge retention, increased behaviour change and happier learners! GAME, Hendrick Automotive, T-Mobile and AstraZeneca are all businesses who have maximised their use of gamification and reaped spectacular rewards: GAME. The gamification encouraged learners to share their knowledge with the team.

Pick of the Month: August 2012

Jane Hart

The month started with a survey, reported in Social Business News, that showed that Professionals spend 40% of their time in online peer communities. N early 80% of respondents participate in online groups to help others by sharing information and experiences; 66% participate in a professional community of colleagues and peers; 41% participate in groups to be seen as someone knowledgeable.”

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knowledge and Learning In The News - 7/29/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Click on one of the small pictures. Knowledge management uses collaborative technologies to encourage subject matter experts to share their knowledge and e-learning delivers skills and knowledge in a streamlined and methodical way. The intersection between knowledge management and e-learning seems to hold the solution for creating more- e-learning content in less time with fewer resources. E-learning critical to companies - Business Standard.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

An authoritative whitepaper on how to plan, implement, and evaluate an e-learning program for your business. Like any corporate initiative, the training program should have a stated mission and a set of business objectives that are well defined. The plan will also need to include a business analysis that identifies the costs and benefits of the training program. Once the big picture is in focus, it is time to create the implementation strategy and plan.