LearnTrends Innovation Awards

Upside Learning

Looks like a season for Awards; and as a vibrant community, it was about time LearnTrends joined in. Totally unlike most awards, there are no entry fees and the winners get a grand prize – the ability to make a short presentation at LearnTrends 2009 in November.

LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Jay Cross & Clark Quinn’s LearnTrends session on Reinventing Organizational Learning. Learner Population : We thought of businesses as walled off. Now that businesses are ecosystems, we should be training customers, vendors, etc. Jay: We need to think about ourselves as business problem solvers. ROI isn’t the only measure–other ways to look at business performance.

Learntrends: Convergence in Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from the first LearnTrends session, Introduction: Convergence in Learning , with George Siemens , Tony Karrer , and Jay Cross. Business ecosystem, learnscape. Tags: Workplace Learning e-Learning George Siemens Jay Cross learntrends Tony Karrer Awkward phrasing, typos, or things that simply don’t make sense out of the context of the live session are par for the course. My side comments are in italics. Jay Cross. E-learning is 10 years old.

LearnTrends: Extending Learning to the Edges of Organizations

Experiencing eLearning

Performance support–business process guidance & JIT learning. None of these tools will work if you don’t spend significant time engaging with the business–engaging learners, change management. Business results? Business results: for SLX, they are looking at how expert knowledge is transferred to others & applied. Tags: LMS Learning Communities Workplace Learning e-Learning learntrends

LearnTrends: Backchannel

Jay Cross

Clark Quinn and I led a discussion on Reinventing Organizational Learning at LearnTrends this morning. Amy Graff: I teach students going into business (online). Jon Folkestad: business owners usually know the business better than the LO.

Contest - Win a Free Copy of Digital Habitats via LearnTrends 2009

Tony Karrer

Nancy White and John Smith will be doing a session at LearnTrends 2009 (a free online conference – you should definitely go register). Session Descriptions Below are the descriptions of the sessions that Nancy and John will be involved with at LearnTrends 2009.

LearnTrends Innovation Awards

Jay Cross

George Siemens , Tony Karrer and I are pleased to announce the first ever LearnTrends 2009 Innovation Awards. Winners will be announced and will be asked to do short presentations during LearnTrends 2009. Here are some graphics for your use: LearnTrends is the free, online, non-profit conference on innovation in corporate learning. Tags: Business learning Innovation

Thoughts following April Learntrends

Jay Cross

Yesterday, Learntrends hosted a series of online conversations on boosting the performance of organizations through learning. I thought my personal contacts, the Learntrends membership, notices on Facebook/LinkedIn/Nings, and the Tweetstream would attract flocks of people. I’ve posted a list of lessons learned on the Learntrends site.). For Learntrends, we could have simply cut and pasted people’s photos from their community profile pages.

LearnTrends - Sound - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference - eLearning Technology , September 21, 2009. The Fallacy of Open/Closed Culture in Social Business Design - Skilful Minds , September 22, 2009. Using Social Network Analysis in Social Business Design - Skilful Minds , September 23, 2009. Crowdsourcing as a tool for new media marketing, stories and plot development - Business Casual , September 20, 2009. LearnTrends 2009 , September 23, 2009. LearnTrends (11).

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.

Business Impact of Learning in the Real World

ID Reflections

Also refer to the associated post from Jay Cross: Business Impact of Learning. Business Impact Of Learning In The Real World View more Microsoft Word documents from LearnTrends.

LearnTrends - Google Wave - DevLearn - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

LearnTrends: Microlearning - Experiencing eLearning , November 19, 2009. Business Casual , November 17, 2009. Microlearning presentation at LearnTrends , November 19, 2009. LearnTrends (38). Microlearning presentation at LearnTrends , November 19, 2009. LearnTrends: Microlearning , November 19, 2009. LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management , November 17, 2009. LearnTrends: Extending Learning to the Edges of Organizations , November 17, 2009.

LearnTrends Audacity and More - Best of eLearning Learning September 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Business applications of Twitter - E-learning in the Corporate Sector , September 3, 2009. The Fallacy of Open/Closed Culture in Social Business Design - Skilful Minds , September 22, 2009. Business Casual , September 7, 2009. LearnTrends (17). LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference , September 21, 2009. LearnTrends 2009 , September 23, 2009. LearnTrends Innovation Awards , September 22, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. September 2009.

Now What? Beyond Networks

Experiencing eLearning

Much of the time now in business, the goal is not known; we don’t know what shape things will take or which methods will look. Tags: Informal Learning Learning Communities learning learntrends These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. This isn’t my usual comprehensive live blogging, just snippets of things that caught my interest.

Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Look for areas of the business that have a critical need, preferably a need distributed across the organization. Tags: Informal Learning Learning Communities learning learntrends ROI social learning social networks These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. This isn’t my usual comprehensive live blogging, just snippets of things that caught my interest.

Future of the learning business

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

What’s the future of the learning business? Tony Karrer is orchestrating our next free LearnTrends event on these very questions. For background, read Tony’s great post on the Business of Learning. Are content providers going the way of print newspapers? Are LMS vendors headed down the trail blazed by record stores? Join us July 23, 9 AM – 1 PM Pacific Time / 4 PM – 8 PM GMT.

Announcing Corporate Learning Trends and Innovation

Jay Cross

LearnTrends 2009. LearnTrends tackles topics you won’t find at the conferences you have to travel to. Tags: Business learning November 17-19, 2009 | Online | Free. George Siemens, Tony Karrer, and Jay Cross today announced that the third annual conference on Corporate Learning Trends & Innovation will take place online November 17, 18, and 19, 2009. This year’s topic is Convergence in Corporate Learning.

Selling Learning Communities – Not Everyone Will or Wants a Group Hug

Tony Karrer

Jack Merklein from Xerox Global Services did a really great presentation at LearnTrends 2009 entitled - Common tools for Diverse Communities at Xerox Global Services. You can find the LearnTrends 2009 Recording including Jack’s presentation.

Free Learning

Tony Karrer

In the Business of Learning , I compared publishing and learning. Free learning can come from groups like Work Literacy that provided a large online learning experience for free, or from LearnTrends that produces amazing content like LearnTrends 2009 for free.

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SharePoint Social Learning Experience

Tony Karrer

You can find more on this by going to the LearnTrends – SharePoint in Corporate Learning Recordings. I had a great conversation last week that sparked an early stage idea for what I think would be a wonderful way for learning and development organizations to leverage SharePoint better.

What Does a 21st Century L&D Department Look Like?

Performance Learning Productivity

A month ago, on April 21, Jay Cross at learntrends co-ordinated a round-the-globe series of online conversations on how learning can impact performance in organisations. the ability to ‘speak business’. An understanding of business goals is the ‘so what’ in learning.

Innovation Awards 2009

Tony Karrer

We’ve just announced the innovation awards associated with LearnTrends 2009. CUDA Business Brain CUDA technologies is a small software firm within the Hi Performance Learning and IQ Business Group in South Africa, the United Stated and Australia. In 2007, they launched the CUDA Business Brain as an integrated Workplace Performance Support Solution.

2.0 and Interesting Times

Tony Karrer

The theme of LearnTrends 2009 is a term I call Convergence. 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. Interesting post by Dan Pontefract where he provides definitions of some different "2.0"

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

But the reality was more than that as I explored in posts like Business of Learning and Models for Learning Questions. This has a dramatic impact on the Business of Learning and perceptions around value and cost. LearnTrends had a bunch of these.

Curation, education, and Robin Good

Jay Cross

A few years ago, I cajoled Robin into making a presentation at the online LearnTrends conference I was running with George Siemens and Tony Karrer. It’s Saturday night. I have Ramblin’ Jack Eliot on the stereo in the studio here at Internet Time Lab.

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

That certainly goes along with what we’ve done with LearnTrends and what’s going on with social learning. Virtual Worlds Great comment: Your number #1 point was how busy everyone is, who has time for virtual worlds??? I recently posted my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 and did a presentation on the topic. You can access a WebEx recording of the presentation here: https://nethope.webex.com/nethope/ldr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=58772167&rKey=9ac6286700094e6f

eLearning Tour - May 21 - Free

Tony Karrer

On May 21, LearnTrends will be hosting an eLearning Tour Event. More on our tour guides: Karl Kapp Karl is a consultant, speaker, scholar, and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations. This is designed to take you on a quick tour of different examples of what's happening out there.

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

I was somewhat introduced to the potential of Google Wave during the LearnTrends Conference. With all that is going on in terms of long tail learning and the business of learning , not to mention social and informal learning, there’s no surprise that there’s a lot of discussion around changes in design and instructional design as well as lots of discussion about new roles in this new world. LearnTrends. Microlearning presentation at LearnTrends , November 19, 2009.

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

During the year, I’ve had fantastic conversations through LearnTrends around SharePoint , Examples and Tour of Different Kinds of eLearning , Social Learning , and the Business of Learning. Slow Dramatic Shifts in the Business of Learning I really think we are going through some pretty dramatic shifts as described in the Business of Learning and covered more in posts such as Update on Future of Business of Learning , New Learning Solutions , Marginalized , and Free.

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Your favorite 2009 posts on Internet Time Blog

Jay Cross

I n the world of business, the era of networks is crowding out the Industrial Age. Network connections are replacing rigidity with flexibility, penetrating internal boundaries and silos and obliterating the walls that have separated businesses from their customers.

Reflections on DevLearn 2010

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

After the LearnTrends conferences , I wait six weeks until I send out the evals. Michael is the brightest in the business; I don’t want some chucklehead with venture money to jump into the market while Allen Interactions is polishing Zebra’s chrome.

Reflecting* on the second half of 2009

Jay Cross

Dart Lindsley explains Business Architecture. Business Week tells you “what went on at the clandestine affair.”. Open, participative, bottom-up, networked, flexible, responsive: that’s learning with business impact. In sum, networks are ushering in new ways of doing business.

New skills for learning professionals

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

We addressed this question at the April 2009 Learntrends event. the ability to ‘speak business’. An understanding of business goals is the ‘so what’ in learning. This month’s big question asks, “In a Learning 2.0

Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

For me though I see a real role for social media as a platform for business learning. Social media - a platform for learning This year I have become more and more interested in the use of online social networks as a platform for business learning and knowledge management.

DevLearn - Google Wave - Organizational Learning - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

LearnTrends 2009. Developing Talent: Today’s Most Critical Business Imperative. Best of eLearning Learning. November 6, 2009 to November 13, 2009. Upcoming Online eLearning Events. November 17-19, 2009. Social Learning for Management Development: Introducing CoachingOurselves. Tuesday, November 17, 2009. Innovative Online Communications and Training Strategies. Tuesday, November 17, 2009. Thursday, November 19, 2009. Featured Sources.

Is there no room for Informal Learning?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

LearnTrends and other efforts have been well received by the community but not without constructive feedback. Jay posts his own thoughts about April's LearnTrends event here. In our lives as busy professionals it is important to schedule in "relationship building" events: lunches, coffee, dinner, sports, etc. There is an ongoing discussion around formal v. informal learning and I think we are at a point where we need to put a stake in the ground.

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

And as Charles demonstrated with the Thomson-Reuters Learning Exchange during his session at LearnTrends , social networks are becoming the de-facto performance support platform for SMEs to deliver targeted information. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.