The changing skill set of the learning professional

Clive on Learning

What we are’ is constantly changing as we continue to develop our existing skills and take on new challenges to respond to a changing world around us. What's changing? Now it has happened we’re maybe not so sure how to cope with the change. Skills define us.

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Handling Organizational Change at Any Level

KnowledgeCity

Experts agree, no matter what our feelings on impending changes might be, the stress that inevitably comes along with any inter-office shake-up can have a negative impact on workers’ psyches. Be Part of the Change. What is the reason for the change?

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The change is here

Clark Quinn

For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change. Now we’re seeing the evidence that the change has arrived. The world’s changing, and L&D needs to adapt.

The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

Their thoughts, selflessly shared, helped to shape my current perspectives on learning in today’s changing workplace. I thought too about other sources of information, such as television news. Even journal articles aren’t necessarily credible sources of information today.

3 Ways Learning Can Affect Behavioral Change

CLO Magazine

We’re often expected to teach by transferring information as opposed to encouraging practice. We don’t expect surgeons or athletes or musicians to learn what they need to know simply by memorizing information; they have to practice so they’re ready to perform.

The Changing Face of Corporate L&D

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Learning & Development needs a makeover…It’s time for a change.” – Clark Quinn. The transformation from the traditional role of ‘Learning & Development’ to the challenging role of ‘Performance Consulting’ in spite of many obstacles resisting such change!

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Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change

Learnnovators

We have become accustomed to blaming the culture of an organization for the failure of any initiative, and more so when the change calls for redefining and re-imagining how people work and interact. No matter how hard we try to change the culture – and I do believe that leaders and managers are trying – the discourse we use lets us down. The post Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change appeared first on Learnnovators.

The Importance of Informal Learning

LearnDash

The online and live training sessions were structured in such a way that we could see the impact of the content and the changes that it produced. Often there is more learning done in an informal manner. The trouble with informal learning is that it can be difficult to measure – if at all. However, it is also possible for informal learning to have a more significant impact on organizational performance. Often informal learning is self-initiated.

12 Reasons Why MOOCs Will Change the World

Dashe & Thomson

The post 12 Reasons Why MOOCs Will Change the World appeared first on Social Learning Blog. eLearning Informal Learning coursera mooc As a learning consultancy, it’s important for us to stay at the forefront of the education landscape.

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Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 3

Tom Spiglanin

In part 1 of this series , I wrote how the field of Learning and Development* (L&D) hasn’t really changed much over the last decade, despite substantial changes in the workplace. Changing Workplace Collaboration Formal Learning Informal Learning Mobile Learning

Everyone is a Change Leader

CLO Magazine

In today’s highly disrupted, time-sliced, resource-constrained world, effective change leadership is more important than ever. These two elements of self-discovery drive change leadership development in multiple ways.

Changing Training Paradigms

Your Training Edge

Within the last few years, I have been observed rapid changes in corporate training paradigms, along with consumer education and needs analysis sectors. These are the changing approaches or perhaps we should rather call them paradigm shifts.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of workplace Learning and Development* (L&D) or, more specifically, about the evolution of the workplace and the changing role of L&D in it. It seems nothing much has changed.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Recently, I read two posts that to me reflected the changing nature of work — from divergently different perspectives. ” Read in conjunction, the two pieces shed a lot of light not only on how today’s workplace is changing but also on its impact on how we learn.

Training Strategy for Changing Behavior

LearnDash

If you need to change the current behavior of an organization through education on new policies and practices, then you need to have a proven training strategy. People generally don’t like change. Step 3: Foster Change Through Live-Training.

Learning is changing

Learning with e's

Learning is changing. In some ways learning has no need to change. As we get older, we consolidate what we have learnt, modifying our knowledge and skills as new information and techniques become known to us. So why am I claiming that learning is changing?

Organization Culture Change

The Peformance Improvement

In the online course that I teach for ASTD on Developing an Organizational Learning Culture , one of the questions I hear most often is, “How can I change the culture in my company when there is little support from management and our unions resist any change that might affect the work rules?”

Motivation is More Important Than Information

Association eLearning

Motivation > Information”. Why Motivation > Information. On the other hand, motivated people who don’t have the information they need try to find it. Most Training Doesn’t Address Motivation, It Addresses Information. It’s pretty easy to give people information.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. By the close of the workshop, you will be able to… understand what informal learning is, how it works, why it’s important. Informal Learning Just Jay

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer

Learnnovators

Thanks to the inherent quality of learning designers, we find it easy to adapt to most of these changes. Informal/Social learning is one such major revolution (other than mobile learning and gamified learning) that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’.

Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

Learning Rebels

You’ve just been informed that you’ve been signed up for “training” What is your immediate thought? We have worn down the hopeful and motivated learners in our organizations, but we can change this perception. Stop fearing change. .

How Has Technology Changed the Way we Learn? - Interview with Matt Harris

JoomlaLMS

Over the years technology has been changing the way we live, communicate, educate and learn. Smartphones, laptops, social networks, unlimited access to the Internet, immediacy of information. But are these changes for the good or bad?

Why Microlearning Drives Over 20% More Information Retention Than Long-Form Training

Grovo

As if the potential to transform behaviors and organizations wasn’t intriguing enough, a new study out of Germany indicates that short content drives over 20% more information retention. In other words, stockpiling information slowed down the process of retrieving it.

How do you change from being a sage-on-stage to a guide-on-the side?

The eLearning Nomad

There are often no right and wrong answers and the information isn’t static. The post How do you change from being a sage-on-stage to a guide-on-the side? Are you keen on making sure you treat adult learners… well, like adults? Are you good at it in face-to-face workshops but somehow you find this more challenging online and it shows in your participation rates? You’re not alone. I’ve seen some of the most humble, kind and warm people struggle with this.

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Small Changes Make a Difference

Tom Spiglanin

In my previous post, I mentioned how my role in workplace learning and development (L&D) had fundamentally changed this past year. Change the course. Changing Workplace Conferences Formal Learning Informal Learning Instructional Design Social Learning

Four Videos on #Games for Learning, Education & Changing the World

Kapp Notes

Here are four videos by some really smart people discussing games for learning, education and changing the world. For more information on designing games, gamification and simulations for learning see: Click here to visit a catalog of Resources on this subject.

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Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning

Learnkit

Part of the problem could be our hiring processes, or it could be that the pace of change is just too fast. Change is hard. Solving this learning and reward culture problem isn’t going to be easy, but change rarely is. Rolling out Informal Learning.

Insights: Assessment is changing

Clive on Learning

The eighth of ten 'insights' is that ‘Assessment is changing', in the sense that assessment of knowledge is not enough - it is performance that matters. So, to assess competence, however derived (through formal, informal or experiential learning), you need simply to ask managers whether their direct reports are exhibiting the desired competence. This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

Technology has brought about unprecedented changes at a pace that is challenging all notions of flexibility and adaptability. Workplaces will become communities -- This change is likely to be more subtle. The role of the CLO will be to drive this change NOW!

Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about informal learning, which ends up sounding like formal learning, and this can be confusing. Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict.

Using Games and Avatars to Change Learner Behavior

Kapp Notes

The first experiment demonstrated that playing the “Darfur is Dying” game and resulted in greater willingness to help the Darfurian people than reading a text conveying the same information. A recent article in Wired presented an interesting research finding.

Promoting change in schools

Learning with e's

In yesterday's blogpost I discussed the problems of change management in schools and suggested that the biggest barrier to the successful adoption of new technologies lies in the minds of teachers.

Fear of Change in Learning & Development

Your Training Edge

In my previous articles, I have always had talked about the changes training paradigms going on in corporate sectors all over the world. These training programs are based on all types of training, from a 1 day in-house Excel excellence workshop to a yearlong change management initiative.