Collaborative Learning: Moving Beyond Organizational Boundaries Part 2

Nomadic Learning

In last week’s post, Collaborative Learning: Moving beyond organizational boundaries - Part 1 , I explored the extent to which companies remain trapped in silos when it comes to learning, and some of the opportunities they’re missing as a result. Collaborative learning across borders. Not all learning is created equal. And the stakes are even higher when it comes to learning initiatives that reach audiences outside of the firm.

Collaborative online learning breaks down silos

CLO Magazine

Learning on your own is, frankly, dull,” notes a senior learning leader at a global payments technology company. That kind of learning allows people to grow much faster.”. It really expanded the power of an hour-long live panel, having the collaborative wrap-around.


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Learning’s critical role in eluding the silo mentality

CLO Magazine

Have you ever learned about a project that you should have been involved in just as it was about to go live? Whether consciously or unconsciously created, silos at work cut off much needed inquiry and sharing that enables a sense of collaboration and even belonging.

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Beyond the status quo: how enlightened CLOs can enable true employee readiness

CLO Magazine

There’s a massive shift underway in the world of learning and development. It’s a perfect storm of pressure, in which chief learning officers weigh ROI and manage digital disruption across industries as they pivot from the age of the customer to the age of the employee.

Social Learning Cannot be a Bolt-On Strategy

ID Reflections

“I’m arguing that something much bigger is happening than the application collaborative tools within the enterprise – it’s a profound transformation of the enterprise as we know it. ” Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business.

6 Best Practices For Building A Culture Of Learning In Your Organization

Harbinger Interactive Learning

Successfully Build A Culture Of Learning. And thus, learning is earning a much-deserved, crucial spot in organizations. It needs empowered employees who believe in learning and growing at every step. 6 Best Practices To Cultivate A Learning Mindset.

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Learning and Development in the Remote Workplace

CLO Magazine

This shift creates some new and interesting challenges for learning leaders. In the past, they could offer pre-learning in asynchronous e-learning modules and either reinforce or introduce more complex, application-based training via instructor-led events.

Corporate Learning’s Transformation in the Digital Age

CLO Magazine

Full-fledged academies emerged much later: GE’s Crotonville leadership center in 1956; McDonald’s Hamburger University in 1961; and learning institutions for corporations such as Apple, Boeing and Danone in the 2000s. Last year, for a deeper understanding of the present and future of corporate academies, we surveyed approximately 120 senior learning-and-development officers. Digitization offers a huge opportunity to transform corporate learning and address its deficiencies.

The People Have the Power: A Case for the Democratization of Content


But what does that mean for training and learning and development professionals? We’re sharing content and learning from that content at a speed never before seen in the history of the world. The Challenge of “Scalable Learning”. Building a Modern Culture of Learning.

Could an Open Learning Platform Work for Your Company?

CLO Magazine

The role of the chief learning officer is no longer just about developing employees, it’s about developing entire organizations. From building an attractive company culture that empowers employees to take control of their learning experiences, to identifying and shaping company champions who will help grow the business, CLOs have to look at the big picture when it comes to corporate learning. Enter open learning platforms.

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Why evolving corporate learning isn’t an option


The evolution of corporate learning isn’t an option any longer— it’s a must. This was the opening statement made by Carol Leaman, CEO of Axonify, during last week’s webinar that was hosted by Chief Learning Officer (CLO), an award-winning multimedia publication that focuses on the benefits and advancements of a properly trained workforce. Necessary information is ever-changing and yet, the modern worker only has 1% of the work day to devote to learning and development.

Closing the Skills Gap with AI, VR, D&I, and Jazz


That’s just one of many insights shared during the Future Workplace CLO Leadership Summit on October 10-11, 2019 at Infor’s New York City headquarters. It was unexpected however to discover that the most in-demand skills include a combination of hard skills (technical skills, digital literacy) and soft skills (critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration, and character aka “The 5 C’s”). Where and when employees learn has shifted as well.

10 New Years Resolutions for Learning and Development Professionals


To some New Years Resolutions are cliched, but as Learning & Development professionals, growth mindset is in our DNA and starting off the year with goals and ambitions is not only natural but mission critical to learning, growth, and achieving success. We’re at an incredibly exciting juncture as a team – we have two successful years behind us and a new CLO at the helm with decades of experience in technology, entrepreneurship AND intrapreneurship.

For Millennials, Consider Self-Directed Learning

CLO Magazine

As learning leaders, it’s important to keep up with — or stay ahead of — this evolution in order to keep employees engaged in their careers. Their thirst for self-direction in their careers is starting to make learning professionals look at development programs differently. Learning is a key driver for professional direction and growth. Millennials need to learn, and they need to have a say in what and how they learn.

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Ask Me Anything: The Power of Questions in Learning

CLO Magazine

Worse, our impatience is inhibiting our ability to learn. Unfortunately, when people go and find an answer, they don’t actually engage their minds in the learning process. When answers are simply given to people, they don’t learn how to solve the problem themselves, what factors to consider, what process to follow, or any other number of actions they might need in the future to solve the problem on their own. Therein lies the biggest roadblock to learning in the modern era.

The 50:50 learning model

CLO Magazine

Yet startup businesses may not have enough funds or resources available to make this learning happen for their employees. Therefore, learning has to be ad hoc and informal. In this context, is the 70:20:10 model (70 percent experiential learning, 20 percent social learning, 10 percent formal learning) still relevant to startup firms? They learn a lot on the job, but equally or even more from others, and hardly any from formal training.

Who Leads the Leaders?

CLO Magazine

And once there the leaders have to be in a constant state of learning to be successful. Yet, few companies invest in the kind of learning and development programs that can ease the transition, and this lack of training translates to a distinct lack of leadership. So, the need is clear, but businesses must now determine how to develop effective learning programs. An effective EDP also should help foster a trusting, collaborative learning environment.

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It Takes a Community

CLO Magazine

Fostering communities of learning or practice plays a crucial role in creating the cooperative synergies and innovation that organizations depend on. Addressing the American Educational Research Association in 1994, AERA President Ann Brown described some of the key learning principles that helped shape our understanding of language and thought during the previous 30 years. Collaborative learning is not just nice, it is necessary for survival.

Moving from One to Many - LMS Products are Two Generations Behind

Tony Karrer

I ran across an article by Bob Mosher in CLO entitled: Moving from One to Many that discusses the disconnect of what LMS products are focusing on "competency mapping and effective resource management" vs. what Bob sees as the overall industry trend - "industry shifting its overall training focus away from skills acquisition to an overall strategy of project-based and outcome-driven learning." Learning teams and projects need to be assigned based on job roles.

The Importance of Day-to-Day Learning

CLO Magazine

The checklist of questions that learning leaders ask themselves before deciding which learning technology best fits their organization is long; which vendor is the best? But CLOs often forget to ask one very important question: “Does the learning technology work cohesively with an employee’s everyday workflow?”. Kuzel: Why is it so important for learning leaders to consider learning technology delivery systems with regard to everyday workflow?

Expert Advice

CLO Magazine

Our three-day Lean Six Sigma training event has been going on for two years through the University of Wisconsin,” said Amy Brown, director of learning and development for US LBM. Learning leaders at US LBM realized there was an opportunity for them to continue employees’ development through the use of mentoring and social learning software to support peer learning groups. Learning occurs in all kinds of environments, not just in the classroom,” said Brown.

Learning & Development Conferences for 2018

Limestone Learning

The new year is nigh—a great time to assess our learning and see where we can make progress. At Limestone Learning we believe that keeping up with the latest training developments is the best way to do our job—helping our clients educate their employees. They provide the opportunity to meet industry experts in person and learn firsthand about the latest research and trends. Collaborate, learn, benchmark, innovate and explore.

Healthy Learning: Modernizing Health Care’s L&D

CLO Magazine

Health care’s foundational employee training lies in old-school brick-and-mortar academics, but the challenges facing the industry — including large technology rollouts, staff attraction and retention, compliance training and the influx of millennials to the health care workforce — mean learning and development departments have to figure out how to go digital to accommodate employees and the patients they serve. Utilizing learning technologies can help. The Tech Suite for Learning.

The Talent Management Award

CLO Magazine

The Talent Management Award is for learning executives who have developed a program that effectively integrates learning into broader talent management initiatives such as employee engagement, onboarding, succession planning, recruiting or performance management. The fourth workstream focused on the new Year One program — a scalable and self-paced e-learning program distributed automatically during onboarding.

Building a Performance Ecosystem

CLO Magazine

By combining the power of the human brain with technology in a way that facilitates work, collaboration and communication, leaders can turn learning into multifaceted performance support. Survival requires continual innovation, and at the core is learning faster than everyone else. Lots of the opportunities to improve come through the network, through the people we learn with and from. Learning leaders should facilitate this learning to optimize outcomes.

The Virtual Reality

CLO Magazine

Why companies are taking a wait-and-see approach to virtual leadership development and how striking a balance between technology-based and face-to-face learning is important. Transforming the math that dictates the reach and scale of corporate learning through virtual technology is attracting CLOs’ attention and a growing flow of venture capital. I don’t suspect that we will ever go to a place where we have only technology-based learning or e-learning.

What Can You Expect in 2013?

CLO Magazine

Apps, videos and more sophisticated blended learning and collaboration schemes are just a few of the learning trends to watch and implement in the next year. Several trends will drive performance and development in 2013, and learning leaders will need to strategize for mobility. With mobility, learning and work are not conducted in isolation. ” Other organizations may look to QR codes to enable geo-specific learning.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. Learning Analytics 6. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning.



“ I’m arguing that something much bigger is happening than the application collaborative tools within the enterprise – it’s a profound transformation of the enterprise as we know it. ” Don Tapscott (italics mine) I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first.

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, April 2, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Straight Talk: Communication and Connection Skills to Increase Influence (Free for ATD members) Learn effective communication techniques to improve your communication skills, and learn to connect effectively to leverage those communication skills. In this webcast, you’ll learn: The foundational communication principle to increase influence with others. Learn how to handle disruptive behaviour before it rears its ugly head!

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy


“ I’m arguing that something much bigger is happening than the application collaborative tools within the enterprise – it’s a profound transformation of the enterprise as we know it. ” Don Tapscott (italics mine). I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first.

LearnTrends: Backchannel

Jay Cross

Clark Quinn and I led a discussion on Reinventing Organizational Learning at LearnTrends this morning. Moderator (Clark Quinn): we're the people who've retained our love of learning despite our education. jadekaz: life long learning. Moderator (Clark Quinn): slow learning, not event learning. Chris 2: Agile networks require collaborative learning across companies. What is distracting CLO's from taking ownership of it?

Uncertainty: Learning’s Final Frontier

CLO Magazine

However, to our credit, as we’ve become more democratic in life and government, leadership has evolved to a point where it’s not about knowing everything, but rather about learning everything. In this scenario, learning and its ability to prepare people to engage amid uncertainty has never had a more important role in corporate missions. Fail if you have to, because we’ll all learn from that too. At the organizational level, Stokes suggests creating learning ecosystems.

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