Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

One highlight of a learning management system is its collaboration within course participants. Extend this to the Subject Matter Experts and popular spokes-person through a defined communication framework and you have a community of practice in action!

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Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

One highlight of a learning management system is its collaboration within course participants. Extend this to the Subject Matter Experts and popular spokes-person through a defined communication framework and you have a community of practice in action!

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The Case for Communities of Practice

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Jay Cross is CEO of Internet Time Group and a thought leader in informal learning and organizational performance. In his 2001 book Kitchen Confidential , Anthony Bourdain describes how he became a professional chef and how he continues to support the community of professional chefs.

Organizations as Communities - Part 1

ID Reflections

Today, the very definition of organizations has changed. The impact of digitization is going far beyond a few collaboration tools and platforms. Today’s organizations are no longer defined by fixed workplaces, nine-to-five working hours or even a set of homogeneous employees.

Social Learning Experiences: Making Better Connections

Talented Learning

Maybe the answer lies in the beauty of a simple human truth: “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” And each of those people has the potential to teach us something new. In a sense, we’re all part of a grand social learning experiment.

From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation

ID Reflections

This is a long overdue post, the draft of which had been languishing in my dropbox for some time--half forgotten. But finally I felt this needs to see the light of day. I have reached something of a cross-roads in my career, and I wanted to document the process of this arrival. It has been a long and exciting journey so far, dotted with exciting projects, some wonderful clients, and a tremendous amount of learning. The age of Connectivism was truly upon us.

Creating a Culture for Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture that underpins a managing minds approach must support and encourage an ongoing and collective discovery, sharing, and appli­cation of knowledge and skills at the individual, team, and organization levels. A culture that supports managing minds is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which people feel safe challenging the status quo, taking risks, and enhancing the quality of what they do for customers, themselves, shareholders, and other stakeholders.

Creating a Culture for Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture that underpins a managing minds approach must support and encourage an ongoing and collective discovery, sharing, and appli­cation of knowledge and skills at the individual, team, and organization levels. A culture that supports managing minds is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which people feel safe challenging the status quo, taking risks, and enhancing the quality of what they do for customers, themselves, shareholders, and other stakeholders.

Smarter employee evaluation

Litmos

What do you use as a basis for evaluation of employees? It’s easy to have a simple measure, such as customer rating, and compare employees on this basis. Instead, you should have multiple measures and a clear idea of what ‘acceptable’ is.

TCC08: Creating and Teaching a College-Level Undergraduate Course in Social Networking

Experiencing eLearning

This is another liveblogged post from the TCC 2008 conference, presented by Robert Fulkerth, Ageno School of Business, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA. Past predictions about online communities assumed text because that was what was available. Provided a bunch of stats on social networking usage–I’m not taking notes on all that). Wachovia is testing social networking for sharing information and developing community within the community.

Creating a Vibrant Learning Community

Kapp Notes

Today I am presenting at Immaculata University on the topic of Creating a Vibrant Learning Community as part of a faculty workshop. Here are my slides (although SlideShare did something to some of the photographs on my slides.sorry about that.) Communities Of Practice View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. They are expecting "customized" education. They are under tremendous amounts of stress. community

Want organizational improvement? Adopt a smarter approach to evaluating employees.

Litmos

What do you use as a basis for evaluation of employees? It’s easy to have a simple measure, such as customer rating, and compare employees on this basis. Instead, you should have multiple measures and a clear idea of what ‘acceptable’ is.

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50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a learning culture , formal training is just one of many methods used to facilitate employee learning. This is a list of 50 of those methods. Mobile learning – a form of elearning that is accessed by a mobile device such as smart phone or tablet; can be anywhere, anytime.

10 Reasons to Join The eLearning Guild

Web Courseworks

I remember the days when Web Courseworks’ customers did not have online course instructional developers or designers and LMS administrators on staff. They have their regular speaker experts and their annual conferences, and they have their industry vendors who help support the community.

Where is L&D heading?

E-Learning Provocateur

The topic of the evening was Where is L&D Heading? and some questions were posted through by the attendees ahead of time, while others emerged through the discourse. Is the race to the bottom on time and price for degrees affecting employers’ perceptions of universities?

Top 5 Things Associations can Learn from Corporate Training Departments

Association eLearning

Most associations have provided some degree of member education as part of their mission. And for associations, educational offerings can be a valuable source of non-dues revenue. In addition, a corporate university can develop custom learning that is adapted to their industries.

Who Needs Performance Support on Vacation?

ePath Learning

I recently cruised the Caribbean on one of the world’s largest ships. This performance support solution provided an interactive map; up-to-the-minute information on activities; a schedule of booked shows, mealtimes, spa treatments, and excursions; and much more!

7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates

E-Learning Provocateur

Hot on the heels of my 5 benefits of open badges for corporates , I now present my 7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates. Regular readers of my blog will know that I’m quite the MOOC fan. If you can think of any others, please let me know… 1.

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11 Differences between a MOOC and an Online Course

ID Reflections

I love this definition of MOOCs by Ignatia Inge deWaard in her e-book, MOOC Yourself: “A MOOC is a non-defined pedagogical format to organize learning /teaching/training on a specific topic in an informal, online, and collaborative way.” This captures the key essence of a MOOC highlighting the key differentiators between a MOOC and an online course. Hence, it is essential to identify the key aspects of what makes a MOOC a MOOC. The power is back in the hands of the learners.

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A Conversation with Author Catherine Lombardozzi

Kapp Notes

The other day I caught up with Catherine Lombardozzi who is the principle behind the firm called Learning4Learning Professionals and author of a brand new book. Here is part of our conversation. Too much of one, and you’re stuck in a training paradigm.

How to grow an elearning dream team: 8 things the best L&D leaders do

Elucidat

How do you set-up and nurture an elearning team that can efficiently create smart online learning, at the right quality and volume? We’ve pulled together our years of experience working across hundreds of elearning teams of every size and configuration – across the globe.

5 Innovative Compliance Training Strategies That Will Get You the Desired Results

EI Design

As an extension, the Compliance training requires 100% conformance, and it must be completed a certain number of times during the year. At EI Design, we have been working with Compliance teams of our customers spread across the world for over 17 years now.

Workplace Learning in 10 years?

Clark Quinn

There’ll be flexible customized learning paths, that will not only skill you, but introduce you into the community of practice. This month’s Learning Circuit’s blog Big Question is “What will workplace learning look like in 10 years&#.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)

Jay Cross

Conversations are the stem cells of learning. Companies need to take advantage of the social nature of learning. Retention will skyrocket, and conversation will mitigate the boredom of most eLearning. Communities of practice.

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3 Ways to Level Up your eLearning Games

TalentLMS

G ames in the form of mobile applications or desktop games have successfully merged into the adult learning environment. While eLearning games received a considerable amount of resistance, they have proven their worth through superior learning achievement results.

Social Learning: How to Build Conversations into Your eLearning Courses

Mindflash

One of the major problems with eLearning is that people cannot interact with each other. No matter how interactive you make an eLearning course, it is still a matter of a screen delivering content and a person consuming (reading, watching, listening, clicking, etc) that content.

Exploring Social Learning and Smarter Working (eLearning Guild Webinar) #inttime

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from today’s eLearning Guild Webinars with members of the Internet Time Alliance (ITA): Harold Jarche, Charles Jennings, Clark Quinn, Jane Hart, Jay Cross Exploring Social Learning and Smarter Working The questions for the session were sourced from the crowd. More of our work is in “exception handling” – not doing stuff we’ve done before. How can we sell the idea of social learning to skeptical managers? Moderate social communities.

With Gratitude…

MakingBetter

2015 gave MakingBetter an amazing journey that was full of surprises. We created things with great people. Our projects ranged from designing and developing custom reporting for software products, training providers and large enterprises. Grateful for the xAPI Community.

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10 Content Curation Strategies for Corporate Training

EI Design

The Internet may give us data in seconds, but this often needs us to go through a maze of options before we get what would work best for us. I also outline 10 Content Curation strategies for eLearning you can use to enhance the impact of your corporate trainings.

8 Tips to Build a Blended Learning Solution on a Budget

Obsidian Learning

Follow these tips to figure out where to start, how to identify big wins to build your support and momentum, and the practical how-tos of getting development and delivery done with agility, even on a shoestring. For each piece of content: Is it accurate, current, and credible?

eLearning 101: How to Make an eLearning Course (Updated!)

OpenSesame

If you’re an educator, trainer or subject matter expert, you have an opportunity to develop new customers and audiences by developing online content that is accessible to anyone, anytime. We’re here to unlock the language and techniques of online learning for beginners.

eLearning for Travel Agents

TalentLMS

In fact, travel agents are beacons of knowledge on almost any wanderlust routes. Travel agents of today will show you the shortcut to a serene spot. Owing to the dynamic and evolving state of data in the tourism industry, the training and instant upgrade can be a challenge.

What Exactly is Business Agility?

Rob Hubbard

For me it conjures up images of acrobats and contortionists. Advances in technology, the increasing complexity of the global economy and escalating customer (and staff) expectations mean that agility is no longer a choice but a necessity.

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Work Out Loud – Don’t Just Share What You Did

Nick Leffler

Today is the final day of my four-day journey to cover my thoughts on this week’s topics for the online cMOOC Exploring Innovations in Networked Work and Learning. I’ve already covered the wonderful topics of crowdsourcing , idea management and design and yesterday’s communities of practice. This is my favorite topic out of the four. Minds change, when you start seeing things created and the changes live in a.

The First Step in Leadership Development Training

Training Industry

First-time manager training is an important part of any leadership development program, with the need for quality training essential to build a solid foundation to start managerial careers. Qualities of Training. Customization was the clear message from research participants.

End User Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 5

Connect Thinking

Today is the final post on the topic of change management, exploring things to think about to manage end user expectations and accountability. I will examine the topic from the perspective of both corporate learners and paying customers.

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Determinism, Best Practice, and the ‘Training Solution’

Performance Learning Productivity

Determinism is the philosophical idea that every event, including every human decision and action, is the inevitable result of preceding actions and that, given certain conditions, there is only one outcome. This is the positive use of determinism – repeatable processes, identical results.