The Collapse of a Community of Practice (CoP)

bozarthzone

While the site shows 4,000 members, I would guess that truly active membership -- lots of posting, interaction, some argument -- is in the range of 50-100. Debates have been long and often spirited, and while I have not always found it all useful (too much parsing of semantics, too many side visits to politics last fall) it did keep me informed about current interests in the training field and what practitioners were really working on (as opposed to what the media often report).

Content is a tyrant.

Learning with e's

The imminent arrival of widespread 4G broadband and LTE ( Long Term Evolution ) will usher in wider availability to information and push even more data to our mobile devices over the same amount of radio spectrum. Are we not already swamped by a tsunami of content?

Are you listing?

Learning with e's

I'm not entirely certain what people will use the new Twitter lists service for, but I can of course speak for myself. In creating this app, Twitter are merely doing what other services have already done quite successfully, including TweepML and Listorious.

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Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank. I’ve used examples from the lending assistants as well as other benefits of the tool to demonstrate how its use would benefit the bank and these work groups. They see the benefit of the tool in a strict learning environment, but have difficulty seeing its use in an expanded role.

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Smarter employee evaluation

Litmos

What do you use as a basis for evaluation of employees? Instead, you should have multiple measures and a clear idea of what ‘acceptable’ is. This requires a nuanced notion of performance, and an associated approach to development.

Maximize Your Professional Development with Industry Memberships

eLearning Brothers

Association for Talent and Development (ATD): ATD is an organization that helps employers, HR representatives, and almost everybody who is in charge of the development of employees. State of the Industry Report: This is ATD’s leading review of workplace learning and development.

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.

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 19 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. But new communities of practice are emerging to offer knowledge sharing and support.

10 Reasons to Join The eLearning Guild

Web Courseworks

Fast forward to present day, companies and larger national associations now have managers and a staff of course developers, most of which have full bachelor’s degrees or at the very least, a 2-year advanced degree or a certificate in web course design.

Minecraft, Preparing Your Workforce, and Style Tiles:This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

#BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s dive in to this week’s articles: The Secret of Minecraft.

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. This process is time-consuming, but designed to create an effective learning experience.

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?

codeSpark and The Foos, SCORM, and Microlearning in Instructional Design: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

#BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s dive in to this week’s articles: codeSpark and The Foos. What do you think of the rules for success?

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

Tony Karrer

Nancy has been my go to person for all things Communities and Networks and worked with me to create Communities and Networks Connection. And as a bonus, John will be doing another session with Jack Merklien of Xerox Global Services on communities.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

Now that my disclaimers are in place, let me explain the premise of the post title and what I intend to discuss in this post. Technology has brought about unprecedented changes at a pace that is challenging all notions of flexibility and adaptability. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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Successful Online Employee Onboarding Strategies

TalentLMS

That’s right, most of us remember our first day at work with the “fear of the unknown”. Gone are the days when individuals would feel lucky to be part of a successful organization. Many of us have been through an unorganized and mismanaged onboarding process.

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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I Believe in the Value of Sharing

Tom Spiglanin

As a workplace professional, I believe strongly in the value of sharing. In other words, the value that is manifest in the form of improved personal performance in the workplace. That’s true for the work community as well as in public networks.

LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Microlearning – the learning that results from “micro” content published in short form and limited by the software and devices used to view it – offers alternatives to traditional development methods for workers who deal with web-based information as part of their job. Let’s discuss how microlearning might address the realities of learning in a digital age. Microcontent is little bits of digital information in a permanent state of flux and circulation.

Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

"The nature of work is changing. The changes to society will be vast" by @gapingvoid We are on the eve of 2015! Most of us do a retrospection of the year gone by, and a future-spection of the year to come. Social is NOT a set of tools.

At Healthcare Educators’ Conference, “A Culture of Performance Improvement in Practice”

Web Courseworks

CME and other forms of continuing education in the health professions have been influenced by the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), and with expected changes to that legislation, educational practitioners naturally wonder about the effects on their field.

What is Spaced Learning?

ePath Learning

Ideally, learning sessions are short and focused, incorporate breaks, and are followed by practice at intervals to help maintain and extend retention. However, the glassy surface of the water soon returns—leaving no visible evidence that the event ever occurred.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Now that my disclaimers are in place, let me explain the premise of the post title and what I intend to discuss in this post. Technology has brought about unprecedented changes at a pace that is challenging all notions of flexibility and adaptability. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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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.

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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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.

The HWB Project in Wales

CDSM

As a Welsh company, and as citizens of Wales, CDSM is very proud to have won the right to supply and service www.hwb.wales.gov.uk – a Welsh Government (DfES) service that enables Welsh schools to exploit learning technologies for the benefit of teachers and learners alike.

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.

Immersive learning environments may become the norm in training

Matrix

Evolution has been the main motor of mankind since the beginning of time. Lately, this motor has been running faster than ever before, as we have the resources and technology to innovate in all aspects of our lives.

This Learning ‘Project’ Is Not that Serious

CLO Magazine

The Project Management Institute defines a project as temporary, having a beginning and an end, as unique, in terms of its objective, and as having a defined scope and resource requirements. Of course, there are different types of project approaches.

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

OpenSesame

We’re here to unlock the language and techniques of online learning for beginners. Since the late ‘90s, SCORM has been the software standard of choice to ensure that any elearning course will play on any learning management system. Interested in creating video-based elearning courses?

Making connections

Learning with e's

One major phenomenon of the last decade has undoubtedly been the global and exponential rise of social media. Seeded at the turn of the century, the social web phase of Internet development promoted connections, participation, networked sociality.

Blog Book Tour: Social Media for Trainers--stop #9

ID Reflections

#SoMe for Trainers: Beating the Forgetting Curve This is the 9th stop of the Blog Book Tour for Jane Bozarth's new book, S ocial Media for Trainers. Whether as trainers or performance consultants, we never get to know the results of our labor. Imagine the efficacy of such training!

MOOCs should afford the use of abundance provided by The Internet!

Coffee and Design

The image at the right is a snibit of an image from a contemporary artist, Robin Dickinson and the full version can be found on his blog post, What’s the real value of a fully connected world? If it is not doing at least some of these then it isn’t a MOOC.

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.

Study: L&D Spending on the Rise

CLO Magazine

Money spent on training rose 12 percent on average in 2012, according to a new study, a sign that, amid greater financial stability, firms are focused on the development of their workforces. 22 Money spent on training rose 12 percent on average in 2012, according to a study by human resources research firm Bersin by Deloitte, a sign that, amid greater financial stability, firms are focused on the development of their workforces. companies spent an average of $706 per learner.

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