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.

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 what role does customer education play in this process? And it’s a lot of fun.

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants. What type of communication do you expect?

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants. Khan (2004) of Khan Academy developed a list of foundational elements that combine to create a complete eLearning framework. Remember, eLearning is all about people, process and product management.

Product Review: Plateau TMS (Talent Management System)

eLearning 24-7

I’ll be the first to admit, that I was not a big fan of the previous versions of the Plateau system. Plateau LMS is a Talent Management System, made up of four modules. After logging into the system a pop up window appears with four option, under the title “How to Get the Most out of the Plateau TMS. On the top of the screen, four labels are visible (you can change the label names, remove if you so choose, etc.). Thus lots of options.

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.

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?

Harnessing the power of SMEs for successful workplace training

Matrix

When I first started out as a corporate trainer it was very easy for me as I mainly focused on customer service courses and I had been a customer service representative with that particular company for a while. Read more: The role of SMEs in e-learning – cooking up the perfect course.

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

These are behaviors ingrained in the routines and rituals of organizations that are continually learning and learning how to learn. Leaders in these organizations do the following: Send the message - Leaders communicate the importance of learning to the organization.

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

Elucidat

We’ve pulled together our years of experience working across hundreds of elearning teams of every size and configuration – across the globe. Too often production teams are under huge pressures to produce large volumes of elearning, quickly.

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&#.

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?

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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Business applications of Twitter

E-Learning Provocateur

I had the privilege of facilitating one of the breakout sessions, which focused on the business applications of Twitter. We discussed a range of issues around this topic, and we generated some really bright ideas that I feel are worth pursuing in the corporate sector.

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. Working out loud is opposite of just showing the final work.

With Gratitude…

MakingBetter

2015 gave MakingBetter an amazing journey that was full of surprises. Our projects ranged from designing and developing custom reporting for software products, training providers and large enterprises. We spent a lot of time with our families and friends.

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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.

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.

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.

Should your corporate training strategy move to the MOOC?

Your Training Edge

A company’s training strategy usually comprises of four aspects: Identifying measurable outcomes. Monitoring the effectiveness of the training plan. It is purely based on your business goals and comprises of targets such as increased productivity, reduced attrition, improved customer service, etc. spends approximately $800 per employee annually, but this varies based on the maturity of the organization’s L&D function.

Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. Jay works from the Internet Time Lab in Berkeley, high in the hills a dozen miles east of the Golden Gate Bridge and a mile and a half from the University.

Five Must-Have Skills for Learning Professionals: An Update

Mindflash

Fueled by a personal quest to avoid professional stagnation and a desire to see our profession thrive, I’ve tried to write about useful, practical, and value-added ideas that learning professionals can put to use in their work today. It’s no different out of the classroom.

Four Essential Tips for the Rapid E-Learning Pro

Rapid eLearning

If you can step away from the “bullet point” mindset and all of the complaints, you’ll see that PowerPoint’s got a lot to offer those who build elearning courses. PowerPoint offers a pretty good selection of animations that let you mimic a lot of what you see in Flash.

Proliferating Portals

Clark Quinn

Let’s say you are the Director of a company’s Education/Training department and you want to move more toward information learning. While your department creates online and classroom courses on how to use the company’s main products, you see the need for more advanced-level training. Do you move forward with yet another wiki site and not worry about all of the other internal wiki sites, intranet, and so forth? Tap into the knowledge of your groups.

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Stats on Workplace Learning

Marcia Conner

When I lead education at PeopleSoft a gazillion years ago, I shared with the head of all customer-facing services a copy of Training Magazine ‘s annual numbers issue, published each November (now their November/December issue ). More spending on products and services.

Top 7 E-learning Trends for 2016

Matrix

The learner-centered approach will only expand in 2016, with online courses addressing the needs, preferences and requirements of individuals rather than groups. Learners will have greater control over their learning experience, from setting the pace of instruction and choosing their own learning paths, to getting personalized and various content based on their interests and abilities. The omnipresent text will meet videos in the form of interactive transcripts.

Guff: a conversation in 3 parts. Part 1

Clark Quinn

A: “Yeah, I mean, learning’s learning, and who needs to make a ‘social’ out of it? A: “Oh, so you’re one of those, eh? Heck, they can clone a product in months, or less. You’ve got to have the ‘total customer experience’ locked down, and that means optimal execution is just the cost of entry. Thriving is going to require continually introducing improvements: new products, new services.”. Just a few small firms you might’ve heard of.

Learning Tools: Change Is Coming

CLO Magazine

The most significant of these tools are semantic systems, analytics and richer tracking mechanisms. Semantics offer an extra layer of detail for content being developed and accessed, adding machine-readable descriptions and more focus in the level of granularity in the content. Tighter definitions of the components and rich descriptions produce higher-quality elements and the ability to start delivering different combinations to meet different needs.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. It’s all a matter of learning, but it’s not the sort of learning that is the province of training departments, workshops, and classrooms. Innovating in the face of change.

5 Time-saving Tips from the E-learning Community

Rapid eLearning

A few days ago I came across this thread in the user community. In it, Dave Newgass was asking how to build an interaction of a person going in and out of a cubicle. He got a couple of responses and a demo PowerPoint file to review. There’s lots of free stuff.

The Need for Learning Agility

CLO Magazine

Not only is there the backdrop of a tough economy, but there is pressure to deliver development more rapidly, more often and with much greater impact. A recent survey of HR and learning professionals by Lumesse revealed the full scale of the challenge. However, only 53 percent of large enterprises — those with 10,000 employees or more — are able to provide the training and skills quickly enough to keep pace.

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Deeper eLearning Design: Part 6 – Putting It All Together

Learnnovators

This is the sixth and final post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. It is particularly focused on eLearning, but much of what has been mentioned also applies to face-to-face or virtual instruction. We’ve covered objectives, practice, concepts, examples, and the emotional component.

Make Sure Your E-Learning Course Looks the Way It’s Supposed To

Rapid eLearning

Years ago when I did video production, it seemed that every one of my customers wanted the final video to be like an MTV music video—fast moving with quick cuts. However, a bigger challenge was when they had those expectations for the product but never shared them with me.

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THIS is What Social Learning Looks Like

bozarthzone

Participants share ideas for generating content, growing readership, that kind of thing. Turns out the #blogchat group decided to dedicate some of their Sunday nights to offering critiques of one another's blogs. Those who offered their blogs up for review got a good deal of feedback useful particularly for them, but also for others in the group. Collin_K: I've never been a fan of the double sidebar. Takes too much attention off of content.