Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “From Practice Fields to Communities of Practice”

Adobe Captivate

Last October, I posted some recommended reading that complemented one of my classes on gamification. I’ve since started writing chapter summaries (here is the first one ) so people can “preview” some of the great books out there and hopefully end up reading them! Chapter 2: From Practice Fields to Communities of Practice by Sasha Barab and Thomas Duffy (2012). based on levels of performance rather than academic interests.

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. Learning is not based on impulses and happens in the cerebrum; this is where higher-ordered functions like memory and reasoning occur. How learning works. Why immersion is so effective. Immersive learning is not the future but the present.

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Content creation

Learning with e's

One of the most important digital literacies students require today is the ability to create appropriate content. If you subscribe to constructivist theories of learning, you will understand why the creation of content is important in any context.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

In October, I posted some recommended reading that complemented one of my classes on gamification. I’ve since started writing chapter summaries (here is the last article ) so people can “preview” some of the great books out there and hopefully end up reading them! Google Scholar features most of the chapter for free. Social media and social networking sites allow individuals and groups to collaborate and learn together.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. I simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me. I hadn’t yet recognized the value of connectedness , but knew immediately that I was learning from each of these encounters.

The Angry Birds Community: Social Learning Utopia?

Dashe & Thomson

The game was introduced to me by my 10-year-old daughter, and we both seem to have the same (huge) amount of fun with it. Angry Birds – the game – can certainly be used as a model for eLearning; it has all the attributes that make for effective game-based learning: immediate rewards and feedback, increasingly challenging tasks, focus on action and decision-making. That means more than 16,000 videos were contributed by members of the Angry Birds Community of Practice.

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. But with the growth of new learning technologies and with members facing more and more change and a need for continual learning, associations are missing out on an even bigger opportunity. To grow this opportunity, associations can learn from corporate training departments.

3 Key Benefits of Video-Based Learning You Should Not Ignore

Obsidian Learning

Video-based learning is an important tool in the learning arsenal. Whether as part of an instructor-led offering, embedded in an online course, or as a stand-alone learning asset, videos can be leveraged in many ways and with great impact. Benefits to Learning Impact.

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! Supporting your Moment of Need. Imagine that one of your employees is performing a critical, but rarely performed, task on the job. Let ePath Learning’s Pro Services team throw you a life preserver!

What is Spaced Learning?

ePath Learning

He also coined the spacing effect. The spacing effect proposes that recall is improved when learning is distributed over time. Ideally, learning sessions are short and focused, incorporate breaks, and are followed by practice at intervals to help maintain and extend retention. The traditional, or “massed,” learning approach is like throwing a stone in the water. A training approach that supports learners at multiple moments of need.

Amazing ROI with eLearning

TalentLMS

From the palm of our hand to the tip of our fingers, accessibility to information has been re-defined using eLearning technologies. The Pareto Principle Did you know that the 20% of the workforce in your organization generates 80% of your business? If employees cannot make it to work for a reason, they can still catch up on meetings and live discussions as well communities of practice collaboration sessions. The eLearning hype is way behind us.

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How to go about a multi-generational approach to e-learning

Matrix

Previously I have talked about the different demographics that make up the current workplace and their respective approaches to learning. Baby Boomers and Gen Zs for one, seem to have absolutely nothing in common and yet learning specialists are faced with the task of providing both these generations — along with the ones between them — with access to valuable educational materials, suited for their very diverse (and quite often divergent) needs and preferences.

Amazing ROI with eLearning

TalentLMS

From the palm of our hand to the tip of our fingers, accessibility to information has been re-defined using eLearning technologies. The Pareto Principle Did you know that the 20% of the workforce in your organization generates 80% of your business? If employees cannot make it to work for a reason, they can still catch up on meetings and live discussions as well communities of practice collaboration sessions. The eLearning hype is way behind us.

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Strategies for Implementing Gamification in Your Training

Your Training Edge

MOOCs started to make their way into the mainstream in 2012, and while the idea of gamification has been around for more than a century , and the value of games in learning has been recognized for several decades, it is only recent advances in technology that have made both MOOCs and gamification viable training options. According to this elearning infographic : By 2015, half of organizations’ innovation processes will use gamification for some aspects.

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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Free L&D webinars for December 2019

Limestone Learning

A bit of both? Monday, December 2, 2019, 11:00AM – 11:30AM PT: DEMO: Personalized Development Programs: Why Learning Alone Isn’t Enough (Free for ATD members) Today’s work environment creates several learning and development challenges.

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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. He literally wrote the book on Informal Learning. Jay is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School.

18 Key Trends to Realign Remote Workforce Training Strategy in the Post Pandemic World

EI Design

So, I re-examined my original list against these pressing needs of today. Even though the overall impact of the crisis is still unfolding, it has clearly redefined the workplace in the future. Trends that foster continuous learning. eLearning Trends in 2020 – Mobile Learning.

Retaining Your Company’s Knowledge through eLearning

TalentLMS

Using best practices in knowledge management and eLearning development, you can actually retain the knowledge capital within your organization to perform better and more efficiently, both on the business front and in-house. The star of the discussion here is “knowledge” and how it is the key intangible asset that needs to be measured periodically to match your organization goals. In the minds of your employees. Use assessments to determine and measure employee learning.

Strategies for Implementing Gamification in Your Training MOOCs

Your Training Edge

MOOCs started to make their way into the mainstream in 2012, and while the idea of gamification has been around for more than a century , and the value of games in learning has been recognized for several decades, it is only recent advances in technology that have made both MOOCs and gamification viable training options. According to this elearning infographic : By 2015, half of organizations’ innovation processes will use gamification for some aspects.

Using Social Media to Drive Social Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

The ATD and i4cp study Instructional Design Now: A New Age of Learning and Beyond reported in early 2015 that social learning was in use by fewer than three in 10 organizations. However, another 46 percent of surveyed talent development professionals said they were considering social learning for future use or had it in development, suggesting significant anticipated growth. Involve users in designing engaging social learning opportunities; 51%.

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. He literally wrote the book on Informal Learning. Jay is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School.

Learning You Can Take to the Bank

CLO Magazine

Although learning is proven to contribute to business success, slashed budgets have put many organizations’ learning efforts on the chopping block, opening the door for blending learning. More than two-thirds of those surveyed by PricewaterhouseCoopers in its third global study on project management stated that project management training contributed to business performance. To do so, organizations have to answer the what, how and when of training.

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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Digital Assets Creates New Role for L&D Pros: The Content Curator

ATD Learning Technologies

The volume of information being created is increasing faster than we can make sense of it. Think: blogs, email, wikis, communities of practice. Indeed, the ease with which organizations can generate, review, and retrieve information has helped them build a considerable amount of potential learning resources. On his website Content Curation World , he advises curators to forego quantity in favor of high quality and consistency.

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Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

Effectiveness – Jay Cross. Published in Chief Learning Officer, August 2009. Informal Learning 2.0. In the world of business, the era of networks is crowding out the Industrial Age. In sum, networks are ushering in new ways of doing business.

The NBA’s New MVP

CLO Magazine

When Mike Kennedy joined the National Basketball Association in 2012 as director of learning and leadership development, the organization was stuck in an old-school learning environment under long-time commissioner David Stern. The curriculum was limited, managers decided whether their people attended courses, and there was no clear vision of what effective leadership looked like. The ball has bounced in a new direction for learning under Mike Kennedy.

Learning first, technology second

Learning with 'e's

Learning should always come before technology. Many teachers welcome the idea of bringing new technology into the classroom. They see it as a means to engage learners, and as a way of making connections between school curricula and familiar territory. Ideas range from games based learning , to the use of social media and networking, to simpler approaches such as the use of digital cameras in art or data logging in science.

PDR Design Model Supports Shift to Learning Design in the Work Context

Living in Learning

The concept of a learning shift represents a course correction by the USS Training Department. We are under full steam and headed into the shallows, and are in danger of running aground. Our rules of engagement must expand (or shift) to accommodate a new field of battle.

[from catspyjamasnz] Learning with 'e's: Two fingered salute

Learning with e's

On the one side, flying their colourful banners, the pride of French medieval nobility: at least 30,000 men in shining armour, armed to the teeth and ready for an overwhelming victory. The year was 1415, and the battle took place just outside the tiny French village of Azincourt.

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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. Things are moving faster, and organizations have to be more nimble, responding to changes in their audiences, competitors and the context of work. Survival requires continual innovation, and at the core is learning faster than everyone else. Yet both of these elements are important.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Employees and partners with more capacity to learn are more versatile in adapting to future conditions. 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.

The future of e-Learning, according to Kasper Spiro | Change to learn

Challenge to Learn

Skip to content Homepage Kasper Spiro Change to learn “ On a mission to make EasyGenerator the best and most successful e-Learning authoring tool in the world ” ‹ Ukrainian visit The mission of EasyGenerator according to Kasper Spiro › November 24, 2010 The future of e-Learning, according to Kasper Spiro Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog about starting up my work as CEO for EasyGenerator. Therefore, it is about collaborative learning.

Sun, Elite, and the future

Jay Cross

Awash in multiple distractions, most have the attention spans of gnats. They lack the discipline to put in the hard work to learn things the way you and I did when we were in school. Ye Gods, most of them don’t read email any more, much less books.

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Design - Knowing Doing Gap - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Seeing The Invisible: How To Identify Early Indicators Of Gaps In Instructional Design And Training Effectiveness. The E-Learning Curve , September 15, 2009. Too Dot Oh: Making Sense of the Terrible 2’s - trainingwreck , September 15, 2009. Learning & Development 2020 – almost passed me by - Clive on Learning , September 14, 2009. The Free e-Learning Page Hits 100 - MinuteBio , September 13, 2009.

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

It’s the biggest frame of the big picture. Learning Ecosystem, Learning Ecology, and Learnscape mean the same thing as Workscape. I don’t use the word learn with executives, who inevitably think back to the awfulness of school and close their ears. The Workscape is a systems-eye view of the workplace. Rather than try to control nature, we do what it takes to keep the environment thriving. Scope of the habitat. Look at the flow of business.

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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 ). ” Recently I’ve been asked for various stats about workplace learning and the training industry in particular. I welcome you adding additional sources of training stats in the comments below. analytics change learning