Community of Practice and the TorranceLearning Download

The Performance Improvement Blog

One of many methods of organizational learning is a “community of practice”. This is a term coined by Etienne Wenger to describe “…groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” TorranceLearning has created a kind of community of practice that they call the Torrance Download. Asking the learner, “What do you want to be known for?”.

9 Strategies to Make Your Peer Learning Program Thrive

CLO Magazine

If you’re sponsoring or developing a peer learning program, you know that professional communities of practice are a cost-effective way to leverage the collective wisdom and experience of a group of leaders with similar roles, challenges or interest areas. However, an intentional design of the structure, facilitation and tools is more likely to yield the results you want. Align around the peer learning community’s purpose.

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LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS THAT WORK

PDG

Many of us have been in “Leadership Training” since we were very young. We learned leadership informally, through participation in sports teams, youth organizations, or community groups. But one thing that’s probably true of all of it is that we never called it “leadership training.” Part of that is because leadership content is easy to understand, but hard to actually do. Lots of reasons: I’m intimidated by my team members. by Rich Mesch.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! hosted by Training Magazine Network. ** Disclaimers: “I am not a marketer or a game developer.&# (Although he plays a LOT of games). How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? How do they measure success?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff

Learning Visions

Thursday, June 14, 2007 Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff In the spirit of building a Community of Practice -- sharing ideas and processes -- I thought Id try and share what I can of a current project. Ive done a lot of e-Learning projects, created a lot of courses, but this is the first time that Ive been a part of the strategy itself. I did a lot of research in preparing our proposal and making our sales call.

Do You Need An Instructional Design Degree?

Rapid eLearning

Many of them are working with limited resources and it’s interesting to see how they approach their work. I also get lots of good questions. One of the most frequent questions asked is whether or not they need instructional design degrees. I’m interested in seeing a portfolio of work that represents their technical skills as well as their instructional design skills. Because of this, I usually tell people “No, they don’t,” and “Yes, they do.”.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

I have recently joined the open section of #MSLOC 430 - a graduate course in the Master''s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. The four topics we are planning to deep dive into in the first two weeks are: a) Networked learning, b) Personal Learning Networks, c) MOOCs, and d) Communities of Inquiry. These are all areas of interest for me, and my hope and plan is to find (make) sufficient time to explore each of these in depth.

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. I thought I''d do the same from an L&D and workplace learning perspective. The latter talks about the impact that the changing nature of technology is having on us. This has wide-ranging implication on learning and the future of work.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Update

Learning Visions

Thursday, January 03, 2008 Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Update Over 50 instructional designers have now responded to the survey: Do You Have a Degree in ID? About 27% of instructional designers have an advanced degree in ID. And 73% of us dont. Only 11% of instructional designers without an ID degree have reported that they were denied work due to the lack thereof. I have questions: Is this a good representation of the field in general?

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Boost your eLearning ROI

eFront

In order to keep pace with the ever-changing market, organizations need to develop and implement best practices in their business strategy. Employee performance is the direct reflection of organizational strategy. The process of converting organizational goals into performance requires the right training content. The cost of the entire process challenges training managers to justify the training in terms of enhanced performance and measurable ROI.

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Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget

Obsidian Learning

The price of oil has been down for the past year or so, and economists can’t predict when it will come back up. While everybody likes a low price at the pump, those of us in oil and gas know only too well how important robust oil prices are to the health of our industry. If you work in oil and gas, you’ve probably seen the effects of low oil prices in your own workplace. How do you keep your A-Team up to speed? Do you need to be a programmer?

Action Mapping for ELearning

eFront

You even have an effective community-of-practice style conversations under your courses. The ultimate goal of any eLearning course is to improve employee performance or change their attitude towards their job. Without the increase in performance measurement, the management will ultimately decrease investments in training programs. You know this would hurt your organization in the long-run. The Four Steps of Action Mapping.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I am copying a discussion we have been having on LinkedIn as a part of the Training&Development group. The discussion that evolved has been one of the most insightful for me and I thought it should be shared with those who may not at present be a part of the T&D group on LinkedIn. Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do? Sushant Singh Even i am interested to know about the same, can anybody help please.

The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning

TalentLMS

The boom in social media and the round-the-clock need to connect in communities is doing wonders for the eLearning industry. Leveraging social learning with the eLearning content is the new norm of eLearning courses. Let’s examine some top benefits of social learning in organizations. Before we delve into the benefits of this type of learning, we need to understand what research in social learning tells us. Have you heard of “learning organizations” ?

Learning You Can Take to the Bank

CLO Magazine

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. Despite these statistics, up to 21 percent fewer project managers are receiving the training they need from their project management offices in 2013 as compared to 2012, according to ESI International’s May 2013 study, “The Global State of the PMO: An Analysis for 2013.”

Free L&D webinars for April 2020

Limestone Learning

Many of us are getting a crash course in remote work as we quickly get up to speed on teleconferencing, videoconferencing and the vast array of tools and hacks for virtual teams. The coronavirus may have robbed us of face-to-face interaction, but it can’t rob us of learning.

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A Vital View on Learning

CLO Magazine

She was the chief learning officer for Signature Healthcare, a provider of long-term care, rehabilitation and health care services with 148 facilities in 11 states and more than 22,000 employees. A majority of the company’s staff are certified nursing assistants who spend their days fulfilling basic quality of life needs for patients, including bathing, dressing and feeding them. The two of them immediately bonded. It was the worst educational experience of my life.”.

Social, Informal Learning Can Be ?Measured

CLO Magazine

“Data such as participation rates for discussions, questions asked and answered, and ratings of submitted content become important with social and informal learning,” he said. Wentworth said these pieces of information allow organizations to identify people who are hubs of informal knowledge, along with those who are simply listening or not participating at all. “Do learners like the tool? Are outcomes improving because of these learning methods?

What Is Microlearning? A Complete Guide for Beginners [2021]

learnWorlds

Instructors now need to scale and manage the quality of learning to different people from different places, backgrounds, and motivations. How does someone do all of this simultaneously? Save up to and get an additional value of $939 in premium training. Table of contents.