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. One type of Download discussion is called “Flash Project”.

ASAE 2010 Annual: Leaders of Communities of Practice

Web Courseworks

Associations are the hub of activity for "communities of practice.” Communities of practice are voluntary. Professionals join to gain access to peers, best practices, and education. What makes associations successful as communities of practice? In the future, associations will rely even more heavily on technology in order to achieve a strong community of practice.

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A Brief Introduction – Communities of Practice Manager

The Learning Circuits

As Ryann mentioned in a previous post, I’m the Community of Practice Manager for Learning Technologies at ASTD. In this role, I engage with the community and help build ASTD’s portfolio of content—from T+D articles to books to educational programs to conferences and beyond. I also help foster discussion and debate within the community. Indeed, no area in world of learning is more exciting than Learning Technologies.

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.” After a decade of affordable high-speed internet access, smartphones, mobile apps and social networks, it’s easy to take our digital connections for granted. 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.

5 Strategies to Maximize and Measure the Impact of Training Programs

EI Design

Every year, significant investments are made on workforce development programs. Workforce development programs are essential in enhancing employee performance and, more significantly, driving business results. Offer practice zones to gain further expertise in a particular area.

Strategies and Tips for CLOs to Measure and Maximize the Impact of Training and Development Programs

EI Design

CLOs make significant investments in training and development programs year-on-year. Majority of the trainings get delivered as planned, and are normally tracked for registrations, completions, timely completions, and assessment scores. However, not much data is available on the impact of these trainings on business – and if they were able to demonstrate a clear gain that was sought. Provide practice zones to gain further proficiency. Practice. Practice.

6 Strategies You Can Use To Design Effective eLearning For Your Millennial Workforce

Adobe Captivate

Of late, there has been a lot of discussion on the need for corporates to re-evaluate their existing learning strategies so that they can meaningfully engage millennial workforce. The percentage of Millennials in the workplace is increasing steadily and over the next 4 years, they will be a significant part of the workforce in several leading global economies. For instance in India, over 50% of the workforce by 2020 will be Millennials).

10 eLearning buzzwords you need to know!

eFront

In this post we’ve put together short descriptions of the top 10 buzzwords in eLearning at the moment: Tin Can, Social Learning, Gamification, mLearning, Tablet learning, Rapid eLearning, Microlearning, Personalization, Blended learning, and Lifelong learning. The Tin Can API is a brand new learning technology specification that opens up an entire world of experiences (online and offline). This API captures the activities that happen as part of learning experiences.

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. I am not doing (at least trying not to) today what I did five years back--not only in terms of professional and personal growth but with respect to the demands of the time. 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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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.

How to be prepared for online teaching and how to overcome potential difficulties

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

This article will focus on how technical and pedagogical difficulties can be beaten, as management difficulties can be largely solved through the inclusion of students into an LMS (Learning Management System). But before we move on to practical tips, an analysis of what is asynchronous and synchronous learning is, should be conducted. Synchronous learning requires the simultaneous participation of all students and the teacher in "real time".

9 Blended Learning Best Practices for the Corporate Environment

Obsidian Learning

Blended learning is one of the most effective approaches for adult learning, as it combines a variety of delivery methods. But as we’ve discussed previously , there are also a variety of blended learning models that can be adapted for use in the corporate learning environment. To help you narrow down your options, in this article, we will address some of the best practices we believe are critical for successful blended learning programs.

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. These are The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here by Dr. Lynda Gratton (a book review coming up soon), and The Second Machine Age by Andrew Mcafee and Erik Brynjolfsson. This has wide-ranging implication on learning and the future of work.

Moodle VS Paradiso LMS: Who is Leading the Race

PSB

Let’s Begin with the Comparison of Moodle and Paradiso . It has potential for creating a successful e-learning experience by offering an abundance of tools that can be used to enhance conventional classroom instruction into a virtual learning environment system. Certification Programs.

ID Badges: My Experience with TIfPI’s Certification

Experiencing eLearning

The “plus” and gold color signify that this is an outstanding level badge, meaning I received an outstanding rating on at least 7 of the 9 standards. Each of these standards is mapped to performance behaviors, detailed in a Word document. Addresses Sustainability : Considers the best usage of resources (time, money, materials, staffing, technologies, etc.) To earn a badge, you complete an application form explaining how you met all of the standards in a project.

Moodle VS Paradiso LMS: Who is Leading the Race

PSB

Let’s Begin with the Comparison of Moodle and Paradiso . It has potential for creating a successful e-learning experience by offering an abundance of tools that can be used to enhance conventional classroom instruction into a virtual learning environment system. Certification Programs.

Moodle VS Paradiso LMS: Who is Leading the Race

PSB

Let’s Begin with the Comparison of Moodle and Paradiso . It has potential for creating a successful e-learning experience by offering an abundance of tools that can be used to enhance conventional classroom instruction into a virtual learning environment system. Certification Programs.

5 Vital Elements of Engaging Microcontent

Obsidian Learning

Learners not only expect but demand that microcontent be easy to search for, easy to access, and easy to run, see, and interact with on their device of choice. To provide this seamless user experience, you must: make solid decisions up front about how and where content will be stored and served (which directly impacts how hard it is to search and access); design for mobile access and small screens (which means minimizing issues with squinting eyes and fat fingers); and.

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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. They do this mainly by providing information in the form of research, webinars, conferences, and even educational programs online, on demand and face-to-face. TD at Work (4 digital issues/yr): 16-24 page resource that help in gaining proficiency in a variety of practical topics.

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. I am not doing (at least trying not to) today what I did five years back–not only in terms of professional and personal growth but with respect to the demands of the time. 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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Scenario Based Learning for Healthcare Professionals

Origin Learning

Scenario based learning is a practical approach to learning where in students develop problem solving skills by being exposed to ‘problems’ or ‘cases’ that are replicas of actual scenarios that they may face at work. It is based on the principles of situated learning theory(Lave & Wenger, 1991) which postulates that learning happens best when it takes place in the context that it is going to be applied to. What is scenario based learning?

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.

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. I am not doing (at least trying not to) today what I did five years back–not only in terms of professional and personal growth but with respect to the demands of the time. Technology has brought about unprecedented changes at a pace that is challenging all notions of flexibility and adaptability. You don’t program Watson; you work with Watson”.

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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. In a learning culture, we start with the performance goal and then select the mix of methods that will help employees acquire and retain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs they need in order to achieve those goals. This is a list of 50 of those methods. Testing knowledge – using results of knowledge tests to facilitate more learning.

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. But when downsizing occurs, training is often one of the first line items to cut.

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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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. People are the stakeholders as well as employees of your organization.

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. People are the stakeholders as well as employees of your organization.

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. Travel agencies are in a booming business of selling tickets, flight fares, hotel rooms, car rentals, restaurant booking, trekking tickets and much more. Owing to the dynamic and evolving state of data in the tourism industry, the training and instant upgrade can be a challenge.

Looking Back On 2015

Nick Leffler

This is my obligatory end of the year post reflecting on my year in 2015. It’s not really obligatory of course, but it’s fun to look back at all my posts and reflect. Some of my posts from earlier in the year seem so old by the time the end of the year rolls around so it’s almost necessary to look back on them. I think the answer to lack of motivation to learn something is to find out if it’s even necessary.

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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.

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

The note of interest is that it is occurring with all size of vendors, albeit the charge is being led by mid size vendors. Not all of the big dog vendors have entered this space, despite it being a huge revenue opportunity. Euros and the pound) and multiple flavors (one size fits all, will not work for a sizable chunk of the wholesaler/reseller/affiliate industry). Even if your vendor is outside of the U.S./Canada, Ease of use is the common denominator.

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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 help you assess the impact of remote training and aid you in maximizing the ROI.

How to use Blended Learning Solutions to Boost Employee Performance

Obsidian Learning

We all know that the purpose of workplace training isn’t just to memorize facts and information or even to practice new skills in the classroom or laboratory. The ultimate goal of workplace training is to change behavior to improve employee performance back on the job as a result of the learning. The idea is that when enough employees change their performance for the better, the performance of the whole organization will improve. Providing safe ways to practice.

4 Blended Learning Strategies that Boost Corporate Training ROI

Obsidian Learning

We all know that the purpose of workplace training isn’t just to memorize facts and information or even to practice new skills in the classroom or laboratory. The ultimate goal of workplace training is to change behavior—to improve employee performance—back on the job as a result of the learning. The idea is that when enough employees change their performance for the better, the performance of the whole organization will improve in the classroom or laboratory.

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