Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

One highlight of a learning management system is its collaboration within course participants. Extend this to the Subject Matter Experts and popular spokes-person through a defined communication framework and you have a community of practice in action! Ever heard of the phrase “listen to the market”? Bear in mind, we are not trying to share “best practices” or extensive research within this knowledge sharing environment.

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Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

One highlight of a learning management system is its collaboration within course participants. Extend this to the Subject Matter Experts and popular spokes-person through a defined communication framework and you have a community of practice in action! Ever heard of the phrase “listen to the market”? Bear in mind, we are not trying to share “best practices” or extensive research within this knowledge sharing environment.

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Podcast 12: Collaborative Medical Education at Vermont Oxford Network

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 12 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. EPISODE 12 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUESTS: Vermont Oxford Network (VON) is a nonprofit collective of multidisciplinary medical professionals, working together to improve the landscape of neonatal healthcare. How would you describe the mission of Vermont Oxford Network (VON)?

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.

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.

Are your community's lurkers healthy lurkers?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I've blogged about lurking before , investigating whether lurking in online forums is a sort of legitimate peripheral participation that leads to people learning about the practices of a community of practice. The definition of lurking is as people who NEVER post, hence they don't share their questions, ideas or suggestions online. First, most of all recognized that lurking can be very positive.

Locus of learning: community, AI, or org?

Clark Quinn

The article is about a (hypothetical) learning journey, and talks about how learning objects are part of that learning process. My issue is with the locus of the curation of those objects; should it be the organization, an AI, or the community? ” Curation of resources for quality and relevance is a good thing, but is the organization is the best arbiter? ” Is that AI curation, or community curation?

Open all OERs

Learning with e's

Time to reflect on the Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) workshop on Open Educational Resources, which was held in Windhoek, Namibia this week. Many were representing the Quality Assurance Agencies of their home countries. Dr Stella Anthony (Australian Universities Network for Quality Assurance) gave the opening presentation for the event, and spoke about the opportunities and challenges of OERs in higher education.

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What is an Instructional Designer and how to become one?

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

Though IDs is required to possess an extensive set of skills, t he most important task is to carefully analyse how students learn and choose the appropriate materials and methods that will most effectively help them improve or acquire new knowledge. Types of Instructional Designers.

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. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content. Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s dive in to this week’s articles: The Secret of Minecraft. When I downloaded the iPad version of the game, I couldn’t even figure out exactly what I was supposed to do.

The End of the PDF Certificate

Web Courseworks

MedBiquitous is an international health organization and ANSI-accredited developer of information technology standards for healthcare education and quality improvement and a true community of practice fr innovative technologists in health education. One example is the MedBiquitous Activity Report, a standard for continuing education and Maintenance of Certification (MoC) activity reporting.

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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. Here is an overview of my answers, plus elaborations and suggestions for further reading, for each of the questions that was (and was not) asked. Is the race to the bottom on time and price for degrees affecting employers’ perceptions of universities? The moot point of MOOCs.

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. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content. Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s dive in to this week’s articles: codeSpark and The Foos. So, codeSpark is an organization that aims to get the basics of programming in front of young kids at an early age.

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How to Adapt Your Microcontent to Your Employees’ Social Needs

Obsidian Learning

One of these is social needs. Though not as basic as the need for food, water, and shelter, the desire to belong to a community, to build positive relationships with others, is high on our list of priorities. Many of us fulfill at least part of our social needs through work. A positive work environment fosters that sense of belonging, and in turn, creates happier, more productive employees. Let’s look at some practical examples.

Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Web Courseworks

Association educational leaders who are responsible for developing adult learning programs often struggle with defining what makes for a quality educational program, especially one that relies heavily on technology. This is the story of a university extension certificate program that is doing both. I witnessed second hand what I believe to be an example of best practice for blended learning design. Key Ingredients of Blended Learning Program Design.

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. Regardless of whether the ACA is eventually repealed, reformed, and/or replaced, performance improvement is deeply engrained in 21 st -century healthcare CE. AAPA: American Academy of Physician Assistants.

7 Reasons Why You Need To Adopt A Unified Learning System

Upside Learning

In our previous blog post we have also seen how Learning Management Systems are now slowly evolving into more of Unified Learning Systems ; ones that seamlessly connect disparate channels of learning (classroom / self-paced / social / informal), technologies (web/ mobile)and information resources in a real-time learning ecosystem that serves larger business goals. This not only improves the quality of the learning experience but aids in better learning too.

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. Quality content, for free, from some of the world’s most respected educational institutions? Participating in a MOOC forms connections with people outside of your organisation.

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Creating a Culture for Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture that underpins a managing minds approach must support and encourage an ongoing and collective discovery, sharing, and appli­cation of knowledge and skills at the individual, team, and organization levels. A culture that supports managing minds is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which people feel safe challenging the status quo, taking risks, and enhancing the quality of what they do for customers, themselves, shareholders, and other stakeholders.

Initial reflections on Slow Learning #change11

Clark Quinn

A couple of themes have emerged that partly I want to elaborate on, and partly want to reflect upon. One of the themes that emerged is the rejection of the GPS idea, and extolling a preference for getting lost (I did explicitly mention that GPS’s do not help you learn the terrain, but I’ll add that they could). One of the issues is, for me, where you want to learn, and where you don’t.

MOOCs: Building Personal Learning Networks

Your Training Edge

For the past year or so, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been busy upending all kinds of assumptions about education: content is king, quality education is expensive, and instructor-led training is the gold standard, to name just a few. One major change that MOOCs have greatly contributed to is the gaining recognition of learning as a primarily social activity, where the networks created are just as important (if not more important) as the content learned.

Creating a Culture for Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture that underpins a managing minds approach must support and encourage an ongoing and collective discovery, sharing, and appli­cation of knowledge and skills at the individual, team, and organization levels. A culture that supports managing minds is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which people feel safe challenging the status quo, taking risks, and enhancing the quality of what they do for customers, themselves, shareholders, and other stakeholders.

Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Web Courseworks

A Case Study of the UW Professional Life Coaching Certificate Program. Association educational leaders who are responsible for developing adult learning programs often struggle with defining what makes for a quality educational program, especially one that relies heavily on technology. This is the story of a university extension certificate program that is doing both. I witnessed second hand what I believe to be an example of best practice for blended learning design.

4 Killer Examples Of Learning Portals For Corporate Training

Adobe Captivate

Usage of learning portals for corporate training initiatives is gaining momentum. In this article, I share 4 examples of how you can use them for both formal and informal learning to increase employee engagement. They can be independent of an LMS or can be designed to co-exist with one. Key Characteristics Of Learning Portals For Corporate Training. Additionally, they can offer assets to meet the needs of different learning styles.

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.

The First Step in Leadership Development Training

Training Industry

First-time manager training is an important part of any leadership development program, with the need for quality training essential to build a solid foundation to start managerial careers. Understanding the dynamics and preferences of these aspiring leaders is critical to developing successful training programs. study on first-time manager training focused on a range of best practices, covering program design to preferred delivery methods.

7 Strategies to Facilitate "Working Out Loud"

ID Reflections

I spent the greater part of the weekend mulling over the practice of working out loud , what makes some folks adopt the habit with ease while others struggle, and what could be some of the possible enabling factors that support working out loud. The more I thought about it, the more it seemed to me that it is one of the fundamental blocks of building a community of practice. Take Linux or the GitHub community for example.

The Masterclass on Informal Learning

Jay Cross

Your organization has decided to tilt in the direction of informal learning. You’re concerned that your current offerings will not satisfy the new generation of workers. Masterclass for L&D managers, instructional designers, and senior instructors on the concept and implementation of informal learning. Here’s an overview of the topics from recent Masterclasses. How well are you preparing people for the future needs of the organization?

What the ACCME Is Saying about Tailoring Your CME Experience

EthosCE

Their standards reflect the values of the educator community and respond to the evolving healthcare environment. As a result, clinicians and teams can drive improvement in their practice and optimize care for their patients. They use real-world practices to help build a community of practice that enables CME providers to learn from each other, continually improve their education, and demonstrate how accredited CME measurably improves healthcare.

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.

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. If we experience an emotional reaction to something – fear, anger, laughter or love – that emotion becomes part of the memory and strengthens it dramatically.

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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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. Introduction.

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. Introduction.

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. Introduction.

Iconoclasm 2.0

E-Learning Provocateur

Well, I figure that if I’m serious about the use of social media for collaborative learning and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, then I should do what I can to encourage participation. Steven Bradley provides an enjoyable review of some of the negative sentiment out there that’s brooding over social media icons. Like most things in life, this new iconoclasm can be divided into themes of quality and quantity. Quality.

Collaboration - Knowledge Management - Expert - Hot List

Tony Karrer

Clive on Learning , May 29, 2009 Capture Examples - eLearning Technology , May 29, 2009 Mistakes made in Academic Blogs - Don't Waste Your Time , June 3, 2009 Time Spent - The Learning Circuits Blog , June 1, 2009 Presentation: Camtasia in eLearning - Don't Waste Your Time , June 4, 2009 Does Deliberative Practice Lead to Quick Proficiency? 4 Simple Tips for Recording High-Quality Audio , June 2, 2009 Does Google Wave Mean the End of the LMS?

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

I spent the greater part of the weekend mulling over the practice of working out loud, what makes some folks adopt the habit with ease while others struggle, and what could be some of the possible enabling factors that support working out loud. The more I thought about it, the more it seemed to me that it is one of the fundamental blocks of building a community of practice. Take Linux or the GitHub community for example.

How Does Your LMS Metrics Measure Up?

TalentLMS

LMS administrators, course instructors, and learners need meaningful analysis of activities. These include the course completion rates, the course registration number, the revenue generated per course in a given quarter, and even the quality of responses provided by the instructor in a course. Despite boasting of these tools, several LMS fail to measure up. We agree you manage tons of data and we appreciate the exponential size of the storage this LMS provides.

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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