Sun, Elite, and the future

Jay Cross

Awash in multiple distractions, most have the attention spans of gnats. Ye Gods, most of them don’t read email any more, much less books. They live in the fast lane, skittering across the top of important issues without ever getting to the heart of the matter. And before you know it, they will graduate and become employees of our companies. I asked a newly minted college grad what she thought of eLearning. College kids are different these days.

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LearnTrends: Extending Learning to the Edges of Organizations

Experiencing eLearning

Live blogged notes from Extending Learning to the Edges of Organizations with Charles Jennings & Andy McGovern. Official description: Thomson Reuters meets the challenge of supporting the learning and development of its employees across the world through the innovative use of technology and a strategy based on the 70:20:10 model. Aspects of learning. Practice. Hands on practice with actual tools, but in a safe environment.


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The Chief of Confusion

Jay Cross

There’s nothing new under the sun. Knowing this doesn’t keep me from being humbled when I discover how many of my ideas I thought were original are things I took from others. A dozen years ago, JSB described explicit knowledge (know-what, resides in books) and tacit knowledge (know-how, lives in people and their practices). The explicit stuff is the tip of an iceberg of knowledge that is primarily tacit.

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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? You’ve got to have the ‘total customer experience’ locked down, and that means optimal execution is just the cost of entry. There are informal forms of learning that are just the aspects you need to get on top of.”. Just a few small firms you might’ve heard of. Sun’s capturing top performance on video and sharing it.

The Coherent Organization

Jay Cross

Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts: a coherent essay. Physics Of, relating to, or having waves with similar direction, amplitude, and phase that are capable of exhibiting interference. While I’ll focus on interchanges among Harold Jarche, Clark Quinn, and myself, as with everything at the Internet Time Alliance , the discussion bears the fingerprints of Charles Jennings, Jane Hart, and Paul Simbeck-Hampson as well.

Quotes and excerpts on the need for Learning 2.0 from the Best of T+D: 2007-2009

ID Reflections

Excerpts from the Best of T+D | 2007 - 2009 Harold Jarche in Skills 2.0 : As knowledge workers, we are like actors--only as good as our last performance. Professionals are anyone who does work that cannot be standardized easily and who continuously welcomes challenges at the cutting edge of his or her expertise. And that’s a really exciting place for the learning profession to be because what you are capturing, then, is the performance of an organization.”

Motivating The Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

We spend a lot of time theorizing and thinking about how to motivate learners. An advocate “pleads the cause of another; defends or maintains a cause or proposal; and supports or promotes the interests of another,&# according to Webster online. Everything under the sun can be fascinating if you see it from the right perspective. Put yourself in the place of the learner to understand the value of the learning experience that’s in your hands to shape.

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Re-imagining the Book

Jay Cross

I thought I’d be able to do this by changing the voice of the Fieldbook. A friend of mine who has published numerous books sent the Fieldbook to his editor, a PhD English grad in India. These pages document the progress of my thinking about the book. In the next session at Overlap, groups of half a dozen people each drew and described an idea where we were looking for help. We reported back to the larger group (about 50 of us) and proposed projects we’d like to tackle.

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Thriving in the Net-Work Era

Jay Cross

That led me to an article Harold and I had written on the demise of the training department. The Future of the Training Department. The latter 20th Century was the golden era of the training department. Before the 20th Century, training per se did not exist outside the special needs of the church and the military. Now the training department may be at the end of its life cycle. Factories require groups of people working together.

LearnTrends: Backchannel

Jay Cross

The back channel becomes part of the overall message. Moderator (Harold Jarche): traditional training & education has driven much of our self-direction and creativity out of us - need to relearn. Moderator (Clark Quinn): we're the people who've retained our love of learning despite our education. kelly_smith01: Reminds me a bit of Rummler. Jenna Papakalos: Communities of practice belong to training. kelly_smith01: wisdom of crowds.

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

The July issue of Chief Learning Officer is now available online. It features an article in which Jon Husband and I delve into how to measure the impact of learning in the network era. The industrial age has run out of steam. We are witnessing the death throes of management models that have outlived their usefulness. One cherished industrial age concept that is proving particularly difficult to let go of is return on investment (ROI).

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