The Digital Disruption of Corporate Learning

Your Training Edge

In 2014, the Association of Learning Technologies conducted its annual conference ALTC with title “Riding Giants: How to educate and innovate ahead of waves” [1]. This conference ended in the boosted momentum in the development or advancement of learning technologies.

Using Spaced Learning and Distributed Practice in Corporate Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Musicians know that consistent, daily practice is the only way to learn a challenging piece. Research on the benefits of distributing our learning into small chunks has been around for a long time. When did we start thinking of learning as a one-time event?

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The 70:20:10 Lens


For example, we needn’t assign 70% of our time, effort and money on OTJ interventions, 20% on social learning, and 10% on formal training. Similarly, we shouldn’t mandate that our target audience aligns its learning activity according to these proportions.

Curated Insights: What does it mean to modernize workplace learning?


“We want to modernize our learning culture,” said the chief learning officer. Everyone nodded in agreement, but had absolutely no idea what a “modern learning culture” really is or how to build one. The Evolution of Workplace Learning in a SlideShare Timeline from Jane Hart.

The Democratization of Learning

Dashe & Thomson

The underlying principle behind social or informal learning is that we do most of our learning during spur-of-the-moment, collaborative activities. In essence, we learn on-the-job and we learn from others. But how do instructional designers learn?

Paper Cuts


I’ve been tinkering with it and, in the spirit of Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week , I’ve decided to share with you what I’ve learned so far. My VR learning journey thus far may be described as joy punctuated by disappointment.

In Pursuit of The RIGHT Learning Management System (LMS) for Today’s Workplaces


THE QUOTE: “ Until such times as systems can seamlessly track, report and produce useful data for the learning that occurs through the many little experiences in the daily workflow without manual intervention, I think it is still ‘work in progress’.” – Charles Jennings (in our interview with him).

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Curated Insights: Using Video to Drive Learning


Our June curated insights explore the use of video to support workplace learning and performance. Four Ways You Can Use Video to Support Workplace Learning by JD Dillon. In the process, I completely forgot that I wrote an article on the topic for Learning Solutions Magazine. Could we refer to Learning Solutions Magazine any more often? Folks like Matt can help you shorten your learning curve through their practical experience.

A Look Behind The Training Magazine Top 125


Training magazine recently released its annual list of the top 125 companies that embrace employee training, and by glancing over some statistics about those organizations, a few trends start to emerge. For more articles on corporate training, click here.].

Curated Insights: What is Digital Learning?


Like any other function, learning and development (L&D) must assess the impact technology is having on its role within the workplace. For years, the use of technology within corporate learning centered around a single platform: the learning management system (LMS). Now, as the tech landscape becomes more diverse and integrated into the workflow, “digital learning” is starting to replace “eLearning” as a main point of conversation.

4 myths of social learning (new article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

New article by Helen Blunden, Activate Learning Solutions. That is, “ social learning’ During these conversations, I noticed that there were some myths about social learning that I would like to dispel.” Social learning

Top 10 Learning Conferences You Need to Attend


The learning industry is an open book when it comes to sharing information, trends, and strategies. This year’s learning conferences promise to be forums for networking, thought leadership, and industry disruption, and we can’t wait. Enterprise Learning! Enterprise Learning!

Twitter for Trainers: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Ideas


Among her ideas: “Ask participants to introduce themselves, for example with the name, location and one thing they want to learn from the workshop or what their biggest challenge is facing them that’s related to the workshop topic.”

Running Corporate Learning as a Business: Top Trends for 2016


And tempting as it was to remain in the woodwork this year, after reading a few dozen “learning trends” posts, I felt there was something missing. There were predictions a-plenty on what technology we would love, on the needs of the Millennials, and the learning modalities du jour.

Microlearning Madness: 25 Great Resources

Knowledge Guru

Over the last five to ten years, corporate learning professionals have scrambled to engage their learners in an increasingly digital world. Recently, these learning trends and delivery methods have converged to make a new trend, microlearning , possible. What is Micro-Learning?

Twitter for Corporate Learning & Development

Marcia Conner

Trying to convince your Learning & Development department there’s a place for Twitter (or enterprise-weight counterparts ) in your plans? Enterprise Micro-Learning ” by Marcia Conner. Learn More With Less: Corporate Education in the Current Economy ” by Marcia Conner.

How Do Serious Games Work in a Large Enterprise?

Knowledge Guru

Organizations of all sizes are turning to game-based learning , serious games , and gamification to solve a range of learning and development challenges. The majority of corporate learning content involves Bloom’s verbs like identify, remember, understand, etc.

Top 10 eLearning Events of 2017


Things move quickly in learning and development, as well as elearning. To keep up with the latest industry trends and discussions, we’ve created a list of the top learning events you won’t want to miss this year: . Learning Technologies *. Learning Solutions.

A Recipe for Explaining eLearning During Thanksgiving

eLearning Brothers

As an eLearning professional, I fit in a larger department of L&D, or, Learning and Development, professionals who are responsible for all training in my organization.”. Mobile devices are becoming increasingly relevant in the learning mix.

The best elearning reads of 2013


Every month we put together a list of our favorite articles for our monthly newsletter – we’ve put those lists together to create this list of best reads in elearning and learning for the year! Cognitive Dissonance and the Denial of Social/Informal Learning , Mike Britz.

XAPI Gaining Traction: An interview with Megan Torrance

Web Courseworks

She works with clients to create custom online, live and blended learning solutions that meet specific needs, quickly and cost effectively. Her work is based on 18 years of experience building better processes, implementing changes, and providing opportunities for employees to learn.

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Diverse Workforce – How to Meet Learning Needs?

Origin Learning

How does an organization meet the learning needs of a diverse work base? What are the learning strategies it adopts to make its workforce stay focused and engaged? A single portal for learning, sharing, and collaboration accessible through any device (PC, smartphone, or tablets).

Want Efficiency and Productivity? Eliminate Drag

CLO Magazine

Learning leaders can play a pivotal role in this by harnessing a company’s inspirational leadership capabilities. Inspire leaders to build leadership competences in managers, for instance, which Mankins said can be done through effective corporate learning programs.

Why Curation is a Core Competency for L&D Professionals – Resources Shared at @ATDAtlanta

David Kelly

It may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about curation and learning. 4 Ways to use Curation in Learning by Benn Betts. Using Social Media for Professional Learning: Seek, Sense, and Share by Beth Kanter. How can curation be used in learning?

Is MOOC Suitable For Corporate & Workplace Learning?

Upside Learning

However, when it comes to applying MOOCs to corporate or workplace learning I’m not very sure how and how well it will work. I googled ‘Corporate MOOC’ but could not find any examples of corporate MOOCs. Are there any examples of MOOCs being used for corporate learning?

The evolution of personal learning environments

Origin Learning

A personal learning environment refers to the tools, technologies, resources etc. By and large, this constitutes John’s Personal Learning Environment (PLE). The coming of technology has naturally exposed us to more entertainment, and at the same time, to more learning.

Does Your Organization Need a Learning Culture?

The Peformance Improvement

If this post describes your organization, you need to make the transition to a learning culture. Employees need to learn quickly. The learning cognoscenti know there are no shortcuts to effective learning. But is personal choice the learning goal?

How to Curate: Putting Curation into Practice for L&D – Resources Shared at #ATD2017

David Kelly

It may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about curation and learning. 4 Ways to use Curation in Learning by Benn Betts. Using Social Media for Professional Learning: Seek, Sense, and Share by Beth Kanter. How can curation be used in learning? What is curation and how is it relevant to learning at work? Filtering: A Challenge and Responsibility for Learning Professionals. The Learning 2.0

Fri April 29: ASTD Conference “Learning 2.0 – Don’t get left behind” #ASTDL20

Learning Visions

But if you’d like to hear from some industry notables on the topic of Learning 2.0, come to ASTD New England Area’s Regional 2011 Conference: Learning 2.0 – Don’t get left behind. Conference Description: The world of learning & development is changing fast. Tony will share his insights into future training industry trends, including highlights from his latest groundbreaking book: The New Social Learning – A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media.

Beyond Best Practices

CLO Magazine

That probably sounds strange coming from the editor of a magazine dedicated to finding, analyzing and sharing successful examples of corporate learning. You’re looking, in short, for best practices from the best learning leaders.

Highlights From Day Two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer Magazine Symposium

CLO Magazine

Day two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer magazine Symposium continued with more innovative learning strategies in Amelia Island, Fla. I attended DAU’s Learning Road Map for the Future where Christopher Hardy, director of the Global Learning and Technology Center of Defense Acquisition University, detailed how DAU provides learning and job support assets needed to fill the gaps supporting learning on the job for over 125,000 employees.

Decoding Demand for Digital Skills

CLO Magazine

Charlie Schilling, general manager of General Assembly’s enterprise business, said boot camps are able to keep up with the changing nature of digital skills in a way that corporate learning functions would find difficult to do.

Alec Ross on the Future of Learning

CLO Magazine

Over the past two decades, technology has transformed every aspect of corporate learning, from the way content is created to where, when and how it is accessed and shared. CLO: When you think about the future of learning, what technologies do you think will have the biggest impact?

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Adapting to Adaptive Learning

CLO Magazine

Corporations, especially large ones, increasingly recognize the potential of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, big data analysis, apps and robots, as well as augmented and virtual reality-based solutions to solve complex organizational challenges. Amid such technological revolution, higher bars for talent and leadership development are being set within corporations and across the learning and development industry. The Case of Adaptive Learning.

This is Your Brain on eLearning/Online Learning


eLearning, also known as online learning, isn’t just good for a company’s bottom line; it is also excellent for the human brain. Researchers are daily discovering more about how online learning affects a person mentally, and the results are amazing. Any theory that learning primarily through a digital mode is unhealthy is being disproved as eLearning experts find that online learning nourishes the mind and results in much greater learning outcomes.

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed

Jane Hart

This year’s Top 100 Tools for Learning list (the 6th Annual Survey) has been compiled from the votes of 582 learning professionals worldwide – 55% working in education, 45% working in non-educational organizations. Top Tools for Learning 2012 from Jane Hart.

The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Curation – Resources Shared at #eLGuild

David Kelly

It may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about curation and learning. 4 Ways to use Curation in Learning by Benn Betts. Using Social Media for Professional Learning: Seek, Sense, and Share by Beth Kanter. How can curation be used in learning?