FAQ for Learntrends April 21-22

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

What is April Learntrends ? Learntrends is a series of online conversations among people with an interest in improving the process of learning in corporations and government. It’s the April installment of Corporate Learning Trends and Innovation. Learntrends welcomes anyone interested in organizational learning. When does Learntrends take place? What does Learntrends cost? Learntrends is free.

Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning. How are you measuring social learning? Reasons to measure learning: Prove benefits. Support learning. Traditionally, we focus only on the training intervention & formal learning. Performance Triggers: after the formal learning–remember, prompt (perf support, job aids), OTJ learning.

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Reflecting* on the second half of 2009

Jay Cross

* If you are not reflecting, you are not learning. Here are some things I learned from in the past six months. The Flip UltraHD camcorder is a breakthrough learning device. Here’s a sample: I continued to experiment with learning video. Ellen Wagner summarizes the Future of Learning Technology. Eileen Clegg explains Visual Learning. We are outspoken advocates of curriculum-free, interactive, self-service learning. Learning is Not Enough.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

1 - "Self-Directed Learning" Increases Due to economic pressures, companies are going to reduce training budgets to a point where it doesn't make sense to create content on marginal topics. Instead, we will call this "self-directed learning" and will do our best to support the workforce to learn it on their own with minimal guidance and support. But the reality was more than that as I explored in posts like Business of Learning and Models for Learning Questions.

Your favorite 2009 posts on Internet Time Blog

Jay Cross

eLearning is not a big cost-cutter. It’s cheaper: no travel, no facilities cost, no instructor salaries. Informal Learning 2.0. Networks reduce transfer costs to zero, enabling companies to focus on what they do best while outsourcing what others can do better. Corporate approaches to learning have to change, as well. Here Is How To: Manage the Change to E-Learning. Enlightened e-learning requires more people, not fewer.

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

While increasing amount of concept work and the pace of change puts a premium on learning, the business of learning faces an incredibly difficult time. In the past few weeks, I've had some really eye-opening conversations about the state of Learning as a Business. State of the Business of Learning Oh, those poor publishing people. That may be happening right now when we (learning businesses) look at publishing. Take a look at the Masie – Learning Barometer.