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I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. Recognizing this learning and making good use of it requires effective personal knowledge management practices.

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Performance Learning Productivity

“The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor. Effective Metrics for Learning and Development I wonder what Shaw would think if he saw the way learning and development is predominantly measured in organisations today. So how do we effectively measure this learning and development?

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Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

Windows had just become an operating system and began to replace DOS on IBM-inspired personal computers. ” Perhaps this is a natural aspect of human nature to take the safe path rather than to explore uncharted territory to find better, more effective paths.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

Windows had just become an operating system and began to replace DOS on IBM-inspired personal computers. ” Perhaps this is a natural aspect of human nature to take the safe path rather than to explore uncharted territory to find better, more effective paths.

The ripple effect

Learning with e's

Anyone who is interested in the social media phenomenon would be very interested to read this from Abday Adhikari, writing in the Guardian : Every time we publish information on the internet, we are effectively starting a conversation, because people can respond or react to it.

I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

While every organization in the world is unique, most have characteristics in common. All employees are ultimately connected to one another through a common purpose to succeed and fulfill the mission of the organization. Rather, those relationships were largely personal.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Personalized Personal Work Learning Environmental World

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 My Personalized Personal Work Learning Environmental World Tony Karrer asked in the comments on my PLE post yesterday , Im curious if you distinguish your learning environment (tools, skills, etc.) At first glance, Id say that most of my "personal" learning does not happen with technology tools at all. But the truth is, I do use some "tools" to manage my personal learning: iGoogle kind of changed my life. Personal is work; work is personal.

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

Long before personal computers made their way into the workplace, there was a need for training. Perhaps it’s tempting to blame the design process for failing to produce effective solutions, but I would disagree.

What students need

Learning with e's

Although grades matter, more important still is the feedback students receive on their work and performance, and the interventions that teachers can make to support those they see struggling. This is useful for both a personal as well as a holistic view.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

In this post, I have explored some of the ways that corporate MOOCs can enable and foster ongoing learning and the building of personal learning networks (PLNs) in organizations. A factor affecting personal learning, mentioned in MOOCs for example, is coping with the abundance of information.

The labelling game

Learning with e's

The Pygmalion effect , as it''s known can be beneficial. If teachers ascribe great expectations onto their students, those students tend to perform better as a result. The reverse (or the Golem effect ) can also occur. I know personally that this can happen.

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Mind technology

Learning with e's

Personally, I don''t find it that onerous. I''m able to organise my content effectively using other specific tools. Still others enable me to perform mundane and repetitive tasks while freeing me up to concentrate on the more important things that demand my attention during the day.

Lost in the crowd?

Learning with e's

In his book 2004 ' Distraction ', author Mark Curtis argued that our sense of self - or personal identity - can become confused or challenged when we habitually use digital technology. Also, do we really find ourselves forced into performing multiple identities against our will?

Self fulfilling prophecies

Learning with e's

My most recent post featured locus of control theory, and today's post is about the Pygmalion Effect in education. As with all posts, this is a brief overview and a personal perspective on the application of the theory in practice.

Tools of the trade

Learning with e's

It will fail if the user does not follow or is not followed by enough other subscribers to enable the benefits of the network effect. The question still open to me is whether this model would change from it's current form to represent Personal Learning Networks.

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New Hires Not Working Out? Try Psychometric Testing

Mindflash

If under-performing salespeople went through interviews and completed specific job training and yet still lack traits need to achieve results, where is the gap? It is not a personality test, such as the Meyers-Briggs assessment or Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI).

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Identity in a digital age

Learning with e's

Much of my understanding of digital identity was founded in my studies into personal identity, whilst a student of social psychology. This has great import in our understanding of how we perform to audiences in social media (of which more later in this post).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

As a practical person, I tend to avoid theory. The reason researchers roll their eyes at learning styles is the utter failure to find that assessing childrens learning and matching to instructional methods has any effect on their learning."

New Year Resolutions for Learning and Development

Tom Spiglanin

Every year brings new hope to do things better, more successfully, and more effectively. To actually accomplish this requires honest reflection, planning, and a personal commitment to make it happen. All too frequently the response to a performance need is a course.

Imagined worlds

Learning with e's

Creative and disruptive educators can think of much better ways to represent learning spaces. And we all have our own notions of personal space and place. These help me to maintain my sense of space and place, as well as allowing me to perform my role effectively within this location.

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

ATD Learning Technologies

Some LMSs offer advanced features that support performance management and social learning opportunities. Common MOOC platforms include: Coursera. Augmented reality takes a view of a real environment and augments it with additional information or effects. What is Creative Commons?

Makeshift reality

Learning with e's

They can navigate around as if they were in a FPS ( First Person Shooter ) game, and explore every inch of the internal environment of the submarine. Photo by Samuel Seller on unsplash Virtual Reality (VR), some might argue, has yet to live up to the hype.

How to Maximize Collaboration in Instructional Design

CourseArc

Designing online courses is a multifaceted endeavor — and all those different facets are often the job of the same person: you. You can add users to the project based on the roles they will perform: Graphic Artists, Developers, Authors, Editors, etc.

Perspective Matters

Tom Spiglanin

It’s not just that they see a three-dimensional representation of us, it’s that each person has their own predisposed perspective through which they develop their perception of us. Training may be needed to address performance gaps.

I Believe in the Erosion of Hierarchies

Tom Spiglanin

In the last several articles , we focused on aspects of the changing workplace and also discussed behaviors that those of us in the learning and development (L&D) role can adopt to help improve our effectiveness.

Work arounds

Learning with e's

Photo by Jeshoots on Pexels In my two previous posts here and here I've been writing about how the use of smartphones and other personal devices and technologies in the workplace can have negative effects on concentration, memory, task completion and social interaction.

I Believe in the Value of Sharing

Tom Spiglanin

I’m not talking about the monetary value of a social share (which business people are keen on doing ), but rather the less tangible value that comes from sharing knowledge, making an individual more productive, effective, and efficient.

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

Learning with e's

Connected students can become the nodes of their own production, and are creating more content than ever before as they perform their learning for global audiences." What are you able to do that capitalises on, rather than negates, the potential of students' personal devices?

The Demise of E-learning (the brand)

Tom Spiglanin

It was 1996, and many of us in training organizations around the world were just beginning to use the early tools to move training to the personal computer. A plethora of online performance support tools to help get the job done, even by a novice.

Imagined futures 5: Robot teachers

Learning with e's

Good, effective teachers are intuitive, empathetic and responsive to the needs of their students. They get to know their charges well, finding creative ways to help them to learn optimally, engaging them with methods and activities designed to draw out the best performances.

Standard deviation

Learning with e's

Photo by Pedro Figueras on Pexels In my last post I wrote about smartphones and other personal devices, and their tendency to distract us by diverting our attention. Distractions in the workplace are common.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking

Learning Visions

Monday, June 18, 2007 Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking From the Eide Neurolearning Blog: Voluntary Control of Attention - Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking There is a yin and yang effect between visual and auditory attention. Mixed visual-auditory stimuli have an underadditive effect, so that if you have to do both at the same time, total brain activation goes down. Maybe the "underadditive effect" occurs when a multimedia presentation does all the thinking for you.

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Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 3

Tom Spiglanin

In this final installment of this Learning and the Changing Workplace series, I address what I see as the most compelling reason for L&D needs to change the way we work, augmenting or even replacing traditional methods with more responsive and effective approaches in the evolved work environment.

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Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

While I agree enthusiastically with their perspectives on how the role of L&D must change, I personally haven’t seen or heard of sweeping changes, only small changes within a group of my like-minded peers.

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Small Changes Make a Difference

Tom Spiglanin

My optimism ultimately derives from several sources, most profoundly my personal learning network of colleagues around the world. For this post, I highlight one person in particular: Jane Hart. Should we consider a performance support alternative?

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