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I Believe in the Many Emerging Roles for Learning and Development Professionals

Tom Spiglanin

That leaves the question of what, if anything, should L&D do to facilitate the over 90% of learning that takes place outside of its traditional role. There were organizational accountabilities and performance expectations.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

” 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. Haven’t we all abandoned proven and effective work styles for ineffective patterns of behavior when under stress?

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Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

” 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. Haven’t we all abandoned proven and effective work styles for ineffective patterns of behavior when under stress?

The big switch

Learning with e's

What happens when we flip the roles as well? If you subscribe to a kind of pedagogy where you believe that facilitating learning is more effective than direct instruction, you will probably recognise the potential. What would happen if the lecturer took the role of an awkward student?

Flipping the teacher

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Flipping teachers is about swapping roles. For centuries, innovative teachers have been trying to find other more effective methods of pedagogy that can take the place of lecturing and instruction. Just as long as they ''perform'' their work in front of an audience.

What students need

Learning with e's

Arguably one of children's most important needs is to know how well they are doing (Gardner, 2012) and this is where assessment for learning can play a key role. assessment education feedback Integris learning MIS pedagogy performance progress RM school students teachers Technology

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

Jobs and roles are rapidly evolving with new ones emerging, and old ones getting automated or vanishing altogether. In the context of this need for continuous learning, MOOCs can play a critical role. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

Learning Visions

Friday, May 04, 2007 Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs Theres been a lot of good talk lately about rapid e-learning tools and templates and the roles of SMEs vs. instructional designers. This approach saved them a ton of time, and resulted in an effective training program.

New Year Resolutions for Learning and Development

Tom Spiglanin

Every year brings new hope to do things better, more successfully, and more effectively. How will we go about making changes to our daily activities and be a more effective business partner, regardless of our role? Every year brings new challenges and opportunities.

Identity in a digital age

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Goffman saw social interaction as a drama performance, in which the actor's behaviour was framed by front stage and back stage roles, scripts, props and costumes. In my conclusions I noted: " The celebrity effect has obvious consequences for the promotion of pro-social behaviour.

70:20:10 Primer

Performance Learning Productivity

It is published here under the Creative Commons: Attribution – Non-Commercial – Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 It also moves us from ‘know-what’ learning towards more effective ‘know-how’ learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning

Learning Visions

Nice synthesis of many of the conversations that have been floating around about the role of SMEs and all these great content creation tools that empower non-programmers to create e-Learning, including this one here which had a good comment thread. Clives 30-Minute Masters Wiki got a nice plug -- "Create a way to help your SME learn more about building effective e-learning courses. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

What teachers need

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Recent research carried out by C3 Education and RM Education with a sample of 575 teachers across England revealed that technology effectiveness was uppermost in teacher perception (Connor, 2019). RM's Integris platform clearly performs these roles in combination.

How to Maximize Collaboration in Instructional Design

CourseArc

As instructional designers create eLearning courses, they must perform a variety of jobs to deliver the final product, including (but not limited to): Project Management. You can add users to the project based on the roles they will perform: Graphic Artists, Developers, Authors, Editors, etc.

I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

While every organization in the world is unique, most have characteristics in common. Every employee has his or her own roles, responsibilities and work style, but he or she seldom works in isolation, even if working individually.

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.

Perspective Matters

Tom Spiglanin

They see us in the context of their job, their role in the community, their entire history with us, their knowledge of us, their experiences with others they consider like us, those we associate with, and much more. Training may be needed to address performance gaps.

It’s Happening…

Tom Spiglanin

For some time now, a number of us in the Learning and Development (L&D) field have predicted and/or feared the obsolescence of our role in workplace learning. As people learn from their earlier efforts, their content will also improve in both quality and effectiveness over time.

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?

It’s Happening…

Tom Spiglanin

For some time now, a number of us in the Learning and Development (L&D) field have predicted and/or feared the obsolescence of our role in workplace learning. As people learn from their earlier efforts, their content will also improve in both quality and effectiveness over time.

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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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.

Revisiting 70:20:10

Tom Spiglanin

While I don’t consider myself an 70:20:10 “expert,” I do consider the concept fundamental to the work of a modern workplace learning professional or performance catalyst, and I’ve written a few articles on the subject.

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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How Well Does Your Company Know its World?

Mindflash

This program introduced MBA students to the role of accounting, basic financial statements, monetary policy, and macro- and microeconomics. In one class, we focused on the Federal Reserve, its role and impact. What is popular, effective, and attention-getting?

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of workplace Learning and Development* (L&D) or, more specifically, about the evolution of the workplace and the changing role of L&D in it. A lot of smart people have been calling for changes in the role of L&D for years.

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Revisiting 70:20:10

Tom Spiglanin

While I don’t consider myself an 70:20:10 “expert,” I do consider the concept fundamental to the work of a modern workplace learning professional or performance catalyst, and I’ve written a few articles on the subject.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 2

Tom Spiglanin

In Part 1 of this series I wrote about how, despite a lot of smart people calling for changes in the role of Learning and Development* (L&D) for years, not much has changed. Learning and Development, Learning and Performance, Training and Development, etc.

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Small Changes Make a Difference

Tom Spiglanin

In my previous post, I mentioned how my role in workplace learning and development (L&D) had fundamentally changed this past year. Should we consider a performance support alternative?

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It’s Time for E-Learning to Embrace ‘BYOL’

Mindflash

She writes: “An increasing number of the workforce –— smart, social, autonomous workers — are already doing their own thing and solving their own learning and performance problems much more quickly and more easily by using their own tools and devices. (An

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Why Blended Learning Is Really Just Blended Training

Mindflash

But that has nothing to do with learning and performance effectiveness, only money. It’s learning by actually performing. And doing it — performing it — is how people really learn. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user Sarah M Stewart.

The drama of Facebook

Learning with e's

One social anthropologist in particular might have had a great deal to say about the Facebook effect. It is a kind of ''performance'' where we conceal unpleasant or undesirable aspects of our personae, whilst emphasising desirable and more attractive attributes to our ''audience'' of others.

Choose your words carefully

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My post argued that teachers should not and could not be fully replaced by technology, because of the rich emotional, relational and creative aspects of the role they performed. Thinly veiled value judgements on the capabilities of your opponent create the opposite effect.

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Lost in the crowd?

Learning with e's

Curtis argues from the position that identity is malleable, rather than fixed, and that we learn from a very early age that we can be someone else through role playing, imagination or masquerade. Also, do we really find ourselves forced into performing multiple identities against our will?

Four Ways to Rethink Employee On-Boarding

Mindflash

So ultimately, L&D pros are in a unique position to make a direct and measurable impact on employee retention and performance by rethinking the on-boarding process. Role clarity. Image used under Creative Commons from Flickr user mcclouds.