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Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

Tony Karrer

And, since Open Content comes in under the Creative Commons license structure. Actually, I’m curious if Open Content ever is not Creative Commons? In any case, to understand the use of Open Content, it’s important to understand Creative Commons licensing. Creative Commons Licensing Terms Creative Commons licensing terms. Most of the OCW content appears to come under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0

A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace

Jane Hart

Here is an updated version (V3) of the WSD Framework with more charts and descriptions, and now available as a PDF to download under a Creative Commons Licence. Social tools are changing not only the way that professionals are working and learning but also the way that organisations are transforming into social businesses. However the amount of this type of intervention is likely to reduce over time as other forms of learning are seen to be more effective.

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I Believe that Learning is Inherently Social

Tom Spiglanin

It may have been done alone or with others, but the social connection was still strong: teachers directed and facilitated the learning, and we often shared answers or talked about homework with peers. This is not to say that everything we know or can do was learned socially. We may follow a manual to effect a repair we’ve never attempted before. Learning by experience can be quite effective. But then, learning is an inherently social activity.

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Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

New tools emerged, social platforms exploded onto the scene, and mobile technologies changed where, when, and how workplace learning occurs. ” 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. Especially when performance expectations, deadlines, and budgets are set by others, it can be downright frightening to attempt something new with uncertain success.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

New tools emerged, social platforms exploded onto the scene, and mobile technologies changed where, when, and how workplace learning occurs. ” 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. Especially when performance expectations, deadlines, and budgets are set by others, it can be downright frightening to attempt something new with uncertain success.

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler In a previous post I outlined some of the metrics around the use of digital media, technologies and social networks. I wrote that: "The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach. 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."

Freinet and social media

Learning with 'e's

When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use. If he had seen them, what might Freinet have made of digital technology, and what would he have said about social media in education? Learning by asking questions is not only fun, it''s effective.

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. Anything that is posted on the social web in particular can be seen and read by others, and spread more widely than it could by the sole efforts of the author.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

The technological affordances of social and mobile add to the ability to provide an ecosystem of continuous and pervasive learning. Organizations are beginning to realize this and are seeking to shift their learning strategy to more fluid and dynamic methodologies like MOOCs, social and informal learning. MOOCs can enable learners to learn whenever there is a need by facilitating seamless switching between formal and informal modes, and social or individual learning.

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

The conversation erupted on social media, as it has before, about the state of affairs in the field of Learning and Development, or L&D. At that point in the conversation, I flashed back to a single anonymous comment made in response to a presentation I delivered at a conference a few years ago about a formal/social learning experiment I’d run: “I thought you were going to present a whole system of social learning.”

Is it a Classroom or a Prison? Some Common Sense on Measuring Training Effectiveness

Mindflash

This is the type of common sense that doesn’t turn into ROI, but I think more accurately measures many programs. Yes, there will always be the student who LOVES classes (and hint, hint — the student who LOVES all classes is typically a lower-performing employee). If you are using social media in your classes, you can eavesdrop even better on these conversations. 3) Undertrained vs. under-performing. Good programs should up-level employees before they under-perform.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

The technological affordances of social and mobile add to the ability to provide an ecosystem of continuous and pervasive learning. Organizations are beginning to realize this and are seeking to shift their learning strategy to more fluid and dynamic methodologies like MOOCs, social and informal learning. MOOCs can enable learners to learn whenever there is a need by facilitating seamless switching between formal and informal modes, and social or individual learning.

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. In other words, the value that is manifest in the form of improved personal performance in the workplace. According to Wenger, 1 learning and sharing are critical elements in establishing one’s identity in a social community.

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

Tom Spiglanin

For just as long, employees have also been learning experientially and socially, without the help of a training organization. There were organizational accountabilities and performance expectations. Most of this was learned experientially, some of it was learned socially. It may not have been effective, but it was accessible to a large, geographically dispersed audience.

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. Social connectedness is essentially a measure of how people interact and to what end. Sharing a common purpose and vision may be the most basic element of connectedness for employees, but it’s very loose and at a high-level.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

” By the time I heard the phrase, “Personal Learning Network,” or PLN, I’d already begun developing and maintaining professional relationships through social media. 1 “ This encompasses several key aspects of a PLN from my perspective: The real purpose of my PLN is not learning; it’s to improve work and performance. Learning happens naturally as I engage with others in my professional network across a variety of social media.

Identity in a digital age

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Much of my understanding of digital identity was founded in my studies into personal identity, whilst a student of social psychology. Essentially, in this hybrid early school of social psychology, known as symbolic interactionism, theorists tried to explain the influence of audiences/other people on the behaviour of individuals. Those who are familiar with the work of the social anthropologist Erving Goffman will recognise this as the title of one of his seminal works.

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. Lombardo at the Center for Creative Leadership and formally described in Lombardo and Eichinger’s book, The Career Architect Development Planner , published in 1996. Changing Workplace Formal Learning Informal Learning Social Learning

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Effective design using PPT as a tool. It’s very easy to load content on slides – but it takes more creativity to move learner to actual understanding! Organize: outlines headings graphics structure text (compare/contrast, cause/effect, classification order/sequence) Integrate: illustrations with captions animation with narration worked-out examples elaborative questions Take all of the info and make better sense of it for the learner.

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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. Lombardo at the Center for Creative Leadership and formally described in Lombardo and Eichinger’s book, The Career Architect Development Planner , published in 1996. Social Learning Formal Learning Informal Learning Changing Workplace

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 2

Tom Spiglanin

They’re looking to decommission their behind-the-firewall server farms, applications, services, and platforms by migrating to more cost-effective cloud-based infrastructures that are also “elastic,” able to be expanded and contracted as needed. Working remotely, disconnections and other issues are common, both in personal experience and what I’ve heard from others. Learning and Development, Learning and Performance, Training and Development, etc.

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Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

Jay Cross recently summarized presentations by Peter Henschel from 1999, calling for changes in L&D and how most learning is social and largely informal. L&D professionals continue to do the same job, more or less, responding to most knowledge or performance needs with “learning” solutions. Learning and Development, Learning and Performance, Training and Development, etc. Changing Workplace Formal Learning Informal Learning Social Media

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar on Webinars!

Learning Visions

Join Kineos Mark Harrison for a free webinar on webinars: Building effective content for your online sessions. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Interview with Tony Karrer on Informal and Social. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar

Learning Visions

Monday, July 13, 2009 Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar Kineo will be holding a free webinar on creating effective product knowledge e-learning on July 16th, 2009. Keeping costs down: Given the pace of change, product knowledge e-learning has got to be cost effective, otherwise the maintenance costs will be prohibitive. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study

Learning Visions

Sunday, August 23, 2009 Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study Kineo will be holding a free webinar on developing cost-effective compliance training on Thursday, August 27, 2009. Rapid E-learning provides an alternative to develop compliance training cost-effectively and quickly. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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. If a student is struggling in several subject areas however, this may be an indication of an underlying systemic or social problem, requiring more extensive pastoral support. Photo by Lucélia Ribeiro on Flickr This is the second of three posts on school Management Information Systems (MIS).

Small Changes Make a Difference

Tom Spiglanin

Should we consider a performance support alternative? It took about two hours, and I learned enough that I’m confident I could now effect the repair in less than a third the time – I learned that much by just doing the task and meeting the challenges as they arose. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

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“Good Enough” in Learning and Development

Tom Spiglanin

20% should be self-directed, social, and informal, leaving 70% for experiential learning in the workplace. Clark Quinn mapped the learning curve against this framework , 4 charting employee’s performance against the totality of their learning over time. Learning (training) is the cause, and knowledge or workplace performance is the consequence. This is followed by the next 20% that is informal and social, resulting from a moderate but more prolonged effort.

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. The theory Robert Rosethal and Leonora Jacobson conducted studies in American schools during the 1960s focused on the effect teachers can have on the learning performances of children. This effect is commonly known in education as the ' Pygmalion effect ' but is more accurately referred to as the 'observer-expectancy effect'.

Standard deviation

Learning with 'e's

Distractions in the workplace are common. The proliferation of technologies such as smartphones, social media and email means employees are increasingly exposed to task interruption. First there is the social impact: Communication technology may create a psychological distance between people; it can have detrimental effects on our concentration. Now less attention is being paid to the other person than is socially expected.

Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate

Mindflash

While there’s a lot of overlap between “social learning” and these enterprise 2.0 collaborative tools, they actually have different goals: Social learning is about interacting with other people in order to learn something new, while Web collaboration tools are primarily about making it easier for people to work together. In other words, learning is the primary goal of social learning, whereas it’s a by-product of enterprise 2.0

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. The hierarchy is commonly represented with the org chart, a two-dimensional block diagram showing the authoritative wiring of the organization. In some cases workers are trained to perform virtually all tasks required of the group with members working as a team.

It’s Happening…

Tom Spiglanin

Formal training has never represented the preponderance of workplace learning, far surpassed by informal social learning and mentoring. More recently, however, individuals have become empowered to self-learn whenever they have the need and wherever they are, thanks to an ever-expanding array of options, from the ubiquitous Google search to YouTube videos to social networks. Collaboration directly leads to informal social learning, and it’s inevitable.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

iPad (and iPhone) are Much More Useful Than I Expected I didn’t actually think that I would care about the iPad except as a tool for training and performance support in environments like retail and restaurants where it’s always been an issue having access to machines. Aggregation and Social Filtering Provide High Value eLearning Learning has somewhat become my singular source of great eLearning content. And the system itself is growing with sites like Social Media Informer.

I Believe in the Inverse Relationship Between Experience and the Value of Formal Learning

Tom Spiglanin

As a Learning and Development (L&D) professional and strategist, I think about choices for addressing performance needs in the workplace. At others, it’s performance support, coaching and mentoring, or possibly connecting one employee with others. While social scientists may be able to arrive at detailed, data-supported shapes for the curves, I completely believe in this inverse relationship between experience and the value of formal learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Mate Demo

Learning Visions

Thursday, March 15, 2007 Learning Mate Demo Im in search of good examples of cheap but effective e-Learning in the vein of the 21st century designer (web 2.0, Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

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Perspective Matters

Tom Spiglanin

While different training departments serve a variety of customers, they all share common attributes: they have a population of workers who use their products and services, a smaller population of managers who look to training to address performance and knowledge gaps, and sponsors who fund the training departments. Within the business units, workers need a sufficient set of skills and knowledge to perform their jobs for the organization to succeed.

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. With these platforms, documents aren’t only sharable, they’re surrounded by a variety of social tools that enable both real-time and asynchronous collaboration.

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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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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Technology: What is eLearning 2.0?

Learning Visions

this clearly effects how we should all be designing and building courses now. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0