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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. 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

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. Especially when performance expectations, deadlines, and budgets are set by others, it can be downright frightening to attempt something new with uncertain success.

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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. What will be required is a completely new range of services – which we might call non-training services – that are focused on supporting continuous performance improvement and learning in the workflow as people do their jobs. 2 – Performance Support Services. 4 – Performance Consulting Services.

The hidden audience effect

Learning with 'e's

It must have been a very long day for the kids, but they performed very well, and were very entertaining and raised a few laughs too. They take on the responsibility to write and produce their own shows, and in doing so they are able to reach out not only to their own peers (the radio shows are broadcast over public address systems during break times) and their parents, but also the wider community, and ultimately, to a worldwide audience.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

Learning Visions

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems e-Learning Guild presentation on Synchronous Learning Systems hosted by Steve Wexler, Karen Hyder, and Karl Kapp. 65% used the Synch System used across the entire enterprise. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

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.” 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

Photo by Lucélia Ribeiro on Flickr This is the second of three posts on school Management Information Systems (MIS). 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.

I Believe that Learning is Inherently Social

Tom Spiglanin

We may follow a manual to effect a repair we’ve never attempted before. Learning by experience can be quite effective. ” But while effective, it isn’t terribly efficient on its own. Learning alone may be effective, but very inefficient. It’s efficient in some ways, but it’s not effective. It seems to be both effective and efficient at transferring skills, knowledge, and even attitudes about the Starbucks customer experience.

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I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

I recently came across this description, which fits well: “A PLN is an aspect of (the larger professional network), where the individual has a group of people within his or her virtual professional network, and the relationship with each is based upon a common interest, collaborative project or research. 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.

How to Create Your Own Khan Academy for Training

Mindflash

Khan Academy , which has made this form of learning popular (and effective) in public education; and TED videos, which are wildly popular among those looking for short, inspirational bursts of learning. Yes, I know, this sounds a lot like performance support, but I say it’s different in the sense that these tutorials can be casual, fun, and engaging videos rather than boring PDF job aids. For Managers: How to run an effective meeting.

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E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

ATD Learning Technologies

An LMS is a learning management system used to launch and track e-learning courses. Learners can log into the system to find and register for available or assigned courses; administrators can assign courses and run reports on completion and quiz results. Some LMSs offer advanced features that support performance management and social learning opportunities. Common MOOC platforms include: Coursera. What is Creative Commons?

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. And the system itself is growing with sites like Social Media Informer. See Failure of Creative Commons Licenses and Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

The Demise of E-learning (the brand)

Tom Spiglanin

Then, when they do, they use every ploy imaginable to minimize their discomfort, which often includes performing a variety of other tasks at the same time, paying only minimal attention to the required program. Frustratingly, it also includes starting with the lowest common understanding among those who must participate, even when many are already knowledgeable, causing them to tune out and likely miss the one or two things they really do need to learn.

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

TechSmith Camtasia

If the content you’re recording has its own audio—like the sound effects in a game—you will want to unmute your device so it is captured. If you’re recording a game or app that has both background music and sound effects you should turn off music within the game settings. Instead of recording the music in real-time, you can record the sound effects and import the music later into your video editor as a separate track.

Things ain't what they used to be

Learning with 'e's

Most of the time, objects were simply there to be used to perform a task the user required. These are very effective, but they are superficial compared to what comes next. Photo by Rod Senna Things ain't what they used to be by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 podcasts ubiquitous computing smart phones Michio Kaku education blogs learning RFID QR codes context aware systems the internet of things

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What teachers need

Learning with 'e's

This is the third and final post in the series on RM Integris Management Information System. In previous posts we have explored the features of the system and how students can individually benefit from the tools. He reports that his system is ".intuitive, intuitive, as well as more user friendly than our previous Management Information System. RM's Integris platform clearly performs these roles in combination. 2019) RM Effectiveness Review.

Makeshift reality

Learning with 'e's

Flight simulators can be programmed to present just about any challenge (emergencies are a particular speciality) to the pilots and their performances are analysed and feedback given at the end of each simulation. This kind of 'makeshift reality' will continue to grow in importance and as the price of VR systems reduces and we begin to understand more about the effects on learning, so we can expect see new and exciting emergent applications for these tools in learning and development.

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. Good teachers continually reflect on their practice, think critically and act creatively.

Tested to distraction

Learning with 'e's

It would certainly help if those who were in charge of running our education systems were former teachers. The side effects of over-testing are that children become victims of the scramble to be best in the league tables. Everyone is forced to perform at a level that aligns to what those in power expect. Everyone is distracted from the business of learning by the need to 'perform'. Should we put our children through so much stress? Get ready for a rant.

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. If learning professionals can start focusing more on improving people’s performance than on simply “delivering content,” we can create a true “blended” learning model — one that gets away from the “knowledge-delivery” industry.

Let Employees Choose Their Own Training Materials

Mindflash

There is some company-specific education employees must have: training on computer systems, operational or service processes, compliance issues, etc. The employee has the ability to customize their learning — to assess specifically what they need to improve their performance — rather than be forced to participate in education that is defined by the organization. Image by Casie Yoder used under Creative Commons via Flickr user aflcio.

Should We Change The Language of Training?

Mindflash

When I speak with my peers in the field of organizational learning and performance, either in person or virtually, I’m always amazed at the amount of time we spend discussing, debating, and examining the language of our profession. A body of words and the systems for their use common to a people who are of the same community or nation, the same geographical area, or the same cultural tradition. Do we need to change the language of Employee Learning and Performance?

Passion for education

Learning with 'e's

We all need inspiration, and many would argue that we perform better as educators when we have passion. Effective pedagogy not only has impact, it's contagious. Injustice, lack of clarity, contradictions, unfairness and traditions that are long overdue for a change - all are present in our school systems. Passion for education by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate

Mindflash

collaboration to help people work together more easily and improve performance through learning. as a “system of Web technologies that provide collaboration, information sharing, and integration capabilities in the extended enterprise.” Effective learning designs make use of activities in which learners create their own learning. High Tech or Low Tech: It’s About Performance. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user drumm.

How iPhone Apps Fit Into Online Training

Mindflash

Rather than going through a cumbersome Learning Management System, a mobile app can provide information quickly and conveniently, providing all the information you need in one place. Designers will need to think more in terms of performance support and micro-learning, rather than long courses. For example, are there ways we can take use the GPS, camera, video, phone communication and motion sensors to make learning more effective?

Fair measures

Learning with 'e's

Ipsative assessment is not a commonly known method, and yet most of us use it just about every day to measure ourselves. Here''s what Wikipedia says (and it''s accurate): In education, ipsative assessment is the practice of assessing present performance against the prior performance of the person being assessed. One place where this might be implemented is in reference to tests used with K-12 students in the United States, where teacher performance is currently popular.

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Our digital future 11: AI enhanced course design

Learning with 'e's

However, replacing some aspects of what teachers do is both effective and inevitable. "AI Where it is implemented, AI will rapidly transform the design of courses, providing educators with vast amounts of new insight into what students do, how they study and what is most effective. If they have questions about a student’s grade, they will be able to speak with the AI system, understand the rationale, and adjust as and where necessary."

Nine Training Alternatives to ‘Correct’ and ‘Incorrect’

Mindflash

Even though it seems futile, this is one of the most common types of feedback we use in e-learning courses to respond to user actions and answers. If possible, allow for more interactivity so learners can try out the simulated software a bit to better understand how to perform a task. They are thought to be effective with learners who have limited prerequisite knowledge because these examples reduce cognitive load. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user jepoirrier.

Our digital future 4: Pervasive computing

Learning with 'e's

Because of the growing power of networks and telecommunication systems, and the ever decreasing size of digital technology, we can now embed small (micro) computers into just about any object in common use, and they will communicate with each other, and with your personal technology. The system is context aware. Some museums already use RFID technology to tag and GPS locate valuable exhibits for security purposes and the technology has proved quite effective.

Design for life

Learning with 'e's

It can also be present in the design of the objects you use to perform the skill. How it can be applied in education As Norman suggests, when information to perform a task is present within the design of an object, the need to learn it is reduced. It takes several hours to learn a systems such as typing on a keyboard, and several more months to become competent to the point of expertise. This is number 30 in my series on learning theories.

Learning in round spaces

Learning with 'e's

Think for example of theatre that is performed ''in the round''. The action happens in the middle of the room, and all those who participate face inwards towards the performance. Change it again, and face the participants outwards instead, and what is the effect? This is the idea behind the Immersive Vision Theatre at Plymouth University , a converted planetarium that employs fish-eye lens projection systems to render 3 D moving images on a concave surface.

Where is the road map?

Learning with e's

Yet we do know this: Education needs reform, because far too many young people are being let down by the current system. Some go all the way through secondary school, still unable to effectively express themselves in writing. He performs poorly again, doesn't want to do any homework or put any effort in, and struggles to catch up. When are we going to free up the curriculum to give teachers the freedom to teach in a way that personalises learning and unleashes creativity?

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. Another great theorist who did much to reform the education system around the globe, is the lesser known French educator Celestin Freinet. Learning by asking questions is not only fun, it''s effective.

Could AI really spell disaster?

Learning with 'e's

Usually, technology performs very well, and we hardly notice it is there, making our lives easier, giving us more time to do other things while it gets on with the mundane stuff that used to be so tedious. When the system finally restores itself your file is nowhere to be seen. He argues that computers could effectively put an end to mankind. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Could AI spell disaster?

In the same boat

Learning with 'e's

It is comforting and reassuring - but also somewhat disconcerting - to attend an international event on education, and discover that whatever problems you experience in your own system are also present in just about every other education system in the world. This theme was reiterated throughout the two day event in many ways, especially in an analysis of creative approaches to teaching and learning.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people.

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Charles Jennings

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. For example a study of 829 companies over 31 years showed diversity training had "no positive effects in the average workplace." " The study reported that mandatory training sometimes has a positive effect, but overall has a negative effect.

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Virtual Team Management - ID Reflections , March 8, 2010 I recommend this simulation to all those who either are handling a globally distributed team or a project, and to all managers who feel that effective communication is one of the keys to business success. Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning? However Amplify seems to be a much more effective tool for collaborative learning than any other freely available learning tools today.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Connectivism: Week 1

Learning Visions

As I sift through this weeks reading assignments, Im trying to pick out how this learning theory effects my work as a creator (an instructional designer) of self-paced eLearning experiences for the corporate market. of a honking big pigeonhole-and-record-keeping system. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process

Learning Visions

Hit Us Hard 31% Hurt A Little 33% Not Much Effect 33% Helped Us 3% (Is "it hasnt hurt us yet, but Im nervous" an answer?) Wills Learning Landscape Learning Intervention (Learner Learns) Performance Situation (Learner Retrieves/Learner Responds/Learner Applies Learning Outcomes (Learner Fulfillment, Learning Results) Usually do Level 1 eval as during Learning Intervention During Performance Situation -- Learner Applies -- could delay the L1 smile sheet. Could be a system.

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