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. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

Dialogue, debate and destinations

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She suggested that Libraries should conserve their traditional roles and that any change that took place should be 'geological'. I was challenged by delegates at Solstice to elaborate on the legal and ethical issues of Creative Commons and other Copyleft approaches.

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The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles

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In May 2000, I was invited to present two keynote speeches about the role technology would play in the future of higher education. It is not only the role of the teacher that has changed. The Role of the Teacher in the use of ICT.

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Reasons to be teaching

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They are full of energy, creativity and vision. Like it or not, a child's teacher is her role model, who she will either studiously copy, or deliberately avoid, depending on the teacher. 2008) Creativity Revealed. Kingston, NY: Creative Crayon Lunenburg, M.,

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Power sharing

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His second trend reflects the changing roles of some teachers and professors. This is manifest as a changing professorial role, towards more support and negotiation over content and methods, and a focus on developing and supporting learner autonomy.

The big switch

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What happens when we flip the roles as well? What would happen if the lecturer took the role of an awkward student? In short, students would need to learn more deeply, widely and critically, to prepare for their role as ''teacher'' within the classroom.

The future of classrooms

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This is due to the rapid proliferation of mobile technology, the disintermediation of traditional teacher and student roles, new trends such as MOOCs and the upsurge of user generated content on social media sites - all of which take learning away from previously familiar territory.

‘High Stakes’ Employee Training: The Crucial Role of Simulating the Consequences


Examples: During a simulated sale (say, a videotaped role play), if trainees don’t get the sale, they have to go tell your boss what happened. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user Army Medicine.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

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Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

I Believe in the 70:20:10 framework

Tom Spiglanin

For them to become productive for their organizations and more valuable as employees, they must become more skilled and knowledgeable in their role. I believe L&D also has a role to help facilitate informal and social learning in the workplace.

L&D Role in the Changing Workplace

Tom Spiglanin

At one point, we also reviewed Jane Hart ‘s graphic, Emerging Roles for Learning and Performance Professionals for inspiration. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

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. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

Future educators

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Will the role of the classroom teacher change? It is likely that teacher roles will need to change because the context of learning is changing. Exactly what those new roles might be is still unclear. What will educators do in the future?

Ten Things I Believe About Workplace Learning

Tom Spiglanin

What follows is a list of my top ten beliefs about adult learning in the workplace and the role of the Learning and Development (L&D) organization in it. The many emerging roles for Learning and Development professionals.

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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.

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

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Common with higher education institutions, a MOOC has an instructor, includes beginning and end dates over a series of weeks, and all participants start together and go through the learning experience together. Common MOOC platforms include: Coursera. What is Creative Commons?

Microlearning: Fab or Fad?

Tom Spiglanin

Let’s also not forget that microlearning products are relatively easy to produce compared with traditional elearning approaches, empowering users outside the traditional training role to participate in developing relevant learning content.

ID and e-Learning Links (8/25/14)

Experiencing eLearning

Extensive list of sources for free images, many of which are Creative Commons or public domain. Overview of what roles need to be filled to develop e-learning. Some of these roles can overlap and be filled by the same person. The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources – The Edublogger. tags: images free creativecommons. eLearning Wiki. Wiki by Kevin Wilcoxon with lengthy articles on learning and training.

Outrageous alternatives

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What if children could learn from each other in this way using social networks and massively online role playing games? Image source Outrageous alternatives by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Networked pedagogy

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Differentials between academic practices, and the variety of roles we adopt within communities of practice and learning. Image by Calvinius on Wikimedia Commons Networked pedagogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

The future of universities #EDENchat

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What role will research play in the future of universities? Photo courtesy of Brunel University on Flickr The future of universities #EDENchat by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Employee Engagement by the Numbers 2017 [Infographic]


There are complex reasons behind a job move, but burnout, poor training, and lack of fulfillment play a big role. Thanks to Noun Project and Creative Commons for our icon graphics: exit by Marc Andre Roy, fire by Aron K.

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Future schools, future visions

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We discussed a number of issues around skills for the 21st Century, the role of the teacher, the nature of education and the future of schooling. I must admit I'm a big fan of Richard Gerver and have had the pleasure of working with him now and then over the last few years.

Revisiting 70:20:10

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Lombardo at the Center for Creative Leadership and formally described in Lombardo and Eichinger’s book, The Career Architect Development Planner , published in 1996. As mentioned earlier, the concept comes out of the Center for Creative Leadership.

Any computer that can be replaced by a teacher, should be

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But the more specific pedagogical roles of teachers, their refective and critical processes will always remain the remit of the educator. Photo by Steve Wheeler Here's my opinion, for what it's worth.

Question Time!

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Watch out for Kath's wonderfully comedic role-playing of the current Education Secretary as she responds to questions from chair Steve Wheeler and rebuttals from the other panelists.

Limiting managers and liberating leaders

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It was working with the liberating leaders that I began to discover my true potential, because they gave me freedom to explore my personal potential and develop my role. Their role is to ensure the team reaches its goals.

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Learning spaces of the third kind

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All of the space will be flexible, and the walls will play a role in that flexibility. Photo by Steve Wheeler Learning spaces of the third kind by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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.

'Just for me' learning

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A worker requires additional knowledge or skills to meet the challenges of a new job role and receives it there and then. on Flickr 'Just for me' learning by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 3

Tom Spiglanin

In stark contrast, traditional workplace networks are hierarchical, shaped by organizational roles and responsibilities, and characterized by authority and delegation (solid lines in the diagram above).

Selfie number 6

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She is quirky, unpredictable, creative, mischievous, and she is not afraid to take risks - all characteristics I recognise in myself. blimage Amy Burvall creativity education History Teachers learning photography selfie Technology video YouTube

Open warfare #eden15

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These, and several other related topics made this encounter into what I hope you will agree, is an engaging and thought provoking interview about the importance of open education, and the critical role open content, open courses and open scholarship will play in shaping the future.

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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.

#LearningIs everywhere

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Yet for those who are determined to learn something new and significant, technology is playing a key role. Photo from getacover.com #LearningIs everywhere by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Imagined futures 5: Robot teachers

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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.

Papert - in his own words

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He was a stern critic of instructional and didactic forms of education, and was a champion of student centred learning, active engagement and creativity. On the role of teachers: "The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready made knowledge."