How to Support Diverse Learners in Global Classrooms

InSync Training

A Modern Learning on the Air Interview with Beth Yoder and Peter Byebierggaard. Bersin research confirmed what many of us already know: global teams define the modern workforce. Our organizations include diverse teams, connected by innovative technologies. Organizationally learning functions now work in a new standard: multicultural classrooms. Learners bring unique and varied viewpoints to our training events.

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Which Comes First? Diversity or Inclusion?

NovoEd

Inclusive and diverse work environments positively impact the bottom line for business. Less clear is how to bring about the cultural and behavioral changes needed in the workplace for the benefits of diversity to emerge. Part of the problem is that we lump diversity and inclusion together as if they were one thing, whereas we should be thinking about them as separate concepts and work streams. Diversity Is Good for Business.

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Barriers to Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

Continuous acquisition and application of knowledge, skills, and beliefs by individuals, teams, and the ? However, barriers to this learning are common in organizations. Limited resources – learning is not given adequate funding and support, e.g., staff are not given resources to experiment with new ideas before risking large scale implementation. What additional barriers to learning have you observed in organizations? .

Learning Ethical Behavior in the Workplace

The Performance Improvement Blog

“We’re no longer asking everybody to do the next thing right; but to do the next right thing.” - Dov Seidman. Ethical behavior in the workplace has never been more important, yet companies continue to act as if a workshop or elearning program during onboarding is all an employee needs in order to behave ethically. That might meet the requirements of a regulatory agency, but don’t expect your employees to learn “…to do the next right thing.”

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future. Now that my disclaimers are in place, let me explain the premise of the post title and what I intend to discuss in this post. I am not doing (at least trying not to) today what I did five years back–not only in terms of professional and personal growth but with respect to the demands of the time. This brings me back to the point I started my post with.

Year In Review - 2017

The Performance Improvement Blog

As I usually do at this time of year, I’ve selected five blog posts from the past year that seem to have had the most interest from readers. With the publication of my new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy , I have continued to focus my blog posts on a manager’s role in supporting continuous learning for all employees in the workplace. And managers will be at the center.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

“ When people leverage collaboration platforms to contribute and to build relationships, that appeals to their intrinsic motivators of autonomy, mastery, and relatedness. ” ~ Working Out Loud: Better for You; Better for the Firm. Working out loud has been steadily gaining popularity and has become a topic of conversation on many forums including the Facebook community of the same name. Dion Hinchcliffe in “ What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce?

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

The nature of work is changing. People are no longer being judged on the basis of how hard they work or how much they produce. Work is no longer about simply doing a job; it’s about becoming adapting to new jobs, new technology, new ways of working with others, and anticipating the unanticipated. Now tasks done by humans are being enhanced by the Internet, providing the collective knowledge of the world at their fingertips. Training Is Not Learning.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. THE INTERVIEW: 1.

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MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 5: SKILLS LEARNERS NEED TODAY

Learnnovators

While the title of the post specifies MOOCs, the skills and mindsets I have explored in the post are, IMHO, required by all to survive and thrive in the digital and connected world. And participating in MOOCs could well be one of the ways to inculcate and hone the skills. I have been writing about MOOCs in the context of workplace learning from different perspectives for some time now. The earlier posts…. Power of Diversity.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. As such the term MOOC can be seen as a new educational term. ” ~ Analyzing the Impact of Mobile Access on Learner Interaction in a MOOC. These are: (MSL 1): Encompassing formal and informal learning.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC

Learnnovators

This is a continuation of my MOOC series and also a post that draws a lot from the #MSLOC430 Community and MOOC (“C” type) that I am participating in — the open section of the graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. Before I plunge into the heart of my analysis and discussion, I want to share a couple of snippets on Networked Learning from Wikipedia. ( [link] ).

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

I just finished reading an HBR article by Thomas Davenport and Julia Kirby called Beyond Automation , which is the trigger for this post. With automation, AI and robots looming over the job scene, there seems to be a constant fear of humans losing out to computers and technology. It’s akin to one of our childhood sci-fi movies finally becoming a reality – the machines are taking over. The digital disruptors in the shape of Robots, Big Data and Sensors are here.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

I have recently joined the open section of #MSLOC 430 - a graduate course in the Master''s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. This is the first week and I am absolutely looking forward to exploring the topics, learning from the other participants and participating in exciting conversations. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world. A PLN is an enabler of such learning.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

(This article was initially posted on the Hospitality eResources blog on February 7, 2017.). All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. For example, in the hospitality industry smartphones put scheduling and reservations at our fingertips, literally. These services are competition for established companies and are changing the industry and guest expectations.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 3: LAUNCHING A MOOC

Learnnovators

This is a continuation of my MOOC series and also a post that draws a lot from the #MSLOC430 Community and MOOC (“C” type) that I am participating in — the open section of the graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. The central term in this definition is connections. As Marshall McLuhan so memorably put it: “ We look at the present through a rear-view mirror.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. As such the term MOOC can be seen as a new educational term. ” ~ Analyzing the Impact of Mobile Access on Learner Interaction in a MOOC. These are: (MSL 1): Encompassing formal and informal learning.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future. Now that my disclaimers are in place, let me explain the premise of the post title and what I intend to discuss in this post. I am not doing (at least trying not to) today what I did five years back–not only in terms of professional and personal growth but with respect to the demands of the time. This brings me back to the point I started my post with.

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7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset

Learnnovators

The digital five forces – Social Media, Big Data, Mobility and Pervasive Computing, Cloud, and AI and Robotics – are disintermediating, disrupting and deconstructing the old world order. The word “digital” is on everyone’s lips; however, organizations are stumbling when trying to put in place a holistic strategy and implementation plan that will take into account the mega-shifts heralded by these forces. The power of digital is transformative.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: “ Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.”

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice. MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. While an organization can facilitate these, the onus lies with the users/learners. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

A not-so-white paper on succession

CLO Magazine

Montgomery was famous as legal counsel for Bobby Seale and the Black Panthers. Later, Jones got to do legal work for major tech firms and eventually made the jump to become CEO of tech firm Aeris. A few concepts can help learning professionals widen the path for nontraditional leaders.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general. It’s a spectrum, and we need to move along the spectrum to make the best of the world we are in. For those who missed it, here’s the compiled chat in Storify.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

I spent the greater part of the weekend mulling over the practice of working out loud, what makes some folks adopt the habit with ease while others struggle, and what could be some of the possible enabling factors that support working out loud. The more I thought about it, the more it seemed to me that it is one of the fundamental blocks of building a community of practice. Take Linux or the GitHub community for example.

Imagine a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Imagine a company that, in the face of unprecedented change, is continually learning how to learn fast: managing tremendous amounts of information; creating new products and processes in response to global competition; using new apps to be more efficient and effective; and being responsive to learning preferences of a multi-generational and diverse workforce. They have a history of taking responsibility for their own learning.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities

Learnnovators

The world has gotten complicated. Organizations are struggling to keep up with the shifts: in technology that are vastly impacting how people work, in the demography of their workforce which has become culturally diverse, multi-generational, and globally dispersed, in the nature of work that has moved from complicated to complex and emergent, and with the general fragmentation and breakdown of all aspects of the known ways of doing things.

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Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

I have been reading a spate of articles and posts related to the need for a change in the way organizations function. The diagram below by Dion Hinchcliffe is a succinct illustration of how digital technology has been and will continue to play a key role in bringing about this change. The diagram traces the evolution of different social technology and their potential to enforce and enable a deep change in how organizations function and their structure.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. THE INTERVIEW: 1. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else?

L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace

Learnnovators

This post is inspired by the #ihrchat on Twitter hosted by Dr. Tanvi Gautam and supported by Team #ihrchat. The chat was full of insights and learning, as always. And the trigger for this post was the question: How will learning & development shift in a PDW? I have been writing about the shifts required by L&D to meet the connected and collaborative knowledge economy for some time now. L&D’s Role in the VUCA World.

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Does Your Organization Need a Learning Culture?

The Performance Improvement Blog

If this post describes your organization, you need to make the transition to a learning culture. The amount and complexity of knowledge and skills that each of your employees needs is increasing dramatically every day due to technology and globalization. banking) and online technologies are disrupting traditional businesses (e.g., Employees need to learn quickly. They can no longer rely on formal training events. But is personal choice the learning goal?

The Future of Work and Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

I have been asked to speak to a group of 14 to 16 year olds about the importance of finishing high school and attending college. But as I thought about the talk I realized that I better say something about the future of work and why college has become more important than ever. It’s fun but risky to speculate about the future of work and learning. The world is changing so fast. I think we will see the rise of a permanent-temp labor force.

Colleges Need a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

The academy faces extinction unless it learns how to learn. Like the dinosaurs, the amazing thing about higher education institutions is not extinction but that they lasted so long. The ivory tower is only now beginning to crumble after nearly 200 years. Faculty, students, and employers depend on degree programs and course offerings that look the same from year to year. An increasingly complex, digital, and diverse world is emerging.

MASTERING KEY SALES LEADERSHIP MINDSETS

PDG

Sales leadership is one of the most challenging roles in any organization. A good sales leader needs to juggle multiple needs, expectations, and responsibilities that come from every direction—from the customer, from the sales team, and from the C-level.

L&D Professionals: From Trainer to Learning Coach

The Performance Improvement Blog

The most important role of L&D professionals is to coach managers in facilitating learning in organizations. The days of instructor-centered employee learning are over. The rapid pace of change, technology (automation, robots, AI, AR, etc.), globalization, workforce diversity, hyper-competition, and demands of a new generation of workers make continuous learning the core activity of organizations today. The 5As are: Alignment.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 4: ROLE IN CORPORATE UNIVERSITIES

Learnnovators

The world has gotten complicated. Organizations are struggling to keep up with the shifts: in technology that are vastly impacting how people work, in the demography of their workforce which has become culturally diverse, multi-generational, and globally dispersed, in the nature of work that has moved from complicated to complex and emergent, and with the general fragmentation and breakdown of all aspects of the known ways of doing things.

MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT MARGIE MEACHAM: Author and Learning Consultant Margie Meacham first became interested in helping people learn when she was a little girl struggling with first grade. She also facilitates ATD ACLP certification courses and writes one of the Top 100 blogs on neuroscience.

Reprise: Managing Minds, Winning Hearts

The Performance Improvement Blog

We are now in the "Knowledge Economy" which means that we must learn differently than we have in the past. As I wrote in a previous blog post titled, The Manager's Abridged History of Work and Learning : . This has profound implications for how we manage workers and how we facilitate learning in the workplace. By 2013, the average lifespan had dropped to 15 years. This is will change the nature of work in all industries.

Organizations as Communities - Part 1

ID Reflections

Today, the very definition of organizations has changed. The impact of digitization is going far beyond a few collaboration tools and platforms. Operational and business models have been turned on their heads with the advent of enterprises like Uber , Airbnb , Etsy and Amazon. the old business models are being rapidly upended by new ones. We have entered the Black Swan era with un-directed and unpredictable events regularly cropping up. the extended enterprise.

Evaluate Learning Process

The Performance Improvement Blog

When these questions are answered, a feedback loop is established so that necessary modifications to the program or the evaluation can be made along the way. However, it is often in the chaotic that we find the nugget of truth, the unknown need, or a new direction to better serve constituents. The problem with much of the evaluation that goes on in organizations, whether that’s evaluation of??

Search for the Agile Learner

The Performance Improvement Blog

Given the pace of change due to technology, globalization, workforce diversity, and hyper-competition, people need to continually acquire and apply new knowledge, skills, and values at a rate unheard of in previous eras. As we explain in our new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy , simple and routine jobs are being replaced by automation and robots. Do we throw out the resume and observe how people behave in novel situations instead?

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