Workplace Learning: Developing Effective Teams

The E-Learning Curve

One of the key functions of the corporate learning environment must be to support the development of individual expertise to create effective team performance. Continue Reading → The post Workplace Learning: Developing Effective Teams appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog. Knowledge Work Workplace Learning corporate learning environment holistic learning knowledge worker learning curve organizational development organizational learning team development workplace learning

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7 Common Reasons for eLearning Course Drop-Outs

Your Training Edge

The benefits involved are significant and visible: flexibility, cost-effective, ability to learn from people who have already accomplished something big, and diverse multimedia content such as text, video, audio, and graphics that’ll improve the learner’s retention and study experience. And since eLearning is a convenient and cost-effective way of studying, the consequences are small enough to make people abandon their courses due to various reasons.

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Workplace Elearning: Mindtools 1

The E-Learning Curve

It may be cheaper to ‘deliver’ knowledge on the Internet, but not more effective. Knowledge Work Workplace Learning Constructivism e-learning Jonassen mindtools workplace learningMost e-learning replicates the worst features of face-to-face instruction. Continue Reading → The post Workplace Elearning: Mindtools 1 appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Using Simulations in Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

In this series of articles, we will look at the use of simulations in effective training interventions. The answers are fairly simple, so in this series we will discuss simulations and how you can effectively implement them in your organizations. Many times, even in our own professional lives, we find that knowledge is fantastic but that execution and application of knowledge is a little further out of reach.

8 Exciting Features of an LMS to Provide Learners a Collaborative Experience [Infographic]

CommLab India

In collaborative learning, people gain knowledge working in groups. Several research studies have proven collaborative learning to be very effective as it improves thinking skills and enhances leadership capabilities. A Learning Management System (LMS) has many features to augment social learning at the workplace. Want to know about these features? Check out our infographic for eight exciting collaborative features an LMS can offer.

Getting Learners to Collaborate in a Virtual Learning Environment

ScholarLMS

They also learn to share their knowledge and apply it suitably when working as a group. Learners tend to grow together, imbibing and building on each others’ knowledge, once they are comfortable with the idea of collaborative learning. Share experiences and knowledge.

Taking Stock and Making Choices: Working from home and other such stuff

ID Reflections

Mostly, business as usual at work and crisis situations at home took my time and attention. Because I love what I do (and I am hugely fortunate in that sense), it’s very easy to let my work consume me and my time. Much has been written about priorities and work life balance — especially for women. To strike a work-life balance, work from home as much as possible (most of the time). This taught me a few things about work, technology and myself.

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LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Specifically focusing on OTJ skills & knowledge. From a 2008 microlearning conference “There is a need and pressure to learn continually due to rapid change in society and the economy…Knowledge gaps are widening.&#. Basic goal: make learning more effective through new media. To know if it’s effective. Focused on knowledge workers–people who use digital info in their jobs. Who doesn’t this work for? not knowledge workers.

Personal Learning Tools and Technologies

Tony Karrer

Here are some of the links: Requirements of a PLE Framework Social Network Operating Systems Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion Personal Work and Learning Environments PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning Learning and Networking With A Blog (T+D article) Personal Learning Strategies Personal Learning Learning Systems EPSS and ePerformance Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0

What to Expect from Learning and Development in 2017

CLO Magazine

The disruption higher education is experiencing will have a cascading effect that corporate learning will have to adjust to. With the growing prioritization of competency-based learning, companies can expect more employees in the future to arrive at work with greater variances in their preparedness. Unfortunately, because knowledge work is difficult to measure and reward fairly, “gurus will continue to propose variations on an old theme.”.

New Work and New Work Skills

Clark Quinn

really was all about new work skills - skills we should be learning. Actually, it's also about the fact that there's not really new work as much as there is new work skills. Work Skills Changing Most of us who used to use these things know somewhat know that they really aren't in use anymore. In presentations, I often will cite this as an example of the kinds of changes in work skills that have occurred and are constantly occurring. How to effectively filter?

Formal Learning All the Way.Baby

Kapp Notes

There has been a lot of talk about formal vs. informal learning in the educational blogosphere and when it comes right down to it, formal learning is the most effective. The processes have been formalized, in knowledge work, many of the processes are formalized. We like to think knowledge workers spend all day "problem-solving" but in reality they spend all day finding out what procedure should be followed in what situation.

The Rise of the Servant Leader

CLO Magazine

In the 20th century, information became as important as materials, leading to what my friend and mentor Peter Drucker called knowledge work. People were no longer viewed as mere “hired hands,” and managers had to learn to encourage and inspire those who worked with them. But what does servant leadership look like to the average manager who has a budget to work within and goals to meet? This story illustrates the ripple effect of a servant leader’s actions.

Learned vs. Learners

ID Reflections

It is now common knowledge that an organization’s ability to innovate is its competitive edge in today’s economy. According to Wikipedia (2007) “…an expert, more generally, is a person with extensive knowledge or ability in a particular area of study.” ~ Building Expertise , Ruth Clark Today, we need experts and in more diverse areas than we even know. This worked wonderfully (when the world was stable and work was routine) till it didn’t anymore.

Social Media Learning: how to integrate intellectual, working and human capital…

Origin Learning

Organizations globally, irrespective of size, are concentrating on how to connect intellectual (knowledge), working (money), and human (talent) capital effectively so that efficiency drives growth and brings in economic gains to the stakeholders. But, what if you were cited an instance that occurred only few years ago, when the translation costs involving the members of the world-renowned body – the European Union (EU) worked out to $1.45

Workplace Productivity

Tony Karrer

One of the favorite quotes I used to use during presentations was Drucker - The most important contribution of management in the 21st century will be to increase knowledge-worker productivity. This is a big reason that I started Work Literacy. I firmly believe that all management and workplace learning professionals need to be constantly looking at how we can improve the performance of knowledge workers. It also causes us to confuse activity and effectiveness.

Umesh

ID Reflections

I had planned a month''s "blogging leave" which has stretched to almost four for various reasons--some of these being the absolutely new and challenging world of work I am currently in. But before I sketch out who or what Umesh is and what I learned from him, I have to set the context of my work. One of the current projects I am working on required me to meet the well-known Neelam Chhiber of Industree/Mother Earth fame. And embodied what Harold Jarche says: Work is learning.

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Work Skills Keeping Up?

Tony Karrer

In New Work and New Work Skills , I discuss the fact that most of us have not participated in formal learning since college on foundational knowledge work skills - especially metacognitive skills. Tilde Effect What epitomizes the situation for me is the Google ~ operator. Tilde Effect - gap between available tools and methods and the average capabilities of concept workers due to the ad hoc nature of work skills acquisition.

Importance of Questions in the Concept Age

ID Reflections

Thus, right from our school days, we are “trained” to provide the right answers else our grades suffered, entry to sought-after colleges/institutions were blocked.After that, once you enter the “ jobosphere ” of the corporate world and start your work life, the likelihood is that you will come across managers and bosses, 99% of whom: Hate to be approached with problems. “A QUESTION NOT ASKED IS A DOOR NOT OPENED.” ~ MARILEE GOLDBERG, THE ART OF THE QUESTION Powerful questions are viral.

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Time Spent on Blogging

Tony Karrer

is how much time I spend on blog reading and writing and how anyone can work that into their already too busy life. I also got a form of this among the questions from the grad student (I'm slowly working through these.) Realize this is high, but much of my professional work is staying up to speed. Likely the more powerful effect comes when you are assigned a research task and you use the blog as part of that task. Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective

Information Skills Needed

bozarthzone

I've been doing a good deal of research/work lately with knowledge management. One of my concerns is that the focus so often seems to be only on output: where can we store knowledge? Here is a piece out of Millikin University on the information skills needed by those entering knowledge work roles. For each information skill, there is a discussion of its significance, the logical skills required for its effective use, and its technological components

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 6 – Putting It All Together

Learnnovators

The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. This is then fleshed out with a combination of conversations with a SME and/or a suite of documents and presentations that constitute subject matter knowledge. What this means in practice is we work in teams, developing core elements in conjunction with stakeholders, in tight cycles, testing and elaborating.

Performance Support in 2015

Tony Karrer

Examples in matching were: People to Projects People to Jobs Students to Tutors In each of these, it has the classic characteristics that point to Performance Support: Infrequent Complex Important to get right I would claim that as knowledge work becomes more complex and we move towards being concept workers , we are being asked to act like experts even though we aren’t experts. We are already seeing this in terms of lots of startups aimed at particular elements of knowledge work.

Get Employee Onboarding Right

Everwise

The onboarding practices of the past – completing checklists of tasks, filling out forms, and even watching old grainy compliance tapes – may no longer cut it, particularly in industries like knowledge work, where talent (and therefore turnover) is very expensive. Create a balanced, effective onboarding program. The most effective onboarding programs incorporate three key success factors to engage and empower new hires from the start. The typical new hire process.

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. And I consider knowing how to effectively use LinkedIn to be a core Work Literacy. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? Generally 50-70%. How many of you actively use LinkedIn? Generally down to 10%. How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? -

Work Literacy Skills - New Workshop

Tony Karrer

Harold Jarche, Michele Martin and I are pleased to announce a new workshop offering that relates to the recent posts on Tool Set 2009 and to the issues of Work Literacy. Work Literacy Skills Workshop Was the last formal training you had on knowledge work skills the use of a card catalog and microfiche reader? We are left trying to figure out where all these new tools fit in our day-to-day work life and our professional life.

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Share Best Practices - Patterns

Tony Karrer

What works in my marriage won't necessarily work in -- and may even damage -- yours. The comments are also interesting but focus primarily on the word "best" vs. "leading" or "better" … overall the suggestion was to be very careful about assuming because something works in one situation it will work in others. Consequences: A description of the results, side effects, and trade offs caused by using the pattern.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

What I wrote more about in 2010 than past years: Text-to-Speech (8) OCW (3) SharePoint (8) eLearning Strategy (16) eLearning Tools (34) Corporate eLearning (18) Knowledge Worker (8) Authoring Tools (8) Voice (15) Knowledge Work (4) Captivate (11) Adobe Captivate (6) Enterprise 2.0 (6) Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. Setting up a SharePoint for a community or work team is very different from teaching them about Personal Learning. In fact, the lack of attention to this topic was the reason I founded Work Literacy in June of 2008. Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective.

Learning’s Role in Innovation

CLO Magazine

And this is contrary to much of the working world where interaction is kept to a necessary minimum, time is to be spent on work tasks and mistakes are punished. People think of quality as a constraint that creates an environment where innovation is not possible,” and yet “there’s a continuing demand for more products that are more cost effective,” she said. People should share, and best ideas come from passion and working collectively.” The world has changed.

What Agile Means to Me

ID Reflections

My interpretation of the Agile philosophy I am trying to acquire better ways of learning and building personal knowledge networks and helping others do it. With the unknown and the complex becoming the norm in knowledge work, adaptability is the key to dealing with challenges, to be comfortable with ambiguity, and to move to a state where we are constantly learning. I complete exactly 3 months at ThoughtWorks today.

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

Sharing 50 suggestions on putting 70-20-10 to work has consumed five posts spread over two months. Effective managers make stretch. Knowledge work has evolved into keeping up and taking advantage of connections. These posts offer guidance to managers who want to make learning from experience and conversation more effective. He is the world authority on 70:20:10 and these posts draw heavily on his work.).

Crowdsourcing in the Small

Tony Karrer

And when I discuss what the new skills are around knowledge work, I quickly arrive a the biggest changes being things like finding expertise , finding answers , using social media to find answers , and learning through conversation. The common threads here are: People Networks To me, the biggest work literacy gap is in this area. How do we leverage networks and other forms of social media to access the knowledge and capabilities of other people?

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, Work Literacy eLearning 2.0 Fourth Grader Wikipedia Update New Work and New Work Skills Work Skills Keeping Up? Knowledge Work Framework Tilde Effect Concept Worker Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning Tool Set 2009 Search Better Memory Network Learning Information Radar Remote Collaboration Common eLearning 2.0

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5 Rules for Successful Microlearning

ATD Learning Technologies

In this near future, Clippy will compete with Siri, Alexa, and Cortana to coach you through difficult challenges at work. Faced with a future in which AI makes work even less stable, what is needed is a wholesale transition from knowledge work to learning work. For the last seven years at Grovo, I have studied what makes microlearning effective in an organizational setting. Ask questions like “How often do you play to your strengths at work?”

Top eLearning Posts

Tony Karrer

Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective 1,655 6 98 Fun Headline Generator 1,503 0 1 Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog 1,500 22 52 Web 2.0 vs. 2.0 - Help Needed 1,206 17 21 Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment 1,199 3 23 Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction 1,155 8 6 Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0

Skimming and Learning Design

Tony Karrer

One of the common themes on my blog is the world we live in with availability of trillions of web pages, millions of people, and thousands of tools, has meant a significant and continuous change in our work literacy. Note to self, figure out how this could have worked.) Part of this is helping them to learn skills and adopt practices to make them more effective in self-serving their knowledge work and learning.