Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis

Tony Karrer

Adler's recent article - Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 talks about the implications of the Long Tail on Education. Background If you are not familiar with the concept of the Long Tail, head over to take a look at the Long Tail article on Wikipedia. You can also look at getAbstract 's - Abstract on Anderson's The Long Tail. It's a crisis born of the Long Tail and the Attention Economy.

Learning 2.0 Strategy

Clark Quinn

Instead, I've found that it's much more effective to look at individual opportunities and figure out what makes sense. You need to be able to spot new kinds of opportunities that you might not have been involved in before (see Long Tail Learning ). implies some pretty significant changes in the way that organizations look at the role of a knowledge worker, management, the learning/training organization, boundaries of organizations, when you reach across boundaries, etc.

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Online Coaching

Tony Karrer

In prior posts she identifies the following elements as being needed for informal learning strategy to be effective in the workplace: Motivation for learning. As I've said many times, for concept workers work and learning are inseparable. For a knowledge worker, generally its something like the start of a new project or a new kind of situation that sparks the need for learning. This is why most learning is long tail learning.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

for Learning Professionals Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 Test SCORM Courses with an LMS Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples Training Method Trends Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis SCORM Test Web 2.0 Corporate Access (6) LinkedIn for Finding Expertise (6) Social Learning (6) Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape (6) As a side note, I used this as an opportunity to update my Blog Guide. Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

It puts forward lots of suggestions for how knowledge workers can leverage technology to make themselves more effective. I actually think this is some of the most valuable stuff on my blog, and I believe that most knowledge workers are not really taking advantage of this at the level they should. Organizations will need you to shift a it towards Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis and Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape.

Internet culture

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Chief Learning Officer magazine , Effectiveness, April 2009. In a knowledge era, workers are the means of production. Knowledge workers do their best when challenged to figure things out for themselves. The long tail : When it comes to learning opportunities, small businesses, esoteric specialists and fast-moving teams traditionally have been short-changed. Back the superlative worker, the wild ideas and the weirdness of the new.