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Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

MICRO-LEARNING AS A WORKPLACE LEARNING STRATEGY

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

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Your LMS is NOT a Learning Strategy

Convergence Training

A learning management system (LMS) is a great tool for compliance and workforce learning. It’s not a silver bullet, it won’t address every learning challenge your organization faces. But don’t think that getting an LMS is the same as having a learning strategy. Because your organization needs to develop, implement, and maintain a learning organization–and an LMS can be a tool that helps your organization act our your learning strategy.

Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

Part of the learning leader’s job is to develop organizational learning strategies. For one thing, organizations aren’t reviewing their learning and development strategies very often. The State of Learning and Development 2014: Coming of Age,” a study from Brandon Hall, revealed that less than 18 percent of organizations reviewed or revisited their learning and development strategies at least annually over the past five years and 28.8

6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)

Learnnovators

70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning. In contrast, social and experiential learning continue to be veritable goldmines of productivity, placing learners at the centre of their story and demanding a major shift from Learning & Development professionals. Central to this cultural shift is the understanding that learning happens by learners, not to them. That’s where learning ecosystems come in.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives

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 that really works. For a learning experience design to be truly effective, it has to have a focus. That focus is the outcome that the learning experience is designed to achieve. So, the starting point of a learning design has to be the objective that will achieve the outcome.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 2 – Practice Makes Perfect

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. We started with objectives and we’ll continue on through concepts, examples, emotional elements, and putting it together, but here we’re talking about good practice for learning. The formal goals for learning are twofold: 1. Retention over time until the learning is needed, and.

“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. Flexible about time and space: In a connected world where we are very often working, learning, and interacting with individuals across the globe as a normal course of life, time takes on a different meaning.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 5 – Emotion

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. Here we’re talking about the role of emotion in learning, and we’ll close by finally putting it all together. We want to shift from creating content to designing learning experiences. To start, we need to understand the effects of emotions on learning. Confidence: Confidence is another factor in learning.

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Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. How is this change related to social learning?

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Laura Overton is the Founder and Managing Director of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. Her work is based on 25+ years of practical experience in implementing technology enabled learning strategies for business advantage and is backed by her independent research. What are the completion rates of a typical online learning program?

Awesome Quotes On The Evolving Nature Of Learning

Learnnovators

We are fortunate to be living in this most exciting time in history, where we are seeing the evolution not just of learning as a concept, but also of learners and their preferences. Learning is changing dynamically in our schools, colleges and universities. We couldn’t agree more with Haruki Murakami that “The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school.” We must learn to be creative.

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The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

Xyleme

I love this description because it encapsulates what should be the crux of any mobile learning strategy. We all know that old habits die hard, so here are 10 repeat offenders that could deliver a devastating blow to your mLearning strategy: 1. Learn more about Dawn here.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

Here are some of my older posts: Getting Started With Working Out Loud , 7 Strategies To Facilitate Working Out Loud , and Working Out Loud: Using The Tools We Already Have. In this post, I want to demystify working out loud and highlight the organizational as well as personal growth that accrues from the practice. I am a huge believer of the practice because I have experienced the effect first hand.

Using Different Rapid Authoring Tools To Deliver An Effective Learning Experience

G-Cube

Gone are the days when e-learning projects would take several weeks or months to be delivered. Unlike the traditional classroom approach, the effective use of authoring tools helps to reduce costs and time associated with training, thereby leading to engaging content delivery.

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. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

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. Now we’re hearing about these principles being proposed for learning design, and I couldn’t be happier. This shouldn’t be (just) how much they like it (though that is not a bad thing to evaluate), but how effective the outcome is. The question is: “What is an independent evaluation of the success of the learning experience?”

Organization Culture Change

The Performance Improvement Blog

In the online course that I teach for ASTD on Developing an Organizational Learning Culture , one of the questions I hear most often is, “How can I change the culture in my company when there is little support from management and our unions resist any change that might affect the work rules?” Organizational culture guru Edgar Schein said it best: “Either you manage the culture, or it manages you.” Some think the change must be more targeted at organizational leverage points.

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] ).

What Is Performance Support And Why Should You Use Performance Support Tools?

Adobe Captivate

The 70:20:10 model for Learning and Development clearly establishes the need for L&D teams to focus on informal learning. In this article, I outline the significance of Performance Support Tools (PSTs) and how they can boost learning.

Games To Gamification

Learnnovators

Then, as man evolved to the agrarian stage, around 12,000 years ago, he learned to domesticate a few animals and, alongside, grow crops. So we know that game based learning and gamification are not new. They are also defined by rules, skills, strategies and the elements of chance. With so many types of games and sports, there should be no dearth of ideas to gamify the learning of a subject in educational and business settings.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. ” Read in conjunction, the two pieces shed a lot of light not only on how today’s workplace is changing but also on its impact on how we learn. How do we know everyone has learned?

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MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider

Learnnovators

Having taken the world of higher education by storm (though not everyone will agree), MOOCs are all set to disrupt/re-invent workplace learning. Just as the advent of e-learning created a shift in training paradigms a couple of decades back, MOOCs are set to create another shift today. With the rise of MOOCs, we are also likely to see social, collaborative learning take root in organizations. MOOCs in Performance Support.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

I wrote about the strategies and benefits of working out loud earlier here and here. A bit more conscious thinking behind why, when and how we use these platforms can transform our daily meandering interactions into purposeful habits around learning, sharing and community building. The former leads to focused learning and the latter leads to serendipitous discoveries. Articulating a dilemma or a question or a learning adds clarity and often brings insight.

Podcast 33: Training ROI in Action – With Ajay Pangarkar

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 33 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW. To find out more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. It’s not necessary for learning specialists to be experts in corporate finance.

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Managing the Self-Directed Learner

The Performance Improvement Blog

Plugging in to what she needed to learn was as direct and fast as the screenwriters could imagine…. In a managing minds company, it is critical that employees take responsibility for their own learning, pulling the information they need when and where they need it. Self-directed learners are people who get intrinsic rewards from their ability to locate, curate, share, and communicate what they have learned independently. Hire for ability and motivation to learn.

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

Typically, in an organization/enterprise, a single community of all employees will not be an effective means of collaboration. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles.

INFOGRAPHIC: High Performance Learning Ecosystems

Learnnovators

I’ve previously written about the need to design learning & high performance ecosystems here , and have been reflecting on some common ingredients for effective ones. I’ve captured some of these in the infographic below: 5 Ingredients of HIGH PERFORMANCE ECOSYSTEM : COMPANY CULTURE. PERFORMANCE SUPPORT. Arun Pradhan has over 17 years’ experience in digital and blended learning.

What Is Performance Support And Why Should You Use Performance Support Tools?

EI Design

The 70:20:10 model for Learning and Development clearly establishes the need for L&D teams to focus on informal learning. In this article, I outline the significance of Performance Support Tools (PSTs) and how they can boost learning. Why You Should Use Performance Support Tools. According to the 70:20:10 model for Learning and Development, we learn: 70% from on the job experiences (experiential learning).

Managing the Self-Directed Learner

The Performance Improvement Blog

Plugging in to what she needed to learn was as direct and fast as the screenwriters could imagine…. In a managing minds company, it is critical that employees take responsibility for their own learning, pulling the information they need when and where they need it. Self-directed learners are people who get intrinsic rewards from their ability to locate, curate, share, and communicate what they have learned independently. Hire for ability and motivation to learn.

7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset

Learnnovators

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. This in turn makes it difficult for them to be learning agile or to adjust to a rapidly changing and ambiguous world. On the other hand, people with a growth mindset are likely to take every opportunity to pull the resources they need to perform better.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 1: SOME POINTS TO CONSIDER

Learnnovators

Having taken the world of higher education by storm (though not everyone will agree), MOOCs are all set to disrupt/re-invent workplace learning. Just as the advent of e-learning created a shift in training paradigms a couple of decades back, MOOCs are set to create another shift today. With the rise of MOOCs, we are also likely to see social, collaborative learning take root in organizations. MOOCs in Performance Support.

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. It takes a relational stance in which learning takes place both in relation to others and in relation to learning resources.”. Learning will simply become integrated into our life-stream.

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. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

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

Learnnovators

This infographic of a Deloitte Survey spanning 90 countries look at the talent issues that can threaten organizational effectiveness. In the same survey HR and talent executives graded themselves a C-minus for overall performance, citing a large capability shortfall, with 77% of respondents ranking the need to re-skill HR function among the top quartile of their priorities. They will expect and demand to learn differently — social, mobile and cloud will play a big role.

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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. These are essentially “pull” and collaborative learning modes and cannot be imposed. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

In another related HBR article with an interesting title, We Should Want Robots to Take Some Jobs , the writer makes a valid point: “ In the task-centered economy humans have no value beyond the tasks they perform. The remaining tasks will require individuals who fundamentally think differently about work and learning. The key question we (as L&D/HR) need to think of is how are we going to support workplace learning to build such skills in the workforce?