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. This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture.

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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 table below captures the shifts as I see it: I have been writing about social and collaborative learning, the importance of communities of practices and networked learning skills like building one’s PLN and PKM for some time now.

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70:20:10 - A Framework for High Performance Development Practices

Charles Jennings

If you acknowledge that high performers usually build their capabilities through experience, through practice and through utilising a rich network of support rather than exclusively (or even mainly) through structured training and development away from the workplace, then you will immediately grasp the 70:20:10 concept. This vital part of any high performer’s arsenal sits firmly in the ‘20’ part of the framework They have on-the-job performance support at fingertips.

From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management

Jane Hart

Finding solutions to their own personal performance problems and/or improving their own productivity – through quick and easy access to on-demand resources and by constantly reviewing the tools in their personal toolkit. The most effective workers are using Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) techniques, to manage this process and get things done. Here’s a short presentation by Harold Jarche that explains PKM and his Seek-Sense-Share PKM framework.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

I am a huge believer of the practice because I have experienced the effect first hand. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. I would say that a platform that facilitates easy and seamless interaction, forming of groups and threads, a powerful search mechanism and a way to aggregate conversations across topics (#) would be ideal for working out loud effectively.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

Becoming a Social Business can help an organization deepen customer relationships, generate new ideas faster, identify expertise and enable a more effective workforce.” Very few organizations are effectively using this amalgam of digital tech to consciously collaborate, work out loud or learn together. To effectively do the latter, everyone including managers and top level executives must pick up some of the fundamental digital skills.

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

Learnnovators

Becoming a Social Business can help an organization deepen customer relationships, generate new ideas faster, identify expertise and enable a more effective workforce.”. Very few organizations are effectively using this amalgam of digital tech to consciously collaborate, work out loud or learn together. To effectively do the latter, everyone including managers and top level executives must pick up some of the fundamental digital skills.

12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace

Jane Hart

1 – moving from a focus on organising and managing training (which includes e-learning and blended learning) FOR others, to helping individuals and teams address their OWN performance problems. 3 – helping people work and learn effectively in this networked era (and within a social business), by developing their own Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) skills. I am often asked how to support social collaboration in the workplace.

The Future of Work and Learning 1: The Professional Ecosystem

Jane Hart

solve performance problems. A PES, therefore, lies at the very heart of Harold Jarche’s Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM) process. a Personal Performance Support system – to help an individual find answers to learning and performance problems. In other words, a PES (underpinned by PKM skills) puts individuals back in control of their lives and careers. “Each of us is the center of the universe. So is everyone else.” e e cummings.

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Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

In effect, it can act as a set of notes of one’s day’s learning aggregated and filtered via hashtags and shared with the broader world. Small working out loud circles can use Twitter effectively through facilitated tweet chats as well. Crafting a presentation to share on SlideShare once a month or so can be an effective #wol habit that not only communicates your ideas to a wider audience but enhances your processing and meta-cognitive skills.

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

A number of comments focused on how we now need to make training/e-learning more “engaging” or “effective” to recapture the interest of these people. An increasing number of the workforce – smart, social, autonomous workers – are already doing their own thing and solving their own learning and performance problems much more quickly and more easily by using their own tools and devices. (In The PKM framework is based on eight years of practical research and use.

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The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

Jay Cross, the author of the 2007 seminal book, Informal Learning, Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance , recently wrote a blog post in which he explained that although there has been a lot of talk about “informal learning” in the last five years, there has been very little action. They squandered the opportunity to increase their effectiveness by becoming networked learning organizations.”

What Makes a MOOC a MOOC?

ID Reflections

As a learning designer in the workplace learning and “performance” space, I encounter this query quite often —“how can we design learning/training programs for employees that are cheaper and yet more effective”—often enough to realize that corporates are desperately looking for a learning model / methodology / format that will enable new skill acquisition, just-in-time learning, and provide employees with the skills required to perform better.

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Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

Will we still continue to speak about learning as an activity to be undertaken in order to be effective at work? Some of the skills that are identified as pre-requisites to being effective today are: Sense-making Social Intelligence Cross-Cultural Competency Novel and Adaptive Thinking Transdisciplinarity Design Mindset Cognitive Load Management Virtual Collaboration Ref: [link] What are some of the steps we can take to enable organizations to meet this change?

eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30

Tony Karrer

I tend to work on things that are a bit leading edge like Data Driven performance solutions or eLearning Startups or the next great idea that someone has. Google Buzz , Google Wave and PKM PKM stands for Personal Knowledge Management, which is a definite passion of mine (see Work Literacy and Social Media for Knowledge Workers ). Effectiveness Informal Learning Reaction?

Workplace Learning in a World "Beyond Automation"

ID Reflections

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 econom y humans have no value beyond the tasks they perform. The table below captures the shifts as I see it: I have been writing about social and collaborative learning, the importance of communities of practices and networked learning skills like building one's PLN and PKM for some time now.

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Taking gamification in training to the next level

Matrix

She rejected my call and I got three very bewildering texts: “bus” “can’t phone” “chasing pkm”. Gamification – an effective panacea. Apart from the necessary technological upgrade, instructional designers also have to re-think the way gamification is used and move away from focusing solely on extrinsic motivation (giving out rewards and incentives) to intrinsic motivation (making the content and the actions that the user has to perform truly enjoyable).

Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

ID Reflections

L&D needs to don the curator’s hat – a critical 21 st Century skill – that requires an ability to seek, sense and share ( Harold Jarche’s PKM model ) relevant content for a defined target audience. This mutual rating system ensures that the standard is maintained more effectively than any policing or management could do. Designing courses is passé!

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

It empowers learners to build their personal learning networks (PLN) and personal knowledge management (PKM) by leveraging technology to connect a distributed and diverse workforce. At the organizational level, … effective companies function as communities of human beings, not collections of human resources.” “ …changes in mindset are more important than changes in hardware or software. ” ~ Steve Denning. What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned?

Context is King: Excerpts from posts and articles - Part I

ID Reflections

PKM: our part of the social learning contract Creating good content on a platform that lets users (teachers & learners) add context may be the the real killer application in education. Short fast messaging among people with common interests and objectives can be a real boon to performance and productivity. Context, in turn, lets connected consumers search and navigate the exploding universe of media more effectively, and massively amplifies incentives for quality.

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The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

As an L&D professional who is passionate about self-driven learning, #pkm and #pln, and believe in and evangelize social and informal learning, I realize it’s time to take a step back and do a reality check. There is no apparent link between one’s KRAs and performance appraisal, and responding to questions on the discussion forum. Often times, a strong case study communicates much more and effectively than hours of meetings.

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Language Learning - an Exemplar of the 70:20:10 Approach?

Charles Jennings

So most children develop effective verbal communication skills early in life. One of the key elements of 70:20:10 is the principal that the learning which is most likely to be effective, and the learning that lasts, is the learning that occurs closest to the point of use. High performance in language ability and in other fields is almost invariably associated with five common characteristics. Five Characteristics of High Performers High performers are often fast learners.

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THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

As an L&D professional who is passionate about self-driven learning, #pkm and #pln, and believe in and evangelize social and informal learning, I realize it’s time to take a step back and do a reality check. There is no apparent link between one’s KRAs and performance appraisal, and responding to questions on the discussion forum. Often times, a strong case study communicates much more and effectively than hours of meetings.

Most awesome revelations in Working Smarter Daily for June 2011

Jay Cross

PKM Updated - Harold Jarche , June 7, 2011. To Help Colleagues Work Together Much More Effectively - Luis Suarez , June 1, 2011. The 4 Traits of a High Performing Team - Dan Pontefract , June 28, 2011. Best of Working Smarter Daily. June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011. 7 objections to social media in learning (and answers) - Donald Clark Plan B , June 11, 2011. Ten ways to create a knowledge ecology - Euen Semple , June 27, 2011.

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Learning Resolutions: Promises Can't Take a Punch

OpenSesame

I use many tools to help me connect and curate and these tools are critical to my Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) strategy. Leading separate lives is not efficient personally and not effective in transforming an organization. Sticking to these 3 simple actions should make me more effective, efficient, and resilient in order to better roll with the inevitable punches.

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Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

A social media consumer, HBS professor, MIT research scientist, and author, McAfee focuses on how emergent social software platforms are benefiting enterprises, and how smart organizations and their leaders are making effective use of them to share knowledge, inspire innovation, and enable decision making. How do you implement personal knowledge management (PKM) for yourself and your organization? T wo years ago, DevLearn and KM World took place simultaneously in downtown San Jose.

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35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010 Collection of articles around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. PKM in a nutshell - Learning and Working on the Web , March 22, 2010 Personal Knowledge Management: A way to deal with ever-increasing digital information. Here are some basic technical production tips for producing more effective and watchable video interviews. PKM (10). Best of eLearning Learning.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Community members should be able to perform one or more of the five roles described in the table that follows. Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations - Performance Learning Productivity , April 7, 2010 Very few of us would argue with the proposition that a lot of organisational learning and development activity is sub-optimal to the extent that it provides little value to participants and their organisations. Best of eLearning Learning. April 2010.

Webinar - Skills - Social Media - Best of eLearning Learning - July 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009 How to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more rapid pace, what new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals?”. The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers - Performance Learning Productivity , July 21, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning.

Google Wave - Twitter - eLearning Learning Best of October 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

The Power of X – Experiential Learning in Today’s World - Performance Learning Productivity , October 7, 2009. Design Consulting Tool: Empowering Leaders So You Can Create Effective Design - Designing Impact , October 28, 2009. PKM: our part of the social learning contract , October 15, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. October 2009. October was a really great month for content! Featured Sources. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Virtual Team Management - ID Reflections , March 8, 2010 I recommend this simulation to all those who either are handling a globally distributed team or a project, and to all managers who feel that effective communication is one of the keys to business success. However Amplify seems to be a much more effective tool for collaborative learning than any other freely available learning tools today. PKM: a node in the learning network , March 7, 2010. Best of eLearning Learning.

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Sense-making with PKM , March 12, 2009. makes it more and more clear that there’s going to be an increasing opportunity to support learning and performance using these devices. Effective Presentation Techniques , November 19, 2009. One of the really cool things about eLearning Learning and Browse My Stuff is the ability of the system to determine hot topics or trends based on the content that is being brought together in topic hubs.

Curation trumps creation

Clark Quinn

In the past, it has been the role of L&D to ascertain the resources necessary to supporting performance in the organization. I want to suggest, however, that the time has changed and a new strategy may be more effective, at least in many instances. Finding the information, creating the resources, and making them available has often been a task that either results in training, or complements it.

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Social eLearning Design - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Design Consulting Tool: Empowering Leaders So You Can Create Effective Design - Designing Impact , October 28, 2009. Learnstreaming and PKM , October 29, 2009. Tacit Knowledge And Performance Improvement , October 28, 2009. Design Consulting Tool: Empowering Leaders So You Can Create Effective Design , October 28, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. October 23, 2009 to October 30, 2009. Upcoming eLearning Webinars. The Classroom as a Learning Technology.