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


We can shed our obsession with isolated formal learning and embrace the real question: how can we best support organisations and individuals to develop a culture of continuous learning and high performance. just-in-time performance tools (checklists, quick reference guides).

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #13

Upside Learning

Learning environments of video games can educate children effectively. I’d imagine an intelligent agent of this sort constantly dealing with the fire-hoses of information, picking out content that is interesting and aids in learning or adds value to performance in some way.

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They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

As learning in the workplace becomes increasingly informal, the motivation of employees to drive their own development becomes increasingly pivotal to their performance. My poll results from Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector are somewhat enlightening.

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17 Awesome Resources on Micro Learning


We have been doodling about the possibilities this learning technique offers while developing cost effective and powerful mobile performance support solutions. What are the possibilities this technique offers to make learning effective and powerful?

20 learning measurement ideas to show impact and improve performance


Measuring learning effectiveness and impact shouldn’t be cumbersome or a job in itself. Rather than thinking of evaluation as something you do at the ‘end’ of your project (if there is a hard end to performance improvement and development?), 5 ways to measure performance improvements.

Three Things You Can Do to Increase Social Learning Participation


If you can get people to participate, you will increase engagement and also increase the effectiveness of your eLearning. You can do this in a Yammer group. This can be even more effective if you provide guidance with a specific set of points to address in an introduction.

Practical Ways to Design Social Media Into Your Training Programs


Since spring of this year, I have designed several learning programs using Yammer with good results. There have also been anecdotal accounts of performance results in terms of people doing their jobs better. Why not put that lecture in Yammer.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

These people hold the secret to effective networking – it’s not all about you ; it’s about all of you.

When to Choose Self-Paced Learning Versus Live, On-Line Learning


Some people need to review content more than once in order to learn it most effectively. An enterprise social network, like Yammer , can be used to host live discussions between facilitators and peers.

Informal Learning Does Not Have to Be Formal


It is understandable because a free-for-all in any function is hardly an effective way to run a business. And the shorter and more task-targeted your topics, the more effective this strategy will be. Uncategorized elearning on the job training Social Learning tacit learning yammer

How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It


Social Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. The phrase and topic “social learning” followed shortly thereafter within the learning and performance industry.

Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate


collaboration to help people work together more easily and improve performance through learning. Effective learning designs make use of activities in which learners create their own learning. High Tech or Low Tech: It’s About Performance.

Is it a Classroom or a Prison? Some Common Sense on Measuring Training Effectiveness


Yes, there will always be the student who LOVES classes (and hint, hint — the student who LOVES all classes is typically a lower-performing employee). 3) Undertrained vs. under-performing. Good programs should up-level employees before they under-perform.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Bob: You’re right that social media has transformed the way that PR works – and it’s increased its effectiveness immeasurably, at least in the business-to-business sector. So, in the end, it might be more effective and efficient to get the help of a professional whom you trust (and that’s a key phrase) rather than do it yourself. As a communication specialist, what are your thoughts on using storytelling as a tool for effective PR?

April 2011 in Review

Jane Hart

This is a two part posting by Maria Ogneva, Head of Community at Yammer: Part 1 appeared 18 April 2011, and Part 2 on 21 April 2011. The other side of learning: “performance is everything “, Conrad Gottfredson, Learning Solutions Magazine, 26 April 2011.

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Evaluating Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Performance – What must the performers do to achieve the goal? Learning – What must they learn to be able to perform? Reaction – What needs to be done to engage the learners/performers? It allows performers to understand what happened and why.

Is E-Learning Possible Without Learning Management System?

Your Training Edge

It saves time and is a cost-effective method for organizations to keep their learners updated with the advancements. As a result, companies are turning to collaborative tools such as Yammer and ePath that promotes performance-based learning.

Open Office, Work Culture, and Productivity

The Performance Improvement Blog

Even though there is a trend toward open-space workplaces, views about the effectiveness of this design vary widely. You need to be intentional about workspace based on the culture you want to create and the performance objectives of the organization.

Supporting Everyday Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

It will also look at how you can help a manager to build a social team so that they can learn together effectively as they work. How to help individuals with their bespoke learning and performance needs. Helping a team to share effectively, and work out loud.

A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer

Challenge to Learn

In order to make it more constructive I want to turn it around and change it into: “Only apply eLearning when it is the most effective option”. It is not effective as you will read further on.). When it is cost effective.

L&D in the Modern Workplace Challenge starts Monday 30 May

Jane Hart

Addressing performance problems. I think it is both an effective (and enjoyable) structure and I learned a huge amount by completing the weekly Challenge activities and by learning with others on Yammer. This is just a reminder that the next L&D in the Modern Workplace Challenge takes place over 12 weeks from 30 May – 19 August. This Challenge consists of 12 Activities (some of which contain more than one task).

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How to Design a MOOC in Your Company


Spaced Over Time: MOOCs are ideally suited to take advantage of the spacing effect whereby topics can be covered repeatedly over time to increase retention. A three day management seminar has the exact opposite effect (and is way more expensive, by the way).

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

That is, it helps to think in terms of performance outcomes – i.e. what individuals need to be able to do as a result – rather than on learning outcomes or course completions. I use an ESN (Yammer in fact) to host the online workshops I run.

The Secret to Designing Training For Busy Schedules


In fact, an effective and popular way to use e-learning is in a blended approach that combines live training and self-paced e-learning. Businesses are under pressure to perform and people cannot spend all day in training.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

Yammer (on the 2010 list at #20) might be a possibility. It can also be the device to use when you need an immediate answer to a performance problem and you know just the right person who can help you!

Is your eLearning On-the-Job Training Friendly?


OJT works well because while someone is performing a task and gets stuck, they can do two things. All most people need is a quick explanation for how to perform a specific task, and they can do it. Short videos can be a replacement for “seeing how a task is performed” first hand.

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The rise of the MWL Intrapreneur

Jane Hart

For instance, how to help individuals get the most out of what they do (and learn) in their everyday working lives, and how to help them work (and learn) effectively alongside one another.

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Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?

Dashe & Thomson

AR is beginning to permeate our lives through smart phone apps and viral videos from tech firms like Google, but existing uses are still a bit clunky and there is a ways to go before this technology has a real effect on everyday learners like you and me.

Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

The question of the month #LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning and performance support initiatives have the desired impact or if they achieve the desired results?

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

An intranet with an SII of 5 bolts on third-party social applications such as Yammer, Compendium and Confluence. Devoid of ringfences, the platform effectively becomes a giant wiki. Effectively, its hierarchy flattens. Which one will ultimately perform better in the market?

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(Webinar) Getting Started With Social: Why Learning and Development Struggles With Social Media, and How to Fix It

Bottom-Line Performance

Bottom-Line Performance is excited to present “Getting Started With Social,” a webinar geared towards Learning and Development folks just getting started with social media themselves, or trying to get a team of newbies to embrace social media for learning development.

(Webinar) Getting Started With Social: Why Learning and Development Struggles With Social Media, and How to Fix It

Bottom-Line Performance

Bottom-Line Performance is excited to present “Getting Started With Social,” a webinar geared towards Learning and Development folks just getting started with social media themselves, or trying to get a team of newbies to embrace social media for learning development.

Flexing Your Tools to Create Maximum-Impact Online Training


Will informal training help your learners to close their skills gaps more effectively? Integrate social networks, like Yammer , to allow your workforce to collaborate, communicate, socialize, and create informal learning spaces outside of (but connected to) formal learning spaces.

Building a Better Working World

CLO Magazine

At the heart of this strategy is having the highest-performing teams provide exceptional client service worldwide. Last year, EY launched LEAD, a new approach to career development and performance, which is threaded throughout the learning team’s work.

What's really ready for prime time in corporate learning?


However, the organizer made a comment that stuck with me, to the effect of “to you it’s old, but to many it’s still new”. Note that mobile provides access to both broken up (extended) courses and performance support. And I believe performance support is mobile’s natural niche.

7 Ways to Get Learners to “Buy” Your Online Training…And Return to “Buy” More


Effectively, to become loyal customers. The point of workplace learning and performance training is to help people to do their jobs better, or they won’t “buy it”. Performance-centered training creates mindful connections between the learning and the job. #2

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. They found that the employees near the edge of a cluster were more effective at problem-solving than those in the middle of a cluster.