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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 Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant

Tony Karrer

But there was another significant trend in the answers… Learning and Work Converge In a world where Knowledge Work and Learning is Inseparable , finding ways to support and improve work is the same as finding ways to support and improve learning. Jay Cross in Ten Years After puts it: In a knowledge society, learning is the work. Isn't that the definition of management. The main objective of the new training department is to enable knowledge to flow in the organization.

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MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 3: LAUNCHING A MOOC

Learnnovators

I have written about what constitutes a corporate MOOC and some of the design principles of a MOOC in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, respectively. Worse still, we will end up trying to design MOOCs to reflect traditional, linear learning models. MOOCs are well-suited for open-ended topics that generate discussions and debates, have new knowledge and research growing around it, and are of interest to a wide audience. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 5: SKILLS LEARNERS NEED TODAY

Learnnovators

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC. While typically designed around a core set of content modules / topics, it has a lose boundary. The emergent nature of MOOCs can have interesting outcomes: They can enable the formation of Communities of Interests (CoIs), which can evolve into Communities of Practices (CoPs) if participants are keen on building the domain knowledge and practices. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC.

eLearning Content Development: 6 Steps to Create a Learning Problem Statement

TalentLMS

eLearning content development is serious business! In fact, without authentic content, you are unlikely to have a worthwhile eLearning course. Before plunging into an eLearning course development process with your team, spend some time developing a formal problem statement. Often, successful eLearning organizations or companies with in-house eLearning departments face the looming challenge of “what should the next eLearning course be about?”

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

Community Management is an evolving role and organizations are beginning to see the need for this role. In this post, I want to talk about the different hats that we need to don as community managers. This shift calls for some intense community management and community building, and the post focuses on the different roles a community manager needs to play during this time. Marketing the platform — albeit subtly — is one of the tasks of a community manager.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

Learnnovators

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC. While typically designed around a core set of content modules / topics, it has a lose boundary. The emergent nature of MOOCs can have interesting outcomes: They can enable the formation of Communities of Interests (CoIs), which can evolve into Communities of Practices (CoPs) if participants are keen on building the domain knowledge and practices. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 4: ROLE IN CORPORATE UNIVERSITIES

Learnnovators

A well-designed Corporate University (I will discuss the design aspect in a sequel to this post) is aptly positioned to tackle both business issues and talent issues. It is time to accept that talent management is a critical business need and a business process; it is not an HR/L&D process. Josh Bersin in the presentation 21st Century Talent Management points out some of the following as imperatives for a holistic talent system: Creating Magnetic Employment Brand.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC

Learnnovators

I have written about what constitutes a corporate MOOC and some of the design principles of a MOOC in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, respectively. Worse still, we will end up trying to design MOOCs to reflect traditional, linear learning models. MOOCs are well-suited for open-ended topics that generate discussions and debates, have new knowledge and research growing around it, and are of interest to a wide audience. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

The MOOC format provides scope for bringing together diverse learning forms – formal, informal and social, and different modalities – elearning modules, videos, podcasts, book excerpts, articles, and links to blogs, communities, etc. MOOCs may possibly herald a more agile and mobile working & learning methods, global collaboration and a changing relationship with knowledge. It’s a fundamental shift in the ways we interact with data, with knowledge, with people.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

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These forms often intersect with one another, and are used in various combinations depending on the organization’s need, users’ comfort and the capabilities required to design the ecosystem. This is leading to a shift in the role of the L&D department – from managers and disseminators of formally designed programs to facilitators and enablers of collaboration and communities. It is in communities that knowledge is exchanged and challenges solved.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

The MOOC format provides scope for bringing together diverse learning forms – formal, informal and social, and different modalities – elearning modules, videos, podcasts, book excerpts, articles, and links to blogs, communities, etc. MOOCs may possibly herald a more agile and mobile working & learning methods, global collaboration and a changing relationship with knowledge. It’s a fundamental shift in the ways we interact with data, with knowledge, with people.

Getting Started With Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

It is still restricted to a community of folks interested in Personal Learning Networks and Personal Knowledge Management , followers of blogs by Harold Jarche, Jane Hart, John Stepper and such. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. My posts are usually pretty detailed, researched, and long.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: “ Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.”

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

Learnnovators

And learning design will move from fixed course formats to a blended modality of curated content , custom-built content and user-generated content including ongoing conversations. Workplace learning designers, consultants, organizational leaders and change agents, and employees will have to work in collaboration to bring about this shift. Course design have been based on an analysis of past performance data or a prediction of skills the organization might need in the future.

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

Learnnovators

A well-designed Corporate University (I will discuss the design aspect in a sequel to this post) is aptly positioned to tackle both business issues and talent issues. It is time to accept that talent management is a critical business need and a business process; it is not an HR/L&D process. Josh Bersin in the presentation 21st Century Talent Management points out some of the following as imperatives for a holistic talent system: Creating Magnetic Employment Brand.

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Learning and Performance Ecosystems

Association eLearning

Having L&D” means you have people and resources specifically dedicated to creating (and hopefully curating and managing) learning assets. The eLearning Guild has identified six primary components of learning and performance ecosystems: Talent Management: People want to advance their careers and find where they fit in. Providing talent management also signals that the organization cares about the people in it.

Webinar: What’s New with Easygenerator’s e-Learning software ? #DevLearn follow up.

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His learning experience ranges from teaching, authoring textbooks, designing and creating e-Learning, knowledge management and user performance support. Kasper’s foundational approach blends together didactical learning principles with output management, agile development, and new learning metaphors to meet business needs.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not. But here are five things I envisage will be different… The need for creating meticulously designed training programs will be gone – ( Some compliance programs may still be around.) Each member will bring their expertise to bear and share their knowledge and experiences. L&D will have to don the hat of community managers and become learners.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

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It’s a strategic approach to shaping a business culture, highly dependent upon executive leadership and corporate strategy, including business process design, risk management, leadership development, financial controls and use of business analytics. It means altering how the management models operate; it means questioning the existing management practices and discarding those that do not align with the spirit of social business.

Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World

Learnnovators

No longer is knowledge and information tied to workplace hierarchy. In an insightful article from HBR called From the Knowledge Economy to the Human Economy , there is this telling para that reflects the organizations and workers of the future: “ In the human economy, the most valuable workers will be hired hearts. The know-how and analytic skills that made them indispensable in the knowledge economy no longer give them an advantage over increasingly intelligent machines.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

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A process to be mandated by management/supervisors/organizations with defined rules. The 9:00 am to 5:00 pm notion of work is all but vanishing, at least for the knowledge workers. The baby boomers are retiring taking their tacit knowledge and experience with them. Thus not only do we lose out on diverse inputs and knowledge, we also proverbially reinvent the wheel many times over and feed into systemic inefficiency.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not. The need for creating meticulously designed training programs will be gone – ( Some compliance programs may still be around.) Each member will bring their expertise to bear and share their knowledge and experiences. L&D will have to don the hat of community managers and become learners. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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

Learnnovators

And learning design will move from fixed course formats to a blended modality of curated content , custom-built content and user-generated content including ongoing conversations. Workplace learning designers, consultants, organizational leaders and change agents, and employees will have to work in collaboration to bring about this shift. Course design have been based on an analysis of past performance data or a prediction of skills the organization might need in the future.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

This post is an attempt to distill some of the skills/attitude/knowledge that possibly make up the “digital mindset” In an attempt to crystallize the skill sets, some of the finer nuances have been lost. This diagram, by putting in perspective the characteristics of a workplace of the 21st Century, acts as a trigger to define certain qualities that everyone (employees, leaders, managers, partners, customers, and all other stakeholders) need to inculcate today.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

However, while technology advanced forcing us to work differently, the human mindset and the accompanying organizational management models did not. And this takes us back to Taylor, command and control, hierarchy, and the other well-known and esteemed pillars of modern day management. The side effects of hierarchy and top down management – obsolete principles, hunger for power and unnatural competitiveness – desensitized the organizations.

L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about the shifts required by L&D to meet the connected and collaborative knowledge economy for some time now. Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today. So far, the role of L&D has been to define programs and training based on past data – identified skills gaps, best practices and established processes, explicit knowledge residing in experts or documented processes. They do not need stringent monitoring and managing.

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The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

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From Googleplex’s Designer on the Future of the Office. They require the sharing of tacit knowledge, which cannot easily be put into a manual. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. Without trust, few people are willing to share their knowledge.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

A community grows around a domain where practitioners share their insights, knowledge and doubts, the work processes. Explicit and tacit knowledge gets shared. This is where a community manager can be indispensable. If these happen to be from the senior management, so much the better. When these individuals leave their organizations, they walk away with their tacit knowledge. Some help from a community manager in the case of an enterprise community is helpful.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

Read the post, How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model , for an in-depth understanding. I am not going to tread into management theory or organizational structures in this post. It is time for deep and fundamental transformation of all organizational and management principles practised with such astounding success over the past many decades. Standardization, efficiency, processes, supervisory management, planning, etc.,

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Are you looking into enterprise level eLearning solutions? Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

As more learning designers become aware of the latest research, through their Personal Learning Networks, it will eventually take hold. Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer : This is our post on the top 9 competencies that an informal/social learning designer needs to possess for actively engaging in the design and development of social learning activities. To share knowledge has always been our basic desire. THE QUOTE.

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

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All the management framework and operational processes have been honed and polished to increase productivity and to bring about standardization. This massive shift cannot be dealt with at an incremental level and requires a complete re-imagination and transformation of management models and operational processes. Communities foster collaboration and cooperation, exchange of diverse perspectives and creation of entirely new knowledge.

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Are you looking into enterprise level eLearning solutions? Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants.

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

The way the term is being bandied about now would make one think that it is a new phenomenon designed to solve a myriad of workplace learning challenges. The term and the concept has suddenly captured the imagination of workplace learning professionals and course designers as well as clients due to a variety of reasons: The rise of mobile devices and ubiquitous connectivity. An email with a few lines of instruction is micro-learning.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

It might encompass the entire process one followed when managing client expectation or the approach one took to learn about sketch-noting and implement the learning. Designing a presentation calls for multiple skills: visual representation, content design, pattern making and story telling. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

Collaborative Learning Anthropologist and Specialist (CLA): Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Learning Career or Job Opportunities

Vignettes Learning

Resident expert - is accessible to networks of people, provides ideas as needed, shares expertise, has high visibility, initiates thinking ( SMEs , face-to-face trainers, consultants - as specialist SME bloggers who are sought after, followed by their networks in domain areas inside Enterprises). Social Network Architect - designs, implements and leads network projects (Project leaders and managers). Future jobs, now, today! Collaborative Learning Specialists - of all types!

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. As always, great stuff found in the eLearning world in September. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. If you are considering creating a “Serious Game&# or an instructional game, one of the first place to start is a great game design document. Instruction.

The how to guide on the principles of the #elearningmanifesto: 1 Do Not Assume that Learning is the Solution

Challenge to Learn

Here is my first post on how to implement the 22 principles of the serious elearning manifesto and how to convince your boss/client to do this. Of course I do not have the knowledge nor the experience to cover this completely by myself. Maybe performance support is, maybe coaching is, maybe a knowledge management system is, maybe social sharing is, maybe an apprenticeship program is, maybe … is learning not the answer. Do not assume that eLearning is the answer.

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How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

Origin Learning

However, the learning pundits and the instructional designers constantly innovate to create a perfect blend of the best of various learning modalities. Would you use a strategy or stay flexible on the strategies when designing a curriculum? A well-thought out strategy and design guarantees better outcome. There is a fixed schedule or predefined activities, designed for the learners, either through an algorithm or by a trainer.