SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

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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.

WITH REGARDS TO mLEARNING: A CASE IN POINT OR UP IN THE AIR

Wonderful Brain

A few years back as a VP for a large computer solutions company in New York, one of our account executives specializing in elearning opportunities had managed to seduce a notoriously reticent airline into considering change from their mostly instructor led training to online education. These trainees had the right stuff but lacked knowledge of procedures, policies and in some case behavioral insights into how to deal with all sorts of customers.

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.

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.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

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. It will be a participative ecosystem with knowledge and skills being freely shared. Again, I go back to the notion of L&D becoming community managers. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

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

Learnnovators

Workplace learning designers, consultants, organizational leaders and change agents, and employees will have to work in collaboration to bring about this shift. This will provide the employees with an opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge in their areas of interest beyond the purview of their current roles thus equipping them with new skills, a critical aspect of professional development. MOOCs – you can love them or hate them but you can definitely not ignore them.

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

Learnnovators

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. This requires online community management skills on the part of the MOOC facilitator. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 3: LAUNCHING A MOOC

Learnnovators

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. To make MOOCs successful, it is important for orgs to have: Community managers and facilitators — I have written about this later in the post. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

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.

THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

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. Recently, I read two posts that to me reflected the changing nature of work — from divergently different perspectives.

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.

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.

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.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

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.

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

Learnnovators

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.

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

Learnnovators

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. Rebuilding Management Skills and PM. The Talent Agenda for 2015: What comes after “Integrated Talent Management?”. The world has gotten complicated.

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!

7 eLearning Experts Share Tips on How to Choose the Best Learning Management System

ProProfs

Identifying the ‘right’ learning management system (LMS) for your business can be quite a hassle. In an industry filled with so many eLearning vendors, it can be tricky to find the best deal. Nearly every solution provider you interact with will claim to have the perfect tool that can support all your eLearning needs. Consult trainers and end-users before you purchase: Find out from trainers and end users what features they would prefer.

THE 70:20:10 L&D MODEL FOR DEVELOPING A HIGH-PERFORMING WORKFORCE

Learnnovators

70:20:10 Model in Managing Innovation. This was based on the results of their survey with successful and effective managers which revealed that ‘Learning’ is: 70% from tough jobs. 70:20:10 Model in Managing Innovation. The 70:20:10 Model in Managing Innovation is a business resource management model that was pioneered in 2005 by Eric Schmidt, ex-CEO of Google Inc, and is being practiced at Google ever since.

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. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3 - eLearning 24-7 , September 14, 2010 While this market has always existed, it is clearly taking a whole new form in two areas: Strong emphasis to embed into a web site or blog.

7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset

Learnnovators

Individuals and organizations operating from a scarcity mindset typified by hoarding of knowledge, grasping of power, and a perception of the world as a zero-sum game cannot function optimally in a digital world. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

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

Workplace learning designers, consultants, organizational leaders and change agents, and employees will have to work in collaboration to bring about this shift. This will provide the employees with an opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge in their areas of interest beyond the purview of their current roles thus equipping them with new skills, a critical aspect of professional development. MOOCs – you can love them or hate them but you can definitely not ignore them.

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.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

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. It will be a participative ecosystem with knowledge and skills being freely shared. Again, I go back to the notion of L&D becoming community managers. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

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 empowers learners to build their personal learning networks (PLN) and personal knowledge management (PKM) by leveraging technology to connect a distributed and diverse workforce. It is in communities that knowledge is exchanged and challenges solved.

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.

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

Learnnovators

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. This requires online community management skills on the part of the MOOC facilitator. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

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.

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.

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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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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“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.

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.

Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change

Learnnovators

The crux of the problem lies in our inability to see how the culture of organizations stem from and is shaped by the very discourse of management that we have collectively subscribed to ever since the Industrial Revolution and the manufacturing era. No matter how hard we try to change the culture – and I do believe that leaders and managers are trying – the discourse we use lets us down.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC

Learnnovators

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. To make MOOCs successful, it is important for orgs to have: Community managers and facilitators — I have written about this later in the post. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

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. Recently, I read two posts that to me reflected the changing nature of work — from divergently different perspectives.