Learning, Long Tail, Needs Analysis, Web 2.0, & Creative Thinking

Big Dog, Little Dog

This is not some relativistic world where training is fine as long as the manager says it's good (what David Wilson of Elearnity terms the 'conspiracy of convenience'). No, there are particular types of measure that are of value to stakeholders, and as long as the learning function can show its effect on these, and be seen to be operating effectively, then it is doing its job. Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape - eLearning Technology. February 25, 2008.

Are You Asking the Right Questions at Your Association?

Association eLearning

The following is a guest blog post brought to you by Elizabeth Engel of Spark Consulting and Peter Houstle of Mariner Management. In their recently released white paper, Getting to the “Good Stuff”: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Associations , Elizabeth Engel, Spark Consulting and Peter Houstle, Mariner Management , share the stories of six associations that are using these new data capabilities effectively to ask better questions and make better decisions as a result.

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Learning 2.0 Strategy

Clark Quinn

When I used to work with organizations on defining an eLearning Strategy, I always worked from a very broad view of needs across the organization and the implications that had on people, process and technology. I initially attacked eLearning 2.0 You need to be able to spot new kinds of opportunities that you might not have been involved in before (see Long Tail Learning ).

Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

Environmental Changes Some of the common trends I discuss in presentations are: Decreased L&D budgets Faster pace Increased workforce mobility Shorter job tenure Increased job fragmentation - fewer numbers in any one role Constant increase in complexity Greater concept work Need for faster proficiency Changing expectations for learning The bottom line is that Learning and Development needs to do more with less these days or they will be marginalized. eLearning Technology.

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Online Coaching

Tony Karrer

Role of Learning Organizations The learning organization's role is to provide support to these workers/learners as they hit learning ignition points. This is why most learning is long tail learning. The role of learning organizations around long tail learning is to provide tools, support, skill building so that learners can self-serve their learning. For workplace learning, this is a critical role of the line manager. eLearning Technology.

Long Live?

Tony Karrer

Just got through reading - Long Live Instructor-Led Learning - by Saul Carliner, who is a person I know, like and respect. He had me scratching my head about Long Live what? Long Live – is actually an important issue being raised through this discussion that I'll get to below… Let me start with the fact that Saul and his article made no attempt to directly engage with any of the "bloggers" who he so quickly lumps together and dismisses. Long Live? Long Live what?

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