Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Employees and partners with more capacity to learn are more versatile in adapting to future conditions. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it. Learning is social.

LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Jay Cross & Clark Quinn’s LearnTrends session on Reinventing Organizational Learning. Article they wrote for CLO mag: “Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer&#. If you don’t know the solution & need to network/collaborate to find it, that’s learning. Internet Learning Alliance: They were all working independently, decided to work together and practice what they preach. Broaden definition of learning.

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2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. Based on my work as an independent advisor to learning tech buyers and sellers , I’ve outlined 16 key extended enterprise learning trends and related predictions. Ever since cloud technology burst onto the scene a decade ago, hundreds of new learning solutions have entered the market. Absorb Software Acquires Cloud-Based Learning Tech Company, ePath Learning.

Mobile Learning: e-learningnext

ID Reflections

Why Mobile Learning The strongest Value Proposition for mobile learning comes from connecting people with ideas, information, and each other—anytime, anywhere! Ten years back, Clark Quinn’s statement about mobile learning seemed wishful thinking. Today, mobile learning is no longer a buzzword. Information explosion across all spheres and domains 5. Examples of mobile learning implementation: 1. Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips.

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Why Training Needs to go Agile (Part 1 – The Basics)

Xyleme

In other words, learning needs to go Agile. So how do Training Vendors help training organizations go agile: they adopt Agile Development. Agile Development is an approach where vendors deliver very fast, iterative product development through close collaboration with its user base (i.e. They include two major pieces of information: 1) a clear statement of some small functionality and 2) detailed description of how to test this functionality.

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: The Differences Between HCM, LMS, and LXP

Degreed

In fact, the enterprise software market has correspondingly grown in size and complexity — and the learning technology market is no exception. According to a recent study by RedThread Research, there are over 250 learning technology vendors in the marketplace today. Meanwhile, many vendors are offering new functionalities that hadn’t even been recognized as learning in the past, like mentoring, performance tracking, and social sharing.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Hands down, our learning technology “predictions” list is our favorite post to develop each year. Rather, they are educated guesses about learning technology trends, based on our continuous market research, our consulting interactions with countless LMS buyers and sellers and more than 20 years of experience we’ve accumulated in the learning industry. The LMS has evolved from a cost reduction tool to a profit-making engine for many types of organizations.

Designing Technology for the Workforce vs. HR

Degreed

Then, vendors developed mainframe (McCormack & Dodge, MSA, Tesseract) and mini-computer-based (Cyborg, Lawson, Ross Systems) packaged applications. The design imperative was improving the quality and velocity of information to the HR team, which required moving data entry closest to the source — employees and managers. Thus, vendors added self-service capabilities to their solution. In fact, every vendor does. It is not just informal learning.

5 Big Ideas for Learning Professionals in 2017

eLearning Alchemy

The gig economy is gobbling up learning work at a rapid pace. Share your work so others can learn from it. Let others see your source files so they can reverse engineer them. Don’t let a slick sales pitch convince you all your learning problems will be solved. Creating great learning is hard work. Ask yourself if you’re getting in the way of learning. Don’t forget your learners, they could be your best source of information.

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The business LMS – from basic requirement to learning ecosystem

Matrix

Learning management systems are not new to corporate learning; they have been around for quite some time and each year more and more are released. What an LMS basically does is host, distribute, record and report on all learning that goes on within an organization. Probably the most difficult one to incorporate is tracking all informal learning and using the information to provide highly personalized learning.

Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the MATRIX Blog

Matrix

Since the first and the second year of blogging about workplace learning and L&D practices got their fair share of fame ( Anniversary edition: Top 10 posts of the MATRIX Blog and The MATRIX Blog turns 2! We touched a variety of topics related to online training for businesses, from adaptive learning to mindfulness at work, to how to meet learners various needs to why to consider using one tech tool or another, and everything in between.

How To Facilitate Technical Learning For Your Employees And Customers

eFront

Due to its “dry and drab” nature, training managers often find that imparting or even motivating employees to attend technical learning is a huge challenge. Both in-house staff, such as a company Customer Support team, and client personnel, such as an Engineering department that’s using a vendor-supplied software product, look for certain elements being present in their courses. What is technical learning? Two views of technical learning.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

I spend a fair amount of my consulting time working with large organizations to help define how they will apply technology to particular business / performance / learning needs. What Most of the time I'm working with a centralized technology groups within Learning and Development that acts as a services arm to corporate L&D and to distributed L&D that is spread throughout the organization. You have to walk people through different tools and learning methods.

Future of Education 2020 Summit

Jay Cross

Take STEM (Science, tech, engineering, math). It was troubling to hear one person after another lecture about learning more about how people learn whlle violating most of the principles we already know. True to form, the LMS vendor supporting the show twisted the definition of “informal learning” so it could claim to have some: What’s informal about purpose-built content?

Everything You Wanted to Know About LXPs (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

Instilled

We answer all these questions and more to help you better understand the current learning experience platform market, and why (and whether) you would ever need one. What Is a Learning Experience Platform (LXP)? Learning experience platforms create personalized learning experiences by pulling together both formal and informal learning materials from across an organization—and beyond—for the purpose of self-paced learning. Learning Technology

The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

Which is a preface to talk about learning standards, and the field is quite dynamic right now. Learning Standards. And then the IMS (an initiative of Educause before being spun out as an independent effort) started creating standards, as did the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the major body in the US responsible for computing standards. The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative of the Department of Defense finally had enough.

Webinar Q&A: Empowering Continuous Learning with the Experience API (xAPI)

Experience API

Activity Providers can request this information from the LRS if they need it (and if the LRS gives them permission). With an LMS, it’s easy to see where learners would go to view their own learning accomplishments. You use an LRS to store, retrieve and study data about learning experiences; you use an LMS to launch and facilitate learning experiences. You can think of an LRS as “the part of the LMS that implements xAPI and that tracks learning activity”.

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Words of Wisdom*

Clark Quinn

Our vendor was very helpful, taking the necessary time to have it optimally integrated with our IT system. Our IT group changed the infrastructure a year ago, to *open source* (I don’t know what they were thinking), but fortunately my vendor says that they’d be happy to help change the installation to work with the new services architecture. While our focus is formal learning, we recognize that all needs may not be able to be met by courses.

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Defining Social Learning

Marcia Conner

Two years after we published The New Social Learning , I still hear people say “there is no definition” or worse yet, defining it in truly silly ways. A post with a slide of my definition is consistently one of the most popular posts on this site so I thought people might appreciate more on how I define the terms and what social learning is not. How do you define social learning? I define social learning as participating with others to make sense of new ideas.

Free L&D webinars for February 2019

Limestone Learning

Well, the world of learning and development is loving showing you some love, with a bouquet of free webinars on everything from instructional design to performance consulting , plus tons more. You’ll have an opportunity to explore the latest industry research on coaching and change management, and learn how high-performing organizations are leveraging various coaching modalities to ensure that their employees not only survive change, but become change leaders for their organizations.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

awards honor best-in-class solutions across the learning and technology marketplace. awards program was first implemented to formalize the recommendation and purchase process for the e-learning community. Research indicated 85 percent of readers had recommended an e-learning solution to a peer over the most recent 12-month period, and 61 percent claimed that award recognition “impacts their decision” to consider a product or service. The “Best of E-learning!”

The Learning Continuum – Using the PDR Design Model

Living in Learning

Many of us cut our professional learning design teeth using the long-held tradition of the ADDIE instructional design (ISD) model. The “environment” I reference is manifest in the new face of where we learn – our learning environment. I recently had the honor to participate as a panelist in the July 27, 2009 online discussion sponsored by Learning Trends, ISA, and Training Magazine Network. Not to sound contradictory, but we all have a learning environment.

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Are you an Agnostic or Principled Learning Professional?

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: As learning professionals, have we analyzed how our approaches affect our learners and their specific learning and performanc e environments? Are you an AGNOSTIC or PRINCIPLED Learning Professional? Perhaps, the Agnostic is the unbounded innovator in us and the Princip led is the traditionalist in us. __ As learning professionals, have we analyzed h ow our approaches affect our learners and their specific learning and performance environments?

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What's on Your Social Wish List?

CLO Magazine

Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Fast Company already told him brainpower has become the engine of innovation. That same executive secured a mandate from the executive committee to experiment with social networking in three areas of the company: international sales, manufacturing resource forecasting and learning and development. You’re a learning leader. and learning networks. Use networks to create services and share collective intelligence.

Technology and Training: Using Artificial Intelligence for Learning and Development

Abreon

From search engines that learn from your browsing history and recommend more relevant results, to chatbots that provide online customer service, AI is rapidly becoming commonplace. For these reasons and more, it’s only a matter of time before AI and related technologies such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality transform the field of Learning & Development (L&D). Machine learning uses algorithms to “learn” from data, experience, and inference.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 The fixed-price contract that has been signed with the vendor for this course is for 766 hours of development at an average hourly rate of $116 for a total of $89,000+. In many cases, there can be significant work to design that kind of learning experience. What Training Costs Part I: Converting Content from ILT to WBT How long does it take to create learning?

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company say collaboration and collective intelligence are the engines of innovation. How do I search for information?”. No one learns alone either. Collaboration is the key to success in both working and learning; they usually take place simultaneously.

A BETTr type of conference?

Learning Rocks

Paul Miller - School of Everything we find it hard to think of a different model to the one we grew up with (applies to lots of things, not just education) - this explains the persistence of the industrial learning-factory school model. School of Everything (SoE) links people with something they can teach with people who want to learn for face-to-face learning sessions - the Internet can only take you so far and getting contact time with an expert can be really beneficial.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DIY vs. Formal Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, February 27, 2007 DIY vs. Formal Learning DIY Learning (Do-it-Yourself) is the term of the week, it seems. Elliot Masies most recent Learning Trends newsletter leads with the headline "DIY: Do It Yourself Trends". Eliot goes on to talk about how "Content Widgets might add to the creation of learning assets" and the rise of "Do It Yourself Content creation."

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. As a member, I have access to a plethora of sharing, information and intellect as it relates to how individuals are driving Enterprise 2.0 Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities. Can You Learn from a Recording? Should they be coupled with your LMS or other learning-specific tools? Mobile Learning (49).

What to Do With a Broken LMS

CLO Magazine

Dated learning and management systems may seem to be more trouble than they’re worth, but deciding whether to buy or build a new system requires leaders to consider all the angles. Most large organizations rely on a learning management system (LMS) to run and support their enterprise’s learning programs. There are a few common scenarios: • Build a learning portal — keep legacy LMS. • Buy a learning portal — keep legacy LMS.

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

So here are the top posts based on social signals via eLearning Learning for August 2010. My e-Learning Don’ts - MinuteBio , August 8, 2010 Here is a list I compiled of things I think should NOT be done when designing e-learning courses. believe the following are counter to adult learning theory, sound e-learning design and they just down-right irk me. It’s a good question for people involved in learning and development. What are Learning Analytics?

A BETTr type of conference?

Learning Rocks

Paul Miller - School of Everything we find it hard to think of a different model to the one we grew up with (applies to lots of things, not just education) - this explains the persistence of the industrial learning-factory school model. School of Everything (SoE) links people with something they can teach with people who want to learn for face-to-face learning sessions - the Internet can only take you so far and getting contact time with an expert can be really beneficial.

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Nine Information Alternatives to the Now Defunct Training Magazine - Kapp Notes , March 2, 2010 Unfortunately, Training Magazine is folding up shop on its web site, print magazine and conferences. This post offers some other places to get information about training. Collaboration’s Engine & Heart - Engaged Learning , March 12, 2010 SHARING is the engine behind collaboration. Why do we label learning?

Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer?

Janet Clarey

And, no doubt I’ll piss off some people for my opinion of rapid e-learning tools. The person that I wrote the email to was questioning his ability to really create sound e-learning (using a rapid development tool); how to ‘lay it out.’ She’d need to be an engineer. Those who know how to design instruction soundly are the ‘engineers.’ ’ Without ID skills, you end up being guided by the rapid e-learning tool.

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

If only we could gobble up information as easily as Easter chocolate. Monday, April 2, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Straight Talk: Communication and Connection Skills to Increase Influence (Free for ATD members) Learn effective communication techniques to improve your communication skills, and learn to connect effectively to leverage those communication skills. In this webcast, you’ll learn: The foundational communication principle to increase influence with others.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, September 28, 2009 What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer? Someone got to my blog the other day by searching on “what’s the difference between learning designers and instructional designers?&# Now I’m the VP of Learning Design. Is Learning Designer more descriptive? Learning is something that learners do.