Don’t Control Knowledge, Let the Base Free

Nick Leffler

Hopefully dropping some knowledge on the knowledge-base will open the flood gates. There’s been a few times when a knowledge base has popped up in my world lately, from where I put things in a closed internal environment to being available to the public. I’m writing specifically about an internal knowledge base for employees to put some context around what you read here, not the public knowledge base which is another animal.

How to Use Enterprise Social Networks to On-Board New Employees


As more evidence piles up linking employee engagement to performance, organizations need to take the entire on-boarding process much more seriously. One important way organizations can do this is to help new people “adjust” or “socialize” into the new organization. People want to, even need to, feel connected to the organization in which they work to make a meaningful, valuable contribution and help the organization perform well.

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Solving the Challenge of Today’s Learners


While I was there, I had the pleasure to meet and speak with a variety of people from different industries, one thing was can we help the people in our organizations be the best they can be? Is your program truly solving a problem for a the person or the organization?

SCORM and xAPI LMS in a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

A learning management system (LMS) is considered to be a necessary tool in most complex organizations today, especially those industries, like nuclear energy, airlines, and healthcare, where monitoring compliance with government-imposed training requirements is essential.

Is Content Curation the Future of Instructional Design?


Even if you’re in a large Fortune 500 enterprise with the luxury of a Learning and Development department, do you really see content curation as part of curriculum design, management leadership development, onboarding, sales training, etc.?

CLOs, Move From Conduit to Curator

CLO Magazine

CLOs will need to embrace content curation and move away from being conduits for organization learning. For example, offer recommendations on content based on interests or new job roles to make sure content is relevant. Crowdsource employee knowledge.

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Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”


Certain skills will become fundamental to thriving in future organizations. Unfortunately organizations have been created with efficiency in mind. Communities foster collaboration and cooperation, exchange of diverse perspectives and creation of entirely new knowledge.

On the brink with mobile– what learning executives say

Allison Rossett

My point then was that mobile offers immense potential for learning and support but that it is not yet making much of a difference in the enterprise. Their focus is on results for their organizations and high quality experiences for their people. Mobile is not yet center stage in their enterprise learning. Not yet, but soon, is how I would characterize the responses from leaders in organizations as different as Amway and Ingersoll Rand. Words without actions.

Workplace Learning in a World "Beyond Automation"

ID Reflections

Certain skills will become fundamental to thriving in future organizations. Unfortunately organizations have been created with efficiency in mind. Communities foster collaboration and cooperation, exchange of diverse perspectives and creation of entirely new knowledge.

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Opinion: The LMS Isn’t Dead … Yet

CLO Magazine

While these functions only make up about 20 percent of what most enterprise LMSs can do, they account for about 90 percent of what people actually use. That’s a very different attitude that holds the promise of dramatic progress and should elevate L&D to become a strategic imperative in today’s knowledge-based economy. Mike Rustici, founder and CEO, Watershed. There’s a lot of talk about the fate of the LMS these days. Some argue it’s going the way of the dinosaur.

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To BYOD or not to BYOD at work? That is the question


Learning at work happens all the time in this knowledge-based economy, and it’s not always between office walls. This means that managers have to carefully consider all aspects of a BYOD at work implementation and its impact over the good functioning of their organization.

College Completion Matters

The Peformance Improvement

Managers who cannot read and write at college level or don’t understand the math needed in automated, computer-driven, 21 st century companies will not be successful and, worse, will be a detriment to their organizations.

The 2020 Workforce and the LMS Disconnect


Based on insights from her book , the podcast looks at trends and predictions about what the workforce will look like in 2020. This means that over half an organization’s workforce will have been hyper-connected since birth. However, before Jeanne’s hopeful predictions of the highly agile and fluid 2020 workforce connected by mobile social networks can come to fruition, the dependence on the enterprise LMS and the old modes of training delivery needs to be broken.

How to Implement an LMS Successfully?


Implementations will vary from customer to customer and whether your LMS choice is an installed solution which will take a longer time to configure in comparison to a cloud-based LMS such as LearnUpon which has zero deployment time.

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What is an LMS? – Everything You Need to Know


If you’re looking for a way to effectively deliver your organization’s training, you’ve probably heard of an LMS. We find this is a common issue for many people that have been tasked with managing their organization’s training.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] or November 30-December 1, 2012 Cyberspace, 10 th conference, organized by Masaryk University and the European Academy of Law and ICT , Brno, Czech Republic. link] January 24-25, 2013 Project-Based Learning Plugged In, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Clayton R.

Partner stories: an interview with CLICK&LEARN, our Austrian partner


A company which was founded in 1998 and based in Linz, Austria, CLICK&LEARN is known within the EU for its innovative methods in implementing knowledge-based training programs and learning solutions with state-of-the-art technology.

Cloud LMS or Hosted LMS: How Are They Different?

ATD Learning Technologies

As e-learning continues to gain momentum in employee training, the advantages of cloud-based learning management systems (LMSs) have become increasingly prevalent components for companies looking to offer practical and adaptable training methods.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

Kapp Notes

We discussed the evolution of the mLevel game-based learning platform and how it has helped a number of companies increase the effectiveness of learning in their organizations. Our client list includes 16 Fortune 100 companies and several dozen more Fortune 500 organizations.

Investing in Social and Informal Learning Klass Capital Acquires Controlling Stake in Docebo

Training Industry

The private equity firm made its first investment in the company in February of this year; the initial $3 million in growth equity was raised by Docebo to accelerate the growth of its Software as a Service (SaaS) enterprise e-learning platform. Since that investment, according to the press release, Docebo “has experienced consistent triple digit growth” and added more than ten enterprise customers every month. “We Other organizations have drawn similar conclusions.

Working Smarter in Social Business

Jay Cross

Smart organizations will get good at it. Organizations must provide the scaffolding that focuses on discovery, practice, sharing, and reinforcement. The corporate learning function is only now sticking its toe in the enterprise 2.0

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1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

Educational & Enterprise. Organizers. 3 – For those who would like some help with using these tools, I’m putting together a collection of continuously updated (ad-free) online Quick Guides in the 100 Tools Knowledge Base.

Should You Replace Classroom with Online Training?


First, as organizations become more dispersed, classroom training becomes a larger challenge as employees work in offices (and at home) all over the world. As with many things, just understanding something is not enough of a knowledge base to apply it.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Podcasts are a great medium for distributing an organization’s content and expertise because they can be played on hand held devices and computers. Blogging to teach others is common in the public domain, but not so within an organization.

Back to Basics: How to Add a User Manually

DigitalChalk eLearning

There are a couple of ways to manually add users to your DigitalChalk organization. If you have a Business or Enterprise account you will have access to this feature. This feature is ideal for organizations that need to add a large number of users at the same time. Another option is to add users one by one – this feature is available to every organization.

Back to Basics: How to Create an Offering

DigitalChalk eLearning

You will be able to setup the following information when creating your offering: Details : Title, Allow Students to Retake, Max Students, Enable comments (the comments feature will only be visible to Business and Enterprise accounts). Registration : Here you will determine how student’s will pay for the course, either by using funds from your organization’s account balance to cover the delivery fee, or what price the student will be charged to register for the course.

How to keep your sanity in the “Learning Vortex”?

Vignettes Learning

Part 3 –Influences The “Learning Vortex” takes place in the larger context of our organizations and societies. Organizations that are seemingly slow in adapting to change often create environments where the learning professional is caught in a flux.

Using MOOCs in Corporate Training Programs

Your Training Edge

Many organizations offer prepackaged MOOCs, and this is a very good option for workplace skills, professional development, and other parts of a training program that don’t require company-specific content. ALISON is a MOOC provider that specializes in workplace skills and professional development, offering courses in business and enterprise skills, financial and economic literacy, digital literacy and IT, and even personal development and soft skills.

5 Tips For Finding (and working with) An eLearning Development Company


Time has rendered the question of whether a modern enterprise needs eLearning, irrelevant. You need to search for, find, organize, annotate and prepare your raw material. Of course it does.

Our Favorite Things About Mobile Learning


We think the benefits of mobile learning are so rich and vital to any organization that they are worth revisiting on occasion. . IBM stated , “ Bring your own device (BYOD) is an IT policy where employees are allowed or encouraged to use their personal mobile devices —and, increasingly, notebook PCs—to access enterprise data and systems.” Search Mobile Computing wrote, “ BYOD has the potential for big cost savings because organizations don’t waste money on corporate phones.


50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)

Jay Cross

Members of CoPs develop and share knowledge, values, recommendations and standards. Respected senior chefs add to the knowledge base; that fuels the evolution of the chef community. It organizes itself, buzzes with activity and produces honey for the markets.

Interview with an Expert Series: Tracy King

Blue Sky eLearn

Organizations must not only invest in the appropriate tools to facilitate the learning outcomes they intend, but hire qualified learning designers and developers who can produce meaningful eLearning. Impactful and revenue generating eLearning is so much more than uploading info-based content assets into online repositories. I love what I’m seeing with branched video, scenario-based learning, and digital collaboration. How will these trends impact organizations?

Pick of the month: October 2012

Jane Hart

L&D needs to initiate a social learning program before the organization learns socially. ” 2 - Can Learnist hold the key to enterprise learning - Paul, 5 October 2012. Does Google make us stupid, or has it given us a deeper knowledge?

How Effective are Your Training Dollars?

CLO Magazine

Organizations invest millions of dollars each year in learning initiatives, but few actually calculate the return on investment or effectiveness of their investments. It may be attached to a change in business processes or in the organization. In his May 2012 research, “Impact of Training on Success of ERP Projects,” feedback from IT executives indicates team members’ knowledge and skills are the most critical factors leading to project success (Figure 1).

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions


An exclusive handful of organizations have won Best of Elearning! 100 honors (top global learning organization). >> Filtering based on groups, date range, courses, activity and more. >> Rapid integration with enterprise and HR software. LMS ENTERPRISE. The suite of IBM Kenexa talent products includes BrassRing, Skills Assessments, Talent Insights, Talent Acquisition Suite, Survey Enterprise and BrassRing Candidate Relationship Manager.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel


We discussed the evolution of the mLevel game-based learning platform and how it has helped a number of companies increase the effectiveness of learning in their organizations. Our client list includes 16 Fortune 100 companies and several dozen more Fortune 500 organizations.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 7-9, 2009 International Association for the Scientific Knowledge (IASK) Teaching and Learning : Excellence and Quality – Timeless Challenges in Education, Proto, Portugal. link] March 22-25, 2010 VoiceCon : Use Communications to Transform Your Enterprise, Orlando, Florida, USA.