Design Thinking Culture Change in IBM

The Peformance Improvement

So I was intrigued to hear that IBM, a 100 year old, world-wide company of over 370,000 employees, is embarking on a culture change that is heavily dependent on learning. Lohr writes: …the IBM initiative stands out.

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eFrontPro For IBM Connections


One of the recent innovations in the training industry has come through the use of social technologies to support informal learning: organizations have experimented with Twitter, in particular, to increase employee awareness of when and where eLearning content is available for them.

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Relationships, IBM’s Secret to Building Strong Female Leaders

CLO Magazine

We do witness differences in the way working men and women are perceived based on societal norms,” said Anita Guha, global diversity and learning as a service portfolio leader, IBM India Limited. It’s also an informal space to share photos, interesting articles, links to videos, etc.

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IBM Watson And The Future Of Learning

Upside Learning

The news that IBM’s Watson had beaten the humans on Jeopardy didn’t really come as a really big surprise for me. Communicate, negotiate schedules – be able to communicate with other individuals ‘personal computing agents’ to exchange information, and schedule meetings/calls and the like.

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IBM Launches New Skills Programs

CLO Magazine

The new resources will aim to help reduce a critical technology skills gap outlined in IBM's 2012 Tech Trends Report released Wednesday. 5 IBM has announced an array of programs and resources to help students and IT professionals develop new technology skills and prepare for jobs of the future. The new resources will aim to help reduce a critical technology skills gap outlined in IBM's 2012 Tech Trends Report released Wednesday. Source: IBM

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eLearning Modules will Die… and 70:20:10 will hold the Smoking Gun


When talking about technology and learning it’s hard not to think about elearning modules. They’ve been the bread and butter of digital learning solutions for decades and the industry behind them has helped many, including myself, feed our families.

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A Network of Experts: From Content Curation to Insight Curation

CLO Magazine

In most organizations, performance measurement still focuses on celebrating the “lone wolf” individuals who they count on to find just the right data to inform great innovation and accomplishment. IBM built this idea into its model as early as 2005.

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%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

Informal Learning Flow

Tony Karrer

I've always been a big believer in the value and power of informal learning. Over the past few years, I've written quite a few posts about informal learning. is one part of systematizing support for informal learning. The person I most associate with informal learning is Jay Cross. And I'm happy to announce that he's working with me to help bring together resources via the Informal Learning Flow. Go to the site and click on a concept, say, informal learning.

"New Technology Paves Way for Visually Impaired Internet Users to Improve Website Accessibility" (IBM)

Mark Oehlert

Existing screen reading software may not obtain the same information as shown in the image, or a description of the photo is simply missing. Whenever visually impaired users face such difficulties, they can report that incident by using the collaboration tool developed by IBM Research and ask for adding an improved alternative text to describe the image

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Passively Multiplayer Online Game (PMOG) | Main | "New study examines how online games can teach business skills" (Red Herring) » June 28, 2007 Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it. Tom Werner points to some stats from a recent WSJ article that certainly provides some good corporate ammo: Everyone knows that IBM is a bellwether company in the use of technology for learning.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Mark is very late to the virtual worlds big news about SL and IBM.

Mark Oehlert

Main | "A Vision of Students Today" from the Creators of "The Machine is Us/ing Us" » October 19, 2007 Mark is very late to the virtual worlds big news about SL and IBM.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "I.B.M. Plan Ties Training and Accounts" (NY Times)

Mark Oehlert

Main | "With Tools on Web, Amateurs Reshape Mapmaking" and in related news Andrew Keen Goes Apoplectic » July 27, 2007 "I.B.M. Plan Ties Training and Accounts" (NY Times) ( link ) "I.B.M., Under the I.B.M. When anemployee leaves I.B.M., " How smart is IBM looking right now? July 27, 2007 in Current Affairs | Permalink Technorati Tags : IBM TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference "I.B.M.

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Supercomputer's Win on Jeopardy: Little Comfort to Those.

Dashe & Thomson

The fact that a computer can win a trivia contest that relies on fast reflexes and fast information retrieval doesn’t seem much like news to me. My learning philosophy: dont make people tote around loads of information in their heads just so you can say you trained them.

Tools for On-Demand Information - An LMS?

Tony Karrer

I was pointed to the article in CLO Magazine: Tools for On-Demand Information by Donald Clark. Does anyone really believe that an LMS is a good way to support "on-demand information?" Some LMS products have tried to provide deep linking and automatic registration, but it is rare that this still turns out to be as easy as just building content using Wikis, CMS, Portal or whatever the relevant toolset is that you have for building information resources.

Institutional Innovation and Podular Design

Skilful Minds

Business business exceptions Conference Board connected company Deloitte great innovation debate IBM informal learning institutional social media John Hagel John Seely Brown JP Rangaswami know how knowing who Knowledge Creation Knowledge Management pods podular design Richard Adler social learning social media institution social software

Tony O'Dricoll - IBM - Welcome to the learning bloggosphere

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

are investing more in the place where learning happens least and in so doing we are leaving the informal learning to chance." Clark Quinn from Learnlets welcomes Tony O'Driscoll to the learning bloggosphere. And so do a BIG way!!! I'll have to agree with Clark on the long post concern, but what the heck.we're re just glad your hear Tony! I actually like the long thoughtful posts.its inspiring to read what I'm thinking, clearly. His blog titled Learning Matters!

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Informal Learning Blog » Dawn of the virtual learnscape

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

A Dozen Ways To Promote Informal Learning

CLO Magazine

It happens informally, between employees and peer groups. Learning management systems and learning content management systems are the centerpiece for many learning departments, but most organizations are unaware that these systems have capabilities to support informal learning. Learning leaders can support informal learning within systems, but all solutions are not rooted in technology. What follows are 12 ways to engage a workforce in informal learning tactics.

Preparation for Oxford Union Debate on Informal Learning

Jay Cross

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Contents of the informal cloud book

Jay Cross

Work Smarter: Informal Learning Enters the Cloud. IBM, 24, 119, 120, 187, 188. Informal Learning , 2, 6, 33, 41, 97, 98, 103, 104, 126, 127, 129, 179, 183, 187. 19.95. Index. ADDIE, 22, 23, 102, 106. Allen Interactions, 106. Andrew McAfee, 121. ASTD, 56, 66, 120, 183.

Informal Learning Blog » What am I doing?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces


“ Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. THE QUOTE.

Keep on Learning, Big Blue

CLO Magazine

IBM turned 100 today. IBM celebrated its centenary by publishing a new, rather hubristically titled book , “Making the World Work Better: The Ideas That Shaped a Century and Company,” that chronicles the company’s accomplishments. Remember the story of Watson, IBM’s supercomputer that earlier this year beat the all-time champs of Jeopardy at their own game ? Despite all that success, IBM faced a near-death experience in the 1990s.

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Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 3

Tom Spiglanin

When an organization’s data, information, platforms, and services are housed in the cloud and outside the corporate firewall, employees have more facile access to their information and will be more free to work at times and places of their choosing.

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Using Open Badges to Recognize and Verify Learning

dVinci Interactive

David Leaser, Senior Program Manager, Innovation and Growth Initiatives, IBM. In the information technology industry, micro-credentialing is helping employers and professionals keep pace with rapid change. Open Badges are certainly not exclusive to IBM.

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Benay: “Not enough innovation is being developed in Canada”

Trajectory IQ

Let’s get started… Canada’s home-grown tech companies have long complained that Ottawa keeps turning to giant American firms like IBM for its information-technology needs — and an internal federal report suggests they’re right.

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“Not enough innovation is being developed in Canada”

Trajectory IQ

Let’s get started… Canada’s home-grown tech companies have long complained that Ottawa keeps turning to giant American firms like IBM for its information-technology needs — and an internal federal report suggests they’re right.

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Quotes and excerpts on the need for Learning 2.0 from the Best of T+D: 2007-2009

ID Reflections

Ted Hoff, Vice-President of IBM's Center for Learning and Development: Some managers will complain that use of social networking tools will eat into productivity, but the reverse can also be true; they can be a tremendous boost to productivity, allowing people to get answers to work-related questions, as well as to build social connections, collaboration, and innovation.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Virtual Currency for Your Email

Mark Oehlert

From the site : " creates a virtual economy for enterprise collaboration and a solutionto information overload.

Chatbots and Virtual Assistants in L&D: 4 Use Cases to Pilot in 2018

Bottom-Line Performance

Google, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and others are making big bets on conversational AI. Customize a learning path based on learner’s demographic information. Tech analysts predict that 2018 will be a big year for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in all its forms.

5 Reasons Why Online Learning is Valuable


Here are a few reasons why: It increases information retention – Companies spend billions of dollars each year on learning and development programs. However, no amount of money will ensure that employees truly understand, retain, and integrate the information presented to them via training.

6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

IBM was one of the first companies to implement this policy, and so far the results have been, well, nightmare-ish. Ideally BYOD would save companies money, but according to IBM CIO Jeanette Horan, it hasn’t.

Culture Eats Strategy

The Peformance Improvement

To cut costs and boost collaboration, IBM forces some remote workers back into the office ( TechRepublic ). This is the same question that AT&T, IBM, and Ford Motor must be asking themselves. Command-and-control leadership, hierarchies, bureaucracies, secrecy and compartmentalization of information all stop the free flow of information and inhibit learning. (This post is co-authored with David Grebow.).

A Conversation with John Blackmon of Trivantis

Kapp Notes

John then spent time at IBM, working on plant floor data collection, and then design work on the OS/2 operating system. At IBM, John was awarded a patent for his work on seamlessly running Windows applications under the OS/2 operating system.

Join the Internet Time Alliance for a day

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

We’d swap our views on recent thoughts emanating from Altimeter, IBM, Dan Pink, JSB, and others we listen to. Books such as The Working Smarter Fieldbook, Informal Learning, & Engaging Learning. Tags: Informal Learning itimealliance

What is a Learning Burst?

Allison Rossett

Suzanne Murphy, the head of leadership development programs for emerging leaders at IBM was at a crossroads. A series of 10 Learning Bursts made up the new IBM Business and Financial Acumen course. For more information visit

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