eFrontPro For IBM Connections
JANUARY 14, 2016
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.
IBM and PNC to Train, Certify More Veterans for ‘New Collar’ Work
APRIL 17, 2017
This month IBM announced a new initiative with U.S. IBM and CASY are spearheading the program, which certifies veterans in the use of software commonly used by law enforcement, cybersecurity and national security agencies. Bravetta Hassell is a Chief Learning Officer associate editor.
Relationships, IBM’s Secret to Building Strong Female Leaders
JANUARY 4, 2017
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. Homepage Top Story - Left Column Leadership Development female leaders high potential IBM
Design Thinking Culture Change in IBM
The Peformance Improvement
DECEMBER 1, 2015
The need for creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations is critical given the rise of digital technology, the rapid pace of change, the complexities of globalization, and the growing development demands of a diverse workforce. Lohr writes: …the IBM initiative stands out.
What Instructional Designers can learn from IBM’s Watson
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
By now you have heard about IBM’s super computer, Watson is a modern day wizard answering questions that seemed impossible for a computer to answer only a short while ago. The IBM scientists followed a similar pattern to “teach Watson clues as they are used on the game show.
IBM Watson And The Future Of Learning
FEBRUARY 24, 2011
The news that IBM’s Watson had beaten the humans on Jeopardy didn’t really come as a really big surprise for me. While this sounds a bit scary, being able to capitalize on the experience of others in situations similar to ours is very useful for learning.
eLearning Modules will Die… and 70:20:10 will hold the Smoking Gun
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
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. From the Blended Learning Trenches.
Using Open Badges to Recognize and Verify Learning
JULY 5, 2016
David Leaser, Senior Program Manager, Innovation and Growth Initiatives, IBM. At IBM, David Leaser promotes innovative way to recognize skills and achievements within the IBM community of professionals, employees, channel partners and customers.
Introduction to WAI-ARIA with Rich Schwerdtfeger, IBM CTO Accessibility
The Learning Dispatch
JANUARY 13, 2013
As many of you know MicroAssist is passionate about creating accessible web sites and accessible E-learning. Recently, Hiram had a conversation with Rich Schwerdtfeger , CTO Accessibility, IBM Software on the WAI-ARIA (ARIA) software development standard for web based applications.
IBM Launches New Skills Programs
DECEMBER 6, 2012
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
Making Learning Fun: Gamification
AUGUST 27, 2014
With all the hype about transforming simple training into a holistic and integrated ‘learning’ and thereby development process, this should hardly come as a surprise. Now the question is, how to make learning fun? But how exactly to integrate it into your learning function?
Connecting Learning and Development to Business Strategy
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
Throughout 2015, I’ve had the privilege to interview some impressive learning and development leaders from a variety of industries for JPL’s Learning Solutions Video Blog. Special thanks to the learning leaders who shared their valuable insights: Leanna Meiser, The Hershey Company.
Social Business by the Numbers
NOVEMBER 7, 2012
IBM’s 2012 CEO Survey of 1700 CEOs across the globe [released May 2012] tells many interesting things. 69% predict that their use of social media will grow, 61% admit the need to overcome a learning curve before adopting any kind of social media strategy.
Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning
Performance Learning Productivity
JANUARY 23, 2015
It shows the relationship between relative value and relative autonomy as they relate to different approaches to learning in the modern workplace. 70:20:10 Model The 70:20:10 model is used to extend learning into the workflow.
Lynda.com vs. Atomic Learning
Coffee and Design
FEBRUARY 14, 2014
I have recently been asked to represent my department on a committee to decide with the instructional video offerings of Atomic Learning are meeting the needs of our university students, faculty, and staff. Atomic Learning’s offerings are 99% tool based.
How to Create Tomorrow’s Learning Today
JANUARY 23, 2017
A company’s commitment to provide learning of all types is increasingly important to attract and keep top talent. What’s more, 60 percent say they welcome getting information on learning that companies can offer to those with no university degree.
6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have heard by now that mobile learning is no longer the next big thing – it IS the big thing. Here is a quick breakdown of the mobile learning trends you need to be watching. Snack learning”. Mobile Learning byod tin can api
70:20:10 and the Learning Curve
JANUARY 27, 2015
My colleague Charles Jennings recently posted on the value of autonomous learning (worth reading!), In Charles’ post he also included an IBM diagram that triggered some associations. The point was that the closer to the work that learning is, the more value.
The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
Here are five things/phenomenon that did not exist five years back (at least not in the way we know them today): IBM''s Watson, the AI driven robot that interacts with humans on human terms (in natural language). How do I see workplace learning shaping up five years from now?
Nine Amazing Online Learning Facts
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
The number of companies using e-learning is increasing with each passing day. A study by Research and Markets predicts the global e-learning market will grow at a CAGR of 17.81% during the period 2016-2020. Let us now look at a few interesting statistics about online learning.
The Learning Function Has Become Invisible
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
Skinner wrote some of the first books on training, promoting the idea of small learning steps, questions and answers, and the ADDIE model to build high-fidelity training programs. We took learning “out of work” and put it into a professional function in business.
Adaptive Learning Methods Could Close the Trained Worker Skills Gap
JANUARY 23, 2017
E-learning has been a workable solution to deliver employee education and training, past failures in some early models have left many organizations with mixed emotions about mass-produced learning. Adaptive learning could make a difference for both employers and prospective employees.
5 Reasons Why Online Learning is Valuable
JANUARY 20, 2017
Online learning is valuable – this statement is practically inarguable. Over the past couple of decades, online learning has slowly but surely crept into nearly every type of company, organization, educational institution, nonprofit, multinational, association, and healthcare establishment.
The Business Case for Online Training
JANUARY 25, 2017
As proof we learned something, we filled out a work book for each section and signed it at the end to demonstrate that we’d completed the training. 42% of companies say that eLearning increased their revenue (Ambient Insight 2012-2017 Worldwide Mobile Learning Market-Executive Report).
Blended Learning Takes Hold in Leading Organizations
DECEMBER 16, 2015
Every leader featured in JPL’s Learning Solutions Video Blog thinks strategically about how they deliver training and performance support to their targeted learners. Meg Petersen, IBM. Look for more interviews featuring learning leaders throughout 2016.
IBM's Watson (Jeopardy Winner). Will Our Folks Be Replaced?
Will at Work Learning
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
IBM's Watson beat two Jeopardy champs in answering questions this week. . For us as workplace learning-and-performance professionals, does this mean we'll be doing less training of people, and more training of machines? Does this mean that soon computers will be able to replace people in answering questions? Probably depends on lots of things as to how soon this happens.
How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces
MARCH 22, 2015
“ 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. ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ How will social learning evolve in the coming years?
Supercomputer's Win on Jeopardy: Little Comfort to Those.
MARCH 1, 2011
Matt Blum at GeekDad wrote an article this week called Why Watson’s Jeopardy Win is Mostly Meaningless saying: IBM’s supercomputer software Watson’s win on the game show Jeopardy!
Learning Leaders, Get Used to Disruption
JANUARY 26, 2017
Over the past several years, we have seen a continuous disruption in the corporate learning market, and it threatens some of the more traditional tech tools like the learning management system. Video-learning, which was expensive and difficult to author for years, is now ubiquitous.
What Are Learning Organizations, and What Do They Really Do?
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
For years we’ve been hearing the term “learning organization” used to describe a company or other entity. Learning organizations and the people in them learn constantly from everything they do. They learn from their successes and also from their failures.
IBM Looks at Global Innovation
MAY 22, 2008
Recently, I got my hands on IBM's Global Innovation Outlook 2.0 In fact, you may want to check out a number of reports and ideas flowing at the IBM Innovation Web site. 329,000+ is the number of people who work at IBM.
Top 100 Learning Game Resources
JUNE 24, 2009
So here they are – a Top 100 Learning Game Resource list. If you are already developing learning games, these links will broaden your horizons, as they did mine. It is All Fun and Games…And Then Students Learn- Kapp Notes, July 30, 2008. What Makes a Learning Game?
Wearable Computing Technology In Learning
APRIL 23, 2013
We’ve been tracking the growth of wearable computing devices and associated technology as they are likely to have interesting implications for learning technology. Using a wearable computer for continuous learning and support , (yes, Springer, costs money 40 USD!).
KnowledgeStar: The App for a Learning Culture
The Peformance Improvement
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
As a proponent of a learning culture in organizations, I’m always on the lookout for methods and products that contribute to creating and sustaining that kind of culture. We are replacing 100 years of traditional training with a new way to learn.