February Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. International Amateur Scanning League - OReilly Radar , February 10, 2010. Informal learning from the horse’s mouth - Informal Learning , February 3, 2010. Excellent Technical Resource for Mobile Learning - Workplace Learning Today , February 9, 2010. SharePoint Social Learning Experience - eLearning Technology , February 1, 2010. Tags: General Informal Learning

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Hiring Women in 1943. You Go, Girl!

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. A client sent this scanned page to me this morning. Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:50 AM Labels: women , women in e-Learning 6comments: Michele Martin said. Give experienced learners the option to skip content where appropriate and make sure information is easy to understand for those who are new to the material. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Where is L&D heading?

E-Learning Provocateur

When we worry about the status of their credentials or lose sleep over their completion rates, we’re perpetuating an out-dated paradigm of education based on formal learning. I prefer to see MOOCs through the lens of informal learning which values the learning over its bureaucracy. How do you see the impact and importance of big data, adaptive learning, mobile learning and micro-learning? I see more scope in pull learning.

Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

Origin Learning

Now against the backdrop of such information, it is interesting to explore what role mobiles are playing in shaping up the workplace learning scenario. These trends with mobile learning are evidence to the fact that we are on the brink of a new era of learning – through the mobile device. 2015 will only make it better – as learning departments find a way to circumvent or solve the existing challenges posed by it. The same is true for mobile learning too.

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Collateral damage

E-Learning Provocateur

The L&D community may be divided into two camps: (1) Those for whom the mere mention of learning styles makes their blood boil; and (2) Those who are inexplicably unaware of the hullabaloo and are thus oblivious to the aforementioned boiling of blood. The argument is that in the absence of such evidence, don’t waste time and money trying to match your teaching style to everyone’s learning styles; instead, divert that energy towards other, evidence-based pedagogy.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Web Usability

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. EdTechTalk Episode #5: Promoting Learning Through.

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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. As working professionals and L&D personnel concerned with training and organizational learning, capability building and talent development, we cannot ignore the implications of this changing landscape.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general. Agility in this context encompasses the skill of being able to scan the landscape and ecosystem of one’s domain of work, keep pace with what is happening at the edges, and evolve to remain relevant.

Business applications of Twitter

E-Learning Provocateur

Some of the ideas specifically relate to e-learning, while others may fall more comfortably into other portfolios. Scanning. With upwards of 20 million Twitter users around the world, companies should at the very least be scanning this massive public forum to keep tabs on what people are saying about them. But of course, tweet scanning also falls into the Customer Service portfolio. Tweet scanning is one thing, but active tweeting is something else again.

Of Metaphors and Perception

Tom Spiglanin

They, along with analogies, serve many purposes in learning as evidenced by a quick scan of the #lrnchat transcript on analogies earlier this year. Metaphors aren’t only for learning, of course. Complex things can also be described using conceptual metaphors, which is one of their more valuable uses in learning. Changing Workplace Informal Learning Random Thoughts & Tweets I love metaphors.

Shepherd accused of sensationalist claptrap

Clive on Learning

If not, it will be scanned in a microsecond and quickly cast aside." My crime, by the way, was to suggest that you beware who's selling informal learning. My point, slightly tongue in cheek, was that many commentators on learning and development, myself included, are getting on a bit, and have maybe forgotten how useful formal learning can be when you are a novice. informal learning

Surfing the Future Pedagogies: Augmented Learning

TalentLMS

What’s so great about augmented learning anyway? Yes, augmented learning is all that and more: enhanced learner experience and achievement. Before you scroll down to see how long this article is, (and whether this is worth your time), know that augmented learning is here to stay. It has the potential for enriching a learning environment and enticing learners for more. You will want to learn how to implement this element in your course.

Learning Professionals Leaders

Clark Quinn

The Learning Revolution: Where have all the leaders gone? So, of course, I say, great post. :) There are some interesting thoughts in the post, but also Most learning professionals can only do so much. There's a vacuum of leadership in the adoption of enterprise/web/learning 2.0 tools from learning professionals in senior positions and too many barriers put up by over-zealous HR and IT departments. Being a learning professional in a Web 2.0

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Why Retention Is the Achilles’ Heel of Your Sales Kickoff (and What to Do About It)

Inkling

On average, only half the information learned from a sales training event is remembered after the first 36 days. For one thing, speakers have a tendency to overload their audience with information. Second, there will likely be some segment of your team that won’t retain information best if it’s presented orally. Tell your team at the start of the sales kickoff that the information covered will be available to them in digital form.

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Guest Post: 5 Effective Ways of Maximizing Mobile Tech In Learning Pursuits

Kapp Notes

Thanks Jenni for agreeing to post some of your thoughts on mobile tech and learning. But mobile technology (m-tech) can also be maximized for information dissemination via cloud storages. According to a Verizon ’s “Going Back To School As An Adult,” students maximize the use of mobile internet to ‘hunt’ for alternative learning resources , the moment their professors give out the required reading list. mobile learning

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Learning Professionals Leaders

Tony Karrer

The Learning Revolution: Where have all the leaders gone? So, of course, I say, great post. :) There are some interesting thoughts in the post, but also Most learning professionals can only do so much. There's a vacuum of leadership in the adoption of enterprise/web/learning 2.0 tools from learning professionals in senior positions and too many barriers put up by over-zealous HR and IT departments. Being a learning professional in a Web 2.0

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Six ways video can enhance learning

Clear Lessons

Six ways video can enhance learning. Video enthusiast Niki Hobson shares her six top tips for using it to enhance learning in the workplace. However, lots of organisations also use YouTube as a learning resource, and according to Towards Maturity 76% of the most successful organisations use video to share best practice. In which case, there are many ways that learning and development can use video to enhance formal training programmes or informal learning in the workplace.

Making Learning Available in the Flow of Work Using AI

Harbinger Interactive Learning

However, one area that needs due diligence is the need to change how employees learn on the job. Organizations are required to create learning opportunities that support real-time performance scrutiny and are integrated into daily workflow, allowing employees to learn while on the job.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

On March 1, 2011, IBM announced the IBM SmartCloud framework to support Smarter Planet." - Wikipedia The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change--in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not.

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#AECT17 Reflections

Clark Quinn

In the keynotes, the speakers repeatedly conveyed messages about effective learning. The topic was the use of neuroscience in learning, and the panel were all people using scans and other neuroscience data to inform learning design. The challenges are different than in corporate learning technology, but there are interesting outcomes that are worth tracking. design meta-learning strategy

Trends in Learning - No LMS Left Behind [LSG Webinar Notes]

Learning Visions

These are my live-blogged notes from a Learning Skills Group webinar, hosted by Donald Taylor. TRENDS IN LEARNING - No LMS Left Behind Nag Chandrashekar, VP Products Learning Mobile and Assessment, Saba 1. Don’t even call it learning anymore. A learning platform used to do – it had the ability to target a specific group of learners and provide a nice catalog, dividing into groups of courses and targeting groups of people to push out the right content.

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4 Surprising Things You Can Learn from Your LMS

Avilar

For many, a learning management system is a tool to track employee learning and to deliver eLearning. An LMS captures a wealth of data about learners and learning experiences that can inform learning and development programs in organizations of any size. For a classroom instructor, it’s pretty straightforward to scan student grades during and after the course to see who is performing well and who is struggling. Are the learning materials deficient?

Flexing Your Tools to Create Maximum-Impact Online Training

Mindflash

The management and administration tool of choice is often a Learning Management System (LMS). Take your LMS’s functionality into full consideration to make maximum organizational impact via your learning solutions. Teaching Formally vs. Informally. People tend to have a preference for formal learning (instructor-directed) or informal learning (experiential, self-directed, impromptu learning). Find your learning stakeholders.

Cybersecurity: Learning’s Imperative

CLO Magazine

Elliott Masie is CEO of The Masie Center, an international think tank focused on learning and workplace productivity, and chairman and CLO of The Masie Center’s Learning Consortium. Within the next 24 months, your employees will need highly targeted and continuous learning and performance resources focused on cybersecurity. This will be a significant and disruptive shift in the drivers and sponsorships of workplace learning. cybersecurity imperative learning

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Channel Learning and Business Success: Can Your LMS Connect the Dots?

Talented Learning

One of the best things about being a learning technology analyst is that I get to meet so many smart, passionate people who are pushing the boundaries of the LMS and business success as we know it. Everyday I speak with founders and senior executives, sales and marketing teams, as well as customers and prospects from all over the learning solutions sphere. I see and hear details of real, measurable programs that blend formal, informal and social learning.

Can Centralized and Decentralized Online Training Co-Exist?

Mindflash

On the flip side, the traditional adult learner seeks the freedom of choice in learning that often comes with a decentralized learning network. Decentralizing the learning function can encourage self-directed learning, mentoring , social and informal collaboration, learning tailored to specific groups and locales , and on-the-job performance support. Can a centrally managed online training system and an individualized learning network coexist?

Learning in the Workflow

Litmos

We’re moving learning to the workflow, and this has some important implications. Major factors include moving from learning beforehand to supporting in the moment, or a blend, making those performance moments also learning ones. Another is using interstitial opportunities to learn or extend learning. This is part of our learning, to make automatic the things we don’t want to have to consciously execute. We can also put information ‘in the world’.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. As working professionals and L&D personnel concerned with training and organizational learning, capability building and talent development, we cannot ignore the implications of this changing landscape.

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Mobile LMS: The Facts

Talented Learning

At Talented Learning, an independent learning tech market research and consulting firm, we recently compiled an obnoxious 85 question survey detailing over 450 points of LMS business, market and functional data. Today, let’s discuss what we learned about the 2015 mobile LMS capabilities and buyer preferences. Informal learning tracking (xAPI). Scan and QR codes for content access. Learn more about the LMS Almanac.

Map to the Internet Time Ecosystem

Jay Cross

Time after time in my recent workshops on web-enabled informal learning, I found myself using my own sites as examples of learning technologies. For example, we’d walk through the Informal Learning blog to look at an RSS feed, an internal search engine, scanning the 100 most recent posts, a Creative Commons license, and so on. Two years ago, the focus was on how to apply social software for learning.

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Creating a Learning Platform for Boyd's OODA Loop

Big Dog, Little Dog

In my last post I talked about getting more out of AARs by incorporating them with informal learning and social media tools and then pushing it with formal learning in order to capture lessons learned. This approach allows you to set up a learning strategy that is a real process rather than a one time event. In this part of the action loop the observer scans the environment in order to gather information and learn about it.

Top Ten eLearning Blogs

Tony Karrer

I debated for a while, because I have quite a few blogs that I subscribe to and my personal style is to quickly scan a lot of blogs, selectively reading posts that I think are going to be interesting, comment on some, and post my thoughts about others. To get a sense of the blog try: First Time Visitor Guide elearnspace George Siemens - learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community Harold Jarche Harold Jarche's blog about "the intersection of learning, work & technology."

Three Ways to Improve E-Learning

CLO Magazine

If you find e-learning to be among the most efficient methods of learning delivery, you’re not alone. Technological advances are challenging learning professionals to rethink how they approach more traditional methods of delivery, such as e-learning. Studies have shown that e-learning is one of the most effective methods of learning delivery, especially in safety and health care compliance. Game-Based Learning. Scenario-Based Learning.

Can Centralized and Decentralized Online Training Co-Exist?

Mindflash

On the flip side, the traditional adult learner seeks the freedom of choice in learning that often comes with a decentralized learning network. Decentralizing the learning function can encourage self-directed learning, mentoring, social and informal collaboration, learning tailored to specific groups and locales, and on-the-job performance support. Can a centrally managed online training system and an individualized learning network coexist?

Continuing Thoughts on Questions

Tony Karrer

What you quickly see if you just scan that column is that the question types are all over the place. Luckily I just saw Action on Informal Learning - Leads to Great Questions and then I read and had a brief back and forth with Jacob McNulty around his post What's in a Question? While the focus is asking questions in a discussion list and is more focused on specific, technical issues, it contains some wonderful information about how to ask better questions.

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

It’s always fun at the end of the year to go back and take a look at what you’ve been working on, what you’ve learned during the year. During the year, I’ve had fantastic conversations through LearnTrends around SharePoint , Examples and Tour of Different Kinds of eLearning , Social Learning , and the Business of Learning. Each of these allowed me to fast forward my learning and share knowledge effectively. Learning Event?

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5 Learning Tech Trends to Watch in the Next 5 Years

ATD Learning Technologies

Here is a list of five trends learning professionals should consider when mapping out strategies for the next five of years. Often they are the culmination, confluence, and convergence of technological innovation, discoveries or rediscoveries of learning science and a reaction to changes within the larger culture in which society operates. Without these two elements, micro-learning would not be possible. 3: Social Learning. 4: Adaptive Learning.