Organizations: keep an eye on your high speed learners

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

You will not get better proof of the power of online, informal learning. Although I do know that many organizations do not actively facilitate informal learning, it was quite shocking (but interesting of course!) Two important things struck me: The big challenge for professionals is to deal with information overload: people indicated that they continuous flow of all information and via various channels (emails, apps, Linked) makes them feel bad.

Designing Learning Games for Multiple Devices

Bottom-Line Performance

One of the big drivers behind the design and development of our Knowledge Guru learning game engine was to make a learning game that would work in every browser… and on every tablet. Universal design is more important than ever in an era of information overload and increased cognitive strain on our knowledge workers. That’s why Knowledge Guru works just as well on an iPad as it does in Internet Explorer.

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Epistemology

Clark Quinn

It came up in the Corporate Learning Trends conference last week that one person was responsible for knowledge workers who were, as she claimed, passive learners. I think that, in this time of increasing change, growing information overload, shorter half-life of knowledge, etc, that the most useful information we can provide is how to be a better learner.

Task, Interrupted: How to Seamlessly Integrate Training into Work

Litmos

Case in point: according to the Information Overload Research Group (IORG) , if a knowledge worker is interrupted at work, it takes 10 to 20 times the duration of the interruption to recover and get back to their previous task. According to Jonathan Spira, author of Overload! Deliver learning to your employees where they are by using an LMS that integrates with the platform where your workers spend the most time.

Learning Professionals Leaders

Clark Quinn

Harold Jarche in Skills 2.0 : Today, active involvement in informal learning, particularly through web-based communities, is key to remaining professional and creative in a field. world is becoming more about your network than your current knowledge. Gina Minks: Adventures in Corporate Education What Competencies do Knowledge Workers Need? How do I scan, collect keywords, and rescan to crystallize ideas and information?

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Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Information Overload and Learning.” Jonah Lehrer suggests the danger of too much information is “it can actually interfere with understanding.” It's a big skills, knowledge, performance gap – see Work Skills Keeping Up. And I personally believe that it's a big mistake to Not Prepare Workers for Web 2.0. Wesley Fryer discusses How are you dealing with TMI? Wesley points us to a post by Kevin Washburn “TMI!

Adaptive Thinking, Deliberate Practice, and Complexity

ID Reflections

Now the question remains, how will this help knowledge workers deal with complex and chaotic challenges that are unprecedented? In today’s workplace where Knowledge Work is characterized by: Complexity Ambiguity Novelty Diversity (of opinions, people, issues, domains, technology, etc.) Information overload coupled with “not exactly what I need” syndrome Vanishing shelf-life of knowledge Adaptive Thinking seems to be one of the keys to handling the onslaught.

Learning Professionals Leaders

Tony Karrer

Harold Jarche in Skills 2.0 : Today, active involvement in informal learning, particularly through web-based communities, is key to remaining professional and creative in a field. world is becoming more about your network than your current knowledge. Gina Minks: Adventures in Corporate Education What Competencies do Knowledge Workers Need? How do I scan, collect keywords, and rescan to crystallize ideas and information?

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Learning leaders will be more focused on relevancy of information. I find that interesting because clearly they see the need to capture and deliver information and support in new ways in organizations. The answer is simple: Information Overload provides inherent opportunity for curation. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders.

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. This is especially true today as we continually search for the actionable 2 percent in the 24×7 flow of incoming information. Finding that valuable 2 percent relies on access to domain experts and their ability to filter information.

Work Skills Keeping Up?

Tony Karrer

In New Work and New Work Skills , I discuss the fact that most of us have not participated in formal learning since college on foundational knowledge work skills - especially metacognitive skills. A lot of people who are concept workers use Google every day and have no idea that the ~ operator even exists. But, the fact that concept workers claim in surveys to be above average in their search skills but they don't incorporate these operators tells me that there's a gap.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

The second half of the prediction “self directed learning” got less attention during the year than I anticipated, but it was there and certainly was a big part of the discussion around social and informal learning. has fallen a bit out of favor and instead we are discussing these as social and informal learning. Certainly the Hottest Topics in eLearning for 2009 were social and informal learning. One of my most popular posts each year is my list of predictions.

Knowing Knowledge Review by Clive Shepherd

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

But back to his post that got me here.his review of Gsiemens's book Knowing Knowledge. I hear an overwhelming amount of whining about information overload when discussing RSS as the new learning pipeline. Professionalism of David Maister, you start to see the picture of the knowledge worker of the future. I love this post by Clive Shepherd. I've only recently been connected with Clive, but truly enjoy his blog.

Data on Big Data

Marcia Conner

The world’s technological per-capita capacity to store information has roughly doubled every 40 months since the 1980s according to Martin Hilbert and Priscila López. Demand for the services of these workers will grow as organizations continue to seek ways to improve efficiency and control costs. Despite high unemployment rates, a lack of skilled workers means many vacancies remain unfilled. T he Social Life of Information by @jseelybrown and Paul Duguid.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

It puts forward lots of suggestions for how knowledge workers can leverage technology to make themselves more effective. I actually think this is some of the most valuable stuff on my blog, and I believe that most knowledge workers are not really taking advantage of this at the level they should. Yet most large organizations find themselves with widely varying knowledge and skills among workplace learning professionals.