Organizations: keep an eye on your high speed learners

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

The masterclass started with my definition of the knowmad: " someone who learns continuously and thereby makes smart use of the online world " The first part of the masterclass I focussed on skills for knowmads, including developing (online) identity, networking, smart use of tools and technology and application in practice: translating the online world and applying learnings. To what extent has the organization benefited from this knowledge development?

Learning Experience, Collaborative Learning… The Learning Technologies Ecosystem explained

Training Orchestra

And yet, innovative learning solutions keep coming up. While the LMS was built around a core idea of delivering e-learning to internal employees, training today must consider a variety of audiences, new training delivery methods, and innovative ways to manage training and provide a cohesive learning experience. These challenges are giving rise to what many analysts are calling a “Learning Technologies Ecosystem”. What is a Learning Technology Ecosystem?


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eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30

Tony Karrer

The general sentiment around the room was that many workplace learning organizations were focused on nuts-and-bolts training, and that there was little innovation. I’m probably not the best judge of whether there’s innovation going on because: People call me when they want to do something innovative. In the world of eLearning, I generally pay attention to other innovators. eLearning Technology.

Tech for Tech: 5 ways high-tech companies can use technology to improve learning


The technology industry can feel like a whirlwind at times. Get innovative solutions faster. We know what's up, not just with competitors, but with innovation in general. Using the LMS, companies can train knowledge workers faster, so they can take advantage of these cutting-edge solutions right away, even as these technologies are just being released to the broader market. Things change at a breakneck pace. What was cool yesterday is passe by next week.

Employee Empowerment—How It’s Done and Why You Should Care


In a 1999 California Management Review article, Peter Drucker—who is widely regarded as the “father of modern management”—stated that the most important contribution management will need to make in the 21st century will be increasing the productivity of knowledge workers. For that, he argued, organizations must view and treat knowledge workers as “assets” rather than “costs.” To be productive, knowledge workers must be seen and treated as assets rather than costs.

From Cube Farm to Open Office

The Performance Improvement Blog

What’s fascinating to me is that the city is also home to one of the most innovative open office environments. Menlo Innovations , a software development company, has no cubicles and not much use for office furniture systems. The contrast between the office cubicles of Herman Miller and the open office of Menlo Innovations is striking. Of course, technology, such as cell phones and portable computers have contributed to making the office cubicle less needed.

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Pearson Partners with mLevel to Increase Student Engagement in Business Education


Through the partnership, Pearson’s Introduction to Business course content will be integrated with Learning Games, powered by mLevel’s gamification technology, which is proven to produce higher retention than traditional instruction. Our new partnership with mLevel accelerates innovation in the Business curriculum in a number of ways. They are eager to engage using their mobile device and that’s what makes the use of technology such a great asset for my course.

VUCA, or how to do business in interesting times


Many knowledge workers now perform their jobs remotely, while governments and individual business organizations look for ways to keep the world going. In general, there is knowledge available and you figure out how to solve the problem.

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. Yet, evidence suggests that teams containing or connected to experts always outperform even the best and brightest of individual experts, particularly when enabled with software or technology. Focus on building dynamic team effectiveness versus building individual knowledge and skills.

Social Learning: what actually is it?

Jane Hart

It acknowledges that learning happens with and through other people, as a matter of participating in a community, not just by acquiring knowledge.” ” One of my favourite articles about social learning was also written by Marcia Conner – together with Steve LeBlanc, Where social learning thrives , and they state: “Social learning is not just the technology of social media, although it makes use of it.

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

ID Reflections

Excerpts from the Best of T+D | 2007 - 2009 Harold Jarche in Skills 2.0 : As knowledge workers, we are like actors--only as good as our last performance. In a knowledge economy, the individual is the knowledge creator, and relationships are the currency. They’re going to become irrelevant because people are going to be able to post and share knowledge with one another without the learning function. Knowledge Delivered in Any Other Form Is.

4 Reasons Why Better Learning Ensures Better Onboarding


Most organizations want the same thing for their new employees: to get up to speed in a quick and timely manner, avoid and diminish any knowledge gaps, effortlessly integrate with the team, and ultimately, be productive. Throughout the day, the modern knowledge worker uses many tools. Creativity: Taking steps toward innovation in the role, industry, department, or company.

I Feel the Need - The Need for Speed

Tony Karrer

If you are reading this, you are a knowledge worker. Consider the content (knowledge, information, learning) you personally need to get your job done. Actually most of us that are Concept Workers will find that we play in that upper right quadrant most of the time. For example, I consume a fair bit of content that's around technology. There is some information around core technologies that will last longer. eLearning Technology.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Join us on this exciting journey as we engage with thought leaders and learning innovators to see what the future of our industry looks like. As the Senior Partner of Bob Little Press & PR , you have been providing business-to-business public relations (PR) services to many organizations in the ‘learning’ and ‘learning technologies’ industry for years. Moreover, their access to today’s technology means that they think they don’t need an external PR consultant to help them.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

What I wrote more about in 2010 than past years: Text-to-Speech (8) OCW (3) SharePoint (8) eLearning Strategy (16) eLearning Tools (34) Corporate eLearning (18) Knowledge Worker (8) Authoring Tools (8) Voice (15) Knowledge Work (4) Captivate (11) Adobe Captivate (6) Enterprise 2.0 (6) Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year.

Does Your Organization Need a Learning Culture?

The Performance Improvement Blog

The amount and complexity of knowledge and skills that each of your employees needs is increasing dramatically every day due to technology and globalization. banking) and online technologies are disrupting traditional businesses (e.g., Likewise, today’s knowledge workers are asked to do more than just complete tasks. Now the focus is on “thinking outside the box,” embracing innovation, improving processes, and helping the company to better compete.

Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question

Kapp Notes

If you try to sell the use of social media as a technology play, it will not work. Address the need to share knowledge over distances or the value of timely information to sales tactics, don't focus on the technology. If you have scientists and engineers working across geographic boundaries in isolation and knowledge of what they are doing within the organization is limited, consider having them establish blogs to share their insights and ideas.

Enough Tools for Now

Tony Karrer

Still I’ll stick with: The bottom line for the Tilde Effect is that we live in a time of incredible innovation that directly affect the methods we use to work and learn. And the focus of that post is really about general metacognitive tools and methods for knowledge workers. for technologies that impact learning and performance AND you believe you have a responsibility to help with design of appropriate solutions, then I don’t think you can say we have “enough tools for now.”

Empires of the mind

Learning with 'e's

Leading nations will found their success on their ability to develop their intellectual capabilities, and so create, innovate and solve problems that don't even exist yet. Where once oil, gas, minerals and real estate were the most valuable natural resources a nation could own and trade, now the rapid evolution of technology, economic turmoil and processes of globalisation have privileged intellectual capital above all other commodities.

Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

The latter talks about the impact that the changing nature of technology is having on us. As technological capability increases, the cloud becomes pervasive, and the power of social and mobile become progressively evident, these will transform the way we function. Over the next two decades we can expect the knowledge of the world to be digitalised, with an exponential rise in user-generated content, "wise-crowd" application and open innovation applications."

What will happen to remote work in 2021?


What is the fate of the office worker of the future? Cigna’s 2020 Loneliness Index found remote workers are more likely than non-remote workers to always or sometimes feel alone and that lonely workers say they are less engaged, less productive and report lower retention rates.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

Does working out loud need digital technology in the form of an online platform or tool? Thus not only do we lose out on diverse inputs and knowledge, we also proverbially reinvent the wheel many times over and feed into systemic inefficiency. An organization that shares openly –successes and failures, learnings and insights, explicit and tacit knowledge – learns faster, builds an ambient awareness and paves the road for serendipity.

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Digital Badging is Next Generation Certification

Training Industry

The world we live and work in drives the need for knowledge workers and an innovation economy. As advancements in technology have changed so too have assessment types and digital badging is a further extension of assessment type. I recently finished a great MOOC course on the role of badges as a new currency of exchange for high value, post-secondary credentials for professionals.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Where we are today: Primary forms of social learning technologies used in corporations today appear to be e-mail, live online learning (Web conferencing), threaded discussion, and collaborative content development. Organizations are just beginning to use social media technologies and few are using the social learning technologies available in their LMSs. Document and share: learners should be actively creating rather than consuming knowledge. For knowledge management.

Agile, Lego and Training: The common factors.

ID Reflections

Deviation was firmly discouraged; innovation was probably a dirty word. Social Media for Knowledge Workers: eLearning Technology (Tony Karrer) 10. Harold Jarche’s posts as always hits the nail on the head and this one is no exception. Before I launch into my thoughts, here's what Sara Ford (Program Manager of CodePlex) has to say about Agile: 1. Design and plan for the very next step, instead of designing and planning for the very next feature.

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10 resources I enjoyed in February 2013

Jane Hart

Flexibility was introduced to solve problems and leverage communications technologies; it did not happen for the sake of it.” If you’re looking for innovation, you need diversity, the subject of many studies before and after ours.There is no way that you have that diversity in toto within driving distance of your Silicon Valley. It’s 2013, not 1950, the year the number of manufacturing workers reached its peak in the US.”

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Her work with various companies like Tata Interactive Systems, Zensar Technologies, ThoughtWorks and Future Group has given her a width of experience that spans instructional design, workplace learning strategy, knowledge management, social learning and community management, and people development. Her writings and articles have been published in papers like The Business Standard, Inside Learning Technologies Magazine, U.K., Technology is merely an amplifier and enabler.

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What will happen to remote work in 2021?


What is the fate of the office worker of the future? Cigna’s 2020 Loneliness Index found remote workers are more likely than non-remote workers to always or sometimes feel alone and that lonely workers say they are less engaged, less productive and report lower retention rates.

The augmented world of work: Chatbots and voice in digital learning

Brightwave Group

Our work with our data science and innovation teams leave us without a doubt that Chatbots and voice interfaces will be our guides in the future to finding the resources we need, when we need them. Augmented communications and learning environments will help busy people put innovative learning to work. For desk based customer support teams and knowledge workers, these tools provide at-the-fingertips resourcing.

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Leading Learning and New Skills

Clark Quinn

Enabling learning is about being a learner yourself, sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm and then taking a back seat. As fields of practice and bodies of knowledge expand, a challenge for learning professionals will be to change their tool sets from prescriptive to supportive. Gina Minks: Adventures in Corporate Education What Competencies do Knowledge Workers Need? technologies can be used to support learning.

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Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

Knowledge Work Skills / Work Literacy Having realized in 2007 that there's a very important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap , I felt the need in 2008 to find ways to help knowledge workers and organizations build skills like Leveraging Networks , Network Feedback , Finding Expertise , Using Social Media to Find Answers to Questions , Learning through Conversation and searching, scanning, etc. eLearning Technology.

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Back to the Future of Work

Learning Wire

An author, speaker and futurist, famous for his business review at Forbes, hosting The Future of Work Podcast , as well as founding the Future of Work Communit y, Jacob is famous for his innovative forward thinking outlook on the world of work, and most of all – for his consideration of the impact of the entry of millennials on the market. The first notion that you will probably think of is that technology – and you are right.

Demystifying Working Out Loud


The 9:00 am to 5:00 pm notion of work is all but vanishing, at least for the knowledge workers. The baby boomers are retiring taking their tacit knowledge and experience with them. Does working out loud need digital technology in the form of an online platform or tool? Thus not only do we lose out on diverse inputs and knowledge, we also proverbially reinvent the wheel many times over and feed into systemic inefficiency.

Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


People visit the Lab to spark innovation and think fresh thoughts. He distills lessons from cognitive science, social networking, business strategy, futures research, and psychology to boost sales, improve customer service, and spark innovation. Jay is the author of Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance , Working Smarter Fieldbook , Implementing eLearning , and Real Learning. This is a knowledge economy.

eLearning - Social Media - Mobile Learning

Tony Karrer

A List Apart: Articles: In Defense of Eye Candy , May 16, 2009 Facilitating Online | Centre for Educational Technology , May 19, 2009 Are Your E-Learning Courses Pushed or Pulled? , Here's what you might have missed last week. eLearning Learning Hot List - May 15, 2009 to May 22, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

Social media and reflection: marriage or divorce?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I do believe however in finding an optimal use of social media to support individual and collective learning and innovation. She claims human relationships are cleaned up by technology because connecting in sips doesn't lead to real conversations. In the process of reflection we analyse what happened to generate new knowledge and insights (this might be done individually or in group, a method for systematic reflection in group is After Action Review).

The Future Of Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

Coach: What types of challenges do newer technologies, such as mobile and podcast, present to the instructional designer? Karl: The biggest problem is that in the learning field we sometimes get seduced by the technology and forget the underlying learning need and, even more importantly, the underlying business need. This means leveraging new technologies to deliver non-traditional instruction. There is no substitute for hands on experience using the technologies.