Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

Part of the learning leader’s job is to develop organizational learning strategies. For one thing, organizations aren’t reviewing their learning and development strategies very often. The State of Learning and Development 2014: Coming of Age,” a study from Brandon Hall, revealed that less than 18 percent of organizations reviewed or revisited their learning and development strategies at least annually over the past five years and 28.8

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

In the post “ 5 Gifts for the HR Department “, John Stepper describes working out loud as a “ different kind of talent program ” writing, “ as more employees work out loud, more of their work is visible along with public feedback on it ”. In this post, I want to demystify working out loud and highlight the organizational as well as personal growth that accrues from the practice. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM.

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Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

I have recently joined the open section of #MSLOC 430 - a graduate course in the Master''s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. This is the first week and I am absolutely looking forward to exploring the topics, learning from the other participants and participating in exciting conversations. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world. A PLN is an enabler of such learning.

Re-thinking Learning and Performance from a Business Standpoint

ID Reflections

Yesterday, I wrote a post on Learning vs. Performance – the Dichotomy. It was more of a theoretical exposition on why learning doesn’t necessarily translate into performance, and delved into some of the psychological and behavioral aspects of the same. Why is it that learning and training don’t translate into performance? What should L&D do about it? In today’s post, I have tried to analyze the learning – performance dichotomy from a more practical standpoint.

Community of Practice and the TorranceLearning Download

The Performance Improvement Blog

One of many methods of organizational learning is a “community of practice”. This is a term coined by Etienne Wenger to describe “…groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” The Download is a time and place for people to come together to share experiences and ideas, with the intention of everyone learning something new. . Did you learn it?

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. What makes you passionate about what you are doing?

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The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

The conversation erupted on social media, as it has before, about the state of affairs in the field of Learning and Development, or L&D. We shifted to blended learning, with Brent Schlenker making the point that blended solutions are simply good solutions; there’s no need to give that solution a name. Shannon Tipton added, “We want to make this whole learning thing so difficult but it’s not.” What are we L&D professionals to do?

L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace

Learnnovators

The chat was full of insights and learning, as always. And the trigger for this post was the question: How will learning & development shift in a PDW? Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning. Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today. They want to know the Why and not only the What or the How. Why do you get out of bed in the morning? What would they do differently?

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Developing a Training Program That Assists Hiring of Maintenance Techs

Convergence Training

Recently a commercial real estate maintenance company came to us looking for help putting together a comprehensive maintenance technician training program to meet the needs of not only their new hires but of their maintenance techs throughout their careers with the company.

THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. Read in conjunction, the two pieces shed a lot of light not only on how today’s workplace is changing but also on its impact on how we learn. We know how obsolete and redundant that matrix is in today’s context.

3 Reasons Your L&D Tools Aren’t Fit For Today’s Workforce

Docebo

How qualified do you think your employees are for their roles? Learning and development tools aren’t keeping up with the needs of today’s digital workforce and it’s impacting how organizations function and how employees build their careers. . The findings paint a vivid picture of why learning and development tools are failing to hit the mark and the consequences of this. . 20% – coaching, mentoring, developing through others (social learning).

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How to Persuade your Boss to Invest in an LMS

Gyrus

Your learning program has been managing itself for years, or at least that’s what your boss thinks. But you know the dark secret that is lurking barely below the surface. You spend a ridiculous amount of time organizing and determining methods of learning dispersal among personnel within your organization. So, with your business growing and your sanity going further and further by the wayside, how do you convince your boss that there is a better way?

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MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT MARGIE MEACHAM: Author and Learning Consultant Margie Meacham first became interested in helping people learn when she was a little girl struggling with first grade. It’s an honor to have you here today to discuss the past, present, and future of workplace learning.

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The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. Read in conjunction, the two pieces shed a lot of light not only on how today''s workplace is changing but also on its impact on how we learn. We know how obsolete and redundant that matrix is in today''s context.

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What does a company need an LMS and an LRS for?

Matrix

Being a learning specialist requires knowing a lot more than how to design and deliver training, whether online or face to face. It’s a relief that Google is so helpful and readily available or any conference on the subject of learning could turn into a complete mystery anthology for a lot of participants. Yet LRS (Learning Record Store) and LXP (Learning Experience Platform) have also emerged as must-haves for organizational learning in the twenty first century.

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Free learning & development webinars for May 2021

Limestone Learning

There’s a good selection this month to get you thinking about the business of learning and development. It’s time to make your job training online easier, and there’s no better or more effective way than putting people in charge of their learning with interactive techniques.

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Aligning Training Efforts with Strategic Organizational Goals

Kapp Notes

One way to accomplish this is to conduct an analysis or audit of the existing training program to highlight possible mis-alignments and to identify opportunities for improvement. If done properly, audit and recommendation process provides a methodology for moving from“learning as an event focus” to a “learning as a process” focus which will increase employee learning and retention. What do the learners need to know to support the goals of the organization?

Megatrends in MOOCs: #1 Adoption at Corporate Universities

Your Training Edge

In this series, we’ll explore some major Megatrends in how and why MOOCs are being used in corporate training and development programs. Pepperdine University professor Mark Allen has defined a corporate university as “an educational entity that is a strategic tool designed to assist its parent organization in achieving its mission by conducting activities that cultivate individual and organizational learning, knowledge, and wisdom.”

The other 5 principles of learning reinforcement

Matrix

On his quest to find the best way to reinforce organizational learning, Anthonie Wurth identified seven principles for achieving this. The first two had to do with closing the various gaps between the actual situation and the desired one and with mastering the steps towards lasting behavioral change. At the same time, this type of „learning on demand” will have a minimal impact on daily responsibilities as everyone can access it when they have the time to do so.

Training is Organizational Change

Litmos

In Implementing E-Learning , Jay Cross and Lance Dublin suggested that implementing eLearning was an organizational change. That is, the introduction of any such program requires change management. And, it turns out, this is true for training and likely all organizational learning interventions. When you have a training intervention, there should be a specific performance gap you want to address. What to do?

The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data

Lambda Solutions

Download The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data and keep it as your eLearning secret weapon! This article is designed to be your A-to-Z guide to learning analytics. You’ll discover: The basic concepts of learning analytics. Level 2: Learning.

Overcoming the shortcomings of micro-learning

Matrix

There is a lot of talk about how employees have to do more and more things in a limited time frame and how challenging it is to HR professionals to offer them the support they need, when they need it. Traditionally, training programs take time to be planned and carried out, the process being a very elaborate but not necessarily efficient one. Micro-learning seems to be the appropriate solution to all of these problems. Overcoming the shortcomings of micro-learning.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

mLevel

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Bryan Austin, mLevel’s Vice President of Learning Innovation. I’ve known Bryan for a while and he has always been passionate about games for learning and it was good to catch up with him. We discussed the evolution of the mLevel game-based learning platform and how it has helped a number of companies increase the effectiveness of learning in their organizations. Learning in 2012, and subsequently joined mLevel last fall.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

But I do believe the past can inform the future. So before we move on, I invite you to join me in revisiting this year’s most popular topics in extended enterprise learning. What Topics Were Most Popular in Extended Enterprise Learning? How can you bridge this critical gap?

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Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. Moreover, I would urge all learning folks to join this group—just to keep learning and evolving…and to contribute to these discussions so that we can all learn together. Here’s to continuous, lifelong learning! Collective Learning rocks!!! Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do?

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

Kapp Notes

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Bryan Austin, mLevel’s Vice President of Learning Innovation. I’ve known Byran for a while and he has always been passionate about games for learning and it was good to catch up with him. We discussed the evolution of the mLevel game-based learning platform and how it has helped a number of companies increase the effectiveness of learning in their organizations. A sample of the mLevel suite of Learning Activities.

The Power of Peers

CLO Magazine

After waiting a considerable time, Suzy was elated when she was finally selected to attend a senior management training program at the leading business school. You are telling us what we already know and use in my section,” she said. Everyone is doing their best to survive despite their ever-growing responsibilities, longer work hours and increasing stress. “We Because we learn!” So, keep it to yourself and do the best you can.”.

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Why the 70:20:10 model works for online training

Matrix

Learning doesn't just happen in schools, it is a continuous act that happens every day and stretches throughout our entire lives. Since more and more of today’s work is knowledge-based, active adults know that sometimes it is impossible to separate learning from work. Continuous learning at work is not only necessary, but vital to the development of the organization. A very popular learning theory is based on the 70:20:10 model. Formal learning through LMSs.

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The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning

TalentLMS

The boom in social media and the round-the-clock need to connect in communities is doing wonders for the eLearning industry. Social learning is an age-old learning and teaching strategy, backed by many cognitive scientists. While retouching social learning theories is a requirement for this article, we cannot overstate the benefits this effort can incur for training professionals. Let’s examine some top benefits of social learning in organizations.

LinkedIn Becomes A Serious Open Learning Experience Platform

CLO Magazine

LinkedIn has become quite a juggernaut in the corporate learning market. And the company just threw down the gauntlet; it’s now announcing it has completely opened up its learning platform to external content partners. This is the company’s formal announcement that LinkedIn Learning is not just an amazing array of content, it is a corporate learning platform. The company wants to become a single place for all organizational learning content.

Podcast 33: Training ROI in Action – With Ajay Pangarkar

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 33 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW. To find out more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. It’s not necessary for learning specialists to be experts in corporate finance.

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The positive impact of LMS software on businesses

Matrix

Do you know any successful person or organization that doesn’t keep up with their fast-changing environment? Being able to adapt to new situations and learn how to navigate between forever-old needs and brand new technologies — and do this fast — is a 21st-century skill that everyone should possess. Learning at work needs to happen as fast and as thoroughly as possible. Learning management systems are almost always a part of this technology.

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

Listen: Researcher Sarah Kimmel on the future of the CLO role

CLO Magazine

Technology is indisputably transforming learning. The scope of learning in the organization is growing, and sometimes shrinking, as a result. It’s understandable if learning executives are feeling a little bit shaky. They all feel like they need to do more of that.

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Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support. In Part 2, I'll list some of the levels within one of the learning types. What’s an instructional designer doing attending sales training? Yes, I know haven’t posted anything interesting last few days. The Business Case for Social Learning.

Free L&D webinars for August 2019

Limestone Learning

Thursday, August 1, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: gomo Authoring: Authoring technology for Modern Learning Design Today’s modern learner demands specific requirements when it comes to skill development. However, the features alone do not engage the participants. It's what you choose to do with those features that’ll make the difference in your next virtual training, webinar, or meeting. How to utilize a microlearning program as a piece of a larger strategic plan.