TOPYX Topics – Social Learning Newsletter – September 2016

TOPYX LMS

eLearning is continuously evolving, and so is the content we share on our social learning blog. The High Value of Learning Paths. The same can be said for the way we learn. Corporate leaders would do well to remember this when designing employee training programs. Learn more about the value of learning paths. Learn more about how an LMS can support English Language Teaching in the workplace. Did you Know?

TOPYX Topics – Social Learning Newsletter – September 2016

TOPYX LMS

eLearning is continuously evolving, and so is the content we share on our social learning blog. The High Value of Learning Paths. The same can be said for the way we learn. Corporate leaders would do well to remember this when designing employee training programs. Learn more about the value of learning paths. Learn more about how an LMS can support English Language Teaching in the workplace. Did you Know?

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Learning & Development: How To Do It Right (2020 Update)

Docebo

With high stakes riding on the success of our training and development strategies, it’s time for us to unpack the importance of polished learning programs and, even more crucially, better understand how our training programs have failed in the past. Playbook: Just Do It (Right).

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them. ILT vs. WBT vs. informal learning).

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.

Insights in a Nutshell: Developing Highly Effective Customer Service Training Programs

Infopro Learning

Today on 90% of consumers consider customer service to be a factor they consider before deciding whether to do business with a company (1). This is one of the many reasons industry leaders are doing all that they can to strengthen the skills of their customer service teams.

Do you want to predict learners’ path?

Origin Learning

Imagine what it would be like to know about the lives of people over a period of 75 years !A Certainly attaining the coveted post of the President of the United States,making him the most powerful man on Earth, is an achievement worth knowing about, right? If this is amazing, then can you think of the effect of a tracking mechanism in the zone of learning at workplace? With its inbuilt predictability feature, it is a platform for learning by choice and not by force.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Today, I’ll complete the list by defining the true meaning of training, from ‘manifest’ to ‘white label’ Let’s dive into the language of learning! mLearning (mobile learning): Learning that’s conducted on a mobile device, like a smartphone or tablet. The movement from desktop to portable devices has had a big impact on the development of online learning content. Resources : Learning materials often stored in an LMS.

How to Develop a Volunteer Training Program

ProProfs

To provide them with such training, begin by learning everything you ever wanted to know about volunteer training in this post. Nevertheless, volunteers do need the training to keep themselves motivated and fulfill their roles in the community as your organization’s ambassadors.

Social Learning & the Hourly Employee

CLO Magazine

In giving talks about social learning, I am often asked various questions about building a case for social learning. However, in our efforts to justify why a social learning program should be implemented or even why one should be stopped, we often miss the opportunity to have someone speak from the workforce-centric perspective. Specifically, how do we support the needs of a workforce of hourly workers?

Why Video eLearning Can Be a Key Ingredient for Creating Successful Social Learning

Instilled

In this post, we’ll explore what video can do for your learning programs and why it inspires a culture of sharing among learners. Social features such as discussion forums and chats have long been built into eLearning. However, the potential to offer measurable technology-driven social learning has grown exponentially with the rise of social media companies. Peer-to-peer learning enables you to precisely identify knowledge gaps.

How to Design an Effective LMS Training Program

TOPYX LMS

Like many decision makers, you may be more than ready to improve the effectiveness of your company’s LMS training program. However, before moving forward with such a venture, it’s important that corporate leaders determine if they feel confident in their LMS ( learning management system ) program-building skills. This may seem like a tough feat, but an effective corporate training program streamlines the process. 3 Steps to Designing an Engaging LMS Training Program.

Guarding Against Primitive eLearning Programs

Vignettes Learning

In our love of everything instant, we tend to develop “primitive-like” behaviors in learning and lose significant insights present in a “contemplation mindset”learning environment. In “The Spaces of Contemplation” eLearning, we can provide an environment that promotes learners to reflect, ponder,work, collaborate and produce outputs applying the meaning of context learned. The training and learning industry has this love affair with technology.

7 questions from the University of Wisconsin-Stout ID Program

Clark Quinn

The program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout Online Professional Development’s Instructional Design program regularly asks someone to answer a series of questions from their students. Here’re the questions and my answers as presented to the students: Learning Design Evangelist Clark Quinn Answers Questions. Are there any critical gaps in knowledge that you frequently encounter in the ID industry? Also, the ability to know what rules to break and when.

LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

I thought I’d share some of the best “do’s and don’ts” from the recent sessions. The first buyer is a cloud software company developing a channel partner certification program. LMS Demo Do’s. ” In LMS speak, doing your homework on the company, their business, fiscal state, business lines, main product, current learning environment, desired future state and using that research throughout the demonstration is akin to sharpening your ax.

Why the Workplace Digital Divide Matters

Learning Rebels

Do you have a workplace digital divide? However, organizations create frustration by wanting people to be creative and innovative 3 yet do not allow or take away access to tools that would support the workplace. A fact that continues to stymie learning curiosity.

Guarding Against Primitive eLearning Programs

Vignettes Learning

In our love of everything instant, we tend to develop “primitive-like” behaviors in learning and lose significant insights present in a “contemplation mindset”learning environment. In “The Spaces of Contemplation” eLearning, we can provide an environment that promotes learners to reflect, ponder,work, collaborate and produce outputs applying the meaning of context learned. The training and learning industry has this love affair with technology.

20 Key Takeaways from ATD 2019

Docebo

ATD 2019 , the world’s largest, most comprehensive event for talent development and learning professionals, is in the books and what an insightful four days it was in Washington D.C. From Oprah presenting her key life mantras, to in-depth conversations on the future of learning, ATD had no shortage of actionable takeaways. Don’t try and find a holistic all-LMS-encompassing metric, but instead, take a micro approach to individual programs and scale from there.

L&D Pros – It’s Time to Step up as Strategic Partners of Your Business

Docebo

Today’s learning and development practices are not the same as that of years past. As learning professionals, you hold the key to ensuring the success of your business, so start to see yourselves as strategic partners of your company. For example, a software developer learning an additional coding language. Identify Your Company’s Skills Gaps. How can you know how big the skills gap is if you don’t know what skills you currently have?

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.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

The authors of this whitepaper make a compelling case for associations to step in and bridge the growing education-to-employment gap by offering alternative, affordable, industry specific education programs for professional development and credentialing. We know there’s a skills gap for young workers that colleges and universities seem unable, and employers seem unwilling, to bridge.”. Attracting New Members with Association Education Programs. “We

How a Learning Management System Can Help Manufacturers Elevate Their Training Program

SkyPrep

With the advancement of technology and having large dispersed workforces, a Learning Management System (LMS) is a valuable tool that enables organizations to deliver consistent and effective training across the board that can be accessed anywhere, at anytime. An LMS enables manufacturers to provide efficient training and easily accessible resources to train their workforce on new skills to improve performance, and to take on new tasks to fill labor gaps and reduce downtime.

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

Beyond enterprise social networks – which are hardly universal and face substantial challenges of their own – UGC in the broader sense is beset by concerns about content quality, accountability, organisational culture, job security and power dynamics. To explore the practicalities of user-generated content, the Learning Cafe sponsored a webinar entitled Learner Generated Learning Content – Possibilities, mechanics and chaos? What should Ron do?

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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. How do you think we could tackle this issue?

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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.

Podcast 30: Learning From Customer Conferences – With Tristan Jordan and Tara Pawlak of Community Brands

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 30 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW. To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. Why does learning play such a critical role? They realize that member interests have changed and they’re ready to transform continuing education programs, accordingly. Planning and budgeting are in full swing and January 1st will be here before we know it.

4 Things L&D Professionals Need to Know About Modern Learners

OpenSesame

Let’s take a closer look at each of these needs to better understand how learning programs must evolve in order to increase effectiveness. . No time to learn. Employees are clearly overwhelmed in their daily tasks and, as a result, are not placing the necessary emphasis on personal learning and development. They feel that there aren’t enough hours in a day to spend on learning initiatives.

9 Strategies to Make Your Peer Learning Program Thrive

CLO Magazine

If you’re sponsoring or developing a peer learning program, you know that professional communities of practice are a cost-effective way to leverage the collective wisdom and experience of a group of leaders with similar roles, challenges or interest areas. Getting people together is great, but using the following strategies will significantly accelerate peer learning: Leverage common threads among participants. Align around the peer learning community’s purpose.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs. So, at a time when member education programs should be thriving, many have been losing ground. Let’s tackle this topic in today’s “Ask Me Anything” column… “Ask Me Anything” About Creating More Successful Member Education Programs. Whatever you do, don’t wait to make a move. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

As I discussed in last week’s post , organizations everywhere are suddenly taking a crash course in virtual learning. So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers. 3) Learning and Business Services.

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.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

If you’ve ever crossed professional paths with me, you know I’m willing to talk learning tech shop with anyone — vendors, buyers and practitioners– anytime, anywhere in the world. Every day I meet new experts and exchange ideas about what’s good, bad and ugly in the world of learning technology. It’s not just because I’m a learning tech fanatic with more than 22 years of LMS/elearning industry experience. You’ll learn: .

Issue 69

When should you use Informal Learning?

Upside Learning

In his webinar titled ‘Learning isn’t what you thought it was’, Jay Cross made a strong case for informal learning. While there doesn’t seem to be any doubt about its popularity in the learning domain, the webinar set me thinking about the possible pros and cons of informal learning. What I understand from this is that informal learning mirrors this process in two ways. Firstly, it’s learning through sharing and collaboration.

The Emerging Role of the Community Manager #astdl20

Learning Visions

This are my live blogged notes from a session at ASTD Learning 2.0. The Emerging Role of the Community Manager with Jim Storer (@jimstorer) of The Community Roundtable Community = shared purpose, common needs Even if you think you’re doing something in private, it is discoverable and you could be outed. Good community managers know how to channel that. Do some back channeling through private messages. If you see a community forming offline, help them do it online.

Beyond Skills: The Rise of the Capability Academy

NovoEd

Industry analyst, Josh Bersin, views the new capability approach as the result of a decades-long evolution of corporate learning that moved to digital but lost something along the way. Every car manufacturer now knows the principles of lean manufacturing. Capabilities are the new black.

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Reskill your Employees for Successful Human Capital Transformation

Infopro Learning

It has also encouraged organizations to successfully drive human capital transformation and adopt digital approaches- especially for corporate learning and development. How to Develop a Strong Reskilling Program? Close Skill Gaps. Embrace Continuous Learning Culture.

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Employee engagement strategies for effective training in workplace

Wizcabin

Lack of employee engagement has always been a top issue for learning managers. Studies show that the value of learning engagement is so profound that the learning outcome and effectiveness is directly linked to user engagement. Nowadays organizations overwhelmingly adapts to modern learning technologies, but more often than not we have heard users resisting online learning. Reasons for user resistance to online learning. Social learning.

7 Tips To Apply Microlearning In Online Training

Obsidian Learning

New post 7 Tips To Apply Microlearning In Online Training on Obsidian Learning. From increasing knowledge retention to filling performance gaps in a fraction of the time, microlearning offers a variety of different benefits. In this article, I’ll share 7 tips that can help you take advantage of microlearning in your online training program. Understand the learning needs and preferences of your employees.