Decisions, decisions. Business decisions.

Jay Cross

Jay Cross examines decision making on learning at work, and gives the lie to some myths about the use of business metrics. If you are not fully fluent with terms like revenue, earnings, cost, cash flow, margin, and value, take a look at here and get a friend to explain the workings of the basic business model. Knowledge Workers. The knowledge worker’s objective is to learn what it takes to do the best she can. In the knowledge era, workers are paid to think.

19 Insider Secrets About Selecting An LMS

Spark Your Interest

It doesn’t work that way. Many LMS users work with an authoring tool (e.g. These offer a cloud-based, personalized learning environment to promote skill development beyond compliance-based employee training. Or to work on a variety of platforms including mobile?

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Deeper eLearning Design: Part 6 – Putting It All Together

Learnnovators

The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. This is then fleshed out with a combination of conversations with a SME and/or a suite of documents and presentations that constitute subject matter knowledge. What this means in practice is we work in teams, developing core elements in conjunction with stakeholders, in tight cycles, testing and elaborating.

Top eLearning Posts

Tony Karrer

vs. 2.0 - Help Needed 1,206 17 21 Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment 1,199 3 23 Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction 1,155 8 6 Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary 1,147 2 28 Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS 702 5 25 eLearning Trends 1,820 9 24 Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment 1,199 3 23 Web 2.0

Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008

Tony Karrer

Prediction #6 => Metrics-Driven Performance and Learning Interventions My article coming out in January will spark discussion around what is actually a quite common model. And because it ties directly to metrics that matter to the business, this will get significant attention during the year. Unfortunately, you can ask all you want, you will still be doing a lot of work with LMS products this year. The Big Question this month are Predictions for Learning in 2008.

Share Best Practices - Patterns

Tony Karrer

What works in my marriage won't necessarily work in -- and may even damage -- yours. The comments are also interesting but focus primarily on the word "best" vs. "leading" or "better" … overall the suggestion was to be very careful about assuming because something works in one situation it will work in others. customer satisfaction data) and provide knowledge workers (e.g.,

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Strategy (15) PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning (15) Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools (14) Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis (13) Test SCORM Courses with an LMS (13) 90-9-1 Rule aka 1% Rule in Collaborative Environments (13) Social Conference Tools - Expect Poor Results (13) Instruction eLearning 2.0 June 1, 2008 was when Work Literacy Launched. It's quite an experience to have a work group edit a project status document real-time.

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

At the same time, we are shifting into an era in which knowledge work and learning occur where re-engineered business processes collide with a participative and interactive ecology of information flows. In an environment of continuous flow and interaction, there’s a need to consider an emerging metric: return on investment in interaction (ROII). The impacts of collaboration-based knowledge work are accelerating.

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Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

Any remaining training staff will become mentors, coaches and facilitators who work on improving core business processes, strengthening relationships with customers and cutting costs. Workplace learning is morphing from blocks of training followed by working to a merger of work and learning: they are becoming the same thing. They’re all facets of the same thing: the corporate commons of work and learning. Metrics. My new car is one year old! How did that happen?

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

Working smarter is the key to sustainability and continuous improvement. Knowledge work and learning to work smarter are becoming indistinguishable. The accelerating rate of change in business forces everyone in every organization to make a choice: learn while you work or become obsolete. The infrastructure for working smarter is called a workscape. It’s not a separate function so much as another way of looking at how we organize work.

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