Personalization for Knowledge Workers


In this post I address use cases that apply to a high-skilled knowledge workforce. Personalization for the high-skill knowledge worker. To start, let’s look at the profile of a high skilled worker and view personalization through this lens. The Collaborative, High-Skill Worker. The 2013 high-skill knowledge worker is connected, mobile, global, dispersed and relies the new breed of communication, and collaboration technologies to do business.

eLearning - Social Media - Mobile Learning

Tony Karrer

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.


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Mobile Learning: Definition, Examples, Advantages and Disadvantages


What is Mobile Learning? Mobile learning, also called mlearning, is education or training that is conducted on and delivered through portable devices like smartphones and tablets. What Influences Mobile Learning? While mobile learning gained traction in the early 2000s, the idea of making portable tools dates back to the 1200s when the Chinese invented the abacus. Here are a few key items that influence mobile learning. Mobile Learning Advantages.

Designing Learning Games for Multiple Devices

Bottom-Line Performance

Our lives are increasingly mobile, so our design should reflect that. 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. What good is having a mobile app version of your learning if learners can’t start play on a desktop and finish on a tablet? What about workers that are frequently on the road?

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Pro Tips for Working from Home Effectively


Since mid-March, because of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us have been sent home from our offices and asked to work remotely, suddenly becoming remote workers. Census data found that five million workers were already working from home full or part-time. I’m one of these full-time remote workers. So, I’ve definitely not been an effective home-based worker. Articles Employee Experience Enterprise Learning Mobile Learning eLearning remote work training remote worker

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Performance support “hearts” training and vice versa

Allison Rossett

Take knowledge workers like doctors and Army captains. The PDR (Physician’s Desk Reference) is an example, as are mobile checklists used in operating rooms, and even expert networks turned to when something unforeseen happens in surgery. < more on the relationship between training and PS now available on a sister blog > Blog posting apps mobile Performance Support training Training + Development

5 ways the talent experience is fundamentally changing

CLO Magazine

The experience is quite easy and exciting for new hires because it is completed via mobile anytime and anywhere. Besides imparting requisite knowledge, this type of pre-boarding experience is inspiring and instills a culture of curiosity and learning on day one.

Hacking Siri for Learning

Upside Learning

For those who haven’t been bombarded yet by the marketing campaigns, Siri is an intelligent software assistant and a knowledge navigator that essentially functions like a digital personal assistant. This can be especially useful for knowledge workers responding to customers or critical situations that require accurate information. Mobile Learning Hacking Siri Learning mLearning siri

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14 Best Ways for Employers to Develop Their Employees

Your Training Edge

Employee training software such as cloud-based LMS or learning management system empowers organizations to deliver training across mobile devices and enable convenient on-the-go learning. Thanks to reporting tools that are featured in LMS software solutions, organizations can monitor and track training in real time, identify knowledge gaps, and tailor the learning experience for groups and even individuals. Make your L&D department assess the knowledge gaps and launch a survey.

Pearson Partners with mLevel to Increase Student Engagement in Business Education


We are well into the knowledge-worker era, and for today’s graduates we have a social responsibility to ensure that learner gains translate directly to employability skills of the 21st century workplace. Our partnership contributes to this cause by fostering decision-making skills, as well as skills around knowledge transfer and application in what is a dynamic and fun learning environment.”. “We Recap from: PRWeb’s Press Release.

Technology-aided learning: Changing the game in Organizational Learning


The success of an organization has always depended on how skilled and knowledgeable is its workforce. As more workers become knowledge workers, the demand for frequent training is further accelerated with each technological shift. Updating the skills and knowledge of employees critical in today’s economy, and the efficiency with which companies do so can thus be critical in helping them maintain a competitive edge.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | July 26, 2019

Mike Taylor

5 reasons your employees aren’t sharing their knowledge. Pop on over for JD’s updated take on why your employees aren’t sharing their knowledge. How to Practice as a Knowledge Worker. Tyler Cowen ( @tylercowen ) breaks down how to practice as a knowledge worker and suggests you write and read every day, have regular interactions with smart people, and try to crack cultural codes. ¨I was wise enough never to grow up, while fooling people to believe I had.”

6 Essential Steps for a Successful Digital Transformation of Your Corporate Training Programs

EI Design

Astounding almost everyone, the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated quarantine forced knowledge workers around the globe to socially isolate and work from home. Introduction.

eLearning Learning Hot List Feb 1-14

Tony Karrer

Hot List - 2/1/2009 - 2/14/2009 Posts Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers A Guide to Social Learning What Goes in the LMS?

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Augmented Reality for Learning

Tony Karrer

I’m not and I gave him the standard advice about looking through LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers , LinkedIn for Finding Expertise , and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers. A colleague just asked me if I knew anyone who was using Augmented Reality for learning. He did that, but didn’t find particular people. Probably I need to update my posts because there have to be lots of people who would be involved in training and augmented reality found via LinkedIn.

The Future of Work and Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Chris Jablonski, in a ZDNet post titled, 5 trends driving the future of work , describes five major ways in which work is changing: More independent workers (one estimate is 20 million by 2013) – These are the independent consultants, contract workers, free lancers, free agents, and temps who cycle in and out of organizations in a constant flow. Lifelong learning – Workers need to be learning continually because of a world that is constantly changing.

mLearning Feature Sets: Possibilities Wide & Deep

mLearning Trends

I thought it would be good to offer a series of new posts around some of the messaging we'll be sharing with the gathered mobile learning community at DevLearn 2010 in San Francisco, California which starts later this week. To kick off this series of updated posts, we thought we'd start out with an overview of the wide and varied feature sets we've witnessed our customers and partners addressing in the so called "mobile learning space."

A Conversation with Brandon Carson

Kapp Notes

The edge technologies I discuss are: workplace automation, the cloud, mobile, big data and learning analytics, and the Internet of Everything. The basic thesis of the book implores all of us in Learning to take into account how these technologies affect the modern worker and their ability to optimally perform. In the short-term the cloud and mobile technologies are having the biggest impact. Mobile has quickly integrated itself into almost every work practice.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

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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Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

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." Technology with the characteristics of social , mobile , and personal are already changing user behaviour.

The Importance of Managerial Leaders in the 21st Century

Training Industry

They are strategists, global thinkers, entrepreneurs, mobilizers and change drivers. With mushrooming numbers of knowledge workers, there is a greater need for managerial leaders than ever before, because these workers appreciate working with soft leaders, not under bosses. “Leadership is a matter of intelligence, trustworthiness, humaneness, courage, and discipline … Reliance on intelligence alone results in rebelliousness.

Knowledge Work Types

Tony Karrer

Several people have asked for some clarification on my definition of Concept Work and Concept Workers. Thomas Davenport classifies Knowledge Work Types in Thinking for a Living: How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge Workers using a variety of classifications. Within that he then defined the following types of knowledge workers: Transaction Worker - Routine, individual, ex. Integration Worker - Routine, collaborative, ex.

Part 3 of 3: Personalized Learning


In the first I explored the application of personalization in K12, and in the second how personalization can be applied to high-skill knowledge workers. In this post, I explore how personalization is already enabling service workers in the retail industry learn job skills at a fraction of the cost of traditionally-developed training. Workers may be less skilled, may or may not speak English, and may or may not be invested in their job.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 2

Tom Spiglanin

The changes aren’t being driven by executive decree, new approaches, or demands from workers. As organizations undergo this transformation, they will fundamentally change the way their people interact with work-related data, information, and knowledge. This will in turn affect the way workers interact, and the nature and structure of workplace networks will change as well. One projection is that by 2016, 43% of workers in the United States will work from home.

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Allego Flash Drills Build Sales Reps’ Memory Muscle


A lesser-known, but even more important phenomenon for salespeople and other knowledge workers, is memory muscle. So how can you ensure that they internalize critical knowledge without turning them into full-time students? It overcomes the “forgetting curve” because it moves new knowledge into long-term memory by flagging it as being worthy of remembering. Filling in Knowledge Gaps.

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Learning Experience, Collaborative Learning… The Learning Technologies Ecosystem explained

Training Orchestra

Navigating this ecosystem entails a certain knowledge of the market and the need for questions of integration between solutions. The problem: The LMS was built around the idea of the internal “knowledge worker” i.e. internal employees who have a desk and office. Gaps in the LMS: Technical Workers – for example, field workers in manufacturing, medical or transportation profession, who might form the bulk of the workforce but often don’t have learning portal access.

Study: Enhanced Employee Development Needed in 2013

CLO Magazine

Employees must work differently to survive where frequent organizational change, knowledge work and increased collaboration are the norm. To thrive under these conditions, employees must be immune to the complexities of change, willing to collaborate with a broad range of individuals and be able to apply sound judgment in increasingly knowledge-based roles.

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12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

We may also see use of Flash Quiz Tools , polls, survey tools or something like Harbinger Knowledge's Team Pod. 9 - Knowledge Worker Skills Topic growing rapidly, problem getting recognized, more and more people offering workshops and solutions to address this I realized in 2007 that there's a very important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap emerging. 10 - Mobile Learning Niche Growth Last year I said mobile learning would be well below where people were expecting.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. The Future is Mobile 3. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Some Mobile Learning Predictions for 2011 Mobile learning will get its own identity. Investment in mobile learning will significantly increase. Mobile learning sub-disciplines will begin to emerge.

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.

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Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Allied to this is the increasing availability and take-up of technology in these countries – making more learning materials available via the internet, delivered to mobile phones, tablets and laptop computers. Apps have been the drivers for Mobile Learning (m-learning). In reality this has been part of mainstream working practice for many knowledge workers since the 1990s. Multi-device learning: mobile learning, responsive web design and learning apps and HTML5.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

They point to an environment of: Decreased L&D budgets (see ) Faster pace Increased workforce mobility Shorter job tenure Increased job fragmentation - fewer numbers in any one role Constant increase in complexity Greater concept work Need for faster proficiency Changing expectations for learning which leads straight to the need to do more with less, respond more quickly, etc. Podcasts / Vidcasts targeting mobile professionals (ex.

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 workforce is ubiquitously connected, networked, and mobile. The baby boomers are retiring taking their tacit knowledge and experience with them. 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.

Your First Steps to Adopting ‘Learning in the Flow of Work’


Also, at a time when the average knowledge worker is struggling to set aside time (just five minutes per day) for formal learning, the traditional learning system is quite redundant. .

4 Ways L&D Can Maximize Learning Technology for Hyper-Connected Learners


A constant state of connection has grown increasingly common, especially for knowledge workers. Because of its on-demand consumability, microlearning can elevate productivity and performance—delivering concise, targeted learning content designed to close gaps in skills and knowledge. So it stands to reason that mobile learning apps are another valuable tool for delivering training content that learners can access anytime, anywhere.

eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30

Tony Karrer

Google Buzz , Google Wave and PKM PKM stands for Personal Knowledge Management, which is a definite passion of mine (see Work Literacy and Social Media for Knowledge Workers ). February 22, 2010 Tools For Mobile Learning Development , March 21, 2010 Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips , March 1, 2010 The Advent of Mobile Learning Technology , January 7, 2010 Video Interesting to see this up this high.

Learning in the new workplace — meeting the needs of the modern employee


In a similar spirit, Ikujiro Nonaka, author of The Knowledge Creating Company , characterized knowledge-creating companies as places where “inventing new knowledge is not a specialized activity… it is a way of behaving, indeed, a way of being, in which everyone is a knowledge worker.” The learning organization — the scholar approach. The concept of learning organization is not new.