You nailed me as a knowledge worker

Web Tools for Learners

Knowledge workers solve problems and generate outputs largely by resort to structures internal to themselves rather than by resort to external rules or procedures. In other words, each knowledge worker develops a different internal “configuration” based on changes wrought in their thinking and outlook by the situations they have encountered, the information they have absorbed and the particular way they have made sense of these.

Kirkpatrick’s Guidelines for Evaluating Training Programs

The E-Learning Curve

Kirkpatrick’s Guidelines for Evaluating Training Programs is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning case study evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning qualitative research design workplace learning Kirkpatrick & Kirkpatrick set out “helpful” guidelines for the measurement of learning.

Evaluating Non-Formal Learning Programs – Table of Links

The E-Learning Curve

Evaluating Non-Formal Learning Programs – Table of Links is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning case study evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning qualitative research design workplace learning To wrap up this series of posts on the E-Learning Curve Blog, here is the complete table of links to each post in the series 'Evaluating Non-Formal Learning.'

Capturing non-formal learning-related data

The E-Learning Curve

This is the methodology I use to collect data on non-formal learning programs. Tags: e-learning case study evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning qualitative research design workplace learning Now, read on. Capturing non-formal learning-related data is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: This job aint dead yet.

Learning Visions

What strikes me about this whole DIY/informal learning/death of ISD conversation is that what were really talking about are those so-called motivated knowledge workers. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, March 01, 2007 This job aint dead yet. Its ok Dan. Were not dead yet.

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Does Your Compliance Training Need A Makeover?


Supervisors and managers must understand how to be in compliance and as your employees apply the rules and regulations to their work, you may find great disparities in their knowledge base. You will also be replacing these workers with employees from the same generation.

Is There A Natural Bias In Corporate Learning?


“Once again reminded that many in L&D only deal with “knowledge workers” and not food service, environmental services, grounds keeping, etc. As we have found ourselves helping more enterprises train their “frontline” workers, we are seeing this more and more.

Corporate Online Courses and NanoDegrees: Pluses & Minuses

The Performance Improvement Blog

Will the demand for highly skilled workers, the pace of change in technology, and the high cost of four-year institutions cause people to seek a narrow, job-focused, technical education?

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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.

Pearson Partners with mLevel to Increase Student Engagement in Business Education


Pearson today announced an exclusive partnership in the Business Higher Education sector with mLevel, which develops programs that enhance learning through interactive, game-based experiences, to increase student engagement in business education courses. 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.

List to Learn, Learn to List

Kapp Notes

I don't totally agree that work and learning are exactly the same, there is some overlap but there are specific things workers need to learn that do not result in a direct work product. The products the knowledge worker produces are work.

Survey Says: Your Employees Want Coaching and Mentoring

CLO Magazine

Upskilling and reskilling workers while maintaining performance levels is becoming an increasingly important priority as organizations prepare for the future of work. So what kinds of learning opportunities do workers want in the face of immense change?

Agile, Lego and Training: The common factors.

ID Reflections

Before I launch into my thoughts, here's what Sara Ford (Program Manager of CodePlex) has to say about Agile: 1. This mindset plays a critical role in understanding the business goals of a training program. Think of a training program as a Lego set.

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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. Current onboarding and training programs are not helping you achieve your business goals.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

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”.

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Task, Interrupted: How to Seamlessly Integrate Training into Work


Case in point: according to the Information Overload Research Group (IORG) , if a knowledge worker is interrupted at work, it takes 10 to 20 times the duration of the interruption to recover and get back to their previous task.

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


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. The technology industry can feel like a whirlwind at times.

Triple “E” learning

Spark Your Interest

For many of today’s knowledge workers, learning can be slipped in almost unnoticed, rather than separated out as a “class&#. Using e-learning or online learning to enhance an existing face-to-face program is a great way of introducing technology into the training function. I have a quirk. An idiosyncracy. A weirdness. I group in 3’s. I can’t help myself. In writing most things, I want to have 3 examples, as in “da da, da da, and da da&#.

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A Conversation with Brandon Carson

Kapp Notes

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. Almost all workers leverage mobile at some point in their day to help them get their work done. Brandon Carson.

Share Best Practices - Patterns

Tony Karrer

Dodged that bullet. :) Patterns and Knowledge Work I understand the concern that when you share best practices, you may come out with very different results. customer satisfaction data) and provide knowledge workers (e.g.,

Manufacturing Council Releases Competency Definitions

CLO Magazine

The industry-led, nonprofit MSSC is an authority on defining industry-wide core technical competencies needed by front-line workers in advanced manufacturing and logistics. "We MSSC standards help produce agile knowledge workers — the industrial athletes of the future — with the stronger, cross-cutting foundational skills needed to help companies achieve greater productivity, innovation and global economic competitiveness."

Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

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." "The nature of work is changing. People’s relationship with work is changing.

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


Let’s take a closer look at each of these needs to better understand how learning programs must evolve in order to increase effectiveness. . It’s estimated that workers spend only 1% of the average work week (37 minutes) on their employers’ training. Similarly, a recent survey found that knowledge workers spend 41% of their time on activities that offer little personal satisfaction.

Conversation on Conversations

Tony Karrer

In Love the Conversation – Ken Allan discusses the complexity of helping concept workers with the skills around this: The question here is where to start. Yet there is no doubt that discernment forms a large part of selecting efficient and effective means for knowledge transfer.

Demystifying Working Out Loud


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 ”.

3 Reasons why online training is cost-effective


Since it’s so hard to see crystal clear ROI for how more knowledgeable workers increase company profitability, training budgets are among the first to be cut in hard times. Running a business is no smooth ride.

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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.

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Develop Work Skills

Tony Karrer

There are also several studies of knowledge worker practices that suggest that a lot of what is effective is quite personal. It's always interesting to hear the perspective of someone with a background in Knowledge Management discussing these things. How can the organization capture the knowledge, learning, etc.? Sitting beside the worker is ideal - but scaling that can be a problem. Stuart Henshall had asked on Twitter about ideas for posts.

Awesome Quotes On The Evolving Nature Of Learning


“ Generally in life, knowledge is acquired to be used. But school learning more often fits Freire’s apt metaphor: knowledge is treated like money, to be put away in a bank for the future. ” ― Seymour Papert. QUOTE. “

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Mobile Learning: Definition, Examples, Advantages and Disadvantages


The iPhone debuted in 2007, and ever since, companies, universities, app developers, and people themselves have been developing programs, books, games, and tools that can be used on mobile devices. A Day in the Life of a Mobile Knowledge Worker. What is Mobile Learning?

The Big Question: What tools should we learn?

Clive on Learning

The substance of this appeared to be copying out BASIC programs from a handout and then seeing if they ran. You need to know how to program to use a computer? Yes, they must know how to use these well, but then so does almost any knowledge worker.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

The role of the learning leader is shifting from being a program manager to a solution architect. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. It's been fun working with them and has definitely added a new spark. I'm hoping that others will join the effort.

The Advantages of eLearning

eLearning Brothers

The mission of corporate eLearning is to supply the workforce with an up-to-date and cost-effective program that yields motivated, skilled, and loyal knowledge workers. Workers can also improve productivity and use their own time more efficiently, as they no longer need to travel or fight rush-hour traffic to get to a class. A good learning program shows the consequences of students’ actions and here/why they went wrong.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


In reality this has been part of mainstream working practice for many knowledge workers since the 1990s. Open content is a growing feature of the market, as people search for information, knowledge and learning that they need in order to complete a specific task. Gone are the days of knowledge mastery; the new focus of the day is on continuous learning. In the past, human beings spent much of their time learning things – because knowledge was power.

Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. Were I to lose that knowledge in some terrible accident, I would literally have nothing to say. The workhorse of the knowledge economy has been, and continues to be, informal learning.”. For thirty years, I’d been designing, cost-justifying, and marketing formal training programs. This is a knowledge economy.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Workers are disgruntled 10. Service industries challenge workers to acquire tacit knowledge — the kind of know-how one learns on the job, not in the classroom. White collar workers outnumbered their blue collar colleagues for the first time. Workers are disgruntled.

Learning During Times of Growth

CLO Magazine

They are coming out of budget meetings feeling less like “executioners” ready to cut payroll and more like “executors,” ready to execute learning and knowledge management strategies in support of growth. The e-learning program was augmented by a coaching model to solidify skills.

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