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.

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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.

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

EI Design

The push to digitally transform corporate training programs has been building up and COVID-19 has accelerated it further. Over the last decade, the urgency of companies to undertake Digital Transformation of their corporate training programs has gradually mounted. Introduction.

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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[Guest Post] How One Neuroscience Principle Can Make or Break Your Training Program

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

How the Brain Works in the 21st Century As some of you already know, many organizations are idea-driven in the 21st-century knowledge economy. Compared to the 20th-century industrial economy where many workers were valued for what was below the shoulders, 21st-century knowledge workers are usually valued for what's above the shoulders. As a result, many of today's workers rely on their brains more and more for day-to-day tasks.

Is There A Natural Bias In Corporate Learning?

mLevel

“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. The fact is the profile of a frontline worker is vastly different from those who come to an office each day insulated from the customer. How does your 4-6 week long training program work in that environment?

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? It’s worrisome that at the same time Emotional Intelligence, collaboration, and cross-cultural teamwork are being recognized as essential competencies of a successful workforce, we are drastically reducing the exposure of workers to the breadth of ideas, values, and culture in our global society.

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How to Scale Your Learning Efforts While Improving the Learner Experience

Docebo

As the modern e-learning world becomes fixated on improving the learning experience and applying effective learning programs at scale, new solutions are needed to keep up the pace.

Is There A Natural Bias In Corporate Learning?

mLevel

“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. The fact is the profile of a frontline worker is vastly different from those who come to an office each day insulated from the customer. How does your 4-6 week long training program work in that environment?

14 Best Ways for Employers to Develop Their Employees

Your Training Edge

They range from training seminars launched via employee training software to organizing mentoring programs. 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. Keep An Eye Out for Business Programs at Colleges. Make your L&D department assess the knowledge gaps and launch a survey.

After COVID, Reskilling Women is National Priority

Litmos

Retraining workers post-pandemic has become part of the national conversation in the United States. Suddenly certain workers were classified as essential; many people had to learn to work from home and whole sectors, which required in-person interaction, suffered.

6 Key Questions to Guarantee Sales Learning Success

Allego

Yet most sales onboarding and training programs still focus on traditional formal learning approaches. Most formal learning programs share common disadvantages: There’s too much information delivered in too short a period of time.

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Pearson Partners with mLevel to Increase Student Engagement in Business Education

mLevel

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.

Learners as consumers: Leading change through culture

Brightwave Group

Learning beyond 2020 is about adapting knowledge workers to industry 4.0. Creating new types of worker for the current industrial revolution requires a transformation of learning culture that prioritises experimentation and goes out to meet the learner where – and when – they are.

“Hey, You’re on Mute:” 7 Best Practices for Video Conferencing

Litmos

It’s been a full year since Zoom became a tool most knowledge workers use daily. That’s been exacerbated by the fact that so many remote workers are starved for human interaction after a year of working from home. Another asynchronous course might not be what many workers want.

4 Reasons Why Better Learning Ensures Better Onboarding

SkyPrep

Most organizations want the same thing for their new employees: to get up to speed in a quick and timely manner, avoid and diminish any knowledge gaps, effortlessly integrate with the team, and ultimately, be productive. That can be accomplished by implementing an effective employee onboarding program in organizations. Unfortunately, 88% of employees state their employer did not provide them with a productive onboarding program.

5 training articles we’re falling hard for this autumn season

Cloudshare

For training and learning & development leaders, fall is a great time to prepare for next year’s programs, and perhaps revisit the current strategies you have in place to determine it makes sense for your organization’s annual goals. Delivering Engaging Training Programs with Fewer Resources. You had the summer to relax, catch up on your training industry reading, and hopefully finalize the rest of your 2019 planning. And now, fall is here.

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. And when you consider the trends for most concept workers (knowledge workers), we clearly are heading towards faster moving content aimed at smaller audiences.

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. This in most cases stem from the traditional program management mentality that was more suited to a manufacturing setup following the Waterfall Method, where scope was well-defined, there was one and only one way of doing something, processes ruled.

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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. Likewise, today’s knowledge workers are asked to do more than just complete tasks. In the past, your L&D department could get away with delivering well attended, well-liked training programs.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | October 9, 2020

Mike Taylor

Nudge campaigns are a complimentary addition to learning programs and this article introduces the EAST framework — the four simple principles for influencing behaviour: make it Easy, Simple, Attractive and Timely (EAST). “If there is doubt, don’t claim you are certain.

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”. 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.

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List to Learn, Learn to List

Kapp Notes

Some items on my current to-learn list includes: More about 3D Worlds (Wandering) Capabilities of Unity 3D (Targeted) Better time management techniques (Wandering) Creating an online store (Wandering, for now) Learning about online publishing (Wandering) Some type of 2D game platform (Targeted) To program in ALICE (Targeted) More about the PA Energy Industry (targeted) As Knowledge Workers, work and learning are the same, so how does a to-learn list really differ from a to-do list?

Developing a growth mindset for 140,000 people

Elucidat

So, how do you ensure an organization-wide change program works? Drive explores what motivates knowledge workers versus productivity workers. When research showed that traditional performance management wasn’t working, Gap Inc. decided to make a change.

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

Litmos

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. There's nothing more frustrating than developing training programs for products that have been poorly implemented and/or adopted by the time the training is ready. The technology industry can feel like a whirlwind at times. Things change at a breakneck pace.

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? A recent study from Wainhouse Research found that the youngest workers and the oldest workers have similar preferences when it comes to workplace learning — and that all learners want a variety of approaches.

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." Encourage Working Out Loud to: Builds sense-making skills Foster practice of sharing Facilitate recording of work process and tacit knowledge capture 3. Loss of talent Smart knowledge workers leave for orgs where scope for learning and mastery are higher 6.

Task, Interrupted: How to Seamlessly Integrate Training into Work

Litmos

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. Deliver learning to your employees where they are by using an LMS that integrates with the platform where your workers spend the most time. and managers can assign training to specific employees or teams within the program.

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."

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 ”. The 9:00 am to 5:00 pm notion of work is all but vanishing, at least for the knowledge workers. The baby boomers are retiring taking their tacit knowledge and experience with them.

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.

3 Reasons why online training is cost-effective

Matrix

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. Here are five ways online training is more cost-effective than the traditional way of supporting employees to become more knowledgeable and productive. What’s more, if a training program or session lasts for more than a few hours, lunch should be provided, at the cost of the beneficiary company.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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. In the past, L&D‘s focus had been to design training programs based on defined learning needs, skill gaps and business goals.

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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. In particular, highly skilled workers demonstrate the ability to reflect-inaction (Schön, 1987), to conduct mental simulations as a way of imagining possible outcomes. Sample Code: An illustration of how the pattern can be used in a programming language Known Uses: Examples of real usages of the pattern.