Knowledge Workers and the Corporate Learning Environment

The E-Learning Curve

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Evaluating Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I’ve discussed before about how it’s Hard to Evaluate the Performance of Knowledge Workers and now some additional backup from Dilbert: Which goes along with: But let’s be careful here because: eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs


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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.

Knowledge Workers and Corporate Learning Environments

The E-Learning Curve

The 21st century corporate learning environment is an ecosystem of services, tools, technologies, and processes that support knowledge workers. Knowledge Workers and Corporate Learning Environments is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning constructivist learning environment corporate learning environment knowledge worker learning curve organizational development organizational learning scaffolded learning

Social Media for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

tools to improve your performance as a knowledge worker. That said, I thought it would be worthwhile for me to collect a few of the resources that provide good starting points that can help Knowledge Workers improve their performance using Social Media. eLearning Technology. Last week I had a presentation around using Social Media and Web 2.0 One of the questions that always comes up is: How do I find more information to help me get started?

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. Other Resources Linked Intelligence The Official LinkedIn Blog The Executive’s Guide to LinkedIn Networlding Alltop LinkedIn eLearning Technology. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? Generally 50-70%. How many of you actively use LinkedIn? Generally down to 10%.

Organizations: keep an eye on your high speed learners

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

The masterclass started with my definition of the knowmad: " someone who learns continuously and thereby makes smart use of the online world " The first part of the masterclass I focussed on skills for knowmads, including developing (online) identity, networking, smart use of tools and technology and application in practice: translating the online world and applying learnings. To what extent has the organization benefited from this knowledge development?

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not only to help them get work done, but also to learn efficiently while on the job. Whereas what is now required is a technological infrastructure that can support the full spectrum of working and learning activities; in other words it requires social workplace technologies– rather than (social) learning technologies.

Continuous learning : it’s a mindset not a technology or product

Jane Hart

In the workplace, this is particularly important, as I showed in an earlier blog post, where Jacob Morgan talks of the future employee moving from “knowledge worker” (knowing stuff) to “learning worker” (learning new stuff). In this fast-moving world, we constantly need to learn new stuff.

Technology-aided learning: Changing the game in Organizational Learning


And we believe that the greatest trend that is changing the game, transforming the way people learn in the 21 st century is Technology-aided Learning. The rapid pace of technological change is at the core of this shift affecting how workforce training is delivered as well as consumed. The success of an organization has always depended on how skilled and knowledgeable is its workforce.

Why Is Technology Training For Remote Workers So Painful?

Dan Keckan

With the shift of most knowledge workers working remotely these days, the ways we conduct technology training has to change. The old ways are not working. However, the good news is, there is a better way and it's called contextual microlearning.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | June 18, 2021

Mike Taylor

According to Zapier’s most recent automation index, 43% of knowledge workers get more done and 41% save time by automating work. Nashville ATD – Using Technology for Training – September 16.

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

Mike Taylor

When it comes to technology, learning leaders also have more choices now than ever before. Instead of just an LMS to serve the entire organization we are now able to select from a wide variety of options and connect them in new ways to create learning technology ecosystems.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 28, 2020

Mike Taylor

People can end up stuck with a static amount of knowledge because we don’t just passively absorb new ideas and information. Working Smarter with Personal Knowledge Mastery is a field guide for the networked knowledge worker by Harold Jarche.

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


The technology industry can feel like a whirlwind at times. 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. By experimenting with new technologies like augmented intelligence or virtual reality, these unique capabilities can help your tech firm move closer to the cutting edge of technological advances.

Learning Experience, Collaborative Learning… The Learning Technologies Ecosystem explained

Training Orchestra

These challenges are giving rise to what many analysts are calling a “Learning Technologies Ecosystem”. Navigating this ecosystem entails a certain knowledge of the market and the need for questions of integration between solutions. What is a Learning Technology Ecosystem? We define it as strategic investments in multiple complementary technologies to build a seamless and scalable architecture which addresses all your learning needs.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. In his post, he really is looking primarily at the University of Manitoba's Connectivism Course that he designed and delivered with George Siemens to 2200 students in Fall 2008 and you can tell that he's busy thinking about the technology behind the Fall 2009 course. This is the same technology that is behind eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks Connection.

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

Mike Taylor

Here are a few from the learning, design and technology world to top you off. 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.

Going Beyond the LMS: Using Technology to Integrate All Learning Audiences

Training Orchestra

Originally built around the idea of the internal knowledge worker, the LMS must integrate new audiences who cannot all be trained in the same way—from blue-collar workers and high-potential leaders to external audiences like clients and partners. Which technology should we leverage? Get the details in this article, Beyond the LMS: Integrating All Learning Audiences Through Technology , originally posted on

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


The modern workforce is connected through an ecosystem comprised of business tools and learning technologies — like learning experience systems — and even personal devices. A constant state of connection has grown increasingly common, especially for knowledge workers. From email and messaging apps to social media and Alexa, it’s rare to feel completely disconnected from technology (without taking what may seem like drastic measures).

4 Things that will redefine work by 2025


It’s not just technology that brings about changes. Let’s see what major trends will redefine work by 2025 and how technology will help us adapt, especially if we work in the L&D industry. For some people, automation and AI are the ultimate threat to jobs and workers.

Gamification of the LMS – A Step Towards Evolution of the Modern LMS


The needs of the modern workplace, and the learners in the workplace, have both evolved a lot with the tremendous development of technology. Today, the majorities of employees are or aspire to become knowledge workers. As a result, every technology shift brings with it the need to train – and retrain. e-Learning LMS New Ideas Tools & Technologies

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.

Getting Started With E-Learning for Manufacturers


technologies, however, the rate of change has dramatically increased. New technologies and systems are also capable of automating complex processes. Shift Towards Knowledge. In the past, manufacturing companies required workers to perform repetitive tasks.

Move over, blue- and white-collar jobs: The workforce color spectrum is expanding

CLO Magazine

These roles combine technology skills with positions that haven’t historically required them, like analysis, design or marketing. Or the construction worker using sophisticated imaging tools to prepare a site for a new wind farm. workers who don’t have a four-year degree.

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?Is Your L&D Function Equipped to Be a Disrupter…or a Disruptee?

Living in Learning

My question is this, “Is L&D equipped to invest that kind of pre-launch rigor and…more importantly…to post-launch support to the knowledge worker’s in their respective workflows and moments of need?”. IT will do an outstanding job of testing, validating, fine-tuning, and deployment of the transitioned systems.

Employee Empowerment—How It’s Done and Why You Should Care


In a 1999 California Management Review article, Peter Drucker—who is widely regarded as the “father of modern management”—stated that the most important contribution management will need to make in the 21st century will be increasing the productivity of knowledge workers. For that, he argued, organizations must view and treat knowledge workers as “assets” rather than “costs.” To be productive, knowledge workers must be seen and treated as assets rather than costs.

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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27th September – Learning to transform: Bringing people with you during times of change WEBINAR

Brightwave Group

As weavers had to adapt to mechanisation, knowledge workers today are adapting to Industry 4.0, Technology is only part of the picture. Bringing together coalface insights from our sister trio of companies – Blue Sky, Brightwave and G2G3 – this webinar explores the intersection between learning technology, culture and people. 27 SEP / 2019. Times. 12.00 – 1:00 PM. Venue. Online, courtesy of the eLearning Network.

How to Scale Your Learning Efforts While Improving the Learner Experience


They need to know how to discover relevant content quickly and this is increasingly vital for today’s knowledge worker. In fact, almost 40% of employees go to Google before asking a co-worker or using their employer’s learning technology.

I Believe in the Erosion of Hierarchies

Tom Spiglanin

1 Its purpose is ultimately to help produce viable products, whether they’re tangible or knowledge-based (such as in a consultancy). These workers share organizational accountabilities and should be incentivized to cooperatively solve their most important problems. In some cases workers are trained to perform virtually all tasks required of the group with members working as a team. In workplaces consisting largely of knowledge workers, that flow can be strong.

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. Now to be clear this isn’t a critique of the instructional designers, content creators, and technology experts who are putting together content for the frontline folks – this is hard stuff.

Asana’s Joshua Zerkel reveals the secret to truly working smarter, not harder


He has spent his career helping individuals and businesses use technology as a tool to help smooth workflow and improve time management. Do you think this is an adverse effect of technology and the use of too many apps nowadays?

LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Microlearning – the learning that results from “micro” content published in short form and limited by the software and devices used to view it – offers alternatives to traditional development methods for workers who deal with web-based information as part of their job. Specifically focusing on OTJ skills & knowledge. Focused on knowledge workers–people who use digital info in their jobs. not knowledge workers.

From Cube Farm to Open Office

The Performance Improvement Blog

But the cube farms have persisted probably because workers like to have a space they can call their own, a space that gives them a sense of privacy (even if there isn’t any), and they like the status that comes with having the biggest cube. Of course, technology, such as cell phones and portable computers have contributed to making the office cubicle less needed. Knowledge workers can be anywhere and still be able to do most of their tasks.

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Defining the modern learning suite

Learning Pool

In analyzing the present day of learning systems and their technology, it becomes necessary to take a look at what a modern learning suite should look like.

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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.

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. Now to be clear this isn’t a critique of the instructional designers, content creators, and technology experts who are putting together content for the frontline folks – this is hard stuff.

Training vs. Information: When do we need what?

Bottom-Line Performance

The members of the organization are known as “ workers. They are blue-collar workers, knowledge workers, hourly workers, commission-only workers and contractors doing work-for-hire. This requires a shift even in the workers themselves. Tags: Learning Research emerging trends and technologies learning design blended learning solutions e-learning emergent learning Jay Cross training and development

Pearson Partners with mLevel to Increase Student Engagement in Business Education


Through the partnership, Pearson’s Introduction to Business course content will be integrated with Learning Games, powered by mLevel’s gamification technology, which is proven to produce higher retention than traditional instruction. Their unique technology employs many gamification or “serious game” techniques to deepen student engagement both intrinsically, through aspects such as level-progression, and extrinsically through features such as their leaderboard.