Defining the modern learning suite

Learning Pool

Businesses that have large numbers of tech-savvy knowledge workers may be more driven by the employee experience and the need to support self-directed learning. These are questions for which any vendor of a modern learning suite should have a compelling set of answers.

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Executive Roundtable – Learning Systems Execs Q/A

eLearning 24-7

Is it the vendor’s responsibility to add a built-in sim for business skills that are non-technical so that a learner, regardless of if they are an employee or customer, can learn in a real-life scenario environment? The First Time.


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Learning in the flow of work is the future

CLO Magazine

Powerful tools like the internet and smartphones give learners a new-found control over how and when they learn for knowledge, skill building and career development, independent from traditional training. with higher-skilled, knowledgeable workers. strong vendor partnerships that can help you along your journey. Adri Maisonet-Morales.

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Horizontal Learning

Tony Karrer

In the eLearning sector many vendors have created eLearning solutions primarily for educational institutions. However, knowledge workers and learners are adopting other work and learning techniques and tools because they support knowledge work and learning AND because they are incredibly easy to use, thus, the adoption hurdle is low (see Adoption of Web 2.0 Interesting post. Horizontal technologies for learning.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

It puts forward lots of suggestions for how knowledge workers can leverage technology to make themselves more effective. I actually think this is some of the most valuable stuff on my blog, and I believe that most knowledge workers are not really taking advantage of this at the level they should. Yet most large organizations find themselves with widely varying knowledge and skills among workplace learning professionals.

How a Performance Support System Can Boost Employee Productivity

Epilogue Systems

It’s been two months since you trained on a new software solution and now you can’t recall how to enter vendor invoices. One of the biggest issues with a knowledge base or a help menu is that it often doesn’t provide support at the point of work. According to research by the consulting firm McKinsey , knowledge workers spend almost 20 percent of their day searching for and gathering information.

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. . Vendors of learning tools are also offering the option of plugins for Slack, Outlook, Salesforce and G-suite. . Exposure – This involves training elements that focus on interactions and relationships to encourage knowledge sharing.

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

6 - Greater Domination by Leading Tool Vendors - Captivate, Articulate, Lectora, Camtasia Captivate 4 is going to be a great tool. 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.

mLearning Tech A’plenty Released at CES 2011

mLearning Trends

This year’s event is as big as ever with 100K+ attendees roaming through 2,700 vendor booths across multiple sites. In the midst of all the new 3D TVs, streaming home entertainment, futuristic toys and smart appliances, the primary market focus of this year’s show seems to be on mobility with smartphones, tablets and apps taking center stage in many of the main keynotes and featured front-and-center in larger vendor booths.

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How to Add Depth to Micro-Ideas

Vignettes Learning

In the words of Dr. Minimol Anil Job and Dr. Habil Slade Ogalo in the article "Micro-Learning As Innovative Process of Knowledge Strategy," published in the International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research , "Current technological, economic and social changes trigger the need for new concepts and strategies to support lifelong learning. Knowledge needs to be created on the fly and skills relevant to the task need to be acquired.

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2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

Grade: A #6 - Greater Domination by Leading Tool Vendors - Captivate, Articulate, Lectora, Camtasia Captivate 4 is going to be a great tool. 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.

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. Vendors churned out page-turners and shovelware. Unfortunately, workers avoided these awful courses whenever possible and training departments sullied their reputations. Workers are disgruntled.

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. The nature of employees is also undergoing a deep change – from permanent employees to freelancers, contractors, vendors, consultants, and everything in-between.

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Why You Should Embrace The Gig Economy For Strategic Advantage

EI Design

Most companies still adhere to a traditional labor structure of employing full-time workers, hoping to find the best talent within driving distance of an office. But, as knowledge workers, we now have email, Slack, Dropbox or Google Drive, and Skype that have collapsed virtual separation. This new paradigm is optimized for knowledge work, like L&D. Employ contract workers as needed and as skill requirements dictate.

35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

PKM in a nutshell - Learning and Working on the Web , March 22, 2010 Personal Knowledge Management: A way to deal with ever-increasing digital information. Social Media for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , March 30, 2010 Lot s of information on different social media tools that knowledge workers should know about. It is imperative that an assessment item actually measure knowledge and potential performance. Best of eLearning Learning.

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 Kevin Oakes sounded the bell in Kevin Oakes on the Rise and Fall of the LMS as large LMS vendors began to move towards Talent Management.

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Investment banking nostalgia

Jay Cross

The Knowledge Web , 5/2000 (Merrill Lynch) “Technology is the driver of the New Economy, and human capital is its fuel. Finding, attracting, and retaining knowledge workers will be mission-critical. Intellectual Capital for the Knowledge Economy , Proprietary Higher Education, 1/2000, Sun Trust. E-Knowledge, New Ways to Build the New Economy , 8/99, Wit Capital. Internet Time Group celebrates its tenth birthday this month.

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Informal Learning, Blogs, and Corporations

The Learning Circuits

While going through my email, I decided to click on what was obviously an unsolicited newsletter from a vendor. But what did make me want to blog was ideas raised in another article in the newsletter entitled Three Rules for Sharing Informal Knowledge. One of the prime rules of blogging has to be that good information can come from just about any source. The concept of an enterprise wiki sucked me in. I'm not sold on that idea.

The Learning Continuum – Using the PDR Design Model

Living in Learning

We should also embrace the role of subject matter experts (SMEs), knowledge bases, coaching/mentoring, and the collaborative benefits of social media. This is extremely significant because our workers are confronted by moments of learning need more often in their work context than they are in the classroom or online. If 96% of a worker’s time is continuously engaged in their work context, so then should their opportunity to learn be as continuous.

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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Workers who know more get more accomplished. Most of what we learn, we learn from other people — parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, playmates, cousins, Little Leaguers, Scouts, school chums, roommates, teammates, classmates, study groups, coaches, bosses, mentors, colleagues, gossips, co-workers, neighbors, and, eventually, our children. The organization establishes the goals and gives the workers flexibility in how to meet them.

DevLearn 2008 - Day 1 Recap

eLearning Weekly

for the enterprise means turning your company data inside out for everybody to see (or paying a startup/vendor to do it for you). On average, corporate workers will return an email within a 4-hour time span. The same workers will, on average, return an answer to a text message with 6 minutes. For knowledge workers, work and learning are inseparable. We are making a transition from information workers to concept workers.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

If there was a perfect assessment system, someone could just prove what they know, regardless of how they gained the knowledge. Free as in Freedom , April 15, 2010 A few days back I was witness to a debate where we were discussing if the choice of tools really mattered when selecting a knowledge platform. Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Here is a list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. Best of eLearning Learning. April 2010.

Ten years on

Clive on Learning

In IT training we've seen the rise of 'boot camps' (extended immersion courses, often lasting several weeks) to get IT professionals through their vendor certifications. Boot camps raise many interesting questions about the efficiency/effectiveness/ethics of knowledge cramming, which I have yet to get my head round. There's been a greater recognition of the fact that knowledge workers don't actually need to know everything, they just need to know someone (or some thing) that does.

Listen: Upwork’s Zoe Harte makes the case for freelancers as core part of talent development strategy

CLO Magazine

“There’s no gold watch for anybody anymore,” says Zoe Harte , senior vice president of HR and talent innovation for Upwork, a Silicon Valley-based technology company that matches companies and freelance workers. It’s a freelancing platform that connects businesses with freelance workers, formerly called Elance-oDesk. We’ve got over 57 million people freelancing in the US, that’s about a third of the workers.

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Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

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. Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE - eLearning 24-7 , July 27, 2010 I have a real issue with vendors who charge extra – via a license with their “partner&# or otherwise for a web conferencing – and thus ability to offer webinars, in their solution. Best of eLearning Learning.

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