Contexts and Choices: Learning Strategies in 2012 by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

In 2012, without a learning strategy (whether for their organizations or for themselves) and without. a development strategy, professionals in the learning business (training, education, or what-have- you) will be seriously challenged by the most fundamental decisions. The key to strategy is context. Design Strategies Development Strategies Learning 2.0 Management Strategies

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Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The eLearning Guild is currently working on the most comprehensive report on e-Learning 2.0. You may be annoyed by the term and bla, bla, bla, but nobody can deny that significant changes in web technologies are having a profound impact on e-Learning. Maybe your company has internal blogging capabilities and a corporate wiki, but you haven't figured out how to integrate them into your e-Learning strategy. Is e-Learning 2.0 TAKE THE e-Learning 2.0


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Think Artichoke eLearning, Understand Learner’s Instincts

Vignettes Learning

Last July 23, 2009, I had an opportunity to be a panel member of the online event “The Future of the Business of Learning” sponsored by Corporate Learning Trends & Innovation. The event was about challenges and opportunities in the learning industry. There were many great ideas on trends and how to find a business model that will sustain the business of learning. eLearning e-Learning Strategy e-Learning Tags: e-Learning 2.0

The Art of Anticipation in Story-Based Learning Design

Vignettes Learning

One of the objectives of the experiment was to find out how our brains learn to be social. Rebecca Saxe describes how she came up with the idea of making a story-based experiment process: Even other fields of science have acknowledged the potential of the story-based design as a learning modality and a knowledge-gathering tool for neuro-research. Vignettes Learning Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning. content development e-Learning e-Learning 2.0

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DIYEL #17 Can workers use lessons to solve day-to-day problems?

Vignettes Learning

Learners need something that can help them to learn now and apply it instantly. eLearning becomes a hybrid of learning to solve problems today. Related Blog Entry: Ray’s Wacky Video - Blur Between Learning and Applying. Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" e-Learning 2.0 rapid e-learning e-Learning Strategy e-Learning learning 2.0

Instant Learning: How it works and how to make it happen?

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: The brain’s ability to replicate real life events that enables us to share them with others is a powerful learning tool that we can maximize to facilitate instant learning in our elearning sessions. Explore with me the steps that may help you create a more meaningful and experiential learning environment for your learners. This is instant learning. Instant learning happens as a quick loop of experience consisting of an event, feedback and discovery.

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Vague Stories Help Learners to Discover

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: Uncovering parallel tracks is essential in contextual learning – where the need is to help learners find applications of an idea in a story or feedback. Uncovering parallel tracks is essential in contextual learning – where the need is to help learners find applications of an idea in a story or feedback. References: [link] Himanshu Mishra [link] Catherine Clement [link] Ray Jimenez, PhD Vignettes Learning "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD.

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DIYEL # 4 - Adopt a tech kid from your local community college. He knows more than your IT person.

Vignettes Learning

The Do-It-Yourselfers avoid learning the basics from their IT folks or attending an expensive seminar. Learn the definitions, the basic operations, and try demo software. Cut to 30% eLearning Development Costs Ray Jimenez, PhD [link] [link] "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" social networking rapid e-learning e-Learning 2.0 rapid e-learning e-Learning Strategy e-Learning

DIYEL #14 See a therapist to cure yourself of the disease, CONTENT-ITIS

Vignettes Learning

Content-itis (over-emphasis on requiring learners to learn all content) is a disease we acquired as trainers and instructional designers from carrying our “past training” virus (and, also, some remnants from current training literature). Ray Jimenez, PhD [link] [link] "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" e-Learning Strategy e-Learning

DIYEL #2 ADDIE is like an expired medicine; it looks good but no longer works.

Vignettes Learning

But the rapid demands of competition, changes in the nature of work, learning and learners and advances in technology nullify the expired practices of ADDIE. What I learned from #LRNCHAT yesterday - Twitter as a spark plug. Helping Learners Learn Their Way". Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" ADDIE instructional design e-Learning Strategy e-Learning adoption Tags: e-Learning 2.0 Introduction.


Ray’s Wacky Video - Blur Between Learning and Applying

Vignettes Learning

Are you emphasizing learning or applying? And learners learn better. rapid e-learning eLearning e-Learning Strategy Tags: rapid e-learning LMS LCMS e-Learning 2.0 There is a blur and the more you focused your investment in applying the better your returns will be.

DIYEL #1 Get a new pair of glasses from Costco, not Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

Vignettes Learning

They are designers, developers, subject matter experts, project leaders, champions and other participants in technology-assisted forms of learning. Learning professionals, trainers, teachers, educators and even parents have not had this opportunity in the past. By constantly deferring purchases and hunting for bargains, the Do-It-Yourselfers learn more about the variety of brands, the suppliers, the discounts and the timing of the purchase.

DIYEL #11 Ask learners to tell their stories and also to listen to others’ stories.

Vignettes Learning

As I grew older, I learned there is another side of storytelling, and that is listeners telling their own stories. In turn, the storyteller has learned from the listener. This is the crux of informal learning, which accounts for a lot of the way people learn. Do-It-Yourselfers extend the formal learning in eLearning design to open-ended informational learning on line through discussion rooms, wikis, blogs, Twitters and social book marking (otherwise known as Web 2.0

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DIYEL #6 eLearning design is like peeling the artichoke before you eat it.

Vignettes Learning

On the other hand, changing learning design from classroom-style learning to eLearning is like searching for the heart of an artichoke. Similarly, in applying eLearning methods, Do-It-Yourselfers understand that old practices, assumptions and methods of learning are like the thick and hardened leaves of an artichoke. Do-It-Yourselfers are patient while searching for the new “truths” (not snake-oil) about the new learning opportunities in eLearning. e-Learning 2.0

DIYEL #13 How to avoid impersonal programs and encourage conversations.

Vignettes Learning

Emotional Events in Scenario-Based e-Learning Ray Jimenez, PhD [link] [link] "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" conversational conversations e-Learning Strategy Tags: storytelling e-Learning 2.0 Introduction Table of Posts When was the last time you had a face-to-face conversation with someone and that person was not really present with you? He or she was “not really there”?

DIYEL #9 Be a gold prospector. Separate nuggets from the tons of dirt. This will serve your learners well.

Vignettes Learning

They bury them in piles of irrelevant learning materials and loads of unnecessary information. Because of this “dumping dirt” practice, the training profession is losing ground to other ways to learn on the Internet. Does your e-Learning Program carry junk? Ray Jimenez, PhD [link] [link] "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" rapid e-learning e-Learning Strategy e-Learning

'Scared of first' - why business is resisting new learning.

Sticky Learning

Face-to-face learning was the dominant delivery method with some elearning to deliver generally fact-based knowledge, for example, induction, food safety, OHS and so forth. Over the last 4-5 years I have seen and heard so much about new technologies, elearning, informal learning and so forth. BUT I see businesses introducing 'click, click, click' 'powerpoint-style' elearning and believing that this means that their learning is 'modern'. Informal learning means losing control.

There Goes the Eye Medicine - Cisco's Big Move to Social Networking

Vignettes Learning

Many of us are struggling about how to discover the true value of the Web 2.0 and Social Learning in business. Cisco's Collaboration Strategy: Adding Vision to Social Networking. The downside is that trainers and those who wish to implement social learning and networking will overly focus on the use of the collaborative aspects and the tools, consequently using social networking in a very narrow way and muted way; like an orphan.

"Is Google Making Us Stupid?" Or "Are We Dumbing Our Online Learners?"

Vignettes Learning

Nick Carr This is a MUST reading if you are into e-Learning and web-based training or any technology- assisted work. Nicholas Carr provokes and challenges many of us to "rethink" the impacts of technologies in our work, learning and how we think and read. What happens to learning when learners skim and scan the content? What happens to learning in SecondLife and social networking? "Is Google Making Us Stupid?"

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. I went back and looked at what I had written before on eLearning Strategy and saw that I had said at the time: I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post. Strategy eLearning 3.0

DIYEL #10 Learners recall stories, not facts.

Vignettes Learning

People learn best when they can relate information to real-life situations. help learners learn. Do-It-Yourselfers know that the gold nuggets of content are precious and valuable because they carry with them the seeds of stories that help learners understand and recall the concepts behind the learning. Stories & Scenarios in e-Learning 2.0. Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning"

Learn Trends 2008 - Free

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer have organized the second annual free online conference: Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovation 2008 November 17 - 21, 2008 | Online | Free Last year's conference had two thousand people from all over the world take part in the week-long conference. Dave Wilkins - The Amazon Model and Forum Model - the intersection of LMS and Learning 2.0

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Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. trainingwreck , January 23, 2010 Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010 Extending elearning?

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Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

Someone was just asking me about the big trends in learning and the implications of those trends on corporate learning and development. So, here's a bit of a compilation of some of the things I've been talking about in my blog which points to some of the major trends in learning. And the risk is pretty severe as described in the Business of Learning. Training Method Trends suggests that social learning tools are beginning to take off. And surveys such as Web 2.0

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Getting Started

Tony Karrer

During a recent presentation and workshop to eLearning leaders from across a large organization, it dawned on me that we were making Getting Started with eLearning 2.0 It was clear that there was significant opportunity in this organization for getting started with a broader mix of learning solutions. This is much the same Learning 2.0 Strategy that I discussed a year ago. Trap 1 - Leading with Strategy Even though the title of the post Learning 2.0

Tony Bingham #ASTDL20 keynote

Learning Visions

Today I’m at ASTD’s New England Regional Conference: Learning 2.0 Students are interested in concept of global citizenship Jim Hackett of Steelcase – on building a new learning center: How do you rationalize investing in a learning center when you’re cutting 50% of staff? Because learning is the center of strategy. McDonalds Stock prices have been on a steady rise above the S&P since they chose to invest hugely in learning and development.

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Free e-Learning books


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. => Dunlap Learning 2.0

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

They see the benefit of the tool in a strict learning environment, but have difficulty seeing its use in an expanded role. Of course, there’s no easy answers here, but lots we can discuss and learn around this. Of course, there’s a lot of great information out there on this via eLearning Learning under terms like Discussion Forum , Collaboration in Discussion Forums , Discussion Forum Adoption , Benefits of Discussion Forums , Discussion Forum Case Studies.

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Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008

Jay Cross

Come to Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 if you want to: participate in a stridently unaffiliated event (no sponsors! track emerging opportunities in learning (if it’s not at the forefront, it’s not allowed in). Hook up with fellow innovative thinkers and international visionaries to gain insight into what’s going on, swap opinions, and shape the future of corporate learning. Dave Gray: Visual Literacy, Learning Innovation.

Evolving from Social Learning to Workforce-Centric Learning

CLO Magazine

Do you ever find yourself not only explaining what social learning is but also justifying why it needs to be part of your larger learning strategy? Do you find yourself interchangeably using the terms “social learning,” “learning 2.0” and “informal learning” — knowing that they are not all the same? The world is now so information-rich and cycle times are so short that the learning and development (L&D) organization can no longer go it alone.

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LearnTrends Audacity and More - Best of eLearning Learning September 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Metrics for the Modern CLO: How to Measure Formal and Informal Learning. Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning. Formalizing Informal Learning …What? I Finally Get It – Why Social Networking is So Important - Engaged Learning , September 29, 2009. eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , September 14, 2009. E-Learning Debate 2009 - Clive on Learning , September 30, 2009. Learnerprise 2.0:

Design - Audio - Podcasting - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Marketers And Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! <!–( Learning Strategies You Can Use - Road to Learning , September 9, 2009. Business applications of Twitter - E-learning in the Corporate Sector , September 3, 2009. Podcasting for E-Learning – Tour of Audacity’s User Interface - The E-Learning Curve , September 4, 2009. Games lessons - Clive on Learning , September 8, 2009.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/21/2010 The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs After a long research, I have created a list of the most updated and popular e-learning blogs regarding e-learning. By doing so, you will: Keep yourself up-to- date with the new software, technologies, and trends relative to corporate e-learning and e-learning in general.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other. May 2010.

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. 5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited) - Jane Hart , December 6, 2011. Enterprise 2.0 Learning 2.0

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