E-Learning 2.0 Research

Experiencing eLearning

These are my liveblogged notes from the eLearning Guild’s webinar on their e-Learning 2.0 1160 people completed the e-learning 2.0 Hard to learn: Probably not. What is e-learning 2.0? “The idea of learning through digital connections and peer collaboration enhanced by technologies driving Web 2.0. Asynchronous e-learning is high. Communities of practice and wikis are highest 2.0. Are Podcasts 2.0?

Learning 2.0 Strategy

Clark Quinn

Over the past two years, I've worked with start-ups and corporations around the world who are grappling a bit with the impact of Web 2.0 on learning. One of the more interesting aspects of this is that I've really changed and refined what I advise both audiences in terms of their learning 2.0 Seven Key Aspects of Learning 2.0 I initially attacked eLearning 2.0 and Learning 2.0 You need to be prepared to apply learning 2.0

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Quotes and excerpts on the need for Learning 2.0 from the Best of T+D: 2007-2009

ID Reflections

Excerpts from the Best of T+D | 2007 - 2009 Harold Jarche in Skills 2.0 : As knowledge workers, we are like actors--only as good as our last performance. Shaffer in How Computer Games Help Children Learn (quoted by Harold Jarche in T+D) Creativity is a conversation--a tension--between individuals working on individual problems, and the professional communities they belong to. David Wilkins in Learning 2.0 Tags: corporate training e-learning 2.0

Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

Published in Chief Learning Officer, August 2009. Informal Learning 2.0. Corporate approaches to learning have to change, as well. Until the shift from industrial to network dominance, corporations could compensate for crummy learning by hiring experienced people and managing ingenious command-and-control structures. Organizations that don’t learn can’t keep up. It’s learn or die. Increasing customer loyalty though learning.

e-Learning 2.0: Surveying Learner Participant TechnoProfile

Vignettes Learning

Social Networking: Surveying Learner Participant TechnoProfile I have been fine-tuning a survey tool to gauge the T echnoProfile of the target learning audience in social learning, networking, collaboration and Learning 2.0 The survey design is based on my discoveries from social learning sessions , ( ASTD handout ) client projects and my research "in helping learners apply their learning" or Micro-Learning Impacts in social networking context.

The Problem with Web 2.0…

The E-Learning Curve

The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. web 2.0 duplex media distribution content delivery learning 2.0Discuss. --. Find out more.

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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. They design eLearning that is most of all useful now to help solve immediate problems at work. 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" www.vignettestraining.com. e-Learning 2.0

Deep Problems with Our Tools - e-Learning, Social Learning, etc.

Vignettes Learning

I am often skeptical about the many types of learning tools, e.g. social networking, e-learning, LMS, rapid e-learning, even PowerPoint, etc. In the adoption of tools and technologies in learning and training, many pundits fall victim to the same fallacy. Learning Styles - that people can be categorized into some buckets on learning styles.

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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

Are you an Agnostic or Principled Learning Professional?

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: As learning professionals, have we analyzed how our approaches affect our learners and their specific learning and performanc e environments? Are you an AGNOSTIC or PRINCIPLED Learning Professional? Perhaps, the Agnostic is the unbounded innovator in us and the Princip led is the traditionalist in us. __ As learning professionals, have we analyzed h ow our approaches affect our learners and their specific learning and performance environments? Web 2.0

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Social Learning, Collaboration, and Team Identity

Skilful Minds

Organizational analysts refer to the challenge as a boundary definition problem for teams, when members are spread across large distances whether geographic or cultural in nature. Learning Experience Social Networks Web 2.0 e-Learning 2.0 social business design awareness Dachis Group distributed work empathy Internet Time Alliance shared experience social learning team identity twitter wiki Tags: Change Management Collaboration Enterprise 2.0

Book Review: Tools of Engagement, by Tom Bunzel by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

As organizations adopt social media for corporate communications and marketing, e-Learning pros will. need to help managers and executives learn about it. Here is a textbook that, despite some problems, may help. Tags: Instructional Design Learning 2.0 Social Media Tools

# 1 - Deepening Social Learning to Work Performance - Proposed Model

Vignettes Learning

Series # 1 - Can we use formal learning structure as a framework in implementing Learning 2.0? In implementing Learning 2.0 Social networking in learning) I encounter the usual problems I experience in implementing traditional e-Learning and Webinars. Trainers, participants, managers, and leaders follow long-standing, existing and embedded workflows - i n this case, how to deliver training and learning.

Social Learning - this is how it can look!

Sticky Learning

Right now I'm reading an excellent book, The New Social Learning by Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham. The book has again turned my mind towards the question of using social media tools to provide another channel for organisational learning. A very interesting video but for me the interest here is that children working together socially were able to learn what they needed to without anything that looked like traditional formal learning. Learning can (should?)

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. Furthermore, Bonus benefit of vagueness: According to an experiment led by Catherine Clement at Eastern Kentucky University, one way to consistently increase our problem-solving ability is to rely on vague verbs when describing the problem. Vignettes Learning "Helping Learners Learn Their Way".

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“Brain Freeze: Does your eLearning System Cause Learning Paralysis?”

Vignettes Learning

However, the influx of information to an individual’s brain may prove to be debilitating to one’s decision making process or may result to learning paralysis for learners. The Zombie Tech Effect is my description of behavioral manifestations when we suffer from information overload that disables us from making quality decisions or results to learning paralysis.) In the training and learning practice we have become accustomed to the concept of not overloading our learners.

Speaking Engagements in London and Paris

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

After spending two weeks in London and Paris, my interactions with elearning professionals have left me even more convinced about the need for embracing new technology to advance learning. At the Olympia 2 Conference Center in London, the topic of my talk was “Unleash the Potential of Learning Interactions and Informal Learning.” The occasion was the Learning Technologies 2008 Conference. Here our game plan was to: Discuss some existing Web 2.0

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Do You Tell Stories, Rumors or Controversies?

Vignettes Learning

Jakob Nielsen: E-Learning: An Oxymoron? Story Telling, Narrative and Web Reading, and Social Learning Jakob Nielsen Alert Box, June 9, 2008, compares Writing Style for Print vs. Web. Application Points: Participants in social learning are ALL engaged but differ in pursuing stories. Creators are "'ruthless" problem-solvers. In Learning 2.0, Nielsen reinforced what I often observed ( e-Learning Behaviors ).

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.

How to instantly grab e-learners attention!

Vignettes Learning

Many experts agree that in e-Learning, storytelling is a good approach to instantly grab learners and help them relate the content to real life situations, hence, helping them to retain and apply the content. Thus stories carry with them the emotional aspects of learning. Emotions as integral to learning. Our emotions are integral to learning. Stories and storytelling as carry learning ideas. What is a real-life problem situation that depicts the content?

Skills or literacies?

Learning with 'e's

I also mapped out some of the skills for Learning 2.0 , based on the work of Mark Federman. However, I think a clear distinction should be made between them if we are to fully apprehend many of the nuances and emerging aspects of learning through digital media. We had to learn the subtle nuances and some of the intricacies of these languages to fully participate within the culture we found ourselves. When the symbolism isn't shared by everyone, problems arise.

Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

I respond, 'well I'm becoming more and more interested in the use of social media and microblogging for learning', I then get puzzled looks that say, "too much time on your hands", "what is he talking about?" For me though I see a real role for social media as a platform for business learning. Social media - a platform for learning This year I have become more and more interested in the use of online social networks as a platform for business learning and knowledge management.

A story that comes from the heart – Manny Pacquiao

Vignettes Learning

That evening, I learned one of Manny’s philosophies in life. Don’t talk to your God and say I have a big Problem. Instead, tell your problem, that I have a great God.” He was not even in the first line of my best boxers, but because he was consistent, he was learning and had opportunities”, the manager said. rapid e-learning Tags: story-telling e-Learning 2.0

Back to the Basics - Discussion Format and Inquiry-based Learning

Vignettes Learning

He said, 25 years ago, there are two methods of learning that are fundamentals: Discussion based and Inquiry-based. >> Discussion-based allows learner to have conversations sharing their thoughts of the subject. Today, discussion and inquiry is what we hope Wikis , Blogs, discussions, social learning, e-learning 2.0 But like 25 years ago, we still have the same problems: we stop learners to have discussions and pursue inquiry.

eLearning Design WITHOUT a Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Vignettes Learning

Obtain answers from other sources; I call “quasi-SMEs” – other sources of expertise: What “must learners” learn to perform immediately? Run a contest and ask people to share their best stories and learning. Conduct a relevancy survey on what people feel they need the most learning. Check records of safety logs, service calls, customer call recordings, productivity reports, and other indicators of problems. e-Learning "instructional design

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

Vignettes Learning

If this frequently happens during face-to-face meetings, it is bound to be a bigger problem with eLearning design. 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" www.vignettestraining.com. conversational conversations e-Learning Strategy Tags: storytelling e-Learning 2.0

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. The problem of “dirt dumping” will soon be 10,000 times worse because of the swift and massive growth of knowledge and skills for training people directly. Does your e-Learning Program carry junk? rapid e-learning e-Learning Strategy e-Learning

Permission Learning - encouraging the informal

Sticky Learning

It's strange how the mind works, I saw the title and I thought "mmm, that's how to get traction for informal learning in the workplace". So, to informal learning! I've followed many discussions on blogs, webinars and twitter asking to promote a greater use of informal learning in workplaces. This however runs the risk of removing the 'in' from informal, leaving us with just another type of formal learning. Remember, this is still informal learning.

Web 2.0 Strategy

Janet Clarey

Might I suggest a first step if you’re talking the strategy route – understand the common problems that get in the way of execution and analyze your organization within the context of these overarching things: Process and governance. Organizational and learning culture. You’ll be looking for stuff like this: Initially, I thought governance was out of step with Web 2.0. Tags: Brandon Hall e-learning 2.0

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An Autodidact is Social

Web Tools for Learners

When I learn from the web, I access websites, support people, books, friends, and the wonderfully generous denizens of the web. Got back from supper to find the answer already on the Jestro Support Forum (and an explanation that the tutorial could have been clearer); made some changes I feel good about, but also discovered that my learning will be continuing! ;-> All of those were interactions with people or the communications created and left by people.

A Little Learning is …

Web Tools for Learners

I, however, think a little learning is a wondrous thing; it can addict you to drinking deep at the Pierian Spring, that is, at wanting to know more and how to do more. Bit of a problem sometimes;->). While I didn’t totally depend on the kindnesses of students, I was encouraging social learning in my classrooms, not just because it was a trendy pedagogical approach, but because it helped me where I worked!

Visual Literacy and Visual Thinking

Web Tools for Learners

As I said, I’ve never studied art or visual stuff, but Jay Cross says 80% of learning is informal - and that’s where I’ve learned anything I know, visually. Jay Cross on Informal Learning. My informal learning sources have been. When I look at Jay Cross’s graph on informal learning, above, I can understand the information immediately. For me, there was no problem choosing - I went to the visual simplicity of Google.

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Web 2.0 Strategy

Janet Clarey

Might I suggest a first step if you’re talking the strategy route – understand the common problems that get in the way of execution and analyze your organization within the context of these overarching things: Process and governance. Organizational and learning culture. You’ll be looking for stuff like this: Initially, I thought governance was out of step with Web 2.0. Tags: Brandon Hall e-learning 2.0

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$700 Trillion Dependency - How did we ever get here? Reminds of me of declining supply of talent

Vignettes Learning

The magnitude of the energy problem reminds of the similar challenge with the declining number of employable people in the U.S. The challenge of ever increasing the speed of learning must be solved. Ray Jimenez, PhD [link] [link] "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" "Helping Learners Apply Learning" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com$700 Trillion Dependency In the U.S. 700 people of 1,000 use cars.

Information Overload, Interruptions in Flow - Reduce Productivity

Vignettes Learning

In "3-Minute e-Learning" I focused on the need to present to learners content that is critical to their performance. This is necessary because of the frequent interruptions and preferences of learners to randomly move around whenever they are in online learning. Email Dashboard focuses on the problems and solutions to information overload , interruptions, and related issues. What are hard to learn and apply?

Quiz Maker in a Wiki? "Wow, what a paradox - sleepless night!"

Vignettes Learning

CONTROL- ITIS - controlling what learners should learn CONTENT- ITIS - forcing content on learners Adding a Quiz Maker in a Wiki is perplexing to me. It is the same problem as adding a social networking in an LMS. Ray Jimenez, PhD [link] [link] "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" "Helping Learners Apply Learning" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.comAdding a Quiz Maker in a Wiki is one of the issues that really causes me anguish.

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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. I have been concerned with the problem of massive adoption or our propensity for scale. 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.

The Kaizen Way - One Small Step Can Change Your Life

Vignettes Learning

According to Maurer : Ask small questions Think small thoughts Take small actions Solve small problems "Small steps circumvent the brain's built-in resistance to new behavior." I relate this insight to my interests in micro-learning design and systems. In my research on Micro-Learning Impacts, [link] , I discovered that learners have the tendency to commit to big goals and big action items. Hence, it is only by applying micro-goals that learners best apply their learning.

"Humans are suckers for scale" - The Art of Simplexity

Vignettes Learning

Social Learning, Rapid Learning, Mobile learning, etc.) Thinking of scale in itself is not a problem. The challenge is that scale distracts us from what is really happening in the micro-worlds of learning. I think we miss the opportunity in helping learners learn because we oftentimes think scale is more complex.

"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?"