Drilling employee engagement up with a good learning strategy

Matrix

Ask any CEO about the importance of learning in the organization and the answer will be: it is nothing less than great. Ask what the learning strategy is, and you will easily see that it is more or less like a fire department procedure – always ready to get up, light up the sirens and carry out an intervention with as little damage as possible. Learning is a continuous process and even with so many possibilities for getting information, good structure is still needed.

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

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Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change

Learnnovators

Over the past few years, the need to become a social business and to promote enterprise-wide collaboration have taken hold in many organizations. The military metaphor dominates the world of business – right from “staff”, “line”, “chain of command”, to “ war for talent”, “ competitive strategy”, and “line of fire ”. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

How to Build a Simple Digital Learning Strategy that Works

Litmos

Getting started with digital learning can be deceptively simple. You have a digital learning strategy. Just as converting your old face-to-face courses directly to virtual classroom courses isn’t the best use of learning technology. So, what does it take to build a digital learning strategy that works? Learning powers change. And in the midst of a crisis, those that learn fastest are the ones that survive.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

The diagram traces the evolution of different social technology and their potential to enforce and enable a deep change in how organizations function and their structure. Read the post, How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model , for an in-depth understanding. I wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead…and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists.

Why adaptive learning is a ‘must’ in your corporate learning strategy

Matrix

She was complaining that very much has changed lately and there are tons and tons of new information, procedures and offer mechanisms that everyone has to learn very fast. Changing the strategy. With this in mind, Learning & Development managers ought to seriously consider personalized adaptive learning as part of their strategy. Not enough attention has been given to the quality of learning outcomes though. E-learning

INTEGRATING SOCIAL LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced.

Everyone’s a natural at social learning

Sponge UK

If you don’t ask Google, you ask your friends, family or colleagues when you need to learn to do something new. And that’s social learning. Learning begins when you need to solve a problem. For example, I recently wanted to learn to code the new Adapt responsive elearning software. This is social learning that can benefit an employer – when staff are learning new skills from each other, not because they have to, but because they want to.

Free eBook: eLearning Trends In 2019 – Your Guide To Enhance, Measure, Maximize The Impact And Returns On Your Learning Strategies In 2019

EI Design

This free eBook, eLearning Trends in 2019, the fourth one in this series, has been designed to be your guide to enhance, measure, and maximize the impact and returns on your learning strategies in 2019. eLearning Trends In 2019 – Your Guide To Enhance, Measure, Maximize The Impact And Returns On Your Learning Strategies In 2019. Facilitate the application of the acquired learning on the job. Mobile Learning. Informal Learning.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: “ Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.”

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Throw out your learning technology playbook. How Will the Coronavirus Shape Virtual Learning and Work? Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 2) Tips for Learning Practitioners. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. Are you in the learning technology or content business ? How can learning technology help them resolve immediate issues? WANT TO LEARN MORE?

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. ” Read in conjunction, the two pieces shed a lot of light not only on how today’s workplace is changing but also on its impact on how we learn. How do we know everyone has learned?

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MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

Community members learn together, share feedback, take onus of building the domain. Talented coders and developers come together to learn, share and co-create. If we critically examine the characteristics of networked learning, it becomes evident that these are also qualities that foster and enable communities to thrive which in turn pull creative, passionate individuals to the workforce. We all know that true learning takes place through dialogues.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC

Learnnovators

This is a continuation of my MOOC series and also a post that draws a lot from the #MSLOC430 Community and MOOC (“C” type) that I am participating in — the open section of the graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. Before I plunge into the heart of my analysis and discussion, I want to share a couple of snippets on Networked Learning from Wikipedia. ( [link] ).

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. Becoming a truly social business is an inside out change.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.) in light of social media. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning.

Games To Gamification

Learnnovators

Then, as man evolved to the agrarian stage, around 12,000 years ago, he learned to domesticate a few animals and, alongside, grow crops. So we know that game based learning and gamification are not new. They are also defined by rules, skills, strategies and the elements of chance. With so many types of games and sports, there should be no dearth of ideas to gamify the learning of a subject in educational and business settings.

LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

If you’ve ever crossed professional paths with me, you know I’m willing to talk learning tech shop with anyone — vendors, buyers and practitioners– anytime, anywhere in the world. Every day I meet new experts and exchange ideas about what’s good, bad and ugly in the world of learning technology. It’s not just because I’m a learning tech fanatic with more than 22 years of LMS/elearning industry experience. You’ll learn: .

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“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general. Open to learning and collaboration: “Collaboration” seems to be the mantra of the era.

We Need More Learning Engineers - Tip #186

Vignettes Learning

In a South by Southwest ed-tech conference, Bror Saxberg, chief learning officer at Kaplan Inc., noticed something important: There was no discussion about how no one is taking evidence from learning science and applying them in the creation of learning materials or educational experiences. Role of Learning Engineers in Training and Development Learning engineers play an important role in developing an online learning environment.

Marketing Never Ends – How Does Product Education Help?

Talented Learning

E DITOR’S NOTE: Because extended enterprise learning involves multiple disciplines, we sometimes ask other experts to share their insights with our readers. Blog posts, paid advertising, white papers, hero videos, webinars, social media, specialized landing pages – the choices are endless. As this function grew, I hired a team of customer-minded content specialists. WANT TO LEARN MORE? Inside the Customer Learning Lifecycle. appeared first on Talented Learning.

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

Learnnovators

Don Tapscott (italics mine) I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first.

Becoming an Expert: What Has Intuition Got to Do With It? - Tip #199

Vignettes Learning

Harrison and other art historians and Greek sculpture specialists took one look and declared the kouros to be fake. Where Humans Meet Machines: Intuition, Expertise and Learning. Medium, May 18, 2018 Tip #150 - Using Intuitive and Deliberate Learning in Story Lessons Ray Jimenez, PhD Vignettes Learning "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Vignettes Learning. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

I wrote about the strategies and benefits of working out loud earlier here and here. A bit more conscious thinking behind why, when and how we use these platforms can transform our daily meandering interactions into purposeful habits around learning, sharing and community building. Working out loud ranges from specific, objective-driven collaboration (as in the case within project teams) to just sharing of thoughts and ideas with the wider social networks.

7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset

Learnnovators

The digital five forces – Social Media, Big Data, Mobility and Pervasive Computing, Cloud, and AI and Robotics – are disintermediating, disrupting and deconstructing the old world order. The word “digital” is on everyone’s lips; however, organizations are stumbling when trying to put in place a holistic strategy and implementation plan that will take into account the mega-shifts heralded by these forces.

Adopt Independent Lifelong Learning to Meet Workplace Challenges - Tip #189

Vignettes Learning

I recently came across two interesting statistics on learning and development. The first one basically says organizations are placing less emphasis on on-the-job training and the other one states that individuals are focusing on independent and continuous learning. Learning - whether through online courses, webinars, or real-life situations - has become an “ongoing, lifelong pursuit.” Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative.

What Happens When New Becomes Old? - Tip #89

Vignettes Learning

Have you ever experienced having mastered a web-based learning tool and then be informed that the tool was discontinued? When I saw the image and article from Style Motivation.com "When Old Becomes New" , it reminded me of learning architecture. Oftentimes, the rapid and constant change and the abundance of options including the introduction of new software, which is usually free, cause learning professionals to be cautious or inhibit from testing and adopting the tools.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice. MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. These are essentially “pull” and collaborative learning modes and cannot be imposed. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World

Learnnovators

A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. Here are two definitions from Wikipedia that captures the essence of Networked Learning: “ Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another’s learning. This is my area of passion.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

Learnnovators

I have been writing about MOOCs in the context of workplace learning from different perspectives for some time now. The earlier posts… MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities.

L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace

Learnnovators

The chat was full of insights and learning, as always. And the trigger for this post was the question: How will learning & development shift in a PDW? Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning. Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today. They take ownership of their learning and work because they don’t perceive these as distinct from each other or from themselves.

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Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

Increasingly the human workforce will have to take on the unstructured work that requires skills like judgement, decision making, pattern sensing, emotional intelligence, social intelligence, and more. The remaining tasks will require individuals who fundamentally think differently about work and learning. The key question we (as L&D/HR) need to think of is how are we going to support workplace learning to build such skills in the workforce?

Inspire others - be a Master Storyteller -Study the Profile and Survey

Vignettes Learning

The Master Storyteller Survey and Profile below is a product of my research on how to help trainers, learning and eLearning specialists to reflect on how well they are applying the ideas of storytelling in improving learning and performance. Do you engage people in conversation and learn about their feelings towards certain things or views? [ ] Never [ ] Somewhat [ ] Sometimes [ ] Most of the time [ ] Always 5. Facts alone do not help in decisions or learning. #

GETTING STARTED WITH WORKING OUT LOUD

Learnnovators

I am trying to move to a mode where I’ll write shorter posts more regularly on specific topics, questions posed to me, or an aspect of modern workplace learning that interests me. I happened to mention “ working out loud ” as a practice that is fundamental to social and collaborative learning, and drew a completely blank stare. Share a snippet from the day’s work that captures a learning, a mistake made, or insight gleaned. It is a very powerful learning tool.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.