Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

I have recently joined the open section of #MSLOC 430 - a graduate course in the Master''s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. This is the first week and I am absolutely looking forward to exploring the topics, learning from the other participants and participating in exciting conversations. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world. A PLN is an enabler of such 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. And after mulling over some of these, I thought they were worth putting down on virtual paper. It takes a relational stance in which learning takes place both in relation to others and in relation to learning resources.” NETWORKED LEARNING CHARACTERISTICS. This is my area of passion.

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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. And after mulling over some of these, I thought they were worth putting down on virtual paper. Agreed that it is becoming evident that be it organizations or individuals, those who are adaptive, agile, and open to learning are the ones who will survive. NETWORKED LEARNING CHARACTERISTICS.

DevLearn - Google Wave - Organizational Learning - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Social Learning for Management Development: Introducing CoachingOurselves. Put your learners on a diet - consider a pull-based learning approach - Free as in Freedom , November 6, 2009. Blogs – Day 1 – An Introduction - Engaged Learning , November 9, 2009. Open source e-learning development 11: Moodle - The E-Learning Curve , November 9, 2009. Interested in Creating an Alternative Reality Games (ARG) for learning?

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

In this post, I want to demystify working out loud and highlight the organizational as well as personal growth that accrues from the practice. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. I’m going to take a step back and examine the world we live in today and how the notion of work has changed. The ecosystem we operate in is volatile with rising complexity & ambiguity – the quintessential VUCA world.

What it means that MS LifeScience Award Goes to 3D Virtual Conference Design

Kapp Notes

Event By now you've probably already heard that the Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Award 2010 has gone to a project that uses a 3-D virtual environment to hold a virtual scientific poster session. To learn, collaborate and exchange knowledge. Billion-Dollar Settlement )Yet, at least one pharma company (and I know of several others) has embraced 3D virtual immersive environment (VIE) technology. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. There’s lots to be learned! Virtual classrooms.

Managing the Self-Directed Learner

The Performance Improvement Blog

Plugging in to what she needed to learn was as direct and fast as the screenwriters could imagine…. In a managing minds company, it is critical that employees take responsibility for their own learning, pulling the information they need when and where they need it. Self-directed learners are people who get intrinsic rewards from their ability to locate, curate, share, and communicate what they have learned independently. Minds can work in an office space or a virtual space.

What It Takes to Have a Healthy Learning Environment in Your Organization

Origin Learning

A sumptuous spread of cerebral and endorphin-inducing fare, the subtext was learning, learning and more learning. That is a strident example of the reach and power of social learning. You, the members of the corporate workspace may be looking askance, wondering why we in the working world are blowing this social learning trumpet where learning is to a large extent still circumscribed by the training circumference.

Organizations as Communities - Part 1

ID Reflections

Organizations have become boundary-less and often, location agnostic and virtual. As the world becomes increasingly connected and networked, it calls for organizations that are equally connected, decentralized and self-organizing. Viewing an organization through the lens of a machine and people as cogs worked when the world was predictable, change happened very slowly, lessons of yesterday became best practices of today, and assembly line production ruled the day.

Reprise: Learning to Compete

The Performance Improvement Blog

The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. This competition can come from global, virtual, and newly formed rivals. And if organizations are to respond intelligently, they must make learning a central part of their strategy for survival and growth. Learning all the time” means making learning part of the culture of an organization.

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Virtual Instructor-Led Training: The Best of Both Worlds

CLO Magazine

Virtual learning can help organizations connect with employees while avoiding hefty fees. Learning management programs are evolving. Traditionally, instructor-led training (ILT) was the preferred mode within organizational learning. E-learning sparked excitement, but for some it has disappointed, being dubbed as ineffective. But lately, the learning management community has introduced virtual instructor-led training (VILT).

Why Management Needs to Change

The Performance Improvement Blog

Your primary responsibility is to lead people into a 21st-century knowledge economy that supports and sustains learning over everything else. Learning is the critical differentiator in the knowledge economy. How you manage that learning is the new competitive advantage. We describe the 21st-century corporation as an organization that is global and virtual. People all over the world will form the intersecting nodes for a constantly humming web of communication.

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Reprise: Learning to Compete

The Performance Improvement Blog

The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. This competition can come from global, virtual, and newly formed rivals. And if organizations are to respond intelligently, they must make learning a central part of their strategy for survival and growth. Learning all the time” means making learning part of the culture of an organization.

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The Future of Learning is Not Training

The Performance Improvement Blog

Instead of jumping off the January 1 st starting line, we decided to wait and see what other people are predicting for corporate training and learning in 2017. There will be much wider use of xAPI and Learning Records Stores (LRS). Learning apps will become ubiquitous. Video learning will be on a smart device near you. Social learning is an idea whose time has come. 2017 is the year of adaptive more personalized learning.

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Learning to Compete

The Performance Improvement Blog

The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. This competition can come from global, virtual, and newly formed rivals. And if organizations are to respond intelligently, they must make learning a central part of their strategy for survival and growth. Learning all the time” means making learning part of the culture of an organization.

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The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design

Learnnovators

It has been spreading like wild fire in the business world. Though we had been following some of these discussions with much interest, and also trying out integrating the internal development process at Learnnovator s in a loosely structured way around this approach, a recent article by Clark Quinn prompted us to embark on a quest to find answers to the following questions: Is design thinking a new subject, at least in learning design?

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Managers Managing Minds: Their 21rst Century Job

The Performance Improvement Blog

Everywhere brains are learning, sharing information, and providing help to other brains. It also includes what they discover, learn from failure, learn from one another, share, innovate, tell each other, and more. A shrinking Corporate IQ is a function of many forces currently at work: Brains need to learn how to learn — Technology has changed the learning equation. Transferring what you learn is always a problem.

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Managing the Self-Directed Learner

The Performance Improvement Blog

Plugging in to what she needed to learn was as direct and fast as the screenwriters could imagine…. In a managing minds company, it is critical that employees take responsibility for their own learning, pulling the information they need when and where they need it. Self-directed learners are people who get intrinsic rewards from their ability to locate, curate, share, and communicate what they have learned independently. Minds can work in an office space or a virtual space.

Why Management Needs to Change

The Performance Improvement Blog

Your primary responsibility is to lead people into a 21st-century knowledge economy that supports and sustains learning over everything else. Learning is the critical differentiator in the knowledge economy. How you manage that learning is the new competitive advantage. We describe the 21st-century corporation as an organization that is global and virtual. People all over the world will form the intersecting nodes for a constantly humming web of communication.

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. What is your vision for the learning community?

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Hyper-Connectivity: Get Used To It! Educate for It!

The Performance Improvement Blog

He writes: Because of the way every industry — from health care to manufacturing to education — is now being transformed by cheap, fast, connected computing power, the skill required for every decent job is rising as is the necessity of lifelong learning. The days of going to school, learning a skill, and working for a company until retirement have long since gone. We need education and training that are in line with this fast changing world of work. Why Learn?

“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. It’s a spectrum, and we need to move along the spectrum to make the best of the world we are in. The doors that a networked world have opened for us can be the playground.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 2 – Practice Makes Perfect

Learnnovators

The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. It is particularly focused on eLearning, but almost all of what is mentioned also applies to face-to-face or virtual instruction. We started with objectives and we’ll continue on through concepts, examples, emotional elements, and putting it together, but here we’re talking about good practice for learning.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 5 – Emotion

Learnnovators

The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. It is particularly focused on eLearning, but almost all of what is mentioned also applies to face-to-face or virtual instruction. Here we’re talking about the role of emotion in learning, and we’ll close by finally putting it all together. We want to shift from creating content to designing learning experiences.

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Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. He literally wrote the book on Informal Learning. He travels the world, but increasingly delivers presentations and events virtually over the web.

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

Learnnovators

While the title of the post specifies MOOCs, the skills and mindsets I have explored in the post are, IMHO, required by all to survive and thrive in the digital and connected world. 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.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 4 – Examples

Learnnovators

The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. It is particularly focused on eLearning, but almost all of what is mentioned also applies to face-to-face or virtual instruction. Here we’re talking about the role of examples in learning, and we’ll continue on through emotional elements, and finally putting it all together.

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Kapp & Driscoll nail Learning in 3D

Clark Quinn

Karl Kapp and Tony O’Driscoll have launched the age of virtual worlds in organizational learning by providing a thorough overview in their new book Learning in 3D. This is a comprehensive and eloquent book, covering the emerging opportunity in virtual worlds. The book is eloquently written, as you’d expect from two academics, but both also play in the real world, so it’s not too esoteric in language or concept.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 3 – Concepts

Learnnovators

The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. It is particularly focused on eLearning, but almost all of what is mentioned also applies to face-to-face or virtual instruction. There is an explanation of how the world works that guides this. e-Learning Ravi Pratap SinghThis is the third post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 6 – Putting It All Together

Learnnovators

The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. It is particularly focused on eLearning, but much of what has been mentioned also applies to face-to-face or virtual instruction. Now we’re hearing about these principles being proposed for learning design, and I couldn’t be happier. From good objectives, we need to start designing a learning experience.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 5: SKILLS LEARNERS NEED TODAY

Learnnovators

While the title of the post specifies MOOCs, the skills and mindsets I have explored in the post are, IMHO, required by all to survive and thrive in the digital and connected world. I have been writing about MOOCs in the context of workplace learning from different perspectives for some time now. 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.

The Times They Are A’Changin’. What L&D Leaders Should Focus on in 2021.

PDG

But trends and buzzwords aside, our world has been truly disrupted by Covid 19 in 2020. Covid has intensified the corporate world’s need to imagine new ways of learning. In 2019, 86% of the respondents to 2019’s Global Human Capital Trends survey believed they must “reinvent their ability to learn.” Another survey , conducted in the early part of 2020, reported that “improving learning and development is a critical initiative for 86% of companies.”.

JAY CROSS – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. He literally wrote the book on Informal Learning. He travels the world, but increasingly delivers presentations and events virtually over the web.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

DEEPER ELEARNING DESIGN: PART 2 – PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Learnnovators

The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. It is particularly focused on eLearning, but almost all of what is mentioned also applies to face-to-face or virtual instruction. We started with objectives and we’ll continue on through concepts, examples, emotional elements, and putting it together, but here we’re talking about good practice for learning.

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

Cool ProtoSphere Video

Kapp Notes

If you want to see and hear about the potential of virtual worlds for corporate learning, work and collaboration, check out this video created by Ron Burns the CEO of ProtonMedia , the creators of ProtoSphere. The video does a good job of positioning virtual worlds in the context of organizational learning, collaboration and innovation. Tags: virtual immersive environment

Managers Eat Learning for Lunch

PDG

If Culture eats Strategy for breakfast, then Managers eat Learning for lunch. Learning is something we do for ourselves, not something that is done to us. We can provide people with venues for learning, but we can’t make them learn (see Horse vs. Water, 1897). As learning professionals, we’re lucky to have a learner’s attention for a few hours a year. Peter Drucker famously said “Culture eats Strategy for breakfast.”

Why Millennials are not Space Aliens

PDG

And, yes, inevitably, how do Millennials learn? Do Millennials learn differently from everybody else? But there is something that’s different about them: their expectation as to how they will receive learning is different than the generations that came before. They were born into a world where computers were everywhere, the internet always existed, and phones were little hand-held computers that went everywhere with us. They just expect to learn differently.