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Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

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Uber taps into existing resources providing people – both the suppliers and the buyers – with a platform to connect. L&D and the organization’s role will be to provide a highly-efficient sharing system and encourage participation. Designing courses is passé!

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

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These kinds of conversations will not only enable the employee to keep on track but also provide them with a tool to reflect upon and extract their learning.

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC

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The technological affordances of social and mobile add to the ability to provide an ecosystem of continuous and pervasive learning. Moreover, providing MOOCs on mobile devices further augments interaction and networking thus increasing the participation level.

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Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace

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It is increasingly becoming evident that L&D department in organizations can no longer function the way they used to, at least not if they want to be relevant and be a business partner to the organization.

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Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

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In today''s context of rapid change, unexpected challenges, and complex scenarios, it is not possible for an organization to provide training for every conceivable skill that may be required in the future.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities

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It can help an organization with its capability building at an individual level and provide opportunities for shared vision, systems thinking and team building at a strategic level thus providing the entire gamut from tactical learning to integrated and strategic learning.

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"Working Out Loud": Using the Tools We Already Have

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that provides a practitioners' take on the topic.

The Importance of Being Agile in a VUCA World

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This way, those who may not have been a part of the meeting but has relevant knowledge and inputs, can pitch in and provide valuable insights.

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Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

"Digital Mindset": What is it All About?

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I often refer to this sense-making model because it provides a simple yet powerful heuristic for evaluating where we stand in relation to other contexts.

Integrating Social Learning in the Workplace

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Organizations are fairly adept at implementing training programs, providing LMS access and checking for completion. 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.

The 21st Century Curator

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Whether we depend on others to provide us with curated content or wedecide to become curators in our area(s) of expertise or interest, the need forcuration as a sense making and PKM activity is undeniable. If Web 1.0 was aboutonline access and Web 2.0 is about social nets, Web 3.0

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Working Out Loud 101 | Some Thoughts

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When you do that – when you work in a more open, connected way – you can build a purposeful network that makes you more effective and provides access to more opportunities.” Process sharing provides deeper insight into how a task is done.

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. Seven Simple Secrets to.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

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When fully realized and supported, emergent learning provides autonomy, mastery and purpose to learners and agility, adaptability and resilience to organizations. “…changes in mindset are more important than changes in hardware or software.” Steve Denning What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned?

Emergent Workplaces: Learning in the Networked World

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This requires enabling people to learn how to learn in the networked world , providing them with the infrastructure and then getting out of their way. This is my area of passion.

Workplace Learning in a World "Beyond Automation"

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L&D's role will be to enable these communities to form, to function effectively and provide sustained value to the members and to the organization. I just finished reading an HBR article by Thomas Davenport and Julia Kirby called Beyond Automation , which is the trigger for this post.

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider

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This will provide the employees with an opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge in their areas of interest beyond the purview of their current roles thus equipping them with new skills, a critical aspect of professional development.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Broad ning ur persp ctive 5The Secret to Getting eLearning Results Isn't What You Think We work hard to provide learning. skills and provide opportunities to practice; we build exceptional self-paced online. Training Model (shown below) provides a framework for.

Why Organizations Must Encourage Collaboration: Building a Case

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The third one is the ability an organization-wide ESN platform provides to connect and share learnings with colleagues from across the globe. Organizations, i.e., the business leaders and executives are not interested in learning. Nor do they care much about collaboration.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 3: Launching a MOOC

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With organizations thinking of MOOCs as a scalable and cheaper way of providing training and professional development opportunities to the workers, it is important to keep in mind a few considerations before launching a MOOC.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

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That information is provided based on their requests. What is micro-learning? When and where does it work well? What characteristics define micro-learning? In this post, I have looked at micro-learning from the point of view of efficacy as well as applicability. Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Generally, the term ''microlearning'' refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training.

Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today

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Providing generic, platform related information is not too useful. When I read Rachel Happe’s (@rhappe ) post, The Emerging Career Path of Community Professionals , I was reminded of my older posts on community management and the skills required.

What Makes a MOOC a MOOC?

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As a learning designer in the workplace learning and “performance” space, I encounter this query quite often —“how can we design learning/training programs for employees that are cheaper and yet more effective”—often enough to realize that corporates are desperately looking for a learning model / methodology / format that will enable new skill acquisition, just-in-time learning, and provide employees with the skills required to perform better.

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Scalable Learning in the 21C Workplace

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On the other hand, institutions can provide unique opportunities to scale pull platforms and build ever growing networks of long-term trust based relationships on top of these platforms. Back after a long break! With the intention to write regularly again… Wicked problems and their role in organizational learning have always fascinated me…so here are some more thoughts on the same topic. Organizations are increasingly facing wicked problems in a complex and, often, a chaotic world.

High-Impact L&D

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It’s a complex book but one that provides plenty of insights. On my way to work today, I was scrolling through my blog roll and LinkedIn posts and came across this (as always) thoughtfully written post on It''s Time to Redesign HR by Josh Bersin.

2014 - A Rambling Retrospective

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a) I have always felt that facilitation is a powerful means of enabling dialogue, fostering open collaboration, and providing guidance for deep thinking.

Content Curation: One More Role for an Enterprise Community Manager

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This in the context of a social business platform like Jive requires--among other things--consistent tagging, proper aggregation, enabling quick search options, providing guided navigations for frequently accessed pieces, and grouping of similar groups and content in an appropriate manner. Faced with the tsunami of information, we are all floundering to find our way to content that actually matters.

Myth of the "Relevant Experience"

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The JDs defined the role, training provided the required skill sets, and then one was put to work.

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MOOCs in Performance Support

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The more I mull over some of the core characteristics of a MOOC ecosystem, I feel it lends itself very well to providing performance support (PS) within the workflow. A MOOC ecosystem takes care of this challenge by providing learners with the ability to create, co-create, and share content.

Managing Diversity through Community Management

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As an enterprise community manager and a proponent of collaboration, knowledge sharing and dialogue as a means and tool for learning, I found that this model provide substantial insight into the communication style and preferences of individuals.

21C Workplace Skills and L&D

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Back from Ladakh and settling into my “normal” routine. Needless to say, it’s not at all easy after visiting a place like Ladakh. I will put up a post on the trip over the coming weekend. For now, I am focusing back on my other passion outside of traveling—workplace learning, enabling performance and social learning. Going through my blog-roll, I read two related posts – Four Basic Skills for 2020 by Harold Jarche and Technology Changes Everything by Jane Hart.

Book Review: Don't Hire the Best

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He doesn''t leave us with theories and observations but deep dives into the details of how to conduct the evaluation providing many practical insights, implementable suggestions and heaps of learning. I have been catching up on my reading of late after my “to-read” list crossed 50.

Learned Vs. Learners - Revised

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Can we always depend on the experts to provide the best solution? The basis of Crowdsourcing operate on the principle of bringing together diverse sets of individuals to provide their perspectives on a problem, topic or task.

L&D needs New Skills

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The approach taken is still that of “the organization will provide the training I need”. If possible, asking someone to provide feedback and coaching would be helpful.