Learning & Design Thinking - part 1
JUNE 12, 2012
I really wanted to encourage the audience to see learning design as just a subset of design generally and doing do provides us with an opportunity to borrow tools from the design profession and then mix them with traditional L&D tools.
The step-wise evolution of Social Learning
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
The article I read was titled, "Step-wise evolution of stable sociality in primates", I'll provide the link at the end of this post for those inclined to dig a little more deeply. For a few months now this post has been bouncing around my head.
Fish are the last to recognise water = informal learning?
AUGUST 4, 2009
provide easy access to organisational knowledge, preferably online. I just twittered a thought - 'The benefit of Informal learning is that fish are the last to recognise water' - and then I started thinking. This is the real essence of informal learning.
What's wrong with Tweeting at conferences?
MAY 13, 2010
Throughout the conference I did the same thing, tweeting snippets of each keynote and workshop I attended and providing links to articles and information mentioned by speakers. OK, here's my short follow up post as promised in my last post on the recent AITD conference! Let's get to the point, I went to the conference primarily because of sessions keynotes and workshops on the use of social media in learning - a real interest of mine. (as
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
(Learning) Design with Intent
NOVEMBER 18, 2010
The tool is named Design with Intent for a reason, it seeks to provide a way of designing " to influence or result in certain user behaviour". For example, providing users with feedback to check their intent before committing, ie "Did you mean.?'.
Social Learning - this is how it can look!
SEPTEMBER 26, 2010
The book has again turned my mind towards the question of using social media tools to provide another channel for organisational learning. Provide them with engaging tools and let them go - together. . Let's begin with some context to this post!
Informal Learning and Black Swans
AUGUST 18, 2010
So here is the lesson in learning Business learning today is designed to fill a skills or knowledge 'gap', to provide workers with skills and knowledge required in today's business world. It provides learners with skills and knowledge they're highly likely to need, today and tomorrow.
5 great speakers from the AITD conference - a summary of ideas
MAY 12, 2010
I'll give you a bit of a summary in this post and will provide a link to my Twitter feed for the conference, I think that will help to flesh out how I found some of the sessions! To get a better idea of these have a look via the links Amantha has provided. .
'Virtual/actual' reality - WonderMart
MARCH 21, 2010
Following the instructions provided, I got myself a trolley, put my earphones in and pressed play. I could imagine real benefits in providing a new employee with an MP3 player and a recording then asking them to follow all the instructions as they move around their work site.
TEDxMelbourne - a great day of learning!
MARCH 13, 2010
In fact the point of here whole talk is that it is the variety in people that provides strength, or as she says, "the world needs all kinds of minds". A quick post to review today's excellent TEDx day. For those who don't know of TEDx or TED, a quick explanation.
10 Best (Learning) Books of 2009
JANUARY 11, 2010
Whilst this backchannel can provide another learning tool it also has the potential interfere with learning. Cliff's book provides great ideas on how to accentuate the positive and minimise the less desirable aspects of the backchannel.
PresentationZen Design - Review
JANUARY 13, 2010
Finally Garr provides pages of examples of great Slide Samples that illustrate the principles outlined throughout the book. Garr Reynolds' new book, PresentationZen Design , is his follow-up to his first book, PresentationZen of 2008.
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.
Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops
DECEMBER 14, 2009
Content - it met users needs, providing a forum to ask questions and source solutions. It's just about Christmas time and now is the time of end of year catch ups and Christmas parties. The most common question at these is, 'so what have you been up to lately?"
Designing successful learning - walking 'a fine line'
OCTOBER 21, 2009
In a fine line, he provides stories and examples to illustrate his design approach (these alone are almost worth reading the book for). Designing a way forward Designing - the first word of this post's title and the overall focus of this post!
Read Write v Read Only
JUNE 24, 2009
The internet, digital media and cheap, powerful computers have provided people with an option they never had - Read Write. Learners today do not want to sit passively as the 'teacher' provides them with knowledge. I am reading a book called Remix at the moment by Lawrence Lessig.
Learning styles and fixed ideas
NOVEMBER 14, 2009
for what it matters, I'm in the 'no they don't' camp) However, this post isn't so much about whether or not they exist, rather I'm more interested in why people believe so strongly that learning styles indicators do in fact provide a measure of how an individual learns best. Where am I coming from? Over the last few months I've read a number of blog posts about learning styles (see references at end of post). So, do learning styles exist?
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
Live face to face: You may use a F2F training provider. Typically, the training provider will run anything from an afternoon session to a several day workshop, focusing on topics like coaching or managing performance. provide strong content and then sit back and hope.
Twitter for learning
OCTOBER 25, 2009
The people I follow find links to articles and research that I'd never come across, I can't always find time to read it on the spot so I save many links to my Delicious page (social bookmarking site) for later (and to provide others with access to all the links and sites I've found interesting). Why wouldn't you use Twitter?! I've only been actively participating on Twitter for 4-5 months now.
'Scared of first' - why business is resisting new learning.
OCTOBER 7, 2009
So, why do many businesses not embrace learning approaches that would provide their businesses with real competitive advantages? The past I'd like to take you back to where I was 5 years ago. My role was working for Australia's then largest retailer, ColesMyer. I managed a team of facilitators whose role was to deliver face-to-face workshops to staff, from entry level, through to senior management.
The Powerpoint 12 - the slideshow!
AUGUST 13, 2009
The first installment provided the written tips, much like many slide presentations you are subjected to - heavy on text. I may, at the end of the session, provide participants with the written version as a reference. My last post was a list of tips for using Powerpoint/Keynote more effectively - The Powerpoint Dozen ! Here is part 2, the slideshow. Now, there's nothing wrong with text, it just doesn't belong in any quantity on Powerpoint or Keynote slides!
The Powerpoint Dozen
AUGUST 12, 2009
Provide a separate handout with the details. . Powerpoint/Keynote provide a range of themes to choose from. I use Powerpoint in some of the workshops I run, not all, but when it suits the audience, venue and most importantly learning objectives. I have, on the other hand, been a participant where slides have been the 'star'! Slides that contained too much text in colours and sizes that were too hard to read and more bullets than Ned Kelly's last stand!
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
this report provides you with a little. but has provided skills or knowledge that have actually. provide timely value for the business. to provide, and where, when and how can it be accessed? how to use the tools that’ll provide them. provide you with the answers.
There's still a place for Learning 0.0
AUGUST 3, 2009
New learning technologies do however provide learning designers with a far greater range of tools and options so that you are better able to tailor learning solutions to the specific needs of both the learner and the organisation. I've written a range of posts over the last few months that in some way have referred to the rising use of various technologies in workplace learning environments.
Permission Learning - encouraging the informal
AUGUST 10, 2009
This describes a situation where the worker has given explicit permission for the business to provide them with the elearning/videos/webinars/etc that the business believes the worker might need and be interested in. Such an idea may work as long as the learning opportunities provided continue to meet the workers' expectations of the brand. I've been a keen reader of Seth Godin's perspectives on marketing (and everything) for a while now.
The Village of Twitter
JULY 21, 2009
The conclusion, the real difference in children's performance at school over a number of years was not due to 'clever' children learning more during the school year but rather it was due to some children being provided with continued informal learning by their family during school holidays. You can add to conversations, provide helpful links/knowledge and feedback to others.
Top six business (learning) books of 2009 (so far!!)
JULY 10, 2009
I've reviewed some of these in others places on my blog, however I'll quickly explain what each book has provided for me (with an emphasis on learning). 6 months of 2009 have already passed me by. Amazon and my local bookstores have been kept pretty busy keeping up with my reading habits and last night I was looking at my bookshelf thinking to myself which books would make a list of the best business books I've read so far this year.
Journal of Learning Design
JUNE 16, 2009
I will continue to review articles from past journals that I believe help to alter how we see learning and to provide practical ideas that the average learning designer or facilitator can implement. I have been reading articles lately from the Journal of Learning Design.
Top 3 Reasons for Replacing eLearning Providers
AUGUST 11, 2016
eLearning eLearning Outsourcing eLearning Providers Replacing eLearning ProvidersThe latest Brandon Hall Report is a revelation for all who are interested in the eLearning outsourcing landscape. It breaks some myths that had so far clouded the path towards outsourcing, one of the popular one was that cost drives eLearning outsourcing. On the contrary the study found that quality, innovation, trust etc. play the […].
Providing Education to Medical Facilities Nationwide
OCTOBER 21, 2015
They also provide medical rehabilitation services on a contract basis at nursing homes, assisted living and senior care centers, schools and worksites. The post Providing Education to Medical Facilities Nationwide appeared first on JPL Learning Solutions.
How Are You Providing Performance Feedback in Your eLearning?
JULY 13, 2016
You, your organization, and your learners don’t want to spend time—or money—on training that doesn’t provide a solid return. That same model can also serve as a framework for when to provide feedback to your learners.
5 Ways a Strong Learning Culture Provides ROI
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
The post 5 Ways a Strong Learning Culture Provides ROI appeared first on. For many companies, investing in training and training resources tends toward two extremes. On one extreme, companies lean towards mediocrity: just enough training to say it got done, with as little money spent as possible. On the other, companies will “chase the shiny,” grabbing every new technology and teaching method that comes down the pike. [.].
LMS Software Provides Top-Notch Learning Experiences
MARCH 17, 2016
It gives them round-the-clock access to training materials, enables them to interact with work-related resources via any mobile device, treats them to a learning experience that’s personalized to their individual learning styles, and provides fun methods for learning dry information.
Games Can Provide Authentic Experiences
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
To provide effective instruction, it needs to be as authentic to the actual experience as possible. Gamification of context provides two key advantages. So, providing a game for learning creates an authentic environment other than a classroom or a slideshow and highlights how certain variables or actions taken in situation play out over time. The context of an online course or the context of a classroom is not authentic.