Reordering the Serious eLearning Manifesto
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
And I believe it’s a good thing. But it needs an update. He came up with the idea of a manifesto, and we agreed to work with him on it. design
Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
Attendees suggested it’s your goals and approach, ensuring you are delivering effectively. It’s also your review approach, and metrics.
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
And yet it doesn’t feel like diagramming gets enough respect. So I want to make a case for the diagram. Language is good. The post Diagram!
JANUARY 5, 2017
And I’ve been speaking on both of late, but in some ways the persistent interest in mobile intrigues me. What does this mean? Are you mobilizing?
Because quality matters
OCTOBER 6, 2016
I was reflecting on some of the actions my colleagues and I take. And I joined with some others to promote quality elearning. And it led me to wonder why. Why care? Why take risks and potentially upset people? And I realized that it’s because I care; because quality matters. So what do I mean? And I think awareness is growing. Are you with me?
Rahaf Harfoush #ATDTK Keynote Mindmap
JANUARY 12, 2017
Rahaf Haroush opened the second day of the 2017 ATD TechKnowledge conference. She made clear some important points about the potential for technology.
A Cognitive Audit?
JANUARY 11, 2017
In the recent Chief Learning Officer magazine, I wrote an article on the basics of the cognitive science of learning. But there’s more.
DECEMBER 21, 2016
And this is a ‘good thing’! I’ve participated in the efforts of an organization to achieve it, and can see the real benefits.
Tony DeRose #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
Tony DeRose opened the second day of DevLearn with a geeky (and intriguing) presentation on the links between math and story in making animation.
JANUARY 26, 2017
I was in a conversation with my colleague Charles Jennings about organizational innovation, and one of the topics that arose was that of barriers to successful organizational function. And I think the problem is bigger. Now, separation of functions can be useful. In fact, that’s not atypical. Yet it’s problematic in human terms.
DECEMBER 27, 2016
I was thinking about the ways in which organizations can support performance. And that’s all good. How about you? meta-learning strategy
Tackling the tough stuff
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
And it’s not unconscious, but instead principled, even if it arises somewhat implicitly. Certainly for innovation and creative work.
Penn Jillette #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
Magician Penn Jillette opened the DevLearn conference with a fascinating presentation on storytelling, telling his story and unpacking magic for us.
Errors and misconceptions
JANUARY 19, 2017
When I was a grad student, my advisor looked a lot at error. Mistakes are when your intentions are wrong. Make practice meaningful. design
70:20:10 and the Learning Curve
JANUARY 27, 2015
My colleague Charles Jennings recently posted on the value of autonomous learning (worth reading!), Of course, it’s not quite this clean.
Demoing Out Loud (#wolweek and #DevLearn)
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Demoing is a form of working out loud, right? So I recently was involved in a project with Learnnovators where we designed some demo elearning (on the workplace of the future), and documented the thinking behind it. (The First, this is Work Out Loud Week, and you should be seeing considerable attention to working out loud (aka Show Your Work).
How to learn and learn-to-learn
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
I was asked by a colleague to answer some questions for a project on how to learn. I naturally decided to answer in a blog post ;). Look for links.
What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?
JUNE 14, 2016
I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Yeah, my life is exciting ;). Or, of course, the ones others use in your org.
Activities for Integrating Learning
APRIL 30, 2015
For your consideration. The learning process is broken up into a series of activities. As they work on the deliverable, they’re supported.
Support for moving forward
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
I have to admit I’ve been a bit surprised to see that movements towards improving elearning and learning strategy haven’t had more impact. On the learning design side, e.g. the Serious eLearning Manifesto and our Future of Work project, it still seems there’s a focus on content presentation. And my question is: “why not?”
Mick Ebeling ATD TechKnowledge Keynote Mindmap
JANUARY 11, 2017
Mick Ebeling, of Not Impossible Labs, opened the TechKnowledge conference with an inspiring keynote. meta-learning social strategy
‘Cooking up’ some learning
AUGUST 30, 2016
So, I like to cook (not bake, but cook). With some extra across the top. One of the ongoing barriers, however, was the rolling. Your thoughts?
Reconciling Activity and Decisions
OCTOBER 25, 2016
And I have separate diagrams for each. What was necessary was reconciling activity and decisions. And then there are options for actions to take.
Learning Through the Wild
AUGUST 10, 2016
So last week I was in the wilderness for some more time, this time with family. And there were several learnings as an outcome that are worth sharing.
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
I wrote an article for Jane Hart’s Modern Workplace Learning magazine, triggered by my thought that in her tools survey, I didn’t see a lot about a certain set of reflection (c.f. last weeks posts on diagramming) and experimentation tools: meta-learning tools. And Jane commented to me that she knew of one, and I was reminded of more.
MARCH 1, 2016
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the xAPI Base Camp, to present on content strategy. And, of course, I had to take a stab at it.
Learning Strategy Issues
DECEMBER 7, 2016
The other thing that I was involved in at Online Educa in Berlin was a session on The Flexible Worker. Three of us presented, each addressing one particular topic. And, per our design, issues emerged. The format was interesting: our presentations were roughly 10 minutes each. And we were using a tool (sli.do) to collect and rank questions.
JULY 6, 2016
Our everyday lives are decreasingly connected to nature. We’re increasingly separated from the context we evolved in. Is that a good thing?
China is mobile!
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
I’ve had the fortune to be hear in China speaking on mlearning. But they’re all phones, I seem to see few tablets. mobile
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Last week, at Online Educa in Berlin, I gave a tutorial on deeper elearning as a pre-conference event. In it, I talked about getting more meaningful objectives, writing practice that actually develops meaningful outcomes, and content (concepts & examples) aligned to support effective practice. an hour to several days) in organizational learning.
The Inaugural Jay Cross Memorial Award winner is…
JULY 5, 2016
Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organisation and/or on the wider stage. It’s wider than that. social strateg
Learning in context
APRIL 26, 2016
Naturally, I had to diagram it, so let me talk through it, and you let me know what you think. medicine, transportation. Shouldn’t we do so?
The Grail of Effective and Engaging Learning Experiences
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
There’s a considerable gap between what we can be doing, and what we are doing. Too much elearning resides there. drama and/or humor. design
DECEMBER 17, 2015
One of the things to do with models is use them as the basis to explain and predict. How does this model map to choices you make in the organization?
Maxwell Planck #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
Maxwell Planck gave the afternoon keynote for the opening day of DevLearn.
OCTOBER 18, 2016
The time has come to ask: what should be my next book? I’ve written four so far: Engaging Learning was something I felt was needed because people had written about the importance of games but no one was writing about how to design them, and I could. Hence, Designing mLearning. So what is the next book you would like to see from me ?
Culture or Cultures?
JANUARY 25, 2017
The argument includes two major thrusts. The first is that the cultural values may be interpreted differently. What you mean by ‘free’ and what I mean may differ. Take, for instance, the difference between ‘free beer’ and ‘free speech’ (a classic example). And this certainly can be the case. The make it a choice.
A complex look at task assignments
APRIL 6, 2016
And a model emerged that I managed to recall when I finally did get up. I’ve been workshopping it a bit since, tuning some details.
MARCH 3, 2016
Mindmaps are a visual way of representing knowledge. You can similarly add color as a way to layer additional semantic information such as similarity.
Two separate systems?
MAY 10, 2016
I frequently say that L&D needs to move from just ensuring optimal execution to also supporting continual innovation. Start small, scale out, etc.