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Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy

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Attendees suggested it’s your goals and approach, ensuring you are delivering effectively.  It’s also your review approach, and metrics.

Mobile Lesson

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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?

Rahaf Harfoush #ATDTK Keynote Mindmap

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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?

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In the recent Chief Learning Officer magazine, I wrote an article on the basics of the cognitive science of learning. But there’s more.

Cultural Alignment

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I was thinking about the ways in which organizations can support performance. And that’s all good. How about you? meta-learning strategy

Tony DeRose #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

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Tony DeRose opened the second day of DevLearn with a geeky (and intriguing) presentation on the links between math and story in making animation.

Organizational Learning Engineering

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We see practices that don’t make sense, and we’re not aligned with what we now know about how we think, work, and learn. Let’s go!

Kaihan Krippendorff Keynote Mindmap

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Penn Jillette #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

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Magician Penn Jillette opened the DevLearn conference with a fascinating presentation on storytelling, telling his story and unpacking magic for us.

Demoing Out Loud (#wolweek and #DevLearn)

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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

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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.

70:20:10 and the Learning Curve

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My colleague Charles Jennings recently posted on the value of autonomous learning (worth reading!), Of course, it’s not quite this clean.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

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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.

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Activities for Integrating Learning

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For your consideration. The learning process is broken up into a series of activities. As they work on the deliverable, they’re supported.

Reconciling Activity and Decisions

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And I have separate diagrams for each. What was necessary was reconciling activity and decisions. And then there are options for actions to take.

‘Cooking up’ some learning

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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?

Learning Strategy Issues

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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.

Learning Through the Wild

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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.

Aligning Learning

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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.

xAPI conceptualized

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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.

China is mobile!

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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

Wild thinking

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Our everyday lives are decreasingly connected to nature. We’re increasingly separated from the context we evolved in. Is that a good thing?

Maxwell Planck #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

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Maxwell Planck gave the afternoon keynote for the opening day of DevLearn.

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The Inaugural Jay Cross Memorial Award winner is…

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Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organisation and/or on the wider stage. It’s wider than that. social strateg

Next book?

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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 ?

Learning in context

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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?

Collaboration, Communication, and Cooperation

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And he suggests that cooperation is the more important, as it’s more voluntary. So why do I talk about communication and collaboration?

The Grail of Effective and Engaging Learning Experiences

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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

Coherent Implications

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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?

Measuring Culture Change

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think there are two major categories of measures: direct and indirect. Direct measures are ones that are impacting the outcomes you’re looking for, and indirect ones are steps along the way. And indirect would be activity likely to yield that outcome. They indicate that things are better. social strategy

A complex look at task assignments

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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.

Two separate systems?

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I frequently say that L&D needs to move from just ensuring optimal execution to also supporting continual innovation. Start small, scale out, etc.

‘Form’ing learning

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Last week I ran a workshop for an online university that is working to improve it’s learning design. Substantially. They’re ramping up their staff abilities, and we’d talked about how I could help. They have ‘content’, but wanted to improve the learning design around this. Then we moved on to more hands-on work. desig

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Mindmapping

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Mindmaps are a visual way of representing knowledge. You can similarly add color as a way to layer additional semantic information such as similarity.

Working and learning out loud

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I’ve been thinking about some of the talk around the Future of Work, and in addition to the free flow of information I recently posted about from the Coherent Organization, I think working out loud is another component. The point is to make your work visible. And there are two dimensions: within the organization, and outside the organization.

Content isn’t a silo

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Our silos are breaking down. And, to suit my campaign, I looked for others. The web, too, is a channel for many activities. strategy technology

A richer suite of support

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While it’s easy to talk about how we need to support the transition from novice to expert, it might help to be a little more detailed. Can you?

Ambiguity Denial Syndrome?

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I was talking with a colleague at an event one of the past weeks, and I noted down the concept of ambiguity denial syndrome. So, are you ready?

Scenarios and Conceptual Clarity

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These are all approximations to full games, with various tradeoffs. And we can deliver this in a number of ways. design games

Augmenting AR for Learning

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We’re hearing more and more about AR (Augmented Reality), and one of it’s core elements is layering information on top of the world. But in a conversation the other night, it occurred to me that we could push that information to be even more proactive in facilitating learning. And this comes from the use of models. design technology