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Microdesign

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This came up again in a recent conversation, and I had a further thought (which of course I have to blog about ;). And it’s not trivial.

Another model for support

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And, I’ll suggest, more than also reading the subsequent blog posts I wrote about the project.). I was thinking about today’s post , wherein I was talking about a couple of packages that might help organizations move forward. And I realized this has played out in a couple of ways. For each, my role was to lead the design.

Diagram!

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And, if you’ve followed this blog for a fair amount of time, you’ve seen I use diagrams a lot. Language is good. The post Diagram!

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 ;). So, of course, I created a diagram.

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How to learn and learn-to-learn

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I naturally decided to answer in a blog post ;). I was asked by a colleague to answer some questions for a project on how to learn.

Metacognitive Activity?

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So, as another outcome of the xAPI base camp a few weeks back, I was wondering about tracking not only learning , but meta-learning. or experiment.

Why Work Out Loud? (for #wolweek)

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You can blog your thoughts, microblog what you’re looking at, make your interim representations available as collaborative documents, there are many ways to make your work transparent. This blog, Learnlets, is just for that purpose of thinking out loud: so I can get feedback and input or others can benefit. You could be wrong.

Pick my brain?

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Sure, you can read my blog or books, but sometimes you may want assistance in contextualizing it to your situation. It’s a continual bane of a consultant’s existence that there are people who want to ‘pick your brain’ It’s really asking for free consulting, and as such, it’s insulting. Content Review.

Social Media Policy?

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And, of course, this is my blog, for deeper reflections. I believe that if you find someone interesting, and follow both their blogs and their tweets, you can see what they’re tracking and then their reflections, and use them as a mentor. And I use IFTTT to send blog announcements to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

eLearning Process Survey results!

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So, a few weeks ago I ran a survey asking about elearning processes*, and it’s time to look at the results (I’ve closed it).

2015 top 10 tools for learning

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WordPress: my blogging tool, that provides regular reflection opportunities for me in generating them, and from the feedback others provide via comments. Jane Hart has been widely and wisely known for her top 100 Tools for Learning (you too can register your vote ). 99.99% of the time) provides me with links that give me the answer i need.

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Why models matter

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I recognize that I talk a lot in concepts, e.g. these blog posts and diagrams, but there’s a principled reason: I’m trying to give you a flexible basis, models, to apply to your own situation. At the management level, you supervised behavior, but you didn’t really set strategy. That was then, this is now.

Quinn-Thalheimer: Tools, ADDIE, and Limitations on Design

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A few months back, the esteemed Dr. Will Thalheimer encouraged me to join him in a blog dialog, and we posted the first one on who L&D had responsibility to. And while we took the content seriously, I can’t say our approach was similarly. What is the root cause of our suffering? Oh, the horror! It’s an empty baseball dugout.

Reflecting practice

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blog or podcast or…). my goal is 2 blog posts per week). Someone opined on yesterday’s post that it’s hard to find time for reflection, and I agree it’s hard. You need to find ways to make it systematic, as it’s hard to make persistent change. Individual. Make it a habit. Organizational.

A Nurturing Culture #blimage

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She presented the following image and our task is to blog about it: So my take is how things grow in a nurturing environment. Charles Jennings.

Measurement?

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First, if you haven’t seen it, you should check out the debate I had with the good Dr. Will Thalheimer over at his blog about the Kirkpatrick model. Sorry for the lack of posts this week; Monday was shot while I migrated my old machine to a new one (yay)! Tuesday was shot with catching up. Great comments, too! Right? strategy

Meta-learn what?

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I’ve talked about ‘stealth mentoring’, where you can follow someone’s tweets and blog posts, and they can serve as a mentor for you without even knowing it! If, indeed, learning is the new business imperative , what does that mean we need to learn? What are the skills that we want to have, or need to develop?

Starting from the end

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And the impact is what the Kirkpatrick model properly is about, as I opined in the blog debate. The blog post is the short version, but I also wrote this rather longer and more rigorous paper (PDF), and I’m inclined think it’s one of my more important contributions to design (to date ;). I welcome your thoughts! strateg

Reconciling Formal and Informal

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Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about informal learning, which ends up sounding like formal learning, and this can be confusing.

Sharing pointedly or broadly

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The limitations mean that more lengthy discussions typically are conveyed via… Formats supporting unlimited text, including thoughtful reflections, updates on thinking, and more tend to be conveyed via email or blog posts. The point was characterizing social media in terms of their particular mechanisms of distribution. What say you?

The Polymath Proposition

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We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog already in progress… meta-learning strategyAt the recent DevLearn conference, one of the keynotes was Adam Savage. And he said something that gave me a sense of validation. He was talking about being a polymath, and I think that’s worth understanding. the topics of my books).

Personal Mobile Mastery

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Of course, you can snap pictures or films for later recollection and reflection, and contribute them to a blog post for reflection. A conversation with a colleague prompted a reflection. The topic was personal learning, and in looking for my intersections (beyond my love of meta-learning ), I looked at my books. Is there more?

Useful cognitive overhead

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As I’ve reported before , I started mind mapping keynotes not as a function of filling the blog, but for listening better. You’ve seen them here in my blog (or will if you browse around a bit), and in my presentations. I only posted it because I thought I should do something with it! As background, I diagram.

Top 10 Tools for Learning

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WordPress: the other way I write out loud is on my blog (like this), and my blog is powered by WordPress. Jane Hart compiles, every year, a list of the top 10 tools for learning. And, of course, it’s that time again, so here we go. In no particular order: 1. Word: I write most of my articles and books in Word. Sense & Share.

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My thoughts on tech and training

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Again, the full thoughts can be found on their blog. The eLearning Guild, in queuing up interest in their Learning Solutions/Performance Ecosystem conference, asked for some thoughts on the role of technology and training. And, of course, I obliged. You can see them here. And that’s all too rare. technology

Site Learnings

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This is my blog, after all! I’d put it in, and then my ISP changed the settings on my blog so I couldn’t use the built-in editor to edit the header and footer of the site pages (for security). Which led to an ongoing series of activities that have some learnings both at the technical and learning side. adding images.

The 3 Social Media Things You Ought to Avoid

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As context, because of this blog, I get occasional emails offering to write guest posts for me. Don’t offer guest posts that don’t match the tenor of the blog. At least, that is, with me. Frankly, I wonder if you even bothered to read this after a title like that! Or at least are highly suspicious at this point. So: 2.

10 years!?!?

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A comment on my earliest blog post (thanks, Henrik), made me realize that this post will mark 10 years of blogging. Obviously I’ve avoided the offers to exchange links or blog posts that include links for SEO stuff, but I’ve even, rightly or wrongly, not allowed ads. Yes, my first post came out on January 14th, 2006.

Other writings

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My blog posts are pretty regular (my aim is 2/week), but tend to have ideas that are embryonic or a bit ‘evangelical’ First, I’ve written four books; you can check them out and get sample chapters at their respective sites: Engaging Learning: Designing e-Learning Simulation Games. So, my writing has shown up in: eLearnMag.

Social Learning, Strategically

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To empower workers, you want to have the tools for communication, e.g. video sharing, blogging micro- and macro-, discussion forums, etc as well as the tools for collaboration, e.g. shared documents and expertise finding, arranged around tasks and interests, not around silos. I’ll use social media as an example. Why not?

Learning Design isn’t for the wimpy

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I’ve had my head down on a major project, a bunch of upcoming speaking engagements, some writing I’ve agreed to do, and…(hence the relative paucity of blog posts). That project, however, has been interesting for a variety of reasons, and one really is worth sharing: ID isn’t easy. knowledge). design

Reflections on Experience

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<Clark Quinn> <wrote> <a blog post>), systems can generate records across a wide variety of activity, creating a rich base of data to mine for contingencies that lead to success. The API previous known as Tin Can provides a consistent way to report individual activity. And one person in particular.

Reimagining Learning

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communing on blog posts, participating in a discussion forum, etc). And I decided to put it out at the event to get feedback. This unpacks.

Building Stronger Organizations

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A recent Ross Dawson blog post included a mention of building flexibility: “the more flexible the organization, the more able it is to succeed&#. Which reminded me of some work I assisted Eileen Clegg with on extremophiles that we wrote up for Marcia Conner & James Clawson’s book, Creating a Learning Culture. social strategy

Reflecting socially

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So, blogging is one way of sharing your thoughts and getting feedback (as I do here). If teams share their collective thinking (blogs again, or perhaps wikis), they can get feedback not just from each other but also from non-team individuals. Even more so if it’s shared. This improves the thinking. 70:20:10 ). mobile social

Quip: conversations

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Blogging lets you put out more formed thoughts and look for feedback. Conversations are the engine of business. Seriously. How many problems are solved by saying “go talk to <so-and-so>&# , or ideas sparked by conversations around the water cooler? The important work is done in conversations. Microblogging (e.g. And so on.

Social Media Strategy thoughts

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There’s more that can be incorporated: blogs (I use twitter and my blog more than my facebook page, but I’m an individual not an organization). What is a social media strategy for outreach? Really, it’s about demonstrating your thinking, your values, and background. Twitter. Having a twitter account is a necessary start, maybe several.

Smart Habits

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I just recently blogged about reflection as a powerful tool, and we can make blogging a habit, for instance. I admit that I’m not patient. While this has it’s faults, I use it to drive certain behaviors that are positive. For instance, I’m almost an obsessive optimizer in travel. It’s the smart thing to do.

Forums vs. Social Networks?

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They could also do it as comments on a blog. I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. It aims at a very broad audience that includes everyone from early adopters to technology laggards. Typically they center around threaded discussions. Options are simple.

Beyond Talent

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As I recently blogged , I think there’s an overlap between OD and the work of trying to facilitate organizational performance through technology. A post I wrote for the ATC conference: As I prepare to talk to the Australasian Talent Conference I’ve naturally been thinking about the intersection of that field and what I do.