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LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless?

Dan Pontefract

LinkedIn Skills. You can: Add a skill to the Skills & Endorsements section of your profile from the Edit Profile page.

digital workforce skills

Harold Jarche

Dion Hinchcliffe asks What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce? It can also help develop critical thinking skills.

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The Modern L&D Dept requires other skills than instructional design

Jane Hart

But in the workplace we don’t just learn from instruction, i.e. by being taught in classroom training or online courses. Instructional Design is for designing instruction. We learn in many different ways – from information, from working with our teams as well as through our own experiences in doing our jobs. Social learning

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Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills

Jane Hart

But as for the new social and collaboration skills that workers require, well you simply can’t train people to be social! Social learning

Structures, skills and tools

Harold Jarche

The innovative work structures required for complex economies need to be supported by skilled workers with the right tools. Content Creation.

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development.

Researching open online courses

George Siemens

In fall, we (TEKRI, NRC, UPEI and possibly a few other organizations) are hosting an open online course. The course will run for about 35 weeks and credit options will be available for students in the Athabasca University MDE program and with Georgia Tech. I’ll post links to those registration pages as soon as they are available.

Overcoming the Course and Control mindset hurdles

Jane Hart

These findings are of course in line with study after study that shows that most learning in the workplace happens outside of formal training.

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

The soft skills. Again, touching base on the soft skills. Of course, we do have silos, as well. And vice versa, of course.

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Digital Learning Skills for the Networked Age (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public workshop runs Part A: 13 October – 7 November 2014 (4 weeks) Part B: 24 November – 19 December (4 weeks) In this fast moving age, it is no longer just about studying existing bodies of knowledge and acquiring existing skills in formal courses but adopting a new set of learning strategies to […].

Chronicle Interview: Why universities should experiment with open online courses

George Siemens

I did an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education on Why Universities Should Experiment With ‘Massive Open Courses’. For example, in the comments I/we (those who run open courses) are presented as being corporate shills: Not surprising that online learning is being pushed by corporate entities who smell the bottom line figures.

The Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills

Luis Suarez

Yes, of course, I am talking about learning plenty more about  killer presentation skills. That’s right! In it, you will see  J.

The Smart Worker : needs job aids rather than courses

Jane Hart

In  post 2, I suggested liberating courses from the LMS and making them available on the intranet where they were more likely to be accessed and used. Adult learners are becoming increasingly frustrated at how they are being treated as idiots in how they are expected to use online courses. Tweet. How to use Google Forms. Google Guide.

21st Century L&D Skills

Charles Jennings

I was recently involved in a discussion about 21st Century learning skills in one of the LinkedIn Groups. So, what’s changed?

Course completion rates in online programs

George Siemens

For example, at Athabasca University, our course completion rates are high. From the draft report: As was the case in previous years, 85% of courses started by undergraduate students were successfully completed (the other 15% withdrew or failed; graduate and “non-starter” registrations were excluded). What are your experiences?

Supporting workplace learning in the network era is more than delivering courses through a LMS

Jane Hart

“It takes much more than courses delivered through a learning management system to support workplace learning in the network era.”

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Resources before courses

Clark Quinn

In the course of answering a question in an interview, I realized a third quip to complement two recent ones. And if it’s about knowledge, not skills, a course doesn’t make sense. In short, doing courses should be reserved for when they are  really needed. And it’s wrong.

Czech Course Followup Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked the following questions after my presentation to CZ Course RVP_VT21 yesterday: (Elements of Coop.) Over and above that, being able to select relevant materials from a large body of materials is a skill that should be cultivated in a connectivist environment. Is it a call for a curricular change? It seem it would (will!)

New skills for the learning professional in changing times #chat2lrn

Jane Hart

Yesterday’s live Twitter chat #chat2lrn was about New skills for changing times. chat2lrn: Q3) What new skills have you had to develop?

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We''ve discovered in recent offerings of online courses, people started out enthusiastically, but are unable to finish the course because they''ve run out of time. This is something that does not come from the online course, or even the online environment. Learning looks at the online course, as a course. Learning.

“Learning the new” vs “Learning the old”

Jane Hart

It’s  not  about waiting for someone to come along to teach us this new knowledge or new skills; but rather to continuously learn for ourselves.

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Network Skills

Tony Karrer

But, I by no means consider myself an expert and find that I spend quite a bit of my time building my network skills so I can do this more effectively. My Community Facilitation Skills are Hopeless One thing I started to realize is that good community facilitation takes time, desire, skills and appropriate mentality. We should.

HAPPINESS IS A SKILL, RESEARCH FINDS

Jay Cross

Jay Cross ‘s insight: But of course. See on Scoop.it – Humanist Business. Usually it doesn’t work. Happiness can be learned.

Soft skills are foundational competencies

Harold Jarche

The first implication is of course to throw out the idea of having a talent development unit. It will also require the “soft skills” to do media relations or “wiki” relations, interacting daily with a range of customers and outside contributors, as well as collaborating with others in the company.

Upcoming Cognitive Edge Courses in 2015

Dave Snowden

There's a change coming in the Cognitive Edge training courses. Starting in 2015, the courses will be expanding with two new series of courses for practitioners and consultants. By December 2015, there will be three main groups of courses running, along with some special partner-driven courses as well.

Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – SenseMaker® courses

Dave Snowden

As we head into the Northern Summer/Southern Winter (delete as applicable), we’re announcing our timetable of new courses for the second half of 2016.

Announcing the first SenseMaker®-specific courses - sign up now!

Dave Snowden

As a friend of Cognitive Edge, you may have attended courses, read the blogs and used the techniques - but wondered about how to take the next step to actual implementation of SenseMaker® with clients or in-house. The course is running in: London, UK - Monday 19th January 2015. Course cost is USD475. Tailored courses.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists. Like most valuable skills, knowing they exist is just the door opener. Uh uh.

Beyond the Course

Nigel Paine

What intrigued me, initially, was the title:  Beyond the Course.  But it, like many other developers, is getting out from under that yoke.

Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – Cynefin and Sense-Making courses

Dave Snowden

As we head into the Northern Summer/Southern Winter (delete as applicable), we’re announcing our timetable of new training courses for the second half of 2016. We start today with the ground-breaking Cynefin and Sense-Making (CSM) courses – and some good news. Tailored courses. What kinds of problems do they address?

Beyond the course

Clark Quinn

Without going into all the thinking (it’s elaborated more in several places, including this white paper ; PDF), the point is that supporting people in performance includes not just courses, but content and job aids, and connections to people.  What it led me to think was that when we have a need, we first try to find the answer.

Skills Training

Tony Karrer

Skills Gap There's a great post by Catherine Lombardozzi - Learning 2.0 that discusses the skills that "many employees … well beyond school … could use help in developing … skills are different." She goes on to list out the skills and I think it's quite a good list. Skills Training? eLearning Technology.

Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – Working with Complex Problems

Dave Snowden

As we head into the Northern Summer/Southern Winter (delete as applicable), we’re announcing our timetable of new courses for the second half of 2016.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2

Nancy White

And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists. Like most valuable skills, knowing they exist is just the door opener. Uh uh.

Leading Learning and New Skills

Tony Karrer

Harold Jarche - Skills 2.0 We need to develop our competencies, skills and comfort levels with these new tools. Of course we must use network technologies ourselves. Christy Tucker - Experiencing E-Learning: Leading by Example If I had to focus on one single skill, it would be lifelong learning. We should!" Web 2.0

Moodle Course Conversion

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Moodle is an open source course management system with a wide following.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists. Like most valuable skills, knowing they exist is just the door opener. Uh uh.

Running SenseMaker® projects and Building signification frameworks - new courses announced

Dave Snowden

These courses are new this year - having run them in Europe, North America and Asia and got most of the kinks out, we’re now rolling these out in other regions. The course is running in: Pretoria, South Africa - Tuesday 2nd June 2015. The course is running in: Copenhagen, Denmark - Wed 16th-Thurs 17th September 2015.

Digital Learning Skills for the Networked Age (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public workshop runs Part A: 13 October – 7 November 2014 (4 weeks) Part B: 24 November – 19 December (4 weeks) In this fast moving age, it is no longer just about studying existing bodies of knowledge and acquiring existing skills in formal courses but adopting a new set of learning strategies to […].

Develop Work Skills

Tony Karrer

That said, I think there is a tendency to lean on the skills that we are good at and not use other approaches when they are called for. Of course, much of what learning professionals see as their roll is to create content. He asks if our work skills are keeping up. believe the skills gap is big and growing. Great points.