Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up


While the modern learning ecosystem continues to focus efforts on digital learning, 50% of respondents to Fosway Group’s Digital Learning Realities 2019 survey say their learning content platforms don’t have what it takes to meet the needs of the modern learner. Fosway Group, 2019 - Select image to enlarge. The post Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up appeared first on Xyleme

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Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up


While the modern learning ecosystem continues to focus efforts on digital learning, 50% of respondents to Fosway Group’s Digital Learning Realities 2019 survey say their learning content platforms don’t have what it takes to meet the needs of the modern learner. Fosway Group, 2019 - Select image to enlarge. The post Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up appeared first on Xyleme

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Redesigning Learning Design

Clark Quinn

Of late, a lot of my work has been designing learning design. Helping orgs transition their existing design processes to ones that will actually have an impact. That is, someone’s got a learning design process, but they want to improve it. One idea, of course, is to replace it with some validated design process. Another approach, much less disruptive, is to find opportunities to fine tune the design. design strategy

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The 2019 Artificial Intelligence Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To help address these important questions, the annual Artificial Intelligence Index was created under the auspices of Stanford University’s Human-Center AI Institute , - guided by a Steering Committee of experts from academia and industry, and in collaboration with a number of sponsoring partners and data contributors. Now in its third year, the 2019 AI Index Report was released this past December.

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Climate Change, Waste & Festivals: a collective fight needing a common understanding

Dave Snowden

This is much more than a one-way data capture: during the collection phase we can glean a sense of the present-moment understanding in the context, and from there co-design a direction of travel. Please get in touch if you would like to read the full Love Not Waste report, or have an opportunity you would like to collaborate on.

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Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Based on the analysis of over 25 blockchain networks in various stages of production across multiple industries and geographies, the report recommends that a company’s blockchain journey should evolve along three distinct stages: in search of value, - establishing a minimum value ecosystem; getting to scale - creating value for an overall industry; and designing for new markets, - creating entirely new markets and business models.

ILT is not Dead


In fact, according to the 2019 Brandon Hall Study , ILT remains the primary form of learning delivery in organizations – a whopping 94%, as opposed to eLearning at 77%. Face to face interaction also lends itself for a higher level of collaboration. Organizations continue to focus on implementing new and innovative ways to implement digital learning. While this trend continues to grow, statistics are showing that instructor-led training (ILT) is not dead.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2018

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Starting in 2017, the Top Ten list has been chosen in collaboration with Scientific American and published in an issue of the magazine. AI for Molecular Design - “The days of science relying on educated predictions - or guesses - to create new drugs and materials may become a thing of the past as artificial intelligence… will help the pharmaceutical industry identify and develop new drugs at a rapid pace.”. AI-based Molecular Design. Molecular design is one such domain.

Will Humans Be Better Off in an Increasingly AI-Based Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Surveillance and data systems are primarily designed for efficiency, profit and control. Improve human collaboration across borders and stakeholder groups. After decades of promise and hype, artificial intelligence is finally becoming one of the most important technologies of our era. As AI continues to both spread and advance, will it enhance human capacities or will it lessen human autonomy and agency? By 2030, will most people be better or worse off than they’re today?

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workplace learning — yesterday, today, tomorrow

Harold Jarche

Ten years ago — workplace learning in 10 years — I wrote that in 2019 much of the workforce will be distributed in time & space as well as in engagement. Today, we are using the PKM framework to improve collaboration at a global financial corporation. If I were a young instructional designer today, I would start developing community management and support skills.

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What is innovation?

Harold Jarche

Innovation requires both goal-oriented collaboration and opportunity-driven cooperation, because complex problems cannot be solved alone. Knowledge artisans not only design the work, but they can also do the work. In writing almost 100 posts on innovation since 2007, it’s time to put the core observations together into a cohesive narrative. Here goes. Innovation is fifteen different things to fifteen different people.

What Might Work Look Like in 2030?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me now discuss Eight Futures of Work Scenarios and their Implications , a white paper published in January, 2018 by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). A number of recent studies have taken a close look at the the future of work over the next 10 to 15 years.

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Fostering an Innovation Culture: Talent, Discipline and Leadership

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone agrees that such a culture entails five key behaviors: tolerance for failure, willingness to experiment, psychological safety, collaborative, and non-hierarchical. Collaboration but with Individual Accountability. “ People who work in a collaborative culture view seeking help from colleagues as natural, regardless of whether providing such help is within their colleagues’ formal job descriptions.”. Innovation has been a hot topic for the past few decades.

from enlightenment to entanglement

Harold Jarche

Our existing education and training systems are not designed for this task. The open-source sharing of energy will give rise to collaborative energy spaces, not unlike the collaborative social spaces on the Internet. But none of our institutions, including our markets, are designed for what is to come.

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Learning Lessons

Clark Quinn

The choice of discussion question and assignment both were designed to elicit the necessary thinking, which makes the marking of the assignment relatively easy. Designing them all as scenario challenges was critical as well. For the social week, I had them collaborate in pairs. They had to submit an information architecture for the design week. Which was a point I then emphasized in the design week: start with good defaults!). design mobile

Once Lumbering, Now Innovative Incumbents Hit Their Stride

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today, winner-take-all organizations are on the rise, but collaborative ecosystems are flourishing as well. They have a broad network of ecosystem partners, and are ahead of all others in co-creation and collaboration with customers and partners. Collaboration across institutions and industries is increasingly viewed as the surest path to innovation. “Ecosystems are shifting the balance further away from top-down control and toward autonomy.

solving problems together

Harold Jarche

Exceptions require cooperation and collaboration to solve. The challenge for organizational design is to make it easy to move new problems into the knowable space. Most situations at work can be considered from the perspective of — is this a known problem or not? If it’s known, then the answer can be looked up or the best person can be found to deal with it. The answer may even have been automated or outsourced.

Game Learning Analytcs for Evidence=Based Serious Games

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of a talk by Baltasar Fernandex Manjon at CELDA 2019 Serious games - Have been used successfully in many domains – medicine, military - But low adoption in mainstream education - So we say we’re working in ‘game-like simulation’ [link] - Fake news, trolls, e-influencers [link] [link] [link] - Has been formally evaluated Citizen science - Uses games for crowdsourcing Also: - Educational versions of commercial games Do serious games actually work?

Mobile Learning: Anytime, Anywhere


Content Must Be Responsive Responsive design means that the interface will adapt to multiple device sizes – whether it’s a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Mobile learning, also called M-learning, is any type of content that is developed or consumed on mobile devices, such as on smartphones and tablets. This can be anything from podcasts to taking a full eLearning course. According to Pew Research , virtually all Americans – 96%, currently own some kind of cellphone.

The Gen Z Learning Journey From Higher Education To The Workplace

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Transition to the Work World What skills do they think are the most important to demonstrate to get and keep a good job: Attitude, communication, collaboration and cultural fit, time management, and technical application (they sometimes wish, eg., Big list of instructional design techniques that are 'all appropriate') It requires that we cut out all the information that is not needed, all the 'nice to know' information.

adding value with teams

Harold Jarche

In working collaboratively & learning cooperatively I noted that team collaboration requires the transparent sharing of knowledge — using enterprise social networks and other technologies — so that everyone on a team knows what is going on and why. For example, I worked with a design chemistry department that was responsible for identifying potential new pharmaceutical compounds.

PKM in Action. Part 2

Harold Jarche

Integrating PKM with team learning and knowledge management starts to connect personal learning with collaborative work. In describing how Apple designs its products, Jony Ive likened it to a balancing act. ” Creative work is not just feeding our curiosity, but also learning in communities of practice, and finally collaborating closely to solve problems. In PKM in Action Part 1 I gave a few examples of how people practice personal knowledge mastery.

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the knowledge artisan

Harold Jarche

Knowledge artisans not only design the work but they can do the work. Knowledge intensive workplaces demand cooperative learning in addition to collaborative work. An artisan is skilled in a craft and uses specialized tools or machinery. Artisans were the dominant producers of goods before the Industrial Revolution. Knowledge artisans are similar to their pre-industrial counterparts, especially when it comes to tools.

What is happening to our intellectual world?

Harold Jarche

Mathematicians who speak different languages can still collaborate on problems through mathematics. He explains how the Guggenheim in Bilbao was designed using an algorithm that not even Frank Gehry the architect understood, but which enabled plays of light and sound that change throughout the day. Literacy — the written word — empowers our “harsh desire to last” It enables our words to extend beyond our lifetimes. Western literacy is basically a tool to escape death.

4 Assets that Modernize your ILT


From millennials to your most seasoned employees, there is no better way to dedicate time for important learning and collaboration than ILT. For example, you can use the pre-work to designate the attendees. Making ILT appeal to every “Modern Learner” . By: Ken Ballard – VP of Sales. Instructor Lead Training (ILT) is not dead! In fact, the “2018 Workplace Learning Report” by LinkedIn shows that ILT increased from 78% to 85% of companies offering some form of in-house ILT.

Shaping (As Opposed to Stumbling Into It!) – The Future of Online Learning and Training

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

when 5G rolls out - Collaborative Learning o Eg. Shaping (As Opposed to Stumbling Into It!) – The Future of Online Learning and Training Stephen Murgatroyd, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer Contact North | Contact Nord These are summary notes of the talk, taken by me, “I’m here because I’m old….

Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

19 September 2019. In addition, the judicious application of OER, in combination with appropriate pedagogical methodologies, well-designed learning objects and the diversity of learning activities, can provide a broader range of innovative pedagogical options to engage both educators and learners to become more active participants in educational processes and creators of content as members of diverse and inclusive Knowledge Societies.

Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age for Indigenous Learners

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The new BComm program design combines the typical online individualized study model (with online materials and tutors) and overlayed it with onsite paced sessions at the beginning, middle and end of the course. We were up against factors designed to make the university efficient.

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Learning and eLearning Conferences to Attend in 2019


It is time to start planning your 2019 learning conferences to attend, we are! January 27-29, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ. February 6-08, 2019 | West Palm Beach, FL. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, TechKnowledge delivers practical how-to’s, advanced strategy and solutions, and everything in between. Training Magazine’s Training 2019 Conference & Expo. Feb 25-27, 2019 | Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Florida. DevLearn 2019.

On the Edge of a New Decade

Edge Perspectives

The number 2 is viewed as a symbol of collaboration, duality and partnerships. We’re becoming increasingly aware that our institutions are designed to serve their own interests, rather than our interests. These networks will be explicitly designed to help small action-oriented groups learn faster by connecting them with each other. We’re heading into a new decade today. It’s not just a new year, but a new decade.*

Creating a Better eLearning Experience for Your Employees Part 1: Storyboards


This tool communicates the story of an eLearning course, giving course designers a visual concept of what the course should consist of before they start crafting it. This can save training designers time, promote collaboration, and ultimately ensure that learners receive more effective online employee training. Providing better training experiences for your employees can have far-reaching positive effects on your business.

The Increasing Demand for Hybrid, “T-Shaped” Workers

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After discussing various features of its advanced design, the article noted that the ship’s most futuristic aspect is its crew. “It It was designed to operate with a mere 40 souls on board - one-fifth the number aboard comparably sized legacy ships and a far cry from the 350 aboard a World War II destroyer. If the members of a team all have strong individual skills, it’s often hard for them to collaborate, as they may each also have strong individual points of view.

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New (Free) E-Book: Leading Systems Change Will Supercharge Your Facilitation Skills

Beth Kanter

” The book describes a new approach to leadership and community engagement in the Central Valley , that has empowered local leaders to tackle a host of issues facing the community in an entirely new way–from designing education programs and services for immigrant communities to law enforcement reform, and boosting entrepreneurship in the region. Overall, the program led to over 100 collaborations and its impact is ongoing.

The Third Wave of the Digital Economy - Promises and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As I read this list of policies, I was reminded of the National Innovation Initiative (NII), a 2005 report based on 15 months of intensive study and deliberations, - which I was part of, - on the changing nature of innovation at the dawn of the 21st century and what it would take for the US to effectively compete and collaborate in an increasingly interconnected world. “The next wave of digital innovation is coming.

Trainer’s Notebook: Making Accommodations In Workshops

Beth Kanter

Last week I facilitated a workshop in Detroit hosed by Co-Act , a nonprofit collaboration space in Detroit. Co-Act is a unique organization, a hub for accelerating collaborative action in Southeast Michigan’s nonprofit community. Their space is designed for local nonprofits to connect, share ideas and develop solutions together. Last week I facilitated a workshop in Detroit hosed by Co-Act, a nonprofit collaboration space in Detroit. Training Design Walking

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

The platform is described as a “Slack-first” HR platform designed to help managers proactively combat abuse by fostering collaboration, teamwork, and inclusion. Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute on artificial intelligence and its implications for civil society. We are tracking reports, articles, and new items about AI and Social Good.

learning in complexity and chaos

Harold Jarche

Most of our current work structures are designed to address complicated situations, such as constructing a building, launching a campaign, or designing a piece of equipment. In complexity, cooperation trumps collaboration. Collaboration means working together for a common objective around some kind of plan or structure. Work teams are collaborative. Cooperation is not the same as collaboration, though they are complementary.

Can AI & Bots Help Create A More Positive Nonprofit Workplace Culture?

Beth Kanter

The platform is described as a “Slack-first” HR platform designed to help managers proactively combat abuse by fostering collaboration, teamwork, and inclusion. . Much of my training and facilitation work lately has been centered around the ideas in my recent book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit. The nonprofit organizations I’m working with are are seeking out ways to create collective resilience in their workplaces.

learning about machine learning

Harold Jarche

” — PWC Banking CEO Survey 2019 (PDF). Step-in: Using machines to augment work — New Media Literacy, Virtual Collaboration, Cognitive Load Management. Step narrowly: Specializing narrowly in a field too small for augmentation — Cross-cultural Competency, Design Mindset. Why is machine learning [ML] important for your business? If you work at Nokia, your Chairman can explain it to you in a one hour presentation he developed over six months of research.

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Saving the Internet—and all the commons it makes possible

Doc Searls

I usually speak off the cuff, but this time I wrote it out, originally in outline form*, which is germane to my current collaborations with Dave Winer , father of outlining software (and, in related ways, of blogging and podcasting). The year was 2019. In Blade Runner’s 2019, Los Angeles is a dark and rainy hellscape with buildings the size of mountains, flying cars, and human replicants working on off-world colonies. They aren’t designed for that.

The Transformational Impact of Blockchain-based Supply Chains: Nine Real-World Use Cases

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Maersk-IBM collaboration led to the development of TradeLens , a blockchain-based platform designed to accelerate the digitization of global trade logistics. In May 2016, Don Tapscott published Blockchain Revolution , his 16th book , this one co-written with son Alex.

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Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

community - maybe collaboration and communities produce better test results, and maybe they don't. I think the key point here is to note that not everything is designed to increase test scores. Unfortunately, ‘the vast array of literature involving learning technology evaluation makes it challenging to acquire an accurate sense of the different aspects of learning that are evaluated, and the possible approaches that can be used to evaluate them’ (Lai & Bower, 2019).

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My contributions included this effort in learning design. I had designed OLe so that it used free-standing 'modules', and the IMS-LOM was perfect for this. We did some preliminary work with LTI, and in the PLEARN application we build, we used LTI to help learners (not designers or instructors) define what applications they would use (PLEARN was shut down prematurely by NRC management, much to my regret). Martin Weller has released his book 25 Years of Ed Tech today.