How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. And, if you are attending NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology in March, join me, John Kenyon, Andrea Barry, and Cindy Leonard for a session on designing effective technology training. All of my work these days is focused on designing and delivering effective training for nonprofits -primarily on the topics of social media, strategy, networks, and measurement.

Trainer’s Notebook: Reflections on Designing and Delivering Training To Get Results

Beth Kanter

Design for Participants To Apply. It’s been great to discuss instructional design with other trainers that Deborah has brought together. Recently, Jennifer Ahern Lammer who is the program director for the Alliance of Nonprofit Management , shared several good design points developed by Peter York from TCG and how she applies it. Design for Different Levels of Capacity and Skills: Adapt in Real Time. So, you have to design for that. Training Design


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Another model for support

Clark Quinn

For each, my role was to lead the design. In one case, it was for a series of elearning modules. In a more recent instance, it was on a specific focus, but there were several modules that used a similar structure. What happens, importantly, is that by working collaboratively, we learn together. design strategyI was thinking about today’s post , wherein I was talking about a couple of packages that might help organizations move forward.

from training to learning

Harold Jarche

In a fundamental way, all work is about learning: it is about learning to fit in and to collaborate, about learning to take initiative when appropriate, it is about really understanding customers, about acquiring intimate knowledge of the products and services the company sells and how they can fit into customers’ lives.

Driving a 75% Reduction in Translation Costs at Ford Motor Company


They were specifically focused on streamlining the way they designed, developed and produced translatable learning content, in order to reduce translation time and generate significant cost savings. CUSTOMER STORIES. Driving a 75% Reduction in Translation Costs at Ford Motor Company.

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Digital Learning Research Network Conference 2016

George Siemens

Collaborative Reflection Activities Using Conversational Agents. Online Readiness Modules and Student Success. Utilizing Datasets to Collaboratively Create Interventions. Using Learning Analytics to Design Tools for Supporting Academic Success in Higher Education As part of the Digital Learning Research Network, we held our first conference at Stanford last year. The conference focused on making sense of higher education.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social? mix together quite nicely with other traditional collaborative and knowledge sharing methods. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

It’s Only 65% !

Charles Jennings

Training describes a structured set of events that when designed and assembled carefully can provide an effective way to help people accelerate learning (learning = behaviour change). If you’re supporting effective leaning and development in an environment where agility and innovation are at a premium then you’d better be prepared to support higher levels of collaborative and ‘trial-and-error’ learning – in the ‘70’ and ‘20’ zones.

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EPortfolios and Badges Workshop - #OEB14

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The portal allows you to collaborate, to create and announce events, offline or online. You are also free to publish your recent work, to use the online collaboration, and to invite people to join you and produce a deliverable. Each module has six sections: objectives, questions, investigate, activities, etc. The course isn''t available yet - we have the structure and write-throughs as the modules, but what we hope to get from you is input from you.

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The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Charles Jennings

I’d used the phrase ‘learning delivery’ when describing computer-supported collaborative learning ( CSCL ) approaches. The overwhelming majority of staff development budget is spent on the acquisition, design, development and delivery of formal development in the form of programmes, courses, and eLearning modules. During a meeting at Cambridge University around 30 years ago I was thoroughly chastised by a Cambridge academic.

Re-thinking Workplace Learning: extracting rather than adding

Charles Jennings

Adding Learning to Work Many learning professionals and training companies have taken the lesson about the criticality of context to heart and are designing courses and programmes that link learning with work more closely than was done in the past. A decade ago the Corporate Executive Board published a report detailing the findings of a study into the role managers can play in employee development.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Mar 23 2009 Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience Published by Nancy White at 1:45 pm under collaboration , technology stewardship For a number of years I have cringed every time one of my clients tells me that have or are planning to deploy Microsoft SharePoint as a collaborative platform. Not network collaboration.

Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development

Beth Kanter

It’s being replaced by collaborative styles of leadership and the rise of programs and initiatives that are being co-created across departments and organizations. Rather than being tied to status, they see leaders for their ability to be collaborative, creative, display high emotional intelligence, and bring together diverse groups of people and perspectives to influence change. Guest Post Leadership Organizational Culture Training DesignFlickr Image – ImageGroup.

A ship without sails: Why single source is integral to blended learning


This hybrid offspring combines elements of both modalities in response to the demands of the modern workspace, where employees collaborate and share information both onsite/in-person and offsite. Embracing blended learning modalities: Organizations leverage Web-based delivery through online modules and social collaboration resources through which peers, SMEs, and learners all connect. What''s your reaction when you hear about climate change?

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Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Mar 23 2009 Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience Published by Nancy White at 1:45 pm under collaboration , technology stewardship For a number of years I have cringed every time one of my clients tells me that have or are planning to deploy Microsoft SharePoint as a collaborative platform. Not network collaboration.

Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Charles Jennings

10 solutions include training and development courses and programmes, eLearning modules and reading. 20 solutions include sharing and collaboration, co-operation, feedback, coaching and mentoring. The ‘10’ has primarily involved designing, developing and implementing structured training and development interventions. Plan for the 100 The key for effective 70:20:10 design is to plan for the 100.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

ON THE SURFACE THERE IS GENERAL SATISFACTION WITH EXISTING LEARNING INTERVENTIONS The vast majority of people attending learning events or learning interventions (classroom training, eLearning modules, virtual sessions) reported that they were satisfied with the event or intervention (in the survey 84% declared they were satisfied or very satisfied). Expertise in instructional design and programme development and delivery is not going to be enough.

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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., Video: web-based modules, turns me off of the company - "A company telling me that people love working here doesn't tell me that people love working here."

training > performance > social

Harold Jarche

“At its core, the concept of the flipped classroom is that the design of the instruction is reversed (or flipped), so that instructional content is provided outside of the classroom (e.g, through video, e-learning modules, reading) and the prescribed learning activities that were often looked at as ‘homework’ are completed in the classroom itself (whether that classroom is physical or virtual). 5) Learning might lead to collaborative works. Thank Goodness It’s Monday!

Managing Learning?

Charles Jennings

The management modules of Systems such as PLATO (arguably the first LMS) the Computer Assisted Instruction system which was developed at the University of Illinois in 1960 (and finally shut down in 2006), were developed to support automated teaching operations (the ‘ATO’ part of the name) in a world where standardisation and automation were the primary goal. Donald Taylor recently published an article titled ‘ What does ‘LMS’ mean today ?’.

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Social Media, Networking, and African Women’s Leadership Training in Rwanda

Beth Kanter

The project is under the visionary leadership of Cheryl Francisconi who is the director of IIE’s office in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia and has vast expertise in developing, designing, and implementing transformative leadership programs for several decades. The design for this project was very different than my accustomed way of designing and delivering the Networked NGO trainings and social media skills. Leadership Networked Nonprofit Training Design

The Need to Adapt to the Speed of Change or Die: lessons for L&D from the retail industry

Charles Jennings

Especially if we take the advice of Harold Jarche in thinking about the power of loose hierarchies and strong networks , and if our organisation actively encourages building a sharing, co-operative and collaborative culture of continuous learning. L&D specialists should be focusing on understanding critical business problems that are being caused by underperformance and then working with stakeholders to design the best ways to solve them.

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Charles Jennings

We measure how many people have attended a class or completed an eLearning module, or read a document or engaged in a job swap or in a coaching relationship. Attending a course or completing an eLearning module tells us little apart from the fact that some activity occurred. This type of measurement needs to be part of designed performance improvement initiatives. “The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor. He takes new measurements every time he sees me.

Online Learning Environment - 1999

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It has two major components: first, a content component, consisting of online texts, graphics, and multimedia, and second, a communications component, consisting of an array of tools for discussion and collaboration. Behind the scenes, OLe also provides course instructors with a variety of options: online test marking, dynamic pages, class scheduling, personal profiles pages, and more And because of its modular design, course development on OLe is efficient.

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Education and Services Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Linc is a collaboration of educators from around the world who share best practices and learn from each other how to best develop higher education distance learning projects in emerging countries. “LINC is a hybrid, a professional society whose participants include scholars, practitioners, students,corporate executives, government officials and foundation professionals. Each module builds on prerequisite material that the class has already learned.

How to Help Students Succeed by Taking Ownership of Their Learning Online Through Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So and I see something from Amanda saying I'm looking forward to seeing concrete examples of how to design for this yeah and that's what's coming. How do you develop consensus how to collaborate cooperate how to be a responsible citizen? How to have module based schedules.

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STEM Literacy is for Everyone

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He is the founder and director of LINC - Learning International Network Consortium , a collaboration involving educators from around the world who share best practices on how to best organize higher education distance learning projects in developing countries. Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field that applies engineering processes to the design and management of complex systems in a variety of areas including healthcare, education, energy and finance. .

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Peer Learning As A Prelude to Collective Action for Social Change: Reflection

Beth Kanter

As part of my work plan as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, I have the pleasure of working with networks of grantees to design and facilitate peer learning exchanges on networked nonprofit practices and using social media effectively over the past five years. One of the networks I’ve been supporting for three years is Friending the Finish Line strategy. This week was the third face-to-face meeting I’ve helped design and facilitate.

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. Today of course learning experience design means something totally different, but that's what it meant to me then.


Clark Quinn

As one of the premier promoters of evidence-based design, he responded to my question about what to post on with: Any “How Tos” using methods, tools and techniques that you’ve found to work in L&D and Performance Improvement. When working a strategy session with clients, I seed the discussion before hand with the challenges and background material, and ask that everyone think on their own before we begin collaboration. Listening, as I mentioned, in this case to Guy Wallace.

5 Games Supporting Nonprofits’s Missions, from Low-Tech to High-Tech

Beth Kanter

The Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre teamed up with Parsons The New School of Design’s PETLab to develop Games for a New Climate , a series of games about disaster preparedness in the face of flooding, drought, and other climate change issues. ” Senate Immersion Module. Created by ESI Design, the 100-player Senate Immersion Module game was made for the Edward M. The Senate Immersion Module will launch in Boston in March, at the opening of the EMK Institute.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company say collaboration and collective intelligence are the engines of innovation. Collaboration is the key to success in both working and learning; they usually take place simultaneously. Richer cross-department contamination and collaboration. The ease of assembling software applications from plug-and-play modules and checkboxes has led numerous faculty members to build social network systems in-house.

VizThink and Visual Thinking and Learning - Still Not Sure

Tony Karrer

When creating an e-learning module, there are dozens, maybe even hundreds of pages of material required to document what is to be created. The process also benefits from the creation of personas, visual stories about the learner, which help keep the learner the focus of the design. to help focus the design effort, but that's design 101, not really visual thinking. Again, design 101. Isn't this standard design stuff?

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: SOA, Services and Business Architecture

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such components are a pre-requisite for sophisticated tools like those used in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Supply Chain Management. People are prominent in front stage activities, where the focus is on providing solutions to problems and on achieving a positive customer experience in a collaboration between the providers and consumers of services. All along, airplane architects and engineers have a pretty good model in their mind of the airplane they are designing.

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Healthy and Productive Nonprofit Meetings: What Does the Research Say?

Beth Kanter

That’s why we included a module in the Emerging Nonprofit Leaders peer learning group on meeting design and facilitation – and these days it is an important leadership skill. The bottom line: Standing meetings can enhance creativity and collaboration. Walking meetings, like standing meetings, also encourage creativity and collaboration according to this research from Stanford. Flickr Photo by Haldane Martin.

Notes from ALT-C

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

FE teach English to the families of students who study there - give learners the space to collaborate and influence they environment - change requires dislogue - so talk to your neigbour now Our research with D2L. "The notion of students as change agents is a relatively new concpt." -- Malcom Ryan Rachel Winston How we can shape the development of a new culture of learning by creating a new partnership between students and educators. political view of the prevailing culture 1.

Notes from Centre Jacques Cartier seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

go out and do stuff - in developing countries - cheap phones - costs $2 to download an 8 minute Youtube video - OER - licnesed with CC - "protects the rights of the faculty member" - open access mandate - vs publishers charging to publish - but they''re not courses - you don''t have open course designs - Sims - web 2.0 - etc. Summary notes from the conference in Lyons - most of it was in French (except the Tony Bates talk) so there may be some inaccuracies in my notes.

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Education Pecha-Kuchas

David Weinberger

New models of collaboration are beginning to emerge: registered entities that offer a wide range of offerings, but not degrees. Learning is collaborative, and we need to learn how to measure that. We need a common design method and tools for developing learning areas. Patrick Newell: Schools are about human interaction and collaboration. Edu systems are increasingly risk-averse. - “Mass customization&# is about modules, e.g., an algebra model.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Institutional Innovation

John Hagel

Institutional innovation in the twentieth century focused on creating scalable institutions through standardized product design and design of business processes to cost-effectively serve mass markets. Institutional Design Principles In thinking about institutional innovation, it is useful to highlight promising design principles that offer the potential to accelerate learning: Diversity.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Think, Play, Do: Technology, Innovation, and Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Nihilism vs Optimism | Main | Creativity, Innovation and Design » July 23, 2007 Think, Play, Do: Technology, Innovation, and Organization Last month I attended Supernova 2007 in San Francisco. The tools we are using to design, build and manage them today are quite primitive, and they thus require considerable labor-based services. The new process emphasizes the importance of design and prototyping in organizational innovation.

What is the best way to deliver professional development to nonprofit emerging leaders?

Beth Kanter

Note: This guest post was published on the Packard Foundation OE Blog reflects what was learned from designing and delivering leadership development for emerging nonprofit leaders. Check out the Emerging Leaders Collaborative Group on Facebook and begin to share resources and get tips from other emerging leaders and talent managers who are using the Playbook and toolkit. Flickr Photo by Flower Factor.

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 7

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Chris Wanstrath, Github Collaborative Softwrae Development in teh 21st century We do collaborative software development. Flow diagram of how to create a Firefox patch) Preparation -> Module ownership -> Creating a Patch - >Testing -> Gettkng Reviews -> Committing the Patch -> You are now immortal The two parts where there's no code are 'module ownership' and 'peer review'. Firefox - modules have owners. Forks enable collaboration.

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Collaborative technologies and knowledge sharing will emerge as key resources for all forms of learning. Every set of predictions of the future include a section on collaborative technologies (my 1998 paper was no exception) but I think today that collaboration is over-rated. We will need to think in terms of cooperation , rather than collaboration. Educators have to stop objectifying them with notions like 'interaction' and 'collaboration'.