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Soft skills are foundational competencies

Harold Jarche

The first implication is of course to throw out the idea of having a talent development unit. From the Creative Class Blog is an article on The Workplace in a Wiki World , with this idea about the changing emphasis for workers: Therefore, for an individual to succeed in a wiki-corporation or wiki-organization it will increasingly require being more than an engineer, programmer, economist, or accountant.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

After posting my 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals in response to Tony’s July “Big Question,” he commented: Nancy – I was super excited when I saw that you had posted on the topic. And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists. You have mad skills?

Network Skills

Tony Karrer

I personally believe that one of the areas where learning professionals need the most help is how communities and networks impact learning and building individual and facilitation skills around these: Knowing how to individually leverage Network Skills and Communities to help with work and learning tasks Community and Network Facilitation Skills to help others learn and work using networks and communities In my post Networks and Learning Communities , I looked a bit at this topic.

Moodle Course Conversion

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Moodle is an open source course management system with a wide following. Moodle (the “M&# is for modular) has sprouted extensions and capabilities you’d expect in a constructivist environment such as forums, chats, and wikis to supplement traditional course management features.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

After posting my 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals in response to Tony’s July “Big Question,” he commented: Nancy – I was super excited when I saw that you had posted on the topic. And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists. You have mad skills?

Leading Learning and New Skills

Clark Quinn

Harold Jarche - Skills 2.0 How can you apply them to your existing systematic learning system if you don't know what the heck wiki even means? 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. Perhaps this isn't a skill so much as an attitude.

From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#.

New Work and New Work Skills

Clark Quinn

really was all about new work skills - skills we should be learning. Actually, it's also about the fact that there's not really new work as much as there is new work skills. Work Skills Changing Most of us who used to use these things know somewhat know that they really aren't in use anymore. In presentations, I often will cite this as an example of the kinds of changes in work skills that have occurred and are constantly occurring.

Making collaborative work work

Harold Jarche

Of course, I mean personal or professional blogs, not writing articles just to attract eyeballs and increase advertising revenue. Developing good narration skills, like adding value to information , takes time and practice, so don’t expect overnight miracles.

Course and Courseware Fading - The Future of eLearning

Tony Karrer

Two very good recent posts by Jay Cross and Brent Schlenker discuss the Death of Courses. Courses and Courseware are not really dead and will never die out completely. These will cover things like compliance training, basic skills, math, etc. I believe that many courses will begin to include different kinds of interation. But, there will still be courses at the end of the day.

Ensuring knowledge flow through narration

Harold Jarche

Organizational learning is no longer about courses, which are artifacts of a time when information was scarce and connections were few, because that era is over. What started as forums and wikis quickly evolved into more robust networks and communities. Courses are stock.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Skills for the 21st Century - Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past decade, several studies have considered how to restructure engineering education and other technical educational programs to better equip students with the skills required for 21st century careers.

From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White | 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… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

Wiki pages created – 2455. One of the reasons we did decide to deploy (and purchase) Jam was to begin the process of consolidating some of our existing social tools – and of course to fully embrace the cloud/mobile experience that Jam does provide. Wikis.

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

Housed on a wiki, Peeragogy keeps on improving. Our role is to protect their environment, provide nutrients for growth, and let nature take its course. In his keynote presentation at Online Educa Berlin last week, Howard Rheingold emphasized co-learning.

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Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

Dan Pontefract

To add salt to the meeting wound, one individual arrived ten minutes late and of course one had to leave early. So, of course, another meeting had to be set to ensure the leaders who were absent could properly be brought up to speed, and their feedback included.

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

It’s where work is done and where people hone the skills they need to add value. This includes new hire on-boarding and provision of basic and technical skills (we’re all novices at something). Training departments have single-shot solutions: courses.

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Crowdsourcing the Future of eLearning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Or students in one country creating a Math 8 course for all students on Moodle. online classes and institutions might develop local capacity by developing courses and resources for a global audience. Students - allowing students to 'friend' courses on different sites, and share forum messages from similar courses around the world. The idea of making students co-creators of the course, by creating definitions, wiki entries, etc.

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

Massive Open Online Courses Views & Research – The Conversation. They’re especially worried about having to compete with free courses from some of the world’s most exclusive universities. Open Education & Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs).

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

People love the ability to find short videos to inspire them, help them understand ideas or to acquire new (or remind themselves of old) skills, e.g. how to carry out software tasks. On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said.

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Working Smarter in Social Business

Jay Cross

This takes more than access to social networks, blogs, and wikis. Traditionally, training departments provided workshops and courses. The focus was on knowledge, not skills, and learner satisfaction counted for more than business impact.

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Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

Performers know when they’re on deck for a course. They’re even willing to take courses when they know there’s a significant skill shift they need, or when they’re novices in a new area. They’re answers, not courses.

Future Learning Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

For example (this is only an example of process, not necessarily what I would do), in a given domain a domain wiki would be established, where an ISP would manage the technical aspects, where individual experts would be hired to set up content, and where registered members of the community could make changes, add resources, request additional features, etc., where the wiki would be open and accessible to learners, and employed by learning professionals in support of educational activities.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this presentation Stephen Downes addresses the question of how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact the future of distance education. slide 1 – MOOC Wordle] My objective in this talk is to address how the massive open online course (MOOC) will impact the future of distance education, and in particular, strategies and examples of the use of MOOCs to promote cultural and linguistic diversity. That gives us four terms: ‘massive’, ‘open’, ‘online’, and ‘course’.

Free workshop: Facilitating online communities | 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… Jul 24 2008 Free workshop: Facilitating online communities Published by Nancy White at 12:07 pm under facilitation , online interaction The inimitable Leigh Blackall of the Educational Development Centre of Otago Polytechnic is at it again, this time with an open, wiki/blog based online facilitation workshop starting next week.

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I say 'unremarked', but of course outside education there is a boom in the quantified self movement (I use RunKeeper myself). A really good example from the Gamification Wiki is the use of frequent flyer points. Everything I translate from Arabic Facebook accounts, for example, sounds like a prayer, which of course it is, but it is also an expression of intent and meaning; the same words carry multiple layers.

The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

Those organizations (and frankly public learning institutions) that are clinging to their standalone learning management systems as a way in which to serve up formal ILT course schedules and eLearning are absolutely missing the big picture. Coaches, mentors, online buddies need to coexist within the wiki’s, blogs, discussion forums, webcam meetings, online presence, etc. This past week, I attended the SharePoint 2009 conference in Las Vegas.

Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We're going to talk about the factors that led to the development of the Massive Open Online Course and Connectivism and the new phenomena in learning today. Distance learning therefore required the creation and distribution of learning content, of course packages that would support independent study. They had the model of the course packages, and they had the model of the classes. WebCT in English stands for "Web Course Tools." Of course, we had instant messaging.

2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

Haven’t we learned anything in the last 18 years since we had the first instances of social software tools with blogs and wikis? Personal Branding Will Be A Required Skill.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

( version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC, which isan instantiation of that process. The Holy Grail of theday was adaptive learning - a system which would test you (or pretest you) todetermine your skill level, then deliver content and activities appropriate tothat level.

The Power of Reuse: Wikipedia in Action

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Pete Forsyth, Wiki Strategies (See also his blog post with resources for this panel at [link] ) In the past we''ve been saying that it''s important to the field of OER to improve content. Dan Cook, Wiki Strategies I''m a voracious consumer of Wikipedia. Jeanette: yes, that''s what we want them to do, it''s a great skill to develop. Amin: I consider the medical librarian an equal partner in the course, and the Wikipedia contributors to be equal partners.

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Social Learning – Highlights

Harold Jarche

Courses, with their long development cycle, are inadequate to meet the learning and performance needs of those dealing with complexity. The course is an artifact of a time when information was scarce and connections were few. Julien Pouget : Social learning can be considered a way of learning that is based on collaborative practices and internet technologies associated with them (wikis, bookmarking, blogs, etc.). Those who rely on static knowledge and skills alone will fail.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Most workers developed many of their skills by modeling the behavior of co-workers. School is chock full of formal learning — courses, classes, and grades that obscure the fact that most learning at school is either self-directed or informal. Of course I forgot all that long ago.

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Recent mass phenomena: Wikipedia, tagging, blogging, Scratch, massive open online courses and connectivism, citizen science, maker-space Who is creating these? Nature article on massively collaborative mathematics (see the wiki PolyMath). Illich wrote of of (a) resources everybody could have a hold of, which is what collaboratories enable; (b) skill exchanges where people who had expertise can share it with others; (c) peer communities.

Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

George Siemens

Since we were already in town, Dragan Gasevic and I were invited by edX to give a talk to their staff and member institutions (we are running a course on edX in fall on Data, Analytics, & Learning ). Between flickr, del.icio.us, blogs, RSS readers, and wikis, we were living the distributed, networked, learning dream. It is unreasonable to expect a learner to care about the same issues that an instructor of a participatory course cares about.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Traditional training departments cannot build courses fast enough to keep up with the speed of change. Standardized courses and workshops multiplied. Unfortunately, workers avoided these awful courses whenever possible and training departments sullied their reputations.

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Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Cross says: “The question is not; which course do I go on? These are all valid ways of learning.&# “The question is not; which course do I go on? with its wikis, blogs and social networks is that people learn as they would through natural conversation and dialogue. High order thinking skills do not happen on their own.

Online Facilitation Workshop | 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… Nov 03 2007 Online Facilitation Workshop Published by Nancy White Upcoming Dates: The next workshop has not been scheduled. Online work and interactions require facilitation skills beyond those used in face-to-face meetings. Nancy has presented this course to over 450 individuals from all around the globe since 1999.

#OEB14 Rheingold, Lewin, Stevenson

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There''s also the wiki, to create pages that anyone authorized to edit. We use a wiki, we meed online once a week - we can use Collaborate, Adobe Connect, Big Blue Button - it''s an exercise in multi-tasking in many ways. I created a course hub that aggregates their blogs. We use MediaWiki, we use Discourse (discourse.com) - working with the organizers of these open learning courses (eg. Jim Groom) led us to create an open course on creating open courses.