My Workflow

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was thinking about working openly recently and decided to document my workflow, such as it is. As you can see I need to devise a way to make my projects and courses more transparent. There's also a PowerPoint version of the image with working links. No HTML version, sorry

Aggregation Workflow in gRSShopper

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A few points: First, on workflow, which is the topic of this post. For course participants: 1. The options page provides the following: - personal information, including email, which may be edited - list of feeds submitted, and their status - option to add social network information - list of subscribed newsletters, and an option to edit subscriptions That's the entire workflow. I am of course open to ideas and suggestions.

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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. I call these the Course and Control hurdles – and they are closely related. 1 – Course hurdle.

Course 267

From Courses to Campaigns : using the 70:20:10 approach

Charles Jennings

One of the major strategic objectives for many HR and L&D departments in 2016 and beyond will be to extend their focus and services beyond courses and out into the workplace. Courses may help with the basics, or to refresh our knowledge, but courses alone won’t deliver high performance.

Course 219

Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

Tony Karrer

In this post we will begin to address the practical side of the subject: How can e-learning developers use Text-to-Speech (TTS) voices to narrate their courses? Stand-alone TTS tools are used to create sound files just as you would if you had a human recording audio for the course.

Course 150

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry from a reader at a large company that is continuously working on large projects with lots of course content running around. They have Articulate courses, classroom courses, SharePoint sites, etc. Of course, it’s still a bit of a mess. We need to set up a process to determine all courses the information will impact.

Course 131

Context is key

Clark Quinn

Workflow learning is one of the new buzzphrases. The notion is that you deliver learning to the point of need, instead of taking people away from the workflow. However, if people are in the workflow, there is a context already.

Re-thinking Workplace Learning: extracting rather than adding

Charles Jennings

One clear finding presented was that: “t hose activities that are integrated into manager and employee workflow have the largest impact on employee performance, while those that are distinct events separate from the day-to-day job have less impact.”

Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Charles Jennings

If people learn as part of the workflow then this learning is more likely to impact performance in a positive way. By their very nature informal and social learning is embedded in the daily workflow. The majority of learning occurs naturally as part of the workflow.

70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Charles Jennings

Of course the ‘blending’ concept has been around for much longer than the past few years. Of course within the ‘push capsule’ of blended learning there may be increased flexibility for individual learning preferences and increased flexibility of access.

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

Classes, courses and curricula – structured learning events – don’t provide all the tools in the toolkit. By supporting learning within the workflow, and through and with others, the culture of learning will evolve – I’ve seen it happen Most people get it.

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Charles Jennings

Of course he was right. Of course exposure to other people is one of the primary ways we learn and improve our performance. Of course we don’t ‘deliver’ or ‘transfer’ learning either. Of course this is easier said than done.

70:20:10 - A Framework for High Performance Development Practices

Charles Jennings

They simply remind us of the facts above – that the majority of learning and development comes through experiential and social learning in the workplace (the ‘70’ and ‘20’) rather than through formal classes and courses (the ‘10’).

Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning

Charles Jennings

Learning in the Modern Workplace’ Model Jane’s diagram shows the increasing value that can be released through exploiting learning opportunities beyond ‘the course’ – or the curriculum. 70:20:10 Model The 70:20:10 model is used to extend learning into the workflow.

The Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World

Charles Jennings

Of course there are exceptions. We learn through taking the opportunity to reflect both in the workflow and away from our work. (I wrote the original piece this article is based on for Training Industry Quarterly in Winter, 2012.

Change 206

how professionals learn for work

Harold Jarche

E-learning courses. It is interesting to note that most people value learning that is directly connected to their workflow. Jane Hart has been asking her readers what are the most useful/valuable ways that they learn for or at work.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

Cal’s company has also developed the 70-20 tool , which supports learning in the workflow in innovative and measurable ways – it is well worth test driving. We were working on a section of the course on planning for the development of future leaders.

Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Charles Jennings

Extending Learning into the Workflow Many Learning & Development leaders are using the 70:20:10 model to help them re-position their focus for building and supporting performance across their organisations. They are finding it helps them extend the focus on learning out into the workflow.

70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent

Charles Jennings

Of course studies have produced varying figures of the amount learned in these ways[1] (as one would expect). What we should be doing is putting our effort into supporting and refining learning where it’s already happening, and this is predominantly as part of the daily workflow.

Change 272

70:20:10 Primer

Charles Jennings

70:20:10 is a reference model or framework that helps organisations extend their focus on learning and development beyond the classroom and course-based eLearning to build more resilient workforces and create cultures of continuous learning.

Content systems not content packages

Clark Quinn

There’s more, of course. There are strong cognitive reasons (performance support, workflow learning, self-directed and self-regulated learning). In a conversation last week (ok, an engagement), the topic of content systems came up.

A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace

Jane Hart

What will be required is a completely new range of services – which we might call non-training services – that are focused on supporting continuous performance improvement and learning in the workflow as people do their jobs.

insights over processes

Harold Jarche

They will be harder to teach in a course, but they may outlast all the fads and fashions that preceded them.” Therefore, social and informal learning need to be integrated into the workflow. This is much more than courses-on-demand or performance support tools.

It’s Only 65% !

Charles Jennings

experiential development that is part of a structured course or programme). Formal learning’ suggests learning that is designed and directed by someone other than the learner as part of a curriculum, course, programme, module etc.

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What’s the next buzzword?

Clark Quinn

And, of course, we need to dig into the real affordances , not just the hype (PowerPoint in Second Life, anyone?). And we’ve had someone recently claim to have invented workflow learning (though it’s been talked about for years ). And of course, AR and VR are very much now. Of course, I could wish we’re talking IA instead of AI, too. I was perusing an old list of potential column topics, and came across one that asked about MOOCs.

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application that allows a company, school, or organization to administer, document, track, and report on the delivery of educational courses and training programs. Workflow management/review tool. Workflow Management/Review Tool. ?.

SUNY Initiatives Supporting Online Learning Panel

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Demonstration of lead processing workflow - feeds into existing 'Campus Connect' online lead system for individual campuses). The first version of the tool will not auto-populate course information, won't scrub addresses, won't have an SIS data stream.

4 Ways to Make Your Management Skills More Effective

Online Personality Tests

When you visit, notice workflow and ask questions. Fair monitoring helps keep the ship on course and gives employees confidence when expectations are clear. A good leader provides constant motivation to his team to help them maintain excellence and quality in results.

10 things to remember about social learning (and the use of social media for learning)

Jane Hart

The most successful social learning stories are coming not from the ad hoc use of social media in e-learning or classroom training – but from organisations that are supporting more effective learning in the workflow via sharing of knowledge and experiences as part of the everyday work.

Social Learning is NOT a new training trend

Jane Hart

Support provided as close to the workflow as possible (ie not in a separate place or online space). CONTENT: Short, performance aids (in relevant formats – video, PDF, – rather than courses. Creating and producing formal courses and workshops using formal ISD/ADDIE methodologies. Workflow audits. Mandating course use and completion. Tracking of learners’ activity on courses. Tests taken, courses completion, bums on seats.

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How Not to Adopt an LCMS

Xyleme

Create topics to be distributed as microlearning or assembled into a course. Embed content into the workflow.

4 Ways to Make Your Management Skills More Effective

KCC Business Psychology

When you visit, notice workflow and ask questions. Fair monitoring helps keep the ship on course and gives employees confidence when expectations are clear. A good leader provides constant motivation to his team to help them maintain excellence and quality in results.

Supporting self-managed team learning in the organisation

Jane Hart

Helping to ensure knowledge sharing is part of the daily workflow – so it is not seen as an extra initiative – but an integral part of daily work.

Introducing Share&Learn

Jane Hart

Well, Share&Learn is fundamentally a collaboration platform which supports the informal sharing of links, resources etc – but one which additionally provides the ability to turn on LMS/courseware functionality within groups (to track course activity) where it is required.

Managing Learning?

Charles Jennings

Sadly, many of these meet Marc Rosenberg’s description as ‘course vending machines’. A record that someone had completed a compliance course may have won the day in the past, but is less likely to do so now. Of course we will need technology to support learning.

PKM 225

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

Cal’s company has also developed the 70-20 tool , which supports learning in the workflow in innovative and measurable ways – it is well worth test driving. We were working on a section of the course on planning for the development of future leaders.

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

rich courses. Training often outsourced, on-demand access to self-paced learning, f2f networking important, facilitated collaborative/peer-learning available in the workflow. E-Learning authoring tools, (social) LMS, course management system, Performance Support system.

Biz tech

Clark Quinn

There is plenty of vertical-specific software, from product design to transaction tracking, and of course more general business software such as document generation, financials, etc. And of course the social network software – profiles and locators as well as communication and collaboration tools – should be under the purview of L&D. One of my arguments for the L&D revolution is the role that L&D could be playing.

Future of Work: Add Open Leadership, Enterprise 2.0, Connected Learning and Mix

Dan Pontefract

Couple this leadership style with the adage learning only occurs in a classroom or eLearning course. sidebar – why does the C-Suite continue to accept ‘number of people who took a course’ as a viable metric?).

It takes time to be social

Harold Jarche

Or of course, it is also possible that while they are aware and have been trained, the value still isn’t there or isn’t high enough. I think that one of the underlying reason is that these platforms, like KM and elearning platforms before them, are not integrated with the workflow.

What Does the Training Department Do When Training Doesn’t Work?

Charles Jennings

Of course efficiency is important in any training activity – both in financial terms and in terms of achieving results at the speed of business. Learning in the workflow is the way forward. The global training industry is large and in growth again post-2008.

Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum

Jane Hart

And that in fact, we should we be employing the very same (social) tools or platforms that are used by individuals and teams in their daily workflow to do their jobs.

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Charles Jennings

Attending a course or completing an eLearning module tells us little apart from the fact that some activity occurred. Of course they did – bucketsful of it. More regulatory and compliance training, of course!) “The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor.