How to Learn Using Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It is defined in terms of skills or competencies, as how to achieve a certain outcome using technology as a tool. There’s a distinctive way to learn using technology. Identify what you are trying to do. What problem are you trying to solve? Look for how it was done.

How to Increase Your Productivity Without Working More Hours

KCC Business Psychology

More Work Doesn’t Equal More Productivity. According to the American Dream Project, the average American works between 43 and 51 hours per week. One key question to consider as you plan your own workweek is, are you getting the best productivity from your work schedule?

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Clark Quinn

I don’t usually talk about products, particularly ones I’ve received as opposed to have chosen. I’d always wanted a GPS, but didn’t want to buy one, figuring they’d get outdated. I was glad to get it, as Google Maps wasn’t allowed to do turn-by-turn on the iPhone. The nice thing as opposed to the apps is that it works where there isn’t cellphone connectivity.

How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Surveys with thousands of executives, showed that most firms are only using AI in ad hoc pilots or applying it to a single business process. At the highest level, it’s a reflection of a failure to rewire the organization. From siloed work to interdisciplinary collaboration.

How to Save 30% or More on Translation


In her 2017 article, The Holy Trifecta: The Secret to Faster, Better, & Cheaper Global Content , translation expert Val Swisher explains that structured content is one of the three factors driving efficiency into the globalization process. How does Xyleme help cut translation costs?

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The Puzzling Personal Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The past 10-15 years have seen a number of technology advances, from smartphones to machine learning. Yet, despite these impressive advances, for most of this period economies around the world have been stuck in an era of slow productivity growth.

How to Transform a “Big, Old” Company into an Agile Digital Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, “the adoption of digital technologies in business doesn’t come as naturally,” - especially if you’re working in a big, old company. “Inserting digital technologies to enhance operations and create new value propositions has proven extremely challenging.”.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: HBR on How to Fix.

Steve Denning

» January 06, 2011 HBR on How to Fix Capitalism: A Bandage on a Cancer Michael Porter, strategy guru extraordinaire , and Mark Kramer have an article in the January 2011 issue of Harvard Business Review entitled How To Fix Capitalism.

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We need to learn how to connect

Harold Jarche

From danah boyd’s presentation at ASTD TechKnowledge 2013 , on the future of work: But if you want to prepare people not just for the next job, but for the one after that, you need to help them think through the relationships they have and what they learn from the people around them.

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Digital Learning 4.0: How to Guarantee Measurable Learner Impact Where Others Have Failed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

How to Guarantee Measurable Learner Impact Where Others Have Failed Paul Hunter Director Digital Learning, IMD Business School IMD is a business school based in Switzerland. Table summary: blended learning has improved attendance, because people don't have to take a full week off work.

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How to shorten time-to-proficiency

Jay Cross

When I’ve mastered the baking, I explain how I did it, thus making the knowledge explicit. You can no more convert tacit knowledge to explicit knowledge without the experiential component than you can convert lead into gold. I don’t even know where to look.

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How to Gather and Use Feedback to Improve Corporate Training


Effective corporate training and development programs are key to improved employee productivity. The right training program will provide employees with technical and soft skills needed to perform at a higher level.

How To Build A Truly Purpose-Driven Company Through The Example Of Stocksy

Dan Pontefract

The latter is an online marketplace for people to list and/or book accommodations. It claims to have 50,000 renters every night. Eckhardt and Fleura Bardhi who made a strong case against using the term “sharing economy” when it comes to firms like Uber and AirBnB.

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past few years, some have justifiably questioned whether innovation has been going through a period of stagnation , especially when compared to major 19th and 20th century innovations like electricity, cars and airplanes. IT is now an integral part of the products themselves.

cupcakes: the secret to product planning

Adaptive Path

The cake model of product strategy is actually two different models for how to evolve and improve the scope of a product over time. The first model shows the “dry cake&# approach that many organizations plan out new products and experiences.

The Big Three – How To Handle Your Fragmented Social Life

Luis Suarez

A few days back my good friend Jack Vinson posted a rather interesting and thought-provoking blog post that would be incredibly relevant for all of those folks who happen to be rather active in various different social networking sites and who may be facing such a common problem as well.

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How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning


It’s safe to say that no intelligent individual has ever spent a significant amount of time and money on an investment that did not promise to yield a good return. Whether it’s an investment in oneself, a business, another person, or a product, a quality return is always desired.

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Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It. They all offered great products. Traditional training departments cannot build courses fast enough to keep up with the speed of change. Person-to-person instruction is no longer cost-effective. Better to Say.

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7 Ways to Kill Your Presentation and How to Fix Them

Luis Suarez

There is always something that we all get to learn. Seven ways to kill your presentation from Jeanne Trojan. IBM Innovation Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools Travelling

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How to Create a Fun Company Culture During Times of Volatility


During times of crisis, either on a community or global level, it can be helpful for employers to create a fun company culture for their staff. As a result, you may see an increase in performance and productivity.

How to replace top-down training with collaborative learning (1)

Jay Cross

In the pursuit of trying to ?x Companies paid them to follow instructions and do the same thing over and over again. Companies rely on them to solve problems, delight customers, and stay ahead of the game. rst century employees have to do complex, unpredictable work.

How to Ensure Employees Get a Human Connection During Online Training


It benefits companies as well as employees by boosting learning retention, increasing productivity, and providing businesses with a competitive edge, according to 1. Online employee training is a wonderful thing.

How to Create and Deliver COVID-19 Compliance Training to Staff via LMS


By creating and adding a COVID-19 compliance training course to each employee’s online learning path using a learning management system , you can promote a safer, healthier, more productive workplace. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting businesses and employees profoundly.

How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the case for an entry that came out today, How to Get the Most out of the Conference. So I am left to speculate about what could have been. I once started a post, How to Attend a Conference. So I know something about how to attend a conference.

How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

Who’s going to be involved? Aside from compliance training and new product introductions, most training focused on novices – either newhires who needed orientation or workers mastering a new skill or subject. Learning by experienced employees was left to chance.

Manufacturing Training: How to Set Up a Successful Onboarding Training Program


The primary reason most manufacturers invest in onboarding is to reduce time to productivity for new hires. However, the benefits of an onboarding program for manufacturing employees go beyond promoting productivity.

From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Brooks thought that people would never rent rooms in their homes to total strangers. “But And Airbnb is only a piece of the peer-to-peer economy. He attributes the growth of this peer-to-peer economy to 3 main trends. Trust was face to face.

How to Talk to Someone Over 80

Nine Shift

Talk to someone over age 80. Here's how to do it. . 1) Find some question or issue or reason to call or talk with the person. 2)Ask the person about something of interest to you from the past. Sometimes you can ask about the present, rarely about the future, but what you really learn from and really want to know is about the past. The past is the clue or even answer to the present and the future. . 4) Understand it's not always productive.

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How to Train Your Customers Using an Extended Enterprise LMS Training System


They keep organizations afloat by purchasing products and services, as well as by referring new customers. For businesses with complicated products, such as technology companies with SaaS products, it can be difficult to ensure a positive experience.

Energy + Utilities Panel Webinar: How to Adapt Your Learning Ecosystem for the Future


They discussed what in Learning and Development is unique to this industry, how to create a strategy and plans that work around those challenges, which formats to use and where, and how generational differences uniquely affect this industry. His strengths lie in synthesizing and documenting business processes and requirements as part of learning solution architectures, and designing and developing technology-based learning solutions to fit clients’ needs.

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How To Say No … When Defaulting To Yes!

Luis Suarez

Earlier on this year, while at Lotusphere 2012 and at IBM Connect in Orlando, Florida, I had the unique opportunity and great pleasure to finally attend live a keynote session from the one and only Guy Kawasaki. As you can imagine, I had very high expectations about being wowed by someone who i have admired all along and whose books I keep constantly going back to in order keep learning more and more about a good number of different topics, specially, those related to social business.

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How to Improve the ROI of Your Learning Management System


It can help organizations store, organize, and access materials, as well as making it easy to track employee progress and performance. A great learning management system can even boost workplace productivity, and enhance profit margins.

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Communication Nation: How to Draw an Eye, with Karl Gude

Dave Gray

As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort. 08 February 2008 How to Draw an Eye, with Karl Gude Karl Gude demonstrates how to draw an eye.

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How to Restore the American Dream

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Fareed Zakaria recently published a very good cover story in Time Magazine - How to Restore the American Dream - which was also the basis for a special edition of his CNN program Fareed Zakaria GPS. The basic premise of the Time article and CNN special is that while the forces of technology and globalization helped lead America to the forefront of the world stage, they are now hollowing out America’s middles class. One is technology-based productivity.

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The Big Question: How to assess learning initiatives…

Jay Cross

How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, and performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? You need to wait a while before taking the assessment. How can we isolate the impact of the learning?

How To Facilitate Effective Virtual Meetings

Beth Kanter

Organizations have also been encouraging their employees to work from home or enlisted travel bans. It’s time to up your virtual facilitation and convening skills. My first remote job was to work with a virtual team to manage an online network for artists, called Artswire.

How to Use Your Corporate Training Program to Increase Employee Efficiency


The average employee is productive a mere three hours per day. 1 This lack of efficiency occurs for a variety of reasons. Here are a few examples: Employee Training LMS benefits Corporate LMS

Solow Paradox 2.0: The Lagging Impact of Technology Advances on Productivity Growth

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the coming decades, the labor force is expected to shrink in most parts of the world as fertility rates continue to decline, especially in advanced and emerging economies. Their average productivity growth in the 5 years between 2000 and 2004 was 2.4%.

UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

In this interview, Josh and I talk about the current trends in digital product design, and where those trends might be heading. Jesse James Garrett: Josh, tell me a little bit about how you got to where you are and how your work has evolved in recent years.

How to formulate a good resolution

Mind Hacks

We could spend all year living healthier, more productive lives, so why do we only decide to make the change at the start of the year? Many of us will start 2016 with resolutions – to get fit, learn a new skill, eat differently. If we really want to do these things, why did we wait until an arbitrary date which marks nothing more important than a timekeeping convention? Some lab experiments appear to support this limited resource model of willpower.

How to Design an Effective LMS Training Program


Like many decision makers, you may be more than ready to improve the effectiveness of your company’s LMS training program. The other hurdle is getting students and employees to actually use the eLearning platform. And, believe it or not, designing this type of program isn’t all that hard to do. Most employees want to do their job faster and more efficiently. 3 Steps to Designing an Engaging LMS Training Program. How to Design Training.

Services, Production and Clouds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Professor Zysman key premise is that the service transformation we are going through is truly an Algorithmic Revolution , that is, the ability to formalize and codify the activities underlying services, express them as computable algorithms and capture them in software. Given the major advances in the power and costs of information technologies, many more such service activities are now amenable to be transformed into algorithms and embodied in software.

How to deliver innovation overnight | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Subscribe To Blog Via RSS. Personal Productivity (14). How to deliver innovation overnight One of the ideas in Drive that has spread the fastest and the widest is the FedEx Day. So maybe it’s time to ask yourself not, “Should I try something like this?”