Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

The July issue of Chief Learning Officer is now available online. It features an article in which Jon Husband and I delve into how to measure the impact of learning in the network era. Productivity in a Networked era: Not Your Father’s ROI. We are witnessing the death throes of management models that have outlived their usefulness. One cherished industrial age concept that is proving particularly difficult to let go of is return on investment (ROI).

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Knowledge Management Core Issues

Tony Karrer

Great post by Denham Grey - Perennial KM issues that are very similar to the core problems that we deal with in eLearning: How to speed learning, increase awareness and share experiences. With an ever deceasing half-life of knowledge , just keeping up has become a major corporate imperative. We need practical ways to build personal informal networks. Discovering opportunities and gaps in knowledge flows, improving personal networking and finding experts (in larger firms).

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8 Dirty Words

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

L ast year I led workshops in London, Madrid , San Jose, Quebec, and Berlin on how to sell social networking and informal learning to senior management. Here we go: Learning is a dirty word because executive managers have a hard time hearing it. You think of improving skills and increasing knowledge. Learning taints the conversation. I changed the name of my new book from Informal Learning in the Cloud to Working Smarter.

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Finding the time for networked learning

Harold Jarche

Tweet A survey of small and medium sized businesses (SMB) showed workers spend about half their day on unproductive taks: Knowledge Workers are among the largest staff component in a typical SMB. SMB Knowledge Workers spend an estimated 36 percent of their time trying to. Find information. Approximately 14 percent of SMB Knowledge Workers’ time is spent: Duplicating information (e.g. Managing unwanted communications (e.g.

The Evolving Social Organization

Harold Jarche

Innovation abounds in the early stages and knowledge capitalization is aided by a common vision of the business. Current management wisdom – based on Robin Dunbar’s research ; the size of military units through history; and the work of management experts such as Tom Peters – considers the ideal size of an organization to be around 150 people. This is what management schools have been doing for over half a century. Knowledge-Based View.

Twitter potpourri

Harold Jarche

I’m still figuring out how best to integrate Twitter to my personal knowledge management processes. c4lptnews Leveraging Human Networks to accelerate learning | CLO magazine. KathySierra Cut a few prime-time ads, use the money to hire fabulous usability & instructional design team to craft/implement a spectacular user learning “strategy&#. On calculating ROI for human activities (economics, learning, marketing, etc.)

Learning is the Work

Harold Jarche

Learning & Development is still stuck in the course paradigm [multi-way discussion]. Courses are buggies; obsolete learning vehicles for the Internet. Back-to-front e-learning via @BFChirpy. Work context, therefore, represents our greatest opportunity to leverage informal learning. Next time someone asks for the Return on Investment (ROI) of [social learning?] … I’ll kindly ask them to listen to @dmscott’s epic rant on ROI.

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Pick of the Month: May 2012

Jane Hart

1 - Jane Bozarth started the month with some wise advice, as usual, in her Learning Solutions Magazine, Nuts and Bolts column piece: Selling it (1 May). I see this happen all the time with people trying to gain support for implementing new learning approaches and technologies, and I am sure I am often guilty of it myself. 2 – There were quite a lot of valuable postings this month on the topic of informal learning v formal learning.

Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives. Chief learning officers (CLO s) are dealing with organizations the same way they did 25 years ago—focusing on full-time employees. Jay Cross is a champion of informal learning (and author of the definitive book on the topic), Web 2.0, He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix three decades ago.”.

My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. Having said this, the assertions stated above would lead us to believe that open source is the answer to all of our issues with standards in e-learning. So, open source Moodle does not export to SCORM, the most prevalent e-learning standard?

Learning Communities List

Tony Karrer

As we are wrapping up the week for Learn Trends , one of the questions we faced was what to do with the Ning community that sprung up to support the conference. I'm pretty sure we are going to leave it up, but I'm also pretty sure that it will sit fairly dormant until the next learning event. The discussion today suggested that it would be nice if there were a way to transfer the connections being made during the conference out to other networks or learning communities.

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Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As for e-learning, 2008 was a year in which very little actually occurred(even in gaming, the headline reads Old Standby Back On Top ). Less-democratic processes will lead to a clearer distinction between expert-generated knowledge and the overwhelming quantity of information available everyplace, making it easier to discern information quality. E-learning, knowledge management, corporate communications, and talent management will continue to converge.

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Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

Point your smart phone at a QR code, and you’ll be led to a location on the net with more information. In this 2011 edition, we added a more lucid description of workscapes, streamlined the social learning chapter, updated the cheat sheets, and included a glossary. Knowledge work and learning to work smarter are becoming indistinguishable. It’s the platform where learning and work transpire. It’s an organization’s learning ecosystem. Informal Learning.

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2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 ” Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed. E-Learning Generations .

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