Learning by Osmosis

Dan Pontefract

I liken learning in an organization to osmosis. Learning therefore is part art and science. Learning by osmosis permits employees the opportunity to allow new ideas and concepts to fill our gaps through any type of passage or membrane. And most importantly, learning should be thought of as pervasive. We — as workers in the organization — learn by doing not by rote memorization. We must instil pervasive learning as our new mindset.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

tools are a form of social networking, but for this module we’re going to focus on “ego-centric&# social networks, those that are focused on individuals, as opposed to networks that build up around objects, such as Delicious, Flickr, Slideshare, etc. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). Facebook was originally developed for college students to connect, so it has a more informal, social air than you find on LinkedIn.

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from training to learning

Harold Jarche

While social learning may be one the currently hot new trends in the education and training fields, we have known for a while “why tried-and-true training methods don’t work anymore”, as discussed by Brigitte Jordan (1937-2016) in the mid-1990’s while working at the Institute for Research on Learning. Here are the highlights — From Training to Learning in the New Economy. Learning is inherent in human nature. Learning is fundamentally social.

It’s Only 65% !

Charles Jennings

The researchers (possibly on work experience) declared that “ 50:26:24 is the average learning mix in most companies right now ”. The report of the 50:26:24 survey went on to say: “It’s widely accepted that the 70:20:10 model is the most effective learning blend for business, but getting to that perfect mix can be a challenge. It also got me thinking about approaches to organisational learning in general. Learning ? Learning is a process not an event.

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The future of business education will be centered on contextual learning

Trends in the Living Networks

One of the points I make is about the shift to highly contextual and modular learning: In the past people went to university, studied until they had a degree, then went to work and applied that knowledge. In the future learning will be modular, contextual and just in time. When an obstacle is encountered the solution is sought in the form of a specific module of learning needed to solve that particular problem. In this way learning is personalised and tailored.

Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Charles Jennings

Checklists to rate your own organisation’s ability to deliver the critical tasks supporting 70:20:10 Nine ‘cameos’ written by leading thinkers and practitioners including Dennis Mankin (Platinum Performance), Nigel Harrison (Performance Consulting), Clark Quinn (Quinnovation), Jane Hart (Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies), Bob Mosher (APPLY Synergies), Jack Tabak (Chief Learning Officer, Royal Dutch Shell), Jane Bozarth (US Government) and others.

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

Xyleme

The rapidly evolving and shifting environment and organizational patterns in learning and development have sent waves throughout the industry. The Brandon Hall Group''s report, "The State of Learning & Development 2014: Coming of Age," emphasized the expanded role that blended learning plays in corporate environments. Blended learning increasingly underpins many of the corporate strategies that are either in place or in their nascent stages.

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ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world?

Charles Jennings

Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. If we do so, then almost invariably their approach is around developing content in an ‘instructionally-sound way’ to produce a set of ‘learning interventions’.

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“How do I get my Word content into XML?”

Xyleme

More importantly you can also reuse content across different types of outputs (e-learning, classroom, performance support and even mobile). There are a few approaches: Custom Transformations: If you have been very disciplined with the way you’ve used the outlining and style features of Word, the mapping from Word to XML elements can be tailored to automatically convert your word documents into XML maintaining most, if not all, your structure and style information.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And it's not that we don't know the history of universities and distance education and learning theories, it's that so much of it and so many of them are wrong. In addition to the usual hands-on instructor-led learning, I discovered the training room, which was stocked with training videos.

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?

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. How do I search for information?”. No one learns alone either. We rely on colleagues and social networks to separate the signal from the noise; their advice makes our experiential learning productive. Collaboration is the key to success in both working and learning; they usually take place simultaneously.

Learning Outcomes

Tony Karrer

My post on learning goals has some great feedback via comments and a couple of blog posts. The focus of the post is really about the design of informal / social learning experiences and my belief that they need to have context for what I call Directed Learners. Particularly, there still needs to be Learning Outcomes defined. But please don't read Learning Outcomes to mean Learning Objectives. We aren't sure what they will learn."

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Distance Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A reader writes, I've just changed jobs and am now supporting the development of a distance learning module delivered almost entirely online. Experiences of distance learning - my own, those of my friends and colleagues, has always been disappointing but the team with whom I'm working are enthusiastic to try new things and see if we can come up with something exciting and engaging rather than the usual isolating, dispiriting experience.

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The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

When I wrote The Future of Online Learning in 1998, I took into account three major sets of factors. Contact North's look at the future of online ( Part One , Part Two ) learning captures the first part, I think, but misses completely on the second part. This terminology is a holdover from the days where a privileged class of individuals was able to stop working and take a four year learning vacation - the decisions of instructors and faculty members are irrelevant.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 In many cases, there can be significant work to design that kind of learning experience. What Training Costs Part I: Converting Content from ILT to WBT How long does it take to create learning? The one from Karl Kapp in Learning Circuits ( Time to Develop One Hour of Training ) would seem good to cite. If you are interested in designing a learning experience, then no one metric fits.

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The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

An MS-Word version of this essay is available at [link] In the summer of 1998, over two frantic weeks in July, I wrote an essay titled The Future of Online Learning. New Technology The development of new technology continues to have an impact on learning. While on the one hand, new technology allows schools and instructors to offer learning in new ways, educators nonetheless continue to face limitations imposed by technology, and sometimes the lack of technology.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "New JKO Portal to Offer Joint Online Training" (Defense Link News)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Listening for Learning" (IT Conversations) | Main | Map of Online Communities (xkcd Rox!) The system will go live worldwide April 30 to deliver coursework and learning tools for people involved in integrated, joint operations, Smith told reporters during a teleconference following the ceremony.

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