What’s the future for traditional training departments?


The debate is engaging people in an important discussion about topics that are vital to anyone working in L&D, with participants on both sides making some excellent points. Donna Hamilton points out, “We know that very little of what is taught in the class room ever makes its way into working life. Jane Hart, also arguing in favor, suggests there is a major new role that the traditional training department can play in helping people work and learn in the new social workplace.

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

Working smarter is the key to sustainability and continuous improvement. Knowledge work and learning to work smarter are becoming indistinguishable. The infrastructure for working smarter is called a workscape. It’s the platform where learning and work transpire.

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Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. But I'm worried, because while I just got through writing about my concern in Using SharePoint that learning organizations seemed to be making the same mistake of Not Preparing Workers for Web 2.0. Setting up a SharePoint for a community or work team is very different from teaching them about Personal Learning.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Top 2008 Posts based on Read Counts: 100 eLearning Articles and White Papers Free - Web 2.0 37) Training Method Trends (27) Examples of eLearning 2.0 (26) 26) Web 2.0 Applications in Learning (24) Free - Web 2.0 And there was a fantastic course Web 2.0

Carnary Wharf Meeting on the future of learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

convergence of knowledge, knowledge work, and learning. “The altruistic sharing that is baked into web 2.0 “Using learning nuggets to help customers use products is much smarter.

Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008

Tony Karrer

Prediction #1 => eLearning 2.0 - Increasing Pressure It's safe to predict that you'll be hearing more and more about eLearning 2.0 There will be increasing pressure on each of us to understand eLearning 2.0 for ourselves in order to apply it within our organizations ( eLearning 2.0 - An Immediate, Important Shift). This will increase adoption of Web 2.0 The Big Question this month are Predictions for Learning in 2008.

Collaboration is work

Harold Jarche

Working collaboratively and effectively is a challenge for all organizations and must be continuously renegotiated as conditions change. Collaboration is working together and achieving a shared objective. Here are some collected thoughts on collaboration from others: 100 Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration (Part 3) | Ozge Karaoglu’s Blog. “If Each have their value and their place for particular types of work. Knowledge work is talking and listening!

Notes from Tallinn

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Steve Wheeler - Creative Commons intro - Twitter intro - "Connect with professionals just like yourself all over the world" - Warlick: "For the first time we are preparing students for a future we cannot clearly describe." - describing old-style spirit-based duplicators - recall creating programs on the BBC microcomputer for nurses - early 80s - you don't give people knowledge, you give them literacies and skills - teams, etc - switch off for 60 seconds, what would you miss? Does work?

2008 in retrospect

Jay Cross

Next year, I intend to start making the world a better place, and that’s going to take more oomph, focus, and work with others. The developer who says, “This product is final. I announced the Informal Learning 2.0 Knowledge workers have replaced factory workers. Learnscapes : where informal learning and knowledge work converge. Web 2.0, Podcast from Web 2.0 Learning is the process of figuring out how the world works.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet The Enterprise 2.0 In other words, Enterprise 2.0 As I got to work and tried to deliver results and benefits as quickly as possible, I’d be guided by a set of principles, many of which I’ve discussed in this blog: The company ‘knows’ the answers to our questions. The knowledge required to answer them exists within the workforce.

Please, Hamel, Don't Hurt 'Em

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Please, Hamel, Don’t Hurt ‘Em by Andrew McAfee on March 31, 2009 On March 24, Gary Hamel posted to his Wall Street Journal Management 2.0 blog “ The Facebook Generation vs. the Fortune 500 ,&# an entry in which he spelled out: “12 work-relevant characteristics of online life. And my work on Enterprise 2.0 Leaders expand their toolkit by using 2.0