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.

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. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. No one learns alone either. Networks Social Learning

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 shapes identity.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

On New Year’s Eve, 2012, the organization where I ply my trade during the day made a decision to move forward with a deployment of SuccessFactors (an SAP company) and alongside the cloud-based talent applications such as learning, succession planning, compensation, performance amongst others, we decided to also implement Jam – their online collaboration tool. Overall, Jam deployed to the organization easier than some of the other SuccessFactors modules. (I

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The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

Those organizations (and frankly public learning institutions) that are clinging to their standalone learning management systems as a way in which to serve up formal ILT course schedules and eLearning are absolutely missing the big picture. This is the nuclear fault of the LMS itself and of anitquated thinking from our learning leaders; it encourages standalone learning by driving people to register for an event … be it an ILT class or an eLearning module.

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Re-thinking Workplace Learning: extracting rather than adding

Charles Jennings

In other words if people have the opportunity to learn and develop as part of their work and they are supported by their manager, then learning will be much better transformed into measurable behavioural change and performance improvement. Context is Critical Although the Corporate Executive Board study is a good one, it didn’t tell us anything new about the importance of context for effective learning. The thinking is still principally about adding learning into work.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

These are the words of Charles Dickens, 19th century English writer and social critic, writing in his epic novel set in England and France at the time leading up to the French Revolution. It really is the best of times and the worst of times for learning professionals. The findings make salutary reading for any CLO, learning leader or L&D professional. Stick with a one-eyed focus on designing and managing ‘learning’ and irrelevance and oblivion will surely follow.

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The Age of “Lean Manufacturing” in Learning Content Management Systems

Xyleme

The same is true for “digital content”, including training content and learning content management systems. Test systems emerged that allowed you to validate “modules” or components before the entire system was finished. Learn more about Dawn here.

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4 Online Learning Trends That Will Impact the Future of Corporate Learning

TOPYX LMS

Because eLearning and corporate learning are often so interwoven, online learning trends shape the arena of corporate learning in particular. Some eLearning trends may be negatively affecting corporate learning, but many are making a positive impact on the way corporations train their employees. 4 Online Learning Trends That Will Impact the Future of Corporate Learning. Corporate learning develops employees by making them more skilled and competitive.

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.

Managing Learning?

Charles Jennings

Learning can only be managed by the individual in whose head the learning is occurring. Of course external factors – such as other people (especially your manager and your team), technology, prevailing culture, general ‘environmental’ factors, and a range of different elements – can support, facilitate, encourage, and help your learning occur faster, better, with greater impact and so on. But they can’t manage the learning process for you.

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Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Charles Jennings

I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. We shouldn’t confuse what L&D/Training departments spend a lot of their time on with real learning.

An LMS Provides Solutions to Your Company’s New Year’s Resolutions

TOPYX LMS

These often-elusive concepts known as New Year’s resolutions can be fulfilled when the right support system is in place, namely a social learning management system (LMS). Did you know that a social learning management system can lower an organization’s bottom line? If only organizational leaders understood that they can increase employee retention, engagement and satisfaction by implementing a social learning management system.

Why Online Learning is the Best Type of Learning for Employees

TOPYX LMS

These company leaders should know that online learning is the best type of learning for employees. Why Online Learning is the Best Type of Learning for Employees. Online learning, also known as eLearning, is computer-based learning that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to employees. Strategies for Nurse Managers published an article about the benefits of computer-based learning (i.e., It said that computer-based learning is….

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An Updated Business Model for Training Vendors

Dan Pontefract

Learning 2.0, for me, is the switch from a ‘training is an event’ culture, to a ‘learning is a collaborative, continuous, connected and community-based’ culture. There are few training vendors out there, in my estimation, that are making the shift to becoming a Learning 2.0 There is more to this Learning 2.0 puzzle than a 4-level evaluation system linked to a formal piece of learning content, be it ILT or eLearning. social training

books in perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

There are many examples today of companies testing out new management models such as the social enterprise, democracy in the workplace, self-organizing work teams, and networked free-agents. In this complex and connected world we cannot predict outcomes, but we can engage our environments and markets and then learn by doing. This makes constant learning a critical business skill. It requires do-it-yourself learning as well as social learning skills.

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Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice

Xyleme

Did you know that today there are approximately 500 Learning Management System vendors in the market? In fact, it’s a scattered and fragmented market, one that is wreaking havoc on Learning & Development. In this environment of too much choice, the buying decision is complex and drawn out, and the unintended result is that learning organizations often end up implementing more than one LMS.

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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). You just need to organize the content into modules, lessons, topics or chapter and topics as you see fit. Learning Pulse Learning Pulse RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo! Learn more about Dawn here. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

TOPYX LMS

A number of these company leaders are interested in investing in eLearning, or online learning. Technology – In order for online learning to take place, eLearning technology must be implemented. This means companies must choose some type of platform that fosters online learning. Most organizations wanting to host eLearning opt to have a social learning management system (LMS), also known as an eLearning system, installed.

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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?

Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?

TOPYX LMS

In your personal opinion, what type of value does experiential learning hold? Before you answer, there are two things you must have understanding of: what this type of learning is and what it can accomplish. First, experiential learning is a process that facilitates the acquisition of specific knowledge and skills through real-life experience. What is your estimation of experiential learning’s value now? What Does Experiential Learning Look Like in the Workplace?

Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?

TOPYX LMS

In your personal opinion, what type of value does experiential learning hold? Before you answer, there are two things you must have understanding of: what this type of learning is and what it can accomplish. First, experiential learning is a process that facilitates the acquisition of specific knowledge and skills through real-life experience. What is your estimation of experiential learning’s value now? What Does Experiential Learning Look Like in the Workplace?

The High Value of Learning Paths

TOPYX LMS

This is not just a metaphor for life; it is also one for learning. If learning is anything, it is a journey. At least, true learning is not. Many companies train their employees in the same manner they did 5, 10, even 20 years ago: using a classroom-style, traditional model of learning. This style of learning isn’t bad, but it isn’t always adequate. Only about 10 percent of what people learn from books is retained , provided the book is read only once.

The High Value of Learning Paths

TOPYX LMS

This is not just a metaphor for life; it is also one for learning. If learning is anything, it is a journey. At least, true learning is not. Many companies train their employees in the same manner they did 5, 10, even 20 years ago: using a classroom-style, traditional model of learning. This style of learning isn’t bad, but it isn’t always adequate. Only about 10 percent of what people learn from books is retained , provided the book is read only once.

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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Engagement and Personalized Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to David Wiley, Lying About Personalized Learning. OK, I think we can all agree that having a student interact with nothing but a computer program - no matter how personalized - is a poor substitute for a proper program of learning. Learning, though, when viewed more widely, typically involves some sort of interaction with others. So we want to include a dimension of social interaction in our online learning.

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Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract The growth and development of learning analytics has placed a range of new capacities into the hands of educational institutions. The ethics of learning analytics will therefore need to be developed on criteria specific to education. It may be argued that the relation between ethics and law is such that in a treatment of the ethics of learning analytics we ought also to be concerned with the law in relation to learning analytics.