Workplace Learning: Adding, Embedding & Extracting

Charles Jennings

Adding Learning to Work When faced with the opportunities to help with workplace learning, many HR, talent development, and learning professionals react by simply adding learning to the workflow. Typically, adding learning involves integrating structured away-from-work learning (courses, classes, and eLearning modules) with learning activities within the workflow. There is excellent work being carried out that supports embedding learning within workflows. ‘

Re-thinking Workplace Learning: extracting rather than adding

Charles Jennings

One clear finding presented was that: “t hose activities that are integrated into manager and employee workflow have the largest impact on employee performance, while those that are distinct events separate from the day-to-day job have less impact.” The general finding is that the more tightly bound learning is to the workflow, the greater the impact it is likely to have.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 12

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

TL:DR here's the badging workflow: Create a Badgr account. The Badge Workflow One of the tricky parts about working with badges is that the badge infrastructure has its own vocabulary and a workflow that might not be obvious.

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Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

To achieve these three targets, we need to think out of the traditional learning and development box – beyond the class/course and eLearning module approaches towards embedding a culture where learning becomes recognised as occurring within the workflow. Qualcomm’s ‘ 52 week''s’ programme is an excellent example of this approach - enhancing or replacing intensive away-from-work on-boarding with information and resources ‘injected’ into the workflow. Most people get it.

The future of business education will be centered on contextual learning

Trends in the Living Networks

When an obstacle is encountered the solution is sought in the form of a specific module of learning needed to solve that particular problem. This context specific module is acquired just as we need it, ‘just in time’. Jay Cross, one of the leaders of informal learning, describes this as workflow learning, that is, learning that is embedded in the flow of work.

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Charles Jennings

from our 702010 towards 100% performance book) If learning is embedded in the daily flow of work, rather than away from the workflow, the idea that we need to develop ways to ‘transfer’ that learning into practical use disappears. Especially as most organisations have an often large and continuing investment in formal training and development, the vast majority of which is carried out away from the workflow.

It’s Only 65% !

Charles Jennings

The numbers are a useful reminder that the majority of learning occurs through experience and practice within the workflow (the ‘70’), through sharing and supporting others, conversations and networks (the ‘20’), and that a smaller amount of overall learning occurs through structured training and development activities (the ‘10’). Formal learning’ suggests learning that is designed and directed by someone other than the learner as part of a curriculum, course, programme, module etc.

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Frustrated With Drupal

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I got to explore, for example, the Drupal Actions and Workflow modules. And with workflow, the only documentation I could find was a video. Anyhow, after spending several hours figuring our how to make the workflow work, and to send an email message, I run into another problem: how to send an HTML message. Try the Send Module , which in turn requires the MimeMail Module. I cannot use these modules to send anything.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 13

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Workflow The next step in the use of badges is to develop a mechanism for awarding them. This is something that can generate a lot of labour in a hurry (9 modules times 10 people means 90 badges issued.). I'd like to automate this as much as possible, but this means having a workflow so that I know what I'm automating. We've already done the first three steps of this workflow, and they are basically one-time per course. So that's the badging workflow.

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From Courses to Campaigns : using the 70:20:10 approach

Charles Jennings

Virtually all of them are wrapped up in an ‘event’ concept – often called the course, workshop, programme (or program), module etc. In her article Jane Hart also hits on one of the major change factors necessary to enable the objective of extending learning beyond the course and into daily workflow – the right mindset.

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training > performance > social

Harold Jarche

through video, e-learning modules, reading) and the prescribed learning activities that were often looked at as ‘homework’ are completed in the classroom itself (whether that classroom is physical or virtual). It can’t be managed and controlled in the way discrete training and learning injections into the workflow can be. Thank Goodness It’s Monday! This is my second TGIM post. Mondays for freelancers mean new opportunities.

Managing Learning?

Charles Jennings

The management modules of Systems such as PLATO (arguably the first LMS) the Computer Assisted Instruction system which was developed at the University of Illinois in 1960 (and finally shut down in 2006), were developed to support automated teaching operations (the ‘ATO’ part of the name) in a world where standardisation and automation were the primary goal. Donald Taylor recently published an article titled ‘ What does ‘LMS’ mean today ?’.

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

Charles Jennings

ON THE SURFACE THERE IS GENERAL SATISFACTION WITH EXISTING LEARNING INTERVENTIONS The vast majority of people attending learning events or learning interventions (classroom training, eLearning modules, virtual sessions) reported that they were satisfied with the event or intervention (in the survey 84% declared they were satisfied or very satisfied).

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

Charles Jennings

Learning professionals spend a significant amount of their time (maybe even the majority) designing and delivering content and then evaluating completions and short-term memory outputs from structured mandatory and compliance training modules and courses.

Martian Dougiamas on Moodle

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

progressive: communication based pedagogies, comment developed modules, drag and drop UIs, mobile platfors, innovative workflows, integration media, etc. The approach now is for Moodle HQ to focus on a platform, such that other people can build modules on top of it. Many people want the traditional locked down LMS, where students are seen as needing competencies and knowledge, where content is to be dumped, absorbed, and pumped out via tests.

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The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Charles Jennings

We measure how many people have attended a class or completed an eLearning module, or read a document or engaged in a job swap or in a coaching relationship. Attending a course or completing an eLearning module tells us little apart from the fact that some activity occurred. than others who may have integrated training activities more closely with the workflow (eLearning, ‘brown bag lunches’, on-the-job coaching etc.). “The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor.

The Need to Adapt to the Speed of Change or Die: lessons for L&D from the retail industry

Charles Jennings

Especially if they can gain that knowledge and expertise more easily and without leaving their desk or workflow. I recall using one enterprise LMS that required 13 clicks of a mouse (some counter-intuitive) to register and launch an eLearning module. Yesterday another great British institution slid into the history books. HMV opened its first retail shop in Oxford Street, London in 1921 with great brouhaha. Composer Edwin Elgar took part in the opening ceremony.

[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

Drupal has 10,000+ modules, 300,000 downloads a month, 1.5M Module developers can get funded from LSD. The 15,000 modules are maintained by the community. Patches go through a workflow before they reaches me. Dries Buytaert [twitter: Dries ] , the founder of Drupal and co-founder of Acquia , is giving a Berkman lunch talk about building and sustaining online collaborations. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information.

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Listening

Clark Quinn

In making the Workplace of the Future project with Learnnovators, we were barreling along full tilt, working on the second module, and I was getting increasingly worried about the fact that we hadn’t tested the first. My diagramming bent had me map out the workflow of a client’s production process, to identify opportunities to tweak the process to bring in better learning science with minimal interruption. Listening, as I mentioned, in this case to Guy Wallace.

Learning and Performance Support Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The purpose of the platform is to create LPSS services to interact with existing third-party services, including advanced algorithms and modules developed in other NRC programs. This post is to introduce you to our Learning and Performance Support Systems program, a new $19 million 5-year initiative at the National Research Council that I will be leading.

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Atlantic Workshop on Semantics and Services - Day 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Thus we can develop a workflow ontology in OWL. So ontology modules can be efficiently interchanged. You can get different perspectives to a module. The knowledge base of the 'utilizer' modules are augmented by sets of nominals from 'realizer' modules. After augmentation, the knowledge engines are not expected to take into account the realizer modules any more. Diagram of 'requirements' module). These are defined by other modules.

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Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality

Tony Karrer

Text-to-speech can create professional voice narration without any recording which provides significant advantages: keeps narrated presentations continuously up to date (it's too time consuming/expensive to rerecord human narration) faster development - streamlined workflow lower costs. Translates the incoming text into a phonetic language, which specifies exactly how each word is to be pronounced (Letter-To-Sound (LTS) module). This post is a new kind of thing for me.