What’s working in social business
JUNE 24, 2012
This is the question that CMSWire asked me to write about. In my opinion, technology sales, marketing campaigns and the speakers circuits are doing well. Then comes the question, what do we do now? Social learning needs to be integrated into the daily workflow.
Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy
JANUARY 27, 2015
Technological revolutions are highly disruptive to economies and societies. The digital revolution has yet to fulfil its promise of higher productivity and better jobs,” said The Economist in a special report on Technology and the World Economy in its October 4th issue. “The
Workplace Learning: Adding, Embedding & Extracting
OCTOBER 14, 2013
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. Embedding learning in work can also be achieved without sophisticated technology.
Building a Culture of Continuous Learning
AUGUST 12, 2013
In other words, simply improving traditional training approaches – even introducing learning technologies into the classroom model – will not achieve the improvements needed. The Concepts – answers to questions such as: What is expected of me in this role? Most people get it.
Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning
JANUARY 23, 2015
70:20:10 Model The 70:20:10 model is used to extend learning into the workflow. Exploiting and extending learning opportunities from point solutions (learning events) to continuous development (learning as a process and part of the daily workflow) to increase value.
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
It’s a good question, given the growing importance of working collaboratively in the 21st century workplace. Two comments on Jane’s post raise this question as well: Jay Cross: “ Companies have to make a profit but they don’t have Chief Profit Officers.
Enterprise 2.0 transition
SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
Here are my thoughts on some of the questions that were discussed. That may mean reducing the number of managers; empowering people who are customer-facing; or significantly opening up the workflow and making it more transparent.
Towards the Connected L&D Department
FEBRUARY 27, 2013
I have had a few questions asking how other organisations are moving forward in these areas, so in this (revised) chart below I have colour-coded the areas to show the different type of activity I am seeing.
To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
One key line struck me: Whether using new or traditional technologies, the key to digital transformation is re-envisioning and driving change in how the company operates. That’s a management and people challenge, not just a technology one.
May Big Q: Workplace Learning Technology 2015
MAY 5, 2010
The Learning Circuits Blog Big Question of the Month for May is “What will workplace learning technology look like in 2015? This is a tough question for me, because I tend to see what could be the workplace tech if we really took advantage of the opportunities.
The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World
JULY 6, 2013
It’s that activity you would do whenever you would have some free, idle time in between workflows. We are our relations “ To then finish off with a short note on the impact of social technologies in today’s complex, more interconnected world than ever: .
Ensuring knowledge flow through narration
FEBRUARY 10, 2013
Narration of work is the first step in integrating learning into the workflow. With access to more knowledge flow, via social technologies, highly networked workers can have broader, deeper and richer learning experiences than any instructional designer could ever create in advance.
How Narrating Your Work Helps You Become More Effective by Saving Precious Time
AUGUST 16, 2012
Well, now we have the perfect use case for addressing those pain points: using social technologies to keep narrating our work. Now, by making the shift to social technologies all of that extra baggage on having to justify both yourself and every bit of your work is now gone.
Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload
MARCH 21, 2017
I’m thrilled to be doing a session with Aisha Moore and Gina Schmeling at the NTEN NTC called “ Technology Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace.” When does technology boost personal productivity for nonprofit professionals and when does it get in the way?
Five Myths of Social Learning
DECEMBER 3, 2009
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The Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World
JULY 28, 2016
The US military four-question AAR, for example, could serve as a template for any organisation to help embed a culture of reflection. The four questions one of the typical AARs are: 1. We learn through taking the opportunity to reflect both in the workflow and away from our work.
Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets
JANUARY 24, 2011
In LCMS – Not Just a Technology: It’s a Strategy , Bryan Chapman really nails a key issue going into all of this discussion: you need to think about your overall strategy and then make sure your systems support that strategy. Some key elements in the learning technology strategy that Bryan talks to some of the bigger pictures questions that organizations need to think through. eLearning Technology.
The future of business education will be centered on contextual learning
AUGUST 6, 2013
If you are interested you can read the full article online: Global Social and Technology Trends Shaping the Future of Universities. Modular knowledge provides resources in a specific context, in which a question is asked, a problem confronted.
Designing and Implementing MOOCs that Maximize Student Learning
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
APRIL 3, 2013
Summary of a presentation by Seth Anderson (Duke), Amy Collier (Stanford), Cassandra Horlii (California Institute of Technology) Amy: What is unique about online learning in MOOCs? Answer questions up front, thoroughly and simply. There are different workflows.
Putting Enterprise 2.0 into Context
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
The biggest failure is the lack of workflow integration to drive culture change. Narrating your work via blogs or microblogs so that others can find you and access your expertise is a great standalone use case, as is narrating your ignorance — asking questions to the enterprise as a whole without guessing in advance who will know the answer. I’ll post separately about Workdays Technology Summit.
ROI and Metrics in eLearning
OCTOBER 16, 2007
Questions you may have include: * What is the reason for the training? In this article, Clive Shepherd argues the case for return on investment (ROI) as a ROI from Workflow-Based E-Learning Business process management (BPM), workflow management, business activity monitoring (BAM), and workforce optimization software also are designed to reduce lag time. I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning.
Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Social Business” is not about technology, or about “corporate culture.” So, for instance the first paragraph would now read: “Social Learning ” is not about technology, or about “corporate culture. It will disrupt institutions built upon the technology of the printing press – all communication enterprises, including education. We value informal learning and want to support people learn continuously – in the workflow.
Continuing Education and Learning Management Systems
MARCH 31, 2011
I'm hoping that readers can weigh in on both aspects: (1) specific thoughts or suggestions on LMS products that might fit and (2) how do you get answers to questions like this? It’s basically a workflow where a person in the field requests permission to teach a topic, an admin has to review their credentials against the course requirements and either approve or deny their access. If you have this kind of question, how would you go about getting help? eLearning Technology.
Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers
MAY 2, 2012
To train the entire organization on social media, internal social software, social business, social processes and workflows and community management. To keep up with the ever changing technologies and analytics options.
LMS vs. LCMS
JULY 28, 2014
The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning. Workflow Management/Review Tool. . ?. Question Level Tracking. ?. ?.
The Smart Worker : learns best with and from others
AUGUST 16, 2011
In my last post I looked at how individuals really learn how to do their jobs – by doing their jobs – and how that happens mainly through social interactions with others in the workflow.
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession
DECEMBER 20, 2013
It also means reducing spend by using open source technology, exploiting tools that are already being used in other parts of the organisation, and looking for new, faster and better ways to deliver value.
Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Learning technologies are becoming social, collaborative, and virtual. eLearning Technology.
Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
AUGUST 24, 2014
Figure 1 - workflow process employed to assist LMS selection This model of accountability and cost frameworks and all of that will solve all the problems that the current system has. Here''s a model (Figure 1) of a workflow-processed employee to assist LMS selection.
The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
than others who may have integrated training activities more closely with the workflow (eLearning, ‘brown bag lunches’, on-the-job coaching etc.). I believe the answer to the second question is ‘Yes, when we can gain actionable insight’.
Pick of the Month: May 2012
JUNE 1, 2012
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. but rather a new organizational learning approach, where learning is integrated into the workflow.
Summarizing Learn for Yourself
MARCH 29, 2015
I just copied a rough draft of my new book, Learn For Yourself , into a free summarizer. In a few seconds, it reduced my 116-page manuscript to 10 items.
Life Without eMail – Year 6, Weeks 21 to 24 – (Newcomer Challenging for King Email’s Crown)
JULY 17, 2013
And all of that without having to even ask a single question once. Social technologies have just become the new overlord.
Social Media: An Interview
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
I was asked to contribute my responses to interview questions on social media for a new journal called The Future of Learning and of course I was happy to send some thoughts along. I also began working with colleagues at the University of Alberta in 1993 and 1994 to create a 'Multiple Academic User Domain', or MAUD, out of the same technology. As with the discussion board, it was the multi-user aspewct of the technology that made all the difference.
What’s in your social media measurement tool box and why?
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Rob Stuart, who passed away recently and who was instrumental in the creation of the nonprofit technology movement always had a favorite question, “What tools are in your tool box?”
Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources
JULY 13, 2010
Experiencing eLearning , July 27, 2009 Wikis at Work - eLearning Technology , February 25, 2007 Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage , May 4, 2009 Blog or Wiki? I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. I wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions.
e-books, open standards, and content formats
FEBRUARY 26, 2009
One of the great questions we hear when prospective clients evaluate LCMS solutions is “what is the role of XML in my decision”? We don’t have to develop a new way to handle e-Books in our application workflow, it’s simply another output. This is where the fundamental question of XML as the native storage format comes into play. With a proprietary system, it requires a lot more effort to develop and integrate seamlessly into the existing workflow.
Learning Trends 2014
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
Having recently returned from Learning Technologies in London, I have a few new reflections about what''s "trending" in the L&D world. The question is again one of integration.
Social Business Accelerates Work as a State of Mind
SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
It’s definitely noteworthy to state how it’s perhaps, finally, moving forward in the right direction , raising the right questions : does remote working help you improve your productivity and effectiveness at what you already do?
The Need to Adapt to the Speed of Change or Die: lessons for L&D from the retail industry
JANUARY 16, 2013
Each of the above were overtaken by circumstances (and technologies) that changed faster and to a greater extent than they thought possible, understood, and planned for. Have they never posted a question online? Yesterday another great British institution slid into the history books.