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Thinking About Learning

  • L&D is not about simplicity
    Many trainers start off with trying to distill models into soundbites for training. Into a model. Into easy to understand stuff. I think along the way we confused effective training with being comparable to teaching children. If you can explain it in…
    - 17 days ago, 9 Apr 19, 8:42pm -
  • Training practice I wish we’d see less
    1. When you want to genuinely explore a topic and the trainer asks – what are the benefits of using this methodology? And – how does it benefit the person receiving? And – how does it benefit you? They’re all nonsense questions. They don’t…
    - 21 days ago, 5 Apr 19, 11:13am -
  • Vulnerability in the workplace
    In the work I do, I get to work with a lot of different groups and leaders. It’s a privileged position where I have access to senior people in a way most people won’t. Inevitably you find that they’re just as human and foibled as the rest of us…
    - 30 days ago, 27 Mar 19, 7:31am -

OpenSesame Blog

  • newMicro-learning – What can it do for your organization?
    Four and a half minutes. Just enough time to listen to a song or two on Spotify or heat up your lunch in the office microwave. According to a 2017 study by Deloitte , modern employees only have 1% of their working week to focus on training and develo…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 10:08pm -
  • newWhy your organization should embrace agile learning design
    Typically learning designers have always used the well-known ADDIE model (analyse, design, develop, implement, and evaluate). This is like a conveyer belt – it starts with design, moves into development and then finally deployment. It gives a solid…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 9:51pm -
  • newKeep your employees safe and your organization compliant with courses from UL
    Safety isn’t an option. Did you know that the average cost of a work-related injury is over $39,000? The National Safety Council further states that, depending on the type of injury, that cost can reach upwards of $80,000. Additionally, each OSHA p…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Apr 19, 3:56pm -

Learnlets

  • newWhat’s the next buzzword?
    I was perusing an old list of potential column topics, and came across one that asked about MOOCs. Now, you probably recognize that the term is pretty much evaporated from any list of top L&D concerns. That’s kind of funny, to me (ok, so you may qu…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 3:04pm -
  • newReflection on reflection
    Of late, there’ve been a few dialogs on Twitter. As I opined in the recent podcast I was interviewed in, using Twitter for a dialog is kind of new. I’m not talking about a tweet chat like #lrnchat (which I think is a great thing), but a out-lou…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Apr 19, 3:05pm -
  • Exploration & Surprise
    Some weeks back, I posted about surprise. That is, a new model that says that that our brains work to minimize surprise. We learn so as not to be wrong. And that made sense in one way, but left another gap. Another article explains (well, partly; the…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 3:07pm -

Charles Jennings Workplace Performance

  • The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award for 2018 presented to Mark Britz
    (Original post on Internet Time Alliance colleague Harold Jarche’s site)The Internet Time Alliance Award, in memory of Jay Cross, is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning a…
    - 5 Jul 18, 11:35am -
  • Learning in the Collaboration Age
    (Repost and update from August 2014)Many may not have noticed it at the time, but the world of learning changed in 1990.In November of that year British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee together with his Belgian colleague Robert Cailliau proposed a…
    - 3 Aug 17, 10:54am -
  • 70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose
    This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site. There are a few observations from me at the bottom. (first published August 2016).Calhoun WickCal is deeply experienced and knowledgeable in the area o…
    - 10 Jul 17, 10:20am -

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development Blog

  • TLDCast - Stella Lee Talks About Aging Workforce
    Special Guest Stella Lee Talks About Issues Facing Learning and Development ProfessionalsI'm really looking forward to today's #TLDCast with Stella Lee.She is going to help us answer these big questions:How do we support the aging workforce? How do…
    - 19 Jul 18, 2:17pm -
  • TLDCast - Open Forum - Host Brent Schlenker
    #TLDCast is going to be FANTASTIC this week! Get it on your calendar.Monday through Friday 8am PT - 11am EST - 4pm UKDon't forget to get registered for Monday's open forum conversation. These are my favorite. The serendipitous nature of community c…
    - 3 Jun 18, 10:54pm -
  • VideoFriday on TLDCast - Back to Basics
    Today is #VideoFriday on #TLDCast. Brent Schlenker and Sam Rogers will be helping you get started with video production for eLearning.UPDATE: What a great show today. Thanks to everyone who joined us for sharing your questions, ideas, and expertise.…
    - 1 Jun 18, 2:47pm -

eLearning Technology

  • Learning Management Systems (LMS) - Never Ending Conversation
    Two articles are trending right next to each other on eLearning Learning this week:Over the past few years, I've been involved in many LMS Selection Processes.  It's good to see articles that are focusing more on getting more out of their LMS withou…
    - 23 Oct 17, 6:00pm -
  • 2017 eLearning Learning MVP Awards - Call for Nominations
    The 2017 eLearning Learning MVP Awards have just put out their call for nominations.   These awards will recognize the Most Valuable Posts (MVP) as judged by readers and the well respect judges.  You can find details on nominations by visiting the…
    - 16 Oct 17, 3:30pm -
  • Micro-Learning Myth or Must
    This week on eLearning Learning, the top two articles were funny to see side-by-side:You can find them on the Weekly Edition.  Both articles may be interesting to read, but it also highlights how hot Micro-Learning is right now.  Lot’s more conte…
    - 18 May 15, 11:40pm -

Will at Work Learning