Agile Learning
Follow
Find tag "tools"
2.9K views | +0 today
Agile Learning
Agile Learning and how learning and education is changing to meet our needs today and tomorrow. For the BEST of the BEST curated news in performance, change, agile learning, innovation, motivation and careers, SUBSCRIBE to Reveln.com/Tools/
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Scoop.it!

Efficiency in Learning, Clarified with 5 Critiques: What is Flipped Learning?

Efficiency in Learning, Clarified with 5 Critiques: What is Flipped Learning? | Agile Learning | Scoop.it


...the Flipped Learning method has created quite a stir.  Here's are some responses to criticisms, using twitter as a source.


_______________

   

The instructor does not prepare to teach material that the class already understands.

   

_______________

 


Dr. Eric Mazur of Harvard University has been researching this type of learning since the early ’90s, and other educators have been applying pieces of the Flipped Learning method for even longer.

[First, it's important to start with a common] definition of what Flipped Learning is [via] Dr. Mazur’s work including:

  • Students prepare for class by watching video, listening to podcasts, reading articles, or contemplating questions that access their prior knowledge.


  • ...students then are asked to reflect upon what they have learned and organize questions and areas of confusion.


  • Students then log in to a Facebook-like social tool, where they post their questions. 


  • The instructor sorts through these questions ...organizes them, and develops class material and scenarios that address the various areas of confusion. The instructor does not prepare to teach material that the class already understands.
     
  • The instructor uses a Socratic method of teaching, where questions and problems are posed and students work together to answer the questions or solve the problems. The role of the instructor is to listen to conversations and engage with individuals and groups as needed.


_______________

     

[Techniques include]....how to quiz ...and provide them with immediate feedback...within the same video ...[and] …combines video clips with [how to use]  Google Forms to gather feedback...as part of a cycle of inquiry.

   

_______________


Excerpts from the  5 critiques include:


Implementing the Flipped Learning method makes me, as the teacher, much less important. 

This could not be further from the truth! …teachers are more important than ever.
 

Kids do not want to sit at home watching boring video lectures on the Web. …This is just a lot of excitement over bad pedagogy.    We completely agree… …Audio and video should be used in short, five- to 10-minute segments, [with] opportunities for students to interact with the information in these videos in a variety of ways. …For example…Jac De Haan demonstrates …how to quiz students [with YouTube videos] and provide them with immediate feedback and explanation within the same video. Ramsey Musallam …combines video clips with Google Forms to gather feedback from his students. Both of these methods can be used as part of a cycle of inquiry.
 

Other critiques with replies include:

3) No internet access, 4) accountability questions and 5) having the time and expertise to produce the needed videos to teach in this newer way.


Read more here.


Photo source:  Vanguard Visions


Related tools & posts by Deb:

      

  • Stay in touch with Best of the Best news, taken from Deb's  NINE multi-gold award winning curation streams from @Deb Nystrom, REVELN delivered once a month via email, available for free here, via REVELN Tools.

                    

            

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Clarity is often a missing element in adapting and innovating.  This useful piece provides both clarity and examples of innovations to deal with status quo resistance to adaptive change in learning.  ~  D

more...
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 26, 11:27 AM

This post covers both a clarification of what Flipped Learning really is, as well as how to respond to common complaints about helping it work.  It demonstrates response to resistance to change in learning quite nicely, including innovative examples of what works.

Scooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Scoop.it!

Classics ~ Adult Learning Theory & Andragogy Slideshare ~ Malcolm Knowles

Highlights that apply to technology training & learning, as relevant today.


  • Why specifics are being taught  (commands, functions, operations...)

   

  • Learning is task oriented within a context of common, needed tasks, not memorization

    

  • Teaching accounts for the wide range of backgrounds of learnings  (different levels / previous experience of learners)

   

  • Allows for self-direction, discovery - offering guidance through mistakes, offering help in learning if needed
    


Related posts & tools by Deb:




  • Don't miss a thing:  We'll send Best of the Best news, from Deb's NINE curation streams, @Deb Nystrom, REVELN (includes: change, agile learning, performance, careers), once a month via email, directly to you, for free.  Preview it here, via REVELN Tools.

   


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

A good visual summary of the classic work of Knowles, useful as a refresher of the basics.  The SlideShare author has also encouraged free sharing of the "Presentation of Andragogy." ~ D

more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 4, 3:45 PM

All learning should be premised on the learner actively taking a role in their own learning.

Rescooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN from Connected Learning
Scoop.it!

20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

[Covers the] breakdown of the inquiry process for learning on 21stcenturyhsie.weebly.com (who offer the references that appear below the graphic). Most helpfully, it offers 20 questions that can guide student research at any stage, including:
 

What do I want to know about this topic?
How do I know I know it?
What kinds of resources might help?
How do I know the info is valid?
Does my research raise new questions?
And, in a nod to digital and social media, How do I use media to express my message?
 

...overlaps with ...self-directed learning...

 


Via Stephanie Sandifer
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Always useful to find visual learning frameworks that guide inquiry, including self-directed inquiry.    These questions could also be helpful with co-learning, group and individual coaching, and appreciative inquiry. ~  D

more...
David Hain's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:13 AM

Good framework for research.

Anthea Willey 's curator insight, October 28, 2013 1:07 AM

Love this simplified diagram when you need to do some indepth research this could help

Linda Alexander's curator insight, October 28, 2013 6:50 AM

For additional information on Inquiry-Based Learning, go directly to this link: http://www.teachthought.com/learning/4-phases-inquiry-based-learning-guide-teachers/

Scooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Scoop.it!

Top 10 Ways to Destroy Motivation at Work

Top 10 Ways to Destroy Motivation at Work | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Want to know how to destroy motivation at work? These key factors, attitudes, and behaviors destroy motivation at work. It doesn't have to be that way. 


A sample from the list of 10:

  •  Make rules for the many because of the behavior of a few. Organizations need policies and rules to create a legal, ethical, effective workplace. They do not need a policy to solve every problem. 


  • Focus on mistakes and errors no matter how trivial they are in comparison with successes.
    This is especially a problem at weekly meetings and during periodic performance evaluations. Managers must provide balanced feedback, but let’s get real. If an employee is making mistakes most of the time, why not fire the employee? The job must be a terrible fit for the employee’s skills and capabilities. To dwell only on problem areas destroys the employee’s confidence and self-esteem, makes the employee more error-prone, and makes your organization wonder why they promoted you to management.


  • Hold meetings, coaching sessions, and performance reviews in which the manager does the majority of the talking.
    Only a rare employee will find a work environment in which he or she is talked at motivating. But, it happens frequently. Even in organizations that encourage employee involvement, managers are not always skilled at discussing performance with employees. The manager may be afraid that if he stops talking, the employee will make demands he can’t fulfill. The manager may


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is leaning gently toward distributed, groups and teams.  We'll see what's next.  Do you agree?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Scoop.it!

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning - Less trainers, More curators

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning - Less trainers, More curators | Agile Learning | Scoop.it
Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I'm here to tell you its not. Informal learning is an everyday thing.


Excerpt:


WHY SOCIAL MEDIA CHATS WORK FOR LEARNING

We’ve found social media chats to be the perfect way to get even the most skeptical participant at least a small amount of exposure to social media as a learning tool.

I identified some of the common objections people have to social media for learning above, and now I will show how social media chats meet each one of those challenges:
 

  • It takes very little work to participate: People are able to take a 30 minute break from whatever task they were completing on a Thursday afternoon and spend time chatting with co-workers about topics of general interest. Since the articles are curated for them, it is easy to participate...
    
  • The weekly chat is a regular reminder to participate: #TalkTech is a recurring weekly event on everyone’s Outlook calendar. Everyone in the company knows it’s happening and the chat serves as a constant reminder to take advantage of social media tools for personal learning, even if that just means logging in for 30 minutes a week.
   
  • It’s easy to chat, or just read: People start to feel more comfortable participating in the chat when they see co-workers doing it. Since the topics are posted in our blog and we create a transcript of the chat afterwards, even people who prefer to absorb the content at a slower pace can access the information and benefit from the learning.
    
  • The chat provides structure: It’s easier to know “what to say” on social media when everyone is discussing the same topic for a set period of time. Instead of trying to figure out what to post about, the chat provides direction… and a clear start and stop time.

     

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This fits my experience and is a helpful strategy to facilitate learning using social media.  What do you think? ~  Deb

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN from A New Society, a new education!
Scoop.it!

"We help each other be expert." Social Media to learn, teach, research – Full Video

Difficult polymath problem?  "...The discussion would go until they solved the problem.   ...We are all experts...  We help each other be expert."

Autonomy, privacy, platforms, research, complexity, sharing incuding solving a complex math problem - solving problems collaboratively.


Video of the Cristina Costa session, Social Media for learning, teaching and researching at the University of Liverpool on 9th February 2012 - full video.


From the Univ. of Liverpool describing this session:


  • Cristina is the Learning and Research Technologies Manager at the University of Salford and was named the Learning Technologist of the year in 2010 (Association for Learning Technology). the seminar was for teachers-researchers who have heard of social media but do not have a great deal of experience with it.
   
  • Cristina challenged the approach to using the web ‘as a book’ – just as a place to go and ‘look things up’. 
   
  • She encouraged us to view the web as a place to set up challenges and inquiries for students, to use its social personal(ised) potential and overall to use the web to create.  To contribute not just to consume.  
   
  • The session was really well received, full of ideas and links to new practical choices.  


Related posts by Deb:  



     




Via MonVall, juandoming
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Cristina Costa covers many themes including the problems with using Facebook and what tools work better, and complex polymath problem solving through collaboration.  ~  D

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN from Informal & Experiential Learning
Scoop.it!

The Essentials of Business Storytelling

There are some absolute basics you should get under your belt to make the most of business storytelling. This presentation sets the groundwork for business stor

Via Jay Cross
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Storytelling is emerging as a top tool for leadership and learning.  This is a great resource for exploring the story's power to help with agile learning.  ~  Deb

more...
Jay Cross's curator insight, June 29, 2013 9:53 PM

Fantastic primer on telling stories in business. It doesn't take long but the message is compelling. Shame on you if you went through Shawn's presentation and didn't swear to start telling more stories. It would make life more interesting. 

Scooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Scoop.it!

Motivated, inspired via a "think board" ~ Learning to Learn

Motivated, inspired via a "think board" ~ Learning to Learn | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Luck is occasional but intent lasts forever.

   
What started as a single post-it on [the authors] cubicle wall has organically grown, like an idea-amoeba, into a wide-spread reference wall filled with 41 quotes, business techniques, executive sayings, and original diction.

    

Having tracked and physically “favorited” innovative and creative insights over the past two years, I have developed a quick-reference chart to continually motivate my work output while adding a comforting change of pace for my vision to wander during those much needed breaks.

   

ScoopIt's Note: This is a guest post for the #learningtolearn series. Finding and collecting inspiration from unexpected places is an integral part of staying motivated and expanding the scope of your knowledge.


Related posts by Deb:


  


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Vision boards are making the rounds in entrepreneurial business.  Why not "learning to learn" think boards on one of ScoopIt's own curation blogs.  

Hmmm, add some color post-its for colleague to add their idea, and the local inspiration could be even more fun. ~  D

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN from Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend?
Scoop.it!

The Nature of the Future – Education & Change, Review by Harold Jarche

The Nature of the Future – Education & Change, Review by Harold Jarche | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Marina Gorbis identifies unique human skills [that] should be the core of any public education program.


  • Sensemaking
  • Social and emotional intelligence
  • Novel and adaptive thinking
  • Moral and ethical reasoning


As Gorbis write... “Learning is Social”.


We need to learn how to work better with machines, letting machines do what they are good at.


Gorbis shows how machines and average people can outperform experts at playing chess. 


“Weak human + machine + better process

was superior to a strong computer alone

and, more remarkably,superior to a

strong human + machine + inferior process.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Sensemaking of MOOCs and adaptive learning.  Trust a smart process.  ~ Deb

more...
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, April 26, 2013 11:38 AM

It's not just the skills, it's the social and the process, lest all the talk about MOOCs and universities and skill training lead to engineering and accounting.  ~  Deb

Scooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Scoop.it!

Informal Learning Quotes & Perspective - Stephen Hart

Informal Learning Quotes & Perspective - Stephen Hart | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Here are original quotes on formal education and informal learning by Stephen W. Hart.


__________________

Formal education is safe, informal learning takes courage.

__________________


Examples:

Formal education is safe, informal learning takes courage.


Formal education is in the audience, informal learning is on the stage.


Formal education is knowing a tomato is a fruit, informal learning is not using it in fruit salad.


Formal education is the map, informal learning is the journey.


Stephen Hart says,  "The education and social learning quotes are original;  feel free to use them but give credit to Stephen W Hart and leave a comment.

 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

It's a great list here that helps make the point about informal and formal learning effectiveness. ~  Deb


For example:  "Formal education is paint by the numbers, informal learning is your own masterpiece."  Quote via @StephenWHart 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN from Curation, Social Business and Beyond
Scoop.it!

Living in An Interconnected Society - The Good, the Bad & the Potential, Tiffany Shlain

Tiffany Shlain, founder of the Webby Awards, through video illustrates today's interconnected society at The Economist's 2012 event in San Francisco.

  

_____________________________

   

As we become more connected, we'll be able to see the cause and effect of our actions in real time.

_____________________________



What does it mean to live in a connected world? How is it changing us, our culture and the planet?

 

Her film "Connected"  illustrates:

Technology is changing the way we connect with people around us.

 

We have accumulated so much knowledge, yet we have trouble seeing the bigger picture. Perhaps it is time to declare our interdependence.

 

_____________________________

   

It's the beginning of a participatory revolution.
_____________________________


Close to 2 billion people on-line with 5 billion cell phones. It's the beginning of a participatory revolution. Ideas are free to interact, cross pollinate, creating hybrid perspectives all over the world.

 

As we become more connected, we'll be able to see the cause and effect of our actions in real time. ...Once we understand the supply chains and see their results, we'll be more thoughtful about our behavior.

 

Tiffany Shlain favorite quote:  "Go as far as you can see and when you get there. you'll be able to see even further."

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Exploring Change and Ongoing Discussions"


Video here: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRTnUKpDGWs]


Via janlgordon
more...
Ken Morrison's comment, August 17, 2012 6:38 AM
Thanks for sharing this. I took an online course from Howard Rheingold, who is in this film a few times.
Ken
Ken Morrison's comment, August 20, 2012 9:00 AM
Thank you for the rescoops. I really like this quote:
"Go as far as you can see and when you get there. you'll be able to see even farther"

Best of luck on your scoop.it site. I like what I see here.
Ken
Ken Morrison's comment, September 2, 2012 4:53 PM
Thank you for the rescoop. I really hope that this video project is successful for her organization.
Ken
Scooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Scoop.it!

De-Mystifying Khan Academy: Screen Capture for Educators

De-Mystifying Khan Academy: Screen Capture for Educators | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"Info & a video about free & for fee whiteboard screencasting tools -  all the rage for creating educational videos like those featured in the Khan Academy."


Here's a few excerpts, adapted:


The Khan Academy website provides a FAQ that lists the tools that Salman Khan uses to create his videos:


  • Camtasia Recorder/Studio ($200)
  • ScreenVideoRecorder ($20)
  • SmoothDraw 3 (Free)
  • Microsoft Paint (Free)
  • Wacom Bamboo Tablet ($80)


There are three basic types of tools needed to do a whiteboard screencast:

  • a video screen recorder, 
  • a drawing program, and 
  • an input device. 


The basic concept is very simple: you plan your lesson, then record what you draw using the drawing program and your narration with the video screen capture program.



The input device (use a graphics tablet for best results) allows you to draw or write on a tablet rather than trying to use the mouse.


iPad Video Capture: For those interested in capturing the action on an iPad 2 or 3, this helpful video from MacMost Now will explain how.


====


I'd like to try this for instructional video soon.  Have any of our readers done this on the iPad?  

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN from A New Society, a new education!
Scoop.it!

Pinterest THIS, Curators: How McLuhan, Agel, and Fiore Created a New Visual Vernacular

Pinterest THIS, Curators:  How McLuhan, Agel, and Fiore Created a New Visual Vernacular | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Pinterest THIS!  It's an opportunity to channel your connect-the-dots ability into absorbing this prescient piece from Brain Pickings.

 

It may strike you as sophisticated & illuminating  or wandering and confusing, depending on how it grabs your favorites or introduces you to unknown history.  

 

Some excerpted nuggets:

"...contemporary visual culture:  the convergence of highbrow and lowbrow, the vernacular of advertising, the dynamics of newspaper and magazine publishing, the creation of avant-garde mass culture, and a wealth in between."

 

"The purpose of this inventory is to draw a circle around a body of objects; to take stock of their common properties; and to tell a story about where they came from, what they were, and where they led.

 

Their variety is such as to sustain a multiplicity of narrative threads: about

  • the rise of a new photo-driven graphic vernacular;  
  • the triumph of a certain cognitive/cultural style;  
  • criss-crossing between high and low,  
  • erudite and the mass cultural;  
  • the shifting boundaries between books, magazines, music, television, and film.” 
.

Referred:  for the Information Age via @piscitelli


Via juandoming
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Scoop.it!

Adapting Executive Learning: How the Stanford D.School Inspired 'Scaling Up Excellence'

Adapting Executive Learning:  How the Stanford D.School Inspired 'Scaling Up Excellence' | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

A new perspective on change including: Creating Infectious Action, great experiential learning to inspire change, and Stanford's d.school.


______________

Scaling Up Excellence
 ....never would have been written without the healthy discomfort the d.school creates for both students and teachers.

______________


Stanford Biz School Professor Huggy Rao and I spent seven years working on Scaling Up Excellenceto be published in early February. The d.school and the book are deeply intertwined – it never would have been written without the healthy discomfort the d.school creates for both students and teachers.


In 2006 we moved into our first dedicated teaching space – a double-wide trailer on the Stanford campus. A big and often unruly gang of us taught a class that is now called Bootcamp for the first time that January.


...Over 20 people were on the teaching team for 60 students).  ...I was talking a lot (often over a glass of wine) with Stanford Business School colleague Huggy Rao — who had just arrived at Stanford...about the madness of the d.school, how our goal was to create great experiential learning.

    

  • Huggy, a design thinker at heart, immediately asked the “and” question “suppose we did an executive program that combined traditional classroom education in the mornings AND that hands on stuff you do at the d.school in the afternoons.”
  

Huggy convinced Stanford to take a risk on our crazy new program. ...We launched Customer-Focused Innovation in 2006...    30 or so executives gathered in a case style classroom at the Business School to discuss topics like leading innovation, strategy, marketing, and such.


Read more on this story here.


Related posts & tools by Deb:


      

            

         


 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is a new millenium case study on how new models of learning develop in higher education, amidst hide-bound academe, inspiring executives who may bring in with them old patterns, yet are open to new modes of learning.


There is hopefulness for our own capacity for change in reading this adaptive learning story.  ~  Deb

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN from Maximizing Business Value
Scoop.it!

Learning is the Work ~ The Future of Jobs

Learning is the Work ~ The Future of Jobs | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"...automation is replacing most routine work...[leaving] customized work, which requires initiative, creativity and passion."

Valued work, and the environments in which it takes place, is becoming more complex. Professionals today are doing work that cannot be easily standardized.


______________________________

...the optimal way to do work is to constantly probe the environment and test emergent practices...[which] are dependent on the cooperation of all workers [and]... the free flow of knowledge.

______________________________

 

"In complexity, we can determine the relationship between cause and effect only in retrospect. ...[This] puts into question most of our management frameworks that require detailed analysis before we take action. It also shows that identifying and copying best practices is pretty well useless.


"In complex work environments, the optimal way to do work is to constantly probe the environment and test emergent practices. This requires an engaged and empowered workforce. Emergent practices are dependent on the cooperation of all workers (and management) as well as the free flow of knowledge.

 

"Work in complex situations requires a greater percentage of implicit knowledge,...Research shows that sharing complex knowledge requires strong interpersonal relationships. But discovering innovative ideas usually comes through loose social ties. Organizations need both, and communities of practice can help to connect tight work teams with loose social networks.

    

...this new world of work needs individuals who are adept at sense-making. One framework for this is personal knowledge management."


The most effective learning in the new world of work will be when engaged individuals, working out loud, share their knowledge. Training and education will remain inputs, but minor ones. 


See the other ScoopIt featuring and earlier post from the same author:      Pushing and Pulling Tacit Knowledge


Related posts by Deb:
    

Choices for High Performance Teams, Groups and Psuedo-Teams: Achievement Is How You Say It!

    

Beyond Resilience: Givers, Takers, Matchers and Anti-Fragile Systems

    

Messing up a Change Implementation with Someone Else’s Learning Culture?



Via Jim Lerman, midmarketplace
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Harold Jarche make the point of loose -tight structure and customization, dependent on open, sharing environments.  Curation, such as these newsletters on ScoopIt, is a type of personal knowledge management.

Other posts shared in this stream offer the types of open networks and giving, learning, helping environments that can create the needed loose - tight structures for learning.  

Tools by Deb:


  • Don't miss a thing:  We'll send Best of the Best news, from Deb's NINE curation streams@Deb Nystrom, REVELN (includes: change, agile learning, performance, careers), once a month via email, directly to you, for free.  Preview it here, via REVELN Tools.
more...
Laura Rosillo's curator insight, October 13, 2013 5:52 AM

Sobre el futuro del trabajo y la Gestión del Conocimiento: El aprendizaje es el trabajo de Harold Jarche: Muy recomendable su lectura

Rescooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN from Talent and Performance Development
Scoop.it!

What Can Swarms Teach Us About Teams and High Performance?

What Can Swarms Teach Us About Teams and High Performance? | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"Do you want your organization to behave in a more collaborative way? For better results, try taking some cues from nature."


The notion of “swarming” to assemble a cross-functional or cross-departmental team, could be considered a key factor in an organization’s ability to develop and thrive.


Gartner described a work swarm as a “flurry of collective activity” to deal with non-routine workplace problems or opportunities. Without this option, organizations can fall short in their quest to respond to stressors (or opportunities) in quickly changing internal and external environments.


....Building a pipeline of talent is imperative with swarming – but this should be developed in a manner that is meaningful. Mapping the skills and strengths of potential team players within relevant industries, becomes a critical goal.


Furthermore, teaming applications (like Jostle), can also help document the evolving skill sets of potential contributors.


Related posts by Deb:


    

 3 Success Factors for High Performance Teams, and What Gets In the Way

    

Choices for High Performance Teams, Groups and Psuedo-Teams: Achievement Is How You Say It!

    

Agile Leader Learning for Sustainable Change: Steps through Sharp Rocks

    

Co-Creation in Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges & the Road to Commitment

    
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Agile Learning include teams including flexible, adaptable conditions, vs. more rigid hierarchies, that allow teams to develop.  ~  D

more...
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 22, 2013 6:47 AM

If you want to jump start an exploration of swarming, look at large group methods  that are swarm friendly, including Open Space Technology - photos here.


Also, this article reminds me of the Membership, Control, Goal simple model that helps create movement & synergy in a team.


I'm encouraged by organizations looking seriously into swarming support and creating more  permeable boundaries around formerly rigid roles.   ~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 7, 2013 8:07 AM

A post that gathered interest  right away on the Talent and Performance Development curation stream.  Note the key aspect, "non-routine" workplace problems or opportunities. "


Don't we all have these?  Are we ready to respond to non-standard events, "anti-fragile?"


From  Talent and Performance Development, which also features recent articles on performance metrics and management (reinvention.)

~  Deb 

Scooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Scoop.it!

What Learning will Look Like in the Future ~ Adaptative Tools and Tech #Infographic

What Learning will Look Like in the Future ~ Adaptative Tools and Tech #Infographic | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Knowledge Works has taken a look into the future of education and learning ecosystem and prepared for you this awesome graphic via Mindshift. 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Infographic learning ecosystems get my attention, including thinking about the implications for the workforce of tomorrow.  ~  Deb

more...
Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 31, 2013 7:23 PM

amo a ideia de infografico para traduzir o colorido da aprendizagem futura...

Maria Persson's comment, August 4, 2013 1:03 PM
Muito bom!
Fields Jackson, Jr's comment, August 24, 2013 3:24 PM
Very nice
Rescooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN from People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats
Scoop.it!

Me as an infographic! Christina's Bio Illustrates It.

Me as an infographic! Christina's Bio Illustrates It. | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

To illustrate the previous full video on teaching, learning and doing research via social media in a university setting, here is an Infographic on Christina Costa.


The website also links to her PhD thesis:  

The participatory web in the context of academic research : landscapes of change and conflicts



I just developed an infographic on my experience using easel.ly


It doesn’t look as great as I’d like – need to improve my design skills!! – but this was pretty easy to create.


A great way to illustrate one’s experience.

 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Originally posted on my curation stream, "Infographics and Sweet Stats" - it also belongs here on Agile Learning to illustrate Christina's video listed below (full session on using Social Media in learning, research, teaching.) ~ D

more...
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:29 AM

As she says,  "A great way to illustrate one’s experience."  ~  D

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:36 AM

I'd be remiss if I didn't also Scoop this to my Social Media curation stream at the SMLL - social media at the university, with the video lecturers bio illustrated via this infographic tool.  ~  Deb

Scooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Scoop.it!

Not The Same Old Garden Path - How We Can Literally Think Differently - TanveerNaseer.com

Not The Same Old Garden Path - How We Can Literally Think Differently - TanveerNaseer.com | Agile Learning | Scoop.it
Best-selling author William A. Donius shares what neuroscience has revealed about how we can learn to literally think differently to be more innovative.


The process of using the non-dominant hand, considering a question and allowing an answer to flow forth from that hand without consciously thinking about it, is in effect, walking yourself down a new garden path – a truly amazing experience. 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

How to think differently, using your body in a different way, is VERY helpful to agile learning.  ~  D

more...
Deborah Long's curator insight, July 6, 2013 5:57 PM

Drawing on both sides of the brain particularly the non dominant side opens one to new experiences and ways of thinking.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, July 11, 2013 10:20 AM
Breaking through our patterned thinking is essential to adaptive and agile learning, esp. when we don't know what we don't know." Getting out of that comfort zone is a challenge, books like this help.
Free Your Mind's curator insight, July 30, 2013 10:00 PM

Neuroplasticity has proven that we can really re-train our brains for just about everything.  Given the right amount of effort and time you really can train yourself to react differently and be happier.  It's worth trying!

Scooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Scoop.it!

Summer Reads ~ Book List

Summer Reads ~ Book List | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

For those interested in this curator's fave books for inspired business & life:


Categories:


  • Performance
  • Planned Change
  • Disruptive, Unplanned Change
  • Strategy
  • Brain Function and Development


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Adaptation, connection and agility are the key themes.  ~  Deb

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Scoop.it!

10 Expectations from Students, Leaving to Learn Video

10 Expectations from Students, Leaving to Learn Video | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Timing, Relationships, Relevance, Engagement and more.


From "Leaving to Learn"


Related posts by Deb:



   
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Well done!  These 10 student expectations are questions, EXCELLENT questions for adult as well as younger student educators and shed light on needs for business / learning innovation. ~ D

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Scoop.it!

MOOCs and Blended Learning take the Stage with Charlie Rose - Online Education

MOOCs and Blended Learning take the Stage with Charlie Rose - Online Education | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"I will say the blended model, ...with certainty, is revolutionizing, higher education." "...access to a Master Teacher..."  ~ Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania


Charlie interviews:

  • Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX;
  • Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania;
  • Joel Klein, former New York City Schools chancellor and CEO of Amplify and
  • Tom Friedman of the New York 


Related posts by Deb:

  
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Pacing the learning, removing the exclusive, high expense of the classic 4 year degree, access to "Master Teachers," are some the the advantages.

An alternative view of higher education was forecast by a guest blogger on my own website who built his own degree at a much lower cost, listed above, "Right Sizing..."   ~ Deb

more...
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, April 26, 2013 11:28 AM

A blend of views discuss MOOCs and on-line education.  Note the access and pacing comments of Anant Agarwal from edX and what he's implying.  ~  Deb

Scooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Scoop.it!

Leaping Learning Lizards! Lanyrd integrates with LinkedIn

Leaping Learning Lizards!  Lanyrd integrates with LinkedIn | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Integration can be powerful.  This reverberates for many industries including learning, conferences as well as the professional speaking industies.

 

Excerpted:


Lanyrd now helps LinkedIn users discover conferences and professional events based on their LinkedIn connections and profile information.


This fills a gap left by the shutdown of LinkedIn's events application and allows event organizers to continue to take advantage of LinkedIn to promote their events.


LinkedIn users can also use Lanyrd to build their own speaker profiles, get event information on their mobile phones and network more effectively with others at events.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN from Change Management Resources
Scoop.it!

Strategic Agility? FLIP & use Smart Mobs to thrive in our VUCA world: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous

Strategic Agility?  FLIP & use Smart Mobs to thrive in our VUCA world:  Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"If you stand still, you’ll fall behind in today’s VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world. Movement alone, however, doesn’t guarantee success." ~ Liz Guthridge


Great post by Liz!  On her blog, I commented that Liz speaks to a practical tool for VUCA preparedness so well, especially in cultivating a state of strategic agility, a big interest of mine this past year in assisting clients.


Liz is also doing some great things of interest to peer learners via her focus on smart mobs and crowdsourcing.  I've dipped my toe in the water in a parallel way to these practices via my experiences facilitating Open Space and Appreciative Inquiry and soon, my first UnConference.  All of these practices could be considered VUCA-friendly.


Excerpts:

.

By committing to FLIP (focus, listen, involve and personalize), you’re leading from wherever you are. And you’re serving as a role model to encourage others to be active, not passive, about your responsibilities.

.

With #3, INVOLVE, Liz talks about smart-mob organizing, bringing together groups of people for a common business challenge or social change.  This can easily include social media or other technology.

  • Liz is conducting a Best Practice Institute webinar on Change Through Crowdsourcing: How to Use Peer-by-Peer Practices to Transform Organizations on June 19 at 2 pm

.

With smart mobs, you can collaborate and cooperate in new, clever ways faster and more effective than ever before.

.

Rather than be content living with uncertainty and ambiguity in a VUCA world, you’re switching them around. You’re showing “agility” instead of “ambiguity” by seeking “understanding” instead of floundering in uncertainty.


Full post here.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Scoop.it!

Collaboration Culture Behaviors needed. Does it = Chief Collaboration Officer New Role ?

Collaboration Culture Behaviors needed.  Does it = Chief Collaboration Officer New Role ? | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"As businesses become social businesses, collaboration and community skills are becoming the new workplace skills."


This post recalled one of the structural questions I like to consider in organization design:  how changing roles, goals procedures & relationships will foster collaborative culture through encouraging and supporting new skills.


Excerpts:


[Consider what roles would] help identify what “good” collaboration behaviour might look like within [your] organisation, and ...help to build an effective collaboration culture.


[A chief collaboration officer] will need:

  • to have a good understanding of the business, business processes and business strategy – not just learning theory
  • to appreciate that organizational learning involves more than just training people and that collaborative (or social) learning is a fundamental and natural part of doing social business.
  • a good knowledge of social and collaborative tools, and recognise that the primary collaboration platform in the organisation will be the one that underpins the work, ie some form of social intranet – but not a learning platform or system.
  • to believe that fostering a collaborative culture needs to be achieved by “modeling behaviours” - rather than training and testing competencies in order for workers to obtain their “collaboration license” before they are allowed on the network.

...developing collaborative skills will require an ongoing, adaptive, organic “modeling” process – not a one-off training event.

more...
No comment yet.