Organizational Le...
Follow
Find
3.0K views | +6 today
 
Organizational Learning and Development
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

Bring your eLearning to Life

Below is a short Storyline course I've created for people who are new to eLearning - with some hints and tips you might find useful!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

people need people to learn (unless you're Bill Gates)

people need people to learn (unless you're Bill Gates) | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Holly MacDonald's insight:

"No human being learns in isolation; education is an inherently social enterprise."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

Why Workplace Learning Fails, And Why It's Time to Ban The Fire Hose

Why Workplace Learning Fails, And Why It's Time to Ban The Fire Hose | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Most people love to learn for learning’s sake. So you’d think training -- particularly in soft-skills areas like sales and leadership -- would be seen as a path to better results, more money and coveted promotions. And yet we often hear, “Jeez, they’re pulling me off the job for some stupid [...]
Holly MacDonald's insight:

Repeat after me: "Learning is a process not an event."

more...
Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 3, 7:45 AM

The article makes an excellent point training should be a process not an event.  Coaching is one example provided. The  key here is to make it part of the job, a relevant means to an end.   Mandated training is attended, but useful, accessible, timely, relevant training is attended to. The simple logic is that if your people believe that training will help then it probably will. Effective Organizations with their engaged employees  can be confident that good training processes will be sought out and stick. 

Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

5 quick ways to pull learners into an online course

5 quick ways to pull learners into an online course | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
How can you quickly pull people into a course? Try these five techniques to get learners involved and kick up the pace.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect

Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
The Bersin by Deloitte Analyst Blog
Holly MacDonald's insight:

A learning architecture deliberately constrains what tools you will use, it fits them into a model that reflects your different learning modalities, and it provides a guideline for the L&D and business leaders to develop and deliver training and knowledge sharing in an easy to use and easy to locate format.  So we need an "architecture" which uses standard tools, an easy to use interface, and a set of platforms that manage content, formal and informal programs, mobile access, and analytics.

more...
Alex Watson's curator insight, February 22, 12:25 AM

The learning function definitely needs focussed integration. 

Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

Why Floundering Is Good | TIME.com

Why Floundering Is Good | TIME.com | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Trying to figure something out on your own before getting help actually produces better results than having guidance from the beginning
Holly MacDonald's insight:

An ongoing challenge for corporate learning - many organizations find this notion uncomfortable.

more...
Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, May 19, 7:38 AM

The idea that missteps and failures can be valuable is really not a new idea. We can call this learning from experience.  What is value for organizations and their leaders to take away is that the capacity to solve problems is just as valuable or perhaps more valuable than the solutions themselves. It is at the heart of adaptation and so is a critical part of being effective.

Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

#GoogleGlass: The Experience, Reaction, and Possibilities - Resources Shared at #LT14UK | David Kelly

#GoogleGlass: The Experience, Reaction, and Possibilities - Resources Shared at #LT14UK | David Kelly | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Holly MacDonald's insight:

Great compilation of resources for Glass as it relates to learning.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

Measuring the pressure on organisational culture: the CAIR diagnosis

Measuring the pressure on organisational culture: the CAIR diagnosis | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
I've taken this week to look at failures in organisational culture and, specifically, the pressures that work across four dimensions to toxify it. Why do good people do bad things? How do cultures ...
Holly MacDonald's insight:

Interesting perspective on culture from @julianstodd - really important as part of organizational learning strategy work.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

A Wonderful Visual Outlining The 7 Steps of Good Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Visual Outlining The 7 Steps of Good Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

21 Questions to ask before Designing Any Training Program – part 1 - The Training Doctor, LLC

21 Questions to ask before Designing Any Training Program – part 1 - The Training Doctor, LLC | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Holly MacDonald's insight:

Good analysis questions in this series.

 

Here's part 2: http://www.trainingdoctor.org/2011/04/27/21-questions-to-ask-before-designing-any-training-program-part-2/ and Part 3: http://www.trainingdoctor.org/2011/04/29/21-questions-to-ask-before-designing-any-training-program-part-3/

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

Tacit Knowledge Not Included | Harold Jarche

Tacit Knowledge Not Included | Harold Jarche | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Holly MacDonald's insight:

I really enjoy Harold's systems-thinking. He identifies that much of our desire to boil learning down to simple solutions is misguided. We actually need a much more complex approach. Once you land on his blog, I enourage you to keep reading. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

Upskilling the Workforce: Employer-sponsored Training and Resolving the Skills Gap · Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Upskilling the Workforce: Employer-sponsored Training and Resolving the Skills Gap · Canadian Chamber of Commerce | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

Cammy Bean's Learning Visions: Design models and pattens for better elearning #DevLearn [My session slides]

Cammy Bean's Learning Visions: Design models and pattens for better elearning #DevLearn [My session slides] | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult lear
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

Top 9 Online Corporate Training Mistakes You Should Avoid - eLearning Industry

Top 9 Online Corporate Training Mistakes You Should Avoid - eLearning Industry | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Before develop your next online corporate training course, have a look at this list of the top 9 online corporate training mistakes that you should avoid.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

Intentional Design Vs ADDIE

Intentional Design Vs ADDIE | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
The "intentional" aspect of this design model is focused on impacting performance at the point of work first. This methodology is at the core of a Learning & Performance paradigm, which, by the...
Holly MacDonald's insight:

”What if the performance gap that triggered the training request in the first place can be closed with a few well-designed…intentionally-designed…Performer Support assets?” 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

Training design: 12 cool ways to use scenarios

Training design: 12 cool ways to use scenarios | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Decision-making scenarios aren't just for elearning. Here are 12 ideas for other ways you can use branched scenarios to help people practice solving problems.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

PerformanceXpress — E-Learning Strategy: A Framework for Success

PerformanceXpress — E-Learning Strategy: A Framework for Success | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
An IT department recently asked me to develop an e-learning course about one of their applications. One of my first steps was to contact the training manager of that organization and ask her what type of course would fit into her e-learning strategy. “What do you mean by e-learning strategy,” I heard on the other end of the phone. I started to explain, but found that what she really wanted to know was, “Why do I need an e-learning strategy?”
more...
Timothy Chan's curator insight, February 28, 7:17 AM

Quite Interesting things about e learning!

Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

How Thinking Works: 10 Brilliant Cognitive Psychology Studies Everyone Should Know — PsyBlog

How Thinking Works: 10 Brilliant Cognitive Psychology Studies Everyone Should Know — PsyBlog | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
How experts think, the power of framing, the miracle of attention, the weird world of cognitive biases and more…
Holly MacDonald's insight:

Interesting impacts on learning and instructional design

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

Innovation Excellence | Innovation and Serendipity

Innovation Excellence | Innovation and Serendipity | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
I have pointed out the importance of diversity for innovation and organizational adaptability. Diversity is a crucial precursor to serendipity.
Holly MacDonald's insight:

Strong relationship between innovation and learning, 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

Charles Jennings | 70:20:10 Forum | Workplace Performance: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings | 70:20:10 Forum | Workplace Performance: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

Beyond Competence: It's the Journey to Mastery That Counts by Marc J. Rosenberg : Learning Solutions Magazine

Beyond Competence: It's the Journey to Mastery That Counts by Marc  J. Rosenberg : Learning Solutions Magazine | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

Seven Marketing Strategies to Create Better eLearning | Nov. 18, 2013

Seven Marketing Strategies to Create Better eLearning | Nov. 18, 2013 | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
In this blog post I discuss seven marketing strategies to create better eLearning.
Holly MacDonald's insight:

I agree - training is all about behaviour change and borrowing from other disciplines is a smart way to go.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

No Naked Training

No Naked Training | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Many years ago, Allison Rossett wrote this saying on a flipchart: “No Naked Training.” It’s the phrase I remember most from a day she spent with the Training Design & Technology folks in SunU. ...
Holly MacDonald's insight:

Great advice here: "A training program without additional support, well, it’s just “naked.” That can be a recipe for failure (where people don’t use their new skills)."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Holly MacDonald
Scoop.it!

Workplace Learning Remains a Key Organizational Investment

Workplace Learning Remains a Key Organizational Investment | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
According to ASTD's 2013 State of the Industry Report, overall spending on employee training in U.S. organizations increased last year, to $164 billion.
Holly MacDonald's insight:

Training effectiveness remains hard to measure, but some interesting nuggets here: mobile disrupts traditional measurements and informal learning doesn't equal reduced budgets. 

more...
No comment yet.