21 April 2015 by Jane Hart: I have shared, in a number of places, a diagram of Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) , which I believes visualise all the main ways we learn at work. However, I have recently added a few P words that have helped to summarise the different elements as well as L&D’s role in it in order to help people at work. so I am sharing this diagram.
More and more conferences and workshops use social media to report live from the event. "Live Tweeting" is the most interactive social media tool used to broadcast live snapshots and to moderate on...
Social media like twitter can be a useful resource for learning. however, it's a challenge to make your tweets understandable and useful to an audience not participating in the event at hand. Check out these tips for effective live tweeting.
We often expect evidence to lead to change, but our assumptions about how change can be achieved often remain implicit. This article provides a useful set of questions to guide development of a systematic framework for research uptakeand social change approach.
How does research uptake work? By taking findings out from under the counter, making sure that they are displayed, labelled, pimped and prodded until they are attractive to the passerby, says Jackie Davies...
Getting research findings out to those who can benefit from them, and encouraging their uptake is now recognized as critical for any research project. But, How does research uptake work? In this article, Jackie Davies gives 5 practical tips
I’ve recently been working with some organisations helping them use their internal Enterprise Social Network (ESN) to offer a wider range of learning initiatives and inspire a culture of continuous social learning in the workplace.
This article by Jane Hart includes links to a useful whitepaper about how learning and knowledge networks can be supported by organizations.
“Defining “social learning” simply as an extension of e-learning is missing the big picture, as it overlooks the more significant fact that social tools can enhance the natural social learning that takes place in the workplace through knowledge sharing and collaboration, and how this opens many new opportunities for Learning & Development departments to support workplace learning more widely.”
The Factors That Impact The Learning Curve Of English-Language Learners by Marc Anderson, CEO talktocanada.com Let’s face it. Some students learn a second language more quickly and easily than others.
Learning a new language or a new way of thinking and working. I see some nice parallels here with our work on learning for change in Water Sanitation and Hygiene. As trainers and change facilitators, we can motivate, offer an oportunity to echange experiences and learn from peers, teach content-rich curriculum, and differentiate learning methods and content for to fit our learners interests, prior knowledge and learning abilities.
As Ara Ohanian rightly comments: Line leaders make a huge difference to the effectiveness of staff learning but does this mean they need to be trainers? No. Sometimes they will need to train, sometimes they will need to coach and mentor, but most importantly they need to provide opportunities that challenge their direct reports and help them grow.
(This is an updated version of a previous post simply sharing the graphic created by Sylvia Duckworth.) Image created by @SylviaDuckworth Recently I explored the notion of the “Innovator’s Mindset”, and have thought a lot about this idea.
My German is a little bit, erm, gramatically challenged - but unfortunately, having a German husband is not equivalent to a live-in German-teacher. The problem is that German is so natural to him t...
Great short blog about capacity building in development cooperation. Many 'capacity building' projects focus on transfer of knowledge to a few selected individuals for a limited period of time (for example in a training).
Take-aways: I.) To have an impact, capacity building must support learners (and their organisations) to take active responsibility of learning and applying what they have learned. II.) Experts are not always the best facilitators or teachers III.) Development sector needs to apply adult learning methods and insights from others about how to engage people and support their learning process.
Q: What is Learning to You? A: Learning is... #learningis Here's the pick of responses to this key question from Day 1 of the campaign.
Brightwave has collected a whole range of personal reflections on what learning means. This 3-day campaign is part of Europe's leading showcase of technology supported workplace learning, but also speaks to other kinds of learning.
I like the way storify brings together tweets, images and videos too.
Here are 26 ways to self direct and improve your learning A – be accountable B – believe in yourself C – connect the dots D – deconstruct new skill E – engage with others F – focused practice G – get started H – hypothesize, test, adjust I – use...
A new year, new opportunities for leaerning! This is a nice visual inspiration for effective learning.
An interesting article from the Dan Jellinek of the The Guardian I would like to share with you... Sharing data could help drive down down costs. So how can the government make better use of inform...
Information and knowledge sharing are crucial for building a sector with the ability to learn and adapt. Such information flows can also help drive down costs. This article explains that the challenge of information sharing goes beyond technologies and platforms, to this issue of creating a culture that encourages more openness and data sharing, ensureing staff understand how and why to share data safely, fostering trust and making sure the right skills are in place. Effective information sharing requires a clear purpose and leadership commitment.
Barriers to research uptake are familiar, so how can we anticipate and address them effectively? This article points to the role of knowledge brokers, the need for understanding the context and polictial economy that frames the possibility for research/ evidence to be taken up, and for developing specific skills in communication.
10 Conditions For Achieving Success With Blended Learning The definition of blended learning is the “integrat(ion) of online with traditional face-to-face class activities in a planned, pedagogically valuable manner.” Put another way, it is the...
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