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Advice for Middle-Age Seekers of MOOCs

Advice for Middle-Age Seekers of MOOCs | Agile Learning |
Cathy N. Davidson, a researcher on learning in the digital age, addresses some of the negatives about massive open online courses, though with an eye to their potential.
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Here's a sensible and indepth (New York Times) article on using MOOCs as a GenX or Boomer, a part of agile learning 2013.  ~  Deb

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Rescooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN from blended learning!

Personalize Learning: 6 Steps to Personalize Learning

Personalize Learning: 6 Steps to Personalize Learning | Agile Learning |
The Six Steps to Personalize Learning is a hybrid workshop that is on-site and online.

Via Mariano Fernandez S., juandoming, michel verstrepen
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Provocative for thinking of how to adapt from training to learning.  ~  Deb

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Peer & Social Learning Unconferences: The what, the why, the how

Bruce Eckel covers what Open Spaces are how they are run, and resolves many misconceptions about 'Unconferences'.  10 seconds into this video, and you'll see the first of the mechanics for how it works, as well as lessons that Bruce has learned in doing UnConferences.

Even though this video is titled, "Open Spaces" - it really is about running an Unconference, step-by-step, using Open Space concepts.  The two concepts are a bit different.

Open Space tends to be about developing actions as take aways focused around a central theme or issue.  It is not necessarily focused primarily on learning and exchange, although it CAN be, as I will be demonstrating in a learning & dialog focused 30 minute Open Space demonstration/learning event at a panel/open space combo event at our April, 2012 session for the Assn. for Change Management Practitioners in Las Vegas.

UnConferences are about learning and dialog, in an open, self-directed format where participants co-create & co-own the outcomes.  

Here's a collection of UnConference videos, interviews, and how-to resources that you might find useful, as deemed by my perspective as a facilitator and change strategist/organization development practitioner:

Two views of What is an UnConference?  Brief video

Show and tell, photos of an unconference in action.

Video I (part of a series) of healthcare & teamwork UnConference in action.

How to run a great UnConference session.

How to prepare to attend an UnConference, especially if you might be facilitating dialog in an UnConference session.

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Why "Learning Agility" matters & how to increase it

Why "Learning Agility" matters & how to increase it | Agile Learning |

"What is Learning Agility?  “The ability and willingness to learn from experience, and subsequently apply that learning.”  

Excerpted by a post by Paul Thoresen:

 It is this application of learning which differentiates those who have high potential from those who do not. Using this definition of Learning Agility includes a five factor multi-dimensional construct with several sub-factors (or dimensions). This description of the five main factors is adapted from Korn/Ferry International:

  1. Mental – The ability to think critically and be very comfortable with complexity.
  2. People – A skilled communicator and adept at perspective taking.
  3. Results – Achievement oriented and builder of productive teams.
  4. Change – Comfortable with change and seeks continuous improvement.
  5. Self-Awareness – Knows strengths and weaknesses; actively seeks blind spot information.

Lombardo and Eichinger estimate Learning Agility is high in 10% of the population. .... evidence suggests Learning Agility can be developed. It is not a trait you are stuck with; it can be increased with practice.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Guest blogger Paul also cites 7 learning agility resources for additional depth.  ~  Deb

Paul Thoresen's comment, August 21, 2013 9:55 AM
Thank you for sharing Deb!
Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, January 4, 2015 10:32 AM

Uma das linhas de pesquisa 2015  #avancee será essa agilidade no processo da aprendizagem. Qual o limite ? Quais as melhores práticas? O que tem sido testado com resultados comprovados?

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Inquiry Building Blocks for Your Informal Learning Strategy

Inquiry Building Blocks for Your Informal Learning Strategy | Agile Learning |

What does analysis look like for informal learning? Is it different because it involves technology?  Not really - via Intrepid Learning.

It's useful to look at these data gathering steps as a possible checklist for creating the conditions to facilitate informal learning in your organization.  DPPE is a model I like to use:  Data, Purpose, Plan, Evaluate.  This fits right into the planning flow.  ~  Deb


Analysis for informal learning: Here are a few actions you can take to assess the learner’s needs.

  • Spend time with the learner group in their environment, understand how they go about conducting their work, and look at how they fill learning gaps
  • Assess where and when they need the support of others because information is not readily available
  • Conduct interviews, ask questions to gain understanding of their needs
  • Craft a user story – a “day in the life of” – and vet that with the learner group
  • Use focus groups to gain insights including having them walk you through their work processes
  • Brainstorm with the learner group to identify where they think informal learning might help them accomplish tasks more easily or to provide context 

Once you gain an understanding of their needs for information, support, and learning within their workflow, you can prepare for the next step in building your informal learning strategy.

Read the full article here.

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Insights & Tips On Curation, Social Media For Non-Profits, Video | Beth Kanter Interviews Robin Good

This is a great Scoop for Social, Peer Learning & Curation, just after I put together a video for LA2M on this very topic mentioning BOTH Beth & Robin.


Here you go (and the video post will follow next.)


Beth Kanter interviewed Robin Good a few days ago.


Beth:  Robin, I really enjoyed listening to you, I know this is aimed at non-profits but your insights, tips and suggestions are something we can all use. 


Key points:

  • BEFORE you get on the web, decide how much time you're going to spend on there, otherwise it could become addictive, and this can happen if you're not careful (hmmm how many of you can relate to this?)  
  • Know who your audience is, pick a very specific topic
  • Be as narrow as you can, find great pieces, pull out what you think would be relevant for them. (Being too broad doesn't help filter out the noise for these people, it adds to it) 

Hear Beth's interview with Robin here: []

Via janlgordon
Beth Kanter's comment, January 27, 2012 9:08 PM
Jan - thanks for scooping this. I learned a lot from this interview. I also transcribed it and have included what I think of some of Robin's "classic" curation resources!
janlgordon's comment, January 28, 2012 12:01 AM
I revised this post and put the link to the entire interview in it. Really great stuff, Robin is so amazing, good work!
Simon Awuyo's curator insight, December 11, 2014 5:41 AM

By the grace of God, a person whose foot steps I want to follow.