Authentic Learning in “The Guardian” In the film “The Guardian” with Kevin Costner, there is a nice example of Authentic Learning which highlights the Minimum Effective Dose principle I wrote about in my initial blog post on the subject.
Costner’s character Randall is due to teach the effects of hypothermia to students of the US Coast Guard “A” school. At class time, his colleagues eventually track him down not in the classroom, but in the swimming pool. Randall is seen shovelling ice into an extremely cold small pool. Everyone is shivering away; to the side, one student is doing CPR on a test-dummy. Randall’s commanding officer calls him out of the pool and asks: “Why wasn’t I informed of this? Randall replies (with a shiver): “Sir …. in about 2 and a half minutes, they’ll understand” Understanding is not knowing, or being able to recite the facts. Leave a comment Follow me on Twitter Visit www.infinitelearning.be. ATD2015 session M101 final slides - Practical Use of Social Media in … ATD2015 references - @dan_steer. Dan Steer sur Twitter : "What we all want from #learning @usablelearning is explaining what goes wrong #ATD2015...
ATD TK and ICE 2015 Sessions: Practical Usage of Social Media for Formal Learning. In 2015, I will speaking at the ATD TechKnowledge 2015 Conference in Las Vegas (January) and the ATD 2015 International Conference and Exposition in Florida (May).
My topic is the practical use of social media in formal learning. This page delivers: Pre-session activities Instructions and resources for IN-session activitiesReferences Following the session, I will use this page to list further references and resources for those interested in improving their formal learning with social media… Bookmark this page, as it will grow with more references over the coming months.. Watch the pre-session introduction video on YouTube 84 seconds explaining what we will be doing in the session.
If you want to join the LinkedIn group for my ATD 2015 sessions please follow this link. Watch dan_steer's Vine "My issue of "TD at Work" on "Improving Formal #Learning with Social Media" ..find me at #ATD2015 + I'll give you a copy cc @ATDintl" Self-learning: Defining this competence for the future. If everyone is going to learn by themselves, we are going to have to help them.
Any ideas on this at #ASTD2011? Assume that @jpapakalos is right and the Facebook generation is going to go for self-learning. Does this mean that they are going to be any good at it? OK, they like to do things by themselves. But this doesn’t mean they will be successful! Learning Design Questions. During a recent meeting with Jan Laurijssen of Kluwer and one of our clients, we discussed many ideas about learning design and how to move forward when implementing learning initiatives.
Part of that conversation was centered on the types of questions you should ask when approaching a potential learning issue. This blog entry is inspired by that conversation and outlines some good questions you can ask to get the ball rolling in the right direction. This is a non-exhaustive list of questions that can be useful to consider when people ask you to “deliver training” or “make some learning”. Some are more creative than others. You should not see this as a “list of things to ask” but inspiration for your consulting… They may help to ensure that you tackle the right issues in the right way (for the right reasons): Define the problem first It is important to begin with the end in mind and put first things first.
What are we trying to solve? Be sure learning is the answer. StoryNexus. Dan Steer sur Twitter : "What @charlesjennings video on #702010 made us think today about #formal #learning initiatives cc @aerts_katrien. Ten Things I Believe About Workplace Learning. For nearly three years, I’ve been exploring social learning, informal learning, and the changing workplace.
My beliefs about workplace learning have evolved quite a bit over those years, partly by experimenting with new ideas and learning from the results, both positive and negative. I’ve also grown by narrating what I learn here, whether you call that learning out loud, working out loud, or showing my work. By describing my current thinking and sharing that publicly, I gain deeper understanding through many interactions with insightful people from around the world.
Some I know of and respect; many I’ve never met; and many I’ve been afforded the opportunity to meet because I follow this practice. Big data or Small Data. Using Big Data to improve learning, even with the Small Data we have today. Although the possibilities with Big Data for learning seem enormous, the probability of the everyday learning person achieving the Big Data dream seems small.
But the concept nonetheless pushes us to rethink our traditional approach to learning. Given the adoption of social-media tools around the world, the amount of data about people, their preferences and online behaviour never ceases to increase. IBM’s Chief Executive says “there will be 5,200 gigabytes of data for every human on the planet by 2020.” What we publish, like and share online helps marketeers, social scientists and others to personalise their offers (and sell you more stuff). Methods to Maximize Learning in the Classroom. The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning.
MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning How can games unlock a rich world of learning?
This is the big question at the heart of the growing games and learning movement that’s gaining momentum in education. The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning [PDF] explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use. The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning started as a series of blog posts written by Jordan Shapiro with support from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and the Games and Learning Publishing Council.
Here's a preview of the table of contents: Introduction: Getting in the Game (Page 4) An overview of games in the classroom from Katie Salen Tekinbaş, executive director of the Institute of Play. UserGuide.pdf. Enhance Training and Other Formal Learning with Social Media. Katie Linendoll on using media skills for training and other learning. To round-off the ATD TK 2015 conference in Las Vegas, keynote speaker Katie Linendoll takes the stage.
Linendoll is a global technology consultant, speaker, writer and media personality who contributes regularly to TheToday Show and The Huffington Post. Linendoll says that her work in media can provide several tips for the learning professional, to help us to a better job of improving people. Here is what she has to say… Be a social chameleon This line comes from Red Bull, where Linendoll started her career in marketing and sales. Going around the country meeting lots of different people, her mission was to educate people on the drink, at a moment when no-one knew it. Daily DC Weather Report no5 - Sprokit on learning. Aaron Silvers and Megan Bowe on (the philosophy of) content wrangling. ATD TK 2015, session TH304 is about content wrangling.
The word (wrangling) seems to fit the first speaker, Aaron Silvers. A very peaceful looking man, I can imagine him coming in to put order into the mess and bring everything together. As a learning designer, technologist and strategist, he has worked with the NFL, US departments of defence, homeland security and education …and plenty of others. His equally cool co-speaker Megan Bowe works at Knewton, is a principal at consultancy company “Making Better” and co-created the “Up to All of Us” community.
Would you like to audit all the content in the organisation to know what is out there and to organise it better? If the answer is yes, you need to do a good job of content wrangling: Find what you have and make it usable for your people. Megan tells us the primary steps for getting your content in order: Vegas Videos 15.2 - Bianca Woods on Simulations and Video Games - ATDTK15 TH103. How to convert your learning into story, step-by-step. Following a sweet true-story-based and lovely introduction from Aaron Stroud, his wife Katie takes the stage to tell us about story for learning during session W202 of ASTD2014.
She said that when she researched the topic herself, she found a lot of information about the importance of story and it’s benefits, but not much about how to actually go about developing a story for learning purposes. I’m glad to hear this, because I had the same experience. Of course, I have lots of little story-examples that I occasionally use to illustrate a point in training. They work well, people remember them and they can create some thought, humour and emotion. Vegas Videos no6 - Chad Udell on the Amazing Possibilities. 21 Inspiring Quotes & Thoughts On Mobile Learning. Forms sells function. “Form follows function.” Designers have said this for years. And in the learning world, it is equally true: The learning initiative or environment (form) must be shaped to achieve its goals (function). But the most successful product developers know another truth: “Form sells function”. The product can be designed to be perfectly functional, but if it doesn’t look beautiful, no-one will buy it.
Case in point: Smart watches. Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs : NPR Ed. Thomas O'Donnell reads about Twiggle the Turtle to his kindergartners at Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption itoggle caption Elissa Nadworny/NPR Thomas O'Donnell reads about Twiggle the Turtle to his kindergartners at Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore.
Elissa Nadworny/NPR Thomas O'Donnell's kindergarten kids are all hopped up to read about Twiggle the anthropomorphic Turtle. Vegas Videos no6 - Chad Udell on the Amazing Possibilities. The Unique Affordances of Mobile Learning. Chad Udell, Managing Director of Float Mobile Learning and author of “Learning Everywhere” is telling ASTD TechKnowledge 14 participants about how awesome mobile really is. “There is SO much possibility” ??? I’ve heard this message before. Poems - Six honest serving men. Les neuf recos des neuros pour vos pedagos by yann Coirault on Prezi.
Apprendre en 2014 : le professionnel belge tient à l’apprentissage en classe. Pour la cinquième année consécutive, Kluwer Formations étudie le développement professionnel des collaborateurs, managers et responsables des ressources humaines en Belgique. Cette année également, on constate que le professionnel belge continue à investir beaucoup de temps dans son perfectionnement. Contrairement aux prévisions d’il y a cinq ans, la formation en classe reste le moyen le plus en vogue pour actualiser ses connaissances.
Le Learning Indicator dresse pour la cinquième fois le bilan de la formation professionnelle en Belgique. 3312 professionnels ont pris part à l’étude de Kluwer Formations réalisée en juin 2014 par le bureau d’enquête indépendant iVOX. Les personnes interrogées étaient des collaborateurs, des managers et des responsables des ressources humaines. Le professionnel belge suit en moyenne 7 jours de formation par an, un chiffre relativement stable depuis 2010. Exploring the implications of ‘the era of big data’ for learning and teaching. Much has been written about the ‘era of big data’ and the implications of these developments in relation to research practices.
The HEA’s focus on pedagogical practices, however, requires a rather different, albeit related, focus. The aim of this summit was to bring together colleagues who are interested in exploring these issues in order to work together to generate realistic and transferable recommendations that could inform HEA Social Sciences support for the sector in the future. Below are the abstracts and presentations from the speakers at the summit. 7 Tips for Using Social Media in Classroom Learning.
Instructional designers: Do you have a “friend” in Facebook? Integrating social media into performance improvement is a hot topic, but how do you make sure your techniques get plenty of “likes” from learners? ASTD’s T+D magazine featured an article by Dan Steer, Improve Formal Learning with Social Media (note: you must be a member to view), that offered guidance for adding this element to classroom-training events. Here are some relevant highlights from the article based on my work with SweetRush’s clients.
Video tools, apps and tips. It’s the final concurrent session of ASTD2014, we are going to make a video. It should be easy, (almost) free, relevant and successful. Enhance Training and Other Formal Learning with Social Media. Ger Driessen’s Vision of Big Data for Learning and Performance Support” The man from next door (OK, The Netherlands) Ger Driessen kicks off ASTD2014 session SU210 by telling us that we won’t leave with concrete ready to implement tips today, but what he does want is that we be ready for the future of Big Learning Data… Josh Davis on “The NeuroScience of Learning” : How to make learning stick.
SoMe for Learning Managers – Practical Case no1: Formal International Social Learning. As you may have seen, I’ve already posted 2 practical SoMe usage cases for Trainers (1) (2)- these will continue soon … This one is for the Learning and Development Managers out there wondering how they can formally use SoMe solutions to support a social-learning initiative. The options are endless, but some of the people I meet are “startless”, so here’s 1 concrete idea… Dan_steer : Are you a #learning gangsta... Witter / ? Daily DC Weather Report no5 - Sprokit on learning. Daily DC Weather Report no5 - Sprokit on learning. Josh Davis on “The NeuroScience of Learning” : How to make learning stick. Ger Driessen’s Vision of Big Data for Learning and Performance Support”
Big Data for Learning in a Call-Centre. Josh Davis on “The NeuroScience of Learning” : How to make learning stick. Dan_steer : Catching up with #learning... ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition Session Details - TU202 - Sweet Caroline! A Super Set List for Sensational Learning Sessions! Location: Ballroom C. ASTD TK Recap: Survey Results From Mobile Learning Affordances Session. ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition Session Details - M115 - Practical Usage of Social Media for Formal Learning. Dan Steer Music. Diversity Rap. Listen to the podcast live version here (MP3, works directly on iPad iPhone Mac and on PC with VLC) ASTDTK14: Experimenting and Engaging to Create Effective Learning. As the days distance me from Las Vegas and the ASTD Techknowledge Conference, the eternal presenter in me is looking for the message, the one big takeaway, the answer to the 3 most important questions: “What is the point?
What do you want from me? Ol_lam : Knowledge workers have to manage... Big Data for Learning in a Call-Centre. Enhance Training and Other Formal Learning with Social Media. Vegas Videos no1 - #astdTK14. The world’s first School in the Cloud opens in the UK. SoMe SoLearn books. Learning Methods A to Z. David Kelly on Curation and Learning. Dan_steer. Dan_steer : Oh yes I AM speaking at #astd2014... @dan_steer #astdtk14 session introduction. ASTD TechKnowledge 2014 Session Details - TH303 - Genghis Khan Never Used Webinars: Why Collaboration Technology Is Only Part of the Answer.
What are the added-values of integrating social media into formal learning initiatives? What are the issues that people face when doing this? What are the added-values of integrating social media into formal learning initiatives? What are the issues that people face when doing this? The A to Z of Social Media for Academia. The A to Z of Social Media for Academia. NetAppVoice: The Crisis Of Corporate Learning (And 3 Steps To Solve It)
ASTD TechKnowledge 2014 Sessions W202 and FR202: Practical Usage of Social Media for Formal Learning. Het ABC van de Toekomst van HRD, B = Big Data » NVO2Blog. Karen Kocher: KISS and Tell at Cigna. The only 3 questions that count. For anyone planning to join one of my ASTD TechKnowledge 2014 sessions, please take a moment to introduce yourself... Donald H Taylor on “Raising the Level of the Learning Profession” Charles Jennings on “Unleashing the Full 100%”