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How to learn anything: Josh Kaufman at TEDxCSU. What is a PLN - Marc-André Lalande's take. RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us. Learning in the Workplace 2013 Survey Results. Here are the latest results of the Learning in the Workplace survey taken by over 5,000 people worldwide*, who rated the importance (value/usefulness) of 10 different ways of learning in the workplace, and ranked by their combined Very Important + Essential scores.

Learning in the Workplace 2013 Survey Results

The red shaded areas highlight where the most responses have been received, These results show that company training/e-learning is the lowest rated way to learn at work, and knowledge sharing within teams (together with other autonomous/self-organised ways of learning) are the most valued ways to learn at work. What does this all mean? Learning in the Workplace Survey 2014. Social Learning in the Workplace. Becoming-a-social-learning-practitioner.pdf. 'If You Can't Measure It, You Can't Manage It': Not True. Why PKM? Here is a short video introduction on why personal knowledge mastery (PKM) is becoming a required skill and mindset for professionals today.

Why PKM?

We continue to see that labour has diminishing value as routine work keeps getting automated. To remain current in the network era, people must constantly improve their talents and focus on initiative and creativity. When you are only as good as your network, PKM becomes a necessity. The full transcript is available below the video. Are things more complex now, than they were 5 or 10 years ago? Your Work? Personal Knowledge Mastery is a framework, that I have developed over the past 10 years, to help make sense of the changes in the modern workplace and is especially for professionals who continuously welcome challenges at the cutting edge of their expertise.

Modernising the L&D function: From learning gatekeeper to learning concierge. I have written a lot about how knowledge workers are using the Social Web to organise their own learning and performance support and how this is changing the face of workplace learning such that the new role of Traning & Development (T&D) will be to support these new ways of self-organised learning.

Modernising the L&D function: From learning gatekeeper to learning concierge

But I still encounter comments like this: “We can’t let people learn things on their own; how do we know they are learning the right things” It is clearly difficult for some, who see themselves as “gatekeepers” to learning, to understand that they can no longer control everything that people learn in their organisation, and that it is not a matter of “letting” people learn things on their own, but recognising they are already doing so. The door to a new world of knowledge is now well and truly open for anyone to pass through, so it’s now more a question of how we can help people in this big World Wide Web of Learning, rather than shutting down access to it. The Modern Workplace Learning Landscape: more than telling people what to learn. I was recently asked to summarise my thoughts on the evolving modern workplace learning landscape and L&D’s role in it.

The Modern Workplace Learning Landscape: more than telling people what to learn

So here it is Although people learn in many different ways, L&D has for a long time concentrated its attention on creating, delivering and managing courses. Despite the fact it has moved from a classroom to an e-learning (or even blended learning) approach, it still revolves around telling people what, how and when to learn. Modern Workplace Learning: An overview. This is the overview of the Modern Workplace Learning resource book that Jane Hart is working on.

Modern Workplace Learning: An overview

The Table of Contents is here. Access to the online draft is available to members of the MWL Association. Workplace Performance: Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning. My colleague Jane Hart recently shared the diagram below on her blog.

Workplace Performance: Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning

20 small changes to modernise the workplace learning experience. A special social learning experience in India. During September I had one of the most rewarding experiences of my career, when I ran an online workshop for the Sales Team at Pfizer India.

A special social learning experience in India

Early in August Sunder Ramachandran (@sundertrg on Twitter) asked me if I would run my 4-week online workshop, Integrating mobile devices into the classroom, for his team as they had just been given iPads. Around 25 people signed up, and Sunder kicked off the workshop on Wednesday 27 August with a conference call. During that call I explained that this wasn’t going to be a traditional online course. It would be hosted in a private group space on my social platform at the Modern Workplace Learning Centre (MWL), and each week I would release a set of activities together with tips and tools and links to external readings and resources. The participants would then be free to work on them as best suited them and fitted in with their workload – but that they were also encouraged to share their thoughts and experiences with one another.

A day in the life of a learning management system. What is a Learning Portal. A web site that acts as a central directory/repository for various types of learning and training materials used by learners is known as a learning portal or eLearning portal.

What is a Learning Portal

Learning portals link to relevant training or learning materials such as pdf documents, training videos, web sites, courses, interactives, etc. The main page of the learning portal (often called the training menu or learner dashboard) may also display a list of recommended courses, upcoming events, resource libraries, job aids or discussion boards. Search functionality within the portal, rating systems, and social networking features are also available in some learning portals. Content within the eLearning portal can either be general OR customized for the individual learner. Content, tailored for the individual learner, is based on the learner’s profession, role within an organization, department, or membership level, CE requirements as well as professional/personal goals. Deciding Between an LMS & Learning Portal? - AllenComm. “Over the next five years LMSs will look more like portals and feel less like platforms.”

Deciding Between an LMS & Learning Portal? - AllenComm

The Evolution of the LMS: From Management to Learning, by Beth David, Colleen Carmean, Ellen D Wagner, 2009. More than halfway into this projection, we still see LMSs and platform LMSs—but the portal is definitely emerging, organically, as a preferred choice for effectiveness and efficiency. Why is this shift occurring, and why should we care?