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Wearable Learning : the next big thing!

Jane's E-Learning Pick of the day - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 14:27

Read my blog post HERE.

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Jane's E-Learning Pick of the day - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:55

This blog has moved..

Jane's Pick of the Day can now be found at c4lpt.co.uk/pick/

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This blog has moved

Jane's E-Learning Pick of the day - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:55

This blog has moved..

Jane's Pick of the Day can now be found at c4lpt.co.uk/pick/

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20 small changes to modernise the workplace learning experience (slideset)

Jane's E-Learning Pick of the day - Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:01

On Tuesday 17 June I ran an interactive session at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum.  The session was live streamed and the recording is available here.  I was asked to share the 20 ideas for small changes I suggested in the session, so here they are - together with the 6 features of how we learn today.  To access a set of resources about these 20 changes, please go here or contact me for some personal help: jane.hart@C4LPT.co.uk. I've helped organisations of all sizes put these ideas into practice.

20 small changes to modernise the workplace learning experience from Jane Hart
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4 models of Social Workplace Learning

Jane's E-Learning Pick of the day - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:07

You can read my latest post here which describes the 4 models of social workplace learning.

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How to set up and run an online community (online workshop)

Jane's E-Learning Pick of the day - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 03:18

The next public online workshop takes place 16 June – 18 July 2014

Building and maintaining successful online communities takes time and effort. In this workshop we look at the importance of planning your community, different ways of launching it, and after the first flush of enthusiasm, making sure it remains dynamic and vibrant.

Suitable for anyone who wants to run an online community, e.g. a community of practice, a learning community or a community of interest.

Agenda This 5 week online workshop covers the following topics:

  1. Planning your online community : What to consider before you even start
  2. Launching your online community : Different approaches to getting things going
  3. Maintaining your online community : Ways to inspire interesting content and create an ongoing vibrant community atmosphere
  4. Measuring the health and success of your online community : Quantitative v qualitative metrics; activity v performance
  5. Your role as the Community Manager : What skills do you need

Each week a set of activities will be released, together with tips and tools and links to external readings and resources. You are invited to work through these activities as best suits you – nothing is compulsory – and share your thoughts and experiences with the group. (Please note, there are no synchronous activities, webinars, etc.) The Workshop will take place in our social platform at the Modern Workplace Learning site, where I will be the Facilitator and available to answer any questions you might have.

The price for this 5-week workshop is £79, and includes a free version of the PDF edition of the Social Learning Handbook 2014.

To book a place on this Workshop

To book a place (or places) on the Workshop, click on the Buy Now button below, and you will be taken to a page at the PayPal site to pay.

  • Select the number of participants, and click Update to generate the new payment amount.
  • You can pay in two ways:
    • By credit card:  select Don’t have a PayPal account in the right-hand column, and complete the form with your credit card details. You can also print a receipt here too. Note: our merchant name is Tesserae Ltd, and this is the name that will appear on your credit card statement.
    • By PayPal: enter your PayPal details in the box shown.
  • Please provide the name and email address of each participant in the space provided.
  • Click Return to Tesserae Ltd to return to this site.
  • You will then receive an email from us with your joining details.
  • If you do not receive the email within 24 hours, please contact jane.hart@c4lpt.co.uk
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Learning in the Workplace Survey 2014

Jane's E-Learning Pick of the day - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 04:47

This is our 3rd Annual Learning in the Workplace Survey. (The survey results from 2012 and 2013 have been widely reported.)

The survey asks you to rate 10 different ways you learn at work.

Once you submit your own data, you will be able to view the results submitted from over 750 people worldwide  – plus an analysis of what this means for L&D practices.

HERE'S THE SURVEY

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How to modernize workplace learning

Jane's E-Learning Pick of the day - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 04:46

In the last 10 years there has been a big change in the way that many people now learn - I've written about the 6 key features here

So what can you do to bring workplace more in line with modern day personal, independent learning? There are four main ways:

  1. Do the same things but differently – update your existing approaches to face-to-face training and e-learning
  2. Create new things – like new types of resources for on demand access  - and use a learning centre/portal to host them
  3. Support social workplace learning –  help to run and maintain communities of practice, build social teams to help them work and learn together, coordinate peer-to-peer learning activities  - and underpin these activities in the new enterprise social and collaboration intranets and platforms
  4. Support independent learning - encourage individuals with their own independent learning and provide ways to share and report on their activity back in the workplace - as well as help to build the modern learning skills required for continuous learning and personal upskilling.

If you are looking for some advice and support on how to modernize your organisation's approach to workplace learning, then we have got a growing number of opportunities on offer. This includes a series of Summer Online Workshops as follows:

16 June - 18 July 2014 - HOW TO SET UP AND RUN AN ONLINE COMMUNITY Planning, launching and maintaining a community of practice or learning community

30 June - 25 July 2014 - INTEGRATING THE USE OF SMARTPHONES & TABLETS INTO FACE-TO-FACE TRAINING - Give your face-to-face training a 21st century technology makeover (This is also available as a 1 day onsite workshop.)

14 July - 15 August 2014 - USING YOUR ENTERPRISE SOCIAL NETWORK FOR SOCIAL WORKPLACE LEARNING - Unleash the power and the potential of your ESN for social workplace learning.

4 August - 12 September 2014 MODERN LEARNING STRATEGIES Developing the new skills and toolset for learning in the networked age. Hope to see you in one of these workshops.

Hope to see you in one of these workshops

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Learning in the Social Workplace

Jane's E-Learning Pick of the day - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 03:10

Please note that although I re-post material here from time to time this is not my main blog.  Please visit Learning in the Social Workplace to keep up to date with news about learning trends, technologies and tools

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Learning in the Social Workplace

Jane's E-Learning Pick of the day - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 03:10

Please note that although I re-post material here from time to time this is not my main blog.  Please visit Learning in the Social Workplace to keep up to date with news about learning trends, technologies and tools

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Must reads from May 2014

Jane's E-Learning Pick of the day - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 03:07

Read my selection of the best posts and articles from May 2014 here.

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Setting up an online community? Here’s some advice

Jane's E-Learning Pick of the day - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 03:53

Communities of Practice have become a bit of buzzword in corporate training recently; everyone seems to be setting them up.

I've been running online communities (of different types) for many years now, and it's important to point out that it requires a different set of skills to set one up and support one than to create a piece of e-learning! What's more, if done properly, it requires a significant time investment in terms of maintaining it on an ongoing basis.

Here are 10 pieces of advice that I give to those who are thinking of setting up an online community.

  1. Be clear about the purpose of the Community
  2. Use the most appropriate technology to host your Community
  3. Be clear about who owns the Community
  4. Invite some friendly early users to test out your Community
  5. Consider a viral launch for your Community
  6. Make sure you show people how participating in the Community can become part of their daily routine
  7. Keep the Community alive and vibrant
  8. Understand that not everyone will contribute to the Community
  9. Be as much a participant as a Community Manager
  10. Do not underestimate the time it takes to nurture a Community

Want to find out more? I'm hosting the next edition of my online workshop How to set up and run an online community from 16 June – 18 July 2014. This 5-week online workshop covers the following topics:

  1. Planning your online community : What to consider before you even start
  2. Launching your online community : Different approaches to getting things going
  3. Maintaining your online community : Ways to inspire interesting content and create an ongoing vibrant community atmosphere
  4. Measuring the health and success of your online community : Quantitative v qualitative metrics; activity v performance
  5. Your role as the Community Manager : What skills you need

Each week a set of activities will be released, together with tips and tools and links to external readings and resources. You are invited to work through these activities as best suits you – nothing is compulsory – and share your thoughts and experiences with the group. (Please note, there are no synchronous activities, webinars, etc.) The Workshop will take place in our social platform, where I will be your Guide and be available to answer any questions you might have.

The price for participating in the workshop is £79, and includes a copy of the PDF edition of the Social Learning Handbook 2014.

To book a place (or places) on the Workshop, click on the Buy Now button below, and you will be taken to a page at the PayPal site to pay.

  • Select the number of participants, and click Update to generate the new payment amount.
  • You can pay in two ways:
    • By credit card:  select Don’t have a PayPal account in the right-hand column, and complete the form with your credit card details. You can also print a receipt here too. Note: our merchant name is Tesserae Ltd, and this is the name that will appear on your credit card statement.
    • By PayPal: enter your PayPal details in the box shown.
  • Please provide the name and email address of each participant in the space provided.
  • Click Return to Tesserae Ltd to return to this site.
  • You will then receive an email from us with your joining details.
  • If you do not receive the email within 24 hours, please contact jane.hart@c4lpt.co.uk
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20 ideas to learn something new for FREE

Jane's E-Learning Pick of the day - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:28

Take a look at my blog post HERE.

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Learning without Design

Jane's E-Learning Pick of the day - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 02:27

You can find my latest blog post HERE.

 

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The Yin and Yang of Workplace Learning

Jane's E-Learning Pick of the day - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 05:40

For many, many years now the role of the L&D department has been to take charge of what and how people learn in the organisation. They create the content, deliver it to the people (in a classroom or via computer) and manage the outcomes. However, things are changing. Many people now make use of online tools and services to address their own learning and performance problems quickly and easily. As a consequence, key features of this new approach to learning are that it is autonomous, small/short, continuous, on demand, social and takes place anywhere on any device.

This independent approach to learning is either viewed as inconsequential by the L&D department, or as a threat to the work they do. However, rather than being incompatible, these two streams are actually complementary learning forces.  They are interconnected and interdependent and they interrelate and support - rather than conflict - with one another.  We might even refer to them as the yin and yang of modern workplace learning!  

In other words rather than dismissing these new approaches to learning, we might ask these two questions? 

  1. How can we encourage and enable independent approaches to personal and team learning to enhance the work people do – bearing in mind that in this fast-moving world we can’t provide everything, everybody needs.
  2. How can we  provide the things people really need to know and be able to do in their jobs (via training/e-learning)– but use more modern approaches to do so.

(1) involves a re-focus from building new content to building new skills and helping individuals and teams develop independent modern learning strategies to learn for themselves, and "bring the outside in", i.e. introduce new ideas, new thinking and new resources into their organisation.

(2) involves modernising existing face-to-face and online training approaches, to bring them inline with the new ways that people are learning - essentially by considering these questions.

  • How can we support more autonomy in learning?
  • How can we enable shorter learning experiences?
  • How can we encourage ongoing learning?
  • How can we support learning at the point of need?
  • How can we balance the need for authoritative content and knowledge sharing?
  • How can we encourage anywhere learning?

To help thinking about what these changes might look like, I'm organising a Modernise Workplace Learning Online Symposium that will run from 19 May - 13 June. Each weekday for 4 weeks we will consider a different small change that can be applied to your training efforts.  I  hope this will stimulate a daily discussion of how organisations can – and already are – beginning the process of modernisation of workplace learning. (Please note that there NO synchronous sessions, webinars, etc involved)

There is a small charge to participate in this Symposium of £49, so please book your place below. Click on the Buy Now button below, and you will be taken to a page at the PayPal site to pay.

    • Select the number of participants, and click Update to generate the new payment amount.
    • You can pay in two ways:
      • By credit card:  select Don’t have a PayPal account in the right-hand column, and complete the form with your credit card details. You can also print a receipt here too. Note: our merchant name is Tesserae Ltd, and this is the name that will appear on your credit card statement.
      • By PayPal: enter your PayPal details in the box shown.
    • Please provide the names and email addresses of each participant in the space provided.
    • Click Return to Tesserae Ltd to return to this site.
    • You will then receive an email from us to complete your registration.
    • If you do not receive the email within 24 hours, please contact jane.hart@c4lpt.co.uk
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