Learning beyond university to informal learning using micro-blogging Twitter can be used as a great aid to learning, but is it a replacement for traditional learning strategies? Following the publication of a recent post Why Twitter is good for learning we have received a significant amount of supportive feedback. However some academic based sites have criticised the piece without understanding some of the fundamentals of learning and what Twitter and other micro-blogging platforms are capable … [Read more...] about Twitter as a learning aid – learning beyond university to informal learning
Twitter the real brain friendly approach to informal learning Can Twitter be used as a training tool? The traditional approach to learning is to identify end to end learning that is required to achieve a new task. While this works for structured learning it is not very effective for informal or personal learning. The human brain does not think in large logical 'articles', instead it thinks of information in small chunks, of which they form the whole picture. the process is not logical. indeed … [Read more...] about Why Twitter is good for learning
In recent years the 70:20:10 approach to workplace learning has become increasingly popular. But is it about more than just blending on and off the job training? Common descriptions say that it is 70% on the job, 20% coaching and 10% from courses, but is that really the case? And is it a universal tool? History of the model The 70:20;10 model is usually credited with developing or popularizing this approach were Morgan McCall and his colleagues working at the Center for Creative Leadership … [Read more...] about 70:20:10 an effective learning strategy?
"“If you think training is expensive, try ignorance”. Peter Drucker" Training can be in many forms, on-the-job, off-the-job etc. But not doing that training can have costs that as a manager and business we could be paying for many years. For example, if you have a small team, having one person trained to help and support people, may be all that is needed. But what happens when that person is sick or worse, they leave! How do you train your people then? If you do not train, then using systems … [Read more...] about If you think training is expensive
Don't waste budgets for knowledge workers Real research - a prolifically miss-quoted set of statistics? A few weekends ago I was catching up on some industry updates and came across an interesting piece by Donald Taylor at TrainingZone. In the piece he reminded me of the study by Robert Kelley and his longitudinal study of knowledge workers at Carnegie-Mellon University. In this often quoted research, it is suggested that little of what we need on a day-to-day basis is required to … [Read more...] about Training, Learning and Development is Dead – Knowledge workers
Can we Learn from Social Media? One thing that amazes me is the lack of acceptance in the Learning and Development world of Social Media. At a conference workshop last year, out of 40 people only three used social media for learning. Sure some organizations are setting up LinkedIn groups, Ning or other groups and forums for people to share ideas, but that is in many ways an extension of networking or action learning that already exists, just migrating to new platforms. Learning through social … [Read more...] about Learning and OD through Social Media