Keep Learning - How Can We Enable & Facilitate This


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This presentation discusses how the learning community can facilitate & build learning environments that enable continuous learning in the workplace. This stems from the company's ethos that learning is all around us and it never stops.

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Keep Learning - How Can We Enable & Facilitate This

  1. 1. How can we enable & facilitate this? Alan Samuel @alan2907
  2. 2. Middle East New Zealand S.Africa Nigeria Kenya Singapore Venezuela 13 165+ clients in countries Established in 2004 Australia India UK US
  3. 3. Custom/ Bespoke eLearning Custom/Bespoke mLearning Innovative learning solutions for enhanced performance
  4. 4. Winner of a Silver award in CLO magazine's 'Learning In Practice Awards 2011' for UpsideLMS UpsideLMS listed as one of the 'Five Emerging LMSs to Watch' in CLO Magazine ('10) Winner of 7 Apex Awards of Excellence ('11, '09, '08 & '07) Winner of 11 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards (‘12, '11, '10 & '09) UpsideLMS featured in the '2010 Top 20 Learning Portal Companies List' and '2011 & 2012 Watch List‘ by Winner of Red Herring 100 Asia Award in 2008 & finalist in Red Herring Global 100 ('09) Winner in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2008 & 2009 program, and Fast 50 India 2008 program 30+ Awards & recognitions
  5. 5. Few of Our Prestigious Clients
  6. 6. Alan Samuel Amit Garg Founder & Director – Custom Learning Solutions Director Client Solutions (Europe) Presenters
  7. 7. Why? “Learning is a collaborative, continuous, connected and community-based’ growth mindset.”* *Dan Pontefract – Flat Army: Creating a connected and engaged organisation The “speed of need” has accelerated Technology has / hasn’t helped – its made more (learning) available It’s unavoidable
  8. 8. Says who?
  9. 9. He did.... Or did the spider?
  10. 10. She did....
  11. 11. He did.... “ I am still learning” - Michelangelo, aged 87
  12. 12. They do...
  13. 13. And He did....
  14. 14. What did YOU learn today? HOW did you learn today? When? Where? Why?
  15. 15. a. How to do something? A skill? b. Where to find something? A restaurant? A website? A shop? c. Why something happens? Natural phenomena? Bank rates? What did YOU today? learn HOW did you Today? learn a. Did you use technology to learn? A phone? A tablet? b. I saw someone do something? I watched a video? Saw it on TV? c. Someone told you about something new? You heard someone? Poll
  16. 16. Welcome to Pervasive learning
  17. 17. What is it? It’s not in a box (or the LMS) Pervasive learning Omnipresent.. Continuous! Where does it happen? How does it happen? Pervasive technology Myriad forms
  18. 18. Dan Pontefract, defines pervasive learning as: “learning at the speed of need Through formal, informal and social learning modalities” and illustrates this as … He advocates the 3:33 model
  19. 19. The 3:33 model is equal parts of formal, informal & social learning Informal learning = 66% or 90% Conducive environment = learning opportunities = pervasive learning
  20. 20. Pervasive Learning – the challenges
  21. 21. Volume of information; Sources of information; Authority of information Informal sharing & collaboration networks State of individual and organisational learning Speed of change Individually sourced materials Capture of informal knowledge exchanges Managing a dynamic environment
  22. 22. Today’s learning Environment
  23. 23. The ‘real’ learning environment(s)!
  24. 24. Tomorrow’s learning environment
  25. 25. a. Linked In b. Twitter c. Facebook d. Any other e. None What do you use? do you find The most useful? a. Linked In b. Twitter c. Facebook d. Any other e. None Poll What Social media Social media
  26. 26. Enabling Pervasive learning
  27. 27. The components
  28. 28. Personal & professional networks Uses multiple devices Collaborates & shares freely Independent networker Customisable Control Low tolerance of ‘clunky’ tech Technology aware Point of need driven Expectations of technology People
  29. 29. “The greater value of education for every student is not in learning the information but in learning the skills they need to successfully find, consume, think about and apply it in their lives.” * Statement by British Columbia’s Ministry of Education Content Designed to be applied and used Contributory content Engaging! Easily accessed and searchable Concise, contextually relevant, useful Aligned to point of need
  30. 30. Technology Extend access and delivery via new technologies – tablets & smartphones today.. glasses tomorrow? Discussion boards, external feeds, real time ‘chat’ Platforms that allow peer-to-peer interaction, groups and communities, user generated content Access, sharing and collaboration are the key drivers
  31. 31. A pervasive learning culture
  32. 32. “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious” Albert Einstein
  33. 33. Creating access to “learning experiences” Collaboration and sharing Providing materials created and relevant to the context to need Facilitating and enabling Exploiting technology to enable and deliver Breaking down silos of information The building blocks
  34. 34. Key drivers and influencers Learners are in a permanent state of learning The culture and behaviour of the organisation, departments and groups can be varied e.g. Finance v/s Sales Participation is key, ‘useful’ resources that support performance is the best way of building this Are you capturing ‘best practice’? Collaboration and sharing allow an instant exchange of ideas, problem solving and consultation. FREE tools like Skype, instant messenger, chat and collaborative platforms like Linked In and Yammer facilitate this exchange
  35. 35. When learning for the first time Classroom, observation, on the job PCs & tablets When wanting to learn more Reading, watching, discussion, questionin g PCs & tablets When trying to remember or apply Referencing,enquiry, ask someone Smartphones, tablets & PCs When things change Collaboration, reference, ask someone Smartphones, tablets & PCs When something goes wrong Collaboration, reference, ask someone Smartphones, tablets & PCs 5 moments of opportunity (need)* and how we tend to address them.. *Dr. Conrad Gottfredson - Ontuitive
  36. 36. Think about it! Do you encourage external collaboration? Is social media access enabled? Linked In? Twitter? Facebook? Use mobile technology? Tablets? User created content as part of your learning?
  37. 37. Don’t stop being a ‘learner’
  38. 38. We must be the ‘tour guides’ to direct , guide and ensure that we keep learning to KEEP LEARNING!* *Me We must build the Bodleian, the Louvre’s and the Smithsonian’s of learning Our role and mission must be as catalysts of learning.
  39. 39. “What did you learn today?” Parent Student “Apparently not enough! We have to go back tomorrow!”
  40. 40. Observation Trial & error Thinking Analysing Listening Imitating & copying Reading Questioning Discussion
  41. 41. pervasive learning
  42. 42. Alan Samuel @alan2907