Feel the Need to Manage Learning?  Charles JenningsInternet Time Alliance                         1
The Oxford Dictionary ofMisused Words   ‘learning’ ‘management’                 2
“Learning is theability to acquirenew ideas fromexperience and retain them as   memories”          Eric Kandel     Columbi...
“Management is something you  can apply to    industrial processes, not    learning”“the process of dealingwith or control...
Manage or Control?                     5
wild horses?               Photograph:Ian Sanderson                                          6
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If You Want to Control Wild Horses……use a whip                       Photograph of ‘Scobie’ stockwhip used with           ...
We can control wild horses or    manage a rail network  but let’s not be    fooled into believing we can‘manage’ learning ...
We need to manage some   processesaround learning..… but only some   of them    It’s impossible to manage learning itself ...
Learning Management  a 19th & 20thcentury concept                  11
The First LMS     user interface                         Programmed                         Logic                         ...
The First LMSback-end serversILLIAC – IVIllinoisIntegratorAndAutomaticComputer                   13
The World of    Training Focusedthe First LMS   Throughput in the                1,000,000s                Standardisation...
Keeping up with                               Change.-- .... .- - / .... .- -.... / --. --- -.. / .--  .-. --- ..- --. ......
Di-dah-dah Di-di-di-dit Di-dah Dah, Di-di-di-dit Di-dah Dah Di-di-di-dit, Dah-dah-dit Dah-dah- dah Dah-di-dit, Di-dah-dah ...
The first message                       sent by                  Samuel Morse’s“What hath God   electric telegraph -  wrou...
- .... . / .. -.. . .- /         --- ..-. / .-..  -- ... / .- ... / .- / “-- .-        -. .- --. . .-. / --- ..-. / .-.. ....
the idea of LMS              as a “manager of                  learning”translation              …not quite dead          ...
Keeping up with                                                Timeline of    Change                                      ...
Transmogrification*                                    Talent                               (new Approaches)           Tra...
Let’s talk about LMS for what   most are: COMPLICATED   TRAININGADMINISTRATION   SYSTEMS                   22
…TRAININGADMINISTRATION   SYSTEMS .. trying to grow intothe emerging cultureof individualised andworkplace learning..     ...
..but finding itdifficult to leave     FrederickWinslow Taylor      behind                     24
or                        PRODUCT MANAGEMENT COURSE            COMPLIANCE KNOWLEDGE  SKILLS             COURSES    COURSES...
If you think you need an LMS: you could trysomething like     this..        USB Stick .. or this one                      ...
Learning at theSpeed of Business   the speed of 21st                       century social                         business...
Dismantling      out-of-date       systems  As the world becomes moreinstrumented, interconnected    and intelligent and t...
Learning Categories                                                                                        10%            ...
how do we themanage 90%?            Wrong           Question!    ..embracing, encouraging andsupporting the ‘70’ and ‘20’ ...
Please let me know if“Learning is the        you’re aware of an LMSability to acquire     out there that can manage       ...
Charles Jennings                                   §  Strategic Consultancy    Internet Time Alliance                    ...
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  1. 1. Feel the Need to Manage Learning? Charles JenningsInternet Time Alliance 1
  2. 2. The Oxford Dictionary ofMisused Words ‘learning’ ‘management’ 2
  3. 3. “Learning is theability to acquirenew ideas fromexperience and retain them as memories” Eric Kandel Columbia University (Nobel Laureate for work on Learning & Memory) 3
  4. 4. “Management is something you can apply to industrial processes, not learning”“the process of dealingwith or controlling things or people” Oxford English Dictionary 4
  5. 5. Manage or Control? 5
  6. 6. wild horses? Photograph:Ian Sanderson 6
  7. 7. 7
  8. 8. If You Want to Control Wild Horses……use a whip Photograph of ‘Scobie’ stockwhip used with permission: Mike Murphy, Murphy Whips 8
  9. 9. We can control wild horses or manage a rail network but let’s not be fooled into believing we can‘manage’ learning … 9
  10. 10. We need to manage some processesaround learning..… but only some of them It’s impossible to manage learning itself (unless you’re the one who’s learning).. 10
  11. 11. Learning Management a 19th & 20thcentury concept 11
  12. 12. The First LMS user interface Programmed Logic Automated Teaching Operations Developed 1960 University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignPhotographs circa 1972 12
  13. 13. The First LMSback-end serversILLIAC – IVIllinoisIntegratorAndAutomaticComputer 13
  14. 14. The World of Training Focusedthe First LMS Throughput in the 1,000,000s Standardisation 14
  15. 15. Keeping up with Change.-- .... .- - / .... .- -.... / --. --- -.. / .-- .-. --- ..- --. .... - 15
  16. 16. Di-dah-dah Di-di-di-dit Di-dah Dah, Di-di-di-dit Di-dah Dah Di-di-di-dit, Dah-dah-dit Dah-dah- dah Dah-di-dit, Di-dah-dah Di-dah-dit Dah-dah-dah Di-di-dah Dah-dah- dit Di-di-di-dit Dah 16
  17. 17. The first message sent by Samuel Morse’s“What hath God electric telegraph - wrought” 1836 17
  18. 18. - .... . / .. -.. . .- / --- ..-. / .-.. -- ... / .- ... / .- / “-- .- -. .- --. . .-. / --- ..-. / .-.. . .- .-. -. .. -. --. ” / …-. --- - /--.- ..- .. - . / -.. . .- -.. / -.-- . - --..-- / -... ..- - / -. --- / -.. --- ..- -... - / ‘-.. -.-- .. -. --. ’ 18
  19. 19. the idea of LMS as a “manager of learning”translation …not quite dead yet, but no doubt ‘dying’ 19
  20. 20. Keeping up with Timeline of Change Telecommunications 1988 World Wide 1971 First Web 1948 First Microprocessor Electronic Computer 1986 2011 & Mobile Transistor Telephones 1906 Radio 1969 communication Birth of by voice the Internet 1923 Invention 1881 of1837 Marconi TelevisionTelegraph invents(using WirelessMorse Many LMS systems areCode) still designed for this world 20
  21. 21. Transmogrification* Talent (new Approaches) Training Department Brand Training Learning & (New Media) Admin LMS Systems Development Internal Personal Comms Knowledge (Social Tools) Management * trans·mog·ri·fy (tr ns-m g r -f , tr nz-). tr.v. trans·mog·ri·fied,trans·mog·ri·fy·ing, trans·mog·ri·fies. To change into a different shape or form 21
  22. 22. Let’s talk about LMS for what most are: COMPLICATED TRAININGADMINISTRATION SYSTEMS 22
  23. 23. …TRAININGADMINISTRATION SYSTEMS .. trying to grow intothe emerging cultureof individualised andworkplace learning.. 23
  24. 24. ..but finding itdifficult to leave FrederickWinslow Taylor behind 24
  25. 25. or PRODUCT MANAGEMENT COURSE COMPLIANCE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS COURSES COURSES COURSES VENDINGMACHINES* * Dr Marc Rosenberg, Oxford Union Debate on eLearning 25
  26. 26. If you think you need an LMS: you could trysomething like this.. USB Stick .. or this one mobile performance platform 26
  27. 27. Learning at theSpeed of Business the speed of 21st century social business is forcing us to re-think both “learning” ..and “learning management” 27
  28. 28. Dismantling out-of-date systems As the world becomes moreinstrumented, interconnected and intelligent and the population continues to The Social Business: embrace social computing, Advent of a New Age today’s enterprises face the IBM 2011dawn of a new era – the era of the Social Business* http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/global/files/ us__en_us__socialbusiness__epw14008usen.pdf 28
  29. 29. Learning Categories 10% Formal Structured Dependent L&D can Learning (FSL) Formal Directed (Instruction) Formal / Dependent Learning (FSL) manage 20% (‘through others’) Group Directed Informal / Self- Learning (GDL) Directed / Interdependent Interdependent (Social & Learning (GDL, IOL or Self-Directed Collaborative) PDL) L&D can support Intra-Organisational Informal 70% (through Learning (IOL) experience and practice) Personal Directed Informal / Self- Learning (PDL) Directed / either Independent Interdependent or Accidental & (Supported by tools & Independent (GDL, Serendipitous Undirected Information) IOL, PDL or ASL)L&D can Learning (ASL)learn from Background : Harold Jarche & Jane Hart http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/blog/2010/03/04/categorising-learning-some-more-thoughts/ http://www.jarche.com/2010/03/interdependent-learning 29
  30. 30. how do we themanage 90%? Wrong Question! ..embracing, encouraging andsupporting the ‘70’ and ‘20’ is part of a greater workplace cultural change 30
  31. 31. Please let me know if“Learning is the you’re aware of an LMSability to acquire out there that can manage this process.new ideas fromexperience and retain them as memories” Eric Kandel 31
  32. 32. Charles Jennings §  Strategic Consultancy Internet Time Alliance §  Learning & Performance Audits Duntroon Associates §  Workplace Learning Reviews §  70:20:10 Consultancy email: charles@duntroon.com Web: www.duntroon.com §  Informal & Social Learning Consultancy Twitter: @charlesjennings §  Workshops & Webinars LinkedIn: charlesjennings Skype: charlesjennings §  Support & Mentoring for Transformation & Change Programmes Blog: charles-jennings.blogspot.com §  Strategic Learning and Performance (or from www.duntroon.com) Consultancy and Workshops Internet Time Alliance www.internettimealliance.comBlog: http://internettime.posterous.com All content © copyright Duntroon Associates or licensed for Duntroon use except where stated. Not to be distributed in electronic format without prior permission. 32 No content to be copied without prior permission

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