Making Learning Alive


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This presentation was originally shared at Online Educa Berlin, on Thursday 29 November 2012.

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With the arrival of 4G fast mobile access our aspirations for a continuous online world become a reality. Learning is no longer static but an ecosystem that changes with the people living it and the organisations needing it.

Under the theme 'Thriving in Uncertainty' Charles Gould will share how we can design intelligently and sustainably in this evolving network.

Illustrated with contemporary examples in learning and other media, Charles will look at how we utilise learning analytics, user generated and curated content, social media, and virtual classrooms to make learning not just online but personal, relevant and dynamic.

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Speaker: Charles Gould - Managing Director, Brightwave

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  • I think that one of the problems is the way we use e-learning. It’s hardwired: frozen in time the minute it gets deployed onto an LMS. It might as well be a book or a CD. Yes, we can track usage but are we really taking advantage of it being online?
  • Making Learning Alive

    1. 1. Making Learning Alive Charles Gould, Managing Director 29 November 2012
    2. 2. “ If we’re going to thrive in uncertainty we have some serious work to do.
    3. 3. What L&D professionals desire and what they achieve Towards Maturity 2012 Benchmark Study resultsThis graph from Towards Maturity shows the gap between what we think is needed to engage learners and integrate learning and work with what’s actually being achieved.
    4. 4. “ The new generation joining the workforce – and the rest of us - are always online…
    5. 5. “ … they think nothing of Googling over breakfast, tweeting over lunch, or checking out the latest on flipboard on the train home.
    6. 6. “ Learning for work is gradually becoming woven into every hour of our waking lives...
    7. 7. Work-based learning evolvesWork 3-day F2F Self- Multimedia A mosaic residential course paced e-learning approach course at work CBTLife
    8. 8. Increasingly we all expect to be ableto: • Learn on the move via multiple devices • Organise our own learning via trusted experts • Share ideas with colleagues, using social tools like Yammer.
    9. 9. …but organisations are slow to react Employee Learner expectation gapUse of technologyand social media Employer
    10. 10. “ The gap between learner expectations and reality is growing.
    11. 11. We either have classroom courses…
    12. 12. …or we have e-learning courses.
    13. 13. We have a choice as Learningprofessionals: We can …or we can become add value by increasingly making irrelevant (to learning more our bosses social, more and our new personal, more employees)… alive.
    14. 14. So, what’s stopping us?
    15. 15. Content frozen in time
    16. 16. “ Yes, we can track usage but are we really taking advantage of our learning being online?
    17. 17. Speed matters
    18. 18. Speed mattersBe responsive.
    19. 19. Fresh Current Learning Relevant
    20. 20. But, how do we achievethis?
    21. 21. User-generatedPeer-createdExpert-curated
    22. 22. A core skill for both learners andthose who facilitate learning is toselect nuggets of value from theplethora of dross- and to do that constantly.Curation tools like Scoop.It canhelp…
    23. 23. Being able to receive recommendations onlinefrom people who do a similar job to you is learningat its informal, social best.
    24. 24. Being able to receive recommendations online from people who do a similar job to you is learning at its informal, social best.The emerging Tin Can / Experience API can enablethose experiences to be tracked andacknowledged.
    25. 25. Use competition and gamingLeaderboards capture results fromtests or build up points forexperience you’ve gained.
    26. 26. Use likes and ratingsThe most valuable and relevantlearning rises to the top as in thisexample.
    27. 27. But making learning alive isn’t justabout making itsocial, personalised and relevantto the learner.Learning for work is more than justlearning for the individual but forthe organisation.We need…
    28. 28. Learning with a clearbusiness purpose
    29. 29. “ What is relevant to employers is that we perform.
    30. 30. We’re moving into a world ofBig Data. The question is whatdo we do with it?We have an opportunity to applyLearning Analytics much moreeffectively, helping us prioritisein response to the way learnersbehave.It also helps measure againstKPIs and business impact.
    31. 31. Learning Analytics
    32. 32. Make Learning Alive
    33. 33. Make it: Dynamic, social, relevant and personal
    34. 34. Make it: Dynamic, social, relevant and personal through content curation and sharing of experience
    35. 35. Make it: Dynamic, social, relevant and personal through content curation and sharing of experience Personal, engaging and integrated
    36. 36. Make it: Dynamic, social, relevant and personal through content curation and sharing of experience Personal, engaging and integrated using Learning Analytics aligning learning to performance.
    37. 37. Connect with us:Twitter: @BrightTweet |@CharlesGouldUK+44 (0)1273 827676Watch this