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A field guide to learning ecosystems


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This webinar explored:

- What you’ve been getting wrong in building your learning culture
- Why you should be thinking like an eco-system designer
- How the 70:20:10 learning model and learning ecosystems are linked
- The relationship between learning ecosystems, learning design and learning technologies

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A field guide to learning ecosystems

  1. 1. Robin Petterd Founder of Sprout Labs, host of the Learning While Working podcast and virtual conference
  2. 2. Sprout Labs builds digital learning platforms that enable you and your team to author, deliver and measure high impact digital learning ecosystems.
  3. 3. • Virtual conference • The Learning While Working podcast • The blog • eBooks • The recordings of past webinars Other content from Sprout Labs
  4. 4. Work is changing
  5. 5. Per year
  6. 6. Learning while working is the new normal
  7. 7. 70:20:10 is model not a framework
  8. 8. Learning ecosystems design is a powerful mindset for transforming learning
  9. 9. A learning ecosystem is that it is an entity made up of components that work together to create a whole learning experience. The relationship between the components means that the overall experience becomes more than the sum of its parts.
  10. 10. Learning design Technologies to enable learning
  11. 11. What we have been getting wrong in building learning cultures
  12. 12. Employee as self directed learner L&D as learning ecosystem designer Manager as learning leader
  13. 13. What does a learning ecosystem designer do? Does more than design courses Designs relationships between the components Takes into account the current learning landscape Designs for the long term Makes pathways
  14. 14. Building learning cultures
  15. 15. Culture Mindset BehavioursVisualisabl e
  16. 16. Old organisations New organisations Fix systems and procedures Agile and always changing Learning culture Internally focused on ‘systems’ Externally focused - Insight engine Learning mindset L&D team is responsible for learning Everyone is helping each other to grow Learning behaviours Courses Work is learning We form habits Constantly changing
  17. 17. We transform learning cultures by designing ways to help to employees behave differently
  18. 18. Employee as self directed learner self assess and identify learning needs find resources and people to assist them practise and trial new behaviours and skills and gain feedback on performance articulate and reflect on what they have learned evaluate and measure their own learning.
  19. 19. New podcast series on learning cultures in tech companies
  20. 20. Teaching employees how to learn Teaching employees how to coach
  21. 21. Back to Sprout Labs’ learning ecosystem model
  22. 22. We are goal oriented Performance focused assessment Capability frameworks Self assessment tools Peer assessment tools
  23. 23. Business outcome Business metrics Lagging Employee performance Changes in on the job assessments Changes in self assessment Activity Completions Leading Podcast: Measuring the impact of learning ecosystems with Steven Foreman
  24. 24. Assessment first approaches
  25. 25. Often the only way to access the ‘know how’ of an organisation is through training Performance supports Job aids eBooks Curated resources Could the learner be building these?
  26. 26. Tip - Sophisticated content curation is a great way to move to a learning ecosystem approach
  27. 27. Learning with peers Being supported by managers
  28. 28. Support managers Nudges e.g. coaching questions Building in activities that involve managers
  29. 29. Learning with peers Peer coaching Action projects Jam events Books of knowledge
  30. 30. Structured + Specific Two important S words to go along with social learning
  31. 31. We need places to practise new skills This is what great performance- focused, interactive learning has the potential to be
  32. 32. We need places to practise new skills Simulations - paper based Board games Sandboxes Roleplays Mirroring - the learner does the same task as an experienced person
  33. 33. Improving what we do Expanding expertise
  34. 34. Articulating what we have learnt so we can reflect and make generalisations
  35. 35. Improving what we do Prompts - email messages, mobile notifications to record and reflect Questions about what your team has learnt recently
  36. 36. Expanding expertise Performance support integrated Microlearning
  37. 37. Find more about How to | Examples | Practice This experience is focused on using the software and microlearning about how to do the task Podcast: A case study on the use of blended performances supports with Melanie Hawkins
  38. 38. Dr Robin Petterd M: +61 419 101 928 E: