How nonprofits can benefit from knowledge management

Socialbrite

Knowledge management is the process of creating, structuring, using, sharing and retaining knowledge within an organization. This is knowledge gained through experience and practice, like learning how to balance on a unicycle.

How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

WBT Systems

Dramatic changes have occurred in how learning is recognized, accredited and validated. A flexible, structured Digital Badge Strategy applied to your planned and existing online learning programs will help to validate your badging initiative – ensuring that you meet your learning and organisational goals. Often it is the intrinsic, on-the-job skills and best practices that are learned and applied that provide the most value and benefit.

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Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program

Gyrus

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program. Statements like, “how do we make our learning program work for us?” ” or “let’s get social with our learning plan.” ” But, how do you get your learning program up to speed? Are there already social components in your current learning mix that you are using? A newer more professional network which needs to be linked to your learning approach?)

How to Persuade your Boss to Invest in an LMS

Gyrus

Your learning program has been managing itself for years, or at least that’s what your boss thinks. You spend a ridiculous amount of time organizing and determining methods of learning dispersal among personnel within your organization. A Learning Management System Means… More Time. Learning programs are resource intensive. The cost of the learning management system aside, an LMS is basically like hiring a full-time planner for your learning program.

Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable?

Gyrus

Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable? Mobile Learning has been a cool shining beacon in the learning industry for quite a while now. But with new technologies, sometimes you have to stop and ask yourself, is it just being used for the sake of the media itself, or is it actually adding to my blended learning portfolio? Why Mobile learning is actually worth its grain of salt. Why should I want to participate in this learning exercise?

What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?

Gyrus

​. What Makes Social Learning so Interesting? A Comprehensive Examination of Social Media in Our Learning Programs. Social learning, relied solely on what one could obtain in a classroom setting, working with direct peers, or what could be conveyed back in forth on a phone. Why does this matter to those of us in the Training, Learning, and Development field? Social Learning can best be defined as working with others to understand ideas, concepts, and procedures.

Creating a Culture of Continuous Learning

Gyrus

The best way to ready ourselves for this shifting environment is Continuous Learning. Continuous learning is an established persistent learning process, designed for bolstering the knowledge and skills of your workforce over time, and presents itself in many forms. Establishing a formal policy of Continuous Learning. This is the most important step in promoting a continuous learning environment.

What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry

Gyrus

What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry. So, how can this apply to the corporate learning environment? Pokémon Go is great as it is, however, the possibilities of new and more enthralling mLearnings are a real game changer for the learning industry. People can take a self-guided tour around your facilities and will think that their new employer is hip for developing such an environment for them. Gamification Mobile Learning eLL Mlearning

70:20:10: Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process

Gyrus

Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process. It appears that the work of a learning professional is never done. In order to establish an effective learning program, there must be a great consideration for the future needs of the day to day business, and the workforce themselves. Learning is a fairly nebulous industry. How to safeguard your users’ learning experience. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are the foundation of the learning process.

The Importance of Training and Development for Start-ups

Gyrus

With the hectic nature of start-up organizations today, one can easily make a claim that it is never too early to evaluate the effectiveness of a structured Learning, Training, and Development program. A lot of times in bustling start-ups and small business environments, there is an underlying sentiment, along the lines of “I don’t care how you do it, just get it done.” The role of Human Resources is exceedingly difficult in these small environments.

LMS Branding – Beyond the Logo

Gyrus

Simple, by structuring and solely acting upon a living brand strategy. The goal of an LMS is to ultimately serve your learning base with the best possible learning environment. If you’re the latter of those options, you’ll be surprised to learn that a growing trend in organizations, is to mandate font types across all branded communications. How does your organization refer to learning objects? LMS Branding – Beyond the Logo.

Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play

Beth Kanter

We’ll share some of these case studies below, but for more, check out these projects and learn more about the people behind them at the Games for Change Festival ( [link] ), NYC’s largest gaming event that convenes the social change community and game makers, next month (April 22-24 & 26). GlassLab ( [link] ) explores the potential for existing, commercially successful digital games to serve both as potent learning environments and real-time assessments of student learning.

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Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

WBT Systems

There are countless articles describing how we need to change the way we deliver learning to attract and engage millennial learners, but many of these articles seem to forget that organizations must deliver learning to learners across multiple generational groups. A poll of Association Adviser readers published this week seems to suggest that there might be a difference in preference for how learning is delivered among association members.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

Often this is because of the rigid structure of these programs, which is not supportive of non-traditional students who may need to work part-time, or have other responsibilities. Because association education programs are based on industry standards, the learning outcomes are consistent and it is easy for employers to recognize the validity of skills and competencies achieved. For example, an association learning management system can: Attract and engage learners.

Learning and Development: The Presidential Debate Edition

Gyrus

Learning and Development: The Presidential Debate Edition. As one of those viewers and the blogger who prides himself on relevance and a cohesive storyline (especially in day to day & professional happenings), I sought out to discover a link between the events of what transpired on Debate night with a particular facet of the learning industry. The first two topics will focus on the direction of the “Learning Management Systems Industry (LMS).”

The 3 C’s of Social Learning for Associations

WBT Systems

The 3 C’s of social learning for associations will help you decide what approach works best for your association members when incorporating social learning into the design of education programs. What is Social Learning? Social media is a part of social learning and extends opportunities to connect with the wider member community, but social learning does not just consist of sharing content to social media. How is Social Learning relevant to Associations? .

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

Designing and delivering a training to a nonprofit audience is not about extreme content delivery or putting together a PowerPoint and answering questions. If you want to get results, you need to think about instructional design and learning theory. And, there is no shortage of learning theories and research. I use a simple structure to design: before, during, and after. I have learned the feng shui of how classroom setup impacts interaction and learning.

Gaming the Talkback Experience with the Signtific What If? Machine

Museum 2.0

It's fun, I learn something, I'm challenged to contribute something meaningful, and I connect with other users. In museums, we are often struggling to find deeper ways to encourage people to engage with each others' opinions and to learn collaboratively and relationally. It's a structured set of specific interactions that are guided by clear values like interpersonal learning and seeing multiple perspectives on an idea. machines) for informal learning environments?

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Where I'm Coming From

Museum 2.0

I'm a strong believer in free-choice learning, and I see museums as places to circumvent the hazards of compulsory education and support a democratic, engaged society of learners. What is free-choice learning? Unschooling" is an an educational theory that argues that people of all ages (including children) learn best when their work is self-directed--and that children are better at determining what and how they should learn than any accredited school or instructor.