Advancing Contextual Learning

Advancing Contextual Learning

https://youtu.be/IieTncw9LVk   Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, and many of the successful enterprises do three things well - contextualize a vast amount of content, focus on building a loyal consumer habit, and then use the rich data to engage and enable consumers at an individual level. They shape consumer habits. There is a lot for L&D [...]

5Is to an Immersive Consumer-Centric Product/Service Development

5Is to an Immersive Consumer-Centric Product/Service Development

The story goes that in 2008 –  Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp (now founders of Uber) were stepping out of the LeWeb conference in Paris. They were both unable to find a cab at the late hour and walked their way back to the hotel. An idea sparked through – could they create a button that [...]

How to Create a Social Learning Community

How to Create a Social Learning Community

Building a cohort or community to enable learners to learn from each other has been a long discussed topic in the education/learning industry. We have called it social learning, peer-to-peer learning, and few others along the way. Typically, most of us have probably built communities around a class/event. The purpose & life span of these [...]

Is your learning organization an emerging POD?

Is your learning organization an emerging POD?

I actually started writing this post a while back but realized my thinking wasn’t distilled down. The primary reason was a conflict – learning or education is increasing becoming similar to retail conceptually – multiple channels, learner/customer experience, and learner/customer outcomes. The ancient usage of Bricks & Clicks, Bricks, Clicks or Flips, or any other [...]

Instructional Designers – Your job just got disrupted

Instructional Designers – Your job just got disrupted

Disruption is happening almost everywhere. A new wave of technology is taking over our lives and in many ways turning it upside down. Corporate L&D is no different. When I first started my career writing instructor-led materials (ILT), the benchmark of my goodness at work was driven by simplicity and getting to that impeccable English [...]

Building your corporate Digital Education Experiences

Building your corporate Digital Education Experiences

eLearning, computer-based training (CBT), web-based training (WBT), technology-enabled learning (TBL), virtual learning environment (VLE), computer managed instructions (CMI), and many such acronyms attribute to learning or education delivered by a technology medium. As social, mobile, computers, badging, games, apps, augmented reality, wearable computing, and many such concepts continue to take center stage, Digital is an [...]

Three Pillars of your corporate MOOC strategy

Three Pillars of your corporate MOOC strategy

Thanks to the extensive investment from VCs, the extensive interest in education technology from the technology community, bloating costs of tuition, imbalance in thirst for knowledge vs. opportunity, disruption, and very many factors, MOOCs are here and they are making it to the priority list of many corporations. It is the new corporate L&D or [...]