Q&A on the Future of Social, Mobile and eLearning

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I was asked to comment on a few questions related to eLearning, social learning, etc. for an upcoming publication. Here are the questions and my unedited responses: What does an organization without social learning look like? What COULD it look like? The water cooler has been both a figurative and literal location of exchange. So […]

Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

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In 2012, Peter Aceto, the President and CEO of ING DIRECT – a Canadian bank with 1.78 million customers and over $38 billion in assets – delivered a speech where he waxed lyrical about being a social CEO. Two points come to mind from that speech. Early on in the talk, Peter said, “I believe […]

The Hierarchy of Education

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It’s my belief we are conditioned as children—through the hierarchy of a centuries-old schooling system—to believe the oldest person in the room (the teacher) is the smartest. That works only for so long. We are further conditioned to believe that when we’re extremely smart we’ll be recognized by the highest authority—the school principal—through commendations and […]

Pervasive Learning Graphic from Flat Army

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If you’ve read Flat Army, you know there are five key models that make up a Flat Army leader and a Flat Army organization. If you haven’t read it … well, how can I sway you to remedy that? One of those models is something I call “Pervasive Learning“. You can watch a short video […]

Learning by Osmosis

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I liken learning in an organization to osmosis. At least I think it should be like osmosis. The Oxford definition of osmosis can help us: Biology & Chemistry a process by which molecules of a solvent tends to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one. The process […]