Design, eLearning, Learning Process, & Web 2.0

Design Thinking
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I drew this map after reading Tim Brown's Design Thinking and Clark Quinn's four-part series on design: one, two, three, & four.

Think "Learning Process" Not "Learning Event" - Karl Kapp in Training Day

The next time you are developing a learning event, stop and think how you can leverage technology to transform learning into a process. Your organization will be stronger for it.

Can we re-invent e-learning? - The E-Learning Curve Blog

Treating learning like a project leads to "training outcomes" equivalent to project deliverables. Via Janet Clarey.

Tale of Two Tunnels: Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 - Personal InfoCloud

Web 2.0 does not work well in enterprise, but the approaches and understandings of Web 2.0 modified for enterprise work really well. The open consumer web has different scale and needs than inside organizations and through their firewalls. A small percentage of people using the web can get an account on a tool have have appear to be wildly successful correctly claiming 70 million or 100 million people are or have used their tool. But, even 100 million people is a small percentage of people using the web. Most darlings of the Web 2.0 phase have fewer than 10 million users, which is about 5% of the open consumer web users in the United States.

These percentages of adoption and use inside organizations can make executives nervous that their money is not reaching as many employees as they wish. The percentages that can be similar to the web's percentages of high single digit adoption rates to the teens is seen as something that really needs more thinking and consideration.

Performance vs. Learning vs. Performance - Guy Wallace - The Pursuing Performance Blog

If you labeled all Web 2.0 tools as Learning tools then you should be coming at this from an Educational level of our clunky system and not the Enterprise level of the clunky system. For in the Enterprise context it is Performance that really counts and not Learning per se. So labeling all that you are trying to sell the Enterprise Executives to invest in as Learning may be less effective than if your focus was and is always on terminal Performance, in the workflow/processes, for the good of the Enterprise. Not for the good of just Learning.


Clark said...

Donald, way cool! I like making diagrams, and this is an intriguing one. Love to hear (read) you riffing on what led to the spatial mapping you used.

Donald Clark said...

Clark, after reading your series of posts and Tim's post, I could see both the similarities and differences so the map was a way to juxtapose the two together to try to make better sense of them.