Articles

This section of the site is dedicated for various industry articles and scholarly articles around the topics of corporate learning ecosystems and the strategic implementation of technology tools across the corporate learning landscape.

In addition to those central themes, you will notice two sub-themes have emerged: performance support and the 70:20:10 learning model. Each of these topics are closely interconnected within the broader corporate learnscape discussion.

Workplace Learning: Developing an Holistic Model

Pamela Matthews, The Learning Organization, Vol. 6 Iss: 1, pp.18 – 29, 1999 Abstract Investigates the real meaning of workplace learning by looking at definitions used by academics to describe how individuals and organisations attach different meanings to the phrase. Goes on to suggest that for workplace learning to work in any situation, certain opportunities,…

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Multiple Modes in Corporate Learning

John Ambrose and Julie Ogilvie, Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2010 Abstract Recognizing that the shifting corporate environment is placing ever greater stresses on learning organizations, this paper reports how companies are increasingly offering employees a wide choice of learning options beyond conventional classroom training, including online, social learning, and other modalities in “blended” programs.…

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Understanding Today’s Learner

Jane Hart, Learning Solutions Magazine, 2008 This is a three part article based research and on evidence from organisations that shows today’s learners are different. For many organisations there is a real need to address the characteristics of the changing workforce. It is no longer possible to think workers have the same approach to life, work,…

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The Learning Continuum: Formal and Informal Learning Experiences

Amitabh S. Sinha, International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning, 2012   Abstract Over the years, there has been a significant shift in the approach towards ‘learning’ in an organization. The focus of learning is no more limited to only the formal training mediums, such as classroom interventions and e-learning programs. The shift in learning paradigm…

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Multiple Modes in Corporate Learning

Recognizing that the shifting corporate environment is placing ever greater stresses on learning organizations, this paper reports how companies are increasingly offering employees a wide choice of learning options beyond conventional classroom training, including online, social learning, and other modalities in “blended” programs. Identifying a number of trends—a multi-generational workforce, remote employees, off-shoring and contract…

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Formal and informal learning in the workplace: a research review

The economic, social and cultural changes experienced by the labour market within recent year have helped to highlight the central role played by the learning process in individual career development and organizational success. Traditional models of learning both inside and outside of the workplace have become unable to explain the complexity of such a process, weaving between and overlapping…

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Modernize Corporate Training: The Enterprise Learning Framework

Over the last year or so we have talked with hundreds of companies about their desire to transform their corporate training programs to take advantage of social networking, knowledge management, communities of practice, and better models of blended learning. As we studied dozens of high performing training programs, we realized that today’s corporate training world…

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6 Steps to Creating Learning Ecosystems (and Why You Should Bother)

Here’s a quick recap for those just tuning in… 70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning. In contrast, social and experiential learning continue to be veritable goldmines of productivity, placing learners at the centre of their story and demanding a major shift from Learning & Development professionals. That’s where learning ecosystems come in. Link to Industry…

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Effective Learning with 70:20:10

Effective Learning with 70:20:10 The new frontier for the extended enterprise. The 70-20-10 model accredited to Lombardo & Eichinger (1996) suggests that lessons learned by successful and effective managers are roughly 70% from tough jobs, 20% from people (mostly the boss), and 10% from courses and reading. Together, Jérôme Wargnier and Charles Jennings explore the…

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