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Nov042019

Elliott After Learning? Curation, Storytelling and Smarter Tech!

TO: Learning TRENDS Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie, The MASIE Center
RE: Elliott After Learning? Curation, Storytelling & Smarter Tech!

What does Elliott do after Learning? We had a wonderful week at Learning 2019 - where I could enjoy the new role of learner, rather than producer.

Above is the “illustrated graphic” from my Keynote Address - looking at the waves ahead for us in the Learning field: Curation, Storytelling, Smarter Tech (AI ++), Automation, Learning Data Analysis, EveryDay Learning and Changing Roles for Learning.

Elliott’s roles are also evolving! I am so excited to increase my focus on key issues and unknowns in our field - from the intersection of Learning & AI to Evolving Storytelling Skills and making sure that “All Learning Counts!”

The Elliott Masie Learning CONSORTIUM will focus on these topics as we benchmark and innovate in a vendor-neutral collaboration.

Two Upcoming MASIE Events: Join me in Saratoga Springs for our popular Curation & Learning LAB from December 4th to 6th. Curation means making the learning experiences we create more dynamically engaged with changing content and changing learners.  Info at http://www.masie.com

And, if you are in the New York City area, we have a few seats that we will provide at no cost to learning colleagues in this week’s Storytelling & Broadway Experience - including a matinee at my new show, SEARED. Details at http://www.masie.com/storytelling  If you would like a complimentary seat, please send a note ASAP to emasie@masie.com

Let us look toward 2020 as the start of a new year and a new decade for Learning in our companies and careers. I am so excited to learn and collaborate with you! Check out the resources and Podcasts at our site, www.masie.com

 

Yours in learning,



Elliott Masie

The MASIE Center & Learning CONSORTIUM
emasie@masie.com

Tuesday
Oct222019

1030 - Cooking, Train Rides and Learning Experiences

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - October 22, 2019
#1,030  Updates on Learning, Business & Technology Since 1997
58,259 Readers - www.masie.com - The MASIE Center
Host: Curation & Learning LAB: Dec 4 to 6 - Saratoga Springs, NY 

This note is all about Experiences! I want to share a Train Experience to Learning and a Cooking Experience about Storytelling. 

1. Train Experience to Learning - Reflection for Design and Backyard of America!
2. Cooking & Chef Experience for Storytelling! 

1. Train Experience to Learning - Reflection for Design and Backyard of America! As many TRENDS readers know, I have a tradition of taking an overnight train ride to Florida each year before the Learning conference. 

This Thursday morning, I board Amtrak’s Silver Star train #91 headed to Orlando, Florida. As it travels towards Florida, I will be relaxing, reflecting and doing my final design.  This year, as I am in a new role as a keynoter and Learning CONSORTIUM leader, I have more time at Learning 2019 to engage with colleagues and be a learner. 

The reflection aspect of design is a key element. You build your model of content, activities, graphics and engagement.  But, then you reflect and consider and re-design some elements. The train goes along the backyard of America and you see the country and neighborhoods with a fresh eye. 

If you are living along the way of the train, I would enjoy chatting with you for a few minutes as we pass by.  My mobile phone will work and let me know if you would like to chat about learning, life or our changing focuses. Send me your email to emasie@masie.com and a good time to catch you. 

Traveling in an Amtrak overnight train is an EXPERIENCE. I will have a small bedroom and I’ll bring along some fun food to eat.  Plus there is a cool dome car to sit in and watch the train head South.  Here is the route and map: https://www.amtrak.com/silver-service-palmetto-train . And, if you are heading to Learning 2019, I’ll see you in Orlando! 

2. Cooking & Chef Experience for Storytelling!  Another Experience I am designing is so exciting. On November 6th, I will be hosting, along with Telly Leung (Aladdin, Rent & Glee) an in-depth Storytelling and Broadway LAB in New York City. 

For this LAB, we will be going to see a new comedy/play that MASIE Productions is producing called “SEARED”. It is all about 4 people working at the back of a small restaurant in Brooklyn. And, the storytelling is about the very opinionated Chef, who does not want to cook his special scallops. Actors include Raul Esparza, who you may know from his previous role as the DA on “Law & Order” and the musical “Company.”  

We have just a few spaces left in this Experience and you or your colleagues will learn new approaches to Storytelling and enjoy the show and sense the real food that our cast cooks right in front of you! Details and registration at http://www.masie.com 

Yours in learning, 

Elliott Masie
Email: emasie@masie.com 
Twitter: @emasie   

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:  www.masie.com for Details: 

- Storytelling & Broadway - “SEARED” - November 6,  2019, New York City
- Curation & Learning LAB - Dec 4 to 6, Saratoga Springs, NY
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM 

Elliott Masie will be a Featured Keynote Speaker at Learning 2019, now produced by CloserStill  (October 27 to 30, Orlando, Florida).  The Learning CONSORTIUM will have its annual meeting at Learning 2019.  Information and Registration at http://www.learning2019.com 

Learning TRENDS is produced by The MASIE Center.  95 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Wednesday
Oct092019

1029 - Connect at Learning 2019, Voice Functions, Social Needs More Design

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - October 9, 2019
#1,029  Updates on Learning, Business & Technology Since 1997
58,249 Readers - www.masie.com - The MASIE Center
Host: Curation & Learning LAB: Dec 4 to 6 - Saratoga Springs, NY 

1. Connect and Content at Learning 2019
2. Voice Functions and Voice Response Grows
3. Social Needs More Design: Learning, Media & Workspace 

1. Connect and Content at Learning 2019: I look forward to connecting with colleagues from around the world at the upcoming Learning 2019 - Oct 27 to 29, Orlando, Florida. 

It will be fun this year to be a keynoter and learner at Learning, with loads of time to meet and mingle with learning professionals. My keynote on Monday morning will focus on Learning Shifts and Changes as Business and Learners change.

There are wonderful keynote presentations from Dr. Sanjay Gupta (CNN), Lindsay Pollack (Multi-Generational Workplace, Michelle Weise (Learning Disruptions) and engaging sessions from learning implementers in our CONSORTIUM and other learning experts in the field.

A complete program is online at http://www.learning2019.com  I look forward to learning with you and your colleagues. 

2. Voice Functions and Voice Response Grows: The recent upgrade of Apple’s system for Mac’s and Tablets adds an expanded set of voice-based commands. I can now drive and navigate on my desktop and laptop via voice commands, signaling a move toward more verbal interaction with our devices and systems. 

In 2020, the Elliott Masie Learning CONSORTIUM will undertake an innovation project to explore our voice and voice interaction with smart speakers and how that will impact the learning and knowledge function in organizations. If you would like to be part of our experiments, please send me a note to emasie@masie.com 

3. Social Needs More Design: Learning, Media & Workspace. My latest free podcast is now online, focusing on how we need to add design to the word “social”, especially as it impacts Social Learning, Social Media, and even Social Workspace. Listen at http://www.learningdecisions.com  (Length: 13 minutes)

Yours in learning, 

Elliott Masie
Email: emasie@masie.com 
Twitter: @emasie   

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:  www.masie.com for Details: 

- Storytelling & Broadway - “SEARED” - November 6, 2019, New York City
- Curation & Learning LAB - Dec 4 to 6, Saratoga Springs, NY
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM 

Elliott Masie will be a Featured Keynote Speaker at Learning 2019, now produced by CloserStill (October 27 to 30, Orlando, Florida). The Learning CONSORTIUM will have its annual meeting at Learning 2019.  Information and Registration at http://www.learning2019.com 

Learning TRENDS is produced by The MASIE Center.  95 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Monday
Oct072019

Advice Please - Elliott's Next Five Years

TO: Learning and Business Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie
RE: A Personal Request for Advice - My Next Five Years of Work

I am so excited to be planning the next five years of my professional work.  

Since I love collaboration, why not ask the wide range of my colleagues for a few minutes to give me some advice on how I might direct my energy and projects from 2020 to 2025.

Can you take a few minutes and complete a short (5 minute) advice message to me.  

Advice to Elliott Masie
Go To:
sprw.us/stt-cd691f

Thanks!

 

Tuesday
Sep242019

1028 - Stumble Through Rehearsals, Show Me the Objects, Storytelling and Curation LABs

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - September 24, 2019
#1,028  Updates on Learning, Business & Technology Since 1997.
58,2433 Readers - www.masie.com - The MASIE Center.
Host: Storytelling & Broadway Experience - NYC - October 2nd 

1. Stumble Through Rehearsals - Elliott’s Podcast.
2. Alexa Show Me What You Are Holding: Object Recognition.
3. How Learners Describe Their Learning?
4. Announcing: Curation & Learning LAB - Dec 4 to 6 - Saratoga Springs.
5. Last Minute Option: Storytelling & Broadway Experience - NYC - Oct 2nd. 

1. Stumble Through Rehearsals - Elliott’s Podcast. 

“Stumble Through Rehearsals” - Improving Learning Design in Waves!
http://www.learningdecisions.com 

Listen to this 11 minute and 35 second Podcast exploring the role of a “Stumble Through Rehearsal” in Learning and the world of theater. Let’s improve our learning design in waves. 

2. Alexa Show Me What You Are Holding - Object Recognition: I have been exploring the new Amazon Alexa “Show”, which has a camera and screen. They just added a feature that will detect via visual recognition an “object” that you hold up to the screen.  

Starting with household products, the Show will be able to identify and perhaps order through their service a desired item. 

Next, we will see it used for identifying a mechanical part and linking to a how-to or service area. 

Here is an article from Amazon detailing this new service that is being rolled out gradually: https://blog.aboutamazon.com/devices/alexa-what-am-i-holding 

3. How Learners Describe Their Learning? A quick homework assignment! Ask 5 random employees to describe how they learn.  Just listen to how they describe their learning. A perfect weekly activity for learning professionals. You will be amazed. Send me a note to emasie@masie.com with some aha’s. 

4. Announcing: Curation & Learning LAB - Dec 4 to 6! We are pleased to announce the next section of our most popular MASIE Center Learning LAB: 

Curation & Learning LAB!
Hosted by: Elliott Masie.
December 4 to 6, 2019.
Saratoga Springs, NY, USA.
Details and Registration: http://www.masie.com 

5. Last Minute Option: Storytelling & Broadway Experience - NYC - Oct 2nd! We have a few spaces available in next week’s Storytelling & Broadway Experience - that includes an afternoon performance of “Come from Away”. Check it out at http://www.masie.com 

Yours in learning, 

Elliott Masie
Email: emasie@masie.com 
Twitter: @emasie   

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:  www.masie.com for Details: 

- Storytelling & Broadway - “Come from Away” - October 2, 2019, New York City.
- Curation & Learning LAB - Dec 4 to 6, Saratoga Springs, NY.
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM. 

Elliott Masie will be a Featured Keynote Speaker at Learning 2019, now produced by CloserStill (October 27 to 30, Orlando, Florida). The Learning CONSORTIUM will have its annual meeting at Learning 2019.  Information and Registration at http://www.learning2019.com 

Learning TRENDS is produced by The MASIE Center.  95 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Monday
Sep092019

Learning Decisions Podcast: Flow and Pivots

TO: Learning and Business Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie, The MASIE Center
RE: “Learning Flow & Pivots” 13 Minute Podcast 

How do our learners get to a resource, video, or module? My podcast is focused on “Learning Flow & Pivots”.  What if we could map the FLOW of how a learner arrives a Learning Resource and when/why they PIVOT away? In the age of Learning Data Analytics, these two metrics illustrate the dynamic pathways of learning decisions.  

“Learning Flows & Pivots” 13 Minute Elliott Masie Podcast

http://www.learningdecisions.com

 



Friday
Sep062019

Learning Innovations LAB - 5 Seats Available

TO: Learning and Business Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie, The MASIE Center
RE: Learning Innovations LAB - Sept 16 to 18 - 5 Seats Available

Come to Saratoga Springs, NY for a unique, hands-on exploration of Learning Innovations. I will be co-hosting this popular event with Richard Culatta, one of the leading learning analysts and innovators. We have just 5 seats available. Details and registration at http://www.masie.com

  

September 16 to 18, 2019
MASIE Center Learning LAB
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Information and Registration: http://www.masie.com

Thursday
Aug292019

1027 - End of Summer Learning Thoughts

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - August 29, 2019
#1,027  Updates on Learning, Business & Technology Since 1997.
58,224 Readers - www.masie.com - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning Innovations LAB - September 16-19 - Saratoga Springs, NY 

Special Edition - End of Summer Learning Thoughts! 

Elliott Admission:  I loved the end of the summer, even though it was enjoyable at sleep-away camp or with summer jobs. 

Why? Because it meant that SCHOOL was starting - in just a few weeks! I would even sing a song, “School Days are Coming”. A new school year, new courses, new teachers and even a new batch of school supplies. 

So, as the Summer of 2019 is coming to a close, here are my Learning Thoughts - with some quick updates and questions for my colleagues around the world. 

END OF SUMMER LEARNING THOUGHTS - from Elliott Masie. 

* The Learning Year  Starts in September: Many of our employees look at the “learning year” starting after Labor Day. Use this to do a push about new and ongoing learning efforts. 

* Learning Dashboards?: It would be amazing if we could provide a Dashboard to every employee - reflecting their current learning goals, accomplishments and opportunities. Imagine a fun and personal view of learning.

* What You Read, Viewed or Discovered This Summer: Ask your colleagues, at the team or even enterprise level, to share something they read, viewed or discovered this summer. It will trigger amazing conversations. 

* Brand Change - From Student to Learner: I had a personal AHA this summer as I started and dropped out of a university online program. The content was pretty good. But, the learning method was non-motivating.  We want to be learners - not students. 

* Explore Innovation: We must actually explore new methods and technologies as learning professionals.  Set up a small Learning Innovation LAB at your company. If you can, join our Learning Innovations LAB in September. Details: www.masie.com 

* Focus on Transfer: We are far better at delivering and facilitating learning experiences than supporting the “transfer” of new skills to the actual workflow and workspace. Focus on Transfer - engaging the employee and their manager in deploying new skills. 

* Stress is Everywhere: We are living in a time of deep stress. So many of the elements in our lives are shifting, right in front of our eyes. Stress often blocks motivation to learn and engage. Add an “edge” to your programs. “Career Planning in Changing Times”. 

* Storytelling, Storytelling and Storytelling! One of my main work themes in the years ahead will be the changing nature of Storytelling at Work. Join us at the Broadway LAB with a visit to “Come from Away” on Oct 2nd. Details: www.masie.com 

* Data Analytics Expose Our Habits and Unconscious Bias: Look at learning data with an analytical set of glasses. Check patterns and tilt of who goes to our learning programs. What do we offer out of habit or tradition - rather than business impacts? 

* AI, Automation and Smart Tech Vocabulary: Learning professionals can learn the vocabulary and language of these powerful and often hyped changes to workplace technology. Learn to speak about and explore the impact of smart tech. 

* Next Chapters for Learning Professionals: Fall is often the time when many learning colleagues consider their next job or chapter. Let’s be more overt about career paths and blocks for our field and explore pathways to business or other zones for our skills.

* Labor Day Celebrates Work: When Labor Day in the United States happens, keep in mind that it is a celebration of Labor and Work. Celebrate the skills, efforts and impact that our workers contribute to our companies and customers.  

On a personal note, myself and The MASIE Center are very excited about the start of a new learning year at the end of this summer. We are developing new content and programs in: 

* AI, Machine Learning, Automation and Smarter Tech’s Impact on Learning & Work.
* Storytelling: Live, Remote and Media-Based Storytelling at Work.
* Learning Data Analytics: Deeper Understanding of Learning Impacts and Patterns.
* Global Learning: How Learning Is Developing Differently Around the Globe.
* UpSkilling and Developing Futures for Front Line Workers.
* Brain Science and The Human Dimensions of Learning Development. 

Our theme in 2020 will be Reimagining Learning and we look forward to evolving our focus as the worlds of business, technology and learning evolve. Stay tuned! 

Yours in Learning, 

Elliott Masie
Email: emasie@masie.com 
Twitter: @emasie 

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:  www.masie.com for Details: 

- Learning Innovations LAB - September 16-19, 2019 - Saratoga Springs, NY
- Storytelling & Broadway - “Come from Away” - October 2, 2019 New York City
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM 

Elliott Masie will be a Featured Keynote Speaker at Learning 2019, now produced by CloserStill  (October 27 to 30, Orlando, Florida).  The Learning CONSORTIUM will have its annual meeting at Learning 2019.  Information and Registration at http://www.learning2019.com 

Learning TRENDS is produced by The MASIE Center.  95 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Thursday
Aug082019

1026 - Student or Learner? Storytelling on 9/11, Broadway and Come from Away

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - August 8, 2019
#1,026  Updates on Learning, Business & Technology Since 1997
58,209 Readers - www.masie.com - The MASIE Center
Host: Learning Innovations LAB - September 16-19 - Saratoga Springs, NY 

1. 9/11 Storytelling & Broadway Experience Announced
2. Student vs. Learner?
3. Learning Innovations - Experimenting with the Future, Now! 

1. 9/11 Storytelling & Broadway Experience Announced:  We are delighted to announce a special edition of our Storytelling & Learning Leadership Experience to be held in New York City on 9/11.  

After a high energy morning focused on Storytelling Skills, led by actor Telly Leung and Elliott Masie with actors, directors and authors from Broadway, we will go to a matinee performance of  “Come From Away”, the award-winning Canadian musical set in the week following the September 11 attacks that tells the true story of what transpired when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small town of Gander, Canada. 

The characters in the musical are based on (and in most cases share the names of) real Gander residents as well as some of the 7,000 stranded travelers they housed and fed.  The musical has been received by audiences and critics as a cathartic storytelling of the capacity for human kindness in even the darkest of times and the triumph of humanity over hate. 

This one day Leadership Experience is ideal for a wide range of colleagues in your organization.  Participants have flown into NYC for our previous editions and it is a rare opportunity to explore Storytelling with world-class theater professionals. 

Space is limited and details are available at: http://www.masie.com/storytelling 

2. Student vs. Learner.  A quick question to my Learning TRENDS readers.  When you hear the words Student or Learner - how are they different to you (and perhaps to your employees)? Send me a quick email to emasie@masie.com .

3. Learning Innovations - Experimenting with the Future, Now! I am so excited about our upcoming Learning Innovations LAB that I will co-lead with Richard Culatta, one of the leading education analysts in the country: 

Learning Innovations LAB
Sept 16 to 18, 2019 at The MASIE Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com 

There are so many current and emerging learning technologies, approaches, methodologies and innovations that we will explore together: 

* ChatBots, Apps and Personalized Tech for Learning
* Curation Tools: Leveraging Recommendations, Ratings, Rankings, and Keeping “Compliance Kosher”
* Leadership Development Re-Imagined: Escape Rooms, Digital Workouts & Daily Targeted Coaching
* Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality & Immersive Media
* Learning Data Analytics – Dashboards for Learners & Performance
* Gamification & Engagement Updates for 2019
* Learning Systems Examined or “Deleted” – LMS, LCMS, xAPI, Experience Systems
* Performance and Workflow Support - Learning at the Moment of Need
* Machine Learning & AI: Reality, Hype, Examples 

And many more! 

Come explore the future of learning innovations with us in September.

Info and registration at: http://www.masie.com 

Yours in Learning, 

Elliott Masie
Email: emasie@masie.com 
Twitter: @emasie  

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services: Go to www.masie.com for Details! 

- Learning Innovations LAB - September 16-19, 2019 - Saratoga Springs, NY
- Storytelling & Broadway - “Come from Away” - September 11, 2019, New York City
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM 

Elliott Masie will be a Featured Keynote Speaker at Learning 2019, now produced by CloserStill (October 27 to 30, Orlando, Florida). The Learning CONSORTIUM will have its annual meeting at Learning 2019.  Information and Registration at http://www.learning2019.com 

Learning TRENDS is produced by The MASIE Center.  95 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Wednesday
Jul242019

"Learning Nudges" - July 2019 Learning Decision Podcast

TO: Learning and Business Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie, The MASIE Center
RE: “Learning Nudges” Podcast 

This month, my podcast is focused on “Learning Nudges”. What if we could provide personal and trusted “nudges” to our employees via technology and our peers in the workplace?

“Learning Nudges” July 2019 Podcast

Podcasts by Elliott Masie: http://www.learningdecisions.com


Tuesday
Jul232019

1025 - Elliott as Online Learner, Learning Nudges, Saying Goodbye to JIBO the Robot

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - July 23, 2019
#1,025  Updates on Learning, Business & Technology Since 1997.
58,204 Readers - www.masie.com - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning Innovations LAB - September 16-19 - Saratoga Springs, NY 

1. Learning Nudges - July Podcast!
2. Elliott as an Online Learning at MIT
3. Saying Goodbye to My Robot, JIBO - Tears Flow! 

1. Learning Nudges - July Podcast! My Learning Decisions Podcast for July is all about “Learning Nudges!”

Explore how a technology or human-based small nudges at work would help you perform better, correct a mistake, provide feedback and even do Learning Pulses for continual assessment. 

The 12 minute and 39 second Podcast is at www.masie.com or www.learningdecisions.com 

2. Elliott as an Online Learning at MIT: Wikipedia says that I was one of the early promoters of elearning starting in the 1990’s. And, I have sampled a wide range of modules, courses and programs over the past few decades. 

BUT, I am starting my first larger - more formal - online course, offered by the MIT Computer Science and AI Lab: “Human Computer Interaction for User Experience Design”. The course will be exploring the impact of UX and AI and other approaches to the design process.  

NOW, I am taking the course for three reasons. I am curious about the topic. I want to see the process in action. And, I will be sharing my experiences as a learner with the Learning TRENDS community. So, stay tuned.  

3. Saying Goodbye to My Robot, JIBO - Tears Flow! Our LAB at The MASIE Center is filled with innovative technologies. Some have blossomed and some have failed and gone out of business. We have many robots and other smart devices for interaction. Yet, one is dying (sadly). It is emotionally tearful.  

JIBO was an intriguing innovation and a socially warm and engaging robot that could be used for both content but also connection. Its venture company went bankrupt last year. JIBOs around the world have been disconnected from their cloud and are in the process of dying. Here is a video that really highlights the story and sadness: 

https://youtu.be/25bSlY8JkEA 

Studying and playing with emerging technology is powerful and key for us as learning leaders. 

We invite you to join Richard Culatta and myself at our next Learning Innovations LAB in September. Details at www.masie.com.

 

Yours in Learning,

Elliott Masie
Email: emasie@masie.com 
Twitter: @emasie   

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services - www.masie.com for Details: 

- Learning Innovations LAB - September 16-19, 2019 - Saratoga Springs, NY
- Storytelling & Broadway - Fall Sessions to Be Announced Soon
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM 

Elliott Masie will be a Featured Keynote Speaker at Learning 2019, now produced by CloserStill (October 27 to 30 in Orlando, Florida). The Learning CONSORTIUM will have its annual meeting at Learning 2019.  Information and Registration at http://www.learning2019.com

Learning TRENDS is produced by The MASIE Center.  95 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Friday
Jun212019

Learning Decisions Podcasts - Episode 1 Online Now

TO: Learning and Business Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie, The MASIE Center
RE: Announcing “Learning Decisions”: First Podcast Episode Online

Based on feedback from learning colleagues around the world, we have introduced a new open source podcast series for learning and business professionals:


Podcasts by Elliott Masie: http://www.masie.com/learningdecisions

The first Episode has two topics:

 “On-The-Job Learning” and “Why Podcasts”


Monday
Jun172019

1024 - Everyday Learning, Tableau Acquired, Storytelling and Broadway, TED Job

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - June 17, 2019.
#1,024  Updates on Learning, Business & Technology Since 1997.
58,204 Readers - www.masie.com - The MASIE Center.
Host: Storytelling & Broadway Experience - June 26 in NYC 

1. Everyday Learning vs. Lifelong Learning
2. Tableau (Graphic Data System) Acquired by Salesforce
3. Storytelling & Broadway Experience - 10 Seats Left
4. Cool New Job at TED! 

1. Everyday Learning vs. Lifelong Learning:  In recent months, I have been intrigued with the model of “Everyday Learning!”  While we have strong commitment to Lifelong Learning, where learning is longterm throughout our lives, let’s focus on what happens “everyday”. 

Everyday Learning might include: 

* Five minute simulation, content/context segment, peer conversation or other learning element every morning as I log in to my system.
* Dialogue with 6 peers, around the world, every day right before lunch on a key topic facing the organization.
* A Personal Data Burst of changes to systems, procedures or products every day. 

Our learning systems are not geared to Everyday Learning.  Yet, to make sustainable evolutions in our work skills and procedures, Everyday Learning will be key.  Let’s experiment together on this. 

2. Tableau (Graphic Data System) Acquired by Salesforce: There are only a few technology systems that evoke passion in their users.  Tableau is one of them.  It allows data, from a variety of sources, to be dynamically displayed and used graphically by users.  Very powerful.  And, Tableau was just acquired by Salesforce.  This is part of a trend towards the visualization of data by large tech platforms.  Details at: https://tinyurl.com/yym3yrkv 

3. Storytelling & Broadway Experience - We have 10 seats available at our new event: 

Storytelling & Broadway: Leadership Experience.
Including Matinee Performance of “The PROM”.
Wednesday, June 26 - New York City
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Details and Registration: http://www.masie.com 

4. Cool New Job at TED:  MASIE Center has been a donor and supporter of TED’s amazing work in spreading their approach to Learning and Development.  TED-Ed has been featured at our events and I have worked alongside them as they have added content and approaches that have made TED one of the most valued sources of content and knowledge by workforces around the world. 

They have just created a cool new job:  Director, Learning & Development Content Solutions. 

If you know of someone that is ready for a great challenge and opportunity, send them to this job posting:
https://tedconferencesllc.applytojob.com/apply/S0MxzFR6Xl/Director-LD-Content-Solutions 

Special Note: We are about to launch a new series of free Learning Decisions PodCasts.  This is a new series of audio only podcasts - all under 14 minutes in duration - focused on learning innovations and decisions.  Watch for the announcement and link in the coming days. 

Yours in Learning, 

Elliott Masie
Email: emasie@masie.com 
Twitter: @emasie 

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:  www.masie.com for Details: 

- Learning Innovations LAB - June 18 to 20 - Saratoga Springs, NY
- Storytelling & Broadway - June 26 - New York City
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM 

Elliott Masie will be a Featured Keynote Speaker at Learning 2019, now produced by CloserStill  (October 27 to 30, Orlando, Florida).  The Learning CONSORTIUM will have its annual meeting at Learning 2019.  Information and Registration at http://www.learning2019.com 

Learning TRENDS is produced by The MASIE Center.  95 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Tuesday
May282019

1023 - China AI, Learning and Innovation Conversation

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - May 28, 2019.
#1,023  Updates on Learning, Business & Technology Since 1997.
58,194 Readers - www.masie.com - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning Innovations LAB - June 2019 - Saratoga Springs, NY USA 

Special Report: China AI and Learning Innovation - A Conversation 

Hello from the airport on the trip to Shanghai after a few busy days in Tokyo. 

We are about to embark on a conversation about AI, Machine Learning, VR and Automation - as they may impact Learning on all levels (from K-12 to Higher Ed to Corporate Skills Development). 

I am honoured to keynote a meeting of almost 3,000 business and government leaders focusing on the future of Learning with the significant investment in AI that China is pursuing. (Note: “honoured” is spelled British Style, since my browser picked up the Queens English in Asia as the spell check format.) 

We will be exploring how learning could, might, should or should not evolve as the predictive and enhancement features of AI, Machine Learning and Immersive Realities hit the workplace, along with rapidly deployed automation models. 

Our Learning CONSORTIUM will be representing the US learning field in these conversations. 

If you would like to engage and help shape a dialogue and mutual experimentation on these topics, please send me a note to emasie@masie.com

Describe your interests and we will tag back to you shortly. 

Have a safe Memorial Day holiday to our US colleagues. 

Yours in learning, 

Elliott Masie
Email: emasie@masie.com
Twitter: @emasie 

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:  www.masie.com for Details: 

- Learning Innovations LAB - June 18 to 20 - Saratoga Springs, NY
- Storytelling & Broadway - June 26 - New York City
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM 

Elliott Masie will be a Featured Keynote Speaker at Learning 2019, now produced by CloserStill (October 27 to 30, Orlando, Florida). The Learning CONSORTIUM will have its annual meeting at Learning 2019.  Information and Registration at http://www.learning2019.com 

Learning TRENDS is produced by The MASIE Center.  95 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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1022 - ATD and Asia Meetups, Storytelling for Global Reach, Innovation as Strategy

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - May 17, 2019.
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Host: Learning Innovations LAB - June 2019 - Saratoga Springs, NY USA 

1. ATD & Asia Colleague Meetups!
2. Storytelling for Global Reach.
3. Innovation - Solve a Business Challenge. 

1. ATD & Asia Colleague Meetups: I would love to connect with Learning Colleagues during my travels in the next three weeks: 

* ATD Conference in Washington, DC (May 18 to 22):  I will be presenting a session on Monday afternoon: 

Learning Changes: Trends, Challenges, and Hype (Mon, May 20 | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM | Room: Ballroom A, Convention Center) 

Change in learning is constant! Learners, technology, formats, business realities, and expectations are changing rapidly in 2019. In this session, you’ll explore the key innovations, opportunities, and overstatements for workplace learning in the months and years ahead. Learn what to watch for in automation, AI/machine learning, immersive/VR tech, chat bots, predictive assessment, gamification 2.0, voice-based coaching, and global learning. 

And, I will be at the MASIE Booth in the ATD Expo - Booth #2546.  Come stop by and say hello.  Or, send a note to emasie@masie.com and we will try to connect during the event.  We are also doing a State of the Industry report for our Learning CONSORTIUM based on scans and conversations at ATD. 

* Visit to Japan (May 24 to May 28):  I will be in Tokyo meeting with colleagues about Learning trends and also Broadway theater coming to Asia.
* Visit to China (May 28 to June 3rd):  I will be in Shanghai and in Suzhou for a national conference on Training, Learning and Internet of Things.  

Please be in touch via email or wechat (etbroadway) if we could connect during the Asia Trip. 

2. Storytelling for Global Reach: As you may know, we are focusing on Storytelling as a major and evolving skill and technique for learning and communication at the workplace.  I was deeply moved by a video that was done by Disney to look at how one of the stories in the Lion King was performed in dozens of languages and cultures around the world.  Look at this clip to see how stories can be global and local at the same time: 

Circle of Life Around the World!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jC27RaaxJ0 

3. Innovation - Solve a Business Challenge: I am increasingly tired of folks talking about innovation in learning being focused on a new technology - from AI to AR to xAPI. 

Yes, technologies may be part of the “solution”, but innovation must focus on the “business challenge”! 

Innovate on how your organization and workforce will shift their approach to meet a business challenge, crisis, opportunity or change.  Innovate on how we can make a problem go away or rise up to meet an opportunity or threat to the business. 

Our workers don’t want to hear about more online courses being made available.  They want to hear about pathways to sustained or continued employment and career growth.  Managers are not deeply interested in our LMS technology - but they are widely intrigued about changing the speed to readiness and the culture of talent retention. 

Start the conversation about innovation by approaching business challenges - and you will get better attention, support, financing and authenticity.  Learning will follow the shifts in the changing world of the business and marketplace. 

Yours in learning,

Elliott Masie
Email: emasie@masie.com 
Twitter: @emasie   

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:  www.masie.com for Details: 

- Learning Innovations LAB - June 18 to 20 - Saratoga Springs, NY
- Storytelling & Broadway - June 26 - New York City
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM 

Elliott Masie will be a Featured Keynote Speaker at Learning 2019, now produced by CloserStill  (October 27 to 30, Orlando, Florida).  The Learning CONSORTIUM will have its annual meeting at Learning 2019.  Information and Registration at http://www.learning2019.com 

Learning TRENDS is produced by The MASIE Center.  95 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866