Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie - July 26, 2012.
#733 - Updates on Learning, Business & Technology.
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Host, Learning 2012 - Oct 21 to 24, Orlando, FL - www.learning2012.com
1. Bildungsurlaub: Learning & Training Leaves.
2. 15% Real Time Content: Scaled to Thousands?
3. Learning Marketplace Shifts Conference Call.
1. Bildungsurlaub - Learning & Training Leaves: That is a German word that is hard to pronounce and perhaps even harder to imagine in our organizations. My colleague and friend, Dan Pink, highlighted Bildungsurlaub, a provocative learning approach, in his recent blog:
“German law entitles workers to six weeks of paid vacation. But according to a recent story in the Wall Street Journal, it also provides for — I just love saying it — a bildungsurlaub, five paid days off per year to participate in an approved training course. Workers could take a Chinese course in Beijing or enroll in a computer course in a seaside town. Training doesn’t have to be directly connected to their job, as long as it is approved by the state.”
Take a few minutes to check out Dan Pink’s blog and the Wall Street Journal article that frames the corporate and policy perspectives on bildungsurlaub! http://www.danpink.com/archives/2012/07/word-of-the-day-bildungsurlaub
2. 15% Real Time Content: Scaled to Thousands? So, what happens when you attend a conference, with hundreds of sessions —- but the key topics that you need to discuss are not on the agenda? It happens to all of us and even to the events that folks like me produce. This year, we have reframed the program for Learning 2012 to include a design for at least 15% REAL TIME CONTENT. In other words, 15% of the sessions, workshops and activities will remain OPEN until you arrive in Orlando on October 21st. These sessions will be organized, formatted, curated and facilitated by participants in REAL TIME at the event.
Some may extend the comments of a workshop or keynote speaker - to drill down farther. Some will provide more detail or more framework in the programmed sessions. Others will take us in a new and different direction or will allow for a very REAL TIME discussion or argument about a key topic. And, some might even be fairly cutting edge (robotics in the classroom) or quite fundamental (Malcolm Knolwes in 2012). And, some will be great - with a few note succeeding at all.
This is not so hard to imagine at an event with 200 people. But, when we have thousands of participants, how do we scale and curate REAL TIME CONTENT? I am excited to see our teams create and experiment with new ways of approaching REAL TIME - shifting 15% of the design from a planned to a more collaborative and at the moment design. Check out some of our perspectives at: http://www.learning2012.com/item/15-real-time-content.html
3. Learning Marketplace Shifts Conference Call: The Learning Marketplace is shifting - as organizations are changing the type and style of learning content, systems and services. We have organized a no-charge, 45 minute briefing on Learning Marketplace Shifts for our colleagues who are learning vendors, suppliers or consultants:
The Changing Learning Marketplace: Shifts, Hype and Expectations!
Hosted: Elliott Masie - The Learning CONSORTIUM.
Thursday, August 16, 2012, 11 am (EDT) - 1 hour - No Charge.
To Register for this call, go to: www.masie.com/MarketplaceCall
Yours in learning,
MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:
* Learning 2012 - Oct 21 - 24, 2012 - Orlando, Florida.
* Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM
Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com - twitter: emasie