873 - Design Help Please, 10,000 Retirees Today, 2 Language Content Requests

Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie - May 1, 2015.
#873 - Updates on Learning, Business & Technology.
56,899 Readers - www.masie.com - twitter: emasie - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning Directions in Dallas, Seattle, Chicago & New York City.

1. Design Help Please - 10 Minutes of Ideas!
2. 10,000 Retirees Daily, Impacts on Learning?
3. Two Language Content Requests Increase.
4. Assistant at MASIE Center - 6 Month Project.

1. Design Help Please - 10 Minutes of Ideas! We are now deep into the Design Stage of building content and activities for Learning 2015 (Nov 1-4 in Orlando, FL).

I would love to get a wide range of ideas on Hot Topics, Content Formats and other elements that will contribute to our Design process for creating my 25th Annual Conference this year. Would you take 5 to 10 minutes to add a few ideas and rank a number of content formats?

Learning 2015 Design Ideas:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2124283/learning2015ideas

Thanks and your input will be greatly appreciated!

2. 10,000 Retirees Daily, Impacts on Learning: Every day, approximately 10,000 people in their 60’s retire in the United States! This is a huge shift and set of challenges/opportunities for the Learning and Development field. We have been in dialogues with CLOs and our colleagues at AARP about the impact of retirement on corporate employers. Here are a few of the items on our radar screen about this level of potential retirement:

* Lack of Learning-Focused Exit: Many retirees are not embraced as knowledge holders by the organization as they approach their departure date. While they may go through a traditional “exit” interview by HR, that is usually a protective scan. Organizations need to think about ways of capturing, in a useful fashion, the overt and tacit knowledge that retirees have - before they depart. A good example might be to build an infographic of their key networks (internal and external) or their best short-cuts in business processes.
* Career Impacts for Delayed Departures: While we have many retirees, there are also many folks who are choosing NOT to retire. They may not be able to afford it or it may not be part of their life plan to retire at this stage of their career. Their Non-Retirement can often have a disruptive effect on the generation of employees who are waiting for these senior positions to open up.
* Shifting Scope, Roles and Skillsets: There is also a great opportunity for organizations to take a “next chapter” approach to these potential retirees. Many groups are offering shifts in roles, scope of responsibility and even timeframe. Some senior managers may want to become sole contributors. Some experienced employees may want to shift into 1/2 time or more coaching roles. And, others are ripe to go back into the education cycle to gain another set of skills.

The MASIE Center is taking a deep look at the role of Learning & Development for our maturing employees. This year at Learning 2015, we will have a major segment on the learning implications for the 50+ employee. I would love to hear from Learning TRENDS readers on their experiences and perspectives on this topic.  Send me a note to emasie@masie.com

3. Two Language Content Requests Increase: More and more organizations are developing multi-language versions of content for a diverse and global employee base. In some instances, the content is flowing to multiple sites around the world where local employees require content in their native language. And, in the United States, a large number of employees have English as their second language and would love to have access to a second version of content in their native language.

We are seeing a desire for Two Language Content from these workforces. As we look at Learning Personalization, there is a framework where learners may want to have two cycles of content. For example, when I was in Beijing last year, many of the learning specialists were building content with 2 screens - Mandarin on one side and English on the other side. They reported that employees often wanted to take the content twice, in both languages, as a way of better understanding the content from a global perspective. Here in the United States, there are companies that have offered content to employees in English plus Spanish. 

I am a son of an immigrant from Germany. I understood that my father could speak almost perfect English, but was a much better learner in German. Even in the 1950’s he would often want to read a new piece of content in both German and English. He shared that he felt “smarter” in German but also wanted to fully understand a new concept in English. So, a two language cycle was his solution. It also helped him improve his working and professional English mastery in the process. Interesting to see this approach resurface in 2015.

4. Assistant at MASIE Center - 6 Month Project: We are looking for a person to play a role as an Assistant at The MASIE Center. They would be working in Saratoga Springs, assisting on administrative roles with our team as we ramp up to Learning 2015.  They will also have a chance to help out on a number of our Broadway/Theater projects. This is an ideal role for a relative or colleague who is a recent graduate or someone who wants a 6 month intense learning and work experience. Here is the job listing for anyone interested: http://tinyurl.com/orrmcvv

Yours in learning,

Elliott Masie
Chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM
- Learning Directions - Dallas, Seattle, Chicago and NYC in June.
- Learning Strategies LAB with Doug Lynch & Elliott Masie - July 15-17 - Saratoga Springs, NY
- Gamification & Learning LAB - Led by Elliott Masie - June 23-25 - Saratoga Springs, NY.
- Learning 2015 - Nov 1-4 - Orlando, Florida.

Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com - twitter: emasie

872 - 1,600 Learning Colleagues to EPCOT; Learner Maturity; 12 TONY Nominations

Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie - April 28, 2015.
#872 - Updates on Learning, Business & Technology.
56,890 Readers - www.masie.com - twitter: emasie - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning Directions in Dallas, Seattle, Chicago & New York City.

1. 1,600 Learning Colleagues to EPCOT for MASIE Celebration!
2. Learner Maturity for Learning Modes.
3. 12 TONY Nominations for An American in Paris.

1. 1,600 Learning Colleagues to EPCOT for MASIE Celebration! This year will be my 25th annual Learning event: Learning 2015! So, on Tuesday night, November 3rd, after our afternoon sessions, I will be taking 1,600 Learning Colleagues from around the world for a fun evening celebration at EPCOT, including their Wine & Food Festival, the Fireworks and an EPCOT-wide MASIE Learning Gamification Challenge.

Details at http://www.learning2015.com/index.php/item/epcot-tuesday-pm.html

2. Learner Maturity for Learning Modes: One of the most frequent questions that I am asked by corporate learning leaders concerns the “Maturity” levels of learners for self-management of learning activities. Clearly, some learners are ready and ripe to drive their own learning. Some are quite accustomed to organizational leadership on this issue. But, how do we measure or dialogue about Learner Maturity?

I use one of the models about maturity, such as Blanchard’s Situational Leadership, to consider:

* Maturity on the Learning Task.
* Maturity on the Performance Target for the Learning Task.
* Maturity on Self-Direction as a Learner.
* Maturity with Current Learning Methods and Options.

Clearly, as the maturity is low, one might assume a higher level of corporate direction - at least at first - for the learner. And, as the maturity on one or all of these scales rises, our design can shift to Collaborative, Consultative or Self-Directive. We should add this conversation to our learning dialogues about a learner’s role in driving learning.

3. 12 TONY Nominations for An American in Paris. MASIE Productions is in 7th heaven today as one of our shows, An American in Paris, was nominated for 12 TONY Awards. This is an amazing experience and a deep honor for the cast, crew and producers. We have been involved in this show for several years and flew to Paris as it was previewed at the end of last year. The Broadway production combines dance, music, great acting and a compelling story of change following the end of World War II. The TONY Awards will be in June, but our team already won by the recognition of these nominations. Details at: http://www.anamericaninparisbroadway.com/

Yours in learning,

Elliott Masie
Chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM
- Learning Directions - Dallas, Seattle, Chicago and NYC in June.
- Gamification & Learning LAB - Led by Elliott Masie - June 23-25, 2015 - Saratoga Springs, NY.
- Learning 2015 - Nov 1 to 4th - Orlando, Florida.

Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com - twitter: emasie

871 - White House UpSkill Forum on Friday

Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie - April 22, 2015.
#871 - Updates on Learning, Business & Technology.
56,859 Readers - www.masie.com - twitter: emasie - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning Directions in Dallas, Seattle, Chicago & New York City.

1. Elliott Masie at White House UpSkill Summit on Friday.
2. Games for Learning Perspective.
3. Steve Wozniak - The “WOZ” to Keynote Learning 2015.

1. Elliott Masie at White House UpSkill Summit on Friday: I am honored to be one of the facilitators at the White House UpSkill Summit this Friday. 

On Friday, April 24th, several CLOs from our Learning CONSORTIUM and I will attend the White House Upskill Summit, joining 150 employers, labor leaders, foundations, non-profits, educators and tech innovators from across America who are answering the President’s call to action and equipping workers of all ages with the skills they need to advance into better-paying jobs. The White House will announce new commitments being made by public and private partners in response to a call to action launched by the President in January “to help workers of all ages earn a shot at better, higher-paying jobs, even if they don’t have a higher education.”

We will post a summary of the dialogues and UpSkill examples from key corporations on Learning TRENDS next week. It is exciting to have this key topic, of interest to our major employers, as the focus of this White House gathering and announcement.

2. Games for Learning Perspective: On Tuesday, I was at the US Dept. of Education Games for Learning Forum in New York City. 150 innovators in the worlds of education, gaming, gamification and learner engagement gathered for an intense dialogue. I had several “aha’s” during my conversations at the Games for Learning event:

- We need to extend the conversation about Games to also look at adding Engagement, Playful Learning, Simulation and Collaboration to our classrooms and digital learning environments.
- There were key demonstrations of using an ongoing Game as a format for a multi-session, face-to-face event with challenges, badges and learner graphics as an alternative design strategy.
- Research is emerging on how games, gamification and simulations can impact learners of multiple generations and learning styles.
- A new set of standards for Learning Simulations are being developed with the US Dept. of Education.  The MASIE Center will work on extending this standard to corporate users.

Key sessions are now viewable online at http://livestream.com/g4c/g4l

If you are interested in a wide and vendor-neutral deep dive on Learning and Gamification, please check out our upcoming LABS at The MASIE Center. Info at http://www.masie.com

3. Steve Wozniak - The “WOZ” to Keynote Learning 2015: You may have already seen our announcements and press releases about our next Featured Keynoter at Learning 2015 (Nov 1 - 4, Orlando, FL):

- Steve Wozniak - The “WOZ” - Co-Founder of Apple Computers and Lifelong Innovator & Educator.
- Information at http://www.learning2015.com

We have had a volume of new registrations for Learning 2015, following the announcements of both Steve Wozniak and Sal Khan as Keynoters. Stay tuned for more in the coming months.

Yours in learning,

Elliott Masie
Chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM
- Learning Directions - Dallas, Seattle, Chicago and NYC in June.
- Gamification & Learning LAB - Led by Elliott Masie - June 23-25, 2015 - Saratoga Springs, NY.
- Learning 2015 - Nov 1 - 4 - Orlando, Florida.

Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com - twitter: emasie

 

Woz - Steve Wozniak - Keynoter at Learning 2015

TO: Learning, Training & Performance Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie, Host - Learning 2015
DATE: April 20, 2015

RE: “Woz” - Steve Wozniak to Keynote Learning 2015!

I am honored to announce Steve Wozniak as a Featured Keynoter for Learning 2015, November 1 - 4 in Orlando, Florida:

Featured Keynoter: “The Woz” - Steve Wozniak - Co-Founder, Apple Computer, Innovator & Lifelong Educator
Details: http://www.learning2015.com

Steve Wozniak has been a Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years. He has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products (the Apple I and II) and influenced the popular Macintosh. For his achievements at Apple, he was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators. In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers. He is Chief Scientist at Primary Data and is a published author with the release of his New York Times bestselling autobiography iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon in September 2006 by Norton Publishing. In 2014, he was awarded the Hoover Medal, a prestigious honor given for “outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity”, and was inducted into the IndustryWeek Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

We will have a deep, interactive interview with “Woz” on these key issues:

- Innovation.
- Learning Personalization.
- Technology: Real vs. Hype.
- Skills for Design.
- Shifts in Education & Content.
- Responsive Learning Systems.
- People, Technology & Change.

There will be 6 Keynotes (including Sal Khan), over 150 Learning Sessions, MeetUps, and many more elements that include an active Gamification component in our design. We are pleased to have the following learning suppliers among the Sponsors of Learning 2015: ANCILE, Andromeda Simulations International, Bluewater Learning, Inc., CEB, Clarity Consultants, CrossKnowledge, DuPont, EdAssist, GP Strategies, Harvard Business Publishing, Interactive Services, Intrepid Learning, Inc., Kaplan University, Maestro, Management Possible, MLink, OpenSesame, Richardson, Safari, SkillDirector, Skillsoft and Xerox.

Learning 2015 will be the 25th Annual MASIE Learning Conference and we have created a new website for it that will include a weekly Design Blog to share engagement and design elements. Check it out and take advantage of the Early Registration Discounts at http://www.learning2015.com

Yours in learning,

Elliott Masie
Host, Learning 2015

Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com - twitter: emasie

870 - LinkedIn Buys lynda.com for 1.5 Billion; Testing Amazon Echo

Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie - April 10, 2015.
#870 - Updates on Learning, Business & Technology.
56,849 Readers - www.masie.com - twitter: emasie - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning Directions in Dallas, Seattle, Chicago & New York City.

1. LinkedIn Buys lynda.com for $1.5 Billion - Not an April Fools Message.
2. Testing Amazon Echo - Talking to My Speaker & Cloud.
3. Gamification & Learning LAB - New Section Added in June.

1. LinkedIn Buys lynda.com for $1.5 Billion - Not an April Fools Message: I was quite surprised by a message yesterday announcing that LinkedIn has purchased lynda.com (an eLearning site) for $1.5 Billion. Details at: http://www.cnet.com/news/linkedin-to-acquire-online-training-site-lynda-com/

Why surprised? Just a few days ago, as part of my annual April Fools Learning Trends message, I said, “LinkedIn leaders are convinced that a learner’s resume will have a key role in expanding learning. As a worker enrolls for a class, “LinkedLearn” will relate the content to the learner’s previous positions and work experience. If one shifts their job from a bank to a restaurant, their onboarding eLearning on how to work at the order counter will use visuals and even videos from a banking example. “LinkedLearn” is aimed at truly adaptive learning design. It may also leverage feedback from the last 10 years of a worker’s performance reviews.”  This was not a prediction - just a joke. But, I guess good jokes have some element of truth and prediction.

It will be interesting to see how LinkedIn leverages the resources and assets of lynda.com in the coming years. Stay tuned for more perspectives.

2. Testing Amazon Echo - Talking to My Speaker & Cloud: This week at The MASIE Center, I have been testing a new technology: Amazon’s Echo. It is a high quality speaker, about one foot tall and 3 inches wide, that takes some of the function of Apple’s Siri and rolls it into a Cloud-based Music, Knowledge and Control Center.

First, I plugged it in and downloaded an Echo app to my smartphone. It links to my Amazon Prime Account and the building’s wireless system. Then, just by calling the Echo’s name - “Alexa” - I can then ask for the weather, latest news or almost any song or album. It does an instant search of Amazon Prime Music and starts to play in less than 2 seconds.  And, it also will make me laugh if I say, “Alexa, tell me a joke.” Additional features are being added, including control of household appliances and linking multiple Echos together in different rooms.

Check it out at http://www.amazon.com/oc/echo  It is $199 and has a 3 month waiting list. I am intrigued about how it could also access a corporation’s knowledge or intranet for spoken assistance to a worker sitting at a desk or working on a factory floor. And, I have had fun with instant songs and much needed jokes.

3. Gamification & Learning LAB - New Section Added in June: We have sold out our first Gamification & Learning LAB, with a waiting list, for May. So, I have opened up a second section that will be held in Saratoga Springs, NY from June 23 -25. Register soon as we are already filling seats in this hands-on LAB.  Details at http://www.masie.com

Yours in learning,

Elliott Masie
Chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM.
- Learning Directions - Dallas, Seattle, Chicago and NYC in June.
- Gamification & Learning LAB - Led by Elliott Masie - June 23-25, 2015 - Saratoga Springs, NY.
- Learning 2015 - Nov 1 to 4 - Orlando, Florida.

Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com - twitter: emasie

869 - Learning as a Habit, Experience Design, Connected Classrooms

Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie - April 7, 2015.
#869 - Updates on Learning, Business & Technology.
56,845 Readers - www.masie.com - twitter: emasie - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning Directions in Dallas, Seattle, Chicago & New York City.

1. Learning as a Habit? Research Findings & More.
2. Experience Design! A Blog Post.
3. 4 Monitors in a Classroom?
4. An American in Paris Opens.

1. Learning as a Habit? Research Findings & More: We are pleased to publish the first wave of findings from our Learning as a Habit Research Project at The MASIE Center. For the past three months, Jennifer Cheng, a research fellow on leave from PwC in Hong Kong, was resident at our Center and conducted a deep dive into the core idea of how people make learning a habit on a daily or weekly basis. Based on a survey of over 500 colleagues from around the world and intensive interviews with several dozen corporate executives, Jennifer published a Learning as a Habit white paper and infographic, and we also placed the raw survey results in Open Source. Please download these interesting assets at:

Learning as a Habit Paper and Infographic: http://www.masie.com/learninghabits   .

On a personal level, I have been building two learning habits. I am watching a TED video almost every day. And, I am wearing a button with a learning question or statement on my clothing every day. The first is triggering many thoughts and learning patterns - and others have been sending me cool videos to watch. My buttons - for example, today’s is “Personalize Me” - launch fascinating conversations with others. We are very intrigued how a learning system might support an employee’s learning habits with suggestions, reminders and connections.

If you are interested in conducting the next stage of research on Learning as a Habit - I would love to hear from you.  Send me a note to emasie@masie.com And, thanks to Jennifer Cheng and PwC for your support of this research. More to follow!

2. Experience Design! A Blog Post: I have started my annual Design Blog for the decisions and choices as we build Learning 2015. Today, there is a post about moving towards Learning Experiences as a core part of our event design.

“Experience Design! Learning Experiences are opportunities for Learning 2015 participants to be actively involved in doing, touching, experimenting, designing, challenging or other Engagement models of learning. One of our regular Experiences has included learning and then competing on a timed team challenge of how quickly and safely you can change the tires on a NASCAR vehicle:

Here are a few coming attractions of the Experiences you can choose to engage with at Learning 2015:

- Gamification LAB - Experiment with Gaming for Learning!
- Food Experiences - Cooking as a Metaphor for Design!
- MeetUps - Instant Conversations & Challenges!
- Ed Tech Jam - Brand New & Emerging Tech for Learning!
- The Connected Classroom - Teaching in a New Design!
- 30 Under 30 - Supporting the Next Generation of Learning Leaders!
- Wearables & Learning - For Knowledge & Learning!

To read the entire Experience Design Blog post, go to: http://www.learning2015.com/index.php/item/expereince-design.html

3. 4 Monitors in a Classroom? Start to say “goodbye” to the projector and screens in our classrooms. As the cost of larger monitors drops (you can buy a 55” monitor for as little as $900) it is possible to redesign classrooms into Connected Labs. By placing large LED/LCD monitors in each corner and hooking them up to a single computer through a long lead HDMI, you are able to reach out to remote locations for subject matter experts via Skype, Linx or Webex. The connected classroom is so much more flexible for leveraging high engagement of learners and bringing in multiple experts for short conversations or background. It will take a new style of teaching but the yield for your learners and budget can be huge.  We have built a Connected Classroom at The MASIE Center and will have a Connected Classroom LAB at Learning 2015.

4. An American in Paris Opens: As you may know, we also have a MASIE Productions group that is involved with producing Broadway shows. This Sunday, we will be at the Opening of “An American in Paris” at the Palace Theater in Times Square. It is an amazing show, combining awesome dancing, the music of Gershwin and direction by one of the leading choreographers in the world - Christopher Wheeldon. It is a magical show and if you get to New York City in the coming year, check it out at http://www.anamericaninparisbroadway.com/  And, keep your fingers crossed for us as the critics’ reviews are published on Sunday night!

Yours in learning,

Elliott Masie
Chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM
- Learning Directions - Dallas, Seattle, Chicago and NYC in June.
- Gamification & Learning LAB - Led by Elliott Masie - June 2015 - Saratoga Springs, NY.
- Learning 2015 - Nov 1 to 4 - Orlando, Florida.

Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com - twitter: emasie

 

868 - Facebook, LinkedIn Release Free LMS; Apple Watch to Monitor Saying No

Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie - April 1, 2015.
#868 - Updates on Learning, Business & Technology.
56,839 Readers - www.masie.com - twitter: emasie - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning 2015 - Nov 1 to 4 - Orlando, Florida, USA

1. Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter Introduce Free LMS.
2. Apple Watch to Feature “NO” Coaching Monitor.

1. Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter Introduce Free LMS: Today, 3 of the leading Social Media companies in the world announced a series of free alternatives to the traditional Learning Management Systems:

- Facebook Introduces “FaceLearn LMS”
- LinkedIn Introduces “LinkedLearn Career Learning Systems”
- Twitter Introduces “TweetLearn System”

The three companies are jointly recognizing the growth of learning - from assigned training programs to a lifelong learning process.

Facebook leaders feel that workers will more easily accept “FaceLearn” than a traditional LMS.  “FaceLearn” will allow you to learn a topic with your friends, to LIKE or UNLIKE an instructor and to integrate personal experiences into corporate learning. They hope that workers might touch their “FaceLearn” apps as often as 4 to 10 times an hour, radically increasing the presence of learning systems.

LinkedIn leaders are convinced that a learner’s resume will have a key role in expanding learning. As a worker enrolls for a class, “LinkedLearn” will relate the content to the learner’s previous positions and work experience. If one shifts their job from a bank to a restaurant, their onboarding eLearning on how to work at the order counter will use visuals and even videos from a banking example. “LinkedLearn” is aimed at truly adaptive learning design. It may also leverage feedback from the last 10 years of a worker’s performance reviews.

And, Twitter leaders are focused on using learners’ reactions throughout a workday to inform the learning processes of other folks. They hope that employee bonuses will be linked into the “Follow” level of a worker, multiplied by the performance of not just the employee but the performance of those that follow them. It will be a whole new model of collaborative compensation.

Needless to say, the traditional LMS companies are shocked by the joint announcement of these three new systems. And, the price of using these three LMSs on an enterprise level will be FREE to the company as the revenues will be generated by advertising and leveraging big data.

All 3 systems will integrate with each other and will use a common profile and biometric shared password. They will push a new SCORM/xAPI/TinCan alternative into SwipeLearn API.

The MASIE Center will be tracking the rise of these systems and anticipates future systems from Instagram and even a connective social learning program from Match.com. Welcome to the strange future.

2. Apple Watch to Feature “NO” Coaching Monitor: When the Apple Watch appears at the end of April, look for a new performance support tool that will monitor the verbal statements of the wearer and provide feedback when a phrase is used too often.

Marshall Goldsmith, the well-known management coach who encourages CEOs to reduce the times they say the word “NO”, has been working with Apple to have a “NO” monitor app. It will count and display the frequency of how often one says “NO” to categories of people, ranging from employees to customers to family and friends. Consequence choices include:

- CEO agrees to donate $20 to a designated charity for each time she/he says NO.
- The Apple Watch will glow with a specific color as the levels of NO change.
- A wearable ankle band can be linked to the Apple Watch to vibrate or even provide a low grade shock.
- A family member (such as your 8 year old) gets a daily graph of the CEO’s NO utterance rate.

This will open up a new field for Learning Professionals to create a Learner Feedback formula for feedback and personal behavioral change.

NOTE: April 1st is my favorite day for stretching the words in Learning TRENDS - as many countries celebrate April Fool’s Day - with satire, even stretching the view of learning futures. But, please don’t yell NO - the Watch might be listening.


Yours in learning,

Elliott Masie
Chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM
- Learning Directions - Dallas, Seattle, Chicago and NYC in June.
- Gamification & Learning LAB - Led by Elliott Masie - May 4 to 6 - Saratoga Springs, NY.
- Learning 2015 - Nov 1 to 4 - Orlando, Florida.

Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com - twitter: emasie

 

Learning Directions: Dallas, Seattle, Chicago and NYC

TO: Learning, Training & Performance Colleagues.
FROM: Elliott Masie, The MASIE Center.
DATE: March 31, 2015.

RE: Learning Directions - 1 Day Elliott Masie Briefing - Chicago, Seattle, New York City & Dallas!

We are pleased to announce our annual series of Learning Directions events, to be hosted by Elliott Masie in 4 key cities in the United States:

Learning Directions!
- Dallas, TX (@ Southwest Airlines) - Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
- Chicago, IL (@ The Gleacher Center) - Thursday, June 4, 2015.
- New York City, NY (@ AMA) - Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
- Seattle, WA (Downtown) - Thursday, June 11, 2015.
Details at: http://www.masie.com

We are very excited to offer a “mixed and blended” program for our learning colleagues, focused on the Reality, Hype, Promise and Challenges of evolving employee learning.

Every day I find myself in discussions with CLOs and learning professionals about changes in the workforce, workplace, technology and business settings. Our field is deeply interested in future Learning Directions. What is working, what is failing, what is growing and what is on the horizon?

We will take an in-depth, evidence-based and vendor-neutral look at how workplace learning is CHANGING or NOT CHANGING in 2015:     

- Learning Personalization!
- Video as a Learning Shift!
- Mobility & Small Tech (vs. Mobile Learning)!
- Big & My” Learning Data - Fresh Metrics Models!
- Social, Collaborative & Digital Trust!
- Leadership Development Shifts - From Courses to LABS!
- Rethinking Compliance Training!
- The Connected Classroom & Expertise!
- The Learner in 2015 - Myths & Changes!
- Oh My - Is The LMS Ready for Tomorrow’s Learning World?

You and your colleagues are invited to participate in Learning Directions in New York City, Chicago, Seattle & Dallas! We will combine a high intensity, drill-down day of conversations, demonstrations and case studies - with a set of digital follow-up segments.

Over the past three years, several hundred learning colleagues have participated in our Learning Directions events.

Complete information and online registration: http://www.masie.com

Yours in learning,

Elliott Masie

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services: http://www.masie.com
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM
- Gamification & Learning LAB - With Elliott Masie - May & June - Saratoga Springs.
- Learning 2015 - Nov 1 to 4 - Orlando, Florida.

Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com - twitter: emasie

 

Sal Khan to Keynote Learning 2015

TO: Learning, Training & Performance Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie, Host - Learning 2015
DATE: March 18, 2015

RE: Sal Khan to Keynote Learning 2015!

I am honored to announce Sal Khan as our first Keynoter for Learning 2015 from November 1 to 4 in Orlando, Florida!

Featured Keynoter: Sal Khan - Founder, Khan Academy
Details: http://www.learning2015.com

Sal Khan has been one of the most recognizable Learning Change Agents in the world.  The work and learning models of Khan Academy combine targeted design, responsive learning, Big Learning Data and highly focused content segments, which are right on focus for the Workplace Learning goals of Learning 2015 participants.

I will interview Sal in an interactive dialogue on these key learning issues:

- Learning Personalization
- Learning Duration
- Role of Video Segments
- Big Learning Data
- Repetitions in Learning
- Responsive Learning Systems
- Changing Learner Expectations

Sal Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, high-quality education to “anyone, anywhere” in the world. A former hedge fund analyst with degrees from MIT and Harvard, Khan is also the author of “The One World School House”, which explores the potential impact of the web as a teaching tool. It may be one of the most influential books about education in our time.

Khan’s first book, “The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined”, was published to great acclaim in 2012. Innovators as varied as George Lucas and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammed Yunus have hailed it as “a must-read.” Khan Academy programs and models are being adapted and applied to a growing range of major corporations around the world - and his work is on the key edge of “flipping” content with more targeting and personalization.

There will be 6 Keynotes, over 150 Learning Sessions, MeetUps and many more elements that include an active Gamification component in our design. We are pleased to have the following learning suppliers among the Sponsors of Learning 2015:  Xerox, Skillsoft, Kaplan University, Intrepid Learning, Inc., CrossKnowledge, ANCILE, Richardson, Interactive Services, Maestro, Clarity Consultants, SkillDirector, Andromeda Simulations, EdAssist, Management Possible and Bluewater Learning.

Learning 2015 will be the 25th Annual MASIE Learning Conference. We have created a new website for Learning 2015 that will include a weekly Design Blog to share the engagement and design elements of the event. Check it out and take advantage of the Early Registration Discounts at http://www.learning2015.com

Yours in learning,

Elliott Masie
Chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services: http://www.masie.com
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM
- Learning Strategies LAB - With Doug Lynch and Elliott Masie - March 25 to 27 Saratoga Springs.
- Gamification & Learning LAB - With Elliott Masie - May 4 to 6 - Saratoga Springs.
- MOOCS & Corporate Learning - Host Elliott Masie - June 23 and 24 - Saratoga Springs.
- Learning 2015 - Nov 1 to 4 - Orlando, Florida.

Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com - twitter: emasie

MOOCs and Corporate Learning in 2015?

TO: Learning, Training & Performance Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie, The Learning CONSORTIUM
DATE: March 10, 2015

RE: MOOCs & Corporate Learning!

We are pleased to announce the second annual global event focusing on the changing world of MOOCs:

MOOCs & Corporate Learning!
Hosted by Elliott Masie.
June 23 and 24, 2015.
Saratoga Springs, NY USA.
Details: http://www.learningmoocs.com

Join a group of global learning colleagues as we explore the changing world of MOOCs - Massive, Open, Online, Content/Context/Courses - applied to the corporate workplace and employee learning.

Last year, we hosted 66 colleagues from 7 countries in an early exploration of Workplace MOOCs. In 2015, we are adding a number of key topics.

MOOCs & Corporate Learning will explore the reality, opportunity, hype, technology, partnering options and futures of MOOCs at the workplace. We will discuss, debate and brainstorm every aspect of adapting the MOOC model to worker and workplace learning:

- Current MOOC Use: What’s Working? What’s Hype? What’s Changing?
- How have MOOCs changed in the last 12 months? Growth? Evolution? Fading Interest? ReBranding?
- Buy a MOOC? Build a MOOC? Partner on a MOOC? Fund Learners Taking a MOOC?
- Designing MOOCs in a Corporate Setting.
- Why MOOCs?
- Playing with the MOOC Letters:
  * Massive: How wide can a corporate MOOC extend? To half a million workers? What support does a Massive MOOC require?
  * Open: How Open is a corporate MOOC? Is access Open? Is content from Open sources? Is MOOC content placed in an Open Format? Can we bill or charge for an Open program?
  * Online: MOOCs that are 100% asynchronous? MOOCs that include real-time, live collaboration?  MOOCs blended with Face to Face? MOOCs on a global basis in many languages?
  * Course/Credentials: What does the C stand for? Course? Content? Collaboration? Credit? Credential? Certificate? How accountable is the MOOC user?
- MOOCs and Certification?
- Gamification & MOOCs: What are the roles for Gamification, Competition & Recognition in the MOOC environment?
- Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) & MOOCs: Friends, Foes or Cousins?
- Completion & Attrition Rates for MOOCs.
- MOOCs and Compliance/Regulation?
- MOOCs and Learning Preferences/Personalization?
- MOOCs: Fans and Opponents – Evidence For and Against MOOCs.
- Design Skills for MOOCs.
- The Future of MOOCs – Evidence-Based Predictions & Disruptions?

Complete information and online registration at http://www.learningmoocs.com   Please register early, as space is tightly limited.

Yours in learning,

Elliott Masie
Chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services: http://www.masie.com
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM
- Learning Strategies LAB - With Doug Lynch and Elliott Masie - March 25 to 27 Saratoga Springs.
- Gamification & Learning LAB - With Elliott Masie - May 4 to 6 - Saratoga Springs.
- MOOCS & Corporate Learning - Host Elliott Masie - June 23 and 24 - Saratoga Springs.
- Learning 2015 - Nov 1 to 4 - Orlando, Florida.

Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com - twitter: emasie

867 - Learning Marketing Engine, Thermal Camera in iPhone?

Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie - March 7, 2015.
#867 - Updates on Learning, Business & Technology.
56,830 Readers - www.masie.com - twitter: emasie - The MASIE Center.
Host: Gamification & Learning LAB - May in Saratoga Springs!

1. LMS as a Learning Marketing Engine?
2. Small Tech: Thermal Camera Add-On.
3. Gamification & Learning LAB and Learning Strategies LAB!

1. LMS as a Learning Marketing Engine? How well does your Learning Management System market learning opportunities, requirements and alternatives to your colleagues?

That’s a key question in The MASIE Center’s efforts to craft out the next set of dimensions and capabilities of an LMS. Consider how retailers (from major chains to local stores) are using marketing engines to strategically touch and try to motivate customers. From targeted and personalized emails to creative uses of social media and social networks, retailers are building models of how, when and in what format to touch their customers. So, let’s imagine the LMS as a Learning Marketing Engine. Imagine if the LMS of the near future would:

* Build a Personalization Profile of each learner.
* Craft an optimized schedule for touching each learner with learning activity reminders, notifications and even compliance-driven warnings.
* Allow learners to adjust their Profiles to indicate their choices for method and style of LMS reach outs. For example, for a critical warning they may want a text message.
* Leverage the Social Networks within an organization to indicate what peer colleagues are choosing for a learning activity.
* Monitor and map learner responses to LMS offers. For example, I may want more video options and my colleague may want text-based eLearning modules.
* Try split group testing of diverse marketing messages against registration, attendance and even performance/transfer.
* Utilize short coming attractions or even 6 second intro videos to preview and promote learning activities.

Many of these capabilities are already embedded in Consumer Marketing Engines. We would love to see the rise of more sophisticated and agile Learning Marketing Engines in future LMSs. Our Learning CONSORTIUM is meeting in early April to brainstorm and define next generation Learning Management Systems. We will share the output of that dialogue with Learning TRENDS colleagues. In the meantime, I’d love to hear your thoughts about the role of a Learning Marketing Engine in a time of greater learning personalization. Send me a note to emasie@masie.com

2. Small Tech - Thermal Camera Add-On: I am using the term “Small Tech” to highlight technology that may be purchased by the employees themselves or even by a business unit - rather than an enterprise wide tech system. These will increasingly be “Add-On’s” to mobile devices like smart phones or tablets.  The next wave of innovations for the learning technology space will increasingly be represented in the Small Tech area.

This week, we are experimenting with a cool device called the “Seek Thermal Camera”. It fits into the bottom of my iPhone and turns it into a sophisticated Thermal Sensing Camera. I can point it at objects, people or areas and get instant color-based and temperature-indicated thermal pictures. These can be viewed as real-time views, stills or videos. 

It was fun to use the Seek device at the opening rehearsal of a MASIE Productions musical, American in Paris. We could see the varied temperatures of the parts of the Palace Theater. And, it was fascinating to take a thermal picture of our ballet dancers - with different temperature readings from legs or arms - after a dance number.

But, how might it be used in workplaces? It might be used in a grocery store to quickly see the temperature of displayed food. It could be used in a manufacturing setting to look at variable temperatures of materials.

Yet, the most fascinating element is the role of the Small Tech “Add-On”. For about $250, my smartphone is transformed into a very sophisticated device that could provide data and feedback for a specific performance arena. Watch for more of these as (excuse the pun) Digital Watches are rolled out from Apple and others in the next 8 weeks. Details on the Seek Thermal Camera are online at http://www.thermal.com

3. Gamification & Learning LAB and Learning Strategies LAB! There are spaces available in two new MASIE LABs for Learning Professionals in Saratoga Springs, NY:

- Learning Strategies LAB - March 25 to 27.
- Gamification & Learning LAB - May 4 to 6.

Details at http://www.masie.com

Yours in learning,

Elliott Masie
Chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM
- Learning Strategies LAB - With Doug Lynch and Elliott Masie - March 25 to 27 - Saratoga Springs, NY.
- Gamification & Learning LAB - Led by Elliott Masie - May 4 to 6 - Saratoga Springs, NY.
- Learning 2015 - Nov 1 to 4 - Orlando, Florida.
Upcoming:
- MOOCs and Corporate Learning Summit.

Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com - twitter: emasie

Gamification and Learning: A Trend To Explore

TO: Learning, Training & Performance Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie, The MASIE Center
DATE: March 3, 2015

RE: Gamification & Learning LAB

We are pleased to announce a new program for learning professionals:

Gamification & Learning LAB!
Hosted by Elliott Masie.
May 4th to 6th.
MASIE Learning LAB - Saratoga Springs, NY USA.
Details: http://www.masie.com

Gamification is one of the much talked about elements in the world of learning innovations. There are intriguing early implementations, emerging models for adding gamification to non-game activities (such as learning), much hype and overstatement, and a great deal of both curiosity and confusion in our field.

I have designed an intensive, vendor-neutral 2 1/2 day deep dive into Gamification & Learning for a small group of global learning colleagues in early May.

Here are the topics that we will address:

- Gamification: What Is It?
- Gamification & Learning Models.
- Gamification of Non-Games.
- Does Gamification Work?
- When Does Gamification Not Work?
- Learning Gamification vs. Marketing Gamification.
- Is Gamification Sustainable?
- Costs & Expenses for Gamification.
- ADDIE & Gamification.
- LMS & Gamification.
- Gamification Marketplace.
- Producing Gamification - The Skills.
- Gamification, Introverts, Styles & Emotional Intelligence!
- The Strategic Risks & Downsides of Gamification.
- Failure & Simulations: “Failing Our Way to Success”.
- Play as a Human Trait.
- Badging in the Workplace.
- Usability & Gamification.

Our LAB will include hands-on exploration of current and emerging Gamification & Learning models. We will interview (by live video) experts from implementing organizations, Gamification inventors and suppliers, and Academics studying the evidence of Gamification’s impact on Learning. In addition, we will conduct a real-time focus group with a range of employees to assess their readiness and reactions to Gamification leveraged for learning and performance.

Complete information and online registration at http://www.masie.com   Please register early as space is tightly limited in the Gamification & Learning LAB.

Yours in learning,

Elliott Masie
Chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM
- Learning Strategies LAB - With Doug Lynch and Elliott Masie - March 25 to 27 Saratoga Springs.
- Gamification & Learning LAB - With Elliott Masie - May 4 to 6 - Saratoga Springs.
- Learning 2015 - Nov 1 to 4 - Orlando, Florida.
Upcoming:
- Gamification and Learning LAB.
- MOOCs and Corporate Learning Summit.

Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com - twitter: emasie

866 - Selfies in Learning; TEDx Design/Curation Model

Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie - February 26, 2015.
#866 - Updates on Learning, Business & Technology.
56,829 Readers - www.masie.com - twitter: emasie - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning Strategies LAB - March in Saratoga Springs!

1. Selfies and Learning Branding?
2. TEDx Design and Curation Model.
3. Learning Strategies LAB - 9 Spaces Available.

1. Selfies and Learning Branding?  The photographic “selfie” has received a great deal of publicity for humor, touching images, and even banning of the selfie “stick” at museums. Whether or not you take and circulate selfies yourself, let’s explore how they are (and might become) a part of Learning Branding:

* From Class Photos to Selfie Tweets: Most of the corporate universities take a class photo of leadership groups towards the end of a residential class. The participants get a nice 8 x 10 photo to keep at home or the office. Now, we are seeing the Class Selfie blast replacing the formal photo. Each participant may send several snaps to colleagues around the organization or post a link with the photos on an internal social network. Significantly more folks see the images that validate both the course and the participant’s skill development.

* Selfies as Assignments: Learning designers can leverage the “selfie” as part of course design. If I were designing a learning program on safety or manufacturing standards, the learners or subject matter experts can be asked to take and circulate selfies that illustrate the content or context of the program.

* Selfies as Transfer and Assessment Process: If I were taking a course on Time Management or the use of a Learning Management System, one assignment might be to take selfies of work in process or even a screen shot as part of daily/weekly reminders for transfer to the workplace. These might be shared with my instructor or manager and used for anthropological data for assessment.

We are intrigued to explore the role of “Selfies” - formal or informal - in the learning process. Send me a note to emasie@masie.com

2. TEDx Design & Curation Model: I had the honor of being one of the speakers at TEDx Broadway on Monday in New York City. I was able to combine content from the worlds of learning, Big Data and Broadway Theater Production. Their design and curation process was quite impressive and I wanted to share a few of their design elements:

* TED Short Duration: My segment was a strict 13 minutes long. There is a countdown clock that starts the second you are on stage and is used to keep each segment short and on target.
* No Commercial Mentions Allowed: There are no commercial mentions allowed in any of the talks. This is adhered to on both a verbal and projection slide basis. The slides are reviewed prior to the event and feedback is provided for any violations.
* Three Rounds of Conversation for Design: TEDx organizer Jim McCarthy, who is not compensated for his leadership role, spent several hours with me in three rounds of conversation during the months prior to the event. He worked with each of the 17 presenters on their focus, process and honing in on a key topic with content that would resonate with the diverse audience.
* If You Break the Rules, Your Video Will Not Be Posted: One of the cool things about a TEDx event is that your message can be seen by way more than the several hundred people in the audience. TED videos are amongst the most watched and shared content in the world. Any violations of the above rules and your video will not be posted or shared.
* Quick Video Interview for Each Speaker: At the end of each presentation, the speaker is asked to do a 60 second video interview on one or two key points about the content. This is shared online in real time and extends the reach.

The audience really appreciates the TED model and the levels of reaction and engagement are high. It is way more preparation as a speaker than some of my hour-long keynotes around the world, and I was very impressed. Check out the site at http://www.tedxbroadway.com for content and videos posted in the weeks ahead.

As learning leaders, engage in the dozens of local TEDx events around the country and consider their curation model as an evolving example for our own learning production.

3. Learning Strategies LAB - 9 Spaces Available: There are only 9 spaces left in our new Learning Strategies LAB, led by Doug Lynch and myself from March 25 to 27 in Saratoga Springs, NY. We have senior learning leaders attending from around the world as we dig deep into the process of building and leveraging a new Learning Strategy for your organization. Details and online registration: http://www.masie.com  Space is limited - so please register soon!

Yours in learning,

Elliott Masie
Chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM
- Learning Strategies LAB - With Doug Lynch and Elliott Masie - March 25 to 27 Saratoga Springs.
- Learning 2015 - Nov 1- 4 - Orlando, Florida.
Upcoming:
- Gamification and Learning LAB.
- MOOCs and Corporate Learning Summit.

Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com - twitter: emasie

 

5 Minute Survey on Learning as a Habit

TO: Learning, Training & Performance Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie, The MASIE Center
DATE: February 13, 2015

RE: 5 Minute Survey on Learning as a Habit, Please!

We are pleased to be researching the exciting topic of Learning as a Habit!

Would you (and your colleagues) take a quick, 5 minute survey on Learning Habits? It is confidential and will provide a context for the research on Learning Habits being conducted by Jennifer Cheng, our Research Fellow.

Go to: http://www.masie.com/survey/habit1

A summary of the results will be published online in the coming month.

Yours in learning,

Elliott Masie
Chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM


MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM
- Learning Strategies LAB - With Doug Lynch and Elliott Masie - March 25 - 27 Saratoga Springs.
- Learning Innovations LAB & Retreat - April 20 - 22 Saratoga Springs.
- Learning 2015 - Nov 1 to 4 - Orlando, Florida.
Upcoming:
- Gamification and Learning LAB.
- MOOCs and Corporate Learning Summit.

Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com - twitter: emasie

865 - Do Stories Evolve Over Time?

Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie - February 9, 2015.
#865 - Updates on Learning, Business & Technology.
56,821 Readers - www.masie.com - twitter: emasie - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning Strategies LAB - March in Saratoga Springs!

1. Do Stories Evolve Over Time?
2. BYOD Access for Mobile Devices.
3. Learning Innovations LAB - April 20 - 22.

1. Do Stories Evolve Over Time? As we tell and retell our stories, especially if we are presenters, speakers or in the media, do we refine, hone and perhaps evolve or enhance our stories over time?

My question stems from the in-process news story about the storytelling of news anchor Brian Williams. TRENDS readers from the United States may have been following the crisis that flowed from flaws that are popping up in the stories that NBC Anchor Brian Williams told about his experiences in a battle that he was covering in Iraq many years ago. Apart from the truths or exaggerations in this specific incident - and we clearly want to have deep trust in the words of journalists - it does trigger a personal reflection on my part about what happens with stories that we tell over time.

I will admit that as I have shared stories in a keynote speech, they get better with each retelling. I figure out what to highlight, what to leave out and even the best sequence of the telling. This is a natural improvement. But, sometimes I may take elements from several stories and combine them into one better story. It is may be a speaker’s natural desire to be powerful or impactful - but am I bending the truth?

One example is a story that I have told about introducing my mother - who was a senior citizen - to the internet in the 1990’s in front of many of her fellow grandmothers in an apartment in Miami, Florida.

I love telling the story and referencing a woman on the end of the couch with red hair - who I “think” had the name of Ida - and telling it with gusto. I have told that story perhaps over 300 hundred times over several decades. And, it is true.

But, I am not sure if the name of the woman at the end of the coach was Ida - or Irene or Edith - and there may have been 4 or 6 other grandmothers. And, to be totally honest, I added a bigger, deeper Jewish accent to Ida’s comments to me. As I told the story, Ida became the best way of deeply telling the story to large groups. Stories sometimes naturally evolve with the retelling.

I have been thinking about the ways in which we deal with this “story evolution” reality as professional storytellers:

* Accuracy on Organizational Context: Let’s make sure that we are accurate on the name or type of organization that we are referring to in a story. If combining several, be direct to say, “Here is a story that reflects what several companies in the freight logistics area are undertaking.”
* Own Your Possible Memory Gaps: I really don’t know if her name was exactly “Ida”. But, I might say, “I believe that my mother’s friend name was called Ida.”
* Write it Down or Video It: As we tell stories, which will evolve, try to have a version of the original one - in video or text - to hold the details.
* Stories vs. Case Studies: Try to differentiate a Case Study, which is about a specific incident with a specific company at a specific moment in history, from a story that may be a more personal recounting of a set of memories. I use the word “Story” intentionally to differentiate it from a “Case Study”.
* Keep the Story on Them, Not You: One of the challenges of the celebrity nature of journalists and even public speakers is that we use too many “I” statements. Keep the stories about other people rather than always bringing it back to you.

There is much to learn about the evolving nature of Storytelling, particularly in the age of everywhere video. I would love to hear from Learning TRENDS readers about their views of how stories evolve over time. Send me a note to emasie@masie.com

2. BYOD Access for Mobile Devices: We have been tracking the enormous rise in the use of personal phones or tablets by employees as they do their work defined computing, searching and collaborating. More and more employees are in the BYOD - Bring Your Own Device - mode as they conduct business work throughout the day.

BYOD Access will be requested and in many ways required as all generations increase their desire to have technology access at their fingertips (and perhaps soon on their watches). BYOD Access will evolve to include Biometric Validation, GPS Location Validation or other extensions of selective access to the corporate firewall.

Learning and Development colleagues, along with other Human Resource professionals, will need to better communicate the nature of BYOD Access and include it in onboarding, orientation and other job readiness learning activities. Our IT colleagues will also need to mix the need for security and threat prevention while at the same time dealing with a more mobile and agile computing workforce.

3. Learning Innovations LAB - April 20 to 22. We are pleased to announce the next edition of my Learning Innovations LAB & Retreat, a 2 1/2 day deep dive into new technologies and learning designs.  We offered this for the first time in January and the LAB sold out. Therefore, I will be hosting a Learning Innovations LAB & Retreat from April 20 to 22 at The MASIE Center LAB in Saratoga Springs, NY. We will explore these technologies and topics:

- Learning Personalization.
- Mobile Learning Models – Mobility & Performance.
- Video: Fast, Targeted, User-Created, Open, Digital Studios.
- Wearables: From Glasses to Bands to Watches.
- Performance Support Technologies.
- ReDesigning Webinars.
- MOOCs: Massive and Open Content Models.
- Small Tech vs. Big Tech - Solutions in the BYOD Era.
- Collaborative & Social Learning Technology.
- Curation: Harvesting & Sorting Content.
and more..

Details on content and registration are available at http://www.masie.com


Yours in learning,

Elliott Masie
Chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM
- Learning Strategies LAB - With Doug Lynch and Elliott Masie - March 25 to 27 Saratoga Springs.
- Learning Innovations LAB & Retreat - April 20 to 22 Saratoga Springs.
- Learning 2015 - Nov 1 to 4 - Orlando, Florida.
Upcoming:
- Gamification and Learning Summit.
- MOOCs and Corporate Learning LAB.

Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com - twitter: emasie

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