Sunday, May 16, 2010

learningcircuit May question - What will workplace learning technology look like in 2015?

This week the blog learningcircuit, provided us with their May questions: What will workplace learning technology look like in 2015?

There are many elements, in my opinion that well determine how workplace learing technology will look in 2015. For example, many companies due to the climate of the global economy, have had to scale back. In many cases, this has meant a reduction of force, customer strategy, and simply the day-to-day operation, to stay afloat. Ideally, as the global economy turns around, companies will, hopefully, gain the necessary capital to boast their engine. One of the primary aspects that will need a boast, will be their workforce.

Workforce learning will be key. With having new persons joing the company and possibly industry, basic training will be necessary. Training for the persons that were retained, will be necessary, and continued learning will be needed to compete more positively in this new global economy. Developing a universal system that will allow persons to collaborate, train and access identical information will probably be a key component of how workplace technology will look in 2015.

The instructional design element will especially be key. Primarily because workplace learning will have to be developed in a manner that will address the organizations needs, customers needs, and the needs of the worker, as a stakeholder in the organizations success. Ensuring that all of these elements are equally balanced, will be essential. But, I think a centralized learning system and support system will be key.

How, I would like to present a question. As we move towards workplace learning technologies of 2015, will we use technology as a resource for workplace learning or with technology be the meat and the potatoes of workplace learning?

Any ideaa???

Thursday, May 6, 2010

learningmoments journey begins

Hello Everyone!

This is my first official blog. I am excited to have this opportunity to blog. I was instructed to set up this blog, for an assignment for my Learning Theories and Instruction course, for my Instruction Design Certificate program. The purpose of this course is to look at how instructional designer effect positive organizational change.

I have always believed that every moment, is a moment presented with a learning opportunity; therefore, the name of my blog in Learningmoments. Whether it is learning how to effective work with your target audience, develop new innovative strategies, how to work more collaboratively with co-workers, how to work with stakeholders, or how to simply bring about organization change, there are many moments that we can learn from. Therefore, my goal is to be able to get useful strategies, share ideas and simply learn. In addition, I hope that as you visit this blog, you are able to have a learning moment, as well.

Below, I am listing some initial blogs, that I have found helpful in gaining positive insight into organizational change:


"Think+Up is a free online community where you can interact with experts in business and academia—the faculty, contributing scholars, graduates, and current and future students of the College of Management and Technology at Walden University. The College of Management and Technology hosts this site as part of its commitment to Walden University’s mission of promoting positive social change. By identifying important business, engineering, and IT issues, then supporting the free exchange of information and ideas about them, we are fostering a collaborative community that will improve organizations and industries to everyone’s benefit.Like our graduate and undergraduate programs, Think+Up articles, blogs, forums, videos, and discussions focus on the practical application of theoretical knowledge in real-life business situations—with an emphasis on innovation, positive social change, and corporate social responsibility so you and your organization can be successful today and in the future (Think+Up)."

This site is a wonderful tool, that allows you to gain collaborative ideas and seek insight into innovative organizational change.


Think+Up, College of Management and Technology: Walden University. (4, May 2010). About Us. Retrieved from Think+Up website:

New Learning Playbook™ :

"New Learning Playbook™ is a blog tracking innovations and trends in corporate learning and talent management among corporations, universities and government agencies. New Learning Playbook is targeted to a diverse community of chief human resource officers, senior learning and development officers, human capital officers, chief talent officers, as well as senior executives who are exploring usage of the latest tools and technologies in learning to address business issues such as, attraction and retention of talent as well as development of high potential Net Generation managers (New Learning Playbook™, 2010). "

I find this blog helpful, because it tackles the issue of organization learning. Focus on how the workforce can developed to support the mission and vision of an organization is something that I am concerned with. The professional development or culturalization of the employees into the mission of the organization are key factors that contribute to the overall success of the organization. I plan to follow the activity on this blog and I hope you will also.


New Learning Playbook. (4 May, 2010). About Us. Retrieved from New Learning Playbook blog:

The Learning Circuits Blog:

"The LC Blog is a community feature that Learning Circuits launched in 2002. The main feature of the LC Blog is its Question of the Month, which hones in on a priority topic facing learning professionals. Anyone--and everyone--can contribute to the LC Blog (The Learning Circuit Blog, 2010)." I find this blog insightful, because it also focuses on learning in the workplace.


The Learning Circuit (LC) Blog. (4 May, 2010). About The LC Blog. Retrieved from The Learning Circuit (LC) Blog:

For most of our lives, we have been conditioned to learn in a schooling environment. We were taught history facts, mathematical problems, and grammar, but we receive no formal training of how to operate in a professional environment, until we are there. I wish to focus on how instructional design, contributes to our conditioning in the professional environment.