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E-Learning Annual Career Tune-Up eLearning SIG. Welcome/Introduction Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are.

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1 e-Learning Annual Career Tune-Up eLearning SIG

2 Welcome/Introduction Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day. Orison Swett Marden Writer, New Thought Movement

3 Agenda 1. Observation The Economy The Workplace eLearning and Technology 2. Reflection The New Reality Which Path? Important Questions 3. Action

4 Quick Survey How satisfied are you with the current direction of your career? a. Very satisfied b. Somewhat satisfied c. Neither satisfied or dissatisfied d. Somewhat dissatisfied e. Very dissatisfied

5 Observations Opportunities are often things you havent noticed the first time around. Catherine Deneuve French Actress

6 The Economy The U.S. economy (GDP) will grow about 2.3% in 2012, a bit faster than the 1.8% pace in A sustained recovery is still not under way, more than two years after the end of the Great Recession. Looming vulnerabilities: European financial crisis, terrorism, oil prices, and natural disasters 1. Observation

7 The Workplace AOL recently published the Top Workplace Trends for Continuous employment – workers can expect to have 10 different jobs in their lifetime 2. Small business and self-employment will drive job creation 3. Lifelong learning will be vital to career success 4. Face time will be a precious commodity 1. Observations

8 The Workplace My additions: Cash conservation Do more with less and faster Greater reliance on outsourcing and off-shoring options Maintain highly productive, flexible and adaptive workforce 1. Observations

9 The 2020 Workplace 1. Observations 28% of managerial positions are already held by Millennials (Bersin & Associates)

10 E-Learning and Technology 750 million Facebook users 130 million LinkedIn users 1.3 billion mobile phones Apple is estimated to have sold 40 million iPads in 2011 versus 14 million in 2010 – 186% increase 45% of workplace is contingent Fastest growing app on mobile devices are games (34%) 34% of mobile phone users under age of 34 sleep with their mobile phone Source: Bersin & Associates: E-Learning to We-Learning & m-Learning 1. Observations

11 E-Learning and Technology 1. Observations Learning 1.0: Classroom Training Learning 2.0: e-Learning Learning 3.0: Social Learning (social media, gaming, real-time feedback, simulations, text messaging, Facebook postings, YouTube video, instant messaging) Source: The 2020 Workplace

12 E-Learning and Technology Technology Trends: HTML 5 Rapid eLearning development Consolidation of Talent Management, LMS, LCMS technologies DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) Mobile apps Alternative Reality Games (ARG) SaaS: Software as a service - cloud-based on-demand software. 1. Observations

13 E-Learning and Technology KnowledgeStaff Survey - Emerging Trends Social Learning User Generated Content Mobile Learning Outsourced Services 1. Observations

14 E-Learning and Technology KnowledgeStaff Survey - Emerging Roles Performance Consultants Community Engagement Managers Talent Management / Human Capital Specialists Content Librarians Project / Program Managers 1. Observations

15 Reflection Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. Peter Drucker American Education and Writer

16 The New Reality Professional development is your responsibility Competition will only increase Technology innovation is accelerating 2. Reflection

17 Which Path? 2. Reflection Staff and Department Management Senior Performer – hands-on production and output; project/program management

18 Important Questions Is your current position consistent with your short and long-term career goals and objectives? Is your career progressing with acceptable velocity? Are you having the conversations with your manager that will move your career forward with acceptable velocity? Are your skills and experience reflective of emerging trends in e-Learning and the overall Learning space? 2. Reflection

19 Action "Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." Conrad Hilton Hilton Hotels

20 Invest Resolve to invest in yourself – every year Establish an annual professional development budget utilize any professional development funds that may be available in your job Attend at least one national industry conference There are no barriers to learning new tools, technologies, and methods Become a more competent observer 3. Action

21 Identity 3. Actions Improve your corporate and public identity Corporate: Value provider, flexible, adaptive, reliable, proactive, dependable, responsive, customer-focused, honest, self-motivated, no surprises; nimble Public: involvement in professional societies, presentations, articles, blogs, LinkedIn recommendations; You should Google well and for the right reasons

22 Summary and Conclusion Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. Albert Einstein Scientist

23 To contact and Ross Squire: (866)


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