Chiara Krol

4
Feb

About bells and whistles and LMSs

Fortunately, the time of obligating your employees to follow a refined PowerPoint presentation as an e-learning module is now somewhat behind us. No one wants to be chased by their manager to read huge amounts of screen content and click the ‘next’ button miserably until the end of the module. Everyone knows by now that the only thing you achieve

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28
Jun

Fries and other stuff that makes my work fun!

People ask me regularly: What makes working as a learning specialist so much fun? Well, one of the great things about my work is that I get to ‘taste the different flavors’ of organizations. For example, during the past year I got to taste the flavor of Farm Frites. An additional advantage: I do not just mean this figuratively! Farm

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13
Jul

Learning through your learning style? No style!

My sociology high school teacher sorted us, according to her learning style theory, in groups that, if I remember correctly, she called thinkers, listeners, and visualists. A number of classmates and I belonged to the group of ‘thinkers’. Consequence: we had to go through the boring chapter of the pluriform society, while others were allowed to watch an episode on

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15
May

No vision on learning & AI? No future!

Me: Hey Siri! Siri: Hey Chiara. Me: Write a blog about how artificial intelligence can contribute to a more attractive learning process now and in the future! Siri: This is what I found on the web. Siri unfortunately did not write a blog for me, but referred me to some useless web pages. Okay, we’re not that far yet, but

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11
Apr

YES! I have made a MISTAKE!

Yes! I have made a mistake! … hardly ever shouts anyone, even though research shows that an organization with a high performing corporate culture learns more effectively from their mistakes than from their successes! Making mistakes is necessary in order to learn and to know whether something works or not. Personally, I am still learning to learn from mistakes. I

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4
Apr

From E-learning to online Lean-learning!

If you want to bake an apple pie, do you use your cookbook or your mobile phone? And when your dishwasher breaks down, do you search for the manual or do you use Google? Exactly, almost everyone chooses to ‘use’ Google or YouTube. So why would you want to offer traditional e-learning such as online courses if the need of

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3
Mar

Up-hill with the HILL-model?

YouKnow goes to Next Learning 2017: you could say, the most important event in the Netherlands in the field of learning and innovating. In addition to themes such as ‘personalized learning’ and ‘VUCA and learning’, one of the themes of 2017 is ‘changing learning design’, in which the term ‘HILL-model’ by Filip Dochy (2015) regularly cycles on the website. Maybe

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21
Feb

(Learning) nuggets or pumpkin soup?

Yesterday, when I was visiting my parents for dinner, my mother said: “That e-learning module about safety was really pushed down my throat in a very boring and long-winded way”. My mom, born in 1948, does volunteer work in a hospital. Her story went on: “Of course, it is a challenge to make sure more than 6000 people with different

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6
Feb

VUCA mindset? YouKnow mindset!

De kerngedachte die we over de huidige snel veranderende maatschappij, de ‘VUCA wereld’, tegenkomen op het internet lijkt de volgende: Als je jezelf als organisatie niet snel genoeg ‘ver-VUCA’t’ overleef je het niet! In deze blog leg ik eerst nog even uit wat de VUCA-wereld is en welke mindset een organisatie nodig heeft om in deze VUCA-wereld te overleven. Daarna

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20
Jan

De leermiddelenmarkt een duw geven!

Met de smartphone in de hand geboren en opgegroeid met speelgoed uit een 3D printer. Generatie Z leeft in een 24/7 informatiemaatschappij waarin de digitale technologie alom vertegenwoordigd is en zich razendsnel zal blijven ontwikkelen (zie dit artikel). Om een ‘inspirator van de toekomst’ te kunnen worden heeft de nieuwe generatie innovatief leermateriaal nodig dat zowel qua vorm als qua

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