If you’ve been logging on to the Kineo site for a while, you’ll know there’s plenty from Google that has excited us for its potential application to the world of learning.
Now there’s a new tool on the block called Google Notes and we're swooning again - we think it has a lot to offer in the performance support and knowledge sharing space.
One of the real challenges in any formal learning is the disconnect between the act of learning and the application in the workplace. Even with desktop e-learning there are challenges in ensuring transfer of learning into performance as the learning can be divorced from the day to day work activities or even get in the way of them.
We already know that much of learning goes on informally. One of the paradoxes of that is how to capture and reuse that informal expertise without turning it into formal courses and thereby requiring unrealistic amounts of expert’s precious time.
Google notes could be an the way forward. It allows you to annotate and bookmark any webpage, save your notes and share with anyone else with a googlemail account. Once installed this simple tool is accessed with a mouse click and can amended or edited instantly and shared with others.
What's in it for learning?
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The originator can control who sees the notes so it could be used as a learning diary linked post training event learning activities.
So Google Notes could offer a quick and pain-free way of capturing good practice in organisations and act as complement or follow-up to quick, disposable rapid e-learning courses. And the could also act as a way of attaining the holy grail of learning: ensuring sustained performance improvement.
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