Designing For Modern Learning

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Introduction to Learning Cluster Design

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Designing For Modern Learning: Beyond ADDIE and SAM

Published by ATD, this book describes the fundamental shift that has occurred in the nature of L&D’s role as a result of the digital revolution and introduces our new five-step model: the Owens-Kadakia Learning Cluster Design Model (OK-LCD Model).

In each chapter, the authors share stories of business leaders, L&D professionals, and learners who have successfully adopted the OK-LCD Model, detailing how they altered organizational mindsets to meet the needs of modern learners and their organizations. Included are how-to features, tools, tips, and real-life “in practice” sections.

“The OK-LCD model is exactly what I need – a simple, comprehensive, research-based compass to help my team navigate the complexity we are currently facing in learning design. In today’s remote-first working environment, we have loads of programs to redesign and even more to build. “Design for Modern Learning” aligns us all to a fresh, simple framework and a new, much-needed language so we can move swiftly and confidently. Instead of continuing to talk about how things need to change on many, many fronts, this book will enable my team to move into action!”

Molly Brown Pickett, Head of Learning Experiences, Facebook

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Lisa Owens, Co-Author

What Our Readers Say

 

“Kadakia and Owens offer a practical model based on thoughtful analysis of our modern learners’ reality. A must read for the L&D professional tasked with creating engaging content, driving meaningful change, and measuring the results of behavioral transformation that can only come from true learning.”

Grace Amos, Talent Development, Cisco

“Has there every been a moment in history when continuous learning has been more necessary? Our changing world requires all working people to update their skills and the traditional ways of doing so are no longer adequate. The new model presented in this book is prescient in responding to the emergent need for a transformation in corporate education.”

Gregg Fraley, CEO, GF Innovation

“This book brings a much needed update to models that haven’t evolved with today’s workplace.

OK-LCD addresses the social learning component and scales to include learning technology that hasn’t even been invented.”

Rich Hazeltine, CPLP, RichIntegration.com, former Head of Tech Talent Development, Zappos.com
“This is a thought provoking and practical resource that should help learning leaders and instructional designers alike. Full of fresh ideas and a new model that will help us effectively leverage new technology and multiple learning assets to serve today’s modern learners.”

Jay Rhodes, Former Senior Director, Global Learning and Development, BCD Travel
“The OK-LCD model is exactly what I need – a simple, comprehensive, research-based compass to help my team navigate the complexity we are currently facing in learning design. In today’s remote-first working environment, we have loads of programs to redesign and even more to build. “Design for Modern Learning” aligns us all to a fresh, simple framework and a new, much-needed language so we can move swiftly and confidently. Instead of continuing to talk about how things need to change on many, many fronts, this book will enable my team to move into action!”

Molly Pickett, Head of Learning Experiences, Facebook

Other Publications

The LCD Model is featured in the ATD Handbook (see Chapter 15)

Research on the Effectiveness of the Model was published in the Springer Journal 

We wrote a whitepaper on how to build a community for social learning

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