aLearning Maturity Model
Posted by Ellen on March 21, 2008
Jeff Cobb‘s question about why Bersin & Associates’ Learning Content Maturity Model doesn’t translate to association learning offered me a smooth transition into the aLearning Maturity Model I’ve been working on since reading the Bersin report.
If we’re to use a maturity model as a scale for where we are in a continuum, a model that tells us we’re operating at nearly all levels already doesn’t provide us with a clear indication of what to do next to move forward.
In the case of the Bersin LCMM, associations (as near as I can tell) are already operating pretty fully at all of the first four levels (Traditional, which is classroom delivery; Rapid, which is the speed of delivery; Collaborative, which is the use of teams in development; and Enterprise, which is volume of learners being reached and a variety of programs offered). The fifth level (On-Demand, which is “point of need” delivery) is where many of are headed — looking for ways to integrate social networking to facilitate the learner-to-learner/member-to-member communication that’s at the heart of informal learning.
Yet in the alearning world, most associations (as near as I can tell) are still in the early stages of learning about and trying out different types of online learning.
So I’m proposing the aLearning Maturity Model, which offers five levels in a continuum from basic online learning options through more complex and integrated systems.
Please see the sidebar for a link to this downloadable PDF, and let me know your thoughts about this.
Do the levels make sense to you? Do you see your association in the matrix? Where? Does the progression fit your strategy for furthering your association’s use of online learning as a delivery option for your educational programs?
Let the feedback begin!
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