LearnPatch’s pick of the top L and D blog posts: August 2013

Here is our round-up of posts published in August from L&D bloggers – both practitioners and consultants.

Our aim is to highlight the excellent thinking, writing and sharing from L&D bloggers around the world. There is no science to this list – we flag up posts that we have enjoyed.

Will the real apprentice please stand up
A tale of taking on an apprentice at DPG, courtesy of Mike Collins.

3 powerful ideas you should steal from marketing
Cathy Moore on ways to make learning more appealing.

Classrooms are not the problem but they are also not the solution
Clive Shepherd’s analysis of the LPI Capabilty Map’s results.

What no ‘elearning’?
Craig Taylor on what you can achieve outside the LMS.

How to Turn Your Social Enterprise Into a Learning Enterprise
Four simple tips from Bill Cushard. Particularly like the idea of making better use of feedback for learning.

Using Electronic Performance Support Systems During and After the Training Period
Jason Silberman looks at the virtual GPS for your screen WalkMe.

Influence and the anatomy of networks
A look at the different types of influencers in a network and different network models from James Hobson.

Managing testing
Over on the Wyver Solutions blog, this in-depth look at testing learning solutions including a look at the testLink tool.

Exploring the Social Age of learning
Interesting and provocative thoughts from Julain Stodd on social as the new operating system for organisations.

Every second on the Internet …
Jane Hart points to a great site that shows in real time what data is being uploaded to the web.

Two conversations
Nick Shackleton-Jones on the two ways in which the ‘future of learning’ conversation can go.

But that’s simple…
Why are we doing training dressed up as learning, asks Andrew Jacobs.

What is your Lasso of Truth?
A great piece on innovation and creativity from Patrick Mullarkey – even involves Wonder Woman’s lasso of truth.

The one with the charabanc
Rob Jones on how to help teams work more effectively.

All just a click away?
Being able to fins information may be easier than ever, but is it right? Steve Wheeler looks at the arguments.

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