What is the state of curation in learning?


It was the talk of conferences four or five years ago and then it went quiet. What happened to #curation in learning? Has it been widely adopted or not adopted at all? These are some of the questions I’ll be exploring in a forthcoming webinar on  curation in learning for the Learning and Performance Institute. […]

Cognitive bias cheat sheet

Editor’s note: Thanks to Stephen Downes, I am sharing this again. The reason – a fantastic infographic. Scroll down to the Cognitive Bias Codex. And yes, it can be bought as a poster.

The enterprise technologies to watch in 2017

Editor’s note: Have you heard of all these technologies? Reading this will make you sympathise with your IT team and especially your head of IT. Maybe the challenges of new technology are everyone’s challenges and should be the catalyst for L&D and IT to work more closely together.

Tutorbots are here – 7 ways they could change the learning landscape

Editor’s note: I can’t help thinking chatbots are the future of performance support. Look at the development of tutorbots (chatbots with a learning flavour) as described by Donald Clark.

We trust strangers more than our colleagues, if technology makes the introduction

Editor’s note: Surely, if humans trust people the have met digitally more than those they have met in real life then we should learn from lessons from the digital experience?

Workforce of the future – The competing forces shaping 2030

Editor’s note: Interesting piece of research from PWC into the future of work. What’s your view on the four possible worlds of work?

MOOCs: learning about online learning, one click at a time

Editor’s note: This is a useful article shared by the CIPD’s Andy Lancaster. It looks at how analytics can shape online learning design and links to related research.

Lifelong learning helps people, governments and business. Why don’t we do more of it?

Editor’s note: The evidence that learning throughout our lives is good for us, our communities and our societies. So why aren’t we doing more to support this – and that includes employers?

The digital native is a myth

Editor’s note: Research suggests that younger people use technology no differently to older people. Learning designers beware . . .

101 books to dive into this summer: A reading list

Editor’s note: Okay so this is a mega list but worthy of a scan as it has been compiled by TED speakers and offers a broad range of topics and styles.

Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says

Editor’s note: To help keep dementia at bay, researchers say we need to build up our cognitive reserves. One way to do this is to keep learning throughout our lives. Is this a higher goal for L&D teams – to help ensure good brain health for employees?

The Timelessness of Millennial-Bashing

Editor’s note: It’s always good – and more necessary than ever? – to get the long view and the historical context to understand topics and trends. In this case: why the next generation is always so threatening.

Daring to learn how to learn

Editor’s note: This research shows the importance of developing learning as a skill so that learners can get more out of learning.

Web Accessibility 101: Design for All People, Not Most

Editor’s note: Often overlooked, designing digital experiences that are accessible to all should be at the heart of learning design. Some great advice here.

The Disruption Myth

Editor’s note: Liberal sprinkling of the word disruption across the media might suggest that businesses are changing rapidly. That doesn’t seem to be the case though.