“It’s Really Quite Stunning” – One Company’s Experience Bringing Agile to L&D

Editor’s note: Sky’s L&D team adopted an agile approach (as in the technical development approach) to L&D. This is what happened . . .

Global Talent Trends 2017

Editor’s note: Research from global consultancy Mercer shows that organisations would like to be agile but their people processes are hindering them from being what the research calls “change agile”.

How to Curate: Putting Curation into Practice for L&D Resources Shared at #ATD2017

Editor’s note: A great set of resources on curation curated by David Kelly. The list includes tools and tips for getting started.

20 Best Platforms for Selling Online Courses

Editor’s note: Could these tools be useful for delivering and/or making money from your content? And as more and more people use these platforms to learn, what can this trend teach L&D?

Don’t want to work until you are 70? You will have to, says WEF

Editor’s note: So what are the implications for learning and developing people if they will be staying at work until they are 70?

The case for culture in business, as clearly and forcefully as I can make it

Editor’s note: Anthropologist Grant McCracken looks at the importance of culture in the creative process. There’s an interesting point here for L&D. How does L&D draw from the organisational culture and contribute to it?

Experts on the Future of Work, Jobs Training and Skills

Editor’s note: Nearly 1,500 educators and technologists provide their views on the future of work. This is a large piece of research that provides many useful and interesting insights.

You’re not going to believe what I’m about to tell you

Editor’s note: This is a cartoon about the backfire effect, which is interesting in terms of understanding why we believe what we believe. The format is worth thinking about too – a powerful message presented in a wonderful, graphic (comic) style.

Building Skills for an Inclusive Economy

Editor’s note: This is a discussion on the future of work and how we can all prosper in it. So what skills do we really need to develop? And what’s the role of technology?

Instagram is closer than ever to a billion users

Editor’s note: This week photos sharing app Instagram announced it has 700 million users. It’s a hugely popular app – something to be used by learning teams?

Goldman Sachs Introduces Real-Time Employee Performance Reviews

Editor’s note: Interesting to see yet another organisation dump the annual appraisal . . .

Becoming influential as an L&D practitioner

Editor’s note: It’s interesting to see the two traits that mark out ‘influential’ L&D professionals. They are: keeping up to date with trends and the latest thinking an turning this insight into practical solutions.

How AI Is Transforming the Workplace

Editor’s note: Some examples of AI tech being used in the workplace. There is more than a faint whiff of big brother about how some of these technologies are being used.

Survey and infographic: L&D Trends on Twitter in 2016

Editor’s note: JollyDeck has analysed hot L&D topics identified by Donald Taylor’s research to see if the trends stack up against what L&D professionals talk about on Twitter. The digested results: L&D loves tech.

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI

Editor’s note: For all the benefits of AI there remain some big questions around how the technology makes the decisions it makes. This concept of ‘explainability’ is becoming a big issue.