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.

We all make mistakes but airlines are best at learning from them

Editor’s note: A great piece on why it matters to learn from mistakes rather than brush them under the carpet.

Is Media Multitasking a Myth?

Editor’s note: It’s not surprising that heavy users of social media consume information across lots of networks and at the same time. Maybe it is more surprising the extent to which they become less good at filtering information. What’s the lesson? Try and focus on doing less and do it better – and that includes using social media.

The AI Misinformation Epidemic

Editor’s note: This looks like a good resource for getting some sound insights into artificial intelligence and machine learning. The author makes some good points about who currently writes on these and how well placed they are to actually do so.

Coursera’s Rick Levin on the Evolution of MOOCs and Microcredentials

Editor’s note: Interesting to note that corporates are seen as a big growth area for MOOC provider Coursera. Some good insights here into how the platform is developing the user experience and the changing nature of credentials.

4 sites to fight fake news

Editor’s notes: Here are four sites worth exploring if you are interested in media literacies, especially around sourcing verified or verifiable stories rather than opinion, gossip or alternative facts.

Curatr owner HT2 Labs wins new round of investment funding

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HT2 Labs, the company behind social learning platform Curatr and learning record store Learning Locker, has won investment from the  the City & Guilds Group’s £2.5 million New Venture Fund. The funding will enable HT2 labs to grow its current product offering in Western Europe and the US and to continue to develop its research […]

Sleep loss ‘starts arguments at work’

Editor’s note: File under ‘factors that influence performance and productivity’. This research does not offer solutions but acts as a reminder that sleep, or lack of it, can be damaging for the workplace.

How Do We Defeat Online Trolls?

Editor’s note: If this is the future for online discourse then what will be the impact on our employees’ behaviour, finding information, debating issues?

15 Psychology Hacks that Boost UX

Editor’s note: Some really great tips here that will help you create more engaging digital content.

Disruption Debate with Nigel Paine: Controlling your journey

Editor’s note: Nigel Paine shares his thoughts on getting the best out of learning technologies and why organisations need to help colleagues learn how to learn.

The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned

Editor’s note: Some interesting and challenging insights here from L&D analyst Josh Bersin. Most of the disruptions are powered by technology. And most of the new skills for L&D are just that – new.

Bad managers to blame for UK’s productivity crisis, says Bank of England’s chief economist 

Editor’s note: The Bank of England’s chief economist claims low productivity is a result of poor management. Is he right? Isn’t there a fundamental design fault in most managers’ job roles – that they have to mix technical and management tasks and that they are rewarded for technical, not management goals?