LinkedIn opens video sharing

Editor’s note: Will the ability to create and share videos in LinkedIn just add to the showboating noise of the platform? Or will it see the creation and sharing of genuinely useful content? Time will tell . . .

Design Thinking for Learning Innovation – A Practical Guide

Editor’s note: How design thinking was used to rethink compliance training in an Australian bank. Great tips and insights here.

Attention And The 8-Second Attention Span

Editor’s note: Interesting piece debunking the notion that we have very short attention spans (due to the rise of technology). This piece explores attention as well as debunks myths around it.

How to escape personalised algorithms and read more widely

Editor’s note: How good is algorithmic, personalised learning really? It might be stopping us from reading more widely . . .

Tow Center: Platforms and Publishers: A Definitive Timeline

Editor’s note: Columbia Journalism School’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism has produced a timeline of developments at major platforms such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and so on. It goes back to 2000. This is a good resource for keeping tabs on how what these major platforms are developing.

The Illusion of Truth

Editor’s note: Repeat something enough times and we tend to think it is right. Why? Because of ‘cognitive ease’. Great video on truth or what we create as truth.

Exploring the New Frontiers of Classroom Virtual Reality

Editor’s note: VR is transforming lesson time for children in the US. Could this be the future of classroom-based training in the workplace? Clearly there will be some use cases for technical skills.

The Virtues of Unintelligent Organisation Design

Editor’s note: Researchers at INSEAD have modelled the impact of formal structures on how networks evolve in organisations. It would seem that some form of organisational structure is necessary for networks to evolve and flourish.

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?