Design thinking for learning

##design thinking was mentioned in more than one of the sessions at the Learning Live 2017 conference. Here we share some resources for L&D professionals looking to further understand the approach. Save

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. […]

Digital business transformation vs digital learning transformation: two parallel universes

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Research suggests that the #digital transformation of learning and development and the digital transformation of organisations are two different things. This is a huge concern for organisations and for L&D. According to Fosway Group, the biggest drivers for digital learning are increasing learning availability (87%), increasing agility and the speed of learning (84%), increasing learner […]

Qualitative feedback the number one tool L&D uses to measure impact, survey shows

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The number one method used by L&D professionals to measure the impact of learning is qualitative feedback from attendees at instructor-led classes, according to #research carried out by #linkedin. The #2017 workplace learning report shows that of the 500 L&D professionals surveyed most depend on qualitative feedback from attendees or satisfaction surveys to measure impact […]

The old rules versus the new rules of corporate learning

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#deloitte has just just published its 2017 Global Human capital Trends 2017 report. In its section on learning there is an interesting table on the old rules versus the new rules of learning. Read the full report here.

Learning Technologies 2017 – audio diary

Over the next couple of days we’ll be capturing audio interviews from the Learning Technologies conference 2017. We’ll list them all hear.

Two barcamps for Learning Technologies 2017

LearnPatch is delighted to announce that we will be running two #barcamp events at this year’s Learning Technologies conference 2017. The events happen at the end of day one of the conference in two pubs located close to Kensington Olympia the conference venue. The first event provides a range of perspectives on organisational learning and […]

Open Badges: A record of achievement or a childish gimmick? #chat2lrn curated tweets

Here are our Twitter highlights of the Chat2lrn Twitter chat on #open badges. [View the story “Open Badges: A record of achievement or a childish gimmick? chat2lrn curated tweets” on Storify]

The Secret Online Lives of UK Managers – curated tweets

Here are our edited tweets from the launch of #good practice‘s #research into how UK #managers find information online to help them do their jobs. The launch took place in London on HMS Belfast on 24 November 2016. [View the story “Google it: The Secret Online Lives of UK Managers” on Storify]

Does game-based learning work? All the #chat2lrn tweets

Here are all the tweets from the Chat2lrn Twitter chat on game-based learning. [View the story “Does game-based learning work? All the chat2lrn tweets” on Storify]

Glacial pace of change in L+D prompts Towards Maturity to focus on tactics that work


Despite the fact learning and development professionals want to change the way they design and deliver learning only a tiny proportion are having any success at doing so, according to #towards maturity #research of more than 600 L&D professionals and 5,000 employees. Published in a report, Unlocking Potential, the research shows that 95% of L&D […]

The importance of buy-in ~ curated #chat2lrn tweets

Here are our edited Twitter highlights from the Chat2lrn Twitter chat on #buy-in. [View the story “The importance of buy-in ~ curated chat2lrn tweets” on Storify]

Preparing for the future of learning ~ curated #chat2lrn tweets

Here are our highlights from the Chat2lrn Twitter chat on preparing for the #future of learning. [View the story “Preparing for the future of learning ~ curated chat2lrn tweets” on Storify]

9 considerations from Learning Live 2016

The Learning and Performance Institute’s Learning Live 2016 conference took place in London this week. Having had a train journey to reflect on the talks and conversations we have come up with a few areas that were discussed that are worthy of consideration. 1. How we feel impacts how we take in the world Professor […]

6 reasons to attend the LnD Connect Bristol Unconference


On the 22 September 2016, #l&d connect will be holding its first Bristol #unconference. Over the last four years L&D Connect has hosted unconferences in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow. This year the aim is to host multiple unconferences across the globe and all on the 22 September. The Bristol Unconference is for anyone who […]