Video of the week: Disrupting learning

In this video, former head of online #learning at BP Nick Shackleton-Jones slays some sacred cows of corporate learning.

How do YOU learn at work?

Editor’s note: I liked this diagram, which tells the story of the myriad ways in which L&D professionals learn at work. Hold this up against how your organisation currently delivers learning and see where the gaps are.

How to supercharge the way you learn

Editor’s note: Although more education focused, this article gives some good insights into the science of learning, especially remembering information.

What skills do learners need to learn? #chat2lrn curated tweets

Here are our Twitter highlights from the Chat2lrn Twitter chat on the #skills learners need to learn. [View the story “What skills do learners need to learn?” on Storify]

Making Learning Easier by Design

Editor’s note: Fascinating insights into designing a learning experience through an app – in this case Primer, a mobile app that helps people learn digital marketing concepts in 5 minutes or less.

The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn!

Editor’s note: Now here’s a thing. We probably all think we know how we learn, but do we? This article looks at 10 ways of learning and assesses how effective they are. If evidence challenges some of our legacy thinking on learning then is it time to change what we do?

What is learning, who are learners?

UPDATE: Sukh Pabial and Andrew Jacobs have both written on this topic, so please go and read their thinking . . . When did we forget? by Sukh Pabial Who do you work with? by Andrew Jacobs These ramblings have been prompted by a great discussion on this morning’s #LDinsight Twitter chat. The question of […]

Highlighting: A terrible study strategy

Editor’s note: This is this week’s challenge to the ‘way we do things’ article. If you are highlighting text for learning, then don’t bother – it is not how we learn.

Learning is the most celebrated neglected activity in the workplace

Editor’s note: To quote: ‘A class, a reading, a difficult conversation with a colleague, may take 1% of our time. And yet they may radically alter how we approach the other 99%, raising questions that jolt us into learning new things from everyday experiences. A challenging assignment, conversely, may take most of our time and yield little new insights.’ A great piece on what learning really means – and it is not 70:20:10.

A New Culture of Learning

Editor’s note: Douglas Thomas, co-author of The New Culture of Learning talks through the main concepts of the book – this is a compelling vision for corporate learning (with less attention on gaming maybe).

Everything you’ve ever been told about how you learn is a lie

Editor’s note: Three popular myths about how we learn debunked.

Learning by thinking: how reflection improves performance

Editor’s note: This research looks at reflection on experience – or rather reflection on doing – as opposed to learning by doing and shows just how important reflection is in the learning process.

Emotion in learning – fab or fad? curated tweets from #chat2lrn

Here are our curated tweets from the Chat2lrn Twitter chat on emotion in #learning. [View the story “Emotion in Learning – Fab or Fad? curated tweets from chat2lrn” on Storify]

Curated tweets from the #chat2lrn Twitter chat on neuroscience and learning

Here are our edited tweets from today’s Chat2lrn #twitter chat on #neuroscience and #learning. Lots of links shared in here too. [View the story “Curated chat2lrn tweets on neuroscience and learning” on Storify]

Why 21st century learning should be more like the 19th century

Editor’s note: Science is telling us what we know to be true about how we learn – something John Dewey outlined a century ago. But will data really help personalise the experience? Thanks to @marcoable for sharing.