Eliminating the human

Editor’s note: This is a compelling argument – that technological innovation is designing out human interaction. Agree?

Curatr owner HT2 Labs wins new round of investment funding


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 […]

Stop the sticking plaster approach to learning technologies, says leading analyst

Wilson: "For all of the froth that exists around learning technology, the fundamental speed of change of organisations to really embrace it has been very slow."

A tactical approach to implementing learning technologies is hampering the digital transformation of organisations, according to a leading market analyst. European learning and HR #technology analyst Fosway Group, recently released its latest analysis of the learning technology market. Called the 9-Grid™, the analyst positions technology vendors against a range of criteria that helps buyers decide […]

JPMorgan Marshals an Army of Developers to Automate High Finance

Editor’s note: The American bank has just automated work that took tens of thousands of hours. A good example of how technology is automting what used to be manual tasks carried out by professionals.

Eleven Reasons To Be Excited About The Future of Technology

Editor’s note: It’s worth thinking about the positive impact technology could have on our lives. This article shows the possibilities (that are already here). Learning is a big part of this . . .

The music industry and the digital revolution

Editor’s note: The music industry has been at the forefront of industrial digital disruption. This video describes the transformation of the industry and how new technologies are emerging to help create new business models for musicians.

The paradox of the Learning Technologies Conference 2016


The Learning Technologies Conference is a paradox. One the one hand as a delegate you are offered a glimpse of the future and on the other you are presented with reminders of how little corporate learning has shifted in recent years. For  example, conference chairman Don Taylor, who is also chairman of the Learning and […]

Equipping yourself for the digitally-transformed future

At the end of his keynote speech to the Learning Technologies Conference 2016, futurist Ben Hammersley was asked what L&D professionals could do to be prepared for the #technology-disrupted future of learning. This was his answer . . .

The Now of Device Usage: Opportunities for Developers in 2016 and Beyond

Editor’s note: Interesting research here into what users think of their devices – which ones they prefer and the features they most like about them. This is good user data for understanding tech preferences and the kinds of functionality users would like to see more of.

HR technology disruptors – putting employees more in control


Analyst Josh Bersin has published a report on the top HR #technology disruptors for 2016. It is a must read for L&D because it shows a fundamental shift in the relationship between employees and the business. How? Through apps and services that are designed for employees. Take a look at the list that first appeared […]

Computers ‘do not improve’ pupil results, says OECD

Editor’s note: Maybe these research findings are to be expected. The impact of technology on learning at school is playing out in front of us and the results aren’t that good. Maybe we are only at the start of understanding the role/impact of technology in learning.

Gartner’s 2015 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

Editor’s note: This hype cycle will be mentioned in conference talks by anyone talking about where technology is headed. So, let’s go to the horse’s mouth and see what the future holds.

Apple saves the desktop from extinction and realises its future vision for computing

In the week that Apple launched its new iPads, this article looks at Apple’s future, which gives some clues as to what technology we can expect to see in the coming months and year or two. Clue: technology for every occasion!

The effect of virtual interactions on wellbeing

Recently, tech giants Yahoo and Hewlett Packard took the radical decision of banning telework for most of their employees. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer declared that “we need to be one Yahoo! and that starts with physically being together”.     Curated from www.hrmagazine.co.uk Does virtual interaction trump face to face interaction or is it all […]

Why a leading professor of new media just banned technology use in class

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Shirky is a professor of media studies at New York University, holding a joint appointment as an arts professor at NYU’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program in the Tisch School of the Arts, and as a Distinguished Writer in Residence in the journalism institute. He is a leading voice on the effect #technology has had on […]