Editor’s note: This morning’s #ldinsight chat on creativity got me thinking about creative thinking, which is an important part of creativity. This talk provides some good examples of how to think more creatively.
Editor’s note: What do you know . . . technology is a significant barrier to internal communications. There are some interesting stats and insights here, taken from a recent piece of research into internal communications in more than 650 organisations. The research provides some good tips on the most effective ways to communicate with employees.
Editor’s note: A comprehensive list of tools to ensure your web offerings are accessible to all.
Editor’s note: This is useful research for establishing what institutions and media Britons trust. The research also provides some insight on businesses and why trust in them is relatively low. Some good big picture data on trust here.
Editor’s note: Facilitation seems to be an important skill set for L&D professionals. So what makes an effective facilitator? This article summarises the thoughts of a group of experienced facilitators and highlights six key skills.
Editor’s note: Chairman of the Learning and Skills Group Donald Taylor has analysed the job role, age and gender of the more than 2,000 members of the group. His findings show that women are less likely to be in roles with more authority than their male counterparts. That’s not true across the board but the picture is bleak. Important and sobering findings.
Editor’s note: This presentation provides an indepth look at knowledge management in 2017. Some great insights and examples of how organisations are harnessing knowledge in the era of social media. Hat tip: Harold Jarche.
Editor’s note: A problem with research in the social sciences is that it does not replicate, which is why this research by Carol Dweck is important. This research sets out to test if a growth mindset intervention had a positive impact in school settings. The answer is that it did. What’s important here is why this research methodology matters.
Editor’s note: Thanks to Andrew Jacobs for highlighting this article exploring a recent report into the state of MOOCS. There are some interesting developments in this space due to MOOC providers ‘finding their audience’.
Editor’s note: This critique of learning assessment might chime with the critics of learning outcomes. In higher education, the focus on learning outcomes seems mainly to be feeding the assessment industry and university bureaucracy.
Editor’s note: This piece of research from LinkedIn Learning looks at learning trends impacting on L&D, employees, managers and executives. An interesting read. Note it calls L&D professionals ‘talent developers’. A good title?
Editor’s note: Chatbots are being talked about as a useful channel for learning teams. If you are interested in exploring how you could use them then this article is useful as it shares some examples of how charities are using chatbots to engage with their users. Although not being used as a learning application you can see the potential.
Editor’s note: A really great video from Nick-Shackleton-Jones and Nick Welch that explores user experience and performance support. Makes a powerful point about how L&D can best support employees in their moment of need.
Editor’s note: I like the notion of thinking about intellectual virtues, especially as L&D professionals and many more workers are knowledge workers. Be courageous in your thinking!