Editor’s note: It’s good to see how an organisation is using virtual reality as a part of its onboarding activities. This approach enables potential employees to look around a virtual hotel and take a look at the different types of roles that are on offer.
Editor’s note: This research, which is mostly based on US respondents, provides a reminder that a large proportion of employees are aware of the need to keep developing their skills in order to develop their careers. And that training opportunities are an important part of the employee value proposition.
Editor’s note: You’ll find this useful if you need evidence to support a case for putting employees at the heart of learning design. Research of 10,000 employees by Towards Maturity shows what employees are looking for from L&D.
Editor’s note: This article suggests that there is a real benefit in linking self-development to employee performance goals. This helps employees focus on the skills they need to be good at their current role and enable them to think about what skills they need to develop to progress their careers.
Editor’s note: It is with some scepticism that I share this. Terms such as ‘Post-bureaucratic management’ tend to frighten me off. However, there are some interesting points here about what management needs to become to support more responsive and adaptable organisations.
Editor’s note: This is a fascinating look at how attempts to change a company culture using values statements can back-fire. Just reading it makes you realise that organisations treat employees in peculiar ways and then wonder why things don’t work.
This week I gave a talk on personal curation tools at the Training Journal conference.…
Editor’s note: If you produce video for learning then read this article as it provides some data-backed insights into video length, quality and style which will help you produce better videos.
Editor’s note: Here’s a list of how brands are using chatbots as ways of delivering tailored, personalised content. You can see why L&D is interested in this technology.
Editor’s note: Thanks to Nick Shackleton-Jones for sharing this piece on students’ views on teaching. Note the importance of relationships between the teacher and student. This is the most important factor affecting engagement in learning.
Editor’s note: So much of what L&D teams do crosses over into marketing so hot makes sense to be up to speed with the trends that marketing teams are looking to embrace. Interestingly, this list isn’t too dissimilar to the trends we see in L&D.
Editor’s note: Do you use personas when designing learning interventions? if so, read this article to identify – and avoid – some common mistakes in creating them.
“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style
Editor’s note: Yet more evidence, should you need it, that learning styles are a myth. Research shows that students who used their preferred learning style did not achieve any benefit.
Editor’s note: Microsoft, who own LinkedIn, look like they are turning the screw on corporate learning. They now have a suite of productivity tools and are turning LinkedIn into a more open learning platform. As a learning platform, LinkedIn looks very useful for employees as it will provide you with options based on your skills and experience. By opening up the platform to other content providers, its offer becomes more compelling. Definitely a vendor worth keeping an eye on.
Editor’s note: An anthropologist was sent in to a university that produces leading research into how students learn best to find out why the university wan’t putting its research into practice. The key finding? Fear of looking stupid. This is a great example of how and why innovation stalls.