Editor’s note: A couple of good examples here of older workers bringing their knowledge and experience to bear on younger workers. One would hope that organisations recognise the value of older workers whether you call them elders or not.
Want it, expect it but can’t do it. That seems to be the message from…
Towards Maturity have launched the first part of their 2017-2018 benchmark report. This year Towards Maturity has taken a different approach to sharing the data and as ever it is a must-read to see how L&D is doing when it comes to embracing learning technology.
L&D teams are increasingly looking at consumption and engagement data around digital resources. The piece on the BBC’s data blog gives a great example of why you need to look at data and context to give you the full picture.
Maybe learning needs too look beyond just skills development. Whatever automation brings, learning needs to be underpinned by passion and we need to think about how we can become better learners. Put this in place and we’ll be set up well for what the future holds, according to John Hagel.
Congratulations to all the winners at the Learning Technologies awards 2017. It is well worth a look at who won what award – who is doing what and with what technology!
Editor’s note: Thanks to Jane Hart for sharing this piece in which Mike Taylor shares how he manages information. These kinds of pieces give a glimpse of how people curate and the tools they use.
Editor’s note: Thanks to Andrew Jacobs for sharing what looks like a very useful research database of studies into online and blended learning outcomes.
Editor’s note: This third instalment of the GoodPractice research trilogy provides insights into what managers consider to be the most useful learning technologies. This is about perceptions and as such shows the challenges L&D and vendors have in convincing managers to use different and newer technologies.
Editor’s note: This is a really good post on user experience, using the buying and onboarding process of purchasing a new iPhone to show what good user experience looks like.
Editor’s note: Professor Alex Edmans, professor of finance at the London School of Economics, gave this talk at this week’s CIPD conference. He provides evidence to show that treating people well does pay for organisations.
Editor’s note: Dr Atul Gawande, author of the Checklist Manifesto, describes his work. His thinking has been raised at recent learning conferences and is useful for any organisation looking to develop a resources not courses approach to learning.
Editor’s note: A great deck and lots of resources on curation in learning from David Kelly, a learning professional who has been curating, and advocating for curation, for a number of years.
This might seem like an overly simplistic review of what was an interesting two-day conference…
Editor’s note: Having recently delivered a talk on fake news, this article is well with a read. For various reasons, outlined in this article, humans are good at believing poor quality information. We all need to learn to be healthy skeptics!