Editor’s note: Research shows that emojis play an important role as gestures in digital communications. How is L&D using emojis in digital comms?
Editor’s note: Here are some simple tips on the types of data you can collect from employees’ online activities. Working with this data, you can design learning interventions suited to the habits and routines of your audience.
Editor’s note: This analysis of two ways to deliver the same training aims to show the shortcomings of the notion of learning transfer and to highlight what useful social interaction in learning could look like and why it might have an impact on employees.
Editor’s note: This research report takes a deeper look at the concept of inclusive leadership. It includes a list of 15 core competencies which are well worth a look. You would want your leaders to display some, if not all, of these behaviours.
Editor’s note: It’s interesting to see how virtual reality could be used for developing interpersonal skills. That said, the technology is some way off from avatars being able to respond to body language in realistic ways.
Editor’s note: UK media regulator Ofcom has produced a report looking at the trends in how people consume video and audio content. The interactive version of the report lets you dive into trends by age category. This is useful data for understanding how people consume content.
Editor’s note: This pithy article makes a great point around learning objectives and business objectives and around knowing versus doing. What are you designing training for?
Editor’s note: This article digs into the research on the effectiveness of cooperative learning. It usefully pulls out the evidence-backed ingredients that will help make this approach to learning more effective.
Editor’s note: If you are using survey results to inform your work then take a look at these five questions – they will ensure you get the right insights from the research.
Editor’s note: This is a look at how Finland, as a country, is building digital literacy to help fight the impact of fake news. Interesting to see that critical thinking is a key skill here.
Editor’s note: A large study of UK school children has shown that those who followed a growth mindset approach to maths and literacy made no more progress in literacy and numeracy than those in the control group.
Editor’s note: New research from Degreed shows that only 40% of workers agreed that their manager helps them to understand what skills they need to advance in their careers and 22% said their managers do not encourage learning at all. It would seem that winning over managers to support team and individual development remains a challenge for organisations.
Editor’s note: This short film explains, from a psychological perspective, why stories are so powerful for humans. This is why stories are so useful in helping people connect with ideas and care about things.
Editor’s note: To get the most out of data you need to focus on the questions you need answers to, says Trish Uhl. in this article, Uhl explores the types of questions L&D professionals should be asking in order to build a more strategic approach to learning analytics.
Editor’s note: You need to look beyond the not-so-snappy title of this slide deck in order to find a treasure trove of stats about the web. This is one of those resources you might find useful when making the case for digital. There are some eye-wateringly large numbers here.