Author Martinc

Curated sparkly lights
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10 minutes

Editor’s note: This is an interesting approach to creating learning environments. Taking a more user experience design approach to work, the authors provide a range of tools to help create a better way to learn at work.

Curated Rope about to break in two
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2 minutes (plus report reading time)

Editor’s note: This report has to be a wake-up call for all organisations. Research suggests that managers, rather than helping alleviate stress in the workplace, are contributing to it. That is probably not new news but it shocking nonetheless. The research shows managers are not being supported so that they can in turn better support their teams.

Curated Business Skills on the Mechanism of Metal Cogwheels.
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2 minutes

Editor’s note: This research provides some examples of how organisations are enhancing the employee experience in order to retain employees. For example, Deutsche Telekom in the UK allows employees to use 20% of their time to work on projects that sit outside of their core role.

Curated Snapchat on a mobile phone
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4 minutes

Editor’s note: If you are interested in the use of augmented reality in learning them it would be worth keeping an eye on Snapchat. The company has just launched its developer platform for augmented reality. That means a lot more experimentation with AR.

Curated Composition with cup of Starbucks coffee and beans
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1 minute

Editor’s note: Coffee chain Starbucks is offering employees in the UK who do not hold a degree the opportunity to study for an undergraduate degree online. This at a time when there is a fear Brexit will lead to staff shortages. An interesting move to recruit and retain candidates.

Curated pair of feet in front of three arrows showing different ways
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8 minutes

Editor’s note: In this interview, Kartik Hosanagar, author of A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence: How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives and How We Can Stay in Control, demystifies machine intelligence and looks at some of the things we need to consider to effectively harness the technology.

Curated Cover image of the global skills index from Coursera
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10 minutes

Editor’s note: Massive open online course provider Coursera has drawn out insights from the millions of people who use the platform to show which countries are strongest on certain skills. The data provides some clues on where in the world to find people with specific in demand skills.

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4 minutes

Editor’s note: This analysis of LinkedIn Learning’s latest research throws up many reasons to be cheerful about digital learning. It also features an interesting slide on the benefits of learning more (called heavy learners on the slide) versus ‘light’ learners. Heavy learners, for example, are 21% more likely to feel confident in their work versus light learners as well as 47% less likely to be stressed at work.

Curated Picture of Dr Christian Jarrett
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3 minutes

Editor’s note: In this short video, Dr Christian Jarrett, author of The Great Myths, explains why brain myths are so appealing and how we can overcome them.

Curated Screen shot of Old Mutual Wealth and Jam Pan case study
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Editor’s note: This slide deck looks at how financial services company Old Mutual Wealth has re-engineered its L&D strategy using freelance marketplace Jam Pan. It provides a glimpse of new ways in which L&D teams are sourcing and delivering digital resources.

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