Editor’s note: Researchers at the Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology have just published their latest Innovating Pedagogy report. This annual report, now in its ninth year, looks at emerging innovations in learning and teaching. Although focused on the education space, the report is useful for learning about innovations that could have an impact on learning at work.
Editor’s note: Hats off to David Perring, Director of Research at Fosway Group, for his bravery at proposing some learning predictions for the year ahead.
Editor’s note: Here are some links to see out the year . . .
Editor’s note: I dropped into the World of Learning Summit this week and in one of the sessions Andrew Jacobs shared this article on double loop learning. It’s a really useful method for questioning the assumptions that lie behind a piece of learning. It also advocates for inquiry and dialogue. Seems like a good way to approach all learning interventions right now.
Editor’s note: Thank you to Jo Cook for sharing this research. It’s useful to see how organisations are using webinars and how they could improve. The research suggests that organisations could improve audience engagement – that’s an opportunity not to be missed.
Editor’s note: This research shows the value and impact of building new social rituals as a part of working from home. It’s interesting to reflect on how the office engineered some of these rituals. Working from home requires us to revisit them.
Editor’s note: Building digital capability is becoming more of a priority for employers. They know it and want to do it. But, as this research from Microsoft shows, there are some significant barriers to making it happen.
Editor’s note: This article shares examples of how organisations have transitioned to digital first learning delivery and how they are attempting to make it stick. there are some useful insights here.
Editor’s note: In this article, Ross Dawson pulls out five charts from two recent reports published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Taskforce on the Work of the Future. They paint an interesting picture of how work is changing.
Editor’s note: This report from the World Economic Forum shows that automation and digital acceleration will significantly change the types of skills required by employers. To safeguard jobs, employers will need to act quickly to understand what gets automated and what needs human input. The report shares the types of skills that are likely to be in demand in the coming months and years.
Editor’s note: This research won’t come as a surprise, but anyone who is used to working from home will be only to aware of the impact of poor desk posture and lack of time away from the desk. Is staying physically well going to be one of the big challenges of increased working from home?
Editor’s note: Research from Degreed shows workers’ feelings about their own skills and how they have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The findings show just how important skills have become over the past few months.
Editor’s note: L&D talks about data and the importance of the insights we can generate from it. But how far do we – or should we – go in collecting data from employees? New tools are allowing employers to collect data on employees at a granular level. Should we be concerned?
Editor’s note: Scientists across a range of disciplines have been studying the science of fake news. This article draws on the research and looks at how fake news affects our behaviours.
Editor’s note: Congratulations to the winners of the Personnel Today Awards. It’s good to see who is doing what and to see NHS agencies receive recognition for their work this year.