Editor’s note: This short article shares the concepts that underpin action learning and how the process works. If you don’t already use this method then it is worth investigating, especially for challenges that do not have immediate answers.
Editor’s note: In recent years Microsoft has become an incredibly successful company. A part of its success is the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella and his focus on learning.
Editor’s note: Researchers have replicated some of the experiment that showed 10,000 hours of practice is enough to make someone expert at a skill, the idea popularised by Malcolm Gladwell. It turns out that other factors as well as practice are also at play in order to become an elite performer.
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.