Editor’s note: When is a space safe enough to be able to talk? Christine Locher shares some pointers on creating safe spaces for conversations.
Editor’s note: In this reflection on our barcamp, Doug Shaw describes the story behind the creative practice he facilitated at the event.
Editor’s note: Congratulations to all the winners of the Learning and Performance Institute’s Learning Awards 2020. It’s good to see where the innovation is happening in the sector and which individual and teams are doing great things.
Editor’s note: I hope this link works! It should show the tweet stream for the Women in Learning hashtag. There were some Women in Learning events at the Learning Technologies conference this year and the tweets give a sense of what was going on. I attended one and was really energised by it. It’s great to see this focus on making learning a fair, equal sector for all to progress and flourish.
Editor’s note: This is the rebranded reincarnation of Towards Maturity’s health check. As ever, there are some great insights in here. It doesn’t make for easy reading but that’s the point. It tells the profession it needs to get better in a number of areas.
Editor’s note: This research always makes for a challenging read. For example, 65% of learning professionals do not think learning platforms are fit for the modern workforce. This is useful research for understanding what buyers want from learning tech.
Editor’s note: These design trends, such as voice and interactive storytelling, will impact on learning design at some point. An interesting list of trends outside of L&D that will impact on L&D . . .
Editor’s note: HR and L&D analysts Fosway Group have just released their latest analysis of the learning systems market. There are a couple of things that are worthy of note. First, Fosway have recategorised learning technologies into suites (platforms that do everything) and specialists (technology that does one or two things very well. Second, the analysis shows that there are many new entrants into the market that are specialists. This marks a shift away from all singing, all dancing platforms.
Editor’s note: Kate Graham provides a rundown of next week’s Learning Technologies conference and exhibition. This is a useful guide to the hashtags to follow and the free talks to attend.
Editor’s note: It’s worth noting that industry research organisation Towards Maturity has become a part of the Emerald Group. The group aims to build on the research of TM.
Editor’s note: The Institute of Leadership and Management has carried out research looking at the factors that a effect employee satisfaction. There are some interesting insights into the importance of L&D in here.
Editor’s note: Donald Taylor, chair of the Learning and Performance Institute, has just released the results from his annual L&D sentiment survey. Learning professionals are asked to vote for what they think will be ‘hot’ for the year ahead. Learning analytics topped the poll.
Editor’s note: Thanks to John Curran for sharing this link to a fantastic piece on why note-taking in the learning context really helps the learning process. Why aren’t L&D teams teaching note-taking?
Editor’s note: In the week that Towards Maturity became Emerald Works, former Towards maturity founder Laura Overton reflects on the research reports that most stand out for here. These reflections show how much (and how little) the sector has changed in 15 years.
Editor’s note: Research from the Chartered institute of Personnel and Development lifts the lid on bullying and sexual harassment at work. Worryingly, 40% of those who have been bullied or harassed say their manager was responsible. The report highlights the need to educate and support managers in order to stamp out these types of behaviours.