Editor’s note: I suspect most L&D professionals know what constitutes modern learning content. If you are in any doubt then this research will help as it is based on data of the content preferences of 5,000 workers.
Very interesting read on performance support. You may find the difference between blackbox and glassbox performance support useful when designing these types of interventions.
An excellent resource on chatbots, including links to articles explaining what they are and how the technology works. Includes many examples of chatbots too.
Editor’s note: Congratulations to all the winners in the TJ Awards 2017. Following hot on the heals of the Learning Technologies Awards, we have another set of learning projects to look through.
Editor’s note: LinkedIn has analysed its own data from the last five years to see what skills are on the rise. It uses US data but nevertheless is quite eye-opening around demand for less technical skills.
Editor’s note: A couple of good examples here of older workers bringing their knowledge and experience to bear on younger workers. One would hope that organisations recognise the value of older workers whether you call them elders or not.
Towards Maturity have launched the first part of their 2017-2018 benchmark report. This year Towards Maturity has taken a different approach to sharing the data and as ever it is a must-read to see how L&D is doing when it comes to embracing learning technology.
L&D teams are increasingly looking at consumption and engagement data around digital resources. The piece on the BBC’s data blog gives a great example of why you need to look at data and context to give you the full picture.
Maybe learning needs too look beyond just skills development. Whatever automation brings, learning needs to be underpinned by passion and we need to think about how we can become better learners. Put this in place and we’ll be set up well for what the future holds, according to John Hagel.
Congratulations to all the winners at the Learning Technologies awards 2017. It is well worth a look at who won what award – who is doing what and with what technology!
Editor’s note: Thanks to Jane Hart for sharing this piece in which Mike Taylor shares how he manages information. These kinds of pieces give a glimpse of how people curate and the tools they use.
Editor’s note: Thanks to Andrew Jacobs for sharing what looks like a very useful research database of studies into online and blended learning outcomes.
Editor’s note: This third instalment of the GoodPractice research trilogy provides insights into what managers consider to be the most useful learning technologies. This is about perceptions and as such shows the challenges L&D and vendors have in convincing managers to use different and newer technologies.
Editor’s note: This is a really good post on user experience, using the buying and onboarding process of purchasing a new iPhone to show what good user experience looks like.