Editor’s note: This short film explains, from a psychological perspective, why stories are so powerful for humans. This is why stories are so useful in helping people connect with ideas and care about things.
Editor’s note: To get the most out of data you need to focus on the questions you need answers to, says Trish Uhl. in this article, Uhl explores the types of questions L&D professionals should be asking in order to build a more strategic approach to learning analytics.
Editor’s note: You need to look beyond the not-so-snappy title of this slide deck in order to find a treasure trove of stats about the web. This is one of those resources you might find useful when making the case for digital. There are some eye-wateringly large numbers here.
Editor’s note: Research suggests that team building activities, whilst helping improve trust and communications, don’t have an impact on performance. This article lifts the lid on the most effective approach to team building activities.
Editor’s note: CIPD Manchester is running a campaign to raise awareness of diversity and inclusion at work. The campaign is called #NeurodiversityAtWork and this article sets out why organisations need to get better at creating more neurodiverse workplaces. There are also links to other useful resources.
Editor’s note: A recent survey of 4,500 workers looked at perceptions of artificial intelligence in the workplace. There are some surprising stats here, only 10% fear AI-related redundancy, for example. A key message for L&D and HR is that employees want to learn more about the implications of AI at work and they want it clearly communicated to them.
Editor’s note: In this video, Nick Shackleton Jones explains the affective context model of learning. This is a very thought-provoking video which challenges assumptions around learning and education and provides some examples of what corporate learning could look like.
Editor’s note: This article includes three examples of how organisations are reskilling and upskilling their employees. There’s an interesting example of how a company is using augmented reality to help capture the tacit knowledge of older workers.
Editor’s note: This research from learning supplier Kineo shows that employees want better learning content and opportunities to learn but what employers provide falls well short of expectations. This research provides a useful snapshot of what the ‘consumer’ learner is looking for.
Editor’s note: I was in a Learning Technologies Summer Forum session this week and the speaker, Jane Daly from Towards Maturity, was talking about the learning ‘ogies’. This article looks at the two most related to peer and self-directed learning – paragogy and heutagogy.
Editor’s note: This week I facilitated a session at the Learning Technologies Conference using the World Cafe method. it’s a useful method for generating dialogue within bigger groups. This article explains the method.
Editor’s note: In this video, Simon Brown, chief learning officer at Novartis, talks through how learning has supported digital transformation at the pharmaceutical company.
Editor’s note: Six in 10 line managers think they do not get enough help from their organisation to support the mental wellbeing of their staff and 80% of UK workers said they would not discuss mental ill-health with their manager because they were worried they would be judged as incapable. These research findings make the case for helping managers support mental ill health in their teams.
Editor’s note: David Perring, director of research at Fosway Group, shares some insights into how L&D teams are measuring impact and the challenges these approaches present to reaping the benefits of digital learning.
Editor’s note: Don Norman, author of the Design of Everyday Things and Emotional Design and a former vice president at Apple, says that we need to be thinking about designing for older people, especially now that people are living longer. Are you using inclusive design in your learning interventions?