Editor’s note: Microsoft, who own LinkedIn, look like they are turning the screw on corporate learning. They now have a suite of productivity tools and are turning LinkedIn into a more open learning platform. As a learning platform, LinkedIn looks very useful for employees as it will provide you with options based on your skills and experience. By opening up the platform to other content providers, its offer becomes more compelling. Definitely a vendor worth keeping an eye on.
Editor’s note: An anthropologist was sent in to a university that produces leading research into how students learn best to find out why the university wan’t putting its research into practice. The key finding? Fear of looking stupid. This is a great example of how and why innovation stalls.
Editor’s note: This week was the first time I have heard Dr Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge talk about organisational design. Her insights are so relevant to L&D, looking at systems thinking, behavioural science, group dynamics and external environmental factors. In this video, Cheung-Judge looks at ways to think about organisational change and in so doing frames the role of learning in change.
Editor’s note: Rachel Botsman gave one of the keynotes as this week’s CIPD conference. Her topic was trust and how trust is changing with technological change. Here, Botsman shares the theories and thinking that underpins her work. These include sharing economies, collaboration, reputation and trust.
Editor’s note: The LPI has launched its Capability Map and now the CIPD has launched its profession map. The CIPD is taking an interesting approach here by putting three core principles at the heart of its approach. They are: principles-led, evidence-based and outcomes driven. There’s a lot to take on board here. Take a look at what is sees as the core skills for learning.
Editor’s note: All you ever wanted to know about artificial intelligence in learning – well, nearly. A great resource of articles written by Donald Clark.
Editor’s note: In this short video, River Island’s Nebel Crowhurst and Mike Collins discuss how L&D is supporting business change and what that means for the L&D offer and approach. Useful point about about breaking down silos within HR.
Editor’s note: This is a really useful research report looking at the employee perspective of workplace technology. Not surprisingly there is a disconnect between what leaders say about the tech that is available to employees and what the employees say about that technology. The message here is: involve your employees in developing the tech they need to do their jobs better.
Editor’s note: I really like these laws. They show the place and importance of workplace in work. many of them are directly relatable to learning too.
Editor’s note: Unleash is a huge HR technology conference that took place this week in Amsterdam. Here, Nick Shackleton-Jones reviews the event and raises some big questions for HR and L&D.
Editor’s note: This is a fantastic resource on organisational development which has been created for the NHS. Lots of tools, articles and people to follow and learn from.
Editor’s note: According to research from Towards Maturity, fostering conversation and connection is key to developing more relevant and responsive learning.
Editor’s note: Robin Hoyle makes some good points about setting expectations around learning programmes as well as thinking about how the overall programme can work in a way that is useful for participants (and their managers).
Editor’s note: This Jisc report shows how students are using technology as a part of their learning. It’s interesting to note that collaboration comes quite a way down the list.