Editor’s note: This short video explains a theory of learning that describes how we learn and the role of emotion in that. This concept will change the way you think about L&D provision.
Editor’s note: This article explores how prior knowledge – what we know – fits in with how our memory works. It also explores the implications for L&D professionals.
Editor’s note: the UK’s Office for National Statistics has produced a report on the characteristics and benefits of training at work. This is the first time the ONS has produced such a report. Interestingly, and maybe not surprisingly, older workers get the least amount of training. there are also some disparities between men and women and full-time and part-time workers.
Editor’s note: Deloitte have published their latest annual report on human capital trends. at 112 pages, it is quite a read. This year’s top trend is learning – go to page 78 of the report to find insights on how learning needs to change to meet the needs of the workforce now and into the future. Central to this is learning in the flow of work.
Editor’s note: There are some great reflections here on learning technologies from a design agency that specialises in the learning sector. In effect, it’s an outsider’s view of the best way to share knowledge and enable learning.
Editor’s note: This piece by Elizabeth marsh frames digital literacy (which means many things to many people) in an accessible and useful way for organisations.
Her framework will help think about what digital literacy means for your organisation.
Editor’s note: The undercover economist Tim Harford selects his favourite behavioural economics books. This is a very useful resource.
Editor’s note: If a third of UK graduates are overeducated for the role they are in then what does this say about degree-level education? And what is the impact of overeducation, or underemployment, on organisations? Overeducation is a persistent problem for UK employers.
Editor’s note: This is an interesting resource from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It features, amongst other things, a skills diagnostic to show what types of skills are in short supply across a number of regions in the UK.
Editor’s note: Maybe surveillance technology is the answer to the UK’s productivity problem? An increasing number of employers are investing in ‘workplace analytics’ . . .
Editor’s note: Research confirms what you might already suspect, that our attention spans are diminishing due to the increasing amounts of information that is pushed our way. This puts into perspective the challenge L&D has in gaining employees’ attention.
Editor’s note: Would a shorter working week help solve the UK’s productivity problem and at the same time boost employees’ health and well-being? This article takes a look.
Editor’s note: This short article from Harold Jarche very succinctly makes the case for building your own knowledge management and sense making skills and then applying those to teams and across organisations. This is a really useful blueprint for knowledge management in a networked world.
Editor’s note: The reason is not what you think. This is not an ego issue, rather an issue of empowerment. Research suggests that managers aren’t empowered to act on ideas from their teams. Rather they are encouraged to follow short term goals, which get in the way of pursuing ideas that might affect those goals and have longer term benefits.
Editor’s note: This is an interesting approach to creating learning environments. Taking a more user experience design approach to work, the authors provide a range of tools to help create a better way to learn at work.