Editor’s note: This article shows the potential for harnessing online communications to surface tacit knowledge in organisations. For example, using AI to analyse text that is extracted from online meetings. The tools are available. Will organisations seek them out to better understand performance challenges?
Editopr’s note: There are some really interesting insights here into how organisations are using Microsoft Teams vs Yammer and Facebook for Work as working from home has taken off as a result of the pandemic. The data shows that different platforms are used for different reasons. Understanding these reasons and measuring how the platforms are being used will be key to understanding what effective remote working looks like, the author says.
Editor’s note: Here are some simple tips on the types of data you can collect from employees’ online activities. Working with this data, you can design learning interventions suited to the habits and routines of your audience.
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: There are some useful stats here to make the case for using more video content in learning. If video is so important for marketing, why not for learning?
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.
Editor’s note: This year’s Towards Maturity Benchmark Study is out. Plenty of data to pick over to see how organisations are using learning technologies as well as the impact it is having.
Editor’s note: Scary or the saviour of productivity? This article looks at the quantified employee.
Editor’s note: I’m fascinated by how data can help teams become more effective. Here’s how a small football team is doing just that.
Editor’s note: Collecting the right data in the first place is going to be a key challenge for L&D professionals looking to build an evidence-based approach. Andy Wooler describes how his organisation is approaching the challenge.
Editor’s note: Sports data analysis means something in sports such as baseball. This is where data and performance come together which is why it is an area worth following. How long before other sectors follow?
Editor’s note: This article alludes to some very interesting things such as using data to help hire diverse teams. We know the traditional hiring process based on interviews is laced with biases which sees hiring managers tends towards hiring people like them. Could data help create more diverse teams?
Editor’s note: Despite the US focus, this is a useful way of showing how the internet has grown and penetrated in to different areas of our lives.
Last week Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist, wrote a lengthy article on big…