Editor’s note: Researchers at the Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology have just published their latest Innovating Pedagogy report. This annual report, now in its ninth year, looks at emerging innovations in learning and teaching. Although focused on the education space, the report is useful for learning about innovations that could have an impact on learning at work.
Editor’s note: Thank you to Jo Cook for sharing this research. It’s useful to see how organisations are using webinars and how they could improve. The research suggests that organisations could improve audience engagement – that’s an opportunity not to be missed.
Editor’s note: This research shows the value and impact of building new social rituals as a part of working from home. It’s interesting to reflect on how the office engineered some of these rituals. Working from home requires us to revisit them.
Editor’s note: Building digital capability is becoming more of a priority for employers. They know it and want to do it. But, as this research from Microsoft shows, there are some significant barriers to making it happen.
Editor’s note: This report from the World Economic Forum shows that automation and digital acceleration will significantly change the types of skills required by employers. To safeguard jobs, employers will need to act quickly to understand what gets automated and what needs human input. The report shares the types of skills that are likely to be in demand in the coming months and years.
Editor’s note: This research won’t come as a surprise, but anyone who is used to working from home will be only to aware of the impact of poor desk posture and lack of time away from the desk. Is staying physically well going to be one of the big challenges of increased working from home?
Editor’s note: Research from Degreed shows workers’ feelings about their own skills and how they have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The findings show just how important skills have become over the past few months.
Editor’s note: Scientists across a range of disciplines have been studying the science of fake news. This article draws on the research and looks at how fake news affects our behaviours.
Editor’s note: This research of organisational approaches to diversity and inclusion explores whether employers’ current focus on D&I is a momentary thing or something bigger – a movement for change.
Editor’s note: The Learning Guild produces regular, free research reports which I thoroughly recommend. They are compiled by Jane Bozarth and provide a review of the evidence behind a range of approaches to learning. This report explores generational differences and their impact on learning – if any.
Editor’s note: In this article, a professor of psychology explores how implicit and explicit bias works and why anti-bias training fails. To overcome bias in the workplace, there needs to be a more holistic approach that looks at systemic bias too.
Editor’s note: The research discussed in this article explores how NHS workers perceive the idea of speaking up and listening up – who does it based on seniority, for example. The research shows that leaders have blindspots, listening to what they want to hear.
Editor’s note: Just because many of is have been working in virtual teams these past few months doesn’t mean we are good at it. This report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development looks at what the research has to say about the best ways to run virtual teams.
Editor’s note: This is an interesting report that looks at how employers have been using flexible working through lockdown. It calls out ‘fake flex’ and explores the ways organisations can make flexible stick into the future.
Editor’s note: This is an in-depth look at the role of practice in learning. To practise something is to help turn knowledge into a skill. However, much learning design omits the opportunities to put new knowledge into practice – and repeatedly over time.