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.
Editor’s note: A survey of 958 company directors shows that three-quarters would be keeping increased home-working after the Covid-19 pandemic and more than half intended to cut the use of workplaces in the future. This is yet more evidence of the way work is changing and will continue to change.
Editor’s note: The Learning and Performance Institute has put together a dashboard of all the data it collects across its networks. Here the institute shares the top five challenges of L&D leaders. Learning culture is the top priority. You can also find out the strongest and weakest skills across the profession.
Editor’s note: This article does a great job answering the question posed in the title. It looks at definitions of learning and learning theories and explores nine key theories most relevant to designing blended and online learning.
Editor’s note: The Open University has just launched it’s annual Business Barometer research into the UK skills landscape. The report shows the – in some cases catastrophic – impact of the pandemic on skills development in organisations. The paradox here is that many organisations are looking to reduce headcount to save money whilst at the same time looking to fill skills gaps.
Editor’s note: This report is full of practical tips on the best instructional design and facilitation techniques to use when designing and delivering a virtual classroom.
Achievers 2020 Culture Report Reveals Almost Half of All Employees Don’t Feel Recognized for Work Done During Pandemic
Achievers, the progressive choice for employee voice and recognition solutions that accelerate a culture of…
Editor’s note: This research is focused on schools but it is important to be aware that blended learning for school children is more effective that traditional classroom-based learning.
Editor’s note: David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group, shares Fosway research on digital transformation and the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on L&D. Wilson shares what’s currently working for L&D.
Editor’s note: This research of 2,065 managers and non-managers (half in the US and half in the UK and Ireland) looked at what makes for successful teamwork. Interacting more frequently seems to have a negative impact on project success. There are lots of other useful insights here.
Editor’s note: Psychologists are trying to identify a science of teamwork. This piece looks at what we know so far as well as further areas for exploration. Don’t forget your ABCs of teamwork: the attitudes, behaviors and cognitive states that collectively influence whether a team achieves its goals!
Editor’s note: Google surveyed 5,000 employees to better understand the impact of distributed work.
The survey measured well-being, performance, and connectedness and provided recommendations on how to ensure that those things remain consistent, even if your team is spread out across the world. The research was carried out pre Covid-19 but there are useful insights here.
Editor’s note: Just because more workers are having to work from home doesn’t mean that they way people are treated at work has changed. This research shows how sexism is manifesting itself through remote working.
Editor’s note: As L&D goes digital, would it be good to know if elearning is any more effective than classroom delivery? And if so, what makes it more effective? This research report answers these questions.
Editor’s note: Longitudinal research into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health shows that, despite the easing of lockdown restrictions, millions of British adults continue to struggle with their mental health. This is a critical consideration as employees start to return to work.