Editor’s note: For more than a decade, Jane Hart, who runs the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies, has published a list of the top tools in learning based on responses from L&D professionals around the world. This year’s list has just been published and it makes for interesting reading. It is worth exploring to see which tools are the most popular and also for identifying new tools to use.
Editor’s note: The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has produced a report on the impact of technology on the employee experience. Now that technology is playing an even greater part in working life it is important to consider its impact on well-being, job quality and engagement. This report shares research findings on these factors.
Editor’s note: David Perring from learning analysts Fosway Group cuts through the hype that surrounds the term ‘learning experience platform’.
Editor’s note: Learning and HR analyst Fosway has produced its latest insights into learning systems. This is interesting to see which vendor is positioned where on the grid. The commentary that sits alongside the grid id also extremely useful as it provides an analysis of current learning technology trends.
A year ago, Deloitte’s inaugural survey assessing private and public sector readiness for the Fourth…
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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: 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: Might there be parallels between education technology and corporate learning technology? This article flags the issue of technology taking education down a bit of a rabbit hole. The issue of who owns the technology and data is becoming increasingly contentious in education. Are their parallels here with corporate learning? Do you get what you need from vendors? Or are you having to accept what they say you need?
Editor’s note: Do you know what a learning experience platform is? If not, then you probably won’t know that the learning experience market has exploded! But seriously, Degreed’s purchase of Pathgather shines a light on this part of the learning technologies market. Beware of the hype . . .
Yesterday was filming day for Learning Now TV and in my research slot I covered…
Editor’s note: Columbia Journalism School’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism has produced a timeline of developments at major platforms such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and so on. It goes back to 2000. This is a good resource for keeping tabs on how what these major platforms are developing.
Editor’s note: Have you heard of all these technologies? Reading this will make you sympathise with your IT team and especially your head of IT. Maybe the challenges of new technology are everyone’s challenges and should be the catalyst for L&D and IT to work more closely together.
Editor’s note: Liberal sprinkling of the word disruption across the media might suggest that businesses are changing rapidly. That doesn’t seem to be the case though.
Editor’s note: This is worth 11 minutes of your time. This video looks at automation througout the ages, which provides good context for the current age of automation.