Editor’s note: This pithy article makes a great point around learning objectives and business objectives and around knowing versus doing. What are you designing training for?
Editor’s note: This week I facilitated a session at the Learning Technologies Conference using the World Cafe method. it’s a useful method for generating dialogue within bigger groups. This article explains the method.
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: 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 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: 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.
Editor’s note: This slide deck looks at how financial services company Old Mutual Wealth has re-engineered its L&D strategy using freelance marketplace Jam Pan. It provides a glimpse of new ways in which L&D teams are sourcing and delivering digital resources.
Editor’s note: Cathy Moore provides a some suggestions on how to put a stop to receiving training request forms from the business and instead turn them into what she calls a ‘development request’. Some great tips here.
Editor’s note: Here is a checklist of the principles that should underpin all learning design courtesy of Dr Richard Mayer.
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?
Editor’s note: This is a great read. Full of data and tips to help find and share obvious insights. As the author says, “I was wrong to place such a high premium on the unexpected. Findings don’t have to be earth-shattering to be useful. In fact, I’ve come to believe that in many workplaces, obvious insights are the most powerful forces for change.”
Editor’s note: Although this piece is aimed at tech people the message resonates for us all. Lots of L&D professionals are doing great things but we wouldn’t know about it. Maybe this article will provide some inspiration to start sharing what you know.
Editor’s note: The BBC Academy has produced a simple guide to podcasting, looking at what a podcast is, how to make one, how to develop an audience and more. The way the content is presented is simple and visual – a good format for learning content?
Editor’s note: Are L&Ders as guilty as marketers in that they spend too much time on emergent tools at the expense of established ones? Ahead of Learning Technologies 2019, this is an important message. Buyers beware!
Editor’s note: Thank you to Andrew Jacobs for sharing this report. Read from page 41 onwards to get insights on what learning to learn means in the age of artificial intelligence. The shift towards matching skills with tasks is an interesting one for L&D.