Editor’s note: If L&D teams are looking to change how they operate as a result of the impact of the pandemic then one approach would be to adopt a performance consulting approach. This helps shift focus on to solving business problems. I wouldn’t usually include our own content here but this interview with Nigel Harrison remains pertinent despite being 10 years old.
Editor’s note: Linda Hill is an ethnographer who studied innovators across a range of industries. She shares some interesting insights on the collaborative nature of creativity and innovation. Also, that learning and decision making are key components in innovation that organisations can develop and finesse.
Editor’s note: Zahra Clarke-Johnney, Digital Learning Partner at Southwark Council, shares the ongoing story of how the London council responded to the pandemic to ensure employees could access the learning resources they needed.
Editor’s note: This article brings to life the idea of evidence-based practice. Donald Clark has pulled together a wide range of research and compiled a set of insights that will help L&D teams produce more effective videos for learning.
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: If you produce video for learning then read this article as it provides some data-backed insights into video length, quality and style which will help you produce better videos.
Editor’s note: This week I experienced a Thinking Environment facilitated by Meg Peppin. The concept, developed by Nancy Klein, helps people think better – arguably a skill for our time. This video describes the different elements that make up a thinking environment.
Editor’s note: User experience design is a much talked about topic at learning conferences. But what exactly is it? This short video explains it in simple terms.
Editor’s note: This morning’s #ldinsight chat on creativity got me thinking about creative thinking, which is an important part of creativity. This talk provides some good examples of how to think more creatively.
Editor’s note: Thankyou to Media Zoo for sharing this really useful video about machine learning and artificial intelligence. Presented by a computer scientist, the film explains the basic concepts and in so doing will provide a good starter for further exploring the technology that could fundamentally change learning delivery.
Editor’s note: File this under ‘inspiration’. A great example how to use metaphor in video to help people learn about, and understand, a concept. In this case it’s net neutrality. If it can be done for this topic it can be be done for many, many more.
Editor’s note: The context for this data is not available so you don’t get to see what types of video/content is leading to this this viewing behaviour. However, in our quantative data terms this does provide a picture of the preferred length for an engaging video.
Editor’s note: Will the ability to create and share videos in LinkedIn just add to the showboating noise of the platform? Or will it see the creation and sharing of genuinely useful content? Time will tell . . .
Editor’s note: This short post provides some data on Youtube see numbers and usage as well as some of the updates coming to the service.
Editor’s note: This research focuses on video content on news websites and shows that it is less engaging than other forms of content, in particular long-form writing. Interesting to see that video might not be as popular after all.