10 reasons why you don’t need “learning technologies” to enable learning at work

Recently Jane Bozarth tweeted We need to stop calling them “learning technologies” and start asking, “How can this technology be used to support learning?” — Jane Bozarth (@JaneBozarth) May 23, 2019 So here are 10 reasons why you don’t need dedicated learning technologies to enable and support learning at work. Can you think of any […]

How to promote daily self-learning in the workplace

There is, rightly, a lot of talk nowadays about “lifelong learning” and “continuous learning” but more often than not, articles focus on “lifelong education” or “continuous training”. In other words, they emphasise the need for continuous formal learning, and, in organisational terms, this implies providing more and more training or access to online course libraries. […]

Many individuals spend time self-learning; but most organisations don’t provide time for it

In my previous article, So how much time do you spend self-learning? I explained that many individuals now recognise the need to spend time each week on some planned learning. By that I meant not just relying on the natural learning that happens as they do their jobs, but making a conscious effort to spend […]

How much time do you spend self-learning?

Many people now recognise the need to take control of their career and spend time on their own self-development. Furthermore, organisations now recognise the need for this too. Randall Stephenson, the CEO of AT&T, for example has been reported as saying: “There is a need to retool yourself, and you should not expect to stop […]

Build the bridge to self-learning: Help individuals help themselves

In the workplace individuals learn in many different ways for, through and at work – in what might be termed the 4 D’s of Learning: DIDACTICS – ie being taught (aka education or training) DISCOVERY – ie finding out for oneself (aka informal learning) DISCOURSE – ie interacting with others (aka social learning) DOING – […]

10 Myths about Modern Workplace Learning

First published in September 2017 Here are 10 misconceptions about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL). 1 – MWL simply means modernising training. No. It is much more than modern training. It means a modern approach to learning at work – recognising and valuing all the ways that people learn at, through and for work – not […]

Creating modern training, content, events and experiences

Next public workshop runs 4 March -12 April 2019 L&D departments have traditionally focused on training people for compliance or conformance. This has  been done in the classroom training and more recently through e-learning. However, in the modern workplace we need more relevant solutions to performance problems, and where training (of some sort) is required, […]

The role of the Modern Learning Advisor in today’s workplace

This is an extract from Modern Workplace Learning 2019 The work of the modern Learning & Development function is no longer just about designing, delivering and managing training experiences, but about enabling and supporting continuous improvement, learning and development. To do this, therefore, requires a different type of learning professional from the standard roles found in […]

Modern Workplace Learning 2019 now available as a paperback

The paperback version of Modern Workplace Learning 2019 (written by Jane Hart) was published on 4 January 2019. 278 pages Size: 6″ x 9″ (15.24cm x 22.86cm) Black and white with a few (black and white) diagrams. URLs to external resources provided in Chapter endnotes. Price: £25 + P&P (note: the book is printed on […]

Jane Hart’s Pick of the Year

Here are my 30 favourite posts and articles that I featured in the MWL Newsletter in 2018 – listed in CHRONOLOGICAL order. I think you will quickly identify the common theme running through them all. 1 – Embracing L&D’s evolving role: Less control, more influence  Dani Johnson and Jen Stempel, Deloitte, 2 January 2018 “the […]