Category Archives: Articles

Survey: L&D in the Modern Workplace

In 2011 I ran a short anonymous survey to find out what people thought about the role of L&D in the workplace. I thought I’d run it again 7 years later to find out how things had changed. Here it is below. I’ll share the results in a couple of weeks. Create your own user […]

The impact of AI on employees and L&D

It’s no secret that many industries have already felt the impact of automation. There are some truly inspirational and wonderful applications of new technology in healthcare, transportation, security, entertainment and media, among others. There’s so much that we don’t know, either. That uncertainty has been unsettling, to say the least. At some point, each one […]

An Introduction to Modern Workplace Learning in 2018 (free e-book)

A new series of 3 e-books is now available to download. These e-books include some (updated) content from Jane Hart’s previous books as well as new material. Part 1 is embedded below. You can download the PDF using the Download link beneath it.  Part 2 (Designing, Developing and Managing Modern Training Experiences) and Part 3 (Supporting Continuous Independent Learning) […]

Jane Hart’s favourite 30 posts of 2017

Jane Hart has chosen her favourite 30  posts and articles that have been featured in the MWL Newsletter this year. These are listed in chronological order below. [1]  EMPLOYEES DON’T NEED WORKPLACE TOOLS TO BE FUN, JUST EFFICIENT – CMSWire, 16 February 2017 “Organizations have been trying for years to increase employee adoption of tools — and […]

The 10 most popular articles in the MWL Magazine in 2017

The MWL Magazine has been online since 13 January 2017, and since that time 50 articles have been published. Here are the 10 most popular articles in terms of numbers of page views. 1 – A Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit for 2018 Jane Hart, 7 November 2017 Based on the Top 100 Tools for Personal & […]

From training delivery to continuous learning

Companies clearly have a responsibility to provide training and opportunities for their people,  and many L&D departments have already made efforts in modernising their training initiatives to make them more relevant for today’s workforce.  Others have gone further and are now providing a wider range of learning opportunities and resources for on demand use. But in […]

Social Media as an “Other” in Social Learning

The first time Siri told me that she was not just my best friend but my BFF (best friend for life) I found myself bemused. Firstly, by Siri’s emphatic confident response, then by the notion of Siri as my highly esteemed confidant until a chance encounter with an intern forced me to reimagine what social […]

A Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit for 2018

Based on the Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2017 list, here is the Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit 2018. These are the key tools it contains . Of course you won’t have to have them all – but perhaps at least one or two from each category. A favourite web browser and search engine – […]

The role of L&D in 2018

I am frequently asked for my thoughts on the role of L&D in the future. Here is my take on the important work required for the short-term future. The work of the Learning & Development Department (aka Training Department) has been evolving over the last 20 years, and has moved through a number of identifiable […]

How to become a Modern Professional Learner

On 2 October 2017, I released the results of the 11th Annual Learning Tools survey in the form of the Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017 list. What has become very clear over the last 11 years is that many individuals are now using a wide selection of web-based resources, tools, and services to learn […]