Category Archives: General News

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 – […]

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 […]

The 10 most read articles in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine in 2018

UPDATE: Some of the articles listed below have now been moved into the Modern Workplace Learning 2019 online resource   Here are the 10 most read articles in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine in 2018. 1  – Classroom training and E-Learning are the least valued ways of learning. This is what it means for L&D […]

A Professional’s Guide to Modern Learning

Intermittent training or studying is no longer enough, every professional needs to be taking charge of their own continuous self-improvement and self-development. The newly updated online resource, A Professional’s Guide to Modern Learning, contains 50 Tasks to help any professional develop a daily modern learning habit and take advantage of the many different ways of learning […]

Spotlighting the “L&D in the modern workplace” session in the MWL track at LearnTec 2019

In this series of posts I am spotlighting the sessions and speakers in the 3-day (English speaking) MWL track that will take place at LearnTec in Karlsruhe, Germany 29-31 January 2019 (LearnTec is Europe’s No. 1 trade show and congress focusing on digital learning.) In the afternoon of Thursday 31 January, the final session will […]