Disruption Debate: Be open with change

As part of Totara’s ongoing Disruption Debate series, Lars Hyland has been speaking to thought leaders and experts from the L&D world.  A few weeks ago he talked to me, and this is the summary of that conversation that appears on their website here. “L&D departments today are trying to build everything and do everything […]

A comparison of organised and self-organised learning in the workplace

What is the difference between L&D organised and managed learning AND self-organised and self-managed learning? In the graphic below I have plotted some of the activities of both approaches to learning in the workplace. Although most interest still focuses on the top half of the graphic – ie providing services and tools for L&D to […]

What does the 6th annual Learning in the Workplace Survey say about the state – as well as the future – of L&D?

This year in the 6th Annual Learning in the Workplace survey, I asked respondents to rate the importance (value/usefulness) – of the following 12 ways of learning for, at or through work. Classroom training e-Learning (e.g. online courses for self-study) Internal resources (documents, guides etc.,) Knowledge sharing within your team Daily work experiences (i.e. doing […]

Here’s more about the work of a Modern Learning Advisor

In my previous article, I put the case for the new role of a Modern Learning Advisor and showed that in the modern workplace, L&D has two roles: To design, deliver and manage modern learning experiences for today’s busy people; and To enable and support individuals to organise and manage their own self-improvement & self-development, as […]

The case for the new role of a Modern Learning Advisor

“The biggest innovation in workplace learning will not come from new technology but from supporting people to learn continuously and to manage their own learning.” Jane Hart, 2017 In a number of previous articles in the MWL Magazine, I have explained how modern professionals now recognise that they learn in many different ways at, through […]

Who supports non-designed learning experiences?

In past articles I have showed that modern professionals learn from a multitude of sources. and in a multitude ways They learn for today – to improve in their current jobs for tomorrow – to prepare for future jobs But the KEY point is that they learn from both designed learning experiences (aka training and […]

Designing, delivering and managing modern learning experiences

In previous articles I have talked about how my ongoing Top 100 Tools for Learning survey shows how individuals are learning in new ways – particularly on the Web – using a wide range of tools, for example by using Google and YouTube to solve their own learning and performance problems by using social networks […]

Jane’s Personal Top 10 Tools for Learning in 2017

My 2017 (11th annual) survey of Top tools for Learning is open for voting here, and there have already been a few hundred entries, so I thought I’d share  my personal top 10 tools for this year. If you’d like to share your own 10 favourite learning tools here, then please send them to me at […]

Modern Professional Learning: Guidelines & Resources

Modern Professional Learning: Guidelines and Resources to survive and thrive in the modern workplace Take responsibility for your own self-improvement, learning and development – it’s your career so you need to be in control of it. Intermittent training is no longer enough, you need to be continuously curious and finding things out. Spend some time […]

Building Modern Professional Learning skills through 30 Day Learning Challenges

In the modern workplace every employee needs to take responsibility for their own self-improvement; there is no longer such as a job for life so everyone will constantly need to think about not just improving in their current job but preparing for a future job too. So how can we help individuals become self-reliant, self-organised and […]