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  Jane Hart, 22 May 2018  MOVED

When I show these results of the 12th annual Learning in Workplace survey to groups of L&D people, their reaction is to say “we need to do better; we need to create more appealing and more engaging training”. My answer to that is, that isn’t what the results are telling me! In my experience people don’t want prettier or more interactive courses they want more relevant solutions to their problems.

2 – 10 Trends for Digital Learning in 2018  Jane Hart, 24 September 2018

The Top 100 Tools  for Learning 2018 is the next episode in this longitudinal study that not just identifies the popularity of tools for learning, but also gives an indication of current learning behaviour. Here are the top 10 trends I have spotted

3 – Employee Centred Learning & Development: A Model for the Modern Workplace
Jane Hart 10 April 2018

I have written extensively about how my 11 year longitudinal study into learning tools shows that more and more individuals are doing a lot to learn for themselves  And this is very important, because nowadays everyone needs to be an independent lifelong learner – it’s no longer enough to rely on being educated or trained to do a job to last a whole career. Furthermore, organizations need workers to be self-sufficient lifelong learners too – that is people who are constantly discovering new things – new ideas, new thinking, new resources – and bring what they learn into the organisation, so that others can benefit from them too. In fact, this is the only way to build a true “learning culture“ or “learning organisation” – otherwise you simply have a training culture.

4 – What are the priorities for L&D in the modern workplace? Our survey says …
Jane Hart, 15 February 2018  MOVED

Survey respondents would like to spend LESS time on classroom training and online courses, some MORE time on running webinars, designing other types of learning experiences, curation as well as keeping up to date, and much MORE time on helping managers develop their teams, and helping individuals learn from daily work and share their knowledge experience – with the most significant increase in work being aimed at helping individuals becoming independent continuous learners.

5 – Next Generation L&D: From ‘Learning’ To ‘Performance’  David James, 13 March 2018

A trend I’m seeing more and more, is L&D’s shift in focus from ‘learning outcomes’ to the complex and individually experienced reality of the work itself. Senior L&D leaders generally recognise this already. Many conversations they’re exposed to at board-level seek to address actual performance and organisational capability to meet current and future needs.

6 – 10 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning  Jane Hart, 26 June 2018

This article lists 20 things that you, as a learning professional, will need to have done PERSONALLY in order to be adequately prepared to support new approaches to workplace learning in your organisation PROFESSIONALLY.

7 – 10 reasons to modernize workplace training  Jane Hart, 20 February 2018 MOVED

The current training model can no longer keep pace with the speed of business and the continuous nature of change. It is time to give it an overhaul. Here are 10 issues associated with current training approaches and some brief pointers about how they can be addressed.

8 – Modern Workplace Learning is a collaboration between L&D, managers and individuals
Jane Hart, 20 March 2018

Modern Workplace Learning is not just about delivering modern training; it recognises that individuals learn all the time as an integral part of daily work – whether they realise it or not –  and that constant independent planned learning is of importance too. Although many modern professionals recognise they are constantly learning from a multitude of sources as a natural way of life, there are others who think that workplace learning is all about being trained. So, when it comes to learning in the modern workplace, the first step will involve helping both managers and employees acquire a new mindset about what this means in practice – and how the learning function can help thm.

9 – 5 reasons to think differently about learning management in the modern workplace
Jane Hart, 6 March 2018

Whilst there might good reason to have some sort of LMS to track and manage your compliance and other mandatory training, here are some reasons to think differently about learning management.

10 – What’s the point of an LMS in the modern workplace? Jane Hart, 15 May 2018  MOVED

The discussion about the usefulness of an LMS has been going on for years. Here are 10 reasons why a L&D team might (want to) use an LMS – but are they relevant in the modern workplace?

Want find out more about Modern Workplace Learning, then Modern Workplace Learning 2019 is now available as an online resource, and a paperback will be published in January 2019

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Jane Hart

Jane Hart helps organisations and learning professionals modernise their approaches to workplace learning - through public workshops and bespoke consultancy. She is the Editor of the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine, and is the author of a number of books including Modern Workplace Learning 2020 as well as the resource for individuals How to become a modern Learner. Jane was the 2018 recipient of the ATD Distinguished Contribution to Talent Development award. You can contact Jane at