Category: Articles

Classroom training and E-Learning are the least valued ways of learning. This is what it means for L&D

Although entries are still being accepted for the 7th Learning in the Workplace survey, here is a screenshot of the results as at 21 May (from 5.5K+ responses). The table ranks the importance (value/usefulness) of the 12 different ways of learning in the workplace for INDIVIDUALS by their combined Very Important + Essential scores. The red figures highlight where

Employee Centred Learning & Development: A Model for the Modern Workplace

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 – by Googling what they need, by watching YouTube to get quick answers to their performance problems, by building a professional network

5 reasons to think differently about learning management in the modern workplace

This is an extract from my recent book, Modern Workplace Learning 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. (1) Many platforms can enable organizational learning

10 reasons to modernize workplace training

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. 1 – Training

PebblePad and Modern Workplace Learning

Yesterday, in a free seminar at the Learning Technologies 2018 Expo hall in London, I gave a short presentation with Shane Sutherland, the CEO of PebblePad, about how their personal learning platform underpins Modern Professional Learning, as well as how it provides a new employee-centred “learning technology” to support learning

32/32/21 (14) – How Managers Say They Developed Leadership Skills

How did you get where you are? I asked this existential question to a talented, engaged group of five leaders during a routine training engagement. Survey data revealed they are in tune with a holistic view of development, one that goes beyond the classroom. Learning professionals believe the answer is

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.