10 Trends for Digital Learning in 2018

Today, Monday 24 September, I released the Top Tools for Learning 2018, which I compiled from the results of the 12th Annual Digital Learning Tools Survey. I have also categorised the tools into 30 different areas, and produced 3 sub-lists that provide some context to how the tools are being used: Top 100 Tools for […]

The future of enterprise learning technologies

Those who follow me on Twitter will know that I’ve often railed against the poor use of the word “learning”, in particular its use to imply that this is something that only happens within a course. Here’s one of my tweets: “Eventually “all learning is going to happen digitally”, according to Jeff Maggioncalda, the chief […]

The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award for 2018 is presented to Mark Britz.

The Internet Time Alliance Award, in memory of Jay Cross, is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work. Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organization and/or on the wider stage. They share their […]

Modern L&D: More than organising and managing (e-)training

It is now clear that in a large number of organisations L&D and employees view learning at work very differently. Many in L&D still focus all their attention on creating and managing training or e-learning. For them, this is what workplace learning is all about – making sure people learn from the stuff they provide for them. […]

20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning

Listed below (in the left hand column) are 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 (as shown in the right-hand column). How many can you check off on the left? If it’s not more than […]

5 steps towards Modern Workplace Learning

How do you begin to move forward, and implement a modern workplace learning approach? I believe this involves 5 key steps: See the change Have a vision of what you would like to see in your own organisation: A new mindset that embraces all the way people learn at work (not just training) A new role for […]

Continuous Learning & Development; more than just continuous training

Lifelong learning is more important than ever, as Anne Lise Kjaer, a futurist, sums up very well. “The world is changing; complexity in society and business growth is changing the future of jobs and skills. Evolving technologies, notably robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are driving automation of ever more traditional jobs and rewriting the rules of […]

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 the most responses were received […]

What’s the point of an LMS in the modern workplace?

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? It’s the place to manage compliance and regulatory training –  PROBABLY – If you are an organisation with big compliance and […]

7th Annual Learning in the Workplace Survey

The Learning in the Workplace survey is now in its 7th year. Please use the form below to rate the usefulness/importance/value of the following 12 different ways of learning for YOURSELF – rather than for your organisation – and then tell us a little about who you are so we can put your responses in […]