MWL Newsletter No 14

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 14-20 May 2017

Article of the Week

Learning to Learn  Paul Taylor, 18 May 2017

“Technology companies also have an important role to play in addressing these challenges in conjunction with their partners by facilitating lifelong learning and retraining programs, and helping their customers address some of the challenges identified by the United Nations Sustainability goals, including facilitating decent paid work and economic growth. A key element in that achieving those objectives will be helping people learn how to learn.”

From around the Web

Please Don’t Make an Online Course  Mark Lassoff, 18 May 2017

“In my analysis, courses have become a commodity. Ask most new instructors what makes their HTML course different, they’ll tell you it’s the “quality of instruction,” or “their communication skills.” I’m going to call bullshit. Because I used to say the same thing. Your courses are the pretty much the same as everyone else’s. And so were mine.”

At Cisco, We’re Trying To Create Our Own ‘Gig Economy’ For Employees  Jill Larsen, 19 May 2017

Companies should think about this new version of flexibility. By supplying employees with the right technology and resources, you’re giving them the ability to work how, when, and where they want. As an example, we’re using our tools (like IP phones, WebEx, TelePresence, and Virtual Office) for employees to collaborate, and to work remotely. This isn’t just about creating a workplace in the comfort of their own home or the local coffee shop, but rather getting the most out of people based on where and when they best work, per studies like the one above.

From the MWL Magazine

Building digital confidence at Cancer Research UK  Ed Willis, 15 May 2017

When our digital team works with another team at CRUK in a ‘spoke’, we help them deliver a digital outcome. Like increase their digital presence or the performance of their pages.  And just as importantly we help them learn new digital skills and ways of working. This way we’re developing our staff and becoming a more digital organisation at the same time.

I am Bailey. I am a Modern Professional Learner  Jane Hart, 18 May 2017

Meet Bailey, a Modern Professional Learner.
This slideset looks at how she wants to learn at work.

How can you support her in the modern workplace?You’ll find some suggestions in the slideset below. too.

Upcoming MWL Workshop

Supporting Learning in the Modern Workplaceg

Next workshop runs 5 June – 14 July 2017

Modern employees now learn in a multitude of ways for, at and through work, so how can you support individuals (and their managers) in the modern workplace This 6-week online workshop will consider the different types of services you might offer to help you put together a plan to move forward in your organisation.

Jane Hart
Director, Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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