MWL Newsletter No 17

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 4-10 June 2017

From around the Web

The future of the gig economy, John Hagel, 25 May 2017

“As I’m prone to do, I’m going to try to define a third path that will offer a different perspective on the gig economy. I believe that the gig economy, at least as currently conceived, is a transitional phenomenon that will likely evolve into something much more enduring, but quite different from the current model.”

Working out loud Week Jane Bozarth, June 2017

The histories of personalised learning Audrey Watters, 9 June 2017

“There is no readily agreed upon meaning of the phrase “personalized learning,” which probably helps its proponents wield these popularized tales about the history of education and then in turn laud it – “personalized learning,” whatever that is – as an exciting, new corrective to the ways they claim education has “traditionally” functioned (and in their estimation, of course, has failed).”

From the MWL Magazine

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 self-managed? In other words, how can we help them build the new skills they will need to survive and thrive in the modern workplace?  Furthermore, how can you hone your own skills too – in order to be best placed to help your people? One way  is through 30 Day Learning Challenges.

Upcoming 30 Day Learning Challenge

Learn something new every day

Challenge opens 15 June

This Challenge will help you build a habit of learning something new every day. Over the 30 days it will expose you to a variety of free sources and resources where you can learn something new everyday. Your goal in this Challenge is to find a number of useful sources that will inspire you to continue to learn something new after the Challenge ends.

Jane Hart
Director, Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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