MWL Newsletter No 28

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 20-26 August 2017

2 Articles of the Week

Just get started  Mike Taylor, 21 August 2017

“Anyone, anwhere can surface, spread, and sustain learning in the workplace. It doesn’t require any complex platforms nor any expensive tools. Look around at what you have and use that. Sure, there are lots of fancy options for micro-learning and curation you can buy. But I’ll let you in on a little secret – you don’t need them.”

Who owns the “other 95%”?   Gary Wise, 25 August 2017

“If “no training” turns out to be the solution why should L&D spend valuable resources to discover they do not need to build a training solution? If that question surfaces, we are in deeper doo-dah than we realize. Consider this question – Would it be a problem if L&D never developed another course? If the answer is “YES!” then you’re not alone. That’s where we are. But is it where we should be?”

Vote for your Top Tools for Learning 2017

The 11th Annual Learning Tools survey is taking place in 2017, and Jane Hart will once again be compiling the Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017

MWL Workshop

Supporting Continuous Independent Learning 

4 September – 6 October 2017

In this 5-week online workshop we look at how to help managers and individuals adopt a modern professional learning mindset as well as empower individuals to take responsibility for their own continuous self-improvement (in their existing job) and self-development (to prepare for the future),

30 Day Learning Challenges

5th Learning  Challenge now open – suitable for anyone.

Grow your professional network 

This Challenge will help you build from scratch and/or enhance your existing professional network. It will take you through the principles of professional networking, help you analyse your existing professional network and provide advice on how you might improve it. It will also look at some of the places you might build your network – in person and online, and consider the pros and cons of different social networks.

Other 4 Challenges

  1. Learn something new every day
    This Challenge will help you build a habit of learning something new every day.
  2. Get the most out of your daily work
    This Challenge will help you get the most out of your day job so that you can benefit from your everyday work activities.
  3. Keep up to date with your industry or profession
    This Challenge will focus on a variety of digital ways to help you keep up to date in your industry or profession.
  4. Manage your own self-development
    This Challenge will help you develop the habit of organising and managing your own self-development.

Jane Hart
Director, Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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