MWL Newsletter No 36

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week
15-21 October 2017.

From around the Web

The AI revolution will change what it means to work in L&D  Barry Johnson, People Management,  19 October 2017

“AI systems can put the learner in control of their own learning. But people will still need the support of people, so you will, perhaps, be doing some different things to facilitate learning.”

The end of over-sharing  John Biggs, Techcrunch, 16 October 2017
“Early users of all social media joined because of that original promise of fame, fun, riches, and relationships. They leave now because the walled gardens are overrun by marketing and trolls. This can be said of every major platform. No one is safe.”

What I would have done differently  Stephen Downes, Half an Hour, October 2017
“My best (and only) nugget of wisdom to pass on is this: you have to be yourself, no matter who you are. Your strengths, your weaknesses, your abilities, your handicaps – all these are yours, and you have to embrace them. Yes, you can (and you should) work to improve yourself, but the only standard that really matters will be the one you set for yourself (and you will find that you’re very fickle, and will change the standard at a whim). But however you do, accept that, and move on. I spend a part of every day telling myself to accept the foolish things I did the day before (or years past).

MWL Workshop

Designing, Delivering and Managing Modern Learning Experiences for the Workplace

6 November – 22 December 2017

There will always be a need for a L&D department to organise learning events and activities – but these just need to be more relevant and appealing for appealing for today’s workforce.  This 7-week online workshop will help you consider a number of ways to design, deliver and manage modern learning experiences.


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Jane Hart
Director, Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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