MWL Newsletter No 42

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week
26 November – 2 December 2017.

From around the Web

eLearning Land Clark Quinn, Learnlets, 28 November 2017
“It’s so good to see you, and I hope you’re ready for fun. Let’s introduce you to the many attractions to be found here.  We’ve got entertainment suitable for all ages, and wallets!  You can find something you like here, and for an attractive cost.”

Mastering the learning pyramid  John Hagel, 28 November 2017

“We’re focusing on the wrong thing. Focusing on skills betrays a static view of the world. The assumption is that if we acquire certain skills, we will be protected from the onslaught of the robots and the rapidly changing world around us. It ignores the fact that the average half-life of a skill is now about five years and continuing to shrink.

It’s precisely that static view of the world that is our biggest barrier. We need to find ways to prepare ourselves for a world where learning is a lifetime endeavor. The question then becomes: what will help us to learn faster so that we can quickly acquire whatever skills are required in the moment?”

3000 half-baked ideas  Harold Jarche, 26 November 2017

“I started writing this blog with a focus on social media, only blogs and wikis at the time, and over time I added leadership, innovation, management, and then democracy as core topics. I have become a more engaged global citizen and have learned much through my interactions with others, as well as with my client work.

No laptops in the lecture hall  Seth Godin, 25 November 2017

“The solution isn’t to ban the laptop from the lecture. It’s time to ban the lecture from the classroom.”

My Modern Professional Learning Toolkit Helen Blunden,  27 November 2017

“Jane Hart recently shared a blog post on the tools of a Modern Professional Learner ToolKit and I thought I’d share my own too.”

My Modern Professional Learning Toolkit  JD Dillon, LearnGeek, 27 November 2017
“Jane Hart – the bastion of all things modern workplace learning – recently distilled the latest results of her annual Top Tools for Learning list into a categorized framework. She has also invited other pros to write up their own toolkit lists to get the conversation going and inspire new ideas around self-directed development.

MWL Magazine

From training delivery to continuous learning  Jane Hart, 27 November 2017

“Companies clearly have a responsibility to provide training and opportunities for their people,  and many L&D departments have already made efforts in modernising their training initiatives to make them more relevant for today’s workforce.  Others have gone further and are now providing a wider range of learning opportunities and resources for on demand use. But in an agile organisation – where things are changing very fast – continuous learning now becomes an imperative.

However, supporting continuous learning in an organisation requires a completely different mindset and approach, so the following table highlights some of the key differences as well as L&D’s role in it.”

MWL Workshop

Supporting Continous Independent Learning in the Workplace

Next public workshop runs: 15 January – 2 March 2018

In the modern workplace it is no longer enough for L&D to just organise and manage modern learning experiences, they also need to enable and support continuous independent learning. In this 7-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).

How to become a Modern Professional Learner

In the modern workplace there is no longer such a thing as a job for a life – only a life of jobs – so it’s up to everyone to continuously update their knowledge, skills and productivity and become an independent modern professional learner. This resource (written by Jane Hart) contains 100 short Tasks (based around the 10 Principles of Modern Professional Learning) to help you get the most out of your work life and take control of your career.

Get your copy here

Jane Hart
Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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