MWL Newsletter No 44

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week
10-16 December 2017.

From around the Web

The 3 Simple Strategies Google Uses to Help Its Employees Learn  Michael Schneider, Inc, 11 December 2017

“Now, I’m not saying that learning and development activities should cease–I’d be out of a job and employees would lack relevant job skills. But, with the apparent disconnect between the amount invested and the tangible results, it may be a better option for companies to focus on building a culture of learning instead of buying one-off training programs to check a box.”

The 5 Habits of Extreme Learners  Milton Chen, Education Week, 11 December 2017
“While today’s students will ride in driverless cars, they should begin now to take the steering wheel of their learning lives.”

4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders  Stewart Hase, TeachThought, 13 December 2017

“So, what of the skills needed by learning leaders, given the abilities we should foster in our learners and the rather more learner-centric approach prescribed by self-determined learning? At the outset, I think we need to get rid of the terms teach and teacher from our lexicon and start talking about the ‘learning leader’. It immediately changes the focus from teacher-centred to learner-centred approaches. So, I think what we used to call teaching is really leadership and the broad abilities are similar whether or not you are leading students or leading people in an organisation.”

In the MWL Magazine

The 10 most popular articles in the MWL Magazine in 2017  Jane Hart, 12 December 2017

The MWL Magazine has been online since 13 January 2017, and since that time 50 articles have been published. Here are the 10 most popular articles in terms of numbers of page views.

Next 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).

Challenge: Become a Modern Professional Learner in 100 days

1 January – 10 April 2018

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.

Find out more about the Challenge here

Next Newsletter: 31 December 2017

Jane Hart
Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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