MWL Newsletter No 54

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 25 February – 3 March 2018

From around the Web

Michelle Weise: ‘We Need to Design the Learning Ecosystem of the Future’  EdSurge, 22 February 2018

“Talk of lifelong learning doesn’t translate into action. In fact, resources and funding are often geared toward the traditional 17- to 22-year-old college-going population and less often to working adults, our growing new-traditional student population.”

The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’  Molly Worthen, February 22

“If we describe college courses as mainly delivery mechanisms for skills to please a future employer, if we imply that history, literature and linguistics are more or less interchangeable “content” that convey the same mental tools, we oversimplify the intellectual complexity that makes a university education worthwhile in the first place. We end up using the language of the capitalist marketplace and speak to our students as customers rather than fellow thinkers. They deserve better.”

Is snacking learning? Seth Godin, 3 March 2018

“I don’t think learning is defined by a building or a certificate. It’s defined by a posture, a mindset and actions taken.”

Next MWL Workshop

Designing and Delivering Modern Training for the Workplace

Starts Monday 5 March runs until 13 April 2018

There will always be a need for the L&D department to organise training events and content – but these just need to be more relevant and appealing for appealing for today’s workforce.  This 6-week online workshop will help you consider a number of ways to design a range of modern training experiences.

Modern Workplace Learning 2018

This new book includes some (updated) content from Jane Hart’s previous books as well as new material. 

Part 1: An Introduction to Modern Workplace Learning in 2018)
Part 2: Designing, Delivering and Managing Modern Training for the Workplace
Part 3: Supporting Independent Continuous Learning at Work 

Available as a PDF to download.

Find out more about the Modern Workplace Learning 2018 here.

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.

Find out more about this resource here

Jane Hart
Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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