MWL Newsletter No 65

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 13-19 May 2018

From around the Web

Three Ways Learning And Development Specialists Can Make Themselves More Useful To Leaders  Roger Trapp, Forbes, 15 May 2018

“The Harvard Business Publishing report’s authors say that to succeed in becoming “an adaptable, strategic function primed to move the needle for their businesses”, a learning and development team needs to focus on three key areas. Basing their findings on research carried out late last year among more than 700 learning and development specialists and line managers, they add that learning organizations that reshape themselves along these lines will be best-positioned to deliver development and guidance that will help their organizations capitalize on the opportunities of transformation—and break through the barriers along the way”

Futureproofing the UK workforce – why digital learning is for everyone, not just students  Andrew Lawson, Diginomica, 17 May 2018

“I believe the responsibility of lifelong learning and continuous training in technology is not just down to one individual company, government or politician. It’s a huge societal challenge that requires a collaborative effort between different organisations, industries, institutions and political parties. It’s all about working in partnership towards a common goal of preparing more workers for the jobs of the future.”

Why schools need to change  Education Week, 17 May 2018

“We’ve moved from the industrial age to the information age. Technology is transforming the ways we work and live. Globalization is shifting the types of jobs available in the U.S. The gig economy is here to stay. The world is changing, no doubt. But do we really understand these changes and their impact on the lives of students?”

ATD Recognizes Jane Hart: A Modern Learning Pioneer  ATD 17 May 2018

“All over the world, talent development professionals work every day to help create a world that works better. They do this by developing the knowledge, skills, and abilities of others. Each year, ATD recognizes an exceptional contribution that has sustained impact on one or more aspects of the talent development field. This year’s recipient is Jane Hart, a pioneer of modern learning and performance technology.”

In the MWL Magazine

What’s the point of a LMS in the modern workplace? Jane Hart, 7 May 2018

The discussion about the usefulness of an LMS has been going on for years.

Here are 10 reasons why a L&D team might (want to) use an LMS – but are they relevant in the modern workplace?


Next MWL Workshop

Continuous Learning & Development in the Workplace

Next public workshop runs 11 June – 8 July 2018

Continuous learning and development in the workplace doesn’t mean continuous training or self-study. Whilst, it is up to everyone to become a lifelong learner and keep up to date with what’s happening in their industry or profession to remain employable, it’s also up to L&D departments to support those activities as well as provide continuous learning and development opportunities for their people.  In this 4-week workshop we will look at how you can help individuals become modern continuous learners as well as how can you provide continuous L&D opportunities.

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 life-long learne

This newly updated resource now contains 60 Tasks to help you get the most out of your work life and take control of your career.

Find out more here

Jane Hart
Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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