MWL Newsletter No 75

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 22-28 July 2018

From around the Web

POINT-of-WORK:  Performance Is as Good as the Support…Not Just Training  Gary Wise, Living In Learning, 23 July 2018

“One continuous element is the efficient use of Performance Support embedded in multiple role-specific, task-centric scenarios simultaneously. Performance support becomes embedded within formal training (the 10%). Performance Support is also embedded continuously as collaboration during training and beyond at Point-of-Work (the 20%). And…Performance Support uses the aggregate of collaboration and available technology for contextual, real-time information, resources, and learning delivery at Point-of-Work (the 70%).”

A very short guide to the most creative part of your brain  Tara Swart, Fast Company, 23 July 2018

“Want to have more “aha!” moments and free up your brain to think more creatively? Of course you do. The key is to tap into your brain’s built-in system for free-association and mind-wandering. But to do that, you need to know how that system operates. So here’s a quick primer.”

Where Do Ideas Come from?   Abraham Loeb, Scientific American, 23 July 2018

“They’re nurtured by informal dialogues in environments where mistakes are tolerated and critical thinking is encouraged”

Why Augmented and Virtual Reality Struggle in the Enterprise  David Roe, CMS Wire, 25 July 2018

“There are still a number of limitations that are holding back the current reach for AR experiences, including the friction involved in getting immersive content into users’ hands. Brands are now constantly competing to make their web presences more compelling and to increase the time it takes to implement these updates. To stay competitive, companies will need to be continuously improving their products and customer experiences to stay up to date with the latest in AR technology.”

7 ways to foster a culture of learning in IT  Carla Rudder, The Enterprisers Project, 19 July 2018

“A recent report from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services underscores the value of continuous learning – and what IT leaders can do to make it part of their organization’s culture. “CIOs who are serious about transformation are building a learning culture, and a lot of learning comes from trying things that don’t work out,” the report states. In light of the report’s findings, we asked IT and business leaders to share the ways they are providing on-the-job learning opportunities and encouraging team members to take advantage of them. Read on for seven ideas to make learning interesting, fun, and a priority for everyone in the organization.”

14 Low-Cost Training Initiatives Every Organization Should Employ  Forbes Human Resources Council, Forbes, 27 July 2018

“Corporate training remains an essential component of any business’ overall strategy, as it helps ensure employees are constantly engaged and feel like they are growing within the organization. Yet, as a small business or young department, you may not have the funds available to make this learning happen for your employees. You do have some options when it comes to providing internal development for your team that fits within your operational budget. There are a variety of low-cost (or even free) educational development initiatives that your business can take advantage of and provide for your employees.”

In the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine

The future of enterprise learning technologies  Jane Hart, 23 July 2018

This is the future of enterprise learning technologies – apps that integrate with work-based technologies – to build a cohesive working and learning environment – not stand-alone platforms that perpetuate the notion that learning is a separate activity from work.

Vote for your Top Tools for Learning 2018

 1,224 votes received as at 28 July 2019

The Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018, the 12th Annual Digital Learning Tools survey is now open. Jane Hart will once again be compiling the list from the votes of contributors worldwide as well as 3 sub-lists:

  1. Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2018
  2. Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2018
  3. Top 100 Tools for Education  2018

Voting closes: mid-day GMT, Friday 14 September 2018
Results released: 8 am GMT, Monday 24 September 2018


Next MWL Workshop

Designing & Delivering Modern Training for the Workplace

Online Workshop runs 3 September – 14 October 2018

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

Participation includes free access to the CILD resource (see below)

Continuous Improvement, Learning and Development:
A Framework for Modern Workplace Learning

Continuous Learning is vital – everyone says so – but what does it mean for organisations? it’s not just about providing continuous training or making employees study continuously; it’s more about helping them establish a regular habit of learning. In this new online resource we look at how to help individuals become independent continuous learners, how to provide a flow of continuous learning opportunities – which includes modern training – and how to help them learn continuously from their daily work.

This new online Resource Book is currently in progress and will replace all previous MWL books by Jane Hart.

Find out more here and how to gain early access

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 online resource 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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