MWL Newsletter No 77

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 5-11 August 2018.


From around the Web

The Challenge of Scaling Soft Skills  Lynda Gratton, MIT Sloan Management Review, 6 August 2018

“It is becoming increasingly clear that for most working people, a proportion of the working tasks they currently perform will be either completely replaced by machines (AI if the tasks are cognitive, robots if they are manual) or augmented by a human-machine interface ..  So as the World Economic Forum report on future skills argued, it is human “soft skills” that will become increasingly valuable — skills such as empathy, context sensing, collaboration, and creative thinking. That means that millions of people across the world will have to make the transition toward becoming a great deal better versed in these soft skills.”


Japan begins to embrace the 100-year life  Leo Lewis, Financial Times, 8 August 2018

“Tokyo is waking up to the huge implications — as well as opportunities — in healthcare, finance, housing and technology of an ageing society.”


Vote for your Top Tools for Learning 2018

 1,336 votes received as at 11 August 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 21 September 2018
Results released: 8 am GMT, Monday 1 October 2018

VOTE HERE


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 Online Resource Book 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 online resource 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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