MWL Newsletter No 82

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 9 – 15 September 2018.

From around the Web

RIP SlideShare, It Was Good While It Lasted  MarketingProfs, 10 September 2018

“In 2016, SlideShare had over 70 million unique visitors per day, and it was listed by Alexa as one of the top 100 most visited websites in the world. At its peak, it was such a powerhouse that Obama used the network to post his birth certificate. It also stood for years as a premier B2B social channel: In 2015, author and marketing expert Jay Baer referred to it as “content marketing’s secret weapon.” However, just a few months ago, Baer changed his tune, penning an article titled “LinkedIn Is Ruining SlideShare.” It’s not just Baer. Power users have been dropping the channel left and right.”

In the MWL Magazine

Building a culture of continuous improvement, learning and development  Jane Hart, 11 September 2018 

“It is good to hear that this is generating a lot of talk but it is also all obvious that there is very little activity taking place in this area. The reason for this seems to be that most in L&D do not know what it actually means in practice for their work. One thing is for certain, it is not a matter of just providing continuous training. The traditional model of workplace learning (of doing things to people and making sure they are done) is no longer enough or appropriate today; L&D’s work now needs to be much broader and deeper than before.”

Next MWL Workshop

Supporting learning from the daily work

Online Workshop runs 22 October – 2 December 2018

Although L&D departments have focused on training people to do their jobs, research tells us that most of what employees learn at work happens as they do their job – it’s just that they are not aware of it or make the most of it. And, when team members work together closely, share reflections and resources on a regular basis, they continuously learn from each other. This, in fact, is where the real social learning takes place. So, in this 6-week online workshop we look at how to work with managers and individuals so that they get the most out of – and learn from – their daily working experiences as well as how you can help to build and support a knowledge sharing culture in teams as well as across the organisation.

Continuous Improvement, Learning and Development

A Online Resource 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.

Find out more here how to gain access to the online resource and the PDF when it becomes available.

Jane Hart
Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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