MWL Newsletter No 83

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 16-21 September 2018.

From around the Web

This is what I believe about learning in organizations  Stephen J Gill, The Performance Improvement Blog, 14 September 2018

“The Purpose of Business is Learning

Yes, the purpose of business is to make a profit, retain customers, be sustainable, satisfy shareholders, and, for some, make a difference in the community. But none of this is possible without learning. At its core, any high performing organization is about learning; continually using new information to become smarter, better, and more effective.”

This is the key to surviving the age of automation  Lee Jong-Wha, World Economic Forum, 17 September 2018

“This suggests that formal education is teaching workers the wrong things, and that deep reform is essential to facilitate the development of digital knowledge and technical skills, as well as non-routine cognitive and non-cognitive (or “soft”) skills. This includes the “four Cs of twenty-first century learning” (critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication) – areas where humans retain a considerable advantage over artificially intelligent machines.”

It’s learning. Just not as we know it.  Accenture, 18 September 2018

AI and Automation: the benefits for business and industry  Stacey McIntosh, SageAdvice, August 2018

“The line between AI and automation is blurred because AI often underlines automation and it’s not obvious how to make a clear distinction between the two. Just as it’s difficult to separate machine learning from AI.”

Instructional design for the modern workplace Tiffany Motton, 14 September 2018

“I recently participated in a workshop given by Jane Hart Her message during the workshop was clear. The L&D’er is switching jobs quite soon. Now, he is still the supplier of training. But soon he will become the curator of resources and  facilitator of continuous learning journeys.”

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 new 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 early access to the online resource (and the PDF when it becomes available).

Jane Hart
Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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