MWL Newsletter No 90

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 4-10 November 2018.

From around the Web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee launches ‘Magna Carta for the web’ to save internet from abuse  The Telegraph, 5 November 2019

“Sir Tim Berners-Lee has launched a “Magna Carta for the web”, warning that tech giants must change their ways to save the online world from the dangerous forces they have unleashed. Sir Tim, who invented the World Wide Web in 1989, called for a “revolution” in how the internet is regulated and monetised in order to stem abuse, political polarisation and fake news.”

Why digital tools you use in your personal life should be on your CV  Niraj Shah, TNW, 5 November 2018

“Software skills, while arguably just as important for job applications today, if not more, are taking on a different form as consumer and workplace tools begin to blend into one. Candidates today are well versed in dozens of software tools, with competition for coveted jobs at an all-time high. On top of that, employees have more of a say in the decision process for the tools they use at work.”

Ask these 10 questions to understand the real truths about a company culture  Emily Moore Fast Company, 5 November 2018

“If you want to know what it’s like to work for a company, you can’t exactly waltz up to a recruiter and ask “What’s your company culturelike?” Besides the fact that company culture covers a whole lot of ground and summing it up in one answer isn’t totally possible, it’s more likely than not to yield a polished, marketing-approved answer than a candid discussion.”

Take the Robot Jobs Test  GigaOm

How likely is it that a robot will take your job? If you are a toll-booth operator, pretty high. Hostage negotiator? You should be OK long past retirement. Score your own job, answer the ten questions in our quiz.”

#ForTheWeb  Harold Jarche, 6 November 2018

“For the Web is currently asking for stories.

How has the web changed your life? What do you use it for? What are your hopes for its future?

Well I have to say that the web changed my life.”

How YouTubers are turning to education through viral videos  Daphne Leprince-Ringuet, Wired, 9 November 2018

“For these three top British YouTubers, the video-sharing platform is much more than a place to kill free time. It’s the perfect way to help educate a hard-to-reach portion of the public.”

These 4 myths about the skills gap will hold your company back   Stephanie Vozza, Fast Company, 9 November 2018

“If companies really want to help employees gain new skills, there has to be a basic understanding of what learning is really all about.”

In the MWL Magazine

Insights from the Internet Time Alliance (2018) 

Spotlighting Clark Quinn in the MWL track at LearnTec 2019

I am delighted that Clark Quinn will be joining us on Tuesday 29 January 2019

The title of Clark’s session is Professionalism in Practice: Debunking Learning Myths, Superstitions, and Misconceptions 

Continuous Improvement, Learning & Development

Do you need an LMS in the modern workplace?

A Learning Management System (LMS) has been seen for many years as an essential tool for a Learning & Development department to track and manage their people’s e-training. However as there is now a shift towards supporting all kinds of learning in the organisation, the need for an LMS in the modern workplace is being questioned

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

Promoting continuous learning in the workplace

Online Workshop runs 14 January – 23 February 2019

Continuous learning and development in the workplace doesn’t mean providing continuous training. 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 help individuals become continuous learners. In this 6-week workshop we will look at how you can help and support individuals to become independent continuous learners and provide continuous learning opportunities..

Jane Hart
Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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