MWL Newsletter No 96

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the two week period 16-29 December 2018.

From around the Web

The case for PKM  Clark Quinn, Learnlets, 20 December 2018

“As context, I think meta-learning, learning to learn, is an important suite of skills to master. As things change faster, with more uncertainty and ambiguity, the ability to continually learn will be a critical differentiator. And you can’t take these skills for granted; they’re not necessarily optimal, and our education systems generally aren’t doing a good job of developing them. (Most of school practices are antithetical to self learning!)”

The threat and opportunity of lifelong learning  John Hegel, Edge Perspectives with John Hegel, 21 December 2018

“Sure, we can try to motivate people through fear with the message that, if they don’t sustain their learning efforts, they’ll be increasingly marginalized. Good luck with that. They might invest some effort out of fear, but they’ll never invest the level of effort required to truly excel at learning. Lifelong learning becomes a threat and they’ll be reluctant and resentful.

Yes, we all will need to embrace lifelong learning as a prerequisite for sustained success in a world of mounting performance pressure. But, we’re going to need to embrace it as an exciting opportunity rather than as a burden or threat. To do that, we’re going to need to commit to discover and cultivate the passion of the explorer that resides within all of us and to find ways to integrate that passion into our work.”

The truth about behavioural change  Damon Centola, MIT Sloan Management Review, Winter 2019

“The latest thinking on social networks explains why new technologies and innovative behaviors really spread. It’s not about “going viral.”

From the MWL Magazine

A Professional’s Guide to Modern Learning Jane Hart, 18 December 2018

Intermittent training or studying is no longer enough, every professional needs to be taking charge of their own continuous self-improvement and self-development. The newly updated online resource, A Professional’s Guide to Modern Learning, contains 50 Tasks to help any professional develop a daily modern learning habit and take advantage of the many different ways of learning now on offer.

Take the personal challenge: Become a modern learner in 50 days

The 10 most read articles in the MWL Magazine in 2018
Jane Hart, 27 December 2018

Here are the 10 most read articles in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine in 2018.

Modern Workplace Learning 2019

Modern Workplace Learning 2019 aggregates and updates content from previous MWL books with an added focus on continuous improvement, learning and development. MWL2019 has been produced by Jane Hart, Director of the Centre for Modern Workplace Learning.

The first chapter of this multimedia resource is FREE to view. You can purchase access to the other chapters (shown below) as well as the (textual) PDF version. A paperback version will be available early in the New Year.

Find out more here.

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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