MWL Newsletter No 97

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 30 December 2018- 5 January 2019.

From around the Web

A Whole New World (of Learning)  Josh Bersin, Chief Learning Officer Magazine, 3 January 2019

“While I hate to say it, the end of the LMS as we know it is coming. Although companies continue to spend millions of dollars each year operating and maintaining these systems, they are often burdensome to manage, hard to use and hated by end-users … I think it’s clear that the function provided by the LMS no longer belongs in an entirely separate system. Yes, many LMSs are very complex e-commerce, customer education and revenue-generating systems. But the core functionalities of tracking compliance, giving employees reminders of when to complete courses and storing links to online courses really belong in a core HCM system.”

Universities Should Be About Transferable Skills And Continuing Education  Alex Adamopoulos, Forbes, 3 January 2019

“What companies are really looking for, and the kinds of employees who end up excelling at their work, are those with transferable skills — the capacity for problem-solving, teamwork, decision-making and critical thinking. These are the traits that matter most in workers, yet universities are not doing enough to ensure that students are graduating with these skills under their belt.”

From the MWL Magazine

Jane Hart’s Pick of the Year  Jane Hart, 31 December 2018

Here are my 30 favourite posts and articles that I featured in the MWL Newsletter in 2018 – listed in CHRONOLOGICAL order. I think you will quickly identify the common theme running through them all.

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.

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