Modern Workplace Learning 2018

This new book contains some (updated) content from Jane’s previous books as well as new material.

It is available as a PDF or paperback from LuluPress (see links at the bottom of this page).

Part 1 is FREE to  download as a PDF HERE

Table of Contents


1.1: A short history of workplace learning – the 5 stages of development
1.2: The emergence of Modern Professional Learners – how they learn, why they learn, how they prefer to learn
1.3: An overview of Modern Workplace Learning – from training, through on demand learning to continous learning


2.2:  Why we need to modernize training – what’s wrong with current training practices, an overview of how can we address these issues, what modernizing workplace learning means.
2.3: A modern classroom experience – flipping the classroom, offering a technology-friendly classroom and running different types of classroom events
2.4: Designing modern content – principles of modern content design, content formats and tools, content curation, employee-generated content.
2.5: Modern experiential learning – understanding experiential learning, simulated training experiences, immersive experiences (VR, AR and MR).
2.6: Modern social learning – understanding social learning, lessons learned from formal social learning, guided social learning experiences, live online chats.
2.7: Modern blended learning – learning campaigns, gamification.
2.8: Modern learning and performance design – issues with the traditional design process, 3 new approaches: performance consulting, action mapping, design thinking.
2.9: Modern assessment and evaluation – issues with traditional assessment and evaluation, a modern assessment approach, designing performance assessments.
2.10: Modern learning management – looking beyond the LMS, thinking differently about learning management.
2.11: Modern learning support – supporting groups, supporting individuals, the future of learning support: chatbots and AI.
Summary: 12 guiding principles for design and delivery of modern training.


3.1: The role of the Modern Learning Advisor – The work of a Modern Learning Advisor, the skills and attributes of a Modern Learning Advisor
3.2: Changing mindsets – What is continuous independent learning? Why is it important? What does it mean in practice?
3.3: Helping managers enable continuous independent learning – Select for, nurture and reward learnability
3.4: Help individuals learn from their daily work – Help individuals get the most out of their daily work, and keep track of their daily work experiences
3.5: Helping individuals learn outside the workplace – Help individuals learn something new every day on the Web, keep up to date with their industry or profession, and acquire modern learning skills
3.6: Helping individuals build a professional network –  Help individuals understand the importance of a professional network, grow and manage their own network
3.7: Helping individuals manage their professional self-development – The professional self-development process, help individuals set professional goals, achieve and evidence their goals, and set up a Learning Log and Digital Portfolio,
3.8: Helping managers encourage sharing in teams – Build a knowledge sharing culture, make use of a social space for team sharing, and measure the success of knowledge sharing
3.9: Promoting sharing across the organization – Run corporate networking events and large company events
3.10: Setting up a Learning Concierge service – Rationale and the activities of Modern Learning Advisors

Available as a PDF

Colour. 170 pages. Size: US letter.

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Available as a Paperback

Black and white. 175 pages
Size: 21.59 cm wide x 27.94 cm tall

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