What it means to transform workplace learning

This is a re-work of a previous post. There is a lot of talk about transforming workplace learning. But what does it actually mean? A recent Harvard Business Review article, What do you really mean by business “transformation” describes three different…
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popular posts

Even after having written almost three thousand blog posts here, I am still fascinated by what interests readers and what does not. For example, my fortnightly Friday’s Finds get the least traffic, though I receive several personal notes every year…
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we are the experts

If work is learning, and learning is the work, why do we need experts responsible for managing it? Do we need learning experts in the network era? Hierarchies and experts have a symbiotic relationship. Without hierarchies, no authority can tell…
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Trying out videos

DevLearn, the elearning conference I’ll be attending in November, has suggested adding videos to promote your talks.  I haven’t done much with video (though I did just do this <6 minute one about my proposed learning pedagogy), but I’ve found the…
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The rise of the MWL Intrapreneur

I recently read a powerful blog post by Helen Blunden called Learning & Development need to get their groove back. Helen is the recipient of the inaugural Jay Cross Memorial Award, and has wide experience both of working within L&D companies and…
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Editorializing

I recently wrote about serious comics, and realized there’s a form I hadn’t addressed yet has some valuable insights. The value in looking at other approaches is that it provides lateral insight (I’m currently reading Stephen Johnson’s Where Good Ideas…
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connected curiosity

Some people seem to be naturally curious. Others work at it, while some just lack interest in learning. You can notice this when traveling. Some people can describe many aspects of their local vicinity while others don’t know anything about…
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The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Challenge Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky. THE PUBLIC CHALLENGE RUNS 5 SEPTEMBER – 25 NOVEMBER(or email Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk to organise a private, bespoke challenge for your team) Modern Workplace Learning doesn’t just mean modernizing training and e-learning, but radically…
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friday’s finds #278

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @Richard_Florida – “The greatest innovation hoax is that somehow a fancy building will help produce them …” @JeffWeiner –…
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Meaningful and meta

Over the weekend, one of my colleagues posted a rant about MOOCs and critical thinking. And, largely, I think he was right.  There’re several things we need, and MOOCs as they typically are constituted, aren’t going to deliver.  As I…
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