Managers and Mad Hatters: Work that stretches

This is the third and final of three posts adapted from articles written for Inside Learning Technologies & Skills magazine. It was published and distributed in the magazine for the Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibition in London 25-26 January 2012.

‘Real Learning’: The Role of Context

In 1885, Herman Ebbinghaus, a German psychologist, carried out an experiment that led to the formulation of the famous Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve. Many people know of the experiment and that the Forgetting Curve suggests adults will remember less that 50%…
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Learning in the 21st Century Means Adapting to Change

Businesses talk about adapting to change quickly, but they don’t take advantage of it. When a practice is not producing results, it’s time to unlearn it. Organizations that don’t embrace new ways of operating and radically different approaches to corporate…
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Social learning is not a new training trend

Article written for e-Learning Age magazine, November 2011 With the emergence of new social media tools, the word “Social” is being prefixed to old words to form new terms like “Social Business” and “Social Media Marketing”, and of course we…
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Why now?

Business is Falling Behind Business organizations are lagging reality. The 21st century is radically different from what came before and yet most businesses act as if nothing has changed. Half of the adult population of the United States uses social…
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Social Media + Learning = much more than Social Learning

This article was written for the E-Learning Council, and first appeared on 10 October 2011 Although we learn every day, in everything we do, whether it is in what we read, watch or listen to, or in the conversations and…
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The Long View

Jay Cross is a champion of informal learning, working smarter, and systems thinking. His calling is to help business people improve their performance on the job and satisfaction in life. Known as the first person to use the term eLearning…
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