5 steps towards Modern Workplace Learning
JANUARY 17, 2016
Following my two previous posts on change in 2016, Rethinking Workplace Learning and Rethinking CPD, I have been asked? “What are the steps for taking this forward in my organisation?”
learn like a gamer
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
Learning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change. Programs change, get replaced, or become obsolete. But we often continue with the same habits until something goes wrong.
Is the online advertising bubble finally starting to pop?
MAY 9, 2016
I started calling online advertising a bubble in 2008. I made “ The Advertising Bubble” a chapter in The Intention Economy in 2012. I’ve been unpacking what I figure ought to be obvious (but isn’t) in 52 posts and articles (so far) in the Adblock War Series.
The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History
JULY 26, 2016
The June 25 issue of The Economist includes a special report on artificial intelligence. AI has been making extraordinary progress in the past few years.
The Big Shift in Business Models
APRIL 1, 2016
In the Big Shift , we are all experiencing mounting performance pressure. Our response to that pressure so far has been failing, as revealed by our analysis of the collapse in return on assets for all public companies in the US since 1965.
Adaptive Learners, Not Adaptive Learning
JULY 20, 2016
Some variation of adaptive or personalized learning is rumoured to “disrupt” education in the near future. Adaptive courseware providers have received extensive funding and this emerging marketplace has been referred to as the “holy grail” of education (Jose Ferreira at an EdTech Innovation conference that I hosted in Calgary in 2013).
Rey & Finn of Star Wars Docked 40% On Year-End Performance Review
JANUARY 16, 2016
With her eyes gazing over a table littered with papers, blue milk and holograms, General Leia Organa warned her team, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” ” It was time for the Rebellion’s annual calibration exercise. What joy!
The Untold Costs of Social Networking
AUGUST 17, 2016
The Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016 is announced
OCTOBER 3, 2016
It was in 2007 that I compiled the first Top 100 Tools for Learning from the votes of learning professionals worldwide and have done so every year since then. This year to mark the 10th anniversary I have compiled the TOP 200 TOOLS FOR LEARNING 2016.
social media: an unrealized opportunity
JANUARY 26, 2016
“The difference between a community and a network is that you belong to a community, but a network belongs to you. You feel in control. You can add friends if you wish, you can delete them if you wish. You are in control of the important people to whom you relate.
Rethinking John Wanamaker
JANUARY 18, 2016
He didn’t say it, but let’s look at why it’s wrong anyway. This is an improved edit of a post I made to a list I’m on. Rather than let it scroll off to oblivion, I decided to put it here as well. The other parties are in italics. I’m in plain text.
Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology
JANUARY 26, 2016
Having lived through IBM’s near-death experience in the early 1990s, respect for the forces of the marketplace is edged deep in my psyche. It’s frankly sobering how many once powerful IT companies are no longer around or are shadows of their former selves.
Scaling Learning in an Exponential World
OCTOBER 4, 2016
What does scalable learning really mean? I’ve been writing and talking about this for a while now including here , making the case that this will be a key driver of institutional success in the years ahead. In the course of conversations, I’ve discovered a lot of misunderstandings regarding what I really mean by scalable learning, so let me take this opportunity to clarify my perspective. Why is scalable learning so important?
How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman
AUGUST 3, 2016
Steve Silberman’s book, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently, won Britain’s prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction writing last year.
Things a leader can do
JULY 1, 2016
Just over a week ago I posted at the end of day one of the Helsinki think tank on Leadership. I planned to post the next day on one of the sessions I was involved in but events and travel overtook me.
From Courses to Campaigns : using the 70:20:10 approach
JANUARY 3, 2016
One of the major strategic objectives for many HR and L&D departments in 2016 and beyond will be to extend their focus and services beyond courses and out into the workplace. There are many reasons why this objective makes good sense.
Being Human in a Digital Age
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
I’m exploring what it means to be human in a digital age and what role universities play in developing learners for this experience. Against the backdrop of everything is changing , we aren’t paying enough attention to what we are becoming. The Becoming is the central role of education in a machine learning, artificial intelligence era. It’s great to see people like Michael Wesch exploring the formative aspect of education.
If There Is No Trust Or Joy At Work There Is A Low Chance For Purpose
FEBRUARY 6, 2016
The day after delivering a keynote presentation, I received an email from Candice who kindly agreed to share her story. She wrote: Dear Dan, I was at the conference you spoke at yesterday; I have to say it inspired me. I wanted to take a moment to say, “Thank You!”
Vanity Killed the Social Media Star
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Supporting Everyday Workplace Learning
SEPTEMBER 11, 2016
Next public online workshop runs: 19 SEPTEMBER – 11 NOVEMBER 2016. This 8-week workshop introduces you to some of the key ways to promote and support personal and team learning in the workplace.
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
The key to developing expertise is deliberate practice. While some of this can happen during formal instruction, expertise has to be developed outside the classroom, as that is where most of us spend our time.
The Giant Zero
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
The world of distance. Fort Lee is the New Jersey town where my father grew up. It’s at the west end of the George Washington Bridge , which he also helped build. At the other end is Manhattan.
The Rise of the Platform Economy
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
What do we mean by a platform ?
What's the Future of Jobs?
SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
What better time to reflect on the future of work and jobs than Labor Day? I’ve written about this extensively with my latest foray on a recent blog post. Is STEM our future? Today, I want to be a contrarian. The conventional wisdom is that the best way to prepare students for the future of work is through a STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math), although a few might recommend STEAM (adding art as a token concession to the quantitative basket).
Designing outside your comfort zone
MAY 31, 2016
“Trust the process!”. That’s what we tell ourselves because as designers we often rely on tried and tested tools, methods and standards to help us arrive at a solution that should work.
a need for empathy
OCTOBER 8, 2016
There was a wonderful, if depressing, tweet from J.K.Rowling yesterday: If we all hit ctrl-alt-del simultaneously and pray, perhaps we can force 2016 to reboot.
Can we achieve a better, more effective digital workplace?
JUNE 25, 2016
As a confluence of new apps and devices steadily flow into the enterprise, they're encountering a growing sense that the digital workplace has become too complex and fragmented to be properly effective. What can organizations do
The Future of Learning: Digital, Distributed, Data-Driven
MAY 12, 2016
Yesterday as I was traveling (with free wifi from the good folks at Norwegian Air, I might add), I caught this tweet from Jim Groom: @dkernohan @cogdog @mweller A worthwhile think piece for sure, almost up there with "China is My Analytics Co-Pilot" — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) May 11, 2016. The comment was in response to my previous post where I detailed my interest in understanding how learning analytics were progressing in Chinese education.
Defining A Leader’s Duty Of Care
JANUARY 27, 2016
To have purpose in one’s work is to achieve what we might coin “workplace actualization”. You may be familiar with Abraham Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs,” where at the top of society’s (arguably) most famous triangle rests the level known as self-actualization.
Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up
NOVEMBER 2, 2016
The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge
AUGUST 21, 2016
Challenge Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky. THE PUBLIC CHALLENGE RUNS 5 SEPTEMBER – 25 NOVEMBER. (or or email Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk to organise a private, bespoke challenge for your team).
social learning for complex work
MARCH 20, 2016
“Carnegie Mellon’s Robert E. Kelley … says the percentage of the knowledge you need to memorize to do your job is shrinking rapidly: 1986: 75%. 1997: 15-20%. 2006: 8-10% estimated.
The problem for people isn’t advertising, and the problem for advertising isn’t blocking. The problem for both is tracking.
OCTOBER 21, 2016
In Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking , @JuliaAngwin and @ProPublica unpack what the subhead says well enough: “Google is the latest tech company to drop the longstanding wall between anonymous online ad tracking and user’s names.”
Automation Technologies and the Future of Work
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
Last year, McKinsey launched a multi-year study to explore the potential impact of automation technologies on jobs, organizations and the future of work. “Can we look forward to vast improvements in productivity, freedom from boring work, and improved quality of life?,”