Supporting Everyday Workplace Learning
SEPTEMBER 11, 2016
I learned a lot from the activities and I am integrating what I learned into my work with nonprofit organizations. Next public online workshop runs: 19 SEPTEMBER – 11 NOVEMBER 2016.
The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge
AUGUST 21, 2016
And of course, it is also helpful to comment on each others work as well as consider how their ideas might work within your own organization. but there is no obligation to participate if something isn’t relevant to your organization or if you don’t have time that week.
From organizing and managing learning to supporting self-organized and self-managed learning
NOVEMBER 10, 2012
How does your organization view the L&D role? Is it just about delivering training, or is it now becoming as much about supporting individuals to self-organize and self-manage? In Harold Jarche ‘s recent post What is learning’s role? ,
Why organizations need self-managed learners – and how you can help
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
In the past, individuals were trained to do their jobs once and this would last them their whole careers. Over time, as job roles became more sophisticated or new technology or procedures were introduced, training became a full-time operation to keep people knowledgeable, skilled and up to date. But the world is now changing so […]. Social learning
Why support self-organized learning in the workplace?
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
I recently shared a diagram of what it might look like to move from a focus on organizing and managing training, to helping individuals and teams self-organize in the workplace?
What does L&D “transformation” really mean?
MARCH 6, 2016
Operational model – This involves carrying out training in a fundamentally different way, so for example, moving from (push) courses to (pull) resources – but “learning” is still considered to be an activity organized by the L&D department.
What it means to transform workplace learning
AUGUST 28, 2016
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?
Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
This is the article I wrote for the January edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine. It is an extract from my recent book, Modern Workplace Learning: A resource guide for L&D. In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration.
JULY 5, 2014
Just as the Social Web is changing the way that individuals learn, more and more organizations are now appreciating the power of social media for their own businesses. This is an extract from Chapter 1 of the Social Learning Handbook 2014.
Big change vs Little change in workplace learning
APRIL 24, 2014
I’ve also observed in the last few years how some organizations with enlightened [.]. There’s been a lot of talk recently about the fact that the L&D function needs to change, and a lot has been written about what the future of workplace learning should look like.
My pick of the best posts of June 2016
JULY 1, 2016
larger organizations to work more independently. It brings new roles and responsibilities, new ways of looking at organizations, and new ways of relating to peers and multiple constituencies.
Radically rethinking the role of L&D
AUGUST 1, 2016
In July 2016 I read a number of blog posts and articles that argued the case for a radical rethink of the role of L&D in today’s workplace. Here are just three. The first one, It’s the Company’s Job to Help Employees Learn written by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Mara Swan (HBR 18 July) made a number of significant points.
The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed
OCTOBER 1, 2012
This year’s Top 100 Tools for Learning list (the 6th Annual Survey) has been compiled from the votes of 582 learning professionals worldwide – 55% working in education, 45% working in non-educational organizations.
The best of February 2016
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
“It’s not about social training (though learning can be social), but instead about creating a learning organization that brings out the best outcomes from and for the employees. Here are the links to 5 posts that I shared on Twitter in February (through my account @C4LPT ).
Emerging new roles for learning and performance professionals
NOVEMBER 18, 2012
Over the last week or so I have been posting about how (I think) the workplace learning landscape is changing. For me, the biggest shift is not going to be about moving from creating instructional, formal courses to producing informational (or performance support) resources.
Supporting self-managed team learning in the organisation
MARCH 11, 2013
In this and my next post I am going to look at self-managed learning in an organization, and how that might be supported and scaffolded. Team learning is essential in any organization, for as my colleague, Harold Jarche points out, quoting Peter Senge.
The future belongs to those who take charge of their own learning
OCTOBER 29, 2012
Having left school or college you could start work for an organization and remain there for your whole professional life. This learning portfolio is something that you can build on through your career, because it doesn’t belong to any organization.
What would happen if there were no L&D department?
APRIL 7, 2016
“Without the L&D department, a team is still needed to help make tacit knowledge explicit & available for the entire organization. Without L&D, a systemic approach towards individual development & the transformation of the whole organization would be missing.” “If no T&D, managers, CEOs, execs, employees would have to take responsibility for continuous learning of organization.”
Empowering Employee-Led Learning (Online Workshop)
JANUARY 10, 2017
I learned a lot from the activities and I am integrating what I learned into my work with nonprofit organizations. Public Workshop runs 30 January – 24 February 2017. includes free place on Intro to MWL workshop. 16 – 27 January 2017].
Are you supporting new fashioned learning in the workplace?
JANUARY 31, 2013
But let’s be clear, even when newer social and informal approaches are added to this old model that let you learn things a little differently, if your learning experience has in any way been organized (and/or managed) by someone else , this is still “old fashioned” learning.
“Learning the new” vs “Learning the old”
NOVEMBER 15, 2012
For many people the word “learning” is synonymous with studying, lessons, classes, etc – because that is how we have been conditioned to believe how “learning” happens.
Designing Learning Campaigns and Learning Challenges
JUNE 19, 2016
And of course, it is also helpful to comment on each others work as well as consider how their ideas might work within your own organization. Next public online workshop runs: 4 – 29 JULY 2016. Many believe that traditional classroom training as well as “click-next” e-learning courses are both ineffective and unappealing.
The changing role of L&D: from “packaging” to “scaffolding” plus “social capability building”
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL
APRIL 20, 2012
Furthermore, as Dan Pink has shown us in Drive: the surprising truth about what motivates us , autonomy is a highly motivating factor within an organization: “ Control leads to compliance, autonomy leads to engagement.”. Get organized.
L&D in the Modern Workplace Challenge starts Monday 30 May
MAY 22, 2016
but there is no obligation to participate if something isn’t relevant to your organization or if you don’t have time that week. This is just a reminder that the next L&D in the Modern Workplace Challenge takes place over 12 weeks from 30 May – 19 August. This Challenge consists of 12 Activities (some of which contain more than one task).
L&D doesn’t own social learning … we all do
APRIL 15, 2015
For sure, social tools can support and enhance learning, but they are not just for supporting and enhancing organized, formal learning environments. The emergence of so-called Social Learning Platforms and Social LMS suggests that social learning is purely an educational or training trend. In fact, the use of social tools in these formal contexts often results […]. Social learning
“Never get sucked into the ‘company knows best’ approach to your career”
MAY 1, 2016
“In today’s digital economy, you are only as good as your network … When work is learning, and learning is the work, organizations need to look at how good people are at actively engaging in learning networks. If they went further, and were also facilitating the ability for the organization to continually innovate – fostering communication and collaboration via tools, practices, and culture – they’d be key to getting people to provide their best.
The role of the L&D function IS changing.
JANUARY 25, 2013
L&D teams should build skills in performance consulting, gain expertise in new technologies including social and mobile, and work to cultivate strong learning cultures within their organizations.”
Instructional design in 140 characters #140id
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
Here are some #140id tweets: Turn off iPad mail app “conversation view” – Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Organize by Thread > Off #140id – that’s better! —
The role of the Personal Learning Advisor: supporting everyday workplace learning
MARCH 27, 2016
I learned a lot from the activities and I am integrating what I learned into my work with nonprofit organizations. Next public online workshop runs: 4 – 29 APRIL 2016.
Professional Learning: The SCOPE Approach and Plan
NOVEMBER 29, 2012
However, if professional learning is encouraged and supported by an organization, it can benefit immensely from the continuous learning of its employees. Their learning is not organised for them and managed for them by a Training Dept; on the contrary they organize and manage it themselves.
The Role of the Collaboration Advisor
NOVEMBER 24, 2012
For many organizations as well as the workers within them, this is going to be a fundamental new approach to working (and learning), so they are likely to need a lot of support as they adopt these new collaboration practices.
The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns
AUGUST 2, 2011
“Dare2Share allows BT employees to learn from each other by rapidly capturing and spreading learning throughout the organization in the form of podcasts, discussion threads, blogs, RSS feeds and other traditional knowledge assets (documents, courses and portals). [ BT Dares to share ].
Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum
JUNE 4, 2012
4 – Think “ lite design” not “instructional design” – for organized activities.
The Smart Worker : needs immediate access to solutions to performance problems
JULY 27, 2011
So, why not do what some organizations have already done, which is liberating their (non-regulatory) courses from the LMS, and placing them on their intranet (or learning portal).
PKM is our part of the social learning contract
APRIL 24, 2012
PKM is also a key skill of being an effective autonomous learner – as we can see from the many individuals who are already organizing and managing their own personal learning strategies in the organization – and consequently a key aspect of BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning).
Overcoming the Course and Control mindset hurdles
MAY 20, 2012
Informal learning” involves more than an individual being required to access informational rather than instructional content; it is fundamentally about the individual organizing his or her own learning.
The key to informal learning is autonomy
APRIL 27, 2012
He writes: “I thought I had made a sound business case for investing more in informal learning, but few organizations changed their ways. They squandered the opportunity to increase their effectiveness by becoming networked learning organizations.”
The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business
AUGUST 27, 2012
A Social Business is one that embraces and cultivates a spirit of collaboration and community throughout its organization—both internally and externally.”. Supporting self-organized communities of practice, and developing new community skills of practice, is a key area of work.
Social Learning: Key resources from January
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
“Given how successful Facebook and other social experiences are on the consumer Web, why wouldn’t every organization flock to this vision of agile, spontaneous, transparent, and people-centered corporate collaboration?