Why is Twitter no longer No 1 on the Top Tools for Learning list?


After 7 years at the top of the Top 100 Tools for Learning, this year Twitter fell back to No 3 place in 2016, and there’s been some talk why this is the case, so I thought I’d examine some of the reasons here. Anja thought it was because the mainstream had taken over my […]

The Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016 is announced


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. The full list appears in the left-hand sidebar; follow the links to find […]

Jane’s Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016


On Friday 23rd September, voting closes in the 10th Annual Survey of Learning Tool  – so it’s not too late to vote! You can find out how to do so HERE – essentially it involves sharing your own Top 10 Tools for Learning – privately or publicly. Anyway, as we reach the final few days of voting in 2016, […]

Supporting Everyday Workplace Learning


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. It will help you understand how to work with managers to foster a culture of continuous learning as well help individuals take […]

Voting for Top Tools for Learning 2016 closing soon


Voting for the 2016 Top Tools for Learning – the 10th Annual Survey – closes  mid-day on Friday 23 September that’s in just over two weeks time! Click HERE to find out how to cast your vote The Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016 will be released on Monday 3 October

Social Learning: August Pick of the Posts


The focus of my August Pick of the Posts is social learning, and these posts all include some great graphics too. In It’s Not About “Doing” Social  Jane Bozarth (2 August) shows how Pokemon Go gets it right. “Here’s the thing: People talk about their work all the time. And they’ll find someone to talk to about it. They’ll […]

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 “categories of effort, and this is valuable to help us understand workplace learning transformation. The […]

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 and more recently as a external consultant. All of which has led her to the conclusion .. […]

The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

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THE PUBLIC CHALLENGE RUNS 5 SEPTEMBER – 25 NOVEMBER (or email [email protected] to organise a private, bespoke challenge for your team) Modern Workplace Learning doesn’t just mean modernizing training and e-learning, but radically changing the way you think about and support learning in the organisation. It means helping to build the social organisation – so that […]

Modern Professional Learning (MPL) meets Modern Workplace Learning (MWL)

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Modern Professional Learning (MPL), an approach which many professionals are now (consciously or unconsciously) adopting, involves taking responsibility for their own career and self-development through continuous learning, on demand problem solving and getting the most out of their daily work. A large part of it happens, of course, outside of their organisation – primarily on the Web. Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) is an L&D […]