Category Archives: Modern Workplace Learning

5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited)

Back in May 2010 I posted a diagram that I had created that showed what I considered to be the 5 stages of Workplace Learning.  My ITA colleague, Jay Cross, re-worked it so that I looked like this. Back in May 2010 I also wrote: “In my opinion most organisations are in Stage 3, but as the L&D conversation […]

Key social learning resources: Part 13 #sociallearning #SoLoMoLearning

Here is this week’s round-up of articles and other resources looking at social media for learning and social learning. 1 – Firstly, this week, here is a preview of Harrison College’s new approach to online learning, KnowU: Where Social Meets Learning. For more about this new approach, visit for more information.  (I expect we’ll be going to […]

Christmas Flash Mob at Carlson School of Management

The Carlson School of Management received a surprise visit from a saxophonist…and nearly 300 of his friends from the University of Minnesota’s School of Music this November. Credits “Deck the Halls” arr. Francisco J. Núñez and Jim Papoulis from “Coolside of Yuletide” Special Thanks To: Greg Wrenn (saxophone), Campus Singers Maroon, Gold, and Mosaic; Men’s […]

November 2011 in review

As we count down to the big holiday season for Christmas and New Year, here is my review of November 2011.  As I’ve already mentioned lots of articles this month in my posts of key social learning resources: part 10,  part 11 and  part 12 , here are 5 other great articles that appeared in November […]

Key social learning resources: part 12 #sociallearning

Here’s this week’s round up of resources that look at social learning and the use of social media for working and learning: 1 – The first resource I want to share with you this week is Jane Bozarth’s Social Media for Learning Start Guide, which appears inside the (glossy) November edition of Inside Learning Technologies […]

Reactions to the non-training approach to workplace learning

Following my recent post on the case for a non-training approach (NTA) to workplace learning and the launch of my NTA website, I’ve received quite a bit feedback and read a number of blog posts and comments about it. So I thought I would plot all these reactions on the learning technology adoption curve that […]

The Non-Training Approach to Workplace Learning

The Training Department (aka the L&D dept) has traditionally focused on designing, developing, delivering and managing instruction – in the form of courses, workshops, e-learning and other training events.  In  fact “a course” in some form or other has now become  the de facto solution to any performance problem in an organisation – despite the […]

Key social learning resources: Part 11 #sociallearning

My weekly Monday  round-up of key social learning resources was interrupted last week by my Top 100 Tools 2011 posting , but this week we are back on track with five more valuable articles and postings. 1 – First of all my Social Learning Community hosted on Yammer  is still going strong – now with […]

2011 Top 100 Tools List and Presentation finalised

Yesterday, I finalised the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 list.  In the last few days of voting  there was a surge of contributions (both online and by email) that brought the number of contributions to 531.  Many thanks to everyone who took the time to share their Top 10 Tools and help me compile […]

Key social learning resources: Part 10 #sociallearning

I have just returned from Las Vegas where I hosted the Management Xchange stage at DevLearn, so this week I am going to link to 3 presentations that were given by Internet Time Alliance principals during that time that focused on the topic of managing learning in the new networked, social enterprise. 1 – Charles […]