Category Archives: Social learning

Designing Learning Campaigns and Learning Challenges


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. Learning Campaigns and Learning Challenges are two new approaches to training that take place over an extended period of time and involve a mix of resources and/or real-world […]

The ultimate LinkedIn cheat sheet

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With Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn in the news, here’s a LinkedIn cheat sheet (from Leisure Jobs) that will help you quickly create the perfect Linkedin profile, maximise your online visibility, build your contact list or get contacted about a new job.

The Evolution of Workplace Learning in a SlideShare Timeline


I am often asked about the keynotes, presentations and workshops I give at different events around the world – either in person or online. Wherever possible I upload them to SlideShare, so that others can benefit from them too – although as I try to avoid lots of text on the slides themselves, this means it is […]

1,000+ Learning & Performance Tools


Looking for some new ideas for tools to support your work? Here are the links to the pages in my Directory of Learning & Performance Tools, which lists over 1,000 tools  in 4 main categories as shown below. Want to add or amend a tool’s details? You can do so here. What are your favourite tools for learning? […]

My pick of the best of May 2016


Here are my 5 favourite posts and articles from May 2016 taken from those I have shared on Twitter last month. 1 – Infographic: If Learning was water Infographic (right) made by Arun Pradhan, Learnovators, 4 May 2016 – Very clever! 2 –  Promoting Twitter for Professional Development – approaches and resources, Michelle Ockers, 16 May 2016 – […]

Curating & coordinating learning opportunities for the workplace


Next public online workshop runs: 6 JUNE – 1 JULY 2016 It is no longer necessary or even possible to create everything your people need, so this 4-week online workshop considers a number of different ways to provide a wider set of learning opportunities in the workplace – through curation and coordination of internal and […]

50+ things you think if you have an old workplace learning mindset


The difference between those organisations who are really moving ahead in the new world of workplace learning and doing things differently and those who are just tinkering with the traditional workplace training model is a new mindset. Here are 50+ things you think if you have an old workplace learning mindset compiled by my colleagues in the […]

L&D in the Modern Workplace Challenge starts Monday 30 May


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). Part A is designed for you to experience a range of different learning approaches, so that […]

Online Community Management (Workshop)


Next public online workshop runs: 30 MAY – 24 JUNE Setting up and running an online community takes time and effort. In this online workshop we look at how to support the planning, launch and running of an online community. Agenda This 4-week online workshop covers the following topics: Planning the community Launching the community […]

The Future of Work and Learning 2: Chatbots


In my previous post I looked at how I believe Professional Ecosystems are the future of work and learning, and how organisations (and L&D) might support them.  In this post I want to look at how individuals might make use of chatbots to build smart Professional Ecosystems, and how organisations might use them to provide intelligent […]