Category Archives: Social learning

Empowering Employee-Led Learning


Over the last 10 years (since I’ve been running my Top 100 Tools for Learning survey) I’ve written lots of posts and articles about how the way the Web is changing the way we learn. And recently there have been a number of other studies that have concurred with my findings! One of my own recent posts considered […]

Radically rethinking the role of L&D


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. Here are a few […]

100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)


A philomath is a lover of learning.  A philomath is not synonymous with a polymath; a philomath is a seeker of knowledge and facts, while a polymath is a possessor of knowledge in multiple fields. (Wikipedia) Here are 100 Twitter feeds to follow for philomaths, the curious and those who would like to improve their general knowledge – from both institutions […]

The Inaugural Jay Cross Memorial Award goes to ….


Reposted from the Internet Time Alliance website. The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work. Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organisation and/or on the […]

What will be the Top Tools for Learning in 2016?


Voting is now underway in my popular annual survey of Learning Tools and already a large number of votes have been submitted. This year, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the list, I will be producing a massive Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016. Additionally, in order to understand how these tools are being used in […]

My pick of the best posts of June 2016


Here are my favourite 10 blog posts and articles from June 2016. 1 – We start with another great infographic from Arun Pradan: Work is Learning (how to burst the training bubble) – shown right – which summarizes a lot of the work from us in the Internet Time Alliance. 2 – In The Driving Test: the canary in the mine for […]

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 – […]