Category Archives: Social learning

The Future of Work and Learning 1: The Professional Ecosystem

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“Each of us is the center of the universe. So is everyone else.” e e cummings In my previous post I looked at the individual’s perspective of workplace learning and included a graphic showing how individuals learn at and for work in 10 main ways. Essentially, I was describing a Professional Ecosystem (PES) – a set of organisational and personal, interconnecting […]

Workplace Learning: The Individual’s Perspective

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A few weeks ago I published a series of posts that looked at how we learn at work and how to support these different ways of learning. This was a very L&D-centric view of workplace learning, with training at the centre and the outer – and larger – concentric circles containing the other ways of learning at and for work. In […]

“Never get sucked into the ‘company knows best’ approach to your career”

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The quote in the title of this blog post comes from my favourite post in April 2016, When it comes to career. it’s up to every individual to stay relevant (Talent Management and HR, 25 April). Here’s a longer quote from that article. “The workplace of today is changing, and workers’ skill sets must keep pace […]

The difference between social learning and social collaboration

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First published 25 March 2015 In my framework of Modern Workplace Learning (see diagram on right)  I use the term social collaboration to label an important new element of work of the modern-day L&D department. I deliberately chose not to label it social learning. So what is the difference – or rather connection – between these two terms? Social learning, […]

20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning

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Listed below (in the right hand column) are 20 things that you, as a learning professional, will need to have done PERSONALLY in order to be adequately prepared to support new approaches to workplace learning in your organisation PROFESSIONALLY (as shown on the right-hand side). How many can you check off? If it’s not more than a handful, then […]

Next L&D Challenge starts 30 May

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The next social L&D Challenge runs for 12 weeks from 30 May to 19 August (or you can sign up for the private challenge at any time) “Transformation of workplace learning won’t just come from digitising training, but changing the very essence of what “learning” means in the company, through both a new understanding of how […]

What would happen if there were no L&D department?

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This was the question I asked last week on Twitter: What would happen if there were no Training/L&D department? Your thoughts for an article I am writing. Quotes will be cited. Thx — Jane Hart (@C4LPT) March 30, 2016 In advance of the publication of the article, I thought I would share some of the responses I […]

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Top 100 Tools for Learning list

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2016 marks the 10th year of the annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list. Back in 2007 I was asked to create a list of my own top tools for learning, but I realised it would be much better if I compiled a list of tools selected by others, so I asked the late Jay […]

The best of March 2016 – in pictures

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Here are 6 of my favourite blog posts/articles from March 2016 – summarised in an image. 1 – Dear Training, We’re sorry, but it’s over – Arun Pradhan, Learnnovators, 2 March 2 – Learning – to what end?  – Bryan M Mathers, Visual Thinkery 3 – Content dumping: how to poison your learning strategy – Nick Shackleton Jones, LinkedIn, 15 […]

The role of the Personal Learning Advisor: supporting everyday workplace learning

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Next public online workshop runs: 4 – 29 APRIL 2016 This 4-week workshop introduces you to some of the key ways to promote and support personal learning in the workplace, as a Personal Learning Advisor. It will help you understand how to work with managers to foster a culture of continuous learning as well help […]