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 […]

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 […]