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CATEGORY: Strategy

Curation of content

Content curation, as a strategy in the training and learning processes of organisations, has always had a relevant role. But nowadays, in a world focused on microlearning, talent detection, continuous reskilling of employees, with contents that become obsolete even before being published… content curation is becoming a determining factor.

What is content curation?

The identification of the most relevant information (content) for a given group (audience) that is presented in a contextualised and organised way (tool).

This is (more or …

The Future of L&D

“The secret to success is to be ready when your opportunity comes”

For some time now, L&D has struggled for recognition within the ecosystem of an organisation, often struggling to find a seat at the boardroom table. Shackled by the belief that a classroom training session was just an excuse for a day out of the office and restricted by the monotony of click-next compliance training. Whilst CEOs crave the holy grail of demonstrable business impact and return on investment, …

Challenging the learning experience

Large organisations are empowering middle managers to help people in their professional development and defining their own goals in terms of performance. These practices, increasingly disassociated from the “endless” chains of cascading objectives, require coaching to help people in the short term (itinerary for the position) and in the medium term (skills development to be prepared for the future).

What is the role of the L&D department in this regard? Instructing, as coaches, middle managers? Being facilitators in the classroom …

3 ways to achieve Behavioural Change via eLearning

Behavioural change is the biggest indicator of successful learning and is the hardest to achieve. In the case of soft skills training, compliance training, even sales training, a behavioural change should be the expected output and not just completion of the training.

Two things have always led corporate eLearning strategies:

  1. Academic Education Systems.
    Corporate learning, whether synchronous or asynchronous, follows the same academic systems as schools and universities; i.e. course-based learning with certification deeming learners as qualified.
  2. Learning Technologies.

5 Essential eLearning Strategies to Jump the Curve

Corporate learning has been following the Industrial Model of Education, as Sir Ken Robinson terms it, since ages. This model follows the assembly-line linearity of Packaging and Delivering. You package learning and deliver it to the learners. Once the learners consume the package, label them with suitable qualification. This model is based on qualification criteria and does not care much about the performance of the learner. When online learning technologies arrived, they provided online capabilities to implement the same model. …

The decentralized model

While many organizations have moved away from the paradigm of vertical management and move towards flatter management structures and greater involvement with the business line, in most companies I know, the L&D departments still maintain exclusive control and leadership of the entire process of training and learning within the company.

L&D today has the tools to share control. This implies letting others, such as HR, experts in the field and, in most companies, managers and middle managers (that is, those

8 steps to create change and get people to follow you

If some day you have to implement a change, here are the eight steps necessary to get people to follow you. This can be within a company, in your family or in a community of neighbors. If the change is very desired, you may not have much resistance. The problem arises when the rest do not see or understand the problem or when fear arises. That’s when you need a different strategy.

John Kotter, professor Emeritus at Harvard …

Finding Neverland for the New Learner

“Learning is no longer an internal, individualistic activity.  How people work and function is altered when new tools are utilised. The field of education has been slow to recognise both the impact of new learning tools and the environmental changes in what it means to learn.”

 George Siemens, A Learning Theory for the Digital Age, 2004

The reason for making the word ‘slow‘ in bold is quite evident in corporate learning considering the quote is thirteen years old …

Resistance is Futile!

You can’t stop the rise of IT connectivity; learning systems are next up to join the Internet of Things

According to a new market research report, the Internet of Things (IoT) Integration market will be worth 3,301 Million USD by 2022.  This figure covers associated IoT devices and platform management, system design and architecture and other advisory services. They forecast the global market will grow from USD 760 Million currently to USD 3,302 Million by 2022. That’s a Compound …

Learning to love Microlearning

Call it bite-sized learning, performance support nuggets or even “micro-assets”, microlearning suddenly seems everywhere. Hitting us in ever smaller more intense bursts, these tasty chunks are leaving us breathless and panting for more knowledge everywhere we go.

But what exactly constitutes microlearning, beyond content delivered in 1-5 minutes bursts?  Microlearning was conceived as a solution for just-in-time training and performance support. But it can also be applied to long term learning programmes. Exponents claim that delivering learning content in bite-size …