A couple of weeks ago, I posted (or ranted) about control and choice in learning and training. As threatened, I am returning to that theme now. On reflection, I think it was a good theme, if not the best theme to ponder. One of the reasons why training and control can feel so right is … Continue reading Stakeholder and user…never the twain?
Big data. We all want it and need it I am told. The real problem with large amounts of data (also with small amounts) is knowing what to do with it. In my search engine days we used to say that we needed good questions to ask from the data. What do we need to do or decide and … Continue reading Big data, small question
[Warning, this post is something of a stream]. “Control is to training as choice is to learning”. This is a fair summary of how I saw the world of L&D on first entry about five or six years ago. Granted, this is an enormously simplified characterisation and I have variously agreed and disagreed with it over those … Continue reading Learning, training, control and choice.
Every L&D conference I have attended focuses on change. Mostly, radical change is prescribed. New tools. New techniques. New technologies. New methods. All the old certainties are bunkum we are told. Adapt or die. Change is the only constant. Etc. Etc. Very often, we foot soldiers are energised and inspired by these events. New ideas … Continue reading We are still in Kansas after all