10L: Robin Hoyle

About Robin Robin is Head of Learning Innovation with Huthwaite International and Chair of the World of Learning Conference. He writes books and articles and makes videos for (among others) Learning Now TV. So, what do you do dear?  Describe your work to a distant relative.  I help people at work to do things better.… Continue reading 10L: Robin Hoyle

10L: Niall Gavin

About Niall I have been many things in my life – from fruit-picker, through postman, delivery driver, barman, professional actor, office manager, IT trainer, IT training manager and latterly, Head of Technology Assisted Learning in a global corporate. I’m currently working as a part-time Commercial Learning Consultant for the CIPD and a freelance Accreditation Mentor… Continue reading 10L: Niall Gavin

Six years in and what do I know?

By an accident of timing, the anniversary of starting my consulting business coincides with the tax year. Early April tends to inspire a little self reflection. Last year, these were the thoughts brought to mind. This past year has been spent mostly on helping organisations consider how and if to go about digital learning initiatives.… Continue reading Six years in and what do I know?

Pushing or pulling? (or share of compliance)

Much of my time has been spent in recent months considering useful metrics for learning products and services. What are the handful of measures that tell us how our team/business/department is doing and help us decide what to do next? A fair share of the debate about metrics in L&D focuses on learning metrics and… Continue reading Pushing or pulling? (or share of compliance)

A theory about learning technology

Here is a theory about how technologies for learning are handled in organisations. Organisations buy Technology Systems Learning teams need products to help people learn Users want tools to help them at work Admittedly, this theory needs some evidential rigour to test it and refine it. It is based on generalisations from my own experience… Continue reading A theory about learning technology

Is L&D really changing or just innovating the ordinary?

This is a revisited post. Or, reused for a fresh context. I first wrote this as preparatory thinking exercise in advance of the Learning Technologies exhibition in 2020. I bumped into it again as part of a curated learning experience. (This, I think, is a compliment). As we conjure with covid, I think it has… Continue reading Is L&D really changing or just innovating the ordinary?

We’re all digital now, yes?

So, one is visiting Learning Live over the coming two days. What is always an energising and interesting event will be layered with additional anticipation as we proceed through our COVID world. Being in the same space with that many people will be interesting in itself. I think we are all hoping for more than… Continue reading We’re all digital now, yes?

Stakeholders need transforming as much as digital does

I discovered this partly drafted post whilst looking for something today. It was started in late 2017. At that time digital transformation was the priority for organisations and was a source of great anxiety in the learning world (this does have a familiar ring to it). What with the pandemic and all, I think the… Continue reading Stakeholders need transforming as much as digital does

A short personal story of product management for learning

Continuing the series of posts about product management in learning and getting a little more personal. The discussion and description of principles and approaches to product management for learning has caused some reflection on my part – when, where and how these have worked well for me and my colleagues and what bloopers and blunders… Continue reading A short personal story of product management for learning