Is convenience a problem for digital learning?

Does making everything easy actually do unintended harm? Convenience is, arguably, the most important element of a successful digital experience. Our favourite digital services are built around making our lives easier and removing the effort of performing freqeunt tasks. In many cases, activities which used to require effort and a certain degree of planning are … Continue reading Is convenience a problem for digital learning?

(learning) Culture and technology – muddle or plan?

I am seeking help to lift me from a muddle. Anyone reading this (data suggests that you may be into double figures), I suspect, has wisdom to spare. The theme of “learning culture” has risen in my working world recently. (It has been there all along, of course, but not so often called out with … Continue reading (learning) Culture and technology – muddle or plan?

Does it matter to L&D that barriers to learning are so low?

Editors note: I arrived back at my blog, after a too-long pause in writing, to find this title saved as a draft. I cannot recall what I intended to write before I abandoned the headline. I do like the ring of it though and have had a go below. Let me know if you think … Continue reading Does it matter to L&D that barriers to learning are so low?

Digital or hide! (take 2) – technology hiding places in a digital world

[NOTE: This is an updated and revised post from June of last year (2017). Prompted by David James in his recent post about selecting an LMS…or not.] A couple of things have given me pause in my digital convictions in the last few weeks. As a traveller on the information superhighway in the mid to … Continue reading Digital or hide! (take 2) – technology hiding places in a digital world

Making a start on digitalness Part 2 – digital culture

My loyal readers (perhaps both of you) will recall my threat to prepare a series of posts on the theme of becoming more digital in your work and organisation. The first post on digital behaviours received enough of a response to warrant the second in the series (i.e. there were no real insults and some … Continue reading Making a start on digitalness Part 2 – digital culture

Learning should not be about learners really – they are too hard to find

These musing follow those shared shortly after the Learning Technologies conference and some of the comments received, which have nudged my thinking along. This post will wander around the theme of learning technologies and their contents being separated from the activity of work. (It is possible that this post will strike a grumpy demeanour. I … Continue reading Learning should not be about learners really – they are too hard to find

Digital or hide! – technology hiding places in a digital world

A couple of things have given me pause in my digital convictions in the last few weeks. As a traveller on the information superhighway in the mid to late 1990s and then a journeyman of the Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 eras (I’m not sure it matters what they mean either), the notion of being … Continue reading Digital or hide! – technology hiding places in a digital world