Writing is the primary design skill, we should celebrate it more.

I wonder whether we think about writing enough when we think about design. I am not a dedicated student of design, but I am not aware of a great deal of commentary and guidance on the topic for those who are. (Corrective advice is very welcome regarding this assumption).  Design conversations and efforts have a … Continue reading Writing is the primary design skill, we should celebrate it more.

10L: David James

10L: A few simple questions about how leading professionals see their work. About David: David has been a People Development professional for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent, Learning & OD for The Walt Disney Company across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. As well as being the Chief Learning Strategist … Continue reading 10L: David James

Building confidence from YouTube instructors

Lucky as I am, my son gave me the excellent Christmas present of an electric guitar building kit. He seems to be developing into a very thoughtful gift giver: this is an interest of mine as a cruddy amateur player; an education on the what and how of the workings of the instrument and it’s … Continue reading Building confidence from YouTube instructors

Time to move on from digital mindset?

Whilst putting the world to rights with David James last week (a recommended pastime), I reflected on the notion that developing ‘a digital mindset’ has been some of the most valuable work I do. Understanding the value of a digital mindset and encouraging its development has been a perennial need for all of my clients … Continue reading Time to move on from digital mindset?

Time to move beyond digital learning 1.0 and the virtual classroom?

Ben Thompson is smarter than I. This is made clear to me with almost every post he writes. The good thing is that the ideas he shares tend to jump my thinking forwards. In this piece, about the development of Social Media 2.0, a chord struck in my head about why L&D is stuck in … Continue reading Time to move beyond digital learning 1.0 and the virtual classroom?

Is this the end of classroom training?

I was asked this question by a participant in an LPI Open Clinic session last week. (It’s a great format if anyone is thinking of hosting or participating: a themed session, open questions with one host and one lead speaker and a very lively and open chat room).  So, to the question: Is this the … Continue reading Is this the end of classroom training?

Pivoting to digital might not solve the problem

In February of 2011, News Corp launched, with some fanfare, The Daily. You are forgiven for missing this. It had a brief trajectory before coming to earth with something of a dull thud. It was an iPad inspired news app. Rupert Murdoch was greatly enthused by the arrival of the iPad and the possibilities it … Continue reading Pivoting to digital might not solve the problem

A Netflix of learning may be a good idea after all…

The notion of a Netflix for learning has been floating about for a few years now. I have heard it both enthusiastically proposed and equally vigorously critiqued. The idea is attractive and beguiling to those who own and manage large quantities of learning content (whatever that is). Imagine an elegant and intuitive interface for your … Continue reading A Netflix of learning may be a good idea after all…