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
Does removing the word “learning” from discussion make it easier to understand what L&D is about?
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…
Looking for proof of ROI is unhelpful. Looking for signals of value will help more in L&D.
Note: I am adding some quick thoughts here on learning ecosystems before my memory loses them. I will return to some of these ideas for fiurther posts. Perhaps the most important factor in the idea of “the learning ecosystem” is that you can’t buy one. (Equally, you can’t be sold one). This might just save … Continue reading Ecosystems: the new black but much more than a buzzword.
A couple of things have happened recently that have made me feel nostalgic for my days in the search engine industry. The first was an email from WordPress (upon which this blog is hosted). It was titled “Google Analytics is now available on WordPress.com Premium”. “I’m a premium customer” I thought. So that means me. … Continue reading Data analytics needs to become a reflex not a chore. We have lessons to learn in L&D.
(So, it turns out that this is a little ranty, perhaps. This post may overstate some points as I rehearse them. Apologies if that’s a problem but I find that it is a useful way to figure things out). One of our great problems in the L&D world is that we often care more about … Continue reading Learning is not being disrupted (it’s the reverse of that)
My thoughts are turning to Learning Live next week . (I am not alone). They are particularly gathering around one of the sessions I am chairing Digital Transformation: How to Make it Work for you. I was talking earlier in the week with another attendee and gathered some notes on a Google Doc on that … Continue reading A bag of thoughts about Digital Transformation of learning
A brief reminder of something was brought home twice today. I am working with a digital business unit within a large and well established organisation. We are working on the creation and initiation of a stratgy for digital learning – for digital people and in a contemporary and sustainable manner. In a couple of meetings/interviews … Continue reading A lesson from a sojourn with a digital team
I find myself surprised by the frequency of response of a certain kind to the communication of digital change from leaning professionals. It tends to run something like this: “I don’t have any problem with digital learning but…you just can’t do everything with technology. It can’t replace everything.” I heard this sentiment again in the … Continue reading The digital substitution fallacy