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

What comes next? Possible signals of future value

This is a thinking out loud piece from my experience of the last few weeks. Like most, I have found that it is hard to know what to think yet some thoughts have emerged and lingered long enough to give some form of voice to. So, this is not a white paper or serious position. … Continue reading What comes next? Possible signals of future value

Can Learning data offer insights about performance?

This post is a question really, or a rumination. I am keen to gather feedback and ideas about this. This title refers to Learning data with a higher case L. So data from Learning systems and products. Which, in turn, probably means data gathered from the tools of the L&D teams of organisations.  Further to … Continue reading Can Learning data offer insights about performance?

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…

Ecosystems: the new black but much more than a buzzword.

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.

Data analytics needs to become a reflex not a chore. We have lessons to learn in L&D.

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.

Embracing ambiguity – reflecting on Learning Technologies

It has been a busy week and an airport pause has finally offered a moment to reflect on my day at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum. My word for the day (and for the Learning Live Network event the day before) is ambiguity. And futhermore, beware those who are offering certainty for they know not … Continue reading Embracing ambiguity – reflecting on Learning Technologies

Organisations need a new maturity – the old one is tired

According to Wikipedia, the following is true of maturity (and who would ever argue with Wikipedia?) : maturity is the ability to respond to the environment in an appropriate manner The problem with all this digital and structural change is that the maturity we once prized as a source of confidence and judgement does not … Continue reading Organisations need a new maturity – the old one is tired