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?
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.
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