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

The digital substitution fallacy

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

The number 1 capability: comfort with ambiguity

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky to find myself in a social media golden moment. (Plenty of social media moments are a whiffy, mustard brown these days, so I count my blessing there). I posted an open question on Linked In asking for thoughts on which capabilities should be within a ‘modern learning’ … Continue reading The number 1 capability: comfort with ambiguity

Unbundling records and tin cans and such

Prompted by an email form Karen Moran, I had a return to the idea of the LMS as the only place where learning records are held. That message also sparked a thought about the unbundling theme I posted about recently. The idea that all learning activity is stored in a learning management system seems increasingly … Continue reading Unbundling records and tin cans and such

HR and L&D: Never the twain shall meet?

This blog was originally published on the HRN Blog in May 2016. Much has been written and said about the relationship between the disciplines of HR and L&D. Representatives of both sides have shared views on the topic and on the most useful framing of a healthy relationship between the two. Cases have been made … Continue reading HR and L&D: Never the twain shall meet?

Chief Digital Learning Officer. Is that a thing yet?

Another dose of shameless self-promotion here. I do think there is a purpose though, so bear with me… In a few weeks I am presenting at the CDO Forum on the topic of “Developing a Digital Learning Service for the New Workplace”. As you can see from the agenda, this is not an eLearning or L&D event. … Continue reading Chief Digital Learning Officer. Is that a thing yet?