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

Automated compliance training anyone? (The risks of underestimating technology change).

I stumbled across the quote below, from Bill Gates, again recently in the context of technology and work. Whatever your technology preferences, I think it is fair to say that he was pretty smart about the industry and has a unique view from which to survey the ladscape. He wrote this in 1995 in his … Continue reading Automated compliance training anyone? (The risks of underestimating technology change).

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

Let’s get beneath the shiny micro surface too

I have noticed a fair amount about micro learning this last week. I suspect it was always there but the algorithms placed it better for me. I am a fan of it (or what I think it to be). The idea of short, simple and relevant content to help me work things out and support … Continue reading Let’s get beneath the shiny micro surface too