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
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
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.
Some thoughts, fears and hopes about L&D and how it grasps digital change.
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
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).
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
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
This thought has been rattling around my mind for some time now. Possibly for years, in fact. It was nudged to the front by a recent debate about the merit of user needs analysis versus learning needs analysis. The LNA acronym is a foundational feature of the L&D world. It is a given. Thus, not … Continue reading Design for users not for learners