The Bunker (Another brief thought from Learning Technologies 2016)

Last week, I posted about Slack and the possibilities it offers for learning to be brought into the flow of work via one of the most useful tools of work. To be clear, this was not about Slack as learning system but as a work tool that, naturally, supports the ways we learn as we … Continue reading The Bunker (Another brief thought from Learning Technologies 2016)

What no Slack? A (brief) thought from Learning Technologies 2016

As many thousands of us are, I am pondering what I made of Learning Technologies 2016. Aside from the fact that it was great to meet some excellent people and have some great conversations, I was struck by two things: size and familiarity. The exhibition was bigger yet again than the previous year. The stands seemed … Continue reading What no Slack? A (brief) thought from Learning Technologies 2016

Predictability needs to be cool

I don’t think I have met anyone who wants to be predictable. All of us nurse hopes that we are special, different or, at least, noteworthy. Some of us are convinced that we are unique and our daring originality should be constantly celebrated. None of us, though, want to be ordinary. Neither do we want … Continue reading Predictability needs to be cool

LinkedIn, the Economic Graph and Skills

I had a very interesting conversation today. One of an increasingly large number, as I tend to my network more purposefully in preparation for leaving my current employment in the new year. (Incidentally, I highly recommend this, if for nothing more than stimulation and intellectual energy). During this conversation, I was introduced to the concept of … Continue reading LinkedIn, the Economic Graph and Skills

Learning, training, control and choice.

[Warning, this post is something of a stream]. “Control is to training as choice is to learning”. This is a fair summary of how I saw the world of L&D on first entry about five or six years ago. Granted, this is an enormously simplified characterisation and I have variously agreed and disagreed with it over those … Continue reading Learning, training, control and choice.

Passing the first post: Making it up as we go along

The urge to justify myself is upon me. Given the ease of expressing oneself this contribution needs some deliberate placing. So…this first post is an attempt to claim that position. A clearing of the blogging throat. This blog will be about work essentially and about the work of applying technology to learning. I can’t really … Continue reading Passing the first post: Making it up as we go along

What’s in a name? (Ending the struggle with the ‘C’ word).

I think I am reaching peace with use of the ‘C’ word. On first entry to the broad landscape of Learning and Development, I baulked and bucked against the predominance of Courses. Regardless of need or moment, a course (or its grand partner, a Programme) appeared to be the single tool to crack all nuts. … Continue reading What’s in a name? (Ending the struggle with the ‘C’ word).