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New Year Resolutions for Learning and Development

Tom Spiglanin

Every year brings new hope to do things better, more successfully, and more effectively. How will we go about making changes to our daily activities and be a more effective business partner, regardless of our role? All too frequently the response to a performance need is a course.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 3

Tom Spiglanin

In this final installment of this Learning and the Changing Workplace series, I address what I see as the most compelling reason for L&D needs to change the way we work, augmenting or even replacing traditional methods with more responsive and effective approaches in the evolved work environment.

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Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

L&D professionals continue to do the same job, more or less, responding to most knowledge or performance needs with “learning” solutions. Learning and Development, Learning and Performance, Training and Development, etc.

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Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 2

Tom Spiglanin

They’re looking to decommission their behind-the-firewall server farms, applications, services, and platforms by migrating to more cost-effective cloud-based infrastructures that are also “elastic,” able to be expanded and contracted as needed.

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Mind technology

Learning with e's

I''m able to organise my content effectively using other specific tools. Still others enable me to perform mundane and repetitive tasks while freeing me up to concentrate on the more important things that demand my attention during the day. Can technology help us to think more clearly?

Freinet and social media

Learning with e's

When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use.

Just an illusion?

Learning with e's

I wasn''t trying to ruin the magical effect of the illusion, merely showing them that much of life - just like all of the so called ''magic tricks'' we see on our TVs - can be illusory, and many surprising phenomena can actually be explained rationally.

Gold mines

Learning with e's

A similar effect is seen in the 100 Word Challenge , and in other similar school related blog projects. Before any of these tools can be used effectively however, two things need to happen. And secondly, schools need to stop blocking these services so teachers can use them effectively.

Learning in round spaces

Learning with e's

Think for example of theatre that is performed ''in the round''. The action happens in the middle of the room, and all those who participate face inwards towards the performance. Change it again, and face the participants outwards instead, and what is the effect?

All together now

Learning with e's

Shirky shows how, similar to hive and swarm behaviour seen in animals, humans perform in networks and thrive within '' architectures of participation '' - so whilst bees make hives, humans create mobile telephone networks and the internet.

Things to come.

Learning with e's

Taylor - chair of the Learning and Performance Institute and a veteran of the fields of skills, productivity and work based learning - will address the title: 'Does Learning and Development have a future?' Yes, things to look forward to.

Diversity or conformity?

Learning with e's

Children are required to perform according to the expectations of the school system, teachers, parents, society. Get it right, and children grow into informed, responsible adults whose innate curiosity and creativity are perpetuated for a life time.

I Believe in the Erosion of Hierarchies

Tom Spiglanin

In the last several articles , we focused on aspects of the changing workplace and also discussed behaviors that those of us in the learning and development (L&D) role can adopt to help improve our effectiveness.

Is the Training You’re Providing the Training Your Employees Want?

Your Training Edge

For a 2013 CareerBuilder survey , 35% of respondents said that increased training and learning opportunities would motivate them to stay with a company. Instead, find ways to more effectively engage your audience by delivering the right training to the right employees at the right time.