How learning technologies are changing to suit the self-directed learner

By Maureen Gleeson August 10, 2018

Duncan Barrett, Head of Product at Lumesse Learning, explains how learning technologies are increasingly being influenced by consumer behaviour. Content discovery vs. pull At a broad level the key element for the direction of learning technologies is around content discovery. For this to work it is informative to look at how we behave in our non-work lives, and the ways …

Learning and Development in the gig economy

By Rachel Cook July 26, 2018

Changes in the pattern of employment will have a significant impact on learning, recent research indicates. In many cases these effects are being felt already. L&D professionals need to make preparations now, so as not to be caught on the back foot.  Seismic changes are shaking the world of work. A shift is seen in the relationship between organisations and …

Have you got a non-learning culture?

By Peter Williams July 24, 2018

Trying to create a learning culture is a widespread challenge. In research released at the end of November 2017, ‘How Can L&D Managers “Learn to Learn”?’, Towards Maturity found that while 91% of managers want to learn, only 61% claim they have the time to do so. An organisation that can’t find the time to learn doesn’t have a learning …

New to self-directed learning? Here are our top 10 design tips

By Carole Bower July 15, 2018

Self-directed learners – employees who take control over their own learning and development – are a growing phenomenon within the workplace, and L&D departments are increasingly being tasked with supporting and nurturing them. The reason for this is simple: research shows that self-directed learners are good for organisations. Given the current fast-changing business environment, riven by digital disruption, organisations need …

Mind the digital skills gap

By Carole Bower June 25, 2018

As well as new technical skills, employees also need new understandings, awarenesses and behaviours if they are to thrive in today’s digital transformed enterprises. Carole Bower, Head of Learning Solutions at Lumesse Learning, describes this new area of focus for the learning community and assesses the impact on L&D, on business leaders and – perhaps most importantly – on learners. …

me:time moments – Canine Communication

By Carl Crisostomo June 22, 2018

me:time moments is a series in which we speak to colleagues, clients and professionals about what they are learning. The latest in our series nicely coincides with annual ‘Bring your Dog to Work Day’.  I speak to Fiona Raitt about her recent learning experience. Course: Canine Communication Content partner: Oplex Careers Description of course: This Canine Communication course will provide …

Paws for thought: the benefits of a dog-friendly workplace

By Maureen Gleeson June 21, 2018

How do you manage the stress levels and motivation of your employees? Could the answer be as simple as allowing four legged friends into your workplace? As ‘Bring Your Dog to Work Day’ approaches, we take a look at the benefits of allowing canine colleagues to join the workforce. A third of UK businesses – 1.7 million across the nation …

me:time moments – Working with Sweden

By Carl Crisostomo June 20, 2018

me:time moments is a series in which we speak to colleagues, clients and professionals about what they are learning. In the first of our series, I speak to Jake Maxwell about his desire and need to learn about Swedish culture. Course: Working with Sweden Content partner: Culture Wizard Description of course: This interactive learning experience addresses the knowledge and skills …

My five takeaways from the Fosway Learning Symposium

By Carl Crisostomo June 18, 2018

Recently I attended the Fosway Symposium, a roundtable event hosted by HR and learning analyst Fosway Group. The event brought together learning leaders from across Europe to discuss the challenges of digital transformation, learner engagement and more. Here are my five learnings: 1. AI is becoming the norm Lots of vendors spoke about how they’re using AI within their learning …

Prepare for the future of work with me:time

By Carole Bower June 15, 2018

It’s been interesting to watch the gravitational pull towards “self-directed learning” as the data-driven realities around the need for learning enablement rather than learning creation hit home. Upon reading the latest Bersin predictions, it occurred to me that the first four anticipated trends have already been influencing our thinking around the design of me:time and the reasons why we feel …