Last week, someone told me I was doing cool stuff. What do we mean by cool though? If cool means relevant, creative, interesting and exciting I’d be happy with that. If the definition of cool is disparaging, overly hip or trendy, I’d be less happy. Is your learning offer cool?
I had the great pleasure to chair a couple of sessions at the Learning Technologies Autumn Forum last week. In one session with Jodie Pritchard, she talked through agile and designed the session to be agile. This meant not being able to complete all the content but to work with the audience on what they… Read More Being agile
Complicated challenges are rarely solved with simple solutions. On the occasions they are, it’s likely that someone has done the heavy thinking – creative and critical thought – to understand the relationship between the different elements of the problem. The smart learning people will know there isn’t a simple solution to every problem. Don’t be… Read More Simplicity
While I was away I realised the problem so many learning teams have with social learning. They want to regulate the learning part when it’s the social part which drives it. But you can’t regulate the social bit without becoming the social police. Learning people then spend more energy on limiting the learning bit in… Read More The problem with social learning
If you were offered a place on a webinar called ‘the importance of strategic finance in your learning function’ would you say attend?* Learning seems to want to market, communicate, and use technology to improve customer service and people experience. We are happy to learn what marketing, comms, IT, customer service and HR do and… Read More The importance of strategic finance in your learning function