The lists and trends keep pouring in with Facebook highlighting their top status trends of the year and Twitter offering their review of the year in tweets. We’ve got our own trend analysis of the year focussed on what managers have been searching for on our portals. One of the great things about working here [...]
It’s that time of year, and the lists have already started. Amazon’s best business books of 2010 was posted over a month ago so I thought I’d share some of my top reads of the year. These aren’t necessarily the books that have the most obvious application to learning and development, but they’re the ones [...]
Is there a future for physical academic and business text books?
I heard a great question last night: “If we believe that 70:20:10 is the right ratio for work based learning does this mean that if someone in my organisation attends an average of 5 days formal training, the total training days are really 50? Are people really doing 35 days on-the-job learning?” An interesting perspective [...]
In May 2010 we teamed up with The Learning Sanctuary to produce the first UK Learning Trends Index. The aim of the survey is to help learning and development professionals stay up-to-date with the state of the industry and the issues their peers are facing.
TThe Peter Principle which states that people are promoted until they end up in a position beyond their capabilities was first proposed by Canadian psychologist Laurence J. Peter in the 1960s. With my name and when, as often happens, I feel out of my depth I often wonder if I am some sort of living case study.
I was in Oxford a fortnight ago attending Epic’s second annual e-learning debate where the motion being debated was ‘this house believes that technology-based informal learning is more style than substance’. There were some interesting snippets of argument spread throughout the debate but the motion seemed to push those arguing for it to take an [...]
Blog, tweet and network, are not the name of my solicitors and they certainly weren’t something I’d have admitted to five years ago. But now they are essential part of my professional life. Nigel Paine’s excellent piece in Training Zone invoking the benefits of Twitter as a professional tool got me thinking about how much [...]
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Two terms we often hear used as a source of concern when working with clients are assessment and evaluation. Having just launched the latest iteration of our online solutions for leaders and managers, we’re now turning our attention to exploring in more depth the sort of assessment and evaluation support our clients want. So the [...]