1 - Adjust or become deadweight, L&D professionals warned - Training Journal
“Discussing whether “L&D risks becoming a deadweight”, Jennings said the world was quickly changing but many of the current organisational structures had their roots in the 18th century. “Learning in today’s world is like looking at the sky at night – there are some very bright points but also a lot of dark matter. Also, most of what we see is not happening now – it happened a long, long time ago.”
3 – Do you treat employees like Olympic athletes – Razon Suleman
Just like top employees, Olympic athletes are intrinsically motivated by their inherent need to perform and achieve. Even though the Olympics occur every four years, the athletes receive constant feedback along the way.
Fans recognize them and provide support, and they receive coaching from their team managers to verify positive progress. During the Olympics, the best athletes receive on-the-spot, meaningful and specific recognition and are rewarded with medals: an extrinsic motivator that publicly validates their talent to their peers and the world.
4 - Free Book on Business & Learning – Jay Cross
According to a survey of 662 IT professionals, 31% of their users frequently use Dropbox and 29% use it very frequently. Fifty percent of respondents believe that the use of Dropbox has likely or very likely resulted in a loss or theft of confidential documents. The 2012 Confidential Documents at Risk Study by Ponemon Institute bares the biggest open secrets in IT: Data in the hands of the users is as good as lost.
6 – What Higher Education will look like in 2020 – Joann Pan
Experts also believe out-of-the-classroom learning will inspire innovation that’s lacking on campuses now. “We spew it from a lectern; we expect it to be spewed back in a test,” …. “That kind of education does not produce the innovators who would invent Google. The real need for education in the economy will be re-education.”
7 - 10 Characteristics of Informal Learning - Sarah Elaine Eaton, 28 February 2012
Informal learning is a lifelong process. It does not end when a child enters school and the formal system “takes over”. On the contrary, children continue to learn at home. As we get older, we learn from our friends. As we enter the workforce, we learn from our co-workers. Into retirement, we still learn from friends and also from those younger than us. An adult learning to read and write from a volunteer literacy tutor is one example. A retired office worker learning from her grandson how to use an iPad is another example.