1 - The Higgs boson of Training & Development? - Charles Jennings
“”The idea that learning is best carried out by removing people from the workplace and providing them with structured content and (if they were lucky) opportunities to practice in a simulated environment was blown away with the invention of the Web and the appearance of ubiquitous information sources. Suddenly we had the ability to do a lot of things better, faster, more efficiently and more effectively – and often with higher levels of engagement and enjoyment. It’s taken us a while to realise it, but that’s what happened.”
2 – The Higgs Boson explained – PHD comics – (if you need some help with the above!!!!) 3 - Students are smarter than your old e-learning design- Brent Schlenker
Want to know what regular people think of eLearning? A simple, and regular, search of the term “eLearning” on Twitter reveals an overwhelming portion of NEGATIVE tweets about eLearning experiences. And even worse, they expose the uselessness of the methods being used to assess the learning that is assumed to have occurred during these digital experiences. Quite frankly, it’s embarrassing.
For the 21st Century Leader, a presence on social media is important but it does not replace the value of a strong personal network. In the real world it still matters “who you know”, not just what you post on Facebook.
Which universities will survive the age of Massive Open Online Courses?
6 - How to Create a Learning Culture in Organizations - Stephen J Gill
A learning culture needs every manager encouraging, facilitating, and holding people accountable for learning.
7 - Technology Driving Widespread Shift in Teaching Models - David Nagel, THE Journal, 3 July
Over the last two years, nearly half of faculty have moved away from a traditional lecture model and adopted a range of technology-driven teaching practices, according to new research released in the last week.
8 – School’s in session at Google - Joseph Walker, Wall Street Journal
“More individualized, customized recommendations are part of how, as we grow, we’re trying to individualize and personalize the learning experience here,” Ms. May says.