Some L&D Articles / Blog Posts That You May Have Missed This Week

Hey everyone.

Hope everyone has had and continues to have a good week, and I know we’re all looking forward to the weekend.

With that said, here are 4 articles from this week:

Learning Should Be as Mobile as We Are (Chief Learning Officer) – Josh Bersin gives a fascinating look at mobile learning and the way learning officers should look at it. In Josh’s words: “No longer should organizations look to lift and shift e-learning content from a desktop PC to a mobile device. It is time to reimagine the potential and think about how we use learning as an application within our everyday life.” Well worth a read.

Networked Individuals Trumped Organizations (Harold Jarche’s blog) – Harold Jarche (whose blog is highly recommended) takes a really interesting look at the fragmentation of learning within organizations, and the comparison of developing  knowledge networks of individuals vs. organizational transfer of knowledge. “Organizations, driven by external and formal direction, cannot compete with self-motivated and connected workers in the network era.”

Rules of Engagement: How Students Can Learn Well and Do Good (Forbes.com) – Engaged learning, in which students do hands-on work as part of the curriculum, is on the rise in higher education, with major benefits for students, their future employers, and their communities. David Skorton and Glenn Altschuler take a look.

Bridging the Gap: e-Learning for the Multi-generational Workplace (ProEdit blog) – How do you address the e-learning needs of a multi-generation workforce without leaving them behind?  The article suggests that one of the top ways is by creating a flexible learning environment, which includes games, expert mentoring, discussion forums, and downloadable materials.  I myself would add providing tools – likeWalkMe – that allow for continued learning, within the flow of work.

Jason Silberman
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