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

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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: Enjoy National Learning at Work Day (Donald Taylor’s blog) – An article about Learning at Work (LAW) Day in the UK, an annual awareness campaign organised by the Campaign for Learning (CfL) since 1999. It aims to draw attention to the importance of workplace learning and skills. It encourages people to offer learning to all employees especially to those that may not participate in current learning opportunities. 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.” Workers Demand More Hands-On Approach, Study Reveals (Training Journal) – Figures released have found that nearly one third (33%) of respondents prefer to learn by feeling or experiencing. This is a key finding in the latest Skillsoft survey, which shows that learning through doing has overtaken a classroom-style approach as the top way to learn followed by just under one fifth (19 per cent) of those favoring a classroom-based approach and 17 per cent of respondents admitting to being visual learners. ‘Learning the New’ vs. ‘Learning the Old’ (Learning in the Social Workplace blog) – Jane Hart looks at learning what’s already known vs. the new – read more.
Jason is the former Lead Author & Editor of TrainingStation Blog