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

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Hey everyone. I started this last week, posting about 4-5 articles related to learning & development issues from each week which I believe are worth a few minutes of your time.  I hope that you’ll pay attention to these blog and sites in general, as I frequent them daily, and they have a lot of valuable information. So with that said, here are 4 articles from this week:
  1. Is training really the answer?  Ask the flow chart. (Cathy Moore’s blog)- A great post by Cathy Moore in which she talks about “permanent workflow improvements that avoid the need for training.”
  2. This is my work (Like in perpetual Beta) Harold Jarche – a great source of insight on workplace learning – writes about the impact of social learning and “hyper connected work environments.”
  3. Informal learning’s many shades of gray (Chief Learning Officer) – Bob Mosher looks at 4 different levels of performance support, including Enterprise-wide workflow support, in which he writes: “mature learning organizations recognize that the ultimate goal is an overarching performance support framework that not only guides a learner in a specific area, it supports him or her across the entire workflow. These frameworks are embedded across applications, while simultaneously supporting non-system tasks.” Interesting read.
  4. 8 important characteristics of adult learners (eLearning Industry) – Christopher Pappas examines 8 common traits which characterize adult learners, and what instructional designers need to know in order to create the right course content and structure, and adjust their attitude.
  5. How to improve your teamwork skills (Total Learning) – Alex Petryck contributes a series of tips that will help you get back in a position to ensure your team’s success.
Jason is the former Lead Author & Editor of TrainingStation Blog