Improving learning with technology

Does anyone remember how hard it was to answer a question before the internet? It was a bit like an old episode of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’ – you could ask the audience (i.e. the people who happen to be in the room with you) or phone a friend. Now, of course, we...

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Micro-Learning: A Game Changer for the Digital Age

In 2000, around the time the mobile revolution was taking off, the average human attention span was 12 seconds, according to a report from Microsoft. By 2015, with smart phones about to outnumber the planet’s human occupants, the average attention span was just eight seconds. Even the average goldfish supposedly has a longer attention span...

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Content Curation and Development in a Digital World

Digital tools have transformed workplace learning. Gone are the days when everyone in a team followed the same learning programme, regardless of what they already knew or what skills they needed for their specific role. Today when we want to know anything – whether it’s work-related or not - we Google it or find it...

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Why Organizations Need Critical Thinking Training

As professionals in the workplace, we are educated, experienced, and successful. So the notion that we might benefit from training in thinking seems superfluous at best. More likely, we are offended at the suggestion. Why, then, do so many people who undergo such training rave about the gains? Because they learn that despite our accumulated...

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The Challenges of Delivering Learning in Volatile Times

Did you know that company life spans are shrinking? I came across a study the other day showing that large corporations have a one-in-three chance of going out of business in the next five years. Why are so many companies not making it into middle, let alone, old age? There are all sorts of reasons,...

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