The Business of Learning


Content Curation in Times of Uncertainty

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Click here for more information. If you’ve heard it once, you’ll have probably heard it a thousand times – today’s world is increasingly described as being a VUCA one – that is more Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous than it ever has been before. It’s a world where new skills not only need to be […]

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Beethoven, Miles Davis and a Learning Management System Walk into a Bar….

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The Role of Improvisation in Learning Ecosystems I can never quite remember the punchline to that one, but I’m pretty sure it’s something about a “staff virus in ¾ time.”  Learning has always has a shared vocabulary with music, we talk about the rhythm or ‘cadence’ of a lesson, get concerned about the ‘tone’ of […]

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Unmasking the Hidden Costs of Curation for Learning

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An Explanation of the Curation Gap   Anyone else remember when a Curator was either a rather cultured and mysterious figure who worked at the cold sterile museums you were forced to visit as part of a school field trip or perhaps, more vividly, an unmasked villain at the end of a Scooby Doo cartoon? […]

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First Pants, Then Shoes: The Secret to Effective Learning Design

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Growing up, I was a big fan of the Gary Larsen comic strip, “The Far Side.”  Besides being funny and irreverent, it also had the ability to convey common sense (and occasionally even wisdom), in a lighthearted manner.  One of my favorite panels was a depiction of a man sitting up in bed in the […]

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Aligning Business Success with Learning & Development – Part 1

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How can organisations link learning innovation with the ever-present need to align with business success? This was the topic of discussion at the 2016 edition of the Raytheon Symposium, organised by Raytheon Professional Services in partnership with CorporateLeaders, in London and Frankfurt. With assembled delegates keen to hear what tips and practices they should adopt […]

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Unleashing Performance Analytics to Drive Learning & Business Outcomes, Part 2: Turning Data into Information

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In a previous blog, we discussed how learning organizations at leading companies have recently used performance analytics to focus the efforts of learning and development organizations to help drive overall business value. Now, we would like to show you the steps and techniques needed to perform these analytics; turning the seemingly endless torrent of data into […]

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