Why curriculum analysis and design is key to successful content curation

The Business of Learning
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Perhaps it’s an unusual analogy, but when I think of learning leaders’ attitude toward content curation,  I can't help but think about what my mother would tell me when I wanted to move on to dessert. "Eat your vegetables or you don't get any dessert", comes to mind. In today’s learning organizations, it’s sometimes easier [...]
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Unmasking the Hidden Costs of Curation for Learning

The Business of 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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Do mobile devices really improve learning outcomes?

Workforce Development
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Our response?  Continuous learning support demands mobile access. Today’s work environment is more fluid and changeable, where easy access and flexibility are highly valued. People demand their choice of device and to be in control of when and where learning takes place. Many organisations are already taking advantage of this, however careful consideration must be […]

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

The Business of Learning
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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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What impact can Gamification have on Organisational Learning?

Workforce Development
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Our recent Raytheon Learning Symposiums in London & Frankfurt provided many best practices and take-aways from organisations such as SAP. The topic of gamification in learning, and why L&D practitioners should not hesitate to include it as part of their learning blend, was a compelling one. Part 1 Don’t be scared of ‘Gamification’ In her […]

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Aligning Business Success with Learning & Development – Part 1

The Business of Learning
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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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Delivering Effective Blended Learning In a Corporate Environment

Workforce Development
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In an ever changing business environment, how does a Learning & Development function ensure it delivers what the business wants today – while developing employees for tomorrow? This is not a new dilemma for learning leaders within organisations, but is becoming ever more challenging due to the plethora of available solutions and the rapid changes […]

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