The survey asks you to rate 10 different ways you learn at work.
Once you submit your own data, you will be able to view the results submitted from over 750 people worldwide – plus an analysis of what this means for L&D practices.
In the last 10 years there has been a big change in the way that many people now learn - I've written about the 6 key features here.
So what can you do to bring workplace more in line with modern day personal, independent learning? There are four main ways:
If you are looking for some advice and support on how to modernize your organisation's approach to workplace learning, then we have got a growing number of opportunities on offer. This includes a series of Summer Online Workshops as follows:
16 June - 18 July 2014 - HOW TO SET UP AND RUN AN ONLINE COMMUNITY Planning, launching and maintaining a community of practice or learning community
30 June - 25 July 2014 - INTEGRATING THE USE OF SMARTPHONES & TABLETS INTO FACE-TO-FACE TRAINING - Give your face-to-face training a 21st century technology makeover (This is also available as a 1 day onsite workshop.)
14 July - 15 August 2014 - USING YOUR ENTERPRISE SOCIAL NETWORK FOR SOCIAL WORKPLACE LEARNING - Unleash the power and the potential of your ESN for social workplace learning.
4 August - 12 September 2014 MODERN LEARNING STRATEGIES Developing the new skills and toolset for learning in the networked age. Hope to see you in one of these workshops.
Hope to see you in one of these workshops
Communities of Practice have become a bit of buzzword in corporate training recently; everyone seems to be setting them up.
I've been running online communities (of different types) for many years now, and it's important to point out that it requires a different set of skills to set one up and support one than to create a piece of e-learning! What's more, if done properly, it requires a significant time investment in terms of maintaining it on an ongoing basis.
Here are 10 pieces of advice that I give to those who are thinking of setting up an online community.
Want to find out more? Find out about the Workshop I offer: HOW TO SET UP AND RUN AN ONLINE COMMUNITY
For many, many years now the role of the L&D department has been to take charge of what and how people learn in the organisation. They create the content, deliver it to the people (in a classroom or via computer) and manage the outcomes. However, things are changing. Many people now make use of online tools and services to address their own learning and performance problems quickly and easily. As a consequence, key features of this new approach to learning are that it is autonomous, small/short, continuous, on demand, social and takes place anywhere on any device.
This independent approach to learning is either viewed as inconsequential by the L&D department, or as a threat to the work they do. However, rather than being incompatible, these two streams are actually complementary learning forces. They are interconnected and interdependent and they interrelate and support - rather than conflict - with one another. We might even refer to them as the yin and yang of modern workplace learning!
In other words rather than dismissing these new approaches to learning, we might ask these two questions?
(1) involves a re-focus from building new content to building new skills and helping individuals and teams develop independent modern learning strategies to learn for themselves, and "bring the outside in", i.e. introduce new ideas, new thinking and new resources into their organisation.
(2) involves modernising existing face-to-face and online training approaches, to bring them inline with the new ways that people are learning - essentially by considering these questions.
Find out more at 20 ideas to modernise workplace learning.
If you are interested in updating your organisation's approach to workplace learning, and don't want to start a revolution, but rather prefer to introduce change gradually, why not join the Modernise Workplace Learning Online Symposium, which is taking place from 19 May for 4 weeks.
Now closed, find out more about the resources available at 20 ideas to modernise workplace learning.