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:
- Do the same things but differently – update your existing approaches to face-to-face training and e-learning
- Create new things – like new types of resources for on demand access - and use a learning centre/portal to host them
- Support social workplace learning – help to run and maintain communities of practice, build social teams to help them work and learn together, coordinate peer-to-peer learning activities - and underpin these activities in the new enterprise social and collaboration intranets and platforms
- Support independent learning - encourage individuals with their own independent learning and provide ways to share and report on their activity back in the workplace - as well as help to build the modern learning skills required for continuous learning and personal upskilling.
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