Everything You Wanted to Know About Microlearning (But Were Afraid To Ask)

I have to be honest, I hate the term ‘Microlearning’ – it considers the delivery mechanism above the things that matter to clients. When you […]

How L&D Is Holding Itself Back From Digital Transformation

Technology has been commonplace in L&D for decades but in an age in which digital is transforming organisations – and even industries – L&D is […]

The Future of Learning Technology

You will have undoubtably read many ‘future of learning’ articles that predict the means and mechanisms for learning, extrapolating peripheral technologies that are entering the […]

LMS vs ‘Best of Breed’​ Learning Tech (with Adam Harwood)

By Adam Harwood & David James Introduction by David James At the CIPD L&D Show this year, Adam and I were fortunate to be panel […]

The #1 Mistake We’re All Making In L&D

‘Learning Needs’ are too often identified from afar. Whether it’s from our organisation’s leaders; department heads; line managers; or from others in HR. We’ve all […]

How Translating ‘Business Needs’ Into ‘Learning Needs’ Is Causing Misalignment

L&D people speak about business alignment as a key strategic priority but how are we not aligned already? We work inside the organisation and work […]

Can You Teach Soft Skills With eLearning?

I’d like to credit Branimir Trosic for posing this question to me on LinkedIn in response to another post about L&D being too busy delivering […]

3 Steps To Better, Faster, Easier, Cheaper And Less Risky L&D

As we approach the summer holidays, I want to plant a seed with you that will give you hope, optimism and greater belief in the […]

The Important Distinction Between ‘Digital’ and ‘Technology-Enabled’ Learning

We’ve used electronic technologies in L&D since the days of the overhead projector (see picture above), when we took pride in creating beautiful and alluring […]

Why Does L&D Exist In Your Organisation?

Following on from the fascinating conversation sparked by Sukh Pabial, continued by Myles Runham and most recently by Anthony Williams, I want to make a […]

Designing For How People Really Learn, At The Point-Of-Work

“We exist in a culture in which fact-based knowledge dominates traditional instruction. People who are good at “knowledge games” like Trivial Pursuit and Jeopardy are […]

L&D Is Stuck… And Here’s What We Need To Do About It

It’s a well trodden path… A new L&D function is born – or a new custodian arrives into an existing function – and a review […]

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