Innovation as knowing, experience and action?

These are some very rough initial thoughts that I hope to develop over a couple of posts. Building on an earlier post on learning, creativity & innovation summarising that (a) innovation occurs through learning and (b) learning is a social/ collaborative process (and so innovation is also a collaborative process) it is clear that innovation … Read more

e-learning market

Clive Shepherd has highlighted the e-learning centre report on the market for e-learning in UK and Europe. A free summary is available here. As Clive’s post points out, the UK market is expected to grow by 4.76% to £472m in 2010 – slower growth but a bigger market than France or Germany. As a sort … Read more

Designing open infrastructures for professional development

Last week I attended a seminar by the Supporting Sustainable e-Learning Forum at Glasgow Caledonia University with Peter Sloep from the Open University of the Netherlands. The seminar and presentation used six “use cases” as the staring points for discussions on the efficacy of networked learning as viable solutions in terms of non-formal professional learning … Read more

Tools of e-learning

I noticed this post from the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies [CL4PT] on ten key tools for learning. There’s a very clear triangle forming of course/ content “authorware” [eg, screenr or prezi], collaboration tools [eg, etherpad or dimdim] and individual tools [eg, evernote or arguable posterour]. This highlighted a question would be how these … Read more

virtual working, talking and learning

came across a really interesting video here from Sun microsystems on the virtual office. Very interesting on how easy and [nearly] natural the interaction can seem especially as I’m currently involved in developing a funding bid to develop virtual world tools to enable situated workplace language learning for knowledge workers. But can see lots of … Read more

Informal learning & Web 2.0

Interesting to see a number of reports pulling together increasing recognition of informal workplace learning [it was always the most common way of learning at work – unless you had ceased to think] along with increased authorised/ unauthorised use of Web2.0 applications for learning. See for example, here and here. Although, for me its a … Read more

Learning service as a service

I’ve been experimenting with the use of service design methods in Learning & Development programme planning. I’ve used some elements of service design/ design thinking, especially blueprinting for a few years but am now trying a more systematic use for programme design and evaluation. The process appears to work well with an increased focus on … Read more

21st century L&D [link]

A thought provoking presentation here from Harold Jarche on the training department of the 21st century. Thinking about organisations (and departments within organisations) in terms of the balance between structure, processes and relationships, the drivers Harold point to suggest that relationships should be the focus for those involved in building the capacities of organisations. Structure … Read more