October 02, 2015

Top learning tools and modern workplace learning

On October 1st, 2015, I participated in one of the better events that I can recall having participated in for a long time. It was an event, during which a large number of people from several different countries participated with valuable insights about using tools for learning and about what modern workplace learning looks like / is about. As a matter of fact, I would say that the event included so many high quality insights from so many people that the 1 hour event duration seemed like 10 minutes or so. To read details about the content of the event as well as the chat dialogue from the event, visit this link.

During the webinar, which was competently moderated by Donald H. Taylor, Jane Hart shared the results of this year's top 100 tools for learning survey during which more than 2,000 learning professionals around the world participated. Studying the results of the survey, I noticed that for the 7th year in a row, Twitter is the # 1 learning tool - this year followed by YouTubeGoogle SearchGoogle Drive, and PowerPoint. Have a look at Jane Hart's presentation embedded below to study all tools on this year's top 100 tools for learning list. 





Participating in the learning and skills group webinar, I found it highly useful that Jane Hart shared 10 trends for workplace learning which she had extracted from the results of the annual survey. Reflecting on what modern workplace learning is / will play out as we move forward, I learned, for example, that

  1. the need for everyday learning is increasing. This is - I would think, not least related to the high number of as well as increasing number of changes, which are happening around us. Think, for example, about how continuous innovations in social media and mobile electronic devices are driving other kinds of changes, for example continous changes in how we work / live / learn.
  2. personal learning / learning in an autonomous way / learning individually / self organised learning creates high value. This trend has, I would think, much to do with the fact that autonomy is - as research by, for example, Daniel Pink in a convincing way has shown - key to motivation.
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