The Choice Overload | TeacherToolkit – Education Article

Reading Time: 2 minutes When making a decision, what should you do if you have too many choices? The ‘choice overload’ concept is designed to help individuals improve the way in which they work, to understand themselves better, and to help improve others and understand others better. How good are you at quitting bad ideas? According to author Seth Godin, what sets successful people apart from everyone else is their ability to give up. Winners quit fast, quit often and quit…

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7 tips for custodians of capability frameworks – Education Article

Wow, my previous blog post elicited some rich comments from my peers in the L&D profession. Reframing the capability framework was my first foray into publishing my thoughts on the subject, in which I argued in favour of using the oft-ignored resource as a tool to be proactive and add value to the business. To everyone who contributed a comment, not only via my blog but also on Twitter and LinkedIn… thank you. Your insights have helped me shape my subsequent…

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The L&D maturity curve | E-Learning Provocateur – Education Article

Over the course of my career, I’ve witnessed a slow but steady shift away from formal learning to informal learning. Of course, remnants of the “formal first” philosophy still exist, whereby every conceivable problem is attempted to be fixed by a training solution, typically in the form of a course. Over time, the traditional classroom-based delivery of such courses has increasingly given way to online modules, but that’s merely a change in format – not strategy. While courses certainly have…

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Micro-learning’s unsung sibling | E-Learning Provocateur – Education Article

Micro-learning is so hot right now. But I’m not going to deliberate over its definition. If you’re into that, check out Shannon Tipton’s Microlearning: The Misunderstood Buzzword and 7 Deadly Myths of Microlearning. Nor am I going to try to convince you to jump on board, or abandon ship. Instead, I’m going to consider firstly how micro-learning might be used in a corporate training context; and secondly, pivot towards something slightly different. And if you were to find any value…

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The foundations of innovation in L&D – Education Article

There are two sides of the innovation coin in corporate learning & development: technology and pedagogy. The former is rather obvious and is often conflated with the term innovation. Futuristic hardware and magical software that educates everyone at the press of a button are tempting “solutions”. Some folks call this mindset Shiny New Toy Syndrome, and by golly, it’s a pandemic. The latter is less obvious because it involves thinking, and I’m not being facetious when I say that thinking…

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