The 21st Century Learning Professional

By Mike Collins | This magazine is a resource for any learning professional looking to keep their skills and knowledge at the cutting edge.

2017 Theme Curious & Creative

A Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking<p>Help colleagues think like a designer with this crash course in Design Thinking from Stanford University<p>See …

Becoming influential as an L&D practitioner

Whilst carrying out the research for my forthcoming book, Fear to Flow, I interviewed 231 L&D professionals around the world. People in L&D have a …

60 Totally Free Design Resources for Non-Designers

Creating engaging visual content doesn’t have to require a financial investment. Sure, at one time graphic designers needed expensive software and …

Graphics

Blended Learning – Different Strategies That Work For Varying Learner Needs

For all L&D managers in the corporate world, delivering successful training within available time and resources is a continuing challenge. Presenting …

Learning

Writing Measurable Learning Objectives - TeachOnline

When you begin creating a course, you want to design with the end in mind. The best way to approach this is to start by writing measurable, learning …

How to Unleash Your Creative Thinking

The Best Way to Start Your Day for Maximum Creative Energy

Avoid the temptation to do those pesky, urgent yet quick things first. It would kill your creativity. Instead, do this.<p>It happened to me again, just this morning. Following my system for generating creative ideas, I got out of bed and walked two miles at a brisk pace and steep incline on the …

Productivity

The Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit

There is a lot of interest in the behaviour of the Modern Learner, but in the context of work it is more appropriate to talk about the <b>Modern</b> …

Learning

The Smoke and Mirrors of Enterprise Social Networking Metrics

Carrie Basham Young issued an ominous warning to enterprise social network community managers in her 2013 CMSWire article.<p>“It’s time to realize that …

A Much Better Way To Use Slack (and any collaboration tool)

The wrong way to use Slack is as a substitute for email.This is when you create separate channels based around departments (usually with one general …

Google Docs

Russia plane crash: terrorism not thought to be cause, say authorities

Security services and minister say act of terror not being considered though cause of Syria-bound jet crash still unclear<p>Russian authorities say they do not believe a terrorist attack was responsible for the crash of a Syria-bound military plane with 92 people on board. However, the cause of the …

Five essential questions to ask when producing a video

Whether it's to support learning, employee engagement, recruitment or some other activity, more and more of us are expected to support organisations …

Digital Curation: An Essential Skill-Set For L&D In The 21st Century

<b>“Curation replaces noise with clarity. And it’s the clarity of your choosing; it’s the things that people you trust help you find. We [L&D] need to</b> …

Six Principles of Effective e-Learning: What Works and Why by Ruth Clark

Take any e-Lesson — show it to five people and ask them what they think. My bet is you will get five different opinions about the quality of the …

Learning

Using Online Community for Digital Transformation

Driving successful change in a large organization has always been one of the most difficult activities in business. But for those who are principally …

Digital Transformation

The 10 Key Tactics to Boost Your Organisational Impact - DPG

Data from the 2016 Towards Maturity Benchmark report, “Unlocking Potential,” provides a fresh insight into the L&D tactics that lead to the greatest …

Learning

Preparing Your Managers Before They Start Managing Your People

How soon after promotion does your company start formally developing managers? After a few weeks? A few months? Ideally you’d catch them on Day One, …

Learning

Head of CIPD Training Andy Lancaster talks about the Future of Work

With the CIPD Conference entitled 'Shaping the Future of Work' we thought it only right that we catch up with Andy Lancaster who is Head of CIPD …

Education

How To Curate Content For Learning

Posted at 10:16h in Content Curation, Learning Teams by Steve Rayson<p>Content curation for learning is very much in vogue these days. However, the …

Digital Marketing

So you want more creativity in the workplace? Are you serious?

Share<p>Tweet<p>Flip<p>+1<p>Share<p>Email<p>Shares 249<p><i>Most organisations nowadays have</i> an ambition <i>to be more creative but, despite what they say most are not prepared</i> …

Why Good Design is Good for Your Business — and Employee Experience - Vignette

Good design is everywhere. For today’s top companies, it’s a powerful competitive advantage. Pick up an iPhone, check in and walk onto a Virgin …

Digital Doughnut Thinking: Improving digital design

I wish I’d taken a photo of it. It looked so beautiful. It grabbed me.<p>A freshly made tasty, sweet indulgent doughnut served with freshly ground and …

A ground breaking 100% online CIPD Programme

At DPG we pride ourselves on creating a quality learning experience. An experience that not only helps you prepare for success during your …

Say hello to your animated self

Build animated videos in seconds with Plotagon<p>See your characters come to life in animated videos with the flick of a finger. Share with friends and …

The Future Of Knowledge Creators

<b>The Future Of Knowledge Creators: Why You Should Be Teaching Your Learners How To Replace You</b><p>Can knowledge creators become content creators? This …

Squeezebox - BBC R&D

<i>Enabling production teams to re-edit content to new durations with a simple adjustable time control.</i><p>Project from <b>2015</b> - <b>present</b><p>What we're doing<p>Within the BBC content like news stories are often needed at different durations for use in different programmes. These edits will be made manually, and can …

Project Management

Learning Technologies Summer forum (with images, tweets) · DPGplc

10 Rules of Professional Etiquette for the Digital Workplace

It’s easy to forget manners when you’re all alone. From showing up late to meetings and forgetting simple things like “please” and “thank you,” …

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