Tuesday, 29 April 2008
I came across this recently on the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies. As a trainer who is always looking for new tools support learning content there is some real 'gold dust' in here.
Between January and March 2008 the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT) invited learning professionals to share their Top 10 Tools for Learning – both for their own personal learning/productivity as well as for creating learning for others.
155 learning professionals contributed their Top 10 Tools. You can find the links to their individual Top 10 favourite Tools lists at www.c4lpt.co.uk/recommended/
In total over 460 different tools were named, but from these Top 10 Tools lists we compiled a list of the Top 100 Tools for Learning Spring 2008. 109 Tools were mentioned 3 or more times, and an additional 34 tools were mentioned twice. The list appears on pages 3-10 of this document and also online at www.c4lpt.co.uk/recommended/top100.html
An Analysis of the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2008 list appears online at
The tool links in these two lists take you to pages at the Centre’s website where you can find further information about each tool:
· cost and availability information
· a summary of the tool
· the aggregated comments of the contributors who named this tool as one of their favourites.
We then categorised the Top 100 Tools list by type of tool – to create A Core Toolset for
Learning 2008. This appears on pages 11-13 of this document and online at
Hope you all find this useful!!!
Friday, 25 April 2008
Every time I watch 'The Apprentice' on TV it just hits me the programme is a really rich environment for learning. Working in a professional services organisation we do invest time developing people into leadership roles. The above clip is a great example of shall we say a slight lack of emotional intelligence in Rory's leadership style.
I also like the use of clips from movies and have seen Toy Story used to great effect. The bit where Buzz Lightyear arrives on the seen and has total belief that he can fly....love it!
Would be interested to know what other everyday media people use as part of their learning interventions?
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Sunday, 20 April 2008
- An environment where 'just standing still' is simply not good enough. Your current skills and knowledge may equip you to cope with the demands of your job today......in fact you may get away with it for a couple of months.......but beyond that - forget it!
- An environment where everyone from top down are visibily participating in learning related activities whether this is coaching, training, stretch asignments etc.
- An environment that treats learning as one of the critical factors in being successful in the business. This is as important as client relationship, financial management, marketing or anything else that is perhaps traditionally easier to associate directly to the bottom line.
For me, success would mean that everyone is thinking about their own development - where do they want to grow, what key skills and experiences do they want to gain? The organisation is providing ample opportunitity to help people achieve these things. It's supply and demand!