Vous êtes le dirigeant d’une entreprise renommée. Vous êtes préoccupé par la performance et la compétitivité de celle-ci face à la concurrence (mondiale). Toujours au gout du jour et innovant, vous avez décidé de transformer votre service formation en « Academy » et de mettre en place un réseau social d’entreprise, suivant ainsi à la lettre les préconisations d’un consultant externe réputé.
Mais un an après, vous ne voyez pas apparaître le bénéfice attendu...
Face au besoin impératif d’innovation, désormais reconnu comme gage essentiel de compétitivité, les entreprises semblent enfin s’intéresser à ce qui de tout temps, a pourtant été leur première richesse : le potentiel de leurs salariés.
If science influenced laws, teenagers wouldn't be allowed to drive before they could see R-rated movies on their own, or go to war before they can buy beer. "Neuroscientists now know that brain maturation continues far later into development than had been believed previously. Significant changes in brain anatomy and activity are still taking place during young adulthood, especially in prefrontal regions that are important for planning ahead, anticipating the future consequences of one’s decisions, controlling impulses, and comparing risk and reward. Indeed, some brain regions and systems do not reach full maturity until the early or mid-20s. Should this new knowledge prompt us to rethink where we draw legal boundaries between minors and adults? Alas, age boundaries are drawn for mainly political reasons, not scientific ones."
Only 14 percent think that company training is an essential way for them to learn in the workplace. That was one of the findings of my recent anonymous survey on how people learn best in the workplace, and even I was ...
Nowak addresses the interesting question of how cooperation might have evolved and persisted in an evolutionary process apparently dominated by competition -- Howard
"Cooperation is needed for evolution to construct new levels of organization. The emergence of genomes, cells, multi-cellular organisms, social insects and human society are all based on cooperation. Cooperation means that selfish replicators forgo some of their reproductive potential to help one another. But natural selection implies competition and therefore opposes cooperation unless a specific mechanism is at work. Here I discuss five mechanisms for the evolution of cooperation: kin selection, direct reciprocity, indirect reciprocity, network reciprocity and group selection. For each mechanism, a simple rule is derived which specifies whether natural selection can lead to cooperation."
We need to move beyond this and refocus on the user and how digital technologies can can enable a greater and deeper engagement between the learner and the education provider right across the learning journey.
Joshua Foer says remembering vast amounts of information is a skill you can teach yourself..."Over the last few millennia, we've invented a series of technologies -- from the alphabet to the printed book to the photograph to the iPhone -- that have made it easier and easier for us to externalize our memories and essentially outsource this fundamental human capacity. These technologies have made our modern world possible, but they've also changed us. They've changed us culturally, and I would argue that they've changed us cognitively. Having little need to remember anymore, it sometimes seems as if we've forgotten how."
Neuromyth: There is a visual, auditive and a haptic type of learning...The type of learner theory states that learning occurs through different channels of perception. Under consideration of the right channel of perception, the individual learning efficacy can be improved. This theory dates back to Frederic Vester , who distinguished an auditive, a visual/optic, a haptic and an intellectual type of learner. According to Vester, the type of learner is biologically determined and can be characterized by the predominant use of one channel of perception: The auditive type of learner learns by using the ears, the optic type of learner by using the eyes, the haptic type of learner through usage of the skin (i.e. by touching), while the intellectual type of learner learns in a more abstract way: through understanding itself. They are e.g. paying close attention which student uses which channel of perception in order to provide the student with the best-fitted input. This shows good will. However, even though this theory is quite plausible for laymen, experts do not accept this theory and its application in the classroom
Our 'superabled' future. New technologies like neural implants are about to make themselves at home under our skin—creating new life for the disabled and elderly, and ethical challenges for everyone else. High-tech implants will soon be commonplace enhancements under our skin and inside our skulls, making us stronger and smarter.
A tad off-topic from our usual ERP, technology and software focus, but worth sharing: a recent article by author M.S. Rao on “Myths and Truths About Soft Skills” and how they affect learning and development in the workplace.
A study by Olivero, Bane and Kopelman (1997) found that a classroom training exercise results in 22.8% improvement in performance. If that classroom exercise is matched with effective, solutions-focused coaching and ...
On these pages of eLearn Magazine, many authors have written about the challenges of calculating the return on investment in technology and human capital development. For example, Dan Kossman suggest...
Empathy. Mirror neurons. Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society. How thanks to empathy we could save our fellow humans and our planet. (RSA Animate Video)