Here is an interesting infographic from university of Phoenix featuring 10 essential skills for the successful worker.Going through the list we remarked that these skills are important not only for a successful work for successful learners as well. In fact, these skills represent the ethos of the 21st century epoch, an era where knowledge economy and the social capital are so interdependently connected that it becomes extremely hard to decipher the dividing line between the two.
Clark Quinn and I have started debating top-tier issues in the workplace learning field. In the first one, we debated who has the ultimate responsibility in our field. In the second one, we debated whether the tools in our field...
"Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs are relatively new yet already a rage, so much so that the New York Times named 2012 as the ‘Year of the MOOC’. What started as an initiative by the Stanford University in 2011 has quickly found its applications as a learning medium in educational institutions and corporates alike. MOOCs are massive, open and online – i.e. they are freely delivered over the internet to anyone who wants to enroll. In fact, the first MOOC started by the Stanford University reached out to 160,000 students."
Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s definitely possible to create some awesome infographics in any category that you choose, EVEN if you’re not a designer. In this blog post, I’m going to introduce you to three awesome tools to create the best infographics, tell you how to use them AND how you can share your infographics in different channels all over the web. So, let’s get started!..
So many organisations are stuck in outdated performance management practices that don’t match the needs of today’s workplace. Sadly, Deloitte research  shows that only 8% of companies believe their performance management process drives high levels of value, while 58% say it’s not an effective use of time. It seems that employees aren’t impressed either. Around one in three UK workers think their company’s performance management process is unfair , a waste of time, and fails to contribute to their personal career development .
Emotional intelligence is a shorthand that psychological researchers use to describe how well individuals can manage their own emotions and react to the emotions of others. People who exhibit emotional intelligence have the less-obvious skills necessary to get ahead in life, such as managing conflict resolution, reading and responding to the needs of others, and keeping their own emotions from overflowing and disrupting their lives. In this guide, we’ll look at what emotional intelligence is, and how to develop your own.
We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without burning important bridges?
Despite all the positive press coverage and the support of all the main political parties, only a relatively small number (about 13%) of employers in the UK actually offer Apprenticeships. That number is growing, but it is doing so very slowly and clearly if we want to develop a world-class programme, we should be aiming to attract at least 50% of employers into the programme.
In this post I take a look at how workplace learning has been changing over the last 5 years. In May 2010 I posted a diagram I had created that showed what I considered to be the 5 stages of Workplace learning,
We hear a lot about blended learning from an instructor's perspective, but what about from a student's perspective? In what ways can students use technology to support learning inside and outside their course sessions?
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