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Evolution of learning


As you might know it's our evolution of learning month in February, so I thought I'd post a question to see what you thought - How has L&D changed for you?

It could be that your organisation has changed its approach radically, it could be that its response has been more oranic and gradual. What have the biggest, most positive changes been?

I'd like to know members' thoughts on this.



2 Responses

  1. what timeframe are you interested in and how do you define “posi

    Those of us who have been in L&D since the early Jurassic can look at the fossil record of acetates and OHP bulbs, read in ancient texts about 5 day residential programmes and find self-help audio-cassettes on Antiques Roadshow.

    Whereas the more recent evolution might point to the partial demise of PowerPoint as an offensive weapon for hand to hand training or the ascendency of podcasts and virtual classrooms or even the apparent Extinction Level Event that is YouTube.

    Inevitably that which is positive for one species is the death-knell of another, often more established one.

    Rus Slater


  2. Naughty

    I think in the information overload world of the "Naughties" we will be concentrating on where to find stuff we need rather than how to "do" stuff as this will be done for us. (I’m already doing it!) Google is hard to beat and free so why go on a course for 500 quid a day?

    Its also worth considering that the vast majority of the world is not as developed as us (UK I mean) so someone in Vietnam will not have the same needs and expectations as someone in Denmark.

    So glad I am old and wrinkly as I would hate to not have experienced Death by OHP, black and white tv, walking to the end of the street to make a phone call, an outside lav, winter of discontent and sending post cards when on holiday!

    The OHP will not be missed just like PPT! I also predict the end of the fluffy toy and happy smiley trainer who gets you to do an Icebreaker to warm you up and have "fun"

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