Enabling learning in the flow of work—A new lens for the learning technology market

Posted by Mackenzie Wilson and Julie Hiipakka on June 20, 2019.

As organizations seek to help their people adapt, learn and succeed for the new world of work, it has become clear that traditional career management and learning and development approaches need to evolve. Misconceptions abound: microlearning is a delivery method, not a panacea; placing content into a video-library like content engine won’t solve for content that doesn’t meet learner needs. So it isn’t surprising organizations are confused about how the various elements of learning, talent, and work technologies fit together, and therefore what to buy. BersinTM has been publishing research to explain the leading practices high performing organizations are using to embed learning in the flow of work, and we see an opportunity to apply this lens to the learning technology market.

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Always-on learning: Evolving L&D’s role

Seen less, experienced more

Always-on learning: Evolving L&D’s role

Posted by Matt Stevens on May 31, 2017.

Traditionally, the role of the learning and development (L&D) function was plain to see, evident first in various course catalogs and instructor-led classroom training and later in e-learning that was essentially classroom training transferred online. Today, however, L&D is evolving to be a more ubiquitous, more behind-the-scenes force for supporting and enabling employee development and performance.

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Getting to digital learning: The puzzle is coming together

Getting to digital learning: The puzzle is coming together
Posted by Josh Haims on February 1, 2017.

As the digital (r)evolution continues to turn corporate learning on its ear, we find many organizations and their learning leaders seeking guidance about what’s next. They’re asking questions about everything from their legacy learning infrastructure to the skills of their team to content curation to engaging learners. What strikes me as I listen to these questions is that it’s not so much that we have a new puzzle to solve, it’s that the puzzle pieces we’ve had for a while are finally clicking into place.

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Content curation:

How L&D is getting a handle on this organizational responsibility


Posted by Amy A. Titus and Dani Johnson on October 12, 2016.

Curation has been a buzzword in the Learning & Development (L&D) space for a few years now. With the proliferation of information, it’s getting harder and harder for employees to find valid, up-to-date, engaging content to meet their needs. Bersin by Deloitte data from its High-Impact Learning Organization study tells us that the biggest challenge employees face when they’re trying to learn isn’t the lack of content—it’s finding the right content.

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