Learning Pulse

Harold Jarche is blogging about the future of the training department, briefly looking back at the pre-training age and then at how training has evolved after its invention in the 20th century. He explains how today’s complex environments demand emergent practices and why a new training model and a new form of workplace have to be adopted to ensure the survival of the training department.

Learning technologies are not adopted similarly by all types of people. Karl Kapp is grouping technology adopters in five different types: Technology enthusiasts or Techies, Visionaries, Pragmatists, Conservatives, and Skeptics. In another related posting, Karl goes on to explain how learning technologies should be sold to each one of the groups listed.

According to Jesse Erwin’s review in the Association for Psychological Sciences, “social cognition can be boiled down into judgments of two key elements: warmth and competence.” Will Thalheimer is digging deeper into how this can affect learning and e-learning and what trainers should do to achieve higher learning engagement.

“E-learning in the workplace used to be the preserve of the large corporate or public body”. Clive Shepherd is blogging on how this has changed in 2009. “But this year we have seen a major shift. I personally have been working with a wide range of smaller companies and training providers who want to establish an e-learning delivery capability. Many of my colleagues are doing the same.”