The New Frontier Of Workplace Learning

1852 WordsApr 29, 20158 Pages
The New Frontier of Workplace Learning The key note speaker for the 2015 AHRD conference was Ms. Jane Hart. Jane is an independent workplace learning advisor who helps Learning and Development departments around the world modernize their approaches to workplace learning by moving beyond classroom training and eLearning to support continuous performance improvement and personal development more broadly and in more relevant ways. Jane is the Founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies - one of the world’s most visited learning sites on the Web. She compiles the popular annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list from the votes of top learning professionals worldwide (Hart, 2015). Things are Changing There is a new approach to…show more content…
The other issue with eLearning is that employees do not have the time to complete an eLearning course, so they have their children sit and take the class for them. Reports have shown that eLearning was developed to cater to the young people. According to Ms. Hart, a Harvard Business review indicated that HR Managers were the ones who enjoyed eLearning because they have the power to evaluate on cost and scalability of the training structure and process (Hart, 2015). The number one tools for eLearning, rated by top eLearning professionals, was Twitter. Twitter is a powerful social media tool used for micro-blogging and social networking. Twitter is easy to access, simple to use and it is a powerful tool to include in your eLearning toolkit. Twitter is used a learning tools because of its relevancy to the specific content- therefore it made sense to actually utilize Social Media within the instructional design of the course - walking the talk; it brings current events to the content- Twitter research activities provided an avenue in which I could pull very current events and technology developments into the course content without having to constantly rewrite the content each year or two; it is accessible- Twitter research activities provided an avenue in which I could pull very current events and technology developments into the course content without having to constantly rewrite the content each year or two; it
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