Organisations are becoming increasingly porous. By this, we mean that full-time employees are just one of the audiences we need to support as learning professionals.

The traditional concept of an organisation is changing. Businesses today are much more fluid, intertwined and porous than ever before, which poses a challenge to L&D teams looking to deliver learning to improve business results.

The energy industry was an early advocate of the digital transformation, but following the oil price downturn in 2015, increasing scrutiny has been placed on optimisation and an emphasis was placed on a skilled, highly competent, ‘lean’ workforce.

What it means to be an organisation is changing.

As two open learning platforms, Totara Learn and Moodle have plenty in common - but equally, there are many important differences between the two.

The rapid rate of change in politics around the world means that it has never been more important for civil servants to ensure that the skills they need to perform their roles effectively are up-to-date and up-to-scratch. 

As learning professionals, we often get caught up in training delivery from our own perspective. We worry about our metrics, whether or not we can prove ROI for stakeholders and assessment results.

Anyone who has worked in the healthcare industry in recent years knows the immense challenges faced by this crucial sector.

Compliance training remains a key concern for most L&D teams. Non-compliance can be catastrophic for an organisation, resulting in multi-million dollar fines, restrictions on business activity and irreparable reputational damage.

Pretty much every L&D professional has made an expensive mistake at some point in their career.

Compliance is always going to be a top priority in any organisation’s learning programme.

xAPI may not sound as glamorous or buzzwordy as adaptive learning, gamification or AI, but if you’re using an LMS to deliver training and information to learners, it’s something you should definitely know about.

One of any L&D professional’s key concerns will be delivering an effective learning programme on what inevitably feels like a tight budget.

As a learning professional, you are often required to report on the effectiveness of your training programs.

With the rise (and rise, and rise) of digital learning, it sometimes feels as though many organisations are abandoning face-to-face training altogether.

In this instalment of our Disruption Debate series, Lars Hyland speaks to Jane Hart from the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT).
In this instalment of our ongoing Disruption Debate series, Lars Hyland spoke to Sunder Ramachandran, General Manager - Training at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceuticals India.
In the second instalment of our new Disruption Debate series, Lars Hyland speaks to Julie Dirksen, an independent consultant and instructional designer who focuses on the science of sustainable behaviour change.