The year the dam broke: thoughts from ELN Connect 2018

By John Helmer November 29, 2018

‘2018 was the year the dam broke in terms of technology’, said Toby Harris, Vice Chair, introducing the ELN Connect 2018 conference in London. SCORM is on the way out, ‘click-next’ elearning is history, learning professionals are turning their minds to producing quality live experiences instead, with use of new technologies such as VR growing. Developments in natural language processing, …

Have learning experiences sold their soul in the name of gamification?

By Simon Rupniak November 20, 2018

From fintech to dating, game mechanics are being used to engage, motivate and hold on to your attention. Gamification is everywhere and it’s no surprise that gamification is a persistent term in digital learning too. But as a bit of a gamer myself, I can’t help but think many games for learning are missing something. I think I know what it …

4 leadership skills to drive your digital transformation

By Maureen Gleeson November 19, 2018

In industries from banking to retail, media, logistics, manufacturing, education, professional services and life sciences, leaders are struggling to face up to new disruptive, technology-driven business models. Although the word ‘disruption’ has negative connotations, in the context of digital transformation, if addressed effectively, disruption can bring enormous positive benefits. But this can only happen with strong leadership, and this raises …

7 key digital drivers that are transforming learning in financial services

By John Helmer November 14, 2018

Over the five years to 2017, according to research from PwC, banking saw a 19% shift towards digital interactions among its customers, accompanied by a 5% decrease in human interactions. Customers are migrating to digital and now expect ‘a digital experience’ from their financial institutions according to the report. Digital transformation is real and underway in a huge swathe of …