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 …

The geopolitics of AI raises trust issues for Learning and HR

By John Helmer July 31, 2018

London is the AI capital of Europe, says a report commissioned by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. According to another report, this one from the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence issued by the House of Lords, the UK is, ‘in a strong position to be among the world leaders’ in its development. If being smart about the implications of this …

What can an architect tell us about learning design?

By Carole Bower May 30, 2018

Chris Hildrey is an inspirational young architect who uses design thinking to address real-world problems like homelessness. We met up with him during his stint as a designer in residence at the Design Museum, London. Following an excellent presentation Chris gave at our Lumesse Learning kick off held at the Design Museum earlier this year, we invited him to run a …

Prepare for the future of work with me:time

By Carole Bower April 04, 2018

The L&D industry is really good at predictions – take your pick – there are many of them being shared across the usual channels. Last year we saw predictions around new models for learning – with a move away from centralised learning provision to a more learner-driven approach. And it’s been interesting to watch the gravitational pull towards “self-directed learning” …

Design Thinking and Learning

By Simon Rupniak February 14, 2018

I’m on my way back from the annual Lumesse Kick-Off, an event for internal staff that runs on the day after our awesome public event, the Learning Lounge. Highlights of the public event are available on our website, but I wanted to share some insights from a talk on applied design thinking that wasn’t in the public programme, simply because …