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, …

Future of work: good news hard to find – but it’s certainly there

By John Helmer September 11, 2018

By Louise Maloney and John Helmer According to a report into the future of skills employment in 2030 (a collaboration between Nesta, Pearson and Oxford Martin Business School) 70% of people are currently in jobs that have an uncertain future. This might sound unsettling, but it doesn’t mean these jobs will necessarily disappear. Roles could adapt to future demand through …

Lumesse highlights trust issues for L&D and HR in the age of blockchain

By John Helmer August 23, 2018

Use of, and interest, in blockchain as an alternative trust mechanism is on the increase in HR and L&D, although the technology has trust issues of its own, according to an article in Lumesse Learning’s relaunched Curve magazine.  Trust is a central issue for the People function in the wake of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica debacle, the introduction of GDPR, rising fears about invasion …