The terms learning culture (or, alternatively, culture of learning) and learning ecosystem have been relatively trendy in the corporate learning and development world for many years, but our experience has been that they are used much less frequently in the world of learning businesses. We’re seeing some signs that may be changing, and it’s a […]
How to Curate Lifelong Learning
For the individual lifelong learner, one of the greatest opportunities of our age is the sheer volume of content we now have access to through the Internet. If we want to expand our knowledge on any topic, simply pulling out our smart phones and doing a quick Google search will lead us to a wealth […]
Could Associations Replace College? (Take 2)
I first posed this question in a post published in 2014. At the time, I framed it as “not such a crazy question” given the growing criticism of higher education as well as the emergence of myriad options for self-directed learning and the rise of alternative forms of credentialing. Roll forward six years, and the […]
What is unlearning and what does it require?
I’ve defined learning before as “…the lifelong process of transforming information and experience into knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes.” I stick by this definition, but I’ve also come to realize that it may represent learning as too much about adding. In reality, learning – if it is truly going to lead to positive change and […]
Where Learning Leadership Is Needed Now
I like to revisit periodically the concept of “leading learning” to reflect on what it means. Our current context seems like a particularly important one for doing this. A significant part of leadership, it seems to me, is to help people make their way into the future successfully. We can’t, of course, predict the future, […]
Inform. Perform. Transform. What do your educational offerings do?
There are three broad levels at which educational products and experiences deliver value: inform, perform, and transform.* An appreciation of them is essential not only for pricing, but for formulating a successful education business strategy. Inform Educational products at this level primarily communicate information. They speak to the lower levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy: knowledge and […]