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The Reinvention Economy

The skills you need today, are not the skills you need tomorrow. We are entering an unprecedented era of accelerating change, and learning what to learn and when is the key to staying relevant. Since publishing my thoughts on Linkedin on and the Totara Learning blog …I thought I would re-post here for posterity. I look forward to your comments. I had the pleasure of meeting Ray

Education needs to adapt – this time it’s personal

I'm back Well it's been a while since I posted to this blog. I'm planning to get back into the habit of capturing what I think are important stories, technologies and trends that will impact how we learn and how we improve the design of learning experiences, both online, offline and in between. And by "in between" I refer to what is going to be a powerful merging of virtual and real

Have chance, will learn

EdSurge reported this great story from Ethiopia that demonstrates further the power of the motivated learner: HAVE CHANCE, WILL LEARN: Amazing preliminary results reported by One Laptop Per Child around a bold experiment happening in rural Ethiopia. Several months after dropping off solar-powered Motorola Xoom tablets, 20 first grade-age children have managed their way from finding the on/off

#SLCONF 2012–Social Learning in action

Last Thursday I attended the #SLCONF Social Learning Conference in London. It largely practiced what it preached – in that it proved to be a highly social discussion and effective forum for sharing ideas and experiences with an experienced group of professionals and practitioners. Good use was made of alternative formats and seeding conversation between groups. I think the fact that this was a

Kraken awakes...slowly

iBook Author 3D version? Well I awake from a blogging slumber in time for what should be one of the most vibrant Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibitions. The world appears also to have finally awoken fully to the benefits technology can bring to learning and training. Particularly when you take a more fundamental step in redesigning the whole experience so that the technology is at

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Specialist in interactive workplace learning and performance. I've worked with all forms of learning technology since 1990 designing, developing, and consulting for organisations large, small, corporate, public. I regularly attend and speak at conferences around the world advising on practical ways to improve learning effectiveness.

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Looking forward to tomorrow

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 13:47 0 Comments

As this will be my first Learning and Skills Group I'm looking forward to meeting you all and participating in some lively debate. If any of you have a particular interest in the following areas, do try and search me out for a chat:

- Reducing the cost of induction and accelerating time to full competence for new joiners

- Impact of neuroscience/cognitive psychology on learning design practices

- AGILE development of e-learning (rapid authoring does not on its… Continue

Great to join such a vibrant community

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 16:55 0 Comments

I feel a little late to the party, but it's nice to see so many familiar faces. I certainly look forward to taking contributing what I can to the various debates and discussions going on. That said, my first opportunity will be in June as I'm going to be away in Spain for a couple of weeks well earned rest. This will be my view....…


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At 16:26 on February 17, 2010, Justine Higginson said…
Hi Lars - I'm about now. I'll then be back in the office next Tuesday. Where are you based by the way?Justine 020 7877 9199


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