About Toby Harris
Toby is a Solution Architect at Filtered. He likes it best when technology is designed to do its job properly.

The real problem with learning technologies? "The learner”

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Toby Harris


The most attention I’ve ever received on LinkedIn was not because of a post I had written, but because of a post written about me. It started when my seminar at the Learning Technologies event in London earlier this year more-or-less flopped - hardly anyone showed up. A friend of mine responded to the situation by posting on LinkedIn:

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Topics: Productivity, Business, Critical Thinking, Technology

‘To Diagnose or Autopsy’: Review of Lori Niles-Hofmann’s Data-Driven Learning Design

Posted on Sep 01, 2016 by Toby Harris

Lori Niles-Hofmann begins her new ebook, Data-Driven Learning Design, with what I think may well just be my favourite metaphor for traditional learning & development departments…

L&D, she says, is ‘the aging elephant on the Serengeti surrounded by hungry lions and poachers. The elephant may be wise, but it is slow and cumbersome’. It’s an appealing image: paying respect where it’s due and offering solace and consolation, but ultimately reminding L&D of a stark duality…

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Topics: Technology, Algorithms