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

‘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: Algorithms, Technology