L&D-on-Slack

Marc Zao-Sanders Feb 20, 2018

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

Share. Relax, be open. Advance the world, not just us.

That’s one of the official behaviours we encourage here. And it’s one of the reasons we launched globalfilter for L&D professionals in September last year, to advance the understanding of learning issues amongst learning professionals. That went well: 2,000 learning professionals have already signed up for the free service. So today we’re augmenting that with a dedicated Slack instance.

 

Slack is good. I sampled Slack for the first time a couple of years ago, with a heavy dose of cynicism. But I’ve been won over by its lovely UX and robustness. Slack will be familiar to you but to those that aren’t it’s a communications software, like Skype, but for communities like businesses. We’re introducing it for the global learning community to see if it takes off. We will not unduly steer the conversations towards us or our products. The idea is to provide a fertile ground for enlightened people with a passion for learning to exchange ideas and sew new seeds. We’re launching with just three channels: AI, content-and-curation, meet-ups and other. You’ll see some provocative questions to get the discussions going in all four channels.

 

Live sessions. We’ll be actively using it ourselves through the week but we’ll also make sure we’re in attendance every Tuesday at 4pm UK time. Yes, that’s later today! It’s not a webinar. We’ll all just be typing, which is more comfortable / easier for some people. We are advocates of comfort and ease. And it’s open. So feel free to share this article with people who might find it useful.

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I’m there right now - hope to see you there too.

Marc

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This post is part of a series that my colleagues and I at Filtered are working on. It’s broadly about how recommendations help us to make sense of all the content clutter, especially in learning. Have a look at our other posts here.

New L&D community

We’ve recently launched a free new community for L&D professionals on Slack. Every Tuesday we’ll be holding live discussions at 4 PM GMT on topics including virtual classrooms, content curation, artificial intelligence and more.

Intelligent learning recommendations

Last year we launched a new tool to provide personalized learning experiences for L&D and HR professionals called globalfilter for L&D. It's an online recommendation engine with over 200 high-quality learning assets to read, watch, practice and apply for our industry. Click on the link above to try it out, or trial our version with 500+ assets for all professions here.

 
About Marc Zao-Sanders
Marc started his career in strategy. He then applied the skills learnt there to a number of small businesses. Over the course of this period he began to realise the shortage of basic business skills in the workplace and wanted to do something about it. And so the idea of Filtered was born. Marc is a co-Founder and the CEO.
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