globalfilter™ for L&D professionals

Posted on Aug 29, 2017 by Marc Zao-Sanders

Next month, we’ll be releasing a technology hosting a small library of resources exclusively for L&D (and HR) professionals. It’s an online recommender system of high-quality learning to read, watch, practice and apply for our industry: globalfilter for L&D professionals. We’ve spent the past two years developing a patent-approved technology to get the right learning to the right learner. This is the version for our industry. It consists of conversational UI (chatbot) + 125 human-curated learning assets + recommendation system to prioritise and personalize it all.

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Topics: Algorithms, Technology, Personalization

LinkedIn is 92% boring

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 by Marc Zao-Sanders

LinkedIn’s feed is boring and could be improved by toning down promos and likes, and introducing an easy model (User-System-Content) for evaluating recommender systems in general. Like 40% of LinkedIn users, I’m on it every day. LinkedIn has a monopoly on public CVs which are useful for lots of reasons. And many of the articles are interesting. But the rest – epitomised by the activity feed – is dull. No wonder LinkedIn is one of the least sticky social media sites.

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Topics: Technology, Personalization

Productivity, skills and intelligent learning recommendations

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 by Marc Zao-Sanders


The system supporting skills and careers development is inept and that costs the world trillions. But the future for learning is bright: higher quality, justified, data-driven, technology-enabled, culturally embedded, more of it. That future arrives sooner with useful, relevant, high-quality, fresh, intelligent learning recommendations.

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Topics: Learning & Development, Productivity, Technology

Anatomy of a good recommendation

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Chris Littlewood

We’re working on how to personalise training to optimise productivity. In one strand of that project we are trying to understand the characteristics that make a recommendation useful. The recommendation might be for a book, a course, a video, an article, an experience, a mentor, a conversation, a tool, a tip… anything that’s made a difference to the way we work and the results we see.

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Topics: Productivity, Technology, Personalization

‘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

Solve modern workplace challenges with Office 365

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 by Alan Gurney


Have you considered moving to the cloud? Did you know that Office 365 could revolutionise the way you interact and work with your peers?

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Topics: Technology

10 tools to improve your productivity using Office 365

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 by Paolo Lenotti

Image source: Microsoft website


With the range of tasks that modern office professionals undertake ever increasing, it can be tough to know what to prioritise and easy to get bogged down with the amount of tasks you need to accomplish. 

With Office 365, Microsoft have introduced a number of tools and functions to help you work and collaborate with colleagues more effectively, creating an infinitely more streamlined working environment.

At Filtered we champion productivity, so we thought it best to share our top 10 features of Office 365 that could help you and your team work more efficiently and increase your productivity as a result:

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Topics: Productivity, Technology

Reflections from Learning Technologies and The Learning Awards

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 by Marc Zao-Sanders

It has been a very busy and rewarding start to the month for Filtered. We first attended Learning Technologies (Olympia, London), where we showcased our personalized approach to learning and ran a seminar on today's learners with benchmarking agency Towards Maturity. We then attended the Learning Awards (The Dorchester, London), where - all suited and booted - we were announced double-award winners (read the press release).

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Topics: Learning & Development, Technology

Learning Technologies 2016: the largest L&D show in Europe

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 by Paolo Lenotti

It’s that time of the year again. Learning Technologies, the largest European gathering of L&D professionals, is upon us. As we’ll be attending both days in full force (03-04 February 2016 | Olympia, London), here comes a brief summary of what to expect from the show.

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Topics: Learning & Development, Technology

The Rise of Coding

Posted on Nov 26, 2015 by Alan Gurney

Last year saw the revamp of the UK school curriculum to, for the first time, include computer programming or “coding”. The logic behind this was sound, by starting early the next generation of young minds will have this discipline engrained in their psyche and tomorrow’s workforce will benefit.

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Topics: Productivity, Technology