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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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:
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).
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.
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.