I’ve just come back from a trip to the UK, where of course I continued my exploration of geeky curiosities. I was delighted to have discovered three excellent museums, from which I will now share some of my highlights.
Historically, there was a lot of responsibility on L&D to get it right.
If we didn’t give people the right information, if the manuals were wrong, if the scenario was slightly incorrect – then we fail. So we look for new ways to make sure we don’t fail. Let’s face it, there’s a bit of control freak in all of us!
From the get-go, a false idol that must fall is the belief that the role of the L&D department is to create all the training to meet the organisation’s learning needs. These needs are so diverse within and across all the different job roles that the task is an almost comical impossibility.
Over this series of articles, I’ll examine the flaws in the learning management system and explore the ideas and technologies pointing the way to a superior approach. Then, in my final article, I’ll meld these ideas into a model and re-examine the LMS in light of these ideas to see if it can be reborn, or if it really is time to kill the LMS.