Book Extras

In these pages, access templates, graphics, and additional resources related to the ideas in Learning Environments by Design.

Workplace Learning Challenges

Section 1

Contemporary Challenges of Learning in the Workplace

In industry blogs, conference presentations, and journal articles, you can’t help but notice the news that the learning and development field is changing fairly dramatically. We are seeing—and will continue to see—real changes in what our organizations expect from us in terms of how we do our work and the contributions we make.

The message is that our old models of supporting learning in organizations need to be set aside, and we need to find modern ways to champion and scaffold learning. The techniques that are gaining attention include informal learning, social learning, narrating our work, and learning in the flow of work—techniques that, by the way, don’t necessarily need L&D support to flourish.

~ From Taking Blended Learning to the Next Level

Explore More

These resources speak to the changes in the workplace that require a different L&D response.

Taking Blended Learning to the Next Level, by Catherine Lombardozzi (Learning Solutions Online Magazine, 2014)

A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the imagination for a world of constant change, by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2011) On Amazon here.

Minds on Fire (PDF), John Seely Brown and Richard P. Adler (2008)

Unlocking the Passion of the Explorer, and Work Environment Redesign, by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, and Tamara Samoylova on Deloite University Press (2013)