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Successfully embed learning technologies into your organization with this complete guide - Press Release

Learning Technologies in the Workplace (9780749476403)4th May 2017 - Learning Technologies in the Workplace

Successfully embed learning technologies into your organization with this complete guide

Knowledge was once power - difficult to find, slow to transmit and coveted. Now we can access almost the sum total of human information with a swipe of our thumbs. The impact on the knowledge economy has been vast, leaving learning and development (L&D) professionals wondering how to keep pace.

Many organizations naturally turn to technology to ensure workplace learning at scale and at speed, but stumble when it comes to successfully deploying and using it. Learning Technologies in the Workplace examines 16 years of learning technology implementations to find the secrets behind the most successful.

Examples in the book from the Hershey Company and BP, airlines, tech companies and manufacturers point to four common factors. Successful learning technology teams all have APPA: a clear aim, a people focus, a wide perspective and a pragmatic, can-do attitude. Learning Technologies in the Workplace gives readers practical pointers for each of these four points, helping them implement and use learning technologies well, with particular emphasis on the essential skill of identifying stakeholders and winning their support.

Advance praise for this book comes from Jane Hart, founder of the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies, who says ‘So much of modern workplace learning relies on technologies and yet nobody has written a definitive guide to their implementation - until now. It's readable, insightful and useful and I recommend it.’

Charles Jennings, co-founder of 70:20:10 Institute, also recommends Learning Technologies in the Workplace, saying ‘Anyone engaged in workplace learning will benefit from reading this book. Drawing on plenty of real-world examples, it spells out clearly what L&D professionals need to do when looking to extend their focus beyond the classroom and into integrating learning technologies.’

About the author: Donald H Taylor began his career in technology and training in the early 1980s. His experience ranges from training design and delivery to managing director and vice-president positions. Based in London, he travels internationally to consult and speak about workplace learning and associated technologies. He is Chairman of the Learning and Performance Conference and the Learning and Performance Institute and is editor of Inside Learning Technologies magazine. The 2007 recipient of the Colin Corder award for services to training, he is a graduate of the University of Oxford and has an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University.

About Kogan Page: Kogan Page is the leading independent global publisher of specialist professional books and content with over 900 titles in print. Its authors come from some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions, international commercial organisations or professional associations in Leadership, Management, Marketing, Branding, Human Resources, Coaching, Logistics, Entrepreneurship and Careers. Follow @KPCoachHR for information about new books and business insights from author experts.

For a review copy, a by-lined article or to arrange an interview with the author, please contact Megan Mondi: mmondi@koganpage.com  or +44 (0)20 7843 1952

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